IBPS SO Study Material For IT & Agriculture Officer

With the conclusion of IBPS SO Prelims round, the candidates are now completely geared up for the mains round to be conducted on the 25th of January 2020. Although the admit cards are yet to be declared by the authorities, shortlisted candidates have already started to give their preparations the best. Mains round for IBPS SO is a bit different from all the other mains exams that are held for the banking positions. To gear up your preparations further we are providing study notes for IT & agriculture officer positions. Here in this blog, we will provide you with complete IBPS SO Study Material for your mains exam preparation. So, without any further ado, let’s start with the blog.

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IBPS SO Study Materials For IBPS SO (Agriculture & IT Officer)

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IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Test Name No. of Questions Marks Time Medium
Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 Minutes English & Hindi


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Test Name No. of Questions Marks Time Medium
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 60 60 30 Minutes English & Hindi
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 Minutes English & Hindi

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IBPS SO Study Material – Professional Knowledge Syllabus-Wise

IBPS SO Study Material & Syllabus For IT Officer:

Topic Sub-topics
DataBase Management Systems (DBMS) RDBMS (Relational Algebra), E- R diagrams (Concepts of Entity, Attribute, and Relationship etc.), Normalization (Concepts of 1NF, 2NF, 3NF and BCNF), Transaction Management, Overview of SQL Queries, Relational Database Model, Data Constraints, Database Administration, Sequences and Indexes, Implicit and Explicit cursors, Database triggers, Control Structure, Keys, Data director, etc.
Data Communication and Networking Network Architecture: – It is the basic layout design of the communication network and includes the entire component (hardware, software, mode of connectivity etc.), Types of Networks, OSI Model (Open Systems Interconnection Model), Network Devices and Models, TCP- IP Model (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol Model), IP Addressing, Network Security.
Operating System Types of OS, File concepts, Access methods, Semaphore, Page Replacement, Distributed Operating System, Memory Partitioning, Scheduling, Process, Thread, Security and Threats protection.
Computer Organization + Hardware 8085 and 8086 (Flags and Interrupts), Memory Hierarchy, System Bus, RAM, ROM, CPU, Hard Disks, Peripheral Devices, etc.
Network Security Cyber Crimes, Risk Management, Firewall, Cryptography, Etc.
Software Engineering SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) Software Configuration Management (SCM), Software Development Models, Requirement Elicitation, Software Design and Maintenance, etc.
Data Structure Stacks, Linked Tests, Array, Sorting: Internal and External, Graphs, etc.
Web Technologies HTML, XML, Search Engines, Java Scripts, etc.
Programming Languages (Basic) OOP (Objected Oriented Programming), C, C++ , JAVA, etc.


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IBPS SO Study Material & Syllabus For Marketing Officer:

