IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Preparation Tips

IBPS IT Officer Syllabus Preparation Tips Pattern Salary

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IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I Pattern 

The pattern for IBPS SO IT Officer is as follows:

S. No. Sections Maximum Marks  Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50
4 Professional Knowledge (IT) 75
                          Total 200

IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I Syllabus 

The Syllabus for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I 2015 covers the following topics:

A) Data Base Management System (DBMS)

a) Introduction

i. Entity Relationship Model
ii. Relational Model

c) Normalization
d) Overview of SQL queries
e) E-R Diagrams
f) Transaction ManagementIBPS SO IT Officer Scale I Salary, Pattern, Syllabus and Preparation Tips Eligibility

B) Data Communication & Networking

a) Network Architecture
b) OSI Model
c) Transmission Control Protocol
d) Internet Protocol
e) Data Communication
f) IP Addressing and Subnetting

C) Operating System

a) Process in OS
b) Thread
c) Types of OS
d) Semaphore
e) Scheduling
f) Dead Lock
g) Memory Partitioning
h) Page Replacement

D) Computer organization + Hardware (Microprocessor)

a) Bus Structure

E) Network Security

a)Cryptography and System Security
b) Cyber Crimes
c) Risk Management
d) Firewall
F) Software Engineering
a) Basics of Software Engineering
b) Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
c) Software Development Models

G) Data Structures
a)Basics of Data Structures
b) Array
c) Linked List
d) Stacks

H) Web Technologies
a) HTML Tags
b) XML

I) Programming Languages (BASIC)

a) C: Complete course on C (programming language)
b) OOP (Object Oriented Programming)

IBPS SO IT Officer Eligibility 

1. Age (As on 01.11.2015):
Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years
What this essentially means is that a candidate must have been born on or after 02.11.1985 and on/before 01.11.1995.

(add +3 yrs for OBC, +5yrs for SC/ST, +10yrs for PWD)

2. Educational Qualifications:

The candidate should have completed either one or all of the following till December 10, 2015 along with any one/multiple of the courses mentioned below:

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
c) Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

IBPS SO IT Officer Salary

Salary Scale:

Rs 14500 – 600/7 – 18700 – 700/2 – 20100 -800/7 – 25700/-

The IBPS SO Salary Cash in hand of Officer Scale 1 after appointment will be around Rs. 30000-38000/-.

 IBPS SO IT Officer Preparation Tips/Study Plan

With more than two months remaining for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I examination, you can complete each and every topic mentioned above in a comprehensive manner.

1. You can read newspapers for government policies on IT , apart from that subject specific books are your real assets.

2. Refer the following books for IT Specialist preparation:

  • Data Structures using C and C++, Tannenbaum, 2nd edition  1995
  • W. Stallings, Computer Organization and Architecture Designing for Performance 8th Edition 2009, Prentice Hall of India.
  • Ramakrishanan, J. Gehrke, Database Management Systems 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill 2002.
  • A.S. Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education 2007.
  • B. A. Forouzan: Data Communications and Networking, Fourth edition, THM Publishing Company Ltd 2007.
  • E. Balaguruswamy, Object Oriented Programming with C++ , 4th Edition, Tata McGraw Hill 1997

3. For English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude refer our preparation tips and strategies for IBPS PO, RBI Grade B. Prepare one topic daily. Click here to read tips on English , Reasoning  and Quantitative Aptitude 

4. Find a quiet place to study. Crowed noisy places can be distracting and you will not be able to get much studying done. Experiment with different places until you find the one that works for you.

5. Improve your reading speed. It will come handy while studying and solving the paper.

Click here to increase your reading speed now.

6. Practice mock tests on IT. This will help you get a better understanding of the IT concepts as well as prepare you for the exam.

Click here to attempt Mock Test Packages for IT officer Scale I. 

8. Click here to practice IT Officer questions. 

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Friends this is it for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I preparation. Feel free to ask us any queries or questions you have in the comments section below and we will have our IBOS SO IT Officer expert answer them for you.


  1. We will post articles on individual subject prep for specialist officers latest by tomorrow. please check our bulletin.

  2. Thats the point sadhana. You need to score not just for passing in the other sections. Clearing sectional cutoffs is not enough to clear the overall cutoff.

  3. sir, the overall cutoff is around 115, how would I score to this level when I attemp those three section for only pass marks? wouldn’t it affect the overall cutoff or the 115 that I have to score is only in professional knowledge section?

  4. Sir u told that in sbi SO part-I is only qualifying and part-II is scroing. Is this pattern same for the ibps so as well???

  5. Hi Lekshmi Let us explain.

    Part I (quant reasoning english) is qualifying in nature. Meaning you need to just clear sectional cutoffs of these 3 sections. These individual sectional cutoffs are usually very low. Then comes the professional knowledge part. Here you need to kick up the attempt and the score.
    So a candidate who clears sectional cutoff of quant, reasoning and english and scores good in Prof knowledge will clear the exam.
    Please ask again if not clear.

  6. Sir is there any separate cutoff marks for part 1 and part 2 in SBI SO.I mean there is separate cutt off for reasoning , quant and english…right?Just like that is there cut of for part1(togeether) and part 2???

  7. Pavan it depends on the timelines you are looking at.
    A clerk earns a lot less than a SO.
    If he takes 15-20 years to reach to SO level position and salary, it doesn’t makes sense. regarding SO can be a BM or not, well it depends on bank policies.
    Considering you are working in MNC, we assume you are doing good for yourself.
    The only question to ask yourself is Do you want to work for a bank or an MNC.
    Rest everything will be taken care of

  8. Hello, I am PavanKumar form Hyd. I am working as an SW Eng in an MNC. I have a query regarding Future of an IT officer in a Bank…
    I heard a person who joined a bank as a Clerk can reach higher positions than SO
    is it true?
    Also, an SO can never become a Branch Manager?
    wont there be Departmental Exams to move to Higher Scales? Please help to answer my queries.

    Thanks much for ur help!!

  9. Experience in SBI IT officer is Desirable, not MANDATORY (Compulsory). If you have experience of two years in a good company, it will benefit your application. Even if you do not have experience, you will be eligible for the interview and ultimately selection.

  10. My quant section is very weak please help me out and suggest some tricks to prepare for this exam and also suggest important topics to prepare in this particular time duration.

  11. i have completed 3years btech in cse after 3years diploma in IT.m i eligible for the IT officer post.sir pls clear my doubt.

  12. Yes the paper for IT will be same for all branches of Engineering. We will start posting questions for IBPS IT specialist officer. Please keep following mockbank.com/bulletin

  13. My quant section is very weak so please help me out and how can I prepare for this SO IT profile in this particular time duration and please suggest some tricks to learn topics of quant.

  14. What type of questions will be there in exam specially regarding for electronics branch? Is it same paper for all branches in engineering?

  15. Syllabus for SBI and IBPS SO are more or less same. The expected marks, good attempt can only be said after we get the data from our students who have enrolled for Mock test series. Please wait for 3-5 days and we shall post the answers to your questions.

  16. Hlo sir, I am totally new to this.. with ECE background. apllied for both IBPS SO and SBI SO.. what would be the range of marks i will have to score for qualifying. Is the syllabus same for both?

  17. Dear sir/madam,
    My self mahesh i am preparing for SBI-SO and IBPS-SO , help me in preparing professional knowledge (IT) and how the questions will be asked , mainly what topics i have to focus for professional knowledge (IT)

  18. Hi sir/mam,
    I am preparing for ibps SO and SBI SO,I need to clear my quants section.is there any tricks to solve DI ? If it is,let me know as soon as possible

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