SBI SO Recruitment 2024 Online Apply Start – Notification, Dates, Application Form, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

SBI SO Recruitment 2024: State Bank of India, Specialist Officer Examination is popularly known as SBI SO Examination. This examination is conducted every year by the officials of SBI to recruit many candidates as specialist officers in various branches of SBI. Every year, SBI recruits. Number of candidates for most of the premium jobs in public bank sector like PO, SO etc. Those candidates who want to establish their career in the banking sector then they must fill the form of SBI SO 2024.

There is only one stage in SBI SO exam. If you want to appear in SBI SO 2024 examination then you have to read this entire article till the end to understand this examination better.

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Recruitment of Specialist Officers in State Bank of India and its affiliated banks is done on both regular and contract basis. All information related to SBI SO 2024 exam like application, eligibility, admit card, exam date, result etc. is given in the below article.


SBI SO Recruitment 2024 Overview

Name of Examination State Bank of India  Specialist Officer 2024
Popularly Known As SBI PO 2024
Conducting Authority Officials of the State Bank of India
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Online (CBT based)
Number of Paper 1
Sections 4 (3 for Deputy Manager Post)
Type of Questions Objective Type (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Questions 170
Duration 135 Minutes
Language of the exam English

SBI SO 2024 Important Dates

If you are going to appear in the SBI SO exam for this year 2024, then you need to be updated about the important dates related to SBI SO post. Here we have mentioned below some important events and dates for SO exam.

SBI SO 2024 events SBI SO 2024 Dates
Online registration 13 Feb 2024 To 04 March, 2024
Release of admit card Mar 2024
Online test Mar 2024
Interview May 2024
Application form for Manager (Performance Planning & Review) Apr 2024
Application for various regular and contractual posts May 2024
Online test Jun 2024
SBI SO Notification for AGM & DM May 2024
SBI SO application form for AGM & DM May 2024

Note-All the important dates regarding SBI SO 2024 are yet to be announced. Candidates are directed to regularly check the official website for latest updates.

SBI SO 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the examination, candidates must check the eligibility criteria for different posts as there were different requirements for all the posts. Here we have provided some basic eligibility standards for SO posts.

SBI SO 2024 Educational  Qualification

Post Educational  Qualification
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Ph.D. Degree holder in Banking/ IT/ Finance/ Economics related to BFSI sector.
MANAGER (RETAIL PRODUCTS), Senior Consultant Analyst, Data Translator, Data Trainer, Assistant General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture) Graduate in Engineering/Graduate in Technology in CS/IT or MCA from a recognized Institute/University.
Deputy Manager (Security) (Current) MBA/PGDM or Post Graduate Management degree and full time BE/B.Tech in Information Technology/Computer/Computer Science/Electronics/Electronics and Communication/Electrical and Electronics or combination of these streams.
Deputy Manager (Security) (Backlog) Graduate
Deputy Manager, Manager (Data Scientist), Deputy Manager (System Officer) B. Tech/ M Tech in Computer Science/ IT/ Data Science/ Machine Learning and AI (Minimum 60% marks compulsory in B. Tech/ B.E.)
Data Protection Officer Graduation or its equivalent.
Risk Specialist Chartered Accountant, or CFA, or MBA/ PGDM (Finance/ Data Analytics/ Business Analytics) or its equivalent; M.Sc.(Statistics).

SBI SO 2024 Age Limit

Post Name Age Limit
Deputy Manager (Security) 25 -40 years
Data Trainer 38 years
Data Translator 40 years
Assistant General Manager, Senior Consultant Analyst 45 years
Post-Doctoral Fellowship 40 years
Data Protection Officer 55 years
Deputy Manager (Data Scientist) 24 – 32 years
Manager (Data Scientist) 26 – 35 years
Deputy Manager (System Officer) 24 – 32 years
Risk Specialist 25 – 30 years

SBI SO 2024 Exam Pattern For Deputy Manager Post

  1. Total Questions: 170
  2. Total Marks: 220
  3. Duration: 135 Minutes
  4. Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (objective type)
  5. No. of sections: 3
  6. Name of sections: Reasoning, Professional Knowledge, English language.

For Other Posts

  • Total Questions- 170
  • Total Marks-  220
  • Duration- 135 Minutes
  • Question Type- Multiple Choice Questions (objective type)
  • No. of sections- 4
  • Name of sections- Professional Knowledge, Reasoning, English language, and Quantitative Aptitude.

SBI SO 2024 Syllabus

The SBI SO syllabus consists of four parts namely – Reasoning, Professional Knowledge, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. Subtopics of each section are given below.

Reasoning Ability

Questions on Series, Mirror Images, Sitting/Seating Arrangements, Puzzle Problems, Syllogism, Statements and Conclusions, and Cause and Effect can also be asked in this section of the SBI SO exam.

