IBPS SO Exam Syllabus And Pattern 2018-19, IBPS SO New Pattern PDF :- Recently, the Institute of Banking Personal Selection has released the official notification for IBPS SO Recruitment for candidates. After the application process all would have already started to get ready to appear in the IBPS SO Exam that to be scheduled on 29th and 30th December 2018 as Pre Exam. The bank officially doesn’t release the IBPS SO Syllabus 2018-19 for the exam but we can guess by the questions asked in the previous years that the syllabus is really huge. In order to crack IBPS Specialist Officer Exam, you must prepare well by using the IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern and IBPS SO Syllabus. If you want to crack this exam need to finish their syllabus before the exam and should revise once all important topics also.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS SO Exam every year for the recruitment candidates for the Specialist Officers posts in the Public Sector Banks across in India. The exam will be conducted in three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview (PI). The IBPS SO Syllabus for Pre Exam is same but for mains exam will different for different posts. In this article, we will give detailed information about IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Guide and provide the most important topics for the exam. Complete meter about to IBPS SO Syllabus 2018 PDF are mentioning below this page.

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IBPS SO Exam Syllabus And Pattern 2018-19

Name of the Board Institute Of Banking Personal Selection
Name of Post Specialist Officer
Number of Post 1599 Posts
Exam Date Pre Exam: 29th & 30th December 2018,

Mains Exam: 27th January 2019

Category IBPS SO Syllabus
Official Website www.ibps.in
Last Date of Application 26th November 2018
Type of Job Central Government Job

IBPS SO Pre Exam Pattern 2018-19:-

For law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari Post (Pre Exam):

Serial No Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Exam Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

For Mains Exam:

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

For Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I (Pre Exam):

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125


For Mains Exam:

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

IBPS SO Pre Syllabus 2018-19:-

Subjects Name Topics




Reasoning Ability

·        Syllogism

·        Input-Output

·        Order and Ranking

·        Alphanumeric Series

·        Distance and Direction

·        Verbal Reasoning

·        Seating Arrangements

·        Puzzles

·        Inequalities

·        Data Sufficiency

·        Blood Relations








Quantitative Aptitude

·        Simplification/ Approximation

·        Quadratic Equation

·        Data Sufficiency

·        Work, Time and Energy

·        Mensuration

·        Number Series

·        Data Interpretation

·        Simple and Compound Interest

·        Permutation and Combination Average

·        Profit and Loss

·        Ratio and Proportion

·        Time and Distance

·        Probability

·        Relations





English Language

·        Spotting Errors

·        Fill in the Blanks

·        Para/Sentence Completion

·        Sentence Improvement

·        Sentence Correction

·        Para Jumbles

·        Cloze Test

·        Reading Comprehension






General Awareness

·        GK Updates

·        Currencies

·        Important Places

·        Current Affairs

·        Banking Awareness

·        Prime Minister Schemes

·        Important Days Books and Authors

·        Awards

·        Headquarters

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus 2018-19:-

Name of Subjects Topics
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) ·        Basics Of Crop Production

·        Agronomy And Irrigation

·        Agricultural Economies

·        Agricultural Practices

·        Horticulture

·        Seed Science

·        Ecology

·        Government Schemes

·        Soil Resources

·        Animal Husbandry

·        Agro Forestry

Marketing Officer (Scale-I) ·        Basics Of Marketing Management

·        Market Research And Forecasting Demand

·        Brand Management

·        Corporate Social Responsibility

·        Service Marketing

·        Marketing Strategies

·        Advertising

·        PR

·        Sales

·        Retail

·        Business Ethics

·        Market Segmentation

·        Product Life Cycle

IT Officer (Scale-I) ·        Computer Organization And Microprocessor

·        Data Communication And Networking

·        Database Management System

·        Operating System

·        Software Engineering

·        Data Structure

·        Object Oriented Programming

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) ·        Business Policy And Strategic Analysis

·        Human Resource Development

·        Business Policy And Strategic Analysis

·        Grievance And Conflict Management

·        Performance Management And Appraisal

·        Transnational Analysis

·        Training And Development

·        Recruitment And Selection

·        Rewards And Recognition

·        Industrial Relations

Law Officer (Scale-I) ·        Laws And Actions With Direct Link To Banking Sector

·        Prevention Of Money Laundering, Limitation Act

·        Relevant Law And Orders Related To Negotiable Instruments

·        Banking Regulations

·        Compliance And Legal Aspects

·        Securities, Foreign Exchange

·        Consumer Protection Act

·        SARFAES

·        DRT Act

Rajsabha Adhikari ·        Banking Regulations Passages

·        Synonyms-Antonyms

·        Practical Translation

·        Hindi/English Grammar

·        Cloze Test

·        Fill In The Blanks