IBPS SO

IBPS Specialist Officer:  IBPS Specialist Officer Common Written exam is an objective type paper which includes 4 sections of different marks. There will be negative marking for all wrong answer.

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IBPS Specialist Officer Common Written exam is an objective type paper which includes 4 sections of different marks. There will be negative marking for all wrong answer. 

IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) Exam is conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel) every year to recruit candidates from the different fields. It is one of the most reputed exam in the government sector. IBPS is going to conduct specialist officer (SO) 2018-19 Exam for the following posts:

  1. IT Officer Scale I
  2. HR/Personnel Officer
  3. Marketing Officer Scale I
  4. Agricultural Field Officer
  5. Law Officer
  6. Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam will be conducted in three phases:

1. Preliminary Exam

2. Mains Exam

3. Interview

1. Preliminary Examination

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

50

25

2 Hours

Reasoning

50

50

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

50

50

Total

150

125

 

For IT, Agricultural, HR/Personnel &Marketing Officer:

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

50

25

2 Hours

Reasoning

50

50

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Total

150

125

 

2. Main Exam

For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration 

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 minutes

For IT, Agricultural, HR/ Personnel &Marketing Officer

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions 

Maximum Marks

Duration

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Discriptive)

2

30 minutes

IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates, intending to apply for CRP SPL-VII should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS in this advertisement:

Age Limit (as on 1.11.2018)

  • An Applicant should not have been born earlier than 2.11.1987 and not later than 1.11.1997 (both dates inclusive)
  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 Years

Educational Qualifications

Law Officer (Scale 1)

  • A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale 1):

  • 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agroforestry/Forestry/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology / Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale 1):

  • Graduate and Full-time PG degree or Full-time PG Diploma in Industrial Relations/ HR/HRD/ Social Work / Personnel Management / Labor Law.

I.T. Officer:

  • 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Computer Applications / Information Technology OR
  • Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale 1):

  • PG Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree level OR
  • PG degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the 3 Graduation level.

Marketing Officer (Scale 1):

  • Graduate and Full time MBA (Marketing)/Full time 2 years PGDBA/MMS (Marketing)/PGDBM with specialization in Marketing.

Selection Procedure for IBPS SO Recruitment 2018

  • All the exams will be held online. 
  • The tests are all of objective type.
  • All sections of all tests (except English Language section) will be available bilingually (i.e. in English & Hindi).

There is negative marking. A penalty of 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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Schedule

Activity

Date

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates

November 2018 (tentative)

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

November 2018 (tentative)

Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary

December 2018 (tentative)

Commencement of Preliminary Exam

29th and 30th December 2018

Result of Online exam – Preliminary

January 2019 (tentative)

Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main

January 2019 (tentative)

Online Examination – Main

27th January 2019

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Syllabus

Reasoning

Number series, Letter & symbol series, Statement, and argument, Logical Reasoning problems, Alphabet test, Passage, and conclusions, Blood relations, Direction sense test, Input output, Coding-decoding, Number Ranking, Making judgments, etc. Check – IBPS Reasoning Preparation tips, Making series/analogy, Classification, Series test, Odd figures, miscellaneous test, etc.

English

Vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, Sentence rearrangement questions, word formation, topic comprehension, theme detection, passage completion, the topic rearrangement of passage, spelling and sentence.

Topic grammar means set of rules active, passive voice, direct indirect speech. The topic general usage means phrases and idioms, Grammar, Articles, Preposition, Sentence Improvement, Spotting Error Questions, One Word Substitution, Sentence Completion and Fill in the Blanks etc.

General knowledge

General Knowledge section of IBPS Exam contains various topics such as current affairs questions, banking awareness questions and common general knowledge questions. Major topics are

Current Affairs of last six months especially reference to Banking Industry, Questions on Indian Economy, International Economy, UNO, Indian Constitution Questions, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture, History of Banking, Countries / currencies, Books & Their Authors, Banking Terms, RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination & Probability, Data Interpretation,

Specialist Officer Professional Knowledge Topics for IT officer | HR officer

Data Base Management System (DBMS), Data Communication and networking, Operating System Questions, Computer organization + Hardware (Microprocessor), Network Security, Software Engineering, Data Structures, Web Technologies, Programming Languages (BASIC), Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment & Selection, Rewards & Recognition, Industrial relations. 

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