BOB Manipal PO Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 8th April, 2021

Baroda Manipal School of Banking PO examination is an exam conducted by the Bank of Baroda to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary officers. After clearing this examination, the candidates have to attend a one-year program in which they will be awarded a post-graduate degree in banking and finance. This degree will be beneficial for an individual as it poses an extra weightage to the resume.

After the one year course, one will get positing as junior officers of grade 1. And in this one year, one has to attend 9 months on-campus programme and three months of the off-campus programme. In the 3 months, off-campus programme one will get several benefits as they will gain experience in the fieldwork.

This BOB Manipal Po examination provides an individual with an excellent opportunity to work in the most popular bank in the country and earn a good salary as well as respect in the society. But to clear this examination one has to give the written test which comprises of total 167 from various sections like quantitative aptitude, reasoning, English language etc.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam Bank Of Baroda conducts the examination to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary officers.
Conducting Body Bank of Baroda

BOB Manipal PO Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be either:
    i) a Citizen of India or
    ii) a subject of Nepal or
    iii) a subject of Bhutan or
    iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
    v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination/interview conducted by the Bank but on final selection, the offer of appointment may be given only after the Government of India has issued the necessary eligibility certificate to him/her.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. A Degree (Graduation) with a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the BOB Manipal PO Exam should be minimum of 20 years and maximum of 28 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 35 years
    OBC 31 years
    Ex-servicemen 33 years
    Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 33 years
    Persons affected by 1984 riots 33 years
    PWD (SC/ST) 43 years
    PWD (OBC) 41 years
    PWD (General) 38 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no limit on the number of attempts until the candidate fulfil all the required eligibility criteria

BOB Manipal PO Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Online Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges To be notified
Date of Issuing Admit Card To be notified
Date of Online Examination To be notified

BOB Manipal PO Exam Pattern 2021

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 endeavor 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.

Pattern for Online Exam

There is a composite time of 2 Hours 30 minutes (150 minutes) for the written test.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

This paper will test the reasoning skills of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 50 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 75
2 General/Economy/Banking Awareness

This paper will test the general awareness skills of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude

This paper will test the quantitative skills of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 50
4 English Language

This paper will test the English language proficiency of the examination

Merit Ranking Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 35
5 English Language (Letter writing & Essay)

This English paper will test the writing skills of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 02 Descriptive 50
Total Marks* 250

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Group Discussion/Interview

Group Discussion / Personal Interview is intended to evaluate the mental calibre of a candidate.

BOB Manipal PO Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Online Exam

1 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

S.No Topics
Reasoning Ability Computer Aptitude
1 Puzzles History and Generation of Computers
2 Seating Arrangements Introduction to Computer Organisation
3 Direction Sense Computer Memory
4 Blood Relation Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
5 Syllogism Computer Software
6 Order and Ranking Computer Languages
7 Coding-Decoding Operating System
8 Machine Input-Output Computer Network
9 Inequalities Internet
10 Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series MS Office and Short cut keys
11 Data Sufficiency Basics of DBMS
12 Logical Reasoning Number System and Conversions
13 Computer and Network Security

2 General/Economy/Banking Awareness

  • Banking,
  • Finance,
  • Economics,
  • Current affairs

3 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification,
  • Profit & Loss,
  • Mixtures & Allegations,
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices,
  • Work & Time,
  • Time & Distance,
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere,
  • Data Interpretation,
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage,
  • Number Systems,
  • Sequence & Series,
  • Permutation, Combination &Probability.

4 English Language

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Spotting error,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Cloze test,
  • Para jumbles,
  • Miscellaneous,
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting,
  • Paragraph Completion

5 English Language (Letter writing & Essay)

  • Letter writing,
  • Essay writing

Syllabus for Group Discussion/Interview

There is no specific syllabus for interview. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion, LEADERSHIP, and intellectual and moral integrity.


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