SBI SO Recruitment, Salary, [Exam Dates], Eligibility Criteria, Exam pattern/Syllabus

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SBI SO recruitment

The Specialist Officer is the post in the SBI, who’s officer take big decisions and act as a backbone of the office.

SBI conducts SBI SO examination annually for the recruitment of below-mentioned posts. Here you’ll get the full details of the SBI SO examination, which every candidate should know before planning and appearing for the examination.

Below mentioned are the post which gets vacant during the selection procedure.

  • Head (Product, Investment & Research)
  • Central Research Team (Fixed Income Research Analyst)
  • Relationship Manager
  • Relationship Manager (e-Wealth)
  • Relationship Manager (NRI)
  • Relationship Manager (Team Lead)
  • Customer Relationship Executive
  • Zonal Head Sales (Retail) (Eastern Zone)
  • Central Operation Team Support
  • Risk & Compliance Officer
  • Bank Medical Officer (BMO-II)
  • Manager Analyst
  • Advisor for Fraud Management
  • General Manager (IT – Strategy, Architecture & Planning)
  • Dy. General Manager (Asset Liability Management)
  • Dy. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)
  • Asst. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)
  • Chief Manager (Infrastructure Architect)
  • Chief Manager (Application Architect)
  • Chief Manager (Business Architect)
  • Manager (Security Architect)
  • Manager (Technology Architect)
  • Manager (Application Architect)
  • Senior Consultant Analyst
  • Data Translator
  • Data Architect
  • Data Trainer
  • Chief Technology Officer
GradeScale of Pay
Junior Management Grade Scale I (JMGS I)23700-42020
Middle Management Grade Scale II (MMGS II)31705-45950
Middle Management Grade Scale III (MMGS III)42020-51490
Senior Management Grade Scale IV (SMGS-IV)50030-59170

These are the allowances which you can get apart from salary according to the 7th pay commission.

  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance
  3. City Compensatory Allowance
  4. Provident Fund
  5. Pension Fund
  6. Medical Reimbursement
  7. Furniture Allowance

SBI SO Recruitment 2020 Exam Dates

The first step which is filling the application form is closed in July month.

The next dates of Admit Card, Exam Dates and Result Date is going to be announced by the officials, which will available soon here.

EventsDates
SBI SO Application Form 2020 StartJanuary 23, 2020
Closing date of Application FormJuly 15, 2020
Admit CardTo be announced soon
SBI SO Exam Date 2020To be announced soon
SBI SO Result DateTo be announced soon

SBI SO Recruitment 2020 Exam Pattern-CA/ENGINEER Officer

Here, all the examination conducted under SBI SO(Specialist Officer) for the post of CA/Engineer, Law Office, Language Officer, Economist officer. Along with their second part is mentioned below, candidates must checkout from the table.

Paper-I

Paper-I of SBI SO 2021 Engineer is conducted through 3 subjects, English Language which has 35 questions of 35 marks, Reasoning Ability which is of 50 questions and of 50 marks, Quantitative Aptitude which is of 35 questions and of 35 marks. 

The total number of questions is 120 and paper will be of 120 marks. Total Time allotted to complete the Paper-I of 90 minutes(1.5 hours). 

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language3535
Reasoning Ability5050
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Time Duration - 90 Minutes120120

Paper-II

Paper-II is conducted within 45 minutes. The total number of questions is 50, marks allotted to each question is 2. Hence, the total paper is turn out to be 100 marks. 

Here, Knowledge of Engineering/CA is tested in this paper.

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Proffesional Knowledge50100
Time Duration - 45 Minutes50100

Exam Pattern-Law officer

Paper-I

Paper-I of SBI SO 2021 Law Officer is conducted into 2 subjects, English Language which has 50 questions of 50 marks, Reasoning Ability which has 70 questions and of 70 marks.

The total number of questions is 120 and paper will be of 120 marks. Total Time allotted to complete the Paper-I will be 90 minutes(1.5 hours). 

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language5050
Reasoning Ability7070
Time Duration - 90 Minutes120120

Paper-II

Paper-II is conducted within 45 minutes. The total number of questions is 50, marks allotted to each question is 2. Hence, the total paper is turn out to be 100 marks. 

Here, Knowledge of Law subjects is tested in this paper.

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Proffesional Knowledge3535
Time Duration - 45 Minutes50100

Language officer

Paper-I

Paper-I of SBI SO 2021 Language Officer is conducted into 2 subjects, English Language which has 35 questions of 35 marks, Reasoning Ability which is of 50 questions and of 50 marks, Quantitative Aptitude which is of 35 questions and of 35 marks. 

The total number of questions is 120 and paper will be of 120 marks. Total Time allotted to complete the Paper-I of 90 minutes(1.5 hours). 

