IBPS SO Syllabus 2021: Specialist Officer Detailed Prelims & Mains Pdf Download Online

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus Pdf Download (CWE SPL 10) आईबीपीएस स्पेशलिस्ट ऑफिसर सिलेबस | Latest IBPS Bank Exam SO Syllabus 2021 Topic wise in detail

Ibps Specialist officer is regarded as one of the most coveted and honorable posts. Participants are leaving no stone unturned to crack the exam.

All the participants are eagerly waiting for the updated syllabus for IBPS SO.

So start your preparation from now on and achieve your target. Herewith the help of this post you can avail the syllabus for IBPS SO officer and the exam pattern for the same

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam scheduled by the department in February month. All eligible participants who successfully fill the Online Application form for the SO Exam should have started their Preparation for Specialist Officer Exam and Check Syllabus of IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2021 topic wise in detail.

Specialist Officer exam conducts for various posts such as IT Officer, Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, HR Personnel Officer, etc. Check IBPS PO 2021 and IBPS RRB 2021 and IBPS Clerk 2021 details.

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus topic wise with Exam Pattern

IBPS department conducts this SO Exam in two steps all candidates required to qualify in both. First, is the Common Written Exam (CWE) and the second is an interview? Before checking the details of IBPS Syllabus for Specialist Officer.

Firstly you need to check the Specialist Officer Exam Pattern and then download the syllabus pdf of specialist officer exam.

IBPS SO CWE is an objective type paper that contains 200 questions with multi-choice answers, and the (IBPS SO Syllabus) topics are Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness and Professional Knowledge. How to Prepare for IBPS Exam at Home?

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus Pdf Download

Participants must check details of Syllabus for IBPS Bank SO exam with all section wise. All sections have their value and different marks. Participants required to qualify in each section with a minimum passing marks to be shortlisted for Interview. Check How much Salary of IBPS Specialist Officer?

IBPS Specialist Officer Reasoning Syllabus –

Specialist Officer Syllabus of reasoning which is the most important section of any exam and also has 50 marks out of 125.

It covers all logical reasoning questions which have forming judgments, conclusions from premises or facts. all questions in Reasoning “Syllabus for IBPS bank SO Exam” is based on Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Logical Reasoning topics are Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Blood Relation, Puzzle Test, Direction Sense, Logical Venn Diagrams, Alphabet & Alpha Numeric Sequence Test, Eligibility Test, Arrangements-Linear & Circular,

Non-Verbal Reasoning topics: – Series test, Analogy, Odd figures, Miscellaneous test. Check – Specialist Officer Reasoning preparation tips

IBPS Specialist Officer English Syllabus

IBPS Specialist officer syllabus next section is “English language”. It is also an important part. The examiner wants to know about your basic knowledge of English, which is commonly used all over.

IBPS SO English Syllabus covers vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation, and the topic comprehension means deriving a conclusion, theme detection, passage completion and the topic Rearrangement of passage, spelling, sentence.

English Grammar asked in bank exams – the topic grammar means a set of rules active, passive voice, indirect, direct speech, and the topic General usage means phrases and idioms.

IBPS Specialist Officer Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

IBPS Specialist Officer Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus This topic covers all questions around two subjects like Arithmetic and Data Interpretation. Check IBPS CWE Specialist Officer exam syllabus given below. This test is designed to measure how fast and accurate you are in dealing with numbers, viz. computation, quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables and graphs.

IBPS Specialist Officer General Awareness Syllabus

IBPS Specialist Officer General knowledge syllabus covers all of the Current Affairs and especially reference to Banking Industry. And the topics are from Indian Economy Questions for IBPS, International-Economy, UNO, Marketing, Indian Constitution, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture, etc. History of Banking, current affairs of the last six months, countries/currencies, Books & Their Authors, Banking Terms, RBI Questions for IBPS, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, etc., Social Function of Banks.

This test is designed to measure your awareness about the past and present events, socio-economic developments as well as awareness about developments in the Banking Industry, etc. Also, read How to prepare general awareness for SO Exam?

IBPS Specialist Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus

Professional Knowledge Syllabus of IBPS Exam topics is different for all posts such as IT Officer, Law Officer, Chartered Accountant, etc. Topics are Data Base Management System (DBMS), Data Communication & Networking, What is an Operating System? And its functions, Computer organization + Hardware (Microprocessor ), Software Engineering, Data Structure, Web Technologies and Programming Languages Basic, etc. Also, Check – IBPS Prelims – Mains Exam Syllabus 2021.

