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Does the Merit For IBPS-Specialist Officer is based only on Professional Knowledge section

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I wrote IBPS-Law Officer exam -2014. Heard through random sources that in Specialist Officers exams, final merit is ascertained only on the basis of marks obtained in PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE section, and one has to clear cutoff marks in the other three section, namely Reasoning, GA with special reference to Banking Industry & English (for law officer).
But im neither able to find any such clause in the advertisement by IbpsSO-14 nor got clear information anywhere else, but this is vital as would change whole preparation strategy and also it seems bit logical as one should master his/her specialization subject. moreover 75 marks r allotted to this section more than any other.
So plz help me out.
Thanking in advance
Prabhas Saxena

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Hi Prabhas,

There is a different between IBPS SO exam and SBI SO Exam.

In IBPS SO, all the sections are important in deciding the merit, not that Professional Knowledge alone will be sufficient. You have to score well in all the sections to be sure of getting shortlisted for interview.
Off course Professional Knowledge plays a vital role as every correct answer in this section will fetch 1.5 marks. But do not neglect the other sections to score well in exam.

The facts you are mentioning apply to SBI SO where in you have to score well in professional knowledge and score only qualifying marks in other sections of the exam.

Good Luck

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