## Bangladesh Development Bank Senior Officer- 2017 (Written Question)

Recruitment Test – 2017

Bangladesh Development Bank Ltd. (Senior Officer)

Writing Ability Test

1. Life is worth living, but not any life. The value and significance of a life depends upon the goal towards which it moves. Only rational beings like us are capable of a critical choice and clear consciousness of that goal. Our superiority and excellence, if any, consists in the quality of the goal of our life and our capacity for voluntary striving towards that. What, then, Is the real goal of our life? There does not seem to be a single simple goal for us to seek. Obviously our supreme goal or highest good (summum bonum) is rationality, but our total good is a complex whole made of both rational and non-rational factors. Rationality is the only independent (absolute) and intrinsic value which cannot be denied without self -contradiction. Before all and above all, we shall be rational beings. But rationality must be sought in concrete situations, in multifarious activities. These activities have an immediate end, viz, happiness. That is our total good consists in being rational in our search for happiness. The happiness is the non-rational factor, since there is no logic either for or against it. We cannot logically argue why we shall be happy or why we shall be not.

a) What decides the value and significance of life?
b) Who are capable of a critical choice?
c) What is the supreme goal of our life?
d) What does our total good consist in?
e) Why is happiness a non-rational factor?

2. Write an essay in Bangla on “বৈশ্বিক উষ্ণায়নঃ সমস্যা ও প্রতিবিধান”

3. Translate in English:

a) দেশের লোককে দোষ দেই নে। সত্য কথাও ধামাকা শুনলে রাগ হতে পারে। অন্যমনস্ক মানুষ যখন গর্তের মধ্যে পড়তে যাচ্ছে তখন হঠাৎ তাকে টেনে ধরলে সে হঠাৎ মারতে আসে। যেই, সময় গেলেই, দেখতে পায় সামনে গর্ত আছে, তখন রাগ কেটে যায়। আজ সময় এসেছে , গর্তে চোখ পড়েছে, আজ আর সাবধান করবার দরকার নেই।

b) i) বাংলাদেশের উন্নয়ন মূলত কৃষিকাজের ওপর নির্ভরশীল।
ii) শরৎকালে রাতে রূপালি চাঁদ দেখা যায়।
iii) মনে হয় আজ আকাশ মেঘাচ্ছন্ন।
iv) দেশপ্রেমিক নাগরিক বাংলাদেশের প্রধান সম্পদ।
v) সে আমার কাছে এসেছিল বটে কিন্তু কিছু বলেনি।

4. Write an essay in English on “The next wave of social media”.

5. Translate into Bangla:

a) I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places shall be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.

b) i) Most of the people have no sense of time.
ii) It is not your cup of tea.
iii) The best revenge is massive success.
iv) Many superstitions have been held by people for centuries.
v) Chance favours only the prepared mind.

6. Write a business letter in Bangla by following the theme given below.

আপনি বিদেশে উচ্চশিক্ষা- ঋণ গ্রহণে আগ্রহী। এ সম্পর্কিত প্রয়োজনীয় তথ্য এবং ঋণ লাভের যৌক্তিকতা তুলে ধরে আপনার অফিস প্রধানের নিকট আবেদনপত্র লিখুন।

7. Write a business letter in English to an institution giving thanks for their quality service and environment –friendly products along with professional courtesies.

8. Solve the following mathematical problems:

a) The profit of a company is given in Taka by P=3x– 35x + 50, where x is the amount in Taka spent on advertising. For what values of x does the company make a profit?

b) An amount of Tk. 7200 is spent to cover the floor of a room by carpet. An amount of Tk. 576 would be saved if the breadth were 3 meters less. What is the breadth of the room?

c) Find the three-digit prime number whose sum of the digits is 11 and each digit representing a prime number. Justify your answer

 text{d) If } a/(q-r) = b/(r-p) = c/(p-q)  text{then show that, }  a+b+c = pa+qb+rc

e) Prove that a cycle parallelogram must be a rectangle.

f) After travelling 108 km, a cyclist observed that he would have required 3 hrs less if he could have travelled at a speed 3 km/hr more. At what speed did he travel?

text{g) Solve: } x/2 +6/y = 9,  x/3 + 2/y = 4