The BOB is one of the oldest banks of India. It is currently the second largest bank after the SBI founded by the then King of Baroda on 20th July 1908. Then, it was nationalized by the govt. of India on 19 July 1969. Now, it is an International Finance and bank services provider, based in Gujarat.
It is serving more than 69 million customers across 25 countries. It has 107 branches all across India. Anyone aspiring to be a part of the BOB official team needs to check the official website https://www.bankofbaroda.in
Candidates willing to work here needs to go through a routine process. After which, they will get appointed as a full-time employee. The particular process is the Bank of Baroda Recruitment Exam or the Bank of Baroda Probationary Exam. It is taken to select candidates for the post of PO in a Scale-I salary structure. Although, a nine months PG Certificate course of Banking and Finance in Baroda Manipal School of Banking needs to be taken after that. After the candidates complete the course of the on-campus program, they will have to join any branch related to the bank for 3 months of Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Also known as On job training. On completion of the training, candidates shall be then awarded Post G Diploma in Banking & Finance issued by MAHE [Manipal Academy of Higher education].
When the candidate gets their PG Diploma then they will be recruited as a full-time employee with the bank. Then, they can work as a PO anywhere in India in BOB branches.
Phase I- Online Exam – Online
Phase-II- Group Discussion and Interview – Offline
|Name of Organization||Bank of Baroda|
|Body who takes Exam||IBPS|
|No. of Vacancies||600+ (expected)|
|Application Start Date||To Be Announced|
|Application End Date||To Be Announced|
|Exam Date||To Be Announced|
|Admit Card Release Date||To Be Announced|
|Mode of Exam||Phase I- Online Exam – Online
Phase-II- Group Discussion and Interview – Offline
|Application Registration Mode||Online Registration|
|Job Category||Central Government Job|
|Exam Type||Objective Type|
|Online Payment of Application Fees||To be Announced|
There has been no official notice given by the BOB recruitment team regarding the recruitment exam. Also, there has been no official updates regarding the vacancies, eligibility criteria or the syllabus. On average it is expected to be a total of around 600 vacancies for the post. It is segregated into several categories present in the Indian Sub-Continent. There are also some various special cases present in each of them as it has a certain number of candidates demand present. It is to be noted that the number of candidate demand are not limited and are not bound to be the same. It can change according to the will and need of the bank. Whenever the notification releases it is expected to contain information about the following:
As mentioned before, there had not been any new updates regarding the proper declaration about the exam dates but it is certain to be made soon and all the necessary regulations with current amendments are expected to be present in the official statement.
Now, as there have been no updates regarding the exam notification for the year 2021, expected to be made soon. The notifications for the year 2020 is considered then the notification would release by June or July, the candidates would then need to apply for the Exam by visiting the website after that, they will get issued with an admit card which will inform them about their Exam Dates and other important information.
It would be wise for the candidates to frequently check the website and look for their concerned criteria in the :
Once the notification will be out the candidate must do the needful of what is mentioned above in bullet points, after checking the desired post available in the recruitment project column the candidate then shall move to the Attachments column.
It is mandatory to download the given document and in that same section there will also be an Application form, the candidate is required to fill that and right after filling in their details and completing the entire procedure eventually after paying the online application fees, they shall now be having their exam date, timings, result date and now their next step shall be giving the exam.
For the Application Fees, it is to be noted that it is not the same for every individual candidate it is also divided into several categories seemingly with the current category system in India. Each of the candidates has to fill their details in the Application form and then shall fill their respective Application fees. There is no option for the offline submission of the application fees. To submit fees online, the candidates can make the payment by credit/debit card, IMPS, Cash Card, Monet wallet. The internet banking facility is also available for the candidates.
This Fees Structure is elaborated in the table below:
|Category||Fee (In Rupees)|
The candidates coming from the General and OBC category are bound to pay Rs 600/- whereas the SCs/STs and PWD candidates are bound to pay Rs 100/-, all the candidates should show necessary document details to provide validation for their particular category, and after that, they would be eligible to pay accordingly.
To get assigned as a PO in Bank of Baroda a candidate needs to fulfil some of the eligibility criteria which are based on a few of the norms like nationality, educational qualifications, age limit. There has been made few considerations on some of them based on certain reserved categories or special cases discussed below briefly:
Every aspiring candidate must have a certain qualification in the desired field of interest or subject. It is stated as per the criteria issued by the Bank of Baroda recruitment team that the candidate must have completed a graduation course ideally a degree course.
The minimum cut-off marks for the candidates belonging to a certain category is given down below:
Any candidate applying for the post of PO in 2021 are required to be under the age limit of 20-28 years and this is precisely made for the candidates falling under the general category. However, some exceptions have been made accordingly for several other candidates coming from various categories other than General. It is demonstrated below:
|General||20 years||28 years|
|SC/ST||20 years||33 years|
|OBC||20 years||31 years|
|Ex-Serviceman||20 years||33 years|
|PWD (General)||20 years||38 years|
|PWD (SC/ST)||20 years||43 years|
|PWD (OBC)||20 years||41 years|
|Defense Personnel||20 years||31 years|
A few of the Special cases have been given privileges, these are the candidates who have been affected by various unfortunate circumstances.
The board gives a relaxation time of five years to these candidates.
