IBPS SO exam 2017 – Syllabus, Pattern and Question papers

IBPS SO Question Papers

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) invited applications for the 2017-18 session of the The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP VII) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts in the Participating Organizations

IBPS SO exam 2017-18 - Important Dates
On-line registration Period 07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary 30.12.2017 & 31.12.2017
Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2018
Online Examination – Main 28.01.2018

IBPS Specialist Officer Posts Available

  1. I.T. Officer (Scale I)

  2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

  4. Law Officer (Scale I)

  5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  6. Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Eligibility Criteria

In general, the candidates should have bachelors degree in the respective subject for applying for the posts.. For detailed eligibility requirements visit the IBPS SO Notification CRP VII 2017-18

 Structure and Pattern of Question papers

The Common Recruitment Process (CRP SPL- VII)  examination will be two tier i.e. The online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination

Preliminary Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari


No. of Questions Total Marks

English Language

50 25


50 50

General Awareness or GK (special focus on Banking Industry)

50 50


150 125

Preliminary Exam Pattern for IT/ Agricultural/HR/ Marketing Officer Posts
Subject No. of Questions Total Marks
English Language 50 25
Reasoning 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125
Main Exam Pattern for Law/IT/ Agricultural/HR/ Marketing Officer Posts
Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 Minutes
Main Exam Pattern for Rajbhasha Adhiakari
Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 45 30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 15 30 Minutes

Negative Marking Scheme

For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a negative mark. If a question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question.

Exam Syllabus

English Language:
Reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, sentence corrections, Para jumbles, Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors,  sentence corrections,  Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification Of Errors, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Choosing the appropriate word and Spelling Check questions

Questions are asked from both Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning. In verbal reasoning – Completing number and alphabetical series, Coding and decoding, relations and ranking, Simple arithmetical reasoning, Analogies / decision making, Classification, odd one out, time sequence test, analytical reasoning, directions/distance sense test, input /output /seating arrangements etc.

In non verbal reasoning – series completion, finding missing figures, Mirror Images etc.

Quantitative Aptitude:
Number system,  decimal fractions,  Ratio and proportions, Percentage, Time and distance, Time and work, Speed and Distance, Profit and loss, Average, Simple and compound interest, Data Interpretation and sufficiency includes Data Tables, Charts and Graphs, and Probability

Professional Knowledge syllabus for Specialist Officer examination

IBPS Specialist officer examination is having 50 questions from the professional knowledge of the candidate based on the post they are applied for. Expect questions in graduation level, a good reference of text books in your degree class with some current affairs on the subject will make things easy. The following areas are considered important based on the previous year examinations.

IT officer syllabus for professional knowledge
C Programming Basics, MS Office, Windows OS and Programming, DBMS, Data Communication & Networking , Network Security, Web Technologies, Basic Programming concepts,  Basics of hardware (Microprocessor, timer, ALU etc. ), Software Engineering

Law officer syllabus for professional Knowledge
Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, RBI Constitution, RBI Acts, Important laws and rulings related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange, Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, Offenses and Penalties, SARFAESI, Consumer Protection Act, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, RTI Act, Information Technology Act. The above sections need detailed study.

Free Study Materials for IBPS Specialist officer preparation

Please follow the following links to access the study materials for the examination in various subjects. A lot of books, collection of MCQ Questions and study notes are updated in the forum, and it will be very useful to you in your preparation.

IBPS SO exam free online model exam and mock test

We, educatiobserver.com is providing free model examinations for IBPS Specialist Officer preparation and exam practice in online mode with free practice examinations at www.exams.educationobserver.com section of our website, You can try these live IBPS SO practice examinations by visiting the following links

 Previous year question papers of IBPS SO examination

 Previous year question papers of Specialist Officer examinations are a great way to prepare for IBPS SO examination. We are providing all the previous year question papers with answer key to help you to prepare for IBPS SO examination 2017-18

IBPS SO Exam 2016 Question Paper and Key

IBPS SO 2015 previous paper with key

IBPS SO exam March 2013 solved question paper

 SO exam March 2012 previous year solved paper

IT Officer March 2012 professional knowledge section solved paper

IT Officer 2013 professional knowledge section solved paper

 IT Specialist Officer exam 2014 Question paper with Key

IT SO exam 2015 Complete solved paper

 Rajbhasha Adhikari previous year solved paper

MO Marketing officer exam Feb 2014 Previous paper with key

Marketing Officer previous year solved paper

Law Officer previous year solved papers

SO Agricultural Officer previous year solved papers

 IBPS Specialist officer exam- Model question papers

 Most of the bank examination follow almost the same pattern and syllabus of IBPS SO examination, except in the professional knowledge part. So practicing with the previous year bank PO papers and other model questions provide an excellent way to prepare for the IBPS SO examination. The following links below will provide some model papers for the general part as well as the professional knowledge part of the Specialist officer recruitment examination.

100 model question papers for the IBPS Specialist officer examination

Sample papers for IBPS SO exam

 IT Specialist officer model question papers set 1

IT Specialist officer model question papers and Question Bank

New set of mock papers for IBPS IT Officer professional Knowledge section

Model Question papers for IBPS Marketing Officer

 Law Officer Model question papers set 1

 Law Specialist officer model question papers set 2

Law Officer sample papers set

Agriculture officer professional knowledge model papers

RBI Assistant Exam 2017 Study Guide with Model Question Papers

RBI Assistant Exam Model question papers

The Reserve Bank of India invites applications from eligible candidates for 623 posts of “Assistant” in various offices of the bank in different cities in India. The selection process includes Preliminary and Main examination followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT).

Eligibility: A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks and the knowledge of word processing on PC. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/10/1989 and not later than 01/10/1997

Application: Applications will be accepted only Online through the Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in.

