SBI SO 2019 Exam

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 09 Oct, 2018 15:10 IST

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About SBI SO 2019

State Bank of India Specialist Officer Exam or SBI SO is a national-level exam conducted in online (computer-based) mode. State Bank of India (SBI) releases the notification regarding recruitment of the deserving candidates for Specialist Officers vacancies in SBI on a Regular and Contractual basis. By taking SBI SO exam, candidates are appointed as Engineers, Assistant Managers, Managers, Developers, Designers, Administrators, Architects, Analysts, Test lead, Innovation Specialist, Officers, etc.

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SBI SO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit to Apply for SBI SO 2019:

  • The minimum age limit of the applicants must be between 21 – 30 years depending upon the Posts applied for.

  • The maximum age of the applicants must be between 30-40 years.


To apply for SBI SO 2019 the applicant must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification and Experience:


Educational Qualification


Technology Relationship Manager (Tech. RMs)

Applicants must be an Engineering Graduate from a recognized University /Institution.

Applicants with an MBA will be given preference.

Applicants must have at least 8 years of experience in IT Industry/ Business.

Developer, Test Lead, Tester

Applicants must be an Engineering Graduate from a recognized University /Institution.

Applicants must have an experience in IT sector.

Manager and Assistant Manager (Technician)

Applicants must have a Full-time PG Degree in Econometrics/ Statistics/ Applied Statistics.

Applicants must have at least experience of 4/1 years.

Assistant Manager (System)

Applicants should possess B.E/B.Tech in Information Technology/Computer Science/Computer Application/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Instrumentation / Electronics & Communications.

Applicants must have experience in Computer programming from a reputed organization.

SBI SO 2019 - Important Instructions

  • Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of SBI SO 2019 to apply for multiple posts separately.

  • Candidates must enter their valid and active Email-ID while registering.

  • Before applying, candidates are requested to check the qualification criteria for the post they are applying for.

  • It is mandatory to pay the application fee of SBI SO 2019 via online mode to complete the registration process.

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SBI SO 2019 Syllabus

To begin SBI SO 2019 exam preparation, candidates must have a fair idea of what all topics need to be covered in the entrance exam. By going through the syllabus of SBI SO 2019, candidates will be able to cover all the necessary topics/sections of SBI SO 2019 to get good scores in the entrance exam.

English Language Syllabus


Fill in the Blanks


Subject-Verb Agreement

Sentence Rearrangement


Error Correction

Passage Correction

Cloze Test

Unseen Passages

Sentence Correction


Theme detection



Passage Completion

Idioms and Phrases

Word Formation





Sentence Completion


Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus


Pipes and Cisterns

Heights and Distances Partnership

Permutation & Combination



Ratio and Proportions

Time and Work

Boats and Streams


Profit and Loss

Simple and Compound Interest

Time and Distance





Decimal and Fractions

Volume and Surface Area

Pie Charts

Problems on Ages

Problems on Trains

Bar Graphs

Number System

Mixtures and Allegations


Line Graphs


Reasoning Syllabus

Statement – Arguments

Theme Detection

Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle

Inserting the Missing Character

Data Sufficiency

Statement – Conclusions


Arithmetical Reasoning

Number, Ranking and Time Sequence

Series Completion


Eligibility Test


Deriving Conclusions from Passages

Situation Reaction Test


Mathematical Operations

Clocks & Calendars

Alphabet Test

Logical Sequence of Words

Direction Sense Test

Logical Venn Diagrams

Puzzle Test


General Awareness

Reserve Bank of India and its functions

Fiscal Policies

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and its functions

KYC norms

Government’s financial policies

Banking Terminology

Financial Terminology

Micro and Macro Economics and their concepts

Functioning of banks

Accounts Terminology

Mutual funds

Financial and various Monetary Policy

General Budget

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) and its functions

Professional Knowledge


Basics of Auditing

Computer Architecture

Direct and Indirect Taxes

Basic Terminology of Information Technology

Cyber Security and Threats

Mobile Technologies

Principles and Standards Accounting

Network and its types

Fundamentals of Microprocessor

Input and Output Devices

Computer Languages

Accounts Management

Knowledge of Operating systems

Basics of Accountancy


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SBI SO 2019 Exam Pattern

  • SBI SO 2019 will be conducted only in online mode.

