prepp logo

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Overview: Application Process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card and Career

Updated On -

Oct 26, 2020

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.

Get FREE BOB SO 2021 Mock Tests, Sectional Quiz, Previous Years Papers. Click Here

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:

BOB SO Highlights

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Highlights

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
Application Fees
  • Rs. 600/- for UR, OBC, EWS
  • Rs. 100/- for SC, ST, PwD
Mode of Exam Online
Total Vacancies 913
Selection Process Written Test and Personal Interview
Job Location Across India
Official Website www.bankofbaroda.in
BOB SO Important Dates

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Important Dates

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:

Events Important Dates
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
BOB SO Eligibility

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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:

Educational Qualification

The educational criteria as required for the application of SO Post at Bank of Baroda for different posts is given in the table below:

  • Legal MMG/S-II:
    • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in law.
    • Post Qualification Experience: A candidate is required to have minimum 3 years experience as a law officer in the Legal department of a Scheduled Commercial Bank, Central / State Government or PSU or practicing at a Bar or Judicial Services.
  • Legal MMG/S-III:
    • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in law.
    • Post Qualification Experience: A candidate is required to have minimum 5 years experience as a law officer in the Legal department of a Scheduled Commercial Bank, Central / State Government or PSU or practicing at a Bar or Judicial Services.
  • Wealth Management Services – Operations MMG/S-II:
    • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have 2 Year (MBA or equivalent) or Post Graduation Degree or Diploma with specialisation in Marketing / Sales / Retail / Finance.
    • Post Qualification Experience: A candidate is required to have minimum 5 Years work Experience in working on Wealth Management Solutions for processing Wealth Products / Mutual Fund / Insurance Applications , etc.
  • Wealth Management Services – Operations JMG/S-I:
    • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have 2 Year (MBA or equivalent) or Post Graduation Degree or Diploma with specialisation in Marketing / Sales / Retail / Finance.
    • Post Qualification Experience: A candidate is required to have minimum 5 Years work Experience in working on Wealth Management Solutions for processing Wealth Products / Mutual Fund / Insurance Applications , etc.
  • Wealth Management Services – Sales MMG/S-II:
    • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have 2 Year (MBA or equivalent) or Post Graduation Degree or Diploma with specialisation in Marketing / Sales / Retail / Finance OR must have graduated from a recognized University with One year Diploma/ Certification in Banking / Finance before joining any private Bank/ Public Bank.
    • Post Qualification Experience: A candidate is required to have minimum 4 Years Work Experience in Sales / Distribution of Wealth / Mutual Fund / Insurance Products in Banks, Mutual Funds, NBFC's etc.
  • Wealth Management Services – Sales JMG/S-I:
    • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have graduated in any stream.
    • Post Qualification Experience: A candidate is required to have minimum 2 Years Work Experience in Sales / Distribution of Wealth / Mutual Fund / Insurance Products in Banks, Mutual Funds, NBFC's etc.

Age limit

In order to be eligible for the examination, Candidates must have attained a minimum age of 25 years and 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.

Post Age Criteria Age
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:

Category Age Relaxation
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
BOB SO Application Process

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Application Process

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.

Application Fees

To register for the various posts of Bank of Baroda SO, Candidates must register by paying the application fees.

  • Candidates can pay the fees via online mode. In order to make the payment through online mode, candidates can pay the fees using credit or debit card or can make the payment via Netbanking.
  • The examination fee is non- refundable and non- adjustable.
Category of Applicant Application Fees (In INR)
UR/ OBC/ EWS Rs. 600/-
SC/ ST/ PWD Rs. 100/-

Required Documents to apply

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:

  • Scanned Copy of Photograph
  • Scanned Copy of Signature
  • Identity Proof (Voter ID / Passport / Driving License / PAN Card / Aadhaar Card)

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
BOB SO Admit Card

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Admit Card

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 safely. 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:

How to download Admit Card?

  1. Visit the official website of Bank of Baroda, i.e., www.bankofbaroda.com and login.
  2. You can easily find the link to download the admit card of BOB SO examination on the screen. Click on that link.
  3. Enter the details like Registration number, Date of Birth, password, username, etc.
  4. Enter the required details and Click on Submit.
  5. Admit cards will appear on the display screen.
  6. Candidates can download their admit card and take its print out which is necessary to bring at the examination hall during exam.
BOB SO Exam Centers

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Exam Centers

Candidates have the provision of selecting the choices for the online exam centre 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:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bareilly
  • Baroda
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubhaneshwar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Dehradun
  • Goa
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Jalandhar
  • Ernakulam
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Vishakhapatnam
BOB SO Exam Pattern

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Exam Pattern

Before beginning the preparation, Students should be well versed with the paper pattern.

