Bank of Baroda PO 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

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Apr 23, 2021

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Bank of Baroda that is known as BOB is a leading government bank which is preferred by lakhs of job seekers looking to foray into the healthcare sector. BOB has headquarters in Vadodara, Gujarat with presence across the country. Each year several aspirants fill the application form to get posted as Specialist, Probationary and Clerical cadre at the Bank of Baroda. So all the aspirants who want to get into the Indian public banking sector must not take the chance to know all the details related to BOB PO recruitment and its exam.

BOB PO Highlights

BOB PO Highlights 2021

Body who takes the exam IBPS
Exam name BOB Recruitment Exam
Application mode Online
Phases 2 levels (including online Exam and Interview)
Official website
Time Duration 2 Hours 30 minutes
BOB PO Vacancy

BOB PO Vacancy

Since the official notification of BOB PO is not yet released so it would be difficult to tell about the number of vacancies. Once the official notification will be released, candidates can easily check all the required information including total vacancies for general and reserved categories as well. Each category of candidates will have a different number of vacancies.

Participating Organization SC ST OBC UR
Bank of Baroda 90 45 162 303
BOB PO Eligibility

BOB PO Eligibility Criteria

BOB PO Educational Criteria:

  • Candidates interested for this job need to have a valid graduation degree in any stream from a well-versed university or college.
  • Candidates belonging to general category need to have at least 55% marks while the ones in the reserved category will be allowed to apply even in case they scored 50%.
  • Candidates must be aged between 20 - 28 years as on the date disclosed by the officials. This age limit is for the candidates belonging to the general category.
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved category can refer to the table given below to know about age relaxation:
Category Relaxation in age limit
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) 5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Candidates having Disabilities – SC / ST category 15 years
Candidates having Disabilities – OBC category 13 years
Candidates having Disabilities – General category 10 years
Application Process

BOB Manipal PO Online Application Form

The detailed process to apply for this exam include:

  • Aspirants are supposed to apply online only. No other mode of applying will be considered forward.
  • Candidates need to have an accurate email ID and phone number so that all details related to the exam can be sent to them.
  • Candidates have to get their photos scanned and make sure that the signature done by the candidates must match the specifications mentioned at the official website.
  • Signature in the capital letter is not allowed.
  • Make sure that you have cross checked all the details before applying as no changes will be entertained later. Cross-check before finally submitting the details.
  • Once you have filled the form successfully, you need to pay the application fees as well.
  • Post paying the fees, candidates who have applied successfully will get an email or SMS intimation regarding the form submission.
  • A Registration Number and unique code will be sent to the successful candidates. Details will be sent at the mentioned contact number so make sure that all details are filled in accurately.

BOB PO Application Fee

The application fee for the candidates applying for the BOB PO exam is different, based on their general and reserved category, they are supposed to pay the required application fees. The BOB PO application fee which is non-refundable is mentioned below:

Category Application Fee
General category candidates/OBC INR 600
BOB PO Syllabus

BOB PO Syllabus

It is important to stay well versed about the latest course-related syllabus and the kind of questions and topics that will be asked in the exam. By knowing BOB PO syllabus, candidates can boost their preparation strategy and prepare for the exam in an effective way. Aspirants appearing in these exams need to clear all their concepts in Reasoning, Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, English, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness.

Detailed syllabus is mentioned below:

Quantitative Percentages, Ratio and proportion, Average, Mixture and allegation, Time and Work, Speed, distance and time, Stocks and shares, Partnership, Relations, Volume and Surface Area, Distances and Height, Logarithms Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, loss, and discount, Mensuration
English Synonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms, Spelling, Word formation, Idioms and Phrases, Fill in the suitable words, Grammar, Spotting of the errors, Sentence correction, Active/ passive voice, Phrases and idioms, Direct and indirect, Speech Reading, Comprehension Passage completion, Theme detection, Deriving conclusion, Rearrangement of passage
General Awareness Monetary Policies, Awareness related to Banking & Financial, Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial & Economic News, Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals, Banking terms, rates, processes, National Institution.
Reasoning Puzzles, Seating Arrangement - Circular, Square and Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Decoding, Coding, Relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine Input/ Output, Reasoning, Rank, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking 
Computer knowledge History of computers, Basics of hardware and software, Windows operating system Basics, Internet Terms and services, Basic functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Networking and communication, Database basics Basics of hacking, Security tools and viruses
BOB PO Exam Pattern

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Pattern

In case you are young, passionate, and dedicated then apply you must apply for the Bank of Baroda PO exam. The exam is taken in two levels including a written exam and then Interview/Group Discussion/Psychometric Test. Candidates will be informed about the next stage of the exam later.

BOB PO Level I Exam Pattern

In the first stage, the candidate’s skills will be judged through an online examination. Questions will be asked from four sections including Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking/ Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language (candidates later have to give a descriptive English Language paper as well). Candidates will get 150 minutes for attempting all the questions.

