Aug 30, 2016

# Sample Question Answer Paper Solved Bank of Baroda PO Exam

## Bank of Baroda Reasoning Question Paper

Directions (Q. 1-3): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
(i) A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are standing in a row facing North.
(ii) B is not neighbour of G.
(iii) F is to the immediate right of G and neighbour of E.
(iv) G is not at the extreme end.
(v) A is sixth to the left of E.
(vi) H is sixth to the right of C.

1. Who among the following are neighbours?
1) AB
2) CG
3) FH
4) CA
5) None of these

2. Which one among the following defines the position of D?
1) Fourth to the right of H
2) Third to the right of A
3) Neighbour of B and F
4) To the immediate left of B
5) None of these

3. Which of the following is true?
1) C is to the immediate left of A
2) D is neighbour of B and F
3) G is to the immediate right of D
4) A and E are at the extreme ends
5) None of these

4. In the alpha-numerical sequence/series given below, how many numbers are there which are (i) immediately followed by a letter at the even place in English alphabet and (ii) not immediately preceded by a letter at the odd place in the English alphabet?
W 2 N 1 V 9 G 2 P 4 X 6 K 7 R I T 8 L 3 H 5 Q 8 U 2 J
1) 3
2) 5
3) 2
4) 4
5) None of these

### Bank of Baroda (BOB) Probationary Officers Preparation Question Answer

5. Four of the following letter-number groups are similar in connection with the position of these letters in the English alp bet and hence form a group. Which one does belong to the following group?
1) PY8
2) EK5
3) RV3
4) DG2
5) JR6

Directions (Q. 6-8): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
(i) Five courses A, B, C, D and E each of one month duration are to be taught from January to May one after the other though not necessarily in the same order by lecturers P, Q, R, S and T.
(ii) ‘P’ teaches course ‘B’ but not in the month of April or May.
(iii) ‘Q’ teaches course ‘A’ in the month of March.
(iv) ‘R’ teaches in the month of January but does not teach course ‘C’ or ‘D’.

6. Which course is taught by ‘S’?
1) C
2) E
3) Either C or D
4) D
5) None of these

7. Which lecturer’s course immediately follows after course ‘B’?
1) Q
2) P
3) S
4) T
5) None of these

8. Which course is taught in the month of January?
1) C
2) D
3) E
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 9-15): Study the following information carefully to answer the questions given below:
The Institute of Technology runs BC college of Engineering. It applies following criteria for selection of students for admission to the BC College.
The student should
1) have been born before 1.3.81 and after 28.2.78
2) have obtained minimum 80% marks in aggregate and minimum 90% marks in Maths and Science at HSC.
3) have passed intermediate drawing examination conducted by the State government.
4) be willing to pay a deposit of Rs. 15,000 as laboratory security
5) be found physically fit in the medical examinations being conducted by the Institute.
However, if the student fulfills all other criteria except
(a) criteria (2), but has obtained minimum 85% marks in aggregate as well as in Maths and Science his case may be referred to the Vice-President of the Institute.
(b) criteria (3), but has won award in inter-school drawing competition, his case may be referred to the Principal of the college.
(c) criteria (4), but is a relative of a member of Board of Trustees of the Institute, his case may be referred to the chairman of the admission committee.
Based on the above criteria and the information given in each case, you have to take a decision. You are not to assume anything. These cases are given to you as on 28.2.1999.
1) the student is to be admitted
2) the student is to be referred to Vice President of the Institute
3) the student is to be referred to the Principal of college
4) the student is to be referred to the chairman of the admission committee
5) the student is not to be admitted

9. Ninad, the only son of a Chartered Accountant who is also a trustee of the Institute has passed the drawing examination of state and has just passed HSC examination securing more than 90% marks in aggregate as well as in Maths and Science. His date of birth is 15.6.1980. He is physically fit as per the medical examination report of the Institute. He cannot pay more than Rs 10,000 against the security deposit. He has passed the state level intermediate drawing examination with grade B.
10. Narendra, whose date of birth is 21.4.79, is a student of Electrical Engineering diploma course. He has scored 85% marks in aggregate and 89% marks in Maths and Science at HSC examination. He has done a pan-time course in computer operating. He is medically fit, as reported by the Institute’s team. He has passed the state level intermediate drawing examination in 1-994, obtaining ‘A’ grade. He has no problem is paying the amount of deposit.
11. Sunita has passed HSC examination with 82% marks in aggregate and 92% marks in Maths and Science. She is found fit in the medical examination and can pay the required amount of deposit. Her date of birth is 1.3.81. She has passed the state level intermediate drawing examination.
12. Virendra, born on 19th January 1980, has passed the HSC examination with 91% marks in Maths and Science and an aggregate score of 84%. He will manage to pay the amount of Rs. 15,000 as security deposit to the institute. He is medically fit as per the report of the institute’s team of doctors. He has passed intermediate drawing examination of the state. However, he could never win a prize in any of the inter-school drawing competitions.
13. Ravi, an 18-year-old boy, is the nephew of an industrialist who is a trustee of the institute. Although he did not appear in the drawing examination of state he has won gold medal in an interschool drawing competition. His aggregate marks in HSC is 81% and the marks in Maths and Science are 91%. He is found to be physically fit by the team appointed by the institute. He is not in a position to pay any amount against deposit.
14. Sujit, a 20-year-old boy, has passed his HSC examination securing 87% marks in aggregate and 88% marks in Maths and Science. He is willing to deposit Rs 15,000 as Lab Security deposit and is found fit by the team of doctors conducting medical examination. He has passed the intermediate drawing examination of the state.
15. Asmita is a 19-year-old girl, who has passed her HSC in 1997 with 88% aggregate marks and 93% marks in Maths and Science. She is studying in FY BSc and has secured distinction in the first semester. She had participated in inter-school drawing competitions and has won the awards on two occasions. She is found fit by the medical examiners appointed by the institute. She is the daughter of an industrialist and can pay any amount as deposit.

Directions (Q. 16-20): In the following questions the symbol \$, @, *, ** and # are used with the following meaning.
A \$ B means A is greater than B
A @ B means A is either greater than or equal to B
A * B means A is equal to B
A ** B means A is smaller than B
A # B means A is either smaller than or equal to B
Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/ are definitely true?
Give answer (1) if only conclusion I is true.
Give answer (2) if only conclusion II is true.
Give answer (3) if either I or II is true.
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II is true.
Give answer (5) if both I and I1 are true.

16. Statements: P @ Q, M # N, N ** Q
Conclusions: I. P \$ M II. N # P

17. Statements: D ** X, F @ Y, D \$ F
Conclusions: I. X @ Y II. Y # D

18. Statements: M ** P, S \$ T, M @ T
Conclusions: I. S * M II. T ** P

19. Statements: U * V, X \$ W, U ** W
Conclusions: I. W \$ V II. U ** X

20. Statements: G \$ H, J # K, H * K
Conclusions: I. H \$ J II. J * H

Directions (Q. 21-25): In each question below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

21. Statements:
a. All locks are keys.
b. All keys are bats.
c. Some clocks are bats.
Conclusions:
I. Some bats are locks.
II. Some clocks are keys
III. All keys are locks.
1) Only I and II follow
2) Only II and III follow
3) Only I follows
4) Only II follows
5) I, II and III follow

22. Statements:
a. Some cups are pots.
b. All pots are tubes.
c. All cups are bottles.
Conclusions:
I. Some bottles are tubes.
II. Some pots are bottles.
III. Some tubes are cups.
1) Only I and II follow
2) Only II and III follow
3) Only I and III follow
4) I, II and III follow
5) None follows

