Exam Pattern

By Naquiya Nadeem | Updated on: Mar 14, 2023

BOB SO Exam Pattern

BOB SO Exam Pattern

 Knowledge regarding BOB SO exam pattern 2022 is very important for a candidate to ace his preparation and to know where he/she is lacking. It not only gives him/her idea of the marking scheme but also makes one aware of the latest changes and varieties of questions that can be asked in the online BOB SO exam.

The BOB SO exam 2022 consists of two stages only- an online written exam followed by a Personal Interview/Group Discussion. 

Note: If the number of eligible applications received is large/less, then Bank reserves the right to change the shortlisting criteria/interview process. The bank may conduct Multiple Choice/Descriptive / Psychometric Tests / Group discussions/Interviews or any other selection methodologies for different scales at its discretion. 

Online Written Exam

BOB SO Exam 2022 is a computer-based test. There are four sections-Reasoning,Quantitative Aptitude,English Language and Professional Knowledge of respective field. The total number of questions will be 150 for 225 marks. The time limit for BOB SO online exam is two and a half hours i.e. 150 minutes. There is no sectional time limit, therefore, a candidate can attempt any section and switch to another section in between. Further details on BOB SO exam pattern can be deduced from the table given below.

SectionName of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1. Reasoning 25 25 Composite time of 2 hours 30 minutes
2. English Language 25 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
4. Professional Knowledge 75 150
Total 150 225  

  • Section 1, 2 & 3 or Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language are qualifying in nature therefore, marks secured in these sections will not be considered for making the final merit list.
  • The minimum qualifying marks/percentage of marks in each of the section would be 40% for General Category and 35% for Reserved Category. 
  • Marks scored in Section 4 i.e. Professional Knowledge shall be considered for shortlisting the candidates for interview and drawing the merit list. 

Personal Interview/Group Discussion

Personal Interview or Group Discussion will be the second stage for BOB SO exam 2022. Only those candidates will be called for interview/group discussion who will come in the merit list of online written exam as decided by the bank.

Marking Scheme

There is a  marking scheme for BOB SO exam. In the BOB SO exam 2022, for every incorrect answer, 0.25  marks allotted to that section will be deducted. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question. The details for BOB SO 2022 marking scheme has been given below.

Bank of Baroda SO (IT) Marking Scheme

Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers (Section 1, 2 & 3) 1 mark
For correct answers (Section 4) 2 marks
For wrong answers -0.25 or 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

Exam Language

Bank of Baroda exam 2022 will be bilingual in nature which means you can attempt the exam in either of the languages i.e. English or Hindi except for the English Language section that will be provided in English Language only.

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There will be two phases: Online Written followed by Interview in BOB SO (IT) recruitment process.
Yes. The BOB SO exam is bilingual in nature except for the exam of exam language of You can attempt the BOB SO (IT) English Language in English Language only.
The BOB SO (IT) 2022 exam will be in ONLINE mode.
Yes, there will be an interview in the BOB SO (IT) recruitment process.
No. There will be no separate timings allotted to each section in the BOB SO (IT) examination. A composite time of 2 and a half hours will be allotted to solve the entire paper.
No, there is no such limit on the number of attempts for BOB SO (IT) exam 2022. You can apply for the exam until he reaches the maximum age limit.

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