IBPS SO Study Plan 2019 For All Post

IBPS SO releases its official notification for the recruitment of specialist officer for a total account of 1163+ posts. There are two patterns for IBPS SO prelims examination for different scale-I post. There is a sectional cut-off and candidates have to clear all the section in order to clear preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2019. Students who are appearing for law officer and rajbhasha adhikari are free from quantitative aptitude instead of this they will have to face General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry.

With only 18 days left for your prelims exam, we hope you all must have started your preparation. For your assistance we are providing you with the study plan for IBPS SO study plan so that you can plan your preparation in the right direction. This study plan will help you ensure that all the important topics are covered and you practice them as well.

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IBPS SO Study plan 2019

Before we proceed with the study plan for IBPS SO Prelims, check the IBPS SO Prelims exam pattern to get an idea about what topics and subjects we have to cover in all.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

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 150 125 120 minutes

Check IBPS SO Prelims Study Plan

Dates Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English
December 9 Partnership, Average, Ages Box Puzzle, Inequality, Miscellaneous Phrasal Verb fillers, Word Swap
December 10 Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Misc. DI, Simplification Square Puzzle, Order ranking, short puzzle Sentence Improvement, Cloze Test
December 11 Profit & Loss, Number System, Missing Series Linear Puzzle, Direction, Syllogism Column Based Filler, Starters
December 12 Time & Work, Caselet, Approximation Mix Puzzle, Blood Relation, Coding-decoding Inferences, Triple Fillers
December 13 Trains, Misc. DI, Quadratic Inequalities Floor Puzzle, Logical, Miscellaneous Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test(Four words highlighted)
December 14 Practice Set Practice Set Practice Set
December 15 Practice Set Practice Set Practice Set
December 16 Boat & Stream, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Wrong Series Circular Puzzle, Syllogism, Blood relation Conjunctions, Double Fillers
December 17 Pipes & Cistern, Quantity Based, Quadratic Inequalities Month based Puzzle, Inequalities, Miscellaneous Sentence Rearrangement, Double Sentence single filler
December 18 Speed Time Distance, Data Sufficiency, Simplification Triangular Puzzle, Direction, Short puzzle Antonyms-synonyms, Cloze test(Phrase Filler)
December 19 Mensuration, Caselet, Approximation Floor puzzle, Logical, Coding-decoding Sentence connection, Error Detection
December 20 Probability, Permutation & Combination, Misc. DI Linear Puzzle, Input-Output, Miscellaneous Word Usage, Coherent Paragraph
December 21 Practice Set Practice Set Practice Set
December 22 Practice Set Practice Set Practice Set
December 23 Time & Work, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Misc. DI Box Puzzle, data Sufficiency, Inequalities Conjunctions, Reading Comprehension
December 24 Speed Time Distance, Partnership, Caselet Mix Puzzle, Blood Relation, logical Error Detection(Sentence Based), Idiom Fillers
December 25 Profit & Loss, Partnership, Mensuration Circular puzzle, Direction, Syllogism Antonyms-Synonyms, Column Based(Word replacement)
December 26 Simplification, Missing Series, Quadratic Inequalities Floor puzzle, Coding-decoding, Miscellaneous Single Filler, Starters
December 27 Practice Set Practice Set Practice Set

Note: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks which will be decided by IBPS.

Check the IBPS SO Prelims strategy

Quantitative Aptitude

All that aspirants need to do to perform good in this section is practice as much as you can. Learn the basic concepts of all the topics and practice them well, as for banking exams basic concepts of the important chapters will come in handy rather than tricks. Choose the questions wisely and try not to get stuck on a particular question or topic for too long. Try to keep your focus on attempting the questions with good accuracy.

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning can be a tricky section for most of the students and it is important to the solve questions and at the same time keep a watch on the time that is passing by. Continuous practice will help you deal with this section too as the solution hits the mind quickly. To ace the grades in reasoning, all you need to do is to practice and only practice. After all, practice makes a man perfect.

English Language

The trick to scoring in the English section can vary from one person to another depending on his/her strengths and weaknesses. If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end.

General Awareness

So much is happening every day that unless you keep yourself abreast of these changes, you cannot adjust yourself to them or tackle the GA section of any exam smoothly and easily. A busy person hardly gets the time to read everything that it contains. Avoid the habit of ignoring everyday news by telling yourself that you will do it in the end when the examinations are close, you only end up lying crushed under a pile of news. You can go through the Monthly Capsules provided by us for both Current Affairs as well as Banking Awareness. You can also go through Banking Quiz and news at out website.

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