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IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis 2020

The Insititute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the Mains Exam for Specialist Officer post on January 25, 2020. Candidates appearing for IBPS SO Mains Exam can check the complete review here. This post gives you detailed IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 for Mains.

  • The second stage of the IBPS SO Exam is conducted in just one shift on 25th January 2020.
  • The IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis is prepared after receiving feedback about the question paper from the candidates who have completed the examination.
  • Candidates can check shift-wise exam review from this post and enhance your preparation.
  • Go through the IBPS SO Cut Off Marks to know what is the expected cutoff marks for the Mains exam and also the previous year cut off.
  • Get the complete IBPS SO Today Exam Review for all posts and both the shifts.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis 2020

Candidates are suggested to go through the IBPS SO Exam Analysis as it helps to know the difficulty level of the paper. In this post, candidates can get a complete overview of the question paper and click on the below links to view individual analysis. Going through the IBPS SO 2020 Exam Analysis, candidates can know what is the difficulty level of the paper, and which questions are asked in each section. 

  • The IBPS SO Mains Exam is a descriptive exam conducted for 60 marks. 
  • For Rajbhasha Adhikari post, there is both objective and descriptive paper. The Objective Test includes 45 questions while the descriptive test includes 2 questions. 
  • Go through the IBPS SO Important Topics for enhancing last-minute Mains Exam preparation.
  • For remaining posts, the exam is an objective mode with 60 questions which has to be completed in 60 minutes. 
  • In order to know about the type of questions asked in the IBPS SO Mains Exam, here is the brief previous year analysis. Go through the post-wise questions asked and what was the difficulty level of the exam. 

IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis January 25, 2020

Here is the IBPS SO Today's Analysis for Specialist Officer Post. Candidates preparing for the IBPS SO Exam are advised to go through the analysis to know the difficulty level of the exam, questions asked in the exam, and how to prepare. 

IBPS SO Marketing Questions

The difficulty level of the IBPS SO Marketing Officer Paper was of Moderate level. In the Marketing Officer Question Paper, Questions were asked from topics like

  • Bcg matrix
  • Ceo of sales & operations google India,
  • Segmentation
  • Pricing
  • Marketing mix
  • Value chain
  • Direct exporting method,
  • Exchange definition
  • Characteristics tagine of relationships beyond banking
  • One question from promotional strategy
  • One Question from holistic marketing

IBPS SO IT Officer Questions

The level of difficulty of the Mains Exam (Professional Knowledge) was of Moderate to Difficult Level.

  • A major chunk of the questions was from Operating System and Networking.
  • 5 to 6 questions from DBMS (Oracle, Queries in SQL, Normalization)
  • Networking
  • TCP and OSI Model – (Protocols and Layers)
  • Computer Security
  • Microprocessor – 1 or 2 questions
  • Boolean Function – 1 question

IBPS SO Agricultural Field Officer Questions

The level of difficulty of the Mains Exam (Professional Knowledge) was of Easy to Moderate Level. Most of the questions were asked around basic Agriculture concepts and definitions.

The questions were asked around topics as listed below

  • Horticulture
  • Entomology
  • Livestock and Breeds
  • Sericulture
  • Bee Keeping

IBPS SO Law Officer Questions

The level of difficulty of the IBPS SO Mains Exam (Professional Knowledge) was of Moderate to Difficult Level.

The major part of the paper consisted of the Code of Criminal Procedure commonly called the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC);  Code of Civil Procedure, and Indian Penal Code.

  • Questions on the Citizenship Amendment Act:
  • Money Laundering – 3 Questions
  • Competition Act, 2002 – 1 Question
  • Limitations Act – 1 Question
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – 2-3 Questions
  • Sarfaesi Act – 2-3 Questions
  • Arbitration – 7- 8 Question
  • Banking Regulation – 1-2 Questions
  • The Stamp Act – 2-3 Questions
  • Partnership act – 2-3 Questions
  • Logical Legal Reasoning – 7-8 Questions

IBPS SO Rajabhasha Officer Questions

The difficulty level of the exam was of moderate level.

