If you are an IBPS SO Aspirant and want to apply for IBPS SO CWE SPL-VII 2017. You must know the IBPS Specialist Officer Eligibility Criteria to apply online for the exam.

IBPS has been conducting common written examination for the specialist officer’s post since 2011. So, for this year, the exam is called as IBPS SO CWE SPL-VII (7th) exam. It will ensure the selection for 20 Public Sector Banks, for various positions of IT Officer, Agricultural Officer, Law Officer, etc.

IBPS SO Exam Dates for 2017-18 are as follows:

IBPS SO 7 (VII) Exam CalendarExam Dates
Online Registration Start DateNovember 2017
Online Registration Last DateDecember 2017
Online Application Fees Payment DatesNov - Dec 2017
Last date for printing your applicationDecember 2017
Admit Card Download DateJanuary 2017
Preliminary Exam Dates30/12/2017 & 31/12/2017
Exam Result Declaration Date16 February 2017
Mains Exam Date28 January 2018
Tentative Interview DateMarch 2018
Provisional Allotment dateAfter 01/04/2018

To appear for the Preliminary and Main Exam for IBPS SO, you must fulfil the IBPS Specialist Officer Eligibility Criteria of:

  • Nationality
  • Education
  • Age

Now, let us see each IBPS Specialist Office Eligibility Criteria in detail:

1.    Nationality

To appear for IBPS Specialist Officer Exam,

A candidate should be a:

  • Citizen of India or
  • Subject of Nepal or
  • Subject of Bhutan or
  • Refugee who came to India before 1 Jan 1962 with the intention of settling in India or
  • Candidate of Indian origin who has migrated from with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility. Countries which comes in the list are Tibet, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, East African countries of Kenya, and Vietnam.

2.    Education – IBPS Specialist Officer Eligibility for each post

Since the recruiting organisations for Specialist Officers require specific technical and non-technical expertise, the educational qualifications required vary with each position.

Hence, the IBPS Specialist Officer Eligibility Criterion in Education are as follows:

PostEducational Qualification
I.T. Officer
a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer
Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &
Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/
Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer
Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
Graduate having passed DOEACC 'B' level
Field Officer
(Scale I)
4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/
Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri.
Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/
Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/
Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering
(Scale I)
Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level
Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the
degree (graduation) level.
Law Officer
(Scale I)
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
el Officer
(Scale I)
Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in
Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work /
Labour Law.*
(Scale I)
Graduate and Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

3.    Age Criteria

Age criteria to appear for IBPS SO in General Category is – Minimum 20 years and Maximum 30 years.

However, A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1997 (both dates inclusive)

Although, there is relaxation age for various categories as given below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons With Disabilities10 years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried9 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)5 years