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IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern 2018 Prelims + Mains (CWE SPL VII) Pdf

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern 2018 (Prelims and Mains) | IBPS Exam Paper Pattern for Specialist Officer exam | SO 7 Exam Paper pattern 2018

IBPS department scheduled IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam in the month of January 2018. All eligible candidates who complete their IBPS SO online registration process they should start their preparation for ibps so exam.

Collect all related study material such as IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus and latest exam Pattern of specialist officer for Preliminary and Mains exam thus you have the correct idea about SO CWE (Common written exam). Check details of Main Changes in IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern is given below.

New IBPS Specialist Officer Paper Pattern details

The IBPS SO exam will take place in 3 stages from this year – Prelims, Mains and Interview.

All participants who will successfully register for IBPS SO online (CWE SPL-VII) will be called for IBPS SO Preliminary Exam. And according to the performance in prelims exam selected aspirants will be shortlisted and called for the IBPS SO Main exam.

From this year The IBPS SO Main exam will include only questions from Professional Knowledge. Complete detailed notifications details regarding New IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims and Mains exam pattern will be issued by department soon.

The marks obtained in the Preliminary exam will not be considered for preparing the final merit list and the marks obtained in the Main Examination will only be considered for shortlisting for the interview.

Check the Structure of written exam for specialist officer. IBPS SO Practice / Mock Test Series Pdf Download.

IBPS Specialist Officer Preliminary Exam Pattern

IBPS Preliminary Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning (रीजनिंग) 50 50 02 hour
2 English Language (अंग्रेज़ी) 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude (मात्रात्मक रूझान) 50 50
 Total 150 125

IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims exam is an objective type paper which includes 3 subjects of different marks. All participants required to qualify in all sections and for every wrong answer, you must lose some marks as negative marking and time duration of paper is 02 hour. Mock Test For Banking Exams PDF 2018

IBPS Prelims Paper Pattern For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning (रीजनिंग) 50 50 02 hour
2 English Language (अंग्रेज़ी) 50 25
3 General Awareness (सामान्य ज्ञान) 50 50
 Total 150 125

IBPS CWE Specialist Officer exam pattern differs for every post exam. Candidates who applied for the exam must have checked full details. Negative marking also applied for each wrong answer check details below.

IBPS Specialist Officer Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Professional knowledge (व्यावसायिक ज्ञान) 60 60 45 Minutes
 Total 60 60

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Professional knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 Min.
 2 Professional knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 Min.

Note – All Tables data is expected. Actual data will be updated after IBPS SO notification released.

Here are the changes in the IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern, as intimated via the IBPS Exam calendar notification:

  • From this year you will face IBPS SO Prelims exam as a new stage.
  • Now Final selection will be passing through 3 stage selection process which is Preliminary, Mains and Interview.
  • Your Performance in Prelims will decide your selection in Mains and then Interview.
  • The IBPS SO Mains exam will only include Professional Knowledge questions.
  • Check Detailed Guide on What is the Salary of IBPS SO?

Check IBPS Bank Specialist Officer exam pattern for all posts check below.

IBPS Specialist Officer Negative Marking Process

There will be negative marking in IBPS Specialist Officer exam for each wrong answer. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from all score. and for the Unmarked question, there will be no penalty. And Score will be normalized using the equipped centile method.

So read the question properly before answer and start the paper with proper time management because overall score depends on your answers speed.

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IBPS Specialist Officer Cut Off Score

All participants should obtain a minimum score in each section with a total of minimum score participants will be qualified for Interview. Cutoff will be decided according to available vacancies in that State. Check Specialist Officer written exam pattern carefully and check other related topics of Specialist officer exam.

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  1. sir how is final merit prepared considering mains and interview both

  2. Sir I want to know that weather so is eligible for engneering information science branch students.

  3. mains ki kya strategy hai … nd kab ho ga??????

  4. Sir I completed my MBA marketing and finance can I apply for which post in IBPS so.

    1. Marketing Officer.

    2. ofcourse you can apply ..
      i have been working as marketing officer in punjab national bank for 6 months.


    1. If you have computer science one of your graduation subjects, then you are eligible for IBPS SO IT Officer Post.

  6. btech eee.am i eligible for ibps so?

  7. can I use IBPS PO arihant books for IBPS SO pre exam preparation?? please answer.

  8. Like the previous time, is this year’s IBPS SO Pre Exam, just a qualifying one, in which just section wise cutoff is only required to clear, or it is like the PO exam where qualifying each section as well as scoring all over cut off is necessary. Because previous year in SO Exam(when there was no pre exam), for english maths and reasoning only sectional cutoff was required to clear

  9. sir, i am b.s.c.(biology)graduate and i also complete pgdca. so can i apply for ibps so and if i eliible, for which post can i apply

    1. Pragati, yes you are eligible for IBPS SO, you should apply for IBPS SO IT Officer Post.

  10. sir i am b.s.c.(biology) graduate and i complete rscit .so please tell me which post may i apply

    1. Rupanshi, You can apply for IBPS Clerk and IBPS PO.

  11. sir i am b.s.c.(bio) graduate and i complete PGDCA. so please tell me i am eligible for ibps so exam 2017

    1. Yes, You can apply.

  12. hi, My Queries..
    1- How many candidates apply for the Law Officers post approximately ?

    2- I am a law Graduate and a fresher, my enrollment process with Bar council of Delhi is in process(which is an important eligibility crieteria) but it will be complete by the mains.. and I am a Fresher too.. So Am I eligible?

    1. Vicky waits for latest IBPS SO Notification 2018.

  13. Sir maine mba ki hu marketing se but mere degree me specialisation mention nhi hai
    Lekin. Maine college se ek certificates mangwaya h jisme mention hai. Ki maine mba marketing se ki hu…
    Kya mai marketing officer k liye apply kr skti hu

    1. yes, Ruby you can apply.

  14. Sir I have done bba hons specialised in hr can i apply for ibps so

    1. Aman, For IBPS SO HR Post you should require Graduate and Full-time Post Graduate degree or Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.*

  15. Sir I am post graduate ..n did my eng
    Can I apply for ibps so for de it officer.

    1. Yes Anusha, You can apply.

  16. Sir I born on 23/06/1985 (obc) MCA can I apply for it officer scale 1

    1. Yes, You are eligible.

  17. Sir,when will be the last date of ibps so it officer vii online registration

    1. The last date of IBPS SO Registration will be December 2017.

  18. Sir,
    Experience is required for ibps marketing officer exam ? In recently issued RRB banks and seats issued on november ?
    If required any work experience is eligible or only marketing related..

    1. Nanmapreet, Yes, It clearly mentions One Year Experience (in the relevant field), not another field.

  19. I have competed MBA in finance and hr(minor) I am eligible for hr officer

    1. Yes, you can apply.

  20. Sir i have completed mba in IT, then i can eligible for it officer

    1. Yes, You are eligible.

  21. Hello, I have completed MBA (major hr and minor marketing ) this year. Am i eligible for IBPS SO HR.

  22. Sir.. I completed my graduation in fisheries science…. So sir…can I able to give ibps so….exam

  23. Sir plz tell me syllabus of it officer and plz tell me some important topics with study plan. Bcz i m currently doing job so i want to preparation wid job

  24. Dear sir.
    I have completed bca in distance mode but mba in regular mode .
    Can i apply for ibps so my specialitaions are marketing and hr

    1. Hello Manish, Yes you can apply.

  25. Sir i want to know, in SO marketing officer having two exam or one exam . only one exam and interview or anymore.

    1. Akshay, from this year IBPS SO marketing officer contains Prelims and Mains exam both.

  26. Hello sir ;Iam Dileep Kumar.
    I want to known that for Agriculture field officer new examination pattern 2017.
    And guide for syllabus and cut-off
    Paper’s PDF
    Please” sir.

  27. Hello Sir,
    What is the syllabus and patterns for so marketing. Please provide me the link…

    1. Vipin, Check IBPS SO Syllabus here.

  28. I have done PGDM from AICTE in Marketing but in my degree its not mention…..
    Am I eligible for SO exam?

    1. No.

  29. Hi, I have been working 2 years in IT sector, can i apply for Scale II of IT officer? If yes then what is the syllabus for that? and when is the time of exam, is it same like scale I?

    1. Abhrajyoti waits for Latest notification of IT officer.

  30. sir may i know weather the notification (2016-2017) for Specialist officer (IT OFFICER) out.

    1. October 2016.

  31. sir i have completed post graduation in hindi subject.but i had completed my graduation with history and hindi sir can i apply for specialist officer.

