SBI SO Selection Procedure 2019, Check Complete Details!

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

SBI SO 2019 Exam notification has been released now. It is an admirable job opportunity to work as a specialist officer in a public sector bank. SBI SO Selection Procedure will help you to get detailed insight about the opportunity & will let you know about the SBI SO Selection Stages. SBI SO Selection Procedure involves 3 major stages i.e. Online Objective Test, Personal Interview & the Final Merit List. So, today we are sharing the complete details about SBI SO Selection Procedure.

SBI SO Selection Process aims at getting applicants who are likely to succeed in various roles in the Bank. This Selection Procedure is based on the official notification released by the SBI, recently.  You can check detailed information on SBI SO 2019 recruitment process from the link provided below. 

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Now, in this article, we will be discussing the detailed information on the selection procedure of SBI Specialist Officer 2019. 

SBI SO Selection Procedure 2019

Under SBI SO Selection Procedure candidates will be selected through 3 main factors. These are as follows: –

  • Objective test
  • Personal Interview
  • Final Merit List

SBI SO Selection Procedure – Objective Test

The following exam pattern is for the posts of Developer (JMGS-I), Developer (MMGS-II), System/Server Administrator (JMGS-I),Database Administrator (JMGS-I), Cloud Administrator (JMGS-I), Network Engineer (JMGS-I), Tester (JMGS-I), WAS Administrator (MMGS-II), Infrastructure Engineer (MMGS-II), UX Designer (MMGS-II), IT Risk Manager (MMGS-II), IT Security Expert (MMGS-III), Project Manager (MMGS-III), Application Architect (MMGS-III), Technical Lead (MMGS-III), Infrastructure Architect (MMGS-III), Infrastructure Engineer (JMGS-I), IT Security Expert (JMGS-I), IT Security Expert (MMGS-II), IT Risk Manager (IS Dept.) (MMGS-II), Infrastructure Architect (MMGS-II, Deputy Manager (Cyber Security – Ethical Hacking) (MMGS-II), Deputy Manager (Cyber Security – Threat Hunting) (MMGS-II), Deputy Manager (Cyber Security – Digital Forensic) (MMGS-II). 

The pattern of online written Examination

Sr No.


No. of Questions





General Aptitude*

Test Of Reasoning




90 Min


Quantitative Aptitude




English Language




Professional Knowledge (PK)

General IT Knowledge



70 Min

Role-based Knowledge



* Qualifying in nature and marks thereon will not be reckoned for arriving at the Merit.

(a) Except for Professional Knowledge (PK) paper, other papers will be of qualifying in nature. Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in these papers. The minimum qualifying marks will be as decided or may be waived at the discretion of the Bank. The questions will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi & English. The candidates will have the option to answer the questions in Hindi or English (except for the test of English Language).

(b)  To be eligible for being short-listed for interview, candidates have to score equal to or above the cut-off marks to be decided by the Bank for the PK test, besides scoring equal to or above the Minimum qualifying marks in other tests.

The online written test will be held online. If the number of applications is less, Bank reserves the right to consider a selection of the candidate(s) through shortlisting and interview, instead of an Online written test & interview.

Interview: Adequate number of candidates as decided by the Bank will be called for Interviews based on performance in the online written test. The interview will carry 25 marks. The qualifying marks in the Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Merit List: The final merit list will be arrived at after aggregating the marks of Professional Knowledge test (out of 150 marks) and interview (out of 25 marks). Weightage of the score will be as under:


Weightage Pattern



● Written Test: 70%

● Interview: 30%

The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Note:- In case more than one candidate scores the cut-off marks (common marks at cut-off point), such candidate will be ranked according to their age in descending order in the select list.

The selection of candidates for the post of Security Analyst (MMGS-III), Manager (Cyber Security – Ethical Hacking), (MMGS-III), Manager (Cyber Security – Digital Forensic) (MMGS-III), Chief Manager (Vulnerability Mgmt. & Penetration Testing) (SMGS- IV), Chief Manager (Incident Management and Forensics)(SMGS-IV), Chief Manager (Security Analytics and Automation) (SMGS-IV), Chief Manager (SOC Infrastructure Management)(SMGS-IV), Chief Manager (SOC Governance) (SMGS-IV), Chief Manager (Cyber Security – Ethical Hacking) (SMGS-IV), Chief Manager (Cyber Security – Digital Forensic) (SMGS-IV), and Chief Manager (Cyber Security – Threat Hunting) (SMGS-IV) will be based on Shortlisting and Interview.

Shortlisting: Mere fulfilling minimum qualification and experience will not vest any right in a candidate for being called for interview. The Shortlisting Committee constituted by the Bank will decide the shortlisting parameters and thereafter, an adequate number of candidates, as decided by the Bank will be shortlisted and called for interview. The decision of the bank to call the candidates for the interview shall be final. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Interview: Interview will carry 100 marks. The qualifying marks in the interview will be decided by the Bank. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard

Merit List: Merit list for selection will be prepared in descending order on the basis of scores obtained in interview only. In case more than one candidate scores the cut-off marks (common marks at cut-off point), such candidates will be ranked according to their age in descending order, in the merit.

This was all from us as far as the Selection process of SBI SO 2019 is concerned. For further information on SBI SO and related banking exams stay tuned with Grdaeup. 

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