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Monday, 11 December 2017

IBPS SO (HR) Exam Pattern And Syllabus For 2017 - 2018

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IBPS SO (HR) Exam Pattern And Syllabus For 2017 - 2018

The aspirant who successfully completed their MBA degree or any management diploma in HR field is most suitable for IBPS SO (HR) Officer Scale - I exam. This year there are total 35 vacancies,  available for the post of HR Officer Scale-I. The selection process for IBPS HR Officer exam is divided into three parts :-

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam 
  • Interview. 
Those candidates who will successfully qualify in written exam which is an Objective type paper (Prelims & Mains) will be called for the interview.
This year IBPS has completely changed the exam pattern for Specialist Officer Recruitment. With the introduction of two phases of online examination now candidates have to put forth more efforts for this recruitment as well. This time IBPS SO Prelims Exam will be a 2 hours paper.The IBPS SO Prelims Exam pattern 2017 will be as such:-

Name of the Subject
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language




IBPS SO (HR) 2017 Mains Exam Pattern

No of Questions
Maximum Marks
Time Duration
Professional Knowledge



45 Minutes

IBPS SO Syllabus for Preliminary Exam 2017

The syllabus of Reasoning Ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude will be common across all SO Exams. 

Reasoning Ability 
  • Seating Arrangement 
  • Puzzles 
  • Inequality 
  • Syllogism 
  • Input - Output 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Blood Relations 
  • Order and Ranking 
  • Alphanumeric series 
  • Distance and Direction 
  • Verbal Reasoning 
English Language 
  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test 
  • Error Detection 
  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction
  • Sentence Reaarangement 
  • Para Jumbles 
  • Fill in the blanks 
  • Para / Sentence Completion 
Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Number Series 
  • Simplification / Approximation 
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Quadratic Equations 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Mensuration 
  • Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc. 
IBPS HR Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus 

We provide you with the IBPS SO (HR) Syllabus which will help all the aspiring candidates to prepare well for the Mains Exam IBPS SO HR Officer Recruitment.

Human Resource Management syllabus: 

  • HR Introduction 
  • Staffing 
  • Wage and Salary Administration 
  • Principles of management 
  • Leadership styles 
  • HR Planning 
  • Job analysis (Procedures, Methods, and techniques) 
  • Job design (Meaning and techniques) 
  • Recruitment and selection (Procedure, Process, and barriers) 
  • Interview (Types of tests, Types of interviews and limitations) 
  • Placement (Induction, procedure, and benefits) 
  • Training and development (Types and methods) 
  • Performance appraisal (Process, uses, and techniques) 
  • Rewards & Recognition- types of rewards, monetary and non-monetary, performance reward 
  • Promotion, transfer, and demotions (Types, policies) 
  • Job evaluation (Pre-requites, principles, and process) 
  • Compensation (Theories of wages, compensation administration and criteria to develop compensation plan) 
  • Career and Succession planning(Career Development , Succession planning) 
  • Motivation (Theories, Importance, Factors affecting motivation) 
  • Strategic Role of Information in HRM 
  • Human Resource Information System(HRIS)-Concepts & Issues 
  • HRIS Implementation and Control 
  • Compensation and Benefits Management 
  • Transactional Analysis 
  • Incentives 
  • Mobility of Personnel and Retirement-transfers 
  • Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness 
  • Managing Changes and Organizational Effectiveness 
  • Management Process and Organizational Behavior 
  • Managing Interpersonal and Group Processes. 
  • Team and Team Work 
  • Employee Grievances and Discipline 
  • Job Stress , Counselling and Mentoring(Management of Stress) 
Important Acts: 

  • Industrial Relation and Industrial Dispute Act
  • Factories Act
  • Gratuity Act
  • Provident Fund Act
  • Collective Bargaining and Negotiation process, Types of bargaining 
  • Conflict Management, Grievance Management 
  • Trade Union Act, Labour Laws and Employers’ Associations

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