IBPS SO Syllabus 2017 Get Specialist Officer Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS SO Syllabus 2017: A Specialist Officer (SO) exam has been announced by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on November 2017. Lot of young candidates who had waited for this opportunity to engage in leading banks of India, might have applied for this test by paying fees. Among the appliers, some of them will be freshers and others might be going to attend this test on second/ third time and so on. Even if you loss the previous chances of employment due to 1 or 2, etc. cut-off marks difference. No problem. Don’t loss your confidence and boost it daily by preparing again and again. Here we have given some of the hints like Exam pattern and Syllabus of IBPS SO exam 2017. If you find it as useful, download and study.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2017 – Highlights
Exam Name IBPS CWE SO VII Exam 2017 Exam Type Objective
Material Download IBPS SO Syllabus Exam Category Specialist Officer
Exam Date Feb 2018 Exam Phase Prelims & Mains
Authority IBPS Official Site www.ibps.in

IBPS SO Syllabus 2017

IBPS is an agency of conducting this recruitment based exam for 20 banks like IDBI, Dena, Syndicate, UCO, Vijaya, Canara, etc. General and Subject/ Field related questions shall come for test. The IBPS SO Syllabus 2017 that we have given in this article will give you some ideas about these question strategies.

Also it should be remembered that, appliers shall get admit cards to participate in this IBPS SO recruitment 2017 if they are found eligible as per qualification and age limits prescribed for respective Scale-I Officer posts.

Individuals taking higher percentage marks in this Common Recruitment Process exam i.e. CRP SPL-VII shall only be called for the interview round of selection. The participating banks and nodal banks will together conduct this interview.

Provisionally selected persons will be subjected to medical examination and fitting aspirants shall be opted for SO Scale-I posts like IT, Marketing, HR/ Personnel/ Law/ Agricultural Field Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari, as per reservation rules.

  • Qualification: B.E/ B.Tech/ Degree/ CA/ MBA/ PG Degree/ PG Diploma/ LLB
  • Age Limit: 20 to 30 years
  • Selection Rounds: Exam, Interview and Medical Examination

IBPS SO Exam 2017 Topics:

IBPS SO 2017 is a Two phase examination. This common written test shall be organized on online mode only. Each question will display with four answer options. Aspirants have to opt any one answer that he/ she find most suitable for particular question. The fields from which questions will come are,

  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • General Awareness (especially banking)
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Professional Knowledge

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017

From four different sections equal number of questions shall come for IBPS SO examination 2017. But the duration and mark allotment will differ as follows.

Sections Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 * 30 minutes
2 English Language 50 * 25 minutes
3 General Awareness (especially banking) – For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari posts
Quantitative Aptitude – For other designations
50 * 30 minutes
4 Professional Knowledge 50 80 35 minutes

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus 2017 – Subject Wise

The professional knowledge questions of this IBPS SO exam will be equivalent the minimum educational qualification prescribed for the posts i.e. degree standard. Other sections will be in School or equivalent standard. The subject wise Syllabus for IBPS SO Exam 2017 is given here. Don’t fail to acquire knowledge in these fields before going to test.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2017
Reasoning  Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Number Series, Ranking
  • Logical problems
  • Syllogism
  • Decision making
  • Blood Relation
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Statement reasoning, etc.
  • Profit & Loss
  • Boats & Streams
  • Mixture & Allegations
  • Sequence & Series
  • Roots
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Pie Charts, Bar Graphs
  • Probability
  • Time & Work, Distance
  • Logarithms
  • Partnership, etc.
English Language  General Awareness 
  • Grammer
  • Passage Correction, Completion
  • Spotting Errors
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Phrases & Idioms
  • One-word substitution
  • Correcting Spellings
  • Comprehension, etc.


  • Current events
  • Indian constitution
  • History & Geography of India
  • Indian Economics
  • Banking and Finance
  • Budget and five year plans
  • General Polity
  • Scientific research, etc.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Syllabus 2017

Professional Knowledge Syllabus:
(i) IT Officer (ii) Agriculture Field Officer (iii) HR/ Personnel Officer
  • Operating System
  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Data Structure
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Technologies
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Computer Organization & Microprocessor, etc.
  • Horticulture
  • Basics of Crop Production & Improvement
  • Agronomy & Irrigation
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Seed Science
  • Soil Resources
  • Types of Agricultural Practices
  • Animal Husbandry & Technology
  • Agriculture Research, Education & Extension
  • Agroforestry & Ecology
  • Rural Welfare activities in India
  • Government Schemes regarding agriculture, etc.
  • HR strategies & systems
  • Recruitment & selection
  • Training & Development
  • Performance management & Appraisal
  • Business Policy & Strategic Analysis
  • Transnational Analysis
  • Industrial relations
  • Rewards & recognition
  • Grievance & conflict management, etc.
(iv) Marketing Officer (v) Law Officer
  • Basics of Marketing, Retail Management
  • Brand Management
  • Trademarks
  • International Marketing
  • Business Ethics & Marketing Strategy
  • Advertising, PR, Sales Promotion
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Research & Forecasting demand
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Consumer Protection in India (rights, protection act), etc.
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT Act
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Offenses and Penalties
  • Prevention of money laundering & limitation act
  • Law & order related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchanges
  • Partnership, Companies, Firm, Constitution and Contract Acts, etc.
Reference Links
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IBPS SO Exam 2017

Individuals hired through this Institute of Banking Personnel Selection exam will be appointed as concerned Scale-I Specialist Officer on any of the 20 participating organizations, depending upon requirements. More than 4000 contestants are going to be hired.

  • Position Name – Specialist Officer
  • Total Vacancies – 4100 (approx)
  • Notice Date – Nov 2017
  • Date of Exam – Jan 2018

Latest Competitive Exam Syllabus Details

Note: Details like question pattern and syllabus of IBPS SO exam 2017 are given here on above sections. Go through the detailed advertisement released by institute to know more information.

Updated: 2017-07-31 — 10:00 am

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