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Paper I

Bank of Maharashtra
Bank Probationary Officers Exam
May 2008 Question Paper (Fully Solved)

REASONING
1. How many such digits are there (1) #%↑ (2) #$%↑ 13. Statements :
in the number 5236978 each of which (3) #@$ (4) #©↑ L @ K, K # R, R $ H, H % N
is as far away from the beginning of the (5) None of these Conclusions :
number as when the digits are 9. In a certain code language, ‘come I. L # R
rearranged in ascending order within the again’ is written as ‘ho na’; ‘come over II. N # R
number ? here’ is written as ‘pa na ta’ and ‘over III. L © N
(1) None (2) One and above’ is written as ‘ki ta ja’. How (1) Only I and II are true
(3) Two (4) Three is ‘here’ written in that code language ? (2) Only either I or II is true
(5) More than three (1) pa (2) na (3) Only II and III are true
2. In a certain code COMPUTER is (3) ta (4) ja (4) Only III is true
written as LNBVQSFU. How is (5) None of these (5) None of these
BULKHEAD written in that code ? 10. Four of the following five are alike 14. Statements :
(1) MVCILEBF (2) KTAILEBF in a certain way and so form a group. T $ V, V % K, K © L, L % H
(3) MTAGJEBF (4) KTAGJEBF Which is the one that does not belong Conclusions :
(5) None of these to that group ? I. V % H
3. How many meaningful English (1) 84 (2) 120 II. T $ L
words can be made with the letters (3) 72 (4) 108 III. T $ H
IDET using each letter only once in each (5) 98 (1) Only I and II are true
word ? Directions (Qs. 11-15) : In these (2) Only II and III are true
(1) None (2) One questions, symbols @, #, %, $ and (3) Only I and III are true
(3) Two (4) Three © are used with different meanings (4) All are true
(5) More than three as follows : (5) None of these
4. Four of the following five are alike ‘A @ B’ means ‘A is not smaller 15. Statements :
in a certain way and so form a group. than B’. V @ W, W # D, D $ M, M % F
Which is the one that does not belong ‘A # B’ means ‘A is neither smaller Conclusions :
to that group ? than nor equal to B’. I. V # D
(1) HK (2) BD (3) FI ‘A % B’ means ‘A is not greater II. F # D
(4) MP (5) SV than B’. III. V © F
5. Four of the following five are alike ‘A $ B’ means ‘A is neither greater (1) Only I is true
in a certain way and so form a group. than nor equal to B’. (2) Only II is true
Which is the one that does not belong ‘A © B’ means ‘A is neither smaller (3) Only either I or II is true
to that group ? than nor greater than B’. (4) Both I and II are true
(1) Tomato (2) Brinjal 11. Statements : (5) None of these
(3) Radish (4) Pumpkin J # H, H © T, T $ R, R % F Directions (Qs. 16 - 20) : In each
(5) Gourd Conclusions : of these questions are given four
6. How many such pairs of letters I. J # R statements followed by three
are there in the word IMPORTANCE, II. R # F conclusions numbered I, II & III.
each of which has as many letters III. J # T You have to take the given statements
between them in the word as they have (1) Only I is true to be true even if they seem to be at
between them in the English alphabet ? (2) Only I & II are true variance from commonly known
(1) None (2) One (3) Only III is true facts. Read all the conclusions and
(3) Two (4) Three (4) All are true then decide which of the given
(5) More than three (5) None of these conclusions logically follows from the
7. Four of the following five are alike 12. Statements : given statements disregarding
in a certain way and so form a group. E $ P, P % H, H @ I, I # K commonly known facts.
Which is the one that does not belong Conclusions : 16. Statements :
to that group ? I. P © I Some plates are spoons.
(1) Dog (2) Horse II. I % E All spoons are forks.
(3) Wolf (4) Jackal III. H % K All forks are bowls.
(5) Cat (1) Only I is true Some bowls are utensils.
8. In a certain code FIRE is written (2) Only II is true Conclusions :
as #%@$ and DEAL is written as (3) Only III is true I. Some plates are bowls.
©$↑. How is FAIL written in that (4) Only I and II are true II. All spoons are bowls.
code ? (5) None is true III. Some forks are utensils.
