IBPS Specialist Officers Syllabus and Study plan

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

BookSubjectBuy
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 

Reasoning 

Day 1

Day 2

  • Syllogism
  • Series
  • Mirror image questions

English

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

Syllabus

Computer awareness

Syllabus

  • 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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101 comments:

  1. Respected Sir,

    In IBPS Clerck III MS OFFICE 2003 ke Question honge ya MS OFFICE 2007 ke?

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    1. Generic questions not related to any version, for example what is the shortcut key to find and replace text ?
      CTRL +H

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  2. Sir my self Dinesh Godiyan from U.P. I am a sc candidate .I scored 111 for rrb scale 1 officer . Do I have any chance to get interview call

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  3. Respected Sir,

    First of all Thanks providing such valuable information for Free..Sir i Know this is not the right place but any idea about CHSL 2013 cut off for general? and For IBPS Clerck III there would be any separate interview after IBPS interview and final Merit on Basis of 80:20 (CWE : Interview)? Dirctly as per our choice given in Application or Separate bank interview?

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  4. sir I have dual specialistion of HR and Finance in MBA
    . am I eligible for HR specialist officer. and if university will nt give in written about major and minor then what will be the solution..pls help me out..
    waiting fr ur rply

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  5. Hi Sir,
    I am eligible for 3 posts in IBPS So-III exam. i.e. 1)IT officer Scale-I, 2)IT officer Scale-II and 3)Marketing officer Scale-I
    Which one should I apply? Which post has the most number of vacancies?

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    1. Best profile - IT officer scale II
      High selection ratio - Marketing officer scale I

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  6. sir BCA candidates are eligible for IT officer (SO) job or not because last year BCA students are eligible for that job.......when next IBPS or SBI exam will come.........

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  7. Hello Sir,

    I pursued BSc (Computer Technology) and having 2.5 yrs in IT industry. Please let me know whether I am eligible for Specialist Officer exam.

    Thanks in Advance!

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  8. Sir, when will the IBPS CWE PO/MT III results come?

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  9. please tell me exam date of IBPS Specialist Officers

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  10. Hi Raman,

    I have done diploma and then b.tech by getting into the lateral entry scheme. Am I eligible to appear for the specialist exams.

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  11. sir,in IBPS SO ad dey hav not mentioned quantitative part in exam, only reasoning, english language, general awareness, and professional knowledge is mentioned so wanted to clarify that









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    1. ya u r rite neha .not mention quantitative aptitude and their is many doubt about syllabus but dnt wNT to clear it ...computer syllabus for all i.t officer ..but my main branch electronics

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  12. i did b tech then mba in international business with marketing and finance as major papers.........do i eligible for marketing scale 1

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  13. Hi sir, i am munmun, sir i have scored 122 in CWE RRB III and belong to GENERAL category. Sir Do i have any chance of getting interview call?

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  14. hai sir,
    this raj from andhra pradesh can to tell
    is there any TWSS score system for ibps specilaist officer 3 which was conducted by ibps

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  15. Sir I have done 3 years degree in lateral entry am I eligible for SO

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  16. I am an Electrical & Electronics Engg. and working in IT company for last 1.5 years. Am I eligible for IT officer scale 1?

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  17. Hello Sir,
    I have PGPM in Marketing. Can I apply for IBPS Marketing Officer?

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  18. hello sir,
    In my ibps clerks-3 i have attempted reasoning 29, english 31, aptitude 26, general awareness 32, computer 31.
    total 149 i attempted.. iam from general category.. what would be the expected cut off?? thankyou

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  19. Hello Sir,

    Your post if very useful. I wanted to ask that I am going to apply for the post of IT officer grade 1. Is two months preparation enough for me as I am giving the exam for the first time but I am ready to devote 10 hours a day for studies.
    Please help me in making y day plan and also guide me about the selectin ratio for that exam? I am MCA 2012 passed out and have 6 months experience as java trainer.

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    1. please sir i also need your help for preparation please tell us.....................