  • Multiple type of questions will be asked in the exam.

  • The question paper of SBI SO 2019 will have 170 questions.

  • SBI SO 2019 will be conducted in English.

  • There will be 4 sections in the exam - English language, Reasoning, Professional Knowledge and Quantitative Aptitude.

Duration of the exam

135 Minutes

Number of Sections

4 (3 for Deputy Manager Post)

Number of Questions


Number of seats


Mode of the Exam

Computer-based (online) exam

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (objective type)

Language of the Exam


SBI SO 2019 Marking Scheme 



No. of Questions




Quantitative Aptitude




Paper 1

Test of Reasoning



95 mins


English Language




Paper 2

Professional Knowledge (PK)



45 mins






For Paper 1-

  • One mark will be given for each correct answer.

  • 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

For Paper 2-

  • There will be a total of 50 questions of 100 marks.

  • Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in this paper.

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How to Prepare For SBI SO 2019

Practice Mock Tests Regularly:

Practising mock tests on a regular basis is important if you are preparing for SBI SO 2019 entrance exam. Mock tests will not only give you a fair idea about the exam pattern and the level of questions but will also help you handle exam pressure. Additionally, regular test-taking will build your speed and accuracy to solve questions.

Keep Yourself Regularly Updated:

Keeping yourself updated is a must for preparation of competitive exams. Reading newspaper and magazines daily, and updating oneself about the current affairs will definitely help you in exam preparation. Also, for SBI SO, you must have a fair knowledge about questions related to banking and finance.

Study Topic-Wise and Make Notes:

While preparing for the exam, one must try to concentrate and study topic wise. You can practice more problems on various topics after finishing your topic-wise preparation. Additionally, making notes topic-wise is important, so that you can quickly revise them before the final exam.

Works on Weaker Areas:

One of the best ways to prepare for entrance exams is to focus on your weak areas. You must try to work hard and try to solve the topics you find difficult. This will help in overcoming the fear of your weakness effectively.

Be Focused and Relax:

Staying focused and relaxed during exam time is eminent. You must try to keep your stress levels low, and try not to worry about the exam. You can also indulge in some recreational activity, depending on your interest level, which can help you break the monotony of studies and reduce exam pressure.

Best Books for SBI SO Preparation

Business General Awareness by L N Koli

Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey

Word Power Made Easy (Norman Lewis)

Logical and Analytical Reasoning (English) 1st Edition by A.K Gupta

General Banking and Economic Awareness by Kiran Prakashan

Introduction to Algorithms by Udi Manber

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations: Tips, Techniques, and Shortcut Methods by Guha Abhijit

General Awareness & Current Affairs by Manohar Pandey

English Grammar (Wren and Martin)

General awareness basic banking & Financial Issues by Gautam Majumdar

Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

How to Crack Test of Reasoning: In All Competitive Exam (English) by Arihant Publishers

Essential English Grammar (Raymond Murphy)

An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz

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SBI SO 2019 Result

After successfully conducting the entrance exam, the State Bank of India (SBI) declares the results of SBI SO. Candidates may note that the result of SBI SO is available in online mode. To view their results, candidates need to visit the official website of SBI i.e and enter their Registration number, Date of Birth or Password.

To recruit the deserving candidates for various posts in Specialist Officers Cadre on a regular and contract basis, the State Bank of India (SBI) conducts SBI SO once every year. Candidates qualifying in the entrance test are called for the Interview after result declaration.

How to View SBI SO 2019 Result 

  • Visit the official website of SBI i.e.

  • Click on the link available to access ‘SBI SO Result’.

  • Next, you must enter details like Registration number, Date of Birth or Password and click on the ‘Submit’ button.

  • ‘SBI SO Result’ will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download the result of SBI Specialist Officer and do not forget to take a print out of the same.

Details on SBI SO 2019 Scorecard

SBI SO scorecard will contain the marks scored by the candidates in the entrance exam. Following details are mentioned on the SBI SO scorecard:

  • Candidate’s name

  • Registration number

  • Date of Birth

  • Qualifying status

  • Cut-off score

  • Merit rank

  • SBI SO Cut-off

The Central Recruitment and Promotion Department of SBI will decide the SBI SO cut-off marks. The cut-off will contain the list of the candidates who have successfully cleared SBI SO entrance exam.