In case candidates have marked any wrong answer, 1/4th marks or 0.25 marks will be deducted. More details are mentioned below:

Subjects Total Questions Total Marks Medium of Exam Time Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 75 English & Hindi 150 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40
Quantitative 40 50
English 35 35 English
Total 165 200 -
English Language (Letter & Essay Writing) 2 50 English ½ hour

BOB PO Group Discussion / Psychometric Test / Personal Interview

Only the ones who cleared the first round will get a chance to appear for the Personal Interview/Group Discussion/Psychometric Test. Shortlisted candidates will get a chance to work as a BOB PO officer. At the time of document verification, candidates are supposed to produce all the original documents and photocopy them.

Four phases:

  • Level I (online exam)
  • Level 2 (Descriptive Test)
  • Level 3 (GD/ Interview)

Documents needed while going for the Interview

  • Hard copy of Interview call letter.
  • Printout of the online application form.
  • Date of Birth’s proof.
  • Photo Identity Proof.
  • Mark sheets/ certificates
  • Disability certificate, in case applicable

Candidates will not be permitted to give the interview in case they fail to produce the required documents that state their minimum eligibility. Candidates must pen down that no documents need to be sent directly through the bank before or after the interview.

BOB PO Exam Centre

BOB PO Exam Centre

BOB PO exam which is an objective type exam is taken online at different exam centers across the country. Candidates have the right to choose the exam center; however, the right reserves the right to allot a different exam center to the candidates against the one which he/she opted for.

State Details and location of the Exam Centre
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Ananthapur, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore,
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Silchar, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir Baramula, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro
Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara
Manipur Imphal
Karnataka Bangalore, Gulbarga, Hubli, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Kerala Kottayam, Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthpuram, Thrichur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Mohali, Pathankot, Fategarh Sahib, Sangrur 22 Rajasthan Ajmer, Ludhiana, Patiala, Phagwara, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur 22 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanchipuram, Nagercoil, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvallur, , Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukodi, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Bulandhshaher, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri
BOB PO Admit Card

BOB PO Admit Card 2021

All the details related to the BOB PO’ exam timings and date is mentioned on the admit card. The admit card is an important piece of information that contains all the candidates are supposed to carry while going to the exam center for the exam. Once the official notification related to the BOB PO exam will be made available, all details concerning the BOB PO admit card will also be posted there. Candidates will be provided access to download their admit card at least 15 days before the exam date.

Ways to download the BPB PO Admit Card

  • Access the official website.
  • Check the home main page to look for the recent notification related to the admit card.
  • Once seen, click on the same.
  • To download your card, it is essential to mention the right registration number & D.O.B.
  • Once completed successfully, the test-takers will be able to view all the details related to the PO admit card on the screen.
  • Save the same, and tale a print out for future use.

The admit card can be downloaded from the official site only. It is suggested to download the admit card as soon as announcements related to the same are mentioned online.

Details Presented in the Admit Card

  • Candidate’s name
  • Hall Ticket Number
  • Registration Number
  • Timings of the exam
  • Exam Timings
  • Address of the Exam Center
  • Gender
  • Name of the exam
  • Time to report
  • Date of Birth
  • Photo and sign
  • Important instructions

Details related to BOB Manipal PO PGDBF Exam

  • BOB a 12 months program, and in the entire one year, students need to spend 9 months on-campus programs.
  • Candidates who have completed the program, will be given a Post Graduate Certificate in Banking & Finance and will be appointed Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade/Scale-I.
  • Shortlisted candidates need to submit INR 3, 45, 000 while doing this 9 months course.
  • Post completing 5 years of active service, the course fee gets reimbursed by the bank.
  • More details related to Bank of Baroda Manipal PO will be announced by the officials of Bank of Baroda.
BOB PO Results


The results of the exam will be announced at the official website only. Those who have given the exam must visit the website regularly so that they don’t miss out any notification related to the exam’s results.

How to check the scores

  • Login at the official website using your credentials.
  • Click on the results option.
  • After that you need to mention your details including name and registration number.
  • The results will be displayed on the main screen.
  • Save the results and take a print out of the same for future use.

BOB Manipal PO Cut Off

  • BOB Cut off is the least marks needed to get considered for the post of probationary officer.
  • BOB announces different cut off lists, including cut off for objective & descriptive test.
  • It is important to get above the minimum scores in both sectional and overall cut off list as well.
  • The Cut off list differs each year as it gets affected due to several factors like total vacancies, total applicants, competition level, etc.
  • Below mentioned is the cut off list for the last year.
Section Cutoff for UR (General)
Reasoning Ability 29.25
English Language (50) 13.75
General Awareness (50) 7.25
Quantitative Aptitude (50) 21.75
Total (200) 142.51
Descriptive 17.50
Total (250) 174.88

BOB PO Salary

  • The BOB Manipal PO officers get paid as per the pay package
  • A newly appointed PO officer will start basic pay worth inr 23700 and on the completion of one year, they will get an increment of INR 980.
  • POs will also get other benefits like Transport Allowance, DA, HRA, City Compensatory Allowance, Medical Insurance, etc.
  • To get further details, check out the official site.


