IBPS SO Syllabus

IBPS SO Syllabus 2018: Download PDF Format of the Syllabus

IBPS SO

Candidates who seek to crack or get selection in IBPS SO Examination, it necessary for them to know the complete syllabus and exam pattern of the IBPS SO Examination. To crack specialist officer examination, candidates need to prepare well each section of the SO Examination. SO Exam contains 4 section/subjects in the examination i.e. reasoning, quants, and English as well as the Professional Knowledge Subjects. Through this article, candidates will get complete information and details IBPS SO Syllabus in the pdf format as well.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2018

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

The preliminary round is conducted by the authority to find only those candidates who are eligible and get selection in primary round of the examination. Only candidates who crack preliminary examination are eligible to appear in the IBPS SO Mains Examination. The IBPS Pre Examination is comprised of three major section that is listed below:

  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude / General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry (For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari).

Here you will get complete syllabus:

Reasoning Syllabus

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance
  • Direction Verbal Reasoning

English Language

  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work
  • Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days

Professional Knowledge Syllabus

IT Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object-Oriented Programming

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

  • Basics of Crop production
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agroforestry
  • Ecology
  • Government Schemes

Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

  • Basics of Marketing Management
  • Brand Management
  • Advertising
  • PR
  • Sales
  • Retail
  • Business Ethics
  • Market Segmentation
  • Market research and forecasting demand
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Service Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies

Law Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

  • Banking Regulations
  • Compliance and Legal Aspects
  • Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
  • Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • SARFAES
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Laws and Actions with the direct link to Banking Sector
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT Act

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

  • Human Resource Development
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Transnational Analysis
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Industrial Relations
  • Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  • Grievance and Conflict Management
  • Performance Management and Appraisal

IBPS SO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern

For post of law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

IBPS SO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

IBPS SO 2018 Interview Process

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam will be finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. It is really important for candidates to fare well in the Interview Process as the final selection of a candidate is based on how he/she fares in this final round of the IBPS SO Recruitment Process.

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