Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS has laid down a set of eligibility conditions that candidates must fulfil to enter into the banking domain. The IBPS authorities prescribe the eligibility criteria for the posts of Law Officer (Scale I), I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Marketing Officer (Scale I), and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I).
The IBPS SO eligibility criteria are published annually by the IBPS. The eligibility of candidates is determined on factors like nationality, age, and education qualification.
Important Update: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has recently released the CRP SPL – X recruitment notification on 1st November 2020. As per the notification, the IBPS SO 2020 exam will be conducted on 26th and 27th December to fill the post of Specialist Officer (SO) in various public sector banks.
Read the complete article to get the complete eligibility requirement for IBPS SO Recruitment 2020.
The official IBPS SO notification 2020 was released on 1st November 2020. At the same time, the IBPS SO online application process started from 2nd November 2020 and will continue till 23rd November 2020.
The table below contains all the important IBPS SO exam dates along with the application dates:
IBPS SO 2020-21 Important Dates
|IBPS SO notification release||1st November 2020|
|Starting of IBPS SO online application||2nd November 2020|
|Last date to apply online||23rd November 2020|
|IBPS SO Prelims admit card||December 2020*|
|IBPS SO exam date – Prelims||26th and 27th December 2020|
|IBPS SO exam date – Mains||24th January 2021*|
|IBPS SO Mains result date||February 2021*|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021*|
*The exact dates are still to be announced
The IBPS authority has set up the eligibility criteria for the following posts/positions in the Indian banking sector:
The IBPS authority sets the eligibility criteria for IBPS SO based on 3 major factors –
As per IBPS SO eligibility criteria, a candidate should either be an Indian citizen or citizen of the countries highlighted below.
The applying candidate must be either a:
1. Citizen of India
2. OR Subject of Bhutan
3. OR Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently
4. OR Subject of Nepal
5. OR Person of Indian origin who has migrated from:
Note: Non-Indian citizen candidates have to produce a certificate of eligibility duly approved and signed from the Government of India during the IBPS SO Interview.
Before applying for the different IBPS SO posts, candidates must fulfil the age limit eligibility norms. IBPS has set an upper and lower age limit for the candidates who wish to appear for IBPS SO exam 2020-21.
IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria – Age Limit
|IBPS SO Minimum Age Limit||20 years|
|IBPS SO Maximum Age Limit||30 years|
According to the IBPS SO notification 2020-21, the candidate should be born after 02.11.1990 and before 01.11.2000 to meet the eligibility criteria. However, in certain cases, IBPS grants age relaxation to the candidates. Candidates can find below the age relaxation for different categories in the below table:
IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria – Age Relaxation
|Category||Age Limit Relaxation|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD): ||10 years|
|Applicants affected by 1984’s riots||5 years|
| ||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer)||5 years|
|Person Domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir Between 1980-1989 (January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989)||5 years|
| ||3 years|
Candidates applying for the IBPS SO exam 2020-21 must note that IBPS has laid down several educational conditions under IBPS SO eligibility criteria. Criteria are dependent on posts for which each of the candidates are applying.
They must have the minimum educational qualifications from a recognized university board as indicated in the table below.
IBPS SO Educational Qualifications for Different Posts (As on 23.11.2020)
|Post Code||Name of the Post||Educational Qualifications * (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)|
|06||Marketing Officer Scale I||Graduate and Full-Time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing.|
|05||HR/Personnel Officer Scale I||Graduate along with 2 years full-time Postgraduate degree/ Postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/Labour Law.|
|04||Law Officer Scale I||A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.|
|03||Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I||Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (Graduation) level. |
Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at Graduation level.
|02||Agricultural Field Officer Scale I||4-year Degree (graduation) 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/ Sericulture|
|01||I.T. Officer Scale I||Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level |
Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications.
4-year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.
Note: *Candidates must ensure that their educational qualifications should be as per the prescribed educational qualifications mentioned in the notification/advertisement. They must fulfil the above eligibility criteria. No equivalent educational qualification shall be considered as eligible by IBPS or participating organisations.
Candidates must note the following points regarding the IBPS SO eligibility criteria:
This eligibility criterion is basically for the candidates belonging from Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in India. Candidates having a gross family annual income of less than 8 lakh rupees and not falling under the SC, ST, OBC categories are entitled to added benefits.
The EWS candidates will get a benefit of 10% reservation for the IBPS SO vacancies released by IBPS.
Any person or his/her family having the below-stated assets will not be included in the EWS category irrespective of their yearly family income as per the updated IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria.
As per the norms set by the Government of India, people with benchmark disabilities are eligible to receive added benefits. They are entitled under ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016’ under Section 34.
The categories of disability that fall under the purview of reservation are:
For more information, candidates can go through the official IBP SO notification 2020.
There are 6 posts available through IBPS SO -
1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
3. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
4. Marketing Officer (Scale I)
5. Law Officer (Scale I)
6. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
According to IBPS SO eligibility criteria, the candidates who wish to appear for the exam must be between 20-30 years of age.
There are 3 phases of IBPS SO 2020 exam -
1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam
3. Interview Round
No. Slot booking for IBPS SO exam is not provided to candidates. IBPS assigns the IBPS SO exam date to all the candidates. The Prelims exam will be conducted on 26th and 27th December 2020 and Mains will be held on 30th January 2020.
As per IBPS notification, the age relaxation for PWD candidates is 10 years.
Yes. Final year students whose result shall be declared till 26 August 2020 can apply for IBPS PO 2020.
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