What is the eligibility criteria to apply for IBPS SO 2020?

IBPS SO 2020: Institute of banking personnel selection recently released notification of recruitment for CRP SPL –X for 647 Specialist Officers vacancies in various public sector banks. This notification was released on IBPS‘s official website ibps.in. Aspirants who were eagerly waiting for Specialist Officer recruitment opportunities can check the official notification from the link mentioned below.

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IBPS SO 2020

IBPS opened the window for Online application for IBPS SO on 2nd November 2020 till 23rd November 2020.IBPS SO 2020 exam will be conducted on December 26 and 27, 2020 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. This exam will be conducted for the recruitment of candidates for the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, law officer, HR/personnel officer, and marketing officer. Aspirants must know the eligibility criteria in order to apply for IBPS SO 2020 exam. Let’s discuss some of the main eligibility criteria is that IBPS follows that the candidates must fulfil in order to successfully apply for the exam.

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Eligibilty Criteria for IBPS SO 2020

Aspirants must ensure that they fulfill the below eligibility criteria before applying for the IBPS SO recruitment. If the candidates don’t fulfill any one of the eligibility criteria then they are not eligible for appearing for the entrance test. Let us look at the eligibility criteria that the aspirants have to fulfill. 

Age Limit

The age of the applicants must be between 20 to 30 years as of November 26, 2020.

There are age relaxations also that will be applicable as per the categories. Check the details mentioned in the table below:


Age relaxation


5 years


3 years


10 years


5 years

Applicant domiciled in J&K during January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989

5 Years

Applicants affected by 1984’s riots

5 Years



  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India 

  2. A resident of Bhutan or Nepal.

  3. Candidates of Indian origin who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, and East African countries with the intention of settling in India permanently.

  4. A refugee from Tibet, who have migrated and intends to stay in India permanently.

IBPS SO Educational Qualification Required:

Aspirants must fulfill the below educational qualifications in order to appear for IBPS SO 2020 exam. The education qualification requirements below, are mentioned post wise.


Academic Qualification

IT Officer (Scale 1)

  1. Candidates should have an engineering or technology degree in Computer Science/Applications, IT, Electronics,  Electronics & Telecommunications,  Electronics & communication or electronics & instrumentation.

  2. Aspirants having a PG degree in the following fields are also eligible.

  3. A graduate who has passed DOEACC ‘B” level can also apply for IBPS SO 2020.

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale 1)

Aspirants should have a 4- year degree (graduation) in Agriculture, horticulture, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering, or any other related field to apply for this post.

Rajbhasha Adhikari

  1. Individuals having a PG degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation level.

  2. A  PG degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at the graduation level

LAw Officer (Scale-1)

Aspirants must have a graduation degree in Law(LLB) and should be enrolled as an advocate with The Bar Council.

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

2-year degree in MMS(marketing),MBA(marketing),PGDBA,PGDBM,PGPM or PGDM with specialization in marketing.

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I)

A graduation degree with a 2-years full PG Degree or Diploma in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, HR, HRD, Social Work or Labor Law can apply for this post.