Bank Of Baroda PO 2018: Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Bank Of Baroda Manipal: PO Recruitment 2018

Bank of Baroda has announced the recruitment of Probationary Officers for the financial year 2018-2019. It is quite evident that Bank of Baroda is not releasing any vacancy in the common recruitment exercise being conducted by IBPS. Bank of Baroda Manipal is a separate recruitment project and 600 Vacancies have been announced.

This year, Bank of Baroda Manipal has brought some changes in the Exam Pattern and this will definitely affect the performance of candidates in the real time scenario. There will be only 2 Stages in the recruitment of Probationary Officer by BOB Manipal viz.

  • Written Examination (Objective + Descriptive)
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview

BOB Manipal Recruitment Notification 2018

This opportunity to get recruited as Probationary Officer (PO) in India’s one of the leading public sector bank (Bank of Baroda) is in addition to the Common Recruitment conducted by IBPS every year. Bank Of Baroda has already released the notification on 12th June 2018 and all the details have been published on the Official Website.

Download Bank Of Baroda (BOB) Manipal Official Notification

As per the BOB Manipal Official Notification, the written exam is expected to be conducted on 28th July 2018. Within a period of 6 Months, Bank Of Baroda will proceed with the final allotment in multiple batches. So if you are searching for a Government Job with quick hiring, BOB Manipal is the best choice.

What is BOB PGDBF Programme 2018?

BOB PGDBF stands for Bank Of Baroda, Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance. This is a special recruitment drive conducted by BOB where shortlisted candidates get the admission in Manipal School Of Banking, Bangalore. It is an exhaustive course of 12 (9+3) Months where candidates also get hand on tools experience in one of the branches of Bank of Baroda. On successful completion, the candidate would be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Banking & Finance and will be offered appointment in the Bank as Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade / Scale-I.

BOB Manipal Vacancies 2018

This year, Bank of Baroda has released 600 Vacancies for the recruitment of Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade / Scale-I in the Bank. These 600 Vacancies will be divided into multiple batches and these batches will start one after another. 3 Batches are expected to start in the Month of November/December and bank of baroda may increase the number of batches based on the requirement. Below are the category wise distribution of vacancies.

Bank Of Baroda Manipal Vacancies 2018
Unreserved OBC SC ST Total
303 162 90 45 600

Note: The above vacancies are tentative and may increase or decrease at the time of intake.

BOB Manipal 2018: Exam Dates

With the release of BOB Manipal Notification on 12th June 2018, all the important events with their tentative dates have been released. Please check the below table for more information.

Important Events Exam Dates
Notification Released On 12th June 2018
Online Application Starts 12th June 2018
Last Day To Apply 2nd July 2018
Admit Card For Written Exam 18th July 2018
Date Of Examination 28th July 2018


BOB Manipal 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Bank of Baroda has defined Essential Qualification, Age Limit and Various other criteria for a candidate to be eligible for for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) in Junior Management Grade / Scale-I. Let us look at the Eligibility Criteria For BOB Manipal 2018 in detail.

  • Nationality: Citizen of India or A Subject Of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Age (as on 2nd July 2018): Between 20 years and 28 years i.e. candidates born on or after 3 July 1990 and on or before 2nd July 1998 are eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualification (as on 2nd July 2018): A Graduate with minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government.

BOB Manipal 2018 Application Fee

A minimum amount has to be paid as Application Fee in order to appear for BOB Manipal PO Exam. The BOB Manipal 2018 Application Fee is different for different categories. Relaxation or concession has been provided to the candidates belonging to reserved categories. Below is the BOB Manipal Application Fee for Different Categories.

Category Application Fee To Be Paid
General 600

Note: Apart from above mentioned fee, not even a single penny need to be paid to anyone. If anyone approaches you with any offer, then do report it to

Bank Of Baroda Probationary Officer Online Application

The BOB Manipal 2018 application process started from 12th June 2018. Candidates are required to visit the Bank Of Baroda Official Website to fill in the online application form as the entire process to apply for BOB Manipal 2018 exam will be online. The application fee for BOB Manipal PO Exam is Rs. 600/- for General category and Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category.

Step 1: Go To Bank of Baroda Official Website

Step 2: Below are the important link to apply for Probationary Officer in Bank of Baroda.

Exam Name Direct Link To Apply
Probationary Officer in Bank Of Baroda Apply Online | Notification

Step 3:
If you are a new user, then you will have to click on New Registration on the above mentioned links. And then you will have to provide your Personal Details, Educational Qualification and other relevant information based on your choices.

Step 4: Before the Final Submit, please go through the all the information you have provided in the Application Form. Once the Preview is done, do submit the form and proceed to the Payment.

