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Bank of India General Banking Officer 2019 - Syllabus with Notes

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Bank of India is going to release notification for General Banking Officers and Credit officers recruitment 2019 exam soon. The important fact here is - For Manager Scale II maximum age limit is 35 years. Read the details about notification here.(old).

Exam pattern

There will be three sections consisting of 50 questions of 1 mark each
  1. English Language
  2. General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry
  3. Financial Management
Time allotted 120 minutes
  • There is no sectional timing. 
  • The test of English Language will be of qualifying nature. Marks obtained in the English Language will not be added while preparing merit List
  • Negative marking - 0.25

Syllabus for BOI Banking Officer

English language

I recommend you to read "The Hindu" every day. Along with the newspaper, I recommend you to download my free notes here.

General Awareness

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Financial Management

Basic Accounting

  • Accounting principles and concepts - read accounting standards book by ICAI (Important)
  • Functions and working of RBI, IRDA and SEBI

Cost accounting concepts (basics)

  • Overview of Cost Accounting
  • Cost sheet, working capital
  • Marginal costing
  • Cost volume profit analysis
  • Inventory Valuation
  • Target Costing
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Forecasting
  • Absolute costing
  • Social accounting
  • Activity-Based Costing
  • Constraint Analysis

Management accounting

  • Material, Labour Cost and Overhead Cost
  • Output or Unit Costing (Cost Sheet)
  • Job and Batch Costing
  • Contract Costing
  • Process Costing
  • Cost of capital
  • Capital structure
  • Capital budgeting
  • Sources of finance
  • Ratio analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Funds Flow Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Marginal (Variable) Costing and Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  • Budgeting and Budgetary Control
  • Standard Costing and Variance Analysis

Corporate accounting (Important)

  • Dividend distribution
  • Redemption of preference shares
  • Issuance of shares
  • Issue, Forfeiture, and Re-issue of Shares
  • Redemption of preference shares
  • Issue and redemption of debentures
  • Underwriting
  • Acquisition of business and profits prior to Incorporation
  • Final accounts: of Companies
  • Divisible profits and Bonus issues 
  • Guidelines of SEBI
  • Valuation of Goodwill and Shares
  • Accounting for Amalgamation of Companies

Business law

  • Negotiable instruments
  • Contract act
  • Partnership act
  • Company law (Go through all these laws with amendments)
  • Labour law
  • Factories act
  • Industrial disputes act
  • Gratuity act
  • Provident fund act


  • Capital market 
  • Money market
  • Micro and macroeconomics concepts
  • Updates related to money market and RBI policies


Basics of Income tax act and GST, I recommend Vinod Gupta's book for this)

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