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The State Bank of India released a recruitment notification today to invite applications for 470+ vacancies for Specialist Cadre Officers. If interested, you can apply for either a regular or a contractual role. SBI is the largest banking and financial services company in India by revenue, assets and market capitalization. Therefore, it is one of the most reputed names to be professionally associated with. This article on SBI Specialist Officers Recruitment 2016 will provide you:

Read this detailed notification carefully and then download it as PDF to know more.

Important Dates For SBI SO Recruitment:

Event Date
Online Registration
of Application
4th October 2016
to 22nd October 2016
Online Payment of Fee 4th October 2016
to 22nd October 2016
Call Letter Download
for Online test
15th November 2016
Date of Online Test
(Tentative)
25th November 2016
Last Date of Receipt of Hard Copy
of Online application along with
enclosure (only for Post Sr. No. 5 to 32)
26th October 2016

Pay Scale of SBI Specialist Officers:

Regular Positions

Grade Pay Scale
JMGS I 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
MMGS II 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
MMGS III 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490
  • You will also be eligible for DA, HRA. CCA, PF, Contributory Pension Fund and perquisites as admissible to the corresponding grade etc. as per rules.
  • Total compensation for JMGS I, MMGS II, MMGS III will be Rs.11.63 lacs, Rs.15.09 lacs, Rs.18.32 lacs per annum approx., respectively.

Contractual Positions

As per the SBI SO Recruitment Notification 2016, the gross salary would comprise of fixed and variable components but will not be a limiting factor for a suitable candidate.

Vacancies for SBI SO Recruitment:

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Eligibility Criteria for SBI Specialist Officers Recruitment:

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Exam Pattern for SBI SO Recruitment:

The SBI SO Recruitment exam for all the Regular Posts (Systems, Developers, Test Lead, Tester & Statistician):

Tests No. of Qs Marks Time
Reasoning 50 50 90 min
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 35 35
Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 min

Selection Procedure for regular posts:

  • The notification says that you will be selected after an Online Test and an Interview. However, if the number of applicants is less, then the bank reserves the right to complete the selection after shortlisting and interview.
  • Reasoning, Quantitative aptitude and English Language exams are of qualifying nature only. Therefore, you have to pass the minimum qualifying marks (to be decided by the bank) in these exams.
  • The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the Interview.
  • The questions will be bilingual (i.e. in Hindi & English). You have the option to answer the questions in Hindi or English (except for the test of English Language).
  • You have the option of appearing in the interview in Hindi.
  • The bank will notify you about the official exam date through their website. We suggest you to keep checking their website for the same.

Selection Procedure for contractual posts:

  • Selection for contractual posts will be by shortlisting and interview.

Posting Location:

Although you are likely to be posted in Mumbai, the bank reserves the right to post you anywhere in India.

Application Fee:

Category Total
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 100/- (Intimation charges only)
General & Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee + Intimation Charges)

How To Apply:

  1. You may apply for more than one regular posts.
  2. You can apply for only one of the many contractual posts.
  3. To know the application procedure for SBI Specialist Officers Recruitment, follow these steps:
  4. Visit the official website of SBI.
  5. Click “Recruitment Of Specialist Cadre Officers in SBI (Regular And Contract Basis)”.
  6. Click “Apply online”.
  7. Whenever SBI announces the application procedure on their website, we will inform you.

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