SBI SO Notification | SBI SO Recruitment 2018 – 2019


State Bank of India would be releasing the notification for the SBI SO 2019 examination. Like the past years, SBI SO 2019 will be conducted through an online exam. SBI conducts the Specialist Officer examination to recruit candidates for the posts of Assistant Managers, Test Leads, Developers to name a few. This article provides complete information on all the aspects of the SBI SO 2019 exam.

SBI SO 2019 Notification Overview

 Name of the Exam State Bank of India Specialist Officer Exam 2019  or SBI SO 2019
Name of the Conducting authority State Bank of India
Level of the exam Minimum Undergraduate (Completed)
Type All India Type
Mode Application – Online

Examination – Online

Exam Pattern Objective/MCQ based
Post Offered Assistant Managers, Developers, Test Leads, Relationship Manager, Tester, Managers
Pay Scale Rs. 23,700 – Rs. 45,950
Number of Vacancies To be revealed soon

SBI SO Exam Date 2019

As the official notification is not yet released, the official SBI clerk exam date is still not known. However, the tentative dates are available. The following table lists the significant dates of SBI SO 2019 exam:

Name of Event Date (Tentative)
SBI SO Online Application commencement October 2018
Last Date for applying online October 2018
Issuance of admit card/hall ticket 10 days before SBI SO exam date
Date of the examination January 2019
Declaration of Results February 2019

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SBI SO Exam  Date 2019

SBI SO Eligibility Criteria – SBI SO Age Limit

Let us take a look at the SBI SO eligibility criteria and know about the important things like the SBI Age Limit, educational qualifications and the likes.

SBI SO Nationality Requirements

  • Only Indian Citizens are eligible for applying
  • Foreign nationals including NRIs are ineligible, thus they cannot apply

SBI SO Age Limit

  • The minimum age lies in the range 21-30 varying from post to post
  • The maximum age of an applicant ranges from 30-40 years.

SBI SO Educational Qualification

The educational qualification required for different posts is given in the table below:

Post Essential Qualification Desirable Experience
Developer, Test Lead,


The applicants should be graduated in engineering from government recognized university/institute. Experience in IT sector.
Tech. RMs – Technology Relationship


Engineering Graduate from recognized University /Institution.Preference will be given to the applicants with MBA qualification. Minimum 8 years of experience in IT Industry/ Business


Applicants should Possess B.E/B. Tech in Information Technology/Computer Science/Computer Application/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Instrumentation / Electronics & Communications. Experience in computer programming from a reputed organization
Manager and Assistant



Full-time PG Degree in Econometrics/ Statistics/ Applied Statistics. Minimum experience of 4/1 years is required

SBI SO Eligibility Criteria

SBI Specialist Officer Vacancies and Job Profile

There are a lot of posts that are recruited through this exam. Apart from the popular choices like SBI SO IT officer and Manager, there are a lot of other responsible posts as well.

In SBI SO recruitment, the vacancies can be categorized into two groups based on their tenure. The first one is regular officers, who are recruited on a permanent basis. There are other SBI specialist cadre officer who is recruited on a contractual basis.

Regular posts:

  • Assistant Manager (System)
  • Test lead (Deptt.: UAT )
  • Manager (Statistician)
  • Developer – (Deptt. : SP-I, LMS, Core Banking, SP-II, IT-TSS, Mobile, INB, ATM, ITFO, Ops & TS, Ops & PS, FIGS, Complaints, SP III, SM & W)
  • Tester – (Deptt.: UAT)
  • Technology Relationship Manager (Tech.RMs)
  • Manager (Statistician)

Contractual posts:

  • Admin Support Officer
  • Business Architect
  • Application Architect
  • IT Risk Manager
  • Datawarehouse Architect
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • Portal Architect
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Technology Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Technical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Complaint / Dispute Revolution officer
  • Innovation Specialist
  • IT Security Expert
  • Sourcing Analyst
  • Technical Lead
  • Developer – (Deptt.: HRMS, e-Pay (INB), ITFO, IT-TSS, LMS, Mobile, ATM, Dev-CB, INB, Ops & TS, Ops & PS, SP III, SP-I)
  • Tester – (Deptt.: INB (e-Pay), UAT)
  • Test Lead – (Deptt.: UAT)
  • WAS Administrator
  • UX Designer
  • Data Scientist

The Number of  Vacancies

The number of vacancies to be filled through SBI SO recruitment 2019 is still not known as the official notification is not yet declared. We would update the information as soon as the notification would be released.

SBI SO Job Profile and Vacancies

SBI Specialist Officer Salary

Let us take a look at the salary that you would get once you pass the SBI SO exam.

The following table lists the pay scales for various grade scales in terms of managerial positions:

Grade Pay Scale
Junior Manager Grade Scale I Rs. 23700-42020
Middle Management Grade Scale III Rs. 42020-51490
Middle Management Grade Scale-II Rs. 31705-45950
These scales will be pertaining to the posts of Developer, Test Lead & Tester, Assistant Manager (System), Statistician and Technology Relationship Manager.

SBI SO Salary Information

SBI SO Selection Process 2019

The selection procedure adopted for SBI Specialist Officer recruitment will basically be a two-stage process, which would have

Online exam stage: consisting of four papers for each post, to be conducted during January 2019.
Interview stage: to be held after the declaration of cutoff-based merit list.

