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IBPS SO Syllabus 2018

To ace IBPS SO 2018 exam, it is really necessary to know the detailed IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus. Candidates must master the general sections of reasoning, quants and English as well as the Professional Knowledge Subjects to fare well in the upcoming IBPS SO 2018 Exam.

Section-Wise IBPS SO Syllabus for Prelims 2017

IBPS SO Syllabus – Quants

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(1) Simplification
Weightage → 0 – 5 Questions
Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
Question Types → BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages, etc.

(2) Average
Weightage → 1 – 2 Questions
Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
Question Types → Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature, etc. However, the concept remains simple. We have to use a single formula i.e. Average = Sum of Quantities/Number of Quantities

(3) Percentage
Weightage → 0 – 1 Question
Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
Question Types → Calculation-oriented basic percentage.

(4) Ratio and Proportion
Weightage → 1 – 3 Questions
Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
Question Types → Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Third/Fourth Proportion, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions.

(5) Data Interpretation
Weightage → 13 – 15 Questions (2 – 3 sets)
Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible
Question Types → Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Infographics, Missing Data Type Caselets.

(6) Mensuration
Weightage → 1 – 2 Questions
Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
Question Types → Area/Volume of Square, Rectangle, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid. Also, Moulding from one shape to another etc.

(7) Quadratic Equations
Weightage → 4 – 5 Questions (Comparison of 2 variables), 0-1 questions within other topics such as age, algebraic equations, etc.
Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Less Time Consuming.
Question Types → Comparing values of x and y when two equations given.

(8) Interest
Weightage → 2 – 3 Questions
Scoring, Easy if Formulas & Proper Steps Followed, Moderately Time Consuming.
Question Types → Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Instalments.

(9) Linear Equations in One, Two or More Variables
Weight-age → 1 – 2 Questions
Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Less Time Consuming.
Question Types → Problems on Ages, algebraic equations, application based questions, ratio of ages, average of ages, etc.

(10) Profit and Loss
Weightage → 2 – 3 Questions
Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Moderately Time Consuming.
Question Types → Successive Selling type questions, Partnerships, Discount & MP, Dishonest Dealings.

(12) Number Series
Weight-age → 5 Questions
Scoring, Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
Question Types → Complete the Series, Find the Missing Term, Find the Wrong Term etc.

(13) Speed, Time and Distance
Weightage →1 – 2 Questions
Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
Question Types → Relative Speed, Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream.

(14) Time and Work
Weightage → 2 – 3 Questions
Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
Question Types → Work Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns etc.

(15) Number Systems
Weight-age → 0 – 1 Question
Could be tricky, Moderately time Consuming
Question Types → Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.

(16) Data Sufficiency
Weightage → 5 Questions
Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, Tricky
Question Types → DS questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations.

(17) Permutation & Combination / Probability
Weightage → 1 – 2 Questions
Less Time Consuming, Scoring, Easy if all cases considered
Question Types → Basic Selection & Arrangement Problems, Very basic problems on Probability.

(18) Mixtures & Allegations
Weightage → 1 – 2 Question
Tricky, Time Consuming
Question Types → Mixture of two or more entities/mixtures, dishonest dealings.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of IBPS PO 2018 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2018 comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning

English Language

  • Cloze
  • Test Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency Mensuration
  • Average Profit and Loss Ratio and Proportion Work
  • Time and Energy Time and Distance Probability
  • Relations Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors Awards
  • Headquarters Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days

The professional knowledge exam in IBPS SO Mains will depend upon the specialist post that you are applying for. In this article, you can get the IBPS SO professional paper syllabus & expected weightage for following subjects:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Marketing
  3. Law
  4. IT
  5. HR
  6. Rajbhasha Adhikari

Professional Knowledge Syllabus

IT Officer (Scale-I)

  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object Oriented Programming

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

  • Basics of Crop production
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Economies
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agroforestry
  • Ecology
  • Government Schemes

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

Law Officer (Scale-I)

  • 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
  • SARFAES
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT Act

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

  • Human Resource Development
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Transnational Analysis
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Industrial Relations
  • Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  • Grievance and Conflict Management
  • Performance Management and Appraisal

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IBPS SO Admit Card

How do Download your IBPS SO Admit Card

  1. Click the above Direct Link.
  2. Enter your Registration number or Roll number and password or Date of Birth in the given fields.
  3. Click the ‘submit’ button and download your IBPS SO Admit Card for Interview.
  4. Alternatively, you can go to the official IBPS website.
  5. Click the link that says “Click here to download your IBPS Specialist Officer Interview Call letter (CRP SPL VII)”.
  6. Follow Step 1 to 4 given above.


