IBPS Law Officer Syllabus 2021 Exam Pattern Topic wise Complete Guide

IBPS Law Officer Syllabus with exam pattern | IBPS SO Law Officer Exam Guide

Institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS) department scheduled IBPS Law officer exam on 26.12.2020 and 27.12.2020. Interested candidates can apply for “IBPS Law Officer” exam from November 2020.

Before applying for IBPS law officer (scale I) exam, you need to know about this post and exam. Here you find all necessary information about IBPS exam for Law Officer and ibps law officer preparation tips.

LAW OFFICER Work & Eligibility –

A Law Officer is a person who regulates, keep in mind all the legal activities of the bank. He/she gives compelling legal guidance in the arrangement of legal opinions, studies, reports, and correspondence, as required every once in a while by different branches of the bank.

The primary duty of the officer is to help and guide that all the work of the bank is complete in accordance with the laws and act directed by the government.

A Law Officer also ensures that if the bank signs any contracts with individuals or companies/organizations, the companies/organizations/ individuals must be legally fit and in the legally right manner. He also provides legal advice to the staff members.

The salary or the pay scale of a Law Officer is 34000-70000/-. It is the post under six specialist officer post of the IBPS exam. To appear in this exam here is a proper eligibility criterion for law officer job –

Law Officer Exam Pattern –

IBPS Law officer exam has two stages 1. Written test and 2. Interview. Law officer written exam is an objective type paper containing four sections i.e.

  1. Reasoning test of 50 marks
  2. English language test of 25 marks
  3. General awareness test of 50 marks
  4. Professional knowledge test of 60 marks

In the total of 125 marks, 0.25 marks are deducted for any wrong question as negative marking.

And then the interview is conducted if the written exam and interview are cleared then candidates get selected for this post in any of the banks like Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank Of India, Bank of Maharashtra and all other banks included in IBPS. Check IBPS Law Officer exam pattern and below in this table.

IBPS Prelims Paper Pattern For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning (रीजनिंग) 50 50 02 hour
2 English Language (अंग्रेज़ी) 50 25
3 General Awareness (सामान्य ज्ञान) 50 50
 Total 150 125

IBPS SO Officer Mock Test Series

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IBPS Specialist LAW Officer Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Professional knowledge (व्यावसायिक ज्ञान) 60 60 45 Min.

What is the Syllabus of IBPS Law officer exam –

Aspirants must read IBPS law officer detailed syllabus which helps you in law officer preparation for IBPS Exam. IBPS SO law officer syllabus covers four sections Reasoning, English, General Knowledge, and Professional Knowledge. All subjects have their importance in IBPS 2021,

so you should prepare well for all of them don’t take any topic in a light way they all increase your score well. Now read about law officer syllabus topic wise.

IBPS Law officer reasoning syllabus –
It is an important section of the law officer exam. It covers all the logical questions, facts, conclusions, and judgment. The IBPS syllabus in reasoning consists of verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Topics included which are must prepare for this section are Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Blood Relation, Puzzle Test, Direction Sense Test, Number, Ranking & Time Sequence, Eligibility Test, Arrangements-Linear & Circular, etc. IBPS Law Officer reasoning preparation tips.

For Non-verbal reasoning topics are Series test, Analogy, Odd figures, Miscellaneous test. Many books are available in the market to prepare for ibps law officer exam.

IBPS Law Officer English Language Syllabus –
This section includes the basic English language questions based on synonyms, antonym, articles, prepositions, sentence completion, word formation and the topic comprehension and the topic Rearrangement of passage, spelling, sentence. Some Grammar questions ( Active Passive Voice, Direct Indirect speech, and usage of phrases and idioms, etc. are major topics of English syllabus of law officer exam. How to Prepare English for IBPS Law Officer?

