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

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BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt
English Language 22-25
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 32-37
Quantitative Aptitude 29-33
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 18-22
Total 104-119

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: 
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension (Topic: Internet Privacy) 8 Moderate
Joining Sentences 5 Moderate
Double Fillers (Single word for 2 blanks) 7 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

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
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate -Difficult
Logical Reasoning 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet 1 Easy-Moderate
Machine Input Output 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

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.