BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018
Bachan Thakur, 30 Jul 2018

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 – Some coaching institutes like Career Launcher and Bankers Adda had released the exam analysis of BOB PO mains exam 2018. The exam was held in 2 slots on July 28, 2018. BOB PO exam analysis by Career Launcher and BOB PO mains exam analysis by Bankers Adda will help candidates know how many questions were asked from which section and what was the difficulty level of all the questions.

 

Thus, if you will be taking the upcoming tests like IBPS RRB, SBI Mains, IBPS PO recruitment, then this (BOB PO exam analysis 2018) can give you an idea of what you can expect in these other banking exams, in their Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness and Descriptive Writing sections.

 

The coaching institutes have analysed the BOB PO 2018 exam closely and thus have come up with the overall analysis. Candidates can check the sectional weightage, difficulty level of the different sections, nature of the questions, etc. from the BOB PO 2018 exam analysis below.

 

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 by Career Launcher - July 28, 2018, Slot II

 

BOB PO 2018 Slot 2 was a notch easier than slot 1 when compared with Quantitative and English Language sections. A total of 165 questions had to be answered in 2 hours and 30 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every incorrect answer would reduce the score by one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks allotted to that question.

 

BOB PO 2018 Overall Exam Analysis - Objective Paper

Section

Total Questions

Maximum Marks

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Time Taken (In Minutes)

Reasoning and Computer

Aptitude

50

75

Moderate

34 – 36

55

General/Economy/Banking

Awareness

40

40

Moderate-Difficult

21-23

20

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

Easy-Moderate

30-34

45

English Language

35

35

Easy

23-25

30

Total

165

200

Moderate

108-119

150

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (8 Boxes to be arranged)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (sitting arrangement)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement –Floor/Age based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement –bowlers and cricketers facing north and south)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Input-Output

5

Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Easy-Moderate

Direction

3

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency

2

Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

4

Moderate

Cause and Effect

1

Moderate

Course of action

1

Moderate

Strong/ Weak Argument

1

Moderate

Analytical reasoning sets were moderate to difficult. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

 

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 - General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Most of the questions in this section were from banking, economic awareness and current affairs. Some questions were from static GK. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

 

BOB PO 2018 Exam Analysis - Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Data Interpretation (Table based)

6

Moderate

Data Interpretation (Table Based-on Percentages )

5

Easy

Missing Number Series

6

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency

6

Easy-Moderate

Simplification/Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Inequalities

6

Easy-Moderate

Work-Time

1

Easy

Mixtures

1

Moderate

Boats and Streams

1

Easy-Moderate

Averages

1

Moderate

Profit & Loss

1

Moderate

SI+ CI

1

Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy-moderate.

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 - English Language

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Two questions were based on vocabulary.)

8

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the blanks (Double FIB)

6

Easy

Para Jumbles

5

Easy-Moderate

Spot the error

6

Easy

Cloze Test

7

Easy

Match the following

3

Moderate

Reading Comprehension (RC) was easy-moderate. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy.

BOB PO Exam Analysis - Descriptive Paper: (2 Questions, 50 Marks and 30 Minutes)

Essay: (150 words)

Two choices were given:

1. Write a letter to you Manager, requesting for 1 week leave for your MBA exams.

2. Write to your friend about the benefits of Mutual Funds.

Letter: (150 words)

Two choices were given:

1. Write your suggestions for implementing Swatch Bharat Campaign against open defecation pan-India.

2. Expensive weddings are a social evil.

 

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 - (July 28, 2018), Slot I

A total of 165 questions had to be answered in 2 hours 30 minutes in this slot. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every incorrect answer would reduce the score by one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks allotted to that question.

 

BOB PO Overall Exam Analysis 2018 - Objective Paper

Section

Total Questions

Maximum Marks

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Time Taken (In Minutes)

Reasoning and Computer

Aptitude

50

75

Moderate

34 – 36

55

General/Economy/Banking

Awareness

40

40

Moderate-Difficult

20-22

20

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

Moderate

28-30

45

English Language

35

35

Moderate

22-24

30

Total

165

200

Moderate

108-118

150

BOB PO Exam Analysis - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – single row – 11 Persons)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement –Floor/Age based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement –Date/Months/Lectures – 3 variables)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Input-Output

5

Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Easy-Moderate

Direction

3

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

3

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

3

Moderate

Miscellaneous (Logical based)

3

Easy-Moderate

Analytical reasoning sets were moderate to difficult. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

 

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 - General/Economy/Banking Awareness:

Most of the questions in this section were from banking, economic awareness and current affairs. Some questions were from static GK. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

BOB PO Exam Analysis - Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Data Interpretation (Table based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Data Interpretation (Caselet based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Comparison of two quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II

5

Moderate

Number Series (Odd one out)

5

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Easy-Moderate

Simplification/Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based problems)

5

Easy-Moderate

DI part was calculative and time taking. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

BOB PO 2018 Exam Analysis - English Language

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Two questions were based on vocabulary.)

7

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the blanks (Double FIB)

5

Easy-Moderate

Para Jumbles

5

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

4

Moderate

Spot the error

4

Moderate

Cloze Test

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Starters

5

Moderate

Reading Comprehension (RC) was easy-moderate. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

BOB PO Exam Analysis - Descriptive Paper: (2 Questions, 50 Marks and 30 Minutes)

Essay: (150 words)

Two choices were given:

1. Investment in share market: Risks and Rewards

2. Keeping animals in zoo is like keeping them in prison for our pleasure.

Letter: (150 words)

Two choices were given:

1. Write a letter to your friend guiding him to allow his son choose the right stream after

class 10th.

2. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your concern over the impact of paid news.

 

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 by Bankers Adda

Read BOB PO 2018 exam analysis by Bankers Adda for slot I to get an idea of the difficulty level and types of questions asked. Overall the level of the examination was Moderate.

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 (Section-wise)

Subject

Good Attempt

English Language

21-24

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

33-38

Quantitative Aptitude

27-31

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

19-23

Total

103-117

 

BOB PO 2018 Exam Analysis - 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

  • Pie Chart

  • Caselet DI

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation

17

Moderate-Difficult

Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Wrong Number Series

5

Moderate

Quantity-1, Quantity-2

4

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems

4

Moderate

Total

40

Moderate-Difficult

BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 - 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.

 

BOB PO Exam Analysis – English

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension (Topic: Plastic Wastage)

7

Moderate

Starters

5

Moderate

Double Fillers

5

Easy-Moderate

Cloze Test

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

5

Moderate

Error Detection

4

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

4

Moderate

Total

35

Moderate

BOB PO 2018 Exam Analysis - 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 

BOB PO Analysis 2018 - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (Moderate)

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

20

Moderate -Difficult

Logical Reasoning

4

Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Easy-Moderate

Direction Sense

4

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

3

Moderate

Coding Decoding

4

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

4

Moderate

Inequality

3

Easy-Moderate

Machine Input Output

5

Moderate

Total

50

Moderate

BOB PO Exam Analysis - 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.

BOB PO 2018 Exam Analysis 2018 - 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.

BOB PO Exam Analysis - 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.

BOB PO 2018 Exam Analysis 2018 - 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.

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