IBPS SO Exam Syllabus 2020 – Specialist Officer Exam

IBPS SO syllabusBefore starting preparation for the exam, candidates must have knowledge about the detailed Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officer Exam Syllabus. To perform well in the exam we recommend you to go through all the topics and prepare accordingly. To make yourself ready for the exam, we are providing complete and updated IBPS SO Exam Syllabus. It is important to have a complete understanding of the topics of various Subjects. The subjects with their updated syllabus are given below:-

Check: IBPS SO Notification 2019Apply Online Before – 26 November 2019

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

IBPS SO examination will be two-tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. The first two sections for all the posts will be the same i.e. English Language and Reasoning Ability. For the posts of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari, the third section of Preliminary Examination will be General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry and for the posts of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer, the third section will be Quantitative Aptitude. The detailed syllabus of each subject in IBPS SO Prelims Exam is given below.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Syllabus
English Language
Cloze TestReading Comprehension
Spotting ErrorsSentence Improvement
Sentence CorrectionPara Jumbles
Fill in the BlanksPara/Sentence Completion
Logical ReasoningCoded Inequalities
Seating ArrangementsPuzzles
Input-OutputData Sufficiency
Blood RelationsCoding-Decoding
Order and RankingAlphanumeric Series
Distance and DirectionVerbal Reasoning and Tabulation
General Awareness
Current AffairsBanking Awareness
GK Updates Currencies
Important PlacesBooks and Authors
Prime Minister SchemesImportant Days
Quantitative Aptitude
   Number SeriesData Interpretation
Simplification/ ApproximationQuadratic Equation
Data SufficiencyMensuration
AverageProfit and Loss
Ratio and ProportionWork, Time and Energy
Time and DistanceProbability
RelationsSimple and Compound Interest
Permutation and Combination

IBPS SO Main Exam Syllabus

The Main Examination comprises of questions based on the professional knowledge in the specialist post that you are applying for such as Information Technology, Law, Marketing, Agriculture, HR etc. The detailed syllabus for the main examination is discussed below:-
IBPS SO Main Exam Syllabus
IT Officer (Scale-I)
Database Management SystemData Communication and Networking
Operating SystemSoftware Engineering
Data StructureComputer Organization and Microprocessor
Object-Oriented Programming
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
Basics of Crop productionHorticulture
Seed ScienceAgronomy and Irrigation
Agricultural EconomicsAgricultural Practices
Soil resourcesAnimal Husbandry
Government Schemes
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
PassagesFill in the Blanks
Translation (English to Hindi and Hindi to English)Cloze Test
Antonyms and SynonymsHindi Grammar
Law Officer (Scale I)
Human Resource DevelopmentBusiness policy and strategic analysis
Transnational AnalysisTraining and Development
Recruitment and SelectionRewards and Recognition
Industrial RelationsBusiness Policy and Strategic Analysis
Grievance and Conflict ManagementPerformance Management and Appraisal
Marketing Officer (Scale I)
Basics of Marketing ManagementBrand Management
Business EthicsMarket Segmentation
Market research and forecasting demandProduct Life Cycle
Corporate Social ResponsibilityService Marketing and Marketing Strategies
The cut-off for IBPS SO 2019-20 will be released once the paper for the same has been conducted. The cut-off for Preliminary Examination and Mains Examination will be different. The cut-off marks will be generated both categories wise as well as state wise.