IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019-20

IBPS SO ExamIBPS has released the notification for the posts of Specialist Officer (Scale-I) and candidates can apply online before November 26, 2019. Every applicant who is going to appear for the exam must have knowledge about Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Check IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019 with the latest exam syllabus on this page. There will be three stages for the post of Specialist Officer Scale – I i.e. Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview.

Check: IBPS SO 1163 Vacancies Notification 2019Apply Online Before –  26 November 2019

  • Number of Examination Phases: Three i.e : (Preliminary Exam), (Main Examination) and (Interview)
  • Examination Mode: Online
  • Types of Questions: Objective and Descriptive
  • Medium: English and Hindi
  • Marking Criteria: -0.25 for each wrong answer

Preliminary Examination

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern (For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari) 
Name of SubjectsNo. of Questions and Maximum MarksDuration
English Language50 Questions and 25 Marks40 Minutes
Reasoning50 Questions and 50 Marks40 Minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry50 Questions and 50 Marks40 Minutes
Total150 Questions and 125 Marks

 

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern (For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer)
Name of SubjectsNo. of Questions and Maximum MarksDuration
English Language50 Questions and 25 Marks40 Minutes
Reasoning50 Questions and 50 Marks40 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude50 Questions and 50 Marks40 Minutes
Total150 Questions and 125 Marks

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks. An adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Main Examination

IBPS SO Main Exam Pattern (For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer)
Name of SubjectNo. of Questions and Maximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge60 Questions and 60 Marks45 Minutes

 

IBPS SO Main Exam Pattern (For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari)
Name of SubjectsNo. of Questions and Maximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)45 Objective and 02 Descriptive Questions and 60 Marks30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)30 Minutes

Important Points:

  • The medium of the exam will be English and Hindi.
  • Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in the test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for Interview.
  • Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

Interview

Candidates shortlisted in the Online Main Exam for the post of Specialist Officer will be called for Interview. The interview will be conducted by the participating organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT. The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100. While appearing for the Interview, the candidate should produce valid prescribed documents.

We wish you all the best for your exam!