SBI Specialist cadre officer exam 2016 paper details

SBI Specialist cadre officer dates

State Bank of India has come up with notification for recruitment of Specialist Cadre officer recently.The recruitment will be for permanent position as well as contractual position.Below are important dates related to 2016 SBI specialist officer exams

  • On-line Registration of Application: 04/10/2016 TO 22/10/2016
  • Payment of Fee On-line: 04/10/2016 TO 22/10/2016
  • Date of Online Test (Tentative): 25/11/2016
  • Downloading of call letter for Online test from: 15/11/2016
  • Last Date of Receipt of Hard Copy of Online application along with enclosure (not required for all posts we will mention the posts later) : 26/10/2016
  • Application Fees is 600 INR for General candidates and non reserved candidates
  • Application fees is 100 INR for reserved candidates SC/ST and PWD.

We will mention the permanent posts and contractual posts in the below article along with papers and other important details.

SBI Specialist cadre officer eligibility criteria

Below is list of all posts along with educational requirement as of 1st Sep 2016.You can apply for any one post out of first 4 posts.Along with that if you are eligible for any post from 5 to 32 then you can apply for more than one posts.So a candidate can apply for any number of posts from post code 5 to post code 32 mentioned below.All the application fees would be submitted separately.

Permanent Posts

Post Code 1 : Assistant Manager System JMGS 1

The number of vacancies in this post is 180. You should be B.E./ B.Tech in Computer Science/ Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation or M. Sc. in Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics &
Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer
Applications or MCA from Government recognized University/ Institutes. Experience is not required but it is good to have experience in computer programming.

Post Code 2a : Developer MMGS 2

You need to be Engineering Graduate with minimum 5 year experience in IT industry in development of applications like Coding,Testing and Quality Assurance.It will be preferred to have experience in Mobile Technologies or Web technologies and Middleware like MQ.

Post Code 2b : Test Lead MMGS 2

You need to be Engineering Graduate with minimum 5 year experience in IT industry in Testing and 2 years in role of Team lead.

Post Code 2c : Tester MMGS 2

You need to be Engineering Graduate with minimum 4 year experience in IT industry in Testing and preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of QTP, Loadrunner and Webload.

Post Code 3 : Manager (Statistician) MMGS 3

You should have Post Graduate degree in Statistics or Applied Statistics or Econometrics with minimum 60% and minimum experience of 4 years.

Post Code 4 : Assistant Manager (Statistician) JMGS 1

You should have Graduate degree in Statistics or Applied Statistics or Econometrics with minimum 60% and minimum experience of 1 years.

Post Code 5 : Technology Relationship Manager MMGS 3

You should have Graduate degree in Engineering.Candidates with MBA degree will be preferred.You should also have minimum 8 years of experience in IT Industry/ Business out of which 5 years of project management experience
in successfully delivering complex technology solutions within a defined Software / Systems development lifecycle.

For all the JMGs posts mentioned above the age limit should be between 21 years and 30 years.For the MMGS posts the age limit should be between 24 years and 35 years.For the MMGS 3 post code 3 the age limit is 26 years and 35 years.For the technical relationship manager posts code 5 the age limit is 28 years and 40 years.

Contractual Posts

The contractual positions are for 3 years.After three years it is extendable for another 2 years.I am not listing down all the contractual positions on this post.The reason being most candidates are not interested in Contractual positions.Majority of contractual positions are for experienced candidates.You can check out official notification of State Bank of India for details on contractual positions.

SBI Specialist cadre officer selection format

The selection format for post code 1 to post code 4 will consist of written test and Interview.If the number of applications are less then SBI can decide to conduct only interview after screening the applications.The written test will be conducted on 25th Nov 2016.Though this is the tentative date.The format of written test is

  • Test of Reasoning -50 questions each of 1 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 35 questions each of 1 marks
  • English Language – 35 questions each of 1 marks
  • Total questions is 120 and time is 90 minutes.
  • Professional knowledge sections will be of 100 marks.There will be 50 questions and time will be 45 minutes.

Professional Knowledge test marks will be used for Merit list preparation.Other test marks will not be considered for Merit list preparation.Though candidates will have to clear other tests as well for consideration.If they fail in any of the sections then they will not be considered further.

Candidates successful in above tests will be called for interview.You can give interview in Hindi language as well as English language.

For contractual positions and post code 5 candidates will have to undergo interview only.The applications will be shortlisted and candidates will be called for interview.Also if you are applying for these posts then you will have to take printout of the online application form.The printed form should be send to

The General Manager, State Bank of India, Corporate Centre, Central Recruitment & Promotion Department, Atlanta Building, 3rd floor, Plot No. 209, VBR, Block No.III, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021.

Along with application form you should also send your resume and supporting documents as well.The online form along with supporting documents should reach the Bank on or before 26th Oct 2016.If the documents reach after this date then you will not be considered.Note sending this online application is only applicable for post code 5 and contractual posts.

SBI Specialist cadre officer preparation materials

For the three sections Quantitative Aptitude,Logical Reasoning and English language you can use preparation materials mentioned below.All these materials are free and you can download and use them for free. For professional knowledge section you should use the book mentioned below.

Online Test

Mobile Apps

Paper and Materials download

Recommended Books

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I have covered most details of SBI specialist officer recruitment driver for year 2016.The recruitment drive mainly aims to IT officers. I have not covered contractual positions in details but in case you are interested let me know.You can post your questions and I will trey to answer your queries.

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2 thoughts on “SBI Specialist cadre officer exam 2016 paper details

  1. Will there be common questions of PK for all the categories like Developer , Test Lead, Tester , Manager etc or different questions for each category ?

    • Questions will be based on post codes so for all above posts question papers will be different

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