BOB Manipal 2015: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Bank of Baroda & Manipal School of Learning for the post of Probationary Officer notification has been announced just few days back and there are many doubts/queries coming in the mind of aspiring candidates. We have given below a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

What are the posts available under this recruitment project?
The recruitment will be done only for the post of Probationary Officer.
When will be the exam conducted?
Recruitment Examination will be conducted online tentatively on 18.04.2015.
When will the result be declared?
No Tentative Date for the results is announced in the Notification.
How many vacancies will be there?
The total number of vacancies available is 1200.
Will there be a common interview after the written result?
Yes, a common interview will take place after the written result.
Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
The exam will be conducted online.
What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
Age: (As on 17.05.2015)
  • Minimum 20 years
  • Maximum 28 years 

A candidate must have been born not earlier than 18.03.1987 and not later than 17.03.1995 (both dates inclusive)

What is the relaxation given to the different categories?
  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC – 3 years
  • PWD (Gen) – 10 years
  • PWD (SC/ST) – 15 years
  • PWD (OBC) – 13 years
  • Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 – 5 years  
What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?
Qualification (As on 01.06.2015) – Degree (Graduation) with minimum 60% (55% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in any discipline from a recognized University OR any equivalent qualification as such recognized by Central Government.
I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
No, you can’t.
I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
No. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 18.03.1987 and not later than 17.03.1995 (both dates inclusive)
I have given exams of my final year graduation but result has not yet been declared. Can I apply?
No. You can not apply. If the result is out on or before 1.06.2015, only then you can apply. Those who are in the final year of Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 31.08.2014.
What is the application Fee?
1. SC/ST/PWD/XS – Rs. 100
2. General and OBC – Rs. 600
When will the registration start?
Registration started from 03.03.2015 to 17.03.2015.
Do I need to know the local language to apply from a state?
No, it is not required.
Can I apply from some other circle?
Yes, you may apply from some other circle. 
I am from Bihar. I want to apply from UP. Can I apply?
Yes, you may apply. 
What will be the exam center of the exam?
Candidates can apply for vacancies in one state only and will have to appear for the test from an examination centre for that particular state.
I am from engineering background. What option should I chose?
Choose Science. Engineering is an extension of science.
I am from Animation/Fashion background. What option should I chose?
You should choose “others”.
What is the language used in the exam? What is the meaning of “bilingual”?
The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.
On what basis the Merit List will be drawn?
Merit list will be drawn marks-wise.
What is the cut-off for being recruited?
There is no fixed cutoff for the exam. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Your final score is calculated based on your performance in the written test and the interview.
Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.
I have cleared the overall cutoff of the exam. However, I could not clear the cutoff for the general knowledge section. Am I still eligible?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to move to the interview stage. You must clear the cutoff for each section and the overall cutoff as well.
How can I apply for the exam?
You have to apply online for the exam through official website. Note down the details of the application process once the notification of the exam is out. You can pay online or offline.
What the pattern of the Exam?
SBI Clerk Exam is an objective test with multiple choice questions. The paper has five sections to it, viz. General Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The paper has 200 questions in all, each carrying one mark.
Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.
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