The IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 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 2016 notification released in November 2016, 4122 vacancies are created in 20 public sector banks.The online exams are to be held on January 28 & 29, 2017.
Of the 4100 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 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.
New Exam Pattern: Focus on Professional Knowledge:
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.
As you can see, while all other sections are only qualifying in nature, Professional Knowledge (PK) paper carries 80 marks with 50 questions to answer.
Therefore candidates need to pass in each section but marks scored in professional knowledge only would be considered to prepare the final merit list.
For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari positions, there will be General Awareness instead of Quantitiatve Aptitude.All other sections will be the same.
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.574)
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:
- 35 Full length Model Paper Sets with solutions
- Previous year`s IBPS IT Officer solved papers (2011 – 2016)
Though many chapters are covered, there was no problem in navigating because of the clear layout followed throughout the book.
Overall, you get 1750 questions to practice on IT subject alone in addition to 1000+ questions under other sections.
The book is priced at Rs.570 which is defintely a must buy for all those who are preparing to crack the IBPS specialist IT Officer exams.
Click here to Buy Kiran`s IT Officer Exam Guide for Rs.574 (contains guide & practice papers)
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.
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)
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 Online – Marketing Officer Exam Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.460
* Buy Online - HR Officer Exam Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.439
* Buy Online - Law Officer Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.470
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.