IBPS SO Exam: Best Books for IT Officer, Agri Officer, Marketing, Law & HR

The IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 is held for filling the vacancies 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 IBPS SO exam.Since many were asking about study materials to prepare for IT Officer, Marketing & Agri officer exams, we are providing you with the review of IBPS SO Exam Books so that you may get an idea of what to expect from these gudes.


As per the IBPS SO 2018 notification released in November 2017, 1315 vacancies are available in 20 public sector banks.The online exams are to be held on December 30 & 31, 2017.


Of the 1300 posts advertised this year - IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer & Marketing Officer have large number of openings which means, we could huge competition for these posts among candidates.


Books for IBPS SO: To help you in preparing for the upcoming specialist officer exams, we have compiled the list of books and reference materials:


We take you through the contents, photos & study material in the book that should help in your decision to buy.


IBPS SO 2018:New Exam Pattern

Unlike the previous IBPS specialist officer recruitments, the current year`s exam pattern has undergone a complete change with the introduction of preliminary and main examinations.


The IBPS SO prelims exam pattern is as follows:



Candidates need to pass in each section by securing the minimum cutoff marks inorder to qualify for the main examination.


The main exam paper will only have a professional knowledge test for 45 minutes and will contain 60 questions.


IBPS-IT-Officer-Exam-GuideIT Officer Exam Guide Review:

This book – ‘IBPS IT Officer Guide’ by Disha publication 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.508)


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:

  • Previous year`s IBPS IT Officer solved papers (2011 – 2017)
  • Latest syllabus with updated study materials

Though many chapters are covered, there was no problem in navigating because of the clear layout followed throughout the book.


Overall, you get a complete guide to prepare for the IT officer exam alone in addition to previous year questions.


The book is priced at Rs.508 which is defintely a must buy for all those who are preparing to crack the IBPS specialist IT Officer exams.


Click here to Buy IT Officer Exam Guide for Rs.508 (contains guide & previous solved papers)


Agri. Field Officer Guide Review:

IBPS-Agri-Officer-Exam-GuideOn 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.


This year 2580 agriculture officer vacancies are to be filled across 20 banks through IBPS SO recruitment 2016.


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, English language & Professional knowledge (agriculture)


Click here to Buy IBPS Agri. Officer Exam Guide for Rs.290 


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.


Marketing, HR & Law Officer Books:

Here are books that you may require to prepare for Law officer, HR officer & Marketing Officers.


* Buy OnlineMarketing Officer Exam Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.398


* Buy Online - HR Officer Exam Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.440

* Buy Online - Law Officer Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.437


We wish you the best in preparing for the IBPS SO Exam 2016-17.If you have any more doubts related to study materials, let us know through comments.

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