IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022: December 31, 2022, Shift 1 Analysis


Read here, the IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 for the exam held on December 31, 2022 (Shift 1) for the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari.

The IBPS SO Prelims exam was held on December 31, 2022. Therefore, as a practice, it is always important to review and analyse the exam so that future IBPS SO exam aspirants can draw benefit from it. In this article, we will be doing just that! We will make an IBPS SO subject-wise exam analysis to take a proper look into how each section was assessed in the IBPS SO 2022 exam. We will try to understand the type of questions asked in each exam and the difficulty level of each section.


IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

Please note, there is a slight difference in the exam pattern for the IBPS Specialist Officer exams. The IBPS SO exam pattern presented below is for the Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari posts.

S. No.Name of testMedium of ExamNo.of questionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English LanguageEnglish502540 Minutes
2ReasoningEnglish & Hindi505040 Minutes
3General Awareness with Special reference to Banking IndustryEnglish & Hindi505040 Minutes
Total1501252 hours

Now, let us move on to the IBPS SO Prelims subject-wise exam analysis.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022


The IBPS SO Reasoning section was moderate overall. Take a look at the table below to check how many questions were asked from different topics.

Type of QuestionsNumber of questionsDifficulty Level
Blood Relation3Moderate
Puzzle (Square seating arrangement)20Moderate
Syllogism (3 on which follow, 2 does not follow)5Moderate
Meaningful word (Marvelous) Moderate
Chinese coding-decoding
logical reasoning
5 + 5Moderate

English Language

The English Language exam was of a moderate level. The questions were asked as was expected from this exam. Check how many questions were asked per section below!

Type of QuestionsNumber of questionsDifficulty Level
Passage (2)8 + 10Moderate
Sentence rearrangement5Moderate
Correct order word5Moderate
Cloze test7Moderate
Phrase replacement5Moderate

General Awareness

As you will see from the table below, the majority of questions were asked on Current Affairs. Therefore, if you too are planning to take the IBPS SO exam in the future, you should know that you need to be up-to-date with the latest current affairs information for at least 4 months before the exam date. Check how ixamBee’s BeePedia capsules can help you!

Type of QuestionsNumber of questionsDifficulty Level
Current Affairs20-25Moderate
Static (international day of banks4-5 Moderate
  • Arjuna Award winners
  • Bankersโ€™ bank award
  • HDI Indiaโ€™s rank
  • Psychosocial depression-related GoI initiative name
  • Day NRLM
  • The stand-up scheme loan limit
  • Recently Rohit Sharma broke a record of which Indian player?
  • Schedule commercial bank status is not given to which type of Bank?

Overall IBPS SO Exam Analysis

Please take a look at the table below to check the overall analysis for the IBPS SO Prelims 2022 exam. Overall, the exam was of moderate level difficulty.

SectionLevel of Difficulty
General AwarenessModerate

What’s Next?

Now, your focus should be on preparing for the IBPS SO Mains exam. Do not wait for the result to be out, instead, begin your preparation today!

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