IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER (SO) 2014 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


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The notifications of IBPS SO 2014 have been released by the IBPS authorities and the registration process begins from 25th November, 2013.

INSTITUTE OF BANKING PERSONNEL SELECTION (IBPS) SPECIALIST OFFICER (SO) 2014 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA is an important subject matter to any entrance exam and here with regards to IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2014 exam. It is a crucial thing that has to be looked into by every candidate interested or other wise before applying for any exam and before filling in the application form. The eligibility criteria is related to nationality, age limit, educational requirement etc. of the candidate. In order to appear for any exam the candidate has to fall in the eligibility bracket or eligibility criteria as the verification of documents takes place to check the authenticity of the candidate and the document that the candidate has submitted. If at any given point in time it is found that the particular candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria of IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2014 the application of the candidate will be cancelled there and then and it will not be a subject of discussion any further.

BELOW IS THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OF IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER (SO) 2014:

1. NATIONALITY: It is an important basis or element of the eligibility criteria of the IBPS specialist officer (SO) 2014.

  • The candidate interested must hail from India or is an Indian Citizen and the candidates subject to Bhutan and Nepal are also eligible to apply.
  • The candidates who are basically Tibetan refugee but had shifted to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanent settling in India.
  • Also, the Indian Origin Candidates who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma and East African Counties are also eligible this criteria is with subject to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan Refugee candidates.
  • In order to fall under the eligibility criteria of IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2014 the candidates of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugee and migrated candidates are required to produce the “certificate of eligibility” issued by the Government Of India.

2. AGE LIMIT: The candidate has to attain a certain age and fall in the age limit bracket to be in the IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2014 Eligibility Criteria. Although due to reservation for the reserved category the age limit for certain section of candidate may vary.

CATEGORY

MINIMUM AGE

MAXIMUM AGE

IT OFFICER (SCALE 1)

20

30

AGRICULTURE FIELD OFFICER (SCALE 1)

20

30

RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI (SCALE 1)

20

30

LAW OFFICER (SCALE 1)

20

30

HR/ PERSONAL OFFICER (SCALE 1)

20

30

MARKETING OFFICER (SCALE 1)

20

30

MANAGER CREDIT (SCALE 2)

20

35

IT OFFICER (SCALE 2)

20

35

LAW OFFICER (SCALE 2)

20

35

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS (SCALE 2)

20

35

FINANCE EXECUTIVE (SCALE 2)

20

35

3. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The academic qualification of the candidates forms an important basis for the IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2014 and the educational requirement for scale 1 and scale 2 officers may vary.

A) Educational Requirements for IT Officer (Scale 1) are as follows:

  • Four year degree in Computer Science/ Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronic & Telecommunications/ Electronic & Instrumentation.

OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics & Communication/ electronic & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Application from a recognized University, Institution.

OR

  • Graduate from a Recognized University or Institution having passed the DOEACC B Level.

B) Educational Requirements for Agriculture Field Officer (Scale 1) are as follows:

  • Four year degree in Agriculture or allied specializations such as Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Science, Agri Engineering, Fishery Science, Pisciculture, Agri Marketing & Cooperation, Forestry etc. from a recognized university.

C) Educational Requirements for Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale 1) to fall under the Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2014 are as follows:

  • The candidate must be a post graduate in English with Hindi as a subject at the degree level OR a post graduate in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at degree level.

D) Educational Requirements for Law Officer (Scale 1) are as follows:

  • A bachelor degree in law (LLB) is only required to the candidate and should be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar council.

E) Educational Requirement of HR/Personal Officer are as follows:

  • Full time graduate from a recognized university and Full time post graduate degree or diploma recognized by AICTE in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law OR Degree/Diploma in Business Administration/ Management with specialization in HRD from a recognized University.

F) Educational Requirement for Marketing officer (Scale 1) for falling in the eligibility criteria of IBPS Specialist officer (SO) 2014 are as follows:

  • MBA (Marketing)/ 2 years PGDBA/ PGDBM or any other equivalent degree OR diploma from a recognized university or institute.

G) Educational requirement for IT Officer (Scale 2) are as follows:

  • Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronic & Telecommunications/ Electronic & Instrumentation.

OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics & Communication/ electronic & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Application from a recognized University, Institution.

