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1.             Pranay Sahay was appointed as the new Director General of which para-military force in Oct 2012?
                a) Assam Rifles    b) SSB                    c) BSF                    d) CRPF
                e) None of these
2.             Who among the following is the Chairperson of the six-member expert committee set up to examine how panchayats can be leveraged for more efficient delivery of public goods and services in Sep 2012?
                a) Jairam Ramesh b) Mani Shankar Aiyar        c) Shashi Tharoor
                d) Arun Jaitley                      e) None of these
3.             The 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was hosted by India in Oct 2012. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
                A) ‘One Nature. One World. One Future’ was the theme of CBD
                B) Achim Steiner is the Head (Executive Director) of UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
                C) The CBD decided to increase conservation efforts for protecting marine life in ‘Sargasso Sea’ in the Atlantic Ocean.
                a) A only               b) A and B only                    c) B and C only                     d) A and C only
                e) None of these
4.             Which NGO launched the ‘Maila Mukti Yatra’ demanding eradication of manual scavenging, and rehabilitation of liberation night soil carriers in Oct 2012?
                a) Swasthya Adhikar Manch             b) Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan
                c) Hand in Hand India                         d) Sulabh Foundation                         e) None of these
5.             The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in Oct 2012 notified a new set of warnings to be depicted on tobacco product packs with effect from April 2013. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
                A) The word “warning” will be the insertion in grey front on the tobacco packs.
                B) The ratio between the vertical and horizontal length of the health warning will have to be maintained irrespective of the size of the cigarette pack
                a) A only               b) B only                c) Both A and B   d) Neither A nor B
                e) None of these
6.             Who among the following is the monarch of Spain who came on an official visit to India in Oct 2012?
                a) Harald V            b) Juan Carlos I    c) Carl XVI Gustaf                d) Alfonso XII
                e) None of these
7.             Who among the following is the monarch of Spain who came on an official visit to India in Oct 2012?
                a) Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key  
                b) Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron
                c) Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard
                d) Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper e) None of these
8.             With which European country has India signed a MoU for bilateral cooperation on road infrastructure and road transportation technology matters in New Delhi in Oct 2012?
                a) Denmark            b) Austria              c) Sweden              d) France               e) None of these
9.             The Union Cabinet on Oct 25, 2012 approved the National Policy on Electronics 2012. Which of the following statements on targets for Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) for 2020 is /are correct?
                A) To develop an ESDM sector with turnover of USD 200 billion
                B) To develop an ESDM sector involving investment of about USD 100 billion
                C) To raise employment in ESDM sector to around 28 million.
                a) A only               b) A and B only                    c) B and C only                     d) C and A only
                e) None of these
10.           Which of the following is the special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up by the Centre to expedite the mission of providing broadband connectivity to every gram panchayat in the country?
                a) Bharat Broadband Sanchar Ltd     b) Bharat Broadband Mission Ltd
                c) Bharat Broadband Mission Ltd     d) Bharat Broadband System Ltd
                e) Bharat Broadband Network Ltd    e) None of these
11.           Who among the following became the only fourth active player behind Roger Federer (871), Rafael Nadal (583) and Lleyton Hewitt (566) to win more than 500 matches in professional tennis career in Oct 2012?
                a) Fernando Verdasco                         b) Andy Roddick                 c) Tommy Haas
                d) Tomas Berdych                               e) None of these
12.           Who among the following announced retirement from international tennis in Sep 2012?
                a) Andy Murray                   b) Andy Roddick                 c) Tommy Haas
                d) Thomas Berdych             e) None of these
13.           Which of the following is the weaponised version of HAL’s Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) to be inducted into the Army Aviation Corps?
                a) Saras b) Pravah               c) Rudra                 d) Chetak               e) None of these
14.           Which of the following pairs of recent books and authors is not matched correctly?
                a) The Wandering Falcon - Jamil Ahmad         b) Leela’s Book - Alice Albinia
                c) The Good Muslim - Tahmima Anam                            
                d) The Flying Man - Musharraf Ali Farooqi    e) None of these
