SBI SO 2024 Recruitment Exam: Notification(Soon), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

SBI SO 2024 Exam: The SBI SO Recruitment 2024, which will release 439 vacancies on September 2024, has been extended to candidates by the State Bank of India. All interested candidates must fill out the SBI SO Application Form 2024 via the official website to be considered for the SBI Specialist Officer Cadre Vacancy 2024. Before applying online for the position, candidates must verify their eligibility as SBI Specialist Officers through 2024.

State Bank of India, Specialist Officer examination is popularly known as the SBI SO exam. This exam is conducted every year to recruit a number of candidates as Specialist Officers in the different branches of SBI by the officials of SBI itself. Every year, SBI recruits no. of candidates for most premium jobs like PO, SO, etc. in the public bank sector. Candidates who want to establish their career in the bank sector then they should definitely fill the form of SBI SO 2024. 

The SBI SO examination consists of a single phase. If you want to appear for the SBI SO 2024 examination then you must have to read this full article till the end to get a better understanding of this examination.

The Specialist Officer in the State Bank of India and its related banks are recruited both on a regular and contract basis. All the information related to SBI SO 2024 examination such as Application, Eligibility, Admit card, Examination date, Result, etc. are given below in the article.

SBI SO 2024 Overview

Name of ExaminationState Bank of India  Specialist Officer 2024
Popularly Known AsSBI PO 2024
Conducting AuthorityOfficials of the State Bank of India
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline (CBT based)
Number of Paper1
Sections4 (3 for Deputy Manager Post)
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Questions170
Duration 135 Minutes
Language of the examEnglish

SBI SO 2024 Important Dates

If you are going to appear for SBI SO exam for this year 2024, then you must have to be updated about the important dates related to SBI SO post. Here we have mentioned below some important events and dates for the SO examination. 

SBI SO 2024 eventsSBI SO 2024 Dates
Online registrationFeb 2024 
Release of admit cardMar 2024
Online test Mar 2024
InterviewMay 2024
Application form for Manager (Performance Planning & Review)Apr 2024
Application for various regular and contractual postsMay 2024
Online testJun 2024
SBI SO Notification for AGM & DMMay 2024
SBI SO application form for AGM & DMMay 2024

Note- All the important dates related to SBI SO 2024 are yet to announce. Candidates are instructed to check the official website regularly for the latest updates. 

SBI SO 2024 Application Form

Candidates are instructed to check all the eligibility criteria, before filling the application form. The application form for SBI SO post will be filled in online mode on the official website of SBI. Here we have provided the step-by-step procedure to fill the application form. Candidates are advised to follow the following steps.

How To Apply for SBI SO 2024?

Visit the official website of SBI. Click on the ‘Careers’ link given on the homepage and then from the drop-down menu, select the ‘Join SBI’ option. Now search for the link to apply for ‘SBI SO 2024’ and click on it.

  • Step 1: Find the option and click on the ‘New Registration’ link.
  • Step 2: Fill the basic details such as name, mobile number, email id, communication address, etc. and then click on save and next button.
  • Step 3:Upload the recent passport size photograph and signature in the required format as provided by the State Bank of India.
  • Step 4: Fill the academic details, professional qualification, experience details, and then click on save and next button.
  • Step 5: After filling the details, Preview the application form at once because it will not be allowed to edit the form and then click on save and next button.
  • Step 6: After submitting the application form, candidates must have to pay the Application Fee via various online Payment Options, such as Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking, etc.
  • Step 7: After completing the above steps, click on Final Submit Button. After this, Your application form will be submitted successfully. 

Note-  The size of the Photograph should be lies between 20 KB – 50 KB  and the size of the signature should lie between 10 to 20 KB.

Documents To Upload For SBI SO 2024

  • All the candidates who are applying for SBI SO 2024, will have to upload the following documents.
  • Brief Resume of the candidate (in formats like- DOC or DOCX or PDF)
  • Proof of Date of Birth (in pdf format)
  • ID Proof (in pdf format)                                                                                Educational Marksheet/ Certificates
  • Certificates of Experience (in pdf format)                                                          Recent Passport Size Photograph (in .jpg/ .jepg format)
  • Candidate’s Signature (in .jpg/.jpeg format)

Application Fee

The application fee for SBI SO examination is shown below in the table.

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralRs. 750/-
OBC- NCLRs. 750/-
STNo Fee
SCNo Fee
PwDNo Fee
Relevant Links
RBI Assistant Recruitment SBI Clerk IBPS RRB
IPPB Recruitment IBPS Clerk IBPS SO

SBI SO 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the exam, candidates have to check the eligibility criteria for different posts because all the posts needed a different requirement. Here we have provided some basic eligibility criteria for SO posts.

PostEducational  Qualification
Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Ph.D. degree holder in Banking/IT/Finance/Economics related to the BFSI sector.

MANAGER (RETAIL PRODUCTS), Senior Consultant Analyst, Data Translator, Data Trainer, Assistant General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)

Bachelor in Engineering / Bachelor in Technology in CS/IT or MCA from a recognized Institution/University.

Deputy Manager (Security) (Current)

MBA/ PGDM or Post Graduate Management degree and full time BE/ B Tech in Information Technology/ Computer/ Computer Science/ Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/ Electrical & Electronics or a combination of these streams.

