IBPS SO Syllabus 2023, Download section-wise free syllabus PDF here!

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is in charge of conducting the IBPS SO Recruitment Exam, designed to select suitable and enthusiastic candidates for the role of Specialist Officers. If you're harboring aspirations of participating in the IBPS SP Exam, it's essential to acquaint yourself with all the vital information. This includes understanding the eligibility criteria, comprehending the exam pattern, and delving into the syllabus details. The IBPS SO syllabus serves as a guide, spotlighting the key subjects that will form the basis of questions in the IBPS SO Exam. Grasping this syllabus is a pivotal initial step before embarking on your exam preparation journey.

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IBPS SO Syllabus
IBPS SO Syllabus: Prelims
IBPS SO Mains Syllabus

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Syllabus

There are three stages in IBPS SO Exam- prelims, mains and interview. Questions in prelims are asked from Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and General Awareness and in mains exam questions are asked from the specialized course that is associated with the post for which the candidates has applied. The detailed IBPS SO Syllabus for each stage is as given below.

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IBPS SO Syllabus: Prelims

Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • 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
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus

IT Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus Law Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus
  1. Database Management System
  2. Data Communication and Networking
  3. Operating System
  4. Software Engineering
  5. Data Structure
  6. Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  7. Object Oriented Programming
  1. Basics of Crop production
  2. Horticulture
  3. Seed Science
  4. Agronomy and Irrigation
  5. Agricultural Economies
  6. Agricultural Practices
  7. Soil resources
  8. Animal Husbandry
  9. Agroforestry
  10. Ecology
  11. Government Schemes
  1. Basics of Marketing Management
  2. Brand Management
  3. Advertising
  4. PR
  5. Sales
  6. Retail
  7. Business Ethics
  8. Market Segmentation
  9. Market research and forecasting demand
  10. Product Life Cycle
  11. Corporate Social Responsibility
  12. Service Marketing
  13. Marketing Strategies
  1. Banking Regulations
  2. Compliance and Legal Aspects
  3. Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
  4. Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act
  5. Consumer Protection Act
  6. SARFAES
  7. Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  8. Laws and Actions with the direct link to Banking Sector
  9. Bankers Book Evidence Act
  10. DRT Act
  1. Human Resource Development
  2. Business policy and strategic analysis
  3. Transnational Analysis
  4. Training and Development
  5. Recruitment and Selection
  6. Rewards and Recognition
  7. Industrial Relations
  8. Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  9. Grievance and Conflict Management
  10. Performance Management and Appraisal

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

As mentioned there are three stages in IBPS SO Exam. The detailed pattern of each of these stages is as follows:

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: Prelims

Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari
Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

For specialist officers, HR/Personal Officer, IT Officer Scale I
Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125  
 

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

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

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 Exam Pattern: Interview

Candidates who clear mains exam are called for the interview. This is an important stage of the recruitment proces.

How many stages are there in IBPS SO Exam?

There are three stages in IBPS SO Exam- prelims, mains and interview.

What are the subjects from which questions are asked in IBPS SO Exam?

The subjects from which questions are asked in IBPS SO Exam are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and General Awareness.

Is there negative marking in IBPS SO Exam?


Yes, there is negative marking in IBPS SO Exam. 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
 

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