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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020 -: Prelims, Mains & Interview | Complete Details

Every year IBPS SO is conducted for selection in scale I officer posts in Public Sector Banks. To know the whole IBPS SO exam pattern you can follow the blog. IBPS introduced around expected 1500+ Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies for IBPS SO 2020 exam. The test will be conducted in online mode. The pattern for IBPS SO exam is different from other posts. IBPS SO has different types of posts in PSU they are as follows -:

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020 – Overview:

Phase-wise Details for IBPS SO Exam Pattern :-

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows :

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern -:

For the post of Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari :

S.NO NAME OF TEST NO. OF QUESTIONS MAX. MARKS MEDIUM OF EXAM DURATION
1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE 50 25 ENGLISH 40min
2. REASONING 50 50 ENGLISH/HINDI 40min
3. GENERAL AWARENESS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BANKING INDUSTRY 50 50 ENGLISH/HINDI 40min
TOTAL 150 125 120min

 

For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer :

S.NO NAME OF TEST NO. OF QUESTIONS MAX. MARKS MEDIUM OF EXAM DURATION
1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE 50 25 ENGLISH 40min
2. REASONING 50 50 ENGLISH/HINDI 40min
3. QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 50 50 ENGLISH/HINDI 40min
TOTAL 150 125 120min

 

As per the official IBPS SO Exam Pattern, Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks in individual subjects as well as in overall which are decided by IBPS. The candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination will be called for Online Mains Examination.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern -:

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer -:

NAME OF THE TEST NO. OF QUESTIONS MAX. MARKS MEDIUM OF EXAM DURATION
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE 60 60 ENGLISH/HINDI 45min

 

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari :

NAME OF THE TEST NO. OF QUESTIONS MAX. MARKS MEDIUM OF EXAM DURATION
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE(OBJECTIVE) 45 30 ENGLISH/HINDI 30min
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE(DESCRIPTIVE) 2 30 ENGLISH/HINDI 30min

 

Candidates qualified in IBPS SO MAINS exams would be called for an interview round.In this section, the student has to score more than the cut-off marks to be more suitable for IBPS SO selection.


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IBPS SO – INTERVIEW Pattern

IBPS SO interview is the last round to get the selection. This section comprises of 100 marks. A candidate needs to score minimum 40 marks to qualify this round.

A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on authorised IBPS website. 

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online        Preliminary and Online Main examinations):-

As per IBPS SO Exam Pattern, Penalty for wrong answers marked in the IBPS SO. Each wrong answer marked by the candidate there will be a negative marking of one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. No deduction for blank questions. 

Documents to produced at the time of interview (as applicable) :-

Original documents, self-attested photocopies and identity are to be submitted at the time of the interview, failing which the candidate may not be permitted to appear for the interview. 

 IMPORTANT documents FOR IBPS SO Interview

  1. Print out of Interview Call Letter.
  2. Application form.
  3. Photo identity proof.
  4.  All educational certificates.
  5. Caste certificate.
  6. Any other relevant documents.

PROVISIONAL ALLOTMENT

Shortlisted candidates after the interview round will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cum-preference. 

EXAM SYLLABUS FOR IBPS SO :

Know the appropriate syllabus of IBPS SO here

 IBPS SO PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS :

IBPS SO EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:-

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for IBPS SO Recruitment:-

  1. When will IBPS SO notification release?

Ans: Notification is likely to be released in the month of Nov.

2. What are the post under IBPS SO exam?

Ans: Posts are as under :

  • IT officer
  • Agriculture Field Officer
  • HR/ Personnel Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Law Officer
  • Rajyasabha Adhikari

3. How many phases are there in IBPS SO Exam Pattern?

Ans: As per IBPS SO Exam pattern, there are total 3 phases :

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview.