IBPS SO Exam Syllabus 2016 – Latest UpToDate

The IBPS SO Exam is scheduled on 30th Jan 2016/31st Jan 2016 and candidates should start its preparation beforehand for gaining an edge over other candidates. The syllabus for the IBPS SO Exam is vast and will require a candidate’s brilliance to encompass everything. The current IBPS SO Exam 2016 Pattern has four sections- Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness/ Quantitative Aptitude and Professional Knowledge. Each section should be separately prepared and focused upon with a view to score good marks. Here is the syllabus for the concerned subject. The exam is going to held in the month of Jan 2016. In the mean time, you should grasp the syllabus of IBPS SO Exam.


This is the first section which the candidates would see in their online test paper. This section mainly deals with the ability of a candidate to solve questions with the help of logic and of course, technique. Problems based on data sufficiency, direction sense, eligibility test, blood relation, puzzle test, etc., is asked from this section. To put in a nut-shell the syllabus for Reasoning is:

Eligibility Test Logical Venn Diagrams Blood Relation
Data Sufficiency Input-Output Arrangements
Coding – Decoding Syllogism Puzzle Test
Analogy Direction Sense Sequencing

Apart from these sections, questions based on series and odd figures can also be asked.

English Language

The second section is English. This area test the ability of the candidate to comprehend English and answer the given questions as per the requirement. Any candidate who spends some quality time with synonyms and passages can easily clear the required cut-off.  The syllabus for English includes the following:

Synonyms Antonyms Homonyms Theme detection
Word Formation Passage Rearrangement Active – Passive Voice Idioms
Sentence Completion Deriving Conclusion Passage completion

Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude is designed to test the ability of the candidate to compute and interpret from graphs and tables. This section is a combination of mathematics and data interpretation. The syllabus for the same compromises of the following:

Quantitative Reasoning Data Interpretation (graphs and tables) Computation

NOTE: This section is applicable for candidates who are have for the post of IT Officer/ Marketing Officer/ HR Officer/ Agricultural Officer.

General Awareness

The General Awareness section tests the knowledge of the candidate in respect of Banking Awareness as well as Indian Economy. This section can serve as a major hindrance of candidates who are not updated with the latest developments. There is no such syllabus for this section. However, the following areas are crucial:

RBI Indian Economy Countries – Currencies
Banking Terms History of Banking Books – Authors
Function of Banks Monetary Policies State – Ministers

NOTE: This section is only applicable for candidates who have applied for the post of Law Officer or Rajbhasha Adhikari.

Professional Knowledge

When it comes to Professional Knowledge, you need to retouch what you already know and hence, this will be the easiest section. All that a candidate has to do is go through what he has already learnt over the years.

No doubt, the syllabus for IBPS PO Exam 2016 is really vast, but it is all about managing time and choosing the right question to answer. For more information on the syllabus and exam related questions, one can visit: www.ibps.in.

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