Indian Bank SO Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Indian Bank SO Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020 – Latest Specialist Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern

BPS SO 2019-20 Notification has been released by IBPS. The preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2019-20 is scheduled on 28th and 29th December 2019 and IBPS SO Mains Exam 2019 is scheduled on 25th January 2020. To ace IBPS SO 2019-20 Exam, it is necessary to be acquainted with the Exam Pattern and detailed Syllabus. This will help candidates in judicious preparation for the upcoming IBPS SO 2019-20 Exam. Let’s have a look at the IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus one by one.

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020: Detail Information

IBPS SO 2019-20 Exam will be conducted in the following three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. It is mandatory for every applicant to clear all level of examination to get selected to the post of Specialist Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks participating in IBPS SO 2019-20.

IBPS SO Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Important Points

  • The exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary, Mains and Interview Process.
  • IBPS has introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in prelims exam. The IBPS SO preliminary examination has a total duration of 120 mintues and 40 mintues for each sections.
  • A candidate must appear for the Prelims first and the selected students after the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to give the Mains Exam.
  • Score of Preliminary Exam will not be taken into consideration for final allottment. Final selection will be based on on the Mains Exam and Interview Process.
  • The Mains Examination will contain questions only from the Professional Knowledge Subjects.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

For post of law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari

Section  No. of Questions/ Total Marks  Duration
1. Reasoning 50/ 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50/ 25 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50/ 50 40 minutes
Total  150/ 125

For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

Section  No. of Questions/ Total Marks  Duration
1. Reasoning 50/ 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50/ 25 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50/ 50 40 minutes
Total  150/ 125

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

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

Name of Test No. of Questions/ Total Marks  Duration
Professional Knowledge 60/ 60 (English & Hindi) 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test Number 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

IBPS SO 2019 Interview Process

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam will be finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. It is really important for candidates to fare well in the Interview Process as the final selection of a candidate is based on how he/she fares in this final round of the IBPS SO Recruitment Process.

Indian Bank Specialist Officer Syllabus 2020:

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification Partnerships
Number Systems Average
Percentage Time & Work
Profit & Loss Time, Speed & Distance
Simple Interest & Compound Interest Problems on Trains
Ratio & Proportion Data Interpretation
Problems on Age Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Permutation, Combination & Probability Sequence & Series

Reasoning Ability

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements Coding-Decoding
Direction Sense Machine Input-Output
Blood-Relation Inequalities
Syllogism Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Order and Ranking Alphabet Related Questions

English Language

Reading comprehension Sentence Completion
Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers) Connectors
Cloze Test Paragraph Conclusion
Phrase Replacement Phrasal Verb Related Questions
Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles Error Detection Questions
Inference Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

History, functions, and roles of RBI, SEBI, IRDA, etc. Monetary and Credit Policies, Inflation types like CRR, SLR, etc
History of Indian Banking Industry, Types of Banks and Concept of NBFC Static awareness of Counties, Capitals, Currencies, etc.
Current Affairs Government schemes

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