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SBI or State Bank of India concludes to be one of the most recognizable and reputed nationalized banks present in India, and has a mass popularity based on its goodwill. Every year, SBI conducts competitive bank exams for 10+2 and graduated candidates who are interested and even eligible for admissions within the interface of Banking.

SBI offers limited number of vacancies for the numerous posts of Specialty Officers for the year 2015 on national level. The common exam will be held so as to filter the eligible candidates who have gained specialization in their fields. This exam serves respective learning and professional experience to hold on to.

Exam Name: SBI Specialty Officer 2015

Commonly Known As: SBI PO

Exam Level: National

Conducting Institute: SBI

·         Candidates applying for SBI SO Exam must be of Indian Nationality.

·         Age criteria set by SBI is between 21-30 years and age relaxation mode is applied as per the rules of the government.

·         Candidates being a resident of Jammu & Kashmir from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 are granted 5 years as upper age relaxation.

·         Age limit relaxation is offered as follows:

                                 i.            SC/ST candidates- 5 Years

                               ii.            SC/ST – PWD- 15 Years

                              iii.            OBC candidates- 3 Years

                             iv.            OBC – PWD- 13 Years

                               v.            Gen – PWD- 10 Years

                             vi.            Ex-servicemen, Commissioned officers including those ECOs/SSCOs

·         Eligibility criteria are set for different posts on various levels. Kindly go through the table:


Age Limit

Essential Qualification

Relevant full time post qualification experience

Manager (Law)

35 Years

Must have passed Graduation with Bachelor’s degree in Law

Minimum 5 years’ experience from recognized National or International Law firm(s) of Advocates/Solicitors


35 Years

·         M.A. in Economics (aggregate of 55%) with Economics and M.Phil. in disciplined area/ MBA (Finance) from an affiliated institution.

·         Must have an expertise in MS-Office

·         Published works or research papers must be credited accordingly within the stream of Finance and Accounting.

Must incur 5 years’ professional experience as an Economist /Analyst within a reputed organization. Candidates with experience in research theories of finance and banking with knowledge of econometric techniques are also eligible to apply.

Deputy Manager (Economist)

30 Years

·         M.A. in Economics (cumulative of 55%) with Econometrics / Mathematical Economics and M.Phil. in the selected field.

·         Must have an expertise in MS-Office

Must incur a Minimum of1 year professional experience as Economist/Analyst in a recognized Financial Institution/Government/reputed institution.

Deputy Manager (Security)

35 Years

Posting as an officer with minimum 5 years appointed service in Army / Navy / Air Force or a (Security) Police Officer not below the rank of ASP / Dy. SP with minimum 5 years’ service in that Rank or officer of identical rank with minimum 5 years’ service in Para-military services. Fighting arms officers will be preferred more.

Assistant Manager (Systems)

30 Years

Must obtain a First Class B.E. (Computers), B.Tech (Computer Engineering), M.Sc. (Computer Science) or MCAs from Govt. standard presumed institutes. Govt. recognized reputed institutes work experience may also apply.

Experience in computer programming in a reputed organization.

Assistant Manager(Law)

30 Years

Candidate must be a Graduate with a degree in Law from a recognized university or a Law Graduate who has cleared in a 5 years integrated law course.

·         Enrollment as an Advocate with the Bar Council is a criteria and must have an active practice as an Advocate for 2 years OR

·         2 years integrated experience of active practice as an Advocate and in the Legal Department of a Central/State Government or Scheduled Bank/Public Sector  undertaking/Organization OR

·         2 years’ experience as a member of State Judicial Service.

Permanent Part Time Medical Officer  (PPMO)

35 Years

MBBS degree from a reputed university

At least 5 years’ practice as a General Practitioner as on the given date of eligibility estimated from the date of registration with The Medical Council of India (MCI). (Experience incurred during internship is not included)

The SBI Specialist Officers will be selected on the basis of their performance in written exam and interview all together.

·         Every interested applicant must log onto the official website and click on Registration.

·         Candidates must fill the selected space with accurate and legitimate data and must seek the information for validation.

·         Recently captured photograph and signature must be scanned and uploaded virtually in the required space.

·         Fee must be paid duly and a printout of the registration form musty be kept for future instances.

Applicants must pay the desired fee in two distinguished modes, online and offline.

·         Online- Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking

·         Offline- Bank Challan

Admit Card is accessible via online mode. Log on to the official registration page with Date of Birth & Password or Registration Number & Password for logging in and take a print out of the SBI Specialist Officer admit card.

There will be a written test followed by an Interview on examination terms. If written exam is not being held at selective centers, the candidates will be short listed according to their marks and eligibility qualifications and will be called up for an interview.

·         Mode of Exam: Online

·         Medium: Bilingual (English & Hindi)

·         Subjects: English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & Professional Knowledge (All are qualifying subjects except PK)