IT Officers are in demand in this age of computers and information technology. Almost every organisation needs skilled people to manage their computer and IT infrastructure and banks are no exception. Banks recruit Specialist IT Officers via written exams. I will talk about how to go about preparing for common written exam for recruitment of Bank IT Officers.
In past prominent banks like SBI, PNB, Central Bank, UCO Bank etc. used to conduct separate exams for selection of specialist officers. However, all this changed when 19 Public Sector Banks decided to conduct a Common Written Exam (CWE) for Specialist Officers. This made life a lot easier for all job aspirants. Now they need to appear for a single exam and then appear for interview in the Bank that shortlist them based on their score.
Syllabus of IBPS IT Officer Exam:
A common exam brought a common standardised syllabus along with it. IBPS IT Officer Exam follow this pattern:
Section 1: Reasoning
This section will test your reasoning ability with questions based on mental aptitude. It will have 50 Questions carrying 50 Marks. This is an easy section where you can score the most.
Section 2: English Language
This section will test your knowledge of English Language like grammar and comprehension. This section also carries 50 Questions; however it only carries 25 marks. This sections gives you the least score, however if you prepare well, it takes the least time as well.
Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude
This section will test your ability to solve basic questions on mathematics. Most IT Officer aspirants find this section a little challenging. This section also has 50 Questions carrying 50 Marks.
Section 4: Computer and IT (Professional Knowledge)
This is the most important section for IT Officer Exam. It carries the maximum marks, i.e. 75 Marks for solving 50 questions. This section assumes that you know about computer subjects that you studied in the qualifying exam i.e. M. Sc., MCA, B. Tech. or B. E
Pattern of IBPS IT Officer Exam:
The written exam has all the questions as Objective Multiple Choice with just one correct answer. You only get 2 hours (or 120 minutes) to solve the questions paper.
How to prepare for IBPS IT Officer Exam:
You need to make sure you clear all the sections of the test. This means that you need to devote time on all the topics. The best way to prepare is to attempt as many objective questions as possible. While doing that time yourself. You should not be spending more than one minute on a question, on a average.
You can download some IBPS IT Officer Sample Papers to help you prepare for the written exam. These will give a good kick start your preparation. We wish you luck!