Bank Of India PO Recruitment Written Test Structure | Bank Of India Probationary officers Interview Structure | Bank Of India Probationary Officers (PO) Selection Procedure


The written test will consist of an Objective and descriptive test.

Written Test – Objective & Descriptive

i) Objective Tests – Medium of Examination : English OR Hindi

Note: Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective test i.e. 40% for General Category (35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) and 50% average marks in all the objective tests taken together for General Category (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD). The Bank reserves the right to vary above said cut-off. In Objective Test there will be Negative Marks for wrong answers @ 0.25 for each wrong answer.

ii) Descriptive Test – Medium of Examination : English OR Hindi

Test Contents Duration Marks
Higher order cognitive abilities to assess knowledge on current developments and communication skills Composite 60 minutes (i.e. 1 hour) 5 compulsory questions with internal options for 100 marks

Note :
The minimum qualifying marks in the descriptive test shall be 50% (45% for
SC/ST/OBC / PWD candidates) and the Marks so obtained shall be added to the marks obtained in the Objective Test, for preparing merit list. The descriptive papers of only those candidates who qualify in all the objective tests and also rank sufficiently high in the merit list will be assessed.

Interview Marks : Maximum marks for interview will be 100. Minimum qualifying marks in
interview are 50% for General Category and 45% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD category.

Selection Procedure :

Depending on the number of vacancies, only those candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks stipulated for Written Tests (Objective plus Descriptive) and rank sufficiently high in the order of merit shall be called for a Personal interview in the ratio of 1:3. – Mere pass in the Written Tests shall not vest any right in a candidate for being called for Personal Interview.

Merit list of the candidates based on the marks obtained by them in Written Test [i.e. 300 Marks (Objective Test) + 100 Marks (Descriptive Test)] and Personal Interview of 100 Marks will be prepared in descending order on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained, under the respective SC / ST / OBC / GEN Category. The final selection will be made on the basis of this merit list.

Note: In case of similar marks to two or more candidates the merit order of such group of candidates will be as per their aggregate written test marks and further as per their date of birth (i.e. more senior in age will be placed first before less senior in age)

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  1. hareram jha says:

    hello, iwant to know what is the medium for discriptive test bank of india clerk exam

  2. DIPAKBARUAH says:

    Dear Sir,
    I want to know what was the last total cut off marks of OBC candidate in last Probationery Officers recruitment ?


    respected sir,
    please send me min.marks obtained inprivious bank of india po exam of each test i.e for reasioning ability,quantative appitude etc on my email address.

  4. hari om says:

    what is the cut off of written exam BANK OF INDIA po held on oct 2010

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