IBPS SO Main Exam Analysis : 28th January 2018

IBPS SO Main Exam Analysis 2018 : 28th January

Dear Aspirants, IBPS SO Main Exam is scheduled to held on 28th January(today).This is the 2nd stage of selection process just after the Preliminary Exam. Those who qualified the IBPS SO Prelim exam has appeared for the Main Exam. IBPS SO Main Exam will test the Professional Knowledge of candidates.

IBPS SO Main Exam Review 2018

This year IBPS has released a total of 1315 vacancies for the recruitment of Specialist Officers(SO) according to the IBPS SO Notification Advertisement. Let’s have a look at the post-wise vacancies.

Vacancies Details 

Scale-1 Profile Vacancies
IT Officer 120
HR/Personnel Officer 35
Rajbhasha Adhikari 30
Marketing Officer 195
Law Officer 60
Agriculture Officer 875

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer 

Subject No.
60 60 45 Mins

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Subject No.
 45 60 30 Mins
 2  30 Mins

IBPS SO Main 2017-18 Recruitment Exam is ended today, Now it’s time for the much awaited IBPS SO (IT Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari) Mains Exam Analysis & Review (28th Jan 2018). Many candidates have appeared for this exam today and this brings them to a step closer in their journey of getting a Job in govt. sector. Without wasting any moment, let’s get straight to the analysis for which you are all waiting for.

Note : Overall the exam was of an Easy-Moderate Level for both IT Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Candidates.  

IT Officer Professional Knowledge Exam Review 2017-18(Computer Based-Online)

In today’s exam(28th January 2018), Major proportion of questions were from C++ and OOPS and question were of easy-to-moderate level. No Questions were asked about OOPS programming or error detection of code or finding output.

There was a good ratio of questions from Networking, Data Structure and DBMS as well. Other questions were asked from the related topics : Fibonacci Series, Truth Table of gates, OSI Model, Network Topology, Referential Integrity in DBMS, Tree Data Structure, ACID Properties in DBMS. 

Questions Asked from Topics

Topic Questions
C++ and OOP Concept 15-20
DBMS 5-7
Data Structure 5-6
Networking 7-8
Miscellaneous 15-19

  Good Attempts 

Good Marks to be expected are 48-53.

Rajbhasha Adhikari Professional Knowledge Exam Review 2017-18(Computer Based-Online)

Level of Rajbhasha Adhikari SO Main Exam for IBPS was also Easy-to-Moderate.

Issue Faced 

Candidates faced issued with font available for Hindi Language Typing in the Exam.

Questions asked from Topics

Hindi Passage, Word meanings, English to Hindi  Sentence Translation, Fillers

  1. English to Hindi translation – 5 Qs.
  2. Hindi to English translation – 5 Qs.
  3. One passage (Hindi Language) was asked – 10 Qs
  4. Hindi Translation of English Words – 5 Qs.
  5. Questions based on Rajyabhasha – Articles & Communities, etc – 10 Qs
  6. Miscellaneous (Error Spotting, Sequences & Series, Mixtures, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement) – 10 Qs (Hindi)
  7. One passage – English to Hindi – 8 Marks
  8. One passage  – Hindi to English – 7 Marks

Level of Descriptive Paper 


 Good Attempts 

Good Marks to be expected are 32-38.

Descriptive Paper Topics

(a)Hindi to English Translation :A passage related to Job Opportunities was given in Hindi Language and candidates had to translate it to English.

(b)English to Hindi Translation: A passage on Stock market in the English Language to be translated to Hindi

Agriculture Officer Exam Review 2017-18(Computer Based-Online)