23. Statements:
a. All papers are books.
b. All bags are books.
c. Some purses are bags.
Conclusions:
I. Some papers are bags.
II. Some books are papers.
III. Some books are purses.
1) Only I follows
2) Only II and III follow
3) Only I and III follow
4) Only I and II follow
5) Only I, II and III follow

24. Statements:
a. Some cars are jeeps.
b. All boxes are jeeps.
c. All pens are cars.
Conclusions:
I. Some cars are boxes.
II. No pen is jeep.
III. Some boxes are cars.
1) None follows
2) Only I and II follow
3) Only II follows
4) Only II and III follow
5) Only I follows

25. Statements:
a. Some rats are cats.
b. Some cats- are dogs.
c. No dog is a cow.
Conclusions:
I. No cow is a cat.
II. No dog is a rat.
III. Some cats are rats.
1) None follows
2) Only I and II follow
3) Only II and III follow
4) Only III follows
5) I, II and III follow

Directions (26-30): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Give answer (1) if only assumption I is implicit,
Give answer (2) if only assumption II is implicit,
Give answer (3) if either I or II is implicit,
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II is implicit, and
Give answer (5) if both I and II are implicit

26. Statement: Take this ‘oven’ home and you can prepare very tasty dishes which you were unable to prepare earlier. - An advertisement of X brand oven.
Assumptions:
I. The user knows the procedure recipe of tasty dishes but does not have the proper oven to cook.
II. Only ‘X’ brand oven can cook very tasty dishes.

27. Statement: "Please note that the company will provide accommodation to only outside candidates if selected." - A condition in an advertisement.
Assumptions:
I. The local candidates would be having some or other arrangement for their stay.
II. The company plans to select only local candidates.

28. Statement: Traffic police be given anti-pollution masks while manning traffic signals.
Assumptions:
I. The traffic police will be able to carry out their work after wearing the mask.
II. The masks are safe for wearing and there is no other adverse side-effect.

29. Statement: Please do not use lift while going down an instruction on the top floor of a five-storey building.
Assumptions:
I. While going down the lift is unable to carry any load.
II. Provision of lift is a matter of facility and not of right.

30. Statement: You can win over new people by your warm smile.
Assumptions:
I. It is necessary to win over new people.
II. It is possible for us to smile warmly at unknown people.

Directions (Q. 31-36): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
An exhibition is open for public since 9 am till 3 pm and again since 4 pm till 10 pm. In a day there are 12 batches of 1 hour each. The entry ticket bears a pass code made up of seven words, which changes every hour following a particular rule. The pass codes for 4 pm to 10 pm are the same as those for respective hours during 9 am till 3 pm, i.e. the pass code for 4 pm to 5 pm is same as of 9 am to 10 am and so on. Following is an illustration of the code and steps of rearrangement for subsequent clock hours.
 Day’s Pass Code First batch 9 am to 10 am (4 pm to 5 pm) dig more and you will find water Second batch 10 am to 11 am (5 pm to 6 pm) and dig find you water will more Third batch 11 am to 12 noon (6 pm to 7 pm) find and will you more water dig
And so on ……….

31. If the pass-code for 7 pm to 8 pm batch is ‘pen with write pencil nice time day’, what will be the pass-code for 11 am to 12 noon?
1) day nice with pencil write pen time
2) day with nice pencil write pen time
3) nice day with pencil write pen time
4) nice day pencil with write time pen
5) None of these

32. If the pass-code for the batch 4 pm to 5 pm is ‘go to office in time every day’, what will be the pass code for 2 pm to 3 pm batch?
1) day to go in every office time
2) to day go in every office time
3) to go day in every office time
4) to go in day every office time
5) None of these

33. If the pass-code for third batch is ‘any cold and at is hill station’, which batch will have the pass code ‘station is cold at and any hill?
1) Fifth
2) Fourth
3) Second
4) Sixth
5) First

34. If the pass-code for the second batch is ‘do not play the near water dirty’, what will be the pass code for 2 pm to 3 pm batch?
1) dirty near play the not do water
2) near dirty not the play do water
3) dirty near not the play do water
4) near dirty not the play water do
5) None of these

