IBPS SO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern - Negative marking Scheme @ ibps.in

Jayasree | Jul 14, 2020


Name of the Organisation
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Job Role
Specialist Officers (SO) Officer Scale I
CategoryExam Pattern
Type of Job
Govt Bank Jobs
No of Vacancies
Job Location
Official Site

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducts two stages of selection process, written test and interview. Written examination consists of two levels Prelims and Mains. Prelims is to qualify the test which screens the contenders to Mains Exam. To access the Profession Knowledge Mains Examination is conducted. The qualified candidates of Mains will be called for interview process. 

IBPS  Specialist Officers Mains Exam Pattern 2020-21

The below table signifies details for Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer exam pattern. 

The aspirants must possess professional knowledge in their respective subject.

Subject NameNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksMediumDuration
Professional Knowledge
6060Hindi & English45 Mins

The following table is for IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari vacancy.

Subject NameNo. of QuestionsMediumDuration
Professional Knowledge(Objective)
45Hindi & English30 Mins
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive)
30 Mins

IBPS SO Mains Exam Highlights

  • The mains exam conducted in two sections
  • No of Question are 60
  • No of Marks are 60 i,e. for each question one mark
  • The duration of the test is 2 Hrs
  • Objective Based online Test
  • For Rajbhasha Adhikari (Objective  and Descriptive) exam conducted
  • For Rajbhasha Adhikari test time is 1 hr
  • Negative marking scheme
  • The medium of test is Hindi & English

IBPS SO Scale I Mains Exam Syllabus

By having the syllabus information candidates can start their preparation towards the mains examination. Follow the syllabus according to the subject wise and qualify the test by securing the highest scores. Contenders are advised to check as per the Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari post wise subjects in our IBPS SO Mains Exam syllabus article page respectively. Contenders those who have working knowledge in their respective category of subjects will be added advantage. 

Negative Marking Scheme for IBPS SO

Negative Marking is applicable for bank competitive examinations. It means for every wrong answer 1/4th of marks will be taken away. So applicants needs to be more cautious and answer the questions.

  • 0.25 marks will be deducted from the right answer in the test
  • No mark will be deducted if question left unanswered

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prepare for professional knowledge?

There is no specific syllabus for this section, working knowledge related to the subject.

What is the level of questions asked in IBPS SO mains?

The level of questions asked in IBPS SO mains is expected that it will be at the higher side.

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