SBI Associate Banks (PO) GK Paper – 2011

Associate Banks of SBI (PO) Recruitment 2011

General Awareness Paper held on 7th August 2011
(some question’s ans. based on memory)
1.  Which of the following countries is NOT associated with the proposed TAPI gas pipeline?
     a) India 
     b) Pakistan
     d) Afghanistan
     e) Turkmenistan
2.  The International World Wide Web Conference 2011 was held at                     [see this post]
     a) Italy
     b) Manila
     c) Geneva
     d) Newyork

     e) Hyderabad
3. Which of the following schemes is NOT launched by Ministry of Rural Development?
     a) National Family Benefit Scheme 
     b) National Old Age Pension Scheme
     c) Nationall Maternity Benefit Scheme
Mid Day Meal scheme
     e) All the above are launched by Ministry of Rural Development

       The Mid Day Meal is the world’s largest school feeding programme. Mid-Day Meal Scheme was
       launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education) with effect 
       from 15th August, 1995.

4.  Who among the followings has been appointed as coach of Indian cricket team for next two years?
     a) Gary Kirsten
     b) John Buchanan
     c) Andy Flower

     d) Duncan Fletcher 
     e) None of the above
5.  Which one of the following pairs of countries is associated with nuclear arms control treaty START?
     a) US-China
     b) China-Iran
US-Russia                                                        [see this post]
     d) US – Japan
     e) None of these
6.  What does the letter ‘L’ stands for in the term LAF commonly used in financial/economic news?
       a) Liquidity 
     b) Least

     c) Liabilities
     d) Longitudinal
     e) Linear
7.  FINO, a term used by media in financial newspapers and tv news channels is stands for   
     a) Financial Information Network & Operations

     b) Financial Inclusion News & Operations
Financial Inclusion Network & Operations
     d) Fast Information Network & Operations
     e) None of the above
8.  Why Kanishtha Dhankar recently was in news?
She is new Femina Miss India World 2011
     b) She is new coach of Women’s Hockey team 
     c) She has won gold medal in Asian Games 2010
     d) She has won Miss World 2011 crown
     e) None of these
9.  Goodluck Jonathan has been re-elected as President of _________.
     a) Sudan

     b) South Korea
     c) Lebanon
     e) Ghana
10. Bhagyam oilfields are located in which of following states?
     b) Gujarat
     c) Andhra Pradesh
     d) Maharashtra
     e) Karanatka
11. The Central Government has approved Rs 7000 crore Project to clean which of the following rivers?
      a) Narmada

      b) Ganga
      c) Mahanadi
      d) Kaveri
      e) Godavari
12. The Planning Commission has set GDP growth target for 12th Plan (2012-17) at _______.
      a) 7.5 – 8.0 per cent
      b) 8.0 – 8.5 per cent
9 – 9.5 per cent
      d) 9.5 – 10.0 per cent
      e) None of the above
13. The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, has
      been adopted by which of the following international agencies/organisation? 
      a) World Health Organisation (WHO)
  b) International Maritime Organization
      c) International Labour Organization
United Nations (UN)
      e) International Atomic Energy Agency
14. Which of the following countries has joined the BRIC group of nations to change it’s name as
      a) Sudan
      b) Singapore
      b) South Korea
      d) Srilanka

      e) South Africa
15. K Balachander who recently won Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2010 is a famous 
      a) Cinematographer
      c) Musician
      d) Dancer
      e) Writer
16. On which of the following items the subsidies given by Central Government to the poor peoples 
      of the country? 
     A) Fertilizers
     B) Kerosine

     C) LPG
      i) Only (A)
     ii) Only (B)
    iii) Only (C)
    iv) Both (B) & (C)
All (A), (B) & (C)
17. Which of the following space agencies has recently placed three satellites Resourcesat, 
      Youthsat, and X-SAT successfully in the Earth orbit?
      a) NASA
      b) ROSCOSMOS

      c) CNSA
      d) ISRO
      e) None of these
18. Recently a controversy rages over new land acquisition policy in which of following states? (It also
      creates problem to Law and Order of the state)
      a) Maharashtra
Uttar Pradesh
      c) Gujarat
      d) Madhya Pradesh
      e) West Begal
19. Before launching the new indices to measure food inflation, earlier it is measured on the basis of
Wholesale Price Index
      b) Consumer Price Index 
      c) Nifty Index

    c) BSE & NSE index
      e) None of these
20.  BP Plc, a well known company is engaged in which one of the following as its major operations?
      a) Nuclear Power Generation

      b) Oil and Gas Exploration
      c) Wind power generation

      d) Steel production
      e) Coal production
21. As per statement given by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in medias, the main cause of 
      increased inflation rate is the recent hike in prices of ______. 

      a) daily commodities
petrolium products
      c) infrastructure materials

      d) imported goods
      e) None of the above
22. The amount of liquid assets, such as cash, precious metals or other short-term securities, that a
     financial institution or bank must maintain in its reserves is called 

     a) CRR
     b) Bank Deposits
     c) Fixed Assets
     e) None of these
23. if Reserve Bank of India hikes interest rates by 25 basis points in its monetary policy, then a
     commercial bank would like to increase it’s interest rates on loans by 25 basis points of   

     a) Prime Lending Rate
     b) Repo rate
Base rate
     d) Saving account interest rate
     e) None of these
After RBI introduced the base rate system in banking system, base rate is the benchmark for
        loans in recent months and for future loans. At present  BPLR is the benchmark for old floating
        rate loans only.
24. The Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had asked the department of financial services to review
      lending to priority sectors.Which of the followings is TRUE in this context? 
      a) bad debt in agriculture is rising 
      b) The government has set a target of Rs 4.75 lakh crore for agriculture credit in budget so that
          bad debt in agriculture becomes NIL

