Detailed IBPS SO Syllabus Based on New Pattern!!

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IBPS SO Syllabus

IBPS SO Syllabus Based on New Pattern, View here Detail IBPS Specialist Officers Syllabus Based on new Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Exam 2017. [no_toc]

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Detailed IBPS SO Syllabus Based on New Pattern!!

IBPS SO SYllabus 2017: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is holding an exam to the recruitment of Specialist Officers. This year IBPS has introduced 3 stages of selection process such as Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Interview. The Prelims Exam stage is introduced for the first time in the IBPS SO Exam. Total 1315 vacancies are released for selecting the aspirant for different posts in Scale-I such as– I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer. Since the prelims exam is scheduled on 30th & 31st December 2017, you should start your preparation by this time, So begin your preparation for Prelims with detailed IBPS SO Syllabus 2017. This syllabus will also help you keep a track of your preparation level.

This is a comprehensive syllabus for IBPS SO Prelims exam along with weightage, names of important topics, difficulty level of questions, etc. You can also download this post as PDF and keep it handy while preparing.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2017 Details (All posts)

IBPS SO Syllabus for Preliminary Exam 2017:

The syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language and General Awareness will be common across all SO Exams.

For Quantitative Aptitude: IBPS SO Syllabus

(1) Simplification

  • Weightage  0 – 5 Questions
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types  BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages, etc.

(2) Average

  • Weightage  1 – 2 Questions
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types  Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature, etc. However, the concept remains simple. We have to use a single formula i.e. Average = Sum of Quantities/Number of Quantities

(3) Percentage

  • Weightage  0 – 1 Question
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types  Calculation-oriented basic percentage.

(4) Ratio and Proportion

  • Weightage  1 – 3 Questions
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types  Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Third/Fourth Proportion, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions.

(5) Data Interpretation

  • Weightage  13 – 15 Questions (2 – 3 sets)
  • Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible
  • Question Types  Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Infographics, Missing Data Type Caselets.

(6) Mensuration

  • Weightage  1 – 2 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types  Area/Volume of Square, Rectangle, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid. Also, Moulding from one shape to another etc.

(7) Quadratic Equations

  • Weightage  4 – 5 Questions (Comparison of 2 variables), 0-1 questions within other topics such as age, algebraic equations, etc.
  • Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Less Time Consuming.
  • Question Types  Comparing values of x and y when two equations given.

(8) Interest

  • Weightage  2 – 3 Questions
  • Scoring, Easy if Formulas & Proper Steps Followed, Moderately Time Consuming.
  • Question Types  Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Instalments.

(9) Linear Equations in One, Two or More Variables

  • Weightage → 1 – 2 Questions
  • Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Less Time Consuming.
  • Question Types → Problems on Ages, algebraic equations, application based questions, ratio of ages, average of ages, etc.

(10) Profit and Loss

  • Weightage  2 – 3 Questions
  • Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Moderately Time Consuming.
  • Question Types  Successive Selling type questions, Partnerships, Discount & MP, Dishonest Dealings.

(12) Number Series

  • Weightage  5 Questions
  • Scoring, Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types  Complete the Series, Find the Missing Term, Find the Wrong Term etc.

(13) Speed, Time and Distance

  • Weightage 1 – 2 Questions
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types  Relative Speed, Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream.

(14) Time and Work

  • Weightage  2 – 3 Questions
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types  Work Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns etc.

(15) Number Systems

  • Weightage  0 – 1 Question
  • Could be tricky, Moderately time Consuming
  • Question Types  Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.

(16) Data Sufficiency

  • Weightage  5 Questions
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, Tricky
  • Question Types  DS questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations.

 (17) Permutation & Combination / Probability

  • Weightage  1 – 2 Questions
  • Less Time Consuming, Scoring, Easy if all cases considered
  • Question Types  Basic Selection & Arrangement Problems, Very basic problems on Probability.

(18) Mixtures & Alligations

  • Weightage  1 – 2 Question
  • Tricky, Time Consuming
  • Question Types  Mixture of two or more entities/mixtures, dishonest dealings.

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For Reasoning Ability: IBPS SO Syllabus

(1) Verbal Reasoning

  • Weightage  5 – 8 Questions
  • Moderate to difficult in difficulty, Time consuming, Moderate accuracy possible, Very likely to appear.
  • Question Types  Statement and assumption, statement and inference, course of action, cause and effect, statement and arguments, critical reasoning.

