BOB PO 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Vacancies

Bank of Baroda PO Exam

Bank of Baroda, a state-owned banking and financial service company, conducts the Probationary Officer Exam for the recruitment of Officers in Junior Management Grade. Graduates with an economic bent of mind should clear the BOB Manipal PO exam and will then undergo a 9-month Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance course in Baroda Manipal School of Banking. The applicants need to complete the programme on time (within the stipulated period) to be awarded a PG Certificate in Banking & Finance. The appointment in the Bank as PO in Junior Management Grade or Scale-I will then be offered. Here are the complete details about the Bank of Baroda PO exam 2021.

BOB PO 2021 Latest Notification - The Bank of Baroda will begin the online registration process for BOB PO 2021 recruitment tentatively in April 2021. The exam will tentatively be conducted in May 2021. Candidates are advised to keep abreast with the authorised website for the latest information.

BOB Manipal PO 2021 Overview

Exam Name

BOB PO 2021

Conducting Authority

Bank of Baroda






Probationary Officer

Exam Type


Exam Level

National Level


Not announced yet

Official Website

Exam Date

May 2021

Available Application Forms

Bank of Baroda PO Exam 2021 Important Dates

The tentative schedule for BOB PO 2021 exam is as under:

BOB PO 2021 Events

Dates (Tentative)

Availability of online application form

April 2021

Closing date to complete registration

May 2021

Payment of application fees/ intimation charges

April to May 2021

Download admit card

10-15 days before the exam

Exam to be Commenced

May 2021


To be notified

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Bank of Baroda PO Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

Understanding the exam pattern before attempting the PO exam is one of the first steps to clear the Bank of Baroda Manipal Probationary Officer Exam 2021. The questions will come from the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General/ Banking/ Economy Awareness, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude. The total number of questions is 167, and the maximum marks would be 250. Students will be given three hours to complete the test. There will be a negative marking scheme.

  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Type of Exam: Objective-Type and Descriptive-Type
  • Medium of Exam: Both Hindi and English
  • Total Questions: 167 questions
  • Total Marks: 250 marks
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Negative Marking: Yes

For a better understanding, the exam pattern is mentioned below in a tabular form:


No. of questions

Maximum marks

Medium of Exam


General/Economy/Banking Awareness



Both English and Hindi

2 hours 30 minutes

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude



Quantitative Aptitude



English Language




English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)




30 minutes

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BOB PO Syllabus 2021 -

The BOB PO Syllabus 2021 covers four subjects:

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  • General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude



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.


Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blank, Spotting Error, Para-Jumbles, Cloze test, Sentence Improvement, Para-Jumbles, Sentence Connectors, etc.


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 Probationary Officer (BOB PO) Selection Process 2021 -

The selection of candidates depends on their performance in the online written exam and Personal Interview. Students must “obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score in the online test to be shortlisted for Psychometric Assessment Test, Group Discussion & Interview”. Moreover, the Authority will select the number of candidates based on the vacancies, cut-off and total marks secured by the candidates.

Bank of Baroda PO Exam 2021 Eligibility

Nationality: Candidates from India, Nepal and Bhutan are eligible for this exam. Tibetans refugees, whose forefathers migrated to India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of settling down here permanently, are also eligible. Also, Persons of Indian Origin who came over to India from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma and East African Countries can appear in the exam.

Educational Qualifications: Must be a Degree holder (preferably graduate) in any discipline from any university recognised by Central Government. Candidates should have scored at least 55% marks. There is relaxation in marks for SC/ST candidates. They need to score at least 50% marks.

Age: The minimum and maximum age limits for different categories of candidates are tabulated below:



Age  limits (calculated on 02.07.2021)




20 years

28 years


20 years

33 years


20 years

31 years


20 years

33 years

PWD (General)

20 years

38 years


20 years

43 years


20 years

41 years

Defence Personnel

20 years

31 years

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Bank of Baroda PO Exam 2021 Application Process

The Authority will tentatively start the BOB PO 2021 online registration process in April 2021. Students who meet the above eligibility requirements can log on to the official website and submit the application form. Here is the step-by-step process for filling the application form.

Step by Step Process to Fill BOB PO Exam 2021 Application Form -

  • Visit the official website (
  • Click on the ‘Career’ section
  • Look for the opportunity section
  • Read the official notification carefully
  • Click on the ‘Apply online link’
  • Enter the Registration Number and Password
  • Fill the Application Form by giving all the details – name, date of birth, father’s name, Aadhaar Card number, etc.
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature
  • Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ and get a printout of the application

Application Fee -

The separate fee structures for different categories are –


Fee (In Rupees)







Other Details

BOB PO 2021 Online Test Centres -

Candidates must select their preferred online test centres during the registration process. As per the officials, “As far as possible candidates will be allotted to a centre of his/her choice, however, Bank also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.

The exam will be held in 28 states. They are – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Puducherry, Odisha, Rajasthan, Punjab, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, West Bengal and Uttarakhand.

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Admit Card 2021 -

Without the hall tickets, candidates will not be permitted to appear in the test. Students can download the BOB PO 2021 admit card in May 2021. Check the steps to take a printout of the call letter -

  • Go to the official website, i.e.
  • Enter the Registration Number and Password
  • Submit Security Pin
  • Admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a printout of the same

Look through the BOB PO 2021 hall ticket thoroughly to ensure that all the details are up to date and correct. It will carry the date and time of the exam, venue, name of the candidate, etc. Contact the officials in case of any discrepancy.

Note: Candidates must carry any ID proof, such as Voter ID, Pan Card, etc. along with the admit cards to the exam hall.

BOB PO Result 2021 -

The BOB PO result 2021 for the online written test and Group Discussion/ Personal Interview will be declared separately. The result will be announced online on the official website. To check the result, candidates are required to provide the credentials – registration number and password.

BOB PO Recruitment 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The BOB PO recruitment notification is expected to be released in April 2021. Here are the answers to the frequently asked questions related to the examination.

Q: When will the online registration for Bank of Baroda PO Exam 2021 start?

A: The official dates have not been announced yet. However, the candidates can expect it in April 2021.

Q: When is the closing date for online registration for this exam?

A: It will close in May 2021.

Q: When will the online Bank of Baroda PO written exam start?

A: It will tentatively be conducted in the last week of May 2021.

Q: When will the BOB PO admit card 2021 be available?

A: The admit card can be accessed through online mode 10-15 days before the commencement of the exam.

Q: How much is the application fee amount for General, SC/ ST and PWD candidates?

A: General, SC/ST and PWD candidates need to pay ₹ 600/-, ₹ 100/- and ₹ 100/- respectively.

Q: I’m 25 years old. Can I apply for the test?

A: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 28 years for general category candidates. So, you can apply for the exam.

Q: Is there relaxation in the upper age limit for reserved candidates?

A: 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC. Check the eligibility criteria for more information.

Q: I am a 40 years old PWD (OBC) candidate. Can I apply for the BOB PO Exam 2021?

A: Yes, you are eligible. There is a relaxation of 13 years in age for the PWD (OBC) candidates.

Q: If I have to prepare for the exam, where should I focus as far as the subjects are concerned?

A:  The main subjects the students should focus on are General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English and Reasoning.

Q: What is the minimum educational qualification required to appear in the recruitment exam?

A: A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised college or university with 55% marks (50% for reserved category).

Q: What is the BOB Probationary Officer selection procedure?

A: The selection of candidates will be done based on their performance in the written exam and personal interview.