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Exam Held On : 16-01-2011

(Based on Memory)



1.   Hillary Clinton who was in India recently is the U.S. Secretary of _____

(1) Commerce

(2) State    (Ans)

(3) Treasury

(4) Defence

(5) None of these


2.   If Indian Banking industry had demonstrated its resilience to external shocks in 2008-09, the credit goes to _______

(A) Policies of the RBI and the Govt. of India

(B) Strength of Indian Business Houses

(C) Foreign aid/investments to Indian companies

(1) Only (A)    (Ans)

(2) Only (B)

(3) Only (C)

(4) All (A),(B) and (C)

(5) None of these


3.   Tembhli village which was in news is in _____

(1) Bihar

(2) Rajasthan

(3) Orissa

(4) West Bengal

(5) Maharashtra    (Ans)


4.   Rohan Bopanna who represented Indian in an international event is a _____

(1) Billiards Player

(2) Golf Player

(3) Chess Player

(4) Table Tennis Player

(5) Lawn Tennis Player     (Ans)


5.   AIBA Women's World Boxing championship was organized in September 2010 in ___

(1) Rome

(2) New Delhi

(3) London

(4) Vienna

(5) Barbados    (Ans)


6.   Mr. A. K. Antony a Union Minister in the Indian Cabinet recently signed an agreement with South Korea. This mean the agreement is for the Cooperation in the field of ______

(1) Agriculture

(2) Rural Development

(3) Defence    (Ans)

(4) Steel & Iron

(5) None of these


7.   What is financial inclusion?

(1) To provide a permanent employment to the unemployed

(2) To Provide a 100 days job to all those who are in need of a job

(3) To provide banking services to all those loving in remote areas    (Ans)

(4) To ensure that all financial transactions amounting Rs. 5,000/- and above are done througth banks.

(5) To provide finances for all


8.   Recently the term 3G was very much in news and even a conference on it was organized in India. What is the letter 'G' denotes in 3G

(1) Grade

(2) Group

(3) Global

(4) Guild

(5) Generation    (Ans)


9.   Some major banks and financial institutions in various Western countries were to wind up their business and/or declare themselves in financial problems during last few years. This trend is technically known as

(1) Devaluation

(2) Deformation

(3) Global Slowdown   (Ans)

(4) Political backdrop

(5) Globalization


10.   Which of the following International sports events was organized in Delhi in October 2012 in which several countries participated?

(1) Asian Games

(2) World Cup Cricket Tournament

(3) Asian Hockey Tournament

(4) Commonwealth Games    (Ans)

(5) None of these


11.   Exporters in India get insurance cover and risk cover from which of the following organizations?



(3) ECGC   (Ans)

(4) RBI

(5) None of these


12.   Which of the following place in India does not have a Stock Exchange?

(1) Kolkata

(2) Ahmedabad

(3) Mumbai

(4) Delhi

(5) Udaipur    (Ans)


13.   Sir Mota Singh who was Knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year is _______

(1) first Sikh Judge in UK   (Ans)

(2) first Sikh Minister in UK

(3) first Indian to become Vice Chancellor in Cambridge

(4) first Indian to become Governor of a State in USA

(5) None of these


14.   'Ayodhya' which was in news recently is a place in _____

(1) Madhya Pradesh

(2) Bihar

(3) Rajasthan

(4) Jharkhand

(5) Uttar Pradesh    (Ans)


15.   Which of the following is the name of a private sector Bank in India?

(1) IDBI Bank   (Ans)

(2) Axis Bank

(3) Corporation Bank

(4) UCO Bank

(5) All are Private Banks


16.   The Govt. of India does not provide any direct financial assistance to which of the following schemes?

(1) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment guarantee scheme

(2) Rural Health Mission

(3) Indira Aawas Yojana

(4) Jeevan Stathi Yojana     (Ans)

(5) Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana


17.   What does the letter 'S' denotes in 'AFSPA' an abbreviation we very often see in newspapers?

(1) Slow

(2) Special    (Ans)

(3) State

(4) Solid

(5) Sovereign


18.   Which of the following terms is used in banking and finance?

(1) Abiotic

(2) Demand Deposit    (Ans)

