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Baroda Manipal School of Banking invites applications for 1 year PGDBF course

Bank of Baroda invites young, bright graduates or students in the final year of their graduation who fulfill the eligibility criteria specified and who are interested in a Banking career with one of India’s largest and best Banks to apply for admissions to the 1 year full-time post graduate diploma course in Banking and Finance from Manipal University to be conducted at the Baroda Manipal school of Banking, and which comes with the assurance of a full-fledged Banking career with Bank of Baroda on successful completion of the course.

Important dates

Schedule of Events Dates
Start date for Online Registration 04.05.2013
Online Payment of Application Fees 04.05.2013 to 18.05.2013
Offline Payment of Application Fees 07.05.2013 to 22.05.2013
Last date for Online Registration 18.05.2013
Download of Call letter for Examination After 25.06.201
Date of Examination (Tentative) 07.07.2013

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Gear Up For Baroda Manipal School of Banking; Last Date To Apply Is 21 June 2012

Bank of Baroda and Manipal Group initiated the ‘Baroda Manipal School of Banking’ last year to select bright & young banking aspirants. Postgraduate Diploma in Banking & Finance (PGDBF) offered by BOB Manipal is a job oriented course, at the end of the course all eligible students are placed at Bank of Baroda.

The selection process is based on a written test, group discussion and personal interview conducted by BOB Manipal. The last date to apply for the course is 21 June 2012.

Some key features of PGDBF course offered by BOB Manipal

  1. Classroom sessions (9 months, trimester pattern) is conducted at the Baroda Manipal school of Banking and internship (3 months ) at any Bank of Baroda branch or office (within India).
  2. Students are paid a stipend amount every month for the entire 12 month duration of the programme in order to meet their out of pocket expenses and their living expenses.

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BOB Manipal GD & PI Experience

Bank of Baroda and Manipal University’s joint initiative ‘Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB)’ will have it’s first batch of 180 students this year. The course offered by BMSB is ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Banking & Finance (PGDBF)’ offered by Manipal University, after successful completion of the course students will be absorbed as Probationary Officers at Bank of Baroda.

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The second stage of the selection process is the GD & PI round, the process has already started. So did Career Mitra, we want to provide as much information as possible to help our user community. In this process we had a conversation with Mr. Abhinav, he was shortlisted for the GD & PI and appeared for the process in Delhi on 18 July 2011.

Abhinav has shared his experiences and his views on the GD & PI process conducted by Baroda Manipal School of Banking.

Abhinav is from Patiala, Punjab, he is a computer science engineering graduate from Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering & Technology (BGIET) he has worked for a while (<5 months) he considers as a fresher for obvious reasons.

The first process that happened before the GD & PI was documents verification, after that all participants were made to sit for atleast 3 hours as the panelists were busy with the morning GD & PI participants. His GD started at around 5 p.m and he appeared for the interview at 8 p.m. The conversation is as below:

Q) What was the GD topic about?
A) Call center culture and it’s effects on the Indian culture

Q) How many participants will be there per each GD slot?
A) 10 students per each slot

Q) How was the GD experience?
A) Abhinav although has said it was like a fish market :), but later on admitted that it was very competitive.

Q) Can you tell us more details about how your GD was?
A) In our batch there were 9 students, 7 of them were discussing in favor of the topic, while 2 of us (including Abhinav) was opposing them. So it was tough to convince the seven other wise it went well.

Q) Is there any time frame for GD?
A) Yes, 30 minutes

Q) How was the personal interview and how many panelists were present?
A) It was quite good, the interview panel will have 4 panelists from Bank of Baroda and Manipal University.

Q) Was the interview general in nature or was it related to Banking & Finance?
A) The interview is quite general in nature and is like a job interview with only general questions asked.

BOB entrance test was the first of its kind as this is the first time the course was launched so does the Institute. We asked Abhinav about the entrance test, he recalls and says “the test was difficult, in particular the GK part”. Questions like national bird of China, national symbol was asked, but he was fortunate enough to make it to the second stage.

Finally we asked if he is willing to move to Bangalore if selected for the course, he confidently said yes as he will stay here only for 9 months and bag a government job in exchange.

We thank Abhinav for his views!

Good luck to him & good luck for the rest of the participants.

