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Get to know the SBI SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Check the Marking Scheme, Duration, the subjects asked in SBI SO Examination.

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State Bank of India (SBI) conducts SBI Specialist Officer (SO) Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates. SBI SO 2021 is expected to be held soon. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for SBI SO Exam 2021 should be familiar with the syllabus and pattern of the exam to strategise their preparation well. SBI SO syllabus comprises of the list of topics and subjects from which questions are asked in SBI SO Exam. In this article we have explained SBI SO syllabus in detail for the benefit of the candidates.

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## SBI SO Syllabus 2021

Questions in SBI SO exam are asked from subjects such as Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and IT Professional Knowledge. The detailed syllabus for each of these subjects is as given below:

### SBI SO Syllabus: Reasoning

• Coding and Decoding
• Blood Relations
• Similarities and Differences
• Syllogism
• Non-Verbal Series
• Statements and Argument
• Statement and Conclusion
• Alphabet Series
• Seating Arrangement
• Puzzles
• Clocks and Calendars
• Relationships
• Decision Making

### SBI SO Syllabus: English Language

Question in this section are asked from the following topics:
• Comprehension
• Cloze Test
• Tenses
• Vocabulary
• Prepositions
• Sentence Completion
• Sentence Rearrangement
• Synonyms and Antonyms
• Error Detection

### SBI SO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

• Simplification
• Number System
• Ratio and Proportion
• Profit and Loss
• Interest
• Percentage
• Discount
• Time and Work
• Probability
• Average
• Surds and Indices
• Height and Distance
• Boats and Streams
• Mensuration
• Permutation and Combination
• Volume and Surface Area
• Data Interpretation and Analysis

### SBI SO Syllabus: IT Professional Knowledge

• Normalization
• Overview of SQL Queries
• E-R Diagrams
• Transaction Management
• Data Constraints
• Sequences and Indices
• Data Directory
• Control structures
• Database Triggers
• Implicit and Explicit Cursors
• Types of Operating Systems
• Page replacement
• Process
• C, C++
• OOP- Object-oriented Programming language
• Memory Partition
• Semaphore
• File Concepts, Access Methods,
• Distributed Operating Systems
• Scheduling
• Security and Threats Protection
• Computer Organization & Hardware
• Data Communication and Networking
• Network Architecture
• Types of networks
• OSI Model
• TCP-IP model
• Data Communication
• Network Security
• Software engineering
• Software Development Life cycle
• Software Design and Maintenance
• Requirement Elicitation
• Software development Models

## SBI SO Exam Pattern

The selection procedure for SBI SO consists of two stages- written exam and interview. Candidates who qualify the written exam appear for the interview. The details of the exam pattern are as follows:

### SBI SO Written Exam Pattern

For the post of Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager, and IT Security Expert
• The exam is conducted online.
• A total of 185 questions are asked.
• Questions are objective in nature.
• The duration of the exam is 160 minutes.
• Each correct answer is awarded one mark.
• There is no negative marking in the exam.
 Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Reasoning 50 50 90 minutes English Language 35 35 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 IT Professional Knowledge 75 150 70 minutes Total 185 275 160 minutes

For the post of Project Manager, Application Architect and Technical Lead
 Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Reasoning 50 50 90 minutes English Language 35 35 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 Role-based Knowledge 50 100 IT Professional Knowledge 25 50 70 minutes Total 185 275 160 minutes

### SBI SO Interview

Candidates who qualify the written exam have to appear for the interview. Interview carries a total of 25 marks. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in written exam and interview.

## SBI SO Syllabus FAQs

### Q. What are the subjects from which questions are asked in SBI SO Exam?

A. Questions are asked from subjects such as Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and IT Professional Knowledge.

### Q. Is there negative marking in SBI SO Exam?

A. No, there is no negative marking in SBI SO Exam.

### Q. What is the duration of SBI SO Exam?

A. The duration of SBI SO Exam is 160 minutes.

### Q. How many questions are asked in SBI SO Exam?

A. A total of 185 questions are asked in SBI SO Exam.

### Q. What is the syllabus for English section of SBI SO Exam?

A. Questions in English section are asked from the following topics: Comprehension, Cloze Test, Adjectives, Adverbs, Tenses, Vocabulary, Prepositions, Sentence Completion, Sentence Rearrangement, Synonyms and Antonyms, Error Detection.

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