Wednesday, September 17, 2014


1. Reusable optical storage will typically have the acronym:
a) CD 
b) DVD 
c) ROM
d) RW 
e) ROS

2. A ____ is the term used when a search engine returns a web page that matches the search criteria.
a) Blog 
b) Hit
 c) Link
d) View 
e) Success

3. Plotters print ____
a) with ball point pens
b) with ink pens
c) electrostatic ally
d) All of these
e) None of these

4. Which of the following is an abbreviation for a hardware programming language?
a) AHPL 
b) AFL 
c) ACM
d) APL 
e) LPM

5. A language based on graphic for use in education is:
e) None of these

6. Missing slot covers on a computer can cause?
a) Over heat
b) Power surges 
c) EMI
d) Incomplete path for ESD
e) None of the above

7. When installing PCI NICS you can check the IRQ availability by looking at:
a) Dip switches 
c) Jumper settings
d) Motherboard BIOS
e) CPU

8. What is the best ground for a conductive work bench?
a) AC outlet
b) Ground to bend
c) Another device
d) Chassis ground
e) None of the above

9. Which of the following codes is written into a serially accessed memory?
a) EOD code 
b) Gray code
c) Bar code 
d) Excess - 3 code
e) Unicode

10. What is the full form of "XP" in Windows XP?
a) XTRA Power
b) XTREME Programming
c) XTRA Process
d) XTREME power
e) None of these

11. The binary language consist(s) of _____ digit(s).
a) 8 
b) 2 
c) 1,000
d) 1 
e) 10

12. What beep codes could indicate a system board or power supply failure?
a) Steady short beep
b) No beep
c) One long continuous beep tone
d) Steady long beeps
e) All of the above

13. Which logic family dissipates the minimum power?
a) DTL 
b) TTL 
c) ECL
d) CMOS 
e) DDL

14. A positive AND gate is also a negative ___
a) NAND gate 
b) NOR gate
c) AND gate 
d) OR gate
e) XOR gate

15. In Power Point, the Header & Footer button can be found on the insert tab in what group?
a) Illustration sheets
b) Object group
c) Text group
d) Tables group
e) Excel sheet

16. The method of internet access that requires a phone line, but offers faster access speeds than dial - up the ___ connection.
a) Cable access
b) Satellite access
c) Fiber - optic services
d) Digital subscriber line (DSL)
e) Modem

17. In windows ME, what does ME stand for?
a) Millennium 
b) Micro - Expert
c) Macro - Expert
d) Multi - Expert
e) My - Expert

18. Which among the following is/ are interpreted language?
a) C 
b) C++ 
c) Java
d) Visual Basic
e) Both c and d

19. Who is the founder of the Oracle Corporation?
a) Bill Gates 
b) Dennis Retches
c) Bill Joy
d) Linux Thorvaldsen
e) Lars Ellison

20. Hardware includes:
a) All devices used to input data into a computer
b) Sets of instructions that a computer runs or executes
c) The computer and all the devices connected to it that are used to input and output data
d) All devices involved in processing information including the central processing unit, memory and storage
e) None of these

21. What tool is used to test serial and parallel ports?
a) High volt probe
b) Cable scanner
c) Loop backs (wrap plugs)
d) Sniffer
e) None of the above

22. From what location are the first computer instructions available on boot up?
b) CPU
c) boot.ini 
e) .bat

23. Which common bus specification provides the fastest data transfer rate?
a) VL bus 
b) ISA 
c) PCI
d) HTTP 
e) FTP

24. Which of the following protocol is used for downloading files to PC over internet?
a) FTP 
b) DNS 
d) SMTP 
e) ALU

25. All of the following are components of an information system except:
a) Software 
b) Culture
c) Hardware 
d) Producers
e) People

26. Which error detection method uses one's complement arithmetic?
a) Simple parity check
b) Checksum
c) Two - dimensional parity check
d) CRC 
e) CPU

