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Bank of Baroda PO Exam is one of the very important examinations conducted by the Indian Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Each year, after the recruitment notification is released by the conducting body, thousands of aspirants fill up the application form. However, only a few get through the selection processes to finally grab the job. In order to be successful in the recruitment exam, it is necessary for the candidates to know all about the examination distinctly. Starting from the date of the release of the notification, it will be highly beneficial if the candidates keep in track with the updates regarding the examination. As the notification is speculated to be out soon, let us check the Bank of Baroda PO Exam Date 2021 in this article.
Bank of Baroda PO Exam Date 2021
Every year, the prestigious Bank of Baroda conducts a recruitment drive to select eligible and suitable candidates to the post of Probationary Officers. First of all, this recruitment is one of the important categories under which IBPS conducts the examination for the applicants. Through this recruitment, the organization aims to fulfill various vacancies of Bank PO’s across the different cities of India. With this being said, it is clear that since the examination is of national level, the candidates must expect a similar level of question papers also.
As of now, the Bank of Baroda has not released any official notification regarding the recruitment of suitable candidates to the Bank PO posts for 2021. However, as the recruitment is usually conducted on an annual basis, the aspirants are expecting the notification release any time soon. As is customary, the details regarding the Bank of Baroda PO Upcoming Exam will be announced through the official notification itself. Hence, unless the BOB PO recruitment notification is released, there cannot be a stable say about the Bank of Baroda PO Exam Dates 2021.
Points to Recollect
|Name of the conducting body||Indian Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Name of the Bank||Bank of Baroda (BOB)|
|Name of the Post||Probationary Officer|
|Job location||Across India|
|Date of Notification Release||To be out soon|
|Number of vacancies||Above 600 (anticipated)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Window Open Till||To be Announced|
Group Discussion or Personal Interview
|Date of Online Examination||To be Announced|
|Official Web Portal||www.bankofbaroda.in|
BOB PO Important Dates
For any candidate preparing for the Bank of Baroda PO Examination, getting to know the details of the important dates is essential. To begin with, it was earlier predicted that the recruitment notification for the BOB PO post will be officially out in April 2021. However, it was postponed by the conducting body. Also, it was expected that the application window will be open for a good time of one month, after which the preliminary selection rounds will commence. Unfortunately, all of it got delayed due to the fact that the BOB PO Recruitment Notification was not released on time by the authorities. We recommend to all of the aspiring candidates to stay tuned to any further announcement from the organization. However, we will update all the essential and important dates of the examination to our readers on time itself! So, stay tuned!
|Date of Official Notification Release||April 2021 (tentative) – Now Postponed|
|Online Application Start Date||April 2021 (tentative) – Now Postponed|
|Online Application End Date||May 2021 (tentative) – Now Postponed|
|Date of Online Written Examination||May 2021 (tentative) – Now Postponed|
|Admit Card Release Date||10 days prior to the exam|
|Date of Online Written Examination
|To be notified|
|Date of Psychometric Assessment/
Group Discussion/ Personal Interview
|Will be announced later|
|Date of Final Result||To be announced later|
BOB PO Examination Centres
As most of the candidates are already aware, the Bank of Baroda PO Exams will be held at different examination centers designated by the conducting body. Even though we will be able to get the absolute details regarding the examination centers only after the notification is out, we can have a preview from the previous year examination centers.
All of the candidates must choose the desired examination center carefully when filling the online application form. As the chances to edit the application after having it submitted is NIL, the candidate must select the examination center conveniently.
Given below is the list of examination centers, where the Indian Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will conduct the stage 1 online written examination to all the applicants. After receiving the admit card for the examination, the candidate must also ensure that the same center name is printed on your admit card also. With this being said, in the list given below, we have given the state names in alphabetical order as well as the available cities where the examination will be conducted. Have a read!
- Andhra Pradesh
Anantapur, Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
- Arunachal Pradesh
Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Yamuna Nagar
- Himachal Pradesh
Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una
- Jammu & Kashmir
Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar
Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro
Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur
- Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara
Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur
Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
- Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanchipuram, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvallur, Thoothukodi, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
- Uttar Pradesh
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Bulandhshaher, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Luucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi
Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
- West Bengal
Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri
Format of the BOB PO Online Exam
In order to be eligible for the successive stages of the selection process in the BOB PO Recruitment, the candidate must overcome the first hurdle effortlessly. The first stage in the selection of candidates to BOB PO involves the written examination (online and descriptive). A candidate must score qualifying marks in both of these sections to qualify for the next round.
The basic papers asked for the written exam includes:
- General/Economy/Banking Awareness
- Reasoning Ability
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Computer Aptitude
- English Language
The pattern of the online examination is as given in the table below:
|Sl No||Topic||Number of Questions||Number of Marks|
|3||Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50||50|
The total time given for the candidate to complete the online examination is 2 hours. Also, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
The pattern of the Descriptive Test is as given in the table below:
|Topic||Number of Questions||Number of Marks||Time Allotted|
|Descriptive Test : English Language (Letter writing & Essay)||2||50||30 minutes|
BOB PO Exam Identity Verification Process
As soon as the candidate arrives in the examination hall to appear for the exam, the first thing that will be carried out is the Identity Verification Process. Therefore, every candidate must carry the admit card for the exam as well as a photo ID for verification by the invigilator. It can be any one from the list given below:
- PAN Card
- Driving Licence
- Voter’s Card
- Bank Passbook with photograph
- Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer or People’s Representative
- Identity Card issued by a recognized college or university
- Aadhaar card with a photograph
- Employee ID
It is to be noted that the ration card of the candidate will not be accepted for the verification process.
BOB PO Call Letter 2021
After the official release of the examination date, the conducting organization will make available the call letter or admit card for the examination in the official web portal itself. Therefore, all of the candidates who apply for the post are requested to stay tuned to it.
Moreover, the candidates must note that the admit card for the written examination and the GD/Personal Interview round will be released separately at distinct time periods. So, soon after the admit card is available, make sure that the candidate collects it and keeps a printed copy of the same to be carried to the exam hall.
As we conclude this article on the examination dates of the BOB PO Selection, we recommend all the aspiring candidates to truly stay connected with us for the newest updates. Meanwhile, keep up the preparation syllabus by going through the BOB PO Syllabus and exam pattern before you begin! Good Luck Every one!