SBI Specialist Officer Assistant Manager System Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI Specialist Officer Assistant Manager System Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI Specialist Officer Assistant Manager System Exam : Pattern and Syllabus.

SBI Specialist Officer Assistant Manager System Exam 2016

Date of Exam: November 25th, 2016.

Exam Pattern

Test – 1: 90 minutes (Qualifying in nature and marks will not be counted for merit)

  • Test of Reasoning (50 questions 50 marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions 35 marks)
  • English Language (35 questions 35 marks)

Test – 2: 45 minutes

  • Professional Knowledge (50 questions 100 marks)

The tests will be online and will be objective in nature.


Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation [ Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Table, Line Graph, Radar Chart, Mixed Graph]
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Miscellaneous- Time and Work, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Time, Distance and Speed –Trains, Boats n Streams, Simple and Compound interest, Mixture and Alligation, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages, Age, Problems based on Numbers.


  • Puzzles – Seating Arrangement(North – South, Circular, Rectangle, Square),Based on Floors,Hierarchy, Boxes, Months etc.,
  • Machine Input/Output
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding
  • Ranking
  • Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Syllogism


  • Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
  • Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
  • Spell Checks
  • Fillers(Sentence/word)
  • Cloze Test

Professional Knowledge

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture & Organisation
  • Data Structures
  • Compiler Design
  • Computer Networking
  • Operating System
  • DBMS
  • Software Engineering
  • Programming
  • Digital Logic Circuits
  • Web Technology


Points to Note

  1. DO NOT waste time in GA/GK, Banking, current affairs and Marketing because they’re not part of the exam.
  2. Marks for Part 1 are not counting in final merit list.  But you’ve to cross cutoffs, otherwise your part II will not be evaluated.
  3. Since its marks are not counted in merit list. You only need to cross the cutoff. Therefore, we don’t recommend separate books on maths/reasoning/English for this exam. You don’t need to “master” these topics. Just practice enough questions so you can tick 15-20 MCQs in each section and move on to part II (professional knowledge).