IBPS So Prelims Exam Practice Methods

IBPS SO Recruitment 2019:

The IBPS SO recruitment for this year has announced a total of 1163 vacancies. The selection process involves prelims, mains and interview phases. The candidates have to clear each and every stage to get the provisional allotment order. As the prelims exam is the very first stage, give importance to that now. There are various posts in the IBPS SO recruitment. They are.

IBPS So Prelims Exam Practice Methods

  • T Officer (Scale-I).
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I).
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I).
  • Law Officer (Scale-I).
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I).
  • Marketing Officer (Scale-I).

According to educational qualification, candidates have applied for each post. Any way the competition will be very huge for this recruitment. To clear the first stage, take IBPS SO prelims mock test before the exam. it will give you enough confidence to tackle the huge competition.

1] IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

There are two exam patterns for IBPS SO prelims, based on the post. Here both are given for your reference. The total marks for the prelims exam is 125 with the sectional timings as mentioned in the table below. As per the exam pattern prepare for the prelims exam knowing your strong and weak areas.

The reasoning and English language are the common sections for all the posts. For law officer and Raj Bhasha Adhikari, the 3rd section is general awareness with special reference to banking. For all the other posts, the 3rd section is quantitative aptitude. Take the IBPS SO mock test for any pattern you want to practice.

Check the updated pattern before the exam. So that you can have an exam strategy according to your strength and weakness. A very good Exam strategy is must for attending more questions within the given time limit. Also refer the updated syllabus to prepare a convenient study plan.

IBPS SO Prelims Pattern – Law officer and Raj Bhasha Adhikari
S.NoSectionNo. Of QuestionsTotal Marks          Duration
1Reasoning505040 Minutes


2English Language502540 Minutes




General Awareness with Special Reference to banking 





40 Minutes

 Total150125120 minutes
IBPS SO Prelims Pattern – Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer
S.NoSectionNo. Of QuestionsTotal Marks          Duration
1Reasoning505040 Minutes


2English Language502540 Minutes




Quantitative Aptitude 





40 Minutes

 Total150125120 minutes

2] Importance of IBPS SO Prelims Mock Test

  • The main significance of mock test practice is that you can develop your speed and accuracy well.
  • You will have an excellent time management skill after a series of mock test practices.
  • You can fine tune your performance for multiple times by lot of mock test practices. Every time of practice you can correct your careless mistakes. So that you can try to avoid those mistakes in the real exam.
  • You can practice more exam point of view questions in the mock test.
  • As you face more mock tests before the exam, you will not have the exam fear. This experience will give you enough confidence to handle the real exam.
  • You will get the performance analysis report after the mock test is completed. From that report you can analyze your speed, accuracy, time management skills, etc. From that you can practice further to improve your skills.
  • You can find answers for all the questions after the completion of mock test. The answers will be clear and understandable.

3] Practice With Previous Year Papers

Refer more previous year IBPS SO prelims question papers. Try to solve all the questions in it. So that you will feel the real toughness level of the exam. It will be helpful for you to handle the difficult questions in the exam with ease.

Practice With Previous Year Papers

So practice the previous year papers with complete dedication. Analyze and correct all the mistakes you have committed in it. This way of practice will be really helpful for you to score more marks in the exam.

4] Practice with Daily Online Quizzes and Online Videos

Take more online quizzes and keep a touch with all the subjects. You can also try online video learning and practice for some difficult sections. For example if you are weak in English language section, you can prefer some good videos to clarify the basic concepts.

5] Power Capsule Preparation

For the preparation of general awareness section, power capsule is the best way. You can cover more data in quick manner. It will be useful for the last minute revision purpose. This section will earn you good marks if you work hard. As this section may be a game changer give more importance to it.

So, candidates follow all these IBPS SO prelims exam practice methods. So that you can clear the exam easily.

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