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Paper I
Union Public Service Commission
Combined Defence Services Exam
September 2008 Question Paper (Fully Solved)

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. The Treaty of Amritsar was (a) Nagpur (b) Panaji 14. Match List I with List II and select
concluded between Maharaja Ranjit (c) Pune(d) Aurangabad the correct answer using the code given
Singh and who among the following ? 8. Consider the following statements : below the lists :
(a) Lord Cornwallis 1. Article 46 of the Constitution of List I List II
(b) Lord Dalhousie India provides for free legal aid to A. Slate 1. Igneous rock
(c) Lord Hastings Scheduled Castes and Scheduled B. Lignite 2. Metamorphic rock
(d) Lord Minto Tribes. C. Bauxite 3. Non-ferrous
2. Consider the following 2. Article 14 of the Constitution of mineral
statements : India provides for equality before D. Granite 4. Sedimentary rock
1. The Ministries/Departments of law. Code :
the Union Government are created Which of the statements given above A B C D
by the Prime Minister. is/are correct ? (a) 1 3 4 2
2. The Cabinet Secretary is the ex- (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (b) 2 4 3 1
officio Chairman of the Civil (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 (c) 2 3 4 1
Services Board. 9. Which one of the following pairs (d) 1 4 3 2
Which of the statements given above is not correctly matched ? 15. Which one of the following is
is/are correct ? Organisation Headquarters correct ?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only (a) International : Geneva Setting of Plaster of Paris is
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Labour (a) dehydration.
3. With respect to Article 371 A Organisation (b) oxidation with atmospheric oxygen.
of the Constitution of India, the (b) International : London (c) hydration leading to another
Governor of which one of the Maritime hydrate.
following States has special responsibility Organisation (d) combination with atmospheric
with respect to law and order of the (c) International : Washington CO2.
State ? Monetary D.C. 16. Which one of the following rivers
(a) Assam (b) Manipur Fund flows into the Arabian Sea ?
(c) Nagaland (d) Andhra Pradesh (d) International : New York (a) Indravati (b) Godavari
4. Department of Official Language (c) Kaveri (d) Narmada
Atomic Energy 17. The island of Honshu is located
(Raj Bhasha Vibhag) comes under which Agency
one of the following Ministries ? in which one of the following countries ?
10. In which one of the following (a) Indonesia (b) Malaysia
(a) Ministry of Culture States is Kakrapar nuclear power station
(b) Ministry of Home Affairs (c) Japan (d) South Korea
located ? 18. In which one of the following
(c) Ministry of Human Resource (a) Karnataka (b) Tamil Nadu
Development countries is the volcano Guallatiri
(c) Maharashtra (d) Gujarat located?
(d) Ministry of Information and 11. Which one of the following
Broadcasting (a) Peru (b) Chile
5. International Bank for Reconstruc- statements is not correct ? (c) Tanzania (d) Ecuador
tion and Development is also known as (a) All meridians run in a true north- 19. For which one of the following is
(a) Credit Bank (b) Exim Bank south direction Sualkuchi famous ?
(c) World Bank (d) Asian Bank (b) Meridians are spaced farthest apart (a) Bird sanctuary (b) Temple city
6. Consider the following statements : at the Equator and converge to (c) Silk centre (d) Hill station
1. The Chairman and the Members common points at the Poles 20. Match List I with List II and select
of the UPSC are appointed by the (c) All meridians are always parallel the correct answer using the code given
President. to one another below the lists :
2. The Chairman and the Members (d) An indefinite number of meridians List I List II
of the UPSC are eligible for may be drawn on a globe A. Aurangabad 1. Auroville
further employment under the 12. The hill station of Coonoor is located B. Guwahati 2. Sarnath
Government. in which one of the following States ? C. Puducherry 3. Ellora temples
Which of the statements given above (a) Karnataka (b) Andhra Pradesh D. Varanasi 4. Nilachal hills
is/are correct ? (c) Kerala (d) Tamil Nadu Code :
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only 13. Which one of the following places A B C D
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 is famous for production of railway (a) 3 4 1 2
7. The Bombay High Court does not coaches ? (b) 2 1 4 3
have a bench at which one of the (a) Nashik (b) Kapurthala (c) 3 1 4 2
following places ? (c) Kanpur (d) Kochi (d) 2 4 1 3
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Paper I
Union Public Service Commission
Combined Defence Services Exam
February 2008 Question Paper (Fully Solved)
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Who among the following is the 2. The Sadiya-Dhubri stretch of river 13. Which one of the following sites
Chairman of the 13th Finance Brahmaputra is the longest of the Indus Valley Civilisation had an
Commission ? National Waterway. ancient dockyard ?
