IBPS recruits Specialist Officers for several banks in the country every year. For this, it conducts the exam IBPS SO which is very popular amongst the candidates wishing to enter the banking sector. This exam is taken by thousands of students even though the vacancies are limited, thereby making the exam very competitive and tough to crack.
To crack an exam like this one, it is important to know as much about it as possible. The syllabus is one most the prioritised things that the students must know much before applying for the exam.
The Application form of IBPS SO 2021 are not out yet, however here is a list of tentative dates based on previous years to help the students get an idea about the schedule of the exam.
|IBPS SO Registration 2021 began on||November 2021|
|Last Day to fill IBPS SO Application Form||November 2021|
|Payment of IBPS SO Application fees||November 2021|
|Issue of IBPS SO Prelims Call letter||December 2021|
|IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Dates||December 2021|
|IBPS SO Main Exam Date||January 2022|
|IBPS SO Interview Dates||February 2022|
IBPS SO Syllabus is based on the general graduation level curriculum. Listed below are some of the important topics to be studied for IBPS SO 2021 Exam under each section for both Prelims and Mains. Keeping in mind the exam pattern of IBPS SO, one should go through the syllabus to derive a smart strategy.
|English Language||Homonyms, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Word Formation, Topic Comprehension, Theme Detection, Passage Completion, Rearrangement of Passage, Spelling, Sentence|
|Logical Reasoning||Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Input Output. Coding Decoding, Analogy, Blood Relation, Puzzle Test, Direction Sense, Logical Venn Diagrams, Alphabet & Alpha Numeric Sequence, Arrangements-Linear & Circular, Odd figures, Analogy, Series test|
|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|
|Current Affairs/General Awareness||Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, GK Updates, Currencies, Important Places, Books and Authors Awards, Headquarters, Prime Minister, Schemes, Important Days|
|IT Officer||Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer Organization and Microprocessor, Object-Oriented Programming|
|Agricultural Field Officer||Basics of Crop production, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy and Irrigation, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Practices, Soil resources, Animal Husbandry, Agroforestry, Ecology, Government Schemes|
|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|
|Law Officer||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|
|HR/Personnel Officer||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|
Here is a list of popular reference books for IBPS SO 2021. Candidates can refer to these books for the understanding of fundamental concepts as well as practice frequently asked questions.
|Subject||Name of Book||Author/Publisher|
|Logical Reasoning||Modern Approach to Verbal and Non – Verbal Reasoning||RS Aggarwal|
|Analytical Reasoning (BSC Publication)||M K Pandey|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Fast track||Rajesh Verma|
|Quantitative Aptitude||RS Aggarwal|
|Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency||Ananta Ashisha|
|English Language||Objective General English||SP Bakshi|
|Mirror of Common Error||Ashok Kumar Singh|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewi|
|Professional Knowledge||Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams 1st Edition||R Pillai|
|IBPS Specialist Officers I.T. Officers CWE SPL for IT Officer (Scale-1) & IT Officer (Scale-2) Professional Knowledge Practice Work Book||Pratiyogita Kiran|
|CWE IBPS Bank IT Specialist Officer Exam||Chandresh Aggarawal|
|CWE-IBPS Bank IT Specialist Officer Exam||RPH Editorial Board|
Ques: How many stages are there in total for IBPS SO 2021?
Ans: There are 3 stages in total for IBPS SO 2021- Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview.
Ques: Is there a sectional timing in IBPS SO 2021 Prelims?
Ans: Yes, there is a sectional timing of 30 minutes each for IBPS SO 2021 Prelims.
Ques: Is the Syllabus for Prelims the same for all the posts?
Ans: Yes, the syllabus for Prelims is the same for all the posts.
Ques: Are the Mains papers different for different posts?
Ans: Yes, the Mains paper differs according to the knowledge relevant for each post.
Ques: Is vocabulary important for IBPS SO Prelims?
Ans: Yes, the vocabulary is very important for the English Language section of IBPS SO Prelims.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer to the official website of the exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.