(3) Fat scales

(4) A diabetic

(5) Cathode


19.   Which of the following is a food crop?

(1) Maize    (Ans)

(2) Cotton

(3) Palm

(4) Jute

(5) Jatropha


20.   Vedanta Alurnina is a company operating in the area of _______

(1) Shipping

(2) Mining   (Ans)

(3) Cement

(4) Textiles

(5) Banking


21.   Name of which of the following rates/ratios cannot be seen in financial newspapers?

(1) Bank Rate

(2) Repo Rate

(3) Cash Reserve Ratio

(4) Pulse Rate    (Ans)

(5) Statutory Ratio


22.   An individual visiting UAE will have to make hi/her payments in which of the following currencies?

(1) Dirham    (Ans)

(2) Taka

(3) Baht

(4) Peso

(5) Dinar


23.   Who amongst the following is NOT a famous writer?

(1) Sania Mirza    (Ans)

(2) V. S. Naipaul

(3) Chetan Bhagat

(4) Khushwant Singh

(5) Namita Gokhale


24.   'Peepli Live' is a  film directed by______

(1) Anusha Rizvi   (Ans)

(2) Aamir Khan

(3) Kiran Rao

(4) David Dhawan

(5) None of these


25.   Which of the following is the Chemical name of the salt we use in our kitchen?

(1) Calcium Carbonate

(2) Calcium Chloride

(3) Sodium Carbonate

(4) Sodium Chloride    (Ans)


26.   The judges of the Supreme Curt of India now retire at the age of ____

(1) 58 years

(2) 60 years

(3) 62 years

(4) 65 years   (Ans)

(5) 68 years



27.   Operation New Dawn is the biginning of stability in____

(1) Afghanistan

(2) Iran

(3) Sudan

(4) Sri Lanka

(5) Iraq   (Ans)


28.   Wchih of the following books is written by Krian Desai?

(1) A house for Mr. Biswas

(2) 3 Mistakes of My Life

(3) A Tale of Two Sisters

(4) The Inheritance of Loss   (Ans)

(5) Tale of Two Cities


29.   Jimena Navarrete who was crowned Miss Universe 2010 is from ___

(1) Mexico    (Ans)

(2) Venezuela

(3) Brazil

(4) New Zealand

(5) Italy


30.   India has an agreement with USA for producing energy in the form of___

(1) Hydraulic

(2) Thermal

(3) Nuclear    (Ans)

(4) Solar

(5) All of these forms


31.   Which of the following is an economic term?

(1) Plaintiff

(2) Bunker Blaster

(3) Deflation    (Ans)

(4) Lampoon

(5) Zero Hour


32.   Which of the following awards is given to sports persons in India?

(1) Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Awards

(2) Arjuna Award   (Ans)

(3) Kalidas Samman

(4) Saraswati Samman

(5) None of these


33.   Which of the following is the trophy/cup associated with the game of cricket?

(1) Derby

(2) Merdeka Cup

(3) Santhosh Trophy

(4) Duleep Trophy    (Ans)

(5) Durand Cup


34.   Who amongst the following can take benefit of the Social Security Fund established by the Govt. of India for unorganized workers?

(1) Primary school teacher

(2) Employee of Sugar Factory

(3) Textile Mazdoor

(4) Rickshaw Puller    (Ans)

(5) Clerk in a factory


35.   Shushil Kumar who won a Gold Medal at an international event is a famous____

(1) Wrestling champion    (Ans)

(2) Golf player

(3) Table Tennis Player

(4) Weight lifter

(5) None of these


36.   In case a major war breaks out between two nations, which of the following organizations/ agencies will be see in the battle field, in addition to the armies of the fighting parties?

(1) WTO

(2) Red Cross    (Ans)

(3) CARE

(4) OPEC

(5) All of these


37.   Which of the following is the abbreviated name associated with food security?

(1) ASHA

(2) PDS   (Ans)

(3) WTO

(4) OPEC

(5) NPA


38.   Which of the following is a good and rich source of vitamin 'C'?

(1) Milk

(2) Radish

(3) Mango

(4) Lemon Juice    (Ans)

(5) Banana


39.   Who amongst the following Indian Prime Ministers was honoured Posthumously by the Govt. of Bangladesh for his/her contributions to the independence of the the nation?

