SBI SO Exam 2022: Notification, Eligibility, Salary & Latest News

State Bank of India Specialist Officer 2022 ( SBI SO )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Jun 26, 2022 12:04 IST

SBI SO 2022: State Bank of India has released SBI SO admit card 2022 for the online test for various regular and contractual positions. The online test will be conducted on June 25. SBI SO notification 2022 for Risk Specialist Sector, Risk Specialist Sector, Risk SpecialistCredit, Risk Specialist Climate Risk, Risk Specialist IND AS, and Risk Specialist Market Risk was released on May 27 to fill up a total of 14 vacancies. The last date to fill the application form is June 16. Selection of candidates for these posts will be done through shortlisting and interview.

Earlier, SBI SO 2022 notification was released for 32 vacancies of Manager, Assistant General Manager (AGM) and Deputy Manager on regular basis. Online application form was available from May 21 to June 12, 2022. Selection of candidates is done through shortlisting and interview.

What is SBI SO exam?

SBI SO exam is conducted by the State Bank of India to recruit officers in different specialized categories. SBI invites application for specialist officer (SO) recruitment as per vacancies in different departments. Commonly, the recruitment is conducted for managerial posts, however, notifications are also being released for recruitment at the senior levels. Presently, recruitment for several posts is going on. The recruitment is generally conducted in two phases, online exam and personal interview, however, in many cases recruitment is done by shortlisting of candidates followed by personal interview. 

SBI SO 2022 Highlights

Some of the important highlights of SBI SO exam are given below.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

SBI SO

Conducting Body

State Bank of India

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Once a year as per vacancies

Exam Stages 

Online Test and Interview

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Purpose

For selection of Specialist Officers

Exam Fees

INR 750 for General/OBC/EWS candidates while SC/ST/PWD candidates are exempted from fee payment

Exam Duration

120 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Professional KnowledgeTest (100 marks)

Total Questions

80

Marking Scheme

Negative marking of 25 per cent per wrong answer will be applicable

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

No. of Test Cities

More than 50 cities (Approx)

Official Website

https://sbi.co.in/web/careers/current-openings

SBI SO Admit Card 2022

SBI SO admit card for interview for various regular and contractual positions was released on June 3. Earlier, the admit card was scheduled to be released on June 16. However, it was released in advance. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The hard copy of the admit card is not send to candidates by post. Candidates need to carry the printed copy of the admit card along with one photo-identity proof to the exam centre. SBI SO admit card is an important document without which candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. 

SBI SO Dates 2022

Candidates can find below SBI SO dates below:

SBI SO 2022 events SBI SO 2022 Dates Salient Features

Online registration

 

 05-Feb-2022 to 25-Feb-2022

 

SBI SO application form was available online

Release of admit card

 05-Mar-2022

The admit card is released online for all the registered candidates

Online test 

20-Mar-2022 (Cancelled)

Selection is done through shortlisting and interview

Interview

Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist): 04-May-2022 and 05-May-2022

Assistant Manager (Routing and Switching): 06-May-2022 to 11-May-2022

 

Candidates for the interview were shortlisted based on the details provided in the application form

Application form for Manager (Performance Planning & Review)

08-Apr-2022 to 28-Apr-2022

The application form needs to be filled online only

Application for for various regular and contractual posts

27-Apr-2022 to 17-May-2022

The application form was available for various regular and contractual posts

Online test

25-Jun-2022

The online exam comprises General Aptitude and Professional Knowledge (PK). The total marks allotted to the test are 270 marks

SBI SO Notification for AGM & DM

21-May-2022

Notification released for 32 vacancies

SBI SO application form for AGM & DM

21-May-2022 to 12-Jun-2022

Only application forms will be accepted

SBI SO Notification 2022

SBI SO notification 2022 has been released for the posts of Risk Specialist Sector, Risk Specialist Sector, Risk SpecialistCredit, Risk Specialist Climate Risk, Risk Specialist IND AS, and Risk Specialist Market Risk. Earlier, SBI had released notification for the posts of AGM (IT- Tech Operations), AGM (IT-Inbound Engineer), AGM (IT-Outbound Engineer), AGM (IT Security Expert), Manager (IT Security Expert), Deputy Manager (Network Engineer), Deputy Manager (Site Engineer Command Centre) and Deputy Manager (Statistician). Earlier, 35 vacancies were announced for various positions ystem Officer (Test Engineer), System Officer (Web Developer), System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer), System Officer (Project Manager), and System Officer (Project Manager). The contractual positions announced under this recruitment are Executive (Test Engineer), Executive (Interaction Designer), Executive (Web Developer), Executive (Portal Administrator), Senior Executive (Performance/Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Interaction Designer), Senior Executive (Project Manager), Senior Special Executive (Project Manager). The notification was released in PDF form and comprised details such as dates, vacancies, selection process, salary and many more.

