BOB SO Recruitment 2021: Eligibility, Exam pattern, Salary

BOB SO or Bank of Baroda Specialist Officer details - salary, syllabus, date

The full form of BOB SO is Bank of Baroda Specialist Officer or simply BOB Specialist Officer. Bank of Baroda (BOB) conducts a Specialist Officer Exam or SO Exam from time to time to recruit Specialist Officers for the bank. Once you qualify, you are hired by the Bank and appointed as a Specialist Officer (SO) in any of its branches. Here we shall see the different details of Bank of Baroda Specialist Officer recruitment such as Eligibility criteria, Vacancy, Syllabus, Selection process, exam pattern, cut off marks, Salary and other relevant details. Last Notification for BOB SO recruitment was in 2018. 

BOB SO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The criteria for one to be eligible for BOB SO 2018 exam are 1) Age 2) Education 3) Word Experience

BOB Age Limit for SO Exam (as on 1st November 2018)

Post Min Age Max Age
Legal (MMG/S-III) 28 35
Legal (MMG/S-II) 25 32
Wealth Management Services – Sales (MMG/S-II) 25 35
Wealth Management Services – Sales (JMG/S-I) 21 30
Wealth Management Services – Operations (MMG/S-II) 25 35
Wealth Management Services – Operations (JMG/S-I) 21 30

Age Relaxation for SO Exam

The Age Relaxation for BOB SO Exam will be applicable as per Govt. norms. The BOB SO Age Relaxation for different categories are as follows:

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC (Non – Creamy Layer) – 3 years
  • PWD – 10 years
  • Persons affected by 1984 Riots – 5 years
  • Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed & released – 5 years

Education & Work Experience

LEGAL Posts – You should have a bachelor’s degree in Law & Minimum 5 years of work experience in legal department of a scheduled commercial bank, central/state Govt or PSU or practice at bar or judicial services.

Wealth Management Services – You will require a 2 year MBA or equivalent and specialization in the relevant field and an amount of work experience as notified.

BOB SO Exam Pattern 2021

There will be 2 Phases in the Bank of Baroda SO exam

  1. Online Written Test
  2. GD/PI/Psychometric Test

Online Written Test Pattern

Subject No. of Qs Max. Marks Time
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English Language 50 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Professional Knowledge 50 75
Total 200 200

There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Once you qualify the inline test you will be called for GD and Interview.

BOB SO Vacancies 2021

The Vacancy details for BOB SO 2021 recruitment will be released along with the notification. However, below are the detailed Vacancies for of 2018 notification for your reference.

Sr. No Posts Vacancies
1 Legal (MMG/S-III) 20
2 Legal (MMG/S-II) 40
3 Wealth Management Services – Sales (MMG/S-II) 150
4 Wealth Management Services – Sales (JMG/S-I) 700
5 Wealth Management Services – Operations (MMG/S-II) 1
6 Wealth Management Services – Operations (JMG/S-I) 2
Total 913


Bank of Baroda SO salary

The basic salary of a Bank of Baroda Specialist Officer is Rs.23,700. The total salary of a BOB SO comes to around  Rs.42,990 per month after adding allowances.

BOB Specialist Officer Exam Fee 2021

Application Fee for General / OBC Candidates — Rs 600 /-

Application Fee for SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD) — Rs 100 /-


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