SBI Specialist Cadre Officers – Notification and Exam Date

by Jasjot Singh on April 10, 2015

SBI has released the notification for selection of candidates for the post of Specialist Cadre Officers in its ranks. This exam is held annually to select candidates in non-core banking positions across various profiles.

This year too, vacancies have been advertised for 12 categories spread over different seniority levels. Find out the complete details below.

SBI Specialist Cadre Officers – Notification


You can refer the full notification of the specialist cadre officers exam by clicking the link below.


The minimum age for applying for these posts is 21 years (as on 01.04.15). Other details can be referred to in the notification above. There are a few things that you should keep in mind while filling up the form.

  • You can apply for only one post.
  • Even if you apply for a post for which vacancies exist in two different banks, you still have to apply for only one. Choice of banks will be taken at the time of interview.
  • Please ensure that you fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for a post.

Specialist Cadre Officers – Important Dates and Salary

Given below are the important dates of the specialist cadre exams.

Online Registration of Application starts from April 08
Last date for Online Registration of Application April 27
Payment of fee Online April 08 – April 27
Download of call letters After June 01
Date Of Online Test June 14

Expected pay scales of various Grade Scale are also given below.

  • Wages mentioned below are of metropolitan cities and are subjected to change according to place of posting.
  • Wage revision is under consideration.
Scale Approx Monthly Pay
JMGS 1 34000
MMGS 2 46000
MMGS 3 60000
SMGS 4 72000
SMGS 5 84000

How To Prepare For Specialist Cadre Officers Exam

Preparing for the exam is not a very difficult task, but requires diligence. Here are a few things you need to consider before you start your preparation.

  • Test of English language, quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning are qualifying in nature. You just have to clear the minimum marks to be eligible for being short listed for interviews.
  • After crossing the minimum marks, you have to score equal to or more than the cutoff set by the banks for the professional knowledge exam.
  • Upon being short listed for the interview, candidate will have to clear a minimum cutoff score to be eligible for selection. Marks scored in PK, Interview and Descriptive test will be considered while creating the merit list.

However, getting through the qualifying exams is the main difficulty. But no issues, we have the best books for helping you clear the qualifying exams. Just check the books below for each subjects.


You can find more books at this link.

For interview related preparation, check out the links below.

101 Terms Asked In Bank Interviews | Interview Preparation Guide

I am sure you will be fully prepared for the specialist cadre officers exam through the description we have given above. If you still have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments section below !!

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