SBI SOSBI SO 2017 -State Bank of India every year conducts the recruitment for the post of Specialist Officer. The bank for 2016-17 session had released notification for 412 vacancies in Specialist Officer position to the post of Assistant Managers, Developers, Test lead, Tester, Manager, officers, Architects, Engineers, designers, administrators, analysts, innovation specialist and others on regular/ contractual basis. The online examination for the regular positions was conducted successfully on January 20, 2017. SBI is expected to declare the SBI SO 2017 result in month of February, 2017. The bank will also release the category-wise and sectional cutoff score of the online exam along with the result. Candidates on the basis of their marks and cutoff in the online exam will be shortlisted for the interview.


Admit cards will be issued to the candidates shortlisted for the interview few days after the declaration of the result. The bank will declare the final result on the basis of online exam (Professional Knowledge) and interview. The final result of SBI SO 2017 will be declared in May/April, 2017. Appointments for the various posts will be made on the basis of ranks and preferences of posts. Candidates can check below for details of SBI SO result, cutoff, selection procedure and admit card.

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Salient Features of SBI SO 2017 exam

  • Exam Name: Recruitment to the posts of Specialist Cadres Officers in State Bank of India
  • Conducted by: State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Total Vacancies – 412 (Regular and Contractual basis)
  • Place of Posting – Candidates are likely to be posted at Mumbai. Bank reserves the rights to post the candidates as per the requirements of the bank.

A Brief about the exam

  • SBI every year conducts recruitment process for the post of Specialist Cadres Officers in SBI.
  • The Selection Procedure under SBI SO 2017 will include, Online Exam and Interview.
  • Candidates are required to apply online for the examination.
  • Both regular and contractual vacancies have been announced under SBI SO 2017 recruitment notice.

Pay Scale:

The pay scale for the post of Assistant Manager (System), Developer, Test Lead & Tester, Statistician and Technology Relationships Manager (Tech-RMs)

Grade Pay Scale
JMGS I 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
MMGS II 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
MMGS III 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490

The officials will also be eligible for DA, HRA, CCA, PF, Contributory Pension Fund and perquisites. The total compensation per annum would be approximately Rs.11.63 lacs, Rs.15.09 lacs, Rs.18.32 lacs for the grade of JMGS I, MMGS II, MMGS III respectively. For the candidates applying to the contractual posts, the compensation package (CTC) will comprise of fixed and variable components.

Vacancy Details

  • No of Regular Vacancies – 275
  • Contractual vacancies – 137

Regular Vacancies

Posts No of vacancies
Assistant Manager (System) 180
Developer – (Deptt. : SP-I, LMS, Core Banking, SP-II, IT-TSS, Mobile, INB, ATM, ITFO, Ops & TS, Ops & PS, FIGS, Complaints, SP III, SM & W) 50 
Test lead (Deptt.: UAT ) 2
Tester – (Deptt.: UAT) 12
Manager (Statistician) 20 
Asst. Manager (Statistician) 7
Technology Relationship Manager (Tech.RMs) 4

Contractual Vacancies

Posts No of vacancies
Admin Support Officer 1
Application Architect 2
Business Architect 1
Datawarehouse Architect 1
Enterprise Architect 2
Infrastructure Architect 6
Portal Architect 1
Technology Architect 5
Infrastructure Engineer 9
Civil Engineer 1
Electrical Engineer 1
Technical Engineer 1
Network Engineer 2
Complaint / Dispute Resolution officer 2
IT Risk Manager 2
IT Security Expert 2
Project Manager 29
Business Analyst 18
Developer – (Deptt.: HRMS, ATM, Dev-CB, INB, e-Pay (INB), ITFO, IT-TSS, LMS, Mobile, Ops & PS, Ops & TS, SP III, SP-I) 22
Tester – (Deptt.: INB (e-Pay), UAT) 5
Test Lead – (Deptt.: UAT) 1
Technical Lead 12
Innovation Specialist 5
Data Scientist 3
Sourcing Analyst 1
UX Designer 1
WAS Administrator 1

SBI SO Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates appearing for the exam should ensure that they fulfill the necessary eligibility criteria laid down under SBI SO notification 2016. The candidates should satisfy the eligibility norms as per age, education qualification, Nationality, and experience.

