## Bank of Baroda Probationary Officer (PO) Exam Sample Questions

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

OBJECTIVE TESTS

Below are given some sample questions for the objective type tests. The types of questions are only illustrative and not

exhaustive. In actual examination you may find questions on some or all of these types and also questions on the types not

mentioned here.

**TEST I : REASONING**

This is a test to see how well you can think. It contains questions of various kinds. Here are some sample questions.

**Directions :** In each of the following questions, there is a group of letters or words given. Four of the five are alike in a certain way, while one is different. Find out the one which is different.

Q.1. (1) black (2) red (3) green (4) yellow (5) paint

Of the five, ‘black’, ‘red’, ‘green’, and ‘yellow’ form a group as they are names of colours. ‘Paint’ is not the name of a colour.

Therefore (5) is the answer.

**Now try to solve the following question.**

Q.2. (1) XZ (2) MN (3) PQ (4) BC (5) ST

The following questions are based on analogy.

Q.3. “Foot” is related to “Man” in the same way as “Hoof” is related to –––––

(1) Leg (2) Horse (3) Dog (4) Boy (5) Shoe

In the above example, with which one of the five, “Hoof” has the same relationship as “Foot” has to “Man” ? The answer is

“Horse”, which is answer number (2).

Now try the following questions.

Q.4. “Day” is related to “Night” in the same way as “Kind” is related to –––––

(1) Cruel (2) Bright (3) Dark (4) Generous (5) Gratitude

**Now try the following questions.**

Q.5. If the letters in the word TOPS can be rearranged to form a meaningful word beginning with O, the last letter of

that word is your answer. If more than one such word can be formed, M is the answer and if no such word can be

formed, X is the answer.

(1) T (2) P (3) M (4) S (5) X

**Q.6.** Some leaders are dishonest. Satyapriya is a leader. Which of the following inferences definitely follows from these two statements ?

(1) Satyapriya is honest (2) Satyapriya is dishonest (3) Some leaders are honest

(4) Leaders are generally dishonest (5) Satyapriya is sometimes dishonest

There may also be questions in the form of figures, designs and drawings. These may be of three types :

1. Analogies 2. Classification and 3. Series

1. Analogies :

In these questions, there are two sets of figures. the ‘Problem Figures’ and the ‘Answer Figures’. The Problem Figures are

presented in two units. The first unit contains two figures and the second unit contains one figure and a question mark in

place of the fourth figure. You have to find out which one of the Answer Figures should be in place of the question mark.

Study the following questions based on Analogies.

Look at the first two Problem Figures. The second figure is related to the first figure in a certain way. The first figure is a

square. In the second figure, the square has been bisected by a vertical line and the right half has been darkened.

The third and fourth figures should have the same relationship as the first and the second have. The third figure is a circle, so in the fourth figure, the circle should be bisected by a vertical line and the right half should be darkened. Answer Figure 5 is related to the third Problem Figure in this way. Therefore the answer is “5”.

Study the first and the second figures in the Problem Figures. The first figure is a darkened square and in the second figure, there are four squares, not darkened, arranged in a particular way. That means the elements in the second figure are four times the elements in the first figure and are not darkened. In addition, the four squares are arranged in a specific way and are not touching one another. The third figure is a darkened circle. Therefore, the fourth figure should have four circles which are not darkened, arranged in the same way as in the second figure. Now look at the Answer Figures. You will find that figure 1 consists of four circles which are not darkened arranged in a similar way. Therefore, the answer is “1”.

Study the first and the second figures in the first unit of the Problem Figures. The first figure is made up of four lines and the second figure is made up of five lines. That means the second figure has one line more than the first figure. The third figure in the second unit has five lines. Therefore, the fourth figure should have six lines i.e. one more than the third. Now look at the Answer Figures. You will find that figure 3 is made up of six lines. Therefore, the answer is “3”. Now, attempt the following questions. (Correct answers to all the unexplained questions are given later in this booklet).

