SBI SO Exam 2020

In this article, we’ll look into what does the SBI SO exam comprises 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.

Latest Update: 79 vacancies for various posts under SBI Specialist Officer cadre on regular basis released on September 18, 2020. The last date to apply online for the post is October 10, 2020, and the selection of candidates will be done based on shortlisting and Interview. 

For details regarding vacancies, eligibility, and other recruitment details, visit the SBI SO Notification page. 

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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.

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

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

The term Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) and Specialist Officer (SO) are often used interchangeably.
Table of Contents:

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

SBI Specialist Officer (SO) Posts 

The various SBI Specialist Officer (SO) posts for which exams are generally 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

SBI is the body which is responsible to recruit candidates at the post of Specialist Officer for the 2020 recruitment. The notification is released for both regular and contract basis as per the Bank’s requirement.

Candidates who are willing to know more about the SBI SO 2020 vacancies distribution can refer to the information mentioned below.

SBI SO Vacancy
The vacancy distribution for the various posts for which the notification has been released by the State Bank of India for the SBI SO 2020 recruitment have been given below:

SBI SO 2020 – Vacancy  Details
Post No. of Vacancies Contract/ Regular Selection Process
SME Credit Analysis 20 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Faculty, SBIL, Kolkata 3 Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Vice President (Stressed Assets Marketing 1 Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Chief Manager (Special Situation Team) 3 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Deputy Manager (Stressed Assets Marketing)  3 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Product Manager 5 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Manager (Data Analyst) 2 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Manager (Digital Marketing) 1 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Banking Supervisory Specialist 1 Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Manager (Anytime Channel)  1 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Wealth Management Business Unit – Head (Product, Investment & Research) 1 (Fresh Vacancy) Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Wealth Management Business Unit – Central Research Team (Portfolio Analysis & Data Analytics) 1 (Fresh Vacancy) Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Wealth Management Business Unit – Central Research Team (Support)  1 (Fresh Vacancy) Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Wealth Management Business Unit – Investment Officer 9 (Fresh Vacancy) Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Wealth Management Business Unit – Project Development Manager (Technology) 1 (Fresh Vacancy) Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Relationship Manager  48 (Backlog) Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Relationship Manager (Team Lead) 3 (Backlog) Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Chief Officer Security 1  Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Executive (FI & MM) 241 Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Sr. Executive (Social Banking & CSR) 85 Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Sr. Executive (Digital Relations) 2 Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Sr. Executive (Analytics) 2 Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Sr. Executive (Digital Marketing) 2 Contract Shortlisting & Interview
Deputy Manager (IS Audit) 8 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Deputy Manager (Security) 28 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Manager (Retail Products) 5 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Data Trainer 1 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Data Translator 1 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Senior Consultant Analyst 1 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Assistant General Manager 1 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Data Protection Officer 1 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Deputy Manager (Data Scientist) 11 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Manager (Data Scientist) 11 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Deputy Manager (System Officer) 5 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Risk Specialist – Sector (Scale III) 5 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Risk Specialist – Sector (Scale II) 5 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Portfolio Management Specialist (Scale II) 3 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Risk Specialist – Credit (Scale III) 2 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Risk Specialist – Credit (Scale II) 2 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Risk Specialist – Enterprise (Scale II) 1 Regular Shortlisting & Interview
Risk Specialist – IND AS (Scale III) 4 Regular Shortlisting & Interview

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 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 2020 – Eligibility Criteria
Post Download PDF to Check SBI SO 2020 Eligibility 
SME Credit Analysis Check Eligibility here
Faculty, SBIL, Kolkata Check Eligibility here
Vice President (Stressed Assets Marketing Check Eligibility here
Chief Manager (Special Situation Team)
Deputy Manager (Stressed Assets Marketing) 
Product Manager Check Eligibility here
Manager (Data Analyst)
Manager (Digital Marketing)
Banking Supervisory Specialist Check Eligibility here
Manager (Anytime Channel) 
Wealth Management Business Unit – Head (Product, Investment & Research) Check Eligibility here
Wealth Management Business Unit – Central Research Team (Portfolio Analysis & Data Analytics)
Wealth Management Business Unit – Central Research Team (Support) 
Wealth Management Business Unit – Investment Officer
Wealth Management Business Unit – Project Development Manager (Technology)
Relationship Manager 
Relationship Manager (Team Lead)
Chief Officer (Security) Check Eligibility here
Deputy Manager (IS Audit) Check Eligibility here
Executive (FI & MM) Check Eligibility here
Sr. Executive (Social Banking & CSR)
Sr. Executive (Digital Relations) Check Eligibility here
Sr. Executive (Analytics)
Sr. Executive (Digital Marketing)
Deputy Manager (Data Scientist) Check Eligibility here
Manager (Data Scientist)
Deputy Manager (System Officer)
Deputy Manager (Security) Check Eligibility here
Manager (Retail Products)
Data Trainer and Data Translator Check Eligibility here
Senior Consultant Analyst
Assistant General Manager
(Enterprise & Technology Architecture)
Data Protection Officer Check Eligibility here
Risk Specialist – Sector (Scale II & III) Check Eligibility here
Portfolio Management Specialist (Scale II)
Risk Specialist (Credit/Enterprise/IND AS)

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. Given below is the general selection process which SBI conducts to recruit Specialist officer. 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.

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 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. Yes, a 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 Interview.

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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