IBPS-RRBs Officer Scale-I Previous Year Exam Paper - 2014, "General Awareness"

IBPS-RRBs Officer Scale-1 Previous Year Exam Paper - 2014

Subject : General Awareness

1. India’s largest 700 MW ultra mega solar power plant is planned in the State of Madhya Pradesh in

(a) Bhopal district
(b) Ujjain district
(c) Khandwa district
(d) Rewa district
(e) Indore district

2. India’s Tax Administration Reform Commission submitted its first report to Finance Minister in the June, 2014 and this Commission is headed by

(a) YV Reddy
(b) D. Subba Rao
(c) Other than those given as options
(d) Parthasarathy Shome
(e) Bimal Jalan

3. The process by which the central bank of a country controls the supply of money in the economy by exercising its control over interest rates in order to maintain price stability and achieve high economic growth is known as

(a) Economic Policy
(b) Monetary Policy
(c) Fiscal Policy
(d) Credit Policy
(e) Budgetary Policy

4. Through the ‘Clean India’ campaign, the Union government has set a target to make country free from dysfunctional toilets by the year

(a) 2016 (b) 2017
(c) 2018 (d) 2019
(e) 2020

5. The Depositor Education & Awareness Fund (DEAF) has been set-up with

(a) Public Sector Banks
(b) Indian Banks Association
(c) State Bank of India
(d) Reserve Bank of India
(e) Government of India

6. Who amongst the following has recently been selected to receive the 2014 Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for his outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill?

(a) Dalai Lama
(b) Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia
(c) Shyam Benegal
(d) Muzaffar Ali
(e) Illayaraja

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7. The ‘World’s AIDS Day’ is observed throughout the world on

(a) first of December every year
(b) last Monday of September
(c) last Sunday of November
(d) first of November every year
(e) first Sunday of October

8. The ‘Cabinet Committee on Investments’ has been set-up to

(a) scrutinise investment proposals
(b) attract overseas investors
(c) facilitate stalled projects
(d) market the policies of the government
(e) clear investment proposals expeditiously

9. The official currency of the ‘Republic of Austria’ is

(a) Euro
(b) Peso
(c) Austrian pound
(d) Lira
(e) Austrian dollar

10. The host of the Eighteenth (2014) SAARC summit is

(a) Sri Lanka
(b) India
(c) Bhutan
(d) Pakistan
(e) Nepal

11. The remote sensing satellite ‘Yaogan XX’ has recently been put in orbit by

(a) Australia
(b) Singapore
(c) China
(d) Thailand
(e) New Zealand

12. Nobel laureate and recipient of the US Presidential Medal and also the US Congressional Medal, Muhammed Yunus is well-known for his contribution to Bangladesh’s

(a) consumer credit sector
(b) agro credit sector
(c) housing finance sector
(d) micro credit sector
(e) retail credit sector

13. During FIFA World Cup 2014, which player has broke the record for leading goal scorer in the World Cup tournaments?

(a) Lionel Messi
(b) Philip Lahm
(c) Paul Pogba
(d) Miroslav Klose
(e) Cristiano Ronaldo

14. Which of the following is the official Capital of Sweden?

(a) Belfast
(b) Rome
(c) Berne
(d) Stockholm
(e) Montreal

15. In which of the following States, there is no Regional Rural Bank?

(a) Karnataka
(b) Goa
(c) Uttarakhand
(d) Punjab
(e) Himachal Pradesh

16. The abbreviation NTCA stands for

(a) National Thermal Control Authority
(b) National Terrorist Control Authority
(c) National Transportation Control Authority
(d) National Transport Corporation Authority
(e) National Tiger Conservation Authority

17. Gagan Narang is an Indian sportsman associated with

(a) Badminton
(b) Air rifle shooting
(c) Golf
(d) Wrestling
(e) Athletics

18. As stated by Arun Jaitley in his Budget Speech for 2014-15, the amount provided for 2014-15 for the Welfare of SC under the ‘SC Plan’ is

(a) Rs. 50548 crore
(b) Rs. 54548 crore
(c) Rs. 32548 crore
(d) Rs. 32387 crore
(e) Rs. 50387 crore

19. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has recently set-up a special committee to suggest measures for further strengthening of the security or the Parliament. The committee is headed by former

(a) Rajasthan DGP Harish Chandra Meena
(b) Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar
(c) Union Home Secretary RK Singh
(d) CBI Director Amar Pratap Singh
(e) Mumbai Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh

20. James Bond, often referred by his code name, 007 is the fictional protagonist of a series of novels and short stories, first published in 1953. The character was originally created by journalist and author

(a) John Pearson
(b) Kingsley Amis
(c) lan Fleming
(d) Raymond Benson
(e) Johan Gardner