(a) Vijay Tendulkar Which of the statements given above (a) Kalibangan (b) Lothal
(b) M. Damodaran is/are correct ? (c) Rangpur (d) Harappa
(c) Vijay Kelkar (a) 1 only (b) 2 only 14. How many hours of daylight does
(d) Y. V. Reddy (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 the equator experience on September
2. Match List I with List II and 6. Consider the following statements : equinox ?
select the correct answer using the code 1. BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal (a) 8 hours (b) 9 hours
given below the Lists : Initiative for Multi-Sectoral (c) 10 hours (d) 12 hours
List I List II Technical and Economic 15. What is the period covered by the
(Folk Dance) (State) Cooperation) is visualised as a recommendations of the 12th Finance
A. Bhavai 1. Mizoram bridging link between ASEAN and Commission ?
B. Thabal Chongba 2. Assam SAARC. (a) Year 2004-2009
C. Cheraw 3. Manipur 2. It was formerly known as the (b) Year 2005-2010
D. Bhortal Nritya 4. Rajasthan Bangkok Agreement. (c) Year 2006-2011
Code : Which of the statements given above (d) Year 2007-2012
A B C D is/are correct ? 16. Which one of the following is not
(a) 4 1 3 2 (a) 1 only (b) 2 only identified by Central Pollution Control
(b) 2 1 3 4 (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Board as heavily polluting industry ?
(c) 4 3 1 2 7. Who is the Chairman of the Second (a) Pulp and Paper (b) Sugar
(d) 2 3 1 4 Administrative Reforms Commission ? (c) Tea (d) Fertiliser
3. Two Greenfield airport projects (a) Bimal Jalan 17. Consider the following statements :
in India are being implemented on Build (b) Dr. Karan Singh 1. The Golden Quadrilateral
Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) basis. (c) M. Veerappa Moily connects the four major cities of
One is at Bengaluru. Where is the other (d) Ahmed Patel Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and
one located ? 8. Which one of the following is not Kolkata.
(a) Hyderabad a member of ASEAN ? 2. The North-South Corridor will
(b) Chennai (a) Cambodia (b) Malaysia
(c) Kolkata (c) Singapore (d) South Korea pass through Hyderabad.
(d) Mumbai 9. Dr. C. Rangarajan Committee is Which of the statements given above
4. Match List I with List II and associated with which one of the is/are correct ?
select the correct answer using the code following ? (a) 1 only
given below the Lists : (a) Pricing and Taxation of Petroleum (b) 2 only
List I List II Products (c) Both 1 and 2
(Institute of Indian (Location) (b) Estimation of National Income (d) Neither 1 nor 2
Systems of Medicine) (c) Tax Structure 18. Among the following, which
A. National Institute 1. Kolkata (d) Estimation of Money Supply Mughal Emperor introduced the policy
of Unani Medicines 10. Where is the International of Sulh-i-kul ?
B. National Institute 2. Jaipur Advanced Research Centre for Powder (a) Babar (b) Humayun
of Homoeopathy Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) (c) Akbar (d) Shahjahan
C. National Institute 3. Chennai located ? 19. Who built the Ibadatkhana at
of Ayurveda (a) Bengaluru (b) Hyderabad Fatehpur Sikri ?
D. National Institute 4. Bengaluru (c) Coimbatore (d) Machilipatnam (a) Akbar (b) Jahangir
of Siddha 11. What is ‘Super 301’ ? (c) Shahjahan (d) Aurangzeb
Code : (a) A name of modern computer 20. Malik Kafur was whose General ?
A B C D (b) A new variety of wheat (a) Balban
(a) 4 2 1 3 (c) American Trade Law (b) Ala-ud-din Khilji
(b) 3 1 2 4 (d) A new vaccine for AIDS (c) Muhammad-bin Tughluq
(c) 4 1 2 3 12. Who is the Managing Director of (d) Firoz Shah Tughluq
(d) 3 2 1 4 IMF ? 21. Among the following, who is
5. Consider the following statements : (a) Rodrigo Rato given the credit of carrying Jainism in
1. Currently three waterways have (b) Dominique Strauss-Kahn South India ?
been declared as the National (c) Daniel Vasella (a) Sudharmana (b) Indrabhuti
Waterways of India. (d) Alberto Foutana (c) Bhadrabahu (d) Sthulabhadra
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Paper I
General Insurance Corporation Of India (GIC)
Assistant Managers
Recruitment Exam
August 2008 Question Papers (Fully Solved)
TEST I : REASONING ABILITY
1. In a class of 60 students number 5. Which of the following is the 10. P’s father is Q’s son. M is the paternal
of boys and girls participating in the correct statement ? uncle of P and N is the brother of Q.
