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IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 – Know the Changed Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2018-19 will be held in the month of December – January. There are many aspirants who were eagerly waiting for this. It is better if you all start your preparation well in advance. For that, you must go through the IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018-19.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern and Selection Process

The IBPS SO 2018-19 recruitment is out. A total vacancy of 1599  posts have been announced. As expected, the feature of Sectional Timing has also been introduced in the IBPS SO Exam Pattern. This year IBPS has introduced sectional timing for both prelims and main exam in case of IBPS Clerk and IBPS PO Exam. Hence, you must go through the complete selection process and updated exam pattern for Specialist officer.
 

IBPS SO Selection Process

IBPS recruits Specialist Officers in different domains as in IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Law Officer, Rajya Sabha Adhikari, HR Officer and Marketing Officer. The selection process for Specialist officer includes 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Interview

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

First of all, we have already stated that Specialist Officer recruitment takes place for different domains. Hence, the exam topics are also different for these domains. You can find the detail exam pattern for two different domains given below. You must also remember that for both Prelims and Mains Exam, there is negative marking for both. For your every wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted.

1.Specialist Officer Exam – Prelims

This year for each section in prelims, a sectional timing of 40 marks has been added. you can find the complete exam pattern below.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for: IT, HR Agriculture, Marketing
Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
 English Language 50 25 40 mins
 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 mins
 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 mins
 Marks  150  125 120 mins
IBPS SO Exam Pattern for: Law and Rajya Sabha Adhikari
Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
 English Language 50 25 40 mins
 General Awareness (Spcl. reference to Banking) 50 50 40 mins
 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 mins
 Marks  150  125 120 mins

The candidates have to qualify every section with minimum cutoff marks as well as attain the overall cut off  as decided by the bank. On qualifying, they will be eligible for appearing in the Mains Exam for Specialist Officer.

2.Specialist Officer Exam – Main

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for: IT, HR Agriculture, Marketing, Law officer
Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
 Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes
IBPS SO Exam Pattern for: Rajya Sabha Adhikari
Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 45 60 30 minutes
 English Descriptive 2

The candidates who successfully qualify the Main Round of Exam for Specialist Officer shall be called for Interview Process. Therefore, now you have an idea of the IBPS SO Exam Pattern along with the sections included. So, you should start preparing for the exam accordingly. We will keep updating you with all latest information and notifications regarding IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment 2018. Subscribe to our notifications to avoid missing out any news.

Good Luck!!

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