Bangladesh Bank Assistant Director-2017 (Written)

Recruitment Examination:2017

Post: Assistant Director (General Side)


1. Focus Writing in English

Evaluate Donald Trump’s performance in the first 25 days as President.

2. Do you think establishing special economic zones will help increase private sector investment in Bangladesh? Discuss

3. Read the following Page and answer the questions:

Once, an ant who had come to drink at a stream fell into water and was carry away by swift current. He was in great danger of drowning. A dove, perched on a nearby tree, saw the ant’s danger and dropped a leaf in the water. The ant climbed onto this, and was carried to safety. Sometime after this, a hunter creeping through the bushes, saw the dove asleep, and took a careful aim with his gun. He was about to fire when the ant, who was nearby, crawled forward and bit him sharply on the ankle. The hunter missed his aim, and the loud noise of gun awakened the dove from her sleep. She saw the danger and swiftly away to safety. Thus, the ant repaid the dove for having saved its life in the foaming current of the stream

i. Why did the ant come to the stream?
ii. Why did the dove drop a leaf into the water?
iii. Why was the dove in danger?
iv. What does the word “aim” in this passage mean?
v. How did the ant repay the dove for his generosity?

View Solution

i) The ant came to the stream to drink from it.

ii) The dove dropped a leaf into the water to save the ant.

iii) The dove was in danger because a hunter was about to shoot it.

iv) The word ‘aim’ in this passage means to point a gun at something or someone.

v) The ant repaid the dove by biting the hunter.

4. Focus Writing in Bengali:

ভাষা শহীদদের অবদান উল্লেখপূর্বক আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবসের তাৎপর্য বর্ণনা কর

5. Translation: Bengali to English

আঠারো/উনিশ শতকে ঢাকার একটা আলাদা জীবন ছিল। কিন্তু সমস্ত পূর্ববঙ্গ ছিল একটা পশ্চাৎ ভূমি। বাংলার রাজধানী কোলকাতা থাকায় সেখানেই ছিল সমস্ত শিক্ষা-দীক্ষণ, ব্যবসা-বাণিজ্য এবং সমৃদ্ধি। পূর্ব বাংলা থেকে সমস্ত অর্থ-সম্পদ চলে যত কোলকাতা কেন্দ্রিক জমিদারদের হাতে,যাদের অনেকেরই জমিদারি ছিল বাংলাদেশে। এই বঞ্ছনার ইতিহাস দীর্ঘ হতে হতে কুঁড়ি শতকের গোড়ার দিকে ঢাকা কেন্দ্রিক প্রবল আন্দোলন শুরু হল নিজস্ব স্বাতন্ত্রের জন্য। সামগ্রিক দৃষ্টিকোন থেকে ইংরেজ শাসকরাও বুঝতে পেরেছিল যে পূর্ববঙ্গ সত্যি সত্যিই বঞ্ছনার শিকার হচ্ছে। তারা এও বুঝতে পেরেছিল যে এখানে সে অর্থে কোন মধ্যবিত্ত শ্রেণিও নেই, যারা তাদের নিজস্ব ব্যবসা-বাণিজ্য বিকশিত করতে পারে। আরেকটি বড় অভাব তারা চিহ্নিত করেছিল। সেটা ছিল শিক্ষার অভাব । এরপর ১৯০৫ সালে প্রথম যখন বঙ্গভঙ্গ হল তখন ঢাকা একটি প্রাদেশিক রাজধানীর মর্যাদা পেল। তখনই সত্যিকার অর্থে জেগে উঠল ঢাকা । তখন যেসমস্ত বাঙ্গালী ঢাকার বাইরে ছিল তাদের দৃষ্টি পড়তে শুরু করল ঢাকার দিকে।সেই সময়ই আসলে পূর্ববঙ্গের জাগরণ শুরু হয় ।

6. Translation: English to Bengali

Appropriate central bank response to persistent fiscal dominance will vary according to specific country situations, but in all cases they need to be unrelenting in strong advocacy for fiscal restraint; insisting on stabilization of public debt and growth of tax bases in tandem with expansion of public expenditure, so as not to let sovereign borrowing levels strain financial stability. Also, central banks should maintain real interest rates at such levels to dissuade borrowing binge by public and private sectors. To this end, imposition of levies on inflows unduly cheap external capital inflows may also be needed occasionally. Beside these steps in terms of traditional role in the private profit driven market economy framework, promotion of pursuit of socially responsible business ethos would help consolidate stability by curbing debt and short term speculative profit seeking at the expense of long term sustainability in the real and financial sectors.

7. (A) A men sells an article at a profit of 25%. If he had bought it at 20% less and sold it for tk 10.50 less, he would have gained 30%.Find the cost price of the article.


Let, the cost price = x

then the selling price=(x+x *25%)=1.25x

when the cost price 20% reduced

new cost price =x-x *20%=0.80x

new selling price= 0.80+0.80 * 30% =1.04x

According to the question:




`∴ x=50`

Answer: The cost price of the article = Tk.50


(B) A and B can do a piece of work in 18 days; B and C can do it in 24days; A and C can do it in 36 days. In how many days A,B and C will finish it, working together and separately?


`text{In 1 day (A+B) work}=1/18 text{work}`

`text{In 1 day (B+C) work}=1/24 text{ work}`

`text{In 1 day (A+C) work}=1/36 text{ work}`

`text{By adding, we get}`


`=1/8 text{part of the work}`

In 1 day (A+B+C) work=1/16 part of the work

so, A, B and C together can finish the work in 16 days

`text{In 1 day A work}(A+B+C)-(B+C)=(1/16-1/24)=1/48 `

∴  A can finish the work= 48 days

`text{In 1 day B work}(A+B+C)-(A+C)`

`=(1/16-1/36)=5/144 `

`text{ ∴  B can finish the work}= 5/144 text {days}`

`text{In 1 day A work}(A+B+C)-(A+B)`

`=(1/16-1/18)=1/144 `

`text{∴  C can finish the work}= 144   text {days }`


8. Study the following information and answer the questions:

Aunik, Rafi, Rahib and zaref are students of a school. Three of them stay far from the school and one near to it. Two study in class IV, one in class V and one class VI. They study Bengali, Mathematics, Social Science and Science. One is good at all four subjects while another is weak in all four subjects. Aunik stays far from the school is good at Mathematics only when Rafi is weak in Mathematics only and stays close to the school. Neither of these two nor Rahib studies in Class VI. One who is good at all subjects studies in class V.

(i) Name of the boy who is good at all subjects?
(II) Name of the boy who is weak in all the subjects?
(III) Which two boys are good in Bengali?
(IV) Which two boys are good at mathematics?