Bank of Baroda (BOB) will release the notification of Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade/Scale-I to fill various vacancies. Candidates will be selected through a selection process consisting of an online exam (objective + descriptive) followed by Psychometric Assessment, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The selected candidates will have to undergo a nine-month campus programme at Baroda Manipal School of Banking. The candidates will be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Banking & Finance after the successful completion of the programme and they will be offered Probationary Officer post. The candidates have to take three months On the Job Training (Work Integrated Learning) at a Bank of Baroda branch. Finally, candidates will be awarded PG Diploma in Banking & Finance by Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE).
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Bank of Baroda determines the eligibility criteria of BOB PO. Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria of BOB PO in order to fill the application form. The eligibility criteria of BOB PO is determined by taking the nationality, age and educational qualification of the candidates
BOB PO Eligibility criteria
A citizen of India
A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962
A person of Indian who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, East African Countries of Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, Malawi and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Candidates should have a minimum 20 years and maximum 28 years of age. i.e., He/She must born between 03.07.1991 and 02.07.1999.
SC/ST - 5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - 3 years
Ex-Servicemen - 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
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
PWD SC/ST - 15 years
PWD OBC - 13 years
PWD General - 10 years
Educational Qualification: Candidates should have a bachelor degree from a recognized University with minimum 55% marks.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Bank of Baroda will release the application form of BOB PO in online mode. Applications will be not accepted by any other modes other than online mode. Along with the filling of the application form, candidates must pay a prescribed application as per their category. In order to fill BOB PO application form, candidates must follow the steps given below.
Step-1: BOB PO Online Registration
Candidates must complete the registration process to fill the BOB PO application form through online mode.
Candidates should have a valid email ID and Contact number.
A unique registration number will be generated after the completion of the online registration process.
Step-2: Filling the Application Form
Log in the website by using the registration number and date of birth.
Fill up all the details in the online application form without any mistakes.
Candidates are advised to use the ‘save and next’ button to verify the details in the online application form.
Step-3: Upload Photograph and Signature:
Candidates should have scanned images of passport sized photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
The scanned images should be in JPG or JPEG format and minimum 200 dpi (dots per inch).
Photograph: Dimensions - 200X230 pixels & Size - 20 KB to 50 KB
Signature: Dimensions - 140X60 pixels & Size - 10 KB to 20 KB
Step-4: Payment of application fee
Application Fee and Mode of Payment: Candidates have to make the payment of application fee through online mode only.
An e-receipt will be generated after the successful completion of online payment.
SC/ ST/Persons with Disability (PWD) - Rs.100 GEN/OBC - Rs.600
Mode of Payment: Fee can be paid by the online mode only by the following payment gateways.
Debit Cards (RuPay/MasterCard/Visa/Maestro)
Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets
Step-5: Final Submit
BOB prescribes the exam pattern of BOB PO. Candidates must go through the BOB PO exam pattern in order to know the marking scheme, sections from where the questions will be asked, Duration of the examination and the total number of question s that will be asked. The table below contains the exam pattern of BOB PO.
BOB PO Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Medium of Exam
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
English & Hindi
2 Hours and 30 Minutes
English Language (Letter writing & Essay)
The online test consisting of the objective and descriptive test.
There will be a penalty for incorrect answers marked in the Objective Tests.
For each incorrect answer, 0.25 or one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.
If a question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question.
NOTE: BOB reserves the right to modify the exam structure and it will be intimated through the website.
BOB PO admit card will be issued to the candidates who will successfully fill the application form. Admit card is the most important document that must be carried by the candidates to the exam center on the day of examination. In order to download the admit card of BOB PO, candidates must know the following points:
The Centre, venue address, date and time for the exam, group discussion and interview will be intimated in the respective call letter/admit card.
Candidate can download his/her admit card/call letter from the website by using his/her details includes Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth.
Intimations about BOB PO admit card/call letter will be sent by email and SMS.
The exact date and time of the exam will be mentioned in the admit card/call letter along with the venue/ centre.
Candidates must carry one of the following prescribed ID proofs to the exam centre for authentication purpose along with BOB PO admit card.
