BOB PO Exam – Bank of Baroda Probationary Officer Exam

Bank of Baroda PO

BOB PO Exam – Bank of Baroda Probationary Officer Exam acronym as BOB PO Exam is  conducted by the BOB for the recruitment of Probationary Officer Vacancies in Junior Management Grade/ Scale-I.

Bank of Baroda Probationary Officers Exam Eligibility:

Educational Qualification: Aspiring candidates should possess Degree (Graduation) with minimum 60% (55% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in any discipline from a recognized University OR any equivalent qualification as such recognized by Central Government.

Age: Candidates age should be minimum 20 years and maximum 28 years as on 17-03-2016 i.e candidate must have been born not earlier than 18-03-1986 and not later than 17-03-1996 (both dates inclusive). Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

Nationality: A candidate must be either a citizen of India or one holding eligibility certificates issued by the Government of India.

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Pattern:

Bank of Baroda PO Exam consists of following two steps selection process. Step 1: Written Test: Candidate will be called for an objective type written Exam consist of:

Subject No of Question  (Objective Questions) Time Allowed
Test of Reasoning 50 2 Hrs.
Test of English Language 50
Data Analysis and Interpretation 50
Test of General Awareness, Marketing and Computers 50

Note: There is negative marking of ¼ marks for each wrong question Step 2: Group Discussion & Interview: Qualifying candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interview and the shortlisted candidates from Step 2 will be considered for final selection to the post of probationary officer..

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Syllabus:

  1. Test of Reasoning: This test would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on
  • Analogies
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Space visualization
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision-making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Arithmetical number series, etc.

The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.  2. Test of English Language: This is a test to see how well you know English. English language ability would be tested through questions on:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms and
  • Comprehension of a passage, etc.
  1. Test of Numerical Ability/ Data Analysis and Interpretation: Questions will be designed to test the ability of arithmetical computation of:
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimals and fractions and
  • Relationship between numbers.

The questions would be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computations.

4. Test of General Knowledge and General Awareness (Related to Banking Industry): The questions in GK and General Awareness will test the candidates General Awareness about the happening in the society.

How to apply for Bank of Baroda PO Exam?

Aspiring candidates can apply Online through the official website of Banks Prerequisite for applying online:

Before applying online, candidates should:

Scan their photograph and signature, ensuring that both conform to the required specifications given in the offiical notification.

Keep the necessary details of Educational Qualifications and other personal details handy for entering in the online application.

Create a valid personal email ID, if not already done. The email ID should be kept alive for entire duration of the selection process. Under no circumstances, the applicant should share email ID with any other person. Third party email ID is not permitted.

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Fee:

  • For GEN & OBC  candidates:Rs.600.00 (application fees)
  • For SC/ST/PWD candidates:Rs.100.00 (intimation charges)

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Date: Bank of Baroda PO Exam is normally held in the month of June.

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Centres: Bank of Baroda PO Exam will held in nearly 64 main cities of India

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