Topic Sub-topics
Marketing Management Introduction to marketing; concepts, marketing environment; segmentation, targeting & positioning, marketing mix (4Ps, 7Ps, etc.), Marketing Research, PLC, New product development process, pricing, pricing methods, promotion basics, promotion methods & strategies, Demand forecasting.
Product Management Product Life Cycle, levels of a product, product mix, product portfolio decisions, BCG matrix, and its applications, Product planning, new product development process, Innovation and Creativity, product testing, product placement & commercialization
Sales Personal Selling, selling processes, types of the sales organization, Sales forecasting, sales strategies, sales force incentive plans, sales promotion, and its objectives, sales monitoring, sales reporting, motivating the sales force, advertising, PR.
Retail Marketing Retail marketing and management, strategic retail marketing, retail marketing mix, CRM and retail marketing, CBB & retail marketing, Retail location, retail store operations, retail organizations & structure, SCM, Retail pricing and promotional pricing, retail branding strategies, store & non-store brands, merchandising and warehousing, global retailing, modern trade and new trends in retailing.
Services/Digital Marketing Services, nature, service product & pricing, service positioning, CRM and services, CBB and services marketing, promoting & services , MIS, service processes, service distribution, employees (people) and services marketing, Customer relationship management (CRM), internet marketing, Social Media Optimisation (SMO), Social Media Marketing (SMM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Brand Management Introduction to brands and brand management, brand research and brand equity, branding for different product categories, branding & differentiation, brand image, brand element and brand association, Brand equity measurement, competitive analysis, brand positioning, brand hierarchies, CBBE (Customer-based brand equity), Branding & IMC, branding and marketing mix, branding and product mix, brand attributes, branding and segmentation, brand strategies, brand image and awareness, brand equity systems, brand value, brand extensions.
Consumer Behaviour Consumer personality & brand personality, buying influences, buying process, factors influencing buying decisions, models of buying behavior, post-purchase behavior. Marketing research, methods, data collection techniques, sources of secondary data for marketing decisions
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) IMC definition, elements, IMC and brand communication process, role of advertising in branding process BTL, OOH, etc., promotions in IMC – consumer, trade sales, co-branding, in-branding, etc., packaging and labeling in IMC, PR.Consumer Protection in India: List of Consumer Rights.Consumer Protection Act,1986.
Advanced Marketing Techniques Global Marketing, Strategic Marketing Process, value chain, value creation. Nature & scope of rural markets, marketing to cooperatives, channels of distribution in rural India.Inbound marketing, reverse marketing, up-selling, down-selling and cross-selling techniques, CSR.


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IBPS SO Study Material & Syllabus For Agricultural Officer:

Topics Subtopics
Priority Sector Advances Categories of Priority Sector, Targets/Sub-Target’s under Priority sector lending, General Guidelines for Priority Sector Lending, etc.
Contemporary Topics Food Security Bill, Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme, MGNREGA, History Of MGNREGA, Features of MGNREGA, Aim of MGNREGA, Stakeholders of MGNREGA, etc.
Agriculture Agriculture in India, Types of Cultivation, Major Crops of India, Irrigation in India, Agriculture based Research Institutes in India, Animal Husbandry in India, Genetically Modified Crops, etc.
Agricultural Finance Short-term Loans, Medium/Long-terms Loan, Crop Loan and Kisan Credit Card, Agricultural Term Loan, Land Development, Minor Irrigation, Farm Mechanisation, Finance to Horticulture, Land Purchase, Lead Bank Scheme, Agriculture Advances, Advance Against Warehouse, Receipts, Produce Marketing Scheme, Crop Insurance Scheme, Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana, Financing of combine harvesters, Financing of Tractors and Old, Tractors, Advance against, Gold//Silver ornaments, River Lift Irrigation Schemes, Forums for Co-ordination, Service Area Approach, State Level Banker’s Committee (SLBC), Preparation of Credit Plan
Government Sponsored Schemes Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), Million Wells Scheme (MWS), Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana, Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP), Urban Women Self-Help Programme (Revolving Fund), Skill training For Employment Promotion Amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP), Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP), Urban Community Development Network (UCDN), Community Structures Urban Programme for Poverty Reduction amongst SCs and STs (UPPS), Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) Scheme of Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers (SLRS), Self-Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS)
Self-Help Groups Intro, Need Structure and Functions of Self Help Groups
Self-Help Groups and SGSY Scheme
Bank Documentation Types of Collaterals Credit, Documentation, Securitisation, Different Mode of Charging Securities, Types of Charges, Assignment Hypothecation Pledge, Mortgage Charges, Lien Set-Off
Financial Inclusion Financial Literacy, Financial Inclusion by Extension of Banking Services, Use of Business Facilitators and Business Correspondents, Business Facilitator Model, Business Correspondent Model.
Irrigation Methods Lift Irrigation, Drip Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation
Related Fields Diary, Piggery, Fish Culture, Dry Land farming, Watershed Management, Horticulture, Plantation Crops, Mushroom Cultivation

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