(1) Rajeev Gandhi

(2) Jawaharlal Nehru

(3) Indira Gandhi   (Ans)

(4) Lal Bahadur Shastri

(5) None of these


40.   Who amongst the following was never a Government of the RBI ?

(1) Bimal Jalan

(2) Y.V. Reddy

(3) Arup Roy Choudhury    (Ans)

(4) C. Rangarajan

(5) D. Subbarao


SBI English questions with answers 

Directions (41-50) : Read the following passagecarefully and answer the question given below it.  Certain words are printed in hold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Once upon a time there lived a queen in the city of Benaras. Her name was Khema and she was the wife of King Bahuputtaka. One night, the Queen had a dream of beautiful golden goose that spoke with great wisdom, almost as if he was a sage. She told her husband that she desperately wanted to see a bird just like the one in her dream. So the King asked his ministers to find out all that they could about a bird such as this. He was told that such a bird did exist but was extremely rare and difficult to find. They advised him to build a beautiful lake on the outskirts of Benaras so that be may attract such rare and lovely creatures to reside there. In this way the queen might have her wish.

Towards the north, on Mount Cittakuta, there lived about ninety thousand wild geese headed by a beautiful golden goose called King Dhatarattha. He got to her of this exquisite lake surrounded by water lilies and lotuses floating on the surface. The King had invited all the birds to come and live on it, promising that none of them would ever be harmed. Corn was scattered on a daily basis in order to attract the birds So a couple of geese went up to their King, the golden goose and lold him that they were quite tired of living up on the mountains and would like to see this wonderful lake where they had been promised food and protection. The king agreed to their request and took the flock down south towards Benaras Meanwhile, at the lake king Bahuputtaka had placed hunters all around in order to capture any golden goose that happened to pass by. So the next morning when the headhunter saw this flock of geese  approaching he was very excited to see their golden leader. He immediately went about setting up a snare amongst the water lilies and lotuses, as he knew that the leader would definitely be the first to alight.

The whole flock came flying down in one mighty swoop and as expected it was the King's foot that touched the water first. He was ensnared and could not escape. Seeing this, the other geese flew back to Mount Cittacuta for safety. All except one. He was the chief captain, Sumukha. King Dhatarattha entreated him to fly to safety too, as he would surely be captured if he stayed by his side. But Sumukha replied that he would never desert his master in the face of danger and would either try to save him or die by his side.

Al this point the hunter approached and as Sumukha saw him he decided to appeal to his compassion. The hunter asked the golden goose how come he had not noticed the trap that was set. The golden goose replied that when one's time was up it was no used to struggle against what was fated and one must just accept it. The huntsman was very impressed with his grace and wisdom. He then turned to Sumukha and asked why he had not fled with the other birds even though he was free to do so. Sumukha answered that the golden goose was his King, best friend and master and that he could never desert him even at the cost of his own life.  Hearing this, the hunter realised that these were a  couple of rare birds of great nobility. He did not much care for his own King's reward and decided to do the right thing and set them free. He told Sumukha that as he was ready to die for his King he would set them both free to fly wherever they wish.


41.   Why were the geese keen on visiting the lake in Benaras?

(1) They were invited personally by king Bahuputlaka.

(2) They were tired of their old lake.

(3) They were amused by the water lilies and lotuses.

(4) The lake was not very far from the mountains.

(5) To lake was to be a source of good food and protection.     (Ans)


42.   Why did the king approach the ministers?

(1) In order to find out the best location for the lake.

(2) In order to find  out if a golden goose existed.     (Ans)

(3) To enquire about his wife's dreams.

(4) To devise a plan to capture all rare bird species.

(5) To enquire about the best hunter in the locality.


43.   Why did the head hunter release the king, the golden goose?

(1) He was impressed by his wisdom and nobility.     (Ans)

(2) The geese were a rare species of birds.

(3) The golden goose, king Dhatarattha promised him a handsome rewards.

(4) The hunter sympthised with the golden goose.

(5) The hunter did not want the chief captain to lose a friend.


44.   What was the king's intention behind building a lake ?

(1) To attract all rare species of living animals and birds.

(2) To beautify the city of Benaras.

(3) He did not want to go against the wishes of his wife.