  • Reading Comprehension – 5 questions
  • Arrange the given words in Hindi alphabetical/dictionary order- 1 question
  • Sentence Rearrangement – 2 questions
  • Translation Questions (Eng to Hindi and vice versa) – 10 questions
  • Identify the Hindi meaning of 5 words highlighted in a paragraph given in the English language – 5 questions
  • Error Detection in Hindi (Vakya mein truti )– 3 Questions
  • Rajbhasha Related – 10 questions
  • Miscellaneous Questions– 2 questions

Previous year IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis 

Here is the IBPS SO Exam Analysis for Mains stage which is the second stage of IBPS SO. Candidates who get qualified in the Prelims exam will be eligible for IBPS SO Mains. 

IBPS SO 2018 Mains Exam Analysis for IT Officer post

The overall level of the paper was ModerateThe topic-wise questions are as tabulated below

Topics No. of Questions
E-R Model 2
OSI Model 4-5
Networking 20
Operating System 4-5
Discrete Mathematics 2-3
Sorting 3-4
Venn Diagram 3
C Programming 2
DBMS 3-4
Data Structure 8-10
Misc 15

IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis 2018 for Rajbhasha Adhikari

The level of this paper was ModerateThe topic-wise questions are as tabulated below

Topics No. of Questions
Rajbhasha Adhiniyam 10
Unseen Passage 5
Close Test 5
Error Detection 5
Hindi to English & English to Hindi Translation 15
Miscellaneous 5

IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2018 for Agriculture Field Officer

The level of the examination was Easy to Moderate. The topic wise questions are as tabulated below

Topics No. of Questions
Nutrient Related 2
Water Sensitive Crops 1-2
Questions related to NABARD 15-20
Critical Irrigation Stages 1-2
MSP of Wheat & Rice 1-2
PM Fasal Bima Yojna 4
Agriculture Engg Implements Subsidies 7-8
Green House Classification 3-4
Plant Pathology 7-8
Production Data on Horticulture 3-4

IBPS SO Law Officer Mains Exam Analysis

The level of the examination was Moderate. The questions were mainly asked from the following areas:

  • Banking laws
  • Recent developments in banking laws
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
  • National Company Law Tribunal
  • Debt Recovery Tribunal
  • RBI Act 1934
  • Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002

IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis 2018 for HR Officer

The overall level of the paper was Moderate. The questions were mainly from the following areas:

  • HR Laws in Banks
  • Provident Fund related acts
  • Superannuation Benefits
  • Maternity Leave
  • Review system in banks
  • Motivation theory
  • Rewards and punishments
  • Management principles
  • Human Resource Management

IBPS SO Exam Analysis  2018 for Marketing Officer

The paper level was Difficult. The topic wise questions are as tabulated below

Topics No. of Questions
Finance 4-5
Segmentation 3-4
Brand Equity 2-3
Strategic Planning 2
Abbreviations 2
Strategic Units 1
Product Vertical Integration 1

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

Here is the detailed information about the exam analysis of IBPS SO Prelims Exam. Go through the analysis for all shifts conducted on December 28 & 29, 2019. 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 (December 29, 2019)

As per the reviews received by students, the exam was of moderate difficulty level. Unlike yesterday, today the exam was slightly difficult. But, all the questions were doable. Go through the below IBPS SO Prelims 2019 Exam Analysis to know what are the good attempts.

Subject Shift 1 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Shift 2 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts
Reasoning Moderate 29-32 Moderate to Difficult 35-37
English Language Easy to Moderate 31-37 Easy 42-45
General Awareness (For Law Officer and Rajbahsha Adhikari) Easy to Moderate 30-35 Moderate-Difficult 34-38
Quantitative Aptitude (For IT officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer) Moderate 28-34 Difficult 41-45
Total Moderate 102-110 Moderate 152-165

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 (December 28, 2019)

Check the below IBPS SO Prelims Analysis table to know the difficulty level of the paper.