Questions Asked

  1. What is the highest allowable level of ‘Calcium’ in Manure?
  2. What is the highest K2O5 consumption?
  3. Ranikhet hill station is located in which Indian state?
  4. What is Rinder Pest?
  5. ‘Karan Fries’ is a new breed of?
  6. Abbreviation of PMKSYPMKSY.
  7. Abbreviation of IVRI.
  8. One question on Integrated Agricultural Marketing.
  9. What is the interest rate on Kisan Credit Card?
  10. One question on Kharif crops.
  11. One question on Power Tiller est.
  12. What is the minimum space required for a pregnant cow?
  13. One question on Small Calve Feeding.
  14. How many number of broilers rear are required in a batch?
  15. Percentage of Protein in the feed of fish.
  16. What is the Relative Humidity for crop production?
  17. What is Commercial Premium Funding?
  18. Which boat is used in Chilika Lake?
  19. How much time does prawn rearing take?
  20. Which of the following is a Salinity Tolerant Crop?
  21. What is the pH of Banana?
  22. What is the pH of Guava?
  23. What is the pH of Grape?
  24. What is the most salt degradable land state?
  25.  One question on rainfall in humid area.
  26. What are the disadvantage of a four stroke engine?
  27. One question on tractor 3030-35.
  28. One question on Power Sprayer.
  29. One question on High Volume Spray.
  30. Which was the highest crop production area in 2015 -16?
  31. Which nutrients are required for Chlorophyll Formation  and Cell Elongation?
  32. One question on Catalyst and Activator Nutrients.
  33.  What is the importance of Micro Nutrients (Fe).
  34. One question on Perennial crop.
  35. What is the lowest width of disc plough?
  36. Which nutrients cause Tip Chlorosis and later leaf convert into black gelatinous matter?
  37. What is the Electrical conductivity of Saline Soil?
  38. What is the Exchangeable Sodium Percentage of Saline Soil?
  39. What is the pH of Alkaline soil?
  40. Totapuri  is a variety of?
  41. Ratna is a variety of?
  42. Which Indian is the majorly involved in Shrimp Farming?
  43. Plywood Timber is mainly cultivated in which state of India?
  44. One question on Drip Irrigation Efficiency.

Exam Level

Level of Agriculture Officer SO Main Exam for IBPS was also Easy-to-Moderate.

Marketing Officer Exam Review 2017-18(Computer Based-Online)

These are the different topics which were asked in IBPS SO Mains on 28th January 2018.

  1. Pricing strategy
  2. Consumer Behaviour
  3. STP
  4. Types of Demand
  5. Service Marketing
  6. Customer Lifetime Value.
  7. Brand Equity
  8. Types of Marketing Mix Past
  9. Pricing Strategy
  10. Pastel
  11. Marketing Channel
  12. Online Marketing
  13. Sales Promotion
  14. Niche Marketing
  15. Needs, Wants, Demands.

Exam Level

Level of Agriculture Officer SO Main Exam for IBPS was also Easy-to-Moderate.

IBPS SO Main Exam(28th January 2018) -How was your Exam? Share your Feedback

Feedback 2018

The IBPS SO Main (28th January 2018) exam is going to be over now. So, it’s time to share your experience with the exam as it will help you know bits and parts of the exam. Share your IBPS SO Main exam review and know where you stand among thousands of aspirants who appeared for the exam. And if you remember any questions or the type, share it with us.

Your review will be propitious for the other candidates and will help them to build up their own strategies and plans for upcoming exams based on the review shared.

You can share with us the following :

  • Difficulty level (overall as well as sectional )
  • Topic-wise Weightage
  • Good number of attempts
  • Questions asked
  • Expected cut off marks

The candidate who qualify the mains exam will be called for the interview. The marks obtained in the prelims will not be considered for Final Merit List. The marks obtained in the mains will be evaluated for shortlisting candidates for the interview.

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Updated: January 28, 2018 — 11:42 am


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  1. I have attempted 50 questions in IT. So i think that i will qualify.

  2. Attemped 45

  3. 40 question kiye hai . Kya Me Qualify karsakta hu IT ke liye

  4. 52 Questions for IT

  5. Sir Maine 41 Kiye hai kya mera selection ho sakta hai

    1. ha. ho jayega for sure. interview me jaane ki jarurat nahi padega…..

      Apart from you who knows whats your accuracy…..it doesnt matter how much you attended , what is important how many are correct…think and act.

  6. 40 Qus for IT…

  7. Me 43 attempt kiye hai..

  8. AFO k liye kitana correct attempt h

    1. Hi Abhilasha,
      Minimum 35 correct questions for Agricultural Field Officer are necessary if yoo are in General Category.

