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Monday, July 17, 2017

IBPS SO Exam 2017

IBPS SO Exam 2017

Just like the other upcoming bank exams, the IBPS Specialist Officer provides a great opportunity for those aspirants who want to work in Public Sector Banks. The IBPS SO Prelims exam is scheduled to be held on the 30th and 31st Dec 2017 and Mains on 28th Jan 2018. This year the pattern has slightly differed when compared to the previous year’s exams. This article informs the candidates about the latest and updated IBPS SO 2017 Exam Pattern and selection process.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017
The IBPS SO 2017 Recruitment procedure is of the following stages:
1.     Preliminary Exam
2.     Mains Exam
3.     Interview
The candidates will first have to appear for the Prelims Exam. Once the candidate successfully clears the prelims exam, the candidate will get shortlisted for the Mains exam. The marks in the mains exam for Reasoning, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude will not be included in the calculation for the Final Merit list. The candidates who have cleared the Mains exam will be shortlisted for the Interview Process. The Mains exam will consist of questions from the Professional Knowledge subject which will be included in the calculation for the Final Merit list. Also, there was no sectional timing for the exam which was introduced for this year’s exam. This aforementioned information can be confirmed once the IBPS SO Official Notification is out. 

IBPS SO Posts:
1.     Agricultural Field Officer
2.     Marketing Officer Scale I
3.     HR / Personnel Officer
4.     IT Officer Scale I
5.     Law Officer
6.     Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

The Cut Off for the online Objective Written Test:

Name of Test
No. of Questions
Cut Off Marks
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness (With Special Reference to Banking)
Professional Knowledge for IT Officer Scale I

All the tests are bilingual (English and Hindi) and have a negative marking of 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer. For the candidates to be shortlisted for the Interview, they should score more than the requirement of the Total Weightage Score.  The calculation of the Total Weightage Score is given below:
Total Weightage Score = Score Obtained in test of Professional Knowledge x 1.6 
The Online Registration starts from November 16 to December 2nd, 2017. The eligible candidates can register for this Upcoming Bank Exam.

The Exam pattern is as follows:

Name of Test
Max Marks allotted
Duration of the Test
Reasoning Test
30 minutes
English Language
25 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
30 minutes
Professional Knowledge
35 minutes
120 minutes

This makes it very clear that the candidates should be thorough with the specialization field to score well in the Professional Knowledge section and get selected for the final merit list. The aspiring candidates can also visit the Byju’s website to learn tricks and strategies to crack the bank exams and can also get the complete syllabus topics and exam pattern available on the website. The topics which the aspirants find difficult, can be learnt through the Byju’s YouTube channel for a better understanding.

About the author:
Reuben Thomas Alex enjoys inspiring others through his writing and blogging. After his engineering, he has chosen to work with many students and to explore the opportunities of creating a better future in the field of digital education. He has been able to motivate many with his passion towards education in Byju’s-the Learning App.


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