Exam Syllabus for IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 includes Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness as the baseline syllabus for all departments along with that every department you have applied for also conducts a professional knowledge exam which includes topic from your professional area. The number of paper conducted will be one consisting of four sections. The duration of the test will be two hours and the language used in the paper will be bilingual i.e. Hindi and English. A Negative marking of 0.25 marks will be provided against each wrong answer. Here we are mentioning both the professional Knowledge syllabus and the common syllabus for all branches.
IBPS SO Reasoning Syllabus - Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Inequality, Syllogism, Input - Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Alphanumeric series, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning.
IBPS SO English Language Syllabus - Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement/ Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Para / Sentence Completion.
IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus - Number Series, Simplification / Approximation, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest,Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.
IBPS SO General Awareness Syllabus - Mainly, the questions will be asked from Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics. This section may also include questions on Awards, Books & authors, Important Places, Currencies, Prime Ministers Schemes, Headquarters, Important Days etc. Candidates, it would be advisable to go by the GK updates of at least last 3 - 4 months. Candidates do not forget to practice for static GK part, especially the countries, their capitals as well as their currencies.
IBPS SO Professional Knowledge Syllabus:- The Professional Knowledge syllabus is different for each post such as:-
Professional Knowledge Syllabus for IT Officer (Scale-I) - Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer organization and microprocessor, Object Oriented Programming.
Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I) - Basics of Crop production and improvement, Horticulture (Spacing time of sowing seed rate, Important varieties, Herbicides Pesticides, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Types of cropping system, Different plant diseases), Seed Science, Agronomy and irrigation, Agricultural economics, Various types of agricultural practices, Soil resources, Animal husbandry and technology, Agricultural research, education and extension, Agroforestry and Ecology, Priority sector advances, Rural welfare activities in India, Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture, Various government schemes.
Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Marketing Officer (Scale-I) - Basics of Marketing Management, Brand management, Advertising, PR, sales promotion, Basic knowledge of retail management, Business ethics, Market Segmentation, Marketing Research and forecasting demand, Product life cycle, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Corporate social responsibility, Services Marketing, Marketing Strategy.
Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Law Officer (Scale-I) - Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant laws and orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange, Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAESI, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Offenses and Penalties, Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution.
Professional Knowledge Syllabus for HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) - Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems, Business policy and strategic analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial relations, Business policy and strategic analysis, Grievance and conflict management, Performance management and appraisal.