SBI SO 2020: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI SO 2020: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

When you start the preparation for SBI SO 2020, firstly you must know about the SBI SO 2020 exam pattern and syllabus.
We are providing here all the details about the SBI SO 2020 exam pattern and syllabus. In this article, we will deal with the SBI SO 2020 exam pattern and syllabus step by step. We will make sure that you have not left with any doubts regarding SBI SO 2020 exam pattern and syllabus.
State Bank of India (SBI) is a multinational public sector bank and also the largest financial company in our country. State Bank of India (SBI) gives numerous opportunities for young graduates as well as experienced professionals for an accelerated career in No.1 Bank of India as an SBI SO 2020. Every year, State Bank of India (SBI) releases the notifications for the recruitment of Specialist Officer Release Various Vacancies.

♦SBI SO Exam Pattern

SBI SO Exam Pattern (For Systems, CA and Engineering Officers)  –

The exam for the post of Systems, CA and Engineering Officers will be conducted in two parts. Candidates will have to attempt Question Paper 1 and Question Paper 2. Question paper 1 will be conducted for 90 minutes. Candidates will be asked to answer 120 questions from three sections namely, English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude. Similarly, question paper 2 will have questions related to professional knowledge. The detailed sbi so exam pattern has been tabulated below:

Paper 1 (Prelims)

Section No. of Questions Marks
Reasoning 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 35 35

Time Duration:- 90 mins.

SBI SO  – Paper 2 Pattern (Mains) (For Systems, CA and Engineering Officers) 

Section No. of Questions Marks
Role-based Professional Knowledge 50 100

Time Duration:- 45 mins.

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2020 (For Law Officers)

For the post of Law Officers, applicants will have to attempt 2 papers- Question Paper 1 and Question Paper 2. Question paper 1 comprising 50 questions from English Language while 70 questions from Reasoning Ability will be asked. In question paper 2, professional knowledge will be tested for maximum 50 marks.

Paper 1 (Prelims)

Section No. of Questions Marks
Reasoning 70 70
English Language 50 50
Total 120 120

Time Duration:- 90 mins.

SBI SO  – Paper 2 Pattern (Mains) (For Law Officers)

Section No. of Questions Marks
Role-based Professional Knowledge 50 100

Time Duration:- 45 mins.

SBI SO Exam Pattern (For Official Language Officers)

Official Language Officers will be required to have proficiency in Hindi and English language along with the possession of some reasoning abilities. Based on these skills the exam will be conducted. Question paper 1 shall be conducted for 90 minutes. Question paper 2 will be consisting of professional knowledge questions.

Paper 1 (Prelims)

Section No. of Questions Marks
Reasoning 50 50
English/Hindi Language 70 70
Total 120 120

Time Duration:- 90 mins.

SBI SO  Paper 2 Pattern (Mains) (For Official Language Officers)

Section No. of Questions Marks
Role-based Professional Knowledge 50 100

Time Duration:- 45 mins.

SBI SO Exam Pattern (For Economist)

Unlike other exams, candidates for this post are required to appear for 3 papers. Question Paper 1 shall be attempted within 90 minutes’ time. While Question Per 2 and Question Paper 3 will be conducted in 45 minutes for each paper.

Paper 1 (Prelims)

Section No. of Questions Marks
Reasoning 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 35 35
Total 120 120

Time Duration:- 90 mins.

SBI SO  Paper 2 Pattern (Mains) (For For Economist)

Section No. of Questions Marks
Role-based Professional Knowledge 50 100

Time Duration:- 45 mins.

Descriptive Exam

The third question paper for the post of ‘Economist’ will be of a 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.

♦SBI SO  Syllabus

SBI SO  – Paper 1 Exam Syllabus

The Paper 1 of SBI PO exam constitutes of three sections: Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Articles & preposition Number series Data interpretations based on various arithmetics theories
Cloze Tests Alphabet Test Boats & Streams
Reading comprehension Arithmetical Reasoning, Classification Clocks
Sentence correction Clocks & Calendars Decimal & Fractions.
Fill in the Blanks Data Sufficiency HCF & LCM
Para substitution Deriving Conclusions from Passages Data sufficiency
Para Jumble Direction and distance Sense Test Logarithms
Vocabulary Inserting The Missing Character Mensuration
Synonyms/Antonyms Time sequence test Mixtures & Allegations
Choosing the appropriate word Analytical reasoning Compound Interest
Spelling check Cause and effect Input and output arrangements Time, Speed and Distance
Idioms & Phrases Seating arrangements Profit and Loss
Completion of a Sentence. Coded inequalities Permutation and Combination
One word substitution Decision making Probability
Sentence arrangements Logical Sequence of Words Data Interpretation and sufficiency (will include Pie charts, Data table, Bar Graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs, case study etc.)
Subject-Verb Agreement Logical Venn Diagrams Permutation & Combination
Tenses Statement – Conclusions Problems on Ages
Theme detection Theme Detection, Alphabet numbers Problems on Trains
Voice change Series Test, Syllogism Roots
Verb. Analogies/Decision-making Simplification
Direct and indirect sentences Coding/Decoding Time and Work
Blood Relations Volume & Surface
Odd one out Number Area
Ranking Number system and simplification
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

SBI SO  – Paper 2 Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for Professional Knowledge

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
  • Regulatory Frameworks etc.

Systems Officer/IT Officer:

  • Computer Networks and Basic Programing Languages (C, C++, Java)
  • DataBase Management Systems (DBMS), Basic concepts of Software and Hardware, Data Structures
  • Computer Organization, Computer Networks, Network Programming, Algorithms, Digital Electronics, Web Technologies
  • Operating system & amp, System programming
  • Compiler design
  • Software engineering
  • Information Systems and Software Engineering etc.

Finance Officers:

  • Direct and Indirect Taxes
  • Cost Accounting Concepts
  • Management Accounting Concepts
  • Basic Accounting concepts and principles
  • Accounting Standards
  • Auditing standards
  • Indian Capital Market, Mutual Funds, Foreign Exchanges, Auditing etc.

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
  • Time-series forecasting, Sampling Concepts
  • Uni-Variate Data, Bi-Variate Data  Variance Analysis
  • Banking-Insurance
  • Financial Market
  • Foreign Exchanges, Forecasting Portfolio
  • Simple Regression, Multiple Regression
  • Sampling Distribution, Estimations Theory etc.

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