27. ____ is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors
a) Tracking 
b) Formatting
c) Crashing 
d) Allotting
e) Hacking

28. Which ports connect special types of music instrument to sound cards?
a) BUS 
b) CPU 
c) USB
d) MIDI 

29. Raster images are also known as?
a) Bitmap images
b) Vector images
c) Clip art images
d) Multimedia images
e) JPJ images

30. CorelDraw is an example of a ___
a) Groupware application
b) Bit publishing package
c) Paint program
d) Graphic Suit
e) MS office

31. Users can interact in a fully immersed 3D environment using ___
a) Unstructured problems
b) Virtual reality 
d) Robotics 
e) Sympatric

32. Type one PC cards ___
a) are used only in desktops
b) are no longer being produced
c) are the thinnest of the PC cards
d) don't exist
e) have their own power source

33. What device protects against line deficiencies?
a) Surge protector 
b) UPS
c) Logic probe 
d) Capacitor
e) Syntax

34. The term that refers to the use of a computer or some other information device, connected through a network, to access information and services is ____.
a) Telecommuting 
b) Chatting
c) Online 
d) Email 
e) G mail

35. Word can work with all of the following types of documents except ____
a) soundtracks
b) world wide web pages
c) reports 
d) proposals
e) cover letters

36. ISP stands for ____.
a) Internet Select Provider
b) Internet Service Provider
c) Internet Serial Provider
d) Internet Service Pusher
e) Internet Service

37. Administrative supervision of database activities is the responsibility of the ___
a) Data base administrator
b) DP Manager
c) DB Manager
d) VP-DP administrator
e) PP -DP administrator

38. End-to-end connectivity is provided from host-to-host in ____
a) Network layer
b) Session layer
c) Data link layer
d) Transport layer
e) MAC layer

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

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Marketing Awareness Quick Notes

1. Market May Comprise of:
i. One seller and many buyers
ii. Many sellers and one buyer
iii. Many sellers and Many buyers
iv. Few sellers and Many buyers
v. Many sellers and Few buyers

2. A “likely” interested customer of the bank is termed as prospect.

3. In Marketing, calling on the prospective customers is known as a call.

4. Division of the whole market into relatively homogeneous groups is called Market Segmentation.

5. Marketing Guru Philip Kotler defines market segmentation as the subdivision of a market into homogeneous subjects of customers.

6. Marketing Mix: It is the set of marketing tools that a firm uses to pursue its marketing objectives in the target market.

7. E. Jerome McCarty proposed a classification of marketing mix in four key areas:
1. Product
2. Price
3. Place
4. Promotion

8. SWOT Analysis: A tool used by organization to help the firm to establish its strength.
S – Strengths
W – Weakness
O – Opportunity
T - Threats
Note: Strengths and Weakness are – Internal Function
Opportunity and Threats are - External Function

9. 4 Stages of Product Life Cycle (PLC):
i. Introduction
 ii. Growth
iii. Maturity
iv. Decline

10. Brand: Brand is defined as “a name, term, sign and symbol or a combination of these, that identifies the maker or seller of the product
11. Brand Equity: It refers to the value of the Brand.

12. JIT – Just in Time

13. MRTP – Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices

14. IMC – Integrated Marketing Communications

15. In Double win strategy customer gets price debate.

16. Monopoly (only one seller) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity, which relates to a single entity's control of a market to purchase a good or service.

