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  • Last Modified 08-06-2022
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SBI SO 2022: Dates, Application Form, Vacancy, Eligibility

SBI SO 2022: The State Bank of India (SBI) started online applications for various System Officer posts on April 27, 2022. Interested candidates can apply online on the official website, i.e., sbi.co.in. Furthermore, they can also use the direct link provided in this article to apply for SBI SO 2022. The last date to submit the online application is May 17, 2022.

The bank announced vacancies for multiple posts under Specialist Cadre Officers. Moreover, the selection process involves an online written test followed by an interview. SBI will conduct the online test for System Officers on June 25, 2022. Furthermore, the authority will release the admit card on June 16, 2022. Read on to find out more.

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Latest: The SBI SO 2022 application form for System Officers is available now. Candidates can apply online here.

SBI SO Overview 2022

Before proceeding to check the complete information on SBI SO 2022, candidates must go through the table below for the key highlights of the recruitment process.

ParticularsDetails
Name of the recruitment processState Bank of India Specialist Cadre Officers
Commonly known asSBI SO 
FrequencyVaries across vacancies
Selection ProcessOnline Written Examination and Interview
Mode of application formOnline
Application FeeRs. 750/-
Official websitesbi.co.in

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SBI SO Event Schedule

The State Bank of India has released the recruitment notifications for Assistant Manager posts under the SBI Specialist Officers category. Events in the SBI SO selection process include application submission, downloading call letters and appearing for the interview. Check the table below to know all the important dates of SBI SO 2022.

EventSBI SO Dates
SBI SO Notification 2022February 04, 2022
SBI SO Online Registration Starts FromFebruary 05, 2022
Last Date to Apply Online for SBI SOFebruary 25, 2022
SBI SO Admit CardMarch 05, 2022, onwards
SBI SO Exam DateMarch 20, 2022
Declaration of resultTo Be Notified Later

SBI SO Schedule for System Officer

EventDates
Commencement of online registrationsApril 27, 2022
Last date to apply and pay fees onlineMay 17, 2022
Last date for printing of application formJune 01, 2022
Downloading of call lettersJune 16, 2022
Date of online testJune 25, 2022
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SBI SO Vacancies

The State Bank of India has released the SBI SO Notification 2022. Candidates can check the table below for the Assistant Manager vacancies under the Specialist Officers categories. 

SBI SO Vacancies

Name of SO PostVacancies
Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist)15
Assistant Manager (Routing & Switching)33
Total48

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SBI SO Salary

Payscale for various posts under the Specialist Officer varies according to the cadre. Candidates can check the table below to know the SBI SO salary for various vacancies.

SBI SO Salary 2022

Name of SO PostPay Scale
Assistant Manager (Network Security Specialist), (Routing & Switching)36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840
Deputy Manager (Security)31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
Manager (Retail Products)42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490
Data Trainer42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490
Data Translator50030-1460/4-55870-1650/2-59170
Senior Consultant Analyst59170-1650/2-62470-1800/2-66070
Assistant General Manager59170-1650/2-62470-1800/2-66070
Data Protection OfficerCTC is not a limiting factor for a suitable candidate
Deputy Manager (Data Scientist) 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
Manager (Data Scientist) 42020-1310/5-48570 -1460/2 -51490
Deputy Manager (System Officer)31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
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SBI SO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria before they proceed to submit the application form. Ineligible candidates will get their candidature rejected in later stages of the recruitment process. Candidates can check the post-wise eligibility criteria below.

For Assistant Manager Post

  1. Age – This post does not have any lower age limit for the post, but the upper age limit is 40 years.
  2. Educational Qualification – First Division in Bachelor’s Degree (Full Time) in any stream. (minimum 60% marks in any stream from any recognised University).
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have 3 years of experience in managing network of any reputed organisation with at least 1.5 years in any one of the following (as on 31.08.2021):
    1. Level-2 resource in an organisation in the business of providing Network Services, OR
    2. As TAC resource of an OEM (in the field of network security devices such as firewall, IPS etc.) OR
    3. Experience in managing network security for any organisation in BFSI sector.
  4. Desired experience: Banking or IT sector.
  5. Specific Skills:
    1. Should have expert level knowledge in IT Security, routing, switching protocol and networking devices.
    2. Should have Sound analytical and troubleshooting skills,
    3. Must have good team Management and co-ordination skills,
    4. Fluency in Hindi and English languages

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For Deputy Manager (Security) Post

  1. Age – Candidates must fall between the age bar of 25 years to 40 years
  2. Educational Qualification – Graduate candidates irrespective of the stream
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years commissioned service in any of the following with minimum of 5 years’ service in that rank or officer of identical rank with minimum of 5 years’ service in Para Military Force
    1. Army
    2. Navy
    3. Air Force 
    4. Police Officer not below the rank of ASP / Dy. SP 