IBPS SO Result


IBPS Specialist Officer interview call letter
| The IBPS SO Mains was held on 28th January 2018 to recruit Specialist Officers as Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari. IBPS SO Mains Exam concluded successfully. The IBPS Specialist Officer Result 2018 will be declared in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. To be eligible to appear for IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Interview, the candidates must score qualifying marks in each of the sections in IBPS Specialist Officer Mains exam. IBPS Specialist Officer Mains Result will be announced in February 2018. The third stage of the selection process for IBPS SO 2018 recruitment will be the interview round. Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Main examination for CRP-VII 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 centers. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from authorized IBPS website www.ibps.in IBPS Specialist Officer Result (final) will be declared in April 2018. The final score of candidates for provisional allotment as Specialist Officers in participating organizations will be calculated on the basis of marks scored in IBPS SO main examination and interview.

IBPS released the Score Card of Specialist Officer Recruitment for the candidates shortlisted for the Interview Phase. All the candidates who had appeared for IBPS  SO interview were eagerly waiting for their scorecard after the result was declared.

Commencement of Result – 22 – 03 – 2018
Closure of Result – 31 – 03 – 2018

Click Here to Check IBPS SO 2017-18 Final Result


IBPS SO Cut-Off 2017-18

Maximum Scores (Combined scores in Online Main Examination and Interview Out of 100)- CWE SO-VII (2017-18):

Post Name Category
SC ST OBC UR
I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 57.40 55.47 58.67 66.27
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I) 51.67 51.33 56.47 63.00
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 43.67 NA 47.67 65.80
Law Officer (Scale I) 59.93 66.40 66.07 76.00
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 56.93 47.67 74.67 77.33
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 71.40 76.93 75.60 89.07

Minimum Scores (Combined scores in Online Main Examination and Interview Out of 100)- CWE SO-VII (2017-18):

Post Name Category
SC ST OBC UR
I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 41.00 32.27 46.73 50.93
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I) 41.40 38.53 46.07 46.87
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 38.67 NA 43.07 45.53
Law Officer (Scale I) 47.67 46.00 52.93 59.00
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 50.00 47.67 59.33 63.07
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 63.33 55.67 67.00 70.53

IBPS SO 2017-18 Reserve List:

Post Name Category
SC ST OBC UR
I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 40.00 30.93 46.13 50.40
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I) 41.07 38.33 46.00 46.27
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 38.67 25.00 42.20 44.47
Law Officer (Scale I) 47.33 45.67 52.67 58.67
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 47.33 NA 57.93 61.87
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 63.00 55.33 66.73 70.27

 



IBPS Specialist Officer Preliminary Exam Pattern

IBPS Preliminary Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning (रीजनिंग) 50 50 02 hour
2 English Language (अंग्रेज़ी) 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude (मात्रात्मक रूझान) 50 50
 Total 150 125

IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims exam is an objective type paper which includes 3 subjects of different marks.

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview.

Here are the changes in the IBPS SO 2017 Exam Pattern, as intimated via the IBPS Exam calendar notification:


Prelims Exam Pattern

 Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Name of Test No. of Qs Maximum
Marks
Duration
(Minutes)
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English Language 50 25
General Awareness
(With Special
Reference to
Banking)
50 50
Total 150 125


Online (Objective Type) Exam for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer Scale I

Name of Test NO.s of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Duration
(Minutes)
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English Language 50 25
Quant Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125


Mains

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

Subject No.
of Qs
Max
Marks
Duration
Professional
Knowledge
60 60 45 Mins

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Subject No.
of Qs
Max
Marks
Duration
Professional
Knowledge
(Objective)
45 60 30 mins
Professional
Knowledge
(Descriptive)
2 30 mins
  • There will be 0.25 penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
  • You will have to appear for Prelims first.
  • You will then be selected for the Mains exam on the basis of your performance in the Prelims.
  • The Mains exam will consist of questions only from the Professional Knowledge subject.
  • The Marks that you obtain in the Prelims exams will not be included in the final merit list.
  • The Marks that you obtain in the Mains will only be considered for shortlisting for Interview.

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