OR

  • Graduate from a Recognized University or Institution having passed the DOEACC B Level along with minimum of 2 year post qualification work experience in the IT industry.

H) Educational Requirement for Law Officer (Scale 2) are as follows:

  • A bachelor degree in law (LLB) is only required to the candidate along with minimum of 3 years of practice at Bar or judicial service OR 2 years as a Law officer in the legal department of a reputed central or state bank OR a public sector undertaking with practice at Bar.

I) Educational requirement for Chartered Accountant (Scale 2 ) are as follows:

  • Passed final exam of Chartered accountancy.

K) Educational Requirement for Finance Executive (Scale 2)& Manager credit (Scale 2) to fall under the eligibility criteria of IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2014 are as follows:

  • Graduate with CFA, ICWA , Full time MBA, Full Time PGDMB (Finance) with 2 years of work experience in the area of credit appraisal of big, medium industrial projects in scheduled commercial Banks.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

IBPS Official Website

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  • senthil

    Hi Anjali,

    This is senthil..I have completed M.Tech in Bio-informatics and also working in IBM as application production support analyst(Middleware admin)..let me clarify am I eligible for the post for I.T officer scale 1 and 2.(IBPS SO).

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi senthil..On the basis of what you have mentioned you are eligible to give the exam and also for clearity please refer to the educational requirement mentioned in my article for IT officer scale 1 and scale 2.

      • senthil

        Hi Anjali,

        Thanks for your swift response…I have done bachelor of pharmacy om my graduation..But after that I moved to IT sector..I had core IT technical subjects in My M.tech curriculam..and also am working in IT Industry since last five years..

        • Anjali Teotia

          Hi Senthil.. I understand your point but as far as the eligibility goes the candidate is required to have some computer degree and u r eligible only if u have cleared DOEACC B level exam and post have minimum of 1 year experience. Kindly please refer to my article properly.

          In case you want more information you can call IBPS authorities on toll free no 1800222366.

  • Menjar TheStranger

    Thanks for kind information. I have done B.Sc Hons in computer science and currently studying M.Sc computer science. Let me know if I am eligible for IT officer scale 1 and 2 both. I would like to know what are the difference between two?

  • RISHOV SRUTIKOR

    sir/mem…may i know the ibps specialist officer IT graduation parcentage?????????

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Rishov.. for IBPS SO paper in general u need to be 60% holder all throughtout ur education and there is no specific percentage requirements for IT

  • Lubna khan

    i m doing BE in cse currently in final year,my exams will be over by may.
    am i egligible for ibps SO 2014??

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Lubna as of now u r not eligible

  • P Roy

    today i hv seen the the latest adv of ibps spe. officer. This time they change the age & qualification criteria. It is not right for many needy candidates like me. What they had done at the time of PO and now in SPO! R they try to discourage us! Pls make powerful noise to revoke this issue…..

    • Rohit

      yes we have to…but plz tell me how we can revoke for this

      • saurabh

        pls send protest mail to IBPS as many as possible.let them know what we r thinking

    • sandeepa shukla

      It is really discouraging , I was eagerly waiting for notification of IBPS so 2014 with full preparation , but age criteria has changed now i am very much depress with this change. Please do the needful in this regard , age limit should be as earlier 35 yrs.
      Please help us …………

      sandeepa

    • arvi Singh

      Yes it is disgusting that they decrease the age of SPO this time .Now i am 31 & I am preparing in mahendra for banking . it spoil all my hopes . plz make some powerful vice

  • Asmita

    I am BE with Electrical and Electronics engg with 2 years of IT exp. Can I apply for IBPS SO- 2014 ?

    • Vamsitha

      Even I have the same query.

      • Ranjit

        EEE Branch is not mentioned in the educational qualification criteria..

    • Jegadish

      Hi Anjali….. there are too many pupil waiting for u r Reply:::)Make it as soon as possible….

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi asmita.. as far as the educational requirements are concerned you need to have a four year degree and your work experience is apt..

  • Anoop Tamiya

    i have done BCA can i apply for this exam????????

