IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2019

Updated By Deepika Narwal on 09 May, 2019 20:11

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IBPS SO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced the IBPS SO 2019 Eligibility Criteria. It is a determinant that can be defined as the conditions in terms of age limit, nationality, and academic qualification, which the candidates must fulfil before filling the application form. Any candidate who fails to fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be able to sit for the IBPS SO 2019 examination. Once the candidates are sure of their eligibility for the IBPS SO 2019 exam, they must proceed further with the Application Process of IBPS SO 2019 examination keeping in mind the correct procedures and steps involved.

According to the defined eligibility criteria of IBPS SO 2019, candidates must prepare the set of required documents that are to be attached while submitting the application form of IBPS SO 2019. Candidates are also recommended to keep a soft copy and two sets of photocopies of all the attached original documents, as documents will be asked at all processes involved in the selection of Specialist Officers.

IBPS SO 2019 Eligibility Norms

Age Limit:

IBPS has decided the upper and lower age limit for all the candidates as part of IBPS SO eligibility criteria. The age criteria under the IBPS SO 2019 eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Minimum: 20 years
  • Maximum: 30 years

A candidate should not have been born before 02.11.1987 and not after 01.11.1997.


A candidate should either:

  • Be an Indian citizen,
  • Or could be a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee,
  • Could be a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of settling permanently in India.
  • Could be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from East African countries of Kenya, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Academic Qualification:

IBPS will specify academic qualifications under the IBPS SO eligibility norms 2017 for all the candidates. Candidates are advised to examine the eligibility norms and make sure they fulfill each of them before filling the application form. 

Post Name

Academic Qualifications

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

4 year Degree graduate degree in Dairy Science/Agriculture/Animal Husbandry/Horticulture/ Veterinary Science/ Pisciculture/ Fishery Science/Co-operation & Banking/ Agriculture Marketing & Cooperation/ Agro-Forestry/Agricultural Biotechnology/ Forestry/Agriculture Business Management/ Food Science/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology/Agricultural Engineering.

Law Officer (Scale I)

B.A. in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council.

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

MBA (Marketing) /Graduate and Two years Full-time  MS (Marketing)/PGDBM with specialization in Marketing/Full time Two years PGDBA

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management/ Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree/HR/Social Work/Labour Law. Industrial Relations/ HRD.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

P.G in Hindi with English as a subject/ P.G in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the Graduation level.

IT Officer (Scale-I)

Technology Degree in Computer Science/ / 4 year Engineering/Information Technology/ Computer Applications/Electronics/ Electronics and Communication/Electronics and Telecommunications/ Electronics and Instrumentation (OR) P.G in Electronics/ Electronics and Communication/Electronics and Tele Communication/ Computer Science/ Electronics and Instrumentation/ Computer Applications/Information Technology (OR) Graduate having passed DOEACC 'B' level.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:


Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe


5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)


3 years

Persons With Disabilities (PWD)

10 Years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned 5 years Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least military service and have been released on completion of assignment otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.

5 years

Persons Ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir

during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years


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