IBPS SO Syllabus 2022, Detailed Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS SO Syllabus 2022, Detailed Exam Pattern & Syllabus

In this article we have supplied syllabus that is complete Institute of Banking Personnel Selection prescribes IBPS SO syllabus 2022 for Prelims and Mains exam separately.

Aspirants should be aware associated with the exam pattern and syllabus to prepare well because of this bank recruitment assessment that is competitive.

Knowing about IBPS SO syllabus and exam pattern will help applicants comprehend the type and range questions marking topics that are scheme topics.

Published On April 15th 2022


IBPS SO Exam Specification

IBPS SO Exam specification

Exam Conducting Authority Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection, IBPS
Exam Name IBPS SO 2022
Examination Mode Online

Prelims- 120 minutes

Mains- 45 minutes/60 minutes

Selection Process Prelims-Mains-Interview
Negative Marking ┬╝th marks
Official Website ibps.in


IBPS SO Syllabus 2022

There are three sections in the IBPS SO prelims exam:

1. English language

2. Reasoning Ability

3. Quantitative aptitude

4. General Awareness



English language

Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks

Para/Sentence Completion

Reasoning Ability

Seating Arrangements




Input-Output Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Order and Ranking

Alphanumeric Series

Distance and Direction

Verbal Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series

Data Interpretation

Simplification/ Approximation

Quadratic Equation

Data Sufficiency


Average Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportion Work

Time and Energy

Time and Distance

Probability Relations

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 2022

IT Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

Law Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus

Database Management System

Data Communication and Networking

Operating System

Software Engineering

Data Structure

Computer Organization and Microprocessor

Object Oriented Programming

Basics of Crop production


Seed Science

Agronomy and Irrigation

Agricultural Economies

Agricultural Practices

Soil resources

Animal Husbandry



Government Schemes

Basics of Marketing Management

Brand Management





Business Ethics

Market Segmentation

Market research and forecasting demand

Product Life Cycle

Corporate Social Responsibility

Service Marketing

Marketing Strategies

Banking Regulations

Compliance and Legal Aspects

Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments,
securities, foreign exchange

Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act

Consumer Protection Act


Banking Ombudsman Scheme

Laws and Actions with the direct link to Banking Sector

Bankers Book Evidence Act


Human Resource Development

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

Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

For post of Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking
50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

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

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes