Study materials, model papers and syllabus guidelines for State Bank SO recruitment exam.
State Bank of India announced the notification for the recruitment of specialist officers for the 2014 session. The SBI SO examination is scheduled to be held on April 19th 2014. Education Observer giving you a preparation guide for all those who are preparing for SBI SO Examination 2014.
One thing you must notice that unlike the previous examinations this year SBI is planning to conduct the Specialist Officer cadre recruitment examination in online mode.
SBI SO Examination Question Pattern
The SBI SO examination is having 2 parts. The first part contain questions from
- English Language
- Reasoning and/or
- Quantitative aptitude
In this section there will be 120 questions of 120 marks, ie one mark each for one question.
IMPORTANT: SBI is not going to consider this section for your ranking purposes. This section is only for qualifying purposes. It means everyone over and above the cut off mark will be considered as having the same rank. For example if they declare 18 as the cut off for English language section, one who scored 18 and one who scored 36 will be considered equal. So the important thing is getting the cutoff minimum.
Paper II is the game turner, here you will be asked 50 questions carrying 100 marks in Professional Knowledge section- the core subject questions for the post you applied for. The score in this section is really matters in the ranking and selection.
Get minimum cutoff marks in paper I and devote all your study time to the professional knowledge section and score very good marks in professional knowledge, so be busy with your college textbooks than reading banking exam coaching guides.
Negative Marking for SBI SO examination
There is no information available about negative marking or minus marking for wrong answers. So we can ensure that there won’t be any negative marks for wrong answer.
Syllabus for SBI Specialist Officers examination
SBI has no official wording about the syllabus of Paper I or Paper II. From the previous year examinations we can generalize the syllabus may cover topics as detailed below.
English Language – SBI SO exam syllabus
sentence corrections, Reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Choosing the appropriate word and Spelling Check questions, Sentence Arrangement
Reasoning – SBI SO exam syllabus
Series completion, finding missing figures, Mirror Images, Completing number and alphabetical series, relations and ranking, Simple arithmetical reasoning, Analogies / decision making, Classification analytical reasoning, Seating arrangement
Quantitative Aptitude/ Maths – SBI SO exam syllabus
Number system, decimal fractions, Ratio and proportions, Percentage, Time and distance, , Data Interpretation containing type MCQs from tables, charts and diagrams, Questions requiring multiplication, addition, subtraction and application of BODMAS rule, Application level questions from geometry contains area, perimeter and volume calculations of square, rectangle, circle, sphere, cube, cone, cylinder and other geometrical figures, Time and work, Speed and Distance, Profit and loss, Average, Simple and compound interest
Syllabus of Professional Knowledge questions in SBI SO examination
SBI SO syllabus for systems manager in IT
Questions are expected from Computer Fundamentals, computer Architecture and organization, data structure Networking and network security, Internet technologies, Operating systems, Cyber security and threats, Computer Architecture, DBMS, computer programming.
SBI SO Exam syllabus for Chartered Accountant:
Accounting Standards, Indian Accounting Standards, Guidance Note, Financial Reporting Standards, Corporate Financial Reporting, Share-based Payment, Liability Valuation, Business valuation, Inflation Accounting, Indian Capital Market, Foreign Exchanges
SBI Specialist Officers exam previous year question papers
Previous year question papers of SBI SO examination is a good way to practice for it. Unfortunately not many question papers are available for this examination. A collection of previous year question papers of Bank SO examinations including SBI SO examination available at the link below
SBI Specialist officer/ Manager exam Model question papers
Our forum members posted a number of model question papers for SBI SO examination. Follow the links to download them for free
Free online Mock tests for SBI SO examination
For practicing the English Language part of the Paper I of SBI Specialist Officers examination, you can practice with the Free online English language mock examinations available at www.exams.educationoberver.com
Free study materials for SBI Specialists examination
The following pages will get you some books, notes and other free study materials for SBI SO examination in all subjects including ones for professional knowledge section.