Sample Paper of Bank Of Baroda Clerical Exam English

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Bank of Baroda (BoB), founded in 20th July 1908 by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad is an Indian state-owned banking and financial services company. The headquarter of this company is in Vadodra and it offers variety of banking products to it’s customers. In 2013, it is considered as the second largest Bank in India after SBI. It offers lots of career opportunities to the youngster of India and conducts its own exams such as Bank Of Baroda clerical exam, PO exam or IBPS CWE  for the recruitment’s of Bank officials such as clerks, PO, IT officers etc. In this section, we have provided the recruitment process of clerks and also attached a potential sample paper of Bank Of Baroda clerical exam for practice. Still if it contains any error please do let us know, we will surely implement that to improve more and more. You can give your valuable feedback through the comments. Any type of suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Eligibility Criteria

Bank of Baroda Clerical Exam

Clerical Recruitments in Bank of Baroda

  • Educational Qualification : Graduate in any discipline from any recognized university in India
  • Age Limit : Minimum 18 Years and Maximum 28 Years

Sample Paper of Bank Of Baroda Clerical Exam English


Directions—(Q. 1–15) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. 

As the price of gasoline spiked to record highs in 2007 and 2008, interest in alternatives to fossil fuels, and electric transportation in particular, also spiked. It raised, however, many questions about the true environmental impact of electric cars.
The electric car is being upheld as an ethical, green, nifty and cheap alternative to the carbon dioxide emitting automobiles clogging city roads around the world today. Though electric cars are not a popular choice, the industry’s future plans are riding high on the hope that on improving certain factors, (which are currently deficient) such as, effective marketing , a growing public awareness of the need for clean air and the increase in demand, the prices would eventually be driven down.
However, battery powered vehicles may still fail to completely replace liquid fuel-fed ones but with more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road, there is greater scope for a makeover in the way environment is impacted by the automobiles. However, if the power to charge the battery-operated vehicle is to be sourced from grids using conventional coal-fired power plants, the electric car wouldn’t really be all that green. These would actually cause an increase in demand on the power plant’s energy production causing them to produce more power and thus more pollution, unless greener ways of energy production are used. But as of now   the bulk of the electricity used to charge the batteries of electric vehicles is generated by fossil fuel burning power stations and only 12% by the clean methods. Also, the amount  of energy used by coal fired power stations to create the electricity to recharge electric vehicles make them half as efficient as diesel cars. Recent studies indicate that carbon emissions may reduce only by an insignificant level even if there is a sudden surge in demand for electric cars.
Other factors making the rechargeable cars less efficient include the amount of electricity lost in the journey between the coal fired power stations which generate it and the point where it recharges the car, and the energy lost by the faulty first generation batteries and motors. The researchers calculated that of the energy burned in a power station, only a quarter reaches an electric car after leakages and losses along the supply chain, giving the vehicle an energy efficiency score of 24%. This amounts to more than 75% energy loss much before the car is even put on ignition. A modern diesel engine, by contrast, achieves 45% efficiency. This suggests that if fossil fuels are to be burned, it is much more efficient to do it within the engine of a vehicle rather than at a power station and then try to send it via the National Grid, where a lot of energy is wasted, and finally to store it in a battery which in itself might leak power.
Electric cars may still survive since the car’s emissions would be far less polluting than those that run on fossil fuels. With very minor emissions of sulphur caused when the batteries charge and discharge, when compared to current emissions standards, electric cars are zero emissions. The gasoline engine by comparison does not fare as well. Gasoline and diesel fuel burned in internal combustion engines for transportation account for 54 per cent of nitrites of oxygen, 89 per cent of carbon monoxide and 28 per cent of carbon dioxide pollution produced. Switching to electric vehicles drops those percentages to zero, and only slightly increases sulphur emissions. So even when the power plants burn dirty fuel, the amount of pollution is less than an oil burning car would create. And this picture is improving all the time, as clean energy sources are added to the grid.
The goal should be to make more electric cars with greater incentive for consumers and producers, as well as feeding grids with more power from renewable resources–as per the objectives stated in the numerous plans on Climate Changes. And till this goal is achieved, the debate whether controlling emission at a few power plants is more convenient than controlling emission at millions of tailpipes is, would continue.