Phase 1: Online Test

  • 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.
  • There will be 4 sections in examination which are Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Professional Knowledge.
  • All the four sections will have 50 questions each, which counts to a total of 200 questions in the exam.

The detailed information on distribution of marks and the number of questions from each section is given in the table below:

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English Language 50 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Professional Knowledge 50 75
Total 200 200

Group Discussion/ Interview

Only those candidates who clear the Phase 1 online examination are called for 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.

BOB SO Syllabus

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Syllabus

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.

English Language

  • Active and Passive voice
  • Theme detection
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence improvement
  • Vocabulary test
  • Spotting errors
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Double Synonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Reconstruction of sentences
  • Choosing the correct/incorrect sentence
  • Homonyms
  • A deriving conclusion from passage
  • One word substitution
  • Common errors
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence completion
  • Passage completion
  • Choosing the appropriate filler
  • Rearrangement of a sentence in paragraph
  • Passage correction
  • Transformation
  • Spelling test

Reasoning Subject

  • Figure Matrix Questions
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Mirror Images
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Blood Relations
  • Non Verbal Series
  • Number Series
  • Venn diagram
  • Arguments
  • Problems on Age Calculation
  • Alphabet Series
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • Inference
  • Number Ranking

Numerical Ability

  • Unitary Method
  • Number System
  • HCF
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration (2D and 3D)
  • Time and Distance
  • Average
  • Simplification
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Algebra
  • LCM
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Percentage

General Awareness

  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • Geography
  • Budget and Five Year Plans.
  • Important Financial & Economic News.
  • History
  • Scientific Research.
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • India and its neighbouring countries.
  • Current Affairs – National & International.
  • Sports
  • Economy, Banking, and Finance.
  • Knowledge of Current Events.
  • Countries & Capitals.
  • General Politics etc.

Computer Knowledge

  • Workplace Productivity Tools
  • MS Windows
  • Database Management System
  • The Internet
  • MS Office
  • Data Structures
  • Internet Usage
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • MS Word & MS Excel etc.
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Computer Software & Hardware
  • MS Word
  • Windows
  • PC Software and Office Automation
  • Computer Networks
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Emerging Technologies and Web Publishing
  • Knowledge in operations of Computer
  • MS Excel

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Selection Process

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:

  • Phase 1- Online Examination: The first stage of Bank of Baroda SO recruitment process is Online Examination. Candidates have to appear for an online examination for first and after clearing that, they will be directed to the second stage.
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview: The candidates those who clear the Online examination will be eligible to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • The candidates who clear both the stages will be recruited for the post of Specialist Officer on CTC basis and as per the industry standards.

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Cut Offs and Result

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, difficulty level of the paper, etc.

Below is given the cut- off for the previous year for different categories:

Category CUT- OFF MARKS
General Category 60%
Reserved Category 55%

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Result and Merit List

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 login 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 the pdf format and keep it safely for the future reference.

BOB SO Salary

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Salary Structure

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.

  • Salary for MMG/S II Rs. 84,000/- per month and is Rs. 1,00,000/- for MMG/S III.

The table given below shows the complete salary structure of the Specialist Officer at Bank of Baroda:

Post Salary
Specialist Officer (SO)
  • JMG/S I- ` 23700 * 980 (7) - 30560 * 1145(2) – 32850 * 1310(7) - 42020
  • MMG/S II – 31705 * 1145 (1) - 32850 * 1310(10) - 45950
  • MMG/S III - 42020 * 1310 (5) - 48570 * 1460 (2) – 51490
  • Approximately - 68,000/-, 84,000/- and 1,00,000/- per month
  • Other allowances and perks offered are Provident Funds, Pension, Medical Facilities, Pass and Privilege Ticket Orders, Educational Assistance, Gratuity, etc.

Bank of Baroda SO 2021 Vacancy

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:

Postcode Post Scale Vacancies
1. Legal MMG/S- III 40
2. Legal MMG/S- II 20
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
BOB SO FAQs

FAQ’s

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:

  • Phase 1: Online Examination
  • Phase 2: Group Discussion or Personal Interview

The candidates who clear Phase 1 Online examination will be eligible to appear for the personal interview or Group discussion round. 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, the 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 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.

Comments


0 Comments