IBPS Law Officer General Awareness Syllabus –
General Knowledge Syllabus of law officer exam contains 50 marks, and it includes major topics from current affairs especially reference to banking industry. And other items are from Indian Constitution based questions, Indian Politics, Latest events and activities of High Court and Supreme Court released policy Sports, Awards, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) based questions, banking terms, Indian economy questions, etc. this paper measure your Gk skills in IBPS Exam. Also, Read – General Knowledge Preparation Tips.

IBPS Law Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus –
Now, this is the section which has the highest weight age in the written exam and can be done very easily if the candidate has good knowledge. It is the section which is included only SO exams of IBPS not in clerical or PO because it contains the questions relating to the particular profession/field.

What is HR Officer work in Bank Duties of Rajbhasha Adhikari in Banks

The topics for this section is entirely different from every field relating to this exam like for IT field SO exam this subject will include all the information relating to the computers for SO law officer exam this subject will include knowledge relating to the banks and law. Practice questions with mock exams for the specialist officer.

Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution,

  • RBI Functions,
  • Relevant laws and rulings related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange,
  • Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act
  • Offenses and Penalties
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • RTI Act, Information Technology Act,
  • Banking Regulated Important Laws
  • Limitation Act, 1993
  • Banker’s Books Evidence Act, 1891
  • The Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions (DRT) Act,1993
  • Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act, 2002
  • Miscellaneous Provisions Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • The Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2006
  • Procedure for Redressal of Grievance
  • Commercial Laws with Reference to Banking Operation
  • Contracts of Guarantee
  • Contracts of Bailment
  • Contracts of Pledge
  • Contracts of Agency
  • Meaning and Essentials of a Contract of Sale
  • Definition, Meaning, and Nature of Partnership
  • Dissolution of a Firm
  • Effects of Non-Registration
  • Definition and Features of Company
  • Types of Companies
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association
  • Doctrines of Ultra/Constructive Notice/Indoor Management
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Right to Information Act, 2005
  • Right to Information and Obligation of Public Authorities
  • Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects
  • RBI’s Constitution and Objectives
  • Banking Regulation Act, 1949
  • Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
  • Credit Information Bureau (India)
  • Banker-Customer Relationship
  • Payment and Collection of Cheques and Other Negotiable Instruments
  • Types of Collaterals and their Characteristics
  • Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999
  • The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
  • Information Technology Act, 2000. etc.
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It is whole ibps exam syllabus for law officer read it carefully and start your preparations for IBPS exam.

How to prepare for IBPS Law Officer

Most of the participants are not aware of how to make a study plan and what to read first how to manage all preparation of ibps exam here is a Complete Guide for preparation of IBPS exam help you a lot in IBPS Law Officer Recruitment.

And in short, you can use best books for ibps law officer exam 2021, practice with the mock test for ibps law officer and previous year question papers of Law officer for a better idea of this exam. You can buy IBPS Law officer books from different publications check the link below.

This exam is best for the candidates who specialize in law. First, check IBPS Law Officer Syllabus before starting your preparation and you can share anything with us about your experience of ibps law officer exam, any suggestion any query also check more articles on IBPS Exam below. Official website of IBPS www.ibps.in Law officer.

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  1. 1. Is there any reservation system in ibps so law officer?
    2. Mains exam will also be objective type or theoritical ?

  2. hi
    i need the old question papers of ibps so law officer. if any one knows about from were i will get the previous year question papers . if any one know any link please sugest me

  3. I have 5.18cgpa and 70+% in 10th and 12th can I apply for IBPS law officer 2018 minimum 50% ?? Can u explain

  4. Hi.
    Just want to know the age limit for the Law officer’s post in all the banks in general. And is enrolling with bar council is a mandate for only IBPS or other banks also?

    • Hello, For Law Officer you should require A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and Age Limit is Age (As on 01.11.2018): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1988 and not later than 01.11.1998 (both dates inclusive)

  5. Is there any book available in market which covers the complete syllabus for professional knowledge for law officer?

  6. Sir,
    I am a law graduate and got enrolled in State Bar Council (Madhya Pradesh) but not yet appeared for All India Bar Exam.
    Am I eligible for this Law Officer Exam?

