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IBPS SO Exam Pattern - Prelims, Mains & Interview

Every year many aspirants appear for the competitive exams, but before appearing for such exams, many candidates are curious about the exam pattern. Here we’ll be having a closer look into the exam pattern of IBPS SO which includes the prelims, Mains & Interview.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

For the Post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 mins
Total150125-

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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 mins
Total150125-

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge606045 mins

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)456030 mins
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)230 mins

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations) 

There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

The selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India. Eligible and interested candidates are required to register on the official website of IBPS.

The selection process is a 3-tier process and consists of preliminary, main exam and Personal Interview.

 

FAQs

What is the age limit for IBPS SO?

The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years.

What is the minimum educational qualification required for IBPS SO? +

The minimum educational qualification is graduation for applying to IBPS SO.

What is the application fee for IBPS SO for a general category student? +

The application fee is as follows:
Rs. 175/- (inclusive of GST) for SC/ST/PWBD candidates.
Rs. 850 /- (inclusive of GST) for all others.

When will the registration process begin for IBPS SO 2021? +

The IBPS SO 2021 notification is out and the interested candidates can apply from 03.11.2021- 23.11.2021

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