Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 28th July-2nd Shift

Dear Aspirants,


BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018:

After the SBI recruitment exams Bank of Baroda PO 2018 Recruitment exam was the most awaited one. Several aspirants are burning candles at both ends to get a seat for themselves in this prestigious Bank. Read this complete exam analysis of BOB PO 2018 exam Shift-II to get an idea of the difficulty level and types of questions being asked. If you are going to appear for upcoming recruitment like SBI Mains, IBPS RRB exams or you are aiming for the IBPS PO recruitment, then this exam analysis of Bank of Baroda Probationary Officer Recruitment can give you an idea of what to expect in Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness and Descriptive Writing Tests. Overall the level of the examination was Moderate. The types of questions asked in all the sections were similar to the previous shift held today.

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

SubjectGood Attempt
English Language22-25
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude32-37
Quantitative Aptitude29-33
General/Economy/Banking Awareness18-22

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate-Difficult.  The questions were calculative and time consuming. There were a total of 2 sets of Data Interpretation.
  • Tabular
  • Bar Graph

No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 
Missing Number Series
Data Sufficiency
Arithmetic Word Problems

English Language (Moderate)

English section was of moderate level, the questions asked in this section were of the conventional pattern of banking examinations. Catching up on the trend of number of questions set up by this year's SBI Exam, in today's BOB PO exam's English section the reading comprehension had a set of 8 questions out of which 3 were related to vocabulary. The following table gives the details of topics and number questions asked in today's 2nd shift, as per the review given by candidates who have appeared in the examination: 

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension (Topic: Internet Privacy)8Moderate
Joining Sentences5Moderate
Double Fillers (Single word for 2 blanks)7Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Moderate
Error Detection5Moderate

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. There were no questions from computer aptitude. Apart from puzzles and seating arrangement there sufficient number of questions from miscellaneous topics which could have helped aspirants to score.

There were 3 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Linear Seating Arrangement, double line
  • Arranging Blocks Puzzle, 2 Variable
  • Month Based Puzzle, 2 Variable
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement15Moderate -Difficult
Logical Reasoning3Moderate
Blood Relation3Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense3Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding5Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Machine Input Output5Moderate

General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Difficult)

This section was of Difficult level when compared with the rest of the sections of the objective test. Most of the question in GA section were from banking and economic awareness. Most of the current affairs questions were covered from the news of April and May 2018. There were few question of static awareness as well.

Descriptive Writing (Easy-Moderate)

The Descriptive writing test of English Language was of 30 marks and had 2 questions- Essay and Letter Writing. 2 choices each for Essay and Letter Writing questions were given out which a candidate had to choose 1 for Essay and 1 for Letter.

Letter Writing: Word Limit (150 words)

1. You are an Officer in a Bank and attending weekend MBA classes. Write a letter to your senior for 7 days leave for pursuing weekend MBA course/examination in 150-word limit.

2. Your brother is hesitating from investing in mutual funds. Write a letter to your brother explaining him about mutual funds and how one should invest in mutual funds.

Essay Writing: Word Limit (150 words)

1. Swatch Bharat Campaign against open deification.
2. Expensive Weddings are a social evil.


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