Subject Shift 1 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Shift 2 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts
Reasoning Moderate 28-38 Easy to Moderate 30-35
English Language Easy-Moderate 30-40 Easy to Moderate 31-37
General Awareness (For Law Officer and Rajbahsha Adhikari) Moderate 25-32 Moderate 28-35
Quantitative Aptitude (For IT officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer) Easy to Moderate 30-38 Easy to Moderate 32-38
Total Easy to Moderate 105-115 Easy to Moderate 109-117

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern 2019

The Specialist Officer recruitment takes place for a different post. Hence, the exam topics are also different for these domains. Candidates must also remember that for both Prelims and Mains Exam, there is negative marking. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted. This year for each section in prelims, a sectional timing of 40 minutes has been added. You can find the complete exam pattern below.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern for IT, HR Agriculture, Marketing

Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
 English Language 50 25 40 mins
 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 mins
 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 mins
 Marks  150  125 120 mins

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern for Law and Rajya Bhasha Adhikari

Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
 English Language 50 25 40 mins
 General Awareness (Spcl. reference to Banking) 50 50 40 mins
 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 mins
 Marks 150 125 120 mins

IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2018

Here is the brief analysis for the IBPS SO 2018 Exam. Go through the difficulty level of the IBPS SO Question Paper 2018 here. Know how many questions appeared in the exam from each section. 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018

As per the student's reviews, the IBPS SO Prelims Question Paper was of moderate difficulty level. The table explains the post-wise good attempts and difficulty level.

IBPS SO Exam Analysis 30th December 2018 - Slot 1

Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level Good Attempts
English Language  50 Moderate 29-34
Reasoning 50 Easy to Moderate 27-32
Quantitative Aptitude 50 Moderate 24-30
Total 150 Moderate 90-110

IBPS SO Exam Analysis 30th December 2018 - Slot 2

Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level Good Attempts
English Language  50 Moderate 26-30
Reasoning 50 Easy to Moderate 28-34
Quantitative Aptitude 50 Moderate 22-26
Total 150 Moderate 89-102
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IBPS Exam Calendar 2020-21

The students who are planning to take the IBPS Exam either it is RRB, Clerk or PO, they must check this article in order to know the latest updated by the IBPS for different exams that they conduct. Students can get the entire IBPS Exam Calendar 2019-20 here in this single post. The Admit Cards for the exams are released a week or 10 days before the exam date is scheduled.

IBPS Exam Calendar 2020

We have come with great news for all the banking aspirants for the year 2020-2021. IBPS has recently published the IBPS Exam Calendar on the official website with the tentative Exam Dates of IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB, SO Exam.

IBPS Exam Calendar 2020 PDF Download 

Event Date
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam is scheduled for August 01, 02, 08, 09 and August 16, 2020
IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims will be conducted on August 01, 02, 08, 09 and August 16, 2020
IBPS PO Prelims exam is scheduled for October 03, 04 and October 10, 2020
IBPS Clerk Prelims will be conducted on December 12, 13 and December 19, 2020
IBPS SO Prelims will be conducted on December 26- 27, 2020

The students can find all the relevant details relevant to the IBPS Calendar PDF 2020. Find all the tentative dates of IBPS Preliminary as well as Mains exam from the tables which have been shared below.

