Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant,

Bank of Baroda (BOB) has released the most awaited notification of the year BOB (Bank of Baroda) PO for the post of Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade / Scale-I. Recently all banks are on a recruiting spree by announcing notification for the posts of Clerk and Probationary Officers.

Bank of Baroda is on the look for young, energetic, and innovative minds who can be imparted with the necessary knowledge and skills required to be good all-round bankers through a -9- (nine) months Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance course in Baroda Manipal School of Banking.

The total number of vacancies available for the Bank of Baroda (BOB) PO – Scale I in Manipal School of Banking is 600. The registration process for the Bank of Baroda PO 2018 will start from 12th June, 2018. The last date to apply for Bank of Baroda PO 2018 is 2nd July, 2018.


Schedule of Events Dates
Start date for Online Registration 12.06.2018
Online Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges 12.06.2018 to 02.07.2018
Last date for Online Registration including Edit / Modification of Application by candidates (including far flung areas) 02.07.2018
Download of Call letters for Online Examination (Tentative) After 18.07.2018
Date of Online Examination (Tentative) 28.07.2018

Details about Bank of Baroda PO 2018 

  • Post Name : Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade / Scale-I
  • Bank : Bank of Baroda
  • Course Name : Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance course from Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE)
  • Course Duration : 9 Months (On Campus Program)
  • Course Offered at : Baroda Manipal school of Banking
  • Additional 3 month WIL (Work Integrated Learning) in the form of On the JOB training in BOB Branch.
  • Aspirants will be awarded Post-Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance by Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE).

Check the Detailed Video of the BANK OF BARODA (BOB) PO recruitment 2018 from the one that is mentioned below.

The course consists of -9- month on campus program and on successful completion of the course, 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.

However, immediately after joining the Bank, a -3- month Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the form of On the Job Training will have to be carried out by the candidates at a Bank of Baroda branch, the completion of which will lead to the award of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance by Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE).

Candidates shall be selected through a selection process consisting of online exam (objective + descriptive) followed by Psychometric Assessment, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Admission to the -9- month Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance course from Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE) to be conducted at the Baroda Manipal school of Banking, comes with the assurance of a full-fledged Banking career with Bank of Baroda on successful completion of the course and also subject to fulfillment of other terms and conditions.


The Total number of vacancies available for the post of Probationary Officers in the Bank of Baroda PO is 600. The split up of various categories is given below.

SC – 90

ST – 45

OBC – 162

UR – 303

Total – 600

Note: 4% Seats are reserved for PWD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates, to be equally distributed between OC, HI, VI & ID. The reservation for PWD is on horizontal basis. The selected candidates will be placed in the appropriate category (viz. SC/ST/OBC/UR) to which they belong.

AGE LIMIT – Bank of Baroda PO 2018 

The age limit is considered as on 2nd July, 2018 and the minimum and maximum age to apply for Bank of Baroda PO is provided below.

Minimum Age – 20

Maximum Age – 28

Please note that , A candidate must have been born not earlier than 03.07.1990 and not later than 02.07.1998 (both dates inclusive).


Sr. No Category Age Relaxation
A Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates 5 years
B Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates 3 years
C Ex-servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or


5 years
D Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
E Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
F Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Persons with Disabilities – SC / ST 15 years
Persons with Disabilities – OBC 13 years
Persons with Disabilities – General 10 years


  • Government guidelines in respect of age relaxation admission to an ex-serviceman shall be applicable.
  • The maximum age limit specified, as on 02.07.2018, is applicable to General Category candidates.
  • The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by Bank


  • Should be a Graduate.
  • Minimum Percentage in Graduation : 55 % for (General and others)  & 55% for (SC/ST/PWD)
  • Result should have been released on or before : 2nd July, 2018.
  • The Educational Qualification will be considered as on 2nd July, 2018.
  • A Degree (Graduation) 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.
  • All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University / Institution / Board recognized by Govt. of India / approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 02.07.2018. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 02.07.2018 has to be submitted at the time of interview.
  • The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark-sheet or provisional certificate issued by University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute and web based certificate is issued then proper document / certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process.
  • Calculation of Percentage: The graduation percentage and class will be calculated as per the University norms for calculation of percentage and declaration of class / results. The graduation percentage / class as appearing in the Final Year / semester / consolidated mark-sheet & Provisional / Degree Certificate will be taken into consideration for eligibility.
  • In case the graduation percentage / class is not clearly mentioned in the mark-sheet/certificate, the candidate has to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of University / Institute indicating graduation percentage / class as per the University norms for awarding degree.
  • Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
  • Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 54.99% will be treated as less than 55% and 49.99% will be treated as less than 50%.


