Last Minute Tips To Keep In Mind For IBPS SO Mains Exam

IBPS SO Mains Last Minute Tips: IBPS SO Mains Exam is going to be held on 25 January 2020. All those who are appearing for the mains exam must be looking for some last minute polishing tips to get through the mains stage. Also, mains score are in the merit list along with the interview marks. So, it is important for students to keep few tips in mind before they appear for the mains exam battle. Eliminating confusion regarding aspirant’s exam is our priority. Read the full article to make yourself exam ready.

IBPS SO is an all India Recruitment Process conducted to recruit Specialist Officer in various Public Sector Banks as a Rajbhasha Adhikari, Agriculture Field Officer, IT and HR Officer. IBPS SO is conducted in three phases: Prelims, Mains and Interview. IBPS SO Prelims Exam was conducted on 29 December 2019 and now IBPS SO Mains Exam is all set to roll. IBPS SO Mains is more of a professional knowledge test. Before the last minute tips, we have come up with IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern to help students of different discipline understand their challenge.

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IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

  • For the post of Law Officer, 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 Professional Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes
  • For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English and Hindi 30 minutes
2 Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30 minutes

There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in both preliminary as well as mains exam. However, there is no penalty for unattempted questions.

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IBPS SO Mains Exam: Last Minute Tips

There are two different patterns for the Specialist Officer. For Rajbhasha Adhikari, the test is conducted in both objective and descriptive format with the total duration of 60 minutes. While for other Specialist Officers, there is only one professional knowledge test for a total duration of 45 minutes. Let’s have some last minute tips for IBPS SO Mains Exam:

Nature: The exam is inclined towards professional knowledge test of a candidate so its important for an aspirant to have proper knowledge of their respective fields. This exam is designed to check your understanding of your field with some tricks. So, look at building your skills rather than reading so many things.

Pattern: Before looking into your respective professional field, one should go for IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern as it is totally different than the prelims as well as other mains examination.

Previous Year’s Paper: Go through the IBPS SO Mains Previous Year’s Paper. This will give you an insight of the type of questions that are asked in the examination. Also, solving the previous year’s question is essential in order to know your weak points and the important topics.

Numerical vs Theory: There is no need to break your head over numerical as the paper will be more on the theory and applications rather than numerical.

Make a mind-map: Do you know anything about the mind maps? These are the quick revision maps that is basically a link between certain topics and points. You can make online as well as offline mind maps for some important topics that will make you well versed. Through this you can organize a topic in a more enhanced way.

Sticky Notes on your wall: Write important terms with some details on a sticky note and stick it near your study table or reading area. This will of great help. Do not, however, waste your time in that.

Revise: Revise all the topics time and again. Do not focus on new topics rather than focus more on reading the things that you have read again and again.

Mock Test: Practice as many mock test as possible and analyze your performance accordingly. Do not miss to analyze after attempting mock test. Focus on your weak as well as strong areas keeping the scoring topics in mind.

Also check: IBPS SO HR Officer Professional Knowledge Study Plan

General Tips

  • Eat healthy food and drink plenty of water to keep yourself physically fit.
  • Calm your mind and do not worry.
  • Take proper sleep prior to the exam dates.
  • Keep an eye on your accuracy, time management and speed.
  • Take printout of your admit card and read all the instruction mentioned there.
  • In the exam hall, do not panic if you are not feeling confident, just have positive mindset

All the best!

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