IBPS SO 2021 Prelims on 26th December: Check Section-wise Important Topics & Weightage

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims on 26th December: Check section-wise important topics and expected number of questions in the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims exam that will be held to fill up 1,828 Specialist Officers (SO) in Public Sector Banks.

Created On: Dec 24, 2021 16:51 IST
Modified On: Dec 24, 2021 16:51 IST
IBPS SO 2021 Prelims: Section-wise Important Topics & Weightage
IBPS SO 2021 Prelims: Section-wise Important Topics & Weightage

IBPS SO 2021 Job Profile, Salary, Vacancies: The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims will be held on 26th December 2021. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting the IBPS SO 2021 in two phases – Online Preliminary and Online Main exams. The IBPS SO 2021 Mains will be on 30th January 2022 to fill up 1,828 vacancies in Specialist Officers’ (SO) cadre posts (Scale-I) across 11 participating Public Sector Banks during the CRP SPL-XI Recruitment Drive. Only shortlisted candidates in the Mains exam will be called for the Interview phase. The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims Admit Card will be available for download till 26th December 2021.  In this article, we share the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims Section-wise Important Topics and Weightage for English, Reasoning, Quantitative, and General Awareness.

   IBPS SO 2021 Important Links

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims & Mains Latest Exam Pattern & Section-wise Syllabus

IBPS SO 2021: Admit Card, Exam Date, Cut-off, Eligibility, Vacancy

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IBPS SO 2021: Important Dates

IBPS SO 2021 Recruitment Process

Important Dates

Online Application Registration Date

3rd November 2021 to 23rd November 2021

Last Date for Online application

23rd November 2021

IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card Download

10th December 2021 to 26th December 2021

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Date

26th December 2021

IBPS SO Mains Exam Date

30th January 2022

IBPS SO Interview Date

February 2022/ March 2022 (Tentative)

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims Important Topics (Section-wise)

English Langauge

Topics Weightage (Tentative)
Reading Comprehension  10 -15 questions
Cloze Test 5 - 10 questions
Error Detection 5 - 10 questions
Sentence Correction/Phrase Replacement 5 - 10 questions
Para Jumbles 3 -5 questions

Reasoning Ability

Topics Weightage (Tentative)
Puzzles/ Seating Arrangement (Linear, Circular, Square, comparison-based, scheduling-based puzzles, etc) 10 -15 questions
Coding-Decoding 5 - 10 questions
Verbal Reasoning 5 - 8 questions
Blood Relations 3 - 5 questions
Distance & Direction Sense 3 - 5 questions
Data Sufficiency 3 - 5 questions
Inequalities 3 - 5 questions
Syllogism 3 - 5 questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics Weightage (Tentative)
Data Interpretation (Tabular, Bar Graph, Pie Graph, Line Graph, Caselet) 10 -15 questions
Arithmetic Questions (Percentage, Profit & Loss, Alligation, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Partnership. Ages, Ration & Proportion, Average, Number System, HCF-LCM, Permutation & Combination, Mensuration, and Probability, etc) 10 - 12 questions
Simplification & Approximation 3 - 5 questions
Data Sufficiency 3 -5 questions
Number Series 3 - 5 questions
Quadratic Equation 3 -5 questions

General Awareness

Topics Weightage (Tentative)
Banking & Financial Awareness 15 - 20 questions
Current Affairs 7 - 10 questions
General Knowledge (GK) 5 - 10 questions
Economy 3 -5 questions

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IBPS SO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims exam will be conducted in online mode (post-wise). The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims includes English Language, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness (special reference to banking industry), and Quantitative Aptitude. Each section will be allotted 40 minutes. There will be a total of 150 Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The medium of exam for Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness (with Special Reference to Banking Industry) will be English & Hindi. The paper for the English Language will be conducted in English only. 

NOTE: For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari, the sections in the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims will be English Language, Reasoning Ability, and General Awareness (special reference to banking industry). For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, and HR/Personnel Officer, the sections in the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims will be English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude.

IBPS SO 2021 Admit Card – Download Link 

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration 
English Language 50 25 English 40 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50 English & Hindi 40 Minutes
General Awareness (with Special
Reference to Banking Industry)
50 50 English & Hindi 40 Minutes
Total 150 125    

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

Section  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration 
English Language 50 25 English 40 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50 English & Hindi 40 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 40 Minutes
Total 150 125    

IBPS SO 2021 Marking Scheme

NOTE: There is a sectional cut-off for each section. Candidates have to qualify each section in the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims by securing minimum cut-off marks that will be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main exams.

There will be a penalty for each wrong answer. 1/4th or 0.25 of the marks assigned to a question will be deducted to arrive at a final score. If a question is left blank, no marks will be deducted.

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FAQ

Q1. What are the important topics in Reasoning in IBPS SO 2021 Prelims?

The Important Topics For IBPS SO 2021 Reasoning Ability are Puzzles/ Seating Arrangement (Linear, Circular, Square, comparison-based, scheduling-based puzzles, etc), Coding-Decoding, Verbal Reasoning, Blood Relations, Distance & Direction Sense, Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Syllogism.

Q2. What are the important topics in English Language for IBPS SO 2021 Prelims?

The Important Topics For IBPS SO 2021 English Language are Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Sentence Correction/Phrase Replacement, Para Jumbles.

Q3. What are the important topics in Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS SO 2021 Prelims?

The Important Topics For IBPS SO 2021 Quantitative Aptitude are Data Interpretation, Arithmetic (Percentage, Profit & Loss, Alligation, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Partnership. Ages, Ration & Proportion, Average, Number System, Permutation & Combination, Mensuration, and Probability, etc), Simplification & Approximation, Data Sufficiency, Number Series, Quadratic Equations.

Q4. What are the important topics in General Awareness in IBPS SO 2021 Prelims?

The Important Topics For IBPS SO 2021 General Awareness are Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge (GK), Economy.

Q5. How many questions will be asked in IBPS SO 2021 Prelims?

The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims will have 150 questions from English Language, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness (special reference to banking industry), and Quantitative Aptitude.

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