For Manager (Retail Products) Post

  1. Age – Candidates whose age falls between the age bar of 25 years to 35 years are eligible for the post
  2. Educational Qualification – Candidates must have completed a full-time MBA/ PGDM or Post Graduate Management degree along with a full-time B.E./ B.Tech in any of the following disciplines from a recognised institute
    1. Information Technology
    2. Computer
    3. Computer Science
    4. Electronics
    5. Electronics and Communication
    6. Electrical and Electronics 
    7. Combination of any of the above
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have a minimum of 48 months experience as an Executive in a Supervisory/ Management role in a Scheduled Commercial Bank in the Retail Financial domain.
  4. Skill Required – Candidates will require the following skills for the job 
    1. Product Development
    2. Product Management
    3. Digital Innovation
    4. Business Strategy
    5. Marketing Strategy
    6. Excellent Communication 
    7. Leadership Skills

For Data Trainer Post

  1. Age – The State Bank of India hasn’t set any lower age limit for the post, the upper age limit for the post is 38 years
  2. Educational Qualification – Candidates holding a B.E. / B. Tech in Computer Science/Information Technology or MCA from a recognised University/Institution are eligible.
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years post basic qualification experience in the software industry related to Banking. Out of these 7 years, a minimum of 3 years of experience as Consultant Analytics is required by the candidate.

For Data Translator Post

  1. Age – Candidates mustn’t be older than 40 years of age for the specified post
  2. Educational Qualification – Candidates having a B.Tech in CS/IT or MCA from a recognized Institution/ University are eligible to apply.
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have at least 10 years’ post-basic qualification experience in the software industry related to Banking. Out of these 10 years, 3 years experience must be devoted as a Consultant Analytics.

For Senior Consultant Analyst Post

  1. Age – Candidates must not cross the upper age of 45 years to apply for the post of Senior Consultant Analyst.
  2. Educational Qualification – Candidates holding a B. Tech in CS/IT or MCA degree from a recognized university/institution are eligible to apply for the post.
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have at least 12 years of post-basic qualification experience in the software industry related to Banking. Out of the total work experience, candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Consultant in Analytics.

For Assistant General Manager Post

  1. Age – Candidates should not cross the age of 45 years to apply for the post of Assistant General Manager.
  2. Educational Qualification – Candidates must hold a B.E./ B.Tech / MCA degree from a recognized Institution in India.
  3. Work Experience – Minimum work experience of 14 years in the IT field is required. Out of the 14 years of total experience, candidates must have at least 5 years of experience in IT architectural functions at a Senior Executive Level position.

For Data Protection Officer Post

  1. Age – A maximum age of 55 years is applicable for the post of Data Protection Officer
  2. Educational qualification – Candidates completing graduation or equivalent are eligible for the post irrespective of the discipline.
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have a minimum work experience of 15 years as an Executive/ Supervisor in the Corporate Sector. Out of these 15 years, candidates must have a minimum of 5 years experience in the BFSI Sector. 

For Deputy Manager (Data Scientist) Post

  1. Age – SBI has set the following upper and lower age limit for the post of Deputy Manager (Data Scientist)
    1. Lower Age – 24 years
    2. Upper Age – 32 years
  2. Educational Qualification – Candidates must complete B.Tech/M.Tech in any of the following disciplines 
    1. Computer Science
    2. Information Technology
    3. Data Science
    4. Machine Learning and AI 
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of overall work experience in a related field.

NOTE – Candidates completing B.E./B.TEch programme must obtain a minimum of 60% 

For Manager (Data Scientist) Post

  1. Age – Candidates whose age falls between 26 years to 35 years are eligible to apply for the post of a manager
  2. Educational Qualification – Candidates must complete B.Tech/ M.Tech in CS/ IT/ Data Science/ Machine Learning and AI
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must hold a minimum work experience of 5 years in a related field

NOTE – Candidates completing B.E./B.TEch programme must obtain a minimum of 60% 

For Deputy Manager (System Officer) Post

  1. Age – Candidates must fall between the age group of 24 years to 32 years
  2. Educational Qualification – Candidates must have completed B.Tech/ M.Tech in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Machine Learning and AI
  3. Work Experience – Candidates must have a minimum work experience of 3 years in a related field.

NOTE – Candidates completing B.E./B.TEch programme must obtain a minimum of 60% 

SBI SO Application Process

Candidates can apply for SBI SO 2022 in an online mode only. The State Bank of India does not provide any other mode to fill the SBI SO application form. Candidates need to visit the official website of the bank to submit the application form. Knowing the stepwise procedure to apply online will help in the hassle-free submission of the form. Space below mentions the steps to apply online.

  • 1st Step – Visit the official website of the State Bank of India, i.e. sbi.co.in.
  • 2nd Step – Click on the tab stating ‘Careers’ available in the top right corner
  • 3rd Step – Click on ‘Current Openings’ from the drop-down menu under ‘Join SBI.’
  • 4th Step – Click on ‘Apply Online’ from the relevant notification
  • 5th Step – Enter the details, including personal information, contact information, academic records, previous work experience, etc.
  • 6th Step – Upload relevant documents in the requisite format
  • 7th Step – Pay the application fee in the preferred mode

SBI SO Document Specifications

Candidates have to upload certain documents while filling the online application form. They must upload all the documents in a specified format, size and dimensions. The space below mentions the list of documents and the specifications to upload the same.

