Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BANK EXAMS GENERAL AWARENESS PRACTICE QUESTIONS


1.Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawathi has proposed to split Uttar Pradesh into four states. Which of the following is not one of them?
1) Purvanchal
2) Bundelkhand
3) Gorkhaland
4) Awadh Pradesh
5) Paschim Pradesh

2.Which of the following days is celebrated as the National Press Day? (The Press Council of India started functioning on this day in 1966)
1) October 16
2) November 16
3) September 16
4) May 11
5) November 11

3. Binita Soren and Sheelarani Mahato have become the first women mountaineers to climb Mount Saser Kangri in the Eastern Karakoram Range of Himalayas in Ladakh. To which state do they belong?
1) Assam
2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Jharkhand
4) Manipur
5) Tripura

4.KB Kookmin Bank has its headquarters in which of the following countries?
1) Japan 2) Singapore 3) South Korea
4) Philippines
5) North Korea

5.Who has been honored as the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) player of the year for 2011?
1)CarolineWozniacki (Denmark)
2) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
3)Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)
4) Maria Sharapova (Russia)
5) Vera Zvonareva (Russia)

6.Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee released a Rs.150 coin to mark 150 years of which of the following institutions in November 2011?
1) Reserve Bank of India 2) State Bank of India
3) Election Commission
4)Union Public Service Commission
5)Comptroller & Auditor General

7.The United States of America signed a security agreement with which of the following countries in November 2011? (Under this agreement 250 U.S. Marines would be stationed in that country)
1) Australia
2) Indonesia
3) Singapore
4) Malaysia
5) China

8.Global energy, healthcare, technological and industrial products major Siemens is plan-ning to invest about Rs.1700 crore in India. Siemens belongs to which of the following countries?
1) Canada
2) Germany
3) Sweden
4) Norway
5) USA

9.The Union Cabinet has agreed for what per cent of Foreign Direct Investment in the pension sector?
1) 20%
2) 49%
3) 26%
4) 100%
5) None of these

10.The Presidents Cup is held once in every two years. It is related to which of the following sports/ games?
1) Cricket
2) Horse Racing
3) Golf
4) Soccer
5) None of these

11.Who is the author of the book 'Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance'?
1) Barack Obama
2) Nelson Mandela
3) Abraham Lincoln
4) Martin Luther King Jr
5) None of these

12.Which of the following cups/trophies is associated with the game of Hockey?
1) Duleep Trophy
2) Merdeka Cup
3) Ranji Trophy
4) Aga Khan Cup
5) Vijay Hazare Trophy

13.Which of the following books is written by V.S.Naipaul?
1) Midnight's Children
2) In a Free State
3) The God of Small Things
4) Inheritance of Loss
5) The White Tiger

14.Who among the following is not a banker?
1) Shika Sharma
2) Renu Challu
3) Chanda Kochhar
4) Kiran Majumdar Shaw
5) Nainalal Kidwai

15.Which of the following organizations/institutions has its headquarters in Manila?
1) Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
2) Association of South East Asian Nations
3) Asian Development Bank
4) South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
5) North Atlantic Treaty Organization

16. Which of the following indust-ries is/are owned by the Hinduja Group?
1) Ashok Leyland
2) Hindalco
3) Suzlon Energy
4) Wipro
5) All the above

17. Who is the author of the books 'The Structure of the Universe' and 'Current Issues in Cosmology'?
1) Stephen Hawking
2) Jayant Narlikar
3) Albert Einstein
4) S.Chandrasekar
5) None of these

18. Which of the following terms is not associated with Global Warming?
1) CFCs
2) Carbon di Oxide emission
3) Sub prime crisis
4) Ozone depletion
5) Greenhouse effect

19.Who is the author of the book 'The Golden Gate'?
1) Anita Desai
2) Amitav Ghosh
3) Kiran Desai
4) Vikram Seth
5) None of these

20. Which of the following is not associated with the financial/ banking sector in India?
1) NSE
2) SEBI
3) ISRO
4) NABARD
5) SIDBI

21. Who was honored with this year's Confucius Peace Prize given by China?
1) Angela Merkel
2) Barack Obama
3) Vladimir Putin
4) Manmohan Singh
5) None of these

22.Who headed the committee on Tax Reforms?
1) Vijay Kelkar
2) Raja Chellaiah
3) Y.V.Reddy
4) Usha Thorat
5) None of these