  7. Sir can I apply n appear for ibps so law officer exam if I have already applied for State bar enrollment but not got yet? Sir I will shortly receive the bar license.

  8. i have just completed in 5 years integerated llb course and also registered in bar counsil pl intimate regarding the experience for IBPS elligibility. and when are the next exams for recruitment.

    • Yes, Chari, You should require A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council for IBPS SO Law Officer.

  9. i just complete llb,results are yet to come can i appy for ibps law officer 2018,i will enroll as soon as the results get out.

  10. Hi,
    I’m a law graduate and I’ve secured 53% in my Bachelor’s degree , and I am enrolled as an advocate in the State bar council. I come under OBC category. Is the Law degree enough for the post of SO Law Officer or PO officer or is there any minimum requirement on the percentage of marks ? In a few websites I read that a minimum on 60% is required for both Law officer and Po , is it so? Is there any work experience required , some say 2 years experience is required? CAN YOU PLEASE CLARIFY ME ON THIS.. THANK YOU SIR/MAM.

  11. Sir/Madam,

    I’m working in a Private Bank for the past three years as Deputy Manager Law . I have been recruited as Law officer after completion of my law degree directly from Campus, so I haven’t enrolled as an advocate in the bar council as it is a rule not to get enrolled when you don’t practice.

    I have more than 2 years experience in banking as Law officer, whether i am eligible to appear for the IBPS SO Law officer exam.

    • Hello Arjun, For IBPS SO Law Officer post you must have A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

  12. Dear Sir,

    My date of birth is 22-11-1986 & I am practising as an advocate since 2012. So, technically I am eligible to apply for Scale 2 law officer post. Could there be scale 2 law officer vacancy in the scheduled 2018 January?

  13. Helo sir,
    Recently i have completed my law degree in june.But the main problem is that i have not enrolled with bar council of india as an advocate as exam will be conduct on next year i.e 2018.
    So sir my question is that am i eligible for upcoming exam of law officer?

    • Hello Shivani, For Law Officer, you required Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period not less than two years.

      • Helo mam,
        But it is given in websites only for enrollment for an advocate. IBPS website not mention specifically for 2 years practice and all.This things are creating confusion.

    • Scale-I is IBPS SO Post and For this post Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years age required and Educational qualification required A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
      Scale-II is IBPS RRB Specialist Officer Post for this post 21 to 23 years age required and Degree from a recognized University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate Educational qualification required, and Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period not less than two years experience required.

  14. Hello

    My Name is Komal Sharma . My date of birth 26.05.1990 . I am eligible for law officer Ibps so 2017-2018. Sir please suggest me reference book for the law officer .

  15. My DOB is 20/07/87. Am I eligible for the upcoming Ibps Specialist Officer exam in Jan. 2018?

  16. Hiiii,
    . sir/ madam

    Plz provide the new syllabus 2017/18 pdf of AFO. And the last 5year question papers of Professional knowledge paper.

    . Thank you….

  17. hello…. iam not able to download the admit card , pls help me to download it or share a link or send it to my email id.

    and i want to ask if the exam date is 28th n 29th of january… can it be extended as the JMFC exam is also on the same date… kindly guide me…

  18. Hi
    Sir Madhavi i have completed my llb degree n also enrolled bar council bt my birthdate is 22.4.1986 & OBC category .
    Can i apply for ibps law officer exam

  19. Sir I am a law graduate but m working in a school as such… I am enrolled as an advocate though
    .. will I be eligible to sit for the exam??

