SBI SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019

SBI SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019

SBI SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019
SBI SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019

The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts recruitment drive for Specialist Officer (SO) every year. Specialist Officers can be Assistant Managers, Engineers, officers, Architects, designers, administrators, Tester, Manager, analysts, Developers, Test lead, innovation specialist, and various other Posts on the regular/ contractual basis. It is one of the prestigious profession and hence there is a huge demand for this job. To excel in SBI SO Examination, it is firstly important to be aware of SBI SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Go through the blog to know more in detail.

SBI SO Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Mode Online
Number of Papers 2
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Exam Language English/Hindi
Number of Questions 200
Negative Marking 0.25 or one-fourth mark will be deducted for the wrong answer
Number of Sections 4 sections: Reasoning, Quantitative aptitude, English and General Knowledge.

SBI SO 2019 Exam Pattern Post-wise

Below is the list of tables comprising the exam pattern of various SBI SO posts.

SBI SO Exam Pattern for Systems, CA and Engineering Officers

Question Paper 1

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language 35 35 30 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 30 minutes
Total 120 120 90 minutes

Question Paper 2

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 minutes

SBI SO Exam Pattern For Law Officers

Question Paper 1

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 70 70 45 minutes
Total 120 120 90 minutes

Question Paper 2

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 minutes

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SBI SO Exam Pattern For Official Language Officers

Question Paper 1

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
Language (Hindi & English) 70 70 45 minutes
Reasoning 50 50 45 minutes
Total 120 120 90 minutes

Question Paper 2

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 minutes

SBI SO Exam Pattern For Economist

Question Paper 1

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language 35 35 30 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50 30 minutes
Quantitative Ability 35 35 30 minutes
Total 120 120 90 minutes

Question Paper 2

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
Professional knowledge 50 100 45 minutes

Question Paper 3

The third question paper for the post of ‘Economist’ will be of descriptive nature. Candidates will be asked to write an essay on a topic related to Economics. The question paper will be of 50 marks. 45 Minutes will be provided to the candidates to solve the question paper.

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SBI SO Syllabus 2019

As the Question Paper 1 is common for all posts, below is the table comprising of SBI SO Syllabus for Reasoning Abilities, Quantitative Abilities, and English Language.

SBI SO Syllabus for Question Paper 1

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle. Averages. Articles.
Alphabet Test. Boats & Streams. Cloze Test.
Arithmetical Reasoning, Classification. Clocks. Comprehension.
Clocks & Calendars. Decimal & Fractions. Conclusion.
Data Sufficiency. HCF & LCM. Fill in the Blanks.
Deriving Conclusions from Passages. Line Graphs. Para substitution
Direction and distance Sense Test. Logarithms. Para Jumble
Inserting The Missing Character. Mensuration. Close test/ passages
Time sequence test Mixtures & Allegations. Synonyms/Antonyms
Analytical reasoning Compound Interest Choosing the appropriate word
Cause and effect Input and output arrangements Time, Speed and Distance Spelling check
Seating arrangements Profit and Loss Idioms & Phrases.
Coded inequalities Permutation and Combination Completion of a Sentence.
Decision making, Probability Correction of a Sentence.
Logical Sequence of Words. Data Interpretation and sufficiency (will include Pie charts, Data table, Bar Graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs, case study etc.) Re-arrangement of a Sentence.
Logical Venn Diagrams. Permutation & Combination. Subject-Verb Agreement.
Statement – Conclusions. Problems on Ages. Tenses.
Theme Detection, Alphabet numbers Problems on Trains. Theme detection.
Series Test, Syllogism Roots. Unseen Passages.
Analogies/Decision-making Simplification. Verb.
Coding/Decoding Time and Work. Word Formation.
Blood Relations Volume & Surface Vocabulary
Odd one out Number Area. Grammar
Ranking Number system and simplification Identification of errors
Statement and assumptions Unitary Method
Course of action Problem-based on numbers
Passage and conclusion test Ration and Proportion
Assertion and reason Statement and course of action Partnership
Non- verbal reasoning will include sense test, odd figures, analogy etc. Simple Interest Compound interest

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SBI SO Syllabus for Question Paper 2

Posts Syllabus
Chartered Accountant Accounting Standards, Accounting Guidance Note, Financial Report Standards, Indian Accounting Standards, Corporate Financial Reporting, Accounting and Reporting of Financial Instrument, Share-based Payment, Liability Valuation, Share, Business valuation, Inflation Accounting, Indian Capital Market, Mutual Funds, Foreign Exchanges, Auditing etc.
Statistician Basic Statistical Methods and Inference, Uni-Variate Data, Bi-Variate Data, Time series forecasting, Sampling Concepts, Sampling Distribution, Estimations Theory, Simple Regression, Multiple Regression, Variance Analysis, Banking-Insurance, Financial Market, Foreign Exchanges, Forecasting Portfolio etc.
Law Officer Banking Regulated Laws, Banking Security Laws, Negotiable Instruments, Ethics and Corporate Governance in Banking, Financial Analysis, Banking Operational Laws, Banker-Customer Relations, Electronic Banking, Loans and Advances, Compliance and Legal Aspects, Security Types and Regulatory Frameworks etc
Systems Officer/IT Officer Computer Networks and Basic Programming Languages (C, C++, Java), Data Base Management Systems (DBMS), Basic concepts of Software and Hardware, Data Structures, Computer Organization, Computer Networks, Network Programming, Algorithms, Digital Electronics, Web Technologies, Information Systems, and Software Engineering etc.

Thus, candidates are suggested to go through the SBI SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern carefully before proceeding with the preparation. You can prepare well for all upcoming SBI SO Exams with a wide range of SBI SO Preparation Books available online.

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