IBPS SO Age Limit

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts an annual examination to recruit some of the best minds to work in various nationalised banks across the country. One post for which the IBPS exam is conducted is for the SO post (Specialised Officer).

The IBPS SO exam comes with a fair share of stringent eligibility criteria that need to be fulfilled by the candidates. In particular this article, will give details about the Age Limit criteria set for the IBPS SO Exam.

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Age Limit Criteria for IBPS SO 2023

As per the IBPS SO notification released in 2023, a candidate must be minimum 20 years of age and maximum 30 years of age. In short, a candidate should be born after 02.11.1990 and before 01.11.2000 to meet the eligibility criteria.

The Institution of Banking Personnel Selection has also set certain age relaxation criteria for candidates belonging to certain categories. The details of this age relaxation are given in the table below:

IBPS SO Age Limit Relaxation
Categories Age Relaxation
SC/ST Candidates 5 years
OBC category from the non-creamy layer 3 years
Persons With Disabilities:

  • Partial or Full Blindness
  • Partial or Total Loss of Hearing
  • Locomotor Disabilities
  • Intellectual or Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Illness
  • Multiple Concurrent Disabilities
10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Person Domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir Between 1980-1989 5 years
1984 Riot Victims 5 years

Points to be remembered with regards to IBPS SO Age Limit:

  1. Upper age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC categories are on a cumulative basis
  2. The specified age limit is applicable to General Category and Economically Weaker Candidates.
  3. To get age relaxation, the required documents need to be submitted at the time of interview or any subsequent stage of the recruitment process
  4. Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer are not entitled to OBC reservation. They should indicate their category as General in the online application form. The candidate should possess a valid OBC certificate with Non-creamy layer clause as per the Government of India guidelines, from time to time.
  5. If an ex-serviceman applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, he/she can avail of the benefit of reservation as an ex-serviceman for any subsequent employment. 

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Frequently Asked Questions for IBPS SO Age Limit


What is the maximum and minimum age for candidates applying for IBPS SO Exam?

The candidates who wish to attend the IBPS SO Recruitment must be between 20-30 years of age. There are age relaxations for the reserved categories. The minimum age to apply for IBPS recruitment is 20 years and the maximum age to apply is 30 years.

Is the IBPS SO Exam tough?

The IBPS SO Exam is tough like any other competitive exam, but with proper strategy and planning, the exam can be passed with relative ease.
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