Detailed IBPS SO Syllabus for Prelims & Mains 2018-19

IBPS SO syllabus

Get the IBPS SO syllabus 2018-19, important topics with topic-wise weightage here. Go through the article for detail IBPS SO syllabus and get the link to check the changed exam pattern..

IBPS SO Syllabus 2018-19

IBPS SO Notification 2018 has been released. The IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2018 is scheduled on 29th and 30th December 2018 and IBPS SO Mains Exam date  is 27th January 2019. Candidates need to brace themselves to face one of the most competitive exams. If you wish to ace IBPS SO 2018, you need to be well- versed with the syllabus and pattern 2018. This will help candidates in proper preparation for the upcoming SO 2018 Exam.

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IBPS SO Syllabus 2018

As discussed earlier, you can crack IBPS Specialist Officer, if and only if you are familiar with detailed IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus. To score well in all sections, let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam is the first phase of IBPS SO Selection Process. The candidates who will be able to clear prelims will be eligible for mains. The IBPS SO Prelims Exam will have questions from 4 sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & General Awareness.

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 Equations

-Data Sufficiency



-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


-Important Places

-Books and Authors



-Prime Minister


-Important Days

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus (Professional Knowledge)

Questions in SO mains will asked from professional knowledge subject:

IT Officer (Scale-I) Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Law Officer (Scale-I) HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)
-Database Management System

-Data Communication and Networking

-Operating System

-Software Engineering

-Data Structure

-Computer Organization and Microprocessor

-Object-Oriented Programming

-Basics of Crop production


-Seed Science

-Agronomy and Irrigation

-Agricultural Economies

-Agricultural Practices

-Soil resources

-Animal Husbandry



-Government Schemes

-Basics of Marketing Management

-Brand Management





-Business Ethics

-Market Segmentation

-Market research and forecasting demand

-Product Life Cycle

-Corporate Social Responsibility

-Service Marketing

-Marketing Strategies

-Banking Regulations

-Compliance and Legal Aspects

-Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments


-foreign exchange

-Prevention of Money laundering

-Limitation Act

-Consumer Protection Act


-Banking Ombudsman Scheme

-Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector

-Bankers Book Evidence Act

-DRT Act

-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

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2018 Exam latest pattern says the exam will be conducted in 3 phases: Prelims, Mains & Interview. It is compulsory for all candidates to clear all rounds for Specialist Officer post in multiple Public Sector Banks participating in IBPS SO 2018. Check the detail Exam pattern now.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018

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