(4) He wanted to capture the golden goose.      (Ans)

(5) He enjoyed bird watching and wanted to create a habitat for them.



45.   Why did the flock of geese panic and retreat to Mount Cittacuta?

(1) Their king took the wrong route to the lake and they lost their way.

(2) Their king, the golden geese was captured.     (Ans)

(3) Their chief captain, Sumukha betrayed the king.

(4) They spotted many hunters by the lake.

(5) None of these



46.   What advice did the ministers give to the king?

(1) That no such golden goose existed and he was only wasting his time searching for one.

(2) To create an artificial golden goose for the queen.

(3) To build a lake in order to attract the golden goose.     (Ans)

(4) To open a sanctuary of rare birds for the queen.

(5) To have a beautiful garden surrounded by flowers and trees.



47.   Which of the following statements would best describe the qualities of Sumukha?

(A) Betrayer of the flock.

(B) The Selfless Goose.

(C) Loyal towards the king.

(D) The naive and ignorant goose.

(1) Only (A)

(2) Only (B)

(3) Only (C) and (D)

(4) Only (A) and (D)

(5) Only (B) and (D)    (Ans)


Directions (48-50) :Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.


48.   Exquisite :

(1) Expensive

(2) Delicate

(3) Elaborate

(4) Wonderful     (Ans)

(5) Efficient



49.   Snare :

(1) Trap     (Ans)

(2) Alarm

(3) Plan

(4) Arrangement

(5) Protection


50.   Desert :

(1) Displease

(2) Encourage

(3) Instigate

(4) Escort

(5) Abandon     (Ans)


Direction (51-55) : In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.


51.   The course of events made it necessary for Joseph to start working.

(1) events that were planned.

(2) long list of future events.

(3) A succession of unexpected events.     (Ans)

(4) nature of events that followed after Joseph joined work.

(5) None of these


52.   The team put their plant into execution the very next day,

(1) proposed a plan.

(2) discussed their plan

(3) started thinking about a plan.

(4) started carrying out their plan.     (Ans)

(5) None of these


53.   Mrs Nayak opened the discussion on the "alarming rate of poverty in India"

(1) stated the discussion,     (Ans)

(2) gave her opinion in the discussion.

(3) did not agree on the discussion.

(4) welcomed the people to the discussion.

(5) None of these


54.   The new law on "Right to Food Safety" will come into force next month.

(1) be forced upon the people.

(2) be associated from next month onwards.

(3) be implemented next month.     (Ans)

(4) be withdrawn next month.

(5) be widely rejected next month.


55.   When the girl wanted to stay out past midnight, her father put his foot down.

(1) gave in to her request.

(2) walked away disapprovingly.

(3) obstructed her from leaving the house.    (Ans)

(4) requested her to be home on time.

(5) None of these


Directions (556-60) :  Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (S) i.e. 'No Error' (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)



56.   A public safety advertising (1)/ campaign in Russia (2)/ hope to draw attention (3)/ of pedestrians crossing the road (4). No Error (5)

 (Ans : 3)


57.   Nuclear waste will still being (1)/ radioactive even after twenty thousand years, (2)/ it must be disposed (3)/ of very carefully (4). No Error (5)

(Ans : 1)


58.   My friend lived at the top (1)/ of an old house (2)/ which attic had been (3)/ converted into a flat. (4) No Error (5)

(Ans : 3)


59.   The Renaissance was (1)/ a time to 're-awakening' (2)/ in both the arts (3)/ and the sciences (4) No Error (5)

(Ans : 2)


60.   A cash prize was (1)/ award to the most (2)/ successful salesman of the year (3)/ by the President of the company. (4) No Error (5)

(Ans : 2)


Directions (61-65) :  Each sentence below has a blank/s, each blank indicates that something has been omitte. Choose the word/s that best fit/s the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


61.   The state-of-the-art school is ___ with a medical clinic and fitness center.

(1) establish

(2) illustrative

(3) having

(4) equipped     (Ans)

(5) compromising


62.   Many leading members of the opposition party ___ to justify the party's decision.

(1) having tried

(2) has tried

(3) have been trying    (Ans)

(4) tries

(5) is trying


63.   The charity ____ most of its money through private donations.

(1) receives    (Ans)

