SBI Specialist Officer Exam Pattern 2018 | New SBI SO Cadre Paper Structure

SBI Specialist Officer Exam Pattern 2018

All SBI SO aspirants listen up!!! The SBI Specialist Officer Exam Pattern has changed as per the latest reports from State Bank of India. Check the new SBI Specialist Cadre Officer Paper Structure in this post below for more details. You can ace the SBI SO Exam only with clear understanding of SBI Specialist Cadre Officer Exam Pattern and latest Syllabus. Download all the details and prepare well for SBI SO Recruitment Exam to beat other contenders in the competitive test.

The candidates can achieve success in the SBI Specialist Officer Recruitment Exam only if they have clarity on marks weight age. Scroll down this page and confirm the new SBI SO Exam Pattern 2018 with all the topics and updated marks scheme. The State Bank Of India Specialist Officer Exam is a gateway to prestigious Banking jobs. Don’t miss this chance!!

The changes to the SBI Specialist Officer Exam Pattern And Syllabus reflect higher standards of testing. Go through this page to know the changes in total duration and number of questions asked in the upcoming SBI SO Examination 2018. The marks scheme, maximum questions, and any additional papers are also listed for various Specialist Officer posts in a tabular form. Check this page, download the necessary details, and get quickly organized for the upcoming SBI SO Exam 2018. Good luck and Godspeed!

SBI PO Syllabus  SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

SBI SO Exam Pattern

All aspirants have to give minimum of 2 papers, while Economist officers also have an additional descriptive essay paper. The topics within each paper include logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude and English language test. The official language officers should also answer the Hindi language test to establish or demonstrate their proficiency as a bilingual or multilingual specialist. All the candidates have to perform exceedingly well in the professional knowledge paper-2 to firmly prove their specialist credentials in their own subject that is specific to each department as listed below.

SBI SO Department Paper 1  Duration: 90 minutes

Max Marks: 120

QA – Quantitative Aptitude

Paper 2   Dur: 45 min Max: 100 Paper 3

Dur: 45 min Max: 50

Systems, CA,& Engineering Language-English

(Total questions)

Reasoning QA Professional Knowledge Descriptive


35 50 35 50
Law 70 50 50
Official Language 35 + Hindi 50 35 50
Economist 35 50 35 50 1

SBI SO Marking Scheme:

The SBI SO 2018 Marking Scheme is explained in the above tabular format. All the SBI Specialist Officer posts have identical marking strategy other than for Law and Economist positions which have fewer or more papers. Have a look at the highlights of the SBI SO 2018 Exam Pattern And Time Duration:

  • State Bank Of India SO Exam will be held in the online mode .
  • Candidates chose their examination centre while submitting application forms.
  • Negative marking of 0.25 or ¼ mark is applied for each incorrect answer,
  • SBI SO 2018 Exam can be given in English and Hindi or both the languages.
  • The examination will have objective type or MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) pattern.

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