Thursday, 31 December 2015

IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Preparation Tips

With IBPS Specialist Notification out , the race for IBPS SO 2015 has started. The exam is for the following posts in Scale I.

IBPS SO Scale I:
  •  I.T. Officer
  • Agricultural Field Officer
  •  Rajbhasha Adhikari
  •  Law Officer
  •  HR/Personnel Officer
  •  Marketing Officer
We will do an in depth analysis of one specialization of IBPS SO 2015 daily , covering its eligibility, pattern, syllabus and preparation tips.
Today we will take up IBPS Specialist IT Officer. Lets start with eligibility.

Eligibility for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I
1. Age (As on 01.11.2015):
Minimum: 20 years
Maximum: 30 years
What this essentially means is that a candidate must have been born on or after 02.11.1985 and on/before 01.11.1995.
(add +3 yrs for OBC, +5yrs for SC/ST, +10yrs for PWD)
2. Educational Qualifications:
The candidate should have completed either one or all of the following till December 10, 2015 along with any one/multiple of the courses mentioned below:
a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation
OR
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
OR
c) Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
Pattern for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I
The pattern for IBPS SO IT Officer is as follows:
S. No. Sections Maximum Marks  Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50
4 Professional Knowledge (IT) 75
                          Total 200
Syllabus for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I
The Syllabus for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I 2015 covers the following topics:
A) Data Base Management System (DBMS)
a) Introduction
b) RDBMS
i. Entity Relationship Model
ii. Relational Model
c) Normalization
d) Overview of SQL queries
e) E-R Diagrams
f) Transaction Management
B) Data Communication & Networking
a) Network Architecture
b) OSI Model
c) Transmission Control Protocol
d) Internet Protocol
e) Data Communication
f) IP Addressing and Subnetting
C) Operating System
a) Process in OS
b) Thread
c) Types of OS
d) Semaphore
e) Scheduling
f) Dead Lock
g) Memory Partitioning
h) Page Replacement
D) Computer organization + Hardware (Microprocessor)
a) Bus Structure
E) Network Security
a)Cryptography and System Security
b) Cyber Crimes
c) Risk Management
d) Firewall
F) Software Engineering
a) Basics of Software Engineering
b) Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
c) Software Development Models
G) Data Structures
a)Basics of Data Structures
b) Array
c) Linked List
d) Stacks
H) Web Technologies
a) HTML Tags
b) XML
I) Programming Languages (BASIC)
a) C: Complete course on C (programming language)
b) OOP (Object Oriented Programming)
Preparation Tips/Study Plan for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I
With more than two months remaining for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I examination, you can complete each and every topic mentioned above in a comprehensive manner.
1. You can read newspapers for government policies on IT , apart from that subject specific books are your real assets.
2. Refer the following books for IT Specialist preparation:
  • Data Structures using C and C++, Tannenbaum, 2nd edition  1995
  • W. Stallings, Computer Organization and Architecture Designing for Performance 8th Edition 2009, Prentice Hall of India.
  • Ramakrishanan, J. Gehrke, Database Management Systems 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill 2002.
  • A.S. Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education 2007.
  • B. A. Forouzan: Data Communications and Networking, Fourth edition, THM Publishing Company Ltd 2007.
  • E. Balaguruswamy, Object Oriented Programming with C++ , 4th Edition, Tata McGraw Hill 1997
3. For English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude refer our preparation tips and strategies for IBPS PO, RBI Grade B. Prepare one topic daily. Click here to read tips on English , Reasoning  and Quantitative Aptitude , Computer Awareness, Banking Awareness
4. Find a quiet place to study. Crowed noisy places can be distracting and you will not be able to get much studying done. Experiment with different places until you find the one that works for you.
5. Improve your reading speed. It will come handy while studying and solving the paper.
Click here to increase your reading speed now.
6. Practice mock tests on IT. This will help you get a better understanding of the IT concepts as well as prepare you for the exam.
To attempt mock tests on IT specialization click here. 
8. Click here to practice IT Officer questions. 

Friends this is it for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale I preparation. Feel free to ask us any queries or questions you have in the comments section below and we will have our IT expert answer them for you.

by - Raghav Vaishnav, Guest Blogger | Team mm.

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