IBPS CWE SO Exam 2018: Latest and Revised Exam Pattern

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  • However, before preparing for any of the Competitive Examination, especially a banking exam, it is very important to know about the complete pattern of the Examination and then prepare accordingly

  • The candidates need to qualify in each of the three tests. In order to qualify for the same, the candidates need to secure, the minimum cut-off marks as will be decided by the IBPS board.

IBPS SO Mains Exam 2017 Admit Card Released Image Courtesy : IBPS SO Mains Exam 2018

IBPS has lately released the much-awaited notification for the Specialist Officer Recruitment drive for the year 2018. There are in total 1590+ vacancies available for the various posts of Specialist Officers. This will be a great opportunity for getting a government job for all those aspirants willing to get a reputed job in the Banking sector. Now, the candidates need to just get well prepared and apply for the same within the prescribed time. However, before preparing for any of the Competitive Examination, especially a banking exam, it is very important to know about the complete pattern of the Examination and then prepare accordingly. So, with the good news, here is the much needed information on it. 

Mentioned below is the complete pattern for the Prelims as well as Mains Examination of IBPS SO Recruitment for the year 2018:-

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as listed below:

A. Preliminary Examination

Pattern For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Below mentioned is the complete overview of the pattern:-

 

Name of Test No of Questions Maximum Marks Medium Marks Duration
English 50 25 English 40 Minutes
Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 Minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 Minutes
Total 150 125    

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

Below mentioned is the complete overview of the pattern:-

 Name of Tests No of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Marks Duration
English Language 50 25 English 40 Minutes
Reasoning 50  50  English and Hindi 40 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 Minutes
Total 150 125    

The candidates need to qualify in each of the three tests. In order to qualify for the same, the candidates need to secure, the minimum cut-off marks as will be decided by the IBPS board. Also, IBPS has now introduced a sectional timing of 40 Minutes for each of the sections, so the candidates need to pay special attention to this time while, preparing for the exam. 

B.  Main Examination

 The Pattern for Mains Exam includes the Professional Knowledge for various Posts. For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Below mentioned is the complete overview of the pattern:-

Name of Test No of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 Minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Below mentioned is the complete overview of the pattern:-

Name of Test No 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

The pattern for the Prelims Exam will remain the same as for the other Bank Examinations, so the candidates need to prepare themselves in the same way as they may prepare for other Banking Examinations. The only extra efforts need to be given towards the Professional Knowledge of the Subject as will be required for the various posts such as- Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari.

So, with the release of the notification, it’s time to start with the preparations as soon as possible to remain in the competition. The competition is not going to be easy this year as this comes as the much awaited opportunity for the candidates of this sector. This means, the candidates need to really keep their nose to the grindstone to stay ahead in the race. 

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