Professional Knowledge

Principles and Standards Accounting, Basics of Accounting, Direct and Indirect Taxes, Accounting Management, Cost-Accounting, Computer Architecture, Basics of Auditing, Knowledge of Operating Systems, Basic Terminology of Information Technology, Network and its Types, DBMS/RDBMS, input and output devices, Cyber security and threats, fundamentals of microprocessor, mobile technologies and computer languages.

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Para-Jumbles, Vocabulary, Prepositions, Synonyms and Antonyms, Active-Passive, Misspelled Words, Spotting Errors, Direct-Indirect Statements, Sentence Correction, Grammar, One-Word Substitution, Fill in the Blanks, Words Use, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

LCM, HCF, Number-System, Partnership, Unitary Method, Age Problems, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss Questions, Geometry, Time and Distance, Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Time and Work, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Ratio And proportions, allegations, etc.

SBI SO 2024 Application Form

Candidates are directed to check all eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The application form for the post of SBI SO will be filled in online mode on the official website of SBI. Here we have provided step by step process of filling the application form. The candidates are advised to follow the following steps.

How To Apply for SBI SO 2024?

Go to SBI official website. Click on the ‘Careers‘ link given on the homepage and then from the drop-down menu, select ‘Join SBI‘ option. Now find the link to apply for ‘SBI SO 2024’ and click on it.

  • Step 1: Find the option and click on the link ‘New Registration’.

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  • Step 2: Fill the basic details like Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, Communication Address etc. and then you have to click on Save and Next button.

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  • Step 3: Upload recent passport size photograph and signature in required format provided by State Bank of India.
  • Step 4: Fill the educational details, professional qualification, experience details and then click on the Save and Next button.
  • Step 5: After filling the details, preview the application form once as editing will not be allowed in the form and then click on Save and Next button.
  • Step 6: After submitting the application form, candidates have to pay the application fee through various online payment options, like credit card/debit card/net banking, etc.
  • Step 7: After completing all the above steps, you have to click on the final submit button. After this your application form will be submitted successfully.

Application Fee

The application fee for SBI SO examination is shown in the table below.

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 750/-
OBC- NCL Rs. 750/-
ST No Fee
SC No Fee
PwD No Fee

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SBI SO 2024 Admit Card

The conducting authority will release SBI SO Admit Card in June 2024 (tentatively). The candidates who are going to appear in the upcoming exam will be able to download their admit card from the official website after the release of the notification.

Candidates have to provide their registration number and date of birth or password to download SBI SO Admit Card. The authority will not send you any hard copy of the Hall Ticket/Admit Card to the candidates via post. Candidates should bring the printed copy of SBI SO Exam 2024 admit card along with a valid identity proof to the exam centre.

How To Download SBI SO Admit Card?

  • Firstly you have to go to the official website of SBI.
  • Find and select ‘Career Link‘ option visible on the homepage.
  • Open the ‘Career Links’ section and find the option of ‘SBI SO Admit Card‘.
  • Now enter the registration number and password in the required section.
  • Now you can see Your admit card will appear on your smartphone or your computer screen.
  • Now download the admit card and take its print out on A4 size sheet for future reference.

SBI SO Result 2024

The authority will declare SBI SO Result online in PDF form on its official website. Candidates will need their application number and password to access SBI SO Scorecard.

The result will display the names, secured marks and roll numbers of the qualified candidates who will be called for the interview round.

SBI SO Selection Procedure

Generally, the selection will be based on the candidate’s performance in the interview, where the qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank. The selection process of SBI SO Exam 2024 for regular posts is different from contractual posts.

To become eligible for SBI SO Recruitment, candidates must qualify all the stages designed in the selection process. SBI SO selection process for regular and contractual posts is mentioned below.

For Regular Posts: Candidates must first qualify the online written examination and then will be called for interview round. Final selection will be based on overall performance in written test and interview. However, there are some posts for which only interviews are conducted to select candidates.

For Contractual Posts: The Bank will form a joint committee which will invite the candidates for interview to fill the contractual posts. Candidates will be called for the interview round on the basis of criteria decided by the committee.

FAQs (SBI SO Recruitment 2024)

What is the due date for applying for SBI SO Exam 2024?

The announcement has not been made yet. But online application is expected to be available in April 2024.

How many times in a year is SBI SO exam conducted?

the Frequency of this examination is once in a year.

Is that right that SBI SO Exam is very hard to crack?

Yes, the sbi so exam is hard to crack. this exam difficulty level of the exam is moderate to tough.

What is SBI SO Selection Procedure?

Generally, the selection process consists of an online examination followed by a personal interview.

What is probation period in SBI SO?

For permanent posts 2 years.

Who can apply for SBI SO Post?

Applicants who have completed Undergraduate/Postgraduate/MBA or any other equivalent degree prescribed by SBI can apply for SBI SO (Specialist Officer). As per SBI rules for SO post, applicants should have work experience.

What is the selection procedure for SBI Specialist Officer post?

Selection will be done on the basis of marks obtained in the online examination followed by personal interview, which will be conducted by the officials of SBI.(Edited)Restore original

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