IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus
IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus


IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Syllabus Pre / Main Exam Pattern

To crack Specialist Officer VIII Exam, it is necessary to know the complete IBPS SO Syllabus. IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus Topic Wise for Pre/Main Exam is well prescribed along with Exam Pattern.


IBPS Specialist Officer Registration will commence Those who will appear for the exam may register prior last date. IBPS SO will be conducted in three phases- Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview Process.

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus :

IBPS SO Verbal Reasoning Syllabus:

  • Logic
  • Classification
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Syllogism
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy added in IBPS SO Logical Reasoning Syllabus
  • Blood Relation
  • Puzzle Test
  • Direction Sense
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Alphabet & Alpha Numeric Sequence Test
  • Eligibility Test
  • Arrangements-Linear & Circular
  • Series test
  • Odd figures added in IBPS SO Syllabus Prelims
  • Miscellaneous test.

IBPS SO Syllabus English:

Cloze Test
Reading Comprehension
Spotting Errors
Sentence Improvement
Sentence Correction
Para Jumbles added in IBPS SO New Syllabus
Fill in the Blanks
Para/Sentence Completion

IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for Prelims:

  • 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 Added in IBPS SO Aptitude Syllabus
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination

IBPS SO Prelims General Awareness Syllabus:

Current Affairs
Banking Awareness
GK Updates
Important Places
Books and Authors
Prime Minister Schemes
Important Days

BPS SO Mains Syllabus :

IBPS SO Syllabus IT Officer:

  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System added in IBPS SO Syllabus For ECE Branch
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure added In IBPS SO Computer Syllabus
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object Oriented Programming

IBPS SO Syllabus For Agriculture Field Officer:

Basics of Crop production
Seed Science added in IBPS SO Agriculture Officer Syllabus
Agronomy and Irrigation
Agricultural Economies added in IBPS SO Syllabus AFO
Agricultural Practices
Soil resources
Animal Husbandry
Ecology added in IBPS SO IT Officer Detailed Syllabus
Government Schemes

IBPS SO Syllabus For Marketing Officer:

  • 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

IBPS SO Complete Syllabus For 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
Banking Ombudsman Scheme
Laws and Actions with a direct link to Banking Sector
Bankers Book Evidence Act

IBPS SO HR Officer Syllabus:

  • 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 added in IBPS SO Syllabus For HR
  • Performance Management and Appraisal

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern :

IBPS SO Pre Pattern:

For the post of law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari:

SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning505040 minutes
English Language502540 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 minutes

For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I:

SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning505040 minutes
English Language502540 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern :

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern:

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

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge6060English & Hindi45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)4560English & Hindi30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)2English & Hindi30 minutes

IBPS SO Syllabus FAQs

How many stages are there in the IBPS SO Exam?

There are three stages in the IBPS SO exam i.e., prelims, and mains followed by the interview round.

What is the medium of exam for the IBPS SO?

The exam is held in bilingual languages, both English and Hindi except that of the English section.

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