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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO – SYLLABUS

1.       IBPS PO – ENGLISH LANGUAGE (40 marks, 40 questions)

Vocabulary:
Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word Formation, Sentence CompletionComprehension:
Theme detection, Deriving Conclusion, Passage Completion Error Detection and Rearrangement: Passage Correction, Sentence Correction, SpellingGrammar:
 Active Passive Voice, Direct Indirect SpeechGeneral Usage:
 Idioms and Phrases


2.       IBPS PO – LOGICAL REASONING (50 marks, 50 questions) 
Verbal Reasoning: Analogy, Coding Decoding, Blood Relation, Sitting Arrangement, Series Completion, Syllogism, Decision Making, Statement ReasoningNon-verbal Reasoning: Series Completion, Analogy, and Classification


3.       IBPS PO – QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (50 marks, 50 questions) 
Arithmetic:
Numbers, Simplification, Roots, Average, Surds & Indices, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Chain Rule, Time & Work, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boats & Streams, Allegation, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Stocks & Shares, Clocks, Logarithms, Mensuration, Volume & Surface Area, Permutation & combination, Probability, Heights & DistancesData Interpretation:
Tabulation, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts


4.       IBPS PO – GENERAL/MARKETING/BANKING AWARENESS (40 marks, 40 questions) 
Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environments around him and its application to society. These questions will be such that they do not require a specific study of any discipline.
– Knowledge of current events
– Everyday observations and experience in the scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person
– India and its neighbouring countries
– Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economy, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research Over 70% of the questions will be related to Economy, Banking and Finance.


5.       IBPS PO – COMPUTER AWARENESS (20 marks, 20 questions)
General Knowledge on Computer usage and application (basic hardware and software)
 



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Government Exam Coaching Centre in Coimbatore



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Monday, January 28, 2013

GENERAL AWARENESS MODEL SOLVED PAPER 5


1.We often come across the term Production Sharing Contract [PS(3)] in financial news these days. PSC refers to sharing of output with the government by companies, public sector as well private ones, in which sector ?
1) Fertiliser
2) Food processing
3) Telecom
4) Petroleum
5) None of these

2.What is the meant by recent news reports saying – "Indian Rupee is appreciating"?
I) THe purchasing power of the Rupee in India has declined
II) The exchange rate of Rupee in India has gone up
III) The purchasing power of the Rupee in India has gone up
1) I only
2) II only
3) II or III only
4) III only
5) None of these

3.Which state was in news for passing a Bill for regulating Micro Finance Institutions recently?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Bihar
3) Karnataka
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) None of these

4.Which of the following has become the first state to sign a MoU with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation under the state statistical strengthening project (SSSP) that will aim at building statistical capacity and infrastructure recently ?
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) Karnataka
3) Kerala
4) Tamil Nadu
5) None of these

5.The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has taken which of the following decisions to popularise the New Pension System (NPS) recently ?
1) It has increased the interest rate on NPS deposits
2) It has allowed premature withdrawals
3) It has increased govt. subsidy for NPS deposit holders
4) It has increased distributors' commission
5) None of these

6.The All India Federation of Horoogical Industries represents the interests of which of the following sectors
1) Horticulture
2) Gems & Jewellery
3) Watch
4) Pharmaceuticals
5) None of these

7.The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has decided to ti-up with which country to tap the latter's expertise in exploiting geo-thermal energy resources recently ?
1) South Africa
2) Iran
3) Iceland
4) Bolivia
5) None of these

8.Which public sector bank copelted the acquisition JSC Dana Bank of Kazakhstan recently?
1) Dena Bank
2) Canara Bank
3) PNB
4) Bank of India
5) None of these

9. GRIHA rating system is used for which of the following ?
1) Cement
2) NBFCs
3) Buildings
4) Gold
5) None of these

10.The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GAC) recently gave its approval for field trials of a genetically modified variety of which of the following cash crops ?
1) Coconut
2) Pepper
3) Cardamom
4) Rubber
5) None of these

11.Which of the following statements is/are correct about the distribution of Central financial assistance to states ?
I) Central financial assistance for states is calculated according to the Gadgil Formula
II) The highest weightage is given to the per capita income of the state
III) The lowest weightage is given to the population of the state
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II only
4) I and III only
5) None of these

12.Which of the following public sector companies sells gold coins and silver ornaments under the trademark 'Sanchi'?
1) Rare Earths Ltd
2) State Trading Corporation (STC)
3) National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)
4) Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC)
5) None of these

13.Power produced from which of the following sources has the highest share in India's annual power generation capacity ?
1) Hydro
2) Coal
3) Gas
4) Nuclear
5) None of these

14.What is the share of private expenditure on health in the total health expenditure in India according to the World Health Report of the World Health Organisation released recently?
1) 12%
2) 37%
3) 46%
4) 72%
5) None of these

15.BHAVINI is a public sector company in which sector ?
1) Shipping
2) Metals trading
3) Space
4) Nuclear energy
5) None of these

16.Which of the following statements about the Indian Economy in 2050 as per a recent report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Pwc) is / are correct ?
I) India's GDP in Market Exchange Rate (MER) terms will be the fourth highest in the world in 2050
II) India's GDP in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms is the second highest in the world in 2050
III) Only China will be ahead of India in both MER and PPP terms in 2050
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II only
4) II and III only
5) None of these

17.Which of the following are not listed on stock exchanges in India ?
1) Fertiliser companies
2) NBFCs
3) Insurance companies
4) Airlines
5) None of these

18.What should be the minimum share of solar energy in states' total power purchases by 2022 as per the amendment in power tariff policy recently ?
1) 1%
2) 2%
3) 3%
4) 4%
5) None of these

19.Which of the following statements about FDI in retail sector is / are correct ?
I) 100 per cent FDI is permitted in cold chain through the automatic route.
II) Up to 33 per cent FDI is permitted in single brand retail
III) 100 per cent FDI is permitted in wholesale cash and carry
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II only
4) III and I only
5) None of these

20.Which of the following pairs of large banks and their countries of origin is / are correctly matched ?
I) JPM organ Chase - Britain
II) ING Group - Netherlands
III) Standard Bank - South Africa
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) I, II and III
5) None of these

21.Which of the following statements about exicise duty on cotton and man - made (synthetic) fibres is / are correct ?
I) Man - made (synthetic) fibres attract a higher excise duty than cotton fibres
II) Man-made (synthetic) fibres attract lower excise duty than cotton fibres
III) No excise duty is levied on cotton fibres
1) I only
2) II only
3) I and III only
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4) III only
5) None of these

22.The Bombay Stock Exchange launched the BSE TASIS Shariah 50 - a stock index that is compliant with Shariah - recently. The Index cannot invest in shares of companies in which of the following sectors ?
I) Banking
II) Cement & Steel
III) Alcohol & tobacco products
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) III only
4) I and III only
5) None of these

23.Which of the following has launched the 'Bank on Bike' initiative to cover villages untouched by banking facilities so far recently ?
1) Bank of India
2) Bank of Baroda
3) Central Bank of India
4) SBI
5) None of these

24.Which of the following has decided to enter the nuclear power sector following an agreement with the Nuclear Power Corporation recently ?
1) Tata Power
2) NHPC
3) Indian Oil
4) ONGC
5) None of these

25.Which of the following pairs of India's public sector banks and their headquarters are correctly matched ?
I) Punjab National Bank - New Delhi
II) Allahabad bank – Kolkata
III) Bank of India - Mumbai
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) I, II and III
5) None of these

26.The tax on short - term capital inflows is named after which Nobel Laureate in economics ?
1) Gary Becker
2) james M. Buchanan
3) James Tobin
4) Myron Scholes
5) None of these

27. The term 'round - tripping' often appears in financial news these days. What does it mena?
1) Importing products that are not easily available in the domestic markes
2) Indian companies re-exporting imported products without any value addtion
3) Brining back illicit money hiddern aborad by Indians under a different name
4) Imposing high customs duty to discourage dumping of goods in Indian market
5) None of these

28.Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) data for high focus states (states where IMR is above national average) is collected once every five years. The Union Health Ministry has now decided to collect such data .......
1) half yearly
2) annually
3) once every two years
4) once every three years
5) None of these

29.Which country's gold output of 340.88 tonnes was the highest in the world in 2010 ?
1) Canada
2) South Africa
3) China
4) USA
5) None of these

30.Which of the following became the first oil & gas company to find shale gas deposits in India recently ?
1) Reliance Industries Ltd.
2) Cairn India
3) Essar Oil
4) ONGC
5) None of these

31.'Anushakti Vidhyut Nigam Ltd' was incorporated as a joint venture between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd and which of the following recently ?
1) NMDC
2) NHPC
3) BEL
4) NTPC
5) None of these

32.Which of the following was founded in 1956 by the Government of India with funding from the Ford Foundation ?
1) National Institute of Public FInance and Policy
2) National Institute of Bank Management
3) National Institute of Findnancial Management
4) National Council of Applied Economic Research
5) None of these

33.China emerged as the world's second largest economy in 2010 overtaking ......
1) France
2) Britain
3) Germany
4) Japan
5) None of these


34.CARINGS has been launched by Ministry of Womena nd Child Development to :
1) improve gender parity
2) reduce infant mortality
3) improve child immunisation
4) facilitate adoption
5) None of these

