SBI SO Exam is held by State Bank of India for recruiting officers in different specialized categories. SBI calls for application of specialist officer (SO) recruitment according to vacancy in different departments. Specifically the recruitment is held for managerial posts, though, notifications are declared for recruitment at senior levels. The recruitment is basically held in two phases, online exam and personal interview, since, in various cases recruitment is conducted by shortlisting candidates monitored by personal interview. 

SBI SO Recruitment 2020 Highlights

Name of examSBI
Held ByState Bank Of India
Level Of ExamNational 
Exam category Graduation or Post graduation
Frequency of exam Once in a Year
Stages of ExamOnline exam or Shortlisting & Interview
Mode of ExamOnline
Duration of Exam135 minutes (Online exam)
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Purpose of ExamFor selection of Specialist Officers
Helpdesk number022-22820427

SBI SO Recruitment 2020 Dates

SBI SO 2020SBI SO 2020 DATESSalient Features
Online registration18-Sep-2020 to 8-Oct-2020SBI has stated recruitment notifications for varied posts under SO category that began on September 18, last date for application is October 8.
SBI SO Admit Card DownloadTo be updatedAll registered candidates need to download  admit card of SBI SOl  for CFO and DPO.
Online Test Tentative date08- March-2020Online written test Deputy Manager post (Law) was held on March 8.
  Date of Interview  02-09-2020 (for Product Manager, Data Analyst Manager and Digital Marketing Manager) 16-Sep-2020 (for Faculty, SBIL, Kolkata)    Candidates will  be finalized for personal interview depending on their performance in the online exam.   SBI has stated interview date for several SBI SO posts, interview will be conducted via video conferencing. The posts are Product Manager, Data Analyst Manager and Digital Marketing Manager, interview on 2nd September.    Interview date for Faculty, SBIL, Kolkata has been stated, the interview via video conferencing was held on September 16.  
Final ResultTo be updatedState Bank of India Specialist officer (SBI SO) result for various posts that comprise banking supervisory specialist, channel manager and data protection officer has been mentioned.

SBI SO Recruitment 2020:Eligibility Criteria

HR Specialist (Recruitment)Upto 35 years as on September 9, 2019
Defence Banking Advisor (Navy & Air Force)Upto 62 years as on February 31, 2020
Manager (Data Scientist)24 to 32 as on August 31, 2020 
Senior Executive (Statistics)35 years as on July 31, 2019
Manager in various categories25-35 years as on August 31, 2020 
Circle Defence Banking AdvisorUpto 60 years as on February 31, 2020
Deputy Manager (Security)25 – 40 years as on August 31, 2020 
Senior Special Executive (Data Analyst)37 years as on July 31, 2019
Deputy Manager (Data Scientist)26 to 35 as on August 31, 2020 
Deputy Manager (System Officer)24 to 32 as on August 31, 2020 
Chief Financial officer57 as on April 1, 2020
Data protection officer 55 as on April 1, 2020
Manager (Digital Marketing) (MMGS-III)Up to 35 years as on January 1, 2020
Product Manager (MMGS-III)Up to 35 years as on January 1, 2020
Manager (Data Analyst) (MMGS-III)Up to 40 years as on January 1, 2020
SME Credit AnalystBetween 25 and 35 as on January 1, 2020
Sr. Executive (Digital Relations), Sr. Executive (Analytics), Sr. Executive (Digital Marketing)Up to 35 years as on January 1, 2020
Executive (FI & MM) 30 years as on March 31, 2020
Sr. Executive (Social Banking & CSR)35 years as on March 31, 2020
Deputy Manager (IS Audit)Between 21 and 35 as on January 1, 2020

Educational qualification:

Chief Financial OfficerBasic: Chartered Accountant Preferred: FRM Certification and/ or CFA  Minimum of 15 years’ experience post qualification work  (as on 01.04.2020) in overseeing financial operations.
Data Protection OfficerBasic: Graduation or its equivalent Preferred Professional Certification: Certified EU GDPR Foundation, CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional), CIPT (Certified Information Privacy Technologist), CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager) etc    Minimum of 15 years’ experience post qualification work (as on April 1, 2020) as Executive/ Supervisor in Corporate Sector.
SME Credit Analyst (MMGS-III)Basic Qualification (Compulsory):
CA/ MBA (Finance) / PGDM (Finance)
/PGDBM(Finance) or equivalent post graduation degree 
Minimum 3 years’ experience of post basic qualification work as on January 01, 2020, in a
Bank/NBFC/PSU/FIs/Credit Rating agency. 
Product Manager (MMGS-III)Basic Qualification (Compulsory):
B.E./B. Tech in Computer Science/
Information Technology/Electronics &
Communication/Electrical & Electronics
Note: Preference will be given to the candidates
with an MBA
Minimum 5 years’ experience post basic qualification as on January 01, 2020, as a product owner in the financial services.
Manager (Data Analyst) (MMGS-III)Basic Qualification (Compulsory):
Bachelor’s degree in Statistics,
Economics, Mathematics or Computer
Minimum 8 years’ post basic qualification experience as on January 01, 2020 with minimum 4 years’ in data science in the financial services. 
Manager (Digital Marketing) (MMGS-III)Basic Qualification (Compulsory):
PGDBM (Marketing)/MMS (Marketing)
from recognized University/ Institute
Minimum 5 years’ experience post basic qualification as on January 01, 2020 in digital marketing in financial services space in Supervisory/ Management role
Sr. Executive (Digital Relations), Sr. Executive (Analytics), Sr. Executive (Digital Marketing)Basic: B.E./ B. Tech with minimum 60% marks in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electrical & Electronics/
Electronics & Communication
Minimum 4 years’ post qualification experience in stated field
Executive (FI & MM)Basic: Graduation in Rural Economy/ Agriculture & Allied Activities/ Horticulture as 4 years full-time courseNo prior experience is needed
Senior Executive
(Social Banking & CSR)
In any discipline full-time graduationNo prior experience is needed
Deputy Manager (IS Audit)Basic: BE/ BTech in Information Technology/ Computer Science/
Computer Application/ Electronics/ Electronics & Instrumentations with minimum 60% marks.
Minimum 2 years’ post-qualification experience 

SBI SO Recruitment 2020: Selection Procedure

Deputy Manager (Law)

  • Selection process comprise of online exam and personal interview
  • Online exam mentioned the pattern given below-
TestNo. of Questions/Maximum marksTime
Reasoning70/7090 mins.
English language50/50
Professional Knowledge50/10045 mins.
  • Question shall be asked from both Hindi and English languages except the English section.
  • Separately, from the section of professional knowledge, the rest of the sections are to be  of qualifying nature. Candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks in these papers as suggested by the exam conducting body.


SBI SO Recruitment 2020: Salary

Selected candidates shall draw salary among the range of Rs 42,020 to Rs 51,490 also with DA, HRA, PF,CCA, Contributory Pension Fund, LFC, Medical Facility etc, as per format given.

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