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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022, Check Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022: Interested candidates should not waste their time and begin strategizing their preparation for the upcoming SO Recruitment. The first and foremost thing that any aspirant should begin with is the updated Exam Pattern, which is the key point for preparing well for the exam. This article explains the IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Agriculture Officer, Law Officer, Marketing Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, HR/Personnel Officer & IT Officer elaborately. Read further to know details of the type of questions, number of questions, and other important details of the exam.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022- Highlights

The IBPS has announced the IBPS SO Exam Dates 2022 for the Prelims & Mains exam on the official website. The table below contains all the highlights of IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022
Conducting body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Mode of IBPS SO 2022 Online (computer-based test)
Official website www.ibps. in
Category Exam Pattern
Exam Stages Prelims- Mains- Interview Round
Exam Date of IBPS SO 2022 Prelims 24th & 31st December 2022 
Exam Date of IBPS SO 2022 Mains 29th January 2023

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2022 will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for various posts like that of Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I, Law Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I. The notification for the same is going to be released shortly by IBPS.
The recruitment process to select Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2022 is done in three phases:

  • Online Preliminary Exam,
  • Online Mains Exam and
  • Interview

A candidate must qualify for both the preliminary exam and mains exam to proceed to the interview round. The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter as Specialist Officers (SO).

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern, Important Points

Candidates can check important points of the IBPS SO Exam Pattern of Prelims & Mains.

  • The IBPS SO 2022 exam pattern for selecting candidates for Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I and Law Officer is the same.
  • The Exam Pattern for all the other posts is different from the exam pattern of the Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer.
  • The Mains Examination will have just one section, i.e. of Professional Knowledge
  • Only three sections will be asked in the Preliminary Exam of the IBPS SO 2022 Exam.
  • For Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer prelims, sections asked are English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness.
  • For other posts, sections asked are English Language, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • The score of the Preliminary Exam will not be taken into consideration for the final selection. A cumulative score of the Mains Exam and Interview process in the ratio of 80:20 will be taken into consideration for final allotment.

Let’s have a look at the detailed Exam Pattern for multiple posts offered through IBPS SO 2022 Exam.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

Given below is the IBPS SO Exam Pattern of Prelims with respect to various posts of Rajbhasha Adhikari and for other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I.

For Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I officer

Serial No 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 150 125 120 minutes

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

Serial No 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 150 125 120 minutes

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

Detailed IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022

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IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of Law Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to Law 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

For the Post of IT Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to IT 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Agriculture Field Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to Agriculture 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Marketing Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Marketing Officer 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of HR/Personnel Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to HR 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

Note- Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations). There will be a 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 a penalty to arrive at a 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.

Know more about IBPS SO 2022

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern – Interview Process

After the IBPS SO Mains exam, qualified candidates are called for a Personal Interview. Personal Interview comprises a good value for the final selection of IBPS SO. It contains 20% weight-age in the merit list. Candidates need to do well in IBPS SO Interview.

Also Check,

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022- FAQs

Q. Is there any negative marking in the IBPS SO Prelims and Mains exam?

Ans. Yes, there will be 0.25 or one-fourth marks of negative marking in the IBPS SO Prelims and Mains exam.

Q. What is the mode of the IBPS SO Prelims and Mains exam?

Ans. IBPS SO 2022 Prelims and Mains exam will be conducted in online mode.

Q. What is the IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022?

Ans. The IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022 consists of 03 Phases i.e. Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

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