IBPS SO Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO Exam is conducted for 6 posts – Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer. The exam is conducted in 3 levels – Preliminary, Mains & Interview.

(A). IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern:

For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:
Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Timing (Minutes)
English Language 50 25 English 40
Reasoning Ability 50 50 English and Hindi 40
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40
Total 150 125
120 mins.

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Timing (Minutes)
English Language 50 25 English 40
Reasoning Ability 50 50 English and Hindi 40
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40
Total 150 125
120 mins.

(B). IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:
Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Profession Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Profession Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 minutes
Profession Knowledge (Descriptive) 2
30 minutes

Note: Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations) There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

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