sbi specialist officer

This article will cover the following topics: SBI Specialist Officer Vacancies, Salary Packages of SBI SO 2017, Eligibility for SBI Specialist Systems/IT officer, Pattern for SBI Specialist Assistant Manager (System), Preparation for SBI Specialist Systems/IT, Syllabus for SBI Specialist Assistant Manager(Systems/IT)

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State Bank of India (SBI) will be conducting Specialist Officer exams on 17th January 2016.

The SBI Specialist Officer (SO) 2017 will be conducted for following posts:

  • Assistant Manager (System)
  • Deputy Manager (Law)

SBI Specialist Officer 2017 vacancies:

  • Assistant Manager (System) : To be Announced
  • Deputy Manager (Law) :To be Announced

Being an SBI Specialist Officer gives you the highest salary possible at Junior and Middle Management positions.

Salary Packages of SBI Specialist Officer:

JMGS I Junior Management Grade Scale I 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 73600-(inclusive of leased Rental at Mumbai)
MMGS II  Middle Management Grade Scale II 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950  90700-(inclusive of leased Rental at Mumbai)

Let us now see whether you are eligible for these awesome packages and how will you crack SBI SO examination.

Today we will take up SBI Specialist Assistant Manager (System).

Eligibility for SBI SO Assistant Manager (System)

1. Age:
Minimum: 21 years

Maximum: 30 years
Age Relaxation: (add +3 yrs for OBC, +5yrs for SC/ST, +10yrs for PWD{Gen}, +13yrs for PWD{OBC}, +15yrs for PWD{SC/ST})

2. Educational Qualifications:

The candidate should have completed either one or all of the following along with any one/multiple of the courses mentioned below:

a) B.E. / B. Tech. in Computer Science / Computer Applications / Information Technology / Electronics/
Electronics & Telecommunications / Electronics & Communications / Electronics & Instrumentations
b) M. Sc. in Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunications / Electronics & Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation / Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications
c) MCA from Government recognized University or institution

Pattern for SBI Specialist Assistant Manager (System). 

The pattern for SBI Specialist Assistant Manager (System) is as follows:

Paper I: Qualifying in nature

S. No. Sections Maximum Marks Time
1 Test of Reasoning 50
2 English Language 35  90 mins
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35
Total 120

Paper II: Merit paper 

S. No. Sections Maximum Marks Time
1 Professional Knowledge 100 (50 questions, 2marks each)  45 mins
Total 100

As you can notice the pattern of SBI SO is quite different from any other banking exam. Following points require special attention:Preparation Tips for SBI SO Systems Officer

  1. Except for Professional Knowledge section, the other 3 sections will be only qualifying in nature and their marks will not be utilized for arriving at the Merit List. What this means is you are only required to clear the sectional cutoff of Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude (Part I). So YOU SHOULD FOCUS ONLY ON SCORING MAXIMUM MARKS IN PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE (Part II )section.
  2. There are different time duration for Professional and other sections. This means you cannot jump between other and professional section according to your will.  You will have to finish the Part I and only after 90 minutes are complete you will be able to attempt Part II.(Professional Knowledge)
  3. Keep your cool in the first 90 minutes. Solve 15-20 questions every section of Part I  and aim for 90-100% accuracy. Remember not to attempt too many questions and try to prove yourself a ‘know it all’. It will only make you lethargic. So keep your mind fresh for the Professional section.
  4. Start the Professional section with full vigor. Since there are only low/no calculations involved go for reading the entire set of questions and answering the ones about which you are 100% certain of.
  5. After you are done answering the above kind of questions, check your attempts. If you have managed to attempt 50-60% questions, take a sigh of relief and go for solving another 20% questions. Aim for 70-80% accuracy.
  6. Voila !! you have cleared SBI SO Systems (SBI SO IT) paper 2016. 🙂
  7. For all those who cannot help but prepare for Part I, read on.
  8. You do not need to master these sections.
  9. Solve previous year PO papers to get an idea about the kind of questions asked in English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
  10. No matter whether you are the most fluent English Speaker, or the best reasoning thinker or THE Quant Master, DO NOT WASTE TIME SOLVING ALL QUESTIONS IN ANY OF THE 3 SECTIONS. Attempt only 15-20 questions per section with 90-100% accuracy.
  11. Focus on the topics given below for solving and attempting.
  12. Reasoning 
    1. Sitting arrangement 
    2. blood relation
    3. coding-decoding
    4. syllogisms
  13. Quantitative Aptitude
    1. Arithmetic Questions – BODMAS, Simple and Compound Interest , Profit/Loss, Percentage , Averages,  Ratio Proportion
    2. Time and Work, Time and Speed 
    3. Geometry- Area/Perimeter of Square, Rectangle, Circle
    4. Data Interpretation 
  14. English Language 
    1. Reading Comprehension 
    2. Para jumbles
    3. Cloze Test
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  16. Refer the following books for Professional Knowledge preparation:
    • Data Structures using C and C++, Tannenbaum, 2nd edition  1995
    • W. Stallings, Computer Organization and Architecture Designing for Performance 8th Edition 2009, Prentice Hall of India.
    • Ramakrishanan, J. Gehrke, Database Management Systems 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill 2002.
    • A.S. Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education 2007.
    • B. A. Forouzan: Data Communications and Networking, Fourth edition, THM Publishing Company Ltd 2007.
    • E. Balaguruswamy, Object Oriented Programming with C++ , 4th Edition, Tata McGraw Hill 1997.

Syllabus for SBI Specialist Assistant Manager (System). 

A) Data Base Management System (DBMS)

a) Introduction

i. Entity Relationship Model
ii. Relational Model

c) Normalization
d) Overview of SQL queries
e) E-R Diagrams
f) Transaction Management

B) Data Communication & Networking

a) Network Architecture
b) OSI Model
c) Transmission Control Protocol
d) Internet Protocol
e) Data Communication
f) IP Addressing and Subnetting

C) Operating System

a) Process in OS
b) Thread
c) Types of OS
d) Semaphore
e) Scheduling
f) Dead Lock
g) Memory Partitioning
h) Page Replacement

D) Computer organization + Hardware (Microprocessor)

a) Bus Structure

E) Network Security

a)Cryptography and System Security
b) Cyber Crimes
c) Risk Management
d) Firewall
F) Software Engineering
a) Basics of Software Engineering
b) Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
c) Software Development Models

G) Data Structures
a)Basics of Data Structures
b) Array
c) Linked List
d) Stacks

H) Web Technologies
a) HTML Tags
b) XML

I) Programming Languages (BASIC)

a) C: Complete course on C (programming language)
b) OOP (Object Oriented Programming)

Yes we know that this is the same syllabus for IBPS SO IT Officer. Well the similarity ends there. Prepare hard for SBI SO. All the best.

Friends this is it for SBI SO Systems preparation. Feel free to ask us any queries or questions you have in the comments section below and we will have our System/IT expert answer them for you.