ibps so exam pattern

Every candidate who has enrolled himself for the IBPS SO Exam 2017 is required to sit for an online examination. The exam targets the ability of a candidate to solve the given questions within a time of 120 minutes / 2 hours.



However, the exam pattern for IBPS SO Exam 2017 has been segregated into two sub-categories, depending upon the requirement of a candidate’s knowledge. Here is the complete information regarding IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017. The candidates must note that the exam is going to held on 28 January 2017 and 29 January 2017.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017 – Rajbhasa Adhikari & Law Officer

Sr. No. Subject Maximum Score
1. Reasoning Test 50
2. English Language Test 50
3. General Awareness Test 50
4. Professional Knowledge Test 50
Total 200

This pattern of examination will be applicable for candidates who have applied for either Rajbhasa Adhikari or Law Officer. On the other hand, the exam pattern for the rest of the posts will be as:

IBPS SO Exam Patten 2017 – Marketing Officer/ HR Officer/ IT Officer/ Agricultural Field Officer

Sr. No Subject Maximum Score
1. Reasoning Test 50
2. English Language Test 50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50
4. Professional Knowledge Test 50
Total 200

It should be noticed that candidates who have applied for the post of Marketing Officer/ HR Officer/ IT Officer/ Agricultural Field Officer need to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude instead of General Awareness. The section of Professional Knowledge Test is common for all, but each post will have questions relating to the similar field.

For an example, if a candidate has applied for the post of Law Officer, then his Professional Knowledge Test will have questions relating to Law and Order. Similarly, for all other fields, Professional Knowledge Test will test the knowledge of the candidates in their respective fields.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017 – Negative Marking

One factor that every candidate must know is the presence of negative marking in exam. The IBPS SO Exam 2017 will deduct 0.25 for every wrong answer that a candidate gives. This means that the candidates will have to mark their answers with precision, else it can result in a terrible loss of score.



Important Points

There are certain things which every candidate should be well aware of. Here are some of the key points to note for IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017.

  1. The IBPS SO Exam is a competitive exam and hence, the scores obtained would be computed on a percentile basis.
  2. The exam will be followed by an Interview round. Score in the exam and performance in the interview would have a ratio of 80 : 20 while computing the final score of the candidate.
  3. There would be sectional cutoffs for each section. Candidates would be required to score a minimum score in every section to qualify for the next round.
  4. The information which a candidate has given during the registration period would be verified before a candidate is allotted with a job.
  5. The IBPS SO Exam 2017 will be held on 28 January & 29 January 2017 and Call Letter would be available after 16 January 2017 for written exam.

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