IBPS SO Syllabus 2018 – 19 (Prelims) New Exam Pattern Topic / Post Wise

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Hello Aspirants! IBPS is the main platform for recruitment and placement of job aspirants across India in the bank sector. Those candidates who are planning to appear for the specialist officer exam are landed in the right place.

Today our matter of contention is “IBPS SO syllabus”. You must be wondering what is going to be the IBPS syllabus for specialist officer.

This post is designed to extend every possible help or guidance for IBPS SO syllabus.

There are certain candidates who have pursued their Graduations and Post-Graduation Degrees with core subjects, with specific specializations in their opted core subjects.

To propose wonderful banking job opportunities to such amazing candidates, IBPS has started the IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment Exam which is conducted every year in the months of December and January

Every year lakh of candidates contesting for the post of the specialist officer. The department has declared the notification for ibps specialist officer on its official website.

Candidates who are preparing for the post of ibps specialist officer are curious to learn IBPS SO syllabus 2018.

Job seeking candidates are required to visit the official website for latest notification about dates, event, and IBPS SO syllabus.

It is essential to be well acquainted with the syllabus pattern and detailed syllabus.

The examination is held in 3 stages

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

It is mandatory for candidates to clear all the three phases in order to be considered for the final selection procedure for the post of specialist officer in multiple sector banks.

The main exam will include professional knowledge subject.

There are total 1315 vacancies released by the department this year.

There is a different post in specialist officer

  • IT officer
  • Marketing officer
  • Agricultural officer
  • HR personnel
  • Rajbhasa Adhikari
  • IBPS SO Salary 2019

In this post, I have discussed the IBPS specialist officer syllabus.

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Syllabus

It is important to know your syllabus before you start your IBPS Specialist Officer preparation.

  • IBPS IT officer Syllabus
  • IBPS Marketing officer Syllabus
  • IBPS Agricultural officer Syllabus
  • IBPS HR personnel Syllabus
  • IBPS Rajbhasa Adhikari Syllabus

Candidates must master all the general as well as the professional knowledge section to fare well in the upcoming exam of ibps specialist officer 2018.

Given below is the IBPS SO syllabus

Reasoning 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

Professional Knowledge Syllabus

IBPS CWE is an objective type of paper which consist of 200 question with multiple choice question

IBPS SO Exam Pattern – Prelims 2018

The online IBPS SO Prelims exam will consist of 150 Question worth of 125 marks in the time duration of 2 hours.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern – Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale

There are 3 sections in prelims

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude and
  • Reasoning

A candidate is required to be fluent in a specialized subject.

Name of Test N0. of Qs Maximum
Marks
Duration
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English Language 50 25
General Awareness
(With Special
Reference to
Banking)
50 50
Total 150 125
  • All the test are conducted in bilingual
  • There is negative marking scheme
  • The marks obtained in the prelims exam are not considered for final selection

IBPS SO Exam Pattern – IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer Scale I

Name of Test N0. of Qs Maximum
Marks
Duration
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English Language 50 25
Quant Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125

Given below is the exam pattern of mains for the specialist officer post

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of 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

For the Post of 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
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IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus

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

The syllabus for IBPS SO mains exam are given below have a look at the following

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus 2018

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

IBPS SO syllabus Topic-Wise

Participants are required to check the syllabus for specialist officer subject wise.

It is necessary to qualify each of the section with minimum passing scores.

IBPS SO Reasoning Syllabus

This section forms the important place in all the competitive exam.

The section is lengthy and it judges intelligent quotient IQ and logical reasoning ability of students.

It covers the entire reasoning question which includes judgments and conclusions from premises and facts.

Syllabus for ibps specialist officer is based on verbal and nonverbal reasoning.

Following are important Logical Reasoning topics 

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Syllogism,
  • Input-Output,
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy, Blood
  • Relation, Puzzle Test,
  • Direction Sense, Logical Venn Diagrams,
  • Alphabet & Alpha Numeric Sequence Test, Eligibility Test, Arrangements-Linear & Circular

Non-Verbal reasoning topics: – Series test, Analogy, Odd figures, Miscellaneous test. 

Given below are the strategy for reasoning section

1) Verbal Reasoning

Weightage → 5 – 8 Questions

Moderate to difficult in difficulty level

Time-consuming, moderate accuracy possible, more chances to appear.

Question Types → Statement and assumption, statement and inference, course of action, cause and effect, statement and arguments, critical reasoning.

2) Syllogisms

Weightage → 3 – 5 Questions

Difficulty level– Moderate to difficult in difficulty, Less time consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Very likely to appear.

Question Types → direct questions with 3-4 statements & 4-5 conclusions, possibility based questions, negative information based questions.

