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About IBPS

IBPS :The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) .It is a government body that conducts exams for

  • Public sector banks like SBI, RBI, NABARD, and various cooperative banks.
  • LIC and other Insurance companies.
  • Regional rural banks(RRBs).
  • Many public sector undertakings(PSU) Various government departments in India.

These vacancies announcement is done time to time depending on the available vacancies in Participating banks. In place of individual exam by bank, a common exam is conducted, so why this system of examination is called Common Written Examination (CWE). Exams for different cadres

CWE PO/MT: for the position of Probationary Officer or Management Trainee.

CWE Clerk: for Clerical positions. Specialist Officer: for specialist officer positions. RRB officer: for the selection of officers & office assistants to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) governed by NABARD.

Participating Banks for IBPS PO Common Written Examination (CWE)

The participating in Common Written Examination (CWE) are Allahabad bank, Andhra Bank, Dena Bank, UCO Bank, Vijaya Bank, Indian Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, IDBI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank & Oriental Bank of Commerce.

About CWE for Specialist Officers

This exam is for recruitment to posts like

  • IT Officer (Scale – I).
  • Agricultural Field Officers.
  • Law Officer(Scale – I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer(Scale – I)
  • Marketing Officer(Scale – I)
  • … etc, please refer the advertisement on the official website of IBPS.

These recruitments are meant for various banks like – Allahabad Bank, Central Bank of India,Andhra Bank, Corporation Bank,Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank,Bank of India, ECGC,Bank of Maharashtra, Indian Bank,CanaraBank,Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, VijayaBankDena Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank,UCOBankIndian Overseas Bank, Union Bank of India, etc.,

IBPS SO Work Profile for Officers in All Departments

  1. IBPS SO I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
  1. Data Maintenance & Support
  2. Developing  and Modifying Software
  3. Queries related to ATM, Mobile Banking and Internet Banking.
  4. Maintenance of Computer System in Bank.
  5. Take care of Network Security, Processing and Anti Virus Update.
  6. Support the Bank’s core banking system.
  1. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)
  1. Understand the core financial and banking needs of people in rural area.
  2. Give detailed information in simple language about various banking schemes to the people in that region.
  3. Make them aware of latest government schemes and benefits plans.
  1. RajbhashaAdhikari (Scale-I)
  1. Whether internal or outbound, the RajbhashaAdhikari will have to proofread and translate all the important documents that are used or circulated in the bank.
  2. Training Bank personnel in the language that is used to communicate in that region.
  3. Make sure that all the important documents are available both in Hindi and English Language.
  1. Law Officer (Scale-I)
  1. Handle all the legal affairs of the Bank.
  2. Prepare legal documents for various processes and provide assistance in the legal issues of the Bank.
  3. Monitoring the errors and keeping the authenticity of the Bank Documents.
  1. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)
  1. To keep a check on Human Resource activities.
  2. Study different HR policies of the Bank and suggest changes, if needed.
  3. Involve in the recruitment process.
  4. Handle cases of misconduct and wrong-doing and consult with the superiors.
  1. Marketing Officer (Scale-I)
  1. Promote his Bank, bring new business deals and customers.
  2. Suggest cost-effective policies to increase Bank’s profit.
  3. Handle various Marketing Channels like Newspaper, Advertisements, Banners and Promotional Events, etc.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The Examination will be conducted in Three Stages

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Interview

Prelims Exam Pattern

 Law Officer &RajbhashaAdhikari Scale I

Name of Test No. of Qs Maximum
Marks
Duration
(Minutes)
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English Language 50 25
General Awareness
(With Special
Reference to
Banking)
50 50
Total 150 125

 

 Online (Objective Type) Exam for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer Scale I

Name of Test NO.s of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Duration
(Minutes)
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English Language 50 25
Quant Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125

Mains

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Subject No.
of Qs
Max
Marks
Duration
Professional
Knowledge
60 60 45 Mins

 

For the Post of RajbhashaAdhikari

Subject No.
of Qs
Max
Marks
Duration
Professional
Knowledge
(Objective)
45 60 30 mins
Professional
Knowledge
(Descriptive)
2 30 mins
  • There will be 0.25 penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
  • You will have to appear for Prelims first.
  • You will then be selected for the Mains exam on the basis of your performance in the Prelims.
  • The Mains exam will consist of questions only from the Professional Knowledge subject.
  • The Marks that you obtain in the Prelims exams will not be included in the final merit list.
  • The Marks that you obtain in the Mains will only be considered for shortlisting for Interview.

