IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus – Find Complete Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Published on : 31st October 2018
IBPS Specialist Officer

The IBPS Common Recruitment Process for the selection of SO officers in various participating organizations is about to start. The IBPS SO 2018 registration process is scheduled to start from 6th November. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the notification, which states the exam will be conducted in two phases – Preliminary and Main. Candidates who have started the IBPS SO 2018 exam preparation lately without knowing the syllabus and exam pattern need to read through the article. Here, we have covered all the important subjects/ topics that would help you ace the preliminary and main exams for the posts of Law Officer Scale-I, IT Office Scale-I, Marketing Officer Scale-I, Personal/ HR Officer Scale-I, Agriculture Field Officer Scale-I and Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-I.

IBPS SO 2018 Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Seating Arrangements

Current Affairs

Data Sufficiency

Cloze Test

Data Sufficiency

Books and Authors

Average

Para Jumbles

Verbal Reasoning

Prime Minister Schemes

Simplification/ Approximation

Sentence Improvement

Puzzles

Currencies

Relations

Para/Sentence Completion

Distance and Direction

Banking Awareness

Number Series

Reading Comprehension

Order and Ranking

Awards

Time and Distance

Sentence Correction

Blood Relations

Important Days

Data Interpretation

Fill in the Blanks

Inequalities

GK Updates

Probability

Spotting Errors

Alphanumeric Series

Headquarters

Quadratic Equation

 

Input-Output

Important Places

Permutation and Combination

 

Syllogism

 

Mensuration

 

 

 

Simple and Compound Interest

 

 

 

Profit and Loss

 

 

 

Work, Time and Energy

 

 

 

Ratio and Proportion

 

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IBPS SO 2018 Main Syllabus – Professional Knowledge Syllabus

IT Officer Scale-I

Law Officer Scale-I

Agricultural Field Officer Scale-I

HR/Personnel Officer Scale-I

Marketing Officer Scale-I

Operating System

Banking Regulations

Seed Science

Transnational Analysis

Brand Management

Computer Organization and Microprocessor

Consumer Protection Act

Basics of Crop production

Recruitment and Selection

Business Ethics

Data Structure

Bankers Book Evidence Act

Agricultural Economies

Grievance and Conflict Management

Retail

Database Management System

Compliance and Legal Aspects

Agronomy and Irrigation

Training and Development

Market Segmentation

Software Engineering

Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act

Animal Husbandry

Human Resource Development

Basics of Marketing Management

Object Oriented Programming

SARFAES

Agricultural Practices

Business Policy and Strategic Analysis

Product Life Cycle

Data Communication and Networking

Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange

Horticulture

Business policy and strategic analysis

Sales

 

Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector

Soil resources

Rewards and Recognition

Advertising

 

Banking Ombudsman Scheme

Government Schemes

Performance Management and Appraisal

Market research and forecasting demand

 

DRT Act

Ecology

Industrial Relations

Marketing Strategies

 

 

Agroforestry

 

PR

 

 

 

 

Service Marketing

 

 

 

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

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IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern

Now that you know the syllabus, hover over the exam pattern section to understand the nature of the exam and the type of questions that you would come across on the day of the test. The IBPS SO exam pattern constitutes two major phases – Preliminary Exam and Main Exam. The selection of the candidates is done through an Interview.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam pattern 2018 - Subject-wise Questions, Marks, Medium and Duration

For HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, IT Officer and Marketing Officer (Scale -1 for all officers)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium

Duration

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

2 Hours

English Language

50

25

English

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English and Hindi

Total

150

125

 

120 minutes

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For Law Officer (Scale-1) and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-1)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium

Duration

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

2 Hours

English Language

50

25

English

General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry

50

50

English and Hindi

Total

150

125

 

120 minutes

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IBPS SO Main Examination Pattern 2018 - Subject-wise Questions, Marks, Medium and Duration

For Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-1)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Medium

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

30 Minutes

English and Hindi

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

30 Minutes

English and Hindi

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For HR/Personnel Officer, Law Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, IT Officer and Marketing Officer

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Medium

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 Minutes

English and Hindi

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IBPS SO 2018 Important Dates

The Institute will administer the IBPS Specialist Officer preliminary exam on 29th and 30th December 2018. The qualified candidates will be called for the main exam. Those who make it to the list will be called for the Interview. The main exam will be conducted on 27th January 2019, and the Interview will be taken place in February 2019.

IBPS SO 2018 Events

IBPS SO 2018 Dates (Announced)

Release of online registration form

06-November-2018

Registration/ Editing/ Modification of application

06-November-2018 to 26-November-2018

Application fee payment (online)

06-November-2018 to 26-November-2018

Availability of admit card for preliminary exam

December 2018

Online preliminary exam to be commenced

29th & 30th December 2018

Announcement of result

January 2019

Availability of admit card for main exam

January 2019

Main exam to be commenced

27-January-2019 (announced)

Announcement of result

February 2019

Download Common Interview admit card

February 2019

Interview to be held

February 2019

Provisional allotment

April 2019

IBPS SO 2018 Application Process

The registration for the Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I), Law Officer (Scale-I), I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) and Marketing Office (Scale-I) is scheduled to begin on November 6, 2018. The last date to submit the IBPS SO online application form is 26th November 2018.


Available Application Forms

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