Note: The cut-off list of SBI SO will be released category-wise for the candidates.

Factors Determining SBI SO Cut-off

SBI SO Cut-off will depend on several factors such as:

  • Total number of seats

  • Total number of applicants

  • The difficulty level of SBI SO exam

  • SBI SO Result-Important Dates

SBI SO 2019 Result-Important Dates


Tentative Dates

SBI SO 2019 Exam Date

2nd Week of January 2019

SBI SO 2019 Result

February 2019

SBI SO 2019 Personal Interview

August 2019

Final Selection list date

September 2019

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SBI SO 2018 Selection Process

The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of the overall performance in the entrance exam and Personal Interview. SBI decides the qualifying marks basis which candidates are called for Personal Interview. Candidates must note that only qualified candidates in SBI SO selection process 2019 will be recruited for positions of Specialist Officer Posts in banks. For the final selection process, short-listed candidates will have to produce some documents at the time of document verification.

Document Verification For SBI SO 2019 Selection Process

For verification purposes, candidates will have to bring the following documents:

  • Copy of one ID proof

  • Experience certificates

  • Proof of Date of Birth

  • Brief resume of the candidate

  • Educational Certificates like Mark-Sheets or Degree Certificate

  • Copy of a valid OBC/SC/ST certificate (if applicable)

  • E-Receipt for SBI SO 2018 fee payment

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How to Apply for SBI SO 2019

Applicants willing to apply for SBI SO 2019 can fill the SBI SO application form online, by visiting the official website of SBI or the IBPS.

Applicants can follow the steps listed below to fill SBI SO application form 2019:

  • Visit SBI Careers page on the official website of SBI i.e.

  • After visiting the official website, choose ‘Join SBI’ from the drop-down list.

  • Click on the link that says ‘Apply for SBI SO 2019’.

  • To register, fill the basic details such as Name, Contact Number, and Date of Birth.

  • After registering, a Registration ID and Password is generated.

  • Fill the SBI SO 2019 application form by entering all the compulsory details like Name, Guardian’s name, Date of Birth, Mobile number, E-mail ID etc.

  • On the application form, upload your scanned images of Photo and Signature.

  • Carefully check all the information. Now, click on the ‘Submit’ button given below.

  • To submit the SBI SO application form, pay the required application fee.

  • After successful submission of the SBI SO 2019 application, you can view the form preview.

  • Applicants must take a printout of SBI SO 2019 application form for future reference.

SBI SO 2019 – Important Dates


Date (Tentative)

SBI SO Online Application Form Availability

October 2018

Last Date to Submit SBI SO Application Form

November 2018

Admit Card/Hall Ticket availability

January 2019

Date of Examination

2nd Week of January 2019

SBI SO 2019 Application Fee Payment

  • Applicants will have to pay the application fee in order to complete the application process of SBI SO 2019.

  • Applicants can make the application fee payment via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking.

  • General and OBC applicants will have to pay INR 600/- whereas, SC/ST/PwD applicants will have to pay INR 100/- as SBI SO application fee.




INR 600


INR 100


INR 100


INR 100


INR 600

Necessary Documents For SBI SO 2019 Application Form:

  • Passport size Photograph and Signature.

  • Xerox copies of mark sheet from 10th class to Graduation.

  • Caste and Income Certificates.

  • Valid Phone Number and Email ID.

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SBI SO Conducting Body

State Bank of India (SBI) is the conducting authority of SBI SO exam. SBI is the largest public sector bank and financial services company with its headquarters situated in Mumbai, India. SBI along with its 5 associate banks has a network of over 13000 branches, that caters to both Personal as well as Corporate banking segments. Owned by the Indian government, SBI serves as one of the biggest banking recruitment authority, that offers banking jobs to all bank job seekers, by recruiting them as Probationary Officers and Special Officers in India. 

SBI SO 2019 Important Dates



SBI SO Application form Filling Starts

October 2018

SBI SO Application form Filling Ends

November 2018

Release of Admit Card

1st Week of January 2019

Date of the Examination

2nd Week of January 2019

SBI SO 2019 Exam Centres

New Delhi














Contact Details

Address: SBI Corporate Centre, State Bank Bhavan, Madame Cama Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021

Phone number: 022-2282 0427


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