IBPS SO Syllabus 2023 | Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Syllabus 2023 |

IBPS SO Syllabus 2023: The latest IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus 2023 is available here. The higher officials of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection have planned to conduct the exam on the scheduled dates. So, collect the IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus PDF and IBPS SO Mains Syllabus, and prepare well for the exam. By having knowledge of the IBPS SO Marketing Officer Syllabus/ IBPS SO Syllabus for Agriculture Field Officer, applicants can understand the complete structure of the exam paper.

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1. Overview for IBPS SO Syllabus 2023

Organization NameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post NameSpecialist Officer – I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, HR/ Personnel Officer, Law Officer, and Marketing Officer
Job LocationAcross India
Official Sitewww.ibps.in

2. Exam Pattern for IBPS SO Syllabus 2023

For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning505040 minutes
English Language502540 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 minutes

For Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, IT Officer

Name of SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning505040 minutes
English Language502540 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes


  • English and Hindi are the mediums of exam except for English Language
  • Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

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

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge606045 minutes

For Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)4560 Marks30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)230 minutes

3. IBPS SO Syllabus 2023


  • Seating Arrangements
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Puzzles
  • Distance and Direction
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency

Reasoning Questions

English Language

  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks Para/ Sentence Completion
  • Spotting Errors
  • Reading Comprehension

English Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Time and Energy
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss Ratio
  • Proportion Work
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations

Aptitude Questions

General Awareness

  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Important Places
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Headquarters
  • Important Days

Professional Knowledge – Mains Exam Syllabus

IT Officer

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Operating System
  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure

Agricultural Field Officer

  • Basics of Crop production
  • Soil resources
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Government Schemes
  • Agroforestry
  • Ecology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Economies
  • Agricultural Practices

Law Officer

  • Banking Regulations
  • Compliance and Legal Aspects
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
  • DRT Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act
  • Laws and Actions with the direct link to Banking Sector

HR/ Personnel Officer

  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Transnational Analysis
  • Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Training and Development
  • Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resource Development
  • Grievance and Conflict Management

Marketing Officer

  • Basics of Marketing Management
  • Service Marketing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics
  • Market Segmentation
  • Brand Management
  • Market research and forecasting demand
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Advertising
  • PR
  • Sales
  • Retail

Rajbhasha Adhikari

  • Hindi/ English Grammar
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Banking Regulations Passages
  • Cloze Test
  • Practical Translation
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