17. Oligopoly (few sellers) which consists of a few entities dominating an industry.

18. MRP – Manufacturing Resource Planning

19. HNI – High Networth Individual

20. The Concept of Goriila Marketing is introduced by J.C. Levinson.

21. The Method of sending promotional items to clients is called Drip Marketing.

22. Marketing via e-mail falls under the category of direct marketing.

23. CTR (Click Through Rate) is related to Advertising metrics.

24. Creating a buzz in the industry is an example of Viral Marketing.

25. A non – traditional, low cost, flexible and highly effective marketing is termed as Goriila Marketing.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale - I Exam General Awareness Solved Paper (Morning & Evening) (Exam held in 7th September 2014)

1.    Which state in India has highest rural population - U.P

2.    Currency of Finland – Euro

3.    Capital of Egypt - Cairo

4.    2015 BRIS Summit- Ufa, Russia

5.    World diabetes day- 14th November

6.    Movie directed by Muzaffar Ali (film maker),Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award winner- Umrao Jaan

7.    Role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) appointed by RBI – as a 5th Deputy Governor of RBI

8.    Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa related to – Squash

9.    Dronacharya Award Selection Committee headed by- Ajitpal Singh

10.  RBI imposing a limit on ATM transactions. Which cities does come under this - Pune and Raipur

11.  The Nobel Prize 2013 in physics went to Brit Peter Higgs and - Belgian Francois Englert

12.  The Vijay Mallya Story written by - K Giriprakash

13.  The RBI issued draft guidelines for setting up small banks and payment banks, with a minimum capital of - 100 crore

14.  what we call -------(some story telling) in A.P and Telangana - Hari Katha

15.  Head of Governance of Boards of Banks in India - PJ Nayak

16.  Commercial Paper (CP) is issued in the form of - promissory note.

17.  Union cabinet approved Ken-Betwa river link which will benefit which two states - UP & MP

18.  Who got field’s medal by International Mathematical Union's (IMU)  - Manjul Bhargava

19.  Minister of Consumer Affairs, food & PD? Ramvilas Paswan

20.  How much capital to be infused in banks to meet Basel-III norms by 2018 as per union budget – Rs 2.40 lakh crore

21.  Capital of Australia? Canberra

22.  Which insurance company will insure under Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana - LIC

23.  Nimmo Bazgo hydropower project in which district of J&K- Leh

24.  Which country will host 7th IBSA summit – India

25.  RBI asked banks not to impose penalties on accounts not maintaining minimum balance on which of the following accounts? any inoperative account

26.  Which model of first ever Smartphone was launched in 1994?

27.  Max money that can remitted to Nepal from any of the NEFT-enabled branches in India – 50,000

28.  BKS Iyengar who passed away recently was a renowned - Yoga teacher

29.  DICGC does not cover insurance for which account?

30.  Funds for Deendayal Upadhya Gram Jyoti  Yojana - 500 cr

31.  Currency of Netherlands - Euro

32.  Human Rights day - Dec 10

33.  Largest indigenously built warship - INS kamorta

34.  RBI license given to which micro-finance company  - Bandhan

35.  AIMA full form - All India Management Association

36.  Business leader of the year award by AIMA was given to - Mr M. G. George Muthoot, Chairman, The Muthoot Group

37.  2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games to be held in - Nanjing, China

38.  Which country is largest wind power producer - China

39.  Definition of stale cheque in India - check that is 3 months or older than the date

40.  The concept of BRIC was introduced by which economist - James O'Niel

41.  Full form of CTS - Cheque Truncation System

42.  Roger Federer related to which game - Tennis

43.  Which bank launched first equated EMI on debit cards – ICICI

44.  24 engineering students died in river beas of Himachal Pradesh  which dam gates where open - Larji Dam

45.  Which of the following feature of RTGS is not true - It is used for small transactions

46.  Which state has Highest urban population according to census 2011 - Maharashtra

47.  Which Irish author Created the character Dracula - Bram Stoker

48.  Regulator of Forwards and Futures market – Forward Market Commission (FMC)

49.  Surya Kiran VII Exercise took place between - India & Nepal

50.  Rongali Bihu celebrated in which state – Assam

51.  Best parliamentarian award goes to Arun Jaitley and - Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav

52.   1st Smartphone created by IBM – IBM Simon

53.  Note which is partially- fully obliterated -mutilated Note

54.  E-BAAT full form - Electronic Banking Awareness and Technology 

55.  Health ministry launches "Anti tobacco campaign" named- Sunita 

56.  SIT head 4 black money- M.B. Shah

57.  RBI panel head who recommend CPI formula - Urjit Patel Committee 

58.  CTBT - Comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty 

59.  Chandraprabha wildlife sanctuary state- U.P. Varanasi

60.  FII is regulated by- SEBI

61.  1200 megawatt Lanco power plant in Udupai established by which company- Adani group

