IBPS SO 2019: Notification Released for 1163 IBPS SO Posts; Application to begin from Nov 6November 5, 2019
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IBPS SO Preparation 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has conducted the IBPS SO Prelims on December 26, 2021, and will conduct Mains on January 30, 2022. Candidates preparing for the exam must have a strategy for their preparations. It is very important for aspirants to make a good preparation strategy to score a high score in the exam. Every year, lakhs of candidates appear for the IBPS SO exam. So, candidates need a solid preparation strategy to excel in the exam and get selected as Specialist Officers.
The IBPS SO selection process consists of three stages, i.e., Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview. Candidates who clear Prelims qualify for Mains, who qualify in Mains appear for Personal Interview. Furthermore, the combined scores of Mains & Personal Interview decide candidates’ selection. The first step to prepare for these stages is to know the syllabus and exam pattern. Knowing the topics and pattern of IBPS SO help candidates start their preparations. Continue to read the complete article to find out a good strategy for IBPS SO Preparation 2022!
IBPS SO Prelims has three sections for all posts. For Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer posts, the three sections are English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness. And for other posts: English Language, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
IBPS SO Mains for all posts tests the Professional Knowledge of the candidates for the respective posts.
The important topics for this section are as under:
|Reading Comprehension||10-15 Questions|
|Error Spotting and Correction||5-10 Questions|
|Para jumbled or Jumbled Sentences||1-5 Questions|
|Cloze Test||5-10 Questions|
The important topics for this section are tabulated below:
|Blood Relation||2-5 Questions|
|Coding and decoding||5-10 Questions|
|Order and Ranking||2-6 Questions|
|Data Sufficiency||3-5 Questions|
Check out the important topics for this section in the table below:
|Data Interpretation||13-15 Questions|
|Number Series and Pattern & Sequences||5-6 Questions|
|Simplification and Approximation||0-5 Questions|
|Miscellaneous Topics||15-17 Questions|
This section is all about reading and memorizing a lot of information about issues and events of national and international importance.
For IBPS SO Mains, candidates must follow the syllabus of Professional Knowledge for the posts they have applied for. We have provided some key points to be kept in mind while preparing for IBPS SO Mains Examination.
The important topics for IBPS SO Mains examination are as under:
|IT Officer (Scale-I)||1. Database Management System 2. Data Communication and Network 3. Operating System 4. Data Structure 5. Software Engineering 6. Computer Organization and Microprocessor 7. Object Oriented Programming|
|Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I)||1. Basics of Crop Production 2. Horticulture 3. Seed Science 4. Agronomy and Irrigation 5. Agricultural Economics 6. Agricultural Practices 7. Soil Resources 8. Animal Husbandry 9. Agroforestry 10. Ecology 11. Government Schemes|
|Marketing Officer(Scale-I)||1. Basics of Marketing Management 2. Brand Management 3. Advertising 4. PR 5. Sales 6. Retail 7. Business Ethics 8. Market Segmentation 9. Product Lifecycle 10. Market Research and forecasting demand 11. Corporate Social Responsibility 12. Service Marketing 13. Marketing Strategies|
|Law Officer Scale-I||1. Banking Regulations 2. Compliance and Legal Aspects 3. Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, Securities, foreign exchanges 4. Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act 5. Consumer Protection 6. SARFAES 7. Banking Ombudsman Scheme 8. Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector 9. Bankers Book Evidence Act 10. DRT Act|
|HR/Personnel Officer Scale-I||1. Human Resource and Development 2. Business Policy and Strategic Analysis 3. Transnational Analysis 4. Training and Development 5. Recruitment and Selection 6. Rewards and Recognition 7. Industrial Relations 8. Grievance and Conflict Management 9. Performance Management and Appraisal|
|Rajsabha Adhikari Scale-I||1. Banking Regulations Passages 2. Synonyms-Antonyms 3. Cloze Test 4. Fill in the Blanks 5. Practical Translations 6. Hindi/English Grammar|
Candidates can check the best books for IBPS Specialist Officer exam preparation below:
|Computer for Competitive Exams: Fundamental of Computer with MCQ’s: Fundamentals of Computer with Multiple choices questions 1st Edition||RPH Editorial Board|
|Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams 1st Edition||R Pillai|
|IBPS Specialist Officer CWE LAW Officer Online Exam Practice Work Book||Kiran Prakashan|
|CWE-IBPS Bank-HR Specialist/Personal Officer Complete Book||Priyanka Prakashan|
|CWE-IBPS Bank-Marketing Specialist Officer Exam: Complete Book||Priyanka Prakashan|
Check some of the commonly asked questions regarding IBPS SO preparation below:
|Q1: What is the difficulty level of the IBPS SO Prelims exam?|
Ans. The IBPS SO Prelims exam’s difficulty level is moderate.
|Q2: Which book is the best for IBPS SO HR Specialist/Personal Officer (Scale-I)?|
Ans. For IBPS SO HR Specialist, candidates must read ‘CWE-IBPS Bank-HR Specialist/Personal Officer Complete Book’ by Priyanka Prakash.
|Q3: What are the important topics for IBPS SO Mains for the post of Rajsabha Adhikari Scale-I?|
Ans. Banking Regulations Passages, Synonyms-Antonyms, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Practical Translations, and Hindi/English Grammar.
|Q4: Is IBPS SO a stable job?|
Ans. Yes, IBPS SO is one of the most stable jobs in the banking profession due to its good pay scale, allowances, job security, and more.
|Q5: How many posts are there in IBPS SO?|
Ans. IBPS SO is conducted for posts like IT Officer, Agriculture Officer, Marketing Officer, Human Resources, Law Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari.
Now you have a clear idea about the IBPS SO Preparation. Candidates can also practice free bank mock test series, which are available on Embibe. These tests will be of great help in your IBPS SO Preparation for Prelims as they have almost the same sections and pattern as that of IBPS SO Prelims.
We hope this detailed article on IBPS SO Preparation helps you. If you have any queries, drop a comment below. We will get back to you at the earliest.
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