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi anoop.. U need to be clear here for wat u r interested in then only i ll be able to tell u whether u are eligible or no…

      • Asit

        I am BCA graduate can I apply for IT Officer Scale 1

  • vignesh

    i am doing final yr.. in BE. can i apply for IBPS.. reply to dgviki@gmail.com

  • vidz

    iam doing my final year b.e(cse) am i eligible?

  • ankita

    I am mba in finance/ hr and having an 2 year experience in personnel and admin am I eligible for hr/personnel officer.Please reply me

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi neha for Hr and personnel officer following is the eligibility:

      Full time graduate from a recognized university and Full time post graduate degree or diploma recognized by AICTE in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law OR Degree/Diploma in Business Administration/ Management with specialization in HRD from a recognized University.

  • neha

    sir i had done bca n..pursuing mca…m i eligible for xam

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi neha u ll be eligible once u have completed ur MCA for IT officer scale 1 and once u have a minimum of 2 years working experience in the IT industry then u ll be eligible for IT officer scale II..

  • vivek chaudhary

    i am b.tech in EC and have 1yr work exprience and currently into 2nd yr of experience can i fill IT Officer(Scale 2) or i have to fill scale 1?

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi vivek u r eligible to apply for scale 1 as of now once u have a full time 2 years working experience in the IT industry then u can apply for scale 2 as well.

  • SAURAV SUMAN

    SIR I HAVE DONE MY ENGINEERING FROM “ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC” AM I ELIGIBLE FOR IT OFFICER

    • rohit

      Bachelor or PG degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation. DOEACC ‘B’ level passed candidates are also eligible.

      • kalyan nanda

        Sir clarify my doubt
        I completed my b.tech in eee.
        Am eligible for so or not

  • Vaishnavi

    Hi, I have pursued BSc in Computer Technology and having 2.4 years experience in IT industry. Please let me know whether I am eligible for IT officer Scale II post.

    Thanks in Advance!

  • Puneet Kundu

    hv done B.tech in Electrical And Electronics, can eligible for IT OFFICER scale 1??

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi puneet u ll not be eligible because the educational requirement caters to the IT background only..

  • Madhu soothanan

    I got 59.3 % in 4 years duration course as a B.Tech-IT and also am a 2013 pass out guy…can i eligible to this post?

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Madhu, since u belong to OBC category and according to that ur percentage requirement is just fine but in order to apply for IT officer scale 1& 2 u need to have minimum of 2 years working experience in the IT field

      • Madhu soothanan

        Working experience s no need for IT officer scale1 Anjali Teotia…..

        • Anjali Teotia

          Yes madhu for IT officer scale 1 work experience is necessary while for Scale II a minimum of 2 years work experience is mandatory.

  • arun singla

    I would like to apply for the ongoing posts of I.T. Officer (Scale-II).

    But actually my current age is 32 and working in the Telecom industry

    as back office engineer on GSM platform from last 7 years.So i just want to confirm

    that whether i’ll be eligible to apply under age relaxation till 35

    for those who having min. 2 years of exp. in IT field.

    I am taking care of Switches, routers and basic networking here as well.

    Is my current exp. in Telecom valid to be avail this relaxation or not?

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi arun according to the age u r eligible but ur work experience as per the official notification has to be specifically in the IT sector only.

  • Pranjal

    hii mam ,
    I have completed 3 year diploma then I took admission in B.Tech 2 year as a letteral entry so I have 3 year b.tech degree but according to rules it is consider equivallent to 4 year so can I eligible for I.T officer 1

  • arun singla

    Dear Anjali,

    Thanks for your reply but as my company is pioneering in IT domain as well and i have lot of tasks in my current profile related with IT,so is this not enogh to claim the IT field exp.?

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Arun according to mu knowledge yes u r eligible to apply but to be on the safer side u can call on the help line no: 1800 222 366

  • Venkat

    Hi mam..
    I have completed ME. I have 5.9 (CGPA) in my UG degree and 6.1in PG. Whether i am eligibile to apply for IBPS SO exam…? Please reply…

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi venkat u need to have minimum of 60% at ur graduation level and a minimum of four year degree. if u nt abiding by these eligibility set u nt eligible to apply for the exam.

      • Venkat

        Thanks Madam…..

  • arun singla

    Hi Anjali,

    I already contact IBPS official no. but they said that they don’t have any specific guidelines reg. this information,and this exp. will be decided by panel only at the time of inerview.