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  20. Hi i Am a B. E graduate and have 2 years experience in IT. I have a doubt if i have to apply for IT officer scale I or II. In these two posts which post has higher vacancy number ? Also which exam is easy scale I or II. Please suggest me

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  21. hello sir,
    i finished BE in electronics and communication engineering.am i eligible for IT officer scale-1.pls tel me how to prepare for professional knowledge section and also upload some previous year IT officer question papers...

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  22. Respected Ramandeep sir,

    First of all extremely thankful for the such a precious information, just couple of quick questions.
    1-what to be studied for professional knowledge section if i had applied for marketing officer scale-1 post
    2-can you share the sectional as well as overall cut off for previous specialist officer exam for marketing officer scale-1

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  23. Sir,I have 1 year 11 months experience on 1 nov 2013.can it be reason for disqualification at the time of interview if i clear the written exam for IT officer scale 2 ?

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  24. Sir I am B-tech with IT so am I eligible for IT officer scale-I or II.
    If both then for which post I should apply?

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  25. Sir I've secured 130 marks in ibps rrb clerks ..OBC candidate ..Iam from andhra...will i get interview call? please tell me

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  26. sir i completed by btech in 2013 with cse ,so am i eligible for scale 1 or scale 2 as a fresher,
    please reply me sir

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  27. Sir, whats the vacancy for ibps -It officer? Pls giv me details.. Thanks in advance...

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  28. Hi,
    Can you tell me the difference (if any) between the difficulty level or any other factor for IT Officer SCALE I and SCALE II exams conducted by IBPS, except the difference in Pay scale, age limit and Number of Years of experience required for SCALE II ?

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    1. I never appeared for IT officer exam, but I appeared for scale II finance officer exam. I felt more questions were asked about work flow and things that are used while performing a particular job while scale I exam is bookish.

      Hope it helped

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  29. Hi,

    Thanks for your guidance. I am planning to apply for IT Officer scale 2 as I have done B-tech in ECE and have 2.5 years of IT experience. Meanwhile I want to know the syllabus for IT Officer scale 2. and what would be the difficulty level. I would be thankful to you for guiding me in the right direction.

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  30. Hello sir Dis is Govind from hyd i have completed engg from Information technology passed out 2012 batch . so for which post i can apply for the IBPS SO officer?

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  31. Respected sir ,I an general.
    what would be expected cutoff of rrb PO & office ast in UP for interview?

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  32. hiii
    i am postgraduate in commerce(m.com) with no experience. am i eligible for ibps-so and if yes then please tell for which field.

    thanxx sir.

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  33. Dear Sir,

    I have completed M.Sc in Computer Technology. Am I eligible for IBPS IT-Officer(Scale-1)?

    Please reply.

    Thanks in Advance!!

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  34. how much score a General caste physically disabled candidate secure in the written test?

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  35. Sir i got 124 in rrb assistants and im from AP general category is there any chance to get interview call please tell me sir

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  36. Hi Sir,
    I am eligible for 2 posts in IBPS So-III exam. i.e. 1)IT officer Scale-I, 2)IT officer Scale-II
    Which one should I apply? which have max chances....

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  37. hello sir,
    i am prakash from andhra , got 126 marks in rrb oa, i am obc , is therecany chance of getting interview? waiting for your reply eagerly.
    thanks in advance

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  38. sir I have doubt about Ibps so3 for hr post I did MBA as specialized in finance and hr and I am eligible for hr post sir reply me
    thank u

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  39. Sir,
    I have done diploma in Computer Science and then B.tech in Computer Science & Engineering by getting into the lateral entry scheme. Am I eligible to appear for the Specialist Officer IT ..? As i m having a degree of Engineering Graduate.
    Please reply as soon as possible..

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    1. Thanks for the reply . But my question is In Educational Qualification I fill B.Tech in Computer Science and Duration of Course as 3 year .Portal is not accepting as show ur not eligible for it but if i entered 4 year it accept .. please suggest what i should fill.
      If i fill 4 year then no problem will occur at document verification. please give me valuable suggestion.

