SBI SO Exam 2022: Recruitment Notification

What is SBI SO Exam? The SBI SO exam is administered by the State Bank of India in order to recruit officers for various specialist categories.  It accepts applications for the position of expert officer (SO) in accordance with openings in other departments. The recruiting process is often carried out for manager positions, however, notifications are also made for senior-level positions. The candidates are selected based on the online tests, followed by interviews. However, shortlisting individuals and then conducting in-person interviews are also sometimes used to recruit eligible candidates.

On May 27, SBI SO notification 2022 for Risk Specialist Sector, Risk Specialist Sector, Risk Specialist Credit, Risk Specialist Climate Risk, Risk Specialist IND AS, and Risk Specialist Market Risk was published to fill a total of 14 positions. The application form needed to be submitted by June 16th. On June 23, 2022, through another notification, applications were invited for 11 more positions. The last date to fill out the application was July 13th, 2022. The selection of candidates for these posts will be done through shortlisting and interviews.

Earlier, SBI SO 2022 notification was released for 32 vacancies of Manager, Assistant General Manager (AGM) and Deputy Manager on regular basis. The online application form was available from May 21 to June 12, 2022. Results of which are recently announced.

Candidates can check the results here: SBI SCO Contract/Regular Positions

The term Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) and Specialist Officer (SO) are often used interchangeably. In this article, we’ll look into what the SBI Specislist Officer exam comprises and how to register for it as per the latest SBI SO Notification 2022.

Table of Contents:

    1. SBI SO Notification 
    2. SBI SO Selection Process
    3. SBI SO Vacancy
    4. SBI SO Eligibility Criteria
    5. SBI SO Apply Online
    6. SBI SO Exam Centres
    7. SBI SO Exam Pattern
    8. SBI SO Syllabus
    9. SBI SO Admit Card
    10. SBI SO Result
    11. SBI SO Cut-Off
    12. SBI SO Salary
    13. SBI SO Preparation

State Bank of India (SBI) is a Public Sector Bank that conducts an annual SBI SO Recruitment exercise for eligible candidates every calendar year. 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 for the respective posts. To know more about other SBI exams, check at the linked article.

Candidates can get the latest notifications for the upcoming Government exams at the linked article.

To explore other bank exams, check the linked article.

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SBI SO Notification

SBI is the body that is responsible to recruit candidates for the post of Specialist Officer for the 2022 recruitment. The notification is released on both a regular and contract basis as per the Bank’s requirement.

Generally, a single notification was released for the appointment of Specialist Officers in the State Bank of India. But since SBI SO 2020, different recruitment notifications are being released for different posts on the official SBI website. Candidates must check the SBI website for the details. 

The following is the overview of the notification:

SBI SO 2022 Notification: Overview
Exam Name SBI SO
Conducting Body State Bank of India
SBI SO Exam Frequency Once a year as per vacancies
SBI SO Selection Process Online Test and Interview/ Only Interview
SBI SO Mode of Exam Online
SBI SO Application Fees
  • General/OBC/EWS: INR 750 
  • SC/ST/PWD: Exempted 
SBI SO Exam Duration General Aptitude- 90 minutes

Professional Knowledge- 70 minutes

Language/Medium of Exam English and Hindi
SBI SO Total Questions General Aptitude- 120

Professional KnowledgeTest- 75

SBI SO Total Marks General Aptitude- 120 marks

Professional KnowledgeTest- 150 marks

SBI SO Exam Centres More than 50 cities (Approximately)
Advertisement Number CRPD/SCO/2022-23/10 CRPF/SCO/2022-23/06 CRPD/SCO/2022-23/11
Start of Online Applications 27th May 2022 27th April 2022 23rd June 2022
End of Online Applications 16th June 2022 17th May 2022 13 July 2022
Vacancies 14 35 11
Official Website https://sbi.co.in/web/careers/current-openings

Candidates can download the SBI SO Notification from the following table:

Name of Exam Advertisement Notification Download Link
SBI Specialist Cadre Officers on Regular Basis CRPD/SCO/2022-23/10 Download Here
SBI Specialist Cadre Officers on Contract Basis  CRPD/SCO/2022-23/11 Download Here
SBI Specialist Cadre Officers on Regular/Contract Basis CRPD/SCO/2022-23/06 Downnload Here

To know at length about the different upcoming bank exams, click at the linked article.

