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Introduction IBPS RRB PO: The article will help candidates to have a better understanding of the exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme of the exam and our classroom course for preparation of IBPS RRB Exams.

Name of the Recruiting Body : IBPS For RRB Regional Rural Banks

Post : RRB SO Specialist Officer

Educational Qualification:

I.T. Officer (Scale-I) :

  1. 4 year Engineering / Technology Degree in Computer Science / Computer Applications / Information Technology / Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunications / Electronics & Communication / Electronics & Instrumentation

  1. Post Graduate Degree in Electronics / Electronics & Tele Communication / Electronics & Communication / Electronics & Instrumentation / Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications

  2. Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) :

4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture / Horticulture / Animal Husbandry / Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science / Fishery Science / Pisciculture / Agri. Marketing & Cooperation / Co-operation & Banking / Agro-Forestry / Forestry / Agricultural Biotechnology / Food Science / Agriculture Business Management / Food Technology / Dairy Technology / Agricultural Engineering / Sericulture

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) :

  1. Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.

  2. Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

Law Officer (Scale I) :

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) :

Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / HR / HRD / Social Work / Labour Law.*

Marketing Officer (Scale I) :

Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing) / Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing) / Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM / PGPM / PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

In case of dual specialisations, one of the fields of specialisation should be in the field prescribed. In case of major / minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA) / PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.


Approximate salary of a Bank PO is 35,000 – 40,000 and it may vary across different banks. To know more about other allowances, perks and benefits.

Age Limit:

Open: 20-30 Years

SC/ST: Age Relaxation 5 Years

OBC: Age Relaxation 3 Years

PH: Age Relaxation 10 Years



The pattern for IBPS SO 2019 examinations will be released by IBPS through its official notification for the recruitment of Specialist Officers which is expected to be out in October 2019. Here is the examination pattern for preliminary and main examinations of the year 2018 :


Sr No. Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125


S. No. Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125

Candidates had to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements were shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS RRB SO Mains Exam :


S. No. Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1. Professional Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes


S. No. Subjects No. of Questions Medium of Exam DurationMax Marks
1. Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 English and Hindi 30 minutesTotal 60 marks including both subject
2. Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30 minutes


  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.
  • Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and preparation of final merit list.
  • We do not claim that it will exactly be the same as we expect it to be for IBPS can surprise candidates with a changed face of banking examinations anytime.


The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in the interview are 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.


English Language:
Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Sentence Errors
Vocabulary based questions
Sentence Improvement
Jumbled Paragraph
Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement)
Reasoning Ability :
Jumbled Paragraph
Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement)
Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense
Blood Relation
Order and Ranking
Machine Input-Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Quantitative Aptitude :
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
Number Series
Approximation and Simplification
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)


The syllabus of Professional Knowledge is field specific for each post.


Marketing Overview and Marketing Process and Marketing Planning; Concept, Nature, Scope and Importance of Marketing; Functions, and Importance of Marketing Management;


Agriculture current affairs; Crop horticulture vegetables; Spacing time of sowing seed rate; Herbicides Pesticides; Important points regarding plants fruits vegetables; Preservation of fruits and vegetables; Types of cropping system; Different Diseases; Seed technology – Different government schemes; Agriculture economics – Agriculture cost and schemes; Various types of agricultural practices; Soil resources; Indian soil; Green manures; Animal husbandry and technology; Different varieties of animals; Agriculture small industries like honey daily in the fisheries; Various diseases and its causes; Rural welfare activities in India; Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture; Development schemes.


