IBPS conducts the online examination for the post of Specialist Officer every year to recruit officers in the banking sector. The official notification on the Bank of Baroda SO examination has not been released yet. Students will get complete information about the important dates once the notification of the examination is out.
Bank of Baroda SO is one of the good career options to work as a Specialist Officer. The Specialist Officer will be appointed in the Middle Management Grade/Scale-III (MMG/S III) and Middle Management Grade/Scale-II (MMG/S II).Candidates can find the complete information related to the examination below:
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Bank of Baroda SO examination is one of the largest public bank examinations which is conducted to appoint candidates as Specialist Officers. Some of the highlights of the examination are given below:
|Name of Exam||Bank of Baroda SO|
|Exam conducting authority||IBPS|
|Post||Specialist Officer (SO)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Selection Process||Written Test and Personal Interview|
|Job Location||Across India|
The announcement of the dates related to examination will be updated on its official website. Some of the important dates related to the examination are given in the table below:
|Start of Registration and Payment of Fees||To be notified|
|End of Registration Process||To be notified|
|Last date to download Admit Card||To be notified|
|Written Test||To be notified|
|Merit List/ Result Date||To be notified|
For the post of Specialist Officer, candidates must fulfill certain educational and age limit criteria as specified by the examination conducting authority. The detailed information regarding the Eligibility criteria of the paper is given below:
The educational criteria as required for the application of SO Post at Bank of Baroda for different posts is given in the table below:
In order to be eligible for the examination, candidates must have attained a minimum age of 25 years and a maximum of 35 years as on the date which is mentioned in the official notification of BOB SO. Age criteria may vary post wise. The age given in the table is for the students of General Category only. Students belonging to reserved categories have the provision of age relaxation.
|Specialist Officer (SO)||Maximum Years||35 Years|
|Minimum Years||25 Years|
The relaxation in age for reserved category students is on the upper age limit of the candidates. The details related to the age relaxation are given in the table below:
|Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe||5 Years|
|Other Backward Classes (Non Creamy Layer)||3 Years|
|Persons with Disability (PwD)||10 Years|
|Ex-servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) with at least 5 years military service||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 who are eligible to apply for the paper and wish to apply can find the detailed application process here. Below are given the steps to apply for Bank of Baroda SO Examination 2021:
Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of Bank of Baroda to register for the SO examination.
Step 2: Register with your mobile number or e-mail ID. Once the registration is completed, a provisional registration number and password will be generated.
Step 3: Students are required to fill in the required details and use the same registration number and password for filing the complete application form.
Step 4: Upload the photograph and signature and other important documents required in the format, dimensions and file size as specified in the official notification.
Step 5: Now, Cross check all the important details before making the final submission of the application form. No changes will be made after that.
Step 6: After filling the form and uploading all the required documents, pay the requisite application fees. Submit the application fees online only.
Step 7: Candidates are advised to take the print out of the generated e-receipt and online application form and keep it safely for the future reference.
To register for the various posts of Bank of Baroda SO, Candidates must register by paying the application fees.
|Category of Applicant||Application Fees (In INR)|
|UR/ OBC/ EWS||Rs. 600/-|
|SC/ ST/ PWD||Rs. 100/-|
The detailed information regarding the size and format of the documents required while submitting the online application form has been updated by the exam conducting authority. The documents that are required for the Bank of Baroda SO Application form are as follows:
The dimensions of all the documents required are as given below:
|Name of Document||File Format||File Size|
|Photograph||jpg/ jpeg||500 KB|
|Signature||jpg/ jpeg||500 KB|
IBPS, the exam conducting authority of Bank of Baroda SO Examination will release the admit card of the exam a few weeks before the commencement of the paper. Candidates are advised to download their admit card and keep it safe. Entry to the examination hall will not be permitted without the admit card and a valid identity proof. Students can find the detailed instructions on how to download the Bank of Baroda SO Admit Card in the steps given below:
Candidates have the provision of selecting the choices for the online exam center while filling the Bank of Baroda SO application form. The examination will be conducted in different cities of India which are mentioned below. To get the complete information on the exam centers, states and cities, students can find the table given below useful. Students can choose the preferred examination center according to their location and convenience among those given in the table below:
Before beginning the preparation, Students should be well versed with the paper pattern.