(2) Syllogisms

  • Weightage  3 – 5 Questions
  • Moderate to difficult in difficulty, Less time consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Very likely to appear.
  • Question Types  Direct questions with 3-4 statements & 4-5 conclusions, possibility based questions, negative information based questions.

(3) Circular Seating Arrangement

  • Weightage  5 – 7 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types  Uni- & Bi-directional problems on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal tables. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Line-up type problem as well.

(4) Linear Seating Arrangement

  • Weightage  5 – 10 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types  Single or Double rows facing each other/ away from each other/ in the same direction. 5-4 questions based on multi-storey building. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Lineup type problem as well.

(5) Double Lineup

  • Weightage  0 – 5 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.

(6) Scheduling

  • Weightage  0 – 5 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.

(7) Input Output

  • Weightage  0 – 5 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible.

(8) Blood Relations

  • Weightage  2 – 5 Questions
  • Moderate in difficulty, Low to Moderately time consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types  Family Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.

(9) Directions & Distances

  • Weightage  2 – 5 Questions
  • Easy but could be tricky, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types  Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc.

(10) Ordering & Ranking

  • Weightage  2 – 6 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate in difficulty, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types  Box Based Puzzles, Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc.

(11) Data Sufficiency

    • Weightage  3 – 5 Questions
    • Moderate Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible.
    • Question Types  Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding in Fictitious Language, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birthdate.

(12) Coding & Decoding

  • Weightage  2 – 5 Questions
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types  Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding in Fictitious Language. Expect Analogy based Fictitious Language as asked in IBPS PO Mains.

(13) Inequalities

  • Weightage  5 Questions
  • Scoring, Easy if Steps Followed properly, Moderately time consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types  Coded relations between letters to be decoded and solved.

(14) Analytical Decision Making

  • Weightage → 0 – 5 Questions
  • Easy, Little Time consuming, Tests your Grasping Skills, High Accuracy Possible
  • Question Types → Criteria will be given for selection, recruitment or team formation based on giving set of characteristics. The questions test your ability to analyse the given data and make a sound and informed decision in a complex situation.

For English Language: IBPS SO Syllabus

(1) Reading Comprehension

  • Weightage  10 – 15 Questions
  • Moderate to Tough, Moderate Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types  The passage will be focused on topics like Business, Social Issues, Banking & Economy, Technology, Geo politics, etc. Fact and Inference based questions – easy to moderate, Vocab & Theme based questions – moderate to tough. Expect 7-8 synonyms/antonyms (vocab based questions).

(2) Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Sentence Improvement)

  • Weightage  15 – 20 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Less to Moderately Time ConsumingModerate Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types  Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks.
  • Topics Covered  Tenses, Articles, Prepositions, Subject Verb Agreement, Parallelism, Degrees of Comparison, Sentence Construction, Phrasal Verbs, Pronouns, Adverbs, Non-Finite Verbs, Common Errors etc.

(3) Vocabulary (Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Word Assosiation Pair)

  • Weightage  12 – 15 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate Difficulty, Quick Solve based on Contextual usage, Moderate to High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types  Cloze Test (single passage with 5-10 questions), Fill in the Blanks (Double Blanks).

(4) Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles)       

  • Weightage  0 – 5 Questions
  • Easy, Low to Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types  Para Jumbles, You can expect Odd sentence out questions too.

For General Awareness: IBPS SO Syllabus

(1) Financial Awareness

  • Weightage  15 – 20 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult level of difficulty, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible, Not very time consuming
  • Question Types  Banking and Economy related facts like budget, railway budget, economic survey, etc.; Roles and functions of institutions like RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, etc.; Currencies of various countries; International Trade, Acquisitions and Deals; New Policies and Pacts; Trade Deficits, Exchange Rate, GDP growth, etc. of various countries; Banking related facts.

(2) Current Affairs

  • Weightage  7 – 10 Questions
  • Easy to Highly Difficult, Moderate to High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types  Questions that test your knowledge of surroundings and everyday events, banking and economy related news, National and International news, Books by famous personalities, etc. Go through the last 5 month G.K Capsule July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)

(3) Static G.K

  • Weightage  5 – 10 Questions
  • Moderate level of difficulty, Moderate to high accuracy possible, moderately time consuming.
  • Question Types  Important facts or events related to History, Polity, Geography, Science, Environment, etc.

(4) Economy

  • Weightage : 5 – 6 Questions
  • Question Types : Indian Economy, Financial organization, Budget, Railway budget, Economicsurvey, GDP Growth Rate, GST, Business etc.

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