With the introduction of IBPS common written exams, individual exams conducted by banks have become a thing of the past.Bank of Baroda & Manipal university while announcing the admissions for Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB) 2013 batch have decided on an eligibility test in July month & we take you through its structure.
As part of this tie-up, selected candidate will be enrolled for 1 year PG diploma (banking & finance) course & on successful completion of training they shall be inducted into Bank of Baroda as probationary officer (scale I).
For the current year 2013-14, BMSB is to takein 4 batches (once every 3 months), each consisting of 300 students.
The procedure to gain entry into Baroda manipal school of banking goes through these 3 stages,
- Online Test
- Group discussion
- Personal Interview
|the aim is to find people who are bright, have good communication skills (oral & written), are dedicated, can work effectively in teams, are passionate about their career goals and who display integrity and a positive attitude.|
Though students are to be admitted in batches once every 3 months, they shall be selected in advance through this single exam.The next recruitment exercise will happen only in the year 2014.
Baroda Manipal Test Pattern
Unlike regular banking exams involving OMR sheets this is not a written examination but an online test that is scheduled on July 7, 2013.It consists of the following papers.
Candidates will have to attend around 200 objective questions within 2 hours & 5 descriptive type in 60 minutes.
This section is to test your written english skills through Comprehension, Precis, Letter Writing & Essay.See how to prepare for descriptive test & model questions
It is only a qualifying test & marks secured in this part wont be added to total scores.
|There are no separate books available for baroda manipal exam.Instead you can make use of IBPS PO CWE materials. |
* PO Officers Exam Guide – Rs.347 – Buy online (has practice quests, solved papers & descriptive)
With the exam only in July concentrate on practicing as many problems possible.In addition, this guide will also be useful for upcoming IBPS PO 2013 exams.
Cutoff & Marks
A total of 200 marks is allotted for the online objective test.For each wrong answer, negative mark is awarded (could be 0.25)
Based on your performance in both tests cutoffs shall be fixed for each category.
BOB would then call those in the merit list for group discussion & personal interviews in the ratio of 1:4 (approx. 5000 candidates)
Exam Difficulty Level:
Although BOB hasn't mentioned anything about the level of questions, the pattern looks similar to that of IBPS PO exams.So expect moderate – difficult questions as there are only limited seats available per batch.
We contacted few candidates who appeared for last year`s test.
Though they were not able to recollect the question paper, most agreed that reasoning & quantitative aptitude sections played the tricky part.
Since the period to prepare for baroda manipal`s test is pretty long we suggest registrants to devote extra time for those two papers during preparations.
For detailed analysis & review of 2012 test, read How i performed in baroda manipal online test (as told by candidate)
Announcement of Results:
The first batch of students are expected to join baroda manipal school of banking`s campus at Bangalore in September this year.
So in all probability one can look forward for the test results by July end that`ll pave way for GD & interviews in August 2013.