35.The Union Cabinet has approved amendments in the Coinage Bill 2009 that seeks to amalgamate four existing Acts relating to coinage recently. Which of the following Acts is the oldest ?
1) The Indian Coinage Act
2) The Small Coins (Offences) Act
3) The Metal Token Act
4) The Bronze Coin (Legal Tender) Act
5) None of these

36.Which of the following is not a hedge fund ?
1) Magellan
2) Hibhbridge
3) Gartner
4) D.E. Shaw
5) None of these

37.Preferred Provder Network (PPN) is a term used n which of the following businesses ?
1) Commodities trading
2) Retailing
3) Health insurance

4) Foreign trade
5) None of these

38.Which of the following has introduced a new tool named Data Ware Housing and Business Intelligence System (DWBIS) for speedy analysis of data and identification of violations?
1) IRDA
2) SEBI
3) RBI
4) TRAI
5) None of these

39.The government has introduced three new consumer price indices – CPI (Rural), CPI (Urban) & CPI (Combined) – with 2010 as the base year recently. Which of the following is not among the five major commodity groups covered in the indics ?
1) Food, beverages and tobacco
2) Fuel and light
3) Education and schooling
4) Housing
5) None of these

40.Which of the following has launched the 'Everywhere Teller Machine' (ETM) in India ?
1) Stanchart Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) SBI
4) Axis Bank
5) None of these

41.Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) are owned b :
I) Their Sponsor Bank
II) Government of the state where they are located
III) Union government
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) I, II and III
5) None of these

42.'Easy Exit Scheme 2011' floated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs refers to which of the following ?
1) Privatisation of loss-making public sector companies
2) Removal of names of defunct companies from the Registrar of Companies
3) Closure of loss-making industries after paying off creditors
4) Removal of SEZ status for companies not fulfilling export obligations
5) None of these

43.What is the financial inclusion campaign lacunched by the government to bring banking services to vast unbanked rural areas in the country recently named ?
1) Swawlamban
2) Swatantra
3) Swadhar
4) Swabhiman
5) None of these

44.Whch of the following statements about India's population and surface area is are correct as per the provisional figures of Census 2011 ?
I) India accounts for 2.4 percent of the world surface area
II) India sustains 17.5 percent of the world population
III) Population density has increased between 2001 and 2011
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) III and I only
4) I, II and III
5) None of these

45.According to the RBI, branches serving population of ........ and above are classified as Metropolitan branches
1) 5 lakh
2) 10 lakh
3) 25 lakh
4) 50 lakh
5) None of these

46.Which state government has announced introduction of 'Vanita Family Card' for below poverty line families that will enable them travel in road transport corporation buses at concessional fares
recently ?
1) Karnataka
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Maharashtra
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) None of these

47.'French Auction' is a term used in which of the following sectors of financial services ?
1) Banking
2) Insurance
3) Capital markets
4) Micro-finance
5) None of these

48.The department of industrial policy and promotion (DPP) is promoting NMIZs to improve the spread of industrilisation in the country. NMIZ refers to which of the following ?
1) New Manufacturing and Investment Zones
2) National Medium Industry Zones
3) National Manufacturing Industry Zones
4) National Manufacturing and Investment Zones
5) None of these

49.Which state / union territory has the lowest literacy rate as per provisional figures of Census 2011 ?
1) Orissa
2) Mizoram
3) Bihar
4) Rajasthan
5) None of these

50.The Department of Industrial Poliyc and Promotion announced changes in FDi policy recently. Which of the following statements is / are correct ?

I) Indian companies have been allowe to convert foreign debt into equity
II) Indian companies have been allowed to issue equity to fund imports of machinery and capital goods
III) 51 per cent FDI is currently allowed in multi-branch retail trade
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) III and I only
5) None of these

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GENERAL AWARENESS MODEL PAPER 4


1.Which of the following statements about new RBi policy on bank loans to non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) is / are correct ?
I) Bank loans to NBFCs will not come under 'priority sector' lending
II) NBFCs cannot charge a rate of interest higher than the RBI prescribed rate in lending funds borrowed from banks
III) The interest margin earned by NBFCs in lending funds borrowed from banks cannot exceed the ceiling prescribed by the RBI
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II only
4) I and III only
5) None of these

2.Which of the following has proposed the setting up of a National Knowledge Functional Hub (NKFH) to facilitate interaction between the industry and institutions of higher education to produce better quality manpower recently ?
1) National Knowledge Commission
2) CII
3) ASSOCHAM
4) FICCI
5) None of these

3.The Reserve bank of India has increased the amount of money that can be loaded on mobile phones (mobile - wallet) to ..... from the existing limit of Rs. 5,000 recently
1) Rs. 10,000
2) Rs. 15,000
3) Rs. 25,000
4) Rs. 50,000
5) None of these

4.What are 'structural adjustment programmes'?
1) Programmes to increase the spread of financial services in developing countries
2) Programmes to improve road safety in developing countries
3) Requirements to qualify for World Bank and IMF loans
4) UN building regulations for disaster preparedness
5) None of these

5.Nuclear plants in India have an 'Exclusion Zone' of .... surrounding the power station, in which no habitation is permitted.
1) 1.6 km
2) 4.2 km
3) 8.4 km
4) 11.6 km
5) None of these

6.Improving regulation of which of the following was the subject of the Finance Ministry appointed KP Krishnan Committee ?
1) Microfinance institutions
2) Mutual funds
3) General insurance companies
4) Credit rating agencies
5) None of these

7. 'Asha' is a low - priced milk food drink introduced for rural consumers by which of the following ?
1) Nestle
2) Cadbury
3) Heinz
4) GlaxoSmithKline
5) None of these

8.ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) signed an agreeemtn to acquire 25% stake in the Satpayev oil block in Central Asia recentlyh. Which of the following statements is / are correct ?
I) Satpayev s in Turkmenistan
II) Satpayev is in Black Sea
III) Satpayev is believed to hold 1.75 billion barrels of oil reserves
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II only
4) III only
5) None of these

9.Which of the following is the new income tax return form for salaried employees introduced by the Finance Ministry recently ?
1) Suvidha
2) Sugam
3) Sahaj
4) Saral
5) None of these

10.The Commerce Ministry has launched 'Buyer's Credit under the National Export Insurance Account (NEIA)' to :
1) Facilitate foreign direct investment in India
2) Facilitate project exports of Indian companies
3) Facilitate acquisitions by Indian companies overseas
4) Facilitate employment of Indian professionals abroad
5) None of these

11.Which of the following banks has launched 'Tiny Cards' with biometric identification to expand the coverage of banking services in rural parts of the country ?
1) ICICI Bank
2) NABARD
3) State Bank of India
4) Bank of India
5) None of these

12.Which of the following statements about IRDA guidelines for distance marketing of products issued recently is / are correct ?
I) Telemarketing of all Unit - Linked Insurance Products (ULIPs) has been disallowed
II) Only telemarketers trained by institutes accredited by IRDA can be employed
III) All telemarketing calls will have to be recorded
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) I and III only
4) II and III only
5) None of these

13.The Bureau of Energy Efficiency labelling is compulsory for all of the following except :
1) Laptops
2) Frost-free refrigerators
3) Tubular fluorescent lamps
4) Ceiling fans
5) None of these

14.What is the investment limit in plant and machinery for classification under Small Scale Industries ?
1) Rs. 10 lakh
2) Rs. 50 lakh
3) Rs. 1 crore
4) Rs. 10 crore
5) None of these

15.The government has recently decided to allow FIIs investment in infrastructure bonds upto ..... annually.
1) $5 billion
2) $ 10 billion
3) $ 15 billion
4) $ 25 billion
5) None of these

16.The term ASBA (Applications Supported by Blocked Amount) is used in which of the following financial services ?
1) General Insurance
2) Capital markets
3) Life Insuracne
4) Micro finance
5) None of these

17.The Government has decided to notify a provision exempting people of salary income up to ..... a year from filing returns
1) Rs. 2 lakh
2) Rs. 2.5 lakh
3) Rs. 4 lakh
4) Rs. 5 lakh
5) None of these

18.Which of the following is the largest mutual fund in India with assets under management (AUM) exceeding Rs. 100,000 crore on March 31, 2011 ?
1) UTI MF
2) HDFC MF
3) Reliance MF
4) birla Sun Life
5) None of these

19.Which of the following identifies and funds social welfare projects under its India Development Marketplace initiative ?
1) IMF
2) USAID
3) Intel
4) World Bank
5) None of these

20.Which of the following has been set up by the government to fund energy saving technologies recently ?
1) National Renewable Energy Fund
2) National Green Energy Fund
3) National Carbon Reduction Fund
4) National Clean Energy Fund
5) None of these

21.Which of the following is the new income tax return form for small businessmen and self-employed professionals introduced by the Finance Ministry recently ?
1) Suvidha
2) Sugam
3) Sahaj
4) Saral
5) None of these

22.A Committee was constituted to review the functioning fo the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) recently. What is the objective of CEIB ?
1) TO gie suggestions for promoting financial inclusion
2) TO compile data for calculating GDP growth and per capita income
3) To gather data on tax evasion and other financial crimes
4) To assist the RBI in formulating monetary policy
5) None of these

23.Mission Document of the National Water Mission (NWM) was approved byt he Union Cabinet recently. Which of the following statements is / are correct ?
I) NWM is one of the constituents of the National Action Plan for Climate Change
II) Improving share of hydroelectricity in country's total energy production is one of the objective of NWM
III) NWM will adjudicate in water sharing disputes involving inter-state rivers
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) I and II only
4) II and III only
5) None of these

24.Which country's 'Zero Kero' LPG programme is being considred for use in India to encourage customers to switch from kerosene to LPG recently ?
1) Thailand
2) Sri Lanka
3) Malaysia
4) Indonesia
5) None of these

25.Which of the folowing was launched by Union Ministry for Youth Affairs and SPorts in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) at Imphal, Manipur recently?
1) Sports Employability SKill Project
2) Youth Skill Development Project
3) Youth Employability Skill Project
4) Tribal Employability Skill Project
5) None of these

26. Government has decided to introduce biometric ...... to weed out duplicate and fake ones recently
1) Debit cards
2) Passports
3) Driving licenses
4) PAN cards
5) None of these

27.Which country is the single largest source for foreign direct investment to India, accounting for 40 percent of FDI flows in the last ten years, according to the Reserve bank of India ?
1) USA
2) UK
3) Singapore
4) Mauritius
5) None of these

28.The government plans to set up a Green National Accounting (GNA) system to evaluate impact of economic growth on environment. Who has been selected as the Chairperson of the expert group on GNA ?
1) Parthasarathi Shome
2) Madhav Gadgil
3) Partha Dasgupta
4) B. Ulhas Karanth
5) None of these

29.Global Assessment Report (GAR) of which of the following has complimented the Government of India for its National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) recently ?
1) European Union
2) ILO
3) IMF
4) UN
5) None of these

30. The regulations pertaining to mergers and amalgamations (M & A) were issued by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on May 12, 2011. Which of the following statements is / are correct ?
I) Overseas acquisitions of Indina companies with no impact on the domestic market will not come under the ambit of CCI
II) M & A deals that were initiated before June 1, 2011 will not come under the ambit of CCI
III) Scrutiny of all M & A deals will be completed by the CCI within 180 calendar days
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) I, II and III
5) None of these

31.Which of then following statements about foreign investment in Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) companies is / are correct ?
I) FDI will be allowed in LLPs in sectors like mining, power, roads and highways, manufacturing activities, drugs and pharmaceuticals
II) FDI will not be allowed in LLPs engaged in agricultural and plantation activities, print media or real estate business
III) LLPs have been allowed to access external commercial borrowings
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) III and I only
5) None of these

32.Which is the first state to introduce e-payment system for commercial tax payers recently ?
1) Maharashtra
2) Uttarakhand
3) Karnataka
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) None of these

33.Which of the following is not among the industries / sectors given priority in natural gas supply in the country ?
1) Fertiliser
2) LPG
3) Steel
4) Power
5) None of these

34.Where was the World Spice Organisation (WSO) set up recently ?
1) Kannur
2) Kochi
3) Kollam
4) Kottayam
5) None of these

35.Which of the following submitted a report titled 'Social Protection for a Changing India' - a comprehensive review of anti-poverty schemes such as PDS, MGNREGS, RSBY and IAY recently ?
1) World Economic Forum
2) CMIE
3) World Bank
4) IMF
5) None of these

36.Which of the following not one of the objectives of setting up the Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority ?
1) To improve farm sector yiled
2) To enable farmers to avail of loans against foodgrains stored
3) To reduce post-harvest losses in foodgrain storage
4) To prevent post-harvest distress sales by farmers
5) None of these

37.The government approved the revival of Scooters India Limited (SIL) through induction of a joint venture partner recently. SIL sells scooters under which trademark ?
1) Mayur
2) Bharat
3) Vijay
4) Vikram
5) None of these


38.The Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA) has unveiled plans to set up India's first Carbon Credit Aggregation Centre (CCA) in which state ?
1) Himachal Pradesh
2) Uttarakhand
3) Rajasthan
4) Chhattisgarh
5) None of these

39.Which sectors were added to the list of six 'core sector infrastructure industries' recently?
I) Water supply
II) Natural gas
III) Fertilisers
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II only
4) III and II only
5) None of these

40.Bina Refinery is a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum and ........ Oil Company to set up a 6 MMTPA grass root refinery at Bina in Madhya Pradesh.
1) Shell
2) Qatar
3) Emirates
4) Oman
5) None of these

41.A high level committee of Bankers submitted its report on Rural Housing recently. Which of the following statements regarding its recommendations for Below the Poverty Line (BPL) Households is / are correct ?
I) Allocation of grants for construction of rural housing units for BPL Households should be increased to Rs. 75,000 per dwelling unit
II) Repayment period should be reduced to ten years
III) BPL households should be provided a loand of Rs. 50,000 at 4% rate of interest
1) II only
2) I and II only
3) II only
4) III and I only
5) None of these

42.'Aichi Targets' refers to which of the following?
1) Trade
2) Education
3) Nuclear safety
4) Environment
5) None of these

43.Scheduled commercial banks do not require permission from the Reserve bank of India for opening new branches in towns with population less than .........
1) 49,999
2) 99,999
3) 2,49,999
4) 4,99,999
5) None of these

44.The National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched recently. Which of the following statements is / are correct ?
I) NRLM seeks to bring the rural poor under the Self Help Group (SHG) network
II) Services of Business Correspondents (BCs) will be utilised to spread the concept of NRLM
III) NLRM will facilitate access of bank credit to those covered under the Mission
1) I only
2) I and II only
3) II and III only
4) I and III only
5) None of these

45.A committee headed by RBI deputy governor Shyamala Gopinath has recommended a 'holding company' structure for both banking and nonbanking financial groups recently. Which of the following statements is / are correct ?
I) Both the holding company as well as the subsidiaries can be listed on stock exchange
II) The subsidiaries will own equity stake in the holding company
1) II only
2) I and II only
3) I only
4) All of these
5) None of these

46.Which Indian corporate group has decided to enter the financial services business in a tie up with D.E. Shaw of the US ?
1) AV Birla Group
2) Wipro Ltd
3) Mahindra & Mahindra
4) RIL
5) None of these

47.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently relaxed the eligibility norms for using credit default swaps (CDS) on corporate bonds. What are CDS ?
1) A form of loan that can be taken by pledging shares of a company
2) A form of credit rating that compares companies on their cash flow
3) A form of insurance that protects the lender in case of loand default
4) A form of loan that can be converted into equaity
5) None of these

48.Which of the following statements is /a re correct about Indian Depository Receipts (IDRs) ?
1) They are issued by Indian companies to raise funds from overseas stock markets
2) They are issued by foreign companies to raise funds from Indian stock markets
3) They are denominated in foreign currency
4) None of the above
5) None of these

49.Which is the first state in the country to sign an agreement with the World Bank for securing carbon credits for its 'Clean Development Mechanism' (CDM) recently ?
1) Sikkim
2) Uttarakhand
3) Jammu Kashmir
4) Himachal Pradesh
5) None of these

50. From which state was the National Rural Livelihood Mission launched recently ?
1) Kerala
2) Maharashtra
3) Haryana
4) Rajasthan
5) None of these

ANSWERS:

1) 1 2) 4 3) 4 4) 3 5) 1 6) 4 7) 4 8) 4 9) 3 10) 2
11) 3 12) 4 13) 1 14) 3 15) 4 16) 2 17) 4 18) 3 19) 4 20) 4
21) 2 22) 3 23) 1 24) 4 25) 3 26) 4 27) 4 28) 3 29) 4 30) 4
31) 2 32) 3 33) 3 34) 2 35) 3 36) 1 37) 4 38) 3 39) 4 40) 4
41) 2 42) 4 43) 1 44) 4 45) 2 46) 4 47) 3 48) 2 49) 4 50) 4

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PRACTICE QUESTION 3


1. Namrata Randhawa Haley (Nik-ki Haley) is the first woman and non-white governor of which of the following states of the USA?
1) Louisiana
2) South Carolina
3) Texas
4) Alaska
5) California

2. Identify the mismatched pair
1) January 9 -Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)
2) January 12-National Youth Day
3) January 15 - Army Day
4) January 24- National Girl Child Day
5) January 27-National Voters Day

3. Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed is the new Secretary General of SAARC. She was the former attorney general of which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Afghanistan
3) Maldives
4) Bangladesh
5) India

4. The Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations is also presently the chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. Name him/her?
1) Hardeep Singh Puri
2) Meera Shankar
3) Nirupama Rao
4) Ranjan Mathai
5) None of these

5. Who is the first sitting head of state ever indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as the first to be charged with genocide?
1) Zubair Mohamed Salih
2) Ali Osman Taha
3) Omar al-Bashir
4) John Garang
5) None of these

6. Who among the following is the winner of the Phalke Ratna Award for the year 2011?
1) Dev Anand
2) Dharmendra
3) Shammi Kapoor
4) Shashi Kapoor
5) Amitabh Bachchan

7. Which of the following pairs is not matched correctly?
AUTHOR ------BOOK
1) Tony Blair - A Journey
2) George Bush - Decision Points
3) Bill Clinton - My Life
4) Cherie Blair- Speaking for Myself
5) Ronald Reagan- Going Rogue: An American Life

8. Where are the headquarters of ASEAN located?
1) Jakarta
2) Manila
3) Singapore
4) Bangkok
5) Kuala Lumpur

9. Which of the following organisations was officially commenced on January 1, 1995 under the Marrakech Agreement?
1) UNO
2) IMF
3) World Bank
4) ADB
5) WTO

10. Which foreign bank has 4.8% stake in Yes Bank?
1) BNP Paribas
2) Rabobank
3) HSBC
4) RBS
5) Barclays

11. Identify the mismatched pair
COUNTRY ---PRESIDENT
1) Sri Lanka- Mahinda Rajapakse
2) Iran -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
3) Chile - Sebastian Pinera
4) Philippines - Benigno Aquino
5) Zimbabwe- Goodluck Jonathan

12. Which of the following statements about the Youth Olympic Games is not true?
1) The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) are held every four years and these games feature athletes between the ages of 14 and 18.
2) Johann Rosenzopf of Austria has developed the idea of the YOG.
3) The first summer YOG were held in Singapore in 2010.
4) The second summer YOG will be held in Nanjing, China in 2014.
5) The inaugural winter YOG will be held in Sochi in 2012.

13. Identify the mismatched pair
ORGANIZATION--- CHIEF
1) World Bank -Robert Zoellick
2) IMF -Christine Lagarde
3) WTO -Pascal Lamy
4) ADB - Haruhiko Kuroda
5) Amnesty International-Kamalesh Sharma

14. Which of the following books is not written by Chetan Bhagat?
1) Five Point Someone
2) One Night @ Call Center
3) Three Mistakes of My Life
4) Listening to Grasshoppers
5) 2 States:The Story of My Marriage

15. Which of the following famous personalities is the brand ambassador of Bank of Baroda?
1) Yusuf Pathan
2) Geet Sethi
3) Amitabh Bachchan
4) Irfan Pathan
5) Rahul Dravid

16. Which city will host the 99th Indian Science Congress in January 2012?
1) Chennai
2) Bhubaneswar
3) New Delhi
4) Hyderabad
5) Kolkata

17. Who among the following is a Billiards/ Snooker champion?
1) Jyothi Randhawa
2) Jeev Milka Singh
3) Pankaj Advani
4) Arjun Atwal
5) Gaganjeet Bhullar

18. Which of the following Prizes is given for mathematicians?
1) Templeton Prize
2) Nobel Prize
3) Kalinga Prize
4) Abel Prize
5) Pritzker Prize

19. Which of the following books is not written by Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize winner from Turkey?
1) My Name is Red
2) Snow
3) Enigma of Arrival
4) The Museum of Innocence
5) Istanbul: Memories and the City

20. Anil Agarwal is the chief of which of the following companies?
1) Corus
2) Caparo
3) Arcelor Mittal
4) Vedanta Resources
5) Ashok Leyland

21. Which company manufactures Blackberry smart phones?
1) Nokia
2) Samsung
3) Onida
4) Sony Ericsson
5) Research In Motion

22. The headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is situated in which of the following cities?
1) London
2) Washington
3) Brussels
4) Vienna
5) Paris

23. Which of the following countries will host both the 2014 FIFA world cup football and the 2016 Olympic Games?
1) UK
2) Brazil
3) South Africa
4) USA
5) Qatar

24. Merdeka Cup is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Cricket
2) Football
3) Hockey
4) Chess
5) Volleyball

25. The recession occurring two times with a short gap in between
is called?
1) Double deflation
2) Double inflation
3) Double Dip recession
4) Depression
5) None of these

26. Which of the following terms is not used in Cricket?
1) Ashes
2) Doosra
3) Silly Point
4) Love
5) Long On

27. What is the full form of SHGs?
1) Self Help Groups
2) Small Help Groups
3) Small Hope Groups
4) Self Hope Groups
5) Selfless Help Groups

28. In which year were the SBI Associate Banks nationalized?
1) 1955
2) 1949
3) 1959
4) 1969
5) 1980

29. In which year was the IDBI established?
1) 1961
2) 1960
3) 1962
4) 1964
5) 1965

30. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) was established in 1990 with the headquarters in?
1) Lucknow
2) New Delhi
3) Mumbai
4) Nagpur
5) Kolkata

31. In which year did NHB start its operations?
1) 1985
2) 1988
3) 1987
4) 1990
5) 1992

32. Which city hosted the 12th Inter-national Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony in June 2011?
1) Bangkok
2) Macau
3) Colombo
4) Toronto
5) None of these

33. Who was selected for the prestigious G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for his contributions in the area of electronic communications for the year 2011?
1) Mahindra Agrawal
2) Subhasis Chaudhuri
3) Raghavan Varadarajan
4) Santanu Bhattacharya
5) None of these

34. The Saraswati Samman, an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language, was instituted in 1991 by the K.K. Birla Foundation. Who was given this award in April 2011?
1) S.L. Bhyrappa
2) Surjit Paatar
3) Naiyer Masud
4) Jagannath Prasad Das
5) None of these

35. The Vyas Samman, instituted by the K.K. Birla Foundation, is given to an outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen during the preceding ten years. Who was given this award for 2010 for his collection of poems 'Phir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega'?
1) Amar Kanth
2) Mannu Bhandari
3) Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari
4) Kailash Vajpayee
5) None of these

36. In which field is the Chameli Devi Jain Award given annually?
1) Social Work
2) Journalism
3) Classical Dance
4) Cinema
5) Trade and Industry

37. The K.C Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Media 2009 was conferred on the team of 'The New Crusading Guide' in June 2011. It is a newspaper published in which of the following countries?
1) South Africa
2) Sudan
3) Zimbabwe
4) Ghana
5) Egypt

Answers

1) 2 2) 5 3) 3 4) 1 5) 3 6) 2 7) 5 8) 1 9) 5 10) 2 11) 5 12) 5 13) 5 14) 4 15) 5
16) 2 17) 3 18) 4 19) 3 20) 4 21) 5 22) 3 23) 2 24) 2 25) 3 26) 4 27) 1 28) 3 29) 4 30) 1
31) 2 32) 4 33) 2 34) 1 35) 3 36) 2 37) 4

GENERAL AWARENESS MODEL PAPER 2


1. Lucas Papadesmos became the new Prime Minister of which of the following countries in November 2011?
1) Spain
2) Italy
3) Greece
4) Belgium
5) None of these

2. Which Indian city hosted the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Indian Economic Summit in November 2011?
1) Mumbai
2) New Delhi
3) Chennai
4) Bangalore
5) Hyderabad

3. Moshe Katsav has been sentenced to seven years in prison on the charges of sexual harassment and obstruction of justice. He was the 8th President of which of the following countries?
1) Iran
2) Israel
3) Syria
4) Sudan
5) Germany

4. Which former Australian cricketer's autobiography is titled 'Fierce Focus'?
1) Allan Border
2) Shane Warne
3) Steve Waugh
4) Greg Chappell
5) Adam Gilchrist

5. Which of the following teams lifted the Beighton Cup hockey tournament in November 2011?
1) IOC
2) ONGC
3) Air India
4) Railways
5) None of these

6. Who became the first batsman in Test cricket history to score four centuries in successful fourth innings run chases in November 2011?
1) Hashim Amla
2) Graeme Smith
3) Ricky Ponting
4) Rahul Dravid
5) Sachin Tendulkar

7. Who was reelected as the Presid-ent of Liberia in November 2011?
1) Joseph Boakai
2) Gyude Bryant
3) William Tolbert
4) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
5) None of these

8. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the People's Majlis recently. It is the Parliament of which of the following countries?
1) Iraq
2) Maldives
3) Lebanon
4) UAE
5) Saudi Arabia

9. Which country lifted the inaugural Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in November 2011?
1) Malaysia
2) Australia
3) India
4) South Korea
5) None of these

10. Which country test fired Jericho, a ballistic missile, in November 2011?
1) Pakistan
2) Israel
3) Iran
4) Iraq
5) None of these

11. Who is the winner of the National Premier Women's chess championship that was held in Chennai in November 2011?
1) Mary Ann Gomes
2) Eesha Karavade
3) Tania Sachdev
4) Nisha Mohota
5) Padmini Rout

12. Who is the first player to take 500 catches in Test cricket?
1) Rahul Dravid
2) Adam Gilchrist
3) Mark Boucher
4) Kumar Sangakkara
5) None of these

13. Joe Frazier died of liver cancer. In which of the following sports did he excel?
1) Golf
2) Boxing
3) Squash
4) Snooker
5) Weightlifting

14. Which city hosted the 23rd annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in November 2011?
1) Canberra
2) Singapore
3) Seoul
4) Bangkok
5) Honolulu

15. Which of the following statements about the South Asian Association for Regional Coope-ration (SAARC) is/are true?
1) SAARC was started in 1985 with headquarters in Kathmandu.
2) It is dedicated to economic, technological, social and cultural development emphasizing collective self reliance.
3) Mohamed Nasheed is the present chairman of SAARC.
4) The 17th SAARC Summit was held in Addu city, Maldives in November 2011.
5) All the above are correct.

16. ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, has signed an agreement to take a 25 per cent stake in Satpayev oil block. In which country is Satpayev block
located?
1) Russia
2) Mongolia
3) Ukraine
4) Kazakhstan
5) Kyrgyzstan

17. Which state became the first in the country to achieve total financial inclusion in September 2011? (Each household in the state has at least one bank account)
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Kerala
3) Karnataka
4) Manipur
5) Assam

18. DVC, NHPC, PGCIL and NTPC are the four public sector undertakings working in which of the following sectors?
1) Coal
2) Telecom
3) Power
4) Textiles
5) None of these

19. Who is the author of the book "India and Global Financial Crisis: Managing Money and Finance"?
1) P. Chidambaram
2) Pranab Mukherjee
3) C.Rangarajan
4) Y.V.Reddy
5) Bimal Jalan

20. What is the full form of NFSM?
1) National Food Security Mechanism
2) New Food Security Mechanism
3) National Food Security Mission
4) National Farmers Security Mechanism
5) None of these

21. India is not a member of which of the following organizations?
1) BRICS
2) IBSA
3) SAARC
4) OPEC
5) The Commonwealth

22. Which of the following is not a Kharif crop?
1) Rice
2) Wheat
3) Sorghum
4) Bajra
5) Ragi

23. What per cent of foreign direct investment (FDI) is allowed in apiculture (beekeeping) under controlled conditions?
1) 20%
2) 26%
3) 100%
4) 49%
5) None of these

24. The FDI limit in FM radio has been increased from the existing 20% to?
1) 26%
2) 51%
3) 49%
4) 100%
5) None of these

25. Which is the largest producer and the consumer of tea in the world?
1) Brazil
2) India
3) Indonesia
4) Pakistan
5) Vietnam

26. Which state has the highest number of operational special economic zones in India?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Karnataka
3) Maharashtra
4) Kerala
5) Andhra Pradesh

27. Which of the following has become the first public sector company to introduce Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) for its employees?
1) NMDC
2) IOC
3) NALCO
4) NTPC
5) ONGC

28. Which of the following groups can be called financially excluded people?
1) Urban slum dwellers
2) Marginal farmers
3) Landless laborers
4) Unorganized sector employees
5) All the above

29. In which year was the Bank of Calcutta established?
1) 1802
2) 1805
3) 1806
4) 1809
5) 1800

30. Which of the following stock exchanges was initially known as "The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association"?
1) Bombay
2) Madras
3) Jaipur
4) Cochin
5) Uttar Pradesh

31. Who among the following served as the Finance Minister before becoming the President of India?
1) N.Sanjeeva Reddy
2) Pratibha Patil
3) R.Venkatraman
4) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
5) S.Radhakrishnan

32. Which bank has recently launched 'Everywhere Teller Machine' service in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh? (ETM allows debit card holders to withdraw upto Rs.1000 in cash per day from a Point of Sale terminal at select merchant outlets.)
1) ICICI Bank
2) Axis Bank
3) SBI
4) SBH
5) HDFC Bank

33. The Hindustan Copper Limited will develop an underground copper-ore mine at Malanjkhand with an investment of Rs.1,856 crore. In which state is this mine located?
1) Rajasthan
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Jharkhand
4) Orissa
5) Bihar

34. Alok Prasad is the Chief Executive Officer of which of the following industry associations?
1) ASSOCHAM
2) FICCI
3) MFIN
4) NASSCOM
5) None of these

35. Who is the chairman of the Working Group on Benchmark Prime Lending Rate (BPLR) appointed by the Reserve Bank of India?
1) Deepak Mohanty
2) Bimal Jalan
3) Usha Thorat
4) R.V.Gupta
5) None of these

ANSWERS:

1. (3) 2. (1) 3. (2) 4. (4) 5. (1) 6. (2) 7. (4) 8. (2) 9. (1) 10. (2)
11. (1) 12. (3) 13. (2) 14. (5) 15. (5) 16. (4) 17. (2) 18. (3) 19. (4) 20.(3)
21. (4) 22. (2) 23. (3) 24. (1) 25. (2) 26. (5) 27. (3) 28. (5) 29. (3) 30.(1)
31. (3) 32. (2) 33. (2) 34. (3) 35. (1)

GENERAL AWARENESS MODEL PAPER


1. Who among the following served as the first chairman of the governing body of IBPS?
1) Dr. Manmohan Singh
2) Sir Smith
3) P. C. Mahalanobis
4) Dr. J.C. Chakraborthy
5) Dr. A.K.Qureshi

2. 'Saranda Action Plan', has been recently launched by Rural Development Ministry. It will be implemented firstly in Naxal-hit Saranda district of which among the following states?
1) Chhattisgarh
2) Jharkhand
3) Odisha
4) Punjab
5) Haryana

3. How many key infrastructure sectors are known as Core sector in India Economy used for Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data?
1) six
2) seven
3) eight
4) ten
5) three

4. The Ennahda Party has emerged as largest political party in the first elections after the Arab Spring in which among the following countries?
1) Tunisia
2) Syria
3) Libya
4) Algeria
5) Sudan

5. Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) was initiated by which among the following countries?
1) India
2) Sri Lanka
3) Maldives
4) Mauritius
5) Nepal

6. Nabam Tuki has been sworn in as Chief Minister of which among the following states recently?
1) Nagaland
2) Mizoram
3) Arunachal Pradesh
4) Meghalaya
5) Sikkim

7. Who among the following has recently topped the Fortune India's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list?
1) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
2) Chanda Kochar
3) Ekta Kapoor
4) Shikha Sharma
5) Lalitha Dutta

8. Which among the following decides the Saving Banks Account Interest Rate in India?
1) Ministry of Finance
2) Reserve Bank of India
3) Indian Banks' Association (IBA)
4) Banks themselves
5) IBPS

9. For which among the following criminal activities related to Business, tycoon Raj Rajaratnam was sent to jail recently?
1) Terrorist Funding
2) Insider Trading
3) Tax Evasion
4) Hawala Transaction
5) Smuggling

10. Which of the following banks recently completed its Platinum Jubilee celebrations?
1) Central Bank of India
2) Reserve bank of India
3) Andhra Bank
4) Canara Bank
5) IDBI

11. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which provides AADHAAR is a part of which among the following?
1) National Development Council
2) Planning Commission
3) Ministry of Home Affairs
4) Ministry of Planning and Implementation
5) Planning and Statistics

12. Which among the following country is the host to 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in November 2011?
1) Bangladesh
2) Maldives
3) Nepal
4) Pakistan
5) India

13. Accounts are allowed to be operated by cheques in respect of ________
1) Both saving bank accounts and fixed deposit accounts
2) Both saving bank accounts and current accounts
3) Both saving bank accounts and loan accounts
4) Both saving bank accounts and cash accounts
5) Both saving bank account and credit accounts

14. Vasanth Sathe , who recently died is known for spearheading the move to bring which among the following to India 1980s?
1) Personal Computers
2) Color TVs
3) Washing Machines
4) Motor Cycles
5) Telecom revolution

15. Recently which of the following bank celebrated its CENTENARY Anniversary ?
1) Andhra Bank
2) Bank of India
3) Central Bank of India
4) Vijaya Bank
5) Canara Bank

16. The students of which among the following institutions have built the 'Jugnu' satellite which is a remote-sensing satellite that will monitor vegetation and waterbodies?
1) IIT Kanpur
2) IIT Kharagpur
3) SRM University
4) Andhra University
5) Delhi University

17. Who among the following is the winner of 26th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration?
1) Anil Kakodkar
2) Amjad Ali Khan
3) Mohan Dharia
4) Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati
5) Prof.Niharika VidyaSagar

18. On October 25, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had deregulated the savings bank deposit rates and asked banks to determine their own. Banks are required to offer a uniform rate on deposits up to which among the following amounts?
1) Rs. 50,000
2) Rs. 1,00,000
3) Rs. 1,20,000
4) Rs. 1,50,000
5) Rs.2,00,000

19. What is the requirement of the minimum capital adequacy ratio under the new Basel III guidelines released in 2010?
1) 9%
2) 9.5%
3) 10%
4) 10.5%
5) 11%
20. Which among the following states have topped India Human Development Report 2011?
1) Kerala
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Punjab
5) Andhra Pradesh

21. Who among the following is India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations?
1) Arundhati Ghose
2) Hardeep Singh Puri
3) B N Rau
4) Nirupam Sen
5) Nidhi Razdan

22. P. C. Haldar was recently making news for being appointed as interlocutor by the Government to remove bottlenecks on the road to a dialogue in which among the following issues in India?
1) Gorkhaland Talks
2) Assam Peace Talks
3) Jammu & Kashmir Problem
4) Naxalite Problem
5) Delhi bomb blasts

23. Before it was transferred to Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd, the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme was being implemented by which among the following companies?
1) General Insurance Corporation of India
2) Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.
3) New India Assurance Company Ltd.
4) National Insurance Company Ltd
5) Food Corporation of India

24. As per the latest data, which among the following is the nearest figure to the average population of India per bank branch?
1) 8000
2) 13000
3) 18000
4) 21000
5) 25000

25. Who among the following is the current Chief of National Security Guards?
1) AK Mitra
2) JK Dutt
3) NPS Aulakh
4) Rajan K Medhekar
5) Jagadish Patnaik
26. RBI has decided to release Rs 5 coin to mark the 1000 years of which of the following temple recently ?
1) Vaishno Devi temple
2) Brihadeswara temple
3) Kashi Vishwanath temple
4) Sabarimala Temple
5) Tirumala Dwaraka

27. Which of the following approved $ 1 billion loan for the National Ganga River Basin project recently ?
1) Asian Development Bank
2) World Bank
3) UNEP
4) IMF
5) None

