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IBPS SO 2020 Recruitment

Introduction

IBPS SO exam is conducted every year by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection). For the recruitment of Specialist Officers (SO) for different Public Sector Banks, this exam is held. The IBPS holds the Common Written Examination (CWE).

This exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for various posts like:

  • Agriculture Field Officer
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • IT Officer (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Note: On September 11, 2020 IBPS has released a new set of updated vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2021-22 recruitment. As per the previously released notification, 1557 vacancies were mentioned but as per the latest IBPS Clerk notification 2020, IBPS has added a total of 1000 new vacancies to the list, thus taking the total count of vacancies to 2557.

IBPS SO RECRUITMENT 2020 (At a glance)

Full Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Specialist Officer in Bank
Conducting Body IBPS
Scope of Exam National (across India)
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Duration Pre: 120 Minutes
Mains: 2 hours
IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer: 45 Minutes
Rajbhasha Adhikari : 60 Minutes
Language (Exam) English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No. 1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566
Official Website
https://www.ibps.in/contact-us/

IBPS SO (2020) Exam Centres list

Here we are providing the list of IBPS SO (2020) Exam Centers, so that you can get an idea:

State Code State /UT / NCR IBPS SO Preliminary Examination Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore,Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam,Vizianagaram
13 Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
15 Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
18 Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar
19 Daman & Diu
20 Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
21 Goa Panaji
22 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot,Surat, Vadodara
23 Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, YamunaNagar
24 Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
25 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
26 Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
27 Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli,Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
28 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram,Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur
29 Lakshadweep Kavaratti
30 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
31 Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur,Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
32 Manipur Imphal
33 Meghalaya Shillong
34 Mizoram Aizawl
35 Nagaland Kohima
36 Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela,Sambalpur
37 Puducherry Puducherry
38 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali,Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
39 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
40 Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok
41 Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli,Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
42 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
43 Tripura Agartala
44 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda,Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad,Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi
45 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
46 West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Exam Pattern

Important Points related to Exam Pattern

(Computer Based Examination / Online exam):

Preliminary Exam pattern for the post of:

LAW OFFICER & RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI

S.N. Section No. of Q. Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

Preliminary Exam pattern for the post of

Agriculture Field Officer

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

HR/Personnel Officer

IT Officer Scale I

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officer (Scale I):

S.N. Section No. of Q. Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

IBPS SO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

Mains exam pattern for the Post of:

Law Officer

IT Officer

Agriculture Field Officer

HR/Personnel Officer

Marketing Officer

Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Language of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

Mains exam pattern for the Post of:

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Language of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

Exam Date

IBPS SO (2020) Important Dates

Please, carefully go through the important dates related to IBPS RRB 2020-21 Exam:

Events Dates
IBPS SO Notification 2020 01-Nov-2020
IBPS SO Online Registration Starts From 02-Nov-2020
Last Date of Registration 23-Nov-2020
Download of Call Letters For Preliminary Exam 10-Dec-2020
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 26-Dec-2020 & 27-Dec-2020
Result of IBPS SO Prelims January 2021
Download of Call Letters For Mains January 2021
IBPS SO Mains 24-01-2021
IBPS SO Mains Result February 2021
IBPS SO admit card for Interview February 2021
IBPS SO Mains Scorecard February 2021
Conduct of Interview February 2021
IBPS SO Result Provisional Allotment April 2021

How To Apply

IBPS SO Apply Online (Pre-Requisites):
Before applying online, candidates should—

  • Scan: - photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) - signature - left thumb impression.
  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted for upload.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned.
  • The text for the hand written declaration is as follows – "I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required."
  • The above handwritten declaration must be in the candidate’s handwriting and in English only and should NOT BE IN CAPITAL LETTERS. If it is written by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be deemed as invalid.
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges
  • have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CRP. IBPS may send intimation to download call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Applicable GST will be borne by IBPS) Application Fees/ Intimation Charges shall be as follows

Procedure for IBPS PO apply online

  • Candidates need to go to the IBPS’s authorised website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link "CRP SO/MT" and then click on the option "CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP SO/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES (CRP-SO/MT-X)" to open the On-Line Application Form.
  • Candidates will have to click on "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form.
  • Candidates are required to upload their scanned Photograph, Signature, Left thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.

