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How to Prepare for IBPS SO Exam

Tips and Tricks to prepare for IBPS Specialist officer exam(स्पेशलिस्ट ऑफिसर एग्जाम तैयारी की टिप्स ):- IBPS conducts the exam for the specialist officer in public sectors banks. A large number of candidates apply for the IBPS Specialist Officers Exam every year. Here, it is guide helps you to understand the process of the SO recruitment in banks. Firstly we know that about the criteria of the specialist officers and about the different specialist officers in banks with their syllabus. See the IBPS Bank SO IT Officer syllabus.

No. of posts in IBPS SO exam

There are six posts for which IBPS SO exam will be conducted by IBPS and they are as follows :-

1.   IT officer(scale-1)

2.   Agricultural Field Officer(scale-1)

3.   Raibhasha Adhikari(scale-1)

4.   Law Officer(scale-1)

5.  HR Officer(scale-1)

6.  Marketing Officer(scale-1)

Structure of IBPS SO Exam pattern

 Candidates are confused with the syllabus of the SO. But do not worry about the syllabus of the different post.

For Law officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari post, the exam will consist the following sections:-

  • Reasoning is of (50 Marks)
  • English language is of  (25 Marks)
  • General awareness with special reference to banking industry is of (50 Marks)
  • Professional Knowledge is of (75 Marks)

For IT Officer , Agricultural field officer, HR and Marketing officer , the sections are as follows:

  • Reasoning is of (50 Marks)
  • English language is of  (25 Marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude is of (50 Marks)
  • Professional Knowledge is of  (75 Marks)


  1. Every question carries 1 mark.
  2. Time duration will be 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes.
  3. Exam paper in two languages i.e. Hindi or English. Candidate can choose only one language as their preference, except English.
Also Read:  IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern 2016-17 (SPL CWE VI)

Tricks to prepare for IBPS SO exam

  •  Candidate should prepare from new study material and books purchased from market or latest online database.
  • Read newspaper everyday to keep yourself updated with current affairs.
  • Prepare your study plan and follow it regularly.
  • Use proper time management for covering all topics.
  • Make short notes for revision
  • Re check your study plan daily
  • Topics wise study
  • Management of time is neccessary
  • Regular Practice
  • Revision on daily basis is needed the most . Also see IBPS SO expected dates 2016-17.

Subject Wise preparation tips of SO Exam of IBPS

Quantitative Aptitude:-This section is based on general mathematics up to class 10th .Syllabus of mathematics is basically based up on NCERT topics like HCF, LCM, Number System, Probability, Quadratic Equations, Average, Geometry, Ratio and Proportions, Time and Distance, Percentage,Arithmetic Progressions, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest etc. You can also check your aptitude skills by giving online Aptitude mcqs quiz and mock test

Also Read:  IBPS Clerk Prelims Preparation Tips 2016 - Important Topics

Reasoning:- Reasoning is considered as one of the most scoring marks section.  The Questions in it are based on blood relation, seating arrangements and others which you will have to try to solve in 1-2 minutes. Topics To Consider are: Number Series, Making series / analogy, Coding and De-coding, Problem Solving, Passage, Comprehension Reasoning and conclusions type questions etc. Check your reasoning skills.

English Language:- English Language is another easy section to score high marks. English in this exam consist comprehension, synonyms and antonyms, phrases and idioms, fill in the blanks, sentence correction etc.

General Awareness:-This section is based on day to day knowledge .Reading daily newspapers will help. Topics To Be Considered: Economy, Current Affairs of last 6 months, Marketing , Awards in Sports , Finance , Agriculture , History of Banking , Banking Terms , RBI, Fiscal Monetary Policies etc.

Also Read:  IBPS SO Expected Dates 2016

Professional Knowledge:-This is based on the specific knowledge of a person. For example: if you apply for IT officer post then the questions will be asked from the subjects like databases, object oriented programming data, structures etc.

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