  • Exam dates play a great role if anyone is going to appear for the paper as if the earlier they know the exam date, the earlier they can kick start their preparation, as well
  • The officials have released the IBPS Exam Calendar mentioning the Tentative Exam Dates so that the students can begin with their preparation
  • IBPS PO Prelims is going to be conducted on October 12, 13, 19 and 20 and the Mains Exam will be conducted on November 30, 2019
  • Students must keep in touch with the official website of IBPS for the latest news and updates
  • IBPS SO is scheduled to be taken place in December 2019, candidates have a lot of time to prepare for this paper
  • In the month of December 2019, the IBPS Clerk has also been scheduled

IBPS Exam Calendar 2019 - IBPS RRB 2019 Exam Schedule:-

According to the IBPS RRB Exam Dates, the students must already be preparing for these exams. The students who believe they will crack the Prelims must begin to prepare for the September's Mains Exam. The following table mentions all the relevant dates for IBPS RRB:

Events Exam Dates
Online Preliminary Examination Officer Scale I and Office Assistants: 3rd, 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August 2019
Single Examination Officers Scale II & III: 22nd September 2019
Online Mains Examination Officer Scale I: 22nd September 2019 Office Assistants: 29th September 2019

IBPS Exam Calendar - IBPS PO 2019 Exam

As per the IBPS Exam Calendar 2019, the IBPS PO Exam for Prelims is going to be taken place in October 2019. Candidates can check the entire calendar dates in the table mentioned below:

Events Exam Dates
Online Preliminary Examination 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019
Online Mains Examination 30th November 2019

IBPS Exam Calendar - IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Schedule

The IBPS Clerk Exam for Prelims is going to be conducted in December 2019, the dates have been mentioned in the table below:

Events Exam Dates
Online Preliminary Examination 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th December 2019
Online Mains Examination 19th January 2020

IBPS Exam Calendar - IBPS SO 2019 Exam Schedule

Candidates who are planning to take IBPS SO must start their preparation as the prelims exam is going to be conducted in December. Rest of the dates are mentioned in the table given below:

Events Exam Dates
Online Preliminary Examination 28th & 29th December 2019
Online Mains Examination 25th January 2020
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IBPS PO Result 2018-19 | Final Allotment Announced

IBPS PO Result 2018:-Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has declared the results for CRP-PO/MT-VIII on 1st April 2019 

The Closure of Result is 30th April 2019.

IBPS PO Result 2018-19 | Result Out

The candidates can now check the IBPS PO Result 2018-19 on the official website of IBPS. The students must read the following important aspects of the exam IBPS PO:

  • IBPS conducts the examination for the post of PO (Probationary Officer).
  • The Mains exam for IBPS PO was held on 18th November 2018.
  • Candidates must remember that they can now check the result and get the direct link to result in this article
  • Get all the details on the IBPS PO Result and know how to check your result.
  • To know Cut Off, read our post on IBPS PO Cut Off

IBPS PO Result 2018-19

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS has released the Final IBPS PO Result today i.e  1st April 2018 on its official website. Applicants can check the Official Final IBPS PO Result through the direct link mentioned in this post. Now, let us learn, how to check Final IBPS PO Result 2018;

How to Check Final IBPS PO Result?

NOTE:- IBPS has released the direct link to download Final IBPS PO 2018 Result on its official website on 1st April 2018. Candidates must follow the guidelines below in order to know how to check the Final IBPS PO Result:

  • First of all, visit the official website of IBPS, or click here directly
  • Then, click on the PO recruitment link for 2018.
  • After that, find and click on the IBPS Probationary Officer Result link.
  • Fill the Registration Number and Password and click ok
  • Finally, check your result.
  • You can download the Result PDF for future.

IBPS PO Final Cut off

As the Final IBPS PO Result is scheduled to be released on 1st April 2019, applicants can check the Minimum Score required to qualify for INPS PO Exam;

Category Maximum score Minimum Score
SC 53.20 38.56
ST 54.74 33.73
OBC 57.18 43.02
UR 65.58 47.04
HI 45.42 25.07
OC 51.11 38.53
VI 74.14 45.88
ID 44.38 28.87

The scorecard along with IBPS PO mains cut off shall be released after 1 week of the result being published. Stay tuned to catch our latest update on IBPS PO Mains Result and Score Card here. Do let us know your Question Attempts in the comment section. It will help in analyzing the expected cut off: So, tell us, did you find our post on IBPS PO Result 2018 for Mains helpful? Then, keep visiting us regularly for more result updates. And do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. 'Cause your opinion matters!

