March 21, 2019

IBPS SO

IBPS SO Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The common recruitment process for the post of Specialist Officers in Banks is conducted for the following posts:

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Law Officer (Scale I)

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Age Criteria:

A candidate’s age should be minimum 20 years and maximum 30 years

Educational Background:

I.T. Officer (Scale-I):
a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &
Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics &
Instrumentation
OR
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
OR
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

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

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
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.

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

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
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.*

Marketing Officer (Scale I)
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 *

* In case of dual specialisations, one of the fields of specialisation should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Sr.No Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 50 25 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Sr.No Name of Tests No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 50 25 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr. No Name of Tests No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 minutes
2 Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 minutes

Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Sr.No Name of Tests No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes