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SBI SO Recruitment Notification 2020

SBI SO is a national-level exam conducted by State Bank of India for the recruitment of probationary officers in various branches of the bank across India.  State Bank of India invites Online applications from Indian citizens for appointment to the post of Deputy Manager (Law) and others. The SBI SO Recruitment Notification 2020 was released on 23rd January 2020. The recruitment process began the day of release of official notification and it is being conducted for the selection of candidates for the post of SO in State Bank of India and its Associate branches for the various posts of Specialists Cadre Officers.

SBI SO Recruitment 2020

The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India. Eligible and interested candidates must register online for the recruitment process. The selection process consists of Online Exam and Interview Process which will be conducted online, followed by a Personal Interview.

A total of 76 Vacancies are there to recruit for the various posts in SBI as Specialists Cadre Officers. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. The final selection will be based on merit. There is no separate notification for each stage in SBI PS 2020

Here is the link mentioned below for the official notification for each post announced by the State Bank of India for the post of Specialists Cadre Officers-

Name of the Post Link for Official Notification
Deputy Manager Official Notification PDF
Senior Executive/ Special Executive Official Notification PDF
Clerical Cadre Official Notification PDF

SBI SO Highlights 2020

Name of Exam State Bank of India Specialist Cadre Officer Exam (SBI SO 2020)
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Official Website sbi.co.in
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
Mode of Exam Online
SBI SO 2020 Selection Stages Prelims, Mains, Group Discussion/ Interview
Candidates Expected to Register for SBI SO 2020 Nearly 1 lakh
Available Seats 76
SBI SO Helpline 022 – 2282 0427

SBI SO Exam Dates 2020

SBI SO Notification 2020 was released on 23rd January 2020, and the application process concluded on 12th February 2020. Given below are the tentative SBI SO Exam Dates:

Events Dates
Notification Published on 23rd January 2020
Application Form was available from 23rd Jan- 12th Feb 2020
Admit Card for Prelims will Release 21st Feb 2020
Prelims Exam Date 08th March 2020
SBI SO 2020 Result for Prelims 29th June 2020 (Tentatively)
Interview Call Letter Will Be Notified
Interview Date Will Be Notified

SBI SO Vacancy 2020

SBI announced 76 vacancies for the various posts in State Bank of India like- Senior Specialist Executive, Deputy Manager, Senior Executive, and Clerical Cadre. The SBI SO Vacancies vary for each category. In the below table, there are detailed vacancies released separately on the basis of the post-

Name of the Post Number of Vacancies
Special Senior Executive (Data Analyst) 01
Senior Executive (Statistics) 01
Clerical Cadre (Ex-Serviceman) 29
Deputy Manager (Law 45
Total 76

SBI SO Application Form 2020

Follow the given below steps to fill the application form:

Direct Lik to Fill the SBI SO Registration Form is mentioned below-

Name of the Post Registration Link
Deputy Manager Direct Link
Clerical Cadre Direct Link
Senior Executive/ Special Executive Direct Link

Registration for SBI SO

  1. Go to the SBI Official Website,
  2. Click on the link “Career with us” on the home page.
  3. Select the post for which you want to apply. The link is given below to direct fill the SBI SO Application Form 2020.
  4. Fill the application form with complete details.

Upload Images

  1. Upload scanned image of passport size photo(size-20 to 50 Kb) and signature (10 to 20 Kb) in JPEG format.
  2. The photo must be of 200 × 300 pixels while the signature must be of 140 × 60 pixels.
  3. Choose the correct file and click on open to upload.
  4. After that, click ‘Submit’ to move to a fee payment window.

Pay Application Fee - SBI SO 2020

  1. The application fee for the General, EWS, and OBC candidates is INR 750 and" NIL" for SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-Servicemen candidates.
  2. Pay the fee online and submit.
  3. Take a printout of the application form before submission for future reference.
  4. You will receive a registration ID.

SBI SO Admit Card 2020

SBI issues separate for each post and stage of the exam.

  • Admit card for SBI SO Prelims was issued to aspirants who register themselves successfully for the exam.
  • Only the candidates who clear the Online Test will receive the call letter Interview Process
  • SBI SO hall ticket for Personal Interview will be issued only to those candidates who clear the SBI SO Prelims Exam.
  • All notifications related to admit card will be out on the official website, https://sbi.co.in/
  • The admit card for prelims is expected to be out on 21st February 2020.
  • All candidates need to carry their admit cards on the day of the exam, failing which they will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

How to Download SBI SO Admit Card 2020?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the link “SBI SO 2020 Admit card”.
  • Enter your registration number and DOB/Password.
  • Your admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download it and take a print-out for future reference.

SBI Online Test 2020

The first stage of SBI SO 2020 will be conducted on 8th March 2020 tentatively. Applicants who will clear the Online Test will be eligible to appear for the Interview Process of the exam. The SBI SO Written Exam has 3 sections- English Language, Professional Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude. And 4 sections for the post of Deputy Manager (Law).

SBI SO Group Discussion and Interview (GDPI)
Candidates who qualify the mains exam are eligible to appear for group discussion and interview.

  • Post conduction of the interview, a combined score is generated which includes the sum of marks obtained in the main examination and interview.
  • The final list of the selected candidates is made upon the performance in mains and GD/ PI round only.
  • It is published on the official website of the bank’s website and also in Employment Newspaper.

SBI SO Result 2020

SBI SO 2020 Result will be declared online on the official website for each stage of the exam. Know how to check the SBI SO Result from the below-mentioned points-

How to Check SBI SO 2020 Result?

  1. Visit the official website of SBI SO
  2. Click on the “Careers” section.
  3. Click on the “Results” section.
  4. Enter your roll number and DOB or enter your registration number and password.
  5. Your result card will appear on the screen.

SBI SO Cut off

The cut off for SBI SO 2020 will be released along with the  SBI SO Result. The cut-off will help candidates to know about the minimum score required to ace the different levels of the exam in which the SBI SO is conducted. Check SBI SO Expected Cut Off below-

Category Professional Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English Language Reasoning Ability
General 63 14 12 20
OBC 60 12 10 20
SC 56 9 8 18
ST 48 7 7 13

SBI SO Selection Process

There are 2 stages in the exam- Online Test and Interview Process. The candidates who cleared the Written Exam are invited for the Personal Interview. The selection will be taken by the authority of the State Bank of India on the basis of their qualification and the performance given in the online test.

While going for the Personal Interview candidates have to take some documents-

  • Valid Identity Proof
  • Certificate of Date of Birth
  • Educational Certificates- Mark-Sheets or Degree Certificate
  • Certificate of Experiences
  • Resume
  • E-Receipt for SBI SO 2020 fee payment
  • Copy of a valid OBC/SC/ST certificate (if applicable)

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2020

The exam for the post of SCO in the different departments will be conducted every year through the State Bank of India. The exam will be conducted in Online mode only. Candidates have to mark one answer from the 4 or 5 options as the questions are there in the form of Multiple Choice Questions. There are 3 sections for the Clerical Cadre and the Senior Executive/ Special Executive, 4 sections for the post of Deputy Manager.

  • Clerical Cadre and the Senior Executive/ Special Executive: Reasoning Ability, English language, Professional Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude.
    • A total of 170 questions will be there in the form of MCQ.
    • 50 questions will be asked from the section Reasoning Ability and Professional Knowledge each.
    • 35 questions will be asked from the section the English Language and Quantitative Aptitude each.
    • Candidates will get the time limit of 135 Minutes (2 Hours 15 Minutes) to solve all the questions asked in the exam.
  • Deputy Manager: Reasoning Ability, English Language, and Professional Knowledge.
    • A total of 170 questions will be there in the form of MCQ.
    • 50 questions will be asked from the section the English Language and Professional Knowledge each.
    • 70 questions will be asked from the Reasoning Ability section of the exam.
    • Candidates will get the time limit of 135 Minutes (2 Hours 15 Minutes) to solve all the questions asked in the exam.

