IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Jan 30, 2021

Result Date

Feb 6, 2020

Apr 7, 2021

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The Exam paper pattern helps candidates to know what questions will be asked and how many questions from different areas can come in the IBPS SO 2021 exam. The details have been mentioned. Candidates can refer IBPS SO Syllabus to know more about the type of questions that will be asked.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2021

The paper pattern for Various posts in IBPS SO 2021 Exam is given below.

  • Online Exam (Objective Type) for Law Officer and Rajbhasa Adhikari Scale I:
Sl. No. Name of Test (not in sequence) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (Minutes)
1 Reasoning 50 50 30
2 English Language 50 25 25
3 General Awareness(With Special Reference to Banking) 50 50 30
  Total 150 125 120

  • Online (Objective Type) Exam for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer Scale I:
Sl. No. Name of Test (not in sequence) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (Minutes)
1 Reasoning 50 50 30
2 English Language 50 25 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 30
  Total 150 125  2 Hours

  • IBPS SO 2021 Mains Exam Pattern for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer Scale I
Exam Name  No Of Questions Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 Minutes
  • IBPS SO 2021 Mains Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasa Adhikari Scale I:
Exam Name  No Of Questions Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 Minutes
Professional  Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 - 30 Minutes

IBPS SO 2021 Exam Pattern Instructions on Common Written Exam (CWE):

  • Candidates are advised to check the official website as IBPS has all authority to adjust the pattern of the exam.

  • IBPS SO exam is conducted in online mode. Exam Paper will be conducted in two languages i.e. Hindi and English.

  • Candidates who have clear the preliminary exam are called for the interview process. The successful candidates who will be invited for the interview their name will be announced on the official website.

  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank means no answer is marked by the candidates then there will be no negative marks for that answer.


IBPS SO 2021 Exam Pattern Interview Process Instructions:

  • Candidates who are selected for CRP SPL-VII will be called for an Interview Process which will be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the nodal banks with the help of IBPSThe Interview process will be at the selected the centres as decided by the conducting authority.
  • Candidates who are selected will receive the call letter in their Email ID that they have given at the time of registration process which will have all the details about the centre, the address of the venue, time and date of the interview and all the information related to the interview process
  • Marks allotted for the interview process
    • 100 marks will be allotted for the interview process.
    • The qualifying marks will be 40% for the General Merit(GM) candidates and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.
    • The weightage ratio of CWE exam and interview is 80:20.

Note: Candidates won't be permitted for the interview process if he/she neglects to deliver the significant qualification documents as mentioned above.

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