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IBPS Specialist Officers Syllabus and Study plan

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
As many readers have requested me to write a detailed plan and syllabus for IBPS specialist officers exam. I have tried to compile everything in bring it on a single post. Starting with books and notes, I covered whole syllabus.

As of now I am not able to get syllabus of specialist stream except Financial executives stream. I will try to update this post as early as possible to include syllabus and study plan of every stream.

Books required

Quantitative Aptitude Made EasyQuantitative Aptitude
Reasoning By Aggarwal Reasoning - All

India Book 2013General Awareness

English by Hari Mohan PrasadEnglish

Computers for competitive examinations Computer Knowledge

Agricultural officer guide Specialist stream

IT officers guide Specialist stream

Law officers guide Specialist stream

Finance executive guide Specialist stream

HR executive guideSpecialist stream

Quantitative Aptitude

Day 1

Day 2 

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5 


Day 1

Day 2

  • Syllogism
  • Series
  • Mirror image questions


I can't prepare any plan for English as general language skills are tested, candidates with hold on language and who are good at speed reading will find this section very easy.

Types of questions

  • Reading comprehension
  • Finding grammar errors
  • Synonyms/antonyms
  • Word meanings

General Awareness


Computer awareness


  • Basic input and outputs devices
  • History of computers and computer languages
  • DBMS
  • Internet - Basics and various technologies and protocols used
  • MS-Office and Windows

Specialist subjects

Finance Syllabus

  • Basic accounting concepts and principles
  • Accounting standards
  • Auditing standards
  • Working of IRDA
  • Working of SEBI
  • Stock markets
  • Cost accounting concepts
  • Management accounting concepts

IT Officers Syllabus

  • Database Management/RDBMS
  • Networking
  • Network Security
  • Computer Architecture,
  • Fundamental of microprocessor 
  • (maximum ques will b from Database Management & Networking)
Book recommended for IT officers exam - Question Bank In Computer Science

As I am not fluent in every specialist subject I request readers to complete this post. Please write syllabus of specialist subjects in comments I promise to add it in post with your name.

Thanks to Manash Pati for providing IT Officers syllabus

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