IBPS SO Syllabus for Marketing

  • Marketing Overview
  • Concept, Nature, Scope, and Importance of Marketing
  • Meaning, Functions, and Importance of Marketing Management
  • Marketing Process and Marketing Planning
  • Consumer/ Buyer Behavior
  • Market Segmentation: Importance of Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Research
  • Product Planning and Development
  • Sales Promotion and its Objectives
  • Branding, Packaging, and Labeling
  • Pricing Decisions: Pricing, Pricing Decision Strategies
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Personal Selling
  • Services Marketing
  • Bank Marketing
  • Insurance Marketing
  • Consumer Protection in India: List of Consumer Rights, Consumer Protection Act
  • Marketing Organization
  • Marketing Program
  • Marketing Decision-Making
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Product
  • Distribution: Definition, Channels of Distribution
  • Advertisement
  • Sales Management
  • Marketing Environment
  • Rural Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Social Responsibility and Business Ethics.

IBPS Specialist officer syllabus contains these five sections. All candidates required to download ibps Syllabus Pdf SO Exam 2021 or IBPS SO Exam Syllabus Pdf download via the link or visit the official website of IBPS.

You can also check related topics such as IBPS Specialist officer syllabus books, specialist officer exam tricks and IBPS SO Exam Study material in Hindi.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

IBPS Preliminary Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning (रीजनिंग) 50 50 02 hour
2 English Language (अंग्रेज़ी) 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude (मात्रात्मक रूझान) 50 50
 Total 150 125

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 Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

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

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Professional knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 Min.
 2 Professional knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 Min.

Note – All Tables data is expected. Actual data will be updated after IBPS SO notification released.

IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Exam 2021 Updates
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Frequently Asked Question

Q.Which exam is much tougher IBPS PO or IBPS SO?

Both SO and PO are regarded as scale 1 PO is a generalist and can be posted in any function such as Operations, Credit, Administration, Planning etc. While SO are assigned the specific task they are recruited for say IT Officer works in the IT department and Agriculture Officer works on loans to Agriculture and Rural Development.

ibps po is regarded as most difficult due to high competition.

Final Words

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  1. SIR,
    how to prepare for the Professional knowledge of Marketing in detail so that no topic shall remain untouched. I have searched in so many ways but could not find anything suitable. I just want to ask that is there any book which covers the complete syllabus of Marketing mains…

    Thank You

  2. Hi,

    I have qualified for RRB officer scale II interview and having experience certificate as relieving letter only which is clearly mentioned joining date and relieving date but don’t have joining letter and confirmation certificate… Pls guide me how can I proceed.

  3. Hello sir, I have completed 3 year diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication and after taking admission in direct second year I have completed 3 year degree in Electronics and Telecommunication. My age is 23. Am I eligible for IT officer? Plz reply..Thank u.

  4. Sir please guide me about the topics covered under Professional Knowledge. I am appearing for Dena Bank Specialist officers exam. The post is for Working capital, project finance profile.
    Please guide asap.

  5. Sir, I am looking forward for Chartered Accountant Specialist Officer exam (conducted by DENA BANK) preparation. kindly let me know the updated syllabus and preferred books for the same.

  6. sir, I have applied for specialist officer allahabad bank and I m looking for the topics covered in the profesional knowledge. The syllabus which is defined over there does not specify the coverage under the professional knowledge. please guide me regarding the same and specify the topics.

  7. Hello,

    I am 28 years old and have 5.5 yrs of work experience as an HR in private sector. I look forward to appear in IBPS exam for HR Officer in next year which is supposed to be held on 28th & 29th Jan 2017. Please clear my confusion whether i am eligible for this and when can I apply online for the same? Also, from where I can get study material for the same?

  8. Hello, I am an IT professional with 8+ yrs of experience and wanted to try for I.T. Officer exam. I am mechanical engineering pass out. Kindly let me know if I can apply since notification mentions only certain streams of engineering? Also let me know which scale can I try for? Thanks.

  9. Sir, I am looking forward for Chartered Accountant Specialist Officer exam (conducted by Oriental Bank of Commerce) preparation. kindly let me know the updated syllabus and preferred books for the same.

  10. Dear sir
    Mujhe ye puchna hai ki mene icici bank me 18th month service ki or mene bina information k job chord di thi bina resigned k mujhe experience certificate mila h ab me govt bank ki tyari krrha hu. Agr me ibps clerk po ya sbi po clerk me select hota hu to koi issue to nhi hoga na ki me job chord di bina resigned k .
    Me ek fresher ki jaise apply kru mera experience nhi show kru ..to mujhe job milegi ya nhi …plz rply

  11. Hello Sir,

    I have applied for IBPS SO – Agricultural Field Officer post, I am having 4 years of degree in Food science. We have Professional Knowledge section, please confirm if we get questions from Agriculture or from food science.


  12. Dear Sir,
    I am preparing for IBPS Technical Officer (Architect) Exam.Ibps is conducting recruitment exam for architects for Mumbai municipal corporation. The exam format is Online Test (Max 200 Marks)
    Test of English – 50 Marks
    Test of Professional Knowledge – 50
    General Knowledge – 50 Marks
    Test of Reasoning – 50 Marks

    kindly advise syllabus and books for Professional Knowledge, general knowlede and reasoning.