62.  According to railway minister in rail budget how many people travel daily by train- 23 million

63.  JUAL ORAM  Ministry of Tribal Affairs come from which constituency- Sundarghar, Odisha

64.  First Skill Development Centre – Jaipur, Rajasthan

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Union Bank of India Recruitment of Various Posts

Applications are invited for the following posts.
  1. Dealer (Specialized Segment): 03 Posts
    Qualifications: Post Graduation degree in Finance/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Commerce from a university/ institution/ board recognised by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies. Or MBA/ PGDBM in Finance from a university/ institution/ board recognised by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies. And Literacy in Computer Operations and Word processing/ computing skills.
  2. Dealer (Specialized Segment): 07 Posts
    Qualifications: Post Graduation degree in Finance/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Commerce from a university/ institution/ board recognised by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies. Or MBA/ PGDBM in Finance from a university/ institution/ board recognized by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies. And Literacy in Computer Operations and Word processing/ computing skills.
  3. Equity Research Analyst (General Segment): 01 Post
    Qualifications: MA in Economics or MBA in finance from a university/ institution/ Board recognised by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies. The Applicant having PhD degree in Economics from a university/ institution/ board recognised by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies & CAIIB will be given preference.
How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only. 

Last Date: 23-Sept-2014

For more details, please visit:

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in Associate Banks of State Bank of India. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India,apply before 18/09/2014.
Advertisement No. : CRPD/PO/AB/2014-15/04
Job Location : All India
Job Details :
Post Name : Probationary Officers
  • No. of Vacancy : 2986 Posts.
  • Pay Scale : Rs.14500-25700/-
Bank                  Vacancies
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Eligibility Criteria : 
  • Educational Qualification : Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Candidate having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before the eligiblity date.
Nationality : Indian
Age Limit : Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.09.2014 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1984 and not later than 01.09.1993 .
Selection Process :
Phase I : Examination consisting Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Objective Test will be online. Immediately after the online Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered. Questions relating to Descriptive Test will be available on computer (Online) and candidates will have to write the answers on the answer sheet (Offline) provided to them on Paper/Pen mode.
(i) Objective Test : The Objective Test with 2hours duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
Syllabus :  
  1. Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
  2. Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
  3. Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
  4. Test of Reasoning (High Level)
Note : The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
(ii) Descriptive Test : The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration (50marks) will be of “Test of English Language (comprehension, short prĂ©cis, letter writing & essay)”. The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
b) Phase  II : Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)  ;  The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview.
Note : For Final Selection the candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-I and Phase-II separately.
Application Fee :
  • SC / ST / PWD : Rs.100/-(Intimation Charges only).
  • All other : Rs.500/- (App. fee and intimation charges).
Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges either through the ONLINE mode or the OFFLINE mode.
(i) Offline mode : The system will generate a cash voucher/ challan form pre-printed with the candidate’s details which will be required to be presented at any State Bank of India branch counter with the requisite fee. On payment of the requisite fee through computer generated challan form, registration of the online application will be complete.
(ii) Online mode : The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking.
How to Apply : Candidates will be required to register themselves online first through Bank’s website or between 01-09-2014 to 18-09-2014.
Important Dates:
  • Starting Date of online Registration of Application : 01-09-2014.
  • Last Date to Apply : 18/09/2014.
  • Payment of Application Fees On-Line : 01-09-2014 to 18-09-2014.
  • Payment of Application Fees Off-Line : 03-09-2014 to 20-09-2014.