Scheme of the Examination for IBPS Specialist Officers (SO)
The Examination will be conducted in Three parts.
Part – I Preliminary Online Examination
Part – II Online Main Examination
Part – III Interview

 


Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari Preliminary Online Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
English Language 50 Questions 25 Marks 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 Questions 50 Marks 40 Minutes
General Awareness with Special
Reference to Banking Industry
50 Questions 50 Marks 40 minutes
Total 150 Question 125 Marks 120 minutes
There will be negative marking of one fourth or 0.25 for each wrong answer.

 

IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer Preliminary Online Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
English Language 50 Questions 25 Marks 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 Questions 50 Marks 40 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 Questions 50 Marks 40 minutes
Total 150 Question 125 Marks 120 minutes
There will be negative marking of one fourth or 0.25 for each wrong answer.

 

Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer Main Online Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
Professional Knowledge 60 Questions 60 Marks 45 minutes

 


Rajbhasha Adhikari Main Online Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
Professional Knowledge  (Objective) 45 Questions 60 Marks 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 02 Question 30 minutes
There will be negative marking of one fourth or 0.25 for each wrong answer.
Candidates have to qualify Preliminary Online Examination then will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INTERVIEW & FINAL MERIT LISTING.

 

Syllabus For IBPS Specialist Officers Pre, Main Online Exam
Reasoning
  • Number series
  • Letter & symbol series
  • Statement and argument
  • Logical problems
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Blood relations
  • Coding-decoding
  • Number ranking
  • Making judgments etc.

Non-Verbal means :

  • Series completion
  • Finding any missing figure 
  • Classification.
Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation means :

  • Bar graphs
  • Pie charts, 
  • Line graphs 
  • tabulation.

Arithmetic means :

  • Number System
  • HCF, LCM
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentage
  • Time and Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Average
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Geometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Mensuration etc.
General/ Banking Awareness
For Current Affairs you should concentrate all important events occurred for last 6 months (excluding 15 days before the exam). You should concentrate on….

  • Banking 
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Indian Economy
  • Finance
  • Current Affairs around the world
  • Economic News
  • Budget & Plans
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days & Dates etc.
English Language
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Verb
  • Error Correction
  • Tenses
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles etc
  • Comprehension
  • Unseen Passages
  • Vocabulary etc.
Professional Knowledge 
This paper will include questions based on the post they are applied for, Expect questions in graduation level, a good reference of text books in your degree class with some current affairs on the subject will make things easy. The following areas are considered important based on the previous year examinations.