Thursday, 2 November 2017

IBPS SO: HR Officer Syllabus 2017 for Professional Knowledge

Dear Readers,


This year IBPS has completely tossed the exam pattern for Specialist Officer Recruitment. With the introduction of two phases of online examination now candidates have to put forth more efforts for this recruitment as well. Before you start preparing and practising for this recruitment it is very important that you understand the changes in exam pattern and the syllabus. Keep on reading for details about the syllabus of IBPS SO HR/Personnel Officer's Professional Knowledge Test


This year there are a total of 35 vacancies are available for the post of HR Officer Scale-I. Although IBPS does not mention any fixed syllabus for any of the section in its recruitment exam, but through this article, students can get an idea of the topics that they must prepare to clear Mains exam of IBPS SO HR Officer Recruitment.


Human Resources Management (HRM): Meaning, Nature and Scope, Difference between HRM and Personnel Management, HRM functions and objectives, Personnel Management functions ,Structure of personnel Department, Line and staff, Job Analysis, Manpower Planning, New Challenges, Recruitment and Selection, Placement and induction. Wage and Salary Administration, Job evaluation.

Human Resource Development- HRD concept, Importance, evolution, Functions, Organisation of HRD function. Performance Appraisal, Training & Development, Quality of work life, Quality circles.

Organisational Behaviour- Concept of Organisational Behaviour, Importance, Evaluation, Role, Group Dynamics, Motivation Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Morale, Fatigue & Monotony, Organisational Change.

Job Analysis – Job Description, Job Specification. The systematic approach to recruitment: recruitment policy, recruitment procedures, recruitment methods and evaluation. The systematic approach to selection: the selection procedure, the design of application form, selection methods, the offer of employment, and evaluation of process.


Training and Development: Purpose, Methods and issues of training and management development programmes. Training: Concept, Role, Need and Importance of Training, Types of Training, Understanding Process of Learning, Developing an Integrated Approach of Learning in Training Programme. Training Need Assessment


Performance Appraisal: Definition, Purpose of appraisal, Procedures and Techniques including 360 degree Performance Appraisal, Job Evaluation. Compensation Administration: Nature and Objectives of compensation, components of pay structure in India,

Discipline and Grievance Procedures: Definition, Disciplinary Procedure, Grievance Handling Procedure. Industrial Relations: Nature, importance and approaches of Industrial Relations. Promotion, Transfer and Separation: Promotion – purpose, principles and types; Transfer – reason, principles and types; Separation – lay-off, resignation, dismissal, retrenchment, Voluntary Retirement Scheme.

Personality: Meaning & Concept, Personality Patterns, Symbols of Self, Moulding the Personality Pattern, Persistence & Change. Personality & Personal Effectiveness: Psychometric Theories – Cattele and Big Five, Psychodynamic Theories - Carl Jung and MBTI, Transactional Analysis, Johari – Window, Personal Effectiveness.

Overview of Industrial RelationsConcept of Industrial Relations; Nature of Industrial Relations; Objectives of IR; Evolution of IR in India, Workers participation in Management, employee discipline, Industrial Labour Organisation.

Trade Union Act :Trade union Act 1926,Industrial Employment Act 1946,Industrial Disputes Act 1947, Minimum wages Act 1948,Payment of wages Act 1936,Equal remuneration Act 1976,Payment of Bonus Act,1965, Technological Change in IR-Employment issues, Management Strategy, Trade Union Response, Human Resource Management and IR- Management Approaches, Integrative Approaches to HRM; International Dimensions of IR.

Labour Legislations: Industrial Dispute Act, Factories Act, Workmen’s Compensation Act,1923. Important Provisions of Employees’ State Insurance Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Employees Provident Fund Act.Maternity Benefit Act 1961.




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