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Sunday, 17 March 2013

IBPS BANK COACHING | GENERAL AWARENESS QUESTIONS 2013


 1.  Which of the following statements is true?
(1) Banks cannot accept demand and time deposits from public
(2) Banks can accept only demand deposits from public
(3) Banks can accept both demand and time deposits from public
(4) Banks can accept both demand and time deposits from public
(5) Banks can accept demand and time deposits only from government


2.  Which of the following is the correct statement?
(1) State Bank of India is the sole authority to issue and manage currency in India
(2) A nationalized bank is the sole authority to issue and manage currency in India
(3) A cooperative bank is the sole authority to issue and manage currency in India
(4) RBl is the sole authority to issue and manage currency in India
(5) None of the above                                                      


3. Interest payable on savings bank accounts is
(1) not regulated by RBI
(2) regulated by Sate Governments
(3) regulated by Central Government
(4) regulated by RBI   (5) regulated by Finance Minister


4. The usual deposit accounts of banks are
(1) current accounts, electricity accounts and insurance premium accounts
(2) current accounts post office savings bank accounts and term deposit accounts
(3) loan accounts, savings bank accounts and term deposit accounts
(4) current accounts, savings bank accounts and term deposit accounts
(5) current bill accounts and term deposit accounts


5. Fixed deposits and recurring deposits are
(1) repayable after an agreed period
(2) repayable on demand
(3) not repayable
(4) repayable after death of depositors
(5) repayable on demand or after an agreed period as per bank’s choice


6.  Accounts are allowed to be operated by cheques in respect of
(1) both savings bank accounts and fixed deposit accounts
(2) savings bank accounts and current accounts
(3) both savings bank accounts and loan accounts
(4) both savings bank accounts and cash accounts only
(5) both Current accounts and fixed deposit accounts

7.  Which of the following is correct statement?
(1) Normally no interest is paid on current deposit accounts
(2) Interest is paid on current accounts at the same rate as term deposit accounts
(3) The rate of interest on current account and savings account are the same
(4) No interest is paid on any deposit by the bank
(5) Savings deposits are the same as current deposits


8. Mortgage is a
(1) security on movable property for a loan given by a bank
(2) security on immovable property for a loan given by a bank
(3) concession on immovable property for a loan given by a bank
(4) facility on immovable property for a loan given by a bank
(5) security on immovable property for a deposit received by a bank


9.  Which of the following is known as cross selling by banks?
(A) Sale of a debit card to a credit card holder.
(B) Sale of Insurance policy to a depositor.
(C) Insurance of cash against cheque presented by a third party.
(1) Only (A) (2) Only (B) (3) Only (C)
(4) Both (A) and (C)  (5) All (A), (B) and (C)


10.  Financial inclusion means provision of
(1) financial services namely, payments, remittances,  savings, loans and insurance at affordable
      cost to persons not yet given the same
(2) ration at affordable cost to persons not yet given the same
(3) house at affordable cost to persons not yet given the same
(4) food at affordable cost to persons not yet given the same
(5) education at affordable cost to persons not yet given the same

 11.  When a bank returns a cheque unpaid, it is called
(1) payment of the cheque
(2) drawing of the cheque
(3) canceling of the cheque
(4) dishonour of the cheque
(5) taking of the cheque

12. NEFT means
(1) National Electronic Funds Transfer system
(2) Negotiated Efficient Fund Transfer system
(3) National Efficient Fund Transfer solution
(4) Non Effective Fund Transfer system
(5) Negotiated Electronic Foreign Transfer system


13.  Upper limit prescribed for RTGS transaction is
(1) Rs. 1 lac (2) Rs. 2 lacs
(3) Rs. 5 lacs (4) Rs. 50 lacs
(5) No upper limit is prescribed


14.  Distribution of insurance products and insurance policies by banks as corporate agents is known as
(1) General Insurance  (2) Non-life Insurance
(3) Bancassurance (4) Insurance Banking
(5) Deposit Insurance


15.  In order to attract more foreign exchange the Government of India decided to allow foreign
investment in LLP firms. What is full form of ‘LLP’ as  used in this reference?
(1) Local Labour Promotion
(2) Low Labour Projects
(3) Limited Loan Partnership
(4) Longer Liability Partnership
(5) Limited Liability Partnership
16.  Interest on Saving bank account is now calculated by  banks on
(1) minimum balance during the month
(2) minimum balance from 7th to last day of the month
(3) minimum balance from 10th to last day of the month
(4) maximum balance during the month
(5) daily product basis


17. Largest shareholder (in percentage shareholding) of  a nationalized bank is
(1) RBI  (2) NABARD (3) LICI
(4) Government of India
(5) IBA


18.  When the rate of inflation increases
(1) purchasing power of money increases
(2) purchasing power of money decreases
(3) value of money increases
(4) purchasing power of money remains unaffected
(5) amount of money in circulation decreases


19.  A centralized databases with online connectivity to branches, internet as well as
      ATM-network which   has been adopted by almost all major banks of our country is own as
(1) Investment Banking  (2) core Banking
(3) Mobile Banking (4) National Banking
(5) Specialized Banking


20. The Unit Trust of India came into existence in
(1) 1960      (2) 1962   (3) 1964     (4) 1966   (5) 1968
1.  Which of the following is example of financial assets?
(1) National Saving Certificates
(2) Infrastructure Bonds (3) Indira Vikas Patra
(4) Krishi Vikas Patra (5) All of the above


22.  Capital market is a market which deals in
(1) short-term funds  (2) long-term funds
(3) gilt-edge securities   (4) All of the above
(5) None of the above


