IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020

The IBPS SO official notification covers more than one posts for which the vacancies are announced. IBPS recruits eligible candidates for various posts which are vacant in all the Public Sector Banks. If you are also willing to apply for one of the posts, the first step is to ensure, if you are eligible for any of the posts mentioned. The IBPS SO official notification 2020 contains the Eligibility Criteria which you has to follow in order to apply for the exam. The details of IBPS SO eligibility are as follows:

IBPS SO Educational Criteria

Before applying for the post, it is better to read the IBPS SO notification thoroughly and make sure that you are eligible for the post you wish to apply for. To be eligible for any post, you need to possess a specific educational qualification. The qualifications will be different for different posts. The details of IBPS SO eligibility are mentioned below:

Post CodeName of the PostEducational Qualification
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
04 Law Officer (Scale I) A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS SO Age Criteria

Apart from the educational degree that you need to possess for IBPS SO exam 2020, you also have to conform to the age criteria mentioned in the IBPS SO notification 2020. If you wish to apply for any of the posts under IBPS SO,  you need to be within the specified age limit. IBPS SO minimum and maximum age limit is as follows-

Minimum age - 20 Years

Maximum age - 30 Years

Post CodeName of the PostAge
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years
04 Law Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years

IBPS SO Age Relaxation

Following the pattern of the last few years, this year also IBPS is expected to offer a relaxation in age for some reserved categories.  IBPS gives this relaxation in age to certain categories to give them an advantage over other applicants. The period of relaxation varies for different categories. If you belong to one such category, you can go through the IBPS SO age relaxation table given below

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) 10 years
Ex - Servicemen 5 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years