IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has determined IBPS SO 2020 eligibility criteria for all the aspiring candidates post wise. The authorities will release the IBPS SO eligibility criteria for I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Marketing Officer (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I) etc along with the notification.The eligibility criteria of IBPS SO 2020 has been determined on the basis of the nationality,age and education qualification of the candidates. Candidates must be eligible on all the grounds to apply for the IBPS SO. As per IBPS SO eligibility criteria 2020, an Indian national between 20 to 30 years of age can fill the application form. All those candidates who fill the application successfully will be issued the IBPS SO 2020 admit card. To know more about IBPS SO 2020 eligibility criteria, read the article below.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020

IBPS SO exam is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains and interview. IBPS SO 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be held on December 26 and 27 in online mode across various centres of the country while the mains exam will be held on January 30, 2021.

IBPS SO 2020 Dates

The table below contains the IBPS SO exam dates 2020 along with the application dates:

IBPS SO Important Dates 2020



Notification of IBPS SO 2020

November 1, 2020

Commencement of online registration of application

November 1, 2020

Closure of registration of application

November 21, 2020

Online fee payment

November 1 - 21, 2020

IBPS SO 2020 Exam

  • Prelims: December 26 to 27, 2020

  • Mains: January 30, 2021

  • Interview: February 2021

IBPS SO 2020 Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Post

The authorities will release the eligibility criteria of IBPS SO for the following posts:

  • I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

  • Law Officer (Scale I)

  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of IBPS SO on the basis of :

  • Nationality

  • Age

  • Education Qualification

IBPS SO 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India, or

  • A subject of Bhutan, Nepal or a Tibetan Refugee who came to India prior to January 1, 1962 with an intention to settle permanently/a person of Indian origin who migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with an intention of settling permanently India, provided they have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020 on the basis of Age (As on November 1, 2020)

  • Lower Age Limit - 20 years

  • Upper Age Limit - 30 Years

However, the candidates belonging to the reserved category are given certain age relaxation on upper age limit. The table below contains the age relaxations given to each reserved category candidate.

IBPS SO 2020 Age Relaxation


Age relaxation

Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)

5 years

PWD candidates

10 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Jammu & Kashmir domiciled candidates (January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989)

5 years

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020 on the basis of Education

Candidates must be eligible on the basis of the educational qualification from a University/ Institution recognised by Government of India/ approved by Government Regulatory Bodies. Candidates must have a degree as per the post they apply for. The table below contains the education qualification post wise.

IBPS SO 2020 Eligibility Criteria


Required Qualification

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

Candidates must hold a Postgraduate degree in Computer Science/Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunication/Electronics Communication/Computer Applications/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Information Technology

  • Or a four years Engineering/Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/Information Technology/Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation

  • Or a graduate and must have passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Candidates must have a graduation degree (four years) in Agriculture/Animal Husbandry/Dairy Technology/Veterinary Science/Horticulture/Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/Co-operation & Banking/Agro-Forestry/Marketing & Cooperation/Forestry/Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/Food Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/Sericulture

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  • Postgraduate degree n Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level

  • Or, candidates with postgraduate degrees in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

Law Officer (Scale I)

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor ’s degree in Law (LLB) and must be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  • Must have a graduation degree

  • Two years full-time post-graduation degree in Personnel Management/Labour Law/Industrial Relations/ HR/HRD/Social Work

  • Or, two years full-time postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management /Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/Labour Law

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree

  • Must have completed two years of MMS (Marketing)

  • Or, must have an MBA degree (Marketing)

  • Or, they must have completed PGDBA /PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS SO 2020 Application Form

Candidates meeting the IBPS SO 2020 eligibility criteria can fill the application form. The exam authorities will release the IBPS SO application form 2020 on November 1 tentatively. The filling of the application form includes registration, filling of basic and important details, uploading documents and payment of registration fees.

Steps To Fill IBPS SO Application Form

  • Registration

  • Fill personal and educational details

  • Upload scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression and a hand written declaration

  • Payment of application fee

  • Preview the application form

  • Final Submission

IBPS SO Application Fees




Rs. 600


Rs 100

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: When can I expect the application form of IBPS SO 2020 to be out?


The application form of IBPS SO is expected to be released on November 1, 2020.

Question: What is the age criteria to apply for IBPS SO for the post of Marketing Officer?


You must be between 20 to 30 years old as on November 1, 2020 for Marketing Officer.

Question: Can I appear for the exam if I am to complete my 30 years of age?


You must be 30 years of age as on November 1, 2020. However, in case you belong to a reserved category, then you will be given a certain age relaxation mentioned above in the articles.

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Is 55% marks in LL.B enough for appearing on IBPS SO Law Officer Exam?

Aniket Sharma 26th Mar, 2020

hi Chandu,

there is no marks criteria of llb to appear in ibps so law officer exam

To appear in this exam here is a proper eligibility criterion for law officer job –
Candidate must hold a “University Degree,” i.e. he/she must be a graduate.
Candidate must have an age between 20 to 30 years.
He/she must hold an LLB Bachelor degree and enrolled with Bar Council as an Advocate.

I hope this answer will help !!

all the best for the future!!


i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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qualification is required for IBPS Exam

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 24th Nov, 2019

To be eligible for IBPS PO, you need to be a graduate in any stream. You should have completed your Graduation in any stream from a recognised University. There is no specific discipline that you should be completing your Graduation in. It can be BA, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Tech, etc. You should have computer proficiency.


I complete diploma then I complete 3 years BTECH..... Can I apply ibps so?

Shareef 15th Nov, 2019
Yes, you are eligible for applying for IBPS PO examination. Have a look at Eligiblity criteria.
  • Must be An Indian citizen
  • Minimum age  must be 20
  • maximum age is 30
  • OBC has 3 years relaxation
  • SC/ST has 5 years relaxation
  • PWD candidates have 10 yrs relaxation
  • J&K domicile students have 5 years relaxation
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from any stream.
  • there's no upper attempt limitation

I am doing mba with dualspecicalization. my major is finance and minor in marketing. can i apply for marketing officer in ibps so.

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

It doesn't matter if your minor is marketing in MBA, as long as you have knowledge and skills in the field you can apply for any marketing related jobs. So you need not hesitate to apply for the job. So you are definitely eligible to apply for any marketing and finance jobs as you have both these as your major and minor specialisations.

Good luck!

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