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About SBI SO Exam

SBI SO 2023 Notification Out: State Bank of India (SBI) has released SBI SO Recruitment 2023 Notification on 28th April 2023 for 217 vacant posts for Specialist Cadre Officers in various branches of State Bank of India on a regular basis & contract basis. The online registration process for SBI SO recruitment 2023 is going to end on 19th May 2023. Candidates are required to apply online for the post of Specialist Officer.

SBI SO Exam Date

SBI State Bank of India has released the tentative dates for SBI SO 2023 online exam along with its official SBI SO Notification 2023. The important dates for SBI SO 2023 Recruitment are as follows:

Events Dates
SBI SO 2023 Notification 28th April 2023
Commencement of Online Registration of Application 29th April 2023
Closure of registration of application 19th May 2023
Pay Exam Fees Last Date  19th May 2023
Last Date of printing SBI SO Application 03rd June 2023
SBI SO Exam Date (Manager & Deputy Manager) To be notified
SBI SO Admit Card To be notified

SBI SO Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the exam, the candidate must fulfil the age limit and educational qualifications criteria. Given below are the details mentioned for the same. There are different eligibility criteria for SBI SO recruitment 2022.

The candidate must be an Indian citizen in order to apply for SBI SO Recruitment 2022.

Age Limits

SBI has set the age limit for each post. The age criteria for SBI SO is as follows:

SBI SO Posts SBI SO Age Limits
Assistant Manager 30 years
Deputy Manager, Relationship Manager (OMP), and Product Manager 25 to 35 years
Circle Defence Banking Advisor 60 years
Manager (Marketing) 40 years
Deputy Manager (Marketing) 35 years

Educational Qualification

The Educational Qualification varies as per the requirements of the different SBI Specialist Officer posts. The details about the same are as follows:

Posts Educational Qualification
Assistant Manager
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with 60 per cent or above marks.
  • 2 years of work experience for a Bachelor's degree holder and 1 year for a Master's degree holder.
Deputy Manager, Relationship Manager (OMP), and Product Manager B.E./ B. Tech along with MBA/PGDM or equivalent degree (as full-time course) with specialisation in Marketing
Circle Defence Banking Advisor Must be a retired Major General or Brigadier from Indian Army or from comparable ranks from Indian Navy or Air Force.
Manager (Marketing)
  • MBA/PGDBM or equivalent with specialisations in Marketing/Finance.
  • The minimum work experience is five years as an executive in supervisory/management role in the field of marketing of digital and other financial products in a scheduled commercial bank or public sector or listed financial institution/company.
Deputy Manager (Marketing)
  • MBA/PGDBM or equivalent with specialisations in Marketing/Finance.
  • The minimum work experience is two years as an executive in supervisory/management role in the field of marketing of digital and other financial products in a scheduled commercial bank or public sector or listed financial institution/company.

SBI SO Vacancy

The vacancies for the SBI SO Recruitment 2022 are not yet released. However, the candidates can refer to the vacancy distribution for various posts offered by SBI under SBI SO 2021 recruitment as tabulated below:

Post No. of Vacancies Nature of Engagement
Relationship Manager 314 5-year contract
Relationship Manager Team Lead 20 5-year contract
Customer Relation Executive CRE 217 5-year contract
Investment Officer 12 5-year contract
Central Research Team (Product Lead) 02 5-year contract
Central Research Team (Support) 02 5-year contract
Deputy Manager Marketing 26 1-year contract
Manager Marketing 12 Regular
Executive (Document Preservation -Archives) 01 Regular

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SBI SO Admit Card

SBI SO Admit card is released just a few days before the examination. The SBI SO hall ticket is an important document and no candidate is allowed to enter the exam hall without the admit card. The candidates can download the admit card from the official website.

The details mentioned on SBI SO Admit card are mentioned below:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Roll Number/ Registration Number
  • Photograph of Candidate
  • Category
  • Space Provided for Signature & Thumb Impression
  • Name & Address of Exam Centre
  • Date & Time of Exam

How to Download SBI SO Admit Card 2022?
  • Step 1: Visit the official website of SBI SO
  • Step 2: Click on the ‘Careers’ link present on the right-hand side of the page
  • Step 3: On the new page that appears, click on the latest announcements
  • Step 4: Check the recruitment of Specialist Officer and click on the download call letter for the online exam.
  • Step 5: Enter the details required and log in. Your admit card will be displayed on the screen. Take a printout of it for future reference.

It is advisable to take printouts of the hall ticket and keep a copy of it for future reference. Moreover, the candidates should also carry a photo id proof with them to the examination hall along with the admit card.

The candidates must also carefully check all the details mentioned on the admit card and the officials in case of any mismatch. The applicants must also read the instructions mentioned on the admit card before appearing for the exam.

SBI SO Salary

The salary structures of the SBI SO are given below.

Grade  Pay Scale (In INR)

Assistant Manager Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist) & (Routing & Switching)


Middle Management Grade Scale III (MMGS III)


Middle Management Grade Scale II (MMGS II)


Chief Manager (Company Secretary)


Manager (SME Products)


Dy. Manager (Chartered Accountant)


Assistant Manager (Marketing & Communication)


System Officer (Test Engineer) & System Officer (Web Developer)


System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer)


System Officer (Project Manager)


System Officer (Project Manager)


Executive (Test Engineer), Executive (Interaction Designer), Executive (Web Developer), Executive (Portal Administrator)

INR 15.00 Lacs to INR 20.00 Lacs

Senior Executive (Performance/Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Interaction Designer), Senior Executive (Project Manager),

INR 19.00 Lacs to INR 24.00 Lacs

Senior Special Executive (Project Manager)

INR 23.00 Lacs to INR 27.00 Lacs

Besides, the salary candidates will also get DA, HRA, CCA, PF, Contributory Pension Fund, LFC, Medical Facility, other perquisites, etc. 