28. The National Green tribunal headquartered at Delhi will have benches at all the following places except
1) Bhopal
2) Pune
3) Kolkatta
4) Jaipur
5) Chennai

29. India assumed the chairmanship of which of the following international organisations in September 2011?
1) G24
2) BRICS
3) G20
4) G8
5) IBSA

30. Which of the following is a private sector bank ?
1) Corporation Bank
2) Indian Bank
3) Karur Vysya Bank
4) Oriental Bank of Commerce
5) None of the above

31. What is the minimum time of operation an insurance company is required to complete for becoming eligible to launch an IPO ( Initial Public Offer )?
1) 2 years
2) 5 years
3) 7 years
4) 8 years
5) 10 years

32. SCORES is a complaint redressal system launched by ____
1) CCI
2) RBI
3) TRAI
4) SEBI
5) SBI

33. The national broadband plan is aimed at rolling out broadband
infrastructure to every village with more than____ people ?
1) 2000
2) 3000
3) 1000
4) 200
5) 500

34. Indian mining companies have bid for stake in Hajigak ore mines in Afghanistan, which of the following is the mines famous for ?
1) Iron
2) Bauxite
3) copper
4) Coal
5) Cobalt

35. From which of the following state National Rural Livelihood Mission launched recently?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Punjab
3) Haryana
4) Karnataka
5) Rajasthan

36. 'Aichi Targets' refers to which of the following?
1) Trade
2) Environment
3) S & T
4) Commerce
5) Education

37. Where in India World Spice Organisation set up recently ?
1) Guntur
2) Bangalore
3) Chennai
4) Kochi
5) Delhi

38. ASHA is a low priced milk food drink introduced for rural consumers by which of the following ?
1) Nestle
2) Amul
3) Heinz
4) GlaxosmithKline
5) None

39. Which of the following is the new income tax return form for salaried employees introduced by Finance Minister Recently ?
1) Suvida
2) Sugam
3) Sahaj
4) Saral
5) Samasya

40. Which Bank has announced an end to its TEASER home loan scheme recently?
1) SBI
2) Andhra Bank
3) Vijaya Bank
4) ICICI
5) HDFC

41. Kimberley process certificated are compulsory for trade in which of the following ?
1) Gold
2) Trade
3) Diamonds
4) Nuclear materials
5) Radio active materials

42. Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs ) in which of the states are known as Mitanins ?
1) Punjab 2) Haryana
3) Chhattisgarh
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Kerala

43. Which of the foreign bank has the highest number of employees in India ?
1) HSBC
2) RBS
3) Bank of America
4) UBS
5) Standard Chartered Bank

44. What is the FDI limit in the insurance sector in India ?
1) 26 %
2) 25 %
3) 30%
4) 50%
5) 49 %

45. Which of the following state has recently announced a monthly allowance to unemployed under graduates recently ?
1) Karnataka
2) Rajasthan
3) Goa
4) Maharashtra
5) Punjab

46. Which of the following has launched the EVERYWHERE TELLER MACHINE in India ?
1) Andhra Bank
2) ICICI Bank
3) Axis Bank
4) RBS
5) SBI

47. French Auction is a term used in which of the following sectors of financial services ?
1) Capital Markets
2) Banks
3) Insurance
4) NBFC
5) Micro Credit

48. Which state has the second highest literacy rate as per the provisional figures of the census 2011 ?
1) Gujarat
2) Mizoram
3) Assam
4) Rajasthan
5) Punjab

49. China emerged as the world's second largest economy in 2010 overtaking which of the following ?
1) France
2) Germany
3) Italy
4) India
5) Japan

50. The new head of IMF is ?
1) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
2) Christine Lagarde
3) John Paul
4) Liu Xiabaou
5) Robert Zoellick

ANSWERS:

1)1 2)2 3)3 4)1 5)4 6)3 7)2 8)4 9)2 10)2 11)2 12)2 13)2 14)2 15)3 16)117)3 18)2 19)4 20)1
21)2 22)2 23)1 24)2 25)4 26)2 27)2 28)4 29)2 30)4 31)5 32)433)5 34)1
35)5 36)2 37)4 38)4 39)3 40)1 41)3 42)3 43)5 44)1 45)3 46)3 47)1 48)2 49)5 50)2

BANK EXAMS GENERAL AWARENESS QUESTIONS


1. Sushil Kumar, the winner of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', was appointed as the brand ambassador for which of the following programmes?
1) JNNURM
2) IAY
3) Bharat Nirman
4) MGNREGA
5) None of these

2. Mario Monti became the new Prime Minister of which of the following countries in November 2011? (He succeeded Silvio Berlusconi)
1) France
2) Greece
3) Italy
4) Russia
5) Poland

3. Which of the following statements about the International Children's Film Festival is/are correct?
1) The 17th International Children's Film Festival was titled 'The Golden Elephant'.
2) The film festival was organized by the Children's Film Society of India (CFSI). Nandita Das is the chairperson of CFSI.
3) In the Indian competition section, 'Chillar Party' won the Best Feature Film.
4) Alafzar(Meadow), an Iranian film, was adjudged the Best Feature Film in the Competition International section.
5) All the above are correct.

4. Which of the following countries was suspended from the Arab
League in November 2011?
1) Qatar
2) Syria
3) Jordan
4) Libya
5) Saudi Arabia

5. Which is the first Indian company to be listed in NASDAQ?
1) TCS
2) Reliance
3) Infosys
4) Wipro
5) None of these

6. With which game is Vijay Hazare Trophy associated?
1) Hockey
2) Football
3) Tennis
4) Table Tennis
5) Cricket

7. Which of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?
1) Pakistan
2) Indonesia
3) Singapore
4) Malaysia
5) Thailand

8. Renowned cricket writer Peter Roebuck committed suicide recently. He was the captain of which of the following English county teams in the 1980s?
1) Oxford shire
2) Somerset
3) Kent
4) Essex
5) Sussex

9. Which city hosted the 17th International Children's Film Festival in November 2011?
1) Mumbai
2) Bangalore
3) Hyderabad
4) New Delhi
5) None of these

10. Who was named the Male World Athlete of the Year for 2011 by athletics' governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)?
1) Yohan Blake (Jamaica)
2) Kirani James (Grenada)
3) Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
4) LaShawn Merritt (USA)
5) None of these

11. Sally Pearson, the world 100m hurdles champion, was named the Female World Athlete of the year for 2011 by the IAAF. To which country does she belong?
1) Australia
2) New Zealand
3) U.K.
4) U.S.A.
5) Denmark

12. Which of the following awards/ prizes is given for science?
1) Templeton Prize
2) Jnanpith Award
3) Phalke Ratna
4) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
5) None of these

13. Who is the author of the book 'The Exile', which is based on the life of Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of Lahore?
1) Chetan Bhagat
2) Navtej Sarna
3) Mulk Raj Anand
4) Khushwant Singh
5) None of these

14. Which of the following is not a plantation crop?
1) Rubber
2) Arecanut
3) Cocoa
4) Potato
5) Coconut

15. The term Bull's eye is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Badminton
2) Boxing.
3) Shooting
4) Cricket
5) Hockey

16. Which of the following is/are considered as allied agricultural activity?
1) Poultry
2) Fisheries
3) Dairy
4) Sheep rearing
5) All the above

17. Which of the following program-mes was launched by the government to develop rural infrastructure in India?
1) SHGs
2) Bharat Nirman
3) JNNURM
4) IAY
5) None of these

18. Which of the following is not the name of a foreign bank?
1) BNP Paribas
2) Deutsche Bank
3) Barclays
4) Cathay Pacific
5) RBS

19. Which of the following schemes has been successful in attracting children to come to school and get educated?
1) MGNREGA
2) Food for Work
3) Mid Day Meal
4) NRLM
5) None of these

20. Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup tournament is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Hockey
2) Badminton
3) Cricket
4) Soccer
5) None of these

21. Where is the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) located?
1) Hyderabad
2) Mumbai
3) Kolkata
4) Bangalore
5) New Delhi
45

22. Which former Chief Election Commissioner is the author of the book 'The Miracle of Democracy: India's Amazing Journey'?
1) T.N.Seshan
2) M.S.Gill
3) B.B.Tandon
4) T.S.Krishnamurthy
5) Navin Chawla

23. What is the full form of 'POS'?
1) Permission of Sale
2) Point of Sale
3) Point of Support
4) Potential of Service
5) None

24. Which of the following is not a banking term?
1) Overdraft
2) CBS
3) Equator
4) Account payee
5) SME Finance

25. The Doing Business Report (DBR) is released every year by which of the following institutions?
1) IMF
2) World Bank
3) WTO
4) ADB
5) UNCTAD

26. Which of the following banking terms is used to describe bad loans?
1) CBS
2) NPA
3) RTGS
4) Prime Loans
5) Prime Assets

27. Which country's currency is called Yen?
1) China
2) North Korea
3) South Korea
4) Japan
5) Thailand

28. Which of the following approves the draft of the Five Year Plans?
1) Planning Commission
2) National Innovation Council
3) National Development Council
4) Finance Commission
5) None of these

29. Which of the following is an extra-constitutional and non-statutory body?
1) Election Commission
2) Finance Commission
3) Planning Commission
4) Union Public Service Commission
5) None of these

