IBPS SO Syllabus 2019
Updated on Feb 2, 2019 - 6:15 p.m. IST by Supriya Kumari

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 - The syllabus of IBPS SO will be prescribed by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). IBPS SO syllabus 2019 will be available separately for prelims and mains exam. Candidates can check topics, units and subtopics asked in the exam for preparation. With IBPS SO Syllabus 2019, candidates can optimise their preparation accordingly for prelims and mains exam separately. The syllabus of IBPS SO includes the topics for 6 Specialist Officer posts - I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer. The preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2019 is scheduled to be held on December 28 and 29, 2019. Read the article below to get the complete information on IBPS SO syllabus 2019.

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IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for Prelims Exam

The preliminary exam of IBPS SO will have sections – English, General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The questions asked in the exam will have questions asked from topics of IBPS SO Syllabus 2019. Candidates appearing for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer will have to attempt 3 sections – English, General Awareness and Reasoning Ability whereas for the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer will have to attempt 3 sections – English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

Candidates can check below.


General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Reading comprehension

Current affairs

Number systems


Para jumbles

Banking awareness


Series test

Error detection

Countries/ currencies

Linear equation


Fill in the blanks


Quadratic equation

Odd figures

Cloze test

Indian economy

Profit and loss

Eligibility test

Sentence improvement/ correction

International economy


Blood relations

Para/ sentence completion


Time and work

Data sufficiency




Input/ output


Awards and honours

Ratio and proportion

Coding/ decoding


Books and authors

Simple and compound interest


Active and passive voice

Fiscal monetary policies

Speed, time and distance


Direct and indirect speech


Complex numbers

Seating arrangements (linear and circular)

Phrases and idioms

Social function of banks


Venn diagrams

Word meanings

Socio and economic developments


Miscellaneous tests


Alphabet and alpha-numeric sequence

Binomial theories

Modern maths

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam

Candidates can check the syllabus for IBPS SO mains exam post wise below.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam - Rajbhasha Adhikari

For the candidates who wish to appear for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari have to appear in the in Hindi. As per the job profile, the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari is responsible for using Hindi (the official language of India) in banking operations like circulars, notices, etc. Candidates can check the IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for mains exam below for Rajbhasha Adhikari.

  • Official Language: Brief Intro

  • Arrangement in Constitution: Use of Hindi

  • Official Translation of Central Act

  • Power of making Rules

  • Article 343: Official Language of Union

  • Purpose of Official Act 1976 and main features

  • Official Language

  • Implementation Committees

  • Difference between National Language and Official Language

  • The language of Union, Languages of States, Language of Supreme Court, High Court etc.

  • Hindi Grammar and its usages

  • Translation

  • Prose

  • Knowledge of Administrative Hindi and English

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam - IT Officer

  • C Programming Basics

  • MS Office

  • Database management system types

  • Programming

  • Network security

  • Advantages function

  • Operating system function

  • Data communication and networking

  • Web technologies

  • Software engineering

  • Basic programming concept

  • Basic knowledge of hardware

  • Windows OS

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for Main - Agriculture Officer

