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IBPS SO Syllabus 2020

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IBPS SO Syllabus & Exam Pattern:
The IBPS SO Exam will be conducted in the following three phases:
1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam
 3. Interview Process
IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern:
The IBPS SO preliminary examination has a total duration of 120 minutes.
There will be 3 section.
Each section has 40 minutes .
Candidates have to appear for the Prelims first and the shortlisted students  eligible for the Mains Exam.
The score of Preliminary Exam will not be considered for the final allotment.
The final selection will be based on on the Mains Exam and Interview Process.
The Mains Examination will contain questions only from Professional Knowledge Subjects.

S.N. Subject Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. General Awareness  50 50 40 minutes
  Total 150 125 120 minutes

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

S.N. Subject Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
  Total 150 125  120 minutes


S.N. Subject Marks Duration
1. Professional Knowledge(Objective for Law, I.T, HR, Marketing, Agriculture) 60 45 minutes
2. Professional Knowledge(Objective for Rajbhasha) 60 30 minutes
3. Professional Knowledge(Descriptive for Rajbhasha) 30 minutes

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Syllabus:

Subject Topic

Logical Reasoning
Alphanumeric Series
Alphabet Combination
Data Sufficiency
Reasoning Inequalities
Seating Arrangements
Picture Series Puzzles
Coding and Decoding
Assertion and Reason
Statement, Argument and Assumption
Word Formation

English Language

Reading Comprehension
Tenses Rules
Cloze Test(Fill in the blanks)
Paragraph Jumbles
Idioms & Phrases
Error Detection
Multiple Meanings(Contextual Usage)
Paragraph Completion

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification and Approximation
Profit and Loss
Mixtures and Alligations
Simple and Compound Interest
Surds and Indices
Work and Time
Time and Distance Equations
Mensuration: Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and Cuboid
Data Interpretation
Ratio And Proportion
Number Systems
Series and Sequences
Permutation and Combination
Measures of Central Tendency and Variation

General Awareness 

Financial Knowledge
Banking Awareness
Basic Economics
Current Events of National and International Importance with focus on financial news
General Knowledge on various topics of importance to financial institutions

Professional Knowledge Syllabus:

Stream Topic
IT Officer  Database Management Systems
Data Communication and Networking
Operating Systems
Software Engineering
Data Structures
Embedded Systems and Microprocessors
Computer Organization
Object-Oriented Programming
Agriculture Officer Basics of Crop Production and Horticulture
Agronomy, Irrigation and Seed Science
Agricultural Economics and Practices
Soil resources
Animal Husbandry
Government Schemes related to Agriculture
 Marketing Officer Basics of Marketing Management
Brand Management
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales
Retail Business
Business Ethics
Market Segmentation
Market Research and Forecasting
Product Life Cycle Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Marketing Strategies in Services Marketing
 Law Officer 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
Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act
Banking Ombudsman
Laws and Actions with a direct link to Banking Sector
Bankers Book Evidence Act
Debt Recovery Tribunals Act
 HR/Personnel Officer Human Resource Development
Business policy and strategic analysis
Transnational Analysis
Training and Development
Recruitment and Selection
Rewards and Recognition
Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
Grievance and Conflict Management
Performance Management and Appraisals