SBI SO Selection Process

The Specialist Officer will be recruited by SBI for both regular and contract employment, for various positions. There are several stages to the SBI SO selection method. For each position, the selection process is different.

Generally, the SBI SO selection process comprises online examinations which are followed by an Interview. However, from the recruitment of 2020, only shortlisting and Interviews were conducted for Specialist Officer recruitment. This is followed for recruitment in 2022 as well, both online examination and direct interviews have been announced based on different posts.

There is a post-wise selection process for the SBI Specialist Officer exam. Given below is the general selection process which SBI conducts to recruit Specialist officers. Changes in the same can be made as per the conducting body’s requirements. 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.

The stages of the recruitment process for each role are shown below.

S.No. Name of SBI SO Post Selection Process
1 Risk Specialist – Sector Shortlisting and Interview
2 Risk Specialist – Sector Shortlisting and Interview
3 Risk Specialist – Credit Shortlisting and Interview
4 Risk Specialist – Climate Risk Shortlisting and Interview
5 Risk Specialist – IND AS Shortlisting and Interview
6 Risk Specialist – Market Risk Shortlisting and Interview
7 Defence Banking Advisor-Navy Shortlisting and Interview
8 Advisor-Central Armed Police Forces Shortlisting and Interview
9 Circle AdvisorCentral Armed Police Forces Shortlisting and Interview
10 Circle Defence Banking Advisor Shortlisting and Interview
11 Research Analyst Shortlisting and Interview
12 Research Analyst Equity Shortlisting and Interview
13 Research Analyst Private Equity Shortlisting and Interview
14 Internal Ombudsman Shortlisting and Interview
15 System Officer (Test Engineer)  Online Written Test and Interview
16 System Officer (Web Developer) Online Written Test and Interview
17 System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer) Online Written Test and Interview
18 System Officer (Project Manager)  Shortlisting and Interview
19 System Officer (Project Manager)  Shortlisting and Interview
20 Executive (Test Engineer) Shortlisting, Interview & CTC Negotiation
21 Executive (Interaction Designer) Shortlisting, Interview & CTC Negotiation
22 Executive (Web Developer) Shortlisting, Interview & CTC Negotiation
23 Executive (Portal Administrator) Shortlisting, Interview & CTC Negotiation
24 Senior Executive (Performance/ Automation Test Engineer)  Shortlisting, Interview & CTC Negotiation
25 Senior Executive (Interaction Designer) Shortlisting, Interview & CTC Negotiation
26 Senior Executive (Project Manager)  Shortlisting, Interview & CTC Negotiation
27 Senior Special Executive (Project Manager) Shortlisting, Interview & CTC Negotiation

Check various SBI Exam Dates on the linked article.

SBI SO Vacancy

Given below is the list of SBI SO posts for which 2022 vacancies have been released by the conducting body, along with the scheme of selection:

SBI Specialist Cadre Officers on Regular Basis: 2022
S.No Post Number of Vacancies
1. Risk Specialist – Climate Risk 01
2. Risk Specialist – Credit 01
3. Risk Specialist – IND AS 03
4. Risk Specialist – Market Risk 02
5. Risk Specialist – Sector 05
6. Risk Specialist – Sector 02
Total 14

Vacancies according to the other notification:

SBI Specialist Cadre Officers on Contract Basis: 2022
S. No.  Post Genral OBC  EWS SC ST Total PWD
1. Defence Banking Advisor-Navy 01 01 01
2. Advisor-Central Armed Police Forces 01 01 01
3. Circle AdvisorCentral Armed Police Forces 01 01 01
4. Circle Defence Banking Advisor 03 03 01
5. Research Analyst 02 02 01
6. Research AnalystEquity 01 01 01
7. Research AnalystPrivate Equity 01 01 01
8. Internal Ombudsman 01 01 01

Earlier, a total number of 35 vacancies were released, the result for which were recently announced. The table below details the regular vacancies for SBI SO.