1. Operating System
  • Simple Batch Systems, Multiprogram batched systems, Time Sharing Systems, Process Concepts and PCB, Process Scheduling, Schedulers, and Context Switching, Interprocess Communication, CPU Scheduling, Scheduling Criteria, Scheduling Algorithms- FCFS, SJFS, Priority Scheduling, Round-Robin Scheduling, Multilevel Queue Scheduling, Multilevel Feedback Queue Scheduling, Multiple-Processor Scheduling, Real-Time Scheduling, The Critical Section Problem, Semaphores, The Dining Philosophers Problems, Critical Regions, Deadlock- Prevention, Avoidance, Detection, Recovery, Bankers Algorithm, Memory Management, Logical Vs Physical Address Space, Segmentation, Virtual Memory, Demand Paging, Page Replacement Algorithms- FIFO, Optimal Algorithm, LRU, Second Change; Counting Algorithm , Thrashing.
2. Data Structure
  • Asymptotic Notation, Stacks and Queues, Trees, Algorithms, Binary Trees, Lemma, Heaps and Heapsort, Minimum Spanning Trees, All pair shortest path, Optimal Binary Search Trees, Tree Traversal, Graphs- Search and Traversal techniques, Sorting- Insertion Sort, Selection Sort, Radix Sort, Merging, Complexity of Sorting and Merging Algorithms, Hashing, Chaining, PASCAL, Looping, Break and continue statement, Functions
3. Object-Oriented Programming
  • Java Basics (History of Java, data types, variables, scope and lifetime of variables, arrays, operators, expressions, control statements, type conversion and casting, simple java program, concepts of classes, objects, constructors, methods, access control, this keyword, overloading methods and constructors, parameter passing, recursion, nested and inner classes, exploring string class), Inheritance, Polymorphism, Encapsulation, Packages and Interfaces, Exception Handling, Multithreading, Event Handling, Applets
4. Database Management Systems
  • Database models, File Management System VS DBMS, Tuple Relational Calculus, Normal Forms, Data-Structure Diagrams, ER Diagram, SQL Basics, Transaction Control.
5. Compiler Design/Language Processor
  • Assemblers, Compiler structure, Lexical Analyser, Parsing, Buffer pairs, syntax error handling, Parse tree and derivation, grammar, bottom-up parsing, LR Parsing, Syntax tree, Storage Organization, macro instructions, macro processor, loader, linker, interpreters.
6. Computer Organisation
  • Number System, Arithmetic Addition and subtraction, Overflow Detection, Decimal Fixed Point Representation, Floating Point Representation, Gray Code, Weighted Code, Excess-3 Code, Error Detection Codes, Parity Bit, Odd Function, Machine Language, Addressing Modes, Program Counter, CPU, General Register Organisation, Control Word, Microprogrammed Control, Data Dependency, Memory Organisation, Cache, Mapping.
7. Microprocessor and Computer Hardware
  • Microprocessor Architecture and its operations, 8085, 8080A, Bus Organisation, Registers, Accumulator, Stack Pointer, Memory Classification, Flip Flop, R/W Memory, ROM, RAM, 8085 Control and Status Signals, Power Supply and Clock Frequency, Logical Operations, Instruction Format, Stacks, Subroutine, Interrupts, Programmable Interrupt Controller, Interrupt Operation, Ladder Network, D/A Converters, Multiplexer De-multiplexer, Digital Comparator, Parity Generator/Checker, Flip Flop, Ring Counter, Ripple Counter, Up/Down Counter, Synchronous Counter.
8. Computer Network
  • Reference Models, OSI and TCP Models, Data Transmission, Transmission Medium, IEEE Standards, and Protocols- 802.3, 802.4, 802.5, IP Address, NIC, Switching, Networking devices, Internet, Types of Networks
9. Software Engineering
  • SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), Software Configuration Management (SCM), Software Development Models, Requirement Elicitation, Software Design and Maintenance, Software Testing: Testing Objectives, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Acceptance Testing, Regression Testing, Testing for Functionality and Testing for Performance, Top-Down and Bottom-Up Testing Strategies: Test Drivers and Test Stubs, Structural Testing (White Box Testing), Functional Testing (Black Box Testing), Test Data Suit Preparation, Alpha and Beta Testing of Products.Static Testing Strategies: Formal Technical Reviews (Peer Reviews), Walk Through, Code Inspection, Compliance with Design and Coding Standards.
10. Web Technology
  • Web Page Designing: HTML: list, table, images, frames, forms, CSS, Document type definition, XML: DTD, XML schemes, Object Models, presenting and using XML, Using XML Processors: DOM and SAX, Dynamic HTML.
  • Scripting : Javascript: Introduction, documents, forms, statements, functions, objects; introduction to AJAX, VB Script, Introduction to Java Beans, Advantage, Properties, BDK, Introduction to EJB, Java Beans API.
  • Server Site Programming: Introduction to active server pages (ASP), Introduction to Java Server Page (JSP), JSP Application Design, JSP objects, Conditional Processing, Declaring variables and methods, Sharing data between JSP pages, Sharing Session and Application Data, Database Programming using JDBC, development of java beans in JSP, Introduction to Servlets, Lifecycle, JSDK, Servlet API, Servlet Packages, Introduction to COM/DCOM/CORBA.
  • PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor): Introduction, syntax, variables, strings, operators, if-else, loop, switch, array, function, form, mail, file upload, session, error, exception, filter, PHP-ODBC.
11. Data warehousing & Data Mining
  • Data Warehouse Process and Technology : Warehousing Strategy, Warehouse management and Support Processes, Warehouse Planning and Implementation, Hardware and Operating Systems for Data Warehousing, Client/Server Computing Model & Data Warehousing. Parallel Processors & Cluster Systems, Distributed DBMS implementations, Warehousing Software, Warehouse Schema Design, Data Extraction, Cleanup & Transformation Tools, Warehouse Metadata.
  • Data Mining : Overview, Motivation, Definition & Functionalities, Data Processing, Form of Data Preprocessing, Data Cleaning: Missing Values, Noisy Data,(Binning, Clustering, Regression, Computer and Human inspection), Inconsistent Data, Data Integration and Transformation. Data Reduction:-Data Cube Aggregation, Dimensionality reduction, Data Compression, Numerosity Reduction, Discretization and Concept hierarchy, generation.
  • Data Visualization and Overall Perspective : Aggregation, Historical information, Query Facility, OLAP function, and Tools. OLAP Servers, ROLAP, MOLAP, HOLAP, Data Mining interface, Security, Backup and Recovery, Tuning Data Warehouse, Testing Data Warehouse. Warehousing applications and Recent Trends: Types of Warehousing Applications, Web Mining, Spatial Mining, and Temporal Mining.
12. Computer and Network Security
  • Basic security topics, including symmetric and public key cryptography, digital signatures, cryptographic hash functions, authentication pitfalls, and network security protocols.


