The selection process for SBI SO 2023 recruitment will be exercised in three major stages, including an Online written test, Shortlisting, and Interviews. Candidates aspiring to join as specialist officers must clear all three stages to complete the selection process. The general selection criteria for SBI SO exam usually starts with a written test followed by an interview round and shortlisting.
Administered by SBI, the selection process plays a crucial part for the candidates interested in becoming specialized officers under the State Bank of India. The SBI conducts a post-wise selection process for candidates who meet the SBI SO Eligibility Criteria. While some positions like Data Protection officer are selected through Shortlisting and Interviews, some other posts might require the clearing of both an Online written test and an interview round. We have listed all the SBI SO posts carrying different selection procedures below.
SBI SO Selection Process
Generally, SBI SO selection process is divided in three phases as per the previous years’ SBI SO selection.
- Online Written Test
The first stage among the three major stages of the SBI SO selection process is the Online Written test, where the candidates will have to clear Paper 1 and Paper 2, also referred to as the preliminary exam and main exam. Paper 1 is an online entrance-level test comprising questions from General Aptitude, and Paper 2 consists of questions related to different professional backgrounds. Online written test holds 70% of weightage in the SBI SO selection process.
Candidates, after clearing the online written test, are called for the interview round, where the recruiters analyze the overall personality of the candidates. Interview rounds hold 30% of the weightage in the selection process.
SBI conducts a recruitment process for candidates in contractual and permanent positions where the shortlisting is done only for the contractual level positions.
SBI SO Selection Process: Post-Wise
SBI holds different selection procedures for different positions where candidates are recruited in both contractual and permanent positions. Some of the positions require good scores on the online written test, while some of them require clearing shortlisting and interview rounds. We have simplified the complex SBI SO selection process post-wise in the table below.
|Name of Positions||Selection Procedure|
|Test Engineer||1. Online Written Test|
2. Interview round
|Web Developer||1. Online Written Test|
2. Interview round
|Automation Test Engineer|
1. Online Written Test
2. Interview round
|Risk Management (Specialists)||1. Shortlisting |
|Climate Specialists||1. Shortlisting |
|Project manager||1. Shortlisting |
|Research Analysts||1. Shortlisting |
|Deputy Managers||1. Online Written Test|
|Web Developer Executives||1. Shortlisting |
|Portal Administrator||1. Shortlisting |
|Designers||1. Shortlisting |
|Defense Banking Advisors||1. Shortlisting |
|Assistant managers||1. Online Written Test|
|Test Engineer Executives||1. Shortlisting|
The State bank of India releases various vacancies under the official cadre, and for each vacancy, the selection process is different. As soon as the SBI releases the official notification for the SBI SO exam, we will add more positions with their selection procedures.
SBI SO 2023 Exam Selection Process FAQ’s
The SBI SO selection process is divided in three phases.
Online written test
For the contractual positions, SBI SO hires candidates through shortlisting and Interviewing.
Yes, every year, the SBI releases various vacancies for hiring candidates in contractual positions.
The eligibility criteria for the SBI SO exam differ from position to position. Refer to the following article post for more details: https://en.janbharattimes.com/jobs/sbi-so-eligibility
Yes, the SBI conducts the recruitment process every year in the month of August and September. Candidates are advised to visit the official website (sbi.co.in) for more information.