SBI SO 2020 Application Form (Released), Important Dates & Eligibility

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Sep 19, 2020

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State Bank of India (SBI) is inviting applications for the post of Specialist Officers. Candidates who are eligible can apply online by visiting the official website of the bank. The online Application Form is available on the official website on June 23, 2020.

  • SBI SO recruitment for 92 vacancies has began from September 18, 2020. Check details here.
  • SBI SO 2020 will be conducted by State Bank of India.
  • The application can be processed only through the bank’s official website i.e.
  • Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Check Eligibility for SBI SO 2020
  • It is important to fill the application form carefully.
  • The application forms can be corrected thrice before final submission. Read About SBI SO 2020 Exam Pattern
  • Application fee of INR 600 must be remitted at the time of application.
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State Bank of India recruits suitable contestants for the posts of Specialist Officers. There are 477 Specialist Officers vacancies in SBI on Regular and Contract Basis.

SBI SO 2020 Application Dates

SBI SO 2020 Application Form can be filled on June 23, 2020 in online mode. The closing date of online application is July 13, 2020. SBI SO Payment of fee online can be processed till July 13, 2020.

Here is a tabulation of all the details about SBI SO 2020 Examination:

SBI SO 2020 Event Date
SBI SO 2020 Application will be available from June 23, 2020 (Released)
Last date to fill the SBI SO 2020 Application form July 13, 2020
Last date of editing (Correction) Application form to be notified
Last Date to download the Receipt of Hard Copy of Online application along with enclosure to be notified

SBI SO 2020 Eligibility

SBI SO 2020 Eligibility is mentioned on the basis of Educational Qualification, Professional work experience and Age limit. The basic eligibility for SBI SO 2020 is that applicants should be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification

  • Regular Position
  1. CA/ICWA from any recognized Board or University.
  2. Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering in CSE/IT, Master of Computer Application, Master of Science in CS/IT from any recognized University in addition to CA/ICWA.
  • Contractual Position
  1. Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science/Electronics/Information Technology
  2. Master of Science in Computer Application/Information Technology/Computer Science with a first-class grade from any recognized University.

Professional Work Experience

  • Regular Position
  1. A minimum of 7 years of industry experience in the field of costing/technology consultancy/cost centre accounting.
  2. Candidate should have experience of working with major IT projects in the Banking Industry or Financial Information System.
  • Contractual Position
  1. A minimum of 5 years of work experience in Architecture of web and mobile applications is required.
  2. Adequate knowledge of applications and infrastructure will be preferred.

Key skills eligibility

  • Regular Position
  1. Cost centre accounting work experience
  2. Leading a stream of large IT transformation exercise
  3. Project management skills & appreciation of the project management standards
  4. Adept to analyse business needs and requirements to identify patterns and develop models
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Vendor management skills
  7. End-to-end appreciation of IT processes
  8. Understanding of banking technology solutions
  9. Knowledge and understanding of business decision parameters
  • Contractual Position
  1. Candidates with in-depth experience in Enterprise Java, XML, APIs and related technology will be preferred
  2. Understanding and knowledge of Hybris, Magento, Bluemix, Adobe, Web framework and other platforms.
  3. Knowledge of Omni device developments, Dev Ops continuous integration, Agile.
  4. Understanding of IoT, Chatbots, Machine learning, Al and Fintech technology platforms.
  5. In-depth work and handling experience of API Gateways, Design Patterns, Enterprise File Management Systems, Enterprise service bus and Microservices.

Check Detailed Eligibility for SBI SO 2020

Age Eligibility

  • Regular Position
  1. Lower limit: 30 years of age on or after December 31, 2020
  2. Upper limit: 45 years of age on or after December 31, 2020
  • Contractual Position
  1. Upper limit: 40 years of age.

Age relaxation is provided on the basis of category. For candidates belonging to the reserved category as well as other categories. The reservation and relaxation details are listed below:

  • Scheduled Caste/Tribe: A relaxation of 5 years in the age of eligibility.
  • Other Backward Classes(Non-Creamy Layer):  A relaxation of 3 years in age eligibility.
  • PWD (SC/ST): Age relaxation of 15 years
  • PWD (OBC): Age relaxation of 13 years
  • PWD (GEN): Age relaxation of 10 years

How to Fill SBI SO 2020 Application Form

The application process for the different SBI SO 2020 posts is similar and must be done online. Candidates will have to visit the official website of the conducting authority. The steps included in the application process have been elaborated below:


  • Visit State Bank of India official website
  • Go to ‘Roles @ SBI’ which will navigate to current openings
  • Click on ‘Recruitment of Specialist Cadre Officers in SBI on Regular and Contract basis (Registrations Open)’
  • Download Advertisement (English/ Hindi) in the preferred language
  • Read for eligibility and skills required and check if you fulfil the eligibility.
  1. Applicants should fill in a valid email ID and phone number.
  2. On registration, applicants will receive the registration number.
  3. Registration number along with password should be used to log in to applicant’s account.