IBPS SO 2020 Application Fee / EXAM FEE

  • Rs. 850/- for General Category
  • Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD category
Category Fee
SC/ST/PWBD 175
General & Other Category 850
  • The payment for appearing in IBPS SO can only be made online.
  • Debit cards, Internet Banking, Credit Card, Mobile Wallet/Cash cards, IMPS can be used for the online payment.
  • After completing the payment method application form and e-receipt will be generated which the candidate should take a printed copy and if the payment method is not successful, register again.
  • Make sure to keep a copy of the Application form after the final submission. The concerned exam conducting body may ask for it in the future.

Syllabus For IBPS SO

IBPS SO Syllabus 2020 Prelims

Data Interpretation and Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement ---------------
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles ---------------
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test ---------------
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting ---------------
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks ---------------
--------------- Data Sufficiency Match the column ---------------
--------------- Coding and Decoding --------------- ---------------
--------------- Code Inequalities --------------- ---------------
--------------- Course of Action --------------- ---------------
--------------- Critical Reasoning --------------- ---------------
--------------- Analytical and Decision Making --------------- ---------------

IBPS SO 2020 Mains Exam Syllabus

The candidates who have applied for the posts of IBPS Law Officer, IBPS IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari will be asked the questions from their respective specialized subjects.

Here we are providing you Post wise syllabus for IBPS SO Mains exams:

IBPS SO IT Officer Syllabus for Scale I

Topics
Database Management Systems
Data Communication and Networking
Operating Systems
Software Engineering
Data Structures
Embedded Systems and Microprocessors
Computer Organization
Object-Oriented Programming

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus for Agriculture Officer

Topics
Basics of Crop Production and Horticulture
Agronomy, Irrigation and Seed Science
Agricultural Economics and Practices
Soil resources
Animal Husbandry
Agroforestry
Ecology
Government Schemes related to Agriculture

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus for Marketing Officer

Topics
Basics of Marketing Management
Brand Management
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales
Retail Business
Business Ethics
Market Segmentation
Market Research and Forecasting
Product Life Cycle Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Marketing Strategies in Services Marketing

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus for Law Officer

Topics
Banking Regulations
Brand Management
Compliance and Legal Aspects
Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act
Consumer Protection Act
Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act
Banking Ombudsman
Laws and Actions with a direct link to Banking Sector
Bankers Book Evidence Act
Debt Recovery Tribunals Act

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus for HR/Personnel Officer

Topics
Human Resource Development
Business policy and strategic analysis
Transnational Analysis
Training and Development
Recruitment and Selection
Rewards and Recognition
Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
Grievance and Conflict Management
Performance Management and Appraisals

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus for Rajbhasha Adhikari

Topics
Grammar
Error Correction
Fill in The Banks
Reading Comprehension
Letter Writing
Essay Writing

IBPS SO Previous year’s 2019-2020 Cut Off

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019 (Prelims) - Category Wise

Category Cutoff Marks
General (Gen) 81.50
Scheduled Caste (SC) 73.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 64.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 79.50
Visually Impaired (VI) 57.38
Hearing Impaired (HI) 28.13
Intellectual Disability (ID) 45.38
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 71.25

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019 (Prelims) – Sectional Cut Off

Name of the Section Maximum Marks Cutoff
General SC/ST/OBC/PWD
English 25 9.50 6.75
Reasoning 50 13.50 8.75
General Awareness/Quantitative Aptitude 50 11.50 7.50

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019 (Mains) – Category Wise

IBPS SO Posts (Scale I) Category Wise Cutoff
SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/General
I.T. Officer 9.25 13.25
Agriculture Field Officer 21.75 25.50
Rajbhasha Adhikari 21.25 24.75
HR/Personnel Officer 15.75 20.00
Marketing Officer 19.75 22.75
Law Officers 15.25 19.25

