IBPS SO Syllabus 2024, Check Prelims and Mains Syllabus Now

The IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 for both Prelims and Mains has been released. Candidates who qualify will proceed to the Interview stage. According to the annual IBPS Calendar 2024, the IBPS SO Prelims Exam will be held on 9th November, and the Mains Exam on 14th December 2024.

The IBPS SO exam aims to select candidates for specialist officer positions in various Public Sector Banks, covering multiple roles. A well-defined syllabus is crucial for effective preparation. This blog details the syllabus for the following posts: Agriculture Officer, Law Officer, Marketing Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, HR/Personnel Officer, and IT Officer.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2024, Check Specialist Officer Prelims and Mains Syllabus Now
IBPS SO Syllabus 2024 Check Specialist Officer Prelims and Mains Syllabus Now

IBPS SO Syllabus 2024

The IBPS SO Syllabus 2024 differs significantly from other bank exams, with distinct sections for Rajbhasha Adhikari and other officer posts. Candidates will need to prepare for Reasoning Ability, English Language, and General Awareness with a special focus on the banking industry.

It is crucial for all candidates to thoroughly understand the syllabus to achieve better results. In addition to the three sections—English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning—candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in their respective specialization subjects.

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus 2024

The IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus 2024 is structured into four main sections: Reasoning Ability, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus 2024
Reasoning Ability







Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Order and Ranking

Alphanumeric Series

Distance and Direction

Verbal Reasoning

English Language

Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks

Para/Sentence Completion

Quantitative  Aptitude

Number Series

Data Interpretation

Simplification/ Approximation

Quadratic Equation

Data Sufficiency



Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportion

Work, Time, and Energy

Time and Distance



Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combination

General Awareness

Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

GK Updates


Important Places

Books and Authors



Prime Minister Schemes

Important Days

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus 2024

The Candidates who will qualify the Prelims exam will appear for the Mains exam. The detailed Syllabus of the Mains Exam Section wise discussed below:

Position Syllabus Topics
IT Officer (Scale-I) Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer Organization and Microprocessor, Object-Oriented Programming
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Basics of Crop Production, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy and Irrigation, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Practices, Soil resources, Animal Husbandry, Agroforestry, Ecology, Government Schemes
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Basics of Marketing Management, Brand Management, Advertising, PR, Sales, Retail, Business Ethics, Market Segmentation, Market Research and Forecasting Demand, Product Life Cycle, Corporate Social Responsibility, Service Marketing, Marketing Strategies
Law Officer (Scale-I) Banking Regulations, Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant Laws and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange, Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SURFACES, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Laws and Actions with a direct link to Banking Sector, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Human Resource Development, Business Policy and Strategic Analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial Relations, Grievance and Conflict Management, Performance Management and Appraisal
Rajbhasha Adhikari Banking Regulations Passages, Synonyms-Antonyms, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Practical Translation, Hindi/English Grammars

IBPS SO Interview 2024

Candidates who successfully qualify the prelims and mains stages will be invited to participate in the IBPS SO 2024 Interview process.

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The IBPS SO 2024 Exam features a consistent pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I and Law Officer positions, differing from that of other posts. The Mains Examination focuses solely on Professional Knowledge, while the Preliminary Exam includes three sections: English Language, Reasoning, and either General Awareness for Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer or Quantitative Aptitude for other posts.

Preliminary Exam scores do not impact final selection; instead, final allotment is based on the cumulative scores of the Mains Exam and Interview in an 80:20 ratio.

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