SBI SO Exam 2022

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The State Bank of India Specialist Officer (SBI SO) exam is an annually conducted national-level exam by the SBI. Eligible candidates are recruited for the post of Specialist Officer in different specialized categories. This recruitment is conducted in two phases; computer-based exam and interview. SBI will shortlist candidates for interviews after the test.

In this blog, we are going to cover all the major details of this exam including dates, application online process, vacancies, etc. The SBI has released the official notification for SBI SO Recruitment 2022. According to the announcement, 606 candidates will be get shortlisted.

Name of exam SBI SO 
Exam type Banking & Financial
Vacancies 606
Eligibility Graduation/ Post Graduation in respective field
Selection process Online test
Personal interview
Official Website

What is SBI SO Exam?

The leading bank of India, SBI is going to conduct SBI SO 2022. All the major information about the exam has been made public through an announcement. The exam conducting body released a notification on 30 August 2022. However, the exam date is not announced yet.

Applicants will be recruited for various posts as per available vacancies. 606 candidates will get appointed as Specialist officers on a regular or contract basis. Their job roles will be defined as per their merits in various departments of the bank.

SBI SO Notification 2022

State Bank of India has released the notification for the various posts in the special officer category for the year 2023. Applicants can download the SBI SO Notification 2022 from the official website of the bank. All the major information about the exam will be mentioned there, including instructions.

SBI SO Exam Eligibility

While submitting the application form for SBI SO exam, candidates should ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria differ as per the posts available in SBI SO Recruitment 2022. The table below contains post-wise eligibility.

SBI SO Posts Eligibility
Assistant Manager Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. 2 years of work experience for a Bachelor’s degree and 1 year for a Master’s degree holder. Age limit- 30 years
Circle Defence Banking Advisor  A retired Major General or Brigadier from Indian Army or similar rank in the Indian Navy or Air Force. Age limit- 60 years 
Manager (Marketing) MBA/ PGDM with specializations in finance/marketing. 5 years of minimum work experience as management/ supervisor in digital marketing and financial products.
Deputy Manager MBA/ PGDM with specializations in finance/ marketing  A minimum of 2 years of work experience.
Relationship and Product Manager B.E/ B.Tech with MBA/ PGDM with specialization in marketing.

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SBI SO Application Form 2022

Eligible candidates have to submit the application form by visiting the official website of SBI. It is mandatory that you follow every step mentioned below so your SBI SO application form gets submitted successfully. Missing any step can make your application incomplete and you may miss the chance of attending the exam.

Steps to Apply

The steps to fill out the application form for SBI SO 2022 are:

  • Visit the official website of the State Bank of India.
  • Look for the ‘New Registration tab on the screen and enter all the required information.
  • After successful registration, you’ll receive a registration ID and password.
  • Login using the ID and Password and fill in all the necessary details like Name, parent’s name, mobile number, date of birth, educational qualification, address, etc.
  • Upload your passport-size photo and signature by scanning.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ and fill in the application fee.
  • Fees are to be paid either online or offline via generating a challan.

SBI SO Application fees 2022

For completing the application form for SBI SO Recruitment 2022, candidates have to pay the application fee. Application fee varies for candidates belonging to different categories;

Category Fees
General ( Unreserved) / OBC INR 750
ST/ SC / People With Disabilities (PWD) INR 125

SBI SO: Exam Pattern 2022

In any competitive exam, candidates are required to score better marks to qualify in that exam and to reach the next stage of qualification. The same is the case for SBI SO Exam. The State Bank of India SO Exam consists of paper 1 & 2 both of which exam pattern is different.

Paper 1

Candidates will face 120 questions in the given 90 minutes.

Name of the Test NO. of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 35 35
Reasoning Ability 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 120 120

Paper 2 

The exam pattern for paper 2 of SBI SO is mentioned below in the table below.

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 mins

SBI SO Syllabus 2022

Candidates who want to appear for the SBI SO exam 2022 should have a clear understanding of the syllabus of the exam to score better. The table given below will guide you:

Subjects Topic
English Language Reading comprehension, error spotting,  Fill in the blanks, sentence completion, tenses, synonyms-antonyms, unseen passages, and subject-verb agreement.
Reasoning Ability Analogy, classification, coding-decoding, data sufficiency, deriving conclusions and passages, statement-argument, Venn diagram, syllogism, direction sense test, mathematical operations, puzzle test, and series completion.
Quantitative Aptitude HCF and LCM, Average, percentage, profit and loss, mixture and allegation, permutation and combination, ratio and proportion, trigonometry, simple and compound interest, volume and surface area, number system, simplification, time and work, time, speed and distance, and volume and surface area.
Professional Knowledge Direct and indirect taxes, basics of auditing, network and its type, account management cost-accounting, input and output devices, basics of accountancy, cyber security and threats, mobile technologies and computer knowledge, and fundamentals of microprocessors.

SBI SO Salary

Jobs in the financial sector have always been a welcoming idea by aspirants because of the numerous benefits this sector provides. The following chart gives you all the details about the salary of SBI SO:

Post Salary in INR (Monthly)
Assistant Manager 42000-50000
CircleDefense Bank Advisor 53000-62000
Manager (marketing) 55000-68000
Deputy Manager (marketing) 31000-39000
Relationship and Product Manager 42000-51000 

SBI SO Admit Card 2022

The SBI SO Admit Card 2022 will be released just a few days before the exam. The admit card is an important document and candidates have to bring it with them while appearing for the exam. Without the admit card, you’ll not be allowed to sit in the examination hall. Admit card consists of the following details:

  • Candidates name
  • Photo of the candidate
  • Registration no. /roll no.
  • parents/guardian’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact number
  • Address
  • Date and time of exam
  • Venue of the exam.

Steps To Download SBI SO 2022 Admit Card?

Aspirants have to download their admit cards from the official website of SBI. The following steps will guide you in downloading your admit card;

  • Visit the official website of SBI.
  • Click on the ‘Career’ section in the upper-right corner of the webpage.
  • Click on the notification of the Specialist Officer and click on download your call letter for the exam.
  • Enter the required information for downloading your admit card.

Candidates have to take out a printout of their admit card and have to bring it while appearing for the exam.

SBI SO Result 2022

After the examination, the result for SBI SO is declared by the officials of the State Bank of India. Candidates who want to download their results from SBI SO have to follow the steps:

  • Visit the official website of SBI and click on the ‘results’ section.
  • Enter your registration number and date of birth and submit your credentials.
  • Check your result and take a printout of it.


What is SO post in SBI?

SBI SO is the Special Officer in various departments of SBI. State Bank of India recruits for
the post of Special Officer (SO) every year.

How many times can a candidate appear for the exam of SBI SO?

There is no limit on how many times an individual can appear for SBI SO. Any candidate who fulfills the requirements can apply and appear for the exam.

Is SBI SO a government job?

The hiring under SBI SO recruitment 2022 will be done on a regular and contract basis. Permanent jobs will be for those who will join as regular responsibilities.

We hope you have got the information about SBI SO 2022 Recruitment. The exam conducting body has not announced the exam dates yet that’s why it is important to keep eye on the updates. Keep following Leverage Edu for more information and stay connected with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Linkedin.

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