Financial and General Awareness: Solved Sample Question Paper

Here are a few Solved Question Papers to prepare for Financial Awareness/ Economic Awareness section of banking recruitment exams like Federal Bank, Central Bank, Bank of India, SBI etc. These questions are based on Previous Year Question Paper of Banking Recruitment Exam and Current Affairs of the year 2009.

1. When did Regional Rural Banks start functioning in India?

(A) 1975

(B) 1947

(C) 1956

(D) 1960

2. Who was the Chairman of the Sixth Central Pay Commission?

(A) Justice B. N. Srikrishna

(B) Prof. Ravindra Dholakia

(C) J. S. Mathur

(D) Sushma Nath

3. The 11th Five Year Plan is termed as plan for.

(A) India’s Health

(B) Eradication of poverty from India

(C) India’s Education

(D) Development of Rural India

4. Which of the following correctly describes what sub-prime lending is?

(1) Lending to the people with less than ideal credit status.

(2) Lending to the people who are high value customers of the banks.

(3) Lending to those who are not a regular customer

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Only 3

(D) All

5. The actual return of an investor is reduced sometimes as the prices of the commodities go up all of a sudden. In financial sector this type of phenomenon is known as:

(A) Probability risk

(B) Market risk

(C) Inflation risk

(D) Credit risk

6. Which of the following is the limitation of the ATMs owing to which people are required to visit branches of the bank?

(1) It does not accept deposits.

(2) It has a limited cash disbursement capacity.

(3) Lack of human interface.

(A) Only (1)

(B) Only (2)

(C) Only (3)

(D) All

7. The World Development Report 2009 is released by which of the following Organisations?

(A) UNESCO

(B) ADB

(C) IMF

(D) World Bank

8. Which of the following statements is/are TRUE about the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. which was in news sometimes back?

(1) The US government provided a US$ 7000 million bailout package to the company.

(2) The company filed for bankruptcy in a court in New York.

(3) The company is now out of financial crisis and is busy in its restructuring so that it can start afresh.

(A) Only (1)

(B) Only (2)

(C) Only (3)

(D) All

9. The Reserve Bank of India has recently issued guidelines to banks on Pillar 2 of Basel II framework. Pillar 2 deals with which of the following?

(1) Better human resource management

(2) Adequate capital to support risks

(3) Better profitability with minimum number of employees

(A) Only (1)

(B) Only (2)

(C) Only (3)

(D) None of these

10.The World Investment Report 2008 was released in September 20This report is published every year by:

(A) Government of India

(B) World Trade Organisation (WTO)

(C) Asian Development Bank (ADB)

(D) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

11. As we all know some new initiatives were introduced in the area of Fiscal Management by the government of India. Which of the following acts was passed a few years back to keep a check on the fiscal indiscipline on macroeconomic parameters?

(A) FERA

(B) FRBMA

(C) FEMA

(D) Public Debt Act

12. Which of the following has the sole right of issuing paper notes in India?

(A) Union Government

(B) Reserve Bank of India

(C) Ministry of Finance

(D) Supreme Court

13. Decision taken at Bretton Woods Conference led to the formation of

(A) IDA

(B) IMF

(C) ADB

(D) IFC

14. Which of the following is known as plastic money?

(A) bearer cheques

(B) credit cards

(C) demand drafts

(D) gift cheques

15. Euro is the currency of European Union. When did it come into being?

(A) 1999

(B) 1995

(C) 2000

(D) 2001

16. Which is the largest commercial bank in India?

(A) Reserve Bank of India

(B) State Bank of India

(C) ICICI Bank

(D) Bank of India

17. The Bank of Calcutta, Bank of Bombay and Bank of Madras were merged in 1921 to form

(A) Reserve Bank of India

(B) Imperial Bank of India

(C) Bank of India

(D) Union Bank of India

18.In India, income tax is levied by

(A) Union Government

(B) State Governments

(C) Ministry of Finance

(D) RBI

19. The Reserve Bank of India was nationalized in?

(A) 1947

(B) 1948

(C) 1950

(D) 1956

20. What is a Bank which has capital and reserves of over Rs. 5 lakhs called?

(A) National Bank

(B) Cooperative Bank

(C) Scheduled Bank

(D) Unscheduled Bank

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5 Comments

  1. The Reserve Bank of India was nationalized in 1949 and not 1948. Pls check & correct

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  4. nice questions but i require more

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