IBPS SO

IBPS Specialist Officer:  IBPS Specialist Officer Common Written exam is an objective type paper which includes 4 sections of different marks. There will be negative marking for all wrong answer.

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IBPS Specialist Officer Common Written exam is an objective type paper which includes 4 sections of different marks. There will be negative marking for all wrong answer. 

IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) Exam is conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel) every year to recruit candidates from the different fields. It is one of the most reputed exam in the government sector. IBPS is going to conduct specialist officer (SO) 2018-19 Exam for the following posts:

  1. IT Officer Scale I
  2. HR/Personnel Officer
  3. Marketing Officer Scale I
  4. Agricultural Field Officer
  5. Law Officer
  6. Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either – a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or 

a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India (or)

a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age (As on 01.11.2018):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1988 and not later than 01.11.1998 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualifications (As on 26.11.2018):

Post Code Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Name of the Post

Age

Educational Qualifications ** (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)

01

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

Min- 20 Years

 Max-30 Years

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation

 OR

 b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information

02

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture

03

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level

04 

Law Officer (Scale I)

Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

05

HR/Personn el Officer (Scale I)

Min- 20 years Max- 30 years

Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.*

06

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Min- 20 years Max- 30 years

Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXAM PATTERN:

1. Preliminary Examination

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

50

25

2 Hours

Reasoning

50

50

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

50

50

Total

150

125

 

For IT, Agricultural, HR/Personnel &Marketing Officer:

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

50

25

2 Hours

Reasoning

50

50

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Total

150

125

 

2. Main Exam

For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration 

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 minutes

For IT, Agricultural, HR/ Personnel &Marketing Officer

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions 

Maximum Marks

Duration

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Discriptive)

2

30 minutes

  • All the exams will be held online. 
  • The tests are all of objective type.
  • All sections of all tests (except English Language section) will be available bilingually (i.e. in English & Hindi).

There is negative marking. A penalty of 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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Schedule

Start Date of IBPS Specialist Officer Online Registration: 06.11.2018

Last Date of IBPS Specialist officer CWE Registration  26.11.2018

IBPS Specialist Officer Prilims Exam Date for CWE VII 29.12.2018 & 30.12.2018

IBPS Specialist Officer Mains Exam Date for CWE VII 27.01.2019

Result of IBPS CWE Prilims Specialist Officer Exam January 2019

Result of IBPS CWE Mains Specialist Officer Exam February 2019

Conduct of Interview Of Specialist officer February 2019

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Syllabus

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus is designed separately for Rajsabha Adhikari and Other Specialist Officers. The IBPS Specialist Officer syllabus is designed separately for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS SO 2019 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS SO 2019 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

Apart from the major three sections of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning, a candidate is required to be fluent in his/her area of expertise or the Specialization Subjects.

Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
Seating Arrangements Cloze Test Number Series Current Affairs
Puzzles Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation Banking Awareness
Inequalities Spotting Errors Simplification/ Approximation GK Updates
Syllogism Sentence Improvement Quadratic Equation Currencies
Input-Output Sentence Correction Data Sufficiency Important Places
Data Sufficiency Para Jumbles Mensuration Books and Authors
Blood Relations Fill in the Blanks Average Awards
Order and Ranking Para/Sentence Completion Profit and Loss Headquarters
Alphanumeric Series   Ratio and Proportion Prime Minister Schemes
Distance and Direction   Work, Time and Energy Important Days
Verbal Reasoning   Time and Distance  
    Probability  
    Relations  
    Simple and Compound Interest  
    Permutation and Combination  

Apart from these subjects, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is discussed below:

 

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 Basics of Crop production Basics of Marketing Management Banking Regulations Human Resource Development
Data Communication and Networking Horticulture Brand Management Compliance and Legal Aspects Business policy and strategic analysis
Operating System Seed Science Advertising Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange Transnational Analysis
Software Engineering Agronomy and Irrigation PR Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act Training and Development
Data Structure Agricultural Economies Sales Consumer Protection Act Recruitment and Selection
Computer Organization and Microprocessor Agricultural Practices Retail SARFAES Rewards and Recognition
Object Oriented Programming Soil resources Business Ethics Banking Ombudsman Scheme Industrial Relations
  Animal Husbandry Market Segmentation Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  Agroforestry Market research and forecasting demand Bankers Book Evidence Act Grievance and Conflict Management
  Ecology Product Life Cycle   Performance Management and Appraisal
    Corporate Social Responsibility    
    Service Marketing    
    Marketing Strategies    

 

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