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BOB Manipal PGDBF GD & PI Call Getters

Bank of Baroda and Manipal University has joined hands to offer Post Graduate Diploma Course in Banking & Finance, the entrance test for admissions is concluded and the results are also out. The GD  & PI process is scheduled to commence, few readers here has got calls for the GD & PI.

Since this is the first time Bank of Baroda is offering this course and similarly the test has been conducted for the first time, no one has any idea about the nature of the entrance test (other the test takers this year), and the GD & PI process. Hence we request to all the test takers of BOB entrance test to share their experience and give our users an insight into how to prepare for the GD  & PI process. Those who have taken GD & PI, after your process is done please come back and share your experiences this will help other interested students.

Here we go, we had Abhinav, he got a call for GD & PI

I got a call of gd & pi in delhi on 18 july..i secured 53.05 marks..Plz share your experience who have got a call for gd and pi.

i do not have any idea about cut off..they have mentioned 53.05 marks…but negative marking was of 0.25…so, i do not know how they have given marks as .05 is never possible with regards,

– Anubhav

Sampath has also got a call

hi abinav, congratulation for getting a call of gd. i had the gd & personal intervew on 25 of this is your preparation.can you tell how can i prepare for gd


Sonu has got a call as well

congrats…i hv also selected for gd % pi with 61.75% marks and my gd & pi in jaipur on 28 july…so plz share ur experience on my will helpful for me.

– Sonu

And we are awaiting for more call getters to turn up and share their views, BOB test takers can also take part and share their experiences on the entrance test. Please use the commenting system below to share your views & participate.


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Bank of Baroda BOB Entrance Test Format & Analysis

Bank of Baroda and the Manipal Group have joined hands to set up the Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB), the first batch of students for the Postgraduate Diploma in Banking & Finance (PGDBF) for the academic year 2011 to 2012 will be 180 students. You can read more about the course and other important details on our admissions website.

Baroda Manipal School of Banking will conduct an entrance test online to admit students, the test format for the BOB Entrance Test is as below:

The online aptitude test will be for duration of 2 hours and shall comprise of the following tests, with a sufficiently high degree of difficulty:

  • Logical aptitude / reasoning
  • Quantitative / numerical aptitude
  • English language
  • General Awareness

Wrong answers will attract negative marks for the online test.

Analysis on the pattern & difficulty level of the BOB Entrance Test

BOB Entrance Test will have a sufficiently high degree of difficulty: As per the notification released from Bank of Baroda, but as per our assessment the test may not be of high difficulty (at least not to a standard of CAT). Since this entrance test is only valid for Baroda Manipal School of Banking, they will not make it so hard for students to crack. There are 180 seats and even reservations are also given, since this is the first batch the test should be of reasonable difficulty (may be something between the difficulty level of MAT & CAT).

There are four sections in the entrance test, we are not sure if there will be individual cutoffs for the test, the cutoff marks will be decided based on the results, usually the cutoff will be based on the highest scorer. Most likely there will be individual cutoffs.
The three sections namely Logical Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude and English are familiar sections for those who prepared for management entrance exams or who has taken aptitude test for a job interview. There should not be any worry not all questions will be difficult, there may be few questions which are difficult, few questions moderately difficult and few questions easy. All types of questions will come in test. Your objective should be not to waste your time on questions which are difficult or on questions which you can’t solve, remember there is negative marking. So attempt the questions carefully and don’t commit silly mistakes out of tension.

General Awareness: Familiarize your self with Indian Economy, Current Political News & Current Business Affairs etc.

Useful Tips for your last minute preparation, concentrate in these specific areas:

Logical Aptitude

  • Questions related to directions
  • Questions related to relationships
  • Number Series (Missing Numbers)
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Coding and Decoding (If ABC is 135 what is DEF?)

The above areas should be easy, will not be of so much difficult on your preparation day brush up and solve these questions from any standard management entrance exam question papers.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Questions related to probability
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratios

These questions should not be missed out, be on your best.

English Language

  • Passages searching for answers with in the context
  • Fill in the blanks with vocabulary
  • Identifying Incorrect statements

We will update with more information, for now carry on with your preparation. Wish you all good luck, as always please don’t forget to leave your comment, we love it.

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