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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2023 - Check Marking Scheme and Syllabus

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2023 - Check Marking Scheme and Syllabus

Edited By Devnath Tiwari | Updated on Aug 01, 2023 11:44 AM IST | #IBPS SO

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2023 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection provides the IBPS SO 2023 exam pattern in the official brochure which is released at ibps.in. As per the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2023, the recruitment exam will be conducted in three stages - IBPS SO 2023 prelims, mains exam and interview. IBPS SO exam pattern 2023 includes details about the examination mode, language, marking scheme, form and number of questions, etc. The IBPS SO prelims and mains exam will be conducted in online mode.

The prelim test will be performed for 120 minutes with questions from Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning and Banking Affairs, according to IBPS SO 2023 exam pattern. For more details about IBPS SO exam pattern 2023, candidates can check the article below.

Highlights of IBPS SO 2023 Exam Pattern

  • The IBPS SO 2023 exam selection procedure includes three stages namely prelims, main and interview.

  • The prelims exam will have 150 questions carrying 125 marks, as per the IBPS SO 2022 exam pattern.

  • For the mains exam, candidates who qualify for the prelims exam will be called.

  • For 60 minutes, the IBPS SO 2023 mains exam will be carried out

  • The IBPS SO prelims exam would be objective in nature as both objective and descriptive problems are included in the mains exam.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2023 For Prelims

Candidates who submitted the IBPS SO 2023 application form are eligible to apply for a preliminary review. The preliminary exam will be objective in nature, according to the IBPS SO 2023 exam pattern. The length of the exam will be 120 minutes with 40 minutes of sectional timing. Candidates can check IBPS SO exam pattern 2023 from the table given below.

IBPS SO 2023 Exam Pattern For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Medium of exam

Duration

English language

50

25

English

40 minutes

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

40 minutes

General awareness with special reference to the banking industry

50

50

English and Hindi

40 minutes

Total

150

125

120 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2023 For IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Section

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Medium of exam

Duration

English language

50

25

English

40 minutes

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

40 minutes

Quantitative aptitude

50

50

English and Hindi

40 minutes

Total

150

125

120 minutes

IBPS SO 2023 Exam Pattern for Mains

Candidates who qualify for the prelims exam will be named for the IBPS SO 2023 mains exam. In the official notification, the conducting authorities recommend the IBPS SO 2023 exam pattern for mains. The main exam consists of questions of both analytical and descriptive forms. Candidates can check IBPS SO exam pattern 2023 from the table given below.

IBPS SO 2023 Exam Pattern For Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Section

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Medium of exam

Duration

Professional knowledge

60

60

English and Hindi

45 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern For Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Medium of exam

Duration

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

English and Hindi

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

English and Hindi

30 minutes

IBPS SO 2023 Marking Scheme

IBPS SO 2023 candidates must check the examination marking scheme. There will be a negative 1/4th mark for each incorrect answer, although there is no negative mark for unattempted questions.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2023

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection prescribes the syllabus of IBPS SO 2023 in the official notification. Candidates can check IBPS SO syllabus to check topics and chapters asked in the exam. The IBPS SO syllabus includes subject-wise topics that will be asked in the IBPS SO 2023 exam.

IBPS SO exam pattern 2023: Best books

While preparing for the IBPS SO 2023 exam, one of the major aspects is choosing the best books for IBPS SO 2023. The best book of IBPS SO exam must be based on the latest exam pattern and syllabus. Check below the table to know more about IBPS SO best books 2023.

Best books for IBPS SO 2023

Section

Books

Reasoning

A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal

Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey

English language

Objective General English by S P Bakshi

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Quantitative aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude Test by N. K. Singh

Professional knowledge

CWE – IBPS Bank – IT Specialist Officer Exam by Chandresh Aggrawal

Professional Knowledge for IBPS/ SBI Specialist IT Officer Exam by Disha Experts

How to prepare for IBPS SO 2023?

Candidates who will apply for IBPS SO 2023 need to have better preparation in order to crack the IBPS SO examination. Check below a few tips that must be followed while preparing for IBPS SO 2023.

  • Go through IBPS SO exam pattern thoroughly before starting your preparations.

  • Check previous year IBPS SO question papers.

  • Practice online mock tests for better time management.

  • Prepare short notes for revision purposes.

  • Maintain a good and healthy lifestyle.

IBPS SO Question Paper 2023

IBPS does not provide any official question paper of IBPS SO as the exam is conducted in online mode for both prelims and mains round. However, the leading coaching institutes provides the memory-based IBPS SO question paper 2023 for the aspirants. With the help of IBPS SO question papers, it is easy to understand the syllabus and exam pattern of IBPS SO 2023.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is there any negative mark in IBPS SO 2023?

Yes. 0.25 marks will be deductible for each wrong answer in IBPS SO 2023.

