SBI SO 2022: Study Material, Syllabus and Exam Pattern, Notification, Exam Date & More

Table of Content

About SBI SO

SBI SO Highlights 2022

SBI SO Notifications 2022

SBI SO Vacancies 2022

SBI SO Syllabus

SBI SO Exam Pattern

SBI SO Eligibility

SBI SO Exam Dates

SBI SO Application Process

SBI SO Admit Card

SBI SO Result 

SBI SO Selection Process

SBI SO Cut-off

SBI SO Salary

About SBI SO

The State Bank of India conducts the SBI SO exam to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Specialist Officer (SO). The recruitment process comprises two phases (i.e. Prelim and Main). The shortlisted candidates again go through an interview round for the SBI SO post.

SBI SO Highlights 2022

The detailed recruitment for the SBI SO exam will be published by the state bank of India on its official website. SBI has released recruitment notifications for multiple posts under the SO category.

Here are some key points in the table below about this respective exam:

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam State Bank of India- Specialist Officer (SBI SO)
Name of the post Specialist Officer
Conducting Organisation State Bank of India (SBI)
Exam Duration

Paper 1: 90 min

Paper 2: 120 min

Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Exam Purpose To recruit eligible candidates for the post of Specialist
Officer (SO)
Language English and Hindi
Level of Recruitment Prelims, Mains and Interview
Official Website
Exam Help Desk 022-22820427

SBI SO 2022 Notifications

The vacancies for the SBI SO Recruitment 2022 are not yet released. A total of 82 job openings have been posted for positions such as Manager (Risk Management), Manager (Credit Analyst), and others. Online registration of application & payment of fees will be active from 23.06.2022 to 13.07.2022.

SBI SO 2022 Vacancies

Please refer to the FY 2021 vacancies below as SBI SO Recruitment 2022 is not yet released. The number of vacancies for the various post is mentioned below:

Post Number of Vacancies Nature of Engagement
Relationship Manager 314 5-year contract
Relationship Manager Team Lead 20 5-year contract
Customer Relation Executive CRE 217 5-year contract
Investment Officer 12 5-year contract
Central Research Team (Product Lead) 02 5-year contract
Central Research Team (support) 02 5-year contract
Deputy Manager Marketing 26 1-year contract
Manager Marketing 12 Regular
Executive (Document Preservation -Archives) 01 Regular

SBI SO 2022 Exam Syllabus for Prelims and Mains

The syllabus comprises 4 subjects namelyReasoning Ability, General Awareness,General English, and Quantitative Aptitude.

Please find each subject given below.

Reasoning Ability General Awareness General English Quantitative Aptitude
Alphabet test, Alpha-Numeric Sequence Puzzle, Analogy,
Arithmetical Reasoning, Classification, Clocks and
calendars, Coding-Decoding, Data sufficiency, Direction
sense test, Deriving conclusions from passages, Eligibility
test, Inserting the missing character, Logic, Logical
sequence of words, Logical Venn Diagrams, Mathematical
operations, Number, ranking and time sequence, Puzzle test,
Series completion, Situation reaction test, Statement
-argument, Statement- conclusion, Theme detection
Basics of Accountancy, Direct and Indirect Taxes,
Principles and Standards Accounting, Computer Architecture,
Basics of Auditing, Accounts Management Cost-Accounting,
Basic Terminology of Information Technology, Knowledge of
Operating systems, Network and its types, DBMS/ RDBMS,
Mobile Technologies and Computer Languages, Cyber Security
and Threats, Input and Output Devices, and Fundamentals of
Antonyms, Article, Comprehension, Conclusion, Error
correction, Fill in the blanks, Tenses rules, Idioms and
phrases, Parts of speech, Passage completion, Passage
correction, Sentence completion, Sentence correction,
Sentence Rearrangement, Subject-verb agreement, Synonyms,
Tenses, Theme detection, Unseen passages, Vocabulary, Word
games, Word formulation
Averages, Bar graphs, Decimal and Fraction, HCF and LCM,
Heights and distances partnership, Line graphs, Logarithms,
Mensuration, Mixtures and allegations, Number system,
Percentages, Permutation and combination, Pie charts,
Probability, Problems on ages Problems on trains, Profit
and loss, Ratio and proportions Roots, Simple and compound
interest, Simplification Time, distance and work, Volume
and surface area

SBI SO 2022 Exam Pattern

Please find below the exam pattern of both Paper 1 and Paper 2:

SBI SO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern Paper 1

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English language 35 35 90 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 120 120

SBI SO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern Paper 2

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks


Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes

SBI SO Eligibility Criteria

Given below are the eligibility guidelines as per the SBI.


  • Candidate should be a citizen of India
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who came over to India prior to the 1st of January, 1962
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries i.e. (Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania) and/or Vietnam and Zaire with the intention of residing in India permanently.

