IBPS department scheduled IBPS Specialist Officer Exam in the month of January 2017. All eligible candidates who complete their Online Registration process they should start their preparation for SO Exam. Check all related study material and IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus and exam Pattern of specialist officer thus you have the correct idea about SO CWE (Common written exam). Check details given below.

IBPS Specialist Officer Common Written exam is an objective type paper which includes 4 sections of different marks. All participants required to qualify in all sections and for every wrong answer, you must lose some marks as negative marking and time duration of paper is 02 hours. Check the Structure of written exam for specialist officer.
Paper Pattern For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari
S. No.Name of the TestsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1Specialist Officer Reasoning Test50120 Minutes
2SO English Language Test25
3SO General Awareness Test50
4SO Professional Knowledge Test75
S. No.Paper nameMaximum MarksTotal Time
1SO Reasoning Paper50120 Minutes
2SO English Language Paper25
3SO Quantitative Aptitude Paper50
4SO Professional Knowledge Paper75
IBPS CWE Specialist Officer exam pattern includes 4 subjects for every post exam. Candidates who applied for the exam must have checked full details. Negative marking also applied for each wrong answer check details below.


Word Formation, Passage Correction, Sentence Correction, Spelling, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, Theme detection, Passage Completion, Conclusion
Sitting Arrangement, Series Completion, Syllogism, Decision Making, Statement Reasoning, Analogy, Coding Decoding, Blood Relation, Series Completion, Analogy, Classification
 Quantitative Aptitude
Numbers, Simplification, Roots, Average, Surds & Indices, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Boats & Streams, Allegations , Simple and Compound Interest, Stocks & Shares, Clocks, Logarithms, Mensuration, Volume & Surface Area, Permutation & combination, Probability, Heights & Distances Partnership, Chain Rule, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Problems on Trains, Pipes & Cisterns, Tabulation, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts
Questions in this section will be asked for testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environments around him and its application to society. These questions will be such that they do not require a specific study of any discipline.
Knowledge of current events, India and its neighbouring countries, Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economy, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research
Over 50% of the questions will be related to Economy, Banking and Finance
In this section, Questions from respective fields are asked- Agriculture, Law, Marketing, IT and HR
GATE Exam syllabus for respective discipline will be the syllabus for Professional Knowledge. Only basic questions will be asked.
IBPS SO IT Officer Syllabus
Data Base Management System (DBMS) ,RDBMS, E- R Diagrams, Normalization, Overview of SQL queries, Transaction Management, Data Communication & Networking, IP Addressing (Subnetting), Network, Architecture, OSI Model, TCP-IP Model, Data Communication.
Operating System, Types of OS, Semaphore, Scheduling, Network Security, Cyber Crimes – Risk Management, Firewall, Cryptography, Process thread, Dead Lock, Memory Partitioning, Page Replacement, Computer organization, Hardware, Microprocessor, Bus Structure etc.
Software Engineering and data structure topics: SDLC, Software Development Models, Array, Linked List, Stacks etc.
Web Technologies and basics of Programming Languages topics: HTML Tags, XML, Network Security, basics of C, C++, OOP languages.
 Blue print
Year2011Scale I & II2012Scale I & II
TopicsSub topic
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification510
Number System52
Ratio & Proportion21
Time & Work1
Missing Numbers55
Profit & Loss1
Data Sufficiency55
Data InterpretationTable55
Pie Chart5
Bar Graph55
Line Graph5
Case Studies55
Verbal ReasoningAlphabet Test32
Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzles55
Sequential Output Tracing55
Seating Arrangement55
Eligibility Test55
Coding & Decoding22
Data Sufficiency55
Mathematical Operations55
Number Ranking1
Non-verbal ReasoningCompletion of Series1010
EnglishSpotting Errors1510
Idioms & Phrase55
Paragraph Rearrangement55
Sentence Completion5
Cloze Test1010
Professional Knowledge5050

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