  • Ranjit

    Hi
    After M.Tech with ECE dept..I have only 1.3 year of exp in IT industry till nov 2013..
    So am I eligible for IT Officer scale 2 or 1 ?

    In scale 2 its mention 2 year of exp but not sure its for B.Tech or M.Tech or both.
    Please tell

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi ranjit.. u ll be eligible for scale 2 only when u have a four year degree and a minimum of 2 years experience while for scale 1 u just need to have four year degree and no experience is required..

  • amit

    dear sir/madam
    i have done only BCA. could i eligible or apply for IT officer scale-1 ? and i dont have DOEACC B’ level certificate…….please reply soon

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi amit u cant apply u nt eligible as need 2 have four year degree..

  • mahi

    I have done MCA with 70% and BSC Computer Science with 59.7% so can i apply for the post of IT Officer (Scale1)

  • sonal

    sir I have completed bca of 3 years can I apply for any post of SO 2014 plez reply

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Sonal specify the post that u r wanting to apply for and if u catering to IT officer then u r nt eligible because a minimum of four year degree is mandatory.

  • rajendra singh

    hiii mem this is rajendra singh, i had three year diploma in computer science so i got direct admision in b-tech second year and i am 2013 paasout . please tell me i am eligible or not for specialist officer scale-1 (information technology)…

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Rajendra.. Yes u r eligible to apply to apply for IBPS SO officer scale 1 (IT officer)..

      • rajendra singh

        thanks mem for clear my doubt…

  • piyush

    hi ,
    I have Btech in Production Engineering with 68 % and I have 3+ yrs of IT Experience,AmI eligible for Specialist IT officer?Please reply fast as tomorrow is last date and in help line no they are not replying….My degree Production Engg is not mentioned so I am confused.But I have relevant It experience

  • abhishek devrani

    i have graduted in bscit can i alligible for the any it officer post

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Abhishekh in order to apply for IT officer the minimum requirement is that the candidate must have a four degree and since ur a B.sc which is a 3 year course so in that case u are not eligible for the exam.

  • abhishek devrani

    plz reply fast mam

  • Ankit Srivastava

    hi anjali,
    kindly confirm if i can apply for both, scale – 1 and 2, or i can attempt only 1 of them? I fulfill the criteria for both and was just worried if both papers fall on same date.

    thnx
    ankit

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi ankit.. Since u are eligible for scale 1 & 2 you will have to choose either of the position because a single common exam is conducted for both post which is IBPS SO only the scale and position differs therefore; there is no possibility of the paper falling on different dates.

  • Bhavik

    I completed BE(Computer Engineering).Can I eligible for post of IT Officer Scale-I.Because In IBPS Form there are mention only Computer Science and computer application.??

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Bhavik yes u r eligible to apply for the exam just that you have to have a four year degree at the graduation level with 60% marks.

      • kalyan nanda

        Mam pls clarify my doubt
        I completed my B.TECH in EEE.
        I eligible for SPECIALIST OFFICER.
        Say YES or NO please……..

        • Anjali Teotia

          Hello Kalyan.. U r not eligible for SO exam

          • kalyan nanda

            Thank u…. for your information
            Then about BANK PO exam
            Eligible or not

          • Anjali Teotia

            Hi Kalyan yes u are eligible for Bank PO exam

          • kalyan nanda

            Thanks mam
            Please suggest a good BOOK for preparation.
            now am final year(b.tech).
            Pls say basic SALARY for BANK PO

  • Abhishek Pandey

    I am appearing for CWE marketing officer. It would be really helpful if you let me know how to prepare for marketing (professional) section and if any book available ?

  • Devabrat Chatterjee

    Hi,

    I have done 3 years Diploma in Information Technology then Did 3 years B-Tech Degree in Information Technology. I have 3.5 years of IT Experience.

    So Can I apply for IBPS SO ( IT Officer- Scale II) ?

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hello Debabrat.. Yes Your can apply for IBPS SO IT Officer scale II.

  • chandana

    hello…. I m in final sem of b com course, exam are going to be held in the month of may… as on 1/1/2014 i have attained the age 20.. so i want to know am i eligible to take up IBPS exam conducted in the year of 2014?? pls reply me…. it will be very informative to me….

