What to Study for BOB Manipal 2017? - Important Chapters, Exam Pattern

Hello and welcome to exampunditMany of you guys have requested several times to provide an article on Bank of Baroda Manipal PGDBF recruitment process 2017. Today we are sharing a detailed study plan for BOB Manipal 2017.

First we will look into the pattern and then we will list down important chapters. After that we will give you how much you need to prepare.

Let’s get started!

Exam Pattern

Maximum Marks
No. of Questions
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness (related to Banking Industry)

The examination will have 200 objective questions with a time limit of 2 hours. On the other hand it will have a 50 marks descriptive test which will have 30 minute time limit.

Candidates are required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score in the online test to be shortlisted for Psychometric Assessment, Group Discussion & Interview.

There will be descriptive paper for test of writing skill in English which has to be completed in online mode only. The descriptive paper of only such candidates will be assessed who secure a minimum qualifying mark in the objective test.

Wrong answers in objective test will attract negative marks (1/4th of marks assigned to that question) for the online test. Along with the call letters, information handout and a sample test shall also be uploaded on the site which candidates can take to familiarize themselves with the nature of Test & Questions.

FAQs related to Exam Pattern
  1. Is there any sectional cut-off in BOB Manipal – Yes.
  2. Is there any negative marking in BOB Manipal – Yes.
  3. Do we need to write on a paper in Descriptive Test? – No.
  4. How will they conduct Descriptive Test? – Online mode, you have to type in a computer.
  5. Will the Descriptive Test be on the same day? – Yes.


Important Chapters

I. Puzzles
II. Seating Arrangements
III. Syllogisms
IV. Coding Decoding Problems
V. Blood Relation Test
VI. Direction Test
VII. Inequalities

Quantitative Aptitude
I. Moderate level of Data Interpretations
II. Profit & Loss
III. Time & Work
IV. Time & Distance
V. Average
VI. Number series
VII. Approximations
VIII. Interest

I. Comprehension
II. Cloze Test
III. Double Fillers
IV. Error Correction
V. Phrase Correction

General Awareness
I. Banking Awareness - Bank Functions, HQs, CMDs, Basic RBI related questions
II. Current Affairs related to banking – App launch, product launch, Bank related MoUs
III. Current Affairs – Appointments, Defence News, Non-financial state news, Reports & Indexes and all other current affairs topics.
IV. Stock GK – Currency, Capitals, Places, Days etc.

How to Prepare?

The exam will not be like SBI PO Mains or IBPS PO Mains exam. So you don’t need to panic. First and most importantly you must have a time management strategy for the exam. You must prepare a lot of puzzles(as usual these days). The reasoning is expected to be moderate level. Expect questions difficult but not like SBI PO Mains & IBPS PO Mains.

On the other hand, quantitative aptitude is expected to be calculative & moderate. The questions can be tricky at times. The General Awareness section will have mixed questions from Current Affairs, Banking Awareness and Stock GK.

Read current affairs from March, 2017 to 10 Days before exam.

For Descriptive, we are conducting a Descriptive Contest which you can participate in. We will also provide important articles which will help you to ace the descriptive part.


Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness

If IBPS PO is 100 in terms of level of difficulty, the BOB Manipal 2017 is expected to be 80-85.

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All the best!

May the force be with you!



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