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IBPS SO Eligibility Details:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in various cadres like IT, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR, and RajbhashaAdhikari in various public sector banks. Candidates, intending to apply for CWE SPL-III should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS.

Eligibility Criteria:


A candidate must be either –

(i) a Citizen of India or

(ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age limit:

For posts in Scale I: A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-11-1983 and no later than 01-11-1993 (both dates inclusive).

For posts in Scale-II: A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-11-1978 and no later than 01-11-1993 (both dates inclusive). The minimum & maximum age limits are as follows:

Sr.No Post Name        Age Limit
Minimum Maximum
1 I.T. Officer(Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
3 RajbhashaAdhikari (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
4 Law Officer (Scale-I) 20 Years 30 Years
5 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
6 Marketing Officer (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
7 I.T. Officer (Scale-II) 20 Years 35 Years
8 Law Officer (Scale II) 20 Years 35 Years
9 Chartered Accountant (Scale II) 20 Years 35 Years
10 Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II) 20 Years 35 Years
Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:
S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 Years
3 Persons With Disability 10 Years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short
Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years of 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 invalided.
5 Years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir
during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
5 Years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years
Exam Pattern:
Sr. No. Name of the Tests No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 50
4 Professional Knowledge 50 75
          Total 200 200


* Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/ EXSM candidates.

* Rs. 500 /- for all others



* ONLINE MODE: Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking

* OFFLINE MODE: System generated fee payment challan through SBI Bank only



Candidates can apply online only and no other mode of application will be Accepted.


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