IBPS SO 2016 – Detail Syllabus for IT Officer Exam oth

Now IBPS has released the notification of IBPS Specialist Officer 2016 Exam, are you ready to move your career up a gear? Are you committed and ambitious enough to contribute as much as you can to your preparation, to your own professional development? Are you engaged and interested in the field you have graduated? Going back to education/professional knowledge/degree books can help you to re-evaluate, revitalize and find your passion in what it is you are doing.

Most people start looking into opportunities before they have put the time aside to decide what it is that they want and need. So put some dedicated time aside to really think about your work values — the things that you need from your job that will keep you happy.

Make yourself a career plan and work out where you’re heading — and what you will need to get yourself there. Seize opportunities and be proactive. One such opportunity in front of you is IBPS SO 2016, so it’s time to gear yourself up, to prepare a plan of action, to act in accordance with it and to earn wings.

Pattern & Structure of IT Officer 2016 Exam

IBPS SO IT Officer Exam Pattern

IBPS IT Officer Exam comprises of four Sections. You all are well aware of the pattern and syllabus of REASONING, QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE AND ENGLISH. Hence the study plans remains similar to IBPS PO/MT with a minor difference (English -25 marks). The only new section to cover is PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE and no doubt it’s the most important (75 marks for 50 ques), high scoring and a less time consuming section in the SO paper. Hence high score in this section will lead you to your aim.

This article is to measure the width and depth of IT professional knowledge section syllabus, so that you can prepare accordingly from your college/degree books/ Internet.

Detailed Syllabus for IT Officer 2016 Exam

DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ( Most Important and Max question)

Unit 1 – Basic Database concepts:

(i) Database Management System

(ii) File Based Data Management – Disadvantages of file system

(iii) Database systems – Need for Database, Advantages of using a database

(iv) Characteristics of data in a database – Functions of DBMS, Components of a database, Comparison between Database and file-processing systems

(v) Data dictionary – Data abstraction, Data independence – Logical and Physical data independence

(vi) Architecture: Overall Architecture of DBMS.

Three level architecture.

Data Models: Hierarchical, Networking, Relational Data Models – E-R Model – E-R Diagrams – EER Model – Advantages and Disadvantages of each model

(vii) Advanced Concepts: Introduction to Data warehousing and Data mining – Different types

(viii) Client/Server Technology: Client – Server – Distributed and Co-operative processing – Peer- to – Peer processing – Application components – Transaction management.

Unit – 2

(i) Relational Structure – Characteristics of Relational Database Model – CODD’s rules – Tables (Relations), Rows (Tuples), Domains, Attributes, Extension, Intention.

(ii) Keys: Candidate Key, Primary Key, Foreign Key, Super Keys, Unique Keys.

(iii) Data Constraints: Referential Integrity Constraints, Entity Integrity Constraints, Constraints like Primary key constraint, Unique, Check constraint strong Entity, Weak Entity.

(iv) Normalization: Introduction – Purpose of Normalization – Definition of Functional Dependence ( FD) Relational database Design, – Normal forms: 1NF, 2NF, 3NF, BCNF, 4Nf and 5 NF.

(v) Database Administration : DBA Tasks – DBA Tools – User Privileges – Performance monitoring and tuning – Query tracing – Backup and Recovery

Unit – 3

(i) Introduction to SQL: Advantages of SQL – Invoking SQL*PLUS, The Oracle Data-types, Data Definition Language (DDL), Data Manipulation language (DML), Data Control Language (DCL), Data Query Language ( DQL) and all related commands.

(ii) Queries using Group by and Order by clause & Join: Querying a Single Table, Ordering results, Grouping the results, Joins, Types of Joins, Sub queries.

(iii) Operators: Logical, Value, Syntax and Query expression operators – Set operators.

(iv) Functions: Character, Arithmetic, Date and time, Group and Miscellaneous Functions, Commit, Rollback, Savepoint.

(v) Format models: Character, Numeric & Date Format models.

Unit – 4

(i) Views: Introduction – Advantages of views – The Create View Command, Updating Views, Views and Joins, Views and Sub queries – Dropping Views.

(ii) Sequences: Creating Sequences, Altering Sequences, Dropping Sequences.

(iii) Indexes: Index Types, Creating of an Index: Simple Unique and Composite Index, Dropping Indexes.

(iv) Snapshots: Creating a Snapshot, Altering Snapshot, Dropping a Snapshot.

(v) Introduction to PL/SQL: The PL/SQL Syntax, The PL/SQL Block Structure, Fundamentals of PL/SQL, Advantages of PL/SQL data Types.

(vi) Control Structure: Conditional Control, Iterative Control, Sequential Control.

Unit – 5

(i) Exception handling: Predefined Exception – User defined Exception.

(ii) Cursors: Implicit and Explicit Cursors

(iii) Procedures: Advantages – Creating – Executing and Deleting a Stored Procedure.

(iv) Functions: Advantages – Creating – Executing and Deleting a Function.

(v) Database Triggers: Use of Database Triggers – How to apply database Triggers – Types of Triggers – Syntax for Creating Trigger – Deleting Trigger.


(i) Data Communication: Components of a data communication – Data flow: simplex – half duplex – full duplex; Networks – Definition – Network criteria – Types of Connections: Point to point – multipoint; Topologies: Star, Bus, Ring, Mesh, Hybrid – Advantages and Disadvantages of each topology.

(ii) Types of Networks: LAN – MAN – WAN – CAN – HAN – Internet – Intranet –Extranet, Client-Server, Peer To Peer Networks.

