IBPS SO Syllabus 2020: Latest IBPS SO Exam Pattern and Subject-wise IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims & Mains Exam Syllabus

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the IBPS SO Prelims Exam on 26th&27th December 2020 and the Mains examination on 24th January 2021. Aspirants appearing for the exam must get familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern during their final phase of preparation for IBPS SO 2020-21. In this article, we have discussed the detailed exam pattern and syllabus of IBPS SO Prelims and Mains Exam. Let us first have a look at some important dates of the IBPS SO Exam 2020-21.

IBPS SO 2020-21: Important Dates

Event

Dates

Application Window Closed

23rd November 2020

IBPS SO 2020-21 Prelims Exam

26th and 27 December 2020

IBPS SO 2020-21 Mains Exam

24th January 2021

 

IBPS SO 2020-21: Exam Pattern

IBPS SO is conducted in two phases, written examination, and personal interview. The written examination of IBPS SO is divided into 2 parts. One is the prelims and another is the Mains examination. Below are the detailed exam pattern of both Prelims and Mains Exam of IBPS  SO 2020-21.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam:

The exam pattern for the post of a law officer and Rajsabha Adhikari is different from the exam pattern of other posts, candidates must read the exam pattern carefully according to the posts for which they have applied. The following exam pattern is for the post of law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari:

Serial No

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

2.

English Language

50

25

40 minutes

3.

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

50

50

40 minutes

 

Total

150

125

 

The following exam pattern is for the post of Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

Serial No

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

2.

English Language

50

25

40 minutes

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

40 minutes

 

Total

150

125

 

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern:

Following is the Mains Exam pattern For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Duration

Maximum Marks

Professional Knowledge(Objective)

45

30 minutes

60 Marks total

Professional Knowledge(Descriptive)

2

30 minutes

Following is the exam pattern For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 minutes

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IBPS SO 2020-21: Syllabus

Subjects for each post in the prelims exam of IBPS SO is the same. It only differs in the Mains examination. Below is the detailed syllabus of IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus:

Reasoning

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities 
  • Syllogism 
  • Input-Output 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Blood Relations 
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  •  Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  •  Para Jumbles
  •  Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • 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
  • Current Affairs 
  • Banking Awareness 
  • GK Updates 
  • Currencies 
  • Important Places 
  • Books and Authors Awards 
  • Headquarters 
  • Prime Minister Schemes 
  • Important Days

IBPS SO Mains Exam: Syllabus

In the Mains examination candidates appearing for any post will be giving the exam For Professional Studies. The syllabus for professional studies is different for each post. Following is the detailed syllabus of each post for the Professional Studies test i.e the Mains examination of IBPS SO 2020-21:

IT Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

Law Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Basics of Crop production
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agroforestry
  • Ecology
  • Government Schemes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 a direct link to Banking Sector
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT Act