The State Bank of India conducts the SBI SO exam to select officers in various specialist categories. It welcomes applications for expert officer (SO) recruitment as per vacancies in other departments.
Mostly, recruitment is done for managerial positions. Notifications for senior-level recruiting, on the other hand, are being issued. Recruitment is now underway for several functions.
In most circumstances, recruiting is in two phases: a private discussion follows an online exam and a personal interview; however, in some cases, shortlisting of candidates.
It was founded on July 1, 1955.
|Type||The State Bank of India is a public sector banking and financial services statutory body in India.|
|Purpose||Completes banking activities for Central and State Government|
|Chairperson||Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara|
|Directors||Mr. C.S. Setty |
Mr. Ashwani Bhatia
Mr. Swaminathan J.
Mr. Ashwini Kumar Tewari
SBI completes the recruitment process for Specialist Officer in two phases.
Phase I: Online written Test, which has multiple-choice questions, is divided into two parts.
(I) General Aptitude Test
(II) Professional Knowledge Test
General Aptitude Test is only a qualifying test, whereas who will give professional Knowledge Test marks weightage in the final selection.
Phase II: The successful candidates who cleared the Written Test will be called for an interview. The final selection will be made on an overall score of the Written Test and interview. The average weightage consists of 70% of the written Test and 30% to interview.
The State Bank of India (SBI) has issued an official SO Recruitment 2021 Notification for the recruitment of Specialist Officers. A total of 82 job openings have been posted for positions such as Manager (Risk Management), Manager (Credit Analyst), and others. Candidates must review all of the job posting details and download the notification pdf.
The State Bank of India announced the SBI SO recruitment notification for 2021 on Aug. 12th, 2021. The registration process for various specialized category officers has begun on a contractual and regular basis as of the same date. Registration and fee payment will be available online from Aug. 13th, 2021.
|Notification||12th Aug. 2021|
|Starting of On-line Registration Process||13th Aug. 2021|
|Online Examination||25th Sept. 2021|
|Online Examination Result||Oct. 2021|
|Interview||Yet to Announce|
|Provisional Allotment of Banks||Yet to Announce|
SBI has announced the exam dates for various Specialist Officer positions.
Along with the notification, the SO exam 2021 was released. We have updated all of the important dates for SBI SO recruitment as announced by the SBI authorities below. You can now plan your preparation accordingly to produce the best results.
|Online registration||13th Aug. 2021|
|SBI SO Call letter download||To be updated|
|Online Test||25th Sept. 2021|
|Interview Date||Yet to Announce|
|Final Result||Yet to Announce|
Those in the General and OBC categories must pay a Rs 750 application fee, while candidates in the SC/ST/PWD categories do not pay anything.
The fee structure for all categories is given below.
|For all others||Rs. 750/-|
Before filling out the application form, candidates should confirm their eligibility for SO 2021. Only candidates who meet the Eligibility Criteria are allowed to seek the SBI SO exam. Aspirants must meet the requirements in terms of age, nationality, and all other categories.
Educational Qualifications :
The minimum required educational qualification for SBI SO exam is listed here:
|Deputy Manager (Security) (Backlog)||Graduation in any stream|
|Deputy Manager (Security) (Current)||Post Graduate Management degree or MBA/ PGDM and full time BE/ B Tech in Electronics/ Electronics/ Information Technology/ Computer/ Computer Science & Communication/ Electrical & Electronics or a combination of these streams.|
|MANAGER (RETAIL PRODUCTS), Senior Consultant, Data Trainer, Analyst, Assistant General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture), Data Translator||B.E. / B. Tech in Information Technology/ Computer Science MCA from a recognized and Approved University/Institution.|
|Post-Doctoral Fellowship||PhD in Banking/Finance/IT/Economics related to BFSI sector.|
|Data Protection Officer||Graduation or it’s equivalent.|
|Deputy Manager (Data Scientist), Deputy Manager (System Officer), Manager (Data Scientist)||B. Tech/ M Tech in Computer Science/ IT/ Machine Learning and AI/ Data Science (Minimum 60% marks compulsory)|
|Risk Specialist||MBA/PGDM, Chartered Accountant (CA) or CFA, (Finance/ Data Analytics/ Business Analytics) or its equivalent; M.Sc. (Statistics).|
Recently SBI announced vacancies for various posts for which recruitment is going on:
|Senior Special Executive||3|
|Deputy Chief Technology Officer (IT-Digital Banking)||1|
|Executive (Document Preservation-Archives)||1|
|Chief Ethics Officer||1|
Know More – SBI SO Exam Pattern And Syllabus
SBI SO is one of the most prestigious and sought-after positions in the banking industry. It is currently the most sought-after position in the financial sector.
