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Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Age Limit:
     Minimum Age: 20 Years
     Maximum Age: 30 Years

2. Educational Qualification:

        i.     IT officer (Scale-I)       

4-years of Engineering/Computer Applications/Information Technology/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics  & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Communication.

      ii.     Post Graduate Degree

Post graduate in Electronics/ Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications/ Electronics & Tele Communication/Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation

    iii.     Graduate (DOEACC LEVEL “B”)

    iv.     Agricultural Officer Scale-I

4 year Graduation Degree 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.

      v.     Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Carry Postgraduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree of (graduation) level


Carry Postgraduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at the degree of (graduation) level

    vi.     Law Officer Scale(I)

Carry a Bachelor's degree in Law (LLB) and appointed as an advocate with Bar Council.

   vii.     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.

 viii.     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 Nationality Criteria 2024

The Nationality Criteria for IBPS SO for the year 2024.

      Candidates should hold the citizenship of India.

      Candidate subjected to Bhutan

      Candidate subjected to Nepal

      A person from Tibet, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East Africa, Burma, Kenya, Uganda came to India for permanent residence before 1 January 1962 along with a certificate given by the Government of India for eligibility.

IBPS SO Age Limit Criteria (as on 1st November 2024)

Candidates must be minimum of 20 years or a maximum of 30 years of age as of 1st November 2024.

Age Criteria

Age Limit

Minimum Age for IBPS SO

20 Years

Maximum age for IBPS SO

30 Years

      It implies that the candidate should not have been born before 2nd November 1993 and not after 1st November 2003, where both dates are inclusive

      IBPS has also mentioned some age relaxation for various categories.

IBPS SO Age Relaxation for Upper Age Limit

IBPS SO age limit is important to be known. Candidates need to follow the age limit criteria strictly. No relaxation other than the table given below will be provided to any candidate for any reason.


Age relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer)

3 years

Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined 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 invalided

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years


      The maximum age limit specified in pt. (II) above is applicable to General Category candidates.

      The relaxation in the upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on a cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above in Point No. IV (3) to IV (6).

      Candidates who want age relaxation need to submit the necessary certificate(s) in original/copies at the time of the Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/ Participating Organisation(s).

IBPS SO Educational Qualification (as on November 2024)

IBPS SO consists of different posts. Different posts have different eligibility criteria. The details are given below:

1. Agricultural Field Officer

Graduation degree or 4 year Degree in the following subjects:

       Food technology

       Agricultural Engineering


       Food Science


       Animal Husbandry


       Fishery Science

       Dairy Technology

       Co-operation & Banking

       Veterinary Science

       Agricultural Biotechnology

       Agri. Marketing & Co.



2. Law officer

Qualified in LLB or Bachelor’s in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

3. Marketing Officer

The candidate should be a graduate with any one of the following:

       2 years of full-time PGDBA /PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with marketing as a specialized subject

       2 years of full-time MMS (Marketing)

       2 years of full-time MBA in Marketing

4. I.T Officer

       4 years degree in engineering & technology, or

       Post-Graduation in CS/CA/IT/EE/EC// Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Instrumentation, or

       Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

       The candidate should have passed DOEACC ‘B’ level along with graduation

5. RajbhashaAdhikari

       Post-Graduation Degree in Sanskrit with English & Hindi as core subjects, or

       Post-Graduation Degree in Hindi with English as a core subject.

6. HR/Personnel Officer

       Graduate along with 2 Years Full-time Post Graduation degree, or

        2 Years Full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management/HR/HRD/ Industrial Relations/ Social Work /Labour Law.

IBPS SO 2024: Percentage Calculation and Requirement

      There is no mention of any minimum percentage requirement for any particular post in the notification of IBPS SO 2024.

Calculation of Percentage for IBPS SO 2024:

(a) The percentage marks shall be calculated by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honors / optional/additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100.

(b) This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on the basis of Honours marks only.

(c) The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria FAQs

1.  Can someone who is pursuing a postgraduate degree be eligible for IBPS SO?

Candidates pursuing post-graduation are eligible to apply for IBPS SO but anyway a graduation degree is mandatory.

2.  What are the educational criteria for IBPS SO exam for Law Officer?

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in law and work as an advocate with the bar council.

3.  Are final year candidates eligible for IBPS SO?

No final year candidates are eligible for IBPS SO. Candidates who have got their graduation degrees will only be eligible for appearing in the examination.

4.  What is the age eligibility for IBPS SO?

The candidates should have an age that falls within 20-30 years.

5.  What is the percentage criterion in IBPS SO recruitment?

There are no percentage criteria in IBPS SO. The complete eligibility criteria are given above in the article.

6.  What is the maximum number of attempts that a candidate can have for IBPS SO?

A candidate can appear for as many times as he/she wants as there is no restriction on the number of attempts.

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