 

Interview

Upon clearing the written test, you become eligible for the interview. The interview is conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the nodal banks with the help of IBPS. The interview is of 100 marks.
The minimum qualifying marks in an interview should not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

Final Selection Process

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of total scores obtained in written test + Interview. The weightage of Online test and interview will is 80:20. For being selected as a Specialist Officer in the public sector bank you have to qualify in both exam – Written online exam as well as Interview and must score high in the merit list.

Syllabus for IBPS SO

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus For English Language | Important Topics For English Language Section

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus For English Language Section 1. Reading Comprehension
2. Phrase Replacement
3. Error Spotting
4. Cloze Test
5. Para Jumbles
6. Fill in the Blanks
7. Antonyms and Synonyms

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus For Reasoning | Important Topics For Reasoning Section

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus For Reasoning Section 1. Syllogism
2. Linear and Circular Seating Arrangements
3. Direction and Distance
4. Blood Relations
5. Input-Output
6. Coding and Decoding
7. Inequalities
8. Data Sufficiency
9. Order and Ranking
10. Puzzles
11. Statement and Conclusion
12. Statement and Assumption
13. Statement and Arguments
14. Cause and Effect
15. Course of Action

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus For General Awareness | Important Topics For General Awareness Section

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus For General Awareness Section 1. History
2. Geography
3. Culture
4. Polity
5. Sports
6. Defense
7. Science and Technology
8. Indian Constitution
9. Awards
10. Books and Authors
11. Countries and Currencies/Capitals
12. Important National and International Events
13. Railway and Union Budget
14. Government Policies
15. Business
16. Economic Surveys
17. History of Banking
18. Banking Terminologies
19. Indian Financial and Banking Institutes and their Roles
20. RBI Guidelines
21. Banking Abbreviations
22. Current Bank Rates

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude | Important Topics For Quantitative Aptitude Section

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude Section 1. Number Series
2. Number Systems
3. Simplification
4. Profit and Loss
5. Percentage
6. Average
7. Simple and Compound Interests
8. Ratio and Proportion
9. Quadratic Equation
10. Mensuration
11. Boats and Streams
12. Time, Speed, and Distance
13. Time and Work
14. Mixtures and Alligations
15. Probability
16. Permutation and Combination
17. Data Analysis and Interpretation

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO RajbhashaAdhikari Post

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO RajbhashaAdhikari Post 1. Passages
2. Fill in the Blanks
3. Translation (English to Hindi and Hindi to English)
4. Cloze Test
5. Antonyms and Synonyms
6. Hindi Grammar

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO IT Officer Post

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO IT Officer Post 1. Basic Programming Skills – C Programming
2. Software Engineering
3. Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, etc.)
4. Basic Network Security Concepts
5. Windows Operating System
6. Computer Hardware Basics (Microprocessor, ALU, Storages and Memory)
7. Web Technologies
8. Data Communication and Networking
9. Database Systems
10. Server Technology
11. Data Structure
12. SQL

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO Law Officer Post

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO Law Officer Post 1. Indian Constitution
2. RBI – Objectives, Roles and Responsibilities
3. RBI Regulations
4. Laws, Acts, and Policies Related to Banking Sector
5. Foreign Exchange
6. Offenses and Penalties
7. Banking and Financial Documents, Contracts, etc.

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO HR/Personnel Officer Post

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO HR/Personnel Officer Post 1. Human Resource Management (HRM)
2. Human Resource Development (HRD)
3. Organizational Behavior
4. Job Evaluation, Design, Analysis and Interviews
5. Training and Development, Motivation
6. Performance Appraisal, Promotion, Transfer, Demotion, Compensation, Incentives, Rewards and Recognition
7. Wage/Salary Administration
8. Discipline and Grievance Procedures
9. Industrial Relations
10. Labour Legislations
11. Trade Union Act
12. Information Technology Concepts and Issues

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For Marketing Officer Post

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO Marketing Officer Post 1. Marketing Overview
2. Marketing Management
3. Marketing Process and Planning
4. Marketing Research
5. Marketing Segmentation
6. Consumer Behavior
7. Product Planning
8. Product Development
9. Sales Promotion
10. Branding, Labelling, Packaging, Pricing
11. Bank Marketing
12. Rural Marketing
13. Distribution
14. International Marketing
15. Sales Management
16. Advertisement
17. Business Ethics and Social Responsibilities

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For Agricultural Officer Post

IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus (Mains) For IBPS SO Agricultura Post 1. Current Affairs on Agriculture Sector
2. Agriculture Economics
3. Seed Technology
4. Agricultural Practices
5. Soil Resources
6. Animal Husbandry
7. Rural Welfare Activities
8. Government Policies and Schemes For Agricultural Development
9. Woman and Child Development Schemes
10. Herbicides and Pesticides
11. Crop Diseases
12. Horticulture

To know the details about IBPS SO exam please visit official website of IBPS