SBI SO Exam 2019-20

In this article, we’ll look into what does the SBI SO exam comprise of and how to register for it as per the latest SBI SO Notification 2020.

State Bank of India (SBI) is a Public Sector Bank which conducts annual SBI SO Recruitment exercise for eligible candidates every calendar year.

To know more about other SBI exams, check at the linked article.

Under the SBI Specialist Officer (SO) exam, there are multiple SBI openings during the year. Candidates are selected on the basis of their merit and availability of the respective posts.

To explore other bank exams, check at the linked article.

The term Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) and Specialist Officer (SO) are often used interchangeably. The SBI SO notification 2020 is yet to be released as the recruitment procedure for 2019 is still ongoing. Candidates can download the below given SBI SO notification 2019 for their reference for the upcoming exam.

SBI SO Notification 2019-20 (Regular basis):-Download PDF Here

Table of Contents:

  1. SBI SO Posts 
  2. SBI SO Notification 
  3. SBI SO Vacancy
  4. SBI SO Eligibility Criteria
  5. SBI SO Apply Online
  6. SBI SO Selection Process
  7. SBI SO Exam Date
  8. SBI SO Syllabus
  9. SBI SO Exam Pattern
  10. SBI SO Result

SBI Specialist Officer (SO) Posts 

The various SBI Specialist Officer (SO) posts for which exams are conducted by SBI are:

  • Head (Product, Investment & Research)
  • Central Research Team (Fixed Income Research Analyst)
  • Relationship Manager
  • Relationship Manager (e-Wealth)
  • Relationship Manager (NRI)
  • Relationship Manager (Team Lead)
  • Customer Relationship Executive
  • Zonal Head Sales (Retail) (Eastern Zone)
  • Central Operation Team Support
  • Risk & Compliance Officer
  • Bank Medical Officer (BMO-II)
  • Manager Analyst
  • Advisor for Fraud Management
  • General Manager (IT – Strategy, Architecture & Planning)
  • Dy. General Manager (Asset Liability Management)
  • Dy. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)
  • Asstt. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)
  • Chief Manager (Infrastructure Architect)
  • Chief Manager (Application Architect)
  • Chief Manager (Business Architect)
  • Manager (Security Architect)
  • Manager (Technology Architect)
  • Manager (Application Architect)
  • Senior Consultant Analyst
  • Data Translator
  • Data Architect
  • Data Trainer
  • Chief Technology Officer

To know more about SBI Vacancy of other exams, check at the linked article.

SBI SO Notification

The SBI SO recruitment for the year 2019 is still ongoing and candidates willing to apply for the 2020 recruitment might have to wait for a while for the 2020 recruitment.

The SBI SO Notification 2019 of all exams was simultaneously released by SBI for various SBI Specialist Cadre Officer positions for both regular and contract basis roles.

SBI SO Notification 2019-20 (Contract basis):-Download PDF Here

SBI SO Vacancy

Given below is the SBI SO Vacancy for various posts as per the SBI SO Notification 2019-20:

