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SBI Clerk Previous Question Paper - General Awareness
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1.Who amongst the following cricketers became the ninth Indian to claim 150 or more wickets?

(a) A.Kumble

(b) A.Agarkar

(c) S.Tendulkar

(d) Harbhajan Singh

(e) None of these

2. Who amongst the following returned to earth after a long 195 days stay in space ?

(a) Angei Brewer

(b) Mike Leinbach

(c) Shruti Vadera

(d) Sunita Williams

(e) None of these

3. Japan PM shinzo Abe came to office last year with huge support in his favour. But since last few months he is facing problems in his political survival. Which of the following actions taken by him does / do not enjoy support of the people of Japan (Pick up the correct statement) ?

1. Decision to postpone parliament elections.

2. Falling to control inflation which has gone to the level of 12% an unusual phenomenon in the history of Japan .

3. Decision to allow USA to make an army Base in some of its Islands where USA will have its nuclear war-heads

(a) Only 2

(b) Only 1

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Only 3

(e) All 1, 2 and 3

4. European leaders agree on treaty was the news in leading news paper in recent past . Which of the following was the treaty on which leaders were of diverse views (Pick up the correct statement) ?

1. The treaty was to make the EURO money a universal currency for all financial / monetary transaction done by all the member countries w.e.f. April 2009.

2. Treaty was to defunct constitution of the European Union by a new one.

3. Poland one of the newest members of the union was threatening to use its veto power if any change is done in the present set up of the organization.

(a) only 1

(b) only 2

(c) only 3

(d) Both 1 and 2

(e) Both 2 and 3

5. “Rajpaksha threatens to resolve Lanka parliament” was the news in leading newspaper a few days back . Which of the following was the reason owing to which president threatens to take a drastic step ? (pick up the correct statements).

1. A number of MPs from Sri Lanka Freedom party defecting to join another party launched by another group of politicians.

2. A group of politicians under the leadership of former president Chandrika Kumartunga demanding the postponement of elctions for the post of president due in the month of November 2007 so that Chandrika can came back from exile and contest for the same.

3. Rajapaksha wants general public and also MPs to support his formula on peace with LTTE which is not accepatble to most of the MPs.

(a) All 1,2 and 3

(b) Only 2

(c) Only 3

(d) Both 1 and 2

(e) Only 1

6. Madhesi national liberation front (MNLF) is an organization active in which of the following countries ?

(a) Pakistan

(b) Myanmar

(c) Uganda

(d) Iran

(e) Nepal

7. As per the Economic survey 2006-07 the food grain production may not touch the target fixed for the year. What is the target of the same set for the period?

(a) 100 million tones

(b) 220 million tones

(c) 175 million tones

(d) 250 million tones

(e) 320 million tones

8. Which of the following sector banks brought its equity share (follow on public issue) for the price was set as Rs. 940 per equity ?

(a) ICICI Bank

(b) Karnataka Bank

(c) UTI Bank

(d) HDFC Bank

(e) None of these

9. Prime minister of India recently unveiled an agricultural package during his visit to 53rd meeting of the National Development Council. What is the size of the package >

(a) Rs. 10,000 Crores

(b) Rs. 1s,000 Crores

(c) Rs. 20,000 Crores

(d) Rs. 25,000 Crores

(e) Rs. 30,000 Crores

10. Which of the following States achieved 100% financial inclusion (each and every family in the state has at least one bank account). ?

(a) Delhi

(b) Maharashtra

(c) West Bengal

(d) Kerala

(e) None of these

11. Rafael Nadal won the French Open men’s single title 2007 after defeating who amongst the follwing ?

(a) Mark Knowles

(b) Mahesh Bhupati

(c) Daniel Nestor(d) Pawel Vizner

(e) Roger Federer

12. Who amongst the following has taken over as the chairman of the 18th Law Commission set-up recently ?

(a) Justice A.R.Lakshmanan

(b) Justice Bhagwan Das Rana

(c) Justice T.L.Venkatraman Iyer

(d) Mrs. Suryakanta Patil

(e) None of these

13. Who amongst the following was honoured with the Jawaharlal Nehru award for the International Understanding given away recently ?

(a) Mr. Umaru Yar Adua

(b) Mr. Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva

(c) Mr. Vladimir Putin

(d) Mr. Felipe Calderon

(e) None of these

14. Who amongst the following actors won the award for Best actor in 8th International Film Academy Award Ceremony held recently?