SBI Specialist Cadre Officers on Regular/Contract Basis: 2022
On Regular Basis
S.No. Posts Number of Vacancies
1 System Officer (Test Engineer)  2
2 System Officer (Web Developer) 1
3 System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer) 1
4 System Officer (Project Manager)  2
5 System Officer (Project Manager)  1
Total 7
On Contractual Basis
1 Executive (Test Engineer) 10
2 Executive (Interaction Designer) 3
3 Executive (Web Developer) 1
4 Executive (Portal Administrator) 3
5 Senior Executive (Performance/ Automation Test Engineer)  4
6 Senior Executive (Interaction Designer) 2
7 Senior Executive (Project Manager)  4
8 Senior Special Executive (Project Manager) 1
Total 28

SBI SO Vacancy Previous Year

Given below is the detailed vacancies for previous years:

SBI SO Vacancy 2021
Post Name Total Number of Vacancies
Relationship Manager RM 314
Relationship Manager Team Lead 20
Customer Relation Executive CRE 217
Investment Officer 12
Central Research Team (Product Lead) 02
Central Research Team (Support) 02
Deputy Manager Marketing 26
Manager Marketing 12
Executive (Document Preservation-Archives) 01

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

The vacancy distribution for the various posts for which the notification (dated September 28, 2021) has been released by the State Bank of India for the SBI SO 2021 recruitment has been given below:

SBI SO 2021-22 – Vacancy Details
Post No. of Vacancies Nature of Engagement
Relationship Manager 314 5-year contract
Relationship Manager Team Lead 20 5-year contract
Customer Relation Executive CRE 217 5-year contract
Investment Officer 12 5-year contract
Central Research Team (Product Lead) 02 5-year contract
Central Research Team (Support) 02 5-year contract
Deputy Manager Marketing 26 1-year contract
Manager Marketing 12 Regular
Executive (Document Preservation -Archives) 01 Regular

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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 dependent upon the respective SBI SO post that a candidate applies to.
  • The Educational Qualification also varies as per the requirements of the different SBI Specialist Officer posts.

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for each post in the table given below:

SBI SO Age Limit:

SBI SO Eligibility 2022: Age Limit for Different Posts
S.No. Name of SBI SO Post Age Limit
1 Risk Specialist – Sector Maximum 40 years
2 Risk Specialist – Sector Maximum 40 years
3 Risk Specialist – Credit Maximum 40 years
4 Risk Specialist – Climate Risk Maximum 40 years
5 Risk Specialist – IND AS Maximum 40 years
6 Risk Specialist – Market Risk Maximum 40 years
7 Defence Banking Advisor-Navy Maximum 62 years
8 Advisor-Central Armed Police Forces Maximum 62 years
9 Circle AdvisorCentral Armed Police Forces Maximum 62 years
10 Circle Defence Banking Advisor Maximum 60 years
11 Research Analyst 24- 36 years
12 Research AnalystEquity 24- 36 years
13 Research AnalystPrivate Equity 24- 36 years
14 Internal Ombudsman Below 65 years
15 System Officer (Test Engineer)  Maximum 32 years
16 System Officer (Web Developer) Maximum 32 years
17 System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer) Maximum 35 years
18 System Officer (Project Manager)  Maximum 38 years
19 System Officer (Project Manager)  Maximum 40 years
20 Executive (Test Engineer) Maximum 32 years
21 Executive (Interaction Designer) Maximum 32 years
22 Executive (Web Developer) Maximum 32 years
23 Executive (Portal Administrator) Maximum 32 years
24 Senior Executive (Performance/ Automation Test Engineer)  Maximum 35 years
25 Senior Executive (Interaction Designer) Maximum 35 years
26 Senior Executive (Project Manager)  Maximum 35 years
27 Senior Special Executive (Project Manager) Maximum 38 years

SBI SO Educational Qualification and Experience  Requirement:

