BOB PO Psychometric Assessment

Dear Readers,

Starting a Career in Bank of Baroda is a bright opportunity and as now all the selected candidates will be gearing up for the final phase of Personal Interview, but there is one more lap to cross before appearing for the Interview process, it is the psychometric assessment test. All the selected candidates have received an e-mail from Bank of Baroda titled - “Bank of Baroda - Bhopal has chosen you to write an Assessment".

The email specifies that the candidate have been chosen by Bank of Baroda - Bhopal to complete the Jombay Psychometric Assessment and it also contains an URL clicking upon which the candidate can take the test from any place. According to the specifications of the email by the bank of Baroda received by selected candidates the assessment test consists of an approx. 20-min questionnaire. These are multiple-choice questions that are designed to gain a better understanding of the selected candidate.

Now you must be wondering that what is Personality Test or Psychometric Assessment.

A Psychometric Assessment is a questionnaire or other standardised instruments designed to reveal aspects of an individual's character or psychological makeup. 

There are different types of Personality Test or Psychometric Assessment, which are taken by the companies. These types of tests are very common with private companies’ recruitment process

This test is something that you cannot prepare for. You heard me right, these tests are a random type of question where your decisions are analysed based on the answers you opted for. 

Type 1

One of the types is designed to check that how you are likely to decide which can be a Real Personality Test. This can check you how you respond to a person or can check your work-related personality.  

In this test, you can be given a statement and then you are asked what your response to that statement is?

For example: 'The manager should focus only on the goals of the company only.'

Suppose this is the statement, then you can be asked to choose from the given choices:
  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly Agree

Type 2

Another type can be a real situation test which can test your decision-making ability.

Example: "An old man comes to the bank and asks you to open an account. While opening the account you found that some of the documents are forged, what will you do?"

(a) Call the Police and hand him over to Police.
(b) Report your manager about the case.
(c) Being an old man, you will still open the account.
(d) You will request him to bring some other documents if possible.

All the four options show that you are not going to open the account but all the option has the denial in a different way. Now let us discuss each option separately.

If you choose option (a), then this shows that whatever happens, you abide by the rule. This shows the obedience side of your character and shows the loyalty towards the bank.

If you choose option (b), then this shows that you are confused about what to do. You require someone who can take a decision on your part and you want to go with the decision that your seniors make rather than making a decision.

If you choose option (c), this shows your emotional side and you may bend emotionally and might sacrifice ethically whenever such thing will happen.

If you choose option (d), this also shows an emotional side but you are helping him by giving him another chance where he might not have an idea that he is carrying a forged document. And he might return to the bank with other documents and may contribute to bank's business.

Every individual will take the same question in a different way and he will be right from his point of view. But this test will judge the overall personality of the individual. In this test there is a possibility of a repetition of questions, that is done intentionally to check your psychological and emotional responses to the same question over time. In fact, before the interview, this is the best way to judge the personality and it will play an important role in the process if it becomes the part of the process. It is the time to wait and watch what these questions are going to be and how students get used to it. In the email by Bank of Baroda, they've mentioned There are no right or wrong answers. Hence, answer what comes first to your mind.The final assessment results will aid Bank of Baroda - Bhopal in identifying your strengths.

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