IBPS SO Syllabus 2021: Prelims and Mains Syllabus for All Posts

IBPS SO Syllabus 2021: Prelims and Mains Syllabus for All Posts

ByKanika Ralhan  |  Updated on: Nov 3, 2021IBPS SO 2021 Notification out for 1828 Specialist Officer vacancies in various public sector banks.This is a prime opportunity for candidates looking for a growing & stable job. Candidates can scroll the page to check out the important dates, post-wise & bank-wise vacancies, syllabus, exam pattern, cut off, question papers, free mock test, & official notification of IBPS SO recruitment 2021.
IBPS SO 2021 Notification out for 1828 Specialist Officer vacancies in various public sector banks.This is a prime opportunity for candidates looking for a growing & stable job. Candidates can scroll the page to check out the important dates, post-wise & bank-wise vacancies, syllabus, exam pattern, cut off, question papers, free mock test, & official notification of IBPS SO recruitment 2021.
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IBPS SO Syllabus 2021

IBPS SO Syllabus 2021: IBPS SO is a prestigious post aimed by thousands of candidates for technical and specialized roles in public sector banks. With an increasing number of candidates every year, the difficulty level of the IBPS SO exam has increased. Thus, to ace IBPS SO 2021 exam it is important to be aware of IBPS SO syllabus in detail.

Knowing the detailed IBPS SO syllabus topics will help you with judicious preparation for the exam. Since covering every topic with complete determination & hard work only will help you crack all the stages of the IBPS SO 2021 exam which are:

  • To get employed as an IBPS SO, candidates have to qualify IBPS SO Prelims and then IBPS SO Mains.
  • IBPS SO Prelims asses you on standard parameters like General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Ability, and Reasoning Ability.
  • Candidates who qualify IBPS SO Prelims are then eligible to appear for IBPS SO Mains.
  • IBPS SO Mains tests the professional knowledge of the candidates.
  • Candidates who clear IBPS SO Mains are then offered employment in various public sectors.

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus 2021

Qualifying IBPS SO Prelims is the first step to attain recruitment in various prestigious public sectors of the country. To qualify IBPS SO Prelims, it is necessary to understand and comprehend the syllabus for the same. IBPS SO Prelims is divided into 4 sections. The detailed syllabus of each section is given below:

Subject

Syllabus

English Language

General awareness

  • Banking awareness
  • Current affairs
  • Prime minister Schemes
  • Books & Authors
  • Headquarters 
  • Important days
  • Currencies 
  • General knowledge updates for the last 3-4 months
  • Static General Knowledge ( Countries, capitals, Countries visited by Prime minister, Countries involved in new treaties )

Reasoning Ability 

Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS SO IT Officer Syllabus 2021

IBPS Specialist Officer conducts a qualifying examination for different posts of scale 1 for different sectors. To work as an IT Officer through the IBPS board, you first need to qualify IBPS SO Prelims. The candidates who qualify Prelims are the only ones who are eligible to appear for IBPS SO Mains.

IBPS SO Mains checks the technical knowledge of the candidates. The candidates are required to go through a subject knowledge test in IBPS SO Mains. The syllabus is completely subject centric. The syllabus for IBPS SO IT Officer is as follows:

SubjectsTopics
Professional Knowledge Syllabus for IBPS SO IT Officer (Scale-I)
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Software engineering
  • Computer organization and microprocessor
  • Database management system
  • Operating system
  • Data structure
  • Object-Oriented Programing

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus 2021

IBPS SO Mains checks the Professional knowledge of the candidates qualifying the IBPS SO Prelims exam. In IBPS SO Mains, the professional knowledge is about the specialization that the candidate has opted for Professional Knowledge is field-specific and has a different syllabus for different posts. IBPS SO Mains syllabus is mainly designed to check the practical knowledge of the candidates which are subject-specific.

Subject

Topics

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for IBPS Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I)

  • Various government schemes
  • Rural Development Activities
  • Agroforestry and Ecology
  • Animal Husbandry and Technology
  • Agricultural practices
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Horticulture
  • Insurance schemes regarding Agriculture
  • Priority sector advances
  • Agricultural research, education and extension
  • Soil Resources
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Seed Science
  • Crop production and improvement

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for IBPS SO Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Product Lifestyle
  • Marketing Segmentation
  • Retail Management
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Services marketing
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Marketing Research and Forecasting Demands
  • Business ethics
  • Advertising, PR, Sales Promotions
 

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Law Officer (Scale-I)

  • Law and acts with implications on banking sectors
  • Banking ombudsman scheme
  • SARFAESI
  • Prevention of Money Laundering, Limitation Act
  • Baning regulation and Compliance of Legal Aspects
  • Offences and penalties
  • Banker’s Book Evidence Act, DRT Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Law and Orders related to negotiable securities, instruments, Foreign Exchange

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

 
  • Performance management and appraisal
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Training and development
  • Business policies and strategic analysis
  • Grievance and conflict management
  • Industrial relations
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Transnational analysis
  • Human Resource Development strategies and systems

Understand, comprehend and analyse the syllabus carefully in order to plan your study strategy in the most effective manner. With a thorough knowledge of the syllabus, you can easily lay down a fruitful study plan that will help you cover up the topics systematically. IBPS SO requires hard work and dedication which is why a detailed knowledge of the syllabus is an integral prerequisite.

Important Links:

IBPS SO Notification 2021 PDFIBPS SO Vacancy 2021
IBPS SO Eligibility CriteriaIBPS SO Apply Online
IBPS SO Exam DateIBPS SO Selection Process
IBPS SO SyllabusIBPS SO Cut Off
IBPS SO Question PapersIBPS SO Exam Analysis
IBPS SO Exam PatternIBPS SO Salary
IBPS SO Mock Test IBPS SO Online Coaching

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  • The age limit for IBPS SO Law Officers is 20-30 years.

  • You can clear IBPS SO in the first attempt by:

    • Having a thorough understanding of exam pattern and syllabus.
    • Understanding the pattern of previous years’ cutoffs
    • Carefully observing previous years’ exam analysis.
    • Practising rigorously online mock tests.
  • IBPS SO IT Officer looks after smoothing functioning of the banking software, looks for upgraded software systems, manages new user ids and maintaining online records.

  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts exam for Specialist Officer every year for various Banks of the public sector.

  • There is no limitation to the number of attempts by a candidate.

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