Analysis of IBPS Specialist Officers

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Analysis of IBPS Specialist Officers

IBPS Specialist Officers exam was conducted on 14th and 15th February, 2015. Below is the section-wise and stream-wise analysis of the exam. 

Expected Cutoffs (Agriculture):

General OBC SC ST
Reasoning 16 14 13 11
Quantitative Aptitude 14 13 11 10
English 16 14 13 11
Professional Knowledge (Agriculture) 14 13 11 10
Total 112 105 95 85



Expected Cutoffs (IT):

General OBC SC ST
Reasoning 16 14 13 11
Quantitative Aptitude 14 13 11 10
English 16 14 13 11
Professional Knowledge (IT) 14 13 11 10
Total 112 105 95 85



Expected Cutoffs (Legal):

General OBC SC ST
Reasoning 16 14 13 11
General Awareness 14 13 11 10
English 16 14 13 11
Professional Knowledge (Legal) 14 13 11 10
Total 112 105 95 85



Expected Cutoffs (Marketing):

General OBC SC ST
Reasoning 16 14 13 11
Quantitative Aptitude 14 13 11 10
English 16 14 13 11
Professional Knowledge (Marketing) 14 13 11 10
Total 112 105 95 85



Expected Cutoffs (HR Personnel Officer):

General OBC SC ST
Reasoning 16 14 13 11
Quantitative Aptitude 14 13 11 10
English 16 14 13 11
Professional Knowledge(HR Personnel Officer) 14 13 11 10
Total 112 105 95 85



Overall


Overall, the exam was moderate to tough. A good number of attempts in the exam were 120 – 130.

Reasoning: 

Overall, the Reasoning section was easy to moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were 28-33. Topics from which the questions were asked included seating arrangement (circular/linear), syllogism, puzzles, input-output, inequalities. 


Quantitative Aptitude:

Overall, the QA section was easy to moderate and a good number of attempts in this section were 28-33. Topics from which the questions were asked included quadratic equations, data sufficiency, data interpretation and approximations. 


English:


Overall, the English section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 25-30 questions. Topics from which the questions were asked included Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Cloze Test, Sentence Rearrangement.


Professional Knowledge:


Information Technology:

Overall the IT section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 28-33 questions. Questions were majorly asked from DBMS, Networking, Software Engineering, Virus.

Agriculture:

Overall, the section was moderate to difficult and a well prepared candidate could attempt 22-28 questions. Questions were asked from seed rate, angle of plough and for data relating to the agriculture statistics in India.

Marketing:

Overall the sections was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 25-30 questions. Topics that were tested included marketing mix, customer segmentation, SEBI, Consumer behavior and perception, pricing, branding etc.

HR:
Overall the section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 25-30 questions. Topics from which the questions were asked included basics of HR, policies and frameworks and Employee engagement activities.

Legal:
Overall the section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 25-30 questions. Topics from which the questions were asked included legal framework in India, laws and acts, company acts and regulations and current legal changes.

General Awareness:
Overall, the section in IBPS SO (Legal) was moderate to difficult and a well prepared candidate could atempt 25-30 questions. Topics from which the questions were asked included banking terminologies and current affairs.

Note: The above information is based on the memory of our students and experts who appeared in the examination on 14th and 15th February, 2015.  

  • Virendar Bhatia

    i hav attempted 124 in IT Officer , plz tell me wat are my chances to get a call????

  • Anonymous

    english was out of 25..& u r predicting 16 as cut off..r u so stupid??? p,s last yr it was 8 for most specializations..