Ques. When the results are announced?

Ans. Based on the last many year's trends, the results of BOB Manipal PO Exams mostly get announced within a month.

Ques. Can I give an interview if I don’t get selected for the PO Exam?

Ans. No, candidates who have not cleared the first round of selection will not become eligible to appear in the Interview round.

Ques. What is the minimum eligibility criteria for BOB PO post?

Ans. Candidates must be in between 20-28 years and must have a graduation degree to become eligible for BOB Manipal PO 2021 exam.

Ques. It is mandatory to get a nine months Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance course?

Ans. Yes, the selected candidates have to undergo nine months Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance to get the posting.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


When is the application process starting??
abdul nazir

The official notification for 2021-22 is yet to be announced and the same will be intimated via official website of Bank of Baroda i.e. You need to fill the form in online mode. Before applying for the exam, make sure that you fulfil all eligibility norms.

sadim ansari
How many candidates are shortlisted for Group Discussion/Interview?
kavita rani

Candidates four times the number of vacancies are shortlisted for Group Discussion/Interview, out of which only the best and most deserving candidates are considered for the post. Further details are presented here.

Is it important to undergo nine months Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance course? And what is the total intake of students?
kavita rani

Yes, the shortlisted candidates are supposed to undergo nine months Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance at Baroda Manipal School of Banking. Close to 600 students are inducted Baroda Manipal School of Banking.

What is the detailed process of BOB PO?
kavita rani

Candidates are shortlisted based on their performance in online exam, which is followed by Psychometric Assessment, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. So it is important to do well in all the exams to get considered further.

nafisa khatoon
What is the application fee?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category have to pay INR 100 as application fees, while it is INR 600 for the candidates belonging to General category candidates/OBC.
Detailed application process is mentioned here.

deep jyoti das
What to study for banking jobs?
kavita rani

Hi Deep. Candidates appearing in these exams must have a clear understanding of all the concepts in Reasoning, Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, English, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness.
Further details related to the syllabus are mentioned here.

fauzia shahid
Is there any minimum percentage in graduation?
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. Candidates much have obtained at 55% marks in graduation in any discipline, candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category can apply with 550% as well.
Further details related to the eligibility criteria are mentioned here.

sadim ansari
Is there any agreement or bond?
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. Most of the banks ask new employees to sign an agreement. You can refer to the official website to get more details related to the same.
All important details related to the exam are mentioned here.

kashish tomar
Does 12th marks matter in Bank of Baroda PO?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. Candidates interested for the PO post must have a valid graduation degree in any stream from a well-versed university or college, also they must have obtained at least 55% marks.
Other details related to the eligibility criteria are mentioned here.

divakar sharma
What is minimum percentage for Bank of Baroda PO?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. Candidates planning to give this exam must have completed graduation in any discipline with minimum of 55% while it is 50% for SC/ST/PWD from a recognised university.
Check out other details here related to minimum eligibility here.

kashish tomar
Will the recruitment notice be released this year?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish, The official notification of BOB PO is not yet released so all the candidates are advised to refer to the official website only to stay updated about the latest notifications. You can also tap here to know more.

koyena biswas
What is the age limit to apply for the BOB PO Recruitment?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. For applying for BOB PO exam, candidates must be aged between 20 to 28 years as on the date mentioned in the BOB PO official notification.
Other details are here.

sourajit mukherjee
What is the total number of vacancies for BOB PO Recruitment 2021-22?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Since the official notification of BOB PO is not announced by the authorities, so we can tell about the total vacancies. Once all the details are announced, candidates can easily get to know about the total vacancies.
More information about the exam and vacancies are mentioned here.

What is the academic qualification required for bank po?
kavita rani

Hi Priya. Candidates applying for this exam must be aged between 20-28 years and must have a graduation degree to become eligible for BOB PO 2021 exam.
Other details related to the academic qualifications are mentioned here.

yash raj singh
What are the topics to be tested in BOB PO recruitment?
kavita rani

Hi Yash. Candidates’ skills in Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language will be checked. Also, this exam will have a descriptive paper comprises English Language (Letter writing & Essay).

tanishka shah
What is the selection process of BOB PO?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka, Candidates are selected based on online exam (objective + descriptive) followed by Psychometric Assessment, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Detailed selection process is mentioned here.

anneyesa banerjee
How can I apply here??

HI Anneyesa

You can visit on our official website of BOB PO Application to know the whole procedure oh how you can apply for the exam with all the requirements.