(4) Linear Seating Arrangement

Weightage → 5 – 10 Questions

Difficulty level– Moderate to Difficult, tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, requires a systematic approach with proper technique and step-by-step solving.

Question Types → Single or Double rows facing each other/ away from each other/ in the same direction. 5-4 questions based on multi-story building. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Lineup type problem as well.

IBPS SO English Syllabus

English is an important medium for every competitive exam. In every competitive exam of the bank, examiner judges your basic proficiency in the English language.

The English language incorporates 3 sections

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehensions

The important syllabus topics for IBPS SO English sections areas follow;

Have a look at the following

Vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation, and the topic comprehension means deriving a conclusion, theme detection, passage completion and the topic Rearrangement of passage, spelling, and sentence.

Given below are weightage strategy given for English syllabus

(1) Reading Comprehension

Weightage → 10 – 15 Questions

Moderate to Tough, Moderate Accuracy Possible.

2) Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Sentence Improvement)

Weightage → 15 – 20 Questions

Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Less to Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible.

Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles)

  • Weightage → 0 – 5 Questions
  • Easy, Low to Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy possible.

IBPS SO Quantitative Syllabus

Quantitative aptitude is no doubt lengthy and time-consuming.

The section judge numerical ability and problem-solving skills of candidates.

The section includes lots of numeric calculations and formulas.

The 2 core important topics from the section from which most of the question are put up are

  1. Arithmetic
  2. Data interpretation

Check the given below table for a fair idea of quantitative aptitude syllabus important topics along with the marks weight assigned to them.

IBPS Quantitative Aptitude Section No. Of Questions Marks
IBPS Specialist Officer Quantitative Aptitude (Numerical Ability) Paper 50 50

Ibps specialist officer post contains the following topics for quantitative

IBPS Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Contains these topics:-

Number System Logical problems Profit and Loss
Number series Square roots and Compound
Decimal Fractions cube roots proportion
Time & distance Simplification Pipe & Cistern
Boat and Stream Surd and indices Area
Allegation Problem on trains Ratio and Proportions
Unitary Method Races Algebra
Average Probability Mensuration (2d and 3d)
Geometry Simple and Compound Interest Data Interpretation
(Tabulation, Pie chart, Line chart,
line graph and Bar graph)
Banker’s Discount Percentage Time and Work
Following is the given below table of topics and their probability to appear in exams for your fair knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude Topics

Avg No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 15
Permutation Combination & Probability 5
Sequence & Series 5
Quadratic Equations 5
Simplification 5
 Number System 3
 Ratio, Proportion Percentage & Averages 3
 Profit & Loss 2
 Work & Time 2
 Time & Distance 2
 Mixtures and Allegations 1
 Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds, Indices 1
 Mensuration- Cylinder Cone Sphere 1

Given below are weight assigned to topics

(1) Simplification

  • Weightage → 0 – 5 Questions
  • Easy calculation, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types→ BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages, etc.

(2) Average

  • Weightage→ 1 – 2 Questions
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types→ Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature, etc. However, the concept remains simple. We have to use a single formula i.e. Average = Sum of Quantities/Number of Quantities

(3) Percentage

Weightage → 0 – 1 Question

Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.

Question Types → Calculation-oriented basic percentage.

(4) Ratio and Proportion

Weightage → 1 – 3 Questions

Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.

Question Types → Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Third/Fourth Proportion, Componendo and Dividend, Direct & Indirect Proportions.

(5) Data Interpretation

Weightage → 13 – 15 Questions (2 – 3 sets)

Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible

Question Types → Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Info graphics, Missing Data Type Case lets.

You just have to be thorough with your preparation in order to score high grades in the quant section.

According to the number of question asked per topic will give your fair review regarding how to target your focus on important topics.

It is indeed one of the most scoring yet time-consuming section. But, with adequate strategy and preparation, you can crack the quantitative section effectively on-the-go.

Ibps Specialist Officer General Awareness Syllabus 2018

General awareness plays a significant role in all the competitive exam.

As we all know comrades the general awareness paper is designed to test the general awareness of the important events as well as awareness about developments in the banking industry.

The syllabus of general awareness contains the vast topics which include the following;

  • Countries Currency & Capital
  • Articles, Amendments, schedules
  • National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Power plants
  • Discoveries & Inventions
  • Bank Taglines & Headquarter
  • National & International Organization Headquarters
  • Dams on Rivers
  • Cities on Rivers
  • River Tributaries & other Names
  • Day & its Importance
  • Stadiums
  • Airports
  • Sports Terms, persons
  • Awards & their Field
  • History of banking
  • 17 Books and their authors.
  • RBI questions for fiscal policies
  • Current affairs of last 6 months
  • Banking terminologies

Given below are the weight given to important topics have a look at the following?

