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BANKING AWARENESS -- SBI CLERKS MAIN AND SBI PO MAIN


GENERAL AWARENESS
(With Special Reference to Banking Industry)
1. Which of the following is known as narrow money?
 a) M3   b) M4   c) M1   d) M5   e) None of these
2. Which of the following section defines offence of money laundering?
a) Section 3   b) Section 14   c) Section 7   d) Section 4   e) None of these
3. What is the notified amount for the auction of 364-day treasury bill?
a) 300 crore   b) 400 crore   c) 100 crore   d) 500 crore   e) None of these
4. Which among the following is an unsecured promissory notes?
a) Commercial papers   b) Certificate of deposits   c) Loan   d) All of the above
e) None of the above
5. One can enjoy the “overdraft facility” in :
a) Fixed Deposit Account   b) Current Account   c) Saving Account   d) Recurring Account
e) None of the above
6. ……… is known as the commercial capital of India.
a) Bengaluru   b) Delhi   c) Calcutta   d) Gujarat   e) None of the above
7. CRAR stands for :
a) Capital to Risk (weighted) Assets Ratio     b) Credit Risk Account Ratio
c) Commercial Risk (weighted) Assets Ratio   d) Cross Research And Recession
e) None of the above
8. In CAMELS, E stands for what ?
a) Equity   b) Earnings   c) Equal   d) Eligibility   e) None of these
9. As we know that CARE is a well-known rating company but how many officers of CARE are located in India?
a) Seven   b) Six   c) Five    d) Nine   e) None of these
10. When was the first nationalization of banks done?
a) 1st July, 1959   b) 8th October, 1960   c) 19th July, 1969   d) 2nd October, 1974
e) None of the above
11. What is the time taken for effecting fund transfer from one account to another under RTGS?
a) Two hours    b) Five hours   c) Nine hours   d) No time-boundation   e) None of the above
12. Commercial papers are normally issued in the multiple of ……. crore.
a) 10   b) 5   c) 15   d) 2   e) None of these
13. Headquarters of WTO is located in …….. .
a) Washington D.C.   b) Singapore   c) Paris   d) Geneva   e) None of the above
14. Which of the following is known as highest or apex body of co-operative banks?
a) State Co-operative Banks   b) Primary Credit Societies   c) Central Co-operative Banks
d) Local Co-operative Banks   e) None of the above
15. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) provides refinance facilities under ARS. What is the full form of ARS?
a) Automatic Refinance Scheme   b) Allocation and Refinance Solutions
c) Automatic and Refinance Solution    d) Allocation and Refinance Scheme
e) None of the above
16. Decline in the price of goods and services is technically known as :
a) Deflation   b) Inflation   c) Negative growth   d) Discount yield   e) None of the above
17. Which of the following is/are the component(s) of Gross Domestic Capital Formation (GDCF)?
i) Gross domestic saving   ii) Net capital flow   iii) Direct foreign investment
a) Only (i)   b) Only (ii)   c) Only (iii)   d) Both (i) and (iii)   e) Both (i) and (ii)
18. Small scale industries like handicraft and cottage industries account for nearly what per cent of the country’s exports?
 a) 35%   b) 20%   c) 25%   d) 50%   e) None of these
19. Index “Residex” is associated with :
a) share prices   b) mutual fund prices   c) price inflation index   d) land prices
e) commodity prices
20. Participatory Notes (PNs) are associated with which of the following?
a) Consolidated Fund of India   b) Foreign Institutional Investors
c) United Nations Development Programme   d) Reserve Bank of India   e) None of the above
21. If the price level in an economy increase, the real wages will :
a) increase   b) decrease   c) constant   d) become flexible   e) None of the above
22. The difference between the visible exports and visible imports is defined as :
a) Balance of trade   b) Balance of payment   c) Coins from trade   d) Balance terms of trade