IBPS SO IT Cut-off 2019 for Provisional Allotment

Maximum scores obtained by candidates for various posts

Post SC ST OBC EWS UR HI OC VI ID
IT officer (Scale I) 57.67 55.00 49.00 47.07 64.07 43.67 45.53 49.00 37.33
Agricultural Field officer (Scale I) 70.33 65.80 76.53 68.67 82.00 74.00 64.67 62.33 NA
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 63.67 55.40 62.40 58.33 70.00 NA 41.67 57.27 40.27
Law officer (Scale I) 61.27 49.00 57.67 55.33 75.00 NA 54.33 45.00 NA
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 61.67 57.67 63.67 66.00 77.27 NA NA NA NA
Marketing officer (Scale I) 63.40 60.40 71.87 59.00 72.13 49.33 58.67 55.00 41.53

IBPS SO 2019 Final Cut-offs for Provisional Allotment

Minimum scores obtained by candidates

Post SC ST OBC EWS UR HI OC VI ID
IT officer (Scale I) NA NA NA NA 34.13 23.33 NA NA NA
Agricultural Field officer (Scale I) 55.93 53.00 63.67 62.27 63.80 54.33 54.33 50.80 NA
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 49.60 40.60 55.60 55.60 57.20 NA NA NA NA
Law officer (Scale I) 44.00 35.93 45.67 45.67 53.13 NA 35.33 NA NA
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 34.33 NA 43.00 49.07 58.60 NA 37.27 40.67 NA
Marketing officer (Scale I) NA NA NA NA 50.73 NA 40.00 NA NA

IBPS SO 2020 Expected Cut

Section-wise cut off (Prelims)

Sections Expected Cut off marks
English 8 – 10
General Awareness 15 – 18
Quantitative Aptitude 10 – 12
Logical Reasoning 12 – 15

Vacancies

IBPS SO (2020) Number of Vacancy/ Total vacancy

Here, we are providing you the table of IBPS SO vacancy for 2020 exam to be conducted for different posts.

Total vacancies are: 647

Name of Post No. of Vacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I) 20
Marketing Office (Scale-I) 60
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 485
IBPS Law Officer (Scale-I) 50
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 7
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 25

IBPS SO 2020 Posts

IBPS, every year announces the vacancies for the following posts across the country. Here is the list of posts:

Post Name
IT Officer
Agricultural Field Officer
Rajbhasha Adhikari
Law Officer
HR/ Personnel Officer
Marketing Officer

IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER (Pay Scale list – various posts)

Here is the detailed IBPS SO IT Officer salary structure for various posts:

Grade IBPS SO Salary
Officer Scale I Monthly salary– Rs. 36400/-
Pay Scale– Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
Officer Scale-II Monthly salary- Rs. 48800/-
Pay Scale- Rs. 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
Officer Scale III Monthly salary- Rs. 64600/-
Pay Scale- Rs. 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490

IBPS SO Salary Allowances

Here we are providing the detailed information of all the allowances provided to the IBPS SO Officers.

PARTICULAR DETAILS
Dearness Allowances 36% of Basic Pay(Approx. Rs 8600/-)
House Rent Allowances (HRA) 7% – 9% of Basic Pay(As per the place of posting of the candidate)
Special Allowances 7.75 % of Basic + DA(It is the incentive or performance-based bonus given to each employee.)
City Compensatory Allowances (CCA) 0% to 4%(As per the place of posting of the candidate)
Lease Allowance up to Rs29,500/ according to the place of posting.
Provident Fund (PF) Contribution Between Rs 3000/- to Rs 3500/-

Apart from these allowances, some other allowances are provided:

  • Travel Allowances: Allowance granted to an employee to meet his expenditure for the purpose of commuting between his place of residence and office/place of duty
  • Leased Accommodation: the amount that your company will spend on the house that they will provide you.
  • Medical Reimbursement: a fixed amount provided to employees for medical treatment.
  • Pension Schemes
  • Miscellaneous

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS SO 2020

IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER ELIGIBILITY 2020

A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a refugee belonging to Tibet who came to India, before the 1st January,1962, for being permanently settled in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS SO 2020 AGE LIMIT

Minimum: 20 Years

Maximum: 30 Years

A candidate should be born after 02.11.1990 and before 01.11.2000.

