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 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
Level of Difficulty
Time Taken (In Minutes)
Reasoning and Computer
34 – 36
BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Number of Questions
AR (8 Boxes to be arranged)
AR (sitting arrangement)
AR (Data Arrangement –Floor/Age based)
AR (Data Arrangement –bowlers and cricketers facing north and south)
Cause and Effect
Course of action
Strong/ Weak Argument
Analytical reasoning sets were moderate to difficult. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.
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
Number of questions
Data Interpretation (Table based)
Data Interpretation (Table Based-on Percentages )
Missing Number Series
Boats and Streams
Profit & Loss
The overall difficulty level of this section was easy-moderate.
BOB PO Exam Analysis 2018 - English Language
Reading Comprehension (Two questions were based on vocabulary.)
Fill in the blanks (Double FIB)
Spot the error
Match the following
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)
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
BOB PO Exam Analysis - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
AR (Circular Seating Arrangement)
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – single row – 11 Persons)
AR (Data Arrangement –Date/Months/Lectures – 3 variables)
Miscellaneous (Logical based)
BOB PO Exam Analysis - Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Caselet based)
Data Interpretation (Pie Chart based)
Comparison of two quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II
Number Series (Odd one out)
Miscellaneous (Quant based problems)
DI part was calculative and time taking. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.
BOB PO 2018 Exam Analysis - English Language
Reading Comprehension (RC) was easy-moderate. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.
1. Investment in share market: Risks and Rewards
2. Keeping animals in zoo is like keeping them in prison for our pleasure.
1. Write a letter to your friend guiding him to allow his son choose the right stream after
2. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your concern over the impact of paid news.
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.
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
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.
No. of Questions
Wrong Number Series
Arithmetic Word Problems
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
Reading Comprehension (Topic: Plastic Wastage)
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
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
Machine Input Output
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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