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IBPS Exam Calendar 2019 – Official IBPS Exam Date for PO, Clerk, etc.

IBPS Exam Calendar 2019 – Get here IBPS PO and Clerk exam calendar 2019-20

IBPS Exam Calendar 2019-20

We have come with great news for all the banking aspirants for the year 2019-20. IBPS has recently released the IBPS Exam Calendar with the tentative IBPS exam dates of IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB, SO Exam. In this article, you will find each and every detail related to IBPS Exam Calendar PDF 2019. Get all the tentative dates of IBPS Preliminary exams as well as Mains exam from the tables shared below.

According to the calendar released by IBPS, the IBPS PO prelims exam will be held on 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th October 2018. And the Mains exam will be held on 30th November 2018. Furthermore, the IBPS Clerk prelims exam will be held on 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th December 2019. And the IBPS Clerk Mains exam will be held on 20th January 2019.

Every year, in the month of January/February, IBPS publishes its exam calendar for next year. IBPS has already published a tentative calendar of IBPS PO, Clerk, SO and IBPS RRB Exams 2019-20. Let’s take a look at the list of important dates according to the IBPS Exam Calendar 2019-20.

IBPS PO 2018 – Exam Dates

Event Date
Online Examination – Preliminary 12th, 13th, 19th and, 20th October 2019
Online Examination – Main 30th November 2019

IBPS Clerk 2018 – Exam Dates

Event Date
Online Examination – Preliminary 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th December 2019
Online Examination – Main 19th January 2019

Exam Dates for IBPS SO 2018

Event Date
Online Examination – Preliminary 28th and 29th December 2019
Online Examination – Main 25th January 2020

IBPS RRB 2018 Exam Dates

Event Date
Online Examination – Preliminary Officer Scale I and Office Assistants: 3rd, 4th, 11th, 17th, 18th, and 25th August 2019
Single Examination Officers Scale II & III: 22nd September 2019
Main Examination Officer Scale I: 22nd September 2019

Office Assistants: 29th September 2019

IBPS Exam Calendar – Detailed Exam Schedule

Download Official IBPS Calendar 2019 PDF for IBPS  2019 Examinations

All the very best

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IBPS SO Result 2018 for Prelims Released- Check prelims Result Now!

Download IBPS SO Mains Results here for exams held on 30th December 2018 – IBPS SO Mains Result 2018

IBPS SO Result for Prelims 2018

Dear Aspirants,

The IBPS SO Preliminary exam 2018 was conducted on 30th December 2018 by the Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for the posts Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I),  HR/Personnel Officer, IT /Officer Scale I, Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I. We have updated this post with a direct link to check IBPS SO Result. Upon the successful completion of the Prelims examination process, candidates who will pass prelims will be eligible for the next round of Selection Process. 

Download Result

 NOTE:- The link to download IBPS SO Admit Card is active now.

Participating Banks in IBPS SO 2018

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra IDBI Bank Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank

IBPS SO prelims Exam Pattern

Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

Stay tuned for more updates on IBPS SO Prelims Result 2018

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains Result 2018 Out – Check Here!

IBPS RRB Officer Result 2018 for Officer Scale 1 Mains Exam is officially announced. Check here detailed steps to download your IBPS RRB PO mains result for Scale 1, 2, 3.

IBPS RRB Officer Result for Scale 1, 2, 3 Declared

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Main exam was successfully held on 30th September, 2018. The result has been declared today i.e 15th October 2018. The direct link to view the result status is provided below. Selected students will go through the next round of selection process i.e Interview.

How to Check IBPS RRB Officer Result 2018 for Scale 1, 2 and 3

Result Link Active Now!

