IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection prescribes the IBPS SO 2020 exam pattern in the official notification. As per the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2020 the recruitment will be done in three stages - prelims exam, mains exam and interview. Candidates can check IBPS SO exam pattern 2020 to check mode of the exam, language, marking scheme, type and number of questions, etc. The prelims and mains exam of IBPS SO will be conducted in online mode. According to IBPS SO 2020 exam pattern the prelims exam will be conducted for 120 minutes with questions from Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning and banking Affairs. For more details about IBPS SO exam pattern 2020 candidates can check the article below.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020 - Marking Scheme and Syllabus

IBPS SO 2020 official notification will be released tentatively on November 1 in online mode. As per the IBPS SO exam dates 2020 the prelims exam will be held tentatively on December 26 in online mode. IBPS SO is conducted for recruiting candidates in Scale I posts for I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer at IBPS SO.

Highlights of IBPS SO 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The selection process of IBPS SO comprises prelims exam, mains exam and interview.

  • As per the IBPS SO 2020 exam pattern, the prelims exam will have 150 questions carrying 125 marks.

  • Candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be called for the mains exam.

  • IBPS SO mains exam will be conducted for 60 minutes

  • IBPS SO prelims exam will be objective in nature while the mains exam comprises both objective and descriptive questions.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020 For Prelims

Candidates who will submit the application form of IBPS SO 2020 are eligible to appear for the prelims exam. According to the IBPS SO 2020 exam pattern, the prelims exam will be objective in nature. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes with sectional timing of 40 minutes. Candidates can check IBPS SO exam pattern 2020 from the table given below.

IBPS SO 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern For Mains

Candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be called for the mains exam of IBPS SO. The conducting authorities prescribe the exam pattern of IBPS SO for mains in the official notification. The mains exam consists of both objective and descriptive type questions. Candidates can check IBPS SO exam pattern 2020 from the table given below.

IBPS SO 2020 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 Marking Scheme

Candidates appearing for IBPS SO must check the marking scheme of the exam. For every wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 1/4th mark while there is no negative marking for unattempted questions.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection prescribes the syllabus of IBPS SO in the official notification. Candidates can check IBPS SO syllabus to check topics and chapters asked in the exam.

IBPS SO Admit Card 2020

Candidates who will successfully fill the application form of IBPS SO can download the admit card from the official website. To download the admit card of IBPS SO 2020 candidates need to login with their credentials - registration ID/roll number and date of birth/password. The details mentioned in the IBPS SO admit card are candidate’s name, exam centre, instructions, exam timings, etc.

Best books for IBPS SO exam

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?

  • 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 purpose.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020 - Marking Scheme and Syllabus

Question: How many stages are there in IBPS SO?

Answer:

IBPS SO exam is conducted in three stages - prelims exam, mains exam and interview.

Question: Is there any sectional cutoff in IBPS SO?

Answer:

Yes, there will be a sectional and overall cutoff in IBPS exam.

Question: Can I use a calculator in IBPS SO exam?

Answer:

No candidates are not allowed to use calculators in prelims and mains exams.

Question: What is IBPS SO prelims exam dates?

Answer:

The prelims exam of IBPS SO is scheduled to be conducted from December 26 - 27, 2020.

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Questions related to IBPS SO

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Is 55% marks in LL.B enough for appearing on IBPS SO Law Officer Exam?

Aniket Sharma 26th Mar, 2020

hi Chandu,

there is no marks criteria of llb to appear in ibps so law officer exam

To appear in this exam here is a proper eligibility criterion for law officer job –
Candidate must hold a “University Degree,” i.e. he/she must be a graduate.
Candidate must have an age between 20 to 30 years.
He/she must hold an LLB Bachelor degree and enrolled with Bar Council as an Advocate.


I hope this answer will help !!

all the best for the future!!

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i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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qualification is required for IBPS Exam

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 24th Nov, 2019

To be eligible for IBPS PO, you need to be a graduate in any stream. You should have completed your Graduation in any stream from a recognised University. There is no specific discipline that you should be completing your Graduation in. It can be BA, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Tech, etc. You should have computer proficiency.

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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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