1. Some major banks and financial institutions in various Western countries were to wind up their business and/or declare themselves in financial problems during last few years. This trend is technically known as–
(A) Devaluation (B) Deformation (C) Global Slowdown (D) Political backdrop (E) Globalisation
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2. Sir Mota singh who was Knighted by the queen Elizabeth II earlier this year is–
(A) first Sikh Judge in United Kingdom (UK) (B) first Sikh Minister in United Kingdom (UK)
(C) first Indian to become Vice Chancellor in Cambridge (D) first Indian to become Governor of a State in USA
(E) None of these
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3. Rohan Bopanna who represented Indian in an international event is a–
(A) Billiards Player (B) Golf Player (C) Chess Player
(D) Table Tennis Player (E) Lawn Tennis Player
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4. If Indian Banking industry had demonstrated its resilience to external shocks in 2008-09, the credit goes to–
(1) Policies of the RBI & the Government of India (2) Strength of Indian Business Houses
(3) Foreign aid/investments to Indian companies
(A) Only (1) (B) Only (2) (C) Only (3)
(D) All (1), (2) and (3) (E) None of these
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5. When did the Eleventh Five Year Plan period end ?
(A) 2009 (B) 2010 (C) 2011 (D) 1963 (E) 2013
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6. In which year was the first mutual fund set up in India ?
(A) 1935 (B) 1949 (C) 1956 (D) 2012
(E) 1969
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7. In which form is the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) to be maintained with the Reserve Bank of India ?
(A) Minimum cash reserves (B) Gold (C) Approved Securities (D) Both (A) and (B) (E) All of the above
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8. Against which of the following issues was the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ not organized ?
(A) Social and economic inequality (B) Greed (C) Environmental degradation
(D) Corruption (E) Undue influence of corporations on government
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9. In case a major war breaks out between two nations, which of the following organisations/ agencies will be seen in the battle field, in addition to the armies of the fighting parties?
(A) WTO (B) Red Cross (C) CARE (D) OPEC (E) All of these
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10. Who amongst the following is NOT a famous writer?
(A) Sania Mirza (B) V. S. Naipaul (C) Chetan Bhagat (D) Khushwant Singh (E) Namita Gokhale
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11. Which among the following was the theme of the recently concluded 5th BRICS Summit?
(A) BRICS and Africa (B) BRICS and Emerging Chalenges (C) 5 Plus BRICS
(D) “Where Do We Stand” (E) Facing the Tomorrow Together
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12. The abbreviation EMV stands for–
(A) European Marginal Vat (B) Expected Monetary Value (C) Essential Monthly Voucher
(D) Europay, Master Card and Visa (E) None of these
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13. Which of the following values is considered by a bank when it gives loan against LIC policy?
(A) Face value (B) Surrender value (C) Insured value (D) Both (B) and (C) (E) All of these
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14. Which of the following is/are traditional type of open-market operations used by the Reserve Bank of India?
(A) Outright purchase (B) CRR (Cash reserve ratio) (C) SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio)
(D) Repurchase agreement (REPO) (E) Both (A) and (D)
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15. What does ‘D’ stand for in DBT?
(A) Direct (B) Debit (C) Devaluation (D) Depreciated (E) None of these
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16. As per a recent report, the Current Account Deficit of India (CAD) hit a record high of 4.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Which of the following methods is not used for financing CAD?
(A) Liberalizing FDI (B) Expanding the limits for foreign investment government debt
(C) Easing restrictions on external commercial borrowing by corporates
(D) Contracting the limits for foreign investment in corporate debt
(E) None of these
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17. According to Economic Survery, which one of the following is the biggest global economic power in the world ?
(A) China (B) USA (C) Japan (D) Britain (E) India
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18. According to current Economic Survey, which of the following is/ are some of the areas of concern for India ?
(1) Unrest in the middle east (2) Widening current account deficit (3) Volatile capital flow
(A) Only (A) (B) Only (B) (C) Only (C)
(D) All (A), (B) and (C) (E) Only (B) and (C)
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19. Which one of the following banks has decided not to accept bulk deposits for a while ?