Direct Link – Check IBPS RRB Officer Mains Scale I Result

Also, the link for Officer Scale II & III is activated. Click below to check your result status:

Direct Link to Check IBPS RRB Officer Mains Scale II Result

Direct Link to Check IBPS RRB Officer Mains Scale III Result

  • Click on the direct link given above as per your post i.e Scale I, II and III.
  • Candidates need to enter their Roll number /Registration number and date of birth as password.
  • Click on Log in to check your result.
  • If you find your roll number in the IBPS RRB PO result, it means you are qualified.
  • Take a print out for future use.

We wish you All the Best!!

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Cut off

The cut off for IBPS RRB Officer Mains exam will be released after the declaration of results. You might be wondering how to calculate the cut off well in advance then? In this case, previous years’ cut off is useful as you can go through them to get an estimate of the IBPS RRB PO cut off for the present year. You can get the past years’ cut off from the link given below.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Result – What Next?

As the mains result has been already out, now candidate should be geared up for the next round i.e Interview. The shortlisted candidates will be called for Interview. IBPS RRB PO interview will be out off 100 marks. Candidate need to secure minimum 40% marks (35% for SC/ST). The ratio of CWE and Interview marks will be 80:20 and the final score will be decided based on the marks secured in mains and interview together. A local language proficiency test will also be there.

We have mentioned all the eminent information of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Result 2018. We are sure that you did well in IBPS RRB Officer Mains Examination , and hence, we are confident that your efforts will be rewarded. Just keep going!

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Insights from IBPS Experts

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Get expert tips and tricks on how to prepare for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview with questions asked & documents required

Interview Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I 2018

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection had earlier released official notifications for the Officer Scale-I mains exam result in 2018. Now, it’s the turn of interview call letters which will be released soon. Post the release of IBPS RRB officer scale 1 interview call letter, students will start preparing for the interview round. In this article, we will share some important IBPS RRB officer scale 1 interview tips in this post, and aid you with preparation for Interview round of IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam.

We consulted toppers from different parts of the country and could assemble tips derived from their RRB officer scale 1 interview experience. We could identify students searching for “IBPS RRB interview questions and answers pdf”, “IBPS RR interview experience”, “IBPS RRB PO interview questions and answers pdf”, IBPS RRB interview experience 2018″, etc. These queries encouraged us to post an article on IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips which will help you with efficient preparation.

So, we advise you to prepare with these expert interview preparation tips for IBPS RRB which will maximize your chances to crack the interview round-

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Why is an interview conducted?

Before discussing Interview Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB 2018, let us learn about hidden objectives behind conducting an interview:

We all have a general notion that in interviews, we are analyzed based on our answering skills. But, interviewers focus on other things as well. The other things also include- confidence level, body language, etc.

We can round up a few things which are tested during the interview round-

  • Competency for the designation
  • Test of personal insights and attributes
  • Experience and expertise
  • Enthusiasm and Interest
  • Career Goals and ambitions

How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview- Things to be taken care of

Before going for IBPS RRB officer scale 1 interview. you need to take care of a few things as follows-

Your body language speaks it all

  • Before you enter the room, ask for permission to get in. Greet the interviewer with a humble tone.
  • Don’t panic and be confident. It is usual to get panic in situations like this but the way you handle creates the difference. Avoid acts like fidgeting with your fingers or slumped shoulders, these are signs of nervousness.
  • Maintain an eye contact with the interviewer while answering. This is a huge sign which conveys that you are confident enough.
  • Sit straight and maintain a good posture.
  • Speak properly and clearly. Don’t fumble or be extra fast while answering.

Dressing matters

  • Keep your attire simple and sober.
  • Keep your dressing smart. It reflects your personality & attitude towards your commitment.
  • Make sure you don’t wear a casual or fancy attire.

IBPS RRB Interview 2018- What documents should be carried along?