Age Relaxation criteria (IBPS SO 2020) : AGE LIMIT

IBPS SO Age Limit Relaxation Upper age limit Age in years
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Persons With Disabilities:
Partial or Full Blindness
Partial or Total Loss of Hearing
Locomotor Disabilities
Intellectual or Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Illness
Multiple Concurrent Disabilities
10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Person Domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir Between 1980-1989 5 years
Victims of 1984 Riot 5 years

IBPS SO IT Officer Eligibility (Educational Qualification)

A candidate must ensure that he/she should meet the minimum educational qualification required as per IBPS SO Eligibility criteria, then only he/she should apply.

The required educational qualification varies according to the posts, therefore here we are providing you the detailed list of educational qualification.

IBPS SO Posts IBPS SO Educational Qualification
I.T. Officer Scale I 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics& Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics& Instrumentation.OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics &Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/Information Technology/ Computer Applications. OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level.
Agricultural Field Officer Scale I 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture
Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as asubject at Graduation level.OR Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English andHindi as subjects at the degree (Graduation) level.
Law Officer Scale I A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
HR/Personnel Officer Scale I Graduate along with 2 years full-time Postgraduate degree/ Postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/Labour Law.
Marketing Officer Scale I Graduate and Full-Time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialisation in Marketing.

Note: The educational qualifications should be from a recognised University, Institution or College and the results should be declared before 9 November 2020 (Revised).

IBPS SO 2020 EXAM Admit card / Hall Ticket

Important Points:

  • Facility for download of Admission Certificates will be available about 3-7 days before the examination on the website of IBPS.
  • Candidates must bring printout of the Admission Certificate to the Examination Hall.
  • In addition to the Admission Certificate, it is mandatory to carry at least two passport size recent colour photographs, Original valid Photo-ID proof having the Date of Birth as printed on the Admission Certificate, such as:

A. Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar

B. Voter’s ID Card,

C. Driving License,

D. PAN Card,

E. Passport,

F. ID Card issued by University/ College/ School,

G. Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU),

H. Ex-serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence.

I. Any other photo bearing valid ID card issued by the Central/ State Government.

  • If Photo Identity Card does not have the date of birth printed on it then the candidate must carry an additional original document.
  • PWD candidates using the facility of scribes as per Para 8.2 and 8.4 shall also be required to carry required Medical Certificate/ Undertaking/ Photocopy of the Scribe’s Photo ID Proof, as specified therein. Candidates without these documents will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
  • Any other document mentioned in the Admission Certificate shall also be carried by the candidates while appearing in the Examination.
  • Applications with blurred photograph and/ or signature will be rejected.

Mock Test / Model Papers

In order to crack any exam, it is very important to know the level and type of questions asked in previous exams. Here, you have a model paper for your guidance.

Preparation Tips

How to clear IBPS SO 2020-21 exam in First Attempt(At a glance)

1) Update yourself with Syllabus and Exam Pattern
2) Make a Study Time Table
3) Watch online classes for Preparation (best resources)
4) Join Offline classes (Coaching institutes) if required.
5) Recognize your weak and strong topics.
6) Give proper attention to each subject.
7) Previous Papers & Mock Tests are very important.
8) Always make updated notes of General Science.
9) Do regular practice of Important topics/weak topics
10) Make a chart of Speed And Accuracy improvement day wise
11) Newspaper reading is very important
12) Avoid guess work in the Exam
13) Start with the question/topics in which you are confident enough
14) Do Not waste time on the questions which are not sure to solve.

Tips to crack IBPS SO 2020-21

1: Update yourself with latest Pattern:

If we see the pattern for the last year, no change is observed in the exam pattern this year.

Important Points related to Exam Pattern

(Computer Based Examination / Online exam):

Preliminary Exam pattern for the post of:

LAW OFFICER & RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI

S.N. Section No. of Q. Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

Preliminary Exam pattern for the post of

Agriculture Field Officer

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

HR/Personnel Officer

IT Officer Scale I

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officer (Scale I):

S.N. Section No. of Q. Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

IBPS SO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

Mains exam pattern for the Post of:

Law Officer

IT Officer

Agriculture Field Officer

HR/Personnel Officer

Marketing Officer

Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Language of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

Mains exam pattern for the Post of:

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Language of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

2. Have a deep understanding of syllabus (Subject-Wise):

  • After knowing the pattern, the major task to be done is knowing about the chapters which are asked in the exam subject-wise.
  • Accordingly you have to prepare the list of the topics which you need to work on a lot.

