IBPS SO Exam Pattern for All Posts – Prelims and Mains 2019

| Updated On December 5th, 2019 at 11:48 am

IBPS SO Prelims exam will take place on 28th and 29th December, whereas IBPS SO Mains for different post will be held on January 2020. As we all know there are many post under IBPS SO, and aspirants with special qualification and specialization are eligible for the IBPS SO Recruitment 2019. According to official notification 1163+ vacancies has been released this year. To start up your preparation one needs to know about the IBPS SO exam pattern for prelims and mains exam (for all posts). Knowing the complete exam pattern that how you have to proceed further is the most important thing while preparing for Banking exam.

There will be two types of exam pattern. Students appearing for law officer or rajbhasha adhikari are free from quantitative aptitude section in prelims stage but they will have to prepare for general awareness according to their filed of specialization. In IBPS SO Mains examination, questions on professional knowledge will be asked to test your knowledge on the subject/field you are applying from. Check the complete IBPS SO prelims and Mains syllabus 2019. You can also check detailed IBPS SO syllabus 2019.

IBPS has released the official notification for the various post listed below:

01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
04 Law Officer (Scale I)
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Note: This year, no change in the exam pattern have been observed. The exam pattern is similar to that of the IBPS SO previous year exam pattern. Below is the detailed exam structure for various post to be recruited as Specialist officer in the IBPS, 2019

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

Note: Students have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS Only. Also, IBPS has introduced sectional timing (last year)of 40 Minutes for each section, thus this time, time management needs special attention to clear the cut off.

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 similar to other Bank Examinations, it would be easy for you to prepare for IBPS SO prelims 2019 due to the same pattern followed. 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 IBPS SO Official Notification its time to start with your preparations as the competition is not going to be easy for anyone. You really need to keep your nose to grindstone to stay ahead in the race.

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