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Sure Success Preparation Tips and Tricks For IBPS SO

Sure Success Preparation Tips and Tricks For IBPS SO

The IBPS SO examination is not far away, so am sure most of you might have done enough preparations. However, this article would give you a quick refresher as to what all you need to be well prepared. Here you go with a few tips for this examination.

IBPS SO exam pattern:

S. No Tests No. Of Questions Max Marks Time
1 Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
2 English language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Marketing Knowledge 50 75
Total 200 200


IBPS SO (IT & Marketing) Officer Test Series

IBPS SO Examination is an online one and its duration is 2 Hrs. (120 Minutes). The total marks are 200 and a penalty of 0.25 marks per question. 50 reasoning questions score a straight 50 marks. There will be 50 Marketing Knowledge test questions and each one scores 1.5 which sums up to 75 marks, 50 English questions are allotted 25 marks, i.e., 0.5 marks per question.

Practice sample test papers:

Firstly, it is essential for the aspirants to practice the  IBPS SO sample papers on a daily basis. Anybody who has good knowledge of these subjects can answer the paper, but the catch is, one needs to answer in the stipulated time. This means, aspirants must work on their speed.


Accuracy comes with lot of practice. The more you practice, the greater you acquire the skill of understanding the question and respond accurately. It is always better to answer the ones you are sure, to avoid any negative marking.

Time Management:

Start the examination with the section you are thorough with and that can be completed quicker that the set time. Use this time in any other section, which might consume most of your time. While preparing, you would come to know about the sections that you are comfortable and you may take less time to finish that particular section. Therefore, the thumb rule is do not spend much time on a question that causes confusion.

Mock tests:

You will get hundreds of online mock tests. Take such tests that can evaluate your performance. This will certainly increase your speed and confidence in taking this examination.

Always, try to clear your doubts as and when they arise. If incase, there is nobody to clear a particular doubt during that time, then keep that doubt aside in your notes and check at a later point in time when you have your mentor or friends. This kind of strategical preparation will definitely help in your preparation. All the best for the upcoming IBPS SO examination.

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