IBPS SO Mains Analysis 2019 – For Marketing, IT, Law, Agriculture, HR & Rajbhasha Officers

The mains phase of the IBPS SO 2019 exam is being conducted today by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection at centres across India for the recruitment of Specialist Officers for various Public Sector Banks in India. The prelims phase of the IBPS SO 2019 exam was conducted on 28th & 29th of December 2019. In this blog, we will be providing you with a detailed IBPS SO Mains Analysis 2019 for Marketing, IT, Law, Agriculture, HR/Personnel & Rajbhasha Officers

IBPS SO Mains Analysis 2019 

For IT, Law, Agriculture, Rajbhasha Officers

1. IBPS SO Mains Analysis 2019 – IT Officer

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

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

2. IBPS SO Mains Analysis 2019 – Agriculture Field Officer (AFO)

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. 

There were also questions around topics of 

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

3. IBPS SO Mains Analysis 2019 – Law Officer 

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

The major chunk 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

4. IBPS SO Mains Analysis 2019 – Rajbhasha Officer 

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

IBPS SO 2019 Mains Exam Pattern

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

Name of test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Medium Of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes

 

Exam Pattern for the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Medium Of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(objective) 45 60 English and Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30 minutes

 

Note: (For mains)There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

IBPS SO Previous Years Cut off Marks – For the Year 2018

(i) IBPS SO Final Result 2018 – Cut-off

Following are the IBPS SO Cut-off scores for final selection for various categories.

POST SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI ID
I.T. OFFICER (SCALE I) 52.93 50.6 54.93 60 67.27 49.93 58.47 NA
AGRICULTURAL FIELD OFFICER (SCALE I) 43.67 41.6 48.47 48.67 30.67 43.4 41.47 37.33
RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI (SCALE I) 55.33 50.67 61.33 59.67 NA 48.4 NA NA
LAW OFFICER (SCALE I) 54.4 55 55.13 63.07 NA 49.73 NA NA
HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER (SCALE I) 62.67 62.53 64.33 66.33 NA 56.33 NA NA
MARKETING OFFICER (SCALE I) 52 47 54.27 59.67 55 47.67 55.27 73.8

 

(ii) IBPS SO 2018 Mains Cut-Off Marks 

Following Table displays the cut-offs for Shortlisting for Interview (Out of 60 Marks) for all the posts.

IBPS SO Mains Cut Off 2018 all Categories

Post Gen SC/ST/OBC/HI/OC/VI
IT Officer (Scale – I) 16.50 18
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale – I) 13.75 10.75
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale- I) 14 10.75
Law Officer (Scale- I) 22.25 18
H.R/ Personnel Officer (Scale- I) 21.25 17.50
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) 31.75 28

 

(iii) IBPS SO Cut Off for Shortlisting in Interview

Post SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI ID
IT Officer (Scale – I) 16.25 13.75 20 22 15.75 14.50 15.25 16
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale – I) 18.75 16 20.75 20.75 15 20.75 20.50 12.50
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale- I) 17.50 12.50 18.25 18.25 NA 14.50 22.50 NA
Law Officer (Scale- I) 25.75 26.25 28 31 NA 25.75 25.75 26.75
H.R/ Personnel Officer (Scale- I) 23.25 18.75 24.50 29.25 NA 21 28 NA
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) 34.25 29.25 38.50 39.25 31.50 34 32.50 NA

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