35. If the pass-code for third batch is ‘at study sleep and night child good’, which batch will have the pass-code ‘child sleep night and study good at?
1) Second
2) Fourth
3) Sixth
4) Fifth
5) None of these

36. If the pass-code for 5 pm to 6 pm is ‘out in above over field the and’, what will be the pass-code for 1 pm to 2 pm?
1) field and the over out in above
2) the field and over out in above
3) field the and over out above in
4) the field and over out above in
5) None of these

37. If the sixth day of a month is Tuesday, what is the day on the 5th day prior to the 28th of that month?
1) Thursday
2) Friday
3) Wednesday
4) Saturday
5) None of these

38. By following certain logic, ‘Take Bath And Do Worship Of The Goddess’ is decoded as ‘And Bath Do Goddess Of Take The Worship’. How will ‘Then Why Did You Not Do Your Study’ be decoded using that logic?
1) Did Do Not Then Study Why You Your
2) Do Did Not Study Then You Your Why
3) Did Do Not Study Then Why You Your
4) Do Did Not Study Then Your You Why
5) Did Do Study Not Then Why You Your

39. Kalyani is mother-in-law of Veena who is Sister-in-law of Ashok. Dheeraj is father of Sudeep, the only brother of Ashok. How is Kalyani related to Ashok?
1) Mother-in-law
2) Aunt
3) Wife
4) Cousin
5) None of these

40. If letters in the word UNIVERSAL are arranged in the alphabetical order and each letter is assigned numerical value equal to its serial number from the left in this rearranged order, what is the difference in the total of numerical values of vowels and that of consonants?
1) 19
2) 17
3) 21
4) 20
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 41-45): Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Mark answer (1) If the inference is "definitely true", i.e. it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
Mark answer (2) if the inference is "probably true" though not "definitely true" in the light of the facts given.
Mark answer (3) if the "data are inadequate", i.e. from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
Mark answer (4) if the inference is "probably false", though not "definitely false" in the light of the facts given.
Mark answer (5) if the inference is "definitely false" i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.
The process of developmental planning in India is greatly dominated by the experts and the technocrats. But it was not always so. Among the initial stalwarts in the Indian planning process there were only a handful of economists. It was their political conviction and their preconceived political pattern of creating an economy and a society which gave them the specific stability in the path of development. Under the leadership of Indira Gandhi there was some change in the scenario and the reflection of electoral manifesto of the Congress Party was continually enhanced in the plans.
41. In the planning procedure the common man is primary.
42. After the independence, our leaders understood the need for framing development-oriented planning and made their desired participation.
43. Initially, the Indian planning was free of the influence of ideology of the ruling party.
44. Five-year plans in India were not great successes because they were not framed by the economists.
45. If an economic system is to be enriched then it must be given shape only by the politicians because they understand the thoughts and aspirations of the people.
46. By following certain logic ‘THEIR’ is written as ‘TRIHE’ and ‘SOLDIER’ is written ‘SROLIED’. How is CUSTOM Written in that logic?
1) UTSOMC
2) CTSUOM
3) CUTSOM
4) TUSOMC
5) None of these

47. Which of the following will come in place of the question mark(?) in the following letter series based on their position in English alphabet?
UPI ? ODP MBQ IAW
1) TIJ
2) SIK
3) SHJ
4) THK
5) SHO

48. If by following certain rearrangement code, ‘When And Why Did You Take Dip In The Lake’ gets decoded as ‘Did And Take Why Lake The When In Dip You’, which of the following would be decoded as ‘Came They Frightened If Wish Here And Out There Through’?
1) And They If Came Through There Frightened Out Here Wish
2) And They Came If Through Frightened There Out Here Wish
3) Out They If Came Through Frightened And There Here Wish
4) And They If Came Through Frightened There Out Here Wish
5) None of these

