Banking Awareness Practice Set - 1 for IBPS PO

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Banking Awareness
Dear Readers,
Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here I am presenting the practice sets of Banking Awareness Quiz for upcoming bank exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk and IBPS RRB and other Insurance exams also. Kindly make use of this!!!
1. The Business Correspondence Model being adopted by the banks provides Banking facilities to which of the following?
(A) Only Corporate borrowers (B) Only Weaker sections the society and people of small villages
(C) Only those who are taking housing loans (D) All of the above (E) None of these
2. The concept of ‘Carbon Credit’ is associated with which of the following areas?
(A) Protection of environment (B) Women empowerment
(C) Development of rural infrastructure (D) Development of coal mines (E) None of these
3. Global Micro Credit Summit‐2011 will be organized in which of the following countries?
(A) Britain (B) South Africa (C) Spain (D) Italy (E) None of these
4. Many times we read about SHGs in financial newspapers. What is the full form of the term?
(A) Small Help Groups (B) Self Help Groups (C) Small Hope in Growths
(D) Self Hope Groups (E) None of these
5. Which of the following agencies/organizations in India maintains the Micro Finance Development and Equity Fund which was in news recently?
(A) Confederation of Industries in India (CII) (B) Indian Bank’s Association (IBA)
(C) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) (D) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
(E) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
6. Which of the following bills presented in the Parliament will bring some changes in existing tax regime?
(A) Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill (B) Foreign Exchange Management Regulatory Bill
(C) Companies Act Bill (D) Salaries and Perks for MPs Bill
(E) Finance Bill 2010‐11
7. Under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), the benefits are available to the people having minimum age of …….
(A) 50 years (B) 55 years (C) 65 years (D) 60 years (E) 70 years
8. Many times we read about ‘Hawala’ transactions in newspapers. Hawala in India is prohibited under the provision of which of the following Acts?
(A) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (B) Banking Regulation Act
(C) Financial action Task Force Act (D) Foreign Exchange Management Act
(E) None of these
9. As we all know DIPP is the nodal agency in the field of foreign investments in India. What is the full form of DIPP?
(A) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
(B) Department of Industrial Procedures and Promotions
(C) Directorate of Industrial Procedures and Promotions
(D) Directorate of Industrial Policy and Publicity
(E) None of these
10. Many times we read about the performance of Asian Markets in various financial newspapers. Which of the following is not included in Asian Market?
(A) Japan (B) China (C) Hong Kong (D) South Korea (E) Brazil
11. As per the figures released by the World Bank, which of the following countries was the largest recipient of loans from the World Bank during 2009‐10?
(A) Bangladesh (B) Pakistan (C) Brazil (D) China (E) India
12. As per existing policy, new foreign investments in manufacturing of which of the following is not allowed?
(A) White cement (B) Plastic goods (C) Cigarette and Cigars
(D) Polythene bags (E) Pesticides
13. Which of the following agencies/organizations has decided to make major changes for ULIPs?
(A) IRDA (B) RBI (C) AMFI (D) FRBI (E) None of these
14. Which of the following is not a financial term?
(A) Acid Test (B) Double Fault (C) Gross Profit (D) Depreciation (E) Cash flow
15. Which of the following terms is not used in Economics?
(A) Balance of Payment (B) Call Money (C) National Debt
(D) Elasticity of Demand (E) All terms used in economics
16. Hiroshima Day is observed on which of the following dates ?
(A) 6th August (B) 16th August (C) 6th September (D) 16th September (E) 26th July
17. The Rate on which Banks borrow from the RBI is called—
(A) SLR (B) CRR (C) Interest Rate (D) Bank Rate (E) Repo Rate
18. Which of the following will be the venue of the India‐ASEAN Summit to be held in 2012?
(A) Tokyo (B) Jakarta (C) Beijing (D) New Delhi (E) None of these
19. As we know the RBI is the apex Bank of India, similarly the apex Bank of USA is called—
(A) Federal Reserve (B) The Central Bank of USA
(C) Bank of America (D) Central National Bank of USA (E) None of these
20. As per the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) unveiled by the UPA Govt. in August 2009, India will try to capture new markets for its exports in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Oceania etc. Earlier amongst the following were India’s biggest export markets?
1. USA 2. Europe 3. SAARC Nations
(A) Only 1 (B) Only 2 (C) Only 3 (D) All 1, 2 and 3 (E) None of these
21. As per the provisions made in the Union Budget 2010‐11, Govt. will infuse Rs. 16,500 crores in banks to make their capital base strong. This money will be infused in which of the following types of banks?
(A) Gramin Banks (B) Cooperative Banks (C) National Housing Banks
(D) Public Sector Banks (E) None of these
22. As reported in various financial newspapers the Govt. of India is planning to link the prices of diesel and petrol to market prices and may also introduce a graded system of sharing subsidy. If it is done this will be in order to implement the recommendation of which of the following committees?
(A) Murli Deora Committee (B) C. Rangarajan Committee
(C) Kirit Parikh Committee (D) S. Sundareshan Committee
(E) None of these
23. Which of the following norms/practices adopted by the banks is/are launched to ensure that the money from illegal activities/sources does/do not come to banks and therefore, the economic health of the nation does not get affected?
1. Know your Customer 2. Financial Inclusion 3. Branchless Banking
(A) Only 1 (B) Only 2 (C) Only 3 (D) Only 1 and 2 (E) All 1, 2 and 3
24. As a practice, all banks now deduct some amount from their pretax income and set aside in a separate account to create a cushion for the loans which may go bad. This is called—
(A) CRR (B) SLR (C) Provisioning (D) PLR (E) None of these
25. As we know many Indian Banks are opening their branches in foreign countries these days. What in your opinion is/are the reasons owing to which these banks are willing to open branches in foreign countries?
1. India has the largest network of bank branches in the world. Hence other nations also wish to take advantage of their services.
2. Indian Banks get an opportunity to raise foreign currency funds and also the experience funding joint ventures of multinationals. This prompts them to open their branches in foreign nations.
3. As many foreign banks are functioning in India, India in turn is also required to open equal number of branches in foreign countries. Hence Indian Banks are opening branches in these countries.
(A) Only 1 (B) Only 2 (C) Only 3 (D) Only 1 and 2 (E) None of these