Ibps so exam 2018

Nov 13, 2019 - 14:40

IBPS SO 2019: EXAM DATES, PATTERN, SYLLABUS, NOTIFICATION, ELIGIBILITY, PREPARATION

The competitive exam comprises two successive exams; IBPS SO-Pre & IBPS SO-Mains. After clearing these two tests, the candidate will move to the interview for the final selection.

Content :

Exam dates

Eligibility

Application Fee

Selection

Exam Pattern

Syllabus

Previous Years Cut off

Participating Banks

IBPS SO Notification 2019 :

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Announced Yearly Exam Calendar. Generally, the first IBPS notification is IBPS PO, IBPS RRB Assistant & Officer, IBPS Clerk, and IBPS SO, IBPS has announced the official notification of  IBPS SO. According to IBPS Calendar, The Online Registration for IBPS SO is from 06 November to 26 November 2018. IBPS has introduced approx 1599 vacancies for IBPS SO 2018 Exam. The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official IBPS website.www.ibps.in.

Total no. of Vacancies - 1800+ Expected

Sr. No POSTS No Of Vacancies
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 319
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 953
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 69
04 Law Officer (Scale I) 75
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 81
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) 302

IBPS SO 2019 Important dates:

Events Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 06.11.2019- 26.11.2019
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 06.11.2019- 26.11.2019
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2019
Online Examination – Preliminary 28.12.2019 and 29.12.2019
Online Examination – Main 25.01.2020
Conduct of interview February 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020

 IBPS SO 2019 Eligibility Criteria :

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.

IBPS SO 2019 Application Fee:

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.

IBPS SO 2019 Age Eligibility:

Candidates applying for the IBPS SO examination should be of 20 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir

during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

IBPS SO 2019 Selection Process :

1. IBPS SO Preliminary Exam

2. IBPS SO Mains Exam

3. Interview

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 2019 Preliminary Exam Pattern:                           

It consists of a paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carries a maximum of 125 marks.

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
1 Reasoning 50 50 40 Minute
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 Minute
3 English Language 50 25 40 Minute
  Total 150 125 2 hours

The scheme of this test for Law Officer is given below in a table.

S.no Test name Max. questions Max. marks Time duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 40 Minute
2 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 Minute
3 English Language 50 25 40 Minute
  Total 150 125 2 hour

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern                                     

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

S.no

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 the interview will determine the merit list for the final selection.

IBPS SO Interview 100 Marks

Shortlisted 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 the 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.

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus

S.no Quantitative apptitude Reasoning English General Awareness Computer Knowledge
1 Number system Series completion Error locations Current affairs Introduction 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
  Quadratic equations Sitting arrangements Reading comprehensive History of banking Number System
10 Problems on ages Puzzle test Re arrangements Country currency capital Database management system
11 Partnerships Venn diagram Sentence improvement Books & authors Data Structure
12 Profit and loss Data sufficiency Misspelled for inappropriate Banking terms Computer Org.
13 Simple and compound interest Input and output - -  
14 Allegation 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 Permutation & combination - - - -
21 Probability - - - -

Participating Banks in IBPS SO 2019 Exam

S.no Bank name
1 Syndicate Bank
2 Indian Bank
3 Vijay Bank
4 Punjab National Bank
5 Punjab & Sind Bank
6 Bank of Maharashtra
7 Allahabad Bank
8 Oriental Bank of Commerce
9 Central Bank of India
10 Andhra Bank
11 UCO Bank
12 Indian Overseas Bank
13 Canara Bank
14 Bank of India
15 United Bank of India
16 Corporation Bank
17 Bank of Baroda
18 Union Bank of India
19 Dena Bank
20 IDBI Bank
21 Indian Bank

Official IBPS SO Mains Cut Off 2017:

IBPS SO Maximum Score (Mains + Interview) 2017:

Post Category
UR OBC SC ST
I.T Officer (Scale I ) 66.27 58.67 57.40 55.47
Agricultural Field Officer 63.00 56.47 51.67 51.33
Rajbhasha Adhikari 65.80 47.67 43.67 NA
Law Officer 76.00 66.07 59.93 66.40
HR/Personnel Officer 77.33 74.67 56.93 47.67
Marketing Officer 80.07 75.60 71.40 76.93

IBPS SO Minimum Score (Mains + Interview) 2017:

Post Category
UR OBC SC ST
I.T Officer (Scale I ) 50.93 46.73 41.00 32.27
Agricultural Field Officer 46.87 46.07 41.40 38.53
Rajbhasha Adhikari 45.53 43.07 38.67 NA
Law Officer 59.00 52.93 47.67 46.00
HR/Personnel Officer 63.07 59.33 50.00 47.67
Marketing Officer 70.53 67.00 63.33

55.67

Official Cut Off Marks of IBPS SO Mains:

IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2017 – Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I)

Name of Test

Maximum

Marks

Cut Off marks of Mains Examination Cut Off Marks for Short listing in Interview 2018
Professional Knowledge 60 GEN OBC/SC/ST/PWD GEN OBC SC ST PWD
13.75 10.75 20.75 20.75 18.75 16.00 HI OC VI ID
15.00 20.75 20.50 12.50

 IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2017 – HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Name of Test

Maximum

Marks

Cut Off marks of Mains Examination Cut Off Marks for Short listing in Interview 2018
Professional Knowledge 60 GEN OBC/SC/ST/PWD GEN OBC SC ST PWD
21.25 17.50 29.25 24.50 23.25 18.75 HI OC VI ID
NA 21.00 28.00 NA

IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2017 – IT Officer Scale I

Name of Test

Maximum

Marks

Cut Off marks of Mains Examination Cut Off Marks for Shortlisting in Interview 2018
Professional Knowledge 60 GEN OBC/SC/ST/PWD GEN OBC SC ST PWD
16.50 13 22.00 20.00 16.25 13.75 HI OC VI ID
15.75 14.50 15.25 16.00

IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2017 – Law (Officer Scale I)

Name of Test

Maximum

Marks

Cut Off marks of Mains Examination Cut Off Marks for Shortlisting in Interview 2018
Professional Knowledge 60 GEN OBC/SC/ST/PWD GEN OBC SC ST PWD
22.25 18 31.00 28.00 25.75 26.25 HI OC VI ID
NA 25.75 25.75 26.75

IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2017 – Marketing Officer

Name of Test

Maximum

Marks

Cut Off marks of Mains Examination Cut Off Marks for Shortlisting in Interview 2018
Professional Knowledge 60 GEN OBC/SC/ST/PWD GEN OBC SC ST PWD
31.75 28 39.25 38.50 34.25 29.25 HI OC VI ID
31.50 34.00 32.50 NA

IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2017 – Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Name of Test

Maximum

Marks

Cut Off marks of Mains Examination Cut Off Marks for Shortlisting in Interview 2018
Professional Knowledge 60 GEN OBC/SC/ST/PWD GEN OBC SC ST PWD
14 10.75 18.25 18.25 17.50 13.50 HI OC VI ID
NA 14.50 22.50 NA

IBPS SO Cut-offs (2016)

IBPS SO Cut Off 2016 for the online objective Written Test.

Name of Test Questions Maximum
Marks
Cut Off
Marks
Reasoning 50 Qualifying
Subject
9
English Language 50 Qualifying
Subject
5
Quantitative Aptitude 50 Qualifying
Subject
8.25
General Awareness 50 Qualifying
Subject
-
Professional Knowledge 50 50 13.75
Total Weightage Score   80 (50 x 1.6) 44.40

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