SBI SCO Syllabus: State Bank of India Online CBT & Interview Syllabus Oct 2019

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SBI SCO Syllabus

State Bank of India (Advt CRPD/SCO-SYSTEM/2019-20/11) issued recruitment for 477 Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) in various post category. This is very good opportunity for Engineering Graduate especially in Computer Science/ ECE/ IT.

Selection is based on the Computer Based Test (CBT) and Interview for the Post Code – 1 to 25 whereas for Post Code 26 to 35, the selection is based on shortlisting and interview.

Syllabus for the SBI Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) is now available !!. Download.

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SBI SCO Syllabus: State Bank of India Online CBT & Interview Syllabus Oct 2019


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Selection Process

Exam Scheme

Pattern of online written Examination:

Sr No.


No. of Questions




General Aptitude* Test Of Reasoning



90 Min


Quantitative Aptitude




English Language




Professional Knowledge (PK) General IT Knowledge



70 Min

Role based Knowledge



Except Professional Knowledge (PK) paper, other papers will be of qualifying in nature. Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in these papers. The minimum qualifying marks will be as decided or may be waived at the discretion of Bank.

The questions will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi & English. The candidates will have option to answer the questions in Hindi or English (except for test of English Language).


Syllabus for SBI Specialist Cadre Officer Online Test 2019

According to the State Bank of India (SBI) advertisement for (SCO) 2019, the Online CBT Written test is only for the Post Code 1 to 25. The syllabus is common to all SBI Specialist Cadre Officers part from the Professional Knowledge section.


The Computer Based Test (CBT) for State Bank of India Specialist Cadre Officer Vacancy consist of two section.

Section 1: General Aptitude
Section 2: Professional Knowledge

The General Aptitude consist of three parts: (a) Reasoning (b) Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and (c) English Language where as the Professional Knowledge section consist of two parts (a) General IT Knowledge and (b) Role based knowledge.

Now, the Syllabus is available here (Download Complete Syllabus) for the State Bank of India Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) Exam 2019.

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
S.No Topics Questions
1 Data Interpretation Pie Chart, Line Chart, Bar Graph, Table and Caselet.
2 Quadratic Equations Quadratic Equations and Linear Equations
3 Comparison of Quantities Problems on General Arithmetic topics with comparison
4 Simplification/Approximation BODMAS, Approx. etc.
5 Number Series Problem based on wrong terms and missing terms
6 Ratio & Proportion Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios.
7 Number System LCM, HCF, Integers, Rational Irrational Numbers
8 Profit & Loss Problem related to Dishonest Dealings, Successive Selling, Partnership & Discount and MP
9 Average Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure etc.
10 Percentage Calculation based basic percentage Questions
11 Time & Work Work Efficiency, Work & Wages
12 Pipe & Cistern Problem based on Pipe & Cistern.
13 Ages Problem based on ages
14 Simple Interest & Compound Interest Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Simple and Compound Interest both
15 Speed, Time & Distance Relative Speed, Average Speed
16 Trains, Boat & Streams Problems on trains, Problems on boats and streams (Upstream & downstream)
17 Mensuration Problems related to Area, surface area & volume of various geometrical shapes
18 Mixture Problems Questions based on Mixture of two or three quantities and their ratio
19 Data Sufficiency Data sufficiency problems
20 Permutation & Combination (Less likely to appear) Problems based on Basic Selection and Arrangement Problems.
21 Probability (Less likely to appear) Very basic problems on probability
Reasoning Test (General Reasoning)
S. No Topics Types of Questions
1 Classification, Arrangement & Pattern  Number Based, Alphabet Based, Alpha-numeric Based
2 Coding & Decoding Coding by Fictitious Language, Coding by Analogy, coding by words, coding-decoding by letter shifting, etc.
3 Syllogism  Conventional, Coded and Reverse
4 Inequality  Conventional and Coded
5 Direction & Distance Problems based on Turns, Stops and Angles.
6 Blood Relations Family Tree and Coded Blood Relation Problems
7 Ordering and Ranking Arrangement by Age, Floor and Ranking
8 Seating Arrangement Circular Arrangement, Square Arrangement, Double Line Up Arrangement, Linear Arrangement etc.
9 Puzzles Floor Puzzle, Mixed Puzzle, Scheduling, Box Based etc.
10 Data Sufficiency Coding-Decoding, Scheduling, Seating Arrangement, Direction and Distance, Blood Relation etc.
11 Input and Output Conventional or Coded.
General IT Knowledge
S.No Topics Questions
1 Computer Fundamentals & terminology, Generations of Computer Different Generations and basic fundamental questions
2 Computer Hardware & Software Question related to hardware and software devices
3 Operating Systems Different types of Operating Systems
4 Networking Questions on BUS, Networking and Layers
5 Memory and Abbreviations Abbreviations of Computer Terminology
6 Internet and MS Office Questions on MS office and internet protocols related questions
English Language
S.No. Topics Questions
1 Spell Correction/Phrase Correction Questions based on correction of bold letters or phrases
2 Reading Comprehension The passage will focus on topics like moral stories, humanities (medicine, psychology, arts, human behaviour, etc.), social issues, economy, business. Vocabulary based and Idiom Based Questions.
3 Para Jumble/Sentence rearrangement Questions based on a para jumble, and sentence rearrangement
4 Cloze Test Questions based on a passage containing a particular idea
5 Error Detection Questions based on finding an error in a Sentence
6 Phrase Replacement Questions based on replacement of the phrase given
7 Fill in the Blanks Questions covering Grammar and Vocabulary
8 Match the following  Match the Following can be asked
Role Based Knowledge

