How To Crack Bank Of Baroda PO Exam 2018


Dear Students, the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in Bank of Baroda is already out. The examination is scheduled to be held on 28th of July 2018. The banking examinations are no longer a cup of tea for those who have been preparing for these examinations for a longer period of time or those who think they know exactly what is going to be asked in the examination or what exactly will be the pattern of examination. So, all that you need to do is to be ready for a bolt from the blue and tackle the questions with ease. And to help you score the maximum marks in the upcoming Bank of Baroda PO Examination, Adda247 is providing you all with a strategy intended to solve all your doubts regarding the BOB PO PGDBF Exam Preparations.

The Bank Of Baroda PO Examination (Online Objective Test) for 250 marks, would be of three hours duration and will consist of 4 sections of  as follows:

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 75 English & Hindi Composite time of 2 Hours and 30 minutes
2 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
4 English Language 35 35 English
TOTAL 165 200
5 English Language (Letter & Essay Writing) 2 50 English 30 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude Section Strategy

  • The expected number of questions on Coding-Decoding, Syllogism/ Inequalities, Machine Input-Output, Data Sufficiency is 5 from each topic.
  • The questions based on Logical Reasoning can range from 10-13.
  • There can be 2 or 3 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, and 3-5 questions on miscellaneous topics like blood relation, direction sense, etc.
  • The trick to attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end. 
  • Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with the questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding-decoding, alphanumeric series, and other random topics. 
  • Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to solve and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. So, this is how you have to manage to attempt this section.
  • For Computer Aptitude you need to be familiar with basics of computers and proper definitions. You can refer to the computer capsule available on Bankersadda and Adda247 App for quick revision.

English Language Section Strategy

  • The number of expected questions on Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Phrasal Verbs is 10 from each topic.
  • Odd one out cum para jumbles, Error Detection, Sentence Completion,Connectors, etc can be 5 on each topic.
  • The trick to score in English section can vary from one person to another depending on his/her strengths and weaknesses. 
  • If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. 
  • But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end. 
  • The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that you attempt questions based on vocab and phrases first and then the questions that need a deeper penetration through the paragraphs. 
  • The important topics for cloze test are subject-verb agreement, preposition and verbs. These topics may help you do some other questions too that will be based on grammar. So make sure that you have these topics on your fingertips when you are to attempt the examination. 

Quantitative Aptitude Section Strategy

  • The expected number of questions on Number Series, Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2), Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency is 5 from each topic.
  • Next, there will be 3 or 4 sets of Data Interpretation and Arithmetic Portion each.
  • The trick to scoring marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section is to attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series. 
  • After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation, you can attempt at least 3 questions from each DI very easily. 
  • The remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, etc. Try attempting at least 10 questions that are doable from this part.

General/Economy/Banking Awareness Section Strategy

  • So much is happening every day that unless you keep yourself abreast of these changes you cannot adjust yourself to them or tackle the GA section of any exam smoothly and easily. 
  • To save your precious time, we provide you with an alternative that is Adda247’s “Daily GK Update” (Available in both Hindi and English languages) that contains only the news that is important from the point of view of competitive examinations. It contains all the news that is likely to be asked in the Bank of Baroda PO Examination. 
  • Go through the Current Affairs of May and June thoroughly and keep revising them from time to time so that you do not end up lying crushed under a pile of news at the time of examination.
  • You can go through the Monthly Capsule that will be provided by Bankersadda for both Current Affairs as well as Banking Awareness. 

Descriptive Test 

  • The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted online. 
  • All candidates are supposed to obtain a minimum score in each section of objective test separately to get shortlisted for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview. 
  • The descriptive test would be conducted after the objective test. This Test is of 30 minutes duration and of 50 marks. 
  • Writing skills are an important part of English Language and Descriptive Test (of English Language) will test your writing skills, understanding, analyzing and summarising skills. Candidates are tested for English Language Writing Skills (Letter Writing and Essay Writing). 
  • One has to put forward the best and the necessary points about the topic that has been asked in a limited number of words. 
  • So, try not to mention the points that are useless from the point of a competitive examination as you will only be wasting your words.
  • You can refer to the Adda247 Book, "Descriptive Writing Book" available on Adda247.com that has Essays and Letters on current topics as well as the topics that are important from the point of examination.