  • Agriculture current events

  • Women and child development schemes

  • Rural welfare activities in India

  • Crop Horticulture Vegetables

  • Spacing time of sowing seed rate

  • Various diseases and its causes

  • Varieties

  • Herbicides and pesticides

  • Agriculture small industries

  • Different varieties of animals

  • Important points – plants, fruits and vegetables

  • Preservation of fruits and vegetables

  • Types of cropping systems

  • Green Manures

  • Indian soil

  • Soil resources

  • Animal husbandry and technology

  • Seed technology – different government schemes

  • Agriculture economics – agriculture costs and schemes

  • Different diseases

  • Various types of agricultural practices

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam - Marketing Officer

  • Marketing overview

  • Concept, Nature, Scope, and Importance of Marketing

  • Pricing Decisions: Pricing, Pricing Decision Strategies

  • Wholesale Trade

  • Product Planning and Development

  • Retail Trade

  • Market Segmentation: Importance of Market Segmentation

  • Sales Forecasting

  • Branding, Packaging, and Labeling

  • Consumer Protection in India: List of Consumer Rights, Consumer Protection Act

  • Personal Selling

  • Sales Promotion and its Objectives

  • Services Marketing

  • Bank Marketing

  • Product

  • Insurance Marketing

  • Marketing Decision-Making

  • Marketing Organization

  • Marketing Research

  • Distribution: Definition, Channels

  • Marketing Program

  • Meaning, Functions, and Importance of Marketing Management

  • Advertisement

  • Marketing Environment

  • International Marketing

  • Consumer/ Buyer Behavior

  • Marketing Process and Marketing Planning

  • Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

  • Distribution

  • Rural Marketing

  • Sales Management

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam - Law Officer

  • Foreign Exchange

  • Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector

  • Important laws and rulings related to negotiable instruments

  • RTI Act

  • Consumer Protection Act

  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme

  • Offences and Penalties, SARFAESI

  • Constitution

  • Contract Acts

  • Information Technology Act

  • Limitation Act, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act

  • Prevention of money laundering

  • Securities

  • Partnerships, Companies, Firm

  • RBI functions

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam - HR/Personnel Officer

  • Performance appraisal (Process, uses, and techniques)

  • Promotion, transfer, and demotions (Types, policies)

  • Placement (Induction, procedure, and benefits)

  • Information Technology-Concepts & Issues

  • Factories act

  • Gratuity act

  • Training and development (Types and methods)

  • Compensation (Theories of wages, compensation administration and criteria to develop a compensation plan)

  • Industrial relations

  • Staffing

  • HR Introduction

  • Strategic Role of Information in HRM

  • Principles of management

  • HR Planning

  • Job analysis (Procedures, Methods, and techniques)

  • Job design (Meaning and techniques)

  • Leadership styles

  • Provident fund act

  • Industrial relations act

  • Strategic Role of Information in HRM

  • Industrial relations

  • Interview (Types of tests, Types of interviews and limitations)

  • Job evaluation (Pre-requites, principles, and process)

  • Motivation (Theories, Importance, Factors impacting)

  • Information Technology-Concepts & Issues

  • Wage and Salary Administration

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern provides the details regarding the types of questions asked, marking scheme, sections etc. IBPS SO exam pattern varies post-wise. There are three stages of the selection process for IBPS SO. The preliminary exam consists of Reasoning, English and General Awareness/Quantitative Aptitude whereas the mains exam comprises of professional knowledge questions. Shortlisted candidates in IBPS SO prelims will be eligible to appear for the mains exam. On the basis of the marks secured in mains, candidates will be called for Group Exercises (GE) and Interview. Candidates can check IBPS SO for the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer below.

Sr. no


No. of question

Max marks

Medium of Exam



Quantitative Aptitude



English and Hindi

2 hours





English and Hindi









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Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

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This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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qualification is required for IBPS Exam

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 24th Nov, 2019

To be eligible for IBPS PO, you need to be a graduate in any stream. You should have completed your Graduation in any stream from a recognised University. There is no specific discipline that you should be completing your Graduation in. It can be BA, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Tech, etc. You should have computer proficiency.


I complete diploma then I complete 3 years BTECH..... Can I apply ibps so?

Shareef 15th Nov, 2019
Yes, you are eligible for applying for IBPS PO examination. Have a look at Eligiblity criteria.
  • Must be An Indian citizen
  • Minimum age  must be 20
  • maximum age is 30
  • OBC has 3 years relaxation
  • SC/ST has 5 years relaxation
  • PWD candidates have 10 yrs relaxation
  • J&K domicile students have 5 years relaxation
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from any stream.
  • there's no upper attempt limitation

I am doing mba with dualspecicalization. my major is finance and minor in marketing. can i apply for marketing officer in ibps so.

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

It doesn't matter if your minor is marketing in MBA, as long as you have knowledge and skills in the field you can apply for any marketing related jobs. So you need not hesitate to apply for the job. So you are definitely eligible to apply for any marketing and finance jobs as you have both these as your major and minor specialisations.

Good luck!


Hi i have done my bsc in information science and telecommunication and MBA in Business Analytics. I am eligible for IBPS SO IT or HT

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 27th Aug, 2019
Hello aspirant,

You are not eligible for ibps so it as you don't have an engineering degree in electronics and telecommunication. A 3 year graduate degree in the same won't help. Also you don't have your pg in the required field. Candidates willing to apply for the above-mentioned posts must have the graduate degree or post-graduate degree in the relevant field. The aspirants must have completed graduation or post-graduation in the IT related fields. For the IT officer candidate should have a qualification in one of the following field:

4-year Engineering Degree in:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation


Post-Graduate Degreein:

  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Computer Applications

Or Graduate having passed DOEACC B level.

All the best..

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