Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB) Exam 2013 for selection of PO trainee is scheduled to be held on 7th of July, 2013 and this blog post has been made to provide you the prep/study materials for BMSB PO Exam - it at first discusses about the Exam Pattern/Syllabus and than goes on to provide you the Sample/Online Paper & Prep Books for Baroda Manipal School of Banking PO Exam that you can use in your preparation for the exam.
The BMSB PO selection process consists of a written test followed by Group Discussion & Interview. The written test, consisting of 250 marks has two parts - an Objective paper (200 marks) which will be held online and a Descriptive paper (50 marks) which will be held offline. The final merit list for selection will be on the basis of performance in Online Test, Descriptive Test, Group discussion (GD) and Interview.
BMSB PO Exam Pattern:
As said, there are total 250 marks in BMSB PO - 200 marks On
line Objective paper (duration 2 hours) and 50 marks Off
line Descriptive paper (duration 1 hour).
There are four test sections in BMSB PO Objective paper and you have to qualify in each of the test sections. Test section-wise Cut-off mark would be decided based on the relative performance of all the candidates. You can find the test section-wise mark distribution along with the number of questions in the table at right. There is negative marking in BOB PO exam Objective paper - so be cautious in making guess answers.
As you can see above Test of English language (Objective & Descriptive paper combined) weighs 100 marks out of 250 (40%) and therefore you should put more emphasis on Test of English section.
Syllabus for BMSB PO Exam Descriptive paper as given in the notification is: Comprehension, Short Precis Letter Writing & Essay.
This exam pattern is very similar to IBPS CWE PO exam
as you can see in the exam pattern of IBPS CWE PO exam in the table at left. Hence you can use the prep materials of IBPS CWE PO exam (i.e. sample papers & Book) to study for BOB PO exam.
If you follow the above approach, with a single preparation, you can appear for both IBPS CWE PO exam as well as BMSB PO Exam.
BMSB PO Exam Sample/Model Papers:
Your best bet to know about the question pattern of Baroda Manipal School of Banking PO exam is the Sample test which is going to be uploaded on this site
along with the call letters.
Sample paper for BMSB PO Test of Reasoning:
to find a previous years Andhra Bank PO exam sample paper (test of reasoning).
You can also check this previous blog post of mine titled: Test of Reasoning: Sample Question papers & Books
, which not only tells you about the four types of Test of reasoning (Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning & Diagrammatic Reasoning), but also gives you sample papers and books for the test of reasoning.
Sample paper for BMSB PO English Language test (Objective):
Sample paper for BMSB PO Quantitative Aptitude test:
Sample paper for BMSB PO General Awareness test:
Besides sample papers which have been mainly sourced from Competition Master website, you would definitely like to download this Bank PO mock test paper
from India Study Channel website.
Sample Papers for BMSB PO Descriptive tests:
You can find some sample questions on Bank PO descriptive tests again in the Competition Master
in four menu option the section “BANK RECRUITMENT EXAMS”, as shown in the highlighted red box below:
Books for the BMSB PO exam:
Although above sample papers gives you an exposure to what questions you may expect in the BMSB PO exam, your actual preparation should be based on books as the contents are more reliable. Following books can be used for BMSB PO exam. I have classified them into previous years papers, guide book, practice book and test-section specific books. You should buy at least one Guide book and also buy only those test-section specific books in which you are weak at and therefore you want to improve.
These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com which offers huge discounts up to 45%
, apart from free home delivery
if the order exceeds Rs. 500/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:
Previous years solved papers for BMSB PO Exam:
List Price: Rs.210; Offer Price: Rs.200; Discount:Rs. 10 (5%)
Prep Books for specific test-sections of BMSB PO:
I hope with above prep materials for BMSB (BOB) PO Exam you would be able to crack the exam easily. I would be on the look out for more study materials and post the same as and when I find them. So keep visiting me!