Eligibility to apply for IBPS SO Recruitment

IBPS SO Recruitment: Eligibility, Qualification & Exam Dates

IBPS SO Age limit, IBPS SO Nationality, IBPS SO Educational Qualifications and Important points to note for PWD Ex-serviceman candidates
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Are you ready to take your banking career to the next level? The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Specialist Officer (SO) exam is here to help you do just that! This highly competitive examination is your ticket to specializing in fields such as IT, Marketing, Agriculture, HR, and Law at nationalized banks in India.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts its SO Recruitment every year to select candidates for the following posts:

  • IT Officer (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Agriculture Field Officer
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Candidates, intending to apply for the Specialist Officer Recruitment conducted by any PSU Banks including SBI & banks participating in IBPS Recruitment. Candidates are advised to ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the Recruitment

Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post. Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents pertaining to category, nationality, age, educational qualifications, etc. in original along with a photocopy thereof in support of their identity and eligibility as indicated in the online application form.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2022 - Overview

Organization

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Post

Specialist Officer (SO)

Exam Level

National

Vacancy

710

Participating Banks

11

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

Online

IBPS SO – Process of Recruitment

Preliminary Examination

Mains Examination

Interview

Education Qualification

Graduates or relevant degree

Age Limit

20 years to 28 years

Application Fee

SC/ST/PWD- Rs.175

 

General and Others- Rs. 850

IBPS Official Website

www.ibps.in

Along with the release of the IBPS SO 2022 Notification, all of the Important Dates for the IBPS SO 2022 were also announced. The below table also includes the most recent updates to the schedule for the recruitment drive.

Activity

IBPS SO 2022 Dates

IBPS SO Notification 2022

31-October-22

Online Registration Starts From

1-November-22

Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO

21-November-22

IBPS SO Admit Card 2022 for Prelims Exam

December 2022

Commencement of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam

24 December 2022 / 31 December 2022 

IBPS SO Mains Admit Card 2022

January 2023

Commencement of IBPS SO Mains Exam

29-January-2023

Conduct of Interview

February 2023 / March 2023

IBPS SO 2022 Final Result

April 2023

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022

The IBPS SO eligibility criteria vary depending on the post for which candidates are selected through the IBPS SO 2022 Exam. To qualify for the IBPS SO 2022 Exam, a candidate must meet three requirements. They are,

  • Nationality
  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit

IBPS SO - Nationality

The nationality criteria for a candidate to be eligible for IBPS SO 2022 exam is mentioned below:

  • A resident of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee, who came to India before 1-January-1962 with the motive of permanently settling down in India.
  • A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling down in India, along with the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

IBPS SO - Educational Qualification

The following are the educational qualifications for IBPS SO for various positions:

I.T. Officer (Scale I):

  • Four years engineering degree / Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application / Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation / Electronics and Communication Engineering / OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science / IT / Computer Application / Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
  • Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I):

  • Four years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture / Food Technology

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I):

  • Post graduate degree in Hindi medium with English as a subject at the graduation level OR
  • Post graduate degree in Sanskrit medium with English and Hindi as subjects at the graduation level.

Law Office (Scale I):

Bachelor degree in Law & joined as an advocate with Bar Council.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I):

  • Graduate and Full Time Postgraduate Degree (2 years) or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law (2 years).

Marketing Officer (Scale I):

  • Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing) (2 years)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing (2 years).

IBPS SO - Age Limit

A candidate must be at least 20 years old to be eligible to take the IBPS SO examination. The maximum age is 30 years old. The Indian government relaxes the age requirements for candidates who fall under a reserved category.

The age relaxation granted to aspirants for the post of IBPS SO is discussed below, (category-wise):

Category

Relaxation Age

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Class (OBC)

3 years

Person with Disability (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) / ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers) 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 1-year from last date of application receipt) otherwise than by the way of discharge /dismissal on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service

5 years

Person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1-January-1980 and 31-December-1989

5 years

Person affected by 1984 Riots

5 years

Participating Banks in IBPS SO 2022

The following are the list of participating Public Sector Banks in the recruitment drive of IBPS SO 2022:

  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India

The IBPS SO exam is an important opportunity for candidates looking to secure a specialist officer position in participating banks. With a range of posts on offer, candidates can choose the role that best aligns with their skills and interests.

It is important for candidates to carefully review the eligibility criteria, including educational and age requirements, and any other relevant policies, before applying for the exam.

By preparing well and meeting the necessary requirements, candidates can set themselves up for success and take the first step towards a rewarding career in the banking sector.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q. Is the IBPS SO exam conducted every year?

    Ans. Yes, the IBPS SO exam is conducted every year to recruit candidates for specialist officer posts in participating banks.

  • Q.What are the posts available through the IBPS SO exam?

    Ans. The IBPS SO exam is held for various specialist officers posts, such as IT officer, agricultural field officer, marketing officer, HR officer, and other specialized roles.

  • Q. How do I apply for the IBPS SO exam?

    Ans. To apply for the IBPS SO exam, candidates need to visit the official IBPS website and follow the instructions provided there. Candidates may need to fill out an online application form, pay an application fee, and submit any required documents.

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