  20. I have completed my law bt didn’t opt for “banking and insurance” subject ..am i eligible to apply for theexam ?

    • Sneha, For Law Officer post you required A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

  21. Sir I have completed degree bsc hons AH & dairying I eligible to agriculture field officer please reply

  22. Hi
    Sir m suchitra i have completed my llb degree n also enrolled bar council bt my birthdate is 3.5.1986 .
    Can i apply for ibps so officer exam

  23. Sir, I would like to draw your attention towards recent recruitment notification of bank of Maharashtra for law officer my question is there is no clause of being enrolled as an Advocate in the notification but here at the website of ibps it is compulsory plz tell me in regard of bank of Maharashtra Vacancy..thank you

  24. Sir please suggest which books (publication) should be prepare for law officers exam….? N one more thing in which language should be prepare -in English or hindi… More comfortable?

  25. sir, i have just completed B.A.LL.B(H). the final result is yet to be declared. am i eligible for law officer post??.. when it is going to be held???

  26. Sir
    I am 24 years old and i have completed 3 year LLB. Course and have all the marksheets and provisional degree till LLB and i am pursuing LLM right now from delhi but i am not enrolled in bar council.can i give bank s.o. law officer exam without getting enrolled in bar council??

    • Hello, Archit For Law officer You should be enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

  27. thank you so much sir. mein bahut confused tha.ek last question. sbi rajbhasha adhikari ke exam ko apply karna ke liye 1 year experience manga hai, ye experience kais essential gain karan. kya ignou se 9 month ka hindi to English translater ka course karne par ye experience full fill ho jayega?????????please reply sir

  28. Sir meine ignou se B.A or M.A hindi honours se kiya hai? kya mein rajbhasha adhikari ka exam de sakta huin? ? ? ? ya phir se Mujhe regular course se M.A hindi honours karna hoga. or sir isme ek hi exam hota hai ya (pre +main ) dono hi hota hai please reply sir

    • हेल्लो करण, आईबीपीएस राजभाषा अधिकारी के लिये योग्यता – पोस्ट ग्रेजुएशन हिंदी में तथा ग्रेजुएशन डिग्री में अंग्रेजी होनी आवश्यक है. या फिर पोस्ट ग्रेजुएशन डिग्री संस्कृत में, साथ में अंग्रेजी और हिंदी ग्रेजुएशन में सब्जेक्ट होना चाहिए|

      All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies.
      And IGNOU UGC se approved hai to tum apply kar sakte ho.

  29. Hello sir ,
    i am law graduate with 4 years of experience in litigation . i am 37 years old , am i eligible for IBPS law officer exam ?

    • Sorry, Samridhi but in IBPS RRB Law Officer Max to max age limit is required from 21 – 32 years. And In IBPS SO Law officer it will be 20 – 30 years for General category candidates.

  30. have conpleted my 5 yrs law and will get all my degree in august
    so,when will i be able to apply for bank law officer
    plz let me knw the date of application form for 2016-17

  31. Sir,
    I’m just pass 5th yr Ba.llb.
    Sir ibps law officer exams conduct in Hindi or English or both language.

    • The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

  32. I am in my last year i.e. is in 5th year of five year integrated course. Can i apply for the exam? I will get my degree by May.

  33. hello sir,
    i m just giving the exam of semester 4 of Llb of 3 year programme

    so, can I apply for ibps law officer exam?

  34. I’m a lawyer practising I’m hyderabad could I know when will be the exam for special officer post for this year and how could I apply for that exam

  35. Sir,

    I am law graduate , i want to practising online practice set , can you provide only specialist law officers sets.

  36. Sir I am b.sc (hons) dairying 4 yeardeegri in shiats deemed uni. Allhabad u.p. I am eligible agri. Field officer please sir inform

  37. In sbi law officer’s exam, there was 90 min provided for reasoning and english while 45 mins for part 2 which was law….
    Is ibps also divide time like sbi?

  38. Computer diploma is require for law officer exam ?bcoz I have not computer diploma bt ‘CCC’ course was completed for 3 month duration.

    • Dear Manohar AFO Post Require – 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering / Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro- Forestry.

  39. hi.
    i am law graduated.is that computer course diploma compulsory for IBPS SO exam for law officer.and we had subject of computer in llb.

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