  • shefali shetty

    Hi.. pls let me know…i ve applied fot ibps it officer scale 2 …paid online also.. i ve worked in a software company for 2 yrs .. i ve 53% in my engineering… is there any cut off in percentage for the exam..pls let me know as i am relying on this exam..

  • Purvi Mehta

    Hi Anjali,

    I have done my HND (Higher National Diploma) which is equivalent to an associated degree from Scotland, UK. I want to appear for the SO exam (either for HR/Personnel or Marketing). Would I be eligible given my educational qualification, since the info above mentions a degree or a diploma for the same. Kindly help me with my inquiry.

    Many Thanks,

    Purvi

  • prathamesh tendulkar

    i passed B.E. Production Engineering and currently working in a compny as a marketing engineer.. Can i apply IBPS exam…?

  • Kumar

    can you please tell me the last date for this application and am completed m.sc 2012 batch.i am eligible for this scale 1?

  • Akshay Sonawane

    may i know the percentage criteria for ibps po exam . i have cmplted my b.e in comp engg … 2013 pass out

  • Garima

    Hi Anjali, I’ve done BSc in PCM and done MCA in 2013. I have 1.6 year work experience in IT. Am i eligible for IT officer Scale I or II ? I am waiting for your reply.

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hello Garima. Since u have done B.sc in PCM so u nt eligible although u have s descent amount of work experience but again there are certain criterion attached to it so all in all u do not stand eligible for IT officer scale II.

  • Avineet kumar

    i have m.tech (dual degree) in Biotecnology..can i apply for dis examination …plzzzzzzz rply sir/mam

  • Rohit Jain

    SIR I AM A SCIENCE GRADUATE WITH 72 %.AND I HAVE DONE POST GRADUATION DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY…………….BUT SIR IN THE IBPS ADVT THE QUALIFICATION DEMANDS FOR THE PG DEGREE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. SIR AM I APPLICABLE FOR THE IT OFFFICER SCALE 1 POST………

  • Amit

    Respected Anjali mam,
    I am student of B-tech+MBA(5 yr) dual degree course.I’ve done my B-tech in Computer Science and currently doing MBA in (Marketting & IT(Dual)).So my query to you is “Can I apply for IT officer & Marketting Officer individually one at a time?”

  • sumit9414

    i have done my diploma of 3 years and then i done my b.tech. of 3 years . am i eligible for specialist officer post . and all other exam which require 4 year of degree in engineering and i have only 3 years . sir please tell me. i am confused

  • sumit9414

    after 3 year of diploma i have done my b.tech of 3 years . am i am eligible for so post because in this there is required 4 years of degree and i have only 3 years of degree plz tell me . i am confused

  • sumit9414

    after 3 year of diploma i have done my b.tech of 3 years . am i am eligible for so post because in this there is required 4 years of degree and i have only 3 years of degree plz tell me . i am confused and am also eligible for that type of exam in that there is must required the only 4 years degree . plzzzzzzzzzz tell me

  • sumit9414

    after 3 year of diploma i have done my b.tech of 3 years . am i am eligible for so post because in this there is required 4 years of degree and i have only 3 years of degree plz tell me . i am confused and am also eligible for that type of exam in that there is must required the only 4 years degree . plzzzzzzzzzz tell me

  • sumit9414

    mam i have done my 3 years of diploma in computer science and engineering and then done my b.tech. in eletronics and communication of 3 years. am i am eligible for so officer exam and all other exam in which there is required of 4 years of b.tech must there.plz tell me am i eligible for it or not .i am confused

  • lakshmi

    I am B.E EEE with 5 years of IT experience. Shall I apply for IBPS SO exam.

  • rajendra

    Hello ,

    I have done my diploma in electronics of 3 years and Bsc in IT .
    3 years of work experience in IT field.
    Am i eligible for IBPS SO ?

  • Vishnu S Das

    I have completed my graduation with 60% marks…Am I eligible for SO….?
    Graduation: B.Sc PHYSICS-ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE..
    This is the course I had studied…

  • NIRAV

    I DONE MCA IN 2008 AND HAVE 5 YEAR EXP. I AM ELIGIBLE for IT Officer Scale 2 ??

  • priya

    i am a BCA student shall i apply for doeacc exam

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