Step 5: After making the Payment, do not forget to download the Application Form. Both of these documents are required at the time of Interview.

Bank Of Baroda Probationary Officer Exam Pattern

Bank Of Baroda Manipal Recruitment 2018 for the post of Probationary Officer has been released. Most of the students are surprised with the changes brought in the Exam Pattern for the recruitment of PO in 2018. The number of Sections remains the same but the Number of Questions and Marks alloted to the different section has been changed. This year SBI introduced sectional timing in written examination but Bank Of Baroda decided to continue with the Composite timing. Hence a student will get a composite time of 2 Hours and 30 Minutes for Objective Exam and 30 Minutes for Descriptive Exam.

Section No. Of Question Max Marks Time Duration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 75 2 Hours and
30 Minutes
General Awareness /
Banking Awareness / Economics
40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
English Language 35 35
Total 165 200 150 Minutes
Descriptive Paper
(Essay Writing and Letter Writing)
2 50 30 Minutes

Note: The descriptive paper of only such candidates who secure a minimum qualifying mark in the objective test will be assessed.

Bank Of Baroda Probationary Officer: Previous Year Cut Off

Below is the table with category wise cut off for Bank Of Baroda Manipal Exam 2017. Last year, all the sections had 50 Max Marks each. This year, the Exam Pattern has changed and this year, we will have a different cut off structure. But for reference, we can definitely observe what the level of paper was and what was the cut off. Check the below table to know more about BOB Manipal 2017 Cut Off.

Bank Of Baroda Manipal 2017: Cut Off
Category Reasoning Quant English General Awareness Total For
Desc. Paper
Test Total
General 16.50 12.25 11.75 8.75 95.25 17.50 123.75 20 20
SC 11.25 8.50 7.50 5.25 82.75 15.00 108.25 17.50 17.50
ST 11.25 8.50 7.50 5.25 69.75 15.00 92.25 17.50 17.50
OBC 11.25 8.50 7.50 5.25 94.00 15.00 119.75 17.50 17.50
HI 11.25 8.50 7.50 5.25 43.25 15.00 62.50 17.50 17.50
OC 11.25 8.50 7.50 5.25 82.25 15.00 107.25 17.50 17.50
VI 11.25 8.50 7.50 5.25 79.00 15.00 108.00 17.50 17.50


Bank of Baroda Probationary Officer Syllabus

There are mainly 5 subjects in BOB Manipal PO Exam viz. Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness / Banking Awareness and Computer Aptitude. All the candidates who have been planning to appear for Bank of Baroda PO Exam must go through the concepts and practice the questions on daily basis. Once you complete the concept part, then you should shift your focus to practice where you need to practice at least 3 Mock Papers a week. Below are the list of important topics for Bank of Baroda Probationary Officer.

Section Syllabus Content
English Language Reading comprehension
Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)
New Pattern Cloze Test
Sentence Rearrangement (Odd One Out, Normal Arrangement)
Inference Based Paragraphs
Sentence Completion
Paragraph Conclusion
Phrases/Phrasal Verb
Error Detection/Correction
Word usage/Vocab Based Questions
Reasoning and
Computer Aptitude
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense
Blood, Relation
Order and Ranking
Machine Input-Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)Although we have seen that there has been no questions from computer section in past exams but IBPS is known for surprises and we should be ready for Computer as well. Below are the topics:
History and Generation of Computers
Introduction to Computer Organisation
Computer Memory
Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Computer Software
Computer Languages
Operating System
Computer Network
MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Basics of DBMS
Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security.
Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, New Pattern Based On Quantity 1, Quantity 2)
Number Series
Approximation and Simplification
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).
General Awareness Banking Awareness, Current Affairs (3-4 Months Before Exam), Important Budget Highlights, Static Awareness


BOB Manipal 2018 Admit Card

Bank of Baroda Manipal Admit Cards will be released 10 Days prior to the date of examination. As per the official notification, the Admit Cards or Call Letters will be out on 18th July 2018. Once the BOB Manipal Admit Card is out, the link to download will be activated on this page. Candidates are advised to visit the page on regular basis so that they don’t miss any update related to BOB Manipal Exam. Do not forget to subscribe to our notification for instant updates on BOB Manipal Results.

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BOB Manipal 2018 Result

BOB Manipal 2018 Result will be declared for individual stages separately. For written Exam (Objective and Descriptive), the result will be declared 1 Month prior to the Iterview Process. Once the written exam result is out, candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. BOB Manipal Final Result will be out in the month of November / December 2018. All the updates related to BOB Manipal Result 2018 will be shared below. Do not forget to subscribe to our notification for instant updates on BOB Manipal Result.

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