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IBPS SO Syllabus 2020: Latest Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Specialist Officer- IT/Agricultural Field/ Law/HR/MISC (647 Vacancies)

Rupali Pruthi

IBPS SO Syllabus 2020: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has notified about the IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 in the public sector banks. This year, IBPS will be filling a total of 647 vacancies of Specialist Officers under CRP SPL-X drive to the posts of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Marketing Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Rajbasha Adhikari. IBPS will conduct a three round selection process for recruitment of specialist officers. These three rounds are - Prelims, Mains and Interview. The IBPS SO Prelims 2020 exam will be conducted online on 26th December & 27th December 2020 on the basis of exam pattern and syllabus notified in the IBPS SO Notification PDF. Here in this article, we have shared below the detailed IBPS SO Syllabus 2020 along with the latest exam pattern for all the posts. Candidates who will be applying online for the IBPS SO 2020 exam, can check here the subject-wise Syllabus and start their preparations now.

Get IBPS SO Notification 2020 Details Here

Below are some important dates for IBPS SO 2020 Recruitment Process:

Events

Date

Opening Date of IBPS SO Online Application

2nd November 2020

Closing Date of IBPS SO Online Application

23rd November 2020

Exam Date for IBPS SO Prelims 2020

26th December 2020

27th December 2020

Exam Date for IBPS SO Mains 2020

24th January 2021

IBPS SO Interview

February 2021

IBPS SO Provisional Allotment

April 2021

Selection Procedure for IBPS SO Recruitment 2020

The Selection Procedure for IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) is comprised of a successive three-stage process:

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The exam pattern and syllabus for Prelims and Mains exams is different. Candidates need to qualify Prelims and Mains individually to get shortlisted for the Interview round. However, marks obtained by candidates in the Mains examination will only be considered for their selection for Interview and final merit list.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020: Prelims & Mains

Have a look at the exam pattern and structure for IBPS SO Prelims & Mains examinations below:

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

The IBPS SO Prelims 2020 Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari posts is different from the exam pattern for IT Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and Marketing Officer posts. Have a look at the detailed exam pattern for all the posts below:

For Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test

Total Questions

Marks

Time Allotted

English Language

50

25

40 minutes

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

General Awareness

(Banking Industry)

50

50

40 minutes

Total

150

125

2 Hours

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

Name of Test

Total Questions

Marks

Time Allotted

English Language

50

25

40 minutes

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

40 minutes

Total

150

125

120 minutes

- The Prelims exam will be conducted online on computer.

- The questions in the online preliminary exam will be asked in Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format.

- There will be different sectional timing of 40 minutes for each section

- The overall exam will be of 125 marks and candidates need to gain cut off marks to get shortlisted for the IBPS SO Mains.

- There will be a negative marking of one-fourth marks for each wrong answer

- Except English Language section, the medium of exam will be bilingual - Hindi & English.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2020

The IBPS SO Mains 2020 Exam Pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari post is different from the exam pattern for IT Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and Marketing Officer posts. Have a look at the detailed exam pattern for all the posts below:

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

Name of Test

Total Questions

Marks

Time Allotted

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 minutes

For Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test

Total Questions

Marks

Time Allotted

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

Marks

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

30 minutes

- IBPS SO Mains 2020 exam will be held online.

- For the posts of IT Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and Marketing Officer, the IBPS SO Mains exam will contain objective MCQs.

- For Rajbhasha Adhikari post, the IBPS SO Mains exam will contain objective as well descriptive questions.

- The overall IBPS SO Mains exam will be of 60 marks and candidates need to gain cut off marks to get shortlisted for Interview round.

- There will be a negative marking of one-fourth marks for each wrong answer in Objective test.

- The medium of exam will be bilingual- Hindi & English.

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus 2020

The IBPS SO Notification 2020 does not indicate the proper syllabus for prelims or mains examination. We have shared below the IBPS SO Syllabus on the basis of analysis of IBPS SO exams conducted in previous years. Have a look at the detailed syllabus for all the subjects of Prelims exam below:

English Language

Reading Comprehension

Spot the Error

Sentence Improvement

Fill in the Blanks

Active/Passive Voices

Synonyms/Homonyms

Antonyms

Direct/Indirect narration

Sentence Rearrangement

Error Correction

Idioms & Phrases

Cloze Test

One word substitution

Reasoning

Puzzles - Seating/Linear Arrangement, Circle-based, Box-based, Direction, Month-based, Day-based, Uncertainty

Figural Pattern – folding and completion

Alphabet & Number Series

Analogy

Inequality

Blood Relation

Syllogism

Critical Thinking

Venn Diagrams

Word Building

Drawing inferences

Figure Series

Coding and decoding

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems

Decimal and Fractions

Percentages

Ratio and Proportion

Square roots

Averages

Simple and Compound Interest

Profit and Loss

Discount

Partnership Business

Mixture and Allegation

Time and distance

Time and work

Algebra

Linear Equations

Geometry

Mensuration

Data Interpretation- Histogram, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie-chart, Venn Diagram

General Awareness

(Banking Industry)

This section will test candidates' general awareness of latest happenings, environment around them, matters of everyday observation, their experience in scientific aspect and their knowledge of banking industry. Questions in this section will be from:

Current Affairs of last 6 months

Indian History

Indian Culture

Geography

Indian Economic

General Policy

General Science

Indian Banking System

RBI & its importance

Financial Institutions

Banking Terms

Monetary Policies

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus 2020

In IBPS SO Mains examination, questions will be asked to test the professional knowledge of candidates. The syllabus will be different for all the posts such as IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Marketing Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Rajbasha Adhikari. It is suggested that candidates applying for a particular post, should be well-equipped with the knowledge of their field. The IBPS SO Mains 2020 exam will test candidates' proficiency for the post they have applied for under the IBPS SO Recruitment 2020.

FAQ

What is IBPS SO Mains Exam Date 2020?

IBPS SO Mains 2020 Exam is scheduled to be held on 24th January 2021.

When will IBPS conduct IBPS SO Prelims 2020 exam?

IBPS SO Prelims 2020 exam will be conducted online on 26th December 2020 & 27th December 2020

How many vacancies will be filled through IBPS SO Recruitment 2020?

IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 aims to fill a total of 647 vacancies in the participating banks.

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