IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers

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IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers

IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers

IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers: Exam for IBPS SO will be conducted by The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. IBPS will start notification for Specialist Officer in October on their official website. There are 2000 vacancies in 2018. Candidates can get selected for different posts in different government departments. Recruitment is done for positions like I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. Online application forms will be available from November 2018.
IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018 Details:
Examination Name
IBPS SO 2018
Organized by
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Mode
Online
Name of Posts
Specialist Officer (SO)
Total Number of Vacancies
2000 (Expected)
Apply Mode
Online
Official Website
http://ibps.in/
Important Dates:
IBPS SO 2018 Apply Online Starting Date
Nov-18
IBPS SO Application Form 2018 Last Date
Nov-18
IBPS SO Prelims Exam Date
29th and 30th December 2018
IBPS SO Main Exam Date
27th January 2019
Eligibility Criteria
Educational Qualification:
Graduation / Post Graduation Degree or its equivalent from recognized institute/University in relevant field.
Age Limit:
Minimum – 20 Years
Maximum – 30 Years
Age relaxation is applicable as per the Govt. Rules
Application Fee
General / OBC
Rs. 600/-
SC/ ST/ PWD
Rs. 100/-
Selection Process
Phase-I
Prelims Exam
Phase-II
Main Exam
Phase-II
Interview
Candidates must check eligibility criteria before filling the form.
IBPS SO 2018 Vacancy Details :
IBPS SO 2018 exam there will be 2000 Vacancies for following posts:
  1. IT Officer Scale-I
  2. Agricultural Officer Scale-I
  3. Rajbhasa Adhikari Scale-I
  4. Law Officer Scale-I
  5. HR Officer Scale-I
  6. Marketing Officer Scale-I
IBPS SO 2018 Important Dates:
Event Dates (Tentative)
IBPS SO Notification 2018 Declaration Date October 2018
Online Registration starting Date for IBPS SO 2018 November 2018
Last Date of IBPS SO 2018 Online Registration November 2018
Admit Card Release Date for IBPS SO Prelims December 2018
Exam Date for IBPS SO 2018 29th and 30th December 2018
IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Prelims January 2019
Result Declaration Date for IBPS SO Main January 2019
IBPS SO Main Exam Date 2018 27th January 2019
Result Declaration of IBPS SO Main 2018 Result February 2019
Release Date of IBPS SO Interview Call Letter February 2019
Interview Date February 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2018
Eligibility Criteria for IBPS SO 2018:
Eligibility criteria for candidates to appear for IBPS SO 2018 exam is shared below. Candidates must read eligibility criteria section carefully before applying for the exam.
Name of Post Educational Qualification of IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam (As on November 2018)
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Candidates must have done 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering .
IT Officer (Scale-I) A) Candidates must have done 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.

OR

B) Candidates must have done Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications.

OR

C) Candidate must have Graduate and have passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Law Officer (Scale I) Candidates must have a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
Rajbhasa Officer (Scale I) Candidates must have a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.

OR

Candidates must have a Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

HR/Personnel

Officer (Scale I)

