Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis Cut-Off 2016


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 examinations – one 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.

 Paper Total 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 was Moderate 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 Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
 Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy
Para-jumble 5 Moderate
Spotting the Error 10 Easy
Fill in the Blanks (Dual) 5 Moderate
Sentence Correction 10 Easy
Total 50 Moderate

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 Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Number Series 5 Moderate
Inequalities 8 Difficult
Data Interpretation 15 (3 Sets) Easy. Medium, Difficult (one each)
Fraction 5 Moderate
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Profit and loss 2 Moderate
Volume, Surface Area 2 Moderate
Mixture and allegation 2 Moderate
Partnership, SI and CI 2 Moderate
Probability 2 Moderate
Other Miscellaneous 3 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

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 Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Puzzle/Complex Arrangement 18 (6 Question each) Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Syllogism (3 Statement based) 6 Easy
Inequalities 5 Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Moderate
Ranking/ Age/ Blood Relation 3 Moderate
Input Output 6 Easy
Logical Deduction 4 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

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 Section Difficulty Level Good Attempts
English Language  Easy 34-36
Reasoning Ability Moderate 28-30
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate (Lengthy) 23-25
General Awareness Easy 30-32
Overall Moderate 115-123

We conclude our article on Bank of Baroda PO Exam Analysis here. Stay connected for more information regarding Bank PO Recruitment 2016. To excel in Bank Exams, download the Best Bank Exam Preparation App for free.

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