Filling of Application Form and Uploading Documents

Once confirmed the eligibility fulfilment click on ‘Apply Online’. Enter all the required details correctly. Upload scanned recent passport-sized photograph and signature in jpg/jpeg format.

Remittance of the Application Fee

Make Payment of Fees via Credit card/Debit card or Net banking. Choose the payment method on the basis of convenience. Applicant’s Admit card will not be generated if the applicant fails to process the payment. Download and save the e-receipt received on successful payment. Click on ‘Submit’.

Once the application is submitted, applicants will be able to download the form. Download and take two print outs of the form. Keep one for reference and send the other copy with required documents and enclosures to the mentioned postal address:

The General Manager, State Bank of India, Corporate Center, Central Recruitment & Promotion Department, Atlanta Building, 3rd Floor, Plot No. 209, VBR, Block No. III, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021.

The application fee is non-refundable and is based category wise. For SC/ST/PWD: INR 100 and for General and OBC category: INR 600. Candidates should employ a valid email address for receiving call letters, advice and interview notifications.

SBI SO 2020 Application for the positions are listed below:

  • Regular Position
  1. Chief Manager (Cost Accountant)
  • Contractual Position
  1. Digital System Architect
  2. System / Business Analyst
  3. Analyst (Analytics)
  4. WAS Administrator
  5. UX Designer
  6. IT Risk Manager
  7. Data Warehouse Architect

Candidates are eligible to apply for more than one post if they fulfil the eligibility criteria. The job description and profile, in brief, is mentioned on the website. Applicants should read before appearing for SBI SO Interview.

Details Present in SBI SO 2020 Application Form

Applicants are required to fill in their details for online application. Details such as Name of the candidate and Father’s Name should be filled as on the Identity certificates. Applicants should keep all the documents and certificates handy to avoid making any errors.

Refer the table below for the details required in SBI SO 2020 Application form

Details Asked Filling Criteria
Name Enter First Name and Last name as on certificates
Name of the Father Enter Fathers First Name and Last Name
Candidate’s Age as on December 31. Years/Months/Days format
Examination as provided by SBI for the position.
Gender Choose gender from the drop-down options
Category Choose your category from the drop-down list
Date of Birth The format should be Date/Month/Year
Residential Address Full residential address with pin code
Phone number Phone number with STD code, if applicable
Email ID A valid email Id should be entered
Academic Details Enter your qualification in the order of latest to oldest such as Degree title, year of passing, scores, percentage etc.
Work Experience Fill in the Current work position, Company name, Job profile or brief description.

SBI SO 2020 Application Form Correction

The application form correction for SBI SO 2020 is possible at certain stages of online application. All the methods are listed below:

  • Form correction will be available through the steps of details until the time of final submission.
  • Applicants can edit and make changes or correct errors in the application form with only three attempts before the closing date.
  • The application details can be edited by using the ‘back’ button at the time of online application.
  • Once applicants register and receive registration number and password, it can be used to login and fill the application entries multiple times till the last date of online application.
  • Applicants will be able to log in and edit the details until the closing date of the online application, in the only condition that they have not processed the payment stage.
  • Once the payment for application fees is processed, the application form cannot be edited.
  • Applicants are required to add and edit before the final submission and payment of fees.
  • No corrections should be sent on the mentioned postal address.

SBI SO 2020 FAQs

Ques. How will I receive my password after registration?

Ans. Once registered using valid email id and phone number, applicants will be navigated to a page with the Registration number and Password. Also, an email regarding successful registration will be sent to the registered email ID.

Ques. Is it necessary to post the Application form to the State Bank of India office?

Ans. It is mandatory to send the print out of the application form. Applicants are required to sign and attach a recent coloured photograph. The documents that should be enclosed are a Birth certificate or Date of birth, Educational qualification certificates, experience letters, current pay slips and form 16/ITR (2017-2020). Applicants should also mention the Post which they are applying on the envelope.

Ques. My browser page went blank after I registered. Is my registration processed?

Ans. No, it should be a technical glitch or due to poor internet connection. Try refreshing your browser and registering again.

Ques. I want to apply for two positions as mentioned on the official website. Is it possible?

Ans. Yes. It is possible to apply for more than 1 post separately if the applicant fulfils the eligibility criteria.

Ques. I want to apply for the contractual position as an Analyst. Can I extend my position after the completion of the contract?

Ans. Possibly, after the completion of your contractual position. There can be an extension which will be decided by the bank.

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


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