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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BANK OF BARODA PROBATIONARY OFFICERS EXAM., 201 (Held on 13-3-2011) General Socio-Economic and Banking Awareness


1. Trade Ministers of Key WTO member countries including India held a meeting at Davos in Switzerland on January 29, 2011. which one of the following was lhe purpose of this meeting?
(A) Negotiations for free trade
(B) Negotiations to abolish Rest trictive Trade Practices
(C) Issues relating to agricult tural subsidies
(D) Negotiations for a global trade deal
(E) To include Pakistan and Iran as members
2. which one of the following advices has/have been given by leading Economists to Finance Minister during their pre-budget meeting with him?
1. To take measures to boost farm productivity only.
2. To improve supply of agric culuural products only.
3. To reduce the fiscal deficit only.

(A) Only 1 (B) Only 2
(C) Only3 (D) All  1,2and3
(E) Only 1 and 2

3. As per recent newspaper reports, which one of the following count tries has signed highest number of deals to get global project finance-??
(A) Australia (B) USA
(C) Saudi Arabia (D) Spain
(E) India
4. Which of the following terms is
used in Banking Field-?n
(A) Interest Rate Swap
(B) Input Devices
(C) Sedimentary
(D) Zero Hour
(E) Privilege Motion
5. To which of the following States has the Asian Development Bank given a loan of
$ 90 m for development of Power projects?

(A) Himachal Pradesh
(B) West Bengal
(C) Tripura
(D) Arunachal Pradesh
(E) Assam
6. On which one
of the following issues can SEBI penalize any company in India 
1. Violation of Banking Regulation Act.
2. Violation of foreign portfolio investment guidelines.
3. For violation of Negotiable Instrument Act.
(A) Only 1
(B) All 1,2and3
(C) Only 1 and 2
(D) Only 2 and 3
(F) Only2 

7. In the opinion of the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, which one of the following is the reason owing to which India's inflation is accelerating?
(A) Excess liquidity in market
(B) Speculation in essential goods
(C) Higher
food cost
(D) Commodities futures
(E) None of these
8. In opinion of the RB!, which one
of the following is/are a threat to
the smooth functioning of Indian
1. Rising input costs.
2. High interest rates.
3. Inflation only.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only I and 2
(D) Only 3
(E) All  1,2and3

9. For which one of the following reasons Government of India has decided to waive off upfront payment of 1,400 to be made by each customer located in rural areas to get LPG connection?

1. To help villagers to use LPG in place of firewood? keros ene.
2. To help villagers to save kerosene for agricultural activities.
3. To lure villagers to use L[’G which is of substandard quality and not
fit for indust trial use,
(A) Only 1 (B) Only 2
(C) Only 3 (D) Only 1 and 2
(E) Only2and3

10. Expand the term ALM as used in
Banking/Finance sector?
(A) Asset Liability Mismatch
(B) Asset Liability Maturity
(C) Asset Liability Management
(D) Asset Liability Manpower
(E) None of these
11. Who amongst the following is
the author of the book ‘Half a
(A) Mark Tullv
(B) Deepak chopra
(C) Chetan Bhagat
(D) Ved Mehta
(E) V. S, Naipaul
12. In which one of the following states, village level marketing platform has been set up for the first time in the country ?
(A) Haryana (B) Maharashtra
(C) Gujarat (D) Bihar
(E) Kerala

13. The RBI has asked banks to spell out their Policy, procedures and size of the business on which of the following aspects of banki in?
(A) On-shore banking
(B) O11-shore banking
(C) Investments in secondary market
(D) Wealth management
(E) None of these 

14. Which of the following organizat iios? has given a US $ 1m72 billion loan to India to build roads in rural areas-?a
(A) Asian Development Bank
(B) International Monetary Fund
(C) Bill Gates Foundation USA
(D) World Bank
(E) None of these
15. which one of the following advices has been given by finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to Chartered Accounts?
(A) They must highlight the credit risks
(B) They must highlight the operational risks
(C) They must bring to the notice of Government tax evasions
(D) They must be vigilant against ‘window dressing’ of companies
(E) None of these

16. who amongst the following has asked banks to adopt 'six step’ approach to prevent diversion of funds by the companies?
(A) Company
All of these
17. which one of the following
countries has been invited to join
(A) Indonesia
(B) Bangladesh
(C) South Africa
(E) Argentina
18. Who is Nicolas Sarkozy?
(A) French Prime Minister
(B) French President
(C) Russian Prime Minister
(D) Russian President
None of these 
19. Through which one of the following sources domestic funds are
raised by Companies?
1. IPO only
2. FPO only
3. Commercial papers. 

(A) Only 3
(B) All 1, 2 and 3
(C) Only I and 3
(D) Only1
(E) Only 1 and 2
20. Which one of the following was the reason owing to which Govt. wants Reserve Bank of India to tighten prudential norms for NBFCs?
(A) To reduce liquidity in the market
(B) It is as per Basel II requirement
(C) It is as per Bank for International Settlement (BLS) directives
(D) It is to protect NBFCs from any impact of possible economic slowdown
(E) None of these 

21. According to World Economic Forum, which one of the followi in? risks is the greatest risk faced by the world in the year 2011-?s
(A) Credit Risk
(B) Country Risk
(C) Counter-party Risk
(D) Sovereign Default Risk
(E) None of these
22. Which one of the following decision? has been taken by Govt. in respect of MGNREGA?
(A) The wages should be revised by the State Governments
(B) The wages are to be revised by Planning Commission
(C) The District Authorities who allot work can give differential wages
(D) The wages shall he linked to inflation
(E) None of these

