IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus

Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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

Download the IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus here….The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is going to conduct the Specialist Officer Examination for 1599 vacancies. Candidates who are goin to appear in this exam they must 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.In the below section of this page, job applicants get the syllabus and exam pattern.  The provided syllabus will help you in getting detailed information regarding the topics from which question will be asked.

Candidates must check the full exam syllabus and exam pattern and start their preparation according to the given syllabus. For more details about the IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus, you haveto check the below section of this page which is well made by the team members of naukaricareer.com

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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

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

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

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
  • 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

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


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 50 25
Reasoning 50 50
General Awareness with Special
Reference to Banking Industry
50 50
Total 150 125


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 60 60


For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari-
Medium of Exam- English & Hindi

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 02 30 minutes



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