IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2024 for Prelims & Mains (Total Marks, Total Questions)

 IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2024- The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will release the IBPS SO 2024 exam pattern along with the official exam notification. Thus, the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2024 can be expected to be released tentatively on November 1, 2024. IBPS SO exam pattern 2024 will be released online on the official website- ibps.in. 

Aspiring candidates are advised first to go through IBPS SO 2024 exam pattern and then IBPS SO syllabus to get a complete idea regarding sections, important topics, marking scheme, etc. It is also advisable for the candidates to collect previous years’ question papers and solve them following the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2024.

It will help candidates to increase their speed and accuracy. IBPS SO exam 2024 will be held in 3 stages- prelims, mains, and interview. Candidates have to pass each stage of the exam meeting the IBPS SO cut off in order to progress into the next stage. Read the full article for complete information on IBPS SO 2024

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2024- According to Post

It may be noted that the IBPS SO 2024 exam pattern is different for different posts-

  • IBPS SO Prelims exam pattern 2024
  1. IBPS SO Prelims paper for Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officers.
  2. IBPS SO Prelims paper for HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and Marketing Officer. 
  • IBPS SO Mains exam pattern 2024
  1. IBPS SO Mains paper for Law Officers, Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and HR/Personnel Officer.
  2. IBPS SO Mains paper for Rajbhasha Adhikari.

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2024 (Prelims)- Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officers

IBPS SO 2024 Exam pattern (prelims) for the posts of Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law officers has 3 sections- English, General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry and Reasoning. Each question of English carries .5 marks and questions in the other two sections carries 1 marks each.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern- Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officers

SectionMediumNo. of questionsMarksTime Allotted
EnglishEnglish502540 minutes
ReasoningEnglish and Hindi505040 minutes
General awareness with special reference to Banking IndustryEnglish and Hindi505040 minutes
Total150125120 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2024 (Prelims)- HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, and Marketing Officer 

Exam pattern of IBPS SO 2024 (prelims) for HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, and Marketing Officer posts will have questions on Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and English. Candidates can choose between Hindi and English as their preferred medium except for the English section. Questions in Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning papers will carry 1 mark each, questions in English carries .5 marks each. 

It may be noted that candidates who qualify in the prelims exam will be able to appear in the mains exam.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern- Agriculture Field Officer, IT Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

SectionMediumNo. of questionsMarksTime Allotted
EnglishEnglish502540 minutes
ReasoningEnglish and Hindi505040 minutes
Quantitative AptitudeEnglish and Hindi505040 minutes
Total150125120 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2024 (Mains) – Law Officers, Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, and HR/Personnel Officer

The exam pattern of IBPS SO 2024 (mains) for Law Officers, Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, and HR/Personnel Officer posts will have questions on Professional knowledge. For each correct answer in the Professional knowledge paper, candidates will be awarded 1 mark.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern- Law Officers, Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, and HR/Personnel Officer

SectionMediumNO. of questionsMarksTime Allotted
ProfessionalknowledgeEnglish and Hindi606045 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2024 (Mains)- Rajbhasha Adhikari

IBPS SO 2024 exam pattern(mains) for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari will have descriptive and objective questions on Professional Knowledge. Candidates will be allotted 30 minutes for answering questions of each section. 

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern-Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionMarks allottedNumber of questionsMediumTime Allotted
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)60 Marks  2English and Hindi30 min
Professional Knowledge (Objective)  45English and Hindi30 min

FAQs related to IBPS SO exam pattern 2024

  1. When will the IBPS SO 2024 exam pattern be released?

    IBPS SO exam pattern will be released tentatively on November 1, 2024.

  2. Is IBPS SO Prelims exam pattern for all posts?

    No, exam pattern of IBPS SO is different according to posts. Read the article for detailed information.

  3. Can I appear for the IBPS SO exam offline?

    No. IBPS SO exam will be conducted in online mode only.

  4. Can I appear for IBPS SO 2024 exam in Hindi medium?

    Yes. IBPS SO exam is conducted in both Hindi and English medium.(Except for the English paper.)