For the Role Based (Professional Knowledge), the candidate has to prepare as per the Post you are applying for.

You can check the desired “Eligibility Section”. So that you can prepare for. Below are the few topics you can prepare.

Developer Application development (coding, testing and maintenance of application/software). Strong knowledge of .Net/Angular JS/Core JAVA/DB2 SQL – PL  SQL/IBM Websphere MQ/J2EE/Oracle 11g/Oracle ADF/PHP/R Programming/ SAP
ABAP/Webservice will be preferred.
System/Server Administrator (JMGS-I) System / Server administration post basic
qualification will be preferred.
Specific Skill required:
• Strong knowledge of .NET/AIX/IBM
• Websphere/LINUX/UNIX Server/MCSA/Oracle
• Weblogic/RED HAT/Window Server
Database Administrator • Oracle Certified Professionals
• Strong knowledge of DB2 Database/HADOOP/MS SQL Server/Oracle DBA
Network Engineer NET/Network Security/Networking Concept/Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) with knowledge of routing, switching protocol, networking devices, sound analytical and troubleshooting skills
Tester Manual Tester/HP Quick Test Professional (Qtp)/Regression Tester preferred.
WAS Administrator WAS, HIS, Unix, AIX environments.
Specific Skill
• Familiarity with J2EE, IHS Web Server, WebSphere Application Server, SSL, SOA, Unix Shell, Python and Perl etc.
• Unix administration skills on AIX
• Familiarity with IBM MQ servers, Oracle / SQL/ DB2 servers and XML, XSL and
• Familiarity with the Web and Application Servers, Workflow infrastructure.
• Some knowledge of business/ organization, Bank standards, infrastructure, architecture and technology in related areas from a design/ support/ solutions perspective.
UX Designer UX design & development/Photoshop/Core Java.
IT Risk Manager Expertise in all aspects of Risk Management including identification, analysis, mitigation, reporting, awareness, Incident Management and Response, GRC, audit and
• Knowledge of risk assessment of Business and IT processes, BCP/DR, projects etc. and developing suitable mitigation plans for the same.
• Professional risk /security certification e.g. CRISC, CISSP, CISA, CISM will be preferred.
• Knowledge of ISO27001/2, FFIEC and COBIT relevant security frameworks a must
• Strong understanding of current regulatory expectations for financial services organizations
• Familiarity with infrastructure, networking, security and software development processes
• Network & Infrastructure Architecture and Security (including network segmentation concepts, firewalls, routers, VPN solutions etc.)
• Systems Development (including SDLC, project management and change control methodologies)
• Physical Security & Data Center Environmental Controls
• Knowledge of Hosted and Windows environments, Client Server Technology, Networks, Firewalls, SIEM and E-Commerce security risks.
• Experience using GRC management applications; experience with RSA-Archer application
IT Security Expert Risk Assessment, IT Security, IT Production, IT Applications or IT Operations focused Control functions.
• Experience in a large corporation/BFSI

Note: Please download official notification and go through Eligibility Section.

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