e) None of the above
23. What is referred to as ‘Depository Services’?
a) A new scheme of fixed deposits   b) A method of regulating stock exchanges
c) An agency for safe keeping of securities   d) An advisory service to investors
e) None of the above
24. Industrial exist policy means:
a) Forcing foreign companies to leave India   b) New market
c) Allowing industrialists to shift their line products
d) Allowing business units to close down   e) None of the above
25. “Gresham’s law” in economics is related to :
a) demand   b) supply and demand   c) circulation of currency   d) consumption
e) None of the above
26. Consider the following :
A) Regional Rural Bank   B) Lead Bank Plan   C) NABARD    D) State Bank of India
The correct chronological order of establishment of these organization is :
a) DCAB   b) DBAC   c) BCDA   d) BADC   e) ABCD
27. SIDBI has been operating under SWS. What is the full form of SWS?
a) Small Welfare Scheme   b) Single Window Scheme   c) Small Window Service
d) Single Window Service   e) None of the above
28. ‘Blue Revolution’ is related to :
a) space research   b) fisheries   c) drinking water   d) sky   e) rainbow
29. Normally, two types of factors are responsible for industrial sickness – external and internal. Which of the following is not an internal factor of industrial sickness?
a) Shortage of power   b) Mismanagement   c) Diversion of funds   d) Excessive overheads
e) Overestimation of demand
30. Which of the following countries has the largest stock of foreign exchange reserves in the world?
a) USA   b) China   c) Japan   d) India   e) None of these
31. The tax on import and export is known as :
a) Income tax   b) Trade tax   c) Custom duty   d) Commercial tax    e) None of the above
32. Which of the following is not an objective of fiscal policy of Indian Government?
a) Full employment   b) Price stability   c) Liquidity control   d) All of the above
e) None of the above
33. National income is estimated by :
a) Indian Statistical Institute   b) Central Statistical Organization   c) NITI Aayog
d) National Sample Survey Organization   e) None of the above
34. Invisible exports means export of :
a) prohibited goods   b) unrecorded goods   c) services   d) goods through smuggling
e) None of the above
35. In the law of demand, other things remain same means :
a) Income of consumer should not change   b) Price of other goods should not change
c) Taste of consumer should not change   d) All of the above   e) None of the above
36. A firm is in equilibrium when its:
a) marginal cost equals the marginal revenue   b) total cost is minimum
c) total revenue is maximum   d) average revenue and marginal revenue are equal
e) None of the above
37. Which of the following taxes is exclusively and totally assigned to the State Government by the Constitution?
a) Estate duty   b) Sales tax   c) Taxes on Railway fares and freights
d) Corporation tax   e) Entertainment tax
38. Who regulates monetary policy?
a) RBI   b) SBI   c) State Government   d) Central Government   e) None of the above
39. The first pure bank of India was :
a) Punjab and Sind Bank   b) Indian Overseas Bank   c) State Bank of India
d) Punjab National Bank   e) None of the above
40. CEPA stands for :
a) Comprehensive External Partnership Agreement
b) Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
c) Common Economic Priority Agreement
d) Commodity Exchange Priority Accreditation   e) None of the above
EXPLANATIONS
1. a) Narrow Money : A category of money-supply that includes all physical money like coins and currency along with demand deposits and other liquid assets held by the central bank. M1 and M2 are known as narrow money, whereas M3 and M4 are known as broad money. M1 is very liquid in form, while M4 is least liquid.
2. a) Money Laundering : The process of creating the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from serious crimes, such as drug trafficking or terrorist activity, originated from a legitimate source. Section (3) of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) defines the offence of money laundering.
3. d) A short-term obligation backed by the U.S. government with a maturity of less than one year.
4. a) Unsecured Bill : An unsecured promissory note is a legal document, or bank note, that is signed along with a loan. It states that the borrower is promising to repay the loan to the lender, as specified by the terms detailed in the loan documents and usually repeated briefly in the promissory note itself. Commercial papers are unsecured promissory notes.
5. b) The individuals have to pay interest on the amount depending on the period. For the beginners, overdraft facility is a credit line given to an individual against his assets.
6. e) Mumbai is known as the commercial capital of India.
