SBI SO 2020-21 Hall Ticket (Out), Exam Date, Eligibility, Selection Process

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SBI SO 2020-21 Hall Ticket (Out), Exam Date, Eligibility, Selection Process

What is the SBI SO exam?

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.

SBI SO 2020 Highlights


Exam name  SBI SO
Conducted by  State Bank of India (SBI)
Exam level  National 
Exam category  Graduation or post-graduation
Frequency of exam  Once a year
Exam mode  Online
Exam duration  135 minutes 
Language  English and Hindi 
Exam purpose  For the selection of Specialist Officers
Exam helpdesk 022-22820427
Official website


SBI SO Eligibility Criteria for Different Posts


Age limit

SBI SO Posts SBI SO Age Limits
Engineer (Fire) Up to 40 years (as of 31st Dec 2020)
Deputy Manager 

(Internal Audit)

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)


Educational Qualification


Posts Educational Qualification 
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 


SBI SO Selection Procedure

Deputy Manager (Law)

  • An online exam and a personal interview are part of the selection process.
  • The pattern for the online exam is as follows:


Test No. of Questions/Maximum marks Time
Reasoning 70/70 90 mins
English language 50/50
Professional Knowledge 50/100 45 mins


  • Except for the English section, the question will be presented in both Hindi and English.
  • The remaining sections, except for the technical knowledge section, will be of qualifying nature. Candidates must achieve minimum qualifying marks in these papers, as defined by the exam body.


SBI SO Salary

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.

SBI SO 2020 FAQs

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. 

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