  13. i have applied for SO IT ….can u please tell me what is the syllabus for it.
    and please tell me what are approximate cut off marks for this section…. and is it like that we have to pass in each portion of it like Quantitative apptitude, Reasoning, English and Professional knowledge or is it aggregate of all portion????

  14. i applied for ibps so rajbhasha adhikari post iam not getting any information about it at any site could you plz inform me the syllabus,model papers for practice and professional knowledge papers and details about this job plzzz send the information thank u

  15. sir i completed bio medical engineering with 4 years…whether am i eligible for it officer so under electronics as professional stream…pls guide me…bcz i hav applied under electronics stream….does it creates any issues in future…am confused sir..pls guide me

  16. hi sir, I am tejaswini. I completed degree in copmt engg. I did apply for it officer. sir plz refer me book , with help of that I will crack this exam. sir I am not going through any coaching. I m doing study in home… so plz help me sir which book is more beneficial to crack this exam.

  17. Hi Sir,

    For SO, engineering is the basic criteria right?
    I did poly 3 years and Engineering 3 years.
    If I clear all the sections and get selected, any problem would be there as I don’t have 4 years engineering marksheets?
    Awaiting for your response.


    • IT officer required
      a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer
      Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &
      Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics &
      b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/
      Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer
      Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
      Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

  18. pls let know what all sections are there for IT officer paper…bcoz in one place i have seen aptitude, english, reasoning and proff.knowledge and in someother place general awareness is also included and reasoning is excluded
    please let me know whether GA is in the syllabus or not??

  19. with due to respected sir. tell me i am bharat singh and my B.tcch three degree on computer science and engineering and three year diploma polytechnic in computer science and engineering.so i am eligiabele for IT officer

  20. hello sir..i hav filled form of sebi assistant managers today.ibps is conducting this exam.can i assume ibps syllabus as sebi syllabus..plz help..and guide as u think will be benificial for me…….thanking you…Ashok Verma.

    • No…financial awareness is a subject with broader perspective..it will include all financial institutions (Sebi, stock exhange, irda, Rbi, other banks etc..) whereas banking awareness includes working of banks and factors affecting them..

  21. I hv few questions…
    1. How did HRM grew in India, Choose best possible answer
    a. Made Compulsory by government
    b. Voluntarily by the employees
    c. Both of the above
    d. None of the above

    2. When did Human Relations movement started?
    a. Early 20th Century
    b. Late 20th Century
    c. Early 21st Century
    d. None of the Above

    3. In Today’s era, role of HR is shifting from
    a. Protector to Screener
    b. Screener to Strategic Partner
    c. Recruiter to Planner
    d. None of the above

    4. The process by which a management determines how an organisation should move form its current personnel position to its desired personnel position is called
    a..Manpower Planning
    b. Personnel Management
    c.Compensation Management
    d. None

    5. The procedure for determining duties and skill requirements of a Job and kind of person who should be hired for it is known as
    a. Job Analysis
    b. Job Description
    c. Manpower Planning
    d. None

    6. A written record of duties responsibilities and requirements of a particular job is called
    a.Job Description
    b. Job Analysis
    c. Job Specification
    d. Job Analysis

    7. What do we mean by Job Design?
    a. Division of total task to be performed into the manageable and efficient units
    b.A standard of personnel and designates the qualities required for an acceptable performance
    c. It is the process of getting information about jobs
    d. It refers to the anatomy of job

    8.What are the Major Aspects of Scope of HR Management?

    1.Personnel Aspect 2.Industrial Relations Aspect 3. Welfare Aspect 4. Strategic Aspect

    a. 1,2 & 3
    b. 2&3
    c. 1,2 &4
    d. All of the above

    9. First Stage of evolution of HR Management is:

    a. Industrial Revolution
    b.Scientific Management
    c.Trade Unionism
    d. H.R Movement

  22. Dear sir,
    I am an MBA graduate with dual specialisation in HR &Marketing. I have 1yr and 6months work experience in NBFC. Can i apply for So Hr& Marketing Officer? If yes, can you pls send me the syllabus and model question paper.

    1 SO Reasoning Paper…………..50
    2 SO English Language Paper 25
    3 SO Quantitative Aptitude Paper 50
    4 SO Professional Knowledge Paper 75
    Total 200
    1 SO Reasoning Pape—————50
    2 SO English Language Pape……..50
    3 SO Quantitative Aptitude Paper..50
    4 SO Professional Knowledge Paper..50
    Total 200
    WHY this deviation
    4 SO Professional Knowledge Paper 75—change to 50 on mark sheet
    2 SO English Language Paper…….25—change to 50 on mark sheet