IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017: Detailed New Exam Pattern 2017 Here

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017: Detailed New Exam Pattern 2017 For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer and For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari here. [no_toc]

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017: Detailed New Exam Pattern 2017 Here

IBPS Specialist Officers Exam Pattern Details: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Recruitment Process (CWE) for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in various cadres like IT, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR and Rashtrabhasha Adhikari etc in various Public Sector Banks. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released it’s IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2017 for 1315 vacancies in 20 banks. The Selection procedure consists of three stages namely, Prelims, Mains & Interview. The exam is scheduled 30th & 31st December 2017 for IBPS Specialist Officers. Moreover, the IBPS SO Exam Pattern has been changed. The IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017 will be different from that of the IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2016. Last year there were only two stages of exam i.e Online Exam & Interview whereas this time the candidates will go through three stages of examination. For the aspirants who want to be a part of the Banking Sector as a Specialist Officer, IBPS SO Examination is one of the best opportunity for them.

The Common Written Examination (CWE) for Specialist officers and Common interview will be conducted, once a year by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The following are the IBPS SO Exam Pattern Details…

#1. IBPS SO Exam Pattern: Important Highlights 

ModeOnline
Stages3
Negative Marking0.25
Marks (Prelims)125
Marks (Mains)60
Expected Complexity LevelModerate – Difficult

#2. IBPS SO Exam Pattern: Important Dates

The IBPS Calendar has been released on the official website, according to which the online registration of IBPS SO 2018 will commence tentatively in October. Candidates can check the complete details of IBPS SO recruitment as given in the table below.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 eventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates07.11.2017- 27.11.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)07.11.2017- 27.11.2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryDecember 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary30.12.2017 and 31.12.2017
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainJanuary, 2018
Online Examination – Main28.01.2018
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationFebruary 2018
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary 2018
Conduct of interviewFebruary 2018
Provisional AllotmentApril 2018

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#3. IBPS SO Exam Pattern: Selection Process

The exams for Specialist Officers (SO) will now on be held in 3 parts:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Interview

#4. IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017

IBPS SO Exam Pattern: The exam pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari is same and the exam pattern for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I is same. Now here we will give the detailed description of the exam pattern for all the defined sectors or departments which are displayed in a table form.

A. Preliminary Examination: IBPS SO Exam Pattern

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

S.No.Name of TestsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning5050
2Quantitative Aptitude5050
3English Launguage5025
Total150125120 Minutes

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

S.No.Name of TestsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning5050
2English Language5025
3General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry5050
Total150125120 Minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

B. Main Examination: IBPS SO Exam Pattern

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

Name of the Test No. of Questions/ Maximum MarksDuration
Profession Knowledge6045 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari: IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Name of the Test No. of QuestionsDuration
Profession Knowledge (Objective) 4530 minutes
Profession Knowledge (Descriptive) 230 minutes

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Penalty for Wrong Answers: IBPS SO Exam Pattern

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

Cutoff Score: (Online Main Examination): IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in the test of Online Main examination and also secure sufficiently high scores to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

Scores: IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi – percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

Marks obtained in the Online Main Examination only will be considered for Shortlisting for Interview and also for final merit listing.

C. Interview: IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Main examination for CRP SPL-VII will subsequently be called for an Interview. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates). Candidate should qualify both in the Online CWE (Main Examination) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

Final Selection Process

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of total scores obtained in written test + Interview. The weightage of Online test and interview will is 80:20. For being selected as a Specialist Officer in the public sector bank you have to qualify in both exam – Written online exam as well as Interview and must score high in the merit list.


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#5. IBPS SO Exam Pattern: Salary Structure

If you are wondering how much salary does an IBPS SO get, here is a glimpse that might motivate you further!

IBPS SO Recruitment Pay scale: Rs 14500 – 600/7 – 18700 – 700/2 – 20100 -800/7 – 25700/-
The approx. IBPS SO Salary Cash in hand of Officer Scale 1 after appointment will be around Rs. 30000-38000/-. Perks, allowances and all benefits will depend upon the bank that you are posted in. Almost all of these banks provide you allowances.

This Salary structure is subject to change according to the terms and conditions of the banks as well.

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