IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

By Himani Dhauni | Updated on: Apr 08, 2022

IBPS SO Exam Eligibility Criteria

IBPS SO Exam Eligibility Criteria

IBPS SO 2022 eligibility should be fulfilled if you are applying for the post of Specialist Officer (SO). Before filling up the application form it is necessary to ensure if you are eligible for the post you wish to apply for. Every post will have different eligibility criteria with respect to educational qualifications.

Educational Criteria

IBPS SO official notification 2022 will have all the details regarding the educational criteria. Since IBPS SO cover many streams therefore you need to possess a particular educational degree with respect to the post you are applying for. The basic minimum qualification will be a ‘graduate degree’ in the respective discipline. Refer to the table given below for the detailed IBPS SO 2022 educational eligibility criteria.

Post CodeName of the PostEducational Qualification
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
  • 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR
  • 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
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
  • Post graduate 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

Age Criteria 

If you are applying for IBPS SO 2022 you should also follow the age criteria specified by IBPS. You should be in between a specified IBPS SO age limit with respect to minimum and maximum age for all the posts. You must have not been born earlier than the date mentioned in the official notification. The IBPS SO age criteria 2022 for all the posts is as follows.

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

Age Relaxation

Government has certain age relaxation norms for reserved categories, for example, if you belong to the SC/ST category you have an age relaxation of five years and an age relaxation of three years if belong to the OBC category. Complete details on age relaxation for IBPS SO 2022 is provided in the table below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer) 3 years
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment, subject to ceiling as per Government guidelines 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” 10 years

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FAQs

Yes, IBPS SO  2022 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.
IBPS SO  2022 Exam will be in online mode.
Yes, IBPS SO  2022 Exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.
There is no such limit on the number of attempts for IBPS SO  2022 Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by IBPS in its notification.
Yes, in order to apply for the IBPS SO exam, you must possess a bachelor’s degree in the respective domain. There is no minimum percentage criteria.
Yes, depending upon the category you belong you, the upper age limit varies in IBPS SO exam.
Yes, depending on the job profile and department being served by you, an IBPS SO officer can be posted anywhere in India.

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