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About SBI SO (Specialist Officer) 2019

State Bank of India invites on-line applications in two ways from Indian citizens for appointment Specialist Cadre Officers post in State Bank of

1. Contract Positions

2. Regular Positions

Here we will discuss about the only Regular Position vacancies.


1. About SBI

2. SBI SO online Exam Pattern (Phase I)

3. SBI SO Interview (Phase II)

4. SBI SO Eligibility criteria

5. SBI SO 2019 Exam Syllabus

6. SBI SO 2019 Important Dates

7. SBI SO 2019 Vacancy Details

1. About SBI:

State Bank of India (SBI) is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services company. It is a government-owned corporation.  India's largest Bank merged with five of its Associate Banks (State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore) and Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself. 

2. SBI SO online Exam Pattern (Phase I):

Sr. No.PostName of Tests
No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
1.System Officer, Developers, Test Lead, Tester and Statistician English Language3535 90 Minutes
2.Numerical Ability3535
3.Reasoning Ability 5050


Professional Knowledge 5010045 Minutes

Except Professional Knowledge (PK) paper, other papers will be of qualifying in nature. Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in these papers. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank. The questions will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi & English. The candidates will have option to answer the questions in Hindi or English (except for test of English Language).

3.  SBI SO Interview (Phase II):

 Candidates who have been shortlisted based on online Phase I (online examination) will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the SBI. Interview will be conducted at select centers. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from official website. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However the SBI reserves the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.

4. SBI SO Eligibility criteria:

S. No.PostGradeAge EligibilityEducational QualificationExperience
1.Assistant Manager
JMGS I2130B.E./ B.Tech in Computer Science/Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR M. Sc. in Electronics/Electronics &Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronic & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR MCA from Government recognized
University/ Institutes
Experience in computer programming in a reputed
organization, where available, would be desirable.
2.aDeveloper-(Deptt.:SP-I, LMS,Core Banking, SP-II, IT-TSS, Mobile, INB, ATM, ITFO, Ops & TS, Ops & PS, FIGS, Complaints, SP III, SM & W)
MMGS II2535Engineering Graduate from Government recognized University /Institute 
Minimum 5 years of experience in IT business/industry in Development (Coding, Implementation, Maintenance Quality assurance, debugging etc.) of applications
Preferred:* Experience in e-Channels applications, Webtechnologies, Java, JEE, C#, .NET, APIs, Open Source Frameworks - Struts, Hibernate, Spring, Java
Faces,Middleware - MQ Broker, MQ, SOA Frameworks,UI/UX standards including HTML5, Responsive Web Framewoorks, Web Services - REST style, Native Mobile
Applications Programming using Android, IOS toolkits, and hybrid apps, Kony MADP, IBM Worklight

2.bTest lead -
    (Deptt.: UAT )

MMGS II2635Engineering Graduate from Government recognized University /Institute Minimum 6 years of experience in IT sector in Testing &
preferable 2 years in leading a team.

2.cTester -
(Deptt.: UAT)

MMGS II2435Engineering Graduate from Government recognized University /Institute Minimum 4 years of experience in IT sector in Testing Preferred: * Knowledge of Testing or QA Skills: QTP,
Loadrunner, Webload etc.

3.Manager (Statistician) MMGS III2435Full time PG Degree in Statistics /Applied
Statistics/ Econometrics from recognized
university / Institute with minimum 60%
marks in aggregate

Experience Minimum 4 Yrs.
4. Asst. Manager

JMGS I2130full time Degree in Statistics /Applied
Statistics/ Econometrics from recognized
university / Institute with minimum 60%
marks in aggregate

Experience Minimum 1 Yrs.
5. Technology Relationship
Manager (Tech.RMs)

MMGS III2840Engineering Graduate from recognized
University /Institution. Candidates with
MBA qualification are preferred

Minimum 8 years of experience in IT Industry/ Business
out of which 5 years of project management experience
in successfully delivering complex technology solutions
within a defined Software / Systems development
lifecycle; consulting experience preferred.


5. SBI SO Exam Syllabus:

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

1. Roots

2. Bar Graphs

3. Logarithms

4. Probability

5. Problems on Ages

6. Time and Distance

7. Line Graphs

8. Problems on Trains

9. Decimal & Fractions

10. Averages

11. HCF & LCM

12. Percentages

 13. Mensuration             

14. Pie Charts

15. Simplification

16. Profit and Loss

17. Clocks

18. Mixtures & Allegations

 19. Volume & Surface Area

20. Permutation & Combination

21. Time and Work

22. Number System

23. Boats & Streams

24. Pipes & Cisterns

25. Ratio and Proportions

26. Simple & Compound Interest

27. Heights & Distances Partnership

Reasoning Syllabus:

1. Classification

2. Alphabet Test

3. Eligibility Test

4. Analogy

5. Logical Sequence of Words

6. Puzzle Test

7. Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle

8. Inserting the Missing Character Logic

9. Data Sufficiency

10. Theme Detection

11. Coding-Decoding

12. Logical Venn Diagrams

13. Situation Reaction Test

14. Statement – Arguments

15. Series Completion

16. Clocks & Calendars

17. Direction Sense Test

18. Statement – Conclusions

19. Arithmetical Reasoning

20. Mathematical Operations

21. Number, Ranking & Time Sequence

22. Deriving Conclusions from Passages

English Language Syllabus:

1. Synonyms

2. Antonyms

3. Vocabulary

4. Cloze Test

5. Conclusion

6. Verb

7. Comprehension

8. Word Formation

9. Adverb

10. Error Correction

11. Theme detection

12. Grammar

13. Fill in the Blanks

14. Articles

15. Unseen Passages

16. Idioms & Phrases

17. Tenses

18. Passage Correction

19. Idioms and Phrases

20. Sentence Correction

21. Passage Completion

22. Sentence Completion

23. Subject-Verb Agreement

24. Sentence Rearrangement

6 SBI SO Important Dates

Starting Date of Online ApplicationTo be Notified
Closing Date of Online ApplicationTo be Notified
Exam DateTo be Notified

7 SBI SO Vacancy Details

Total Number of Vacancies: 100+ Expected





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