SBI SO Syllabus

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May 4, 2017

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SBI SO 2017 Syllabus is available here in complete details. Candidates who wish to join SBI as a Specialist Officer can register online for the recruitment process. With notification of SBI SO 2017 just round the corner, we take a comprehensive look at the section wise syllabus of examination. SBI So is a two-tier exam with the paper I being objective format. The shortlisted candidates in the written test will have to qualify paper II (descriptive test). After that, they will appoint as a SBI Specialist Officer.

SBI SO comprises of four sections i.e. Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning ability, English language and Professional knowledge. The syllabus for professional knowledge varies according to the posts. It comprises of IT and Finance topics. It is considered as the main section in the SBI SO exam. The exam consists of 170 questions carrying a maximum of 220 marks. Check the following table for SBI SO exam pattern as mentioned below:

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 50 50
English Language 35 35
Professional Knowledge 50 100

SBI SO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

This section tests the skills of candidates to solve the complex and numerical problems in minimum possible time. This section considered to be fears to SO test takers. The Mathematics part is asked from CBSE 10th to 12th class syllabus. Read the following syllabus for quantitative aptitude section as mentioned below:

  • Number system and simplification 
  • Number series
  • Unitary Method
  • Problem based on numbers
  • Decimal fraction
  • Simplification
  • Ration and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Mixture & Allegations
  • Volume & Surface area
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Time and work
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Speed and distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Data Interpretation and sufficiency will include Pie charts, Data table, Bar Graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs, case study etc.

SBI SO Reasoning Ability Syllabus

The Reasoning part introduced in SBI SO is aimed at candidates’ analytical and logical skill. The Syllabus ranges Verbal, Non Verbal and Analytical Reasoning. Candidates appearing for SBI SO 2017 should prepare the following topics well in order to ace the reasoning section.

  • Classification
  • Alphabet Test
  • Eligibility Test
  • Analogy
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Puzzle Test
  • Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle
  • Inserting the Missing Character
  • Logic
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Theme Detection
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Situation Reaction Test
  • Statement – Arguments
  • Series Completion
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Statement – Conclusions
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence
  • Deriving Conclusions from Passages.

SBI SO English Language Syllabus

English section tests candidates’ understanding of the language through the assortment of questions comprising of both grammar and comprehension based questions. Important topics are given below:

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Cloze Test
  • Conclusion
  • Verb
  • Comprehension
  • Word Formation
  • Adverb
  • Error Correction
  • Theme detection
  • Grammar
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Articles
  • Unseen Passages
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Tenses
  • Passage Correction
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Correction
  • Passage Completion
  • Sentence Completion
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Sentence Rearrangement.

SBI SO Professional Knowledge

This section is to be considered as one of the main section in SBI SO 2017 exam.

For all IT department posts

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

For all Finance department posts

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

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.