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SBI Clerks General Awareness Practice Questions with Key

1. The main aim of Commercial bank is ........?
1) to help the people
2) to lend the agriculture sector
3) to provide free drafts to the business man
4) to establish ATMs
5) to earn profit

2. The commercial bank may be .........?
1) Private Bank 2) Public Sector Bank
3) Foreign Bank 4) Urban Bank
5) Any bank

3. Which among the following is not a commercial bank?
1) SBI 2) ICICI 3) NABARD 4) HDFC 5) Citi Bank

4. In the commercial bank the government share ........?
1) must be 10 %
2) must not be less than 49 %
3) must be nil
4) may be any percent
5) must be least 51 %

5. License for Commercial banks given by ........?
1) SEBI 2) RBI 3) Ministry of Finance
4) Ministry of Trade and Commerce
5) CDSL

6. On 30th June 2011, RBI in a notification said the total foreign banks working in India are ........?
1)14 2) 25 3) 33 4) 51 5) 37

7. The highest number of branches hold by a foreign bank in India is ........It is having 96 branches?
1) HSBC 2) Citi Bank 3) RBS 4) Deutsche Bank
5) Standard Charted bank

8. On 30th August, RBI said the new private banks should not have more than ........percent of foreign holding?
1) 51 2) 50 3) 90 4)15 5) 49

9. On 9th September 2011,........got Rs. 1400 cr from HDFC to build Data centre?
1) Tata Tele 2) Vodafone 3) Idea Cellular 4) Bharati Airtel
5) Reliance Communications

10. Banking Sector belongs to ........?
1) Agriculture 2) Service 3) Industrial 4) Core 5) Miscellaneous

11. World's largest bank by profit?
1) Citi Bank 2) ANZ bank 3) ICBC 4) RBS 5) SBI

12. On 2nd September 2011, ICICI opened its second branch in ........ after getting Qualifying Full Banking privilege?
1) Malyesia 2) USA 3) Australia 4) Myanmar 5) Singapore

13. Expand NOHC?
1) No Operative Holding Company
2) Nice Operative Holding Company
3) No Operations Holding Company
4) New Operative Holding Company
5) Non-Operative Holding Company

14. Biggest lender in Switzerland, UBS promoted ........ as head of its investment banking unit in India?
1) Deepak Parekh 2) Ashok Mittal
3) Babi Zindal 4) Chanda Kocchar
5) Vikram Pandit

15. Foreign Banks list given in India. Pick the wrong combination (according to their incorporation)?
1) AB Bank Ltd-Pakistan
2) Royal Bank of Scotland-Netherlands
3) Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Ltd-UAE
4) American Express Banking Corporation-USA
5) Antwerp Diamond Bank-Belgium

16. DBS bank limited has a branch in India. Its head office is in ........
1) Hongkong 2) USA 3) Germany 4) Singapore 5) Japan

17. As per World bank report by 2025 6 economies in the world contribute more than half of all global growth. They are China, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Russia and ........?
1) India 2) Pakistan 3) Iran 4) Saudi Arabia 5) Australia

18. ........can not be accepted as the deposit in the bank?
1) Cash 2) Cheque 3) Silver 4) Gold 5) Demand Draft

19. On October 4, 2011 Moody's - one of the big three rating agencies downgraded SBI rating from C minus to ........?
1) D minus 2) E plus 3) D minus 4) FF 5) D Plus

20. The place of trading in money and shortterm financial assets that are 'close substitute to money' is called ........?
1) Call Market 2) Share buying Market
3) Viable Market 4) Fixed Market
5) Money Market

21. New issue of shares are made in ........?
1) Secondary Market
2) On line Secondary market
3) SENSEX market
4) Primary Market
5) None

22. Capital Market divided in to ........?
1) Secondary Market and Bull Market
2) Bull Market and Bell Market
3) Primary Market and Secondary Market
4) Primary Market and Government Bond Market
5) All of above

23. Secondary Market regulated by ........?
1) RBI 2) TRAI 3) NABARD 4) SEBI 5) All of above

24. Rights issue mean ........?
1) New shares cannot be issued to old share holders
2) Old shares can be exchanged with new shares
3) Sale of securities to existing share holders
4) Sale of securities to old share holders
5) None