23.  Regional Rural Banks fall within supervisory purview of
(1) SBI  (2) RBI (3) SEBI
(4) IRDA (5) None of these


24.  IRDA with its headquarters at ……… is the regulatory authority for all insurance companies in
India including the Life Insurance Corporation of India.
(1) Hyderabad  (2) Bengaluru (3) Mumbai
(4) Delhi (5) Chandigarh


25. Mutual Funds fall within 7 supervisory purview of
(1) SBI  (2) RBI (3) SEBI
(4) IRDA (5) None of these


26.  Which of the following does not come under the category of Development Banks?
(1) Industrial Development Bank of India
(2) Small Industries Development Bank of India
(3) Industrial Investment Bank of India
(4) State Finance Corporation
(5) Export-import Bank


27.  Main financial instruments of corporate sector are
(1) Shares (ii) Debentures (iii) Public Deposits
(iv) Loan from Institutions
Select the correct answer by using of the following codes
(1) i and ii  (2) ii and iii (3) iii and iv
(4)1, ii and iv (5) All I, ii, iii and iv


28.  Financial institutions
(1) promote savings (2) mobilise savings (3) allocate savings among different users
(4) All of the above (5) None of the above


29.  Which of the following is not an / example of  primary securities?
(1) Bills  (2) Bonds (3) Shares
(4) Book debts (5) New currency


30. Indian Financial System / comprises of
(1) Scheduled Commercial Banks
(2) Non-banking Financial Institutions
(3) Urban Cooperative Banks
(4) All of the above (5) None of the above


31. The Bombay Stock Exchange was 7 made functional as  early as
(1) 1870  (2) 1901 (3) 1935
(4) 1951 (5) 1949

32.   The Unit Trust of India come into existence in
(1) 1964  (2) 1970 (3) 1975
(4) 1980 (5) 1982


33. 19 July 1969, how commercial Banks were nationalised?
(1) 13  (2) 14        (3) 15    (4) 16    (5) 20


34.  New Private Banks are being given licenses since
(1) 1991  (2) 1992 (3) 1993
 (4) 1995 (5) 2001


35.  The gilt-edged market refers to the market for
(i) Government securities
(ii) Semi-government securities
(iii) Corporate securities
Select the correct answer
(1) only i  (2) i and ii (3) ii and iii
(4) i, ii and iii (5) only iii


36.  First share market in India established in
(1) Delhi  (2) Mumbai (3) Kolkata
(4) Chennai (5) None of these


37.  Consider the following statements:
(i)  Securities that have an original maturity that is greater       than one year are traded in capital markets.
(ii) The best known capital market securities are stocks       and bonds.
Select the correct answer
(1) (i) is true and (ii) is false   (2) (i) is false and (ii) is true
(3) Both are true                   (4) Both are false
(5) None of the above


38.  Consider the following statements:
(i) Securities that have an original maturity that is greater      than one year are traded in money markets.
(ii) The best known money market securities are stocks       and bonds.
(1) (i) is true and (ii) is false  (2) (i) is false and (ii) is true
(3) Both are true                  (4) Both are false
(5) None of the above


39.  The primary issuers of capital market securities  include
(1) the Central Government   (2) the local Government
(3) corporations
(4) the Central and Local Governments and corporations
(5) Local Government and corporations


40.  Which of the following is a / characteristic of a capital market instrument?
(a) Liquidity (b) Marketability
(3) Long maturity (4) Liquidity premium
(5) All of the above


41.  Which one of the following is a capital market instrument?
(1) A Treasury bill
(2) A negotiable certificate of depos
(3) Commercial paper
(4) All of the above (5) None of the above


42.  T-bills are financial instruments initially sold by  ________ to raise funds.
(1) Commercial Banks (2) the government
(3) corporations
(4) agencies of the State Government
(5) None of the above


43.  Commercial paper is a short-term security issued by  ________ to raise funds.
(1) the Reserve Bank of India
(2) Commercial Banks
(3) large and well-known companies
(4) National Stock Exchange
(5) State and Local Governments


44.  Which of the following statements is true regarding  a corporate bond?
(1) A corporate callable bond gives the holder the right to exchange it for a specified number of the company’s common shares
(2) A corporate debenture is a secured /‘ bond
(3) A corporate indenture is a secured bond
(4) A corporate convertible bond gives the holder the right to exchange the bond for a specified number of the  company’s common shares
(5) Holders of corporate bonds have voting rights in the company


45.  Which one of the following is not a money market instrument?
(1) A Treasury bill   (2) A negotiable certificate of deposit
(3) Commercial paper   (4) Treasury bond   (5) Repo

46. Money lend for 15 days or more in Inter-bank market  is called
(1) call money  (2) notice money
(3) term money  (4) All of these
(5) None of these


47. Money lent for one day is called
(1) call money  (2) notice money
(3) term money  (4) All of these
(5) None of these


48. Specified interest rate on a fixed maturity security  fixed at the time of issue is called
(1) market rate of interest (2) call rate
(3) repo rate (4) coupon rate
(5) discount rate


49.  Lending of scheduled Commercial Banks, on a  fortnightly average basis, should not
      exceed   — of their capital fund.
(1) 25 per cent  (2) 35 per cent
(3) 15 per cent  (4) 50 per cent
(5) None of these


50.  A short-term credit investment created by a non- financial firm and guaranteed by a bank to make  payment is called
(1) bankers acceptance market
(2) collateral loan market (3) treasury bill market
(4) call money market (5) repo market

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