SBI SO Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern

The Notification for SBI SO 2023 is out and the online application for various 439 posts has also started. The candidates interested for Specialist Officer (Assistant Manager (AM), Assistant General Manager (AGM), Manager, Deputy Manager, Chief Manager, Product Manager and Senior Product Manager) in SBI must be aware of the updated and latest SBI SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern. 

Candidates are selected through an interview process for different posts filled through SBI SO 2023. The weightage for Written Test is 70% and for Interview is 30%. Knowing the structure of the exam, followed by the sections and topics to be prepared holds prime importance. Let’s start with knowing the SBI SO Exam Pattern first:

SBI SO Exam Pattern 2023

All those who look forward to appear for SBI SO 2023 must be well-versed with the exam pattern and syllabus. 

  1. SBI SO comprises of Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  2. Paper 1 carries 3 sections to be completed in 90 minutes and Paper 2 has Questions on Professional Knowledge Subjects.
  3. The qualifying marks are decided by the State Bank of India.
  4. Except Professional Knowledge (PK) paper, other papers will be of qualifying in nature.
SBI SO Exam Pattern 2023
PaperSectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General AptitudeTest of Reasoning505090 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3535
English Language3535
Professional KnowledgeGeneral IT Knowledge255070 minutes
Role Based Knowledge50100

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SBI SO Syllabus 2023

Now, let’s have a look at the topics to be prepared under each section. Here is the detailed SBI SO Syllabus 2023 for Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General IT Knowledge, and Role Based Knowledge. 

SBI SO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Roots
  • Bar Graphs
  • Logarithms
  • Probability
  • Problems on Ages
  • Time and Distance
  • Line Graphs
  • Problems on Trains
  • Decimal & Fractions
  • Averages
  • HCF & LCM
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Pie Charts
  • Simplification
  • Profit and Loss
  • Clocks
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Time and Work
  • Number System
  • Boats & Streams
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Heights & Distances Partnership

SBI SO Syllabus for Reasoning

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Alphabet Test
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Number, Ranking, and Time Sequence Test
  • Eligibility Test
  • Inserting the Missing Character
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Puzzle Test
  • Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle
  • Inserting the Missing Character
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Theme Detection
  • Statement – Conclusions
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence

SBI SO Syllabus for English Language

SBI SO Syllabus for General IT Knowledge

  • Working with Internet
  • Operating System
  • Cyber Security
  • Software Packages
  • MS Word, Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Access
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Structures
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Spreadsheet
  • Basic Concepts

SBI SO Syllabus for Role-Based Knowledge

Part 2 of SBI SO Paper 2 (Professional Knowledge) includes questions from Role-Based Knowledge and a few of the subjects has been covered in this section. 

SBI SO Syllabus for Chartered Accountant

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

SBI SO Syllabus for System/IT Officer

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

SBI SO Syllabus for Statistician

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

SBI SO Syllabus for Finance Officers

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

SBI SO Syllabus for Law Officers

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

SBI SO 2023 Marks Weightage

The Final Merit list for SBI SO posts would be prepared based on normalization of marks scored in online written test and interview with 70:30 weightage respectively. 

GradesMarks Distribution
JMGS-I & MMGS-IIWritten Test: 70%Interview: 30%
SBI SO Syllabus 2023- FAQs

The detailed SBI SO Syllabus 2023 has been discussed in the article for each subject.

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