SBI SO Eligibility 2022: Education and Experience Required for Different Posts
S.No. Name of SBI SO Post Educational Qualification Experience Required
1 Risk Specialist – Sector Chartered Accountant (CA), or CFA, or MBA/PGDM (Finance /Data Analytics/Business Analytics) or its equivalent as full-time course from recognised institute, or M.Sc. (Statistics)  Minimum 2 years
2 Risk Specialist – Sector Chartered Accountant (CA), or CFA, or MBA/PGDM (Finance /Data Analytics/Business Analytics) or it’s equivalent as a full-time course from a recognised institute, or M.Sc. (Statistics)  Minimum 4 years
3 Risk Specialist – Credit Chartered Accountant (CA), or CFA, or MBA/PGDM (Finance /Data Analytics/Business Analytics) or its equivalent as full-time course from recognised institute, or M.Sc. (Statistics) Minimum 4 years
4 Risk Specialist – Climate Risk Minimum Post Graduate/Master’s degree in Environmental Management or Environmental Sciences or Climate Change or Climate Finance or Disaster Management or Natural Resource Management or Geography or Urban Planning or Agriculture Sciences from a recognised university Minimum 4 years
5 Risk Specialist – IND AS Chartered Accountant (CA), or CFA, or MBA/PGDM (Finance /Data Analytics/Business Analytics) or its equivalent as a full-time course from a recognised institute, or M.Sc. (Statistics) Minimum 4 years
6 Risk Specialist – Market Risk Chartered Accountant (CA), or MBA/PGDM (Finance /Data Analytics/Business Analytics) or its equivalent as a full-time course from a recognised institute, or M.Sc. (Statistics) Minimum 4 years
7 Defence Banking Advisor-Navy Retired in the rank of Vice Admiral / Rear Admiral from the Indian Navy
8 Advisor-Central Armed Police Forces Retired in the rank of Director General (DG) with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the Central Armed Police Force.
9 Circle AdvisorCentral Armed Police Forces Retired in the rank of Inspector General (IG) with a minimum 3 years experience in Central Armed Police Force
10 Circle Defence Banking Advisor Retired in the rank of Major General or Brigadier.
11 Research Analyst MBA (Finance) or PGDBM (Finance) or PGDM (Finance) or post-graduation in Economics discipline as a full-time course from a recognised institute. Minimum 2 years post qualification experience in the field of Macro-economic

research or Forex/ Fixed Income markets in Corporate / Non-Corporate organisations / Research Firms/ Brokerage Firms / Banks / NBFCs / Mutual Funds

12 Research Analyst Equity MBA (Finance) or PGDBM (Finance) or PGDM (Finance) as full-time course from a recognised institute Minimum 2 years post qualification experience in the field of Equity research in Corporate / Non-Corporate organisations / Research Firms / Brokerage Firms / Banks / NBFCs / Mutual Funds.
13 Research Analyst Private Equity MBA (Finance) or PGDBM (Finance) or PGDM (Finance) or

equivalent a full-time course from a recognised institute

Minimum 2 years post qualification experience in the field of Private Equity or

Private Equity Research in Corporate / Non-Corporate organisations / Research Firms/ Brokerage Firms / Banks / NBFCs / Mutual Funds or in a Private Equity Firm / Venture Capital Fund.

14 Internal Ombudsman Graduate in any discipline The applicant should either be a retired or serving officer not below the rank of Deputy General Manager or equivalent of any Scheduled Commercial Bank / Financial sector Regulatory Body other than

State Bank of India or e-ABs.  The applicant should possess necessary skills and experience of minimum seven years of working in areas such as Banking, regulation, supervision, payment & settlement systems and / or

consumer protection

15 System Officer (Test Engineer)  BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute Minimum 2 Years’ post basic qualification experience in IT sector/ industry. Manual Tester/ Regression Tester preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility).
16 System Officer (Web Developer) BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute  Minimum 2 years’ post basic qualification experience in IT sector/ industry. Experience in HTML 5, CSS3, JS, Bootstrap framework will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
17 System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer) BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute Minimum 4 Years’ of post basic qualification experience in IT industry. Experience in Automation testing will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
18 System Officer (Project Manager)  BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute  Minimum 8 Years’ of post basic qualification experience in IT Sector/ industry. Experience in handling and driving software projects will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
19 System Officer (Project Manager)  BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute.

Certification (Compulsory): – PMP Certification from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA as on 31.03.2022

Minimum 10 years post basic qualification experience in IT Industry/ Business of which 5 years experience in Testing will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
20 Executive (Test Engineer) BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute Minimum 2 Years’ post basic qualification experience in IT sector/ industry. Manual Tester/ Regression Tester preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
21 Executive (Interaction Designer) BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute  Minimum 2 years’ post basic qualification experience in IT industry/ business. Experience in tools like Adobe XD/sketch/Figma, Balsamiq etc. will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
22 Executive (Web Developer) BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute  Minimum 2 years’ post basic qualification experience in IT sector/ industry. Experience in HTML 5, CSS3, JS, Bootstrap framework will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
23 Executive (Portal Administrator) Minimum 2 years’ post basic qualification experience in IT sector/ industry. Experience in HTML 5, CSS3, JS, Bootstrap framework will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility) Minimum 2 years’ post basic qualification experience in IT sector/ industry. Experience in handling web portal and providing Level-1 production support and knowledge in preparing various reports will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
24 Senior Executive (Performance/ Automation Test Engineer)  BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute Minimum 4 Years’ of post basic qualification experience in IT industry. Experience in Automation testing will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
25 Senior Executive (Interaction Designer) BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute  Minimum 4 Years’ of post basic qualification experience in IT sector/ industry. Experience in UX design & development/ Experience in tools like Adobe XD/sketch/ Figma, Balsmiq will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)
26 Senior Executive (Project Manager)  BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute

