SBI SO 2023 Exam Pattern: The State Bank of India, the Indian multinational public sector bank and financial services statutory body, conducts the SBI SO examination every year for the recruitment of Specialist Officers (SO) in its various departments/categories.
Those candidates who are appearing in the examination are advised to check the updated SBO SO Exam pattern in order to make strategic plans for the examination. Before checking the exam pattern candidates should also review the SBI SO Syllabus 2023 and SBI SO 2023 preparation strategy so that they cover all the important topics properly and increase their chances of qualifying for the exam.
SBI SO 2023 Overview
For a general overview, we have mentioned all the major key points of the SBI SO 2023 Exam in the table below.
|SBI SO Full Form||State Bank of India-Specialised officers|
|Conducting Body||State Bank of India|
|Eligibility||Graduation and Post-graduation in required fields|
|Mode of Applying Application Form||Online|
|SBI SO Application Fees||General/OBC: 750 rupees|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Medium of Language||English and Hindi|
|Selection Procedure||Online Test|
SBI SO 2023 Exam Pattern
The SBI SO 2023 exam pattern is classified into two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. The first paper is a general aptitude test, while paper 2 is a professional knowledge section.
In order to get the final selection, it is mandatory for all candidates to pass both papers as well as other stages of the SBI SO 2023 selection process. Interested candidates can check the SBI SO exam pattern details, such as the marking scheme, weightage of subjects, and exam duration, below.
SBI SO 2023 Paper 1: General Aptitude Exam Pattern
The SBI SO 2023 Paper 1, which is also called the General Aptitude Section,” includes four sections such as Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
There will be a total of 120 questions for 120 marks, and the exam duration will be 90 minutes. Candidates can check the weightage of each section in the table below.
SBI SO Paper 2: Professional Knowledge Exam Pattern
SBI SO Paper 2 is conducted to assess candidates’ professional knowledge and analyse their understanding of the position for which they’ve applied.
This section carries questions from various professional streams like information and technology, accounting, economics, law, and statistics. We have discussed the SBI SO Paper 2 exam pattern for various positions below.
Here is the complete exam pattern for SBI SO 2023 (general aptitude and professional knowledge):
|Test||Sections||No. of Question||Marks||Duration|
|General Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||50||50|
|Total||120||120||A total time of 90 minutes|
|Professional Knowledge (PK)||General IT Knowledge||25||50|
|Total||75||150||A total time of 70 minutes|
A. The SBI SO exam pattern is classified into two sections: General Aptitude and Professional Knowledge sections.
A. There’s a negative marking scheme in the SBI SO exam where 0.24 marks are deducted for every wrong attempt.
A. Paper 1 consists four sections such as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
A. The SBI SO paper 2 consists of questions from different professional streams such as IT (Information Technology), CA, Statistics, Economics, and much more.
A. Yes, for the Economists post, the exam pattern is divided into three sessions, Paper 1, Paper 2, and descriptive Exam.