2. Classification :

Study the following questions based on classification.

In classification, the Problem Figures are also the Answer Figures. Out of the five figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, four are similar in a certain way and so form a group. One figure is not like the other four. The question is which one of the figures does not belong to this group. For example, look at the example at Q. No. 12. Of the five figures, four figures are such that in each of them, there are two similar figures, one within the other. These four figures form a group. Figure 1 is unlike this and so does not belong to thisgroup. Therefore the answer is “1”.

Q.13. Study the five figures of Q.13. The first four figures form a group as they represent different types of containers while the fifth figure, a spoon, does not represent a container. Therefore the answer is “5”. Now attempt the following questions.

3. Series (I)

Study the following problems based on series.

Note that the four figures given first at the left are called Problem Figures. The five figures given next are called Answer figures. They are indicated by numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The four Problem Figures make a series. That means they change from left to right in a specific order. The question is “if the figures continue to change in the same order, what should the fifth figure be ? In the example above, as you go from left to right, you find that the arrow inside the circle keeps rotating at 900 in the clockwise direction. The question is, ‘if the arrow continues to rotate by the same amount in the clockwise direction, what will be its next, i.e. fifth position ? The answer is that it should point towards the top in the fifth figure. Answer Figure 2 shows this position of the arrow. Therefore, the answer is

Look at Q.17 carefully. You will see two different things happening here. From left to right, the number of black dots inside the hexagon is increasing by one everytime in the anti-clockwise direction. But note that the white dot is moving in the clockwise direction. In the fifth figure, the white dot should be at the upper left corner of the hexagon. Only Answer Figure 3 has bothone black dot getting added at the lower left corner and the white dot moving to the upper left corner. So, the answer is “3”. Note that there can be questions with five Problem Figures in the series type of questions. For example, study the Problem Figures in Q. No. 18.

Note that the number of arrows is increasing by 1 everytime and that they are gradually falling towards the left. In the sixth figure there should be six arrows and they should fall further and be lying flat, i.e. they should be horizontal. The answer, therefore, is “5”.

**Now solve the following questions.**

**Test II : Quantitative Aptitude**

This test is designed to measure how fast and accurate you are in dealing with numbers, viz. computation, quantitative

reasoning, interpretation of tables and graphs.

**Directions : **In each of the following questions one number is missing. The place where the number is missing is shown by a question mark (?). You have to find out which one of the answers shown against 1, 2, 3 and 4 can replace the question mark. If none of these four can replace the question mark, you will indicate (5) i.e. ‘None of these’ as your answer.

**Q.21. 42 + 73 + 137 = ?**

(1) 352 (2) 252 (3) 242 (4) 142 (5) None of these

Q.22. 20 ×12= ?

(1) 4 (2) 5 (3) 12 (4) 20 (5) None of these

The correct answer for Q.22 is 10. But none of the 1, 2, 3, or 4 shows this answer. Therefore your answer is 5. Some of the questions may require arithmetical reasoning. For example :

**Q.23. At 10 paise each, how many paise will 6 lemons cost ?**

(1) 6 (2) 10 (3) 60 (4) 61 (5) 610

**Q.24. Which of the following can be exact multiple of 4 ?**

(1) 27114 (2) 58204 (3) 48402 (4) 32286 (5) None of these

**Q.25. **If the profit made by selling a pen for Rs.10 is as much as its cost, what is the cost price of the pen ?

(1) Rs.3/- (2) Rs.5/- (3) Rs.10/- (4) Rs.20/- (5) None of these.

Also, there may be some questions based on graphs and tables.

**Directions : **Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow :

**Q.26. Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank ?**

(1) Perseverance (2) Seniority (3) Honesty (4) Sociability (5) Efficiency

Notice the percentage for rank I given in the table. You observe that seniority is the attribute with the highest percentage. So

your answer is “Seniority”, which is answer No. (2).