30. Which of the following gives Crystal Award?
1) WTO
2) WEF
3) APEC
4) IBRD
5) ADB

31. Which of the following decides the distribution of tax incomes between the central and state governments?
1) Law Commission
2) Pay Commission
3) Planning Commission
4) Finance Commission
5) Administrative Reforms Commission

32. Who is the author of the book 'Termites in the Trading System'?
1) Jagdish Bhagwathi
2) Amartya Sen
3) M.S.Swaminathan
4) Paul Krugman
5) None of these

33. Which of the following is not a football club?
1) Chelsea
2) Arsenal
3) Manchester United
4) Monte Carlo
5) Liverpool

34. Putrajaya is the administrative capital of which of the following countries?
1) Malaysia
2) Indonesia
3) Sri Lanka
4) Nepal
5) None of these

35. Which of the following South American countries is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?
1) Peru
2) Ecuador
3) Chile
4) Brazil
5) Argentina

ANSWERS:

1) 4 2) 3 3) 5 4) 2 5) 3 6) 5 7) 1 8) 2 9) 3 10) 3 11) 1 12) 4 13) 2 14) 4 15) 3
16) 5 17) 2 18) 4 19) 3 20) 1 21) 2 22) 4 23) 2 24) 3 25) 2 26) 2 27) 4 28) 3 29) 3 30) 2
31) 4 32) 1 33) 4 34) 1 35) 2

Sunday, January 27, 2013

GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS


1.Which country's lower house of Parliament is called Wolesi Jirga?
1) Russia
2) Afghanistan
3) Japan
4) Pakistan
5) Bangladesh

2.Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1)The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is a prize awarded every two years by UNESCO.
2)This award has been instituted in memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
3)This prize of US $ 1, 00,000 was made possible by the donation of the Indian diplomat Madanjeet Singh who is also the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO.
4) The 2011 awardees are Afghanistan's women's rights campaigner Anarkali Honaryar and Palestinian peace activist Khaled Abu Awwad.
5) All the above statements are correct.

3.Who among the following was chosen for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence in 2002, but was allowed to accept the prize only in November 2011?
1) Taslima Nasreen (Bangladesh)
2) Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar)
3) Francois Houtart (Belgium)
4) Abdul Sattar Edhi (Pakistan)
5) None of these

4.Which of the following days is observed as the International Day for Tolerance?
1) October 2
2) November 16
3) October 24
4) October 16
5) November 14

5.Scientists have found the best evidence yet for water just beneath the surface of Europa. Europa is the icy moon of which of the following planets?
1) Mars
2) Saturn
3) Jupiter
4) Venus
5) Uranus

6.Which of the following countries is not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)?
1) USA
2) Australia
3) Canada
4) India
5) France

7.Metro Cash& Carry is planning to invest Rs. 2400 crore in India on new stores in the next four years. To which country does this retailing giant belong?
1) Germany
2) Indonesia
3) Singapore
4) Malaysia
5) USA

8.The renovated Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Vijaynagar, a completely air-maintained and strategically located human settlement, was inaugurated recently. In which state is this Vijaynagar airfield located?
1) Assam
2) Nagaland
3) Karnataka
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) None

9.A delegation from the Unites States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) visited the nuclear facilities at Kalpakkam. In which state is Kalpakkam situated?
1) Karnataka
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Maharashtra
5) None of these

10.The United Nations General Assembly has re-elected who among the following as a member of the International Law Commission (ILC) for a five- year term?
1) Mota Singh
2) Narinder Singh
3) Swaraj Paul
4) P.Venkat Ram Reddy
5) None

11.What is the disinvestment target for the current financial year i.e. 2011-12?
1) Rs.25, 000 crore
2) Rs.30, 000 crore
3) Rs.40, 000crore
4) Rs.50, 000 crore
5) None

12.Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested for electoral fraud recently. She was the President of which of the following countries from 2001 to 2010?
1) Singapore
2) Philippines
3) Venezuela
4) Honduras
5) Vietnam

13.Sarath Fonseka was sentenced to spend three more years in prison in November 2011. He is the former army chief of which of the following countries?
1) Nepal
2) Mauritius
3) Sri Lanka
4) Pakistan
5) Myanmar

14.Which of the following badminton tournaments was won by Saina Nehwal in the year 2011?
1) Singapore Super Series
2) Indonesia Super Series
3) Hong Kong Super Series
4) All England Badminton Championship
5) None

15.Guru Saidutt excelled in which of the following sports?
1) Table Tennis
2) Badminton
3) Lawn Tennis
4) Volleyball
5) Basketball

16.Which of the following trains covers the largest rail route in the country 4,286 km?
1) Vivek Express (Dibrugarh to Kanya Kumari)
2) Himsagar Express (Jammu Tawi to Kanya Kumari)
3) Dibrugarh-Chennai Express
4) Howrah-Amritsar Express
5) None of these

17.Sukh Ram was sentenced to five years' imprisonment by a special CBI Court in November 2011. He was a Minister of State for Communications in which of the following governments?
1) A.B.Vajpayee
2) P.V.Narasimha Rao
3) Rajiv Gandhi
4) Indira Gandhi
5) None

18.Eurasian Union is an economic body designed to reintegrate the former Soviet economies. Which of the following countries is not a member of this new group?
1) Russia
2) Kazakhstan
3) Belarus
4) Georgia
5) All the above mentioned countries are members

19.Basil D' Oliveira, the South Africa-born English player passed away recently. He was a renowned player in which of the following sports?
1) Football
2) Cricket
3) Rugby
4) Basketball
5) Boxing

20.Which Indian leader was honored by Singapore as a "Friend to our Shores" and a "Visionary" in November 2011?
1) Jawaharlal Nehru
2) Mahatma Gandhi
3) Sardar Vallabhbai Patel
4) Indira Gandhi
5) A.B.Vajpayee

21.Which of the following groups/ organizations has funded a sports centre in Ramallah, Palestine?
1) BRICS
2) BASIC
3) IBSA
4) SAARC
5) APEC

22.Which was the first non-Arab state to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1975?
1) India
2) Israel
3) China
4) USA
5) France

23.The Bar Council of India (BCI) was formed in 1961 as a regulatory body for the legal profession governed by the Indian Advocates Act. It is celebrating its golden jubilee. Who is its present Chairman?
1) Satish Abarao Deshmukh
2) Ashok K. Parija
3) S.Prabakaran
4) T.S.Ajith
5) None of theses

24.Tipaimukh Dam is a proposed dam on the river Barak in which state of India? (This project has led to a controversy between India and Bangladesh)
1) Assam
2) Nagaland
3) Manipur
4) Tripura
5) Arunachal Pradesh

25.Which team was crowned overall champions at the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championships in Ranchi in November 2011?
1) Karnataka
2) Maharashtra
3) Railways
4) Kerala
5) Gujarat

26.Which woman swimmer won 5 gold medals in the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championships held in Ranchi in November 2011?
1) Pooja Alva
2) Richa Mishra
3) Bhoomi Motwani
4) Talasha Prabhu
5) Surabhi Tipre

27.Who won the Men's singles title at the Hong Kong Open badminton championships in November 2011?
1) Lin Dan
2) Chen Jin
3)Cai Yun
4)Fu Haifeng
5)None

28.Which of the following teams won the Presidents Cup golf tournament in November 2011?
1) Internationals
2) USA
3) Europe
4) Australia
5) None

29.Which of the following teams has won both the men's and women's Kabaddi world cup that was held in Ludhiana inNovember 2011?
1) Canada
2) Pakistan
3) USA
4) India
5) Australia

30.Who has been selected for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011, an award instituted by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust?
1) Sheikh Hasina
2) Ela Bhatt
3) Angela Merkel
4) Hillary Clinton
5) Medha Patkar

31.Which city will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games?
1) Hambantota (Sri Lanka)
2) Glasgow (Scotland)
3) Gold Coast (Australia)
4) Wellington (New Zealand)
5) London (United Kingdom)

32.Mohammad Zillur Rahman is the President of which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Bangladesh
3) Iran
4) Afghanistan
5) Syria

33.Which of the following institutions decides the Bank rate?
1) SEBI
2) SBI
3) IRDA
4) NABARD
5) RBI

34.Which scientist was conferred with the Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize for 2011 in November 2011? (This prize was instituted by the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. It carries a cash component of 1,00,000 dollars. It seeks to honor distinguished scientists from developing countries.)
1) Tessy Thomas
2) V.K.Saraswat
3) C.N.R Rao
4) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
5) None of these

35.National Income Accounting, Conduct of Annual Survey of Industries, Economic Census and its follow up surveys, compilation of index of industrial production, etc. are some of the activities of which of the following institutions/organizations?
1) Reserve Bank of India
2) Planning Commission
3) Central Statistics Office
4)National Development Council
5)Unique Identification Authority of India

36.The distribution of Teesta river water is a bone of contention between India and which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Nepal
3)China
4)Bangladesh
5)Bhutan

37.Which of the following organizations/ agencies was set up to boost overall rural development in India?
1) RBI
2) SIDBI
3) NABARD
4) SEBI
5) None of these

38.BR Act controls banking activities in India. What does the letter 'R' denote?
1) Reformation
2) Regulation
3) Reporting
4) Ranking
5) None of these

39.Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
1) Meira Kumar
2) Mohammad Hamid Ansari
3) Karia Munda
4) K.Rahman Khan
5) Manmohan Singh

ANSWERS:

1. (2) 2. (5) 3. (2) 4. (2) 5. (3) 6. (4) 7. (1) 8. (4) 9. (3) 10. (2)
11. (3) 12. (2) 13. (3) 14. (5) 15. (2) 16. (1) 17. (2) 18. (4) 19. (2) 20.(1)
21. (3) 22. (1) 23. (2) 24. (3) 25. (1) 26. (2) 27. (1) 28. (2) 29. (4) 30.(2)
31. (3) 32. (2) 33. (5) 34. (3) 35. (3) 36. (4) 37. (3) 38. (2) 39. (2)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

BANK EXAMS GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS


1.Which country's lower house of Parliament is called Wolesi Jirga?
1) Russia
2) Afghanistan
3) Japan
4) Pakistan
5) Bangladesh

2.Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1)The UNESCO-Madanjeet Si-ngh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is a prize awarded every two years by UNESCO.
2)This award has been instituted in memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
3)This prize of US $ 1, 00,000 was made possible by the donation of the Indian diplo-mat Madanjeet Singh who is also the Goodwill Ambas-sador of UNESCO.
4) The 2011 awardees are Afgh-anistan's women's rights cam-paigner Anarkali Honaryar and Palestinian peace activist Khaled Abu Awwad.
5) All the above statements are correct.

