SBI SO Exam 2021

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SBI SO Syllabus 2019

The State Bank of India releases the syllabus for the specialist officers’ exam a few months before the exam is performed. Only people competing for the post of deputy manager (law) need to give the written online test while the candidates opting for the other three posts need to clear the selection process and the interview as mentioned earlier. The interview process is important for every post offered by the State Bank of India specialist officer examination. The syllabus for this year’s examination can be guessed by looking at the previous year’s exam syllabus.

Reasoning section • Classification • Alphabet Test • Eligibility Test • Analogy • Logical Sequence of Words • Puzzle quiz • Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle • Inserting the Missing Character • Logic • Data Sufficiency • Theme Detection • Coding-Decoding • Logical Venn Diagrams • Situation Reaction Test • Statement – Arguments • Series Completion • Clocks & Calendars • Direction Sense Test • Statement – Conclusions • Arithmetical Reasoning • Mathematical Operations • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence • Deriving Conclusions from Passages
English language  • Synonyms • Antonyms • Vocabulary • Cloze Test • Conclusion • Verb • Comprehension • Word Formation • Adverb • Error Correction • Theme detection • Grammar • Fill in the Blanks • Articles • Unseen Passages • Idioms & Phrases • Tenses • Passage Correction • Idioms and Phrases • Sentence Correction • Passage Completion • Sentence Completion • Subject-Verb Agreement • Sentence Rearrangement

Many students take help from different websites to practice their reasoning skills. Sites where there are several quizzes on interviews and verbal ability and reasoning will help the candidate practice questions for this section.

  • To brush up on one’s English language skills one can use books for students studying the English languages in school.
  • The candidate should practice their answers before the interview and make sure that the answer that they provide is related to their resume and the job requirements.
  • The candidate should listen to the interviewer properly and should not answer quickly. Fast answers can result in a show of nervousness and improper answers.
  • An interview is set to determine whether the candidate is appropriate for the job or not. The interviewer will note he candidate’s social skills and leader skills as well. The candidate should connect with the interviewer and showcase confidence.
  • The candidate should be appropriately dressed for the interview. He or she should be comfortable yet formal enough for an interview process.
  • Punctuality is something which is very important and is noted by the interviewer even before the interview starts.
  • The body language of the candidate is also noted, and it is important that the candidate stays calm and collected during the time of the interview.
  • A few important questions that the candidate can practice are stated below

Why do you want the job?  Why do you want to work for our company?

Why are you suitable for the job?

Walk me through your resume.

What is your biggest weakness?

What is one concern you have about working in banking?

Give me an example of a time when you’ve worked successfully in a team.

These are the few personal questions the interviewer can ask.

  • The other questions that the candidate should prepare for are the technical questions which he or she can prepare for through books or websites.
  • The candidate should be able to speak proper fluent English as that skill may be required during the working experience. Having a knack of learning languages or knowing many Indian languages will be preferred for the job the applicant wishes to attain.
  • Revising the basics of the professional knowledge and the experience attained by the candidate will be important for the written exam for the post of deputy manager.
  • The speed and accuracy of solving the paper will be important for the candidates appearing for the deputy manager examination.