Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 28th July-1st Shift

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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-I 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 Test. Overall the level of the examination was Moderate.

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

SubjectGood Attempt
English Language21-24
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude33-38
Quantitative Aptitude27-31
General/Economy/Banking Awareness19-23

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 3 sets of Data Interpretation.
  • Tabular
  • Pi Chart
  • Caselet DI

No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 
Wrong Number Series
Quantity-1, Quantity-2
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 7 questions out of which 2 were related to vocabulary. The following table gives the details of topics and number questions asked in today's 1st shift, as per the review given by candidates who have appeared in the examination: 

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension (Topic: Plastic Wastage)7Moderate
Double Fillers5Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Moderate
Error Detection4Moderate
Phrase Replacement4Moderate

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. Apart from puzzles and seating arrangement there sufficient number of questions from miscellaneous topics which could have helped aspirants to score.

There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Linear Seating Arrangement, single line 11 people
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Dates, Months and Lectures: Puzzle, 3 Variable
  • Age and Floor based Puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate -Difficult
Logical Reasoning4Moderate
Blood Relation3Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense4Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding4Moderate
Data Sufficiency4Moderate
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. Write a letter to newspaper editor for fake news  and facts spread through social media..
2. Recently the results of 10th board exams were released.  Your friend's son who appeared in the examination has scored good overall marks but average in science. Your friend wants his son to choose the science stream against his wish. Write a letter to your friend convincing and guiding him to allow his son choose the right stream after class 10th.

Essay Writing: Word Limit (150 words)

1. Keeping animals in zoo is like keeping them in prison for our pleasure.
2. Investment in share market: Risks and Rewards