Age Limit

  • Minimum age limit- 21 years
  • Maximum age limit- Not more than 50 years.
SBI SO Age Limits
Assistant Manager 30 years
Circle Defense Banking Advisor 60 years
Deputy Manager (Marketing) 35 years
Deputy Manager, Relationship Manager (OMP), and Product
25 to 35 years
Manager (Marketing) 40 years

The age criteria for SBI SO is as follows:

Educational Qualification

Please find below the educational qualification for the various post of SBI SO:

SO post

SO Educational Qualification

Assistant Manager
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with 60 percent
    or above marks.
  • 2 years of work experience for a Bachelor’s degree
    holder and 1 year for a Master’s degree holder.
Deputy Manager, Relationship Manager (OMP), and Product
B.E./ B. Tech along with MBA/PGDM or equivalent degree (as
a full-time course) with specialization in Marketing
Manager (Marketing)
  • MBA/PGDBM or equivalent with specializations in
  • The minimum work experience is five years as an
    executive in supervisory/management role in the field
    of marketing digital and other financial products in a
    scheduled commercial bank or public sector or listed
    financial institution/company.
Deputy Manager (Marketing)
  • MBA/PGDBM or equivalent with specializations in
  • The minimum work experience is two years as an
    executive in supervisory/management role in the field
    of marketing of digital and other financial products in
    a scheduled commercial bank or public sector or listed
    financial institution/company.
Circle Defense Banking Advisor Must be a retired Major General or Brigadier from Indian
Army or from comparable ranks from the Indian Navy or Air

SBI SO Exam Dates 2022

Please find below the Exam Dates of SBI SO 2022.

SO Events

SO Exam Date

Starting Date of Online registration will be notify soon
Last Date of Registration will be notify soon
Payment of Application Fees will be notify soon
Release of Admit Card for Written Exam will be notify soon
SBI SO Online Exam (Preliminary) December 24 and 31, 2022
Result of Preliminary Exam January 2023
Release of Admit Card for Main Exam January 2023
SBI SO Main Exam January 29, 2023
Result Declaration for Main Exam January 2023
Release of Call Letters for Interview February 2023
Conduct of Interview February 2023

SBI SO Step wise Application Process 

The steps to apply for SBI SO Exam 2022 are as follows:

Step 1: Visit the official website of SBI.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Careers’ tab on the homepage. Choose ‘Join SBI’ from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Search and click on the link to apply for SBI SO 2022.

Step 4: Click on ‘Click here for New Registration’.

Step 5: Enter basic details such as name, contact, and date of birth.

Step 6: On successful registration, a registration ID and password will be generated.

Step 7: Log in and fill in all the compulsory details such as name, guardian’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID etc.

Step 8: Upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature.

Step 9: Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 10: Pay the application fees using the prescribed payment method.

Needed Documents

Document Dimension (pixels) File Size (KB) Type
Photograph 200*230 20-50 JPEG/JPG
Left Thumb Impression 240*240 20-50 JPEG/JPG
Signature (in capital letters) 140*60 10-20 JPEG/JPG
Hand Written Declaration 800*400 50-100 JPEG/JPG

Application Fees 2022

Categories Application Fee
  • General
INR 750/-
  • SC/ST/PwD
INR 125/-

SBI SO Admit Card Download

Please follow the below steps to download admit card of SBI SO:

Step 1: Visit the official website of SBI SO

Step 2: Click on the ‘Careers’ link present on the right-hand side of the page

Step 3: On the new page that appears, click on the latest announcements

Step 4: Check the recruitment of Specialist Officer and click on the download call letter for the online exam.

Step 5: Enter the details required and log in. Your admit card will be displayed on the screen. Take a printout of it for future reference.

SBI SO Result Download 2022

The steps to check the SBI SO result are as follows:

Step 1: Visit the SBI official website to access SBI SO Result.

Step 2: Next, enter your Roll Number and Date of Birth (DoB)/ Password.

Step 3: Click on Submit button after entering the credentials.

Step 4: The result would be displayed on the screen according to the different positions.

Step 5: Proceed further to get your result.

Step 6: Take a printout of your result and keep it for future reference.

SBI SO Selection Process

The SBI SO 2022 selection process involves 2 stages.

Stage 1: Prelims

Stage 2: Mains

SBI SO Cut-off

State Bank of India SO Subject-wise Cut-off for Preliminary Test (Previous Year)


Cut-off for Gen

Cut-off for SC/ST/OBC/PWD




English Language



Quantitative Knowledge



Professional Knowledge



SBI SO Salary

Grade Scale of Pay
Junior Management Grade Scale I (JMGS I) 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
Middle Management Grade Scale II (MMGS II) 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
Middle Management Grade Scale III (MMGS III) 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490
Senior Management Grade Scale IV (SMGS-IV) 50030-1460/4-55870-1650/2-59170

Other allowances such as:

  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance
  3. City Compensatory Allowance
  4. Provident Fund
  5. Pension Fund
  6. Medical Reimbursement
  7. Furniture Allowance