IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2016

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2016 is decided by the exam conducting authority i.e. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). This pattern indicate

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2016 is decided by the exam conducting authority i.e. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). This pattern indicates the basic structure, marking scheme and the special features of the main examination. By knowing the exam pattern, candidates can devise the strong strategy to crack the examination. IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2016 presents the actual view of the examination which proves extremely beneficial for the students. As this examination will be conducted at the national level hence it is important to prepare at the best level.


Note: This illustrated Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2016 is as per previous year information brochure. Alterations will be updated after any official announcement.

Pattern of IBPS SO 2016 Exam – Detailed Description:

Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2016 displays the basic format of the examination. Exam pattern is obligatory to understand in order to prepare as accordingly. This pattern is not only set but also strictly followed by the authority.
  • Mode of the Exam: This examination will be organized in online mode. It means that this exam will be computer – based test (CBT)
  • Language of the Exam:   As per the Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2016, this exam paper will be bilingual i.e. in both Hindi and the English language except for the English paper which is only in English language.
  • Time duration:  120 minutes (2 hours) will be allotted to each and every candidate so as to solve the examination. No extra time will be given in any situation.
  • Sections in the Exam: There are exactly 4 sections in the examination as per the Pattern of IBPS SO 2016 Exam. Sections are namely:
    # Reasoning
    # English language
    # Quantitative aptitude or general awareness (as according to the post)
    # Professional knowledge
  • Marking Scheme: As per the norms of IBPS SO 2016 Exam Pattern, there are total 200 questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark. No marks will be provided for marking more than one choice.
  • Negative marking:   0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer as penalty. No marks will be deducted if the question is left blank.
  • Type of the exam:   According to the Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2016, this exam will be objective in nature with five choices and exactly one correct answer.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2016 – Distribution of questions:

  • For the post of Law officer (Scale 1) and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale 1):
Section
No of questions
Marks
Reasoning
50
50
English language
25
25
General awareness
50
50
Professional knowledge
75
75
Total
200 questions
200 marks
  • Pattern of IBPS SO 2016 Exam – For the post of I.T officer, agriculture field officer, marketing officer and HR/ personnel officer (Scale 1):
Name of test
Questions
Reasoning
50
English language
25
Quantitative aptitude
50
Professional knowledge
75
Total
200

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