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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  1. I am looking for a Bank job and I am in the preparation process for the same. I wanted some information that would help me in my preparation. That is when I found this blog that helped me get the desired information. It is helping me a lot in my preparation.

  2. dear sir,
    Please send me some sample question papers for BOB online test to my id (

    thanking u
    subhash gupta

  3. Sir can you please send me the model question paper for online test conducted by manipal school of banking for Bank of Baroda.My exam date is on 10/07/2012.So i kindly request you to send me the question paper as early as possible.

    • I can just give you a brief overview of exam – there were 2 passages -10 questions
      antonyms& synonyms – 10 questions
      ages, blood relation question, series question like 248393868068824 ,how many even no.s have difference of 2 ??, time & work ,speed distance ,average , probability ,
      data suffiecency questions , choose gramatically correct sentence , fill the most appropriate one, gk paper was not based on recent updates ….it very generic (tough one), + means-,* means+,/ means *, – means / then followed by 4 options which is correct (7-8 questions were there of this pattern )

    • Don’t worry! The paper is tough but not as tough. As u will find it out today but you need to play smart and rest of you all, you won’t be able to get the copy of online test but yes you can easily find the sample papers online.

  4. kindly guide me where i can get the sample papers &
    previous papers for preparation please mail me sir
    my id
    thank you for giving an idea about the exam pattern.

  5. Dear Sir.

    Kindly guide me where I found sample papers of this test.

    Waiting for ur reply


    Rakessh kumar pandey

  6. Hello sir, I have applied for this bank of baroda, I want your valuable suggestions and I also want previous years model papers

    Thanking you…

  7. sir i have paid the cash voucher but my age is 20 years and 8 months i have passed graduation this year am i eligible

    • Age (As on 01.08.2012) Minimum 21 years, Maximum 30 years

      Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

      Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates by 5 years

      Other Backward Classes candidates by 3 years

      In the case of Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on being declared as invalid, by 5 years for selection through written test & interview, subject to ceiling, as per Govt. Guidelines.

      All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of J & K State during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 by 5 years

      For Persons with Disability by 10 years which by cumulation becomes (a) by 15 years for SC/ST (b) by 13 years for OBC and (c) by 10 years for General.

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