annual sports is in the ratio of 3 : 2 (1) P worked overtime, last among How is N related to M ?
respectively. The number of girls from them (1) Brother (2) Nephew
the class not participating in the sports (2) P worked overtime earlier (3) Cousin (4) Data inadequate
is 5 more than the boys from the class than S (5) None of these
who are not participating in the sports. (3) The holiday was on Friday Directions (Qs. 11 to 15) : Read the
If the number of boys participating in (4) S worked overtime earlier following information and answer
the sports is 15, how many girls are there than Q these questions :
in the class ? (5) None of these (i) A, B, C, D, E, F & G are sitting
(1) Data inadequate 6. In a certain code ‘acquisition or along a circle facing at the centre
(2) 20 construction should be completed within and are playing cards.
(3) 25 three years’ is written as ‘three be or (ii) E is neighbour of A & D.
(4) 30 within should years construction (iii) G is not between F and C.
(5) None of these completed acquisition’. How will (iv) F is to the immediate right
Directions (Qs. 2 to 5) : Read the ‘interest paid on loan will be allowed of A.
following information and answer for deduction’ be written in the code ? 11. Who are the neighbours of B ?
these questions : (1) for will paid allowed loan on (1) C and D
(i) P, Q, R, S and T finished the work, deduction be interest (2) F and C
working from Monday to (2) for will allowed paid loan (3) A and F
Saturday, one of the days being deduction on be interest (4) Data inadequate
holiday, each working overtime (3) for will paid allowed loan (5) None of these
only on one of the days. deduction on be interest 12. Which pair given below has the
(ii) R and T did not work overtime (4) for will paid allowed loan second person sitting immediately to the
on the first day. deduction be on interest right of the first ?
(iii) Q worked overtime the next day (5) None of these (1) CB (2) DG
after the holiday. 7. Which of the following will be (3) EA (4) AB
(iv) The overtime work done on the the changed form of the word (5) None of these
previous day of the holiday was OBLIQUE when the word is written 13. Which of the following has the
by R. again by substituting each vowel by the persons sitting adjacent to each other
(v) There was a two-day gap between 2nd letter following it in the English from left to right in order as given ?
the days on which P and Q alphabet and each consonant is (1) CDG (2) EDG
worked overtime. substituted by the 3rd letter following it (3) BGC (4) FBC
(vi) P worked overtime the next day in the English alphabet ? (5) None of these
of the overtime day of S. (1) MEDGTSD (2) RDNLSXH 14. What is the position of F ?
2. When did T work overtime ? (3) QEOKTXG (4) QEOKTWG (1) To the immediate left of A
(1) On the day previous to that on (5) None of these (2) To the immediate right of B
which S worked overtime. 8. If a meaningful word can be (3) 2nd to the right of C
(2) On the next day of the day on formed using the five letters NWROD, (4) 3rd to the left of D
which Q worked overtime. each only once, then the fourth letter (5) None of these
(3) Two days after the day on which of that word is your answer. If more 15. Which of the following does not
S worked overtime than one such word can be formed then have the pair sitting adjacent to each
(4) Cannot be determined Y is your answer and if no such word other ?
(5) None of these can be formed then ‘Z’ is your answer. (1) BA (2) CB
3. How many days’ gap was there (1) D (2) W (3) DE (4) GD
between the days on which P & T (3) R (4) Y (5) All are sitting adjacent to each
worked overtime ? (5) Z other
(1) Three (2) Two (3) One 9. Pointing towards a girl in the Directions (Qs. 16 to 20) : To
(4) Cannot be determined picture Sunita said, “She is the mother answer these questions study the
(5) None of these of Renu whose father is my son.” How following arrangement :
4. On what day did R work overtime ? Sunita is related to that girl in the picture. J Y 2 = S £ δ E G M  7 $ H
(1) Monday (2) Tuesday (1) Mother (2) Aunt P9KLβ@WQ13#CD©
(3) Thursday (4) Friday (3) Cousin (4) Data inadequate 16. How many such symbols are there
(5) None of these (5) None of these in the above arrangement each of which
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Paper I
Union Bank Of India
Bank Probationary Officers Exam
September 2008 Question Papers (Fully Solved)
REASONING ABILITY
1. How many such pairs of letters are 9. Four of the following five are alike Which is the one that does not belong
there in the word GUARDIAN each of in a certain way and so form a group. to that group ?
