What is the Syllabus for IBPS IT Officer?

Dear Aspirants, We have got number of requests to post the syllabus of IBPS IT Officer as some of our friends are taking this exam first time and they have no idea or some how in dilemma with what to read? and what to leave? So D2G team is here to show you the path. First thing is to Forget if one is telling you that you have to read GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Books. SIMPLY NO. You don’t need to read those behemoth pile of notes again. Some College notes are enough to crack the IBPS SO Exam. Remember the difficulty of IBPS IT Officer’s Professional Knowledge is Moderate. They will not gonna ask you any technical stuff like they ask in College Placement Cell. Moreover you will have Multiple Options. So be calm and chose your answer.


But before you land to the arena of Specialist Officer’s Syllabus lets talk about some Portfolio of the same.

These days, almost every bank is in need of IT Officers. These IT Officers are responsible to take care of banks’ software systems. They are also responsible to look into maintenance of servers, database and other networking aspects. Generally, candidates with B.E./B.Tech, MCA or M.Sc.(or Equivalent) Degree in Computer Science or any other stream having Computer Science as a subject are eligible to apply for IT posts.

What Exactly IT Officers do in Bank?

IT technical support officers monitor and maintain the computer systems and networks of an organisation like

  • installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications;
  • monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks;
  • talking staff/clients through a series of actions, either face to face or over the telephone;
  • troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware/software faults;
  • replacing parts as required;
  • providing support, including procedural documentation;
  • supporting the roll-out of new applications;
  • setting up new users’ accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues;
  • responding within agreed time limits to call-outs;
  • working continuously on a task until completion (or referral to third parties, if appropriate);
  • prioritizing and managing many open cases at one time;
  • rapidly establishing a good working relationship with customers and other professionals (e.g., software developers);
  • testing and evaluating new technology;
  • conducting electrical safety checks on computer equipment.

Which one to choose? IBPS PO or IBPS SO?

If you were a geeky person and the techie in you college time (and still misses those Maggie and Chai) If you are still in affection with computer stuff and all but because of some personal issue now you are preparing for Banking Exam then this is a time for you to live that life again that you have missed earlier.

IBPS IT OFFICER will give you:

Stability: Banking sector is the provider of some of the most secure jobs. Many surveys indicate that banks have some of the lowest dismissal rates as compared to other private industries.

Incentives: The post of a Specialist Officer comes with much more than just the salary.  While perks such as medical coverage, pension plans etc. are there, the opportunity to working in the specific area of your choice in a reputed bank is something of great value.

Financial Knowledge: Working as an SO in a bank helps build your knowledge base regarding investments and the economy in general so that you can plan your finances better.

Promotion: If you are a dedicated hard worker then moving up the ladder is an easy task in this sector. Proficiency and commitment can assure definite rise in your future.

Meet different people: Banks are a common and necessary fixation in people’s life. You get to meet and interact with people from different spheres of society. From the common man to artists, businesspersons, politicians etc all need banks in their day to day life.

OKAY! now tell me about its Salary.

For this we have just COPY ‘n PASTE this article.

IBPS SO Salary Specialist officer scale 2 pay scale – salary structure

Officer Scale II: Rs. 19400 – 700/1 – 20100 – 800/10 – 28100/-
For officer scale 2, minimum 2-3 years experience in the respective field depending on the post is desired.
The above IBPS SO salary pay scale does not include HTA, DA, CCA etc. other allowances. It is just the basic pay structure.
The approx. Salary of IBPS Specialist Officer Cash in hand of officer scale 2 after appointment will be around Rs. 34000-40000/-. So candidates should not miss the chance of applying for this post who are preparing for bank exams.
The above IBPS SO salary structure means the basic pay will be rs. 19700 for officer MMG Scale 2. It will get Rs.700 increment after 1 year so that it gets to be Rs. 20100. Then there will be rs. 800 increment for 10 years. Same method of salary calculation for officer scale 1.

Specialist officer scale 1 pay scale – salary structure

Officer Scale I: Rs 14500 – 600/7 – 18700 – 700/2 – 20100 -800/7 – 25700/-
The approx. IBPS SO Salary Cash in hand of Officer Scale 1 after appointment will be around Rs. 24000-32000/-.
IBPS releases specialist officer (SO) recruitment every year. Candidates who wants to get good salary with a govt. job should apply for this post.

I think at now you are highly impressed and want to proceed ummmmmmm or want to leave? 😉 

So, the Question is  what to read?

Well You already know the answer. You just need an overview. No need to go Deep.
Let’s Refine this more. For that we have to go through the detailed syllabus of IBPS IT Officer.

IT officers exam consists of 4 parts.
  • Test of Professional Knowledge (Computers)
    50 questions – 75 Marks
  • Reasoning
    50 questions – 50 Marks
  • Test of Aptitude
    50 questions – 50 Marks
  • Test of English Language
    50 Questions – 25 Marks
    Total Marks: 200
    Time: 120 Mins (2 Hours)

YES! You read correct. There is no GK. 

Despite Reasoning, Aptitude and English Language here the alien subject for our friends is Professional Knowledge. Let’s Decode that:
  • DBMS

THE BOLD POINTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT and need special attention towards them as they cover 40+ marks. It doesn’t mean that others are useless. IBPS is unpredictable so its good to read everything but with special attention on these concepts.

There are many books available in market for the same but if you are a surf-phile and love to surf on internet and you can study through your laptop screen then my friend you are Gifted Personality. You don’t need to buy any book. The whole World Wide Web is waiting for you to explore it. You just need to put a right query on the Google Text Box – Hit the Enter key and voila DUNIYA AB TUMHARI MUTHHI ME.

There are so many sites which are providing the material. which to follow?
As you are living in this web based Earth You can’t count the guarantee of any sites. But here are some good sites like Tutorial Point. Read from there and to test your knowledge you can use the Treasure of D2G with number of MCQ based on different topics tweaked from Previous Examinations.
CLICK HERE for IT Officers MCQs

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