  1. SBI SO for Wealth Management Business Unit (Contract) – 579 positions
  2. SBI SO (Regular) for MMGS Grades – 64 positions & 1 position (Contract)
  3. SBI SO (Regular) for TEGS/ SMGS/ MMGS Grades – 19 positions
  4. SBI SO (Contract) for CTO – 1 position
SBI SO Vacancy 2019-20
Type of Post/Grade Sl. No. Name of Post SBI SO Vacancy
Wealth Management Business Unit (Contract) 1 Head (Product, Investment & Research) 1
2 Central Research Team (Fixed Income Research Analyst) 1
3 Relationship Manager 486
4 Relationship Manager (e-Wealth)
5 Relationship Manager (NRI)
6 Relationship Manager (Team Lead) 20
7 Customer Relationship Executive 66
8 Zonal Head Sales (Retail) (Eastern Zone) 1
9 Central Operation Team Support 3
10 Risk & Compliance Officer 1
MMGS-II (Regular) 1 Bank Medical Officer (BMO-II) 56
MMGS-III (Regular) 2 Manager Analyst 6
Contract 3 Advisor for Fraud Management 3
TEGS-VII (Regular) 1 General Manager (IT – Strategy, Architecture & Planning) 1
TEGS-VI (Regular) 2 Dy. General Manager (Asset Liability Management) 1
3 Dy. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture) 1
SMGS-V (Regular) 4 Asstt. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture) 1
SMGS-IV (Regular) 5 Chief Manager (Infrastructure Architect) 1
6 Chief Manager (Application Architect) 1
7 Chief Manager (Business Architect) 2
MMGS-III (Regular) 8 Manager (Security Architect) 1
9 Manager (Technology Architect) 2
10 Manager (Application Architect) 2
SMGS-V 11 Senior Consultant Analyst 1
SMGS-IV (Regular) 12 Data Translator 2
13 Data Architect 2
MMGS-III (Regular) 14 Data Trainer 1
CGM [TEGSS-I (Top Executive Grade Special Scale-I)] {Contract} 1 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 1

To know more about the SBI Admit Card for different exams, click at the linked article.

SBI SO Eligibility Criteria

  • There are different eligibility criteria for different posts. Every SBI SO post has a different requirement so the eligibility differs accordingly.
  • Candidates must be Indian citizens and will be allowed to take the exam as per the SBI PO exam schedule.
  • The SBI SO Age limit is totally dependant upon the respective SBI SO post that a candidates applies to.
  • The Educational Qualification also varies as per the requirements of the different SBI Specialist Officer posts.

Given below is the detailed list of SBI SO eligibility according to the different posts as per the SBI SO Notification 2019:

SBI SO Eligibility SBI SO Notification 2019-20
Head (Product, Investment & Research) SBI SO WM Contract Notification 2019-20 – Download PDF here
Central Research Team (Fixed Income Research Analyst)
Relationship Manager
Relationship Manager (e-Wealth)
Relationship Manager (NRI)
Relationship Manager (Team Lead)
Customer Relationship Executive
Zonal Head Sales (Retail) (Eastern Zone)
Central Operation Team Support
Risk & Compliance Officer
Bank Medical Officer (BMO-II) SBI SO Contract Notification 2019-20 – Download PDF here
Manager Analyst
Advisor for Fraud Management
General Manager (IT – Strategy, Architecture & Planning) SBI SO Regular Notification 2019-20 – Download PDF here
Dy. General Manager (Asset Liability Management)
Dy. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)
Asstt. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)
Chief Manager (Infrastructure Architect)
Chief Manager (Application Architect)
Chief Manager (Business Architect)
Manager (Security Architect)
Manager (Technology Architect)
Manager (Application Architect)
Senior Consultant Analyst
Data Translator
Data Architect
Data Trainer
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) SBI SO Contract Notification 2019-20 – Download PDF here

SBI SO Apply Online

  1. Candidates need to first log on to the official website of the SBI (www.sbi.co.in)
  2. On the same page, they need to click on to the “Careers” section.
  3. A new page will open on the top right-hand corner of the page as “Latest Announcements” column.
  4. Candidates need to click on that section and check the SBI Specialist Cadre Officer section and then click on the detailed SBI SO Notification.
  5. After reading the notification, candidates can proceed with the SBI SO online application process as per the eligibility of the respective SBI SO post.
  6. Once the application process is through, candidates need to pay the SBI SO Application Fee as per the respective post through any of the below mentioned online payment modes:
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Internet Banking

To know about the SBI PO Apply Online process, click at the linked article.

SBI SO Selection Process

There is a post-wise selection process of the SBI SO exam. The selection process of the SBI SO includes the following 3 steps:

Step 1: Online Examination

The candidates applying for SBI SO need to clear the online examination which consists of two papers:

  1. Paper 1
  2. Paper 2

Candidates who clear the online examination are allowed to proceed to the next level of the SBI SO examination.

