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

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

IBPS IT Officer Syllabus Preparation Tips Pattern Salary

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As you know the exams have been postponed to 14th Feb 2016, giving you an ample opportunity to boost your preparation.

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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.

  • saravana kumar

    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

    • Vaibhav

      Saravana we will post articles on how to prepare for Quant section IBPS SO and SBI SO. Meanwhile please have a look at the following articles: Quant Prep 1
      Quant Prep 2
      Quant Prep 3

  • Mahesh

    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)

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  • Rohit

    Whether electrical & electronics branch is eligible for IT officer scale 1.?

    • Vaibhav

      Dear Rohit

      You are eligible for IBPS IT officer 2015 examination.

    • Avanee

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

      • Vaibhav

        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


    This is good. Thanks for the information

  • Mahesh

    Dear sir/Madam,
    Is it compulsory to have Experience for SBI-IT and IBPS-IT

    • Vaibhav

      No it isn’t compulsory

  • Mahi

    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?

    • Vaibhav

      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.

  • Himanshu

    I had done my engg. in Electrical and electronics engg. (EEE) stream, Am i eligible for ibps so?

    • Vaibhav

      You are eligible for IBPS SO IT officer Himanshu

  • Neha Mishra

    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.

  • himani dhiman

    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.

  • Neha Mishra

    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.

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  • amit

    sir i dont have 60% in my BE(electrical and electronics) .can i apply for ibps SO…..?

    • Vaibhav

      Amit you aren’t eligible for SO IT , since your branch is electrical and electronics.

  • sadhana

    sir, how many vacancies in SBI SO IT and IBPS SO IT?

    • Vaibhav

      SBI IT has 145 vacancies. IBPS IT around 350

      • sadhana

        thank you

      • sadhana

        what is the expected cutoff for all categories?

        • Vaibhav

          Expected cutoff will be 125-130 for general. For category subtract 5 marks in the order OBC, SC/ST and PH

  • Rahul

    Sbi it officer ke liye experience chaiye kya coz vacancy m programming experience le baare m likha h??

    • Vaibhav

      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.

  • PavanKumar

    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!!

    • Vaibhav

      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

  • Rahul

    Thanku sir ..

  • Lekshmi

    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???

    • Vaibhav

      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.

  • Smriti

    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???

  • varsha

    Can time provided for part 1 & 2 will be different?

    • Vaibhav

      No it is in SBI Systems. in IBPS there will be 120 Minutes allotted for the 4 sections.

  • Rohan

    sir thank you for your guidance.
    What is good score or number of attempts in professional knowledge section

  • Aslam

    Hi sir/madam can l am applied ibps so.l am m.com qualify ..

    • Vaibhav


      • Aslam

        Thank u sir..

        • Vaibhav

          Your welcome Aslam

  • Divya

    what is the expected cut-off mark in each category?

  • sadhana

    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?

    • Vaibhav

      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.

    • @@ ## Ajay ## @@

      Do you have MCQ’s for technical part

  • sadhana

    seems every section is equally important.

  • Dheekshana

    sir,can u pls tell the most important topics in quants to clear sectional cutoff in IBPS SO IT OFFICER?

    • Vaibhav

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

    • @@ ## Ajay ## @@

      Do you have any technical stuff for preparation.If yes please mail me @ patilajay296@gmail.com

  • Divya

    what is the cut-off mark for last year IBPS SO exam?

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