7. a) CRAR [Capital to Risk (weighted) Assets Ratio] : Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR), also known as Capital to Risk (Weighted) Assets Ratio (CRAR), is the ratio of a bank’s capital to its risk. National regulators track a bank’s CAR to ensure that it can absorb a reasonable amount of loss and complies with statutory Capital requirements.
8. b)     C – Capital Adequacy
            A – Asset Quality
            M – Management Quality
            E – Earnings
            L – Liquidity
            S – System and Coutrols
9. a) CARE (Credit Analysis & Research Limited) : CARE is a rating company that provides rating and grading services across sectors. CARE has seven offices in India located at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.
10. c) The Government of India issued an ordinance (‘Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Ordinance, 1969’) and nationalized the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of 19 July, 1969. These banks contained 85% of bank deposits in the country. Six more banks were nationalized in 1980.
11. a) RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) : RTGS systems are specialist funds transfer systems where transfer of money or securities takes place from one bank to another on a “real time” and on “gross” basis. Settlement in “real time” means payment transaction is not subjected to any waiting period.
12. b) Commercial papers are normally issued in the multiple of 5 crore. Commercial paper is a  money-market security issued (sold) by large corporations to obtain funds to meet short-term debt obligations (for example, payroll), and is backed only by an issuing bank or corporation’s promise to pay the face amount on the maturity date specified on the note.
13. d) Headquarters of World Trade Organization is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
14. a) State Co-operative Banks : State Co-operative Banks are known as highest or apex body of co-operative banks.
15. a) ARS (Automatic Refinance Scheme)
16. a) Deflation means decline or decrease in the price of goods and services.
17. e)   18. b)
19. d) Index “Residex” is associated with land prices.
20. b) Participatory Notes are associated with foreign institutional investors. Participatory Notes commonly known as P-Notes or PNs are instruments issued by registered Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) to overseas investors, who wish to invest in the Indian stock markets without registering themselves with the market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India – SEBI.
21. b) Real wages are defined as nominal wages (or wage in current money) adjusted for the price level. Real Wage = Nominal Wage/price level
It is clear from above, If the price level in an economy increase, the real wages will decrease.
22. a) Balance of trade = Visible export – Visible import
23. c) Depository services means an agency for safe keeping of securities. Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL), is the second Indian central securities depository based in Mumbai. Its main function is holding the securities either in certificated or uncertificated (dematerialized) form, to enable book entry transfer of securities.
24. d) Industrial exist policy means allowing business units to close down.
25. c) Gresham’s law is an economic principle that states : “When a government overvalues one type of money and undervalues another, the undervalued money will leave the country or disappear from circulation into hoards, while the overvalued money will flood into circulation.”
26. b)
27. d) Single Window Service : A facility that allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardized information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export and transit-related regulatory requirements. If information is electronic then individual data elements should only be submitted once.
28. b) Blue Revolution is related to fisheries.
29. a) Shortage of power is not an internal factor.
30. b) China : China has the largest stock of foreign exchange reserves in the world.
31. c) Customs Duty : Customs duty is a tax imposed on imports and exports of goods.
32. c) Liquidity Control : Liquidity control is not the function of fiscal policy. In economics and political science, fiscal policy is the use of government revenue collection (mainly taxes) and expenditure (spending) to influence the economy.
33. b) The total net value of all goods and services produced within a nation over a specified period of time, representing the sum of wages, profits, rents, interest, and pension payments to residents of the nation.
34. c) An invisible export is an export that does not have a physical presence, and usually comes in the form of services provided. Some examples are tourism, banking, foreign investments, private transfers, and insurance. So basically, it’s the trading of services dealing with the exchange of currency from one nation to another.
35. d)
36. a) Equilibrium means marginal cost equals the marginal revenue.
37. b)
38. a) RBI regulates monetary policy to control liquidity in market and price stabilization. Monetary policy is one of the ways that the U.S. government attempts to control the economy. If the money supply grows too fast, the rate of inflation will increase; if the growth of the money supply is slowed too much, then economic growth may also slow.
39. d) PNB is known as the first pure bank of India.
40. b) The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) is a free trade agreement between India and South Korea. The agreement was signed on August 7, 2009.


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