The detailed information on the distribution of marks and the number of questions from each section is given in the table below:
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
Only those candidates who clear the Phase 1 online examination are called for a Personal Interview or Group Discussion round. Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks for the final selection which is 60% for General Category and 55% for reserved category students.
The syllabus of Bank of Baroda SO as specified by the exam conducting authority is given below. The syllabus is mentioned separately for each section.
The selection of the students for the post of SO will be made on the basis of performance in the Online Examination, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview. The selection process of Bank of Baroda SO 2021 is given below:
Bank of Baroda SO Cut- Off for the examination is released once the exam is conducted. The cut-off marks are defined by taking into consideration various factors like number of students appearing for the paper, the difficulty level of the paper, etc.
Below is given the cut- off for the previous year for different categories:
|Category||CUT- OFF MARKS|
Bank of Baroda will update the result and final merit list on its official website. Students can visit the website and download the result card and merit list in the pdf format and save it for future reference. The steps to download Bank of Baroda SO result are given below:
Step 1: Visit the official website of Bank of Baroda and log in using your login credentials.
Step 2: Click on the link “Results” on the homepage.
Step 3: Enter all the required details.
Step 4: Click on the Submit button. The result will be displayed on the screen.
Step 5: Students can download the result in pdf format and keep it safely for future reference.
The examination for the post of Specialist Officer (SO) in Bank of Baroda is conducted every year. The candidates who clear both online examination and personal interview are recruited for the post.
The table given below shows the complete salary structure of the Specialist Officer at Bank of Baroda:
|Specialist Officer (SO)||
IBPS has not yet announced the number of vacancies for the post of Specialist Officer at Bank of Baroda. However, According to previous year statistics, the number of vacancies for the same post is 913. Below is given detailed information on the number of vacancies:
|3.||Wealth Management Services- Sale||MMG/S- II||150|
|4.||Wealth Management Services- Sale||JMG/S- I||700|
|5.||Wealth Management Services- Operations||MMG/S- II||1|
|6.||Wealth Management Services- Operations||JMG/S- I||2|
Ques. What are the stages of the Bank of Baroda SO recruitment process?
Ans: There are two stages in the selection process of Bank of Baroda SO recruitment:
The candidates who clear Phase 1 Online examination will be eligible to appear for the personal interview or Group discussion round. The Recruitment board will prepare the final merit list on the basis of marks scored in both stages of the exam.
Ques. How many sections are there in the BOB SO examination?
Ans: Bank of Baroda SO paper will consist of 200 questions and the duration of the paper will be 2 hours. All the questions in the paper will be objective in nature. The examination will have four sections, i.e., Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Professional Knowledge. There will be 50 questions in each section.
Ques. Can the students who are in the final year of graduation apply for any post in IBPS SO examination?
Ans: Yes, the students who have already appeared for the final examinations and are waiting for the results are eligible to appear in the IBPS SO selection process.
Ques. What is the age criteria required to appear for the BOB SO exam?
Ans: The age criteria for the candidates appearing for the BOB SO examination is that the age of the candidates must be in between 25 to 35 years. In other words, Candidates must have attained a minimum age of 25 years and a maximum of 35 years as on the date which is mentioned in the official notification of BOB SO. However, age relaxation is offered to the candidates belonging to reserved categories.
Ques. How many vacancies are there for the post of Specialist Officer in Bank of Baroda?
Ans: Bank of Baroda has not made any official announcement on the number of vacancies for the post of BOB SO. However, as per the vacancy statistics of the previous years, There are a total of 913 posts of Specialist Officer in Bank of Baroda.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.