    1. Yes, Vipin you can apply for SO Post.

  32. sir pleas tell me the SO IT officer individual cut off marks and overall cut off marks . I need to clear the doubt .

    1. Post IT Officer ( Scale – I) Expected Cut off for 2016 – SC 60- 66,ST 56-62, OBC 61 -70, UR 68-75, HI 50-55, OC 60-65, VI 58-65.

  33. Hi sir

    This is Kiran , completed MCA preparing for SO IT. can u tell me the exam pattern and cut of marks about SO IT officer.

    1. Hello Kiran, You can check Complete IT officer Syllabus with exam pattern here.

  34. Hi ,

    I Am 06 Sep 1988 born (General).with BE in ECE . Can i apply for the SO?

    1. Yes, Terry you can apply for IBPS SO Exam.

  35. sir can i apply for specialist officer ,i am in bca final year

    1. You should complete your BCA degree first.

  36. Good evening Team,

    Please let me know when the marks of SO candidates called for the interview will get updated on the portal!!

    Thank you

    1. It will updated very soon in April month.

  37. Sir,

    With respect to IBPS SO IT officer examination, they say professional knowledge topic carries 50 questions for 75marks.please confirm whether each question will carry uniformly 1.5 marks or depending on the question weightage the marks will vary

  38. Hi, i want CWE-SPL-V syllabus for 2016 exam,Additionally could i know if there are any old question papers available.

  39. Respected sir,
    I have completed my be in it. and my date of birth is 07-01-1987.can I apply fot it officer scale 1 in 2016-17 exam

    1. Required age minimum 20 years.

  40. how will be patreen of IBPS for specialist officer they will give total 120 mints for both
    or they will separate like part 1 and part 2…

    part 1 for reasoning..quant..english
    part 2 for computers…

    plss friends help me out

  41. I have read somewhere that the marks obtained in Reas. Eng. and Quant. are not counted in merit, but only their cut off matters. Means if I score majority marks in those 3 subjects and score 20-30 in PK, and total is 125, then i will not be selected, because merit counts only for PK in selection. Please clear this doubt, is this true or false?

  42. Sir,
    iam completd MCA please guide me how many question to be solve in each section i don’t have any idea plz guide me.

  43. sir,
    I want to apply for ibps so… i have done mba in finance and marketing… so can u suggest me which one can i apply???

    1. you can apply for IBPS SO HR Post.

  44. Check Latest IBPS Exam information here.

    1. Respected Sir,
      Sir, Please help to undestand hw much question have to solve in each section to qualified in IT-Officer exam of IBPS 2016.
      Please help me to understand this jumble exam.

  45. sir I want know topics in professional knowledge For IT officer post …i done b.tech. in ECE .

  46. Sir I am bsc agricultural 4th year student so.can i apply for fo post

  47. I too want to know the same.

  48. Hello sir,
    I wanted to know number of questions for each section? and is there sectional cut off or overall cutoff?

    1. 75 in agriculture 25 in English 50:50 maths reasoning

  49. Sir
    Tell me, for so it officer in reasoning quantative or eng only sectional cutt off is necessary.
    Merit list will be according to only professional paper or complete

    1. Merit will be according for overall complete subjects.

  50. HELLO SIR,

        THANK YOU

    1. i completed for ibps so 2016 and i belonging from B.tech EEE background.Am i eligible for ibps so?????

  51. Dear Sir/Madam

    What will be syllabus for Marketing officer in professional knowledge paper.

  52. Hello Sir.. Which book is best for preparation for Computer Knowledge for IBPS S.O(IT OFFICER).

      1. Hello Sir,

        Is the above mentioned book suffecient to cover the entire syllabus for Specialist IT officer post 2016?

      2. Yes It is

  53. My doubt is that English is only for 25 marks so cut off will be .125 r .25 is my doubt

  54. I have btech in computer science but duration 3 year because of lateral admission.but i already filled it .wheater eligible or not ..

  55. Sir, I did PGDCA from DU. Then I complete M.SC IT from KSOU distance learning. Is am eligibke For IT officers exam.

  56. I am filing form for IBPS (Law Officer). I am facing problem in filing the form. The page titled PREVIEW is not being processed even after clicking on FINAL SUBMISSION. I have been trying it for close to an hour.

