Bank of Baroda has released a notification inviting candidates to apply for the post of Probationary officer. Bank of Baroda PO Recruitment 2023 notification is released for the post of Probationary officer in the Bank of Baroda. The eligible candidates who wish to join the Bank of Baroda as a Probationary officer are thus invited to apply for the BOB PO Recruitment 2023.
About the Bank of Baroda: Bank of Baroda is a state-owned or public sector bank, having its headquarters in Vadodara, Gujarat. The second largest public sector bank, it has a global presence with around 100 overseas branches. Founded on July 20, 1908, by Sayajirao Gaekwad, its current MD & CEO is Sanjiv Chadha.
Bank of India has released the notification for the post of Probationary officer, Bank of Baroda 2023-24 to recruit various candidates.
BOB PO Recruitment 2023
Some basic information about the Bank of Baroda probationary officer Recruitment 2023 is given below in the table.
|Official website||Click here|
|Selecting body||Bank of Baroda|
|Name of the post||Probationary Officer|
|No. of vacancies||500 vacancies|
|Name of recruitment||BOB PO Recruitment|
|Organization||Bank of Baroda|
|Notification release||February 2023|
|Location of Job||Multiple locations in Bank of Baroda branches|
|Type of Job||Government Job|
Application Form: BOB PO Recruitment 2023
The eligible candidates can fill up the application form for Bank of Baroda Probationary Officer Recruitment 2023, for which notification has been released by the Bank of India on its official website.
|Notification release date||2 February 2023|
|Application Start date||11 February 2023|
|Application last date||25 February 2023|
|Exam date||Not yet announced|
Bank of India has announced multiple vacancies for each category separately. The number of announced vacancies for various categories is given below in the table.
|Post||Credit Officer in general Banking stream||IT officer in specialist stream||TOTAL|
|General (UR)||135||63||198 vacancies|
The candidates who wish to apply for the above-mentioned posts must fulfill the eligibility criteria provided for each post in the official notification by the Bank of Baroda. The candidates can check the age limit, educational qualifications, and other eligibility criteria for various posts given below.
- Educational Qualifications
The required educational qualifications for candidates according to the posts are given below in the table. Make sure you are eligible for the posts before applying for them.
|Credit Officer in general Banking stream||Candidates must be graduates in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government Of India or equivalent. The candidate must possess a valid Marksheet or Degree Certificate of graduation while registering for the post.|
|IT officer in specialist stream||Candidates need to have any one of the following qualifications. B.E. or B. Tech Degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications/Information Technology/Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation. A UG degree in any discipline and PG Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/IT/ Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation/CS/ Computer Applications. A Graduate degree in any discipline and passed DOEACC ‘B’ level examination.|
- Age Limit
The prescribed lower and upper age limit for the given posts is as follows. The age limit applies to all categories with age relaxation provided in the next section.
|Post||Lower age limit||Upper age limit|
|Credit Officer in general Banking stream||20 years||29 years|
|IT officer in specialist stream||20 years||29 years|
- Age Relaxation
The prescribed age relaxation for candidates of different categories is given below in the table.
|OBC (Non-creamy layer)||3 years|
|People affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
Eligible candidates can now proceed to fill up the application form by following the given steps.
- Visit the official website of the Bank of India, the link to which is provided above. On visiting the website, click on the option CAREER.
- On opening the tab, find the link regarding the latest Recruitment of Probationary Officers in JMGS.
- On clicking, you’ll be directed to another window, where you can click on the option APPLY ONLINE.
- Click on the new Registration option and fill in all the required information about yourself.
- Upload all required documents along with your thumb expression in the proper format as requested.
- Make sure you recheck or verify all the information provided, to avoid any mistakes in the form.
- Save all the information and preview the application form, making sure all the information provided is correct.
- Submit the application form and proceed to online payment.
Candidates need to make an online payment of the application fee to complete their application form.
The candidature of a candidate will only be accepted after the payment of the application fee. The application fee according to the categories is given below.
Application Fee for General/EWS/OBC candidates – Rs. 850/-.
Charges for SC/ST/PWD candidates – Rs. 175/-.
There are in total three stages in the selection process for the post of Probationary officer in the bank of Baroda. The stages include a written examination, an interview process, and GD.
The first stage which is the written examination will be a computer-based examination or online mode examination.
There are in total five in sections in the written examination. The examination structure along with total marks, the total number of questions, and time duration are given below.
|Subjects||Total number of questions||Total marks||Total Time|
|English||35 questions||40 marks||40 minutes|
|Reasoning and Computer||45 questions||60 marks||60 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35 questions||60 marks||45 minutes|
|General and Banking Awareness||40 questions||40 marks||35 minutes|
|English Descriptive paper (Letter and Essay)||2 questions||25 marks||30 minutes|
- All papers except English and English Descriptive papers will be available bilingually.
- Marks obtained in English and English Descriptive paper will be of qualifying nature and won’t be considered while preparing the final merit list.
- Minimum qualifying marks for the General category and EWS category candidates will be 40% of total marks.
- Other categories will be entitled to a relaxation of 5% marks.
- A negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer given by the candidate.
- No penalty will be given for the questions left unmarked.
Candidates who have been declared qualified in the first stage will be called for the interview process by the bank. A total of 60 marks will be allotted to the interview process. A General category candidate or an EWS category candidate will need 40% Marks for qualifying the interview. Other category candidates will require 35% marks to qualify for this stage.
The third and last step in the selection process of the examination is group discussion. Candidates who have qualified for both the written examination and interview are thus called for the Group discussion at some selected centers of the bank. A total of 40 marks are allotted for this stage. A General category candidate or an EWS category candidate will need 40% Marks for qualifying at this stage. Other category candidates will require 35% marks to qualify for this stage.
Final Merit List
After all the stages, candidates qualifying in all three stages are considered while preparing the final merit list. It is based on the marks obtained by a candidate in Written Examination, Interview, and Group Discussion.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. When did the Bank of Baroda PO Recruitment 2023 start?
The Bank of Baroda released the notification of BOB PO Recruitment 2023 on 1 February 2023 and invited applications from eligible candidates interested in the post.
Q2. What is the last date to apply for the post of Probationary Officer at the Bank of Baroda?
The last date to apply for the BOB Probationary officer recruitment is 25 February 2023.
Q3. What are the minimum educational qualifications for the post of Probationary officer in the BOB PO Recruitment 2023?
The minimum educational qualifications required for different posts are provided above in a detailed manner. Check the above post for minimum educational qualifications.
Q4. What is the minimum age requirement for a General category candidate for the post of Probationary officer in the Bank of Baroda?
The minimum age required for a general category candidate to be a Probationary officer in the BOB is 20 years.
Q5. Is there any age relaxation for the EWS category candidates in the BOB PO Recruitment 2023?
No, there is no age relaxation for the EWS category candidates.
Q6. Which posts are available in BOB PO Recruitment 2023?
There are two posts with 500 vacancies that are available in BOB PO Recruitment 2023. The posts are Credit Officer in the general Banking stream and IT officer in the specialist stream.
Q7. What is the salary of a Bank of Baroda Probationary Officer?
The salary of a Bank of Baroda probationary officer is Rs. 36,000/- to Rs. 56,000/- per month. The income usually lies in the range of Rs. 3.3 lakhs to Rs. 10 lakhs per annum.