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Bank of Baroda PO Exam 2015: Exam Pattern

Apr 4, 2015 16:21 IST

    Bank of Baroda has invited application from eligible candidates to fill up 1200 posts of Probationary Officers through 01 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance course in Baroda Manipal School of Banking, Bangalore or in any other Institute in other part of the country, as decided by the Bank.

    The candidates who have already applied for the examination can take a look at the exam pattern that the Bank follows for the recruitment of Probationary Officers.

    Exam Pattern

    Candidates shall be selected by BOB through a selection process consisting of an (open) online exam followed by Group Discussion AND Interview.

    The selection process aims at getting applicants who are likely to succeed at various roles in the Bank. The endeavour is to select people who are bright, have good communication skills (both oral and written), are dedicated, can work effectively in teams, are passionate about their career goals and who display integrity and a positive attitude.


    Sr. No.

    Name of the Test

    No. of Qs.

    Max. Marks

    Composite Time







    2 hours


    Quantitative Aptitude




    English Language




    General Awareness(with special reference to Banking Industry)



    Candidates are required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score in the online test to be shortlisted for interview. Candidates will be shortlisted for interview depending on the number of vacancies, cut-off in each test and online test as decided by the Bank

    Wrong answers in objective test will attract negative marks (1/4th of marks assigned to that question) for the online test. Along with the call letters, information handout and a sample test shall also be uploaded on the site which candidates can take to familiarize themselves with the nature of Test & Questions.

    Group Discussion and Personal Interview 

    The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in the Online Test will be arranged in descending order in each category and the candidates in the order of merit, subject to 4 times the number of intake in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

    The final merit list for selection will be on the basis of performance in Online Test, Group discussion (GD) and Interview.

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