About IBPS SO Exam
The competitive exam comprises two successive exam; IBPS SO-Pre & IBPS SO-Mains. After clearing these two tests, the candidate will move to the interview for the final selection.
It consists of a paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 125 marks to be solved in duration of 1hr.
This is a screening test only to qualify for the next step and its marks will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
The scheme of this test for IT Officer, HR Officer, Marketing Officer and Agricultural Officer is given below in a table.
|S.no||Test name||Max. questions||Max. marks||Time duration|
The scheme of this test for Law Officer is given below in a table.
|S.no||Test name||Max. questions||Max. marks||Time duration|
|2||General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry||50||50|
For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Office
|Test name||Max. questions||Max. marks||Time duration|
|1||Professional Knowledge||60||60||45 minutes|
For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari
|Name of the Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|Profession Knowledge (Objective)||45||60||English & Hindi||30 minutes|
|Profession Knowledge (Descriptive)||2||30 minutes|
The marks obtained in this test along with interview will determine the merit list for the final selection.
Shortisted Candidates in the main examination for IBPS-SO subsequently called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews to be conducted at select centres. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview must not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). However, like most interviews for various examinations, IBPS-PO interview does not have defined syllabus but candidates need to be articulate about his/her knowledge in General Awareness with special emphasis on Banking, Finance and Economics along with his/her own qualification and work experience (if any) related questions.
|S.no||Quantitative apptitude||Reasoning||English||General Awareness||Computer Knowledge|
|1||Number system||Series completion||Error locations||Current affairs||Interoduction to computer|
|2||HCF & LCM||Analogy||Synonyms||International economy||Basic computer organisation|
|3||Decimal fraction||Classification||Antonyms||UNO||Computer languages|
|4||Square root & cube root||Coding-decoding||Phrasal verbs||Marketing||Memory|
|5||Percentage||Distance and direction||Words often confused & misused||Award & honors||Computer networks|
|6||Ratio and proportion||Ranking and number||Preposition||Sports||Internet|
|7||Average||Blood relation||Passage completion||Finance||E-commerce|
|8||Simplification||Mathematical operation||Fill in the blanks||Agriculture||Opertating System|
|Quardratic equations||Sitting arrangements||Reading comprehensive||History of banking||Number System|
|10||Problems on ages||Puzzle test||Re arrangements||Country currency capital||Data base management system|
|11||Partnerships||Venn diagram||Sentance improvement||Books & authors||Data Structure|
|12||Profit and loss||Data sufficency||Mis spelt for inappropriate||Banking terms||Computer Languages|
|13||Simple and compound interest||Input and output||-||-|
|14||Alligation and mixture||Eligibility test||-||-|
|15||Time and distance||Statement conclusion||-||-|
|Trains||Statement course of action||-||-|
|17||Boat and streams||Statement assumptions||-||-||-|
|18||Pipe and cistern||Critical reasoning||-||-||-|
|19||Mensuration 2D & 3D||-||-||-||-|
|20||Permutaion & combination||-||-||-||-|
The candidate gets selected for the Mains examination after clearing the Preliminary test. After securing the marks equal to or more than the cut-off marks in Mains, he/she will be called for an interview. Then the merit list is produced on the basis of aggregate marks with of both mains and interview. The weightage (ratio) of Mains and interview would be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination of CWE SO/MT-VI and Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE (Main) 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.
IBPS SO Cut Off 2016 for the online objective Written Test.
|Name of Test||Questions||Maximum|
|Total Weightage Score||80 (50 x 1.6)||44.40|
All candidates must check their eligibility before applying for the post that they are eligible for the post or not. Eligibility Criteria of SO Exam covers participant education qualification, age criteria, etc. Qualification standard different for every post checks it.
For IT Officer (Scale I) :- Candidate must have completed 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 & Tele Communication / Electronics & Communication / Electronics & Instrumentation / Computer Science / Information Technolog y/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level.
For Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I): Candidate must have completed 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture / Horticulture /Animal Husbandry / Veterinary Science / Dairy Science / Agriculture Engineering / Fishery Science/ Pisciculture / Agri Marketing & Cooperation / Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry.
For Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I): Candidates must have Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
For Law Officer (Scale I): A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
For HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I): Graduate and Regular Post Graduate degree or Regular Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.
For Marketing Officer (Scale I): Graduate and Full-time MBA (Marketing) / Full time two years PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing.
Age Criteria for Specialist Officer Exam – Participating candidates must have age between 20 – 30 years and age relaxation is according to the govt norms.
Application Fees – General / OBC candidates required to pay Rs. 600/- as application fees and (Sc/ST/PWD) candidates are required to pay Rs. 100/- as fees.
|4||Punjab National Bank|
|5||Punjab & Sind Bank|
|6||Bank of Maharashtra|
|8||Oriental Bank of Commece|
|9||Central Bank of India|
|12||Indian Overseas Bank|
|14||Bank of India|
|15||United Bank of India|
|17||Bank of Baroda|
|18||Union Bank of India|
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