IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam: Important Topics

Dear Aspirants,

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to conduct the IBPS Specialist Officer 2016-17 Exam on the 28th and 29th of January, 2017.

While many of you are already in the mid of your IBPS SO Exam Preparation, there are many, mostly those who are giving the exam for the first time, who are clueless as to how to prepare for the exam.

In an attempt to help you take your first step in your IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam preparation, we have written the following article, which contains the IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam Pattern, IBPS SO Previous years’ cut off marks and important topics under the IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam Syllabus.

 

First, let’s have a look at the IBPS SO 2016 Exam Pattern:

IBPS SO 2016 Exam pattern for Law Officer Scale 1 & Rajbhasha Abhikari Scale 1
Sr. No Name of the section No of Questions Marks Duration (Mins)
1 Reasoning 50 * 30
2 English Language 50 * 25
3 General Awareness 50 * 30
4 Professional Knowledge 50 80 35
  Total 200 80 120

 

IBPS SO 2016 Exam pattern for IT Officer Scale 1, Agricultural Field Officer Scale 1, HR/Personnel Officer Scale 1 & Marketing Officer Scale 1
Sr. No Name of the section No of Questions Marks Duration (Mins)
1 Reasoning 50 * 30
2 English Language 50 * 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 * 30
4 Professional Knowledge 50 80 35
  Total 200 80 120

The above tests except the test of English Language will be available bilingually i.e. English and Hindi

*Only qualifying. Marks obtained will not be added for merit listing for interview.

 

Important topics for IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam:
Reasoning topics for IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Input Output
  • Statement & Argument
  • Classification
  • Assumption
  • Syllogism
  • Making Judgement
  • Direction
  • Inequality
  • Coding-decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relation
  • Series Completion
  • Ranking
  • Puzzle
  • Letter & symbol series
  • Finding missing figure
  • Number Series

 

Quantitative Aptitude topics for IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam
  • Pie Chart
  • Profit & Loss
  • Bar Graph
  • Partnership
  • Quadratic equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability
  • Approximation
  • Tabulation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • SI & CI
  • Number System
  • Simplification
  • Ratio & proportion
  • LCM & HCF
  • Time & distance
  • Average
  • Geometry
  • Time, Work & Wages
  • Statistics
  • Line graph

 

English Language topics for IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Unseen passages
  • Parajumbles
  • Error Spotting
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Sentence correction
  • Tenses
  • Cloze test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Verb
  • Vocabulary

 

Professional Knowledge topics for IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam

Click here to view the complete IBPS SO Professional Knowledge Exam Syllabus.

 

General Awareness topics for IBPS SO 2016-17 Exam
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK
  • Banking and Financial Awarenress

 

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Click here to check out IBPS SO 2015-16 Cut off Marks.
Click here to check out the IBPS SO IT Marketing Officer and IT Officer Job Profile, Responsibilities, Salary and Career Promotions.

 

We hope you use the above information well to strategize your IBPS Specialist Officer 2016-17 Exam Preparation.

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