SBI SO Preparation Tips

The tips and tricks to crack SBI SO exam are given below:

  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Follow a proper study routine
  • Clear the basic concepts of each and every topics given in the syllabus
  • Attempt mock tests to improve speed and accuracy

SBI SO Syllabus 2022

The detailed SBI SO syllabus is given below.

Sections Topics

Banking Knowledge

Banking in India, Indian & International Finance System, Banking and Financial Reforms in India, Financial Market in India, Banking Concepts, Important Bank & Finance Acts
History of Banking in India, Banking and Financial Committees in India, Currency, RBI Act, 1934, Financial Institutions in India, Money & Capital Marketing, Money Laundering & Anti, Money Laundering, Green Banking, Types of Bank Accounts and many more.

Quantitative Aptitude

Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F, Compound Interest, Numbers and Ages, Probability, Problems on Trains, Averages, Percentages, Volume and Surface Area, Races and Games, Quadratic Equations, Ratio and Proportion, Odd Man Out, Mensuration, Permutations and Combinations, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Tables, Relationships between Numbers, Percentages, Interest, Simple Interest, etc.

English

Fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc.

Reasoning Ability

Non-Verbal Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Analytical Reasoning, Puzzles, Verbal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, etc.

Professional Knowledge

Business Law, Business Management, Finance, Financial Accounting, Principles of Taxation, Principles of Auditing & Reporting, Business Economics & Business and, Commercial Knowledge, TPS Taxation, Business Correspondence and Reporting Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics Advanced Finance Assurance & Business Systems

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2022 

SBI SO exam pattern is different for different posts. For Assistant Manager Network Security Specialist and Routing & Switching the pattern is such that it comprises online test and interview. The online test comprises Professional KnowledgeTest of 100 marks. The duration of the test is 80 minutes. The interview carries 25 marks. The final merit list will be arrived at after aggregating the marks (out of 100 marks) and interview (out of 25 marks). The weightage given to the online test and interview for the posts is 75 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively. However, the online test for this post has been cancelled and final selection will be based on the interview.

SBI SO exam pattern for System Officer (Test Engineer), System Officer (Web Developer, System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer) comprises questions from General Aptitude and Professional Knowledge (PK). The General Aptitude us further divided into various sections-Test Of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language. The Professinal Knowledge is divided into two sections-General IT Knowledge and Role Based Knowledge. The total marks are 270. Except Professional Knowledge (PK) paper, other papers will be of qualifying in nature. Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in these papers. The minimum qualifying marks will be as decided or may be waived at the discretion of Bank. The questions will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi & English. The candidates will have option to answer the questions in Hindi or English (except for test of English Language). To be eligible for being short-listed for interview, candidates have to score equal to or above the cut-off marks to be decided by the Bank for the Professional Knowledge test (PK test), besides scoring equal to or above the Minimum qualifying marks in other tests. Adequate number of candidates as decided by the Bank will be called for Interview based on performance in online written test. Interview will carry 25 marks. The qualifying marks in Interview will be as decided by the Bank. The final merit list will be arrived at after aggregating the marks of Professional Knowledge test (out of 150 marks) and interview (out of 25 marks). 70 per cent weightage will be given to online test and 30 per cent to interview.

SBI SO Application Form 2022

SBI SO 2022 application form for the various contractual and regular positions was available online. The place of posting is Navi Mumbai. Candidates falling under the prescribed age limit and having relevant educational qualification can apply for the exam. The application fees are INR 750 for General/OBC/EWS candidates while SC/ST/PWD candidates were exempted from fee payment.

SBI SO Eligibility Criteria for Different Posts

Find SBI specialist officers eligibility criteria below:

SBI SO Age Limit

The age limit for various post is given below.

SBI SO Posts

SBI SO Age Limit

Manager (Performance Planning & Review
25 to 35 years
Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist and Routing & Switching) 40 years 
Deputy Manager, Relationship Manager (OMP), and Product Manager 25 to 35 years
Circle Defence Banking Advisor   60 years
Manager (Marketing) 40 years
Deputy Manager (Marketing) 35 years
System Officer (Test Engineer), System Officer (Web Developer, Executive (Test Engineer), Executive (Interaction Designer), Executive (Web Developer) and Executive (Portal Administrator Maximum age is 32
System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Performance/ Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Interaction Designer, Senior Executive (Project Manager) Maximum age is 35 years
System Officer (Project Manager), Senior Special Executive (Project Manager) Maximum age is 38 years
System Officer (Project Manager)

Maximum age is 40 years

Manager

38 years

AGM

45 years

DM

35 years

SBI SO Educational Qualification

The educational qualification prescribed for various posts is given below.

