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

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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

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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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FAQ's

When is the IBPS SO Prelims Exam conducted?

The IBPS SO Prelims Exam is conducted on December 28 & 29, 2019. 

How many shifts are there in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019?

There are a total of 2 shifts each day in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019. 

What is the IBPS SO Shift 1 timings?

The IBPS SO Shift 1 is conducted from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

What is the IBPS SO Shift 2 timings?

The IBPS SO Shift 2 is conducted from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM.

When will the IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 done?

The IBPS SO Exam Analysis will be done after receiving the feedback about the question paper from students who had appeared for the exam.

What does the IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 include?

The IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 include difficulty level, good attempts, and which questions were asked in the exam.

What is the time duration for completing the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019?

The total time duration to complete the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019 is 120 minutes.

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