There will be two phases for the Bank of Baroda PO Exam 2018.

Phase I – Online Exam

Phase II – Group Discussion / Personal Interview/ Psychometric Test



S.No Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each test
1 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 75  

English & Hindi


Composite time of 2 Hours 30 minutes

2 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
4 English Language 35 35 English
TOTAL 165 200 2 Hours

30 minutes

5 English Language (Letter writing

& Essay)

2 50 English 30 minutes

  • Please note that the descriptive paper of only such candidates who secure a minimum qualifying mark in the objective test will be assessed.
  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.
  • 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 Psychometric Assessment Test, Group Discussion & Interview. Candidates will be shortlisted for Group Discussion & Interview depending on the number of vacancies, cut-off in each test and total marks secured in the online test as decided by the Bank.

Group Discussion (GD)/Personal Interview (PI)/Psychometric Test – Bank of Baroda PO 2018 

  • 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 The qualifying marks in Online examination, Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
  • The Final merit list for selection shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in Online test (objective + descriptive), Group Discussion and
  • In case more than one candidate scores the cut off marks (common mark at cut off point), such candidates will be ranked according to their age in descending.
  • A candidate should qualify in all the processes of selection, i.e. Online Examination, GD and Personal Interview and sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for selection subject to the vacancies available under the respective category.


The following table describes the fee structure to apply for the Bank of Baroda PO 2018.

Category of Applicant Amount of Fees / Intimation Charges (Non-refundable)
SC / ST / Persons with Disability (PWD) 100/-
GEN / OBC  600/-


Program Fees : Rs. 3,45,000/ –

The program fees includes boarding, lodging and course fees, other fees, etc.) plus applicable taxes to be paid by the student.

Apart from the above course fees, the exam fees for undergoing various Certification exams viz. NISM (Mutual Funds) and NISM (Depository services) as mandated under the course will have to be borne by the candidates, as per the fees charged by NISM from time to time for conducting these Certification exams. Currently, the fees for NISM (Mutual Funds) and NISM (Depository services) certification exams comes to ` 2500/- per candidate.


  • Students can finance the course fees by availing an Education Loan which will be granted by Bank of Baroda at a highly concessional rate of interest of 8% p.a. Students can therefore obtain a high quality specialized course in Banking and Finance without any monetary burden on them and fully financed by the Bank.
  • The EMIs for the loan would start on completion of the course duration (i.e. one year from admission). There would be no recovery of EMIs or interest during the training period and the interest accrued during this period would be recovered along with the normal EMIs. The EMIs are spread over a period of 84 months (7 years) to ensure that there is minimal impact in the monthly earnings of the PO.
  • The selected candidates can also avail loan for purchase of Laptop to the maximum limit of ` 35,000/-, if the student wishes to do so. Actual cost of purchasing a laptop or ` 35,000/-, whichever is lower (in case the candidate is desirous of purchasing a laptop) will be financed as loan to the selected candidates.


 After completion of 5 years of active service in the Bank, the course fee of ` 3, 45, 000/- shall be reimbursed by the Bank as ‘Loyalty Bonus’ to the officer who pass out from Baroda Manipal School of Banking.

Aspirants can check the official Notification of the BANK OF BARODA PO 2018 – Baroda Manipal School of Banking from the link that is mentioned below.

OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION – Bank Of Baroda PO 2018 – Manipal

Aspirants can apply for the post of BANK OF BARODA PO 2018 – Baroda School of Banking from the link that is provided below.

APPLY – BANK OF BARODA PO 2018 – Manipal