Name of the TestNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Language (Hindi & English)7070
Reasoning Ability5050
Time Duration - 90 Minutes120120

Paper-II

Paper-II is conducted within 45 minutes. The total number of questions is 50, marks allotted to each question is 2. Hence, the total paper is turn out to be 100 marks. 

Here, Knowledge of Language subjects is tested in this paper.

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Professional Knowledge50100
Time Duration - 45 Minutes50100

SBI SO Recruitment 2020 Exam Pattern-Economist officer

Paper-I

Paper-I of SBI SO 2021 Economist Officer is conducted into 3 subjects, English Language which has 35 questions of 35 marks, Reasoning Ability which is of 50 questions and of 50 marks, Quantitative Aptitude which is of 35 questions and of 35 marks. 

The total number of questions is 120 and paper will be of 120 marks. Total Time allotted to complete the Paper-I of 90 minutes(1.5 hours). 

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language3535
Reasoning Ability5050
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Time Duration - 90 Minutes120120

Paper-II

Paper-II is conducted within 45 minutes. The total number of questions is 50, marks allotted to each question is 2. Hence, the total paper is turn out to be 100 marks. 

Here, knowledge of Economy subjects is tested in this paper.

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Professional Knowledge50100
Time Duration - 45 Minutes50100

Paper-III

Paper-II is conducted within 45 minutes. Essay writing is a The total paper 50 marks. 

Here, an essay writing skill is required to write in the Economics related topics.

SubjectTime DurationMarks
Essay Writing-Economics Related Topics45 Minutes50 Marks

SBI SO Recruitment 2020 Exam Syllabus

Paper-I

Alpha-Numeric Sequence Puzzle, Alphabet Test, Analogy, Arithmetical Reasoning, Classification, Clocks and Calendars, Coding-decoding, Data Sufficiency, Deriving Conclusions from Passages, Direction Sense Test, Eligibility Test, Inserting The Missing Character, Logic, Logical Sequence of Words, Logical Venn Diagrams, Mathematical Operations, Number, Ranking & Time Sequence, Puzzle Test, Serial Completion, Situation Reaction Test, Statement – Arguments, Statement – Conclusions, Theme Detection

Average, Bar Graph, Decimal and Fractions, HCF and LCM, Height and Distance partnership, Line Graph, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage, Permutation and Combination, Pie chart, Probability, Problem om ages, Problem on trains, Profit and loss, Ration and Proportion, Roots, Simple and Compound Interests, Simplification, Time Distance and Work, Volume & Surface Area.

Antonyms, Articles, Cloze Test, Comprehensions, Conclusion, Error correction, Fill in the blanks, Tenses Rules, Idioms and Phrases, Parts of speech, Passage correction, Sentences completion, sentence corrections, Sentence Rearrangement, Subject-Verb Rearrangement, Synonyms, Tensesm theme detection, Unseen passage, Vocabulary, Word Formation, Word Gaming. 

Paper-II

  • DataBase Management System (DBMS)
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Computer organization & Microprocessor
  • Data structure
  • Integrated circuits
  • Programming language C, C++ and OOPS
  • Cyber Security and Threats
  • Operating system & amp; system programming
  • Compiler design
  • Software engineering
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Digital electronics
  • Basic Terms
  • Direct and Indirect Taxes
  • Cost Accounting Concepts
  • Management Accounting Concepts
  • Basic Accounting concepts and principles
  • Accounting Standards
  • Auditing standards

SBI SO Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

1. Faculty, SBIL, Kolkata 

Post Graduation in the domain relevant to the position and minimum 3 years of teaching experience

2. Deputy Manager (Stressed Assets Marketing) 

CA/MBA/CMA/ACS/PGDM or PG in Management from recognized university/ college as 2 years full time regular course.Minimum 4 years of work experience

3. Chief Manager (Special situation Team) 

CA/MBA/CMA/ACS/PGDM or PG in Management from recognized university/ college as 2 years full time regular course.Minimum 8 years of work experience

4. Vice President (Stressed Assets Marketing) 

CA/MBA/CMA/ACS/PGDM or PG in Management from recognized university/ college as 2 years full time regular course.Minimum 12 years of work experience

5. Manager – Anytime Channel 

BE/BTech in IT stream only (Electronics & Communications/ Computer/ Electrical/Information Sciences) & Full Time 2 Years MBA/ PGDM or equivalent Management Degree. Minimum 7 Years Post Qualification (degree of BE/B Tech) experience in IT Sector and Banking

6. Banking Supervisory Specialist 

Graduate / Post Graduate or any professional qualification in Banking, Finance or Management related areas and minimum 25 years of experience

7. Manager (Digital Marketing)

MBA(Marketing)/PGDM(Marketing)/ PGDBM (Marketing)/MMS (Marketing) from recognized University/ Institute and 5 years’ post basic qualification experience

