IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is an institute aims at providing a chance to the potential aspirants to work and achieve their career goals by giving placements into PSBs including Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Finance Government of India, Indian Institute of Banking & Finance, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, Indian banks associations’, National Institute of Bank Management & public sector banks except for SBI. The minimum qualification for IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) is that the candidate must be a graduate or a post-graduate from a recognized university. The candidate’s age must be between 20 to 30 years.
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Every candidate must be efficient enough to know three sections which are common in all examinations which are English language, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude and the candidate must be fully be equipped with his area of interests or specialization i.e. Human Resource, Information Technology, Marketing, Law, Rajhbhasha Adhikari, Agricultural officer. Separately the candidates need to study for their specialization which are:
The IT Officer: Candidate who has opted for this post, must have the knowledge of Database Management System, Data Communication & Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer Organization, and Microprocessor & Object-Oriented Programming.
Agricultural Officer: Candidate who has opted for this post, must have the knowledge of Basics of Crop Production, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy & Irrigation, Agricultural Economics, Soil Resources, Animal Husbandry, Agroforestry, Ecology, Government Schemes.
Marketing Officer: Candidate who has opted for this post, must have the knowledge of Basics of Marketing Management, Brand Management, Advertising, PR, Sales, Retail, Business Ethics, Market Segmentation, and Market Research & Forecasting Demand, Product life cycle, Corporate Social Responsibilities, Service Marketing, and Marketing Strategies.
Law Officer: Candidate who has opted for this post, must have the knowledge of Banking Regulations, Compliance & Legal Aspects, Relevant Law & Orders, Prevention of Money-laundering &Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAES, Banking Ombudsmen Scheme, Banking sector laws and Actions, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act.
HR Officer: Candidate who has opted for this post, must have the knowledge of HR Development, Business Policy & Strategic Analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training & Development, Recruitment & Selection, Rewards & Recognition, Industrial Relations, Business Policy & Strategic Analysis, Grievances & Conflict Management and Performance Management & Appraisal.
Rajbhasha Adhikari: Candidate must have the knowledge of Hindi conjunctions, grammar, sentence structure and much more.
IBPS Specialist IT Office
HR and Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer
Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari
IBPS Agriculture Field Officer
REASONING: The reasoning section includes alphanumeric series, logical reasoning, ranking/direction test/alphabet test, data sufficiency, coded inequalities, seating arrangement, puzzles, tabulation, syllogism, blood relation, coding-decoding, input-output.
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE: The questions from profit and loss, simplification, mixtures&alligations, simple interest, compound interest, surf and indices, work and time, time and distance, mensuration, data interpretation, ration and proportion, percentage, number system, sequence and series, permutation and combinations, probability questions.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Cloze test, reading comprehension, para jumbles, error spotting/multiple-meaning, fill in the blanks, paragraph completion
Exam Pattern of IBPS SO Exam:
The marking scheme of each exam for the following posts are as follows:-
IBPS Specialist IT Officer: The number of questions is 60 that carries 60 marks
HR and Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer: The number of questions is 60 that carries 60 marks
Law Officer: The number of questions is 60 that carries 60 marks
IBPS Agriculture Field Officer: The number of questions is 60 that carries 60 marks
Rajbhasha Adhikari: This exam is of two types: Objective and Descriptive Type. The number of questions in Objective is 45 and in Descriptive are 2. Both carry 60 marks.
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