IBPS SO Eligibility | IBPS SO Age Limit, Qualification, Attempts

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The IBPS is going to conduct the IBPS Specialist Officers Exam by the end of December 2018. The notification released by the IBPS outlines the conditions of eligibility for appearing in the national level banking exam. Candidates are advised to check the IBPS SO Eligibility criteria thoroughly so to determine whether they can or cannot apply for IBPS SO exam 2018. This article gives you the details like IBPS SO Age Limit and others which a candidate must fulfill in order to apply for IBPS SO 2018. So, let’s check them out.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria for 2018 – Complete Information

Before applying online, a candidate must go through the criteria to appear in IBPS SO 2018 that have been explained below:

Nationality

One must be either one of the following:

• A resident of India
• A subject of Nepal
• Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and have planned to settle in India permanently
• A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam

IBPS SO Age Limit and Qualification

One of  the first questions that come to the minds of many candidates is what is the IBPS SO Age Limit? Well, the IBPS has set different age limits for different posts. At the same time, you have different educational and experience requirements for different posts as well. Check them out at the table below.

Serial Number Name of the Post Age Educational Qualification
1. I.T. Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
1)Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
2) Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level OR Post-Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level
4. Law Office (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full-time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

Age relaxation

Relaxation in IBPS SO Age Limit is allowed for certain categories. When you are looking for IBPS SO eligibility, you should also look at the age relaxation conditions.

Serial Number Category Age Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
2. Other Backward Class (OBC) 3 years
3. Person with Disability (PWD) 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers)/ SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) 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 1 year from last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by the way of dismissal/discharge on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service 5 years
5. Person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
6. Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

So, this was all that you need to know about the IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria. We hope this article was of help to you. For more such articles, please check out the links below

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IBPS SO 2018 Application form – How to apply
IBPS SO Exam Date 2018
IBPS SO Selection Procedure
IBPS SO Syllabus
IBPS SO Notification 2018
IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018