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January 2018

An official notification for the recruitment of 50 Specialist Officers is published by the State Bank of India (SBI). A career in SBI Bank is something most banking aspirants dream of. If you happen to be one of those, read about SBI Recruitment 2018 for Deputy Manager Post.

About Exam

As you all know, State Bank of India is India’s largest public sector bank and so getting job in the State Bank of India is like a dream come true for most candidates. Every Year, SBI conduct online examination for the recruitment of Specialist Officer.

Application Process

The candidates who aspire to apply for the SBI SO Recruitment must make sure that they fulfill the required eligibility criteria and educational qualifications for the post. If you do not meet the required specifications in certain fields like age limit, qualification etc, you will not be able to submit the SBI SO Application Form.


The State Bank of India has notified all candidates that there are 119 Vacancies under SBI Special Cadre Officer Recruitment 2018. Let us know the category-wise Special Cadre Officer Vacancy for SBI Recruitment 2018.

Total No. of Vacancies: 119 Posts

  • Special Management Executive (Regular): 35 Posts
  • Deputy General Manager (Law) (Contractual): 01 Post
  • Deputy General Manager (Law) (Regular): 01 Post
  • Deputy Manager (Law) (Regular): 82 Posts

You can apply for the post only if you fulfill eligibility criteria mentioned in SBI Special Cadre Officer Notification 2018.

Selection Process

The SBI SO selection procedure consists a two tier selection system i.e. Common Written Exam and Interview. Those who score as per the criterion set by the Bank in the written test will be eligible for the Interview.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for all posts under SBI Special Cadre Officer will be constituted of 2 factors, Age Limit and Educational Qualification.

Age Limit

Age Limits 

 To apply for the SBI Special Cadre Officer 2018 Recruitment posts candidates should possess the following age limit Special Management Executive

  • Minimum – 30 years
  • Maximum – 40 years

Deputy General Manager (Law)

  • Minimum – 42 years
  • Maximum – 52 years

Deputy Manager (Law)

  • Minimum – 25 years
  • Maximum – 35 years

Educational Qualification

Educational Qualifications

Applicants should complete the Post Graduation from the recognized board

  • Special Management Executive (Regular) To apply for SBI Special Cadre Officer 2018 the candidate should possess CA/ ICWA/ ACS/ MBA in Finance or 2 years PG Diploma in Finance
Experience (As on 31.12.2017)
Minimum 5 years post qualification experience (as on 31.12.2017) as an Executive in Supervisory/ Management role :
  • Deputy General Manager (Law – Contractual) Degree in Law (3 years/ 5 years) from a recognized University India.
Experience (As on 31.12.2017)
Enrolled as Advocate with Bar Council and having minimum 17 years of experience as Law Officer
  • Deputy General Manager (Law – Regular)
Degree in Law (3 years/ 5 years) from a recognized University India. Post Graduate degree in Law will be preferable
Experience (As on 31.12.2017) Enrolled as Advocate with Bar Council and having minimum 17 years of experience as Law
  • Officer Deputy Manager (Law – Regular)
Degree in Law (3 years/ 5 years) from a recognised University India. Experience (As on 31.12.2017) Enrolled as Advocates with Bar Council and having 4 years of experience as practicing Advocate OR Law Officer


SBI SO Syllabus

For any recruitment exam, the syllabus is the most important piece of information with which candidates prepare accordingly. Here we have provided the entire SBI SO Syllabus for all the subjects of SBI SO written examination. Other than Professional Knowledge, the SBI SO syllabus across different subjects for Deputy Manager (Law) and Assistant Manager(Systems) is as follows:

SBI SO Syllabus for Reasoning

  • Coding and Decoding
  • Ranking
  • Element Series
  • Directions
  • Alphabet
  • Circular Arrangements
  • Linear Arrangements
  • Assignments
  • Blood Relations
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Syllogisms