      1. As per review, it will be 45-55 accordingly..

  9. Someone please tell about HR officer

    1. Hi Sweta,
      It will be expected 30-42 as per the review for General Category. Thanks for the query.

      1. Is it cutoff marks or good attempt?

  10. Law officer?
    How many attempts?
    And what will be the cut off?

    1. 35 to 45 will be the cut off for Law Officer.

      1. maine 38 kiye h sir mera ho jayega kya law main ??

        1. Hi Harsh,
          It is expected that cut off will between 30 and 40. So we hope that you qualify.All the best!

          1. sir i am from law and i had attempted 45 out of which i get sure shot 38 to 40
            kya yadi me interview me 10 to 13 score karta hoo to mera qualify hoga

  11. How much will be the expected cutoff for marketing…..

    1. Hi Imtiyaz,
      I am not sure about Marketing cutoff but i think that it will go 40+

    2. Hi Imitiyaz,
      As per our analysis Marketing Officer has always less cutoff than other other fields officer. I will be expected as 52.15.

      1. 52.15 out of 60 is way too high even for marketing officer…..

  12. What is expected cut off for law officer?

    1. Hi Kamal,
      I expected that it will between 50 to 60 for General Category.

  13. Hi Sir, IBPS SO me IT K ki itni Vacancy Hai?

    1. Hi Ankit
      There is 120 Vacancies for IBPS SO IT Officer.

      1. Dhnayavaad Sir

  14. what is the analysis of law paper? can somebody help me with it?

  15. Hi Swati, there were questions related to
    1. RBI
    2. Money Laundering
    3. Offences & Penalties
    4. Banking Regulation Act
    5. Effect of non-registration
    6. Credit Information Bureau(India)
    Overall the exam was easy to moderate. At least 35 to 45 cut-off may be..

  16. Attempted 55 Marketing..

  17. Anyone who gave law officer paper attempt of question and expected cut off according their own mind

    1. Hi Kamal,
      As Harsh has mentioned above that he have attempted 38 questions. So Expected cut-off will be 30 plus. Best of Luck for your future.Enjoy.

    2. hi kamal i attempt 45 out of which i get any how 38 to 40 marks
      last year 16 marks pe interview ke liye call kiya tha
      lekin last year post was double
      but this year paper is tough with compare to last year and no direct questions are asked
      and this year pre ki wajah se bahut sare jinka law strong hota he lekin reasoning ya eng week hota he wo log pehle hi out ho chuke he so interview ti 20 to 25 marks pe aa jayega as per me

      1. Sir could you please let me know,,what is the area they ask in law Mains,,like wich subject should I read for mains preperation,, as I want to appear in 2019,,and plzz let me know any good book for prelims preperation,,and also for mains preperation,,and and the type of gk they ask,,thanku sir

  18. Can any one of you who had attended for SO-IT mains….plz share some questions

  19. Myself Neha for HR. I have attempted 45 Qs. Can I expect the call.

  20. I have attempted 48 Questions in SO HR. What is my chance and what will be expected cutoff?

  21. I didn’t Find Hr exam analysis anywhere Or na hi good attemts Ya Cuttoff. Can anybody provide me this detail?

  22. Result kd tak ao ibps so mains da idea hai sir kisa nu and how prepare for interview of ibps law officer

    1. Hi Kamal,
      IBPS SO Main Exam Result will be expected to come near around 20th February. Our AffairsGuru Team will soon post the article related to Interview.

    2. We have put some interview questions on our website that are usually asked.

  23. Ur attempts in hr?

  24. Cutoff for so hr mains

  25. Anyone who qualify for law officer interview?

    1. no kisi contact walo ka hua kya aur yadi haan to unhone kitne attempt kiya
      aur aapka hua kya

  26. Hello can anyone share the questions asked in IBPS-SO IT mains

  27. can anyone will provide me the syllabus and questions asked on Law Officer pre and mains exam like u hv given for marketing, agriculture officer etc

  28. Ibps so rajbhasha k mains me descritive paper online hota h ya offline.please

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