**Q.27. How many employees gave rank III to intelligence ?**

(1) 119 (2) 98 (3) 77 (4) 70 (5) 10

Look at the intersection of the column giving percentage for rank III and the row giving percentage for intelligence. You find that 10 percent of the 700 employees have given rank III to this attribute. 10% of 700 is 70. So your answer should be

**Q.28. Which attribute is considered the least important for promotion ?**

(1) Honesty (2) Intelligence (3) Perseverance (4) Efficiency (5) Sociability

**Test III : General Socio – Economic & Banking Awareness**

This test is designed to measure your awareness about socio economic and banking developments.

**Q.29. **To combat the menace of money laundering, which of the following financial institutions has introduced the ‘Know Your Customer’ Scheme ?

(1) IDBI (2) RBI (3) NABARD (4) SIDBI (5) None of these

**Q.30. Which of the following sectors contributes maximum in deciding the growth in income of the states in India ?**

(1) Energy (2) Tourism (3) Service (4) Transport (5) Agriculture

Q.31. Which of the following is the state where the number of people living below poverty line is maximum ?

(1) Bihar (2) Andhra Pradesh (3) Uttar Pradesh (4) Rajasthan (5) Orissa

**Q.32.** Who is the person closely associated with operation flood programmes and has been honoured by the Padma Vibhushan ?

(1) Dr. V. Kurien (2) Dr. M. S. Swaminathan (3) Dr. Amartya Sen

(4) Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (5) None of these

**Test IV : English Language**

This is a test to see how well you ‘know’ English. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on

grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of a passage, etc. Study and answer the

sample questions given below. Please remember, in the test there may be questions of several other types also.

**Direction : **Pick out the most appropriate word from amongst the words given below each sentence to complete it meaningfully.

**Q.33. He quickly glanced ………………………… the book to find what it said about the Indian economy.**

(1) at (2) through (3) in (4) to (5) over

The correct answer is “through” which is answer No. 2.

**Q.34 The counsel urged the court to ……………………… down the obnoxious law.**

(1) enact (2) enforce (3) cancel (4) strike (5) declare

Q.35. The local official ……………………… the Minister of the situation.

(1) explained (2) warned (3) apprised (4) told (5) intimated

Directions : Read each sentence given below to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part of the sentence is your answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘5’. (Ignore errors of punctuations, if any)

**Q.36.I am twenty / two years old / when I first / joined the bank. No error**

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

The error is in (1). Therefore the answer is ‘1’.

Q.37.To the Hindus / the Ganga is / holier than / any other river. No error

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

In this question, there is no error; Hence the right answer to this question is ‘5’.

Now attempt the following question.

Q.38.Of all the teachers / in our school / our class teacher / were very strict. No error

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

**Directions : **In each of the following questions select from amongst the five alternatives, the word nearest in meaning to the word given in capitals.

**Q.39. CENTENARY**

(1) a guard (2) a hundred years (3) a very old man (4) hundred runs (5) hundredth anniversary

**Q.40. TRIUMPH**

(1) conquer (2) smash (3) earn (4) brave (5) capture

**Directions : **In each of the following questions, select from amongst the five alternatives, the word most opposite in meaning of the word given in capitals.

Q.41. LIVELY (1) simple (2) weak (3) dull (4) angry (5) moron

Q.42. INADVERTENT (1) adequate (2) available (3) sluggish (4) negligent (5) intentional

In addition to the above questions, there will be a passage in English for comprehension. You will be asked questions based

**TEST V : Marketing Aptitude**

Q.43. Which of the following factors influences buyers’ behaviour ?

(1) Cultural and Social factors (2) External factors

(3) Personal and Psychological factors (4) Both (1) & (2) (5) Both (1) & (3)

Q.44. Marketing for promotion of business in Banks involves :

(1) Better Customer Service (2) Customer need identification

(3) Customised products (4) Both (1) & (3) (5) All (1), (2) & (3)

There will be a single answersheet for all the Objective Tests.

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