SBI Specialist Cadre Officer Recruitment: Preparation Tips To Crack The Deputy Manager (Law)

By Sashikanth Sai

The State Bank of India, one of India's largest banks, is conducting back-to-back recruitments, this year. After releasing the SBI Junior Associate (also known as Clerks) notification in the month of January, the bank has released a notification for the specialist cadre officers. The posts mentioned in the recruitment notification are Special Management Executive, Deputy General Manager (Law) and Deputy Manager (Law).

The selection process for the Special Management Executive and Deputy General Manager (Law) will be based on shortlisting and interview. However, aspirants who applied to the Deputy Manager (Law) have to undergo an online written test and interview.


In a total of 82 vacancies for the Deputy Manager (Law), 42 were allotted for General Category, 22 for OBC, 12 SC and 6 for ST. As mentioned above, the selection process is entirely different for the Deputy Manager (Law). Let's explore everything about the Deputy Manager (Law) including preparation tips.

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Tips To Crack SBI Deputy Manager (Law)

Selection Process

Test No of Questions Marks
Reasoning 7070

English Language 50 50 Professional Knowledge 50 100 Total 170 220

Tips To Crack SBI Deputy Manager (Law)

Points To Remember In Selection Process

The selection process for the Deputy Manager (Law) consists of online written test and interview.

The written test will be conducted tentatively on May 6, 2018.

Other than the Professional Knowledge, both Reasoning and English Language are qualifying papers. However, the qualifying marks will be determined by the bank.

Candidates have to score above the cut-off marks in order to get shortlisted for interview.

The duration of the written test for English and Reasoning sections are 90 minutes. However, there is only 45 minutes for Professional Knowledge.

The interview will be conducted for 50 marks and the bank decides the qualifying marks.

The final merit list will be based on the marks secured in the Professional Knowledge and an interview.

Tips To Crack SBI Deputy Manager (Law)

Reasoning & English Language

As we stated above that the Reasoning and English Language are qualifying papers, aspirants should focus more on the Professional Knowledge in preparation. However, ignoring these two papers entirely is not encouraged.

Aspirants should focus on the reading comprehension, para jumbles, spotting errors, sentence improvement and clause test in the English paper. The above areas will land them safe in this language paper. While coming to the Reasoning section, sitting arrangement, blood relation, coding & decoding, arrangement & pattern and syllogisms topics are important.

Tips To Crack SBI Deputy Manager (Law)

Preparation Tips To Crack Deputy Manager (Law)

Aspirants can't alternate between the Professional Knowledge and other sections. Hence, they are advised to be calm and cool for first 90 minutes.

Attempting more than fifty percent of questions perfectly in the Reasoning and English Language means you are above the par.

For every Professional Knowledge question, candidates will have only 54 seconds. This means one should improve their reading and answering speed.

Answering perfectly is required in the Professional Knowledge section due to time-constraint.

One needs to hold at least 3 to 5 minutes to cross-check the answers in Professional Knowledge section.

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