Carry the following documents when you attend the Interview (as per Official Notification) –

  • Interview Call Letter print out
  • Proof of Date of Birth  (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Marksheets and Certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc.
  • Experience Certificates if applicable.
  • Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format.
  • Disability certificate in prescribed format issued by the District Medical Board in case of Persons With Disability category.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Common Questions Asked

Take a look at a few of the most common questions asked-

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why do you want to join the Banking sector?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Few years down the lane, where do you see yourself in the organization?
  • Why did you leave your previous job? (For experienced candidates)
  • Where do you see yourself a few years from now?
  • Who is your inspiration in life?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why do you wish to work with us?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Will you leave this job (once selected) for better opportunities?
  • Any instance of Pressure/ Stressful situation that you dealt with?
  • As an Interviewer, how would you rate me?
  • Do you have any questions for us?

Remember, smart answers are always the best answers.

IBPS RRB Officer Interviews- Primary Takeaways 

  • When you go through the official notification, candidates should be proficient in local languages which are mentioned in the application form.
  • They may ask you to write an essay in a local language (as mentioned in your application form) to test your language proficiency on the day of the interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted by Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority.
  • The total marks allotted for Interview are 100 and the min qualifying marks/scores in the interview won’t be less than 40% (35% for SC / ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The relative weightage (ratio) of CWE and interview will be 80:20 respectively for the Officers cadre.

We hope that this article on IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips helps! Stay tuned for more articles to help you with exam preparation. All the best!

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IBPS RRB Application form 2018

IBPS RRB Application form 2018

IBPS RRB 2018 Application form link is active now. Application for the recruitment will be subject to various eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official notification. If Eligible, aspirants can apply through the direct link provided in this post. The application process started on 8th June 2018 and the last to apply online is 2nd July 2018. Scroll down and apply from the direct links given.

Below are the Important dates, Application form, Application fee, Documentation instructions & a Direct link to apply for IBPS RRB 2018;

IBPS RRB Important Dates 2018:

Events Important Dates
Commencement of online application registration 8th June 20-18
Closure of registration of application 2nd July 2018
Closure of editing application details 2nd July 2018
Last date to print your application 17th July 2018
Online Fee Payment 8th June 2018 to 2nd July 2018

IBPS RRB Application Form 2018:

DIRECT LINKs TO APPLY FOR IBPS RRB 2018

Posts Direct link to apply
Officer Scale I Apply Now
Officer Scale II & II Apply Now
Office Attendant (Multipurpose) Apply Now
  • Click on the direct links provided above.
  • Register yourself on the website and save the login credentials.
  • If already a registered user, Login using the login credentials.
  • Now click on apply online & fill the application form very properly.
  • Upload the required documents as instructed in the official notification.
  • Now pay the application fee as per your category and click on submit.
  • Download & take a print out of the application form for future reference.

IBPS RRB Application Fee 2018:

Category Application Fee
ST/SC/PWD Rs. 100/-
Other Categories Rs. 600/-

Important document instructions to remember:

  • Photograph should be 4.5cm X 3.5cm.
  • Signature should not contain any capital letter.
  • You should have a valid email address in order to apply for IBPS RRB.
  •  Your left thumb impression should be properly scanned.
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IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2018

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the official notice for recruitment of Office Assistant and Officer in Scale I, II, and III. The application process will start from 8th June 2018. And the last date to apply is 2nd July 2018. Before you start applying, it’s advisable to check the IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria in detail. Else, it will be a waste of time and energy – in case you don’t meet the requirements. We will discuss the eligibility conditions in detail here. Scroll down to read more.

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2018

Nationality

You must one of the following –

  • Citizen of India
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee (who migrated before 1st January 1962)
  • Indian origin person who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambi, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

Also, if you are not a citizen of India, the Government of India should issue a certificate of eligibility in your favour.

Age Limit
  • Officer Scale III (Senior Manager) – You must be between 21 to 40 years of age as on 1st June 2018.
  • Officer Scale II (Manager) – You must be between 21 to 32 years of age as on 1st June 2018.
  • Assistant Manager i.e. Officer Scale I – You must be between 18 to 30 years of age as on 1st June 2018.
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – You must be between 18 to 28 years of age as on 1st June 2018.

