IBPS PO CWE GENERAL AWARENESS Questions

IBPS Exam solved Papers. IBPS Bank PO (CWE) Question Paper with answers for Reasoning, Quatitative Aptitude and General Awareness held on March 2012.


IBPS Bank PO CWE March 2012 GENERAL AWARENESS Questions
1. The Name of Abdul Karim Telgi is associated with:
(1) Oil for Food scam
(2) Stamp Paper scam
(3) Fodder scam
(4) MP LAD’s Fund scam
(5) Shares scam

2. Match the following books with their authors:
(A) In Line of Fire (i) Pervez Musharraf
(B) My Name is Red (ii) Orhan Pamuk
(C) Call of Honour (iii) Sagarika Ghose
(D) Blind Faith (iv) Jaswant Singh
A B C D
(1) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(2) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(3) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(4) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(5) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
3. Consider the following statements about Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission:
(i) The budget for the scheme is approximately Rs 1000 crore.
(ii) It will cover 100 cities having population over one million.
(iii) It is aimed at infrastructure and the poor.
 Which of the above is NOT true?
(1) (iii) only
(2) (i) and (ii) only
(3) (i) and (iii) only
(4) All (i), (ii) and (iii)
(5) None of the above


4. The Tarapore Committee Report is concerned with which of the following:
(1) SEZs 
(2) SBI 
(3) RBI 
(4) Exim policy 
(5) Capital A/c convertibility

5. Out of the following options regarding the Railway Budget announcements, 2006, which of these is not true?
(1) Major railway stations will have ATMs and cybercafes
(2) Central budgetary support of nearly Rs 7500 crores
(3) AC fares brought down
(4) The railways generated resources worth Rs 13,000 crores internally
(5) Railway safety fund was Rs 100 crores

6. Afghan President Hamid Karzai was recently awarded:
(1) Indira Gandhi prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2005
(2) Gandhi Peace Prize, 2005
(3) Right Livelihood Award, 2006
(4) Nobel Prize for Peace, 2006
(5) Mother Teresa International Award, 2006

7. Which of the following has completed 50 years in 2006?
(1) HDFC 
(2) RBI 
(3) LIC
(4) BARC 
(5) SBI

8. Which of these matchings of recently appointed persons is not correct?
(1) A.K. Antony—Foreign Minister
(2) M.M. Singh—Chairman of Planning Commission
(3) Sureesh Mehta—Chief of Naval Staff
(4) M. Nair—Chief of ISRO
(5) N. Gopalaswami—Chief Election Commissioner

9. What is the ‘Book of Life’ related to?
(1) Book which received Booker prize, 2006
(2) A new book on zoology
(3) A comprehensive dictionary on various life-forms on earth.
(4) The Human Genome Project
(5) Peace efforts in various nations

10. Who was recently invited by the U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to deliver a lecture on poverty alleviation?
(1) Anil Ambani
(2) Lalu Prasad Yadav
(3) Swami Ramdev
(4) Atal Behari Vajpayee
(5) Pandit Ravi Shankar

11. Given below is the list of Forbes’ powerful women and their fields/posts.:
(A) ICICI Bank (i) Sonia Gandhi
(B) Pepsico (ii) Lalita Gupte
(C) German Chancellor (iii) Indra Nooyi
(D) Congress Chief (iv) Angela Merkel
Which of these matchings is correct:
A B C D
1. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
2. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
3. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
4. (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
5. (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)

12. Considering the Tarapore Atomic Power Plant-3, which of these facts is TRUE?
1. It has 540 MW capacity
2. It is India’s 3rd such plant
3. India’s nuclear energy capacity now goes upto 3890 MW
4. It is situated in Maharashtra
(1) All the above are true
(2) 1, 2 only are true
(3) 1, 2, 3 are true
(4) 1, 3, 4 are true
(5) Only 3, 4 are true

13. On the basic needs of LPG and kerosene, approximately how much a cylinder and a litre, did the government subsidize in early 2006?
(1) Rs 220 and Rs 12
(2) Rs 250 and Rs 20
(3) Rs 300 and Rs 30
(4) Rs 180 and Rs 10
(5) None of the above