Various Indian Laws and Acts with reading on the banking sector like contract acts; Laws related to partnerships; Laws related to companies; Laws related to firms etc. RBI functions; Relevant laws of negotiable instruments; Foreign Exchange; Securities; How to prevent money laundering; Bankers Book Evidence Act; Offenses and Penalties; Consumer Protection Act; Banking Ombudsman Scheme; RTI Act; DRT Act and Information Technology Act; The Banking Ombudsman Scheme; Procedure for Redressal of Grievance; Commercial Laws with Reference to Banking Operation; Contracts of Guarantee; Contracts of Bailment; Contracts of Pledge; Contracts of Agency; Meaning and Essentials of a Contract of Sale; Definition, Meaning, and Nature of Partnership.


Human Resource Management; Human Resource Development; Human Resource Information System; Transactional Analysis- Understanding TA- life stages; Recruitment & Selection; Training and Development; Rewards & Recognition; Performance Management & Appraisal; Management of Compensations and Benefits; Mobility of Personnel and Retirement; Business Policy and Strategic Analysis; Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness: Concept of EI, theories; Managing change and organizational effectiveness; Management Process and Organizational Behaviour; Managing Interpersonal and Group Processes; Collective Bargaining and Negotiation process; Conflict Management; Grievance Management; Industrial Relations & Trade Unions; Labour Laws; Discipline : Principles of Natural Justice, Disciplinary Proceedings, Domestic Enquiry; Personnel problems and employee counseling -Labour turnover, absenteeism, alcoholic and drug abuse. Employee health, safety, and welfare.


Professional Knowledge test for this post is a test of Hindi Language, the syllabus includes Reading Comprehension (related to women empowerment), Grammar, Synonym (पर्यायवाची), Translation and Word Meaning. As it is a test of Hindi language and translation, candidates should be well versed with Hindi Grammar and build their vocabulary.


As per the official notification released by IBPS, it will bring out the result mains examination in the month of February 2019. The final results after the conduct of interview process will be declared in the month of April this year.

Given below are the cut off scores of IBPS SO Recruitment 2016 and 2017. IBPS SO 2018-19 cut off scores will be updated here as soon as the result of IBPS SO Main Exam is out.

Following were the cut off scores for various posts of Specialist Officers Recruitment in 2016 (out of 100) :

Agriculture Field Officer 31.20 29.20 34.80 35.00
Rajsabha Adhikari 52.00 46.60 55.60 52.60
Law Officer 48.00 31.80 51.60 57.40
HR/Personnel Officer 57.20 55.40 57.60 60.60
Marketing Officer 62.40 51.80 65.40 67.20

Following were the cut off scores for various posts of Specialist Officers Recruitment in 2017 (out of 100) :

IT Officer (Scale-I) 50.93 41.00 32.27
Agriculture Field Officer 46.87 41.00 38.53
Rajbhasha Adhikari 45.53 38.67 NA
Law Officer 59.00 47.67 46.00
HR/Personnel Officer 63.07 50.00 47.67
Marketing Officer 70.53 55.67 55.67

Icon Institute`s  Banking Classroom Programs:

  • Total Classes-62
  • Total Duration-124 hours.
  • Total Mock Test-40 sets (Both Online & Offline)
  • Total Course Duration-3 months
  • Total Discussion Class-5
S. No.BatchDurationTiming
1.Regular Batch (Monday – Friday)3 months7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m
2.Weekend Batch (Sunday Only)4 months10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.


In 3 days intensive classroom training programme by banking specialist.

Mock Interview conducted by senior PSO Bankers/ Government officials.

Banking & Current Affairs recap.