Candidates must have Graduate and full-time Post Graduate degree or full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Candidates must have Graduate and full-time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / full-time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.
Age Limit (As on November 2018): Candidates who have age in between 20-30 years (as of November 2018) are eligible to apply. Age criteria are the same for each government departments. There is some age relaxation given by the government to candidates who belong to special categories and they are:
  • SC/ST- 5 years
  • OBC- 3 years
  • Ex-servicemen/ Commissioned Officers/ SSCOs- 5 years
  • People affected by riots in 1984 – 5 years
  • Person
    with Disability- 10 years
  • Person
    domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir in the period between 1/1/80 to 31/12/89- 5 years
Steps followed for filling IBPS SO 2018 Application Form:
Link for filling application will be live in November 2018. Since the application is to be filled online, we share simple steps to make it easier for you.
Also Read: IBPS PO 2018 Previous Year Question Papers
How to fill IBPS SO Application Form 2018?
  • Open IBPS official website i.e. www.ibps.in
  • Look for Specialist Officer Section on Homepage
  • Select the Recruitment Process for IBPS CWE SPL-VIII
  • Read all given instruction carefully.
  • Click on Online Application Link and start filling the form.
  • You will have to upload photograph copy and signature, so keep it ready.
  • Take a printout of filled form after submitting online. 
IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern :
Detailed exam pattern for different sectors or government departments is shared in this section. The pattern of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari exam is the same. While pattern for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, and Marketing Officer Scale I exam is the same. Exam pattern for each exam is shared below:
Exam Pattern for IBPS SO 2018 for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I & Marketing Officer Scale I.
S.No.
Name of Tests
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Medium of Exam
Exam Duration
1
Reasoning
50
50
English and Hindi
2 Hours (120 Minutes)
2
Quantitative Aptitude
50
50
English and Hindi
3
English Language
50
25
English
4
Total
150
125
Exam Pattern for IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Law Officer and Rajbhasa Adhikari
S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Exam Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
2 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi
3 English Language 50 25 English
4 Total 150 125
Exam Pattern for IBPS SO Mains 2018 for the Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer Post
S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Exam Duration
1 Profession Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 Minutes
IBPS SO Mains 2018 For the Rajbhasha Adhikari Post
S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Exam Duration
1 Profession Knowledge   (Objective) 45 60 English and Hindi 30 Minutes
2 Profession Knowledge   (Descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30 Minutes
There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If candidate donot attempt any question then no penalty is charged.
IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus:
Four sections in the exam are the same for each candidate. Apart from that, each department has a professional knowledge exam having topics from candidates professional area. There is one paper with four sections. The paper is for 2 Hrs. The language of paper will be in Hindi as well as in English.
Syllabus for IBPS SO Reasoning Paper- Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Inequality, Syllogism, Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Alphanumeric series, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning.
Syllabus for IBPS SO English Language Paper – Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement/ Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Para / Sentence Completion.
Syllabus for IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude Paper – Number Series, Simplification / Approximation, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest,Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.
Syllabus for IBPS SO General Awareness Paper – Mainly, the questions will be asked from Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics. This section may also include questions on Awards, Books & authors, Important Places, Currencies, Prime Ministers Schemes, Headquarters, Important Days etc. Candidates, it would be advisable to go by the GK updates of at least last 3 – 4 months. Candidates do not forget to practice for static GK part, especially the countries, their capitals as well as their currencies. 
Syllabus for IBPS SO Professional Knowledge Paper- The Professional Knowledge syllabus is different for each post such as:-
Syllabus for Professional Knowledge for IT Officer (Scale-I) Paper- Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer organization and microprocessor, Object Oriented Programming.
Syllabus for Professional Knowledge for Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I) Paper- Basics of Crop production and improvement, Horticulture (Spacing time of sowing seed rate, Important varieties, Herbicides Pesticides, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Types of cropping system, Different plant  diseases), Seed Science, Agronomy and irrigation, Agricultural economics, Various types of agricultural practices, Soil resources, Animal husbandry and technology, Agricultural research, education and extension, Agroforestry and Ecology, Priority sector advances, Rural welfare activities in India, Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture, Various government schemes.
Syllabus for Professional Knowledge for Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Paper- Basics of Marketing Management, Brand Management, Advertising, PR, sales promotion, Basic knowledge of retail management, Business ethics, Market Segmentation, Marketing Research and forecasting demand, Product life cycle, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Corporate social responsibility, Services Marketing, Marketing Strategy.
Syllabus for Professional Knowledge for Law Officer (Scale-I) Paper – Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant laws and orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange, Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAESI, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Offenses and Penalties, Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution.
Syllabus for Professional Knowledge for HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Paper- Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems, Business policy and strategic analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial relations, Business policy and strategic analysis, Grievance and conflict management, Performance management and appraisal.
The Selection Process for IBPS Specialist Officer 2018:
IBPS SO Exam 2018 will be conducted in 3 steps. The online test is conducted in 2 steps. Total marks allotted is 125 and 60 for Paper -II. Candidates who qualify in online exam will appear for the interview. The interview is for 10 marks. Provisional Allotment list will be declared for different posts.
  • Online Exam
  • Interview
  • Provisional Allotment
IBPS SO 2018 Previous Year Question Papers:
Previous Year paper will help you to manage your time during the exam. IBPS SO 2018 Previous Year Question Papers will help you identify the exam pattern. Below we have compiled the past few years papers of IBPS SO 2018 Previous Year Question Papers. These papers give a fair idea about the types of question asked, the difficulty level of the exam and time needed to solve every section. Though the pattern of exam is constantly changing over the years. But the broad structure remains the same.
Previous Year Papers
 Agriculture Officer CLICK HERE
 IT Officer CLICK HERE
CWE 2013 CLICK HERE
CWE2012 CLICK HERE
Marketing Officer CLICK HERE
HR Officer CLICK HERE
Law Officer CLICK HERE
Rajbhasha Adhikari CLICK HERE

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