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IBPS SO (CWE)

  • Exam Mode : Online
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  • Examination category : Banking
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  • Conducting Body : Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
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Main Exam Date

28-01-2024

Overview

The IBPS SO examination is organized by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select young professionals for the following six different posts in the Public Sector Banks across the country-

Sr. No.

Posts (Scale-I)

1.

I.T. Officer

2.

Agricultural Field Officer

3.

Rajbhasha Adhikari

4.

Law Officer

5.

HR/Personnel Officer

6.

Marketing Officer

IBPS SO Conducting Body: IBPS(Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) a recruitment body, has an aim to encourage the applicants in Public Sector Banks for which exams are held every year. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection held an exam every year for the post of Specialist Officer for banks.

IBPS SO Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

Will be updated soon 

Application Date

Will be updated soon 

Admit Card

Will be updated soon 

Prelims Exam Date

Will be updated soon 

Mains Exam Date

28/01/2024

Result Date

Interview Date 

Mode to Apply

Online

Link to Apply

Click here

Official Notification

Check here

IBPS Selection Procedure:- The IBPS SO Examination is conducted in three-stage

STAGE - I

Preliminary Examination

STAGE - II

Mains Examination

STAGE - III

Interview

The selection of the candidates purely depends on merit which is based on the performance in the above-mentioned rounds.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Exam: The IBPS SO is an Online examination that is conducted with an aim to test the intellect, aptitude, and standard of English language of the candidates. The format of the preliminary examination is based on different posts.

  • For the post of Law officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari:-

S. No.

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

2.

English Language

50

25

40 minutes

3.

General Awareness (With Special Reference to Banking)

50

50

40 minutes

Total

150

125

2 Hours

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking. 0.25 marks should be deducted. There is a provision of sectional timing also.

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

S. No.

Section

No. of Questions

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

2 Hours

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking0.25 marks should be deducted. There is a provision of sectional timing

Mains Exam:- The following is the paper format for the mains examinations for the various posts:

  • For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer:-

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 minutes

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking. 0.25 marks should be deducted.

  • For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60 marks

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

02

30 minutes

Note:- The medium of examination for the above test is English and Hindi. There is a provision of negative marking. 0.25 marks should be deducted in the Professional Knowledge test objective.

Interview:- Candidates who qualify the Mains Exams are finally called for the Interviews. The Interview carries 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks for the interview stage is 40% for the general category and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria:-

  • Nationality: Must be a citizen of India,

  • Age Limit:- 20 to 30 years. Relaxations to the reserved categories are as follows:-

    Category

    Age relaxation

    SC/ST

    5 years

    OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

    3 years

    PWD (Persons With Disabilities)

    10 years

    Ex-Servicemen

    5 years

  • A resident of Nepal,

  • A resident of Bhutan,

  • A refugee from Tibet who migrated to India with the intention of permanently settling,

  • People who migrated from Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries, but must be of Indian origin, with the intention of settling in India permanently. 

 IBPS SO Educational Qualification: The educational qualification for IBPS SO is as follows:

- IT Officer: Applicants must possess a Graduation or Technical degree.

- Agriculture Field Officer: Candidate must possess a 4 year degree (graduation) in Horticulture, Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Food Technology, or any other relevant field.

- Rajbhasha Adhikari: Candidate must possess a post graduation in Hindi with English as a graduate level subject and post graduation in Sanskrit with Hindi and English as a graduate-level subject.

- Law Officer: Applicants must have a degree in Law and enrolled in Bar Council as an Advocate.

- HR/ Personnel Officer: Applicants must possess a post graduation in  Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, HR, Labour Law, or Social Work.

- Marketing Officer: Applicants must possess a full-time MBA  with Marketing Specialization.

IBPS SO SyllabusThe syllabus for the exam is as follows. Candidates can prepare for the exam according to the following syllabus.

- Reasoning Ability:

  • Distance and Direction

  • Seating Arrangements

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Inequalities

  • Syllogism

  • Puzzles

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Input-Output

  • Blood Relations

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Order and Ranking

- Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Relations

  • Time and Distance

  • Probability

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Data Interpretation

  • Number Series

  • Profit and Loss

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Simplification/ Approximation

  • Average

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Work, Time, and Energy

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Simple and Compound Interest

- English Language:

  • Cloze Test

  • Spotting Errors

  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Para Jumbles

  • Fill in the Blanks

- General Awareness:

  • Current Affairs

  • Banking Awareness

  • Important Places

  • Awards

  • Headquarters

  • Prime Minister Schemes

  • Important Days

Conclusion:- IBPS conducts all their exams in Online mode. The online examination system is easy to use and very user friendly. It provides an online mock test before the exam on the official website. So, it is advised to the candidates to check the official website regularly. All the best for your exam.

FAQs:

Ques 1. When are the SO exams conducted every year?

Ans. The CWE IBPS SO is usually scheduled in the month of February.

Ques 2. Is it possible to find the details on the number of vacancies available in the SO recruitment process?

Ans. The vacancies are made available based on the requirement of participating banks.

Ques 3. The examination is held in which mode?

Ans. Across the country, the Common Written Exam for IBPS SO exam is held online.

Ques 4. When does the registration start for IBPS SO?

Ans. The registration generally begins in the month of November or December.

Ques 5. What is the Exam Pattern followed for IBPS SO exam?

Ans. IBPS SO is held in two levels namely (i) preliminary exam and (ii) main exam. Candidates after qualifying the preliminary exam can appear for the Mains exam. Candidates who clear the main exam get shortlisted for Personal Interview. Candidates are recruited based on their performance in the Interview and the Main Exam.

Ques 6. Is there any percentage criteria to appear in IBPS SO?

Ans. No, there is no such criteria. The eligibility criteria must be fulfilled to appear in the SO exam.

Ques 7. Is calculator allowed in IBPS SO exam?

Ans. No, use of the calculator is strictly not allowed in the bank exam. So candidates can't use the calculators and they must apply their mind and solve the questions.

Ques 8. Is EEE branch eligible for IBPS SO?

Ans. Being a B.Tech in EEE( Electrical and Electronics Engineering ) stream candidates are certainly eligible for the IBPS SO examination for recruitment as an IT Officer as the trade includes Electronics as a core subject and for the same post Electronics candidates are allowed to appear.

Ques 9. Can a graduate apply for IBPS SO?

Ans. No, four year UG/PG degree is a must to apply for IBPS SO exams.

Ques 10. Can engineering students apply for IBPS SO?

Ans. Yes, but only particular engineering graduates can apply for SO(Specialist Officer) post. Mechanical and Civil engineering graduates are not eligible.

Ques 11. Can a final year student apply for IBPS so?

Ans. Final year/semester students are not eligible for IBPS SO recruitment. Only those candidates who have completed their degree are permitted to apply.

Ques 12. What is the work of IBPS SO IT Officer?

Ans. The job of IBPS SO IT Officer employed in a bank is to monitor the work on software and network systems, servers,  maintenance of databases, evaluating a new technology for the improvement of the overall working of the bank.

Ques 13. How many attempts are there for IBPS so?

Ans. There is no restriction related to the number of attempts in IBPS SO recruitment. A candidate, belonging to any category, can appear for any number of times in the examination.

Ques 14. Can a candidate apply for more than one post in the IBPS SO?

Ans. No. A candidate is allowed to apply for only one post in the IBPS SO at a time.

Ques 15. Is the Computer language beneficial to apply for the IBPS SO?

Ans. Candidates having a Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in Computer Operations/ Language is definitely beneficial. Candidates must have studied Computer/Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

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