IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus (with Exam Pattern) for All Posts

Check IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus (& Exam Pattern) for all posts of Officer Scale - I (i.e., I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer).

Created On: Dec 6, 2018 12:55 IST
IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus
IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus

IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus with Exam Pattern (for Scale - I post of I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer) is available here. IBPS SO 2018 Prelims is scheduled to be held on 29th and 30th December 2018. Candidates who are aspiring to make their career as a specialist officer in one of the nationalised banks of Indian should learn carefully learn this latest IBPS SO Syllabus and exam pattern.

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus

IBPS SO Recruitment Process 2018:

The complete IBPS SO Recruitment Process is divided into three major phases

Preliminary Exam → Main Exam → Personal Interview

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018

Complete detail about IBPS SO Exam Pattern is given below

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018: Prelims

This is exam is qualifying in nature and is used for screening process.

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

IBPS SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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

IBPS SO Syllabus & Exam Pattern for the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for IBPS SO Mains.

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests (both Prelims and Mains). For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018: Mains

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in the test of Online Main examination and also secure sufficiently high scores to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 (Mains): Rajbhasha Adhikari

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

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 (Mains): Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

IBPS SO 2018 Interview Process

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Main examination for CRP SPL-VIII will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.

Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The weightage (ratio) of Online CWE (Main Exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively.

The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CWE- SPL-VIII and Interview.

Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

A candidate should qualify both in the Online CWE (Main Examination) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website.

IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has not provided any specific syllabus for the recruitment exam of Specialist Officer but based on the analysis of previous IBPS SO exams, here we have provided some important topics for the preparation of IBPS SO Recruitment exam 2018

English Language

• Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)

• Cloze Test

• Sentence Improvement

• Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements

• Spotting Errors

• Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)

• Phrase Replacement

• Irrelevant Statements

• Main Idea of Passage


• Seating arrangement

• Data Sufficiency

• Alphanumeric Series

• Puzzle

• Coding-decoding

• Inequalities

• Input - Output

• Blood Relation

• Ranking

• Direction and Sense

• Series

Quantitative Aptitude

• Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)

• Number system

• Approximation

• HCF and LCM of Numbers

• Problems based on age

• Number series

• Quadratic Equations

• Percentages

• Ratio and proportion

• Average

• Mixture and Allegations

• Time and work

• Pipe and Cistern

• Speed, Distance and time

• Partnership

• Simple and compound interest

• Permutation and Combination

• Profit, Loss and Discount

• Mensuration

• Data Sufficiency

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

• Current Affairs (at least last 6 months)

• Banking Awareness topics.

• Books & authors,

• Important Places,

• Awards,

• Headquarters of Important Organizations

• Prime Ministers Schemes,

• Important Days

• Countries, their capitals and currencies

• Airports

• Ports in India

• Tallest and biggest in India and the world

• Banking in India

• Banking terminology

• Bank headquarters

• Slogans of banks

• Abbreviations and Economic terminologies


Professional Knowledge

IT Officer:Scale-I

• Database Management System

• Data Communication and Networking

• Operating System

• Software Engineering

• Data Structure

• Computer Organization and Microprocessor

• Object Oriented Programming

• Microsoft Office

• Memory

• Keyboard Shortcuts

• Computer Abbreviation

• Computer Hardware

• Computer Software

• Operating System

• Internet

• Networking

• Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Agricultural Field Officer: Scale-I

• Animal Husbandry

• Agroforestry

• Ecology

• Government Schemes

• Basics of Crop production

• Horticulture

• Seed Science

• Agronomy and Irrigation

• Agricultural Economies

• Agricultural Practices

• Soil resources

• Important varieties,

• Herbicides and Pesticides

• Preservation of fruits and vegetables,

• Types of cropping system,

• Different plant diseases

• Irrigation

• Different agricultural practices

• Rural welfare activities

Law Officer: Scale-I

• Consumer Protection Act

• Banking Regulation

• Compliance and Legal Aspects


• Negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange (Laws and Orders)

• Prevention of money laundering,

• Limitation Act

• Consumer Protection Act


• Bankers Book Evidence Act,

• DRT Act

• Banking Ombudsman Scheme

• Offenses and Penalties

• Law and Acts related to banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies and Firm

HR/Personnel Officer: Scale – I

• Human Resource Development

• Transnational Analysis

• Business policy and strategic analysis

• Recruitment and Selection

• Training and Development

• Rewards and Recognition

• Performance Management and Appraisal

• Industrial Relations

• Business Policy and Strategic Analysis

• Grievance and Conflict Management

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

Rajbhasha Adhikari: Scale-I

• Passage (In Hindi)

• Fill in the blanks (Hindi Grammar)

• Translation (Sentence, Words)  English to Hindi and Hindi to English

• Close Test (In Hindi) 

• Practical Translation

• Synonyms and Antonyms

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