(a) Saif Ali Khan

(b) Sanjay Dutt

(c) Arshad Warsi

(d) Abhishek Bachchan

(e) Hrithik Roshan

15. Which of the following rates is not decided by the Reserve Bank of India ?

(a) Bank Rate

(b) Repo Rate

(c) Reserve Repo Rate

(d) Income Tax Rates

(e) All of these

16. The world Economic forum was held recently in –

(a) Malaysia

(b) Kuwait

(c) Iran

(d) Brazil

(e) Indonesia

17. Which of the following African countries recently launched its communication satellite for the first time (The satellite was launched from China) ?

(a) Nigeria

(b) Kenya

(c) Zimbabwe

(d) Mauritius

(e) None of these

18. ‘Dausa’ which has been in news recently is a town in –

(a) Gujarat

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Bihar

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(e) Rajasthan

19. Which of the following was the major issue of discussion in the G-8 Summit held in Germany ?

(a) Subsidy to agro product

(b) Climate protection

(c) Financial Aid to Iraq

(d) Nuclear technology and possibility of space war

(e) None of these

20. Which of the following countries has decided to build a road to the Base camp of Mt. Everest ?

(a) India

(b) China

(c) Nepal

(d) Myanmar

(e) None of these

21. Who amongst the following is the Head of the RBI at present?

(1) Mr. K V. Kamath

(2) Dr. Y.V. Reddy

(3) Mr. Y.R. Narayanamurthy

(4) Mr. O.P. Bhatt

(5) None of these

22.India has different categories of Commercial banks. Which of the following is not one such category?

(1) Private Banks

(2) Commodity Banks

(3) Nationalised Banks

(4) Co-operative Banks

(5) Foreign Banks

23.The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently imposed a restriction on money flow in equity through P-Notes’. What is the full form of P-Notes’ ?

(1) Permanent Notes

(2) Purchase Notes

(3) Participatory Notes

(4) Private Notes

(5) None of these

24.Who amongst the following was the Captain of the Indian cricket team which won the Twenty20 World Cup2007 ?

(1) Yuvraj Singh

(2) M.S. Dhoni

(3) Rahul Dravid

(4) Sourav Ganguly

(5) None of these

25.The money which Government of India spends on the development of infrastructure in country comes from which of the following sources? [pick. up the correct statement(s)]

(A) Loan from World Bank/ ADB, etc.

(B) Taxes collected from the people.

(C) Loan from the RBI.

(1) Only A

(2) Only B

(3) Only C

(4) Both A & B

(5) All A, B & C

26.Which of the following organisations / agencies has established a fund known as Investor Protection Fund ?

(1) SEBI

(2) NABARD

(3) Bombay Stock Exchange

(4) Ministry,.\of Health

(5) None of these

27.Which of the following departments of the Government of India is helping banks in disbursement of rural credit by the banks?

(1) Railways

(2) State Road Transports

(3) Posts & Telegraph

(4) Ministry of Health

(5) None of these

28.Which of the following types of banks are allowed to operate foreign currency accounts ?

(A) Foreign Banks

(B) Regional Rural Banks

(C) Nationalised Banks

(1) Only A

(2) Only B

(3) Only C

(4) All A, B & C

(5) None of these

29.Majority of rural people still prefer to go to which of the following for their credit needs?

(1) Money lenders

(2) Foreign banks

(3) NABARD

(4) RBI

(5) All of these

30. Which of the following countries does not play international cricket?

(1) Russia

(2) England

(3) South Africa

(4) Pakistan

(5) India

31.Which of the following countries in the world is the biggest consumer of gold?

(1) USA

(2) Bangladesh

(3) Russia

(4) India

(5) None of these

32.Many times we read in financial newspapers about FII’. What is the full form of FII ?

(1) Final Investment in India

(2) Foreign Investment in India

(3) Formal Investment in India

(4) Fair Institutional Investment

(5) Foreign Institutional Investment

33.The financial markets of which of the following countries were badly affected by sub prime crisis ?

(1) Russia

(2) Brazil

(3) UK

(4) USA

(5) None of these

34.One of the former Prime Ministers of which of the following countries was detained in house arrest for a short period after his/her return from a long exile?

(1) Germany

(2) France

(3) Pakistan

(4) Brazil

(5) None of these

35.Which of the following countries is facing problem of strike by the workers of the transport, electricity and gas companies as the present Government of the country has decided to end the pension to these workers?

(1) USA

(2) France

(3) China

(4) Nepal

(5) None of these

36.Benazir Bhutto is associated with which of the following political parties?

(1) Muslim League

(2) Pakistan People’s Party

(3) Pakistan National Congress

(4) Islamic Movement of Pakistan

(5) None of these

37.Who amongst the following is the Secretary-General of UNO?

(1) Al Gore

(2) Shashi Tharoor

(3) Gordon Brown

(4) Hugo Chavez

(5) None of these

38.Manmohan Singh called George Bush to explain the difficulties he is having in implementing agreements related with which of the following with USA?

