Eligibility for the IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2022

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The Eligibility criteria for various positions offered through the IBPS specialist officer exam is different It can be broadly divided into three aspects that is Nationality, Age limit and Educational qualification. Candidates must ensure if they fulfill all the criteria to be eligible for the IBPS SO. Here we have discussed the IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria as follows:


To be eligible for the IBPS SO Exam candidates must be either:

  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan

A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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 & Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

The candidates must be between 20 – 30 years of the age.

There are age relaxations of upper age limit for the reserved category candidates applicable as per the government norms as given below:

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • PwD: 10 years
  • Ex-servicemen: 5 years
  • Persons domiciled in J&K state: 5 years (During 1 - 1-80 to 31 - 12 - 89 period)
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates willing to apply for the above-mentioned posts must have the graduate degree or post-graduate degree in the relevant field. The specialist officer educational qualification according to their positions is given below mentioned:

IT Officer

The aspirants must have completed graduation or post-graduation in the IT related fields. For the IT officer candidate should have a qualification in one of the following field:

A) 4-year Engineering Degree in:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation


B) Post-Graduate Degree in:

  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications


C) Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Law Officer

Candidate must possess a Bachelor Degree in law (LLB) and must be enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of India to be eligible for IBPS Law Officer.


  • Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Dairy Science
  • Fishery Science
  • Pisciculture
  • Agri Marketing & Cooperation
  • Co-operation & Banking
  • Agro-Forestry
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture Business Management
  • Food Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Sericulture

Rajbhasha Adhikari

For IBPS Rajbhasha Adhikari post, candidates are required to have one of the following degrees:

  • Post-graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
  • Post-graduate degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.

HR/Personnel Officer

A graduation and full-time post-graduate degree/diploma in one of the following fields is required qualification for candidates to apply for IBPS HR Officer in bank:

  • Personnel Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resources/HRD
  • Social Work
  • Labor Law

Marketing Officer

The candidates are eligible to apply for IBPS Marketing Officer who have a graduate degree and one of the following streams of management:

  • Full-time MMS (Marketing)
  • MBA (Marketing)
  • Full time 2 years PGDBA
  • PGPM
  • PGDM degree with specialization in Marketing