Bank of Baroda Recruitment - English questions from previous years

Bank of Baroda Recruitment - English questions from previous years

Some of the questions observed in the English section of Bank of Baroda’s written test paper are:

• Choose the correct synonym for the below given words:

1. Instantaneous

a. Prompt
b. Productive
c. Prolific
d. Miser

2. Hit upon a plan

a. Without a plan
b. Got an idea
c. Quashed the plan
d. Lacked planning

• Rearrange the below given 5 sentences to form a coherent paragraph and answer the below given questions.

1. Yet the changes remain shocking.
2. But this is what happened.
3. Of course, when one thinks about it, it is hardly surprising that modern scholarship and modern perspectives have found their way into children’s books.
4. Those who in the sixties complained of the bland optimism, the chauvinism and the materialism of their old civics texts did so in the belief that, for all their protests, the texts would never change.
5. The thought must have had something reassuring about it, for that generation never notices when its complaints began to take effect and the songs about radioactive rainfall and houses made of ticky - tacky began to appear in the text books.

i. Which of the sentences should come fourth
a. B
b. D
c. C
d. A
e. E

ii. Which of the sentences should come second?
a. D
b. C
c. B
d. E
e. A

iii. Which of the sentences should come first?
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E

• Read the below given sentence to find out any grammatical mistakes if any, if there is no error choose ‘no error’ as the option.

a. He has refused (A)/ not to take (B)/ the promotion although (C)/ he is eligible (D). No error (E)

• Choose the correct option to fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

1. In the ________ two months, we will not be able to meet him.
a. Future
b. Farther
c. Last
d. Past
e. Next

• There are certain blanks which are numbered in the below given passage. Find the appropriate word against each numbered blank.
One rainy day while driving me home from school my father stopped to offer a frail old man a lift. Though he was headed in the opposite ... (41)..., my father insisted. By the time we ... (42)... home it was late and I was tired and ... (43)... with my father. That night, my father ... (44)... me a bedtime story as usual–A .. (45)... Emperor was once asked “Sire, while you ... (46)... rich and powerful, your teacher doesn’t even ... (47)... a piece of land yet you visit him, … (48)... don’t you summon him to court ?” The Emperor ... (49)... and said, “You are mistaken, my teacher is ... (50)... than I am. My land can be lost in a war but he possesses knowledge which can never be stolen.” “The old man was my teacher.” my father concluded. I have never forgotten the lesson my father ‘taught’ me that day.


a. Route
b. Manner
c. Side
d. Way
e. Direction

a. Return
b. Gone
c. Reach
d. Left
e. Arrived

a. Worried
b. Annoying
c. Hungry
d. Upset
e. Complained

a. Told
b. Described
c. Taught
d. Related
e. Reads

a. Mighty
b. Foolish
c. Honest
d. Greedy
e. Cruel

a. Seem
b. So
c. Were
d. Are
e. Being

a. Possessed
b. Own
c. Acquire
d. Has
e. Earn

a. Instead
b. Why
c. When
d. However
e. But

a. Thinks
b. Silent
c. Prayed
d. Shouted
e. Smiled

a. Stronger
b. Powerful
c. Wealthy
d. Richer
e. Wise

• Read the following passage and answer the questions based on the below given passage.

Inflation has different effects on different classes. It is very important to understand this effect of inflation, as a study of such effects can control the unwanted repercussions. The burden of inflation, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has often said, ‘it falls heavily upon the poor, who are largely defenceless’ against price increase on the necessities of life. That view is seldom questioned by politicians, but a growing coterie of economists has lately come to regard it as a misleading over simplification. Affluent America knows surprisingly little about precisely how inflation affects the poor. What information is available, though, suggests to some experts that inflation – or at least some of the conditions that contribute to it – actually helps many of the poor more than price boosts hurt them.

This heresy has been argues most forcefully by economists R.G. Chawdhury and J.L. John in a study for the National Institute for Research on Poverty. They contend that the labour shortages produced by and inflationary boom enable many of the poor to land jobs that otherwise would remain beyond their reach. Using complex mathematical formulas, they support earlier calculations that a reduction in the unemployment rate from, 5.4% to 3.5% - experienced by India between April 1964 and November 1966 – creates 1,042, 000 full - time jobs for poor people who otherwise would be working only part – time or not at all. As for the non – working poor, Chowdhury and John found that welfare benefits have genrally risen faster than prices. The average monthly cheque in the program to aid families with dependent children rose 18% during the two years that ended last June. Meanwhile, the consumer price index went up to 10%.

Actually, Price increases are less painful for the poor than for the middle class and the wealthy, the two analysts maintained. They have rejiggered the figures in the government’s consumer price index which is largely based on middle – class spending patterns. To construct a ‘poor price index’: it gives more weight to increase in food and rent expenses, less importance to rises in clothing, transportation, medical and education costs. Between 1965 and 1967, the last year for which they calculated the poor price index, it rose 5.1%, compared with a 5.8% rise in the CPI. The National Institute researchers conclude that ‘ the poor are not hurt by inflation’ – but could be hurt badly by even a ‘slight’ rise in unemployment resulting from a fight against inflation.

This thesis impresses many eminent economists. Says W.N. Hegde, former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers: ‘ I think we have to be very, very careful in suggesting that inflation is the enemy of the poor. It may be their friend in employment terms,’ some government figures buttress this phenomenon. For example, 800,000 of the 5,800,000 Indian families that were officially defined as poor in 1966 had increased their incomes enough to rise above the poverty line last year. Their gains were achieved even though inflation had meanwhile pushed the poverty line up from rupees 3317 in annual family income in 1966 to rupees 3553 in 1968.

Answer the below given Questions based on the passage:

1. Who is W.N. Hegde in the above passage?

a. Creator of the ‘poor price index’
b. An economists in the Department of Labour
c. Former chairman of the President’s council of Economic Advisers
d. A member of the cabinet

2. Which one of the following would be most aided during an inflationary period?

a. A school teacher
b. Landlord
c. Debtor
d. A worker with a fixed income

3. Even the poor who do not land jobs will benefit from inflation because?

a. The CPI falls more quickly
b. Of improvement in the general economic situation
c. Taxes will be lower
d. Welfare benefits will rise faster that prices

4. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi claims that the burden of inflation

a. Hits the rich hardest
b. Hits the rich least of all
c. Hits the poor hardest
d. Hits the poor least of all

5. According to the passage, the ‘poor price index’

a. Rises more than the consumer price index
b. Rises less than the consumer price index
c. Is an official government statistic
d. Raises the same amount as the consumer price index.
Post your comment