Q1. Why does the author fear that the electric cars may eventually not be very eco- friendly ?

(A) The exhausts of these cars emit as much pollutants as the oil fuelled cars
(B) Electric cars, though have lesser quantity of other emissions, the sulphur emissions will rise substantially, thus harming the environment
(C) The electricity for charging the batteries of these cars comes from power plants using pollution causing fossil fuels
(D) Only (A) and (C)
(E) None of these

Q2. What, according to the author, needs to be done in order to make electric cars more eco friendly ?

(A) Encouraging power plants to generate electricity using the eco-friendly methods.
(B) Setting certain emission standards for electric cars as is done for the oil consuming cars.(C) Controlling Sulphur emissions which are one of the major contributors to environmental pollution at present.
(D) Making provisions for easy availability of recharging sockets at all the places
(E) None of these

Q3. Which of the following suggestions does the author make in order to popularize the electric cars ?

(A) Discontinue the use of fuel powered cars completely.
(B) Optimize the benefits of using electric cars to both consumers as well as the producers
(C) To supply grids with renewable sources of energy for the production of electricity
(D) Only (B) and (C)
(E) None of these

Q4. Why, according to the author, are electric cars not a popular option among the people ?

(1) The recharging points are not easily available everywhere.
(2) Effective marketing of the eco-friendly cars has been lacking.
(3) Lack of appreciation among the people for the need of unpolluted air.

(A) Only (1) and (3)
(B) Only (2) and (3)
(C) Only (1) and (2)
(D) All  (1), (2) and (3)
(E) None of these

Q5. Why, according to the author, may the electric cars survive despite all their current deficiencies ?

(1) Electric cars will be subsidised and thus would prove to be cost efficient to the buyers.
(2) An increasing number of grids are shifting to alternate forms of energy production.
(3) In the future, incentives would be provided to those driving electric cars.
(4) Pollution caused by the electric cars is far less as compared to the fossil fuel driven cars.

(A) Only (1)
(B) Only (3) and (4)
(C) Only (2) and (4)
(D) Only (1) and (2)
(D) None of these

Q6. Which of the following can be the most appropriate title for the passage ?

(A) The failure of the power grids
(B) The rise and fall of cars using fossil fuels
(C) The adverse effects of pollution caused by the power grids
(D) The growing popularity of the electric cars
(E) Why eco-friendliness of electric cars is a fiction at present

Q7. Which of the following can be inferred from the given passage?

(A) Electric car may completely replace the fossil fuel powered cars one day
(B) Electric cars have brought about a drastic improvement in the pollution levels at present
(C) Electric cars have universally been accepted as the environment friendly cars
(D) All  (A), (B) and (C) are true
(E) None of these

Q8. Which of the following is NOT TRUE in context of the given passage ?

(A) Nearly three-fourth of the total energy generated for powering electric cars is wasted
(B) The interest in electric cars increased during the last year when most of the power grids shifted to clean sources of fuel
(C) Electric car engines do not produce by carbon emissions
(D) There would not be any noticeable improvement in the pollution level if the oil burning cars are shifted to electric cars at present
(E) None of these

Q9. Why, according to the author, is the efficiency of the electric cars low even before they actually hit the roads  ?

(1) A lot of energy is lost during the transit of electricity from the grid to the recharge point.
(2) The manufacturing cost of the electric cars is much higher than that of the other cars.
(3) The batteries and the motors of the electric cars are still relatively new and waste a lot of power.

(A) Only (1) and (3)
(B) Only (2) and (3)
(C) Only (2)
(D) Only (1) and (2)
(E) None of these

Directions—(Q. 10–12) Choose the word / group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning.


(A) Situation
(B) Photograph
(C) Representation
(D) Art work
(E) Idea


(A) Eating
(B) Supplying
(C) Consuming
(D) Encouraging
(E) Nourishing


(A) Alteration
(B) Modification
(C) Intensification
(D) Increase
(E) Evolution

Directions—(Q. 13–15) Choose the word/group of words which is MOST OPPOSITE in MEANING.


