IBPS SO Syllabus has been made available on its official website along with the official announcement. Every year, IBPS hires Specialist Officers for a number of banks around the nation. It is now necessary for applicants aiming to get into IBPS SO 2023 to step up their preparation.

Organization NameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostSpecialist Officer (SO)
Examination ModeOnline
Selection ProcessPrelims- Mains- Interview
DurationPrelims- 120 minutes
Mains- 45 minutes/60 minutes
Negative Marking¼th marks
Official website@ibps.in

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The IBPS has introduced a new Exam Pattern for the SO exam.

The IBPS SO Exam will be conducted in the following three phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

The following are the most recent revisions to the IBPS SO Exam Pattern:

  • Preliminary, Main, and Interview Process are the three stages of the test.
  • For the Prelims Exam, IBPS has implemented different subsection timing for each section.
  • The overall time allotted for the IBPS SO preliminary test is 120 minutes, with 40 minutes allotted for each section.
  • Candidates must first take the Preliminary Exam, and only those who pass the Preliminary Exam and are shortlisted are eligible to take the Mains Exam.
  • The preliminary exam score won’t be taken into account for the final distribution.
  • The Mains Exam and Interview Process will serve as the basis for the final decision.
  • There will only be questions from professional knowledge subjects in the main examination.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

IBPS SO Syllabus for ReasoningSeating Arrangements
Data Sufficiency
Blood Relations
Order and Ranking
Alphanumeric Series
Distance and Direction
Verbal Reasoning
IBPS SO Syllabus for English LanguageCloze Test
Reading Comprehension
Spotting Errors
Sentence Improvement
Sentence Correction
Para Jumbles
Fill in the Blanks
Para/Sentence Completion
IBPS SO Syllabus for Quantitative AptitudeNumber Series
Data Interpretation
Simplification/ Approximation
Quadratic Equation
Data Sufficiency
Profit and Loss Ratio
Proportion Work,
Time and Energy
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Permutation and Combination
IBPS SO Syllabus for General AwarenessCurrent Affairs
Banking Awareness
GK Updates
Important Places Books and Authors
Prime Minister Schemes
Important Days  

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus

IBPS SO Syllabus for IT Officer Scale IDatabase Management
Systems Data
Communication and Networking
Operating Systems
Software Engineering
Data Structures
Embedded Systems and Microprocessors
Computer Organization
Object-Oriented Programming  
IBPS SO Syllabus for Agriculture OfficerBasics of Crop Production and Horticulture
Agronomy, Irrigation and Seed Science
Agricultural Economics and Practices
Soil resources
Animal Husbandry
Government Schemes related to Agriculture  
IBPS SO Syllabus for Marketing OfficerBasics of Marketing Management
Brand Management
Public Relations and Sales
Retail Business
Business Ethics
Market Segmentation
Market Research and Forecasting
Product Life Cycle Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Marketing Strategies in Services Marketing  
IBPS SO Syllabus for Law OfficerBanking 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
Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act
Banking Ombudsman
Laws and Actions with a direct link to Banking Sector
Bankers Book Evidence Act
Debt Recovery Tribunals Act
IBPS SO Syllabus for HR/Personnel OfficerHuman Resource Development
Business policy and strategic analysis
Transnational Analysis
Training and Development
Recruitment and Selection
Rewards and Recognition
Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
Grievance and Conflict Management
Performance Management and Appraisals
IBPS SO Syllabus for Rajbhasha AdhikariGrammar Error Correction
Fill in The Banks
Reading Comprehension
Letter Writing
Essay Writing

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Prelims

IBPS SO Exam Pattern- SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English Language2540 minutes
Reasoning5040 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to the Banking Industry (For Law and Rajbhasha)5040 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude( For IBPS SO I.T officer, Agriculture, HR/Personnel and Marketing)5040 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Mains

IBPS SO Exam Pattern- SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective for Law, I.T, HR, Marketing, Agriculture)6045 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Objective for Rajbhasha)6030 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive for Rajbhasha)60

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