49. If ‘20-10’ means 200; ‘8 ÷ 4’ means 12; ‘6 x 2’ means 4 and 12 + 3 means 4, then
100 - 10 x 1000 ÷ 1000 + 100 x 10=?
1) 1090
2) Zero
3) 1900
4) 20
5) None of these

50. In a class Vidya ranks 7th from the top, Divya is 7 ranks ahead of Medha and 3 ranks behind Vidya. Sushama, who is 4th from the bottom, is 32 ranks behind Medha.
How many students are there in the class?
1) 52
2) 49
3) 50
4) 51
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 51-55): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between "Strong" arguments and "Weak" arguments in so far as they relate to the question. "Strong" arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. "Weak" arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.
Instructions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a strong argument and which is a weak argument.
Give answer (1) if only argument I is strong.
Give answer (2) if only argument II is strong.
Give answer (3) if either I or II is strong.
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II is strong and
Give answer (5) if both I and II are strong.

51. Statement: Should getting primary education be incorporated as a fundamental right in India?
Arguments: I. No, what is the use? Have we fulfilled our duties regarding other fundamental rights?
II. Yes, this is what all the developed countries have done.

52. Statement: Should scheme of lotteries be completely stopped in India?
Arguments: I. No, many state governments will have to stop some of their developmental activities which they fund from surplus generated by their lottery scheme.
II. No, many unemployed youth who sell lottery tickets to earn their livelihood will face hardship.

53. Statement: Should dependents of India’s freedom fighters be given benefits of reservation in jobs?
Arguments: I. Yes. We should keep the dependents happy as the freedom fighters have fought for a noble cause.
II. No. We already have too many reservations; let us not add to it.

54. Statement: With the opening of the economy in India, should all workers unions be banned?
Arguments: I. No, workers unions are not banned in the other economically advanced countries.
II. No, a level-headed worker’s union can really do wonders both for workers and economy.

55. Statement: Should we grant permission to reputed private companies to construct civil airports for general use in India?
Arguments: I. Yes, why not? It would be both economical and effective.
II. No, it may pose danger to security and safety of India.

Directions (Q. 56-60): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy etc on the basis of the information given in the statement. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the two given suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.
Give answer (1) if only I follows;
Give answer (2) if only II follows;
Give answer (3) if either I or II follows;
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II follows; and
Give answer (5) if both I and II follow

56. Statement: The ‘X’ state government has chalked out a plan for the underdeveloped ‘Y’ district where 80% of the funds will be placed in the hands of a committee of local representatives.
Courses of action: I. The ‘X’ state government should decide guidelines and norms for the functioning of the committee.
II. Other state governments may follow similar plan if directed by the Central government.

57. Statement: The district administration has agreed to provide necessary infrastructural facilities to the proposed NRI-fimded Trust’s project of supply of clean water to‘ city ‘Z’
Courses of action: I. The district administration should provide necessary land to the trust by completing due formalities.
II. The district administration should facilitate obtaining electricity and other permissions to the trust.

58. Statement: The car dealer found that there was a tremendous response for the new XYZ’s car-booking with long queues of people complaining about the duration of business hours and arrangements.
Courses of action: I. People should make their arrangement of lunch and snacks while going for car XYZ’s booking and be ready to spend several hours.
II. Arrangement should be made for more booking desks and increase business hours to serve more people in less time.

59. Statement: The vegetable traders feel that the prices of onion will again go up shortly in the state P.
Courses of action: I. The ‘P’ state government should purchase and store sufficient quantity of onion in advance to control price.
II. The ‘P’ state government should make available network of fair price shops for the sale of onions during period of shortage.

60. Statement: The ‘M’ state government has decided henceforth to award the road construction contracts through open tenders only.
Courses of action: I. The ‘M’ state will not be able to get the work done swiftly as it will have to go through tender and other procedures.
II. Henceforth the quality of roads constructed may be far better.

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