IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 –  The exam pattern of IBPS SO 2018 is prescribed by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Candidates planning to appear for IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) must go through the IBPS SO exam pattern to get an overall idea about the structure of the exam such as types of questions, total number of questions in each section, total marks, marking scheme etc. IBPS SO 2018 exam pattern will be different for various posts of the recruitment exam. All the information regarding IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 is given in this page below.

IBPS SO 2018 prelims exam will be conducted on December 29 and 30 while the mains exam will be held on January 27, 2019.

As per the IBPS SO exam pattern 2018, the exam will be conducted in three stages - prelims, mains and interview. The preliminary exam will comprise of Reasoning, English and General Awareness/Quantitative Aptitude and the mains exam will comprise of professional knowledge questions. Candidates who will qualify the IBPS SO prelims 2018 will be eligible to appear for the mains exam. On the basis of the marks secured in mains candidates will be called for Group Exercises (GE) and Interview.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018

The exam pattern of IBPS SO will be different for all the posts of IBPS Specialist Officers. Candidates can check the detailed IBPS SO exam pattern for both prelims and mains exam.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 (prelims) for the post of Law Officers and Rajbhasha Adhikari

  • IBPS SO prelims exam for the post of Law Officers and Rajbhasha Adhikari will be conducted in online mode.

  • As per the IBPS SO exam pattern 2018, the test will be based on English (25 marks), general awareness with special reference to Banking Industry (50 marks) and reasoning (50 marks).

  • The medium will be different. English will be conducted in English, while General Awareness and Reasoning will be conducted in English as well as Hindi.

  • According to the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2018, the exam will be conducted within 2 hours.

Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2018 – For Law Officers and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr. no

Test

No. of questions

Max marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

1.

English

50

25

English

2 hours

2.

General awareness with special reference to Banking Industry

50

50

English and Hindi

3.

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

 

Total

150

125

 

 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 (prelims) for the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

  • Exam pattern of IBPS SO 2018 prelims for the post of IT Officers, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer will be conducted in online mode.

  • The test will be based on quantitative aptitude (50 marks), reasoning (50 marks) and English (25 marks)

  • The maximum time given for the exam will be of 2 hours.

  • The medium of exam will be English for the English section and English and Hindi for both quantitative aptitude and reasoning. 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 – For Law Officers, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer 

Sr. no

Test

No. of question

Max marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

1.

Quantitative aptitude

50

50

English and Hindi

2 hours

2.

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

3.

English

50

25

English

 

Total

150

125

 

 

IBPS will decide the IBPS SO cut off for each section of the exam. Candidates must score accordingly in order to get selected in the preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2018. The qualified candidates will then appear for the mains exam of IBPS SO 2018.

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern (Mains) for the post of Law Officers, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

  • The mains exam of IBPS SO 2018 for the post of Law Officers, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer will be conducted in online mode.

  • The test will be based on the professional knowledge of the candidates which will be marked out of 60.

  • According to the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2018, the time allotted for the mains exam is 45 minutes,

  • The exam will be conducted in both English and Hindi medium.

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

Sr. no

Test

NO. of questions

Marks

Medium of exam

Time

1.

Professional knowledge

60

60

English and Hindi

45 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 (mains) for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

  • The mains exam of IBPS SO 2018 for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari will be conducted in online mode.

  • The test will be based on professional knowledge divided into the objective and descriptive part.

  • According to the IBPS SO exam pattern 2018, there will be 45 objective questions conducted in both Hindi and English medium within 30 minutes.

  • There will be 2 descriptive questions conducted within 30 minutes in both English and Hindi medium.

  • As per the IBPS SO exam pattern 2018, the mains exam for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari will be marked out of 60 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 – Marking Scheme

  • As per the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2018, one-fourth of the marks or 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer given by the candidate.

  • There will be no negative marking if the answer is left blank.

IBPS SO Mock Test 2018

Mock test of IBPS SO will be available online with an objective of providing free tests to the aspiring candidates. IBPS SO mock test 2018 helps the candidates to have a grip to solve the types of questions that can be asked in the IBPS SO 2018 exam. Candidates must keep on appearing for the IBPS SO mock test to develop the speed and accuracy.

Previous year IBPS SO Question Papers

Question papers of IBPS SO will help candidates understand the exam pattern and build confidence in them to solve the paper. Regular practice from the IBPS SO question paper helps the candidates improve their speed and accuracy. As the IBPS SO exam is conducted in online mode, no question papers will be available officially. However, there are various coaching institutes which releases the IBPS SO question papers based on the memory of what was asked in the exam.

 

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Can an agriculture loan officer or field officer in banks always have to work in rural areas or they can also get some town or metro cities?

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Hello Jay,Well its not like that agriculture loan or field officer have to work only in rural areas. They also get chance to move to town because transfer takes place.Apart from this there are various...Read More

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My ibps so I.t. officer 2018 percentile is 60.65 in general is the score is shortlist

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Hi Palani,

Thanks for asking, please avoid short terms and write in a comprehensive manner. Your question seems to be ambiguous. Please write it carefully so that I can answer.

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Ritesh Purohit 5 months ago

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Ibps so it officer mains result review

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Hi Ritesh,IBPS SO result is released by the official website. For IT officer maximum marks are 66.27 and minimum marks are 50.93 for unreserved category.http://www.ibps.in/cwe-specialist-officers-6/Go...Read More
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Vidhubala 7 months ago

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What is the expected cut off for ibps so mains for agri?

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Suraj Durgesht 7 months ago

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Agricultural Field Officer Scale I Cut off 2018:

english 01.75/25(gen)

reasoning 11/50(gen)

Ga/QA 8.75/50(gen)

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Abinash Rath 9 months ago

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This month I have put Ibps so form and given duration of course 4 years,but after diploma it was 3 years degree course. Will it be accepted?

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Priyanka Kashyap 9 months ago

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If you already have got the confirmation page after submitting the form then yes, you will be able to sit in the exam but there may/may not be a problem at the time of document verification if you qua...Read More