The IBPS SO exam 2016 is being held for the recruitment of specialist officers in public sector banks.As the last dates to apply are already over, it is time for you to know on how to prepare for SO exam.Since many were asking about study materials, we are providing you with the review of IBPS SO Books so that you may get an idea of what to expect from these gudes.
As per the IBPS SO 2016 notification released in December 2015, online tests are to be conducted on January 30 & 31st.
IBPS will publish the SO vacancy list & number of jobs only after the test results.
But you may take a look at the previous IBPS SO 2015 jobs & cutoffs to decide on the trends this year.
Of the 3900 posts advertised last year - IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer & Marketing Officer had large openings.
Books for IBPS SO: To aid you in preparing for the upcoming specialist officer exams, we have compiled the list of reference materials :
We take you through the contents, photos & study material in the book that should help in your decision to buy.
Score More in PK:
Unlike PO & clerical exams, IBPS SO exam pattern is little different with special focus on the section ‘Professional Knowledge’, which is nothing but your area of specialisation.
The image below explains the sections & total marks awarded for each.
For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari positions, there will be General Awareness instead of Quantitiatve Aptitude.All other sections will be the same.
As you can see, Professional Knowledge (PK) carries 75 marks which is the highest of all the papers.So you will need to buy a book that explains about this section in detail.
IT Officer Exam Guide Review:
This book – ‘IBPS IT Officer Self Study cum Practice Book’ by Kiran`s has a dedicated section on Information Technology along with other parts such as Quantitative aptitude, English language & Reasoning. (click here to buy online for Rs.450)
Some of the topics covered inlcude Basic concepts, Operating systems, Networking, DBMS, Web technology, Programming languages, Security etc.,
The guide is quite heavy as it packs a lot of content within it.You get the following:
- 17 Chapters of IT study material
- 16 Practice Sets of Computer professional knowledge
- 20 Full length Model Paper Sets (200 questions each) with solutions
- Previous year`s IBPS IT Officer solved papers
Though many chapters are covered, there was no problem in navigating because of the clear layout followed throughout the book.
The contents page is very well laid out with page numbers so you can mark a topic as completed once you complete it.
Overall, you get 1750 questions to practice on IT subject alone in addition to 1000+ questions under other sections.
Here is a picture of the page that lists model sets to practice for IBPS SO IT officer sections.
The book is priced at Rs.450 which is defintely a must buy.A free CD containing few model tests is also given to give a feel of the online test.
|> > Click here to Buy Kiran`s IT Officer Exam Guide for Rs.450 (with practice papers & CD)|
Agri. Field Officer Guide Review:
On the advice of Govt. of India, public sector banks are opening new branches in rural & semi urban areas pushing up the need for agriculture officers.
Last year 3500 agriculture officer vacancies were created across 20 banks through IBPS.One can expect a similar no. of jobs to be offered this year as well.
Arihant publications have come out with the book ‘Agriculture Field Officer Exam Guide’ for candidates registered who had applied for this post.,
As mentioned in front of the book, it is prepared according to the latest syllabus containing 4 parts – Reasoning ability, Quantitative aptitude , Test of English language & Agriculture knowledge.
The topics under agriculture touch upon various subjects such as Crop production, Soil, Crop types, Animal husbandry, Dairy cattle etc.,
Like we said earlier, have your degree texts in hand along with this guide while preparing, as it is always better to refer two or three books.
|> > Click here to Buy IBPS Agri. Officer Exam Guide for Rs.394|
Marketing, HR & Law Officer Books:
Here are books that you may require to prepare for Law officer, HR officer & Marketing Officers.
* Buy Online – Marketing Officer Exam Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.400
* Buy Online - HR Officer Exam Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.360
* Buy Online - Law Officer Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.360
We wish you the best in preparing for the IBPS SO Exam 2016.If you have any doubts, let us know through comments.