Last Minute Tips for IBPS SO Mains Exam 2018

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant,

The exam season is one and every aspirant has started their race for the ultimate competition to win a place in the exams. Today, the South Indian Bank – Probationary Clerk Exam 2018 was conducted and it will continue tomorrow also and to add interesting twist and turns to the exams , IBPS SO Mains exam 2017 and SSC MTS Tier II Exam 2017  also happens tomorrow along with the South Indian Bank Exam 2018. So the race has already begun, Are you ready to face the ultimate challenge of the Exams in this year ?

The IBPS Specialist Officers Prelims Exam happened in the last week off December and this year (In 2017), IBPS has also changed the Exam pattern of the IBPS SO 2017. So this has been considered as one of the ways to reduce the total number of students going to the next subsequent rounds. The IBPS SO will set the benchmarks for the Specialist Officer exams which will happen in the forthcoming days.

The posts that are available in the IBPS SO Exam 201 7 are IT Officer, Agricultural Officer, Rajhabhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer. The posts which are under the IBPS SO comes in the Scale I cadre.

The total number of posts available for this cadre of SPECIALIST OFFICERS are given in the table below Posts Total Number of Posts
1 I.T. Officer (Scale I) 120
2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 875
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 30
4 Law Officer (Scale I) 60
5 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 35
6 Marketing Officer (Scale I) 195

As said above, the exam pattern of the IBPS SO Mains exam is new and we have provided the exam patter for better understanding of the aspirants.


For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the Test No. 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

Last Minute Tips for IBPS SO Mains Exam 2018

  • Only the Agricultural Officer posts has the highest number of vacancies when compared to the others and since this is the first time , the exam pattern has been changed and also only professional knowledge questions are there in the Mains exam, this exam gains more importance than the other exams.
  • Only the Rajabhasha Adhikari – Mains Exam has the Descriptive paper and all the other posts have only Professional knowledge questions. The Descriptive paper for the Rajabhasha Adhikar is for 30 minutes. So you have to type fast , since the total time for the whole exam is only 60 minutes and the time to attend the professional knowledge questions is 30 minutes.
  • All the other posts like HR/ Personnel Officer , marketing Officer, Agricultural officer , IT Officer and Law officer have only 45 minutes in total and have 60 questions to attend. So candidates have to be fast in attending the questions as there are more questions to attend in less time.
  • As said this is the first time, the mains exam has been conducted in this manner and we can only say the level of questions and the topics from which the questions are asked and the exact number of questions from each segments after the exam.
  • Apart from , all these exam factors , there are some other things which are very important to note before going for the exam. A calm and composed mind is required to write the exam in a good way. Even a small disturbance can collapse the entire  exam preparation, so don’t get tensed during or before the exam.
  • Attend the questions which are easier, since the questions are from professional knowledge, the probability of selecting a answer is very wide and there are only two options ( either you know the answer , or you don’t know the answer) , since there are no calculations involved for most of the questions. So the arrow is in your hand and you have to strike it in the center.
  • Don’t get stranded in a question because you have less time to attend more number of questions. As we always say, attend maximum number of questions with great accuracy.
  • Take printouts of the Admit Card / Call Letter of the IBPS SO Mains exam 2018 and also the necessary photocopies of the documents required and to be more specific go to the exam center on time and that is more important than anything else. These days , rough sheets were not provided for the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM and we don’t know what surprise IBPS has for the IBPS SO Mains exam 2017. So be ready for everything.

If you haven’t downloaded the Hall Ticket of the IBPS SO Mains exam 2017, you can download them from the LINK provided below.

Download – IBPS SO MAINS EXAM 2017 – Rajbhasha Adhikari 

Download – IBPS SO MAINS EXAM 2017 – Other Posts


Aspirants, can check the score card of the IBPS SO Prelims exam 2017 from the link provided below. 

Score card of IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017

Team Bankersdaily wishes all the aspirants who are appearing for the IBPS SO Mains exam 2017 tomorrow. The review of the IBPS SO mains exam will be available in Bankersdaily after the exam is over. All the best, Aspirants.