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IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The  Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts for 1315 vacancies will be done through a 3-Phase process: Prelimnary, Mains and Interview.

Prelims Exam Pattern:

Exam pattern for the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Section No.

Name of test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

English

50

25

120 Minutes

2

Reasoning

English & Hindi

50

25

3

Quantitative Aptitude

English & Hindi

50

50

Total

 

150

100

2 Hours

Check dates of Prelims and Mains for IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2017-18


Prelims Exam Pattern for the Post of  Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Section No.

Name of test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

English

50

25

120 Minutes

2

Reasoning

English & Hindi

50

25

3

General Awareness with Special reference to Banking Industry

English & Hindi

50

50

Total

 

150

100

2 Hours


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

 

IBPS SO Main Examination Exam Pattern:  

Main Exam Pattern 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


Mains Exam Pattern 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

30 minutes

 Marking Scheme:

  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests (Main & Prelims).
  • 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 penalty to arrive at 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.

Cut-Off Score (Online Main Examination)

  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method
  • Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.
  • Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in the test of Online Main examination and also secure sufficiently high scores to be considered to be shortlisted for interview.
  • Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided, and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.
  • Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview
  • Please note that, marks obtained in the online main examination only will be considered for shortlisting for interview and also for final merit listing.

Final Selection & Interview

  • The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
  • The weightage (ratio) of Online CWE (Main Exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
  • The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CWE- SPL-VII and Interview.
  • A candidate should qualify both in the Online CWE (Main Examination) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website.

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