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About SBI SO

SBI SO will be conducted to select eligible candidates to the post of Specialist Officer in various branches of State Bank of India.  Candidates are required to apply online for the post of Specialist Officer. The Specialist Officer in SBI is recruited both on a regular and contract basis. Interested candidates can fill in the online application form for SBI SO Exam. The posts offered through SBI SO 2018 Exam are:

  • • Special Management Executive
  • • Deputy General Manager (Law, Contractual)
  • • Deputy General Manager (Law)
  • • Deputy Manager (Law)
  • …etc as for the requirement

SBI SO Job Profile

Basically, the role of a System Officer depends on the department where he is posted. Assistant Manager (AM) (Systems) provides technical help, runs different software jobs to compile data, generates reports, develops internal websites and other regular technical works. Some specific works to be carried out by an AM (Systems) are listed below :

  • Maintaining IT infrastructure of the bank
  • Coordinating with vendors for development, maintenance, procurement of software, hardware and other services
  • Monitoring of technical infrastructure and its maintenance like database, security etc.
  • Data mining and reporting for business units
  • Troubleshooting PC issues
  • Server maintenance
  • Managing the maintenance of ATM machines
  • Troubleshooting proprietary software issues.
  • Some basic tasks like installation, formatting, and troubleshooting windows

AM (Systems) also deal with queries raised by staff members regarding technical glitches. In a nutshell, we can say that AM (Systems) essentially deals with almost all the technical issues within the allotted region of his branch.

 

SBI SO 2018 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 exam pattern has been tabulated below:

Question paper 1

Sr. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 English language 35 35
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 120 120

Question paper 2

Sr. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total Time Duration- 45 Minutes 50 100

SBI SO Exam Pattern (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. The details are as follows:

Question paper 1

Sr. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 English language 50 50
2 Reasoning Ability 70 70
Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 120 120

Question paper 2

Sr. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total Time Duration- 45 Minutes 50 100

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. The details are:

Question paper 1

Sr. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Language (Hindi & English) 70 70
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50
Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 120 120

Question paper 2

Sr. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total Time Duration- 45 Minutes 50 100

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. The details of each paper have been listed below:

Question paper 1

Sr. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 English language 35 35
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 120 120

Question paper 2

S.No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total Time Duration- 45 Minutes 50 100

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.

SBI SO 2018 Syllabus

There are various posts which SBI recruits through SBI SO examination and there are different question papers are set for all the aspirants of different posts. Below the professional knowledge section of the question paper has been provided according to the posts under SBI SO.

  • 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 Programing 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.

Question paper 1 mainly consists of the topics from Reasoning Abilities, Quantitative Abilities and English Language. The topics covered in this section are as follows:

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English
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

 

Professional Knowledge (Common for all IT Posts)

  • Data Base Management System (DBMS)
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Computer organization & Microprocessor
  • Data structure
  • Integrated circuits
  • Programming language C, C++ and OOPS
  • Cyber Security and Threats
  • Operating system & amp; system programming
  • Compiler design
  • Software engineering
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Digital electronics
  • Basic Terms

Professional Knowledge (Common for all Finance Posts)

  • Direct and Indirect Taxes
  • Cost Accounting Concepts
  • Management Accounting Concepts
  • Basic Accounting concepts and principles
  • Accounting Standards
  • Auditing standards

 

To know the details about IBPS SO exam please visit official website of IBPS