Important Dates:

Website Link Open for Application and Fee payment : 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017

Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative) : November 27 & 28, 2017.

Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative) : December 20, 2017.

For more details about Eligibility, Application process etc. visit RBI Assistant Exam 2017 Notification

Scheme of Selection:

The RBI Assistant Recruitment 2017 involved 3 tests for selection

  1. Preliminary Examination:
  2. Main Examination:
  3. Language Proficiency Test (LPT)

RBI Asst. Syllabus for 2017 Exams

Detailed and updated syllabus for RBI Assistant Exam Preliminary and Mains sessions will be available at RBI Assistant Exam Syllabus 2017

Previous Question papers of RBI Assistant Exam

Download the previous year question papers of RBI Assistant Exam from the following pages

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Books and Materials for RBI Assistant Exam

Check the links below to download some free books and materials of RBI Assistant Examination 2017

English Language Reference books and notes for RBI Assistant Exam

Reasoning books and materials for free download for RBI Assistant Exam

Quantitative Aptitude guides and notes for RBI Assistant Exam

General Awareness preparation resources for grade B for RBI Assistant Exam


Free online mock tests for RBI Assistant Exam


SBI PO Prelims 2017- Complete Solved question papers

State Bank of India- SBI had conducted the Probationary Officer selection Preliminary Exam  (Phase I ) on various dates in the month of April and May 2017. We are providing the SBI PO Prelims exam 2017 solved question papers (Memory Based) with exam analysis and cut off marks.

Analysis of SBI PO Prelims exam 2017 based on all session question papers

  • English Language:
    Easy: Sentence Correction, Climioze test (5 Marks Each)
    Moderate: Reading Comprehesion
    Average Good Attempt: 15+
    Time taken to complete paper; 15 Minutes

  • Quantitative Aptitude
    Easy: Number Series, Simplification, Data Interpretation, Variable Comparisons (20 Marks)
    Moderate: Data Interpretation (Some sessions), Miscellaneous questions like Time speed, Interest Calculation, Ratios etc (5 Marks)
    Average Good Attempt: 15+
    Time taken to complete paper; 25 Minutes

  • Reasoning:
    Easy: Variable Arrangements, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Part of Analytical Reasoning (Total 15 Marks)
    Moderate: Part of Analytical Reasoning , Inequalities, Puzzles (15 Marks)
    Average Good Attempt: 20+
    Time taken to complete paper; 20 Minutes

Questions from the English Language Section of the SBI PO Prelims paper 2017

Directions (1-6) : Which of the phrases (1),(2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

1. In the modern day, it is common to say you are bored to death if someone or something is incredibly uninteresting.
(1) bored of death
(2) bored from death
(3) bored till death
(4) bored until death
(5) No correction required

2. We advised them to going to a hill station during the summer vacation.
(1) for going to
(2) that they go to
(3) to go to
(4) that they should have to go to
(5) No correction required

3. They failed in their attempt to repair the demolished portion of the building.
(1) for their attempt
(2) in their attempting
(3) with their attempt
(4) on their attempt
(5) No correction required

4. In Indian democracy, It is necessary for the citizens to beware of all the political facts about every political party.
(1) be aware of
(2) be aware for
(3) beware for
(4) be aware to
(5) No correction required

5. Were going to have to put down our summer vacation until July because of the bad weather conditions.
(1) put off
(2) put across
(3) put out
(4) put back
(5) No correction required

6. We called on but we weren’t able to find the car part we needed to fix the gear system.
(1) called off
(2) called back
(3) cined around
(4) called up
(5) No correction required

Questions from the Quantitative Aptitude Section of the SBI PO Prelims paper 2017

Directions (1-5) : What will come in place of the question mark (?) in each of the following number serits ?

1. 14, 8, 9, 14.5. 30, ?
(1) 75
(2) 76
(3) 60
(4) 65
(5) 80

2. 20, 29, 54, 103, 184, ?
(1) 310
(2) 350
(3) 305
(4) 315
(5) 320

3. 7, 8, 18. 57, ?, 1165
(1) 250
(2) 234
(3) 230
(4) 232
(5) 235

4. 5, 7. 18. 47. 103. ?
(1) 195
(2) 210
(3) 200
(4) 190
(5) 220

5. 77, 85, 69, 101, 37. ?
(1) 180
(2) 165
(3) 170

(4) 120
(5) 175

Questions from the Reasoning Section of the SBI PO Prelims paper 2017

1. Five persons namely A, B, C. D and E are going to the school on different days of the week, starting from Monday to Friday. Two persons are going between C and B. C is going before Wednesday. D is going to the school immediately after E. A is not going on Friday. Then who among the following persons is going to school on Wednesday?
(1) B
(2) C
(3) D
(4) E
(5) A

2. Q is the daughter of A. J is the brother of Q. J is the son of R. J is the father of S. If it is given that A is mother of Q, then what is the relation of R with respect to S?
(1) Father
(2) Mother-in-law
(3) Mother
(4) Father-in-law
(5) Grandfather

3. In a certain code language ‘economics growth registered’ is written as ‘ve jo qi’, ‘growth is expected’ is written as ‘qi lo mn’, and ‘registered expected number’ is written as ‘lo ve pr’, then what is the code for “economic” ?
(i) lo
(2) pr
(3) qi
(4) ve
(5) jo

4. If 2 is subtracted from each odd digit in the number 7493652 and 3 is added to each even digit in number then which of the following digit is repeated in the new number so obtained?
(1) 9, 4
(2) 6, 5
(3) 5, 4
(4) 5, 9
(5) 5. 7

Download the complete question paeprs of SBI PO Preliminary Exam papers from the links below