The State Bank of India conducts the SBI SO exam to recruit officers in various specialised categories. SBI is accepting applications for specialist officer (SO) positions in various offices.
Commonly the recruitment is conducted for managerial posts. But, notifications are also being released for senior-level recruitment. Recruitment is currently underway for a number of positions. In most cases, recruitment is completed in two phases: an online test and a personal interview; however, in some cases, shortlisting of candidates is followed by a personal interview.
|Exam name||SBI SO|
|Conducted by||State Bank of India (SBI)|
|Post||SPECIALIST CADRE OFFICERS (SCO)|
|Exam category||Graduation or post-graduation|
|Frequency of exam||Once a year|
|Exam duration||135 minutes|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam purpose||For the selection of Specialist Officers|
|SBI SO Posts||SBI SO Age Limits|
|Engineer (Fire)||Up to 40 years (as of 31st Dec 2020)|
|21 to 35 years (as of 31st Oct 2020)|
|Network Specialist||45 years (as of 31st Oct 2020)|
|Security Analyst||28 or 33 years (as of 31st Oct 2020)|
|Manager of Credit Procedure||25 to 35 years (as of 30th Sep 2020)|
|Marketing Manager||35 or 40 years as per the posts (as of 31st Oct 2020)|
|Various Cadres||30 or 33 or 38 years as per the posts (as of 31st Oct 2020)|
|Engineer (Fire)||BE (Fire) from National Fire Service College (NFSC), Nagpur OR B.Tech (Safety & Fire Engineering)/ B.Tech (Fire Technology & Safety Engineering)/ B.Sc. (Fire) from UGC recognised university/ AICTE approved institution|
|Deputy Manager (Internal Audit)||Chartered Accountancy (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with a minimum of 1 year post qualification experience in/with a Chartered Accountant firm engaged in statutory/Internal/Concurrent Audit of Banks|
|Network Specialist||First Division (minimum 60% marks) in Master’s Degree (full time) in any stream from any recognised University along with compulsory certification from listed institutions|
|Security Analyst||BE/BTech (in Computer Science & Engineering/ Computer Science/Information Technology/Electronics & Communications) OR MCA/MSc (Computer Science)/MSc(IT) from recognised university|
|Manager of Credit Procedure||MBA or equivalent/ PGDM/ PGDBA/CA/CFA/FRM with a minimum of 6 years of experience of which post-qualification experience|
|Marketing Manager||MBA/ PGDBM with specialisation in Marketing/ Finance from Institutes recognized / approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC. Course completed through correspondence/part-time will not be eligible. Minimum 5 years post qualification experience|
|Various Cadres||Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree or MBA along with relevant work experience|
Deputy Manager (Law)
|Test||No. of Questions/Maximum marks||Time|
|Professional Knowledge||50/100||45 mins|
Finally, selected candidates will be paid a salary ranging from Rs 42,020 to Rs 51,490, including DA, HRA, CCA, PF, Contributory Pension Fund, LFC, Medical Facility other benefits as per the prescribed format.
What is the minimum qualification for SBI SO?
The minimum qualification for SBI SO is a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field. Still, in most circumstances, candidates must also have additional degrees and work experience to meet the positions’ requirements.
What is the selection process for SBI SO?
A personal interview follows the online test/shortlisting process.
Is there any probation period in SBI SO?
Permanent positions have a two-year probationary term. There is no probation period for contractual posts.
How many times a year SBI SO exam is held?
The SBI SO exam is conducted as part of the bank’s recruitment process for various departments. SBI publishes job openings for each position separately.
What is the application fee for SBI SO?
The SBI SO application fee is Rs 750 for General/OBC and Rs 125 for SC/ST/PWD.
Is there any bond in SBI SO?
No, there is no bond required to be signed for SBI SO while joining.