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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam is to be conducted in three stages – Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. Candidate must clear every stage to finally be recruited as SO to one of the participating Public Sector Banks. Preliminary Exam is open to all eligible candidates.

IBPS has introduced some changes in the Exam Pattern for IBPS SO 2018-19. Below are the highlights of the pattern:

  • The exam will be conducted in 3-stage process: Preliminary, Mains and Interview 
  • For Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer, scheme of Prelim will vary as given below in the table.
  • Newly introduced separate sectional timing for each section in prelims exam. In Preliminary exam, 40 mintues will be allotted for each sections.
  • Candidates qualifying Prelims will appear for Mains.
  • Prelim Exam score is qualifying that means it will not be taken towards score computation during Final Allotment. Mains and Interview score will be combined for this purpose.
  • The Mains Examination will be testing candidates on the Professional Knowledge Subjects.

IBPS SO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern

For Law Officer and Rajsabha Adhikari Posts (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. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

For Agriculture /Marketing/HR or Personnel/IT Specialist Officer Posts of Scale-I

S.No. Section No. of MCQs Total Marks Time 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 2018 Mains Exam Pattern

For Rajbhasha Adhikari Post

Section Questions Total Marks Language Medium Time Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective – MCQs) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive Answers) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

For Law/IT/Agriculture/HR or Personnel and Marketing Specialist Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge – (Objective MCQs) 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes