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December 23, 2019 • 6:07 pm

PGDBF Course 2019 - Job in BOB, IDBI, ICICI, AXIS, Syndicate Bank




A Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) is a 1-year diploma course, which provides candidates the knowledge of banking and finance and helps them to build up their managerial and technical skills.


Here, in this article candidates will be provided with the complete details related to PGDBF course.


Most popular PGDBF programmes are offered by Baroda Manipal School of Banking (under the Manipal University), Amity University, Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB) and other institutes.


Enlisted below are the banks that offer this course for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/Sales Officer/Credit Officer posts:






Bank of Baroda

Andhra Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Bank


Among the above-mentioned courses BOB PGDBF, Syndicate Bank PGDBF & IDBI PGDBF courses are the top-most recruitment exams for the job opening in PSB banks. Most of these nationalized banks have tie up with top universities for the PGDBF courses.


In this course, a candidate goes through 9 months (3 trimesters) of studying at the Campus & 2-3 months of internship/ training at bank’s branches.


But before applying for this course, candidates must know the eligibility criteria to pursue Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance.



Who is Eligible for PGDBF Course?


Before applying for this course, candidates must check whether they are eligible to pursue PGDBF programme or not.


PGDBF programme is for the recruitment of Bank officers & hence its eligibility criteria is very similar to that of a Bank PO.


Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria to pursue the course in respect to the three aspects that are nationality, educational qualification, and age limit.





A candidate must be either-


i) A Citizen of India or

ii) A Subject of Nepal or

iii) A Subject of Bhutan or

iv) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.



Educational Qualification


Candidates who want to pursue Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance must have a Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks for General and OBC Categories and minimum 55% marks for SC/ST/PWD categories in any discipline from a recognized University Or any equivalent qualification as such recognized by the Central Government.


Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation, calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. The fraction of percentage will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.


Candidates who are in their final year/semester of their Graduation may also apply and if called for an interview, they will have to produce the proof of having passed the graduation examination.


Candidates should also have proficiency in computers.



Age Limit (As on 01.04.2019)


A candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd April 1991 and not later than 1st April 1999 (both dates inclusive) i.e. the minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 28 years.


Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:


S.No. Category Age Relaxation
A Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates 5 years
B Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates 3 years
C Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment. 5 years for selection through written test & interview, subject to ceiling, as per Govt. Guidelines
D All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in J & K State during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
E Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
F Persons with Disabilities (PWD) PWD (SC-ST) - 15 yearsPWD (OBC) - 13 years 

PWD (Gen) - 10 years


Note: Ex-Servicemen whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application can also apply.


However, dismissal or discharge of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service is invalid.



Which are the Best Institutes in India for Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance?


TKWs Institute of Banking and Finance

SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS)

Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda

Pune University

Amity University

Manipal University




What is the Selection Procedure for PGDBF?


Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance is known as the future of the banking recruitment. All the pioneer banks are switching to this diploma course to recruit skilled employees.


For selection in PGDBF Course, a candidate must appear in an online test. If candidate qualifies the test, he/she will face the Group Discussion round.


After clearing the GD round, the candidates will be called for Personal Interview.



PGDBF Selection Procedure



Complete details regarding online test is given in the table below:


Type SL Name of the Test No of Question Max. Marks Time
Objective Test 1 Reasoning 50 50 2 Hour
2 Quantitative 50 50
3 General Awareness (related to Banking Industry) 50 50
4 English Language 50 50
Descriptive Test 5 English Language 02 50 30 Minutes



PGDBF Course Fee – Education Loan & Payment Process


The PGDBF course details & fee varies widely. Candidates need to pay around Rs. 3.45 lakh to Rs. 3.99 lakh plus service taxes, as applicable, in fixed instalments during the 1-year programme (inclusive of course fees, lodging, boarding and other fees, etc.).


Candidates can also pay the Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Course Fees by availing Education Loan granted by Bank of Baroda at a concessional rate of interest, which is 8%. In most cases, the bank recruiting through PGDBF provide loan for PGDBF course fee under Educational Loan scheme.


Apart from exam fees, there are various certification courses during the PGDBF training like NISM Mutual Fund & Depository Operations. The fee for these exams is Rs. 2500/-.


Candidate needs to clear these certification courses as a part of Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Course.



Stipend During the Training


During the training period of 9 months, the candidates will be paid Rs. 2500/- per month and for the remaining 3 months training period, they will be paid Rs. 10000/- per month.



PGDBF Syllabus for All Trimesters


PGDBF follows trimester pattern. Candidates who will be pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance must be looking for the syllabus and many of the candidates must have a question in their mind like:


Which are the toughest subjects in PGDBF course?

Most of the toughest subjects in Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Course are in 2nd & 3rd trimesters. The course is designed in a way to maintain a bliss point of tough & relatively easier topics & subjects in every semester.


So, below we have provided the complete list of subjects for each trimester that a candidate will study in their PGDBF programme.


Trimester: I (15 Weeks)


Principles of Management

Macro-Economic Principles in Banking & Finance

Banking Operations

Banking regulations & legal aspects

Marketing Management in Banks

Retail Banking

Capital markets & Financial services



Trimester: II (15 Weeks)


Organizational behavior & people management

Service products, Cash management & Cross selling

Insurance products: Marketing/Operations

Wealth management

Mutual funds

SME & Agricultural financing /Macro credit

Corporate credit including Project finance

Security analysis & portfolio management



Trimester: III (15 Weeks)


NPA Management

Treasury management

Derivatives & Risk management (including commodity derivatives)

International Banking & Forex management

Technology applications in banking

Valuation techniques

Strategic management



Pros and Cons of PGDBF Course




The training provided to the candidates will be through the world class faculty.

The entire course fee will be refunded through the Loyalty Bonus only if the selected candidate will work in that bank for 5 years.

After successful completion of PG Diploma in Banking and Finance, the candidates will be awarded with JMGS scale-1 post.

Candidates can avail Education Loan to pay PGDBF course fee.




There is a bond period of 2-5 years in different recruiting organizations. Young candidates who want to explore more opportunities may feel tethered due to the bond.

If candidate breaks the bond, he/she will have to pay their education loan in a single installment at a commercial rate of interest. He shall pay back the stipend paid to him during training as well.

In case of education loan, candidates will have to pay the EMI’s which will be deducted from their salary.


As banks will increase the recruitment for various posts in the coming years, this course will be beneficial for the candidates who failed to clear IBPS/SBI Exams.


This course is easy so candidates have a great opportunity to work in a bank through this course while putting less effort in clearing the exam.


Aspiring bankers can find the Official link of popular PGDBF Courses below:


Bank of Baroda PGDBF




In this blog we have covered every single detail regarding PGDBF Course. If you have any queries/doubts regarding this blog, you can ask them in the comment section given below.




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  • Vijay
    I want to know what happened if some one not clear evaluation exam during pgdbf corse ? And all candidates completed corse must have been offered job or not?
    Hello Vijay,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If someone couldn't clear the evaluation tests in every trimester, then chances of getting job will be low. Successful completion...
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    I don't hve 60 % in graduation ... So can i apply for this course?
    You can apply for PGDBF.
    Nikita Jaiswal
    How to apply please say
    Nikita Jaiswal
    Sir I want to talk admission in this course please help m
    Hello Nikita,   Online Registration date for this course is different for all banks. Canara and Syndicate Banks have already done with their registration. You can check the de...
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    Hi Sir, For the above course eligibility is mentioned as 60% in graduation.I have 58% in B TECH and 78% in MBA,am i eligible to apply for the course?
  • Bikash Kumar
    I want to know about this course
    Md Sahil
    Hello MD Sahil,   Online Registration date for this course is different for all banks. Canara and Sydicate Banks have already done with their registration. You can check the d...
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    Deeksha Rathore
    Can you tell me when Bank Of Baroda will provide the notification of pgdbf course in manipal. Does the exam for Baroda manipal will be held this year.
    Hello Deeksha Rathore,   The notification is expected to be released in the month of April 2018 and exam will be conducted in the month of June 2018.   Thanks for asking!...
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    Pratik Sonavane
  • Neerja
    Sir can you plz tell me the cut off marks for written exam of pgdbf programme?
    Hello Neerja,   PGDBF course is offered by many banks. So, cut off marks may differ. We are giving you the cut off marks 2017 (out of 200) for General category of all the bank...
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    Thank you for the info sir.. and sir can you clear my 2 queries? 1. can you tell me in detail about the bond period which is of 3 years.. what should we supposed to do?and what ...
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    Hello Neerja,   Bond period depends on the bank. Some have a bond period of 3 years and some have 4 years. If you break this bond you will have to pay the full amount of stipe...
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    Anil Kumar Nalla
    Is there any bond for axis bank po program?
    There is no bond for AXIS bank PGDBF.
  • Shruti
    when pgdbf course will start for canara bank and syndicate bank?
    Hello Shruti,   The final result for Syndicate and Canara PGDBF will declare in April or May Month. The course is expected to start in June.   Thanks for asking!   K...
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    Kiran Yadav
    Hello, I can know the locations of the major PGDBF course providing institutions in Telangana .
    Hello Kiran Yadav,   You can pursue PGDBF course from Dr BR Ambedkar Open University. Although if you want to get into PGDBF for Syndicate, BOB, IDBI etc. the choice of locati...
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    Sir I have completed my graduation in school of distance education from a named university. am i eligible for PGDBF course.
  • Gowthaman e
    NAMASTHE this is Gowthaman I have born on 10.05.1990, even so, my UG percentage 54% but my post gradutation CGPA-8.61. am I eligible to join this course. please assist me.
    Hello Gowthaman,   PGDBF programme is for the recruitment of Bank officers & hence its eligibility criteria is very similar to that of a Bank PO. Check your eligibility here -...
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    Gowthaman e
    *Namasthe thanks for your information. I checked IBPS exam minimum qualification so eligible to attend. my question is am I eligible to join PGDF course at Manipal University.
    Hello Gowthaman,   PGDBF programme is for the recruitment of Bank officers & hence its eligibility criteria is very similar to that of a Bank PO.   Thanks for asking! &n...
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  • Praveen Reddy
    Sir, i am selected for icici po training at manipal bangalore. So please tell me about the course ,weather it tough or easy?According to the training how many will successfully...
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    Hello Praveen,   ICICI has its own academy which is ICICI Manipal Academy (IMA). It conducts PGDB course which is a one year full time residential programme including internsh...
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    Sujata Chakraborty
    can i get the details of batch no 44 and 45 and its last date and when will it commence ??
    Hello Sujata,   can you please elaborate your query? Which PGDBF course you are willing to take?   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Kiran
    after successfully completed pgdbf 1year course we directly selected syndicate or any other bank
    Hello Kiran,   After completing PGDBF Course, you'll be posted in the branch of the bank(Syndicate, Canara) that conducted your last 3 months training. Generally the exam is c...
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    Can i join the pgdfb course directly without clr online test and interview???
    Hello Sumit, There are other banking diploma programs that get you admission without online exam but for PGDBF the online exam and interview are mandatory. In case we find such pr...
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  • Urvashi vyas
    I wanted to take admission in po programme as soon as possible. Please guide me for the same
    Hello Urvashi,   Below are the best institutes in India for PGDBF course. So, if you want to pursue this course, then you can check the complete details on their official webs...
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    Dear Sir/Madam, I want to know about the written exam level. Is it similer to the IBPS exam level or not. And i also want to know that the exam course (PGDBF) fee is deposited...
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    All details are already given in the blog above.
  • Prashanth A
    Hello team Eduncle, Can you tell me institutes in Bangalore where i can do PGDBF course. and can i do this course from other institutes like SCDL etc... will it be helpful to g...
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    Hello Prashanth,   You can go for M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore and you can pursure this course from SCDL also. Yes, you have to pay some fee but not much...
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    Prashanth A
    Is it worth doing PGDBF from SDCL or should I do this course only in those institutions which has tie-ups with banks?
    Hello Prashanth,   We would suggest you to go for the recognized institutions. As banks will recruit candidates with degrees from a recognized institution.   Thanks f...
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  • Jitesh
    Dear Sir ,is there any surety for getting job after successful completion of exams and training ,because there is a slightly fear in my mind that after completion of exam and also ...
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    Hello Jitesh,   After getting selected in the Interview round, your chances of getting the job is 99%. The only reason that you wouldn't get job after PGDBF might be any disci...
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    Abinash Mohanty
    If I can't able to clear one of the trisemister then then Is there is any other chance or I'll be cancelled???
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