BOB PO Syllabus 2018
Team Careers360, 28 Jul 2018

BOB PO Syllabus 2018 – Bank of Baroda prescribes the syllabus of BOB PO. The syllabus of BOB PO 2018 includes topics based on four objective sections (Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General/Banking/Economy Awareness and one descriptive section (Letter and Essay Writing). It is important that the candidates go through BOB PO Syllabus 2018 and exam pattern before starting their preparations for BOB PO 2018. Prior knowledge of BOB PO syllabus 2018 is essential to avoid confusions and make preparations focused. Read the article below to know more about BOB PO syllabus 2018.

Qualifying candidates of BOB PO 2018 exam and interview will be recruited as Probationary Officers in Bank of Baroda branches across India.


The syllabus of BOB PO is prescribed by Bank of Baroda for a total of five sections. The syllabus is divided in two parts - objective and descriptive as given below:


Objective Test

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • General/Banking/Economy Awareness

  • English Language

Descriptive Test

  • English Language (Letter and Essay writing)

The section-wise syllabus is provided below.


BOB PO Syllabus 2018 – Reasoning


Number Series

Blood Relations

Non-Verbal Series

Clocks & Calendars


Mirror Images


Cubes and Dice

Number Ranking


Alphabet Series

Seating Arrangement

Venn Diagrams

Cause and Effect

Arithmetical Reasoning




Decision Making


Syllabus of BOB PO 2018 – Computer Aptitude

  • Routes and networks

  • Fundamentals of computer

  • Hardware and Software

Syllabus of BOB PO 2018 – Quantitative Aptitude

Number System

Speed, Time and Distance

Decimal & Fractions

Simple & Compound Interest


Mixtures & Allegations

Problems on Ages

Data Interpretation




Permutation & Combination

Ratio and Proportions


Profit and Loss


Time and Work



Data Sufficiency

Syllabus of BOB PO 2018 – General/Banking/Economy Awareness

  • Banking/ Financial Awareness

  • Current Affairs

  • Economics Scene

  • General Policy Including Indian Constitution

  • History

  • Scientific Research

  • Culture

  • News related to Reserve Bank of India

  • India And Its Neighboring Countries

  • Sports

  • Geography

Syllabus of BOB PO 2018 – English Language

Reading Comprehension



Subject-Verb Agreement

Error Correction

Fill in the Blanks

Sentence Rearrangement

Unseen Passages






Idioms & Phrases

Sentence/ Para Completion

Cloze Test


Para Jumbles

Sentence Improvement/Phrase Replacement

Essay and Letter Writing (Descriptive Section)

BOB PO Syllabus 2018 – Group Discussion and Personal Interview


Candidates who clear the BOB PO written examination are called for psychometric test, group discussion, and personal interview. The candidates need to be well aware of current events, banking and finance knowledge, local news, general awareness, etc. The candidates need to have good communication skills which means they must be able to convey their ideas clearly. The personality of the candidates will also be judged in group discussion and personal interview of BOB PO exam. BOB PO GD/PI is the final stage, qualifying candidates of this stage will be enrolled in the 9 month banking and finance programme in Baroda Manipal School of Banking.


BOB PO Exam pattern 2018


BOB PO 2018 exam is being conducted in online mode. There are four objective sections (Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General/Banking/Economy Awareness) that carry 200 marks for 165 questions. 2 hours and 30 minutes are given to attempt all the objective sections. A fith descriptive section has 2 questions of letter and essay writing for 50 marks. Time duration to attempt this section is 30 minutes.


BOB PO Best Books 2018


Given below is a list of recommended books that the candidates can refer to while preparing for BOB PO 2018.

Reasoning Ability

  • A modern approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal

  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey

  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by BS Sijwali

  • Bank PO Reasoning Chapter Wise Solved Papers 1999 - Till Date by Kiran Publications

  • 501 challenging Logical reasoning problems

English Language

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  • Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal and Vikas Agarwal

  • High School English Grammar by Wren & Martin

  • Descriptive General English by S.P. Bakshi and Richa Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

  • NCERT Mathematics books of class XI and XII

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Agarwal

General/Banking/Economy Awareness

  • Banking and Economic Awareness by The Master's Publications

  • Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications

  • Newspapers, news channels, mobile phone applications for news are a great way to keep up with current events and general knowledge.

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