The BOB SO Exam has maintained itself on the list of one of the important examinations in the banking sector. Thus, it is the most sought after job SBI and IBPS. A candidate should go through the detailed BOB SO syllabus  Professional Knowledge syllabus is different for different posts as notified in the BOB SO notification 2021.

Complete BOB Specialist Officer exam syllabus has been provided in the tables below;

Reasoning Puzzles, Seating Arrangement- Circular, Square & Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine input and output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking
English Language English Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the blanks
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification and approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Number System / HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Ages, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boat and Stream, Time & Work / Pipes and Cisterns, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation (DI), Caselet DI and Data Sufficiency

Professional Knowledge

DBMS DBMS Schemas (Hierarchical, Network, Relational), Relational Model Concepts, DML, DDL, Basic SQL, Oracle concepts, Basics of Indexing, Normalization, Entity Relationship Model
Operating Systems Functions of OS, Basics of Memory Management, DML, DDL, Basic SQL, Oracle, concepts, Process Concept, Threads, Security, Multiprogramming, Synchronization Concepts, Spooling, Page Replacement Policies
Data Communication and Networking OSI Model, TCP/IP Suit, IPv4 Addressing, IP header, Subnet Mask, Mac Address, ARP and RARP and DHCP, Switching and Routing, Common Network Protocols (Telnet, HTTP, FTP, SNMP, PPP,UDP, ARP etc., Network Devices (Switch, Hub, Repeater, Router, Modem etc), LAN, MAN, WAN, Network Security
Basics of Programming and Data Structures C, C++, Java Basics, OOPS Concepts, Array, Strings, Heap & Priority Queue, Queue, Linked List, Stack
Software Engineering Software Development Models(Waterfall, RAD, Prototyping, Spiral), Design and Analysis, Data Flow Diagram, Software Requirement, Software Testing (Black, White, Grey Box), Software Maintenance and CASE tools
Computer Organization & Architecture 8085 and 8086 (Flags and Interrupts), Memory Hierarchy & System Bus
MS Office & Windows and Web Technologies HTML, Javascript Basics, Cookies, Search Engine Basics Client Server Model
Miscellaneous Recurrence Relation, Planar Graphs, Relation, Regular Expression, Data Mining, Sorting, Finite Automata, Data Mining, Sorting, Algorithms to Find Shortest Path
Digital Logic Logic Gates, Combinational Circuits, Number System, Hamming Distance, Basics of Counters
Computer Hardware ROM/RAM, BIOS, Bootstrap Memory, Hard Disks, Peripheral Devices, Compiler, Assembler, Linker, Macro Processor, Loader, translator


Well begun is half done! It is essential to choose the material for your preparation as one of the most important things before starting any preparation is to gather all the important resources. You will need a useful set of books to start your preparation right. To save your time, we have listed down some useful BOB SO books that will be helpful in your preparation. 

Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
Reasoning Ability A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
English Language English Grammar Wren & Martin
Made Easy for English Norman Lewis
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi

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The minimum qualification required to apply for BOB SO (IT) 2021 will be a 'B.Tech/M. Tech in Computer Science/ IT/ Data Science/ Machine Learning and AI discipline from a recognized university. You must have 60% in graduation to apply for the same. You will also require three to six years of experience based on the post you are applying for.
There will be four sections assessed in BOB SO (IT) online exam. They are Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability, Computer Knowledge, English Language and General / Financial Awareness).
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