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

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With IBPS Specialist Notification out this week, the race for IBPS SO 2015 has started. The exam is for the following posts in Scale I.

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IBPS SO Scale I:

  •  I.T. Officer
  • Agricultural Field Officer
  •  Rajbhasha Adhikari
  •  Law Officer
  •  HR/Personnel Officer
  •  Marketing Officer

We will do an in depth analysis of one specialization of IBPS SO 2015 daily , covering its eligibility, pattern, syllabus and preparation tips. 

Today we will take up IBPS Specialist Law Officer. Lets start with eligibility.

Eligibility for IBPS SO Law Officer Scale I

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 a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and must be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council.

Pattern for IBPS SO Law Officer Scale I

The pattern for IBPS SO Law Officer Scale I is as follows:

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

Syllabus for IBPS SO Law Officer Scale I

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

1) Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects

a) RBI’s Constitution and Objectives
b) Banking Regulation Act, 1949
c) Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
d) Credit Information Bureau (India)
e) Banker-Customer Relationship
f) Payment and Collection of Cheques and Other Negotiable Instruments
g) Types of Collaterals and their Characteristics
h) Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999
i) The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

2) Banking Regulated Important Laws

a) Limitation Act, 1993
b) Banker’s Books Evidence Act, 1891
c) The Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions (DRT) Act,1993
d) Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act, 2002
e) Miscellaneous Provisions Consumer Protection Act, 1986
f) The Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2006
g) Procedure for Redressal of Grievance
h) Lok Adalats

3) Commercial Laws with Reference to Banking Operation

a) Contracts of Guarantee
b) Contracts of Bailment
c) Contracts of Pledge
d) Contracts of Agency
e) Meaning and Essentials of a Contract of Sale
f) Definition, Meaning and Nature of Partnership
g) Dissolution of a Firm
h) Effects of Non-Registration
i) Definition and Features of Company
j) Types of Companies
k) Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association
l) Doctrines of Ultra/Constructive Notice/Indoor Management
m) Transfer of Property Act, 1882
n) The Right to Information Act, 2005
o) Right to Information and Obligation of Public Authorities
p) Information Technology Act, 2000

Preparation Tips/Study Plan for IBPS SO Law Officer Scale I

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

1. Start Reading Newspapers daily. It is full of relevant information related to topics mentioned above. Read it for 1-2 hours daily.

2. Refer the following book for Law preparation:

  1. IBPS-CWE Specialist Officer Cadre Law Officer Scale I Online Exam 2015 – Arihant

3. For English, Reasoning and General Awareness 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 General Awareness 

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. Click here to increase your reading speed now.

6. Practice mock tests on law . This will help you get a better understanding of the concepts of law as well as prepare you for the exam. To attempt Mock Tests for Law Officer specialization click here. 

7. Click here for practicing Law questions 

Friends this is it for IBPS SO Law 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 Law expert answer them for you.

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  1. Hi sir,
    Am Gowri.( 28.04.1985) I had completed my LLB and enrolling is under process. If it s completed before Ibps notification can I apply to it? Kindly suggest will I have attempt this year? And also bar council exam will be next year . whether enrollment is enough for apply or I have to get orginal bar council certificate after passing AIBA exam. Please clear my three doubt’s.please sir.
    Thank u

  2. Can a person enrolled in state bar council be eligible or is enrollment in bar council of india necessary?

  3. Sir
    I have completed three years polytechnic diploma then three year s Bachelor of engg by lateral entry level.
    Can I apply for bank SO.

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