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IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – Check the detailed paper review and IBPS SO Exam Analysis Slot 1. Get sectional and overall analysis of the exam.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis

The much-awaited exam of the year has started and a lot of students appeared to make their destiny and to get a great career as a specialist officer. Once the exam has been conducted successfully, all the students must be seeking for IBPS SO Exam Analysis today, i.e, 30th Dec 2017. In this article, we have provided the detailed IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis today. You will be getting the overall analysis, sectional analysis, number of good attempts, section wise questions asked and IBPS SO Marketing exam analysis 2017-18. IBPS SO Prelims exam is going to be conducted today and tomorrow, i.e, 30th and 31st December 2017.

IBPS SO Exam – Important Dates

Let’s have a look at important dates after the exam has been conducted successfully.

Events Date
Preliminary Exam 30th and 31st December 2017
Result of Preliminary exam – January 2018
Download of Mains Call letter for the Online exam January 2018
Mains Exam 28th January 2018
Declaration of Result of Mains Examination February 2018
Download of call letters for the interview February 2018
Interview February 2018

Those who are here to learn about IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017-18 must be aware of the total vacancies that is announced for this year’s Specialist Officer Exam.

IBPS SO Vacancies 2017-18

There are a total of 1315 vacancies for different posts such as

  • IT Officer : 120 vacancies
  • HR/Personnel Officer : 35 vacancies
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari : 30 vacancies
  • Marketing Officer : 195 vacancies
  • Law Officer : 60 vacancies
  • Agriculture Officer : 875 vacancies

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Certain changes have been observed in the pattern of this exam after the official release of the exam notification. Following are some of the major changes:

  • The exam pattern regarding the selection of aspirants for Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I and Law Officer is the same.
  • Exam pattern for other posts is not the same as that of Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer and the Law Officer.
  • There will be only one section for the Mains exam, i.e. Professional Knowledge.
  • There will be only three sections in the Prelims exam. In the case of Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer, the sections included are: English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness, while the sections for other posts are English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • The marks scored in the Prelims will not be considered to get into the final selection. Combined score of the Mains exam and the Interview Process in the ratio 80:20 will be considered for the final allocation. Rest all the details is in this IBPS SO Prelims 30th Dec 2017 Exam Analysis Shift 1.

Prelims Exam Pattern

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer:

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
English 50 25
General Awareness

(with special reference to banking industry)

50 50
Total 150 125

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

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
English 50 25
Qunatitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125

Mains Exam Pattern

Law Officer, IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing
Officer.

Name of the Test No. of questions Total Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium Duration
Professional Knowledge – Objective Paper 45  

60

English & Hindi 30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge –

Descriptive Paper

2 English & Hindi 30 Minutes


IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall

Section

No. of Ques

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Reasoning

50

Moderate

35-40

English

50

Moderate

30-35

Quantitative Aptitude

50

Moderate

37-43

Overall

150

Moderate

100-120

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis – Sectional

Reasoning Ability: Easy-Moderate

Topic

No. of Questions

Syllogisms

5 Questions

Inequalities

5 Questions

Coding Decoding

Sitting Arrangement and  Puzzles

20-25 Questions

Logical/ Verbal Reasoning

5 Questions

Miscellaneous

10 – Questions

Direction Sense

TOTAL

50 – Questions

IBPS SO Exam Analysis English: Moderate

Topic

No. of Questions

RC

16-18 Questions

Cloze Test

10 Questions

Spotting Errors

10 Questions

Para jumbles

5 Questions

Fill in the Blanks

5 Questions

Total

50 Questions

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis Quantitative Aptitude: Easy- Moderate

Topic

No. of Questions

Data Interpretation

20 Questions

Simplification

5 Questions

Number Series

5 Questions

Simple and Compound Interest

2 Questions

Quadratic Equations

5 Questions

Problem on Ages

1 Question

Time and Work

2 Questions

Profit & Loss

2 Questions

Probability 

1 Question

Average

1 Question

Miscellaneous

6 Questions

TOTAL

50 Questions

Hope our IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis Shift 1 has proved helpful for you.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017