Certification (Preferred): – PMP Certification from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA as on 31.03.2022

Minimum 4 Years’ of post basic qualification experience in IT sector/ industry. Experience in handling and driving software Projects will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility) 
27 Senior Executive (Project Manager)  BE/ BTech in (Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering) or MCA or MTech/ MSc in (Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronic & Communications Engineering) or equivalent qualification from recognised University/ Institute Certification (Preferred): – PMP Certification from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA as on 31.03.2022 Minimum 8 Years’ of post basic qualification experience in IT Sector/ industry. Experience in handling and driving software projects will be preferred. (Training & Teaching experience will not be counted for the eligibility)

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

The application fee for the SBI SO 2022 application form is listed below and will only be paid online.

Category Fee
General, EWS, OBC Rs 750/-
SC/ ST/ PWD 0

The Application Submission date for various notifications are given below:

Advertisement Number CRPD/SCO/2022-23/10 CRPD/SCO/2022-23/11 CRPF/SCO/2022-23/06
Start of Online Applications 27th May 2022 23rd June 2022 27th April 2022
End of Online Applications 16th June 2022 13 July 2022 17th May 2022

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

SBI SO Exam Centres

The SBI SO exam is conducted at various places throughout the country. The following list includes the SBI SO exam venues:

Region Exam Centres
Thiruvananthapuram Kottayam, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram
Patna Ranchi, Bhagalpur, Patna, Muzaffarpur
New Delhi Agra, Ajmer, Dehradun, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Meerut, Haldwani, New Delhi, Udaipur
Mumbai Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Panaji
Lucknow Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
Kolkata Asansol, Burdwan, Gangtok, Kolkata, Port Blair, Siliguri
Hyderabad Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam
Guwahati Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Kohima, Aizwal, Silchar, Shillong, Agartala
Chennai Pondicherry, Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapally
Chandigarh Shimla, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Patiala, Palampur, Srinagar
Bhubaneswar Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Cuttack
Bhopal Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur
Bangalore Hubli, Bangalore, Gulbarga, Mysore, Mangalore
Ahmedabad Surat, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara

Refer to the SBI SO related links given below:

SBI SO Exam Pattern

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

  • Paper 1 comprises questions from
  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Paper 2 comprises of questions from
  • Professional Knowledge
SBI SO Exam Pattern 2022
Test No. of Questions Marks Time
General Aptitude Reasoning 50 50 90 Min
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 35 35
Professional Knowledge (PK) General IT Knowledge 25 50 70 Min
Role-based Knowledge 50 100

Candidates qualifying the online examination are eligible for the next process which is the Interview round. It is to be noted that, the marks scored in Paper I are qualifying in nature and will not be considered in the final merit list.

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.

After combining the scores from the Professional Knowledge Test (out of 150 marks) and the interview (out of 25 marks), the final merit list will be determined. The score will be weighted as follows:

Posts  Weightage Pattern
System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer)
  • Written Test: 70%
  • Interview: 30%
System Officer (Test Engineer)
System Officer (Web Developer)

The candidates with the top merit rankings in each category will be chosen for the jobs. If more than one candidate gets the required score (common marks at the cut-off point), they will be ranked in the merit list according to their age in descending order. 

Bank exam aspirants who are also preparing themselves for other major Government exams can visit the Preparation Strategy for Competitive Exams in the linked article.

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. 

