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.
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|Body who takes the exam||IBPS|
|Exam name||BOB Recruitment Exam|
|Phases||2 levels (including online Exam and Interview)|
|Time Duration||2 Hours 30 minutes|
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.
|Bank of Baroda||90||45||162||303|
BOB PO Educational Criteria:
|Category||Relaxation in age limit|
|SC/ ST||5 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|
The detailed process to apply for this exam include:
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:
|General category candidates/OBC||INR 600|
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|
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.
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|
|English Language (Letter & Essay Writing)||2||50||English||½ hour|
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.
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 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|
|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|
|Odisha||Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
|Section||Cutoff for UR (General)|
|English Language (50)||13.75|
|General Awareness (50)||7.25|
|Quantitative Aptitude (50)||21.75|
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.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.