3.Who among the following was chosen for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence in 2002, but was allowed to accept the prize only in November 2011?
1) Taslima Nasreen (Bangladesh)
2) Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar)
3) Francois Houtart (Belgium)
4) Abdul Sattar Edhi (Pakistan)
5) None of these

4.Which of the following days is observed as the International Day for Tolerance?
1) October 2
2) November 16
3) October 24
4) October 16
5) November 14

5.Scientists have found the best evidence yet for water just beneath the surface of Europa. Europa is the icy moon of which of the following planets?
1) Mars
2) Saturn
3) Jupiter
4) Venus
5) Uranus

6.Which of the following countries is not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)?
1) USA
2) Australia
3) Canada
4) India
5) France

7.Metro Cash& Carry is planning to invest Rs. 2400 crore in India on new stores in the next four years. To which country does this retailing giant belong?
1) Germany
2) Indonesia
3) Singapore
4) Malaysia
5) USA

8.The renovated Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Vijay-nagar, a completely air-mainta-ined and strategically located human settlement, was inaugur-ated recently. In which state is this Vijaynagar airfield located?
1) Assam
2) Nagaland
3) Karnataka
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) None

9.A delegation from the Unites States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) visited the nuclear facilities at Kalpakkam. In which state is Kalpakkam situated?
1) Karnataka
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Maharashtra
5) None of these

10.The United Nations General Ass-embly has re-elected who among the following as a member of the International Law Commission (ILC) for a five- year term?
1) Mota Singh
2) Narinder Singh
3) Swaraj Paul
4) P.Venkat Ram Reddy
5) None

11.What is the disinvestment target for the current financial year i.e. 2011-12?
1) Rs.25, 000 crore
2) Rs.30, 000 crore
3) Rs.40, 000crore
4) Rs.50, 000 crore
5) None

12.Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested for electoral fraud recently. She was the President of which of the following countries from 2001 to 2010?
1) Singapore
2) Philippines
3) Venezuela
4) Honduras
5) Vietnam
13.Sarath Fonseka was sentenced to spend three more years in prison in November 2011. He is the former army chief of which of the following countries?
1) Nepal
2) Mauritius
3) Sri Lanka
4) Pakistan
5) Myanmar

14.Which of the following badmi-nton tournaments was won by Saina Nehwal in the year 2011?
1) Singapore Super Series
2) Indonesia Super Series
3) Hong Kong Super Series
4) All England Badminton Championship
5) None

15.Guru Saidutt excelled in which of the following sports?
1) Table Tennis
2) Badminton
3) Lawn Tennis
4) Volleyball
5) Basketball

16.Which of the following trains covers the largest rail route in the country 4,286 km?
1) Vivek Express (Dibrugarh to Kanya Kumari)
2) Himsagar Express (Jammu Tawi to Kanya Kumari)
3) Dibrugarh-Chennai Express
4) Howrah-Amritsar Express
5) None of these

17.Sukh Ram was sentenced to five years' imprisonment by a special CBI Court in November 2011. He was a Minister of State for Communications in which of the following governments?
1) A.B.Vajpayee
2) P.V.Narasimha Rao
3) Rajiv Gandhi
4) Indira Gandhi
5) None

18.Eurasian Union is an economic body designed to reintegrate the former Soviet economies. Which of the following countries is not a member of this new group?
1) Russia
2) Kazakhstan
3) Belarus
4) Georgia

5) All the above mentioned countries are members 19.Basil D' Oliveira, the South Africa-born English player passed away recently. He was a renowned player in which of the following sports?
1) Football
2) Cricket
3) Rugby
4) Basketball
5) Boxing

20.Which Indian leader was honored by Singapore as a "Friend to our Shores" and a "Visionary" in November 2011?
1) Jawaharlal Nehru
2) Mahatma Gandhi
3) Sardar Vallabhbai Patel
4) Indira Gandhi
5) A.B.Vajpayee

21.Which of the following groups/ organizations has funded a sports centre in Ramallah, Palestine?
1) BRICS
2) BASIC
3) IBSA
4) SAARC
5) APEC

22.Which was the first non-Arab state to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1975?
1) India
2) Israel
3) China
4) USA
5) France

23.The Bar Council of India (BCI) was formed in 1961 as a regulatory body for the legal profession governed by the Indian Advocates Act. It is celebrating its golden jubilee. Who is its present Chairman?
1) Satish Abarao Deshmukh
2) Ashok K. Parija
3) S.Prabakaran
4) T.S.Ajith
5) None of theses

24.Tipaimukh Dam is a proposed dam on the river Barak in which state of India? (This project has led to a controversy between India and Bangladesh)
1) Assam
2) Nagaland
3) Manipur
4) Tripura
5) Arunachal Pradesh

25.Which team was crowned overall champions at the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championships in Ranchi in November 2011?
1) Karnataka
2) Maharashtra
3) Railways
4) Kerala
5) Gujarat

26.Which woman swimmer won 5 gold medals in the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championships held in Ranchi in November 2011?
1) Pooja Alva
2) Richa Mishra
3) Bhoomi Motwani
4) Talasha Prabhu
5) Surabhi Tipre

27.Who won the Men's singles title at the Hong Kong Open badminton championships in November 2011?
1) Lin Dan
2) Chen Jin
3)Cai Yun
4)Fu Haifeng
5)None

28.Which of the following teams won the Presidents Cup golf tournament in November 2011?
1) Internationals
2) USA
3) Europe
4) Australia
5) None

29.Which of the following teams has won both the men's and women's Kabaddi world cup that was held in Ludhiana in November 2011?
1) Canada
2) Pakistan
3) USA
4) India
5) Australia

30.Who has been selected for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011, an award instituted by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust?
1) Sheikh Hasina
2) Ela Bhatt
3) Angela Merkel
4) Hillary Clinton
5) Medha Patkar

31.Which city will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games?
1) Hambantota (Sri Lanka)
2) Glasgow (Scotland)
3) Gold Coast (Australia)
4) Wellington (New Zealand)
5) London (United Kingdom)

32.Mohammad Zillur Rahman is the President of which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Bangladesh
3) Iran
4) Afghanistan
5) Syria

33.Which of the following institut-ions decides the Bank rate?
1) SEBI
2) SBI
3) IRDA
4) NABARD
5) RBI

34.Which scientist was conferred with the Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize for 2011 in November 2011? (This prize was instituted by the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. It carries a cash component of 1,00,000 dollars. It seeks to honor distinguished scientists from developing countries.)
1) Tessy Thomas
2) V.K.Saraswat
3) C.N.R Rao
4) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
5) None of these

35.National Income Accounting, Conduct of Annual Survey of Industries, Economic Census and its follow up surveys, compilation of index of industrial production, etc. are some of the activities of which of the following institutions/organizations?
1) Reserve Bank of India
2) Planning Commission
3) Central Statistics Office
4)National Development Council
5)Unique Identification Authority of India

36.The distribution of Teesta river water is a bone of contention between India and which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Nepal
3)China
4)Bangladesh
5)Bhutan

37.Which of the following organizations/ agencies was set up to boost overall rural development in India?
1) RBI
2) SIDBI
3) NABARD
4) SEBI
5) None of these

38.BR Act controls banking activities in India. What does the letter 'R' denote?
1) Reformation
2) Regulation
3) Reporting
4) Ranking
5) None of these

39.Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
1) Meira Kumar
2) Mohammad Hamid Ansari
3) Karia Munda
4) K.Rahman Khan
5) Manmohan Singh

ANSWERS:
1. (2) 2. (5) 3. (2) 4. (2) 5. (3) 6. (4) 7. (1) 8. (4) 9. (3) 10. (2)
11. (3) 12. (2) 13. (3) 14. (5) 15. (2) 16. (1) 17. (2) 18. (4) 19. (2) 20.(1)
21. (3) 22. (1) 23. (2) 24. (3) 25. (1) 26. (2) 27. (1) 28. (2) 29. (4) 30.(2)
31. (3) 32. (2) 33. (5) 34. (3) 35. (3) 36. (4) 37. (3) 38. (2) 39. (2)