BOB PO 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus & Eligibility

BOB PO Exam 2020

BOB PO 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus & Eligibility

What is BOB PO Recruitment?

BOB PO recruitment is for a role as a Probationary Officer in the Junior Management Grade/Scale I in the bank. Selected candidates undergo a nine-month Post Graduate Certificate course in Banking and Finance from Baroda Manipal School of Banking. Candidates are offered an appointment after completing the course.

BOB PO 2020 Highlights


Exam name BOB PO
Conducted by Bank of Baroda
Exam level National
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam category Graduation
Exam stages Online exam (objective +descriptive)

Psychometric Assessment, Group Discussion and Personal Interview

Exam duration Objective test: 2 Hours 30 minutes

Descriptive type: 30 minutes

Exam Language English & Hindi
Exam Fees General & OBC: Rs 600

SC, ST, PWD, Ex-Servicemen: Rs 100 

Exam Purpose To select candidates for the post of Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade/Scale I
Official website


BOB PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 

Educational Qualification – Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree in either discipline with a minimum of 55 per cent, or 50 per cent for SC/ST/PWD, from a recognised institution.
Age limit – Candidates must be between the ages of 20 and 28 years old. Candidates who fall under one of the reserved categories are given relaxation on the upper age limit.

BOB PO 2020 Exam Dates 


Events Dates
BOB PO online registration June 2020
Last date of fee payment July 2020
Last date to apply July 2020
Downloading of BOB PO admit card July 2020
BOB PO exam date July 2020
Result declaration  August 2020


BOB PO Selection Process 2020

The online exam, Psychometric Assessment, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview are all part of the BOB PO selection process. Here’s the complete selection process of BOB PO:
Registration: The BOB PO application form 2020 will be available in June. Candidates who are interested in applying can apply online. For the recruiting exam, no other method of application would be considered. The application fee for SC/ST/PWD candidates is Rs 100, while the fee for General/OBC candidates is Rs 600.
Admit card release: BOB PO admit card is released online separately for the online exam and Group Discussion, Personal Interview & Psychometric Assessment Test. Candidates must enter their login credentials to download the admit card. Candidates will not get a hard copy of their admit card by post.
Exam: The online test comprises both objective and descriptive questions. The test carries a total of 250 marks. Only those who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the objective test will be assessed for their descriptive paper. Candidates will be shortlisted for the Psychometric Assessment Exam, Group Discussion, and Interview if they achieve a minimum score in each test and the overall score.
Group Discussion (GD)/Personal Interview (PI)/Psychometric Test: The aggregate marks of candidates who passed the online exam will be arranged in descending order in each category in the order of merit. Candidates will be called for a Group Discussion and Interview four times the vacancies. The Bank will assess the qualifying marks in the online test, group discussion, and interview.
Declaration of result: The BOB PO result is available in PDF format on the official website. The roll numbers of eligible applicants are displayed in the result. The scorecard is issued a few days after the BOB PO result is announced.


Final Selection: The final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the online test, group discussion and interview. 

BOB PO 2020 Exam Centres


State Exam Centre

Andhra Pradesh

Ananthapur, Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir Baramula, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro


BOB PO Exam Day Guidelines 2020

  • Candidates must bring their admit card and photo if proof to the exam centre.
  • Candidates’ biometric impressions will be taken at the exam centre
  • Mobile phones, pagers, calculators, and other similar devices are not permitted inside the exam centres.
  • Candidates are not permitted to leave the exam centre until the exam is completed.


BOB PO FAQs 2020 

Why is BOB PO recruitment conducted?

The BOB PO recruitment is for Probationary Officers in the Junior Management Grade / Scale-I.
What is the selection process of BOB PO? 

Candidates are chosen based on their performance on an online test (objective and descriptive), followed by Psychometric Assessment, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview.
Do the selected candidates need to undergo nine months Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance course?

Yeah, selected candidates must attend Baroda Manipal School of Banking for a nine-month Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance.
What is the total intake of students?

In total, 600 students have been accepted into the Baroda Manipal School of Banking.
What is the course fee?

The course fee is Rs 3.45 lacs. 

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