(l}Supply of Sugar

(2) Civilian Nuclear Cooperation

(3) Purchase o£ Fighter Planes

(4) Purchase of Gas/Petroleum

(5) None of these

39.Which of the following countries recently decided to launch a military action in Northern Iraq where many Kurdish PKK fighters are based and they are killing people from that country ?

(1) India

(2) Afghanistan

(3) Pakistan

(4) Bangladesh

(5) Turkey

40.The Orange Coalition Government was formed once again in which of the following countries?

(1) Russia

(2) Ukraine

(3) France

(4) Germany

(5) None of these

41.As reported in papers the UN World Food Programmes stopped distributing food in Mogadishu town after its local head was abducted by the government soldiers of the country. Mogadishu is the capital town of

(1) Tanzania

(2) Turkey

(3) Cuba

(4) Libya

(5) Somalia

42.Who amongst the following leaders from USA visited Israel and Palestinian West Bank so that a solution to the Israel and Palestinian problem can be worked out?

(1) George Bush

(2) Al Gore

(3) Bill Clinton

(4) Condoleezza Rice

(5) None of these

43.Which of the following countries is not elected by the UN General Assembly on the non-permanent seats of the UN Security Council w.e.f. January 2008 ?

(1) Libya

(2) Vietnam

(3) Croatia

(4) Costa Rica

(5) Pakistan

44.Which of the following countries is not happy with the USA’s decision to award a Congressional Medal to Dalai Lama of Tibet?

(1) India

(2) Pakistan

(3) Nepal

(4) Myanmar

(5) China

45.Justine Henin won the Women’s Singles US Open Tennis Championship 2007 after defeating

(1) Svetlana Kuznetsova

(2) Sania Mirza

(3) Dinara Safina

(4) Mathalie Dechy

(5) None of these

46.India won the ONGC Nehru Cup Football Tournament 2007 by beating

(1) Syria

(2) Pakistan

(3) Britain

(4) France

(5) None of these

47.Who amongst the following is selected for Basava Award (2006-07) by the Karnataka Government?

(1) Manmohan Singh

(2) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

(3) Sonia Gandhi

(4) Pratibha Patil

(5) None of these

48.Shinzo Abe who was on a visit to India in recent past is the

(1) Prime Minister of South Korea

(2) Prime Minister of North Korea

(3) Prime Minister of Japan

(4) President of South Korea

(5) None of these

49.Abdullah Gul’s name was in news recently as he has taken over as the President of

(1) Turkey

(2) Sudan

(3) Afghanistan

(4) Pakistan

(5) None of these

50.Hem Dutta who was honoured with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award 2007 is a famous

(1) author

(2) social activist

(3) player

(4) film producer

(5) scientist

51. Asafa Powell who created a new world record in 100 meters race is a citizen of

(1) Jamaica

(2) South Africa

(3) India

(4) USA

(5) South Korea

52.The World Athletics Championship 2007 was organised in

(1) Beijing

(2) New Delhi

(3) Osaka

(4) Dhaka

(5) London

53.Who amongst the following got third position in long jump event of the Bayer International Athletics Meet held in Germany in 2007 ?

(1) Shiny Wilson

(2) Anju Bobby George

(3) Neha Sanwal

(4) Prajakta Sawant

(5) None of these

54.As per the recent agreement between India and one other country the Indian Rupee can be easily swapped with

(1) Taka

(2) Riel

(3) Kyat

(4) Yen

(5) Rubble

55.The Government of India put a ban on export of which of the following commodities at the price below the price of the same in domestic market?

(1) Steel

(2) Chemical Fertilizer

(3) Pharma products’

(4) Electronic goods

(5) None of these

56.India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves declined sharply in recent past. What was the main reason for the same?

(1) Heavy demand of the same by foreign tourists

(2) Import of wheat from Pakistan & South Korea

(3) Appreciation of Rupee Value

(4) Instability in coalition government in Centre

(5) None of these

57.Which of the following is a public sector unit ?

(1) TCS

(2) ICICI Bank

(3) TESCO

(4) BHEL

(5) All of these

58.Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Meet was organised in September 2007 in

(1) New Delhi

(2) Beijing

(3) Tokyo

(4) London

(5) Sydney

59.Who amongst the following was the Captain of the Indian hockey team who won Asia Cup 2007 held in Chennai ?

(1) Baichung Bhutia

(2) Dilip Tirkey

(3) Pankaj Advani

(4) Manavjit Singh Sandhu

(5) None of these

60.India launched which of the following satellites in September 2007?

(1) EDUSAT

(2) METSAT

(3) CROSAT-IIB

(4) INSAT-4CR

(5) None of these

Answers

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3.        (c)

4.        (b)

5.        (a)

6.        (e)

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