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Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis, Cut-Off 2016: The Recruitment Examination for the admission of Probationary Officers to the Bank of Baroda was conducted today. For BOB Recruitment 2016, there were two separate examinationsone objective and the other descriptive.

Here is the complete Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis and Expected Cut-off 2016 as well as Good Attempts which a candidate must have to crack the recruitment paper.


Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis 2016

As discussed in our previous article on BOB Recruitment, there were 4 Sections in BOB Recruitment Examination namely English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness with 200 questions in total, carrying 1 mark each.
 Name of the Section Questions Marks
 Reasoning Ability 50 50
 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
 General Awareness (related to Banking) 50 50
 English Language 50 50
 Total 200 200
The Descriptive Paper was held just after completion of objective test.
 PaperTotal Marks 
 Online Aptitude Test (Objective) 200
 Descriptive Test 50
 Total 250
The written examination comprised of 250 marks and a total time of 150 minutes to solve. The total time is 2 hour for the descriptive paper and each section has 50 questions, so clearly Speed, Accuracy and Planning is surely needed to have good attempts.
Now, talking about Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis 2016, the overall level of difficulty of the paper wasModerate but Quantitative and Reasoning Section were relatively tough.

 Section-Wise Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis 2016

To explain further, here is a section by section exam review of the written examination. See if you can gain some insights from this detailed analysis.

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis of English Language

The level of English was Moderate to Easy. Reading Comprehension was on story based. Topic wise breakup is as follows:
Name of the TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
 Reading Comprehension10Moderate
Cloze Test10Easy
Para-jumble5Moderate
Spotting the Error10Easy
Fill in the Blanks (Dual)5Moderate
Sentence Correction10Easy
Total50Moderate

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude

Overall this section was Moderate as the Questions asked were lengthy and calculative. A candidate who has practised a lot of variants can easily crack this section. 
Name of the TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Number Series5Moderate
Inequalities8Difficult
Data Interpretation15 (3 Sets)Easy. Medium, Difficult (one each)
Fraction5Moderate
Time and Work2Moderate
Profit and loss2Moderate
Volume, Surface Area2Moderate
Mixture and allegation2Moderate
Partnership, SI and CI2Moderate
Probability2Moderate
Other Miscellaneous3Moderate
Total50Moderate

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis of Reasoning Ability

The Level of Difficulty in Reasoning Section was high. Among challenging questions, 3 puzzle/sitting arrangement posed major peril in this section.
Name of the TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Puzzle/Complex Arrangement18 (6 Question each)Difficult
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Syllogism (3 Statement based)6Easy
Inequalities5Moderate
Direction Sense3Moderate
Ranking/ Age/ Blood Relation3Moderate
Input Output6Easy
Logical Deduction4Moderate
Total50Moderate

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis of General Awareness

General Awareness was overall easy. Questions were mainly from Banking and current affairs with focus mainly on Banking, many questions were asked related to RBI. Recent Current Affairs i.e. related to the month of September are there in the paper.

Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis 2016: Descriptive

This sections had 2 questions – an Essay Writing and A Letter Writing
  • Essay Writing : Word Limit around 250 words 30 Marks
    Topic: Paid News
  • Letter Writing : Word Limit around 150 words 20 Marks
    Topic : Write a letter to a news paper editor regarding noise pollution in festive season. OR Write a letter to the DM regarding Cyber Crime.

Bank of Baroda PO Recruitment 2016: Good Attempts

Based of the difficulty level of the questions, the number of vacancies and the expected cut-off, here are the probable number of attempts which can be termed as ‘good attempts’ positively pointing towards a good score in the written paper.
Name of the SectionDifficulty LevelGood Attempts
English Language Easy34-36
Reasoning AbilityModerate28-30
Quantitative AptitudeModerate (Lengthy)23-25
General AwarenessEasy30-32
OverallModerate115-123
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sir i have attended 131 question and i believe i can score 105 +, in descriptive it is also good...is it safe attempt for final selection ?