which has as many letters between them Which is the one that does not belong (1) BDF (2) VXZ
in the word as in the English alphabet ? to that group ? (3) FIK (4) MOQ
(1) None (2) One (3) Two (1) Copper (5) LNP
(4) Three (5) More than three (2) Iron Directions (Qs. 16 to 22) : In each
2. Four of the following five are alike (3) Aluminium of the following questions below are
in a certain way and so form a group. (4) Zinc three statements followed by two
Which is the one that does not belong (5) Steel conclusions numbered I and II. You
to that group ? 10. What should come next in the have to take the three given state-
(1) 19 (2) 17 (3) 23 following number series ? ments to be true even if they seem to
(4) 29 (5) 27 98 9 8 7 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6 be at variance from commonly known
3. How many meaningful English 59 8 7 6 5 4 9 8 7 6 5 facts and then decide which of the
words can be made with the letters TEBI (1) 3 (2) 4 (3) 2 given conclusions logically follows
using each letter only once in each word ? (4) 1 (5) None of these from the three statements disregard-
(1) None (2) One (3) Two 11. Which of the following is ing commonly known facts.
(4) Three (5) More than three the middle digit of the second Give answer—
4. In a certain code LONG is written highest among the following five (1) if only conclusion I follows.
as 5123 and GEAR is written as 3748. numbers ? (2) if only conclusion II
How is LANE written in that code ? 254 319 963 842 697 follows.
(1) 5427 (2) 5247 (3) 5847 (1) 5 (2) 1 (3) 6 (3) if either conclusion I or II
(4) 5237 (5) None of these (4) 4 (5) 9 follows.
5. ‘BD’ is related to ‘EG’ and ‘MO’ is 12. Meeta correctly remembers that her (4) if neither conclusion I nor II
related to ‘PR’ in the same way as ‘FH’ father’s birthday is after 8th July but before follows.
is related to 12th July. Her brother correctly (5) if both conclusions I and II
(1) JM (2) IL (3) JL remembers that their father’s birthday is follow.
(4) IK (5) None of these after 10th July but before 15th July. On 16. Statements :
6. How many such digits are there in which day of July was definitely their Some desks are tents.
the number 58674139 each of which is father’s birthday ? Some tents are rivers.
as far away from the beginning of the (1) 10th All rivers are ponds.
number as when the digits within the (2) 11th Conclusions :
number are rearranged in descending (3) 10th or 11th I. Some ponds are tents.
order ? (4) Cannot be determined II. Some ponds are desks.
(1) None (2) One (5) None of these 17. Statements :
(3) Two (4) Three 13. In a class of 50 students M is All chairs are pens.
(5) More than three eighth from top. H is 20th from bottom. Some pens are knives.
7. In a certain code BREAK-DOWN How many students are there between All knives are rats.
is written as BFSCJMVNC. How is M and H ? Conclusions :
ORGANISED written in that code ? (1) 22 (2) 23 (3) 24 l. Some rats are chairs.
(1) PSHBMCDRH (4) Cannot be determined II. Some rats are pens.
(2) BHSPMCDRH (5) None of these 18. Statements :
(3) BHSPOCDRH 14. Among A, B, C, D and F each Some forests are huts.
(4) BHSPNHRDC scoring different marks in the annual Some huts are walls.
(5) None of these examination, D scored less than only F Some walls are nets.
8. In a certain code language ‘pik da among them. B scored more than A and Conclusions :
pa’ means ‘where are you’; ‘da na ja’ means C but less than D. Who among them I. Some nets are forests.
‘you may come’ and ‘na ka sa’ means ‘he scored least marks ? II. Some nets are huts.
may go’, which of the following means (1) A 19. Statements :
‘come’ in that code language ? (2) C All tables are windows.
(1) da (3) B All windows are rooms.
(2) ja (4) Data inadequate All rooms are buses.