SBI SO Posts

Educational Qualification 

Manager (Performance Planning & Review) B.Com./B.E./B.Tech., and ii) PG in Management /MBA or its equivalent from recognized university/ college as 2 years full time regular course. (Institutions recognized/approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE / UGC). Specialisation in Finance will be preferred.
Assistant Manager Candidates must have passed Bachelor's degree in any stream with 60 per cent
Deputy Manager, Relationship Manager (OMP), and Product Manager B.E./ B. Tech along with MBA/PGDM or equivalent degree (as full-time course) with specialisation in Marketing
Circle Defence Banking Advisor   The applicant must be a retired Major General or Brigadier from Indian Army, or from comparable ranks from Indian Navy or Air Force
Manager (Marketing) The educational qualification required for the post is MBA/PGDBM or equivalent with specialisations in Marketing/Finance. The minimum work experience required for this post is five years as an executive in supervisory/management role in the field of marketing of digital and other financial products in a scheduled commercial bank or public sector or listed financial institution/company
Deputy Manager (Marketing) The maximum age limit for the exam is 35 years as on July 1, 2021. The educational qualification required for the post is MBA/PGDBM or equivalent with specialisations in Marketing/Finance. The minimum work experience required for this post is two years as an executive in supervisory/management role in the field of marketing of digital and other financial products in a scheduled commercial bank or public sector or listed financial institution/company.
System Officer (Test Engineer), System Officer (Web Developer, Executive (Test Engineer), Executive (Interaction Designer), Executive (Web Developer) and Executive (Portal Administrator, System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Performance/ Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Interaction Designer, Senior Executive (Project Manager), System Officer (Project Manager), Senior Special 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. Candidates must also have relevant experience
System Officer (Project Manager) The educational qualification is 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 10 years’ post basic qualification experience in IT Industry/ Business of which 5 years’ experience in Testing will be preferred
Manager, AGM, DM BE/BTech in relevant discipline

SBI SO Exam Centres 2022

The online test is conducted in Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Silchar, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Chandigarh/ Mohali, Raipur, Bilaspur, Delhi/ New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ambala, Hissar, Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Indore, Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Imphal, Shilong, Aizawl, Kohima, Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Puducherry, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Udaipur, Bardang/ Gangtok, Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Hyderabad, Warrangal. Agartala, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi, Dehradun, Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri centres.

SBI SO Selection Procedure

The selection process of SBI SO is given below:

  • System Officer (Test Engineer), System Officer (Web Developer and System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer): online test and interview
  • System Officer (Project Manager): shortlisting and interview
  • Manager (Performance Planning & Review): The selection will be done through interview and shortlisting.
  • Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist and Routing & Switching): The selection process comprises shortlisting and interview.
  • Assistant Manager (Civil and Electrical): The selection of candidates is done on the basis of online test and Interview
  • Assistant Manager (Marketing & Communication) and Circle Defence Banking Advisor: The selection is based on shortlisting and interview
  • Deputy Manager, Relationship Manager (OMP) and Product Manager: The selection is based on initial shortlisting and interview
  • Manager & Deputy Manager (Marketing): Candidates are selected based on online exam and interview. In case, the number of applications is less, candidates are selected based on shortlisting and interview.

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SBI SO Result 

SBI SO result is declared online in PDF form. The result displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates. The final merit list will be arrived at after aggregating the marks (out of 100 marks) and interview (out of 25 marks). The weightage given to the online test and interview for the posts is 75 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively.

Also Read: SBI SO cutoff

SBI SO Salary

The salary structures of the SBI SO are given below.

