Bank Of India Entrance Exam FAQs

Bank Of India Entrance Exam FAQs

1. When was Bank of India formed?

Bank of India was founded by group of businessmen from Mumbai on 7th September, 1906. It was under private ownership and control till July 1969. Before it was state owned commercial bank with its head quarter in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Then it became government owned Nationalized Bank in 1969.

2. What are the Job opportunities available for me in Bank of India?

After qualifying you can apply for various posts such as Specialist Officer, Counselor, In-Charge, Office Assistant, Graduate Trainee, Clerks, Security Officer and Guard and General Banking Officer.

3. What is Common Written Exam and for which post it is conducted?

There are two MAIN types of bank entrance exams, one for recruiting probationary officers and the other for recruiting clerks. These entrance exams are conducted twice a year for probationary officers and clerical recruitment. That makes it four entrance exams in a year. These exams, called Common Written Exam (CWE) are conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on behalf of all the nationalized and also some private banks. The candidates who qualify in these exams are then free to apply to the individual banks as and when the vacancies arise, for a period of one year.

4. What is the minimum qualification required for exam?

The aspirants must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

5. I am 25 years old, am I eligible for exam?

Yes, you are eligible for this exam. You should be minimum 20 years old and should not be above 30 years of age. The relaxation in Upper Age Limit for SC/ST candidates is by 5 years; OBC candidates by 3 years; PwD category candidates - 10 years in addition to their respective category (a) by total 15 years for SC/ST category (b) by total 13 years for OBC category and (c) by total 10 years for General category.

6. What are the eligibility criteria for exam?

A candidate must be either (i) a Citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) subject of Bhutan or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) as above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination/ interview conducted by the Bank but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the Govt. of India has issued the necessary eligibility certificate to him

7. Where can I get the Application form?

Candidate should visit website and under the caption Recruitments/ Career should fill up the application. Please use IBPS Registration Number and Password to apply online.

8. How to apply or what procedure is followed for applying in exams?

These are the following steps to be followed:

a. For applying in exam online you need a valid e-mail id which should be active till the declaration of result.

b. Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature. Your online application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified.

c. Verify the details in application form before submitting.

d. After submitting application, take a printout of the system generated fee payment Challan immediately. No change/ edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional.

9. How can I pay the fees?

a. Against the above said Challan, the candidate should make the payment of fees in any of the Bank of India branches on or before given date by bank.

b. Payment of fee by Demand Draft/Cheque/Money Orders/Postal Orders etc. will not be accepted.

10. What are the stages for bank recruitment exam?

Both Probationary Officers and Clerical recruitment consist of 2 stages of exams. First stage consists of written test and the second stage is of personal interview. The written test comprises of objective type test and descriptive test (only for P.O) and the personal interview is a combination of both group discussion and personal interview.

11. I am already a Government employee, can I still apply?

Candidates serving in Government/Public Sector Undertakings will be required to submit No Objection Certificate from their employer, in the absence of which their candidature will not be considered and will be cancelled for non-submission of No-Objection Certificate.

12. Is there any pre examination training given?

There is pre examination training but it is proposed for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities at some centers viz. Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Bhubaneshwar, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bhopal, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gulbarga, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Hubli, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Siliguri, Shillong, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Varanasi, Vadodara, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.

13. Who bears the expenses of pre examination training?

All expenses regarding traveling, boarding, lodging etc. will have to be borne by the candidate for attending the pre-examination training program at the designated Centers.

14. What documents should I carry while attending the written examination?

You have to take call letter along with Original Fee Payment Receipt (e-receipt/ NEFT payment Receipt) and photo identity proof in original as well as a photocopy while attending the written examination.

15. Do I need to carry any particular document at the time of interview?

Yes, you have to take printout of the application and submit it at the time of interview. Copy of your valid Common Written Examination (CWE) score card issued by IBPS; copy of received Challan; attested copy of School leaving certificate or any other document showing proof of age acceptable to the Bank; Attested copies of Mark Sheets/Certificates in support of educational qualification; attested copy of certificate of computer course, if available; any other related certificate as applicable, caste certificate or any other certificate as applicable.

16. What would be the format of Written Exam?

Written Examination format:

Name of Test (Objective)
Reasoning ----------------------------50 Max Marks
English Language ---------------------40 Max Marks
Quantitative Aptitude ----------------50 Max Marks
General Awareness (with Special Reference to Banking Industry) ----40 Max Marks
Computer Knowledge ----------------20 Max Marks

Total Marks: 200
Total Time: 2 hrs

The above tests except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper on English Composition will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

17. Is there any penalty for wrong answers?

Yes, there is a penalty for the wrong answer marked in objective test. For each wrong answer given one fourth i.e. 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

18. What are the minimum marks required for qualifying this exam?

For qualifying this exam following score card is followed:

Reasoning; 24 and above (General Category); 21 and above (Reserved Category)

English Language; 24 and above (General Category); 21 and above (Reserved Category)

Quantitative Aptitude/General Awareness; 24 and above (General Category); 21 and above (Reserved Category)

Test of Professional Knowledge; 24 and above (General Category); 21 and above (Reserved Category)

19. What are the minimum qualifying marks in interview for PO post?

Minimum qualifying marks varies according to different categories.

For General category – 50 %

For SC/ST/OBC/PWD category – 45 %
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