Deputy Manager (Security) (Backlog)


Deputy Manager (Data Scientist), Manager (Data Scientist), Deputy Manager (System Officer)

B. Tech/ M Tech in Computer Science/ IT/ Data Science/ Machine Learning and AI (Minimum 60% marks compulsory in B. Tech/ B.E.)

Data Protection Officer

Graduation or its equivalent.

Risk Specialist

Chartered Accountant (CA), or CFA, or MBA/PGDM (Finance/ Data Analytics/ Business Analytics) or its equivalent; M.Sc. (Statistics).

Post NameAge Limit
Deputy Manager (Security)25 -40 years
Data Trainer38 years
Data Translator40 years
Senior Consultant Analyst, Assistant General Manager (Enterprise & Technology Architecture)45 years
Post-Doctoral Fellowship40 years
Data Protection Officer55 years
Deputy Manager (Data Scientist)24 – 32 years
Manager (Data Scientist)26 – 35 years
Deputy Manager (System Officer)24 – 32 years
Risk Specialist25 – 30 years

SBI SO 2024 Exam Pattern

For Deputy Manager Post

  1. Total Questions: 170
  2. Total Marks: 220
  3. Duration: 135 Minutes
  4. Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (objective type)
  5. No. of sections: 3
  6. Name of sections: Reasoning, Professional Knowledge, English language.

For Other Posts

  • Total Questions- 170
  • Total Marks-  220
  • Duration- 135 Minutes
  • Question Type- Multiple Choice Questions (objective type)
  • No. of sections- 4
  • Name of sections- Reasoning, Professional Knowledge, English language, and Quantitative Aptitude.

SBI SO 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus of SBI SO consists of four parts such as- Reasoning, Professional Knowledge, English language, and Quantitative Aptitude. The subtopics of each section are given below.

Reasoning Ability

Series, Mirror Images, Sitting/Seating Arrangements, Puzzle problems, Syllogism, Statements and Conclusions, and questions on cause and effect can also be asked in this segment of the SBI SO Exam.

Professional Knowledge

Principles and Standards Accounting, Basics of Accountancy, Direct and Indirect Taxes, Accounts Management, Cost-Accounting, Computer Architecture, Basics of Auditing, Knowledge of Operating systems, Basic Terminology of Information Technology, Network and its types, DBMS/ RDBMS,  Cyber Security and Threats,  Input and Output Devices, Fundamentals of Microprocessor, Mobile Technologies and, Computer Languages.

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Para-jumbles, Vocabulary, Preposition, Synonyms, and Antonyms, Active-Passive, Misspelled words, spotting errors, Direct-Indirect Narration, Sentence Correction, Grammar, one-word substitution,  Fill in the blanks, Usage of words, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

LCM, HCF, Number-System, Partnership, Unitary Method, Age Problems, Simple Interest, and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss Questions, Geometry, Time and Distance, Permutation And Combination, Probability, Time and Work,  Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Ratio And Proportion, Allegation,  etc.

SBI SO 2024 Admit Card

The admit card will be available on the official website of SBI. Applicants who have successfully fill their application form will be able to download the admit card/ hall ticket from the official website of SBI. Applicants need their registration no. and password that was allotted at the time of registration. 

How To Download SBI SO Admit Card?

  • First, visit the official website of SBI.
  • Find and select the ‘Career link’ option appearing on the homepage.
  • Open the ‘Career Link’ section and find the option for ‘SBI SO Admit Card’.
  • Now fill the Registration number and Password in the required section.
  • Your Admit Card will be displayed on the monitor screen.
  • Now download the admit card and take its print out on an A4 size sheet for future reference.

SBI SO 2024 Examination Center

According to last year’s data, the examination centers for SBI SO exam are mentioned below. All these examination centers mentioned below are based on the data of the previous year SBI SO entrance exam 2024. The information about the Examination Centers is uncertain depending on the current situation.  The examination center may be reduced, may be increased or may be changed by the official authorities of SBI.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Chennai
  • Chandigarh
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  •  Lucknow
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Patna, New Delhi
  • Thiruvananthapuram.

Note- The selection of centers will depend upon the officials of SBI.

SBI SO 2024 Selection Procedure

The selection for SBI SO will be made on the basis of eligibility, marks secured in the entrance examination, interview, and experience. The general selection process for SBI SO is given below. The selection process of the Specialist Officer by SBI officials includes the following steps:

Step 1: Interview Stage

All the candidates who have successfully cracked the online examination will be eligible to attend the Interview.

Step 2: Merit List

Candidate’s marks secured in the interview round will be responsible for making the Merit list for final selection. The list will be prepared in decreasing order of total marks secured in the interview round. In case, if cut-off marks are the same for two or more candidates then those candidates will be ranked in the merit list in decreasing order of their age.

SBI SO 2024 FAQs

What is the official website for applying to SBI SO?

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Who conducts the SBI PO exam?

The official authorities of State Bank of India conduct the SBI SO exam.

Who can apply for the SBI Specialist Officer post?

Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s/ Post Graduation/ MBA or any other equivalent degree prescribed by the SBI can apply for SBI SO (Specialist Officer). As per the regulation of SBI for SO post, the applicants must have working experience.

What is the selection procedure for SBI Specialist Officer post?

The selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in an online test followed by a personal interview, which is conducted by officials of SBI.

What is the application fee for General category candidates who are applying for SBI SO post?

The application fee for General category candidates who are applying for SBI SO post is Rs. 750.

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