SBI SO Syllabus 2017 Download Exam Pattern & Syllabus

SBI SO Syllabus 2017: In this article, we have given SBI SO Syllabus 2017 and its Exam Pattern. Candidates who had applied for these latest posts in State Bank of India (SBI) can study using this material for upcoming recruitment based exam which is tentatively fixed on November 2017. Job applications that are submitted by aspirants upto end of October 2017 are taken into consideration by SBI, for this purpose. Only those people will be permitted now to attend the test. Individuals who are crazy about bank jobs will not think to miss this opportunity even if the competition level is high. To bring some more confidence in minds of those applicants here we have provided the examination scheme of SBI SO recruitment 2017. Enthusiastic candidates can refer it.

SBI SO Syllabus 2017 – Highlights
Authority State Bank of India (SBI)
Exam Name Specialist Cadre Officer Exam 2017
Exam Category SBI Exam
Material Exam Syllabus
Exam Type Objective Type
Exam Date November 2017 (Tentative)

SBI SO Syllabus 2017

SBI, a well known bank with multiple branches across country had recently promulgated one employment notice to satisfy its short term and full time Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) requirements. Appointment for regular basis SCO posts have been planned to be done through exam & interview and appointments for contractual SCO posts have been decided to be done through initial Shortlisting and interview.

So as a first stage, now bank has taken steps to organize exam for regular basis SCO posts like Asst. Manager, Developer, Team Lead and Tester. That’s why we have immediately posted the SBI SO Syllabus 2017 in our website. Some of the questions will be of general standard and other will be equivalent to minimum educational qualification prescribed for the posts.

  • Qualification: B.E/ B.Tech/ M.Sc/ MCA/ PG Degree/ Degree
  • Age Limit: 30/ 35 years (vary based on specialization)
  • Selection Methods: Exam and Interview

Test Papers of SBI SO Exam 2017: Test papers i.e. the areas from which questions shall be drafted for exam are given below. SBI SO exam 2017 is going to be conducted via online. Participants will be seated infront of individual Computers to attend the exam. No descriptive questions shall come for this test. Contestants can do rough work in papers given by invigilators at the hall.

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Professional Knowledge

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2017

From above said subjects questions shall be asked for SBI’s Specialist Cadre Officer posts, but the total number of questions or marks, timelimit will vary depending upon section. From Professional Knowledge about 50 questions shall be drafted for this exam and about 120 questions shall be asked from remaining topics. Also the Professional Knowledge marks will be mostly taken into consideration for preparation of merit list. Taking minimum qualifying marks that is fixed by SBI is enough for other test papers.

No. Subjects Questions Marks Time Limit
1. Reasoning 50 50 90 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. English Language 35 35
4. Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 minutes
  • Objective type and online based
  • Total Number of questions that would be asked is 170.
  • Maximum marks for which test is planned is 220.
  • Exam will be conducted for 135 minutes.
  • Compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour will be given for some disabled persons.
  • About 2 marks will be given for each correct answer in Professional Knowledge and 1 mark for other sections.

Subject Wise Syllabus for SBI SO Exam 2017:

Except English section, contestants can answer for the questions either in Hindi/ English. Candidates who are having knowledge in the sub-topics given below can definitely score more marks in test. If same cut-off mark is taken by 2 or more candidates, the age seniority will be taken into consideration for ranking.

Reasoning Syllabus

  • Coding & Decoding
  • Analogies
  • Puzzle Test
  • Logical sequence of Words
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Number Ranking
  • Directions sense test
  • Venn Diagrams, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Percentages
  • Problems on Ages
  • Bar Graphs
  • HCF & LCM
  • Time & Work
  • Ratio & Proportions
  • Heights & distances partnership, etc.

English Language

  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Cloze Test
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Error Correction
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence Completion
  • Subject-verb Agreement
  • Sentence Rearrangement, etc.

The Professional Knowledge questions will be related to the posts which candidates had applied as follows,

Assistant Manager (System):

  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Application
  • Information Systems
  • Concepts of Software & Hardware
  • Digital Electronics, etc.


  • Coding
  • Implementation of IT
  • Maintenance of IT
  • Quality Assurance
  • E-Channel Applications
  • Web Technologies
  • Debugging, etc.

Test Lead/ Tester

  • Testing in IT
  • Quality Assurance (QTP, Loadrunner, Webload), etc.

Statistician (Manager/ Asst. Manager)

  • Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Econometrics, etc.
Reference Link
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SBI SO Exam 2017

On response of a recruitment notice scattered out by bank in October 2017, this test has been planned. The notice lists vast number of vacancies like Business Architect, Enterprise Architect, Engineers, IT Risk Manager, etc. But only for the 335 regular basis posts like Systems, Developer, Test Lead, Tester and Statistician, bank has planned this online examination now.

  • Designations – Systems Officer/ AM, Developer, Test Lead, Tester & Statistician
  • Total Posts – 335
  • Date of Notice – Oct 2017
  • Exam Date – Nov 2017 (tentative)

Click here for SBI SO Exam 2017 Notification

Note: Details about SBI SO Syllabus 2017 and its exam pattern are given on above sections. Candidates having doubts can refer the official notice released by bank for this recruitment.

Updated: 2017-08-04 — 12:35 pm

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