SBI SO Syllabus 2022
Subjects Topics
English Language
  • Antonyms
  • Article
  • Comprehension 
  • Conclusion
  • Error correction
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Tenses rules
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Parts of speech
  • Passage completion 
  • Passage correction 
  • Sentence completion 
  • Sentence correction
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Synonyms, Tenses
  • Theme detection
  • Unseen passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Word games
  • Word formulation
Reasoning Ability
  • Alphabet test
  • Alpha-Numeric Sequence Puzzle
  • Analogy, Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Classification, Clocks and calendars
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Data sufficiency
  • Direction sense test
  • Deriving conclusions from passages
  • Eligibility test
  • Inserting the missing character
  • Logic, Logical sequence of words
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Mathematical operations
  • Number ranking and time sequence
  • Puzzle test
  • Series completion
  • Situation reaction test
  • Statement -argument
  • Statement- conclusion
  • Theme detection
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Averages
  • Bar graphs
  • Decimal and Fraction
  • HCF and LCM
  • Heights and distances partnership
  • Line graphs
  • Logarithms
  • Mensuration
  • Mixtures and allegations
  • Number system
  • Percentages
  • Permutation and combination
  • Pie charts
  • Probability
  • Problems on ages Problems on trains
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportions Roots
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Simplification Time
  • distance and work
  • Volume and surface area
Professional Knowledge

(Common for all IT Posts)

  • Basic Terms
  • Cyber Security and Threats
  • Computer organization & Microprocessor
  • Compiler design
  • Digital electronics
  • DataBase Management System (DBMS)
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Data structure
  • Integrated circuits
  • Programming language C, C++ and OOPS
  • Operating system & amp; system programming
  • Software engineering
  • Mobile Technologies
Professional Knowledge (Common for all Finance Posts)
  • Auditing standards
  • Accounting Standards
  • Basic Accounting concepts and principles
  • Cost Accounting Concepts
  • Direct and Indirect Taxes
  • Management Accounting Concepts

The candidate can find the detailed SBI SO Syllabus in the linked article.

Given below are links to the articles where candidates can find the detailed section-wise syllabus for the Specialist Officer exam, along with a few sample questions:

Daily News

SBI SO Admit Card

SBI SO Admit card is released a few days before the examination. All candidates can download the admit card from the official website. No candidate is permitted to enter the exam room without the SBI SO hall ticket because it is a vital document. 

After downloading the Admit Cards, candidates must check the following on the SBI SO hall ticket:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Date & Time of Exam
  • Roll Number/ Registration Number
  • Name & Address of Exam Centre
  • Photograph of Candidate
  • Category
  • Space Provided for Signature & Thumb Impression

For more information on how to download the admit card visit SBI Admit Card, on the link attached.

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 check 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.

The final merit list will be arrived at after aggregating the marks of the Professional Knowledge test (out of 150 marks) and interview (out of 25 marks). The results will be made available on the official website of the exam authorities following the completion of the relevant stages of the exam.

The results for some positions of SBI Specialist Cadre Officers on Regular/Contract Basis of the Advertisement number CRPD/SCO/2022-23/06 were recently released and are given below:

Candidates can check the results here: SBI SCO Contract/Regular Positions

Candidates are advised to visit SBI SO Results for more details.

SBI SO Cut-Off

Cut-offs are the minimum score criteria established by the governing body that applicants must meet in order to advance to the next stage of recruitment. Candidates won’t be able to continue in the recruitment process if they don’t meet the cutoff marks. The official qualifying score for the SBI SO 2022 recruiting has not yet been released. The cutoffs will probably be established based on the candidates’ interview scores as well as any relevant qualifications they may have.

Candidates will be able to decide the minimum number of questions they should attempt in the upcoming SBI SO exam if they have a clear understanding of the previous year’s cut-off. The previous year’s SBI SO Cut-Off is given below:

SBI SO Cut-Off  Marks 2016
Subject Total Marks SC/ST/OBC/PWD Unreserved
Reasoning 50 11.25 12.50
English Language 35 5.75 6.50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 3.50 4.25
Professional Knowledge 100 40.00 45.00

SBI also conducts SBI Clerk and PO exams. Find the related links below:

SBI SO Salary

The Specialist Officer is a Scale II officer in the bank. The SBI Specialist Officer 2022 job profile is quite diversified, and candidates will be expected to manage many different operations. Candidates who are recruited as SOs are compensated handsomely.

