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IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022 for Prelims & Mains

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IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducted the IBPS SO Prelims on December 26, 2021, at various designated exam centres. IBPS has conducted the SO Prelims exam in four shifts. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the paper analysis from this article. Our subject experts have analysed the paper and expressed their views that candidates can check from here.

In this article, candidates can know about the difficulty level of the exam, good attempts, section-wise difficulty level, etc. This analysis will also help candidates who are preparing for the upcoming IBPS SO exam. The authority will conduct the IBPS SO Mains on January 31, 2022. read on to find out more about the IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022!

IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022: An Overview

Before getting into the details of IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022, candidates must go through the exam overview for a better understanding.

Name of the ExamIBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment
Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
Frequency of ConductionOnce a Year
Vacancies1828
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Fee PaymentOnline
Mode of Exam ConductionComputer-Based Mode (CBT)
Official Websiteibps.in

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis for 1st Shift

The IBPS SO Prelims was conducted on December 26, 2021. Candidates can check the IBPS SO Exam Analysis for Prelims shift 1 below:

Good Attempts

Reasoning27-34
Quantitative Aptitude23-29
English32-38

Section-wise IBPS SO Prelims Analysis

Reasoning

Level: Easy to Moderate

Break up of topics: Puzzle and Seating Arrangements – 18, Syllogism – 4, Inequality – 5, Data Sufficiency – 5, Coding-Decoding – 4, Machine Input Output – 6, Order and Ranking – 2, Logical Reasoning – 3, Alphabet Based – 1, Blood Relation – 3

Quantitative Aptitude

Level: Moderate

Break up of topics: Data Interpretation – 15, Quantity 1 & 2 – 5, Missing Number Series – 5, Approximation – 5, Miscellaneous Word Problems – 15, Data Sufficiency – 5

English

Level: Moderate

Break up of topics: RC – 12, Cloze Test – 5, Para Jumbles – 5, Jumbled Sentence – 5, Phrase Replacement – 5, Double Fillers – 5, Error Detection – 5, Starters – 5, Word Usage – 5, Miscellaneous – 3

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis for 2nd Shift

Candidates can check the detailed IBSO SO Prelims Exam Analysis for shift 2 below:

Good Attempts

Reasoning29-36
English27-32
General Awareness21-26

Section-wise IBPS SO Prelims Analysis

Reasoning

Level: Easy to Moderate

Break up of topics: Puzzle and Seating Arrangement – 10, Syllogism – 5, Logical Reasoning – 5, Direction Sense – 3, Blood Relation – 2, Alphabet Based – 3, Coding-Decoding – 5, Miscellaneous – 7

English

Level: Easy to Moderate

Break up of topics: RC – 12, Cloze Test – 05, Para Jumbles – 5, Word Replacement – 5, Double Fillers – 5, Error Detection – 5, Column Based – 5, Sentence Connectors – 5, Miscellaneous – 3

General Awareness

Level: Easy to Moderate

Most of the questions were from Banking Awareness and Current Affairs from the month of October to December.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis

The IBPS SO Mains Exam will be conducted on January 30, 2022. Meanwhile, candidates can the previous year’s exam analysis for IBPS Specialist Officer Mains below:

Good Attempts

For Rajbhasha Adhikari
For IT Officer42-48
For Marketing Officer45-49
For Agriculture Field Officer35-41

Post-wise IBPS SO Mains Analysis

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Level: Moderate

Break up of topics: Hindi to English & English to Hindi Translation blogs – 15, Rajbhasha Adhiniyam – 10, Vakya mein truti (Error Detection) – 5, Unseen Passage – 5, Close Test – 5, Miscellaneous – 5

IT Officer

Level: Easy to Moderate

Break up of topics: Networking – 12 to 15, Data Structure – 8 to 10, Operating Systems – 4 to 5, Data Communication – 3 to 4, DBMS – 3 to 4, Computer Architecture – 3, Computer Security – 2 to 3, Logic Gates – 2 to 3, C Language – 2, Software Engineering – 2, Discrete Mathematics – 2, Half Adder – 1

Marketing Officer

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Break up of topics: Segmentation – 3 to 4, Strategic Planning – 2, Finance – 4 to 5, Abbreviations – 2, Brand Equity – 2 to 3, Product vertical integration – 1, Strategic Units – 1

Agriculture Field Officer

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Break up of topics: PM Faisal Bima Yojana – 4, Agriculture Engg implements subsidies – 7 to 8, Gree House Classification – 3 to 4, Nutrient related – 2, MSP of Wheat & Rice – 1 to 2, Plant pathology – 7 to 8. Production Data on Horticulture – 3 to 4, Question associated with NABARD – 15 to 20, Critical Irrigation Stages – 1 to 2, Water-sensitive crops – 1 to 2

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the below table to know more about the IBPS SO exam and the weightage of topics:

Mode of the ExamOnline
Stages of Exam3
Negative Marking0.25
Marks (Prelims)125
Marks (Mains)60

Prelims Exam Pattern (2 hours) – For the post of Rajsabha Adhikari: 

Test NameNo. of Questions/Marks
English Language50/25
Reasoning50/50
General Awareness50/50
Total150/125

Mains Exam Pattern (60 mins; for 30 mins for each test) –

Test NameNo. of Questions/Marks
Professional Knowledge (Objective)45/30
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)2/30
Total47/60

Prelims Exam Pattern (2 hours) – For the post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Test NameNo. of Questions/Marks
English Language50/25
Reasoning50/50
General Awareness50/50
Total150/125

Mains Exam Pattern (45 minutes) –

Test NameNo. of Questions/Marks
Professional Knowledge60/60

There will be negative marking too. For every wrong answer, 1/4th of the marks or 0.25 marks will be deducted. So it’s better to leave the question if you are not sure about its answer.

FAQs on IBPS SO Exam Analysis

Candidates can check the frequently asked questions on IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022 below:

Q1: When will the IBPS SO Mains 2022 exam be conducted?
A: IBPS will conduct the SO Mains on January 30, 2021.
Q2: What is the selection process for IBPS SO posts?
A: Candidates have to clear three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview.
Q3: When will the IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022 be released?
A: Candidates can check the exam analysis for IBPS SO Prelims and Mains exams from this article after the exam conduction.
Q4: Will the Logical Reasoning be difficult in the IBPS SO Mains exam?
A: As per the previous years’ analysis, the logical reasoning might be a bit complex in the IBPS SO Mains exam.
Q5: What is the level of English in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam?
A: The English level is usually moderate in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam.

Now that you have got the IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022, we hope you do not face any issue preparing for the IBPS SO mains will be conducted soon. Along with the exam analysis, we suggest you take IBPS PO Mock Test. This test almost has the same sections as that of IBPS SO. Taking a mock test does not only help you in practising for the exam in a better way but also boost your confidence level and improve your time management as well.

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