14. The per capita income in India is estimated by:
(1) Census Commission
(2) Central Bank
(3) RBI
(4) Joint Parliamentary Committee
(5) Central Statistical Organisation

15. The Health Ministry has planned to set standards of aerated water, following the controversy between the soft-drink giants and the NGO, Centre for Science and Environment. What is the tentative period assigned for this?
(1) by December 2006
(2) by January 2007
(3) by August 2007
(4) by March 2007
(5) by December 2007

16. Roughly how many years has the economic liberalisation programme completed in India?
(1) 5 
(2) 10 
(3) 15 
(4) 20 
(5) 50

17. Which of the following is correctly matched?
1. Asit Biswas—Stockholm Water Prize
2. Chandrakanta—Vyas Samman
3. Devi Cherian—Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman
(1) 1 and 2 (2) 2 and 3 (3) Only 1 (4) Only 2 (5) 1, 2 and 3

18. Consider the following statements regarding India and tell which one is not correct:
(1) 2005 experienced a fall in total unemployment
(2) High Security Animal Disease Lab declared India free of bird flu
(3) ULFA chairman Arbinda announced a peace truce with the army
(4) The RBI praised SEZs for creating regional balance in the future
(5) None of these

19. Regarding the online population of India (accessing the internet), as in mid-2006, which of the following statements is true?
(1) There were approximately 18 million users
(2) The percentage increase over previous year was 20%
(3) India has the 2nd largest online population
(4) The population was measured for people aged 18 years or nmore
(5) None of these

20. NACP III can be designated as:
(1) National AIDS Control Programme
(2) National Adult Consultancy Programme
(3) National Air Craft Programme
(4) New Age Child Programme
(5) None of these

21. Match the following: State Rank according to no. of patent applications
(A) Delhi (i) 4
(B) Andhra Pradesh (ii) 2
(C) Tamil Nadu (iii) 1
(D) Maharashtra (iv) 3
A B C D
(1) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(2) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(3) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
(4) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(5) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)

22. IAF’s recent combat exercise on the Western front was:
(1) Garuda
(2) Gagan Shakti
(3) Vayudoot
(4) Sangha Shakti
(5) Varuna

23. Consider the following happenings/programmes:
I. D. Raju has been appointed for micro-division of reservation.
II. India will host International AIDS Conference, 2012.
III. Supreme Court upheld that State domicile was needed for contesting election to Rajya Sabha, from a State.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(1) Only I
(2) Only I and II
(3) Only II and III
(4) Only III
(5) All of the above

24. Recently France honoured an Indian with the officer de la legion d’ honneur. The honour was bestowed on:
(1) Mukesh Ambani
(2) Amitabh Bachchan
(3) Sonia Gandhi
(4) M.M. Singh
(5) Aamir Khan

25. Match the sports events/terms:
(A) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy (i) Pankaj Advani
(B) Badminton (ii) Aparna Popat
(C) Shooting (iii) R.S. Rathore
(D) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (iv) Panjab University
A B C D
(1) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(2) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(3) (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
(4) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)
(5) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

26. ‘Kadima’ political party is associated with which country?
(1) Turkey 
(2) Kazakhstan 
(3) S. Arabia 
(4) Israel 
(5) Pakistan

27. Arrange the following States in the descending order of the number of child labour—Bihar, M.P., Rajasthan, U.P.
(1) Bihar, U.P., M.P., Rajasthan
(2) U.P., Bihar, M.P., Rajasthan
(3) M.P. Rajasthan, U.P., Bihar
(4) U.P., Rajasthan, Bihar, M.P.
(5) None of the above

28. ‘Dronacharya’ award is associated with:
(1) Teaching 
(2) Peace 
(3) Science 
(4) Armed Forces 
(5) Sports Coaches

29. Ban Ki-moon, elected as next Secretary-General of the UN, belongs to:
(1) Philippines 
(2) Japan 
(3) China 
(4) South Korea 
(5) Thailand

30. Approximately what was the amount sent by NRIs to their fellowmen in India (in US $) in the year 2004?
(1) 10 B 
(2) 12 B 
(3) 16 B 
(4) 18 B 
(5) 22 B