(2) borrows

(3) uses

(4) proposes

(5) invests


64.   The Bhagavad Gita is a part of the Mahabharata, but it stands ____ and is _____  in itself.

(1) dependent, incomplete

(2) together, justified

(3) separate, dignified

(4) apart, complete    (Ans)

(5) united, connected


65.   The artist's work of art is worthy ___ praise.

(1) for

(2) of    (Ans)

(3) to

(4) about

(5) to be


Directions (66-70) :  In each question below four words printed in bold type are given. These are numbered (1),(2),(3) and (4). One of these words printed in bold may either be wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence, Find out the word that is inappropriate or wrongly spelt, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and appropriate in the context of the sentence then mark (5). i.e. 'All Correct' as your answer.


66.   Employees must familiarise (1)/ themselves with the health (2)/ and safety (3)/ mannual (4)/ of the rganisation, (5) All Correct   

(Ans : 4)


67.   The political (1)/ environment (2)/ is not condusive (3)/ to economic reforms., (4) All Correct (5)

(Ans : 3)


68.   The ship (1)/ was at sea for many days and finally (2)/ anchored (3)/ near the costline. (4)/ All Correct.

(Ans : 4)


69.   Some of our regular listenors (1)/ have complained (2)/ about the new programme (3)/ schedule (4).  All Correct (5)

(Ans : 1)


70.   The report (1)/ found that the saefty (2)/ equipment had been very poorly (3)/  maintained (4),All Correct (5)

(Ans : 2)


Directions (71-75).  Rearrange the following six sentences/group of sentences (A),(B),(C),(D),(E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A)     The merchant greedily counted his gold and said, "The purse I dropped had 200 pieces of gold in it. You've already stolen more than the reward ! Go away or I will tell the police."

(B)     The judge, looking towards the merchant said, "you stated that the purse you lost contained 200 pieces of gold. Well, that's a considerable cost. But, the purse this beggar found had only 100 pieces of gold".

(C)     "This purse therefore cannot be the one you lost." And, with that, the judge gave the purse and all the gold to the beggar.

(E)     A beggar found a leather purse that someone had dropped in the marketplace. One opening it, he discovered that it contained 100 pieces of gold. Then he heard a merchant, shout, "A reward! A reward to the one who finds my leather purse".

(F)     "I am an honest man," said the beggar defiantly. "Let us take this matter to the court. The judge patiently listened to both sides of the story.


71.   Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?

(1) E

(2) D

(3) B    (Ans)

(4) C

(5) F


72.   Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?

(1) A

(2) D

(3) F

(4) B

(5) C   (Ans)


73.   Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?

(1) A

(2) D   (Ans)

(3) F

(4) E

(5) C


74.   Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?

(1) E   (Ans)

(2) B

(3) D

(4) C

(5) F


75.  Which of the following should be FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?

(1) D

(2) F    (Ans)

(3) B

(4) E

(5) C



Directions (76-80) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.


            The Bhagavad Gita is a poem of 700 verses which is a part of the Mahabarata. It is the only philosophical song existing in all languages. Its popularity and influence have never waned. It (760 light and guidance to the troubled mind in times of crisis. It is in the (77) of a dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna on the battlefield. Arjuna's mind is troubled at the thought of the killings of his friends and relatives. He cannot conceive of any gain Arjuna is the (78) of the tortured spirit of man torn by conflicting obligations and moralities.


            The dialogue proceeds and takes us to the higher level of individual duty and social behaviourl, application of ethics to practical life and social outlook that should govern all. An attempt is (79) to reconcile the three path of action and the path of faith. But more (80) is laid on faith. There is a call of action to meet the obligations of life, keeping in view the spiritual background and the large purpose of the universe.


76.   (1) shines

(2) enforces

(3) secures

(4) seeks

(5) provides    (Ans)


77.   (1) constitution

(2) part

(3) formation

(4) form    (Ans)

(5) programme


78.   (1) dream

(2) source

(3) figures

(4) symbol   (Ans)

(5) conceived


79.   (1) made    (Ans)

(2) established

(3) coined

(4) given

(5) generated


80.   (1) significant

(2) declaration

(3) emphasis    (Ans)

(4) blessings

(5) important