21. In India, the regulator of the commodity market is

(a) Forward Markets Commission (FMC)
(b) National Stock Exchange (NSE)
(c) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
(d) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA)
(e) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

22. For his role in one of the biggest corporate frauds in the country, market regulator SEBI recently barred B. Ramalinga Raju, founder and former Chairman of Satyam Computer Services from the market for a period of

(a) 18 years
(b) 12 years
(c) 10 years
(d) 21 years
(e) 14 years

23. As per Census 2011, the total population of India on March 1, 2011 was 1210.6 million. Of this, the urban population was

(a) 433.1 million
(b) 399.1 million
(c) 477.1 million
(d) 377.1 million
(e) 499.1 million

24. In order to promote financial inclusion, the Reserve Bank of India has recently allowed minors to operate bank accounts independently provided their age is above

(a) 14 years
(b) 13 years
(c) 16 years
(d) 10 years
(e) 8 years

25. Finance Minsiter Arun Jaitley recently announced launch of ‘Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana’ for the welfare of

(a) Tribal Communities
(b) Economically Weaker Sections
(c) Minority Communities
(d) Other than those given as options
(e) Rural and Village Communities

26. The recent WTO talks failed to agree on TFA or Global Customs Rules. Expand the term TFA.

(a) Trade Fostering Agreement
(b) Trade Factoring Agreement
(c) Trade Facilitation Agreement
(d) Trade Featuring Agreement
(e) Other than those given as options

27. The Cabinet Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping in the Union Cabinet is

(a) Nitin Jairam Gadkari
(b) D. Sadananda Gowda
(c) Piyush Goyal
(d) Rajnath Singh
(e) M. Venkaiah Naidu

28. The process of conversion of a physical cheque into electronic form is known as

(a) Cheque Negotiation
(b) Cheque Endorsement
(c) Cheque Truncation
(d) Cheque Alteration
(e) Cheque Crossing

29. The earlier system of Prime Lending Rate (PLR) has now been replaced by

(a) Reverse Repo Rate System
(b) Repo Rate System
(c) Exchange Rate System
(d) Bank Rate System
(e) Base Rate System

30. The Tata Sons - Singapore Airlines joint venture, which is expected to launch operations by October, has recently unveiled the brand namd of its new airline as

(a) Visage
(b) Vishal
(c) Vistara
(d) Vishwas
(e) Vistas

31. Which of the following Indian compaines recently crossed the Rs. 5 lakh crore mark in market cpitalisation to become the second most valuable IT services company in the world?

(a) HCL Technologies
(b) Wipro
(c) Tech Mahindra
(d) Tata Consultancy Services
(e) Infosys

32. As many as three Asiatic lions, brought from Gir Forest of Gujarat 57 years ago, which led to a population of 11 in last count in 1965, have vanished from the

(a) Kaziranga National Park in Asom
(b) Bandipur National Park in Karnataka
(c) Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary near Varanasi
(d) Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh
(e) Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand

33. The Arjuna Awards selection committee for choosing outstanding sportspersons of the country for the year 2014 was headed by former Indian cricket captain

(a) Sourav Ganguly
(b) Sunil Gavaskar
(c) Rahul Dravid
(d) Azharuddin
(e) Kapil Dev

34. In his budget (2014-15) speech Finance Minister had announced setting of a Commission to look into various aspects of expenditure reforms. Accordingly an Expenditure Management Commission has recently been set-up. The Commission is headed by

(a) Subir Gokarn
(b) YV Reddy
(c) D. Subbarao
(d) Dr. Bimal Jalan
(e) Sumit Bose

35. A banknote, of which a portion is missing or which is composed of more than two pieces, is known as

(a) a mutilated banknote
(b) a counterfeit banknote
(c) a soiled banknote
(d) a damaged banknote
(e) a defective banknote

36. As per Article-104 of the Constitution, the seat is considered vacant, if a member is absent from either House of Parliament for a period of

(a) 30 days
(b) 91 days
(c) 45 days
(d) 60 days
(e) 120 days

37. The author of the book ‘Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan’ recently published by Harper Collins is

(a) Natwar Singh
(b) PC Parekh
(c) Gursharan Kaur
(d) Sanjaya Baru
(e) Daman Singh

38. The national capital of Brazil is

(a) Quito
(b) Santiago
(c) Salvador
(d) Brasilia
(e) Bogota

39. The scientist, who co-discovered the deadly ‘Ebola’ strain in 1976, is

(a) Peter Piot
(b) Butel Janet
(c) Paul Farrell
(d) Michel Heffernan
(e) Grahm David

40. In his Budget (2014-15) speech, Minister of Railways DV Sadananda Gowda has informed that the number of unmanned Level Crossings is around

(a) 11563
(b) 21348
(c) 21563
(d) 30348
(e) 11348

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