31. The venue of the World Economic Forum Meet, 2006 was:
(1) Davos 
(2) Manila 
(3) Beijing
(4) New Delhi 
(5) New York

32. With regard to 2006 Foreign Trade, which one of these is not true?
(1) total merchandise export in 2005-06 was nearly $ 100 B
(2) the government announced initiatives to promote exports
(3) there was realisation of potential in sports good and toys
(4) the growth in merchandise exports was almost 25%
(5) there was decrease in trade deficit

33. The Rural Employment Guarantee Programme in Februarym2006 guarantees a minimum how many days of employment in an year?
(1) 122 
(2) 120 
(3) 183 
(4) 100 
(5) 150

34. The 104th Constitutional Amendment Bill, deals with:
(1) Panchayati Raj System
(2) Reservation to SCs, STs and OBCs in educational institutes
(3) Sixth Pay Commission
(4) Better Schemes for the Girl Child
(5) Rural Employment Guarantee

35. ‘Kalpana-I’ is actually:
(1) INSAT-2B 
(2) METSAT 
(3) PSLV 
(4) EDUSAT 
(5) None of these

36. Approximately what per cent of the Indian population lives on $ 1 or even less a day?
(1) 25 
(2) 30 
(3) 35 
(4) 27 
(5) 22

37. The author of ‘Snow’ is:
(1) Javed Akhtar
(2) Enid Blyton
(3) Orhan Pamuk
(4) Jennifer Lopez
(5) Aishwarya Rai

38. The 10th five-year plan aims at an annual GDP growth rate of:
(1) 6% 
(2) 7% 
(3) 8% 
(4) 9% 
(5) 10%

39. The largest electronic company in India is:
(1) Videocon 
(2) Philips 
(3) National 
(4) TCL 
(5) BPL

40. The terms Grameen Bank and Microcredit are associated with:
(1) Manmohan Singh
(2) Mulayam Singh Yadav
(3) Bill Gates
(4) Aung San Su Ki
(5) Muhammad Yunus

41. In the year 2005, the per cent increase in Foreign Direct Investment in India was:
(1) 20 
(2) 25 
(3) 15 
(4) 10 
(5) 30

42. Which one is India’s Ist LPG powered car?
(1) Tatan Indigo
(2) Tata Indica
(3) Maruti 800
(4) Maruti Alto
(5) Maruti WagonR Duo
 
43. What is the new monthly salary of an MP?
(1) Rs 16,000
(2) Rs 14,000
(3) Rs 12,000
(4) Rs 15,000
(5) Rs 13,000

44. Which State is planning to have a port in another State?
(1) Jharkhand
(2) Andhra Pradesh
(3) Uttaranchal
(4) Bihar
(5) Rajasthan

45. Who is the highest paid Indian brand ambassador?
(1) Saurav Ganguli
(2) Sachin Tendulkar
(3) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
(4) Yuvraj Singh
(5) Kapil Dev

46. The J.L. Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research was recently in the news because of:
(1) success in DNA coding
(2) Ist nano-technology lab in India
(3) ultra modern scientific courses in India
(4) international meeting of scientists
(5) None of these

47. Karvar, Sasan, Akaltara, Mudra and Ratnagiri are the sites proposed for:
(1) archaeological survey
(2) special economic zones
(3) ultra-mega power plants
(4) test sites for Indian missiles
(5) hydroelectric power projects

48. The purpose of designing MSCI indices is:
(1) to eliminate poverty from all the nations
(2) to encourage international trade
(3) to assist UNO in economic projects
(4) to study national incomes of various countries
(5) to measure stock market performances worldwide

49. New names were proposed for a few cities in South India. which of these is not correctly matched?
1. Bangalooru—Bangalore,
2. Mysooru—Mysore,
3. Pondichooru—Pondicherry
(1) Only 1 (2) 3 only (3) 2 only
(4) 1 and 2 (5) None of these

50. India’s new Chief of Naval Staff is:
(1) Sureesh Mehta
(2) Piyush Pandey
(3) N. Gopalaswamy
(4) Pranab Mukherjee
(5) Pratyush Sinha


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