2. How many marks does each question in the ‘Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude’ section carry?

Questions in Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude section carry 1.2 marks each. Questions in other sections, according to IBPS SO exam pattern 2023, carry 1 mark each.

3. What is the difference between IBPS SO Prelims and IBPS SO Main?

Only those candidates who qualify in the prelims results will be able to sit for the mains exam. Marks scored in the mains exam will be considered in the final result.

4. Can I write the IBPS SO 2023 exam in Hindi?

Yes. Candidates will be able to appear for IBPS SO 2023 in both Hindi and English mediums. 

5. What is the time allotted for IBPS SO 2023?

Candidates will get 60 minutes to complete the prelims paper, and 160 minutes to complete the mains paper of IBPS SO 2023.

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Questions related to IBPS SO

Have a question related to IBPS SO ?

Dear aspirant !

Hope you are doing well! You all here to ask questions not spamming or giving answer.  If you have any doubt then only you can ask rather doing any kind of spam here . Please stop it as soon as possible . Ask your doubts related to your career . Thanking you

Through IBPS SO the posts available for the qualified candidates are-

  • I.T. Officer Scale I
  • Agricultural Field Officer Scale I
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I
  • Law Officer Scale I
  • HR/Personnel Officer  Scale I
  • Marketing Officer Scale I

As per the eligibility criterions mentioned, you have the possibility to be eligible for the HR/Personnel Officer  Scale I as the eligibility criteria suggests-

  1. Graduate along with 2 years full-time Postgraduate degree/ Postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/Labour Law.

But you haven't specialized in the above mentioned fields and for all the other fields also you don't have the required qualifications. As a result, you are not eligible for any of the posts through IBPS SO.

For more information regarding IBPS SO consider the link below:

https://competition.careers360.com/exams/ibps-so

I hope this helps. Wish you a great day!

Dear aspirant !

Hope you are doing great! Yes there may be a serious issue during document verification but you are Posting this query very late , tomorrow is your paper and you are now posting this query , it's so late but still you have hope ,go to cyber cafe ,they can help you ,can change your name in adhaar otherwise can be problem .

Hope it helps you !

Thank you !

Have a great day !!

Hello aspirant,


Yes!! But Only particular Engineer graduates can apply for SO(Specialist officer) post.


Any grad Coming from disipline


*Computer Science/Computer Application/IT


*Electronics & communication( also instrumentation and Telecomunication are eligible)


*Graduates from Mechanical And Civil engineering are NOT eligible. (Irony is major Part Of graduates come under this.)


Also IBPS recriutes people from various other fields each year. SoMe are


*Law officer(Bachelor degree in law LLB).


*Agriculture Field officer( 4-Year Degree in agri or related fields).


*Rajhabasha adikari( PG in any one Language Hindi/sanskrit Mandatory).


*HR Personnel Etc..


Though the process Of selection will be same for everyone (Prelims,Mains and Interview).


Total vacancies this year (2018): 1599


I Hope this helped.


#Peace


-AsveenPaulzon


Can civil engineer apply for IBPS so?

Can a b.pharm graduate apply for IBPS SO?

Is mechanical engineer eligible for SBI SO and IBPS SO Exam?

Is IBPS after engineering a good option?

Can EEE student apply for IBPS so?

Hello Aspirant,


Yes, an engineering graduate can apply for IBPS SO but for a specific post.


Engineering graduates are eligible for IT Officer post .


Eligiility for IT Officer (Scale-I):


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


Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level


All the Best!


Goodluck!

Hello Sadhvini,

Hope you are ding well.

As per your query, here is the eligibility criteria for IBPS SO Exam for Agricultural Field Officer:

Nationality:

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India, or

  • A subject of Bhutan, Nepal or a Tibetan Refugee who came to India prior to January 1, 1962 with an intention to settle permanently/a person of Indian origin who migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with an intention of settling permanently India, provided they have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Age limit:

  • Lower Age Limit - 20 years

  • Upper Age Limit - 30 Years

However there are certain relaxations given to reserved category candidates:

  • OBC (Non- Creamy layer): 3 years
  • SC/ST: 5 Years
  • PWD: 10 Years
  • Person affected by 1984 riots: 5 Years
  • J&K Domicile candidate (Jan 1, 1980 to Dec 31, 1989): 5 Years

Education Qualification:

For the post of Agricultural Field Officer (Scale 1)- Candidates must have a graduation degree (four years) in Agriculture/Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology /Veterinary Science/Horticulture/Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/Co-operation & Banking/Agro-Forestry/Marketing & Cooperation/Forestry/Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology / Agricultural Engineering /Sericulture

Therefore if you have completed the four year course in BSc Agriculture from non ICAR University, you are eligible to apply for this exam.

For any further information related to IBPS SO exam, please visit the link provided below:

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/ibps-so-eligibility

Hope this helps you. All the best!

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