SBI SO Grade 1’s minimum pay scale is Rs. 23,700, excluding DA, HRA, and other benefits. The SO Salary varies according to the grade and position. Selected candidates would be paid a salary of Rs. 42,020 to Rs. 51,490 plus various allowances such as DA, HRA, PF, CCA, LFC, Contributory Pension Fund, Medical Facility, and so on under the SBI SO Recruitment 2020.
The application form is available at SBI Website. The steps to fill SBI SO application form are explained below. The application can be filled only by online method.
This page is divided into three parts, basic details, educational qualification & experience, and preferences.
Check details below:
Basic details: In this part, candidates need to fill in category, nationality, personal information, select exam centers, date of birth, gender, father’s name or mother’s name, address, etc.
Educational Qualification, Work Experience & Languages: Here, candidates need to enter details of their graduation such as year of passing, college, percentage of marks, grade (if any).
They are also required to enter their work experience. Candidates are also required to enter the languages they can read, write and speak.
Preferences: Candidates need to enter the preferences of banks where they wish to work upon selection. SC/ST/Minority candidates can opt for pre-exam training in this part.
Candidates must preview the application form before the final submission. Then, they can edit the details entered in the application form while validating the same. Once this is complete, candidates need to agree to the terms and conditions and submit their applications.
Things to keep handy while applying for SBI SO
The SBI SO candidates selection is based on the post available. The overall selection process used by SBI to hire Specialist officers is outlined below.
Shortlisting and interviews will use to make the final decision. A candidate’s right to be summoned for an interview is not likely to meet the minimum qualification and experience requirements. The three steps in the SO selection procedure are as follows:
Candidates who clear the online examination can proceed to the next level of the SBI SO examination.
The Bank’s Shortlisting Committee will determine the shortlisting parameters. Following that, a sufficient number of individuals will be shortlisted and invited to an interview, as assessed by the Bank.
Candidates who applied for regular and contractual positions and passed the online exam can participate in the Interview.
Only the interview scores will be used to construct the final selection merit list. If more than one candidate meets the normal cut-off score, they will be ordered in order of their age in the merit.
Q.1 What is the probation period for SBI Specialist Officer ?
A. Successful candidate needs to spend two years on probation.
Q.2 How many vacancies have been released for SBI Specialist Officer?
A. The total number of vacancies for Specialist Role in SBI are 92 for year 2020.
Q.3 Is SBI SO exam easy to crack?
A. To crack the SBI SO exam, one must adopt a smart study strategy.
Candidates should understand the exam pattern, marks each section consist and time limitation. Candidates who understand all these points will be easily able to crack the exam.
Q.4 How many attempts are there in SBI Specialist Officer Exam?
A. There is no limit to the number of attempts for candidates as long as they are under the maximum age limit. And it’s applicable for all the categories.
Q.5 Is there an interview in SBI Specialist Officer Exam?
A. Yes, there is an interview round in Speciality Officer Exam. Candidates who successfully clear online tests and score under the cut-off merit list will appear in the interview.
Q.6 What is the salary of the SBI SO?
A: The salary varies from state to state. The basic starting salary of an SBI SO is Rs 23700 and its increases with the experience.