SBI SO Syllabus 2019 - State Bank of India (SBI) releases the syllabus for Specialist Officers (SO). SBI SO syllabus 2019 can provide the idea about topics, types of questions, sub-topics, different sections etc. The questions of SBI SO 2019 will be asked from papers like Reasoning, English and Professional Knowledge. With the help of SBI SO syllabus 2019, candidates can prepare for the online exam to score good marks. There are different topics and subtopics under SBI SO syllabus which must be focused on by candidates during preparation. SBI SO syllabus 2019 is designed to check the candidates’ basic knowledge about the language, to check the problem-solving ability and the understanding about the professional course they have applied for.

SBI SO Syllabus 2019

Highlights of SBI SO Syllabus 2019 

SBI conducts the online written exam and personal interview for few posts whereas the selection of candidates for few posts are done only on the basis of interview. Check the details about SBI SO syllabus 2019 by reading this article below.

Paper wise SBI SO Syllabus 2019 




Data Sufficiency

Statement – Arguments

Theme Detection

Arithmetical Reasoning

Direction Sense Test

Mathematical Operations

Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle



Statement – Conclusions

Puzzle Test

Logical Venn Diagrams

Clocks & Calendars

Alphabet Test


Series Completion

Logical Sequence of Words

Situation Reaction Test


English Language



Idioms & Phrases

Sentence Correction

Passage Completion

Fill in the Blanks

Error Correction





Unseen Passages

Sentence Completion

Word Formation

Passage Correction

Idioms and Phrases

Subject-Verb Agreement



Sentence Rearrangement

Professional Knowledge - For all Finance Posts

Negotiable Instruments

Banking Operational Laws

Loans and Advances

Banking Regulated Laws

Ethics and Corporate Governance in Banking

Banker-Customer Relations

Banking Security Laws

Electronic Banking

Financial Analysis

Computer Organisation

Professional Knowledge - For basic

Computer Networks

Data Structure

Basic Programming Languages (C, C++, Java

Digital Electronics

Web Technologies

Data Base Management Systems (DBMS)

Network Programming

Basic concepts of Software and Hardware

Software Engineering 

Information Systems


SBI SO Exam Pattern 2019

The exam conducting authority, SBI releases the exam pattern of SBI SO along with the notification. SBI SO exam pattern 2019 varies post-wise. Candidates can know the different sections, the number of questions, maximum marks, scheme about negative making through The exam pattern of SBI SO. As per the exam pattern, there will be three papers for online test - Reasoning, English language and Professional Knowledge.

The online exam of SBI SO for reasoning paper will be held for 70 marks, for English paper the exam will be conducted for 50 marks whereas the Professional Knowledge paper will be conducted for 100 marks. Check the table below to know SBI SO exam pattern 2019.


No.of question 






90 minutes

English language



Professional Knowledge



45 minutes

FAQs of SBI SO Exam Pattern 2019

Q. Is there any scheme of negative marking in SBI SO 2019?

Ans. No, there is no scheme of negative marking for SBI SO.

Q. Is the exam pattern same for all the posts of SBI SO?

Ans. No, the exam pattern varies for all posts of SBI SO 2019.

Q. What are the topics under SBI SO syllabus for Professional knowledge?

Ans. The syllabus of SBI SO under professional knowledge covers topics related to finance, programming, topics related to software etc.

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I want to study Masters in USA so I decided to take loan of 20lakhs in sbi... So could I repay loan within time by doing part-time work

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Aug, 2019
Dear Divya, if you plan to go to USA on a student visa, you get to work only part time and for a specific period of hours in a week and not beyond that. And Banks allow you to pay only the interest amount until you finish the course and get a job. Post that, you also need to take care of the Principal and the Interest towards your student loan. Your student visa allows you to work for 20 hours in a week in the campus and upto 40 hours a week during break periods. And during the 1st year, you cannot accept any off campus work which means your opportunities are limited. And so will be your income. So the first year what you earn might be sufficient to take care of your own bills because you still need to figure out a way to spend smart and save even smarter. To be honest, with part time it is unlikely that you can pay off the whole loan. You can do it once you get a full time job post your Masters. And whether you can repay it on time or not depends on how much you pay towards the student loan. If your loan is a floating interest type, as and when you pay towards the Principal, the interest is added only towards the remaining principal. If your loan is a fixed interest loan, you will continue to pay the same interest no matter what might be your Principal. So this is something that you need to consider before taking a loan for that huge amount.

What should I apply for after 12 SCRA Or IIT? Right now I am in 11th and scored 90.6% in 10th ICSE board.

Yash Dev Student Expert 18th Aug, 2019
Hello student that depends on your intrest both are two different thing for iit you need to clear jee advance and for scra you need to prepare for it.
As eligibility criteria says The eligibility criteria is as under;

17-21 years
3 years relaxation for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates
5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PD candidates.


Passed 12th (Maths + Physics/Chemistry)or equivalent from some recognised board with first or second division.

Also, B.Sc. (Maths/Physics) are eligible to apply for the exam.

Kindly refer the last year SCRA advertisement for complete details about the eligibility criteria.

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Is nrti is same as scra. Please tell me

ANKIT KUMAR SHARMA Student Expert 17th Jul, 2019

Hello Nishu!

NRTI is a university which offers only two courses in Transportation engineering and BBA in transportation management and SCRA is a exam which is conducted by UPSC.After clearing the exam you have to do bachelor programme in mechanical or electrical engineering from IRIEM college.Both NRTI and SCRA are associated with railways.

Hope it answer your concerns.


Is scra paper held in 2019 and what are eligibility and important dates

bhakti 12th Jul, 2019

hello aspirant ,

yes scra is going to held in2019 and for important dates and eligibility criteria kindly refer link below :

hope this will help you !


H,my running age is 20 and 21st april 2020.. i will be 21, so.. can i apply for sbi so exam 2020..?

Shreya Singh Student Expert 6th Jul, 2019

Dear Student, the eligibility criteria for SBI SO exam is between the age 21 to 30 years. A candidate at the time of application, if lies within the same range is eligible to appear for the exam. As you will be of 21 years during the time of application you can definitely proceed for the exam.

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