SBI SO System Exam Analysis and Expected Cut-offs


Summary: SBI SO System:  Pattern, Exam Analysis, Reasoning Analysis, Quantitative Aptitude Analysis, English Analysis, Professional Knowledge Analysis, Expected Cutoff,  Professional Knowledge Cut-offs

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SBI conducted Online exam for recruitment of Specialist Officers on 17th January 2016. Below is the section-wise analysis of SBI SO Systems Online Exam and you can check expected cut-offs at the end of this post.

SBI SO System: Pattern

Test- 1: 90 mins (Qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for arriving at the Merit list)

  • Reasoning (50 questions 50 marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions 35 marks)
  • English Language (35 questions 35 marks)

Test – 2: 45 mins

  • Professional Knowledge (50 questions 100 marks)

SBI SO System: Exam Analysis

Overall, the Exam was moderate difficulty level. A good number of attempts in the exam were 115 – 130.

SBI SO System Reasoning Analysis 

The reasoning section was easy to moderate. Well prepared students could easily attempt 30-35 Questions.SBI Systems Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff

  • Seating Arrangement – 10
  • Blood Relation – 2
  • Strong, Weak Argument – 5
  • Statement-Assumption – 5
  • Puzzle -5
  • Syllogism – 5
  • Coding Decoding: 5
  • Inequality -3
  • Misc-10

SBI SO System Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

Quant was moderate in nature.  Well-prepared candidates could easily attempt 20-25 Questions.

Topics from which questions were asked:

  • Quadratic Equations: 5
  • Caselets: 5
  • Series: 5
  • Arithmetic Questions( Age,Boats,Percentage, Boats and Streams etc) : 10
  • Data Interpretation: 10

SBI SO System English Analysis

English was the easiest section and well-prepared students could easily attempt 25-30 Questions. Topic wise breakup of this section: –

  • Reading Comprehension – 10
  • Spot the error – 5
  • Cloze test  – 10
  • Fill in the blanks – 10

SBI SO System Professional Knowledge Analysis

Questions of this section were of moderate difficulty level. Major topics from which questions were asked: OSI Model, TCP/IP Model, RDBMS, Oracle9i, Cloud Computing etc. Good no of attempts in this section were 30-35.

SBI SO Systems Expected Cutoff

S No Subject Total Marks SC/ST/OBC/PWD General
1 Reasoning 50 3-5 7-9
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 2-4 4-7
3 English 35 3-5 6-9

SBI SO System Professional Knowledge Cut-offs 

Category Marks (Out of 100)
General 60
OBC 58
SC 54
ST 45
OH 55
VH 45
HI 41

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  • vinit shiraskar

    Please give me the no. of questions were asked from respective topics in RRB Exam.

  • sadhana

    Do anybody remember what questions came?

  • sanjaywasa

    all section are passes of rrb or no.of score

  • Chaitra


    I have attempted 12 ques in QA with 90% accuracy, Reasoning 26 ques with 100% accuracy and English 16 with 100% accuracy.
    Under professional language section around 20 ques with 100% accuracy and another 12 with 60-70% accuracy.
    Could you please let me know what are my chances in clearing this exam.
    Thanks in advance.

    • tarun

      hi Chaitra…kindly share the topics and difficulty level of questions asked in the Professional Knowledge section.

  • mahesh

    when we can expect the Results of SBI SO

  • Ashish

    Could you please tell me what type of questions one can expect in SBI Assistant Manager (system) interview?

    • Vaibhav

      We will try and post an interview experience today ashish. please check again.

  • Sukhitha Sunil

    do sbi asst manager exam have negative marking ?