You must know about important topics to prepare for the exam.

To get topic wise practice test (Based on Previous year) Click here.

3. Must practice previous years’ papers and check your performance:

  • Once, you are aware of your strong and weak areas and start working on it, go through the IBPS SO previous year question papers and observe the trends that have been followed in all previous exams.
  • Just like a real exam. Start attempting previous year papers in the allotted time without any disturbance or break.
  • Note down your score, wrong questions and after analyzing it start working according to your performance.
  • Generally, students are confident and assume that they have proficient knowledge on a particular topic/in a particular subject which is a good thing but attempting the question in a particular time frame with accuracy makes their selection chances much higher.

For getting well explained memory based papers (IBPS SO) Click here.

4. The more you practice, the closer to the success you are:

  • Generally, it is found that students do not like getting involved in the subjects/topics they are weak which a wrong piece of act, working more and more on weak topics will make you successful.
  • You will have to dedicate sufficient time to all the weak sections and less time to strong sections.
  • The frequency of practice for tough questions must be increased day by day.

Here are some pints to guide you:

How To Strengthen Weak Areas:

  • First of all, do prepare the list of topics you need to focus on.
  • Based on your knowledge, make an order and preference of those topics to allocate the time.
  • Take these topics as a challenge, until you score well, don’t stop.

How To Improve Accuracy And Speed:

• Clear the basic concepts.

Start working with easy question which leads to confidence and make you motivated when you get good marks.

• Learn more and more short tricks:

After learning the basics, try to solve the questions in a short way. Learning short tricks initially takes much time but once are familiar with it helps you solve the questions within fraction of seconds. But Short tricks can be learnt only through a lot of practice.

• Skip the difficult questions at initial stage:

At the initial stage of preparation avoid spending time on the questions which are difficult to solve.

• Distribute the total time for each section:

These days every candidate has a mobile phone, keep the timer on while solving the question. Note down the time taken by you in solving various kinds of questions. According make the preference list to followed in the exam.

• Become your own competitor:

Whenever you solve a set of questions and if it requires 30 minutes, try to solve them in 20 minutes. Initially you will not be able to manage but you know ‘practice makes a man perfect’

5. Prepare for IBPS SO Prelims, Mains and Tier 3 simultaneously:

  • Generally, it is seen that candidates have a belief that first we should focus on prelims and thereafter on Mains which is not at all a good thought.
  • In today’s phenomenon, there is no huge gap (max approx. 30 to 60 days) between the dates of Prelims and mains exams, which is not sufficient at all to complete the preparation of mains exam from 0 level.
  • This time should be utilized only by practicing a number of mock tests.
  • A candidate who deeply observes the equation of time gap and required studies, he/she works simultaneously for all the phases.
  • In this series if we talk about the serious and regular attention, Current affairs updates also come into light. In the Main Examination, General knowledge/science section helps you score higher and makes the selection certain.

6. A well-managed study plan is important:

  • The most important question for the best preparation for IBPS SO exams is ‘How to dedicate sufficient time to each subject’.
  • Make the time table according to the topics/subjects which are weak or strong.
  • Weak subject/topic must be allotted more time.

7. Practice Subject wise mock test:

  • Sometimes, by practicing the whole test, candidates are unable to assess the taken time in attempting any subject individually. If you start taking subject wise test, you will become the master of time management.
  • Through this you will be able to aware of silly mistakes that you have made previously and in the best way you will be able to judge your strength and weakness.
  • Switch on the timer and start practicing the complete set with same number of question and within the same time as provided in the real exam.
    For Example: -If you want to practice English: (30 questions mixed in 20 minutes)

Click here to get updated mock test.

8. Design a complete plan:

  • After following points mentioned above, it’s time to finally design your exam strategy.
  • Make a proper list of topics/subjects that you should attempt first.
  • Try not to waste much time on the questions which look tough on the first sight.
  • Topics like Mensuration, Geometry, Trigonometry, Rearrangement, reading comprehension etc., should not be touched initially, it kills your time if you have not practiced a lot.

Finally, we would like to say that everything is possible if once you are determined to achieve it.

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