IBPS SO Syllabus For Prelims and Mains 2019

IBPS has released the official notification for the recruitment of Specialist Officers and all the candidates who were waiting for an opportunity to start their career in banking sector can check IBPS SO 2019 Notification. Now to begin your preparation for IBPS SO 2019 you’ll need to check detailed syllabus for the, thus, keep on reading as in this article we will be discussing what all subjects and topics do you need to study and practice to be able to crack the IBPS SO 2019 Recruitment Exam.

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IBPS SO 2019 Vacancies

This year IBPS has released a total of 1163+ vacancies. The following are the total no. of posts in each discipline for IBPS SO 2019 recruitment:

  • IT Officer: 76 vacancies
  • Agriculture Field Officer: 670 vacancies
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari: 27 vacancies
  • Law Officer: 60 vacancies
  • HR Officer: 20 vacancies
  • Marketing Officer: 310 vacancies

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus: Prelims

There is no change in the examination pattern for IBPS SO 2019 in comparison to the last year’s pattern. The recruitment process will take in 3 phases, namely, Preliminary exam, the Main exam which will be a test of professional knowledge for the particular stream and the phase III is the Interview Round. For more details you can also check IBPS SO Eligibility & other details. Following is the exam pattern for Prelims:

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A. Preliminary Examination
> For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of
Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special
Reference to Banking Industry
50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125

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

Sr. No. Name of Tests  No. of
Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125

You have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

The following is the syllabus for English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness for IBPS SO 2019

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude General/Financial Awareness English Language
Statement based Questions,
Seating Arrangement,
Alpha Numeric Sequence,
Seating Arrangement,
Blood Relation,
Odd One Out
Data Interpretation,
Time and Work,
Speed, Distance and Time,
Number Series,
Simple Interest and Compound Interest,
Profit and Loss,
Mixture and Allegations
Recent credit and monetary policies,
Indian Economy,
Overview of Indian Financial System
Current Affairs,
National and International Matters,
Currency and Capital,
Awards and Honors,
Reading Comprehension,
Sentence Arrangement,
Cloze Test,
Error Spotting,
Sentence Improvement,
Elementary Grammar

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus: Mains

The Pattern for Mains Exam includes the Professional Knowledge for various Posts.

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

Name of the Test No. of
Medium of
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
> For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari
Name of the Test  No. of
Maximum Marks  Medium of Exam Duration 
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60  English & Hindi  30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2  English & Hindi  30 minutes

Since the syllabus of Professional Knowledge for Mains examination is different for each stream, check the syllabus for the different post below.

Check Agriculture Officer Professional Knowledge syllabus

Check IT Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus
Check HR Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus
Check Marketing Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus
Check Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus

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