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IBPS SO HR Officer 2024: Syllabus

Published on Wednesday, August 02, 2023
IBPS SO HR Officer exam is conducted every year for the selection of HR Officers in various PSU banks. On this page, we will provide the Important information about the latest notification about the Exam Date, Number of vacancies, Exam Pattern, Exam Syllabus and Previous papers for IBPS SO HR Officer exam.

Important Dates


Tentative Dates

On-line registration including Edit/modification of application by candidates

August 2024

Online Examination- Preliminary


Online examination - Mains


Conduct of interview

January/February 2024

Number of Vacancies


Number of Vacancies

HR Officer


Eligibility criteria

Age(As on 01.08.2023): 

Minimum: 20 years 
Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1993 and not later than 01.11.2003 (both dates inclusive)


Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.

Exam Pattern 

Preliminary Exam

Serial No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 50 25 40 Minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 40 Minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 Minutes
TOTAL 150 125

Mains Exam

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 Minutes

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number Series
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Problems based on trains
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Probability
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Quadratic Equations


  • Coding & Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input Output
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Blood Relations
  • Problems based on Ages
  • Ranking and Order
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Arguments
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Inequalities
  • Tabulation
  • Analogy and classification
  • Clocks and Calendar
  • Non- Verbal Reasoning


  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Para Jumbles
  • Para Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze test
  • Rearrangement of sentences

Syllabus for Mains Examination

Professional knowledge (HR) Syllabus

Principles and Practices of Management:
  • Development of Management Thought, Contributions of Taylor, Fayol, Mayo, C.I. Barnard. Behavioral Approach, Systems Approach, Quantitative Approach and Contingency Approach.
  • Function of Management: Planning and Decision Making, Organizing, Staffing, Directing, Controlling, Coordinating.
Human Resource Management:
  • Conceptual framework, Human Resource Planning, Job Analysis, Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Induction, Training and Development, Performance Management, Job Evaluation, Compensation Management, Employee Benefits and Incentives, Managing Career.
  • New Trends in HRM: Changing environment of HRM and contemporary challenges
Human Resource Development:
  • Concepts, Assumptions, Values, HRD Mechanisms, Action – research Model, HRD Culture and Climate, HRD Interventions, HR Accounting and Audit, Consultant – client relationship, Knowledge Management, Human Resource Information System.
  • International Human Resource Management (IHRM): Organizational context of IHRM, IHRM and Sustainable Business, Functions of IHRM, Cross – Cultural Studies, Cultural Diversity, Transnational Organizations, IHRM models.
Organizational Behaviour:

  • Concept, Scope, Nature of human behavior, Personality, Perception, Learning, Attitude, Motivation, Interpersonal Behaviour, Group Dynamics, Leadership, Communication, Power and Authority, Stress, Organizational Change and Development.

Industrial Realations:
  • Concept, Scope, Evolution, Approaches, Actors and Models, Conflict and cooperation, Bi-partitism, Tri-partitism, Collective Bargaining, Workers’ Participation in Management, Grievance Handling and Disciplinary Action, Code of Conduct, Industrial Relations in changing scenario, Employers’ organisations.
  • Trade Unions: Concepts, Evolution, Problems of trade unions in India, Recognition, The Trade Unions Act, 1926. Emerging role of trade unions in India.
Industrial Disputes:
  • Factors, Forms, Trends, Prevention and Settlement, Role of State and Central Labour Administration, Strikes and Lockouts. The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
Labour Legislation:
  • Objectives, Principles, Classification and Evolution. International Labour Organisation, Social Justice and Labour Legislation, Indian Constitution and Labour Laws.
  • The Factories Act, 1948.
  • The Mines Act, 1952.
  • The Inter-state Migrant Workmen (Regulation of employment and conditions of service) Act, 1979.
  • The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.
  • The Building and other Construction workers (Regulation of employment and conditions of service) Act, 1996.
  • The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
  • Concept, Types, Factors influencing wages, Wage Theories and Wage Differentials
  • The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
  • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
  • The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
  • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
  • The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
  • The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.
Labour Welfare:
  • Labour Welfare: Concept, Scope, Types, Theories and Principles, Industrial Health and Hygiene, Industrial Accidents and safety, Occupational Diseases Social Security: Concept and Scope, Social Assistance and Social assurance.
Labour Market:
  • Features, Demand and Supply of Labour, Nature and Composition of Indian Labour Force, Unemployment and Underemployment, Types of Labour Market,
  • Characteristics of Indian Labour Market, New Dynamics of Labour Market in India, Economic Systems and Labor Market, Problems of Labour in India.

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