IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2016

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2016 – The Eligibility Criteria of IBPS SO 2016 Exam is available HERE for all categories. The candidates

IBPS PO Application Form 2016
IBPS SO Selection Procedure 2016
IBPS RRB Application Form 2016
IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2016 – The Eligibility Criteria of IBPS SO 2016 Exam is available HERE for all categories. The candidates who are interested to apply for the jobs should first confirm their eligibility as per the conditions which have been released by the IBPS and only then apply for the exam. It is mandatory that all the norms of IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2016 are satisfied by every applicant failing which can lead to rejection at later stages. Further the fee for all such candidates shall be counterfeited.

Details on IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

The complete eligibility criteria will comprise of three major clauses which are – Age, Academic Qualification and Nationality of the applicant. All of them will be different for the candidates of different categories. All the candidates should be eligible under each of the 3 clauses of IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2016. Only then one should be considered eligible for exam and recruitment.
Clause 1 – Age Limit
  • As per the Eligibility Criteria of IBPS SO 2016 the candidates’ age should be in between 20 and 30 years till November 1, 2015.
  • There has been relaxation in the age criteria for the reserved category candidates; which are as follows:

Persons with Disability
Ex Servicemen, Emergency Commissioned Officers and other Military Background people (*check official handbook)

Clause 2 – Academic Qualification
  • There are various posts under the Specialist Officers vacancies and all of them will have a different academic qualification requirement.
  • Verify the requirement as per your applicability to be eligible under the IBPS SO 2016 Eligibility Criteria according to the following table:
Academic Requirement
(From a University / Board / Institution approved by Govt. or Govt. Regulated Bodies )
IT Officer (Scale I)
4 year Engineering Degree in Information Technology/ Electronics / Computer Science/ Computer Applications / Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Communication OR
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology / Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication / Computer Applications
Graduate with DOEACC ‘B’ level PASS
Law Officer (Scale I)
Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB)
Enrollment with Bar Council as an advocate
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture / Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture / Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science / Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry / Agri Marketing & 3 Cooperation
HR / Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Full time Post Graduate degree
Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / HR/HRD/ Social Work / Industrial Relations / Labour Law.
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Post Graduation in Hindi with English as a subject at graduation or Degree level
Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as graduation level subjects.
Marketing Officer (Scale I)
Full time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBM / PGDBA with specialization in Marketing
Clause 3 – Nationality:
  • The final clause in the IBPS SO 2016 Eligibility Criteria will be of the nationality of the candidates.
  • The candidates should be an Indian or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
  • The Tibetan Refugees who came to India as permanent residents before 1/1/1962 are also eligible.
  • Persons having Indian origin and who have migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Zaire, Zambia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Malawi, United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam and Ethiopia are also eligible under IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2016.
This completes the IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2016. Refer to official handout for more details.