IBPS SO Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Eligibility

IBPS SO Exam is Conducted by the Institute of Banking personnel Selection to select eligible Candidate for various post like Agriculture Field officer, Marketing officer (Scale 1), HR/Personnel officer ,IT officer Scale 1, Law officer &Rajbhasa Adhikari scale 1. The exam is held all over the India in online mode.

IBPS Free Mock Test 2020

IBPS SO Exam Pattern:-

The exam is conducted in Three stage every year:-

Exam pattern of Prelims

English language (25 marks)
Reasoning ( 50 marks)
General Awareness (50 marks)
Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks )

Exam pattern of Mains

•Professional Knowledge (objective for Law,I.T,HR, Marketing, Agriculture) – 60 marks
•Professional Knowledge (Objective of Rajbhasa& Descriptive for Rajbhasha) – 60 marks


Candidate applicable for interview round who have been shortlisted in the mains exam. The total marks alloted for the interview is 100.The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than 40%(35% for SC/ST/OBC/ PWD Candidate).

Changes in the IBPS So Exam Pattern 2020
•IBPS has introduced separate timing for each section in the Prelims exam
•IBPS SO exam has a total duration of time 120 Minutes and 40 minutes for each section
•The Score of Prelims exam will not be count for the final allotment
•The final selection will be based on the mains exam and Interview round
•The main exam will contain questions only from professional knowledge subject.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2020.

IBPS SO Prelims exam Syllabus
•English Language – Reading comprehension
Tenses rules
Close Test
Paragraph Jumbled
Idioms & Phrases
Error Detection
Multiple meanings
Paragraph Completion

• Reasoning Ability – Logical Reasoning
Alphanumeric Series
Ranking and Order
Alphabet Combination
Data Sufficiency
Reasoning Inequalities
Seating Arrangements
Picture Series puzzles
Coding and decoding
Assertion and Reason
Statement, Argument
Word Formation

•Quantitative Aptitude – Simplification & Approximation
Profit &Loss
Mixture & Alligation
Surda and Indices
Work &Time
Time &Distance equations
Data Interpretation
Ratio and proportion
Number System
Series & Sequence
Permutations & Combination
Measure of central tendency

•General Awareness – Financial Knowledge
Banking Awareness
Basic Economic
Current event of National and International
General knowledge

Also Read: Average Question & Answer pdf Reasoning For SBI Clerk Prelims 2018

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus varie according to the post.
IT Officer Scale 1 Syllabus:-
•Database Management System
•Data Commission And Networking
•Operating System
•Software Engineering
•Data Structure
•Embedded system and Microprocessor
•Computer Organisation
•Object – Oriented Programming

Agriculture Officer Syllabus
•Basic of crop production and agriculture
•Agromany , Irrigation & Seed Science
•Agricultutal Economic & Practice
•Soil Resources
•Animal Husbandry
•Government Scheme related to Agriculture

Marketing Officer Syllabus
• Basic of Marketing Management
• Brand Management
• Advertisement ,Public relation & Sales
• Retail Business
• Business Ethics
• Market Segmentation
• Market research and forecasting
• Product life cycle Management
• Corporate Social Responsibilities
• Marking Strategies in Service Marketing

Law officer Syllabus
• Banking Regulations
• Compliance and legal aspects
• Relevant Law
• Prevention of money laundering Limitations Act
• Consumer Protection Act
• Securitization & Reconstruction of financial Assets and Enforcement of Security interest act
• Banking Ombudsman
• Law and Action with a direct link to banking sector
• Banker book Evidence Act
• Debt Recovery Tribunals Act

HR/Personnel Officer Syllabus
• Human Resources Development
• Business Policy
• Transnational Analysis
• Training & Development
• Recruitment and selection
• Reward and Recognition
• Grievance and Conflict Management
• Performance Management & Appraisals

Rajbhasha Adhikari Syllabus
•Error Connection
•Fill in the Blanks
•Reading Comprehension
•Letter Writing
•Essay Writing

Eligibility criteria of IBPS SO

(1) IT officer Scale 1:
Education qualification:-
• Bachelor’s degree of engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation.
• Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation.
•Graduation having passed DOEACC “B” level exam.

(2) Agriculture Field Office :-
•Graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry.

(3) Rajbhasha Adhikari:-
Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level OR Post-Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level

(4) Law officer:-
Bachelor’s degree in Law as an advocate with Bar Council

(5) HR/Personnel Officer:-
Graduate and Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law

(6) Marketing Office Scale 1:-
Graduate in MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/ PGDBM with specialists in Marketing.

Age required:

A Candidate must not have been born not earlier than 02-11- 1989 and not later than 01-11-1999
Minimum age -20 years
Maximum age – 30 years

Note – Age relaxation for the Candidate category wise
SC/ST – 5 years
OBC – 3 years
PWD – 10 years
Ex- Serviceman – 5 years

IBPS SO Exam dates

IBPS SO notification – 5th November 2020
Registration Start – 6th November 2020
Last date to Apply – 26th November 2020
Download of call letter for prelims exam – December 2020
Commencement of prelims – 26th &27th December
Results of Prelims – January 2021
Download of call letter mains – January 2021
Commencement of Mains – 30 January 2021
Conducted of Interview – February 2021
IBPS SO final result – April 2021

Further information , Go to the official website of IBPS SO exam .


1 thought on “IBPS SO Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Eligibility”

Leave a Comment