  • Nationality: Only Eligible Indian Citizens are eligible to apply for SBI SO 2016.
  • Age Limit: The minimum age limit of the candidates appearing for SBI SO should be in between 21 to 30 years depending upon the posts. The maximum age of the candidates should be in between 30-40 years.
  • Educational Qualification and Experience – The education qualification will vary as per different posts.
Post Educational Qualification Experience
Assistant Manager (System) Candidates should possess B.E/B. Tech in Computer Science/Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation. Experience in computer programming from a reputed organization
Developer, Test Lead, Tester The candidates should be engineering graduate from government recognized university/institute. Experience in IT sector. The year of experience will vary according to the post
Manager and Assistant Manager (Technician) Full time PG Degree in Statistics/ Applied Statistics/ Econometrics Minimum experience of 4/1 years is required
Technology Relationship Manager (Tech.RMs) Engineering Graduate from recognized University /Institution. Candidates with MBA qualification are preferred Minimum 8 years of experience in IT Industry/ Business

Note: For more details on the Educational Qualification and Experience click the link mentioned above

SBI SO 2016-17 – Important Dates

Events Dates
Start date of Online Application 04/10/2016 To 22/10/2016
Online Payment of Fees 04/10/2016 To 22/10/2016
Date of Online Test January 20, 2017
Downloading of Call Letter for Online Exam January 10, 2017 (Available Now)
Last Date for submission of Hard Copy of Online application (Specified Posts only) 26/10/2016

SBI SO Application Form 2017

The SBI SO Application Process has ended successfully. Applications were accepted through online mode.  The Application Fees for General and other candidates was Rs 600. However, the Fees for SC/ST/PWD category candidates was Rs. 100. The apply link of SBI SO 2017 was provided here on this page. To read more about the SBI SO Application procedure, the candidates should click the link given above. 

SBI SO Exam Cities 2017

The Online Exam of SBI SO 2017 will be held in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna & Thiruvananthapuram centres. However SBI reserves the right to add or delete any centre and allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he or she has opted for. Candidates will have to choose the exam cities as per their preferences while filling up the Application Form.

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SBI SO Admit Card 2017

The SBI SO Admit Card 2017 has been issued for the online examination on January 10, 2017. Candidates can download their Admit Card here on this page. For downloading the Admit Cards, candidates will have to enter Registration No/Roll No and Date of Birth/Password in the Admit Card login window. No hard copy of the Admit Card will be sent to the candidates by post.

SBI SO Syllabus 2017

The Syllabus is the outline of all the topics covered in the exam. Similarly, the SBI SO Syllabus 2017 comprises of all the topics asked in the exam. The Syllabus helps the candidates to prepare well for the exam. We have provided here the entire syllabus of SBI SO 2017. Candidates should be thorough with the syllabus before starting their preparation.

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2017

The SBI SO 2017 exam will be held online. The components of the SBI SO Exam Pattern 2017 have been explained below:

Subjects No of questions Marks Time
Test of Reasoning 50 50 90 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 35 35
Professional Language 50 100 45 mins

SBI SO Sample Papers 2017

The Sample Papers enhances the knowledge of the candidates. Solving the Sample Papers will help the candidates to get an idea regarding the Pattern of Questions, Level of Difficulty, Number of questions, Total marks as per questions etc. We have provided here the SBI SO Sample Papers 2017.

SBI SO Result 2017

The result of SBI SO 2017 will be declared in February 2017. Candidates will have to secure the qualifying marks in each section of online exam. Shortlisting of candidates for next level of recruitment process which is interview will be made on the basis of the marks obtained in Professional Knowledge section. The final result will be announced based on the performance in online exam (Professional Knowledge) and interview. SBI will release the marks obtained in the online examination and interview within 7 days from the date of declaration of result. The online exam was conducted for total 200 marks

SBI SO Cut off 2017

State Bank of India will fix cutoff score for online examination to delimit candidates for next level of recruitment process i.e Interview. Candidates to qualify the online exam will have to secure the overall and sectional SBI SO Cut off score. However, on the basis of SBI SO Cut off 2017 in the Professional Knowledge section, candidates will be called for interview. The final SBI SO Cut off 2017 will be based on the marks obtained in Professional Knowledge and Interview by the last recommended candidates.

SBI SO Selection Procedure 2017

The Selection Procedure of SBI SO 2016-17 will include the following stages:

  • Online Examination
  • Interview


  • Candidates applying for regular vacancies will have to undergo two-stage selection process – Online Exam and Interview.
  • Under the contractual posts, the candidates will be selected on the basis of shortlisting and interview.


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