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State Bank of India – Specialist Officer 

SBI SO : State Bank of India Examination

State Bank of India (SBI) has released the admit card for the online exam to be conducted for post of various Specialist Cadre Officers and Manager posts on regular basis. A total of 452 Vacancies have been released by SBI for which the eligible candidates had successfully applied till 11th January 2021. SBI SO Online Exam has been scheduled for 1st, 2nd and 7th February 2021. The candidates can check the application process, age limit, work experience, qualification, selection criteria, and other details on this site.



40 Classes

60 Course Materials

560 Practice Questions

15 Mock Test

Multilingual Instruction

4 Months

IMPORTANT

Exam Dates

Stage

2021

2020

2019

Notification

22 Dec 2020

October 2018

16th Jan 2018

Exam Dates

1st, 2nd and 7th February 2021

2nd Week of January 2019

3rd week of the April

SBI SO

Exam Pattern

Stage

Question Type

Mode of Exam

Duration

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper I

Objective

Online

90 Minutes

120

120

Paper II

Objective

Online

45 Minutes

50

100

Stage

Question Type

Paper I

Objective

Paper II

Objective

Stage

Mode of Exam

Paper I

Online

Paper II

Online

Stage

Duration of Exam

Paper I

90 Minutes

Paper II

45 Minutes

Stage

Number of Questions

Paper I

120

Paper II

50

Stage

Marks

Paper I

120​

Paper II

100

Preliminary Exam

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes

Mains Exam

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

Total

155

200

3 hours

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

30 minutes

SBI SO

Exam Syllabus

English

  • Nouns,
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Tenses 
  • If Clause
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Voice
  • Adjectives & Adverbs
  • Articles
  • Degrees of Comparison
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings
  • Often Confused Word
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitute
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Rearrangement of Sentences
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Cloze Test
  • Theme Completion & Detection
  • Sentence Analogy

 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Mind Calculation Sessions 
  • Vedic Mathematics 
  • Number System 
  • Simplifications & Approximations 
  • L.C.M & H.C.F
  • Percentages 
  • Profit – Loss – 
  • Discount
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest 
  • Averages 
  • Allegations or Mixtures 
  • Time & Work 
  • Pipes & Cisterns 
  • Unitary Method
  • Time & Distance 
  • Trains Boats & Streams
  • Ratio & Proportion 
  • Partnership 
  • Ages 
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Probability 
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Basic Algebra Mensuration



Reasoning

  • Alphabetical Series
  • Number Series 
  • Analogy & Odd Man Out
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Inequalities 
  • Symbols & Notations
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Test
  • Syllogisms
  • Logical Venn diagrams
  • Input Output Arrangement 
  • Decision Making
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles 
  • Calendars 
  • Clocks 
  • Statements – Arguments & Assumptions
  • Statements-Course of Action & Conclusion Cause and Effect, Inferences from the Passage Data Sufficiency

Professional knowledge test 

  • Chartered Accountant: Accounting Standards, Accounting Guidance Note, Financial Report Standards, Indian Accounting Standards, Corporate Financial Reporting, Accounting and Reporting of Financial Instrument, Share-based Payment, Liability Valuation, Share, Business valuation, Inflation Accounting, Indian Capital Market, Mutual Funds, Foreign Exchanges, Auditing etc.
  • Statistician: Basic Statistical Methods and Inference, Uni-Variate Data, Bi-Variate Data, Time series forecasting, Sampling Concepts, Sampling Distribution, Estimations Theory, Simple Regression, Multiple Regression, Variance Analysis, Banking-Insurance, Financial Market, Foreign Exchanges, Forecasting Portfolio etc.
  • Law Officer: Banking Regulated Laws, Banking Security Laws, Negotiable Instruments, Ethics and Corporate Governance in Banking, Financial Analysis, Banking Operational Laws, Banker-Customer Relations, Electronic Banking, Loans and Advances, Compliance and Legal Aspects, Security Types and Regulatory Frameworks etc.

Systems Officer/IT Officer: Computer Networks and Basic Programing Languages (C, C++, Java), Database Management Systems (DBMS), Basic concepts of Software and Hardware, Data Structures, Computer Organization, Computer Networks, Network Programming, Algorithms, Digital Electronics, Web Technologies, Information Systems and Software Engineering etc.