As mentioned earlier there has not been any official statement made by the BOB recruitment on account of anything related to the new PO post but it is expected to be made soon but if the previous criteria are considered the total number of vacancies is should be around 600 which is further segregated into the different categories and special cases which is explained down below:
Total no. of Vacancies
Once a candidate gets selected for the PO post then their salary structure is basically determined by the BOB board and presumably it is considered that those candidates who get selected will be eligible for the salary of Grade I pay scale. This is somewhere around Rs.23000. After completing one year of service they will be eligible to get a salary increment of Rs.980 every year.
Along with that, the POs will also enjoy some allowances and benefits provided by the Bank it is generally :
Further, to get more details candidates must to check it from the official site of the bank.
BOB has frequently been recruiting graduates or candidates from several fields of study every year in various posts in the Bank. The PO post is one of them. The exam is conducted by the Bank of Baroda Recruitment Exam team under the IPBS. This Exam is called the Bank of Baroda Recruitment Exam. It takes place in 3 stages,
Along with this, the candidates will also be required to give an English Language paper as well. The exam has various topics related to the sections stated above. The candidate need to attempt these during the test. Along with this, banking as well as finance. There are objective-type questions.
The candidates should also keep in mind that for every wrong question, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks. The syllabus provided above covers almost every topic in brief. If the candidate gets proper study material, it is easy to cover the course. The candidate must practice the basic questions which will be there in the exam. By doing all this they will have a better chance of clearing the exam.
The Subject Sections and its topic is given in detail below.
|1. Logical Reasoning||1. Number Series
3. Non-Verbal Series
4. Number Ranking
6. Arithmetical Reasoning
7. Alphabet Series
8. Decision Making
10. Clocks & Calendars
11. Blood Relations
12. Cubes and Dice
13. Mirror Images
14. Embedded Figures
15. Statements & Conclusions etc.
|2. Banking Awareness||1. International Economy
2. Indian Economy
3. RBI and its role
4. Fiscal-Monetary Policies
5. Banking History
6. Indian Constitution
7. UNO’s Books & Their Authors
8. Awards & Honors to people awarded in sports
9. Current Affairs
12. Banking Terms
13. Countries and their Currencies.
|3. Quantitative Aptitude||1. Number System
3. Decimal & Fractions
5. Problems on Ages
6. Ratio and Proportions
8. Time and Work
9. Profit and Loss
10. Time and Distance
11. HCF & LCM
13. Simple & Compound Interest
14. Data Interpretation
|4. English Language||1. Verb
2. Subject and Predicate
4. Error Correction
7. Sentence Rearrangement
8. Fill in the blanks with suitable words
The Bank of Baroda Manipal Probationary Exam or the exam for the Bank of Baroda PO exam is to select those candidates who are energetic, determined and have problem-solving skills. The selection process as stated above takes place under 3 phases.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the board decided to keep the exam via online mode only. The online exam is one of the most important. The candidate has to do good in all four subjects in 150 minutes of time.
The following table describes the pattern of the exam
|EXAM NAME||Bank of Baroda Manipal PO Exam|
|MODE OF EXAM||Online|
|STAGES||3 Online Exam, GD, Interview|
|LANGUAGE||English and Hindi|
|MARKS PER QUESTION||1|
Once the application by the candidate is submitted and accepted, the BOB will release the admit cards for the online test. Candidates should download the admit cards from their official site by signing in to their account. The admit card will have the details of the exam, exam center details, personal details, roll number, and the instructions for the candidate for the exam day. The applying Candidates will be given access to download their admit cards at least 1 month before the exam date. The Notification of the Bank of Baroda Bank PO Exam has not been released yet on the website of the bank.
For the online exam, a separate admit card will be issued and for group discussion, a call letter will be sent to the shortlisted candidates. Candidates can download their Admit Card with their ‘Registration Number’ or Roll Number and ‘Password’ or ‘Date of Birth’ once it is released.
To download the admit card, candidates must follow the steps given below:
The notification for the exam is not out yet. Also, the exam process is yet to start so, the results are not out yet. Once the official notification is out, then it will include the date of application and the last date of application. Even the pre-screening for reserved categories and the date on which the admit card release date will be out subsequently. When the exam is conducted, the candidates can expect the results within 1 month after the completion of the exam.
The results for the exam will be updated on the official site for the candidates. Candidates must check the website regularly for any notifications related to the Results.
The candidates who want to check the results can check it directly on the BOB site and get all the needed details.
Below are the steps to download the results:
The candidates who got pass marks need to bring the results card along with the admit card to the interview. The candidate who cleared the online test needs to appear for document verification and medical test.
The candidate will then be enrolled at the Baroda Manipal School of Banking for their Banking and Finance course.
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Ans: The board has not put out any official notification till now. It will be out soon.
Ans: The Application fee for the candidate applying from General Category is Rs.600/- . For the candidates applying through reserved categories the fee is Rs.100/-.
Ans: The maximum age for any candidate to apply for the post of PO is 28 years.
Ans: The candidate can pay the Application fees via Online Mode.
Ans: The board selects a candidate after an online exam, GD and Personal Interview.
Ans: Yes, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer
Ans: Once the exam process is complete, the board announce the results within a month.
Ans: Yes, once the candidate gets selected they are supposed to undergo nine months Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance in the Baroda Manipal School of Banking.
Ans: Yes, there is a minimum percentage for the selection of a candidate it is 60% for a candidate coming from the General category and 55% for candidates coming from the Reserved Category.
Ans: No, the online test results are not the same. There is a relaxation regarding the qualifying exam and the cut-off marks only for the reserved category.
11.What are the benefits of Mock Tests?
Ans: Mock Tests are one of the best ways to practice for this Exam because the candidates will get almost similar questions in them compared to what they will be getting in a real Exam.