Oct 29, 2018

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (SO) 2018 - 19 Exam Pattern (Official)

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will soon conduct the Specialist Officer Examination for 1590+ vacancies. Those who have applied or going to apply for the said examination are suggested to check updated IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus 2018 – 19 from here. Along with the syllabus, we have also provided the Official Exam Pattern will help you in understand the marks distribution of each section.

The Specialist Officer (SO) examination will contain two rounds that are preliminary and mains examination. The syllabus and exam pattern of both examinations is well stated below. The provided syllabus will help you in getting detailed information regarding the topics from which question will be asked. Whereas, exam pattern will assist you in attaining marking skills, number of questions and time duration of the examination. So check the IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus and exam pattern now by going through this page…

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IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus Details
Organization Name
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Post Name
Specialist Officer(SO)
Page Type
Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Status of Syllabus
Available Below!

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus
IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Preliminary)
IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus -Reasoning Ability:
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning

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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

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IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus- General Awareness:
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains)
IT Officer (Scale-I):
  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object Oriented Programming

Read: Basic Computer Knowledge

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I):
  • Basics of Crop production
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Economies
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agroforestry
  • Ecology
  • Government Schemes

Marketing Officer (Scale-I):
  • 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

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Law Officer (Scale-I):    
  • 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 direct link to Banking Sector
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT Act

Read: Law Entrance Exam

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I):               
  • 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

Rajsabha Adhikari:
  • Banking Regulations Passages
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Practical Translation
  • Hindi/English Grammar

Read: English Vocabulary Preparation Tips - Bank

IBPS SO Exam Pattern
IBPS SO Exam Pattern (Preliminary):
For Rajsabha Adhikari and for the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer-
Duration of Exam-40 minutes
Name of Tests 
No. of
English Language 
General Awareness with Special
Reference to Banking Industry

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern (MAINS):
For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer-
Medium of Exam- English & Hindi
Exam Duration- 45 minutes
Name of Test
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Professional Knowledge

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari-
Medium of Exam- English & Hindi
Name of Test
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Professional Knowledge(Objective)
30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive)
30 minutes

Hope the above-provided information will be beneficial for you. We suggest you start your preparation as per the provided IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (SO) and exam pattern.  If you have any question then comment in the below provided comment box we will answer your question as soon as possible.


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