Step 2: Shortlisting

Shortlisting is the next process and it is done only for the candidates who opt for contractual posts.

Step 3: Interview

Those candidates who applied for both regular and contractual posts and who have cleared the online examination are eligible to appear for the Interview.

SBI SO Wealth Management Unit Notification 2019 (Contract basis):-Download PDF Here

SBI SO Exam Date

The important SBI SO exam date and registration dates are listed below:

Recruitment of SBI SO Wealth Management Business Unit
Recruitment of SBI SO Bank Medical Officer
Recruitment of SBI SO Manager Analyst
Recruitment of SBI SO Advisor for Fraud Management
Recruitment of Dy. General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)
Recruitment of SBI SO General Manager (IT – Strategy, Architecture & Planning)
Recruitment of SBI SO Senior Consultant Analyst, Data Translator , Data Architect , Data Trainer
Recruitment of SBI SO Senior Consultant Analyst, Data Translator , Data Architect , Data Trainer

SBI SO Syllabus

There are various posts for which SBI recruits eligible candidates through the SBI SO examination. The SBI SO syllabus has three sections under Paper 1 and one section under Paper 2.

The SBI SO syllabus is basically divided into two papers as per the exam pattern of the SBI SO exam.

Paper 1 consists of the following sections:

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. English Language
  3. Quantitative Aptitude

Paper 2 consists of the Professional Knowledge section depending upon the various posts as per the SBI SO Notification.

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SBI SO Exam Pattern

Candidates applying for the SBI SO exam need to be aware of the SBI SO exam pattern which includes 2 papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2.

  • Paper 1 comprises of questions from:
  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  • Paper 2 comprises of questions from:
  1. Professional Knowledge

The distribution of marks of each section totally depends on the type of SBI SO post that a candidate has applied for at the time of online application.

Candidates qualifying the online examination are eligible for the next process which is the Interview round.

The final list of shortlisted candidates will be announced by taking into consideration the marks obtained by the candidates in the Professional Knowledge section and the Interview round.

SBI SO Notification 2019-20 (Regular & Contract basis) – :-Download PDF Here

SBI SO Result

State Bank of India releases the SBI SO result for the shortlisted candidates who have cleared the Interview process. Every year SBI releases the results for Specialist Cadre Officers cadre for different positions.

Here are the steps to download the SBI SO Result:

  • Step 1 – Open the SBI official website to access SBI SO Result.
  • Step 2 – Enter your SBI SO Roll Number and Date of Birth (DoB)/ Password.
  • Step 3 – Click on Submit button after feeding in the requisite credentials.
  • Step 4 – The result would be displayed according to the different posts.
  • Step 5 – Once you verify your result thoroughly, you can proceed to download your SBI SO Result.
  • Step 6 – Take a print-out of your SBI SO Result and save it for future use.

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Frequently Asked Questions on SBI SO

Q 1. What is the professional knowledge section in the SBI SO exam?

Ans. The professional knowledge section is a part of the SBI SO mains examination. In this section, questions are based on the specialisation for which the candidate has applied.

Q 2. What is the SBI SO salary?

Ans. The SBI SO salary varies from Rs.23,700 to Rs. 50030, depending upon the post for which the candidate has applied. To know the detailed SBI SO salary candidates can visit the linked article.

Q 3. Can students giving their final year exam, apply for the SBI SO exam?

Ans. No, final year or semester students are not eligible to apply for the IBPS SO exam. Only the candidates who have attained a degree in their specialisation are eligible to apply for the exam.

Q 4. When the SBI SO exam usually conducted every year?

Ans. The SBI SO exam is an annually conducted exam. The notification for the same is generally released by May every year. Candidates can check the SBI exam dates at the linked article.

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