(3) na (5) None of these Conclusions :
(4) Cannot be determined 15. Four of the following five are alike I. Some buses are tables.
(5) None of these in a certain way and so form a group. II. Some rooms are tables.
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Railway Recruitment
Board Exam
Technical & Non-Technical Categories
Model Question Papers/Practice Tests
1. The thread angle of Whitworth (A)Intensity of light
thread form is (B) High Temperatures
(A) 55° (B) 60° (C) High Voltage
(C) 90° (D)None of these (D)Low Temperatures
2. Which of the following processes 8. For underground cables, the depth
will produce the best surface finish ? of the trench is approximately
(A) Turning (B) Lapping (A)30 cm (B) 60 cm
(C) Grinding (D)Filing (C) 200 cm (D)120 cm
3. In the turning operation, RPM of 9. During which test of the induction
the spindle depends on motor, the reduced voltage is applied ?
(A) Length of the job (A)No load test
(B) Diameter of the job (B) Blocked rotor test
(C) Both of the above (C) Insulation test
(D)None of the above (D)Resistance test
4. The term BTU stands for 10. The range of a voltmeter can be
(A) Basic Thermal Unit increased by connecting
(B) British Thermal Unit (A)High resistance in series
(C) Briler Temperature Unit (B) Low resistance in series
(D)None of these (C) High resistance in parallel
5. Absolute pressure is equal to (D)Depends on the range of the
(A) Gauge pressure existing voltmeter
(B) Gauge pressure – Atmospheric 11. International ohm is defined as the
pressure resistance of
(C) Gauge Pressure + Atmospheric (A)A column of mercury
pressure (B) A cube of copper
(D)Atmospheric pressure (C) A cylinder of silver
6. One ton refrigeration is equivalent (D)A wire of nichrome
to 12. The laminations of a transformer
(A) 12,000 Btuh are made from
(B) 10,000 Btuh (A)Copper
(C) 250 Btu per min (B) Mild steel
(D) 1,000 Btuh (C) Nickel alloy steel
7. Pyrometer is used to measure (D) Zinc-copper alloy
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TODAY, APRIL 2008 109
State Bank Of India
Clerical Staff Recruitment Exam
January 2008 Question Paper (Fully Solved)
GENERAL AWARENESS
1. Who amongst the following is the 5. The money which Government of
Head of the RBI at present ? India spends on the development of
(1) Mr. K.V. Kamath infrastructure in country comes from
(2) Dr. Y.V. Reddy which of the following sources ? [Pick
(3) Mr. Y.R. Narayanamurthy up the correct statement(s)]
(4) Mr. O.P. Bhatt (A) Loan from World Bank/ADB, etc.
(5) None of these (B) Taxes collected from the people.
2. India has different categories of (C) Loan from the RBI.
Commercial banks. Which of the (1) Only A
following is not one such category? (2) Only B
(1) Private Banks (3) Only C
(2) Commodity Banks (4) Both A & B
(3) Nationalised Banks (5) All A, B & C
(4) Co-operative Banks 6. Which of the following
organisations/agencies has established a
(5) Foreign Banks
fund known as “Investor Protection
3. The Securities and Exchange Fund” ?
Board of India (SEBI) recently imposed (1) SEBI
a restriction on money flow in equity (2) NABARD
through ‘P-Notes’. What is the full form (3) Bombay Stock Exchange
of ‘P-Notes’ ? (4) Ministry of Health
(1) Permanent Notes (5) None of these
(2) Purchase Notes 7. Which of the following
(3) Participatory Notes departments of the Government of
(4) Private Notes India is helping banks in disbursement
(5) None of these of rural credit by the banks ?
4. Who amongst the following was (1) Railways
the Captain of the Indian cricket team (2) State Road Transports
which won the Twenty20 World Cup- (3) Posts & Telegraph
2007 ? (4) Ministry of Health
(1) Yuvraj Singh (5) None of these
(2) M.S. Dhoni 8. Which of the following types of
(3) Rahul Dravid banks are allowed to operate foreign
(4) Sourav Ganguly currency accounts ?
