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SBI SO (Specialist Officer) New Exam Pattern & Detailed Syllabus PDF

State Bank of India has already issued notification regarding SBI Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018. All those candidates who dream about the Bank Jobs and want to make their career on the Banking field then its good chance for them. If you’ve already started your preparation for SBI SO Recruitment then at first you must be aware about the new exam pattern & syllabus of SBI Specialist Officer Exam.

State Bank of India also Known as “SBI” is an Indian multinational and public sector and finance service organization. SBI is the government owned corporation and its headquarters is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Every year State Bank of India Conducts the various Banking Recruitment examination in different field like SBI PO, SBI Clerk & SBI SO. every year lakhs of Candidates give the examination for these Govt/Bank Jobs. but only few candidates crack these examination because of heavy competition. one of the reason for not getting success is not having clear idea of Syllabus & Exam pattern for these Examination.

You can checkout some new updates by State Bank of India in the SBI Specialist Officer Syllabus !!!! we have shared here complete exam pattern & syllabus for SBI SO Recruitment 2018 for you. so before starting your preparation you just need to download SBI SO Exam Syllabus. State Bank of India conduct SBI SO Specialist Officer Exam time to time for appointing officers in various branches of SBI. Questions on SBI SO Exams are based on the topics mentioned in the SBI SO Advertisement 2018.

The SBI Specialist Officer Exam will be online objective type. SBI SO is single phase examination which is held annually for filling up various SBI SO Vacancy. The Syllabus of SBI SO will contain topics from Quantitative Aptitude, English Knowledge, Test of reasoning & Professional Knowledge. the Professional Knowledge section will be different for different stream. Test of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language are qualifying in nature and marks thereon will not be reckoned for arriving at the merit list.

Before Applying For SBI SO Examination, Candidates are requested to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the post as on the date of Eligibility. Admission to online test will be purely provisional without verification of Documents. Candidature will be subject to verification of details/documents when the candidate reports for interview. The SBI SO Examination 2018 will be of 220 marks and 170 question will be ask and the allotted time will be of 150 minutes.

Now a days everyone Prefer Bank/Govt jobs rather than any Software/Private jobs because of having job security, job timing, salary hikes, holidays and other additional benefits. but its not easy to get govt job now a days and you have to do hard study with good time management and your own strategies. you can prepare yourself online by joining various online lessons and courses. but for that you have to know about the complete syllabus & exam Pattern. with the help of this article you will get the complete & detailed Syllabus of SBI SO along with Exam Pattern & Eligibility criteria:

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2018-

there will be two papers conducted for SBI SO Specialist Officer. Paper- I will be of 90 Minutes and will comprise of 120 Marks. the Section are asked Test of Reasoning,Quantitative Aptitude And English Language. Paper-II will have subject dedicated completely to a candidates professional knowledge in his/her area of expertise, the Paper will be of 100 Marks and total duration to complete this paper will be 45 Minutes along with one of the Descriptive Type Exam of 50 Marks will be asked.The Result will be declare on bases of the total marks obtained by Applicants in both the papers. The selected candidates from the written test are finally called for the interview process and final selection will be done on his/her performance on Interview.

S. No. Test Details No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Test of Reasoning 50 50 90 Min
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. English Language 35 35
4. Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 Min
5. English Language Test : Essay on subject related to Economics 01 50 45 Min


SBI SO Syllabus 2018 –

Here below We are providing the Completed Subject wise & Detailed Syllabus of SBI SO Specialist Officer Exam for you:

  • Reasoning.
  • Quantitative Aptitude.
  • English Language.
  • Professional Knowledge (PK).

SBI Specialist Officer Exam Specifics-

  1. Bilingual –  The SBI SO Exam will be bilingual i.e in Hindi & English – The Candidates will have option to answer the question in Hindi or English (Except for the test of English Language).
  2. Negative Marking – There remain five alternative answers to every questions for the Test. For each question for each wrong answer has been given by you , one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. if for any question you give more than one answer then it will be treated as wrong answer if one of the given answers happens to be right and there will be same penalty as above for that question, If a question is left blank i.e no answer is given by you there will be no penalty for the test is in fraction. It will be rounded off the nearest integer. You should therefore be careful in marking your answers.
  3. Cut-Off- To be eligible for being short-listed for Interview candidates have to score equal to or above the Cut-off marks to be decided by the bank.

Detailed SBI Specialist Officer Exam Syllabus With Marks Distribution-

Test Of Reasoning:

1 Alphabet numbers
2 Mathematical operations
3 Series Test
4 Syllogism
5 Analogies/Decision making
6 Coding/Decoding
7 Classification
8 Blood Relations
9 Odd one out
10 Number, Ranking, Time sequence test
11 Analytical reasoning
12 Cause and effect
13 Directions/ distance sens test
14 Input and output arrangements
15 seating arrangements
16 Coded inequalities
17 Decision making
18 Statement and conclusion
19 Statement and assumptions
20 Cause and effect
21 Course of action
22 Passage and conclusion test
23 Assertion and reason
24 statement and course of action
25 Non- verbal reasoning will include sense test, odd figures, analogy etc.

Quantitative Aptitude:

1 Number system and simplification
2 Number series
3 Unitary Method
4 Problem based on numbers
5 Decimal fraction
6 Simplification
7 Ration and Proportion
8 Percentage
9 Partnership
10 Simple Interest
11 Compound Interest
12 Time and work
13 Time, Speed and Distance
14 Mensuration (2 dimension)
15 Speed and distance
16 Profit and Loss
17 Permutation and Combination
18 Probability
19 Data Interpretation and sufficiency will include Pie charts, Data table, Bar Graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs, case study etc.


English Language:

1 Reading Comprehension
2 Vocabulary
3 Grammar
4 Identification of errors
5 Para substitution
6 Para Jumble
7 Close test/ passages
8 Synonyms/Antonyms
9 Sentence completion
10 choosing the appropriate word
11 Spelling check

Professional Knowledge (IT-Officer):

1 Basic Terms
2 Data Base Management System (DBMS)
3 Data Communication & Networking
4 operating system & amp; system programming
5 Compiler design
6 Software engineering
7 Mobile Technologies
8 Digital electronics
9 Computer organization & Microprocessor
10 Data structure
11 Integrated circuits
12 Programming language C, C++ and OOPS
13 Cyber Security and Threats

Professional Knowledge (Finance):

1 Basic Accounting concepts and principles
2 Accounting Standards
3 Auditing Standards
4 Direct and Indirect Taxes
5 Cost Accounting Concepts
6 Management Accounting Concepts

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