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  40. Hello sir dis is anil from up i have done PGDM wid marketing n finance may i elegible apply for SO marketing SCALE -1,plz reply soon, i will very greatful to u

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    1. You will need to prove that major subject was marketing

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  41. Hello sir this is Anil from Andhra Pradesh, for law specialist officers grade 1 and 2, what was the cutoffs for OBC's sir, please inform and how many marks are needed to get the job for OBC CANDIDATES...........09885977072

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  42. Dear Sir,

    I have completed M.Sc in Computer Technology. Am I eligible for IBPS IT-Officer(Scale-1)?

    Please reply.

    Thanks in Advance!!

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  43. Sir, I am have Degree in Computer Applications .It is a a course of 3 years .I had applied for IT Specialist Officer scale-I previous year also. But this year, IBPS advertisement says 4 year degree course for Computer Applications. As per UGC norms Computer Applications course all over India , in any university is of 3 years only . Eligible candidates are also unable to apply due to this restriction. Kindly help us. Although I have mailed the matter to IBPS , but your guidance is required. Thanks in advance.

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  44. can u tell me about mba marketing syllabus for so in ibps 2014.plz suggest me some authentic books.

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  45. can u tell hr syllabus

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  46. Sir Iam Chaitanya, I Have completed my B.E. in Electronics and communications Branch. May I know proffessional Knowledge syllabus is same for all Engineering Branch students who have applied for I.T.officer Scale-1 post.

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  47. Sir,
    I am an electronics engineer but i took 5 instead of 4 years to complete my B.tech. Am i eligible to clear CWE Specialist Officer exam (I.T OFFICER)?
    Thanks for putting up such a a helpful site for IBPS candidates :-)

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  48. Sir, i have completed my B.E. in electronics and communication engg, what is syllabus for proffessional knowledge?

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  49. Hello Sir,

    I have filled the form for specialist officer(IT), last time I had cleared all the sectional cutoffs but my overall cutoff was a bit low, and this time in PO, I have scored 82 but only 5 in general awareness, leaving me below the cutoff of 8 marks. Can you please recommend me some online stuff for professional knowledge in IT for this time's Specialist officer. I am too desperate to clear it off this time....

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    1. I have listed a Computer Question Bank in the post

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  50. Dear Sir,

    I have completed M.Sc in Computer Technology. Am I eligible for IBPS IT-Officer(Scale-1)?

    Please reply.

    Thanks in Advance!!

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  51. can u tell me syllabus of specialist officer III Law officer II about Professional Knowledge.mean can u elaborate Professional Knowledge law

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  52. Dear sir
    Tell me about law officer exam syllabus of law section and how much score secure to qualify in each section?

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  53. Sir Please give the Syllabus for Marketing also and will Kotler's Marketing Management will do?

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  54. hii sir pls give hr syllabus

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  55. Dear Raman Deep singh sir.... i am a regular reader of ur blog. wjhile compare to other sites u r doing very good and u answering very patiently to queries.......... sir.. i have done MBA- Dual specialization of both HR and Marketing.. can i able to apply for ibps specialist marketing officer ?... in previous blog one of the candidate asked same doubt to u, and u said that specialization should be prove during interview. i couldn't able understand, how i should prove?

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  56. Dear raman deep singh sir.... ur site doing good service for youths, u answering very patiently for queries.......... i have done MBA Dual specialization- HR and Marketing.... whether am i eligible to apply for ibps specialist officer for Marketing officer scale 1..
    one candidate asked same question in previous post, but u said that specialization should be prove during interview, i couldn't able to understand ur answer, pls explain how should to prove?

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  57. Hi sir I have done mba in hr. I want to know if I am eligible for hr scale 1 post?

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  58. sir plz update syllabus for hr specialist

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  59. sir , according to ibps so IT officer scale 1 notification doeacc b level is eligible n i hv done mca i.e also equivalent to doeacc b level so am i eligible or nt ??

