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IBPS SO Syllabus 2022: Check Prelims & Mains Syllabus, Important Topics

Updated By Priyanka on 12 Jul, 2022 13:59

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IBPS SO 2022 Syllabus

IBPS SO 2022 Syllabus describes the subjects and topics covered in the exam paper. Candidates appearing for the examination must know that the syllabus of IBPS SOis based on four subjects in both sections of CWE. It is important to have a clear understanding of the syllabus in order to prepare for the exam in an effective way. The syllabus of IBPS SO 2022 includes the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Professional Aptitude. The syllabus for all the four subjects has been made available here at CollegeDekho. Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus mentioned below and start their preparation according to the prescribed syllabus.

IBPS SO Subject-wise Syllabus - English Language

IBPS 2022 Notification will be out soon. Meanwhile, students can go through the Syllabus of English Language for the prepartation.

Name of the Section


English Language

  • Theme detection and passage completion
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Vocabulary like homonyms, Synonyms, antonym
  • Word formation and sentence completion
  • Grammar
  • Sentence improvement
  • Spotting error questions
  • Articles
  • One-word substitution
  • Prepositions
  • Fill in the blanks

IBPS SO Subject-wise Syllabus - Reasoning



  • Letter and symbols
  • Statement and arguments
  • Logical problems
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Number series
  • Making judgment
  • Alphabet test
  • Blood relation
  • Direction sense test
  • Coding and decoding
  • Input-output
  • Passage and conclusion
  • Number ranking

Non -Verbal reasoning

  • Series test
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Odd figures

IBPS SO Subject-wise Syllabus - Quantitative Aptitude


Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quadratic Equation
  • Sequences and series
  • Number system
  • Data interpretation
  • Mensuration – Cone, sphere, and cylinder
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Simplification
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportion percentages
  • Time and distance
  • Work and time
  • Mixture and allegations
  • Simple and compound interest

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IBPS SO Subject-wise Syllabus - Professional Knowledge

IT OfficerDatabase Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer Organization and Microprocessor, Object-Oriented Programming
Agricultural Field OfficerBasics of Crop production, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy and Irrigation, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Practices, Soil resources, Animal Husbandry, Agroforestry, Ecology, Government Schemes
Marketing OfficerBasics of Marketing Management, Brand Management, Advertising, PR, Sales, Retail, Business Ethics, Market Segmentation, Market research and forecasting demand, Product Life Cycle, Corporate Social Responsibility, Service Marketing, Marketing Strategies
Law OfficerBanking Regulations, Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant, Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange, Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAES, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Laws and Actions with a direct link to Banking Sector, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act
HR/Personnel OfficerHuman Resource Development, Business policy and strategic analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial Relations, Business Policy and Strategic Analysis, Grievance and Conflict Management, Performance Management and Appraisal

IBPS SO Topic-Wise Weightage of English Questions

Go through the below table to know how many questions will appear from each section. 

TopicsWeightage of Questions
Reading Comprehension10-15 Questions
Para Jumbles/Odd Sentence Out0-5 Questions
Error Spotting5-10 Questions
Cloze Test5-10 Questions
Fill in the blanks5 Questions
Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction5-10 Questions

IBPS SO Topic-Wise Weightage of Reasoning Questions

Check out the topics-wise weightage for the Reasoning section in IBPS SO Prelims Exam.

TopicsWeightage of Questions
Coding & Decoding5-10 Questions
Direction and Distance2-5 Questions
Blood Relation2-5 Questions
Order and Ranking2-6 Questions
Inequalities5 Questions
Syllogism3-5 Questions
Machine Input Output0-5 Questions
Seating Arrangement10-12 Questions
Puzzles5-10 Questions
Data Sufficiency3-5 Questions
Verbal Reasoning5-8 Questions 

IBPS SO Topic-Wise Weightage of Quant Questions

Know the number of questions that will appear in the IBPS SO Exam from the Quant section.

TopicsWeightage of Questions
Number Series5 Questions
Data Interpretation13-15 Questions
Algebra5-6 Questions
Data Sufficiency5 Questions
Simplification/Approximation0-5 Questions
Miscellaneous Topics15-17 Questions

IBPS SO Topic-Wise Weightage of General Awareness Questions

Candidates must ensure they are aware of the number of questions that will appear from each topic.

TopicsWeightage of Questions
Banking and Financial Awareness15-20 Questions
Current Affairs7-10 Questions
Static GK5-10 Questions
Economy5-6 Questions

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FAQs about IBPS SO Syllabus

What is IBPS SO Syllabus 2022?

The IBPS SO Syllabus consists of the topics covered in the prelims and mains. The syllabus for the IBPS SO Syllabus 2022 Prelims covers English language, General awareness, Reasoning ability and Quantitative amplitude. For the mains the syllabus is different for different posts. It can be summarized as Static GK, General/Banking/Financial Awareness, and Professional Knowledge.

Is the Syllabus for Prelims the same for all the posts?

Yes, the syllabus for Prelims is the same for all the posts.

Is the IBPS SO syllabus the same as IBPS PO?

Yes! The IBPS SO syllabus is the same as that of the IBPS PO syllabus. But, the mains examination syllabus depends upon the subjects included.

Does the IBPS SO Syllabus change every year?

The syllabus for IBPS SO generally remains the same each year. However, it can change as per the requirement by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

How many stages are there in total for IBPS SO 2022?

There are 3 stages in total for IBPS SO 2022- Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview.

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