IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019
Bachan Thakur, 02 Feb 2019, #IBPS SO

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases the exam pattern of IBPS SO via its official notification. So, IBPS SO exam pattern 2019 will be available once the notification is out in the first week of November 2019. IBPS SO 2019 prelims exam is slated to be held on December 28 and 29, 2019, while the mains exam will be conducted on January 25, 2019. The exam pattern of IBPS SO helps aspirants to understand the mode of the exam, language, marking scheme, type and number of questions, etc. It’s advisable to go through the IBPS SO exam pattern 2019 before planning the preparation part to understand it well. Along with the exam pattern, the candidates should also know in details the IBPS SO syllabus 2019. Know more details here. 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern (Prelims)

It must be noted that IBPS SO exam pattern for different posts is different. For example, the exam pattern of Law Officers and Rajbhasha Adhikari is different than the exam pattern of prelims for IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer. 

IBPS SO 2019 Mains Exam Pattern 

The mains exam pattern of IBPS SO 2019 for Law Officers, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer is same, while that of Rajbhasha Adhikari is different. 

Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2019 – For Law Officers and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Prelims)

Sr. no

Test

Medium

No. of questions

Max marks

Time Allotted 

1.

English

English

50

25

40 minutes 

2.

General awareness with special reference to Banking Industry

English and Hindi

50

50

40 minutes

3.

Reasoning

English and Hindi

50

50

40 minutes


Total


150

125


IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern 2019

  • For the exam pattern of Law Officers and Rajbhasha Adhikari posts, the prelims exam has three sections – English, General awareness with special reference to Banking Industry and Reasoning. 
  • Each section has 50 questions, which makes it a total of 150 questions. 
  • Each question in General awareness with special reference to Banking Industry and Reasoning, is of 1 mark, while each question in English is of .5 marks. 
  • There’s sectional time limit of 40 minutes to complete each section. Total time for the paper is 2 hours. 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019 – For IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer (Prelims)

Sr. no

Test

Medium 

No. of questions

Max marks

Time Allotted 

1.

Quantitative Aptitude

English and Hindi

50

50

40 minutes 

2.

Reasoning

English and Hindi

50

50

40 minutes

3.

English

English

50

25

40 minutes


Total


150

125


IBPS SO Paper Pattern 2019 for Prelims 

  • IBPS SO preliminary exam pattern 2019 for IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer has three sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English. 
  • Except English, both the sections have 50 questions each for 50 marks, while English has 50 questions for 25 marks. 
  • Each correct answer in Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning will get 1 mark, while each right answer in English will get .5 marks. 
  • The sectional time limit of 40 minutes is applicable for these posts as well.
  • The time allotted for these posts is also 2 hours. 

Note: Candidates qualifying the prelims exam will be eligible to sit for the mains exam, the exam pattern of which has been described here.  

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern (Mains)

Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2019 – For Law Officers, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Sr. no

Test

Medium 

NO. of questions

Marks

Time Allotted 

1.

Professional knowledge

English and Hindi

60

60

45 minutes

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2019 

  • As per the exam pattern of IBPS SO for Law Officers, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer, the paper has 60 questions for 60 marks. 
  • Each correct answer will get 1 mark 
  • This paper has to be completed in 45 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019 (mains) for Rajbhasha Adhikari

Test

Marks allotted

Number of questions

Medium

Time Allotted 

Professional Knowledge (Objective)


60 Marks

45

English & Hindi

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

English & Hindi

30 minutes

  • For the paper of Rajbhasha Adhikari, two sections are there – professional knowledge objective and descriptive. 
  • The objective section has 45 questions, while the descriptive paper will have only 2 questions
  • Each section has 30 minutes time limit 

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019 

Apart from the exam pattern, candidates must also go through the syllabus of IBPS SO, which will held them know the important topics from all the sections and subjects to be studied. 

IBPS SO question papers, sample papers and mock tests are also quite important from the preparation point of view. So consider them as very important too. 

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I complete diploma then I complete 3 years BTECH..... Can I apply ibps so?

Shareef 15th Nov, 2019
Hello,
.
Yes, you are eligible for applying for IBPS PO examination. Have a look at Eligiblity criteria.
.
  • Must be An Indian citizen
  • Minimum age  must be 20
  • maximum age is 30
  • OBC has 3 years relaxation
  • SC/ST has 5 years relaxation
  • PWD candidates have 10 yrs relaxation
  • J&K domicile students have 5 years relaxation
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from any stream.
  • there's no upper attempt limitation
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I am doing mba with dualspecicalization. my major is finance and minor in marketing. can i apply for marketing officer in ibps so.

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

It doesn't matter if your minor is marketing in MBA, as long as you have knowledge and skills in the field you can apply for any marketing related jobs. So you need not hesitate to apply for the job. So you are definitely eligible to apply for any marketing and finance jobs as you have both these as your major and minor specialisations.

Good luck!



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Hi i have done my bsc in information science and telecommunication and MBA in Business Analytics. I am eligible for IBPS SO IT or HT

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 27th Aug, 2019
Hello aspirant,

You are not eligible for ibps so it as you don't have an engineering degree in electronics and telecommunication. A 3 year graduate degree in the same won't help. Also you don't have your pg in the required field. Candidates willing to apply for the above-mentioned posts must have the graduate degree or post-graduate degree in the relevant field. The aspirants must have completed graduation or post-graduation in the IT related fields. For the IT officer candidate should have a qualification in one of the following field:

4-year Engineering Degree in:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation



OR


Post-Graduate Degreein:

  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Computer Applications

Or Graduate having passed DOEACC B level.

All the best..





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IBPS so cutoff in prelims for marketing officer?

noor fatima 9th Apr, 2019

Hi Rahul 

Thanks for connecting with Career 360.

Cutoff for 2018-2019

Marketing Officer(Scale 1)

  • SC-52
  • ST-47
  • OBC-54.27
  • UR-59.67

Cutoff for 2017-18

Marketing Officer(Scale 1)

  • SC-71.40
  • ST-76.93
  • OBC-75.60
  • UR-89.07


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I have cleared ibps mains so i am unable to see my scores so when can i see my scorecard and how.

Shristi Kirti 20th Feb, 2019

Hello, The scorecard of IBPS SO mains exam was published on the official website on February 13, 2019. However, the result of the same was announced on February 6, 2019. You will be able to check your scores till February 23 by using your login credentials - registration/roll number and date of birth/password. To know the detailed steps to download the mains examination scorecard of IBPS SO 2019 - Click Here.

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