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  60. sir i m prerana
    i hv done graduation in agriculture and post graduation in mba agriculture
    i hav applied for ibps so 3 for agriculture plzzz suggest me study plan syllabus and books for that plzzz sir

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  61. Gm sir,
    i hv done 12th with 53%, graduation with 50% and post graduation with 60%(mba specialization in marketing ).plz tell me, am i eligible for management executive post in sbi-hyderabad .

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  62. sir,
    I hv done MSc Computer Science..am i eligible for ibps spo?

    and also my sister pursued btech Electrical and electronics..is she eligible?

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    1. i am from eee branch . plz tell me .. am i elegible????

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  63. Respected sir , i have done MBA (major subject- HR and minor subject- IT).. am i eligible to apply for IBPS SO HR OFFICER SCALE 1 ? plz plz plz rply me .. i vl be very grtful 2 u. Thankyou in advance.

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  64. I think it may help for professional knowledge for it officer.(Additional from the above information provided by sir)

    Data Communication & Networking
    system programming
    Software Engineering
    Digital Electronics
    Data Structure
    Integrated Circuits
    Programming Language C, C++ (Basic)

    plzz sir if possible can you tell me where should i found all this topic for preparing the exam..
    and thank you sir for such a valuable information.

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  65. hi sir, i completed btech electrical and electronics engineeirng. i am eligible or not

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  66. Hello Sir,
    Myself Revathi Dutta, wants to know the syllabus or topics can be covered for Human Resource scale-1 .
    As you have given the syllabus for all the IBPS Specialist officers cwe-3, IT,Finance related.However,could not be able to find Best books & syllabus on this HR part.
    Kindly help me!!!

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  67. hello sir i have done integrated BBA + MBA (
    oil and gas marketing) if i am eligible for marketing officer scale -I

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  68. hello sir. i am not able to find syllabus for marketing. can you please upload it here. thanks!

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  69. Can u please update the syllabus of HR Specialist,please let me know the which book i to refer?

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  70. sir
    After waiting your reply I am posted this post.
    sir my question is simple for you but it is difficult for me and so many aspirant of this exam please tell me law syllabus & cut of each section & one more think; Is tell me twss is also apply in this exam

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  71. Sir Please Give some your valuable times & answer the specialist aspirant candidates.
    What is the syllabus of law?
    What is the cut of mark in each section?
    Is TWSS also apply in this exam?

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  72. Dear sir,
    i have done b.com and then master in quality and productivity management. am i eligible for IBPS specialist officer in HR?

    Yogesh sindha

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  73. sir i am currently working in infosys .having an engineering degree in computer science can i apply for both it officer scale 1 and 2 at once please do reply sir ur reply will be of great help.Thanking you:)

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  74. hi Raman,,,,ive done btech CSE,,,,jus wanna know what all things are required in professional knowledge part in IT officer exam,,,there are so many subjects like law, IT etc,, so is it mandatory to prepare for all these subjects

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  75. sir iam sc candidate .from ap...
    i got 110 marks in rrb scale 1,na 113 in office assistance nd 98 marks in clerk 3....any possibility for get a job??

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  76. can anyone tell me the syllabus for it officer in ibps specialist officer exam next month.... i have done my b tech in electronics and comm ( ECE ).... i want to know about professional knowledge....

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  77. Hello Sir,
    I'm a BTech graduate with CSE background. I have applied for IT officer scale -2 . Can you pls let me know the paper difficulty level between scale1 and scale2 ? And also the topics covered for scale-2

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  78. what about marketing syllabus and material ...you have not mentioned anything about that..?

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  79. Sir I have done mba in major finance nd minor hr as dual specialisation so tell me im eiligible for ibps hr spl paper....plz reply sir...im ur new student

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  80. Hello sir,
    Please tell me book for TECHNICAL MANAGER (MECHNICAL) MMGS-II, Called in canara bank.
    The syllabus is: Mechanical engineering, english and latest development in banking sector.
    Pls reply sir.

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