23. Rohan Bopanna excelled in which of the following sports/ games?
1) Chess
2) Squash
3) Golf
4) Lawn Tennis
5) Table tennis

24. Which of the following is a food crop?
1) Cotton
2) Jute
3) Maize
4) Castor
5) Sun hemp

25.Vedanta Resources is related to which of the following areas?
1) Banking
2) Mining
3) Textiles
4) Cement
5) None of these

26. Which of the following terms is used in Banking?
1) Zero Hour
2) Equinox
3) Epicenter
4) Interest Rate Swap
5) Privilege Motion

27.Who is the author of the book 'Half a Life'?
1) V.S.Naipaul
2) Ved Mehta
3) Ved Marwah
4) Mark Tully
5) None of these

28.Which is the largest producer of power in India?
1) Adani Power
2) Tata Power
3) NTPC
4) Reliance Power
5) None of these

29.Parupalli Kashyap is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Athletics
2) Badminton
3) Chess
4) Squash
5) None of these

30.Golden Globe Awards are associated with which of the following fields?
1) Literature
2) Journalism
3) Films
4) Sports
5) None of these

31.Who is the author of the book 'Goodbye Shahzadi', a biography of Benazir Bhutto?
1) Asif Ali Zardari
2) Shyam Bhatia
3) Fatima Bhutto
4) Javier Moro
5) None of these

32.Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is bestowed on an individ-ual in the movie industry whose humanitarian efforts have brou-ght credit to show business. Who was given this award for the year 2011?
1) Shakira
2) Angelina Jolie
3) Oprah Winfrey
4) Jennifer Lopez
5) Julia Roberts

33.Which of the following is considered as the world's largest social security programme?
1) JNNURM
2) MGNREGA
3) IAY
4) VAMBAY
5) MMS

34.PAKSAT-1R, Pakistan's first communication satellite, was put into orbit by which of the following countries in August 2011?
1) USA
2) Iran
3) Russia
4) China
5) None of these

35.Who was appointed the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India in August 2011?
1) Alok Misra
2) Rajiv Takru
3) Rohit Nandan
4) M.D.Mallya
5) None of these

36.Amar Kant is a renowned writer in which of the following languages?
1) Hindi
2) Kannada
3) Tamil
4) Oriya
5) None

37.J.Harinarayana is the chairman of which of the following institutions?
1) SEBI
2) IRDA
3) CCI
4) CII
5) None of these

38.Vijender Singh is associated with which of the following sports/ games?
1) Athletics
2) Shooting
3) Basketball
4) Archery
5) None of these

39.Which of the following is not a public sector bank?
1) Allahabad Bank
2) Bank of India
3) Bank of Maharashtra
4) South Indian Bank
5) Indian Bank

40.Who among the following is not a politician?
1) Omar Abdullah
2) Sachin Pilot
3) Kamal Nath
4) Kapil Sibal
5) K.C.Chakraborty

41.Somdev Devvarman is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Cricket
2) Hockey
3) Tennis
4) Football
 5) None of these

42.Which of the following banks headquarters is located in Kolkata?
1) UCO Bank
2) Syndicate Bank
3) Vijaya Bank
4) Canara Bank
5) Corporation Bank

43.Which of the following organizations is working for the welfare of women?
1) CRY
2) SEWA
3) FICCI
4) ASSOCHAM
5) None of these

44. Which of the following countries is not a member of SAARC?
1) India
2) China
3) Pakistan
4) Sri Lanka
5) Nepal

45.Which of the following terms is used in Banking?
1) Cold chain
2) Atomic Number
3) Current Account
4) Derby
5) None of these

46.Which of the following schemes provides good healthcare servi-ces in rural areas?
1) MGNREGA
2) IAY
3) ASHA
4) Kutir Jyothi
5) None of these

47.Which of the following is manufactured by POSCO?
1) Cement
2) Nuclear power
3) Steel
4) Textiles
5) None of these

48. Lee Myung-bak is the President of which of the following countries?
1) South Korea
2) Singapore
3) Philippines
4) North Korea
5) None of these

49.Who is the Railway Minister of India?
1) Jaipal Reddy
 2) Dinesh Trivedi
3) Mamata Banerjee
4) Ambika Soni
5) None of these

50.Which of the following books is written by Maxim Gorky?
1) The Mother
2) War and Peace
3) As You Like It
4) Hamlet
5) Othello

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