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IBPS SO has released its notification for the posts of I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) & Marketing Officer (Scale I) on 5th Nov, 2019. According to the official notification dates the online registrations are currently going on and the last date for the same is 26th Nov, 2019. So, candidates applying for it are expected to complete the registration process by 26th Nov.

As per the IBPS SO 2019 recruitment notification the IBPS SO Prelims 2019 exam is scheduled on 28th Dec, 2019. So, with just 47 days in hand candidates must start preparing from today. Here we are with a complete exam pattern of Prelims and Mains along with the detailed IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern – Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

S. No Name of Tests Nos of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Medium Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
  TOTAL 150 125    

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IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern – IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

S. No Name of Tests Nos of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Medium Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
  TOTAL 150 125    

Mentioned above is the exam pattern for IBPS SO Prelims for different posts respectively. Now before moving onto the syllabus and preparation it is advisable to attempt a free mock test for IBPS SO Prelims. Taking a free test may help you in gaining a pre-knowledge about your preparation level. It even gives you a fair idea regarding your strong and weak areas.

Mentioning below the section-wise syllabus for IBPS SO Prelims.

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus

English Language Reasoning   Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Cloze Test Alpha-numeric/ Alphabetical Series Age Problems
Correct Usage Analogy Average
Error Spotting Analytical Reasoning Boats and Stream
Fillers – Single, Double Blood Relations Clock and Calendar Problems
Idioms and Phrases Coded Inequalities Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI
Odd One Out Coding and Decoding Data Sufficiency
One Word Substitution Data Sufficiency Decimal and Fractions
Para   Jumbles Directions and Distances Indices and Surds
Paragraph Completion Double Line-up LCM and H.C.F
Reading Comprehension Inequality Mensuration
Sentence Improvement Input Output Mixture and Allegations
Synonyms/ Antonyms Order and Ranking/Direction Number Series
Vocabulary based questions Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc. Number System
Word/Phrase Replacement Scheduling Partnership
Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed Percentage
Statement and Conclusion Permutation and Combination
Statement-Course of Action Pipes and Cisterns
Syllogism Probability
Profit, Loss and Discount
Quadratic Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Simplification & Approximation

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IBPS SO 2019 General Awareness (Banking) Syllabus

  • Monetary Policy
  • National Income
  • RBI and its Functions
  • Banking Terms & Abbreviations
  • Financial Sector Regulators
  • Financial Committees
  • World Financial Institutions
  • Recent Banking Updates
  • Currency and Capital
  • General Awareness topics including Important Personalities, Important Dates etc.

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This is all about the exam pattern and syllabus for IBPS SO Prelims 2019, however if any of the candidate has any doubts or queries related to this particular exam then here are the IBPS SO 2019 important FAQs. These FAQs may be really helpful in answering all your queries and concerns.


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