(A) SBI (B) ICICI (C) HDFC (D) Yes Bank (E) None of these
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20. The Government has decided to amend the Banking Companies Act to give public sector banks, the Rights of Passage. What is a Rights of Passage ?
(A) The banks can raise equity capital through rights issue (B) The banks can seize the hypothecated goods
(C) The banks can raise tier I capital (D) The banks can issue Innovative Perpetual Bonds
(E) None of these
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21. NRI Day is observed on which of the following days?
(A) 9th February (B) 9th January (C) 19th February (D) 19th March (E) 9th March
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22. Which of the following is the Regulator of the credit rating agencies in India?
(A) RBI (B) SBI (C) SEBI (D) SIDBI (E) None of these
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23. Bank rate is decided by which of the following?
(A) RBI (B) Govt. of India (C) SEBI (D) IBA (E) NABARD
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24. FDI refers to–
(A) Fixed Deposit Interest (B) Fixed Deposit Investment (C) Foreign Direct Investment
(D) Future Derivative Investment (E) None of these
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25. In the unique number issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), how many digits are there?
(A) 9 (B) 10 (C) 11 (D) 12 (E) None of these
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26. Which one of the following denomination of plastic notes is proposed to be introduced by RBI?
(A) 5 (B) 10 (C) 20 (D) 50 (E) 100
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27. In which one of the following States, Indian Railways has proposed to set up a 700 MW gas power project?
(A) West Bengal (B) Maharashtra (C) Gujarat (D) Rajasthan (E) Odisha
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28. In which one of the following States, Jaitapur Nuclear Plant is being set up?
(A) Gujarat (B) West Bengal (C) Rajasthan (D) Odisha (E) Maharashtra
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29. Which of the following is a foreign bank hving branches in India ?
(A) Yes Bank (B) Kotak Mahindra (C) ICICI Bank (D) Standard Chartered Bank (E) Syndicate Bank
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30. Who among the following is a famous author and has written many books in English Language ?
(A) Saina Nehwal (B) Anjali Bhagwat (C) Kiran Desai (D) V.V.S. Laxman (E) Kalpana Chawla
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31. The first All India Kisan Mahasabha was formed at–
(A) Lucknow (B) Madras (C) Calcutta (D) Patna (E) None of these
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32. Which of the following is the name of the currency of a country ?
(A) Angola (B) Chad (C) Malta (D) Euro (E) Gabon
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33. Who amongst the following is the author of the book ‘Cricket My Style’ ?
(A) Kapil Dev (B) Sachin Tendulkar (C) Sunil Gavaskar (D) Kapila Vatsyayan (E) Chetan Chauhan
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34. Which of the following is a major Sugar producing State in India ?
(A) Haryana (B) Manipur (C) Kerala (D) Maharashtra (E) Punjab
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35. Which of the following is the currency of USA?
(A) Taka (B) Pound (C) Dinar (D) Dollar (E) Euro
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36. Which of the following is the Unit of work ?
(A) Newton (B) Volt (C) Fahrenheit (D) Joule (E) None of these
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37. Dr. Mnamohan Singh called George Bush to explain the difficulties he is having in implementing agreements related with which of the following with USA ?
(A) Supply of sugar (B) Civilian nuclear Co-operation (C) Purchase of fighter planes
(D) Purchase of Gas / Petroleum (E) None of these
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38. Which of the following countries is facing a problem of strike by the workers of the transport, electricity and gas companies as the present govt. of the country has decided to end the pension to these workers ?
(A) USA (B) France (C) China (D) Nepal (E) None of these
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39. Who amongst the following is the Secretary General of UNO ?
(A) Al Gore (B) Shashi Tharoor (C) Gordon Drown (D) Hugo Chavez (E) None of these
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40. The “Orange Coalition Govt” was formed once again in which of the following countries ?
(A) Russia (B) Ukraine (C) France (D) Germany (E) None of these
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