IBPS SO Exam Pattern


IBPS SO Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Important Points

  • • The exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary, Mains and Interview Process.
  • • IBPS has introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in prelims exam. The IBPS SO preliminary examination has a total duration of 120 mintues and 40 mintues for each sections.
  • • A candidate must appear for the Prelims first and the selected students after the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to give the Mains Exam.
  • • Score of Preliminary Exam will not be taken into consideration for final allottment. Final selection will be based on on the Mains Exam and Interview Process.
  • • The Mains Examination will contain questions only from the Professional Knowledge Subjects.
  • IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

    For post of law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari

    Serial No Section No. of Questions 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
  • For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

    Serial No Section No. of Questions 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 Mains Exam Pattern

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

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

    For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

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

    IBPS SO 2020 Interview Process

    Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam will be finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. It is really important for candidates to fare well in the Interview Process as the final selection of a candidate is based on how he/she fares in this final round of the IBPS SO Recruitment Process.

  • IBPS SO Syllabus

  • IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

    IBPS SO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of IBPS SO 2020-21 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS SO 2020-21 comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude / General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry (For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari).

    Reasoning English Langugae Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
    Seating Arrangements Puzzles Inequalities Syllogism Input-Output Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Order and Ranking Alphanumeric Series Distance and Direction Verbal Reasoning Cloze Test Reading Comprehension Spotting Errors Sentence Improvement Sentence Correction Para Jumbles Fill in the Blanks Para/Sentence Completion Number Series Data Interpretation Simplification/ Approximation Quadratic Equation Data Sufficiency Mensuration Average Profit and Loss Ratio and Proportion Work, Time and Energy Time and Distance Probability Relations Simple and Compound Interest Permutation and Combination Current Affairs Banking Awareness GK Updates Currencies Important Places Books and Authors Awards Headquarters Prime Minister Schemes Important Days

    Professional Knowledge Syllabus

    IT Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus Law Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Syllabus
    • Database Management System
    • Data Communication and Networking
    • Operating System
    • Software Engineering
    • Data Structure
    • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • Basics of Crop production
    • Horticulture
    • Seed Science
    • Agronomy and Irrigation
    • Agricultural Economies
    • Agricultural Practices
    • Soil resources
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Agroforestry
    • Ecology
    • Government Schemes
    • Basics of Marketing Management
    • Brand Management
    • Advertising
    • PR
    • Sales
    • Retail
    • Business Ethics
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market research and forecasting demand
    • Product Life Cycle
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Service Marketing
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Banking Regulations
    • Compliance and Legal Aspects
    • Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
    • Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act
    • Consumer Protection Act
    • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
    • Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector
    • Bankers Book Evidence Act
    • DRT Act
    • Human Resource Development
    • Business policy and strategic analysis
    • Transnational Analysis
    • Training and Development
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Rewards and Recognition
    • Industrial Relations
    • Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
    • Grievance and Conflict Management
    • Performance Management and Appraisal