(1) Financial Awareness

Weightage → 15 – 20 Questions

Level of difficulty- moderate to high, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible, less time consuming

Question Types → Banking and Economy related facts like budget, railway budget, economic survey, etc.;

Roles and functions of institutions like RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, etc.; Currencies of various countries; International Trade, Acquisitions, and Deals; New Policies and Pacts; Trade Deficits, Exchange Rate, GDP growth, etc. of various countries; Banking related facts.

2) Current Affairs

Weightage → 7 – 10 Questions

Level of difficulty-Easy to Highly, Moderate to High Accuracy possible.

Question Types → Questions that test your awareness of surroundings and important everyday events, banking and economy related news, National and International news, Books by famous personalities, etc. Go through the last 5 month G.K Capsule for best of your preparation.

(3) Static G.K

Weightage → 5 – 10 Questions

Moderate level of difficulty, Moderate to high accuracy possible, moderately time-consuming.

Question Types → important facts or events related to History, Polity, Geography, Science, Environment, etc.

Study Material → Demonetization, Countries and Currency, INC Sessions, Important regulatory bodies, List of Cabinet Ministers in India

(4) Economy

Weightage: 5 – 6 Questions

Question Types: Indian Economy, Financial organization, Budget, Railway budget, Economic survey, GDP Growth Rate, GST, Business etc.

To boost up your General Awareness Preparation, read the G.K Capsule.

IBPS Specialist officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus 2018

Dear participant’s below listed is the IBPS SO syllabus for

  • IBPS IT officer syllabus-Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude & Professional Knowledge (IT).
  • IBPS AFO (Agriculture Field Officer)- Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude & Professional Knowledge (Agriculture & allied fields).
  • IBPS Rajbhasa Adhikari syllabus-Reasoning, English, General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry & Professional Knowledge (Hindi).
  • IBPS Law Officer syllabus-Reasoning, English, General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry & Professional Knowledge (Law).
  • IBPS Marketing Officer– Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude & Professional Knowledge (HR & Marketing respectively).
  • IBPS HR/Personnel officer Syllabus-Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude & Professional Knowledge (HR & Marketing respectively).

Check the given table to have detailed idea of ibps profession syllabus specialized post wise

IT Officer (Scale-I) Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Law Officer (Scale-I) HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)
  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Basics of Crop production
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Economies
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agroforestry
  • Ecology
  • Government Schemes
  • 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
  • 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
  • SARFAES
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Laws and Actions with the direct link to Banking Sector
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT Act
  • 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

Professional topics are different for all the post as given above. Students are required to be proficient in professional knowledge.

Marks scored in a professional subject are significant and will be considered for the final selection of specialist officer.

Negative marking scheme is also implied for every wrong answer in the professional knowledge

An online specialist officer professional knowledge contains 75 marks. So it is important for the job aspirants to gear up their preparation for professional knowledge

Professional knowledge subjects of IBPS SP Syllabus will help you reach the selection procedure if you score well in the professional knowledge section.

Given below are paper pattern along with the marks and time duration assigned

Have a look at the following table

Paper Pattern For IBPS SO Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

S. No. Name of the Tests Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Specialist Officer Reasoning Test 50 120 Minutes
2 SO English Language Test 25
3 SO General Awareness Test 50
4 SO Professional Knowledge Test 75
                        Total 200

Paper Pattern For IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR / Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer

S. No. Paper name Maximum Marks Total Time
1 SO Reasoning Question Paper 50 120 Minutes
2 SO English Question Paper 25
3 SO Quantitative Aptitude Question Paper 50
4 SO Professional Knowledge Question Paper 75

Comrades, now you have the complete details for IBPS SO Syllabus 2018. Students are required to start their preparation for various posts such as IT officer, marketing officer, agricultural field officer, Rajbhasa Adhikari, and law officer/HR personnel

Cracking specialist officer post is no big deal, nothing is impossible if you have the right guidance and well-structured approach!

You may refer specialist officer study material, so question papers, sample papers, and other reference books to gear up your preparation for specialist officer post.

What is the importance of IBPS SO syllabus?

As you must be aware about that SO syllabus plays a significant role in the exam preparation.

  • IBPS SO syllabus is a course-planning tool. It is designed to helps the student prepare and organize the course.
  • Syllabus for IBPS SO exam describes the course goals; explains the course structure and assignments, exams, review sessions, and other activities which required for students to learn the material.
  • IBPS SO syllabus 2018 students a clear idea of the course content and the knowledge they will gain throughout the course.
  • IBPS specialist officer syllabus provides the student’s room to do extensive practice in the form of various problem sets, homework, and subject-oriented assignments.

I hope your query about what is the syllabus for IBPS specialist officer? Is sorted with maximum satisfaction.

What are you waiting for? Kick start your preparation right away!

Conclusions

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