IBPS SO Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern in detail

Here you can see the syllabus of IBPS Specialist officer (SO) with exam pattern in detail. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Specialist Officer Recruitment exam every year. You can check topics asked in exam for proper understanding Every section.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2024 in detail with Exam Pattern

The written exam consists of Pre & Main Exam. The test is conducted online. One answer is to be chosen from 5 options given. 1/4 negative marking is applicable for wrong answers. The sections English language, Reasoning, GA/QA. Main exam consists of Professional knowledge. Quantitative Aptitude or General Awareness depends on the particular type of post you apply for.
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Here is the detailed IBPS SO syllabus 2024 of all the sections.
1. English Language – Word Formation, Passage Correction, Sentence Correction, Spelling, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, Theme detection, Passage Completion, Conclusion.

2. Reasoning section – Sitting Arrangement, Series Completion, Syllogism, Decision Making, Statement Reasoning, Analogy, Coding Decoding, Blood Relation, Series Completion, Analogy, Classification.

3. Quantitative Aptitude – Numbers, Simplification, Roots, Average, Surds & Indices, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Boats & Streams, Allegations , Simple and Compound Interest, Stocks & Shares, Clocks, Logarithms, Mensuration, Volume & Surface Area, Permutation & combination, Probability, Heights & Distances Partnership, Chain Rule, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Problems on Trains, Pipes & Cisterns, Tabulation, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts.

4. General / Banking Awareness – Questions in this section will be asked for testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environments around him and its application to society. These questions will be such that they do not require a specific study of any discipline. Questions on knowledge of current events, India and its neighboring countries, Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economy, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research etc. topics will be asked.
Over 50% of the questions will be related to Economy, Banking and Finance

5. Professional Knowledge
In this section, Questions from respective fields are asked – Agriculture, Law, Marketing, IT and HR
For Engineering (Professional Knowledge) – respective branch syllabus of GATE exam. Just basic questions will be asked. So just prepare your basics of engineering.

IBPS SO Syllabus of IT Officer:

Data Base Management System (DBMS) – Approx 15-20 Questions will be asked from RDBMS, E- R Diagrams, Normalization, Overview of SQL queries, Transaction Management. Also 10-20 questions will be asked from Data Communication & Networking, IP Addressing (Subnetting), Network, Architecture, OSI Model, TCP-IP Model, Data Communication. Around 10-12 ques. from topics like Operating System – Types of OS, Semaphore, Scheduling, Network Security, Cyber Crimes – Risk Management, Firewall, Cryptography, Process thread, Dead Lock, Memory Partitioning, Page Replacement, Computer organization, Hardware, Microprocessor, Bus Structure etc. 5-8 ques. from Software Engineering and data structure topics like SDLC, Software Development Models, Array, Linked List, Stacks etc. Around 2-6 ques. from Web Technologies and basics of Programming Languages topics like HTML Tags, XML, Network Security, basics of C, C++, OOP languages.

Marketing Officer :
Marketing mix (4-Ps of Marketing), brand management, basic knowledge of retail management, business ethics, services marketing (additional People, Process & physical evidence), Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), copyrights, trademarks, patents, marketing strategy (horizontal, vertical etc.), corporate social responsibility.
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