(iii)Transmission Media : Classification of transmission media – Guided – Twisted pair, Coaxial, Fiber optics; Unguided – Radio waves – Infrared – LOS – VSAT – cabling and standards

(iv) Network devices: Features and concepts of Switches – Routers(Wired and Wireless) – Gateways.

(v) Network Models: Protocol definition – standards – OSI Model – layered architecture – functions of all layers..

(vi) Data Link Layer: Framing & its methods, Flow Control, Error control. DLL Protocol, Piggybacking & Pipelining. MAC Sub layer, Media access control for LAN & WAN, collision, IEEE 802 standards for LAN & MAN & their comparison. Ethernet, Wireless LANs, Broadband Wireless, Bluetooth.

(vii) Network Layer: Routing, Congestion Control Algorithms, IP protocol, IP Addresses, Comparative study of IPv4 & IPv6, Mobile IP.

(viii) Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) – User Datagram Protocol, Data Traffic, Congestion Control and Quality of Service

(ix) Network Security: Cryptography, Message Security, Digital Signature, User Authentication, Key Management, Security Protocols Internet,DNS,SMTP, FTP, HTTP, WWW, Virtual Terminal Protocol.


(i) Introduction to System Programs & Operating Systems, Buffering & Spooling, Types of Operating System.

(ii) File concepts, access methods, free space managements, allocation methods, directory systems, protection, organization ,sharing & implementation issues, etc.

(iii) Process: Concept, Process Control Blocks (PCB), Scheduling criteria Preemptive & non Preemptive process scheduling, Scheduling algorithms, algorithm evaluation, multiple processor scheduling, real time scheduling, threads, critical section problem, semaphores, and classical problems of synchronization, etc.

(iv) Memory Hierarchy, logical and physical address space, swapping, contiguous and non-contiguous allocation, paging, segmentation, Concepts of virtual memory, Cache Memory Organization, demand paging, page replacement algorithms, allocation of frames, thrashing, demand segmentation.

(v) Distributed operating system:-Types, Design issues, File system, Remote file access, RPC, RMI, Distributed Shared Memory(DSM), Basic Concept of Parallel Processing & Concurrent Programming

(vi) Security & threats protection: Security violation through Parameter, Computer Worms & Virus, Security Design Principle, Authentications, Protection Mechanisms.


(i) The Software Product and Software Process Models, Software Process customization and improvement.

(ii) Requirement Elicitation, Analysis, and Specification Functional and Non-functional requirements, Validation, Trace ability.

(iii) Software Design, Architectural Design, User Interface Design, Function-oriented Design, SA/SD Component Based Design, Design Metrics.

(iv) Software Analysis and Testing, Software Test Process, Testing Levels, Test Criteria, Test Case Design, Test Oracles, Test Techniques, Black-Box Testing, etc.

(v) Software Maintenance & Software Project Measurement: Software Configuration Management (SCM), Re-engineering, Reverse Engineering. Project Management Concepts, Feasilibility Analysis, Project and Process Planning, Resources Project Scheduling and Tracking, etc.


(i) Introduction: Basic Terminology, Data types and its classification, Array Definition, Representation and Analysis of Arrays, Single and Multidimensional Arrays, etc.

(ii) Stack, Array Implementation of stack, Linked Representation of Stack, Queue, Array and linked implementation of queues, Circular queues, D-queues and Priority Queues. Linked list, Generalized linked list.

(iii) Trees: Basic terminology, Binary Trees, Complete Binary Tree, Extended Binary Trees, Array and Linked Representation of Binary trees, etc.

(iv) Internal and External sorting ,Insertion Sort, Bubble Sort, selection sort Quick Sort, Merge Sort, Heap Sort, Radix sort, Searching & Hashing: Sequential search, binary search, Hash Table, Hash Functions, etc.

(v) Graphs: Introduction, Sequential Representations of Graphs, Adjacency Matrices, Traversal, Connected Component and Spanning Trees, Minimum Cost Spanning Trees.


(i) Introduction to Compiler, Phases and passes, Bootstrapping, Implementation of lexical analyzers, LEX: lexical analyzer generator, Input buffering, Recognition of tokens, Error handling.

(ii) Basic Parsing Techniques: Parsers, Shift reduce parsing, operator precedence parsing, top down parsing, predictive parsers, LR parsers , an automatic parser generator

(iii) Syntax directed definitions, L-attributed definitions, Syntax directed Translators, Intermediate code, etc.

(iv) Symbol Tables, Run-Time Administration, simple stack allocation scheme, storage allocation in block structured language, Code Optimization and Code Generation

(v) Parsing control statements, syntax diagrams, Error Recovery, Interpreting control statements, parsing programs, procedures and Functions.


(i) Computer System: Basic Computer Operation, Machine Instructions, Addressing Modes, DLX Architecture,

(ii) Computer Configuration, Memory organization, Memory Architecture and Interface, DMA, Synchronization, etc.

(iii) Microprocessor As A CPU– types of Microprocessor, Microcomputers, Computer Languages, Flags, Program Counter(PC), Stack Pointer, OPCode Format, etc.

(iv) Input-output System.


(i) General concept OOPS– Object, Classes, Data Abstraction, Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Methods and Messages, Dynamic Binding.

(ii) Features, Advantages and Applications of OOPS

(iii) Aggregation and Association, Generalization, Multiple Inheritance

NOTE::This Professional Knowledge syllabus is elongated with a purpose to make you all aware of the entire syllabus. It doesn’t mean to discourage you with such a tiresome syllabus.

No, you don’t have to read each and everything. All you need is to brief yourself with important topics (based on your experience in college and even previous year papers).

“Nothing is impossible if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” Faith is the key.

All the Best!!


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