The IBPS SO Prelims was conducted on December 26, 2021 and the Mains exam is expected to be held in January 2022. With almost a month left for the Mains exam, we hope that you have already started your preparation.
In this article, we are going to go over some tips and tricks on how to prepare for IBPS SO Law Officer Mains exam.
IBPS SO Law Officer: Mains Exam Pattern
Before moving ahead, let’s look at the Mains exam pattern of the IBPS SO exam.
- The candidates who clear the IBPS SO Prelims 2021, will be called for the Mains exam.
- This paper will test only 1 subject, i.e., Professional Knowledge (Law)
Given below is the Mains exam pattern-
|Name of the Test||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|Professional Knowledge (Law)||60||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
IBPS SO Law Officer: Syllabus
Since law as a subject is quite vast, it is essential to go through the IBPS SO Law Officer syllabus before you start your preparation.
Let us look at the syllabus for the Mains exam-
|Banking Laws||RBI Act, 1934|
Banking Regulation Act, 1949
SARFAESI Act, 2002
Debt Recovery Tribunal Act, 1993
Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2006
|Banking Related Laws||Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881|
Transfer of Property Act, 1881
Consumer Protection Act, 2019
Contract Act, 1872
Information Technology Act, 2000
Right to Information Act, 2005
|Miscellaneous||Constitution of India|
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973
Limitation Act, 1963
Books for IBPS SO Law Officer
- IBPS (CRP SPL-VI) Specialist Officers’ Cadre Law Officer Scale I Study Guide
- IBPS-CWE Specialist Officer Cadre Law Officer Scale I & II Recruitment Exam
- IBPS CWE-Law Specialist Officer Workbook by Kiran Publication
IBPS SO Law Officer 2021: Mains Preparation
- The first step in your preparation should be to understand the exam pattern and question trend. For this you can refer to the IBPS SO Law Officer previous year papers.
- The next step is to identify the topics which carry the maximum weightage and prepare accordingly.
- Majority of the questions will be asked from topics which have direct and indirect association with the banking sector. Therefore, it is imperative to prepare the banking laws and banking related laws well.
- For other laws like CPC, CrPC, Indian Evidence Act, etc., you need to just focus on the important topics and sections.
- Law as a subject is quite vast, therefore we have to study smart and not hard. In other words, referring to bare acts will be sufficient.
- Refer to books only for conceptual clarity. Do not keep more than one reference book for each subject.
- Start with smaller subjects to improve your speed and then move on to bigger subjects.
- Make a note of the most important amendments/policies related to the financial and banking sector. For this you can read newspapers and magazines or you can refer to BeePedia to find all the relevant information in one place.
- Moreover, keep a check on the circulars and policies released by RBI and SEBI.
- Time distribution is a crucial part of exam preparation. Make a list of topics you struggle with and practice them so you don’t make mistakes in the actual exam.
- Once you have completed the entire syllabus, practice by giving ixamBee’s IBPS SO Online Mock Tests. It will help you spot your strengths and weaknesses.
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Syllabus, Study Plan & More: IBPS SO Law Officer