(5) None of these (A) Foreign Banks
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TODAY, APRIL 2008 23
Paper I
State Bank
Probationary Officers’ Exam
October 2008 Question Papers (Fully Solved)

GENERAL AWARENESS/COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE


1. Which of the following is/are (1) Goa (2) Bihar (3) Tokyo (4) Beijing
true about the National Rainfed Area (3) Meghalaya (4) Sikkim (5) Mumbai
Authority (NRAA) which was in news (5) None of these 11. As we all know Cash Reserve
recently ? 5. The New Capital Adequacy Ratio (CRR) is the percentage of
(A) The NRAA was set up in 1955 Framework prescribed for the banks is the deposit banks keep in reserve
at the initiative of the then Prime commonly known as with them. This ratio is also known as
Minister J. L. Nehru. (1) Credit Policy (1) Repo Rate
(B) NRAA was established to co- (2) Monetary Policy (2) Reverse Repo Rate
ordinate the work of five (3) KYC Norms (3) SLR
Ministries associated with the (4) Basel Accord (4) Liquidity Ratio
development of rainfed areas. (5) None of these (5) None of these
(C) NRAA is now converted into a 6. The Paralympic Games in 12. Ghulam Nabi Azad was in the
Corporation of the same name. September 2008 were held at news recently as he has resigned from
(1) Only A (2) Only B (1) Tokyo (2) New York the post of the
(3) Only C (4) All A, B & C (3) Madrid (4) Stockholm (1) Governor, Jammu & Kashmir
(5) None of these (5) Beijing (2) Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir
2. The final results of the last 7. The recent report on Global (3) Governor, Jharkhand
economic census conducted in India in Development Finance released by the (4) Chief Minister, Jharkhand
the year 2005 were published recently. World Bank has projected India’s GDP (5) Governor, Manipur
Which of the following statement(s) is/ growth rate at which of the following 13. Which of the following is India’s
are true about the economic census ? levels ? Tax to GDP ratio ?
(A) Economic Census is basically the (1) 5% (2) 6% (3) 7% (1) 5% (2) 15%
data pertaining to growth in (4) 8% (5) 9% (3) 25% (4) 30%
employment opportunities. 8. Daiichi Sankyo has recently taken (5) None of these
(B) Economic Census is conducted over which of the following Companies/ 14. The next Non-Aligned Movement
every fifth year by the Ministry Corporations of Indian base ? Summit 2009 is scheduled to be held in
of Home Affairs. (1) Jet Airways (1) India (2) Egypt
(C) Only non-agricultural (2) Ranbaxy (3) Brazil (4) South Africa
establishments are covered in (3) Bhilai Steel Plant (5) None of these
economic census. (4) National Textiles Corporation 15. When an agent asks a customer
(1) Only A (2) Only B (5) None of these to invest in a Mutual Fund product
(3) Only C (4) All A, B & C 9. The sudden turn of events in the without telling him/her about the risks
(5) None of these economic environment globally, in the involved in the investment, the process
3. The Government of India is in last four to five months have resulted is termed as
the process of bringing some changes in slowing down of India’s economic (1) Mis-selling (2) Undertaking
and amendments in the existing Money growth. Which of the following is/are (3) Misappropriation of funds
Laundering Act. What are the changes the event(s) which has/have put their (4) Cross-selling
suggested in the law ? impact on Indian economy ? (5) None of these
(A) Some payment gateways like (A) Turmoil in US Credit market. 16. When a corporate entity wishes
Master and Visa Cards are (B) Large scale increase in the prices to raise money from the market it can
required to be discontinued with of crude oil and foodgrains. do that by issuing
immediate effect. (C) Adoption of Basel II norms by (1) Treasury Bills
(B) Money Transfer Services like the banks. (2) Memorandum of Association
Western Union should be (1) Only A (2) Only B (3) Kisan Vikas Patra
brought under the purview of the (3) Only C (4) Both A & B only (4) National Savings Certificate
Act. (5) All A, B & C (5) Commercial Papers
(C) A New Financial Intelligence Unit 10. Which of the following cities 17. Which of the following countries
will be set up to keep a check on is placed at the top of the list of has offered an aid of Rs. 1200 crores
huge cash transactions. cities found suitable for “Global for the second phase of India’s Universal
(1) Only A (2) Only B Commerce” compiled by the Master Elementary Education Scheme popularly
(3) Only C (4) All A, B & C Cards ? (Results of the survey were known as “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” ?
(5) None of these published recently in various financial (1) USA (2) France
4. Balmiki Prasad Singh has taken newspapers.) (3) Italy (4) Russia
over as the Governor of (1) London (2) New York (5) United Kingdom
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