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IBPS Specialist Officer Exams

IBPS SO (Specialist Officers) | Practice Exams

IBPS SO Specialist Officer exam is conducted by (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) IBPS every year for recruiting the right candidate for Specialist  Officers (SO) Posts in multiple banks all over the country. Almost all public sector banks use CWE to fill the vacancies.

Candidate has to qualify these to be eligible for IBPS SO exam.

IBPS SO Age Limit

  • Minimum Age – 20 years
  • Maximum Age – 30 years

IBPS SO Post wise Educational Qualification

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  • Candidate must have 4 year degree or graduation in Agriculture or Horiculture or Animal husbandry or Veterinary Science or Dairy science or Fishery science or Pisciculture or Agri marketing and cooperation or Co-operation and banking or Agro forestry or Forestry or Agricultural biotechnology or Food science or Agriculture business management or Food technology or Dairy technology or Agricultural engineering.

IT Officer (Scale I)

  • Candidates must have done 4 years engineering or technology degree in computer science, computer applications, information technology, electronics, electronics and telecommunication, electronics and communication or electronics and instrumentation.
  • Candidates must have done Post Graduate Degree in Electronics or Electronics & Tele Communication or Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Instrumentation or Computer Science or Information Technology or Computer Applications.
  • Candidate must have Graduate and have passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Law Officer (Scale I)

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

Rajbhasa Officer (Scale I)

  • Candidates must have a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.
  • Candidates must have a Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  • Candidates must have Graduate and full-time Post Graduate degree or full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management or Industrial Relations or HR or HRD or Social Work or Labour Law.

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

  • Candidates must have Graduate and full-time MMS (Marketing) or MBA (Marketing) or full-time 2 years PGDBA or PGDBM or PGPM or PGDM with specialization in Marketing.


IBPS SO exam is being conducted to fill open positions for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I & Marketing Officer Scale I

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Sections Number of Qs Marks Duration
English Language 50 25 2 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Reasoning Ability 50 50
Total 150 125

Reasoning Ability

  • Seating arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Input and Output
  • Data sufficiency
  • Blood relations
  • Order and ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Distance and direction
  • Verbal reasoning

English Language

  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Spotting errors
  • Sentence improvement or correction
  • Para jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para and Sentence completion

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number series
  • Simplification and Approximation
  • Data interpretation
  • Quadratic equations
  • Data sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Miscellaneous topics
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Time and work
  • Time and distance
  • Partnership
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Problem on ages
  • Probability

General Awareness

  • Current awareness and Banking awareness
  • Awards
  • Books and authors
  • Important places
  • Currencies
  • Prime ministers schemes
  • Headquaters
  • Important days

Professional Knowledge for IT Officer (Scale I)

  • Database management system
  • Data communication and networking
  • Operating system
  • Software engineering
  • Data structure
  • Computer organization and microprocessor
  • Object oriented programming

Professional Knowledge for Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I)

  • Basics of corp production and improvement
  • Horiculture
  • Seed science
  • Agronomy and irrigation
  • Agricultural economics
  • Types of agricultural practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal husbandry and technology
  • Agricultural research
  • Education and extension
  • Agroforestry and ecology
  • Priority sector advances
  • Rural welfare activities in India
  • Insurance schemes regarding agriculture
  • Government schemes

Professional knowledge for Marketing Officer (Scale I)

  • Basics of Marketing management
  • Brand management
  • Advertising
  • PR
  • Sales promotion
  • Basic knowledge of retail management
  • Business ethics
  • Market segmentation
  • Marketing research and forecasting demand
  • Product life cycle
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Services marketing
  • Marketing strategy

Professional knowledge for Law Officer (Scale I)

  • Banking regulation and complicance and legal aspects
  • Relevant laws and orders related to negotiable instruments
  • Securities
  • Foreign exchange
  • Prevention of money laundering
  • Limitation Act
  • Consumer protection act
  • Bankers book evidence ACT
  • Banking ombudsman scheme
  • Offenses and penalties
  • Law and acts with direct and indirect implication on the banking sector like contracts acts, partnerships, companies, firm and constitution.

Professional knolwedge for HR / Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  • Human resource development
  • Strategies and systems
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Transnational analysis
  • Training and development
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Industrial relations
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Grievance and conflict management
  • Performance management and appraisal.

IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) | Practice Exams

IBPS SO Practice Exam 1