However, age relaxation rules apply for the reserved categories – 3 years for OBC, 5 years for SC/ST, and 10 years for PwD candidates.

Educational Qualifications
  • Office Assistant – You must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University. Also, you must be proficient in the local language.
  • Officer Scale I – You must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University. Also, you must be proficient in the local language.
  • Officer Scale II – You must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks from a recognized University. For Specialist positions, you must have a degree in the relevant discipline. For the post of Treasury Manager and Marketing Officer, you must have an MBA in Finance and Marketing, respectively.
  • Officer Scale III – You must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks from a recognized University.

For all the above, the result should have been declared on or before 2nd July 2018.

Experience
  • General Banking Officer (Officer Scale II) – You must have 2 years experience as an officer in a bank or financial institution.
  • Officer Scale II (Specialist Officer)
    • Information Technology Officer, Chartered Account, Treasury Manager, Marketing Officer – You must have minimum 1 year experience in the relevant trade.
    • Law Officer – You must have minimum 2 years experience as an advocate or Law Officer in a Bank or financial institute.
    • Agricultural Officer – You must have minimum 2 years experience in the relevant trade.
  • Officer Scale III – You must have minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or financial institute.
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IBPS SO Scorecard 2018

IBPS SO Prelims Score Card 2018 – IBPS is going to release the IBPS SO Scorecard for the prelims exam held on 20th and 31st December by late evening today, that is, 19th January 2018. Download your SO score card here.

IBPS SO Scorecard 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be releasing the IBPS SO Prelims scorecard 2017 by late evening today. The preliminary exam was held on 30th and 31st of December 2017. The result for the same has also been announced on 12th January 2018.

We congratulate all those students who have been shortlisted for the IBPS SO Prelims and all those who did not get selected need to dishearten themselves. Disappointment stays for a very short time and they need to work harder as something big is waiting for them.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2017-18: Important Dates

Name of the Event Tentative Dates
Start of Online Registration 7th November 2017
Last Date of Online Application 27th November 2017
Payment of Online Fees 7th November to 27th November 2017
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 30th and 31st December 2017. 
IBPS SO Mains Exam 28th January 2018
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2018
Conduct of interview February 2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018

IBPS SO Prelims Scorecard – IBPS SO Scorecard

All the interested candidates can check their IBPS SO Scorecard 2018 by late evening today. This is a great sigh of relief of all those candidates who were eagerly waiting for their IBPS Specialist Officer Scorecard.

Click Here to Check your IBPS SO Prelims Scorecard

IBPS SO Notification Details

All those candidates who want to apply for the IBPS SO Exam in the upcoming year must know all the required details before applying.

Exam Dates for IBPS SO 2018

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 29.12.2018 & 30.12.2018
2 Online Examination – Main 27.01.2019

Age Limit

Minimum- 20 years

Maximum-30 years


Educational Qualification

A candidate must have a bachelor degree in any discipline from a university or institute recognized by Parliament or State Legislature.

Syllabus & Pattern of IBPS SO Exam – IBPS SO Scorecard

The first and foremost step to preparing for IBPS SO exam is knowing the Syllabus & Exam Pattern. A well-versed knowledge of IBPS SO Syllabus is important in order to secure a better a position in the examination. IBPS SO syllabus includes Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English language and Professional knowledge, where the syllabus of Professional knowledge is different for every post. You can go through the Exam Pattern & syllabus of different posts under IBPS SO. However, there are slight changes in the exam pattern of different posts of IBPS SO exam.

1. Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

S. No.  Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1.  English Language 50 25 English 2 Hours
2.  Reasoning Ability 50 50 English and Hindi
3.  General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi
Total 150 125

2.  IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

S. No.  Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1.  English Language 50 25 English 2 Hours
2.  Reasoning Ability% 50 50 English and Hindi
3.  Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi
Total 150 125

We strongly hope that our article on IBPS SO Scorecard has proved helpful for you. If yes, then stay tuned for more updates.

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