SBI SO

Eligibility Criteria

Posts

Age Limit

Educational Qualifications

Work Experience

Head (Product, Investment & Research)

35-50 years

Graduation/Post Graduation from Government recognized University/Institution or Reputed Colleges. Other preferred qualification: Knowledge and Experience in Market Analytics and Passion for Research in Economics trend and Products

Minimum 12 years of relevant work experience in financial services, financial product development, investment advisory and private banking. Minimum 8 years of experience in Wealth Management. (Total 12 years’ experience is inclusive of 8 years) Excellent knowledge of Equity Products, PMS, Alternate Investments, Mutual Funds. Experience in Product Development and Structuring for Private Wealth Clients. Experience in managing Investment Counsellors/Advisors at a National Level with Leading Banks/ Financial Institutions

Central Research Team (Fixed Income Research Analyst)

30-45 years

MBA/PGDM from recognized college/University Other Preferred qualification: CFA/CFP/CWM/Graduate or Post Graduate degree in Economics

Minimum 5 years’ experience in Fixed Income Research in Wealth Management/AMC (Mutual Funds)/Banks. Preferred Experience: a) Minimum 10 years’ experience in Fixed income research/ research analytics. b) Excellent knowledge of local and global economic trends. c) Knowledge on Primary/ Secondary market, Fixed Income Markets. d) Experience in creating views about debt markets. e) Proficiency in using Excel/Modelling Techniques/ Bloomberg/ Reuters/ Morning Star/ CRISIL databases

Relationship Manager (RM)

23-35 years

Graduate from Government recognized University or Institution

Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Relationship Manager in Wealth Management with leading Public/Private/Foreign Banks/Broking/Security Firms. The candidate should have adequate experience in building and managing the relationship with High Net Worth Clients (having a minimum Total Relationship Value (TRV) of Rs.20.00 lakh

Relationship Manager (e-Wealth)

23-35 years

Minimum 3 years of experience as a Relationship Manager in Wealth Management with leading Public/Private/Foreign Banks/Broking/Security Firms, of which at least one year experience in managing the relationship with HNI clients over telephone/video/digital channels. OR 3 years’ experience in sales/service of High-Value financial products through a digital medium (telephone/video or web)

Relationship Manager (NRI)

23-35 years

Minimum 3 years of experience as a Relationship Manager in Wealth Management with leading Public/Private/Foreign Banks/Broking/Security Firms. The candidate should have adequate experience in building and managing relationship with High Net Worth NRI Clients

Relationship Manager (Team Lead)

28-40 years

Minimum 8 years of experience in relationship management in wealth management & Experience as a Team Lead is preferred

Customer Relationship Executive (CRE)

20-35 years

Experience in documentation requirements of financial products and good communications skills would be desirable Specific Skill required: Should have a valid driving licence for two-wheeler

Zonal Head Sales (Retail) (Eastern Zone)

35-50 years

Minimum 15 years of experience in managing sales in Wealth Management/Retail Banking/Investments in the financial services industry. Out of which minimum 5 years of experience in leading a large team of Relationship Managers and Team Lead in Wealth Management business

Central Operation Team (COT) Support

30-40 years

Minimum 3 years of experience in Financial services, investment advisory, private banking or Wealth Management Solution Providers out of which minimum of 2 years’ experience in Central Operations in Wealth Management Business Specific Skills required: Excellent knowledge of Equity Products, Structured Products, PMS and Mutual Funds

Risk & Compliance Officer

25-40 years

Graduate from Government recognised University or Institution Professional Qualification in Risk/Compliance preferred

Minimum 5 years of experience in Wealth Management business, out of which minimum of 3 years’ experience in Risk & Compliance in Wealth Management

Nationality

SBI SO Eligibility Criteria as per Nationality mandates a candidate to be a resident of the prescribed states only.  Candidates belonging to these states will be eligible to apply for SBI SO. An applicant must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • A citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee settled in India before 1st January 1962
  • Indian by origin, who has migrated Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of staying permanently in India.

SBI SO

Cut-Off

Year

Gen

OBC

SC

ST

VI

HI

OH

2016

59.2

57.5

54.5

47.2

49.2

42

49.7

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F.A.Q

There are different posts available for SBI SO. Below the posts you can check

  • IT. Officer (Scale-I)
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Candidates have to clear three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview.

As per the previous years’ analysis, the logical reasoning might be a bit complex in the SBI SO Mains exam.

If you belong to any reserved category only then you are eligible to apply for the exam by looking at the age relaxation criteria otherwise not eligible.

No, you cannot apply for other Specialist officer’s post simultaneously.