15.           Which country launched the world’s largest marine reserves covering more than 2.3 million square kilometers in November 2012?
                a) Mauritius          b) Greece               c) Indonesia          d) Australia
                e) None of these
16.           Who among the following was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of New India Assurance on October 27, 2012?
                a) Tapan Sen                         b) Rakesh Misra   c) G.Srinivasan
                d) Miland Khrat                    e) None of these
17.           What is the objective of UNODC?
                a) Curbing trade in wildlife                 b) Curbing human trafficking            
                c) Curbing trade in narcotics              d) Curbing money laundering            e) None of these
18.           Which of the following has topped the Planning Commission’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI) list released in October 2012?
                a) Sikkim                b) Himachal Pradesh            c) Uttarakhand      d) Gujarat
                e) None of these
19.           What was the agenda of the ninth E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting organised in New Delhi on November 9, 2012?
                a) Education          b) Environment                     c) Engineering                      d) Entrepreneurship
                e) None of these
20.           The petroleum ministry in November 2012 disallowed supply of subsidized LPG for midday meal scheme in schools run by HRD Ministry. Which of the following statements on midday meal scheme is/are correct?
                A) The scheme specifies minimum nutritional value of food consumed by students in terms of calories and proteins
                B) Only government and government-aided schools come under the purview of the scheme
                C) Students upto standard V are covered under the scheme
                a) A only               b) A and B only    c) B and C only                     d) C and A only
                e) None of these
21.           One single statement that depicts the financial position of a Bank and / or business enterprises at a given point of time is called ………..
                a) Statement of product details          b) Reconciliation Statement
                c) Balance Sheet                   d) Quarterly returns submitted to RBI
                e) Trading and manufacturing account
22.           Banks borrow money from the RBI on which of the following rates?
                a) Reverse Repo Rate                          b) Repo Rate                         c) SLR                   
                d) CRR                                   e) Savings Rate
23.           The Reverse mortgage scheme is launched to give benefit to which of the following groups of society?
                a) Govt. employees              b) Senior Citizens                 c) Unemployed youth
                d) War windows   e) None of these
24.           What does the letter ‘M’ depict in the term SME as used in the financial world?
                a) Maximum           b) Medium             c) Mercantile         d) Mutual              e) Ministry
25.           Which of the following organisations provides guarantee to the exports?
                a) Exim Bank          b) Export Credit Guarantee Corporation          
                c) Director General Foreign Trade     d) Reserve Bank of India
                e) Registrar of Companies
26.           Which of the following terms is not used in Banking World?
                a) Credit                 b) Rate                   c) Financial Status               d) Discount          
                e) Absolute zero
27.           What is the full form of IRR as used in banking / financial sectors?
                a) Internal Rate of Return   b) Internal Revaluation Reserve
                c) Investment Reserve Ratio              d) Internal Risk Return        e) None of the above
28.           Which of the following organisations provides credit history of the borrowers?
                a) CIBIL                 b) ARCIL               c) SEBI   d) RBI                     e) CCIL
29.           Which one of the following group represents key industries?
                A) Crude oil, electricity       B) Petroleum refining and finished steel
                C) Cement and coal
                a) Only group A   b) Only group B   c) Only group A & B
                d) Only group C   e) All groups A, B & C
30.           As we all know the value of the Indian rupee has appreciated the recent past. The value of the Rupee is directly dependent on which of the following?
                a) Availability of commodities in the market
                b) VAT introduced by the Government on various commodities
                c) Size of total Forex Reserve of India currently
                d) Capital flow in the market during a given period of time           e) None of these
31.           Inflation has become a major area of concern in India these days. What measures do the Government of India / RBI normally take to control the same?
                A) Fixation of Maximum Prices of the Commodities.
                B) System of Dual prices                    C) Increase in Supply of food grains
                D) Control on credit and liquidity in market.
                a) Only A               b) Only B               c) Only C               d) Only B, C and D
                e) All A, B, C and D
32.           The Press Freedom Day is observed on which of the following days?
                a) 1st May               b) 1st June              c) 3th May             d) 3rd June              e) 10th June
