IBPS SO Subjects

The IBPS SO exam consists of a variety of subjects that future Specialized Officers (SO) need to be well versed with.

The IBPS SO Exam consists of:

  • Preliminary Stage
  • Mains Stage
  • Interview

This article will give details about the individual subjects in both the prelims and mains stage of the IBPS SO exam

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IBPS SO Prelims Subjects

The IBPS SO subjects consists of the following:

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning
  4. General Awareness

The following table gives details about the topics in English Language and Quantitative Aptitude

English Language Quantitative Aptitude
  • 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

The following table gives details about the topics in Reasoning and General Awareness

Reasoning General Awareness
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days

IBPS SO Mains Subjects

The IBPS SO subjects for the mains consists of topics that are in accordance with the specialized positions. The positions are as follows:

  1. IT Officer
  2. Law Officer
  3. HR/Personnel Officer
  4. Marketing Officer
  5. Rajbhasha Adhikari
  6. Agriculture Field Officer

The following table gives details about the topics for each position:

IT Officer
  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object-Oriented Programming
Law Officer
  • 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
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Laws and Actions with a direct link to Banking Sector
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT Act
HR/Personnel Officer
  • 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
Marketing Officer
  • 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
Ranbhasha Adhikari
  • Banking Regulations Passages
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Practical Translation
  • Hindi/English Grammar
Agricultural Field Officer
  • Basics of Crop production
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agroforestry
  • Ecology
  • Government Schemes

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