SBI SO Selection

The SBI SO selection process generally consists of an online exam which is followed by an Interview.

There selection process of the SBI SO exam is conducted on the basis of the job role. Given below is the general selection process conducted by SBI to recruit Specialist officers. The selection process of the SBI SO involves the following 3 steps:

Step 1: Online Examination

Candidates applying for SBI SO have to clear the online exam which has two papers. Candidates who will clear the online examination are promoted to the next level of the SBI SO examination.

Step 2: Shortlisting

Shortlisting is the next process and is conducted for the candidates who apply for contractual posts.

Step 3: Interview

Those candidates who applied for both contractual, as well as regular posts and who have cleared the online examination, have to appear for the Interview round.

SBI SO Syllabus

The candidates must be well aware of the SBI SO Exam Syllabus in order to score better in the exam. The topic-wise SBI SO syllabus for each section of the exam is given below:

Subjects Topics
Reasoning Ability Alphabet test, Alpha-Numeric Sequence Puzzle, Analogy, Arithmetical Reasoning, Classification, Clocks and calendars, Coding-Decoding, Data sufficiency, Direction sense test, Deriving conclusions from passages, Eligibility test, Inserting the missing character, Logic, Logical sequence of words, Logical Venn Diagrams, Mathematical operations, Number, ranking and time sequence, Puzzle test, Series completion, Situation reaction test, Statement -argument, Statement- conclusion, Theme detection
Quantitative Aptitude Averages, Bar graphs, Decimal and Fraction, HCF and LCM, Heights and distances partnership, Line graphs, Logarithms, Mensuration, Mixtures and allegations, Number system, Percentages, Permutation and combination, Pie charts, Probability, Problems on ages Problems on trains, Profit and loss, Ratio and proportions Roots, Simple and compound interest, Simplification Time, distance and work, Volume and surface area
English Language Antonyms, Article, Comprehension, Conclusion, Error correction, Fill in the blanks, Tenses rules, Idioms and phrases, Parts of speech, Passage completion, Passage correction, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, Sentence Rearrangement, Subject-verb agreement, Synonyms, Tenses, Theme detection, Unseen passages, Vocabulary, Word games, Word formulation
Professional Knowledge Basics of Accountancy, Direct and Indirect Taxes, Principles and Standards Accounting, Computer Architecture, Basics of Auditing, Accounts Management Cost-Accounting, Basic Terminology of Information Technology, Knowledge of Operating systems, Network and its types, DBMS/ RDBMS, Mobile Technologies and Computer Languages, Cyber Security and Threats, Input and Output Devices, and Fundamentals of Microprocessor

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SBI SO Exam Pattern

Unlike other exams wherein the candidates must score good marks in every section, specialist’s exam aspirants are required to score better in the professional section. Candidates scoring minimum cutoff are called for the next round, ie. the interview round. The SBI SO Exam Pattern is elaborated below.

  • There will be two papers in the SBI SO Online exam.
  • Paper 1 will be conducted for 90 minutes. Candidates will be asked to answer 120 questions from three sections namely, English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Paper 2 will have questions related to professional knowledge.
  • The medium of the SBI SO exam is English.

Exam Pattern for Paper 1

The SBI SO Paper 1 Exam Pattern is as follows:

Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English language 35 35 90 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 120 120

Exam Pattern for Paper 2

The SBI SO Paper-2 Exam Pattern is as follows:

Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 Minutes

SBI SO Cut off

Candidates must achieve scores that are equal to or higher than the cutoffs in order to be considered for further consideration. There are numerous determining factors that decide the SBI SO cutoff such as

  • Number of Vacancies
  • Number of Students appearing in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Maximum Marks scored
  • Exam Pattern

The section-wise cutoffs for the online SBI SO exam are mentioned below:

Category Professional knowledge Quantitative aptitude English Reasoning
General 63 14 12 20
OBC 60 12 10 20
SC 56 9 8 18
ST 48 7 7 13

SBI SO How to Apply

The candidates have to fill their application forms on the official website of SBI. The SBI SO Application Process is completely online. The candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for SBI SO 2022. The steps to apply for SBI SO Exam 2022 are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of SBI.
  • Click on the ‘Careers’ tab on the homepage. Choose ‘Join SBI’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Search and click on the link to apply for SBI SO 2022.
  • Click on ‘Click here for New Registration’.
  • Enter basic details such as name, contact, and date of birth.
  • On successful registration, a registration ID and password will be generated.
  • Log in and fill in all the compulsory details such as name, guardian’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID etc.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Pay the application fees using the prescribed payment method.

Application Fees 

In order to complete the application process, the applicants have to pay the application fee. The SBI SO application fees for various categories is mentioned below-

Category Fees
General /OBC INR 750

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) SBI SO Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of SBI SO Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the SBI SO exam. The syllabus of SBI SO comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of SBI SO syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of SBI SO Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the SBI SO exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the SBI SO Exam?
A. To prepare for SBI SO exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
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