Grade  Pay Scale (In INR)

Assistant Manager Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist) & (Routing & Switching)

36,000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63,840

Middle Management Grade Scale III (MMGS III)

63,840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78,230

Middle Management Grade Scale II (MMGS II)

48,170-1740/1-49910-1990/10-69,810

Chief Manager (Company Secretary)

76010-2220/4-84890-2500/2-89890

Manager (SME Products)

63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230

Dy. Manager (Chartered Accountant)

48170-1740/1-49910-1990/10-69810

Assistant Manager (Marketing & Communication)

36000-1490/7-46340-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840

System Officer (Test Engineer) & System Officer (Web Developer)

36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840

System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer)

48170-1740/1-49910-1990/10-69810

System Officer (Project Manager)

63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230

System Officer (Project Manager)

76010-2220/4-84890-2500/2-89890

Executive (Test Engineer), Executive (Interaction Designer), Executive (Web Developer), Executive (Portal Administrator)

INR 15.00 Lacs to INR 20.00 Lacs

Senior Executive (Performance/Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Interaction Designer), Senior Executive (Project Manager),

INR 19.00 Lacs to INR 24.00 Lacs

Senior Special Executive (Project Manager)

INR 23.00 Lacs to INR 27.00 Lacs

Besides, the salary candidates will also get DA, HRA, CCA, PF, Contributory Pension Fund, LFC, Medical Facility, other perquisites, etc. 

Also Read: SBI SO Salary

SBI SO Vacancies

The post-wise SBI SO vacancies is given below.

Post Total Vacancies
Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist) 15
Assistant Manager (Routing & Switching)  33
Manager (Performance Planning & Review) 2
System Officer (Test Engineer), System Officer (Web Developer), System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer), System Officer (Project Manager), and System Officer (Project Manager) 7
Executive (Test Engineer), Executive (Interaction Designer), Executive (Web Developer), Executive (Portal Administrator), Senior Executive (Performance/Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Interaction Designer), Senior Executive (Project Manager), Senior Special Executive (Project Manager) 28
Manager, AGM & DM 32

Also Read: SBI SO Vacancies

SBI SO 2022 FAQs

Q: When SBI SO admit card 2022 for various regular and contractual positions was released?

A: SBI SO admit card 2022 for various regular and contractual positions was released on June 3.

Q: What is the SBI SO application date for System Officer (Test Engineer), System Officer (Web Developer), System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer), System Officer (Project Manager), and System Officer (Project Manager). The contractual positions announced under this recruitment are Executive (Test Engineer), Executive (Interaction Designer), Executive (Web Developer), Executive (Portal Administrator), Senior Executive (Performance/Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Interaction Designer), Senior Executive (Project Manager), Senior Special Executive (Project Manager)?

A: The application form of SBI SO 2022 for System Officer (Test Engineer), System Officer (Web Developer), System Officer (Performance/Senior Automation Test Engineer), System Officer (Project Manager), and System Officer (Project Manager). The contractual positions announced under this recruitment are Executive (Test Engineer), Executive (Interaction Designer), Executive (Web Developer), Executive (Portal Administrator), Senior Executive (Performance/Automation Test Engineer), Senior Executive (Interaction Designer), Senior Executive (Project Manager), Senior Special Executive (Project Manager) was available from April 27 to May 17.

Q: Will there be online test in SBI SO exam for Assistant Manager post?

A: No, online test of SBI SO for Assistant Manager post was cancelled. Selection will be done through shortlisting and interview only.

Q: What is the minimum qualification for SBI SO?

A: SBI SO minimum qualification is graduation in respective fields, but in most cases, candidates must hold additional degrees and work experience as per the requirements of the posts.

Q: What is the selection process for SBI SO?

A: The selection process of SBI SO includes online test/ shortlisting followed by personal interview.

Q: Is there any probation period in SBI SO?

A: There is a probation period of two years for permanent posts. For the contractual posts, there is no probation period.

Q: How many times a year SBI SO exam is held?

A: SBI SO exam is held as per recruitment in the bank in different departments. SBI release vacancy for the posts separately.

Q: What is the application fee for SBI SO?

A: SBI SO application fee for General/OBC is INR 750 and for SC/ST/PWD are exempted from fee payment.

Q. Which is better, Bank SO or MBA?

A. Both are different from each other with different career trajectory and growth, besides, many individuals join banks after their MBA after as a specialist officer. 

Q. Does graduation marks matter in SBI SO exam?

A. Yes, there is minimum percentage of marks in graduation prescribed for applying to SBI SO exam. Candidates must have 60 per cent in graduation.

Q. How many times can I appear for SBI SO exam?

A. There are no such criteria mentioned in SBI SO notification. Candidates can apply for the exam within the prescribed age limit.

Q. Is there any bond in SBI SO?

A. No, there is no such rule in the case of SBI SO to sign a bond while joining. 

Q. Will the selected candidates be on probation in SBI SO?

A. The probation period of candidates selected through SBI SO recruitment depends on the nature of the post. 

Q. What is the salary of SBI SO? 

A: The basic salary of SBI SO Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist) and Assistant Manager (Routing & Switching) is INR 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840. 

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