IBPS SO

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officer (IBPS SO): Exam Pattern, Eligibility, and Syllabus

The exam is conducted every year to fill the seats of IBPS specialist officers in the banking sector. Candidates who are willing to fill the form can look for the details here as we have mentioned. For the selection process, candidates are required to qualify for the post. The selection procedure of IBPS SO consists of 3 phases,

  • IBPS SO Preliminary
  • IBPS SO Main
  • IBPS SO interview

For the recruitment procedure for IBPS SO after qualifying all the above three your complete score plus your qualification will be included and this will give you a complete rank. Here candidates are shortlisted according to their registration. For other private banks, their way of conducting exams and their procedure is different. Then after all of this counseling, the shortlisted will be placed in the banking branch where the seat is vacant. Every year the process remains the same but if there is any edition to it, we will be back with the updated information of the IBPS SO examination.

Exam Pattern For Preliminary IBPS SO Exam

For The Post of Law Officer And Rajya Sabha Adhikari

S.No.

Name of Tests

No Of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

2.

English language

50

25

40 minutes

3.

General awareness with special

50

50

40 minutes

 

                  Total

150

125

120 minutes

For the post of an agriculture field officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT officer ( (Scale I) and Marketing Officer (Scale I)

S.No

Name Of Tests

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

100

125

120 minutes

Exam Pattern For Main IBPS SO Exam

The exam pattern for many years has been the same and if any update is there we will be back with the updated information. The exam pattern available here for many posts is given with a complete time table and marks. Candidates can prepare for the test as per the instruction mentioned in their application form or on the confirmation online. The candidates must follow the procedure while they appear to the examination hall.

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

Name of test

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Medium of exam

Duration

Professional knowledge

60

60

English and Hindi

45 minutes

For the Post of Rajya Sabha Adhikari

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

Professional knowledge

45

60

English and Hindi

30 minutes

Professional knowledge (descriptive)

2

 

English and Hindi

30 minutes

Syllabus Of IBPS SO Exam

Here is the complete syllabus for the IBPS SO Exam from which candidates can take a note of it by downloading the complete list. There are various books available online which can be downloaded. Complete pdf is also available concerning the given tops in the syllabus. IBPS SO exam syllabus and the previous year’s question papers can be downloaded with ease.

Syllabus Of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative aptitude

English language

General awareness

Logical reasoning

simplification

Reading comprehension

Current affairs

Alphanumeric series

Profit and loss

Cloze test

GK updates

ranking/direction/alphabet test

Mixtures and alligations

Para jumbles

currencies

Data sufficiency

Simple & compound interest, surds & indices

Multiple meaning/ error spotting

Important places

Coded Inequalities

Work and time

Fill in the blanks

Banking awareness

Seating arrangement

Time and distance

miscellaneous

awards

Puzzle

Mensuration- cylinder, cone, sphere

Paragraph completion

Book and author

tabulation

Data interpretation

 

headquarter

syllogism

Percentage, ratio & proportion

 

Important days

Blood relations

Number systems

 

Prime minister scheme

Input-output

Sequence and series

 

 

Coding decoding

Permutation, combination & probability

 

 

Syllabus for IBPS SO Main Exam

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Agricultural field officer (scale I)

Law officer (scale I)

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

IT Officer (Scale I)

Basics of marketing manager

Basics of crop production

Banking regulations

Human Resource Development

Operating System

Brand management

horticulture

Compliance and legal aspect

Business policy and strategic analysis

DBMS

advertising

Seed science

Relevant law

Transnational Analysis

Data communication and networking

PR

Agronomy and irrigation

Prevention of money laundering, limitation act

Training and Development

Software engineering

sales

Agricultural economics

Consumer protection act

Recruitment and Selection

Computer Organization and Microprocessor

Retail

Agricultural practices

surfaces

Rewards and Recognition

Data Structure

Business ethics

Soil resources

Banking ombudsman scheme

Industrial Relations

Object-Oriented Programming

Market segmentation

Animal husbandry

Laws and actions

Business Policy and Strategic Analysis

 

Market research and forecasting demand

agroforestry

Bankers book evidence act

Grievance and Conflict Management

 

Product life cycle

Ecology

DRT Act

Performance Management and appraisal

 

Corporate social responsibility

 

 

 

 

Service marketing

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Criteria For IBPS SO Exam

Only those candidates can fill the form who meet the eligibility criteria. There are certain categories that you have to see whether you fall under it. Before applying for the IBPS SO exam make sure you meet the required qualification, age, and category respectively.

Nationality

  • The candidates who are citizens of India are eligible for appearing for the IBPS SO exam.
  • People migrated from Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugees who came to India in the year 1962 and settled here permanently are eligible to appear for the exam.

Age Limit

  • The lower age limit of the candidate should not be less than 20 years whereas the upper age limit of the candidate should not exceed 30 years of age.
  • For the reserved categories, the candidates are given age relaxation.
  • For the exam, the candidate’s date of birth mentioned in their SSC passing certificate will be given consideration.

Education Qualification

Name of post

Age limit

qualification

IT officer (scale I)

Min 20- max 30

B.tech CSE,IT,ECE,ETE,EIE or post-graduation in CSE,IT,ECE,ETE,EIE

Agricultural officer scale one (scale I)

Min 20- max 30

4-year grad.degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry// Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry

Rajyasabha Adhikari (scale I)

Min 20- max 30

Post-Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi OR Post Graduate in Hindi with English at the graduation or degree level

Law officer (scale I)

Min 20- max 30

A bachelor’s degree in Law and advocate with Bar Council

HR personnel officer (scale I)

Min 20- max 30

Full-time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law or Graduate and Full Time Postgraduate Degree

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Min 20- max 30

Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDM/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

 

  • The candidate is required to have a graduation degree to appear for the exams. The degree should be from recognized institutes only then you are eligible for the exam.
  • You must have a valid degree with a proper mark sheet with you. Any fraud will not be accepted and the candidate might be taken behind bars. 

We’ve mentioned all relevant information of the exam dates and the application form which candidates can follow. The information we have provided is beneficial at the time of filling the form. For more information, you can visit the site and see the necessary details for more clarification.

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