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IBPS SO Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2017-18 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IBPS SO 2017-18 Notification has been released by IBPS. The preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2017 is scheduled on 30th and 31st December 2017 and IBPS SO Mains Exam 2017 is scheduled on 28th January 2018.

IBPS SO 2017 Vacancy

IBPS has released a total of 1315 vacancies for the recruitment of Specialist Officers(SO).

•IT Officer (Scale-I)- 120
•HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)- 35
•Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)- 30
•Marketing Officer (Scale-I)- 195
•Law Officer (Scale-I)- 60
•Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)- 875

IBPS SO 2017 Exam will be conducted in the following three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. It is mandatory for every applicant to clear all level of examination to get selected to the post of Specialist Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks participating in IBPS SO 2017.

New chanages in IBPS SO 2017 Exam are stated below:

  • The exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary, Mains and Interview Process.
  • A candidate must appear for the Prelims first and the selected students after the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to give the Mains Exam.
  • Score of Preliminary Exam will not be taken into consideration for final allottment. Final selection will be based on on the Mains Exam and Interview Process.
  • The Mains Examination will contain questions only from the Professional Knowledge Subjects.

IBPS SO 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern

For Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

SERIAL NO SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS DURATION
1. Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
2. English Language 50 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125

 For post of law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari

SERIAL NO SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS DURATION
1. Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
2. English Language 50 25
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50
Total 150 125

IBPS SO 2017 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

IBPS SO Syllabus 2017

IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus is designed separately for Rajsabha Adhikari and Other Specialist Officers. It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS SO 2017 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS SO 2017 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

Apart from the major three sections of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning,a candidate is required to be fluent in his/her area of expertise or the Specialization Subjects.

Detailed syllabus of IBPS SO 2017 exam:

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

Apart from the above subjects, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is discussed below:

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
  • SARFAES
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT 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

 

IBPS SO 2016 Cuotff

Posts General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 53.30
26/09/89
51.90
5/4/92
47.35
30/08/91
38.50
09/07/88
33.70
27/08/88
39.40
16/02/92
IT Officer 61.50
29/08/89
57.75
26/10/93
53.55
26/09/89
46.50
18/03/92
40.60
19/10/86
50.15
13/06/90
60.10
05/12/87
Law Officer 52.95
11/07/89
49.20
08/05/86
44.95
25/02/3
39.55
22/07/81
NA 39.65
05/02/76
36.70
09/05/84
HR/Personnel Officer 60.75
05/10/90
53.50
25/11/..89
50.70
21/07/91
46.65
27/12/85
43.40
10/07/86
Agriculture Field Officer 41.65
15/03/92
40.90
04/05/85
34.65
30/06/89
30.00
10/12/83
26.50
31/01/87
27.20
03/06/93
28.95
25/01/93
Rajsabha Adhikari 44.15
12/10/89
45.05
02/01/92
43.35
27/05/84
34.20
11/08/90
38.75
16/5/90
69.05
01/04/90

Minimum & Maximum Cut Off (Category-Wise & Post-Wise):

Post General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 74.95 to 55.30 66.80 to 51.90 59.40 to 47.35 62.05 to 35.50 33.70 to 33.70 58.10 to 39.40
IT Officer 76.75 to 61.50 64.05 to 57.75 55.05 to 46.50 65.10 to 53.35 50.50 to 40.60 61.85 to 50.15 65.90 to 60.10
Law Officer 62.85 to 52.95 55.80 to 49.20 71.15 to 44.95 47.50 to 39.55 54.40 to 39.85 43.30 to 36.30
HR/Personnel Officer 73.35 to 60.75 65.10 to 53.50 62.95 to 50.50 56.45 to 46.65 43.40 to 43.40
Agriculture Field Officer 69.75 to 41.65 60.95 to 40.90 52.30 to 34.65 53.45 to 30.00 45.60 to 26.50 49.05 to 27.20 60.25 to 25.95
Rajsabha Adhikari 66.50 to 44.15 62.20 to 45.05 51.85 to 43.35 49.80 to 34.20 43.55 to 38.73 69.05 to 69.05

IBPS SO Cut Off 2016 Reserve List

Post General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 54.8 51.55 46.95 38.15 38.8
IT Officer 61.15 57.5 53.1 46.3 40.3 49.35 55.95
Law Officer 52.25 48.75 44.65 39.15 38.35 30.80
HR/Personnel Officer 60.5 51.85 49.6 44.6 31.75
Agriculture Field Officer 40.6 40.55 34.1 29.3 25.95 26.7 28.7
Rajsabha Adhikari 43.55 44.6 42.8 33.7 35.95

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