Analysis of Eligibility Criteria : Bank of India PO Recruitment 2012

Many aspirants are confused about various aspects of eligibility criteria of Probationary Officers job in Bank of India. In this post we are giving point wise clarifications of the eligibility criteria given in the advertisement:

Educational Qualifications:
(As per Advertisement):
Graduate with minimum 60% marks in AGGREGATE from UGC recognized University.


1. The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any.  This will be applicable for those Universities also where Rank / Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only.
2. Candidates belonging to the Reserved Category (SC / ST / OBC / PWD), filling in vacancies reserved for the relevant category, will be entitled to a relaxation of 5% Marks in relation to that stipulated for General Category Candidates. Candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC / PWD categories filling in “unreserved” vacancies will not be entitled to the above referred relaxation.
 3.  The percentage of marks in fraction will not be rounded up on higher side (i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%). clarification: It is therefore obvious that you need to have clear 60% in your graduation, which means that overall in aggregate you need  to have 60% marks in your graduation, marks of final year only would not be criterion as many Aspirants are asking in our Bank Exams Group, further even a fraction short of 60% would also not be considered. For a few categories mentioned above, 5% relaxation would be there.

IBPS Score Requirement:
(As per advertisement)
Total Weighted Standard Score (TWS):

Minimum 130 – For General Category
Minimum 117 – For Reserved Category (i.e. SC/ST/OBC/PWD) clarification: This is the minimum requirement for both the categories, candidates having at least this much of score, need apply, however mere applying and having minimum benchmark score does not guarantee your selection.

(As per advertisement)

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. clarification: As interview would be of 100 marks there is enough cushion available here, those scoring high marks in interview can have very good chance of selection even with a low IBPS score, so those aspirants having low IBPS score should understand that they can also get the final selection provided they score high in their interviews as interview marks are having a lot of weight age in this selection process.

Final Selection:
Merit list of the candidates based on the marks obtained by them in Common Written Test [i.e. 250 Marks (Objective Test & 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.

If you still have doubts regarding anything or you have questions on interview preparations, you may raise your query below.

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