8. Manager (Data Analyst) 

Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or Computer Science and Minimum 8 years’ post basic qualification experience

9. Project Development Manager (Technology)

MBA/MMS/PGDM/M.E/M.Tech/B.E/B.Tech from Government recognized University or Institution and Minimum 4 years’ experience

10. Product Manager 

B.E./B. Tech in Computer Science/ Information Technology/Electronics & Communication/Electrical & Electronics from recognized University/Institutions and Minimum 5 years’ post basic qualification experience as on 01.01.2020 as a product owner in the financial services space

11. SME Credit Analyst

CA/ MBA (Finance) / PGDM (Finance) /PGDBM(Finance) or equivalent post graduation degree (Two years full time regular course) from Recognized University/College and 3 years’ of post basic qualification work experience

12. Sr. Executive (Digital Marketing) 

B.E./ B. Tech with minimum 60% marks in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics & Communication from recognised University/ Institute and 4 years of experience

13. Investment Officer 

Graduates/ Postgraduates from Government recognized University or Institution. Certification by NISM/CWM mandatory. Minimum 5 years of experience as an investment officer/part of product team in Wealth Management organisation.

14. Central Research Team (Portfolio Analysis & Data Analytics)

MBA/PGDM/Post graduation in Statistics/ Data Analytics from Government recognized University or Institution and minimum 5 years of experience

15. Head (Product, Investment & Research) 

Graduation/Post Graduation from Government recognized University/Institution or Reputed Colleges. Minimum 12 years of relevant work experience in financial services, financial product development and private banking

16. Central Research Team (Support)

Graduates/ Postgraduates in Commerce/ Finance/ Economics/ Management/ Mathematics/ Statistics from Government recognized University or Institution and work experience of 3 years

17. Senior Executive 

(Social Banking & CSR)Basic – Graduation (full time) in any stream and minimum 3 years of experience

18. Sr. Executive (Analytics)

B.E./ B. Tech with minimum 60% marks in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics & Communication from recognised University/ Institute and 4 years of experience

19. Executive (FI & MM)

Graduation in Rural Economy/ Agriculture  & Allied Activities/ Horticulture as years full-time course

20. Sr. Executive (Digital Relations)

B.E./ B. Tech with minimum 60% marks in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electrical & Electronics/Electronics & Communication from recognised University/ Institute and 4 years of experience

SBI SO Recruitment 2020 Educational Qualification


  • For the developer, test lead, and tester positions:
  • Candidates should graduate from government-accredited universities/colleges.
  • Applicants should have some experience in the IT industry.

    Assistant Manager (System) positions:
  • Applicants must have B.E/B.technology for information technology/computer science/computer applications/electronics and telecommunications/electronics and instruments/electronics and communications.
  • Applicants should have some computer programming experience from well-known organisations.

    For Technical Relationship Manager (Tech.RMs) positions:
  • The candidate should be a recognised graduate of the University/College of Engineering.
  • Give priority to competitors with MBA qualifications.
  • This position requires at least 8 years of IT industry/business experience.

    For Manager and Assistant Manager (Technician) positions:
  • A person needs a full-time PG degree in econometrics/statistics/application statistics.
  • This position requires at least 1-4 years of experience
  • Different eligibility criteria are designed for different SBI SO posts.  This is because of the different requirement of different posts.
  • Candidates must be a citizen of India and will be allowed to take the exam as per the SBI PO schedule.
  • The SBI SO Age limit depends upon the respective SBI SO post. That a candidate willing to apply.
  • The Educational Qualification also varies as per the requirements of the different SBI Specialist Officer posts.

How to apply for SBI SO EXAM 2020?

  1. Candidates must first log in to the official website of SBI (www.sbi.co.in)
  2. On the same page, they have to click on the “Careers” section.
  3. A new page will open as the “Latest Announcements” column at the top right corner of the page.
  4. Candidates are required to click on that section and check the SBI Specialist Cadre Officer section and then click on the detailed SBI SO notification.
  5. After reading the notification, the candidates can proceed with the SBI SO online application process as per the qualification for the respective SBI SO post.
  6. Once through the application process, candidates are required to pay the SBI SO application fee as per the respective post through any of the payment modes given below:
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Internet banking
  1. Go to the official website of SBI (www.sbi.co.in).
  2. Web page’s top right corner, click on “CAREERS Click Here”.
  3. On the Careers webpage, on the top right corner, click on Latest Announcements.
  4. A new Option will appear – Click on “Download Call Letter”.
  5. A new tab will appear, where you need to feed your Registration Number and Password / Date Of Birth (dd-mm-yy) and click Submit, and login.
  6. Your SBI Admit Card will appear, keep a printout.

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