Name of DocumentFormatFile sizeDimensions
Brief Resume PDFUp to 500 KBA4
ID Proof PDFUp to 500 KBA4
Proof of Date of Birth PDFUp to 500 KBA4
Educational Certificates – Relevant Mark-Sheets/ Degree Certificate PDFUp to 500 KBA4
Experience certificates PDFUp to 500 KBA4
PwD CertificatePDFUp to 500 KBA4
Salary SlipsPDFUp to 500 KBA4
Form 16PDFUp to 500 KBA4
SignatureJPG or JPEG10 KB – 20 KB140 Pixels x 60 Pixels
PhotographJPG or JPEG20 KB – 50 KB200 Pixels x 230 Pixels

SBI SO Application Fee

Candidates need to pay an application fee while filling the SBI SO form. SBI will treat the application form as incomplete if the candidate cannot pay the application fee before the last date. Space below mentions the SBI SO application fee as per the candidate’s category.

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBCRs. 750/-
SC/ ST/ PWDExempted from fee payment

NOTE – SBI SO application fee once paid will not be refunded nor can be adjusted to any other examination/selection process conducted by SBI.

SBI SO Selection Process

The State Bank of India hasn’t defined a common selection process for all the posts under the Specialist Officer category. Recruitment to most of the posts will be based on an interview. While recruitment to a few posts like Assistant Manager will be based on written examination. The basic selection process for major posts under the Specialist Officer is as follows.

  1. Written Examination– Candidates fulfilling the SBI SO eligibility criteria shall be considered for the written examination. The State Bank of India conducts the Professional Knowledge Test to shortlist eligible candidates for the interview process. The exam pattern will consists of 80 questions for 100 marks. The time alloted for written test is 120 minutes and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  2. Interview – Candidates need to appear for the SBI SO interview to participate in the selection process. The interview round for major posts shall carry 100 marks. The State Bank of India will decide category wise qualifying marks. Candidates obtaining more than or equal to the qualifying marks shall be considered for recruitment.
  3. Merit List – The State Bank of India shall prepare a merit list for selection in the descending order of scores obtained in the interview round. In case of a similar score in the interview, SBI will consider the age of the candidate to allot a merit position to the candidate.

SBI SO Call Letter 2022

The State Bank of India will issue the call letter for the written test from March 5, 2022, onwards. SBI will send the SBI SO call letter via email and will also be available on the official website. Bank will not send the hard copy of the SBI SO hall ticket (call letter) via post. SBI SO call letter will aid the entry process at the venue of the interview. Failing to carry the call letter will lead to denial in the entry to the exam centre. Thus, candidates need to download the SBI SO 2022 call letter before the last date. Additionally, candidates need to carry photo-bearing ID proof on the exam date. 

Candidates will find several details in the SBI SO call letter including the exam schedule, exam venue, details of the candidate and more. Officials will verify all the details in the call letter and ID card with the details provided by the candidates while filling the SBI SO Application Form.

SBI SO Result 2022

The State Bank of India will release the SBI SO Result in the form of a merit list. Candidates can visit the official website, i.e. sbi.co.in to check the SBI SO result. SBI SO merit list will mention the registration numbers of all the selected candidates for the recruitment. Access to the SBI SO merit list PDF requires the candidates to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • 1st Step – Visit the official website of SBI, i.e. sbi.co.in.
  • 2nd Step – Click on the tab stating ‘Careers’ available in the top right corner of the homepage.
  • 3rd Step – Click on ‘Current Openings’ from the drop-down menu under ‘Join SBI.’
  • 4th Step – Click the PDF file link for SBI SO merit list appearing under the relevant notification

FAQs on SBI SO 2022

Candidates may come across several queries while the SBI SO recruitment process. The space below mentions some frequently asked questions that will help in the resolution of common doubts.

Q.1 – What is the fullform of SBI SO?
A.1 –
The full form of SBI SO is the State Bank of India Specialist Officer.

Q.2 – When will SBI SO 2022 notification be released?
A.2 –
The State Bank of India has already released the SBI SO notification on the official website. The application process will start from February 5 to 25, 2022.

Q.3 – What is the selection process for SBI SO recruitment?
A.3 – The State Bank of India will conduct an interview round to select candidates for most of the posts under the Specialist Officer category. SBI might conduct a recruitment examination for a few posts under the category, depending upon the number of applications and vacancies.

Q.4 – What is the application fee for SBI SO?
A.4 – The State Bank of India will charge Rs. 750 as the SBI SO application fee from unreserved category candidates. Reserved category candidates are exempted from application fee payment.

Q.5 – What are the documents required to fill the SBI SO application form?
A.5 –
Candidates need to upload copies of their resume, ID proof, Date of Birth proof, educational certificates, experience certificates, PwD certificate, salary slips, Form 16, signature and photograph while filling the SBI SO application form. 

You may also check:

SBI SO NotificationSBI SO Syllabus
Exam Pattern of SBI SOSBI SO Admit Card
SBI SO Previous Year PapersCut-off for SBI SO
SBI SO ResultSBI SO Preparation

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