The SO (Specialist Officer) exam will be conducted by the SBI (State Bank of India). Therefore, the interested candidates must be familiar of the SBI SO Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021 to prepare well for the examination. The SBI SO Syllabus consists of important subjects and chapters that will be asked in the examination.
Exam Pattern Highlights
|Mode of the exam||Computer-based (online) exam|
|Total Number of Papers||1|
|Sections||Total 4 (3 for Deputy Manager Post)|
|Questions Types||Objective type – Multiple Choice Questions|
Paper pattern for Deputy Manager Post:
|Post||Number of Sections||Number of questions||Time|
|Deputy Manager||3||170||135 minutes|
These important points about the SBI SO selection procedure must be go through by candidates.
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|English||Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude|
|Articles & preposition||Number series||Data interpretations based on various arithmetics theories|
|Cloze Tests||Arithmetical Reasoning & Classification||Boats & Streams|
|Reading comprehension||Alphabet Test||Clocks|
|Sentence correction||Data Sufficiency||Decimal & Fractions.|
|Fill in the Blanks||Clocks & Calendars||HCF & LCM|
|Para substitution||Passages Deriving Conclusions||Data sufficiency|
|Para Jumble||Inserting The Missing Character||Logarithms|
|Vocabulary||Direction and distance Sense Test||Mensuration|
|Synonyms/Antonyms||Time sequence test||Mixtures & Allegations|
|Choosing the appropriate word||Analytical reasoning||Compound Interest|
|Spelling check||Cause and effect Input and output arrangements||Time, Speed and Distance|
|Idioms & Phrases||Coded inequalities||Profit and Loss|
|Completion of a Sentence.||Seating arrangements||Permutation and Combination|
|One word substitution||Decision making||Probability|
|Sentence arrangements||Logical Sequence of Words||Interpretation of Data and sufficiency (will include Line graphs, Pie charts, Data table, Bar Graphs, , Mixed graphs, case study etc.)|
|Subject-Verb Agreement||Logical Venn Diagrams||Permutation & Combination|
|Tenses||Statement – Conclusions||Problems on Ages|
|Theme detection||Theme Detection, Alphabet numbers||Problems on Trains|
|Voice change||Series Test, Syllogism||Roots|
|Direct and indirect sentences||Coding/Decoding||Time and Work|
|–||Statement and assumptions||Volume & Surface|
|–||Odd one out Number||Area|
|–||Passage and conclusion test||Number system and simplification|
|–||Blood Relations||Unitary Method|
|–||Course of action||Problem-based on numbers|
|–||Ranking||Ration and Proportion|
|–||Assertion and reason Statement and course of action||Partnership|
SBI SO is a specialist role, hence SBI conducts knowledge tests for the specific domain. Candidates are expected o showcase command of these technical subjects. Selected candidates will be handing an important portfolio to the bank.
|Finance Officer||Law Officer||System Officer|
|Accounting Standards||Banking Regulated Laws||Information Systems(IS)|
|Foreign Exchanges||Regulatory Frameworks etc.||Data Base Management Systems|
|Mutual Funds||Compliance and Legal Aspects, Security Types||Basic concepts of Software and Hardware|
|Direct and Indirect Taxes||Electronic Banking, Loans and Advances||Data Structures|
|Management Accounting Concepts||Financial Analysis||Network Programming|
|Cost Accounting Concepts||Ethics and Corporate Governance in Banking||Computer Organization & Algorithms|
|Auditing standards||Negotiable Instruments||Digital Electronics|
|Auditing||Banking Operational Laws||Basic Programing Languages (C, C++, Java) & Basic System programming|
|Basic Accounting concepts and principles||Banking Security Laws||Web Technologies & Compiler design|
|Indian Capital Market||Banker-Customer Relations||Computer Networks & Operating system|
|Accounting Standards||Basic Statistical Methods and Inference|
|Share, Business valuation||Variance Analysis|
|Share-based Payment||Forecasting Portfolio|
|Accounting Guidance Note||Simple Regression|
|Indian Accounting Standards||Time-series forecasting|
|Accounting and Reporting of Financial Instrument||Sampling Concepts|
|Financial Report Standards||Bi-Variate Data|
|Mutual Funds||Financial Market|
|Foreign Exchanges||Foreign Exchanges|
|Indian Capital Market||Multiple Regression|
|Inflation Accounting||Sampling Distribution|
|Auditing||Estimations Theory etc.|
There are many specialist role in SBI. Job responsibility of some of the specialist roles are given below.
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1.How many attempts are there in SBI SO Exam?
A. There is not attempting limit for candidates as long as they are under the maximum age limit. And it’s applicable for all the categories.
2. Is there an interview in SBI SO Exam?
A. Yes, there is an interview round in SBI SO Exam. Candidates who successfully clear online tests and score under the cut-off merit list will appear in the interview.
3.What is the fees for SBI SO Exam?
A.The application fees for General and OBC category is Rs. 750/- and for others Rs.125/-.
4. How many times SBI so exam is conducted in a year?
A.SBI SO Exam gets conducted once a year. However, as it’s a specialist role, SBI keeps on announcing the vacancies as per the requirement within a year for IT, Marketing, Law, and Finance manager, etc.