IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for IBPS SO Exam Preparations

Let’s get started with the list of the Best Books to prepare for IBPS SO 2023 examination.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts an annual IBPS SO examination (IBPS). This exam is performed to choose personnel officers such as Human Resources Officers, Information Technology Officers, Agricultural Field Officers, Law Officers, Marketing Officers, Rajbhasha Adhikari, as well as others.

Candidate Criteria for the IBPS SO 2023 Examination:

Nationality requirement: Applicants for IBPS SO must be an Indian citizen, a subject of Bhutan, a subject of Nepal, a Tibetan refugee (who arrived in India before January 1, 1962), or a person of Indian origin (who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries, Vietnam, or other countries) to set a permanent residence in India.

If an applicant is not an Indian citizen, they must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Indian government in their favor; otherwise, the offer of appointment will be withdrawn.

Age requirement: The applicant’s age should range from 20 to 28 years old.

Educational Qualifications for the IBPS SO 2023 Examination:

A two-year postgraduate degree or a two-year full-time postgraduate diploma in personnel management, industrial relations, HR, HRD, or labor law is mandatory.

Application Fees for the IBPS SO 2023 Examination:

For applicants who fall under the SC, ST, or PWD categories, the fee is Rs.100 (i.e. intimation charges only)

Applicants from the General category and other categories will be charged Rs.600 (application fee including intimation charges)

Examination Pattern for the IBPS SO 2023:

The IBPS SO Recruitment procedure for selecting Specialist Officers for IBPS SO 2023 is divided into three stages:

  1. Preliminary Online Exam
  2. Mains Exam (Online)
  3. The Interviewing Procedure

To advance to the interview round, a candidate must pass both the preliminary and main exams. The appointment letter is issued to the candidates who have been chosen having followed the interview phase.

The section-wise distribution of questions in the IBPS SO Prelims is shown here:

Section

No. of Questions

English Language

50

Reasoning

50

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry/ Quantitative Aptitude

50

⇒Logical Reasoning, English Language, and Quantitative Aptitude are the three areas of this paper. Parts A and C each have 50 points, whereas Part B only has 25 points. The English Language is worth 50 points, General Awareness is worth 25 points, and Logical reasoning is worth 50 points.

⇒Candidates have two hours to finish the exam, with a maximum score of 125 points available. In the case of an incorrect answer, a negative marking of 0.25 mark is applied. There will be no penalty for not answering all of the questions.

The section-wise distribution of questions in the IBPS SO Mains is shown here:

For Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Section

No. of Questions

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

For Law Officer, Marketing Officer, Agriculture Field Officer HR/Personnel Officer, and IT Officer Scale 1 (Mains):

Section

No. of Questions

Professional Knowledge

60

Part A and Part B of the exam paper will have Objective and Descriptive type of questions. There are 45 questions in Part A, Professional Knowledge (Objective Type Question). There are two questions in Part B, Professional Knowledge (Descriptive Type Questions).

⇒The paper is worth a maximum of 60 points. Each section has a time limit of 30 minutes. Negative marking is used to penalize students who answer questions incorrectly. There will be a 0.25-point deduction. There will be no penalty for not answering all of the questions.

⇒For Rajbhasha Adhikari the applicant receives 1 mark for each MCQ and 15 points for the two descriptive questions. For the other posts, 1 mark for each MCQ.

Listyaan brings to you the list of best books to prepare for the IBPS SO exam 2023:

IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for General Awareness

Name of the book

Publishing House/ Author

Manohar Pandey Book

Arihant Publications

Guide to Banking General Awareness

R Gupta

Manorama Yearbook 2022 ( English) Paperback

Philip Mathew

Manohar Pandey Book

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Guide to Banking General Awareness

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Manorama Yearbook

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IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for Computer Aptitude

Name of the book

Publishing House/ Author

Objective Computer Awareness

Somya Ranjan Behera

Computer

Rani Ahilya

Objective Computer Awareness

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Computer

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IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for IT Officer

Name of the book

Publishing House/ Author

Data Communications and Networking 

Behrouz A. Forouzan

A Computer for Competitive Exams: Fundamental of Computer with MCQs

RPH Editorial Board

Objective Computer Knowledge

R. Pillai

Data Communications and Networking

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A Computer for Competitive Exams: Fundamental of Computer with MCQs

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Objective Computer Knowledge

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IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for Law Officer

Name of the book

Publishing House/ Author

IBPS Specialist Officer CWE LAW Officer Online Exam Practice Work Book 

Kiran Prakashan

IBPS Specialist Officer CWE LAW Officer Online Exam Practice Work Book

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IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for HR Officer

Name of the book

Publishing House/ Author

Bank HR Specialist book

Upkar’s

Human Resource Management

K. Aswathappa

Bank HR Specialist book

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Human Resource Management

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IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for Agriculture Field Officer

Name of the book

Publishing House/ Author

Agriculture Field Officer

R. Gupta

IBPS – SO Agricultural Field Officer (Main) Exam

Dr. Lalita Gaur

Agriculture Field Officer

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IBPS – SO Agricultural Field Officer (Main) Exam

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IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for Marketing

Name of the book

Publishing House/ Author

Principles of Marketing

Kavita Sharma

CWE-IBPS Bank-Marketing Specialist Officer Exam: Complete Book

EduGorrila

Marketing Specialist Exam book

Upkar Prakashan

Principles of Marketing

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CWE-IBPS Bank-Marketing Specialist Officer Exam: Complete Book

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Marketing Specialist Exam book

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IBPS SO 2023: Best Books for Rajbhasha Officer

Name of the book

Publishing House/ Author

Hindi Vyakaran Aur Rachna

Upkar Prakashan

Rajbhasha/Hindi (Officers, Assistant, Managers) Recruitment Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide)

RPH Editorial Board

Rajbhasha Adhikari Guide

R. Gupta

Hindi Vyakaran Aur Rachna

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Rajbhasha/Hindi Recruitment Exam Guide

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Rajbhasha Adhikari Guide

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The books will assist you in understanding the ideas. You can take the mock tests when you’ve finished the chapters. Students should start preparing at least six months before the announcement is made official.

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