SBI SO Syllabus for English Language

  • Finding errors
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence Completion
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Cloze Passage
  • Reading Comprehension

SBI SO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplifications
  • Approximations
  • Number System
  • LCM and HCF
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Alligations and Mixtures
  • Ages and Partnership
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Set Theory
  • Caselet
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration

*Please note that Quantitative Aptitude is not a part of the examination for Deputy Manager (Law)

Exam Pattern

S.No.TestNo. of Ques.MarksTime
1 Test of Reasoning 50 50* 90 mins
2 Qualitative Aptitude 35 35*
3 English 35 35*
4 Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 mins

Excluding Professional Knowledge, all other papers will be qualifying in nature. Candidates have to acquire equal or above the cutoff to become eligible for appearing in the Interview process.

Job Profile

The job profile of a Bank SO in the marketing department can be quite hectic. The primary responsibility of Marketing Officers is usually around bringing more business to the bank and increase profit. Some of the important tasks assigned to a Specialist Officer in the Marketing Department are as follows.

  • Prepare a cost-effective budget for advertising. In addition to this, they also might be a part of the negotiation team.
  • Manage various marketing channels such as posters, televised commercials, newspaper ads etc. It is also necessary to check and cross-check content shared through these channels.
  • Most importantly, handle certain aspects of Bank PR Department in order to foster a positive image of the Bank in from of customers and possible clients.

Bank SO (HR Officer)

As the name suggests, Specialist Officer in the HR Department will be looking into Human Resource Activities. The set of important tasks and duties of a Bank SO in the HR Department are:

  • Analyse existing HR policies. Suggest changes if need be.
  • Implement new policies fostering a positive attitude among the people working in the Bank.
  • Handle all cases of misconduct which require attention from the HR department.
  • At times, be a part of the Selection and Recruitment Committee.

Bank SO (Law Officer)

A Specialist Officer in the Department of Law handles all the legal work of the Bank. A set of tasks assigned a Bank SO in IT Section are:

  • Look into the current policies and detect errors, if any.
  • Draft legal notice and documents for various processes in a Bank.
  • Provide Legal Assistance in issues related bank frauds, accusations, etc.
  • Safeguard the integrity and reputation of the Bank.

Bank SO (Agricultural Field Officer)

The tasks on a Bank SO as an Agricultural Field Officer can be quite challenging. Here is a brief overview of the various tasks and duties.

  • Provide detailed information to all the customers about various banking processes and schemes.
  • Explain government related schemes and benefits plan to the people.
  • Promote loans of all the people who fulfill the criteria and norms of the bank.

Bank SO (Rajbhasha Adhikari)

Hindi is our National Language. Yet the mainstream industry is dominated by English. Hence, in order to promote Hindi in a Bank, a highly qualified candidate gets assigned to the position of Bank SO Rajbhasha Adhikari. The essentials tasks under the post are.

  • Translate and Proofread all the important documents that are circulated in the Bank. These documents can be internal or outbound. It is the duty of Rajbhasha Adhikari to complete this task efficiently.
  • Organize workshops for training bank personnel in the language that is spoken by most of the customers.
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari officers also have to ensure that the official notifications and directives send between the banking government organizations must be in both Hindi and English Language. 

IBPS SO: Salary Package

The salary structure for the IBPS SO is calculated considering all the perks offered to them. However, an SO under Scale I is provided — Rs 14,500 – 600/7 – 18,700 – 700/2 – 20,100 -800/7 – 25,700/- approximately. So, the cash-in-hand will be around Rs. 24,000-32,000 nearly.

Those under IBPS SO Scale II, the BASIC PAY given is Rs 19,400 700/1- 20,100 – 800/10 – 28,100/ approximately. During appointment, the salary will be Rs. 34,000-40,000 approximately. After completion of the first year, an increment of Rs. 700 will be due on the basic pay. After that the increment on the basic pay is Rs. 800/- for the next 10 years.


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