          (incomplete options)

25. A portable computer called Laptop, having a weight about 1.4 to 4.5 kg is also known as  
     a) Desktop PC
     b) Mainframe Computer
     c) Personal Computer

     d) Micro Computer
Notebook computer  
26. The System Unit consists of
all electronic components of the computer used to process data
     b) all hardware and software
     c) application programs
     d) Mouse and keyboard
     e) None of these
27. The main electronic circuit board in the system unit is called
     a) Circuit plate

     b) Chassis
     c) Motherboard
     d) Processor
     e) None of these
28.  A Web or part of a Web site, or part of an online service that provides a venue for communities of
      users with a common interest to communicate in real time is  called

     a) user forum
     b) blog
     c) discussion forum
     e) None of these
29. The System Software is used to 
     a) diagonose and troubleshooting the attached device
     b) create graphics images
     c) draw the picture on paper
     d) manage the available internal resources
     e) None of these
30. One billionth of a second is 
     a) gigabyte
     c) terabyte
     d) megabyte
     e) None of these
31. Embedded operating systems are used in
     a) desktop computers
     b) mainframe computers
     d) network server computer
     e) None of these
The term ‘Embedded’ means ‘combined’. An embedded hardware device contains a single chip
       that stores hardware and software  components of a computer, like the memory and the base 
       operating system, together.Embedded operating systems are used in PDAs, high-end cellular 
       phones, MP3 players, and Palmtop  computers. A PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) is a computer 
       that fits in your hand.
       Example of PDA’s OS : Symbian OS runs  on the the Nokia Communicator, Nokia and Sony
                                                                 Ericsson’s smartphones (e.g. N-73, N-79 etc.) 
                                                Microsoft WinCE  run on PDAs from HP,Dell, Casio etc.
32. Which of the following computer programming languages is used to write applet programs which
      can be integrate into a webpage?

     a) Java
     b) PERL
     c) C++
     d) Pascal
     e) FORTRAN
33. A graphic or piece of text that links to another piece of information in a web page is
     a) meta-tag
     b) page connection
     c) domain name
     e) None of these
34. A chip placed on the electronic circuit board inside a system unit that hold temporarliy piece of
     information/data is called (containing the data being displayed on output device)
     a) modem
     b) scanner
     d) hard disk
     e) None of these
35. A program which is used find spam data in the computer and capable to distroy is called 
     a) firewall
anti-spam program
     c) adware remover
     d) pop-up blocker
     e) None of these
36. A technology used to create, store, exchange and utilize information in its various forms including 
     business data, conversations, still images, motion pictures and multimedia presentations is called 

     a) website
information technology
     c) internet chat
     d) networking
     e) None of these
37. The service marketing is same as 
     a) sales marketing
     b) telemarketing
relationship marketing
     d) brand marketing
     e) None of these
38. The marketing plan specifies  – market target
39. Distribution channels refer to  – wholesale outlets
40. The Social marketing is  – the application of marketing techniques that change behaviors
Note : May be some of the ans./options are wrong
       as all question-answer are based on memory.
       If anybody know about other questions of 
       that exam. Please… write in comment section.

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Full name - Narender Jangra      Location - India    Qualification - MCA

18 Responses to SBI Associate Banks (PO) GK Paper – 2011

  1. Abhilash tandon says:

    I think all the answers are correct. Thanks for the update

  2. shirley says:

    great job…but how do u manage to recollect all dese questions along with optins

  3. shirley says:

    the one you posted on question 36….there waz some question on http://ftp...

    • shirley says:

      file transfer related question

  4. sohail says:

    with reference to Question no. 16.
    LPG subsidy is not limited to only poor people. It is a common subsidy given to all the Indian citizens..
    plz clarify..

  5. nagsunder says:

    hai nice gk answer can u solve one DI PART QUESTION I HAVE LOT OF DOUBT

    • Naren says:


      sorry for your request ….there is no question paper of SBI
      after the test is over, you have to submit the answersheet and
      objective test booklet to the invigilator before leaving the room

      all the above gk questions are based on memory


  6. nagsunder says:

    all the part of answer r correct

  7. savitri says:

    Some questions related to marketing are missing. Can you post the left one?

    • Naren says:

      it’s not possible for me to post the remianing questions ….
      as i hav no such que. paper ..all the above que.
      are just memory based ….


  8. jithin says:

    social marketing- marketing for social cause

  9. kashee says:


  10. lalit verma says:

    please publish the remaining questions of marketing and computer of SBI ASSOCIATE’s Paper (7/8/11)..

  11. jitu says:

    great job thanks for sharing

  12. jitendra says:

    what is the full form of FINO?
    IS it financial inclusion network
    and operation or financial information network & operation

    • Naren says:

      @jitendra ….

      FINO = Financial Inclusion Network and Operations ,
      it is owned by International and Indian private and public sector investors and
      is an institutional investor driven company. It provide integrated technology solutions
      and physical network to enable financial inclusion in India.


  13. sam says:

    what is the full form of SLR in question 22?

  14. satyam kurmi says:

    I think all questions are quite right

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