IBPS SO Syllabus

The IBPS SO Exam is held just once, every year. The pattern of IBPS SO is no different than that of IBPS PO if CWE and interview are considered. But a bank SO is a specialized bank job profile.

The syllabus for IBPS SO is similar to the other IBPS exams. In the SO exam, only the pattern change is according to the post the candidate has applied for.

It is very important that the applicants are aware with the pattern and syllabus of the exam. The syllabus for the IBPS SO is given here for the candidates to get a better understanding about the topics that comprise the question paper for the prelims and mains. The syllabus for IBPS SO is given below.

English Language

  • Spotting Error
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para-Jumbles & Cloze test

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Time and Distance
  • Percentages & Averages
  • Simplification
  • Profit and Loss
  • Work and Time
  • Data Interpretation
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Upstream & Downstream
  • Ages Problems
  • SI & CI

Reasoning Ability

  • Coding & Decoding.
  • Analogy & Alphabet Test
  • Theme Detection & Data Sufficiency
  • Syllogism
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Missing Character
  • Sums on Clocks and Calendars
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Numeric Puzzle & Series Completion
  • Inequality
  • Statement and Conclusions, Conclusions and Passages, Statement and Arguments
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence.
  • Eligibility Test
  • Direction Sense

General Awareness

  • Current events & Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Indian Constitution, Important Financial & Economic News.
  • Awards and Honors, Books and Authors, Sports and Games, Culture
  • Science (Inventions and Discoveries)
  • History, Geography, Economic Scene, General Politics
  • Important Days & Abbreviations

IBPS SO – Professional Knowledge Syllabus

(1) For IT Officer (Scale-I)

  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Engineering & Data Structure
  • Database Management System
  • Computer microprocessor and organization

(2) For Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I)

  • Seed Science and Horticulture
  • Irrigation, Soil resources and Agronomy
  • Various types of agricultural practices and its economics
  • Animal technology and husbandry
  • Agricultural research, education and extension
  • Ecology and Agro forestry
  • Priority sector advances
  • Indian activities for Rural welfare
  • Different agricultural insurance schemes and other government schemes
  • Basics of Crop production and improvement

(3) For Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

  • Brand management and Basics of Marketing Management
  • Product life cycle
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Advertising, PR, sales promotion
  • Basic knowledge of retail management
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Market Segmentation and Business ethics
  • Marketing Research and forecasting demand
  • Marketing Strategy and Services Marketing

(4) For Law Officer (Scale-I)

  • Foreign Exchange, securities, negotiable instruments related relevant orders and laws
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act
  • Compliance and Legal Aspects and Banking Regulation
  • SARFAESI
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act.
  • Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector
  • Offenses and Penalties

(5) For HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Training and Development
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems.
  • Industrial relations
  • Grievance and conflict management
  • Performance management and appraisal
  • Transnational Analysis

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