IBPS SO Exam Pattern | IBPS Specialist Officer Exam

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The IBPS is going to conduct the national level exam IBPS SO 2018 for the purpose of recruiting Specialist Officers in various public sector banks across the country. The IBPS SO exam will consist of three tiers – prelims, mains and interview. The preliminary and mains exams for IBPS SO 2018 will be conducted in the online mode. However, there is a lot of difference between the exam pattern for the mains and the exam pattern for the prelims examination. This article intends to provide you with the details of the IBPS SO Exam pattern for both the stages. If you want to apply for IBPS SO 2018, then you can do so by online using this link.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 – Complete Information

As said before, IBPS SO 2018 Exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and the Final Interview Process. If you want to be selected as IBPS SO IT officer or IBPS SO Agriculture Officer in various Public Sector Banks participating in IBPS SO 2018, then you have to successfully clear all the stages of the examination. Read below to know more about IBPS SO 2018 Exam pattern for Prelims and Mains exam.

The process of qualification in the IBPS SO

  • The exam will be conducted in three stages: Preliminary, Mains and Interview Process.
  • A candidate must appear for the Prelims first and the selected students after the Preliminary Exam would be eligible to take the Mains Exam.
  • The score of Preliminary Exam shall not be taken into consideration for final allotment. Final selection will be based on the performance in Mains Exam and Interview Process.
  • The Mains Examination will contain questions only from the Professional Knowledge Subjects. To know more about the syllabus, click on the button below

IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Prelims 2018

The pattern for the prelims exam in IBPS SO exam differs depending on the post that you are applying for. Here we are giving the details of IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern for all the posts.

For post of law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
2. English Language 50 25
3. General Awareness having Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50
Total 150 125

For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
2. English Language 50 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125

IBPS SO 2017 Mains Exam Pattern

Let us now look at the IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern for the different posts

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

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

IBPS SO 2018 Interview Process

Candidates who quality the Mains Exam will be finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. It is really important for candidates to perform well in the Interview Process as the final selection of a candidate is based on how he/she performs in this final round of the IBPS SO Recruitment Process. Final merit list will be released on the official website and will be updated in the article.

So, these were some of the information that you should know about IBPS SO exam pattern. To know more about the IBPS SO examination, click on the related links given below.

Related Links

IBPS SO 2017 Application form
IBPS SO 2017 Important Dates
IBPS SO 2017 Eligibility Criteria
IBPS SO 2017 Notification
IBPS SO Syllabus 2017
IBPS SO 2017 Vacancies and Job profile