SBI SO Exam Pattern for Personal Interview and Final Selection 2020

  • Only those aspirants who clear the SBI SO Online Test will be called for the Personal Interview.
  • The final merit list is based on the total marks secured by the aspirants in Online Exam and Personal Interview.

SBI SO Syllabus

SBI SO is conducted in three different stages with 2 stages being Prelims and Mains exam. Given below is the subject-wise SBI SO Syllabus 2020 for Prelims and Mains:

SBI SO Syllabus for Reasoning

Here are a few of the topics asked in the reasoning section of the exam.

Series Sitting Arrangement
Mirror Image Syllogism
Puzzle Problem Statement and Conclusion

SBI SO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude/ Mathematics

Know the list of the topics from which questions were asked in the exam-

Number System Simple Interest
Compound Interest Partnership
Time and Distance Geometry
Unitary Method Time and Work
Age Problems Profit and Loss
Data Interpretation Data Sufficiency
Ratio and Proportions Permutation and Combination
Probability Allegation

SBI SO Syllabus for English

Check out the important topics asked from the given table-

Reading Comprehension Grammar
Para Jumbles Vocabulary
Misspelled Word One Word Substitution
Prepositions Active-Passive
Direct-Indirect Narration Sentence Correction
Fill in the Blanks Usage of Words

SBI SO Syllabus for Professional Knowledge

Know the syllabus for the professional knowledge subject of the SBI SO-

Basics of Accountancy Direct and Indirect Taxes
Principles and Standards accounting Computer Architecture
Basic of Auditing Accounts Management
Cost-Accounting Basic Terminology of Information Technology
Knowledge of Operating Systems Network and its type
DBMS/ RDBMS Mobile Technologies and Computer Languages
Cyber Security and Threats Input and Output Devices
Fundamentals of Microprocessor

SBI SO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates must fulfill certain eligibility criteria by SBI SO before applying for the SO post. Here are the basic eligibility conditions:

  • The candidates must be Indian
  • The applicants must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.
  • The final year graduates can also apply.
  • SC/ ST/ ExS/ J&K Migrants get a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.
  • PwD category candidates reserve a relaxation of 10-15 years depending on the category.
  • A declaration will have to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidates seeking reservation under the OBC category stating that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer as on 31.03.2019. OBC certificate containing the 'Non-creamy layer' clause, issued during the period 01.04.2019 to the date of the interview, should be submitted by such candidates if called for interview.

SBI SO Exam Centers 2020

The SBI SO Exam takes place in some of the cities of India in the SBI SO Exam Centers given by the Authority. The list of exam centers for SBI SO 2020 is as follows:

SBI SO Exam Centers 2020
Ahmedabad Chennai Chandigarh
Guwahati Bhopal Bangalore
Bhubaneswar New Delhi Hyderabad
Kolkata Patna Thiruvananthapuram
Mumbai Lucknow Dehradun
Ernakulam Jaipur Madurai
Nagpur Pune Raipur
Ranchi Srinagar Vadodara
Varanasi Vishakhapatnam -

SBI SO Salary

  • The Specialist Cadre Officers in State Bank of India offers a handsome salary along with some amazing perks. The salary of an SBI SO differs as per the Bank location.
  • Total In-Hand Salary after Deductions: Rs. 40,000/- Per month (approx).
Category Amount
Basic Salary Rs. 27,620/-
CCA (City Compensatory Allowance) Rs. 870/-
DA (Dearness Allowance) Rs. 12,677/-
Special Allowance Rs. 2140/-
Other allowances including Newspapers, Entertainment Allowance, Conveyance, etc.) Rs. 4,130/-
HRA (House Rent Allowance) Rs. 2,486/-

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