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SBI PO - Recruitment - held on July 24, 2011

Thanks to Divya R I am posting a few questions that were asked in the recent examinations. Congrats for her memory.

Such an ability will help candidates score good marks in the examinations.

Other students can also go through these questions and send the balance questions that they are able to remember.

General Awareness Paper held on 24th July 2011
(some question’s ans. based on memory)
1. Which of the following books is written by British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing?
a) Wolf hall
b) Sea of Poppies
c) Silent Spring
d) The Grass Is Singing
e) None of these
2. The ‘Type-66′ agreement between China and Pakistan is related to the development of -
a) Nuclear reactors
b) Industrial units
c) Roads/Bridges
d) Oil refinary
e) None of these
3. Who is the chairman of the committee constituted by RBI to study Issues and concerns in the
Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) Sector.
a) Y H Malegam
b) Vijay kelkar
c) C. Rangrajan
d) M. Damodaran
e) Pronab Sen
4. Which of the following awards is given in the field of Science & Technology?
a) Kalinga Prize
b) Dhyanchand Award
c) Arjun Award
d) Moortidevi Award
e) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
5. Who among the following has won the title of Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold held in March 2011?
a) Saina Nehwal
b) Ji Hyun Sung
c) Shixian Wang
d) Eriko Hirose
e) None of these
6. RBI and the government has decided to increase the percentage of people connected to bank
to 80%. At present how much percent of peoples have access to banking facilities?
a) 30%
b) 38%
c) 40%
d) 52%
e) 60%
7. The government and the RBI had set a target to cover 73,000 villages having population in excess
of 2000 to provide access to banking services, by March 2012. The name given to this scheme is
a) Swabhimaan
b) Swavalamban
c) Saral
d) Connecting Banks
e) None of these
8. Who among the following has been awarded with the Russia’s highest honor The Order of
St. Andrew?
a) Sonia Gandhi
b) Angela Marcel
c) Mikhail Gorbachev
d) Nicolas Sarkozy
e) None of these
9. Which of the following agencies/institutions report asked the income tax department to ensure
that a single tax payer is not issued multiple PAN cards because gap between PAN holders and
the number of returns filed was 617.1 lakh?
c) RBI
d) Comptroller and Auditor General
e) None of these
10. Mitalee Jagtap Paradhar has won the best actress award at 58th National Film Awards ceremony
for her performance in which of the following movies?
a) Baboo Band Baaja
b) Aadukalam
c) Adaminde Makan Abu
d) Do Dooni Char
e) None of these
11. Who among the followings has been appointed as a director on board of Bank of America – the
first non-American on the board of the one of the largest financial institutions in the world?
a) Mukesh Ambani
b) Ratan Tata
c) Azim Premji
c) K V Kamath
e) Chanda Kocher
12. According to 2011 Census figures which of the following states is most populus?
a) Maharashtra
b) Utar Pradesh
c) Tamilnadu
d) West Bengal
e) Madhya Pradesh
13. Which of the following schemes is restructured as National Rural Livelihood Mission
(NRLM), an ambitious scheme to eradicate poverty in rural areas?
a) SHGs
b) Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna
c) Mid Day Meal
d) Integrated Rural Development Programme
e) None of these
14. The six-unit nuclear power project is being set up at Jaitpur in Maharashtra by which of the
following countries?
a) France
b) USA
b) China
d) Japan
e) Russia
15. At present, who is Prime Minister of Nepal?
a) Girija Prasad Koirala
b) Ram Baram Yadav
c) Jhalanath Khanal
d) Madhav Kumar Nepal
e) None of these
16. A device which make use of pen for drawing pictures or writing information to interact with a
computer is called _____?
a) Printer
b) Scanner
c) Touch-Pen writer
d) Plotter
e) Stylus
17. RBI appointed a committee under the chairmanship of D. Mohanty to look into -
a) 2G spectrum scam
b) Implementation of Base Rate
c) Bank’s Saving Interest rate
d) Inflation
e) None of these
18. A mouse and printer make use of ________?
a) infrared technology
b) network resources
c) device drivers
c) web protocols
e) None of these
19. A service which provides user interface to access the available multimedia resources over a
network is called _________.
a) UseNet
b) URL
c) Web
d) Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
e) None of these
20. To communicate with each other, computers make use of __________over a network.
a) File Server
b) URL
c) Domain
d) Website
e) Protocols
21. A ________ is when you turn the computer on from an off position.
a) cold boot
b) warm boot
c) floppy boot
d) bootfailure
e) None of these
A warm boot is when you reset a computer that is already on.
22. A RAM in a computer provides _________ of data.
a) permanent storage
b) volatile storage
c) virtual storage
d) distributing storage
e) None of these
23. Unsolicited or undesired electronic messages which are designed to trick recipients
into giving up personal and financial information is called _______
a) web-bug
b) spyware
c) malware
d) trojan horse
e) spam
Actual name given to such message is ‘phishing’ but phishing is a part/category of spam.
24. A common tool used to limit access to certain material on the World Wide Web or protecting
the childs from questionable sites on the Internet is called __________.
a) webroot
b) spybot
c) web utility
d) keylogger
e) filter
25. The administrator in a organization consider a microcomputer as
a) a simple electronic machine
b) an important component of information system
c) a powerfull tool of productivity
d) a calculating machine
e) None of these
26. The disk-caching feature improves the – performance of hard disk
27. What does the term POS stands for? - Point of Sale (POS)
28. Customer Center also known as – relationship center
29. Cross-selling is defined as - sale of bank products and services to existing customers
30. Which is not a proper type of direct marketing – Advertising
31. Marketing size means – Market survey
Market penetration means the depth of sales of a particular product in a given market. Marketing Size involves the
number of sellers and buyers in the market.
32. Marketing of Banking is the responsibilites of – all employees
33. A prospect is a – potential buyer of a product or service
34. Marketing of goods is required if - when goods become stale // demand>supply // supply> demand
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  1. plz post the DI n reasoning sections of sbi po held on jul 24th.

  2. I have posted a paper on DI and Advanced reasoning also. pl see by search in the blog.

  3. Thanks for GK, its more benefical for us.
    plz suggest me what should i read for GK and computer of SBI associates paper. it will help me much. my email ID is amritasamtani@yahoo.co.in

  4. Amrita: U can read Banking related general awareness posted in this blog. (2 papers)- also Economics - 7 papers. then pl go through current affairs May 6 to 31 posted herein. Also go through competiton magazines for last six months.

  5. Amrits: i suggest u see this website also:

  6. sir I'm looking forward to join Online Bank PO exam course at http://www.wiziq.com/course/1649-online-videos-to-prepare-for-bank-po-written-examinations but have few reservations like is it necessary to join any coaching for preparations regarding IBPS bank po exam and others like SBI Bank po exam that And I'm weak in English, so what should I do to improve it.

  7. Please join a regular training program if there is time for you to concentrate. there is nothing like taking coaching in person.


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