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IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Qualification, Age Limit Relaxation, Nationality


The candidates who are wishing to apply for the IBPS SO Recruitment must know about the official eligibility criteria for IBPS SO 2024. The candidate must satisfy the IBPS SO eligibility criteria as failing to do so might end them up getting rejected by the authorities.

  • The candidates who wish to attend the IBPS SO recruitment must be between 20-30 years of age as on 1st August 2023. However, there are age relaxations applicable for the reserved categories.

  • Educational qualification for IBPS SO recruitment varies for every post.

  • Read the complete article to get the age limit, age relaxations, educational qualification, and nationality required for IBPS SO Recruitment 2024.

If you are checking IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria, also check SBI SO Eligibility Criteria here.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2023 details

Age Limit

20 Years to 30 Years

Educational Qualification

Graduation mandatory



Number of Attempts

Till you meet the age criteria (Age Limit is 30 Years)

IBPS SO Age Limit

The candidates who wish to attend the IBPS SO Recruitment 2023 must be between 20-30 years of age. There are age relaxations for the reserved categories. The minimum age to apply for IBPS recruitment is 20 years and the maximum age to apply is 30 years.

IBPS SO Eligibility: Age Limit

Age Criteria

Age Limit

Minimum Age for IBPS SO

20 Years (Not earlier than 2nd August 1993)

Maximum age for IBPS SO

30 Years (Not later than 1st August 2003)

Age Relaxation

For the post of SO, IBPS provides age relaxation to certain categories of society to maintain egalitarianism. Below are the category-wise age relaxations.


Upper Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons With Benchmark Disability under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”

10 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 the 1984 riots

5 years

IBPS SO Eligibility - Educational Qualification

Let's check out the IBPS SO eligibility in terms of post-wise educational qualifications below. 

Post Name

Educational Qualification

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

  • The candidate must have a 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Telecommunications/Computer Science/Computer Applications/IT/ Electronics & Instrumentation from the recognized university.


  • The candidate must have a PG Degree in Electronics & Telecommunications/Electronics & Communication/ Electronics/ Computer Science/IT/ Computer Applications

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  • The candidate must have a 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/Fishery Science/ Horticulture/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Cooperation & Banking/ Animal Husbandry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Fisheries Engineering/ Sericulture/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry from the university which is recognized by government.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

  • The candidate must have a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level


  • The candidate must have a Post Graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

Law Officer

(Scale I)

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Law (LLB) and enroll as an advocate with Bar Council.

HR/Personnel Officer

(Scale I)

  • The candidate must have a Two Years Post Graduation degree or 2 Years Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/HR / HRD/ Labour Law.

Marketing Office

(Scale I)

  • The candidate must have Graduation 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

Important Note:

  • For dual specializations, one must be in the field prescribed.

  • For major/minor specializations, the major should be in the prescribed stream.

  • Candidates with PG Degree/PG Diploma with more than two specializations are not eligible.

  • Candidate can apply for only one post.

IBPS SO Nationality Criteria

The candidate must also fulfill the nationality criteria for this recruitment, which is as follows-

  • An Indian citizen

  • A Subject from Nepal

  • A Subject From Bhutan

  • A Tibetan subject who came over to India before 1st January 1962 was intended to settle in India Permanently.

  • The candidates migrated from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zambia Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Burma with the intention of settling in India permanently.

For the candidates, belonging to 2,3,4,5; an eligibility certificate should be issued by the government of India.

IBPS SO EWS Eligibility

Applicants who do not fall into the SC, ST, or OBC categories and have a gross yearly income of less than Rs. 8 lakh are classified as EWS, or Economically Weaker Section candidates. For the positions announced by IBPS, such individuals are eligible for a 10% reservation.

However, regardless of his annual family income, any person or his family who owns any of the following assets shall be excluded from the EWS category.

  • Agricultural land of at least 5 acres or more

  • Residential flats with a square footage of 1000 square feet or more.

  • In notified municipalities, residential plots of 100 square yards or more.

  • Residential plots of 200 square yards or more outside of the notified municipalities.

Property owned in multiple places by the same "Family" are grouped together when applying for the property holding test to ascertain EWS status. The phrase "family" will refer to the individual claiming reservation benefits, his parents, siblings under the age of 18, spouse, and children under the age of 18.

Candidates who wish to be considered for the EWS reservation in the IBPS SO Selection Process must present an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority in the prescribed format at the time of document verification and the interview round.

IBPS SO PWD Eligibility

Persons with benchmark disabilities are entitled to reservation under section 34 of the "Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016," according to Indian government regulations.

The following are the types of disabilities that are eligible for reservation under the Act:

  • Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals

  • Blindness and low vision

  • intellectual disability, autism, mental illness, and all specific learning disability

  • locomotor disability including the following: leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, and acid attack victims.

People with benchmark disabilities will be assigned to reserved positions as outlined in the "Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016" and as submitted by Participating banks to IBPS.

Directives for PWD who use Scribe's services

Candidates whose writing speed is permanently impaired or who have a minimum benchmark disability for any cause are permitted to utilise their own scribe during the IBPS PO Exam 2023 but must adhere to the following rules:

  • Candidates who intend to employ scribe services or who are eligible for them in the examination must apply for them when filling out the IBPS PO Application Form.

  • The applicants will have to arrange for a scribe on their own time and at their own expense.

  • Both the candidate and the scribe must sign an agreement stating that all of the scribe's eligibility requirements have been met. In addition, regardless of the CRP result, if it is discovered at any point of the exam that the scribe did not meet any of the qualifying conditions or suppressed material facts, the applicant's candidature will be terminated. The candidate's scribe is eligible for 20 minutes of compensatory time or is otherwise suggested for the entire hour of the examination. Because compensatory time will be granted to applicants through a system-based process, only those who register for it will be eligible for it. Candidates with a minimum of 40% Cerebral Palsy and Locomotors Disability whose dominant extremity, such as writing, is impacted to the point where performance may be slowed will be given a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour unless otherwise advised. Candidates who are more than 40% Intellectually Disabled, mentally ill, Autistic, or have Specific Learning disabilities will be given a compensation time of 20 minutes each hour of the exam, regardless of whether or not they use the Scribe services. Candidates who are visually impaired and have a 40% or greater handicap may choose to view the contents of the question paper in enlarged font and will be eligible for a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour unless otherwise indicated. Only visually challenged applicants who do not use the services of a scribe will be permitted to use the magnifying font to view the contents of the test.

  • The scribe chosen by the candidate can come from any educational background, however, they must not be a candidate for the (CRP-PO/MT-IX) online test.

IBPS SO Eligibility - Experience Criteria

There is no experience required for the candidates to apply for IBPS SO Recruitment 2024. The candidates need to satisfy age, education, and nationality criteria.

IBPS SO 2024 Scribe Eligibility Criteria

The scribe is allowed for the Visually Impaired (VI) and Orthopedically Challenged (OC) candidates who have a disability of 40 % or more. The facility of the scribe is given to the candidates who have physical limitations to writing (Including Speed). Below are the following rules for using a scribe.

  • The candidate must need to arrange his/her own scribe and should bear all the expenses.

  • The scribe can have any educational background.

  • Additional 20 minutes of time is given to the candidates who are using a scribe.

  • Any candidate who is not eligible to use a scribe as per the guidelines but uses a scribe in the examination shall be disqualified

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