IBPS SO New Exam Pattern 2018-19: Changes in Prelims Exam

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IBPS SO New Exam Pattern 2018-19

IBPS has released the much-awaited notification for Specialist Officer Recruitment in 2018. There are a total of 1590+ vacancies for various posts of Specialist Officers and it is a great opportunity for Government job aspirants to get a reputed job in the Banking sector. Now, before preparing for any Competitive Examination, the most important thing is to know the complete pattern of the Examination. So here is the complete pattern for Prelims as well as Mains Examination of IBPS SO Recruitment 2018.

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

A. Preliminary Examination

> For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr. No.  Name of Tests  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language  50 25 English 40 minutes 
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes 
3. General Awareness with Special
Reference to Banking Industry
50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes 
Total 150 125

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

Sr. No.  Name of Tests  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language  50 25 English 40 minutes 
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes 
3. Quantitative Aptitude  50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes 
Total 150 125

You have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Also, IBPS has introduced sectional timing of 40 Minutes for each section, so you need to pay special attention on time while preparing for the exam. 

B.  Main Examination

 The Pattern for Mains Exam includes the Professional Knowledge for various Posts.

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

Name of the Test No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of
Exam
Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

> For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the Test  No. 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

The pattern for Prelims Exam is same as other Bank Examinations, so you need to prepare the same way as you prepare for other Banking Examinations. Extra Efforts need to be given to the Professional Knowledge of the Subject for Various Posts of  Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari.

So with the release of the Notification its time to start with your preparations as the competition is not going to be easy. You really need to keep your nose to grindstone to stay ahead in the race. 



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