(A) Adequately
(B) Miserly
(C) Certainly
(D) Remotely
(E) Substantially


(A) Prolonging
(B) Withdrawing
(C) Continuing
(D) Exchanging
(E) Alternating


(A) Deterrents
(B) Preventions
(C) Disadvantages
(D) Prohibitions
(E) Liability

 Directions from (Q16 to 19)Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

16.  It being an …… issue, it is not correct to introduce questions of morality in to the debate.

(a) moral
(b) immoral
(c) amoral
(d) irrelevant

17. In hot weather I like lying in the …… of a tree.

(a) shade
(b) shelter
(c) protection
(d) shadow

18. One  major …… between the Election Commission and the Union Government related to the powers of the former in respect of the deployment of central police forces at places where are elections is held.

(a) conflict
(b) culprit
(c) irritant
(d) pain

19. If our friends are not able to take us in their car, we must make …… arrangements to go to the airport.

(a) alternative
(b) another
(c) alternate
(d) possible.

20. He loved (a) / none but (b) /his neighbour’s daughter (c)/no error (d)

21. The party is holding a meeting (a) / in order to begin the (b) / painful and difficult process (c) / of rethink its political strategy. (d)/ No error (e)

22. This is the only organization (a) / which could somehow continue (b) / to making profits (c) / in the face of recession. (d)/ No error (e).

23. Neither the ministers (a) / nor the intelligence sources (b) / was aware of the coup (c) / being planned in the country. (d) No error (e).

24. Many more would have died (a) / if they hadn’t received (b) / the timely helping from (c) / the relief team. (d) No error (e)

25. I am thinking of (a)/to go to Agra (b)/for my cousin’s marriage (c)/no error (d).

Directions—(Q. 26–30) Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (e) as the answer.

Q26. An NGO is working towards providing free education to the girl child so that every girl can stand on their own feet.

(a) stands on their own
(b) stand on her own
(c) stand in her own
(d) stand on their own’s
(e) No correction required

Q27. The animal rescuers anesthetized the dog which had been with great pain after having met with an accident.

(a) which had been in
(b) which is being with
(c) who had been in
(d) who has been at
(e) No correction required

Q28. In its final decision, the court ruled that all the allegations levelled for the accused were false and baseless.

(a) allegation levelled against the
(b) allegations level against that
(c) allegations levelled against the
(d) allegations levelled with that
(e) No correction required

Q29. If I leave early from home, I could have made it on time to the airport.

(a) If I would leave early
(b) Had I leave earlier
(c) If I could left early
(d) had I left earlier
(e) No correction required

Q30. Thousands of fire-fighters were deployed at the factory when a fire suddenly broke out due to a short circuit.

(a) on the factory when
(b) at the factory while
(c) at that factory when
(d) in the factory while
(e) No correction required

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark ‘E’ as the answer.

Q31.  He confidentially asked the crowd if they thought he was right and the crowd shouted that they did.

a) that he did
b) that they had
c) that he is
d) that he didn’t
e) no correction required

Q32. Why should the candidates be afraid of English Language is not clear

a) the candidates should be
b) do the candidates be
c) Should be the candidates
d) are the candidates
e) No correction required

Q33. He found the gold coin as he cleans the floor

a) as he had cleaned
b) while he cleans
c) which he is cleaning
d) while cleaning
e) No correction required

Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) ‘None of these’ will be the answer

Q34. To leave someone in the lurch

a) To come to compromise with someone
b) Constant source of annoyance to someone
c) To put someone at ease
d) To desert someone in his difficulties
e) None of these

Q35. To play second fiddle

a) To be happy, cheerful and healthy
b) To reduce importance of one’s senior
c) To support the role and view of another person
d) To do back seat driving

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3 Responses to Sample Paper of Bank Of Baroda Clerical Exam English

  1. Rachita Mishra says:

    Bank of Baroda – India’s International Bank – Global bank with a network of branches in India, and an international presence in 24 countries.a sample paper of this bank is given in the above.interested people can follow it.

  2. Shruti Priya says:

    Well prepared set of questions based on English part.. Go through this…. it will help you to prepare.

  3. mayank sharma says:

    this paper will help the students in their preparation of english part .

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