The IBPS SO exam is conducted annually by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to recruit specialized officers for various positions in public sector banks in India. This article covers the various important information related to the IBPS SO Syllabus.
IBPS SO Exam Pattern and Eligibility Criteria
The IBPS recently revised the SO exam Pattern. The revised IBPS SO selection process consists of three phases:
- IBPS SO Prelims
- IBPS SO Mains
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IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus
The IBPS SO Prelims exam will cover a variety of topics such as reasoning skills, quantitative aptitude, English, and general awareness. The IBPS SO Syllabus for Prelims is similar to the IBPS PO Syllabus.
The detailed Syllabus for IBPS SO prelims is given below:
|Reasoning Skills||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language||General Awareness, Economy |
and Banking Knowledge
|Alpha-Numeric Series||Number Series||Reading Comprehension||Banking Awareness|
|Ranking and Directions||Simplification and Approximation||Cloze Test||Financial Knowledge|
|Coding-Decoding||Ratio Proportion and Partnership||Fillers||Basic Economics|
|Inequalities||Percentage||Sentence Rearrangement||Current events of national |
and international importance
with a focus on financial news.
|Blood relation||Profit and Loss||Sentence Improvement||General knowledge of various topics of |
importance to financial institutions
|Syllogism||Simple Interest and Compound Interest||Error Detection|
|Seating Arrangement||Time and Work|
|Puzzles||Pipe and Cistern|
|Data Sufficiency||Speed Time and Distance|
|Boat and Stream|
|Mixture and Alligation|
|Permutation Combination and Probability|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation|
IBPS SO Mains Syllabus
The IBPS SO Main exam will be of graduation level. Candidates’ professional knowledge in their respective field will be tested according to the position for which they have applied.
With the exception of the main exam for the IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari position, all exams are objective type. The IBPS SO Main exam for the position of Rajbhasha Adhikari has both an Objective section and a Description section.
Let’s take a look at the IBPS SO Mains syllabus for different positions.
1. Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO IT Office Post:
|1.||Basic understanding of computer software and hardware|
|2.||Database management system (DBMS)|
|5.||Data warehouse and data mining|
|9.||Computer Organisation and microprocessor|
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2. Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari Post:
|1.||Fill in the Blanks|
|4.||Translation (English to Hindi and Hindi to English)|
|5.||Synonyms and Antonyms|
3. Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO Law Officer Post:
|1.||Relevant laws and ordinances relating to negotiable instruments|
|2.||Banking regulations and compliance and legal aspects|
|3.||Prevention of money laundering|
|8.||Consumer Protection Act|
|10.||Bankers Book Evidence Act|
|11.||Offenses and Penalties|
|12.||Banking Ombudsman Scheme|
|13.||Laws and acts having direct and indirect implications for the banking sector|
4. Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO Marketing Officer Post:
|6.||Basic knowledge of retail management|
|10.||Intellectual Property Rights|
|11.||Marketing Research forecasting demand|
|13.||Corporate Social Responsibility|
5. Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO HR/Personnel Officer Post:
|1.||Human Resource Development (HRD)|
|2.||Human Resource Management (HRM)|
|3.||Job Evaluation, Design, Analysis, and Interviews|
|5.||Training, Development, and Motivation|
|6.||Performance Appraisal, Transfer, Promotion, Demotion, Compensation, Incentives, Recognition, and Rewards.|
|9.||Information Technology Concepts and Issue|
|10.||Discipline and Grievance Procedures|
|12.||Trade Union Act|
6. Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO Agricultural Officer Post:
|2.||Current Affairs related to Agriculture Sector|
|7.||Government Policies and Schemes For Agricultural Development|
|8.||Rural Welfare Activities|
|9.||Pesticides and Herbicides|
|10.||Woman and Child Development Schemes|
We hope this detailed IBPS SO program has helped you in your preparation.
IBPS SO is an online exam. Thus, aspiring candidates must regularly take online tests which will make it easier for you to obtain a high score in the exam.
If you have any questions regarding the exam, simply drop a comment below and we’ll get back to you.
Good luck… 🙂