23. What are teaser loan rates charged by banks??
(A) fixed rate of interest charged by banks
(B) Floating rate
of interest charged by banks
(C) Rate
of interest in the initial period is less and goes up subsequently
(D) Rate
of interest in the initial period is more and it goes down subsequently
(E) None of these 

24. On which one of the following subjects J’ranah Sen Committee has submitted its recommend dations to the Govt. of India-?n
(B) Food Security
(C) Inflation
(D) Food processing industries
(E) None of lhese
25, Expand the term CIEA as used
in administrative circles—
(A) Cabinet Committee on
External Affairs
(B) Cabinet Committee on
Economic Affairs
(C) Cabinet Council on External
(D) Cabinet Council on Economic Affairs
(E) None of these

26. with which one of the following games, Baichung Bhutia is asso iiated-
(A) Hockey (B) Golf
(C) Kabaddi (D) Football
(E) Tennis
27. What the full form of the term
LIBOR as used in financial
banking sectors?
(A) Local Indian Bank Offered
(B) London-India Bureau of
(C) Liberal International Bank
Official Ratio
(D) London Inter Bank Offered
(E) None of these 

2s. In which one of the following
States, Patratu Thermal Power
Plant is proposed to be set up?
(A) Madhva Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) Jharkhand
(D) west Bengal
(E) Kerala
29. On the basis of which of the
following reasons, IMF has projected India's GDP growth at 88
per cent in 2010-11 ?
1. Strong industrial growth.
2. Strong farm sector growth.
3. High domestics consumption demand.
(A) Only 1 (B) Only 2
(C) Only 3 (D) Only 1
and 3
(E) Only 2 and 3 

30. Who amongst the following is
the ICC Cricketer of the year?
(A) Sachin Tendulkar
Kevin Pietersen
(C) M. S. Dhoni
(D) Sanath Jayasuriya
(E) None of these
31. who is Montek Singh Ahluwalia?
(A) Chairman, Planning Commimission
Dy. Chairman, Planning
(C) Commerce Secretary, GOI
(D) Economic Advisor to Prime
(E) None of these
32. Who amongst the following
is the Prime Minister of Australia at present?
(A) Julia Gillard
(B) Kevin Rudd
(C) Dilma Rousseff
(D) Sebastian Vettel
(E) None of these

33. Expand the term FSDC which is used in financial sectors?
(A) Financial Security
and Development Council
(B) Financial Stability and Development Council
(C) Fiscal
Security and Devel opmment Council
(D) Fiscal Stability and Devel oopment Council
(E) None of these
34. According to US Department of Agriculture, which one of the following countries in the world is the largest producer of dairy products?
(A) Australia (B) USA
(C) China (D) Norway
(E) India
35. with which one of the following games is ‘Tiger Woods’ associated-
(A) Golf (B) Swimming
(C) Tennis (D) Table Tennis
(E) Badminton

36. which one of the following is
largest producer of power in
(A) Reliance Power
(B) Tata Power
(C) National Hydro Power
(D) Adani Power

37. For which one of the following States, centre has appointed interlocutors ?
(A) H.P. (B) J&K
(C) Nagaland (D) Manipur
(E) None of these
38. Expand
the term GSLV—
(A) Geosynchronous Satellite
Launch Vehicle
Global Satellite Launch
(C) Geosynchronous Station
Launch Vehicle
(D) Global Station Launch
(E) None of these

39. For which one of the following reasons Basel II norms are to be followed by Commercial Banks?
(A) Risk management
(B) Adoption of international accounting standards
(C) Restriction on bonus paym ments to bank executives
(D) Transparency in disclosures
(E) None of these
40. With which one of the following
sports, the name of Parupalli
Kashyap is associated is
(A) Chess (B) Tennis
(C) Badminton (D) Athletics
(E) None of these
41. Which of the following terms is
used in cricket?
(A) Centre forward
(B) Goal
(C) Love
(E) Bull's eve 

43. ‘Goodbye Shahzadi’ is a book
written by—
(A) ShyamBhatia
(B) AshokMehta
(C) Janardhan Thakur
(D) Arun Gandhi
(E) None of these

44. Malavalamn writer Akkithom Achyuthan Namhhodiri will be the recipient of which of the following awards?
(A) Jnanpith Award
(B) Pulitzer Prize
(C) Best Asian Author
(D) Kalidas Sanman
(E) Arjuna Award
45. With which one of the following sports, Narain Karthikeyen is connected?
(A) F-1
(B) Tennis
(C) Badminton
(D) Table Tennis
(E) Snooker
46. In which one of the following
States, Sabarimala temple is
located ?
(A) Tamil Nadu (B) A.I’.
(C) Kerala (D) Karnataka
(E) None of these

47. which one of the following will set up core banking infrastruct ture for rural banks?
(E) None of these
48. Who is Robert Zoelick?
(A) IMF Chief
(B) World Bank President
(C) ADB President
(D) Chief UNIDO
(E) None of these
49. Justice K. G. Balakrishnan is
holding the post of—
(A) Chief Justice of !ndia
(B) Chairman, National Human
Rights Commission
(C) Cabinet Secretary, Govt. of
(D) Revenue Secretary, Govt. of
(E) None of these

50. Mehbooba Multi belongs to which one of the following polit tical parties?
(A) National Conference
(D) Janta Dal
(E) None of these

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