IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) IT Officer Scale - I Exam 2016-17 has started from today.This year for IBPS SO IT Officer Scale-I all the test except Professional Knowledge are qualifying in nature and only marks of Professional Knowledge will be considered in the merit list. IBPS SO IT Officer exam is a boon to all aspirants, who missed their mark in SBI SO IT-Officer. 

The 2nd Slot of IBPS SO 2017 was conducted from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. & its is now over. You can read here about the Exam analysis of the 2nd Slot of IBPS SO IT Officer Exam 2016-17.We are now going to share the detailed analysis of this slot.

IBPS SO IT Officer Scale-I Exam Pattern

S. No.
Name of Subject
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning Ability
30 minutes
English Language
25 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
30 minutes
Professional Knowledge
35 minutes

120 minutes

Overall level of the exam was Moderate to Difficult. 

The analysis has been presented based on the reviews shared by our readers who appeared for the exam. In case of any anomaly, let us know in the comments, we will update it.

Section wise Analysis of IBPS SO Exam- 29th Jan 2017 Slot 2

In this, we will make you head towards the section – wise analysis as per the topics asked:

English Language Analysis of IBPS SO Exam

Number of questions - 50
Level of the Section – Difficult
Pattern of this section was similar as that of IBPS Clerk. Overall level was difficult.
  • Reading Comprehension – 15 Questions - Two Rc was asked and both was based on Economy passage. (Antonym & Synonyms in passage)
  • Fill in the blanks – 5 questions (Double filler) The pattern of this topic is changed - 2 sentences has been given, 1 space in each sentence and one common word has to be filled from the given options. 
  • 1 Parajumbles –  5 questions
  • Sentence correction - 5 Qs - 
  • Inference based Qs - 3 - 5 Qs on sentences that do not relate to the theme of the passage 
Note: No Cloze test was asked in today's exam.

Reasoning Ability Analysis of IBPS SO Exam

Number of questions - 50
Level of the Section – Moderate 
1. Puzzle - 5 Qs - Floor based puzzle with attributes (Occupation)
2. One Liner puzzle N/S with colour preference 
3. Logical Reasoning - Cause & Effect, Statement & Argument - 5 Qs
4. Logical Reasoning - Passage inference - 2- 3 Qs
5. Syllogism – 5 Question (old pattern)
6. Input Output – 5 Question (Moderate)
7. Inequality- 5 Question (Easy but tricky)
8. Miscellaneous – 5 Question

Numerical Ability Analysis of IBPS SO Exam

Number of questions - 50
Level of the Section – Moderate
  • Number Series - 5 Questions were asked from this topic.
  •  Data Interpretation – 2 set – Table and Pie chart = 10 Questions
  • 3. Quadratic Equation – 5 Question 
  • 4. Data sufficiency – 5 Question
  • 5. Approximation / Simplification - 6 Question
  • 6. Miscellaneous Questions – 14 - 20 Questions
  • Miscellaneous Questions consist of questions from different topics such as – Profit and Loss, Time and Work; Time, Speed and distance; Simple and Compound Interest; Age, Average, Partnership etc.

Professional Knowledge Analysis of IBPS SO Exam

Number of Questions - 50 
Level of Section - Moderate

This section was a bit lengthy, although the difficulty level was moderate. This is the deciding section, as the scores obtained in professional knowledge out of maximum 80 marks will be the deciding factor if a candidate's name will be in the merit list. There were questions from Reading Comprehension (related to women empowerment), Grammar, Synonym (पर्यायवाची), Translation and Word Meaning.

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English Language
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Professional Knowledge

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