The BOB PO recruitment exam is a two-staged exam conducted by the Bank of Baroda to recruit Probationary Officers for various branches of Bank of Baroda across the nation. As part of the recruitment process, BOB has invited individuals for admissions to the specially designed 9-month training course leading to Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) from Manipal Academy. The course consists of a 9 month on-campus program. Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate would be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Banking & Finance and will be offered an appointment in the Bank as Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade / Scale-I. In this article we shall see in detail the different details of Bank of Baroda PO exam such as Eligibility criteria, Vacancy, Syllabus, Selection process, exam pattern, cut off marks, Salary and other relevant details.
Immediately after joining the Bank, a 3 month Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the form of On the Job Training will have to be carried out by the candidates at a Bank of Baroda branch, the completion of which will lead to the award of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance by Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE). Last BOB PO Notification was in 2018 to fill 600 vacancies.
BOB PO 2021 Highlights
|Exam name||Bank of Baroda PO Recruitment Exam|
|Phases||2 levels (including online Exam and Interview)|
|Time Duration||2 Hours 30 minutes|
Bank of Baroda PO Eligibility Criteria 2021
There are 2 eligibility criteria for BOB PO exam, that you should satisfy. 1) Age 2) Education
BOB PO Age Limit
- Minimum Age: 20 years
- Maximum Age: 28 Years
BOB PO Age Relaxation
- OBC – 3 years
- SC/ST/ExSM/ J&K Residents (01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989)/1984 Riots Victims – 5 years
- PwD – 10 years
BOB PO Educational Qualifications
- You should be a Graduate in any discipline with 55% marks from a recognized university.
Bank of Baroda PO Vacancies 2021
BOB PO 2021 Vacancies will be released in the notification, which is yet to be released. The Previous BOB PO Notification was in 2018 where the total no. of vacancies were 600.
BOB PO 2021 Selection Process
Bank of Baroda PO selection process consists of 2 stages:
- Online Written Exam + Descriptive Test
- Psychometric Test (Qualifying) + Group Discussion & Interview
Online Written Exam pattern:
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks||Medium of Exam||Time|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||50||75||English & Hindi||2 Hours 30 minutes|
|English Language (Letter & Essay Writing)||2||50||English||30 minutes|
- 1/4th Negative Marking for each wrong answer.
- There is sectional cut off in the written exam.
- After qualifying the Written Exam, you will be called for GD & Interview.
- The final Merit List will be made up of the combined score of the Written Exam, GD & Interview.
BOB PO Salary 2021
At present, a PO Salary in Bank of Baroda is approximately Rs. 8 lakhs per annum (including perquisites) in a Metropolitan Centre. The payscale of a newly recruited BOB PO is Rs. 23700-980×7/30560-1145×2/32850-1310×7/42020. That is, a newly recruited PO will have a basic pay of Rs. 23700/- and after one year, he/she will get an increment of Rs 980. Likewise, he/she will get 7 such increments and when the Basic Pay reaches Rs. 30560, he will be eligible to get an increment of Rs 1145 for a further 2 years till his salary reaches Rs. 32850. Then he/she will be eligible to get an increment of Rs. 1310 for a further period of 7 years till his/her salary reached Rs. 42020/-.
The Salary of PO in Bank of Baroda is roughly Rs 43,000/- (gross salary) per month, while the net salary or BOB PO salary in hand is Rs 37,000/-.
BOB PO is eligible for many allowances such as Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), City Compensatory Allowance (CCA), Transport Allowance (TA), etc., which are revised from time to time during settlements and are also eligible for reimbursements like Newspapers, Cleaning, Furniture (as per eligibility), Group Personal Accident Insurance, and LTC, etc. Some locations include the quarter facilities for the newly recruited POs but it is purely subject to availability.
BOB POs are eligible to get reimbursements of medical charges as per eligibility. They get loans and advances at a much cheaper rate for Housing, Vehicle, Computers, etc.
BOB PO Syllabus 2021
The BOB PO Syllabus can be broadly categorized into 4 subjects:
- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
- General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
- English Language
- Quantitative Aptitude
Below is the Bank of Baroda PO syllabus in details for each of the above subjects.
|BOB PO Syllabus|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness, News related to Reserve Bank of India and Current Affairs (Awards, National, International, Sports, Defence, Books & Authors, Summits, Appointment, and Obituary, etc.)|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Number Series, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Number Series, Miscellaneous Questions which includes Average, Profit & Loss, Approximation / Simplification, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Problem on Ages, Probability, etc.|
|English||Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blank, Spotting Error, Para-Jumbles, Cloze test, Sentence Improvement, Para-Jumbles, Sentence Connectors, etc.|
|Reasoning||Syllogism, Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South), Puzzle – Floor based, box-based, Input-Output, Inequality, Data Sufficiency, Coding-Decoding and Miscellaneous Questions which includes topics Blood relation, Ranking, Direction, etc.|
Bank of Baroda PO Application Fee
The APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGE are Non-refundable.
For GEN / OBC — Rs. 600/-
For SC / ST / Persons with Disability (PWD) — 100/-
Payment should be made in ONLINE MODE only.
9th Month On-campus Programme Course Fees
All selected candidates shall undergo a 9th-month on-campus program and on successful completion of the course, the candidate would be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Banking & Finance.
Course Fees: Rs 3,45,000/- (all inclusive of boarding, Lodging and course fees, other fees, etc.) plus applicable taxes to be paid by the student.
There are many Financing/Loan options for this course Fee.
After completion of 5 years of active service with the Bank, this course fee of Rs 3,45,000 that you paid will be reimbursed as ‘Loyalty Bonus’ by the bank.
BOB PO Cut off
Below are the detailed cutoff marks for the BOB PO 2018
|Subject||QA||RE||EL||GA||Total||DP||Total||GD||INT||Final Cut-off for Selection|