Those who are successful in the online exam stage progress to the interview stage. After a thorough judgment of academic background and professional knowledge, candidates are asked to produce some originals at the time of document verification stage:

  • Copy of one D proof
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Educational Documents like Mark-Sheets or Degree Certificate
  • Experience certificates
  • A brief resume of the candidate
  • E-Receipt for SBI SO 2019 fee payment
  • Copy of a valid OBC/SC/ST certificate (if applicable)

Note that the qualifying marks for each stage will be decided by the State Bank of India. In case of a tie between two candidates, a merit list according to decreasing order of age will be prepared for final selection.

SBI SO Selection Process

SBI SO Apply Online

To SBI SO apply online, you can click on the following link.

SBI SO 2019 apply online

You need to follow the following steps to fill up the SBI SO application form

  • Click on ‘Careers’ on the homepage. Choose ‘Join SBI’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on the link – SBI SO exam 2019
  • Click on the link – ‘click here for new registration’.
  • Enter your basic details such as name, contact, and date of birth.
  • A registration ID and password will be generated.
  • Obtain the ID and password from your Email and Log in again.
  • Fill necessary details in the SBI SO Application Form as name, guardian’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID etc.
  • Upload your scanned images of photo and signature.
  • After carefully checking all the information, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • After submitting the online application form, pay the fees.
  • After successful application submission, the print preview of the form will be displayed.
  • Candidates are advised to take the printout of SBI SO 2019 Form for further reference.

Candidates are advised to pay the application fees using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking.

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2019

Exam pattern for SBI Specialist Officer Recruitment is explained below for various posts.

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2019 for the post of Systems, CA & Engineering Officers


S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 English language 35 35
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 120 120


S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total Time Duration- 45 Minutes 50 100

Exam Pattern for the post of Official Language Officers


S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Language (Hindi & English) 70 70
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50
Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 120 120


S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total Time Duration- 45 Minutes 50 100

Exam Pattern for the post of Law Officers


S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 English language 50 50
2 Reasoning Ability 70 70
Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 120 120
S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total Time Duration- 45 Minutes 50 100

Exam Pattern for the post of Economist


S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 English language 35 35
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 120 120


S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total Time Duration- 45 Minutes 50 100

A descriptive paper will be exclusively conducted for the ones aiming for the post of Economists, where the candidates will be asked to write an essay within 45 minutes and it will carry 50 marks.

Note that all questions mentioned in the tables above will be of MCQ type and negative marking for each wrong answer will be present in the form of 0.25 marks deduction per question.

Exam Pattern for SBI SO

SBI SO Syllabus

Candidates are advised to go through the topics mentioned in the table below and prepare accordingly for SBI specialist officer recruitment examination.

Subject Type of Questions
English Synonyms and Antonyms, spotting errors, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Misspelled words, Grammar, one-word substitution, Para-jumbles, Preposition, Active-Passive, Direct-Indirect Narration, Sentence Correction, Fill in the blanks, Usage of words etc.
Reasoning Ability Series, Sitting/Seating Arrangements, Mirror Images, Syllogism, Puzzle problems, Statements and Conclusions and questions on cause and effect shall also be asked in this section of SBI SO Examination.
Quantitative Aptitude Number-System, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Partnership, Time And Distance, Geometry, Unitary Method, Time And Work, Age Problems, Profit And Loss Questions, Data Interpretation And Data Sufficiency, Ratio, and Proportion, Permutation And Combination, Probability, Allegation, LCM, HCF etc.
General Awareness Functioning of banks, Accounts Terminology, Banking Terminology, Financial Terminology, Fiscal Policies, Government’s financial policies, Micro & Macro Economics and their concepts, Financial and various Monetary Policy, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and its functions, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) and its functions, Reserve Bank of India and its functions, General Budget, KYC norms, mutual funds etc.
Professional Knowledge Basics of Accountancy, Direct and Indirect Taxes, Principles and Standards Accounting, Computer Architecture, Basics of Auditing, Accounts Management, Cost-Accounting, Basic Terminology of Information Technology, Knowledge of Operating systems, Network and its types, DBMS/ RDBMS, Mobile Technologies and, Computer Languages, Cyber Security and Threats, Input and Output Devices, Fundamentals of Microprocessor.

SBI SO Syllabus in Detail

SBI SO Result 2019

The results of the SBI SO 2019 online exam is probably going to be declared in the month of February 2019 Candidates can easily check their result online by visiting the official website. Note that there won’t be any scorecard, only a merit list will be prepared with the display of selection status for intimating the candidates qualified for interview round. The following are the steps to be followed for downloading the result:

  • Visit the official SBI SO 2018 website link.
  • Enter your Registration ID and password.
  • After logging in, your status will be shown on the screen.
  • Search for your Registration Number in the selected candidates’ list using the keyboard command Ctrl+f
  • Check the result and download the PDF.

Criteria for preparing the merit list based on the scores will be as follows:

  • In case of a tie, candidates are ranked in order of their age in descending order.
  • There is a stipulated minimum qualifying marks or the cutoff for the online examination.
  • Students scoring above the cut off marks are shortlisted for the Interview.
  • Minimum qualifying marks for qualifying the interview round are decided by the Bank.

SBI SO 2019 Result

SBI SO Cutoff

SBI is the competent authority as far as the SBI SO 2019 cutoff declaration is concerned. Merit lists are prepared based on the category-wise cutoffs and a variety of factors will be taken into account for calculating and deciding the cutoff for SBI SO 2019:

  • No. of vacancies
  • No. of applicants
  • Highest marks
  • Exam Pattern
  • Difficulty level

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SBI SO Result and Cut Off 2019

So, these were some of the most important information that you need to know about the SBI SO 2019. Hope you found this article to be useful. You can always browse our other articles for SBI SO recruitment.