IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022: Percentage, Qualification, Age Limit, Relaxation

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022: Percentage, Qualification, Age Limit, Relaxation

ByKanika Ralhan  |  Updated on: Jun 14, 2022
Check the latest IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022 here. Get complete Post-Wise IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria for Age limit, Educational Qualification, Percentage, Relaxation here.
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IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022:  IBPS SO eligibility criteria have three phases, and aspirants are advised to read each one attentively. IBPS has announced the official announcement and exam dates for SBI SO Recruitment 2022, which will recruit Specialist Officers. According to the official notification, the IBPS SO 2021-22 Prelims Exam was held on December 26, 2021, and the Mains Exam will be held on January 30, 2022. Read the entire article to learn everything about IBPS SO eligibility criteria 2022.

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IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria is very important for candidates aspiring for IBPS SO 2022 exam. IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria includes various norms that are needed to be kept in mind before applying for IBPS SO. The criteria are mandatory to be met by the candidates.

Candidates failing to meet the required IBPS SO eligibility criteria 2022 will be disqualified without any further consideration from the IBPS SO recruitment 2022. Hence, to save the opportunity and make most of it, take a careful look at the IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria.

Candidates who are willing to apply must fulfill the below-mentioned criteria. Check IBPS SO Exam 2022 eligibility conditions.

  1. Nationality 
  2. Age-based Eligibility
  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Percentage Calculation

IBPS SO Nationality Criteria 2022

Here are the Nationality Criteria for IBPS SO for the year 2022.

  • Candidate 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 2022)

Candidates must be minimum of 20 years or a maximum of 30 years of age as of 1st November 2022.

Age CriteriaAge Limit
Minimum Age for IBPS SO20 Years
Maximum age for IBPS SO30 Years
  • It implies that the candidate should not have been born before 2nd November 1991 and not after 1st November 2001, 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 (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 seeking age relaxation will be required 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).
  • An Ex-Servicemen who has once joined a Government job on civil side after availing of the benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment, his/her Ex-Servicemen status for the purpose of the re-employment in Government jobs ceases.
  • There is no reservation for Ex-servicemen in the Officers’ Cadre.

IBPS SO Educational Qualification (as on 23rd November 2022)

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 courses:

  • Food technology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agro-Forestry
  • Food Science
  • Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Pisciculture 
  • Fishery Science
  • Dairy Technology
  • Co-operation & Banking
  • Veterinary Science
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agri. Marketing & Co.
  • Forestry
  • Sericulture

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 song with 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. Rahbhasha Adhikari

  • 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 Post Graduation Diploma in Personnel Management/HR/HRD/ Industrial Relations/ Social Work /Labour Law.


  • In the case of dual specializations, one of the fields of specialization should be in the field prescribed. In the case of major/ minor specializations, major specialization should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specializations are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should ensure that the educational qualification possessed by them shall be as per the prescribed educational qualifications mentioned in the advertisement and they fulfill the above eligibility criteria. No equivalent educational qualification shall be considered as eligible by IBPS or Participating Organisations. 
  • For posts other than IT Officer Scale I: Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

IBPS SO 2022: Percentage Calculation and Requirement

  • The notification of IBPS SO 2022 does not mention any minimum percentage requirement for any particular post, to apply online for this exam. 

Calculation of Percentage for IBPS SO 2022:

(a) The percentage marks shall be arrived at 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 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%.

Important Links:

IBPS SO Notification 2022 PDFIBPS SO Vacancy 2022
IBPS SO Eligibility CriteriaIBPS SO Apply Online
IBPS SO Exam DateIBPS SO Selection Process
IBPS SO SyllabusIBPS SO Cut Off
IBPS SO Question PapersIBPS SO Exam Analysis
IBPS SO Exam PatternIBPS SO Salary
IBPS SO Mock Test IBPS SO Online Coaching

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IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • Candidates pursuing post-graduation are eligible to apply for IBPS SO as a graduation degree is mandatory not a post-graduation degree.

  • Candidate should have a bachelors degree in law and work as an advocate with the bar council.

  • No final year candidates are not eligible for IBPS SO. Candidates who hold a degree will only be eligible for appearing in the examination.

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

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

  • 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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