IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility – Age Limit, Qualification is released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria from the official website of the IBPS. Those candidates who are eligible for the IBPS SO 2018 recruitment can apply from the official website. The relaxation will only be provided to candidates belonging to reserved category. The entrance examination will consist of two stages preliminary and mains. Only candidates who will clear the preliminary examination will be allowed to appear in the mains examination. The eligibility criteria and qualification for both the examination are same. Candidates can get all details regarding Eligibility and Qualification for IBPS SO 2018 from the page below.

IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria is one of the important parts for appearing in any examination. IBPS released the eligibility and qualification for IBPS SO 2018. The details about IBPS eligibility criteria and qualification is given below.


A candidate must be either –

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

Age Limit: Age (As on 01.11.2019): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1989 and not later than 01.11.1999 (both dates inclusive).

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation 
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes 3 years
Persons With Disability 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.
5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Educational Qualification

The minimum educational qualification required for applying for the desired post is as follows:

Name of the Post Educational Qualifications
I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
  • Should possess a graduation degree in Engineering/Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR
  • Should possess a Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications OR
  • Should be a Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Should possess a Graduation in the related field.
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  • The candidate should possess a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR
  • Should have a Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
Law Officer (Scale I) Should have a graduation degree in the related field and should be enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Should be a Graduate and possess a Two Years Full-time Postgraduate degree or Two Years Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.
Marketing Officer (Scale I) Should be a Graduate and possess a Two Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing

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