IBPS SO Prelims Shift Timings & Exam Day Instruction, Know Here

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IBPS SO Shift Timings

IBPS SO Prelims Shift Timings: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the IBPS SO Prelims 2023 exam on 30th and 31st December 2023. With the release of the admit card, candidates should make sure to note their shift time. You can find a general look at the schedule of the exam and the potential shift timings here. Candidates should also follow the instructions in the admit card. We have provided them here as well.

IBPS SO Prelims 2023 – Important Dates

It is important to know the exact dates for the various events that make up the recruitment process. The following table gives a detailed breakdown of the IBPS SO Recruitment 2023-24 schedule.

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by
01.08.2023- 21.08.2023
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)01.08.2023- 21.08.2023
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary21st December 2023
Online Examination – Preliminary30th and 31st December 2023
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2024
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainJanuary 2024
Online Examination – Main28th January 2024
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationFebruary 2024
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary/March 2024
Conduct of interviewFebruary/March 2024
Provisional AllotmentApril 2024

IBPS SO Prelims Shift Timings 2023

The IBPS SO Prelims exam shifts are given below. Candidates should make careful note of the reporting time and exam instructions mentioned in the admit card to ensure a valid exam attempt.

Shift 110:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Shift 202:00 PM – 04:00 PM

IBPS SO Mains Shift Timings 2024

The following table is the shift timings for the IBPS SO Mains 2024 which is tentatively on the 28th of January 2024.

Shift 110:00 AM onwards
Shift 202:00 PM onwards

IBPS SO – General Instructions for Candidates

  • The date, time and venue address of the examination are in the call letter.
  • You should compulsorily bring the call letter with you to the examination venue along with your recent passport-size photograph duly pasted on it.
  • Candidates cannot use calculators (separate or with watch), books, note books or written notes, cell phones (with or without camera facility), or any other electronic device during the examination.
  • Take the call letter with your photograph affixed thereon, a photocopy of photo identity proof stapled with it and the same (currently valid) photo ID in original – THIS IS ESSENTIAL.
  • You should take with you a ball-point pen. Sheets of paper will be provided.

IBPS SO Prelims 2023 – Items not allowed in the Exam Hall

Candidates should ensure that they don’t have any of the following items when they go for the exam. If any, make sure to find a secure place to keep these items as they are prohibited in the exam hall.

  • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of paper, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
  • Other items like Goggles, Handbags, Hair-pin, Hair-band, Belt, Cap, Any watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, Any metallic item,
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle (only transparent water bottle is allowed),
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices like camera, bluetooth devices etc.

You are advised to avoid wearing ornaments like Rings, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklaces, Pendants, Badge, brooch, etc.

In-Candidate Registration

As candidates enter the examination center, they will be directed to their exam labs based on their roll numbers. Upon reaching there, candidates will go through a registration process. The process involves –

  1. Candidate registration will be done through photo capture. The photo captured will be matched with the photo uploaded by you in the application. You must NOT change your appearance from the photo uploaded by you.
  2. Photographs will be taken while the candidate is standing.
  3. The seat number will be given to the candidate.

Details of The Online Examination Pattern – IBPS SO Exam

  • The total duration of the examination is 45 minutes for the post of Law officer, IT officer, AFO, HR/Personnel officer/Marketing officer.
  • For the post of Rajbhasa Adhikari, the exam will of 60 minutes (30 minutes- Objective, 30 minutes-Descriptive)
  • Sections in the question paper are displayed on the top bar of the screen. You can view the questions in a section by clicking on the section name. The section you are currently viewing is highlighted.
  • Candidates can shuffle between tests and questions anytime during the examination as per your convenience only during the time stipulated
    • Candidates will not be allowed to “finally submit” unless they have exhausted the actual test time of the examination.
    • Under no circumstances should a candidate click on any of the ‘keyboard keys’ during the test once the exam starts as this will lock the exam

IBPS SO Prelims Shift Timings 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When is the IBPS SO Prelims 2023 exam?

A1. The IBPS SO Prelims 2023 is on 30th and 31st of December 2023.

Q2. How many shifts are there for the IBPS SO Prelims 2023?

A2. IBPS SO Prelims 2023 will be in 2 shifts.

Q3. When is the first shift for IBPS SO Prelims 2023?

A3. The first shift for IBPS SO Prelims 2023 starts at 10 AM and ends at 12 PM.

Q4. At what time is the second shift for IBPS SO Prelims 2023?

A4. The second shift for IBPS SO Prelims 2023 is from 2 PM to 4 PM.


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