33.           Many a times we read about ‘Globalization’ and its impact on business practices in India. Which of the following is NOT one of the important parameters of “Globalization”?
                A) Reduction of trade barriers to permit free flow of goods and services amongst various nations.
                B) Developing an environment in which free flow of capital can take place.
                C) Promoting local industry to cater to the needs of the consumers in Tier II Tier III cities. The production from metros should be reserved only for exports.
                a) Only A               b) Only B               c) Only C               d) All A, B and C
                e) Both B and C
34.           Many times we read a term CBS used in Banking operations. What is the full form of the letter ‘C’ in the term ‘CBS’?
                a) Core   b) Credit                 c) Continuous       d) Complete           e) None of these
35.           India’s first Centre to monitor climate change is located at ……….
                a) New Delhi         b) Chennai             c) Jaipur                 d) Bangalore         e) Kolkata
36.           The ……… shows all the web sites and pages that you have visited over a period of time.
                a) status bar          b) taskbar              c) history list         d) toolbar               e) None of these
37.           A proxy server is used for which of the following?
                a) to provide security against unauthorized users
                b) To process client request for Web pages  
                c) To process client request for database access           d) To provide TCP / IP
                e) None of these
38.           A repair for a known software bug, usually available at no charge on the Internet, is called a(n) …………
                a) version              b) patch                 c) tutorial               d) FAQ                   e) None of these
39.           In the URL http:www.prenhall.com, the portion labeled http is the ……
                a) host                    b) domain name    c) protocol             d) top-level domain
                e) None of these
40.           The ability to easily add additional users means that a network is……
                a) scalable             b) dedicate            c) decent                d) secure                e) None of these
41.           In database, a field is a ……
                a) label                   b) table of information         c) group of related records
                d) category of information                  e) None of these
42.           The number of pixels displayed on a screen is known as the screen……
                a) resolution          b) colour depth                     c) refresh rate        d) viewing size
                e) None of these
43.           Word processing, spreadsheet and photo-editing are examples of ……….
                a) application software        b) system software              c) operating system software
                d) platform software            e) None of these
44.           If you wish to extend the length of the network without having the signal degrade, you would use a …………………
                a) repeater             b) router                 c) gateway             d) switch                e) None of these
45.           A ……….. is approximately a million bytes.
                a) gigabyte            b) kilobyte             c) megabyte          d) terabyte             e) None of these
46.           The time it takes a device to locate data and instructions and make them available to the CPU is known as ……….
                a) clock speed                       b) a processing cycle          c) CPU speed
                d) access time                       e) None of these
47.           ………… controls the way in which the computer system functions and provides a means by which users can interact with the computer.
                a) The platform                     b) The operating system     c) Application software
                d) The motherboard             e) None of these
48.           ……… means that the data contained in a database is accurate and reliable.
                a) Data redundancy             b) Data integrity                   c) Data reliability
                d) Data consistency            e) None of these
49.           A(n) ……… is a private corporate network, used exclusively by company employees.
                a) Internet              b) local area network           c) peer-to-peer                      d) intranet
                e) None of these
50.           A characteristic of a file server is which of the following?
                a) Manages file operations and is shared on a network
                b) Manages file operations and is limited to one PC
                c) Acts as a fat client and is shared on a network
                d) Acts as a fat client and is limited to one PC                                e) None of thee


1.d          2.b          3.c          4.b          5.b          6.b          7.c          8.b          9.c          10.d

11.c        12.a        13.c        14.d        15.d        16.d        17.c        18.c        19.a        20.b

21.c        22.b        23.b        24.b        25.b        26.d        27.a        28.c        29.e         30.a

31.d        32.c        33.d        34.a        35.b        36.b        37.a        38.b        39.c        40.a

41.c        42.a        43.a        44.a        45.c        46.d        47.b        48.b        49.b        50.a



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