The pay scale and CTC of SOs for different posts are given below:

SBI SO 2022 Salary 
S.No. Name of SBI SO Post Pay Scale/ CTC Particulars
1 Risk Specialist – Sector Rs. (48170-1740/1-49910-1990/10-69810)
2 Risk Specialist – Sector Rs. (63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230)
3 Risk Specialist – Credit Rs. (63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230)
4 Risk Specialist – Climate Risk Rs. (63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230)
5 Risk Specialist – IND AS Rs. (63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230)
6 Risk Specialist – Market Risk Rs. (63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230)
7 Defence Banking Advisor-Navy Rs.30.50 lakhs per annum (Fixed) 
8 Advisor-Central Armed Police Forces Rs.30.50 lakhs per annum (Fixed) 
9 Circle AdvisorCentral Armed Police Forces Rs.19.50 lakhs per annum (Fixed)
10 Circle Defence Banking Advisor Rs.19.50 lakhs per annum (Fixed)
11 Research Analyst Rs.20-24 lakh (Fixed and variable component in 80:20). Annual Increment from 5% -10% on previous year CTC based on performance of the officer
12 Research AnalystEquity Rs.20-24 lakh (Fixed and variable component in 80:20). Annual Increment from 5% -10% on previous year CTC based on performance of the officer
13 Research AnalystPrivate Equity Rs.20-24 lakh (Fixed and variable component in 80:20). Annual Increment from 5% -10% on previous year CTC based on performance of the officer
14 Internal Ombudsman Rs. 39.00 lakh per annum (Fixed for all 3 years)
15 System Officer (Test Engineer)  Rs (36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840)
16 System Officer (Web Developer) Rs (36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840)
17 System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer) Rs (48170-1740/1-49910-1990/10-69810)
18 System Officer (Project Manager)  Rs (63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230)
19 System Officer (Project Manager)  Rs (76010-2220/4-84890-2500/2-89890)
20 Executive (Test Engineer) Rs 15.00 Lacs To Rs 20.00 Lacs
21 Executive (Interaction Designer) Rs 15.00 Lacs To Rs 20.00 Lacs
22 Executive (Web Developer) Rs 15.00 Lacs To Rs 20.00 Lacs
23 Executive (Portal Administrator) Rs 15.00 Lacs To Rs 20.00 Lacs
24 Senior Executive (Performance/ Automation Test Engineer)  Rs 19.00 Lacs To Rs 24.00 Lacs
25 Senior Executive (Interaction Designer) Rs 19.00 Lacs To Rs 24.00 Lacs
26 Senior Executive (Project Manager)  Rs 19.00 Lacs To Rs 24.00 Lacs
27 Senior Special Executive (Project Manager) Rs 23.00 Lacs To Rs 27.00 Lacs

For more information on SBI SO Salary and the job profile, visit the linked article.

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SBI SO Preparation

The SBI Specialist Officer Recruitment Exam is very competitive, thus one should prepare extensively. Like other bank exams, finding the best resources to prepare from and solving mock tests are the main points to scoring higher marks. Following a good strategy and preparation tips is very important to ace the exam. Reading related books in one’s field will increase one’s confidence in the interview stage.

In the interview, the more intelligent and self-assured one is and the better they talk and communicate it projects a professional and confident image, which increases the chances of selection. For more Tips and suggestions to crack the SBI SO exam, visit the linked article.

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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. Yes, final year or semester students are not eligible to apply for the SBI SO exam. However, they will have to present their mark sheet at the time of the Interview.

Q 4. When is 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 in the linked article.

Q5. What is the minimum qualification required for SBI SO?

Ans. The minimum qualification for SBI SO is graduation.

Q6. How frequently is the SBI SO exam held each year?

Ans. The SBI SO exam is held in accordance with bank recruiting for various departments. SBI announces vacancies for each position separately.

Q7. Does SBI SO include a probation period?

Ans. Yes, SBI has a two-year probationary term for permanent positions, but not for temporary or contract positions.

Q8. What is the SBI SO application fee?

Ans. The SBI SO application fee is INR 750 for General/OBC applicants and is exempted for SC/ST/PWD applicants.

Q9. How many times can someone take the SBI Specialist Officer exam?

Ans. Such requirements are not listed in the SBI SO notification. This indicates that there is no restriction on how often a person may appear for the exam.

Q10. Does SBI SO exam involves sectional timing?

Ans. Yes, as per the latest SBI SO exam pattern there are separate timings for General Aptitude and Professional Knowledge section.

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