IBPS SO Syllabus | IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus


IBPS SO 2018 exam would be conducted in the month of December 2018. The preliminary stage will be conducted in December 2018 whereas Mains exam in January 2019.  The syllabus for the written stages of the national level exam has been notified by the IBPS. You need to know the IBPS SO syllabus and prepare for it well if you want to get selected for IBPS SO 2018. Although the topics outlined are common for all the posts such as IT, Law, Marketing Officers, candidates need to be aware of the sections to be asked in both the stages, i.e. preliminary and mains. Read below about complete IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus.

IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus Complete Details

To prepare for IBPS SO 2018 exam, it is very important to know the detailed IBPS SO Syllabus for 2018.  Now, the syllabus can be divided into two sections. General Section contains reasoning, quant and English. There is another section on Professional Knowledge. While the general section is common for all candidates, the syllabus for professional knowledge differs from post to post. So, when it comes to professional knowledge, the IBPS SO IT officer syllabus would differ from other posts. Candidates must focus on the general sections of reasoning, quants, and English as well as the Professional Knowledge Subjects to perform well in the upcoming IBPS SO exam 2018.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Syllabus 2018 – Prelims

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the first round of selection in IBPS SO 2018 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam would be eligible to appear for the mains exam. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2018 comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language and General Awareness or GK. The syllabus for all of those sections is below:

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- For IBPS SO Mains stage

As said before, there is a section called professional knowledge which is different for different posts. It basically tests the proficiency in the subject which is required for a specific post. For example, the professional knowledge section of IBPS IT Officer Syllabus would have topics that are related to IT and computers. The Professional Knowledge syllabus for various subjects is given below.

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 Economics
  • 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
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Laws and Actions with 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

This was the important information about the IBPS SO syllabus. Hope this article was of help to you. You can check out the following articles for knowing more about the IBPS SO exam.

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