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SBI SO 2020 Syllabus

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Oct 1, 2020

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SBI SO 2020 Syllabus is available here as per the official notification. SBI SO exam pattern varies with different posts. Candidates who wish to join SBI as a Specialist Officer must go through 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 an 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 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 tables for SBI SO exam pattern as mentioned below:

SBI SO Exam Pattern for Law Officers

The question paper will have two sections with separate sectional timings.

Test

No. of Questions/Maximum marks

Time

Reasoning

70/70

90 mins.

English language

50/50

Professional Knowledge

50/100

45 mins.

Total

170/220

135 mins

SBI SO Exam Pattern for Systems, CA and Engineering Officers

Test

No. of Questions/Maximum marks

Time

Reasoning

50/50

90 mins.

English language

35/35

Quantitative Aptitude

35/35

Professional Knowledge

50/100

45 mins.

Total

170/220

135 mins

SBI SO Exam Pattern for Official Language Officers

Test

No. of Questions/Maximum marks

Time

Language (Hindi & English)

70/70

90 mins.

Reasoning Ability

50/50

Professional Knowledge

50/100

45 mins.

Total

170/220

135 mins

SBI SO Exam Pattern for Economist

Test

No. of Questions/Maximum marks

Time

Reasoning

50/50

90 mins.

English language

35/35

Quantitative Aptitude

35/35

Professional Knowledge

50/100

45 mins.

Total

170/220

135 mins


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.

Law Officer:

  • Banking Regulated Laws
  • Banking Security Laws
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance in Banking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Banking Operational Laws
  • Banker-Customer Relations
  • Electronic Banking, Loans and Advances
  • Compliance and Legal Aspects, Security Types
  • Regulatory Frameworks etc.

Systems Officer/IT Officer:

  • Computer Networks and Basic Programing Languages (C, C++, Java)
  • DataBase Management Systems (DBMS), Basic concepts of Software and Hardware, Data Structures
  • Computer Organization, Computer Networks, Network Programming, Algorithms, Digital Electronics, Web Technologies
  • Operating system & amp, System programming
  • Compiler design
  • Software engineering
  • Information Systems and Software Engineering etc.

Finance Officers:

  • Direct and Indirect Taxes
  • Cost Accounting Concepts
  • Management Accounting Concepts
  • Basic Accounting concepts and principles
  • Accounting Standards
  • Auditing standards
  • Indian Capital Market, Mutual Funds, Foreign Exchanges, Auditing etc.

Chartered Accountant: 

  • Accounting Standards, Accounting Guidance Note, Financial Report Standards
  • Indian Accounting Standards, Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Accounting and Reporting of Financial Instrument
  • Share-based Payment, Liability Valuation, Share, Business valuation
  • Inflation Accounting
  • Indian Capital Market, Mutual Funds, Foreign Exchanges, Auditing etc.

Statistician: 

  • Basic Statistical Methods and Inference
  • Time-series forecasting, Sampling Concepts
  • Uni-Variate Data, Bi-Variate Data Variance Analysis
  • Banking-Insurance
  • Financial Market
  • Foreign Exchanges, Forecasting Portfolio 
  • Simple Regression, Multiple Regression
  • Sampling Distribution, Estimations Theory etc.


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

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