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Federal Manipal School of Banking (FMSB) & Federal NIIT School of Banking (FNSB)


Federal Bank invited applications from aspiring, young, talented and dynamic personnel for admission to the next batch of Federal Manipal School of Banking and to the first batch of its newly instituted Federal NIIT School of Banking. Candidates selected to the Federal Manipal School of Banking (FMSB) will be offered a 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course at the FMSB, Bangalore, and on successful completion of the same are absorbed as Probationary Officers in the Bank. Candidates selected to the Federal NIIT School of Banking are offered a 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Relationship Management at NIIT Campus, Neemrana. On successful completion of the course, the candidates will be absorbed as Probationary Officer (Personal Banking) in the Bank and will spearhead the relationship banking & sales portfolios of the Bank

Qualification :

Degree (Graduation) with minimum 60% (55% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in any discipline from a recognized University OR any equivalent qualification as such recognized by Central Government.

Age :

Minimum 20 years- Maximum 28 years

Selection Process :

Candidates shall be selected by BOB through a selection process consisting of an (open) online exam followed by Group Discussion AND Interview. The selection process aims at getting applicants who are likely to succeed at various roles in the Bank. The endeavour is to select people who are bright, have good communication skills (both oral and written), are dedicated, can work effectively in teams, are passionate about their career goals and who display integrity and a positive attitude.

Type S.No. Name of the Test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Composite Time
Objective (Online) 01 Reasoning 50 50 2 hours
02 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
03 English Language 50 50
04 General Awareness(with special reference to Banking Industry) 50 50
Note :
  • Candidates are required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score in the online test to be short-listed for interview. Candidates will be short-listed for interview depending on the number of vacancies, cut-off in each test and online test as decided by the Bank.
  • 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.
  • ) Group Discussion and Personal Interview The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in the Online Test will be arranged in descending order in each category and the candidates in the order of merit, subject to 4 times the number of intake in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
  • The final merit list for selection will be on the basis of performance in Online Test, Group discussion (GD) and Interview.