25. The term not used in Secondary Market?
1) Bull 2) Badla 3) Settlement Day 4) SENSEX 5) IPO

26. On 19 September 2011, the 'Mission Poorna Shakthi' launched. It is ........
1) Woman Health Programme
2) Solar Light System
3) Literacy for all woman programme
4) Full employment for women in Tribal areas alone
5) Woman Empowerment Programme

27. Mission Poorna Shakti was launched in ........?
1) Sikkim 2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Rajasthan 4) Bihar
5) Madhya Pradesh

28. 'Sayonara Nuclear power' is movement against nuclear power took place in ........on 19th September 2011?
1) France 2) Japan 3) UK 4) Japan 5) Australia

29. Miss Universe got by Leila Lopes. She is Miss........?
1) Turkey 2) Japan 3) Angola 4) India 5) Zimbwabe

30. Angola capital is Luanda and its currency is ........?
1) Kwanza 2) Dollar 3) Taka 4) Escudo 5) Rupee

31. World police and Fire games held in .........?
1) Paris 2) New Delhi 3) New York 4) Tokyo 5) Mumbai

32. On 9 September 2011, G 7 finance ministers meet held in
........?
1) UK 2) Germany 3) USA 4) Australia 5) France

33. .......Patrick Makau world men's marathon record (two hours, three minutes and 38 seconds) in the Berlin Marathon ?
1) Kenyan 2) Jamican 3) Russian 4) Austrailan 5) Sri Lankan

34. Kenya capital is ........?
1) Nairobi 2) Lusaka 3) Lisbon 4) Cairo 5) Pattai

35. On the eve of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan birth day (September 5)........day celebrated?
1) L awyers 2) Pilots 3) Politics 4) Devotional 5) Teachers

36. The First World Education Summit ( WES) 2011 recently held in........?
1) Switzerland 2) Japan 3) France 4) Nigeria 5) India

37. The world Cost of Living Report by Economist Intelligence Unit said the costliest city in the world is........?
1) New York 2) Ankara 3) London 4) New Delhi 5) Tokyo

38. Indian highest lake is Cho-Lhamu Lake located in ........
1) Jammu & Kashmir 2) Madhya Pradesh 3) Uttar Pradesh 4) Sikkim
5) Tamilnadu

39. National Nutrition week celebrates ........?
1) 14-21September 2) October 14-21
3) January 5-12 4) September 1-7
5) None of above

40. Hindi Divas celebrates on .........?
1) 8 October 2) 14 October
3) 14 September 4) 25 December
5) None

41. World Heart day 2011 celebrated on ........?
1)12 September 2) 18 September
3) 29 September 4) 1 September
5) None

42. 'God is a River' written by ........?
1) Arundhathi Roy 2) Mona Verma
3) Meghnath Sahay 4) Chetan Bhagat
5) None

43. Durand cup belongs to ........
1) Cricket 2) Volley Ball 3) Tennis 4) Foot Ball 5) None

44. Denmark first lady Prime Minister is ........?
1) Atifete Jahjaga
2) Yingluck Shinawatra
3) Rosario Fernandez
4) Hellie Thoring Schmidt
5) Micheline Calmy-Rey

45. The former President of Afghanistan killed in suicide bomb recently is........?
1) Benajer Bhutto 2) Gadaffi
3) Abdulla 4) Yousaf Raja Gilani
5) Burhanuddin Rabbani

46. ........has won the ICC spirit of Cricket Award?
1) Sachin 2) Dravid 3) Dhoni 4) Hayden 5) None

47. The first cricketer to play in 100 test wins is ........?
1) Shane Warne 2) Sachin 3) Dravid 4) Mathew Hayden
5) Ricky Ponting

48. Peoples' Friendship Award got by .........at the 68th Venice Film Festival?
1) Preity Zinta 2) Lata Mangeshkar
3) Amitab Bacchan 4) sharuk 5) None

49. A mother of two children.........became the first woman Jawan in the Army( combat Unit)?
1) Shanti Tigga 2) Anjali Javeri
3) Bachendra Pal 4) Sukanya Roy 5) None

50 .The formidable Samajwad Party Leader and Rajyasabha member inducted in the Vote for Cash scam is .........?
1) Amitab Bacchan 2) Subhod Kanth Sahay
3) Suresh Kalmadi 4) Sadiq Battchu
5) Amar Singh

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