    Regn – 1460292675

  57. what is age criteria for I.T officer….i think age should be increase ..so that general category students got placement bcoz there is relaxation for some ..and reservation is alos sir..please free this exam from reservation

  58. I completed my MSC physics with electronics. Can I apply.if yes what is syllabus of electronics.

    1. Yes you can apply for Personnel Officer.

  59. i have done BE(3yrs) in CSE after diploma(3yrs) i.e, lateral entry.am i eligible for it officer,plz reply me very much worried.

    1. IT officer Required 4 Year degree / Post Graduation or Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

  60. Sir, I have completed my engineering in computer science for which post m eligible? And please suggest syllabus for professional knowledge

      1. pls send me the previous year question papers and syllabus of ibps marketing specialist officer 2016

  61. Sir, I have completed my engineering in computer science for which post m eligible? and please suggest me about professional knowledge and also give the link of previous question paper for B.E computer science about professional knowledge

  62. Thank u sir,but when i am trying to fill up application form,the post graduation qualification part does not show MBA hr.please help how to fill this part.please sir tel me

  63. Sir
    I am from Haryana and i want Bahadurgarh centre. Can i fill centre of exam under Delhi region? is there any problem with regions or not?

  64. sir,i have completed mba in hr and marketing,i want to apply for hr officer,but when i try to fill
    application form i face one problem,when i try to fill qualification part it does not show mba hr,it shows post graduation in hr,hrd,labor officer,etc.so please tell me how i apply it.

    1. MBA means post graduation in management only. Its the same thing. Tick the option of pg in HR.

  65. Sir
    I have completed MBA with hr and marketing specialization,can i apply for hr personnel please tell me.

    1. Yes you can apply for HR And Marketing Officer choose anyone.

      1. Thank u sir,but sir when i try to fill the application form,the qualification part does not show mba hr please tell me how to fill this.

  66. Sir,
    I have completed BCA . I am eligible IT Officer please….. tell me

    1. Post Graduation or 4 year degree must for IT Officer exam.

      1. Which post i eligible sir

  67. Sir i have complete m.a with hindi
    can i apply for rajbhsha officer

    1. yes you can apply for rajbhsha officer

  68. Sir I have completed my MBA with hr and finance..so can I fill this form of ipbs so.m I eligible for this

    1. You can apply for Marketing officer

  69. I am graduate in computer application
    Am I eligible to apply for apply IBPS so exam?

  70. Sir i want to preparing IBPS exam for AO AFO
    Bt i dont know the pattern of the exam.i dont know the syllabus or books. Give me suggestions which books i buy and read to crack the AFO exam

  71. hi could u please tell what are the topics for the marketing

  72. Hi,
    I am willing to appear SO marketing.I have done PGDM after graduation. My PGDM certificate doesn’t mention the specialisation. Am I eligible for SO exam?

  73. In ibps specialist officer exam dates are 30,31 jan.which date exam will be conduct of It officer.

  74. Respected Sir/Madam,
    i am laluks. i compleated Bsc Computer Science degree on 2013. i like to apply for IBPS IT officer post. can i eligible for this post..

  75. Hello,

    I have completed my BSC degree and persuing MSc(C.s) last year.
    So can I apply for IBPS SO exam ?

    1. Yes you are

      1. i have completed MCA in post graduation…but i m a B.Sc(maths)graduate..am i eligible for Bank IT officer

  76. what the weightage of interview in ibps so It Officer exam.and how many marks of interview.

  77. I completed MBA with dual specialization HR(major)and Marketing(minor).is am eligible for both HR officer and Marketing officer?

  78. Sir.ibps bank s.o.(agricultureofficer)ke liye online test dana h ..kase du..kya mahindra se de sakta huu

  79. Sir.. bank s.o (agriculture field officer) test series site name

  80. Sir
    I m compltd my mba but ceritficate is not came from university I m eilgible for these exam

  81. plz send me previous papers of IT officer.

  82. Hi,
    I would like to know if scale I and II exams for Specialist officer will be held together in CWE V ?

  83. sir i give the 10 times of exam ibps & other banks but not yet passed please suggest me

  84. sir,what is cutoff mark in english for ibps it officer

  85. I want to ask whether the pattern of the exam has been changed. As, i informed by my seniors that non-verbal reasoning is not in sound and i am confused what to do in reasoning. Could you help me to sort out my problem.
    Thanks in Advance

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