IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 (PDF) Prelims Detailed Topics Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Syllabus is available here. Interested candidates who wish to break the IBPS SO exam can download full courses for different subjects in PDF format. By examining the IBPS SO examination course with examination patterns, you will easily help to preparation for the examination.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019

You should have a clear about the IBPS SO Syllabus & pattern and IBPS specialist officer course. You must first complete the IBPS Specialist Examination Course and then have to pay attention to the most important subjects for the examinations.

Important Dates:

Starting Date – 06 November 2018

Last Date for Registration – 26 November 2018

Detailed Information with Syllabus content:

IBPS SO Syllabus Prelims

Reasoning Ability:

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Inequality
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Syllogism
  • Input – Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Verbal Reasoning

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction
  • Para / Sentence Completion

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.

General Awareness:

  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics (For instance, you may come across questions related to demonetization)
  • Do not forget to prepare for static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals, and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed).
  • This section may also include questions on Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, and Important Days etc.
  • It would be advisable to go through the GK updates of at least last 3 – 4 months.

To know about: IBPS SO 2019-2020 Recruitment

IBPS SO Syllabus Mains

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for IT Officer (Scale-I):

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

Professional Knowledge for Agriculture field officer (Scale-I):

  • Basics of Crop production and improvement
  • Horticulture (Spacing time of sowing seed rate, Important varieties, Herbicides Pesticides, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Types of cropping system, Different plant diseases)
  • Seed Science
  • Animal husbandry and technology
  • Agricultural research, education, and extension
  • Agroforestry and Ecology
  • Priority sector advances
  • Rural welfare activities in India
  • Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture
  • Agronomy and irrigation
  • Agricultural economics
  • Various types of agricultural practices
  • Soil resources
  • Various government schemes

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Marketing Officer (Scale-I):

  • Basics of Marketing Management (4 Ps of Marketing).
  • Brand management
  • Advertising, PR, sales promotion
  • Product life cycle
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
  • Corporate social responsibility.
  • Services Marketing.
  • Marketing Strategy.
  • Basic knowledge of retail management.
  • Business ethics.
  • Market Segmentation.
  • Marketing Research and forecasting demand.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Law Officer (Scale-I):

  • Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects
  • Relevant laws and orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange.
  • Offenses and Penalties
  • Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution
  • Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act, the DRT Act.
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I):

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

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019:

IBPS SO Exam Pattern Prelims

1. The following are the exam pattern for the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari,

Sr. No. Name of test No. of question Maximum marks Duration
1. English Language 50 25 2 hours
2. Reasoning 50 50  
3. General Awareness 50 50  
Total 150 125 125 2 hours

2. For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Sr. No. Name of test No. of question Maximum marks Duration
1. English Language 50 25 2 hours
2. Reasoning 50 50  
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50  
Total 150 125    

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2019:

1. For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer,

Sr. No. Name of test No. of question Maximum marks Duration
1. Profession Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes
Total 60 60    

2. For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari.

Sr. No. Name of test No. of question Maximum marks Duration
1. Profession Knowledge (Objective)      
  45 60 30 minutes  
2. Profession Knowledge (Descriptive) 15   30 minutes

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