Bank of Baroda will not release the BOB PO answer key for the online examination. But BOB PO answer key will be released by some coaching academies/institutes. Candidates can predict their score in advance by using the BOB PO Answer key.
Candidates will get their result for online test, GD and PI separately through the website. To check the BOB PO Result of the online test, candidates will have to log in with their registration number and password/date of birth. On the basis of performance of candidates in the online exam, the roll numbers of the candidates for further selection will be released in the website. The final merit list for selection will be prepared on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the online test, group discussion and interview.
Candidates should score minimum qualifying marks in each section of online test to get shortlisted for the group discussion and personal interview. In case more than one candidate scores the same cut off marks, such candidates will be ranked according to their age in descending order. While appearing for GD/PI, the candidate should produce valid prescribed documents. The cut off marks will be released for both group discussion and personal interview separately through the website. Based on the final cut off marks, the candidates will be selected as probationary officers by the bank.
As per the selection process of BOB PO, candidates are required to obtain a minimum score in each paper in the online test and also minimum total marks to be shortlisted for Psychometric Assessment Test, Group Discussion & Interview. Candidates will be shortlisted for group discussion & interview depending on the number of vacancies, total marks secured in the online test and cut off in each test as decided by the Bank.
Finding work in the bank line is one of the growing career options the students option after completing graduation.
Here are the list of bank exams that you can give.
1. IBPS Clerk
This is one of the most prevalent Banking tests in India where you can recieve the position of being a clerk at end. A great deal of Banks recruit clerks on the basis of this exam. A lot of aspirants apply for this jobs so the competition is tough. The application form for IBPS clerk is available around the month of September or October every year.
Minimum Age limit: 20 years
Maximum Age Limit: 28 years.
2. IBPS PO
Along with the IBPS Clerk exam, the IBPS also conducts the IBPS PO exam. This exam is conducted for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. This exam is perfect for you if you are looking forward to be a Bank Officer. Your graduation must be complete. The application form is mostly released in the month of August or September.
Minimum Age Limit: 20 Years
Maximum Age Limit: 30 Years
3. NIACL Assistant
NIACL is an insurance company owned by the government. NIACL conducts this exam to recruit the candidates for the post of assistant. The candidate must have a recognized bachelor’s degree to apply for this exam.
Minimum Age: 21 Years
Maximum Age: 30 Years
4. RBI Grade B
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the RBI Grade B exam every year for the recruitment of Grade B officers. The salary of RBI Grade B officers is very good. This also, therefore, has a lot of candidates applying every year, raising the levels of competition. The application forms for this are released around the month of July every year.
5. SBI PO
For getting a job in State Bank of India as an officer, you need to clear SBI PO exam. This is one of the most reputed exams in the banking sector that’s why that is the reason countless applicants apply for this test each year. The candidate has to clear three levels for this- preliminary exam, main exam and interview. Usually, the application form is released around the month of April.
Maximum Age: 30 years
6. SBI Clerk
This exam is conducted by SBI for the recruitment of clerks. The difficulty level of SBI clerk exam is lower than that of PO but the competition level is still very high. You have to be graduate for this exam and the notification will be released in January.
Minimum Age: 20 Years
Maximum Age: 28 Years
7. IBPS RRB
IBPS RRB is conducted for the recruitment of both clerk and officers in the regional rural banks across India. This exam has two levels i.e. Prelims and Main. There will be no interview for the post of office assistant (Clerk). The candidate must know the local language and their proficiency in the same will be evaluated.
Minimum Age (Office Assistant): 18 Years
Maximum Age (Office Assistant): 28 Years
Minimum Age (Assistant Manager): 18 Years
Maximum Age (Assistant Manager): 30 Years
8. LIC HFL Recruitment
LIC recruits assistants, associates, and assistant managers for Housing Finance. Generally, the applications will release release in the month of August. The age limit for the post of associate and assistant through this exam is 21 to 28 years.
Apart from these exams, there are many more banking exams you can opt for after your graduation. Some of them are given below:
Hope this helps. All the best!
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