Wednesday, April 24, 2013

STATE BANK OF INDIA ASSOCIATES PO EXAMINATION HELD ON 07.08.2011 – GENERAL AWARENESS, MARKETING AND COMPUTERS




STATE BANK OF INDIA ASSOCIATES PO EXAMINATION HELD ON 07.08.2011 – GENERAL AWARENESS, MARKETING AND COMPUTERS


01. A major Public sector bank raised interest rates in loans by 25 paise points- was news in some major financial news papers recently. This means bank has raised interest by 25 basis points of – Base lending rate
02. The Finance Minister of India in one of his press conferences said that inflationary pressure is likely to continue following recent increase in rates of some commodities in international markets. Which of the following commodities was he referring to as it gets frequent increase at international levels and disturbs our Home Economy substantially? – Petroleum products
03. Immediately prior to change in the measure of food inflation, which of the following indexes was being used for measuring it? – Wholesale price index
04. What is the full form of FINO – a term we see frequently in financial newspapers? – Financial Information Network and Operations Limited
05. Which of the following is/are commodity/ies on which subsidy is given to farmers/poor in India? – Fertiliser; kerosene and LPG
06. “Bhagyan oilfields” which were recently in news are located in which of the following states in India? – Rajasthan
07. The Finance Minister of India recently decided to review the position of bad debts in priority sector. Which of the following is/are the reason(s) owing to which FM took this decision? – Bad debt in agriculture is still rising substantially every year despite special treatment to it
08. Which amongst the following countries is not a member of TAPI pipe line project, which was in news recently? – Portugal
09. An agreement on Arms Reductions popularly known as START is one of the major issues in the way of smooth relations between which of the following two countries? – USA and Russia
10. The International WWW conference 2011 was organized in which of the following places in March 2011? – Hyderabad
11. The organization which has initiated an International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which came into effect recently? – United Nations Organisation
12. “BRIC” which was the organization of four nations namely Brazil, Russia, India and China has now become “BRICS’. Which is the fifth nation included in it? – South Africa
13. The process of acquisition of agricultural land and its compensation to farmers recently came up as a major issue in which of the following states? (It also created law and order problems in the state)-  Uttar Pradesh
14. What does the letter “L” denote in term LAF as referred every now and then in relation to monetary policy of RBI? – Liquidity
15. BPPlc which was in news recently is a major international company in the field of – oil exploration and processing.
16. Who amongst the following has been appointed as the new coach of the Indian Cricket team for a period of two years? – Duncan Fletcher
17. Why was Khanistha Dhanskhar’s name in news recently? – She was crowned Femina Miss India 2011
18. K. Balachander who was awarded prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2010 is basically a/an – director
19. Banks and other financial institutions in India are required to maintain a certain amount of liquid assets like cash, precious metals and other short term securities as a reserve all the time. In banking world this is known – SLR
20. Which of the following space agencies recently launched three satellites and placed them into Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit successfully ? – ISRO
21. As per the decision taken by the Government of India recently “Bamboo is a liberated item now” What does it really mean? – Bamboo henceforth will be treated as a minor forest produce only; now villagers are free to sell bamboo in their community forest areas; Gramasabha is given right to issue transport passes to legally transport the produce.
22. Union cabinet recently passed a Rs. 7000 crore project to clean up which of the following rivers in India? – Ganga
23. As per estimates of the Planning Commission of India, the target growth rate of 12th Five year plan is set to – 9% to 9.5%
24. Goodluck Jonathan was recently reelected the President of – Nigeria
25. The schemes which were launched by Ministry of Rural Development – Government of India are – National Old age Pension scheme; National maternity Benefit scheme; National family benefit scheme
26. When you are likely to find an embedded operating system? – in a PDA
27. An online discussion group that allows direct “live” communication is known as – Chat group
28. Which of the following is a program that uses a variety of different approaches to identify and eliminate spam? – Anti spam program
29. Connection or link to other documents or web pages that contain related information is called – hyperlink
30. Which of the following is a programming language for creating special programme like applets? – Java
31. The system unit – is the container that houses electronic components
32. System software – helps the computer manage internal resources
33. Computer and communication technologies such as communication links to the internet that provide help and understanding to the end user is known as - FTP
34. Which of the following is contained on chips connected to the system board and is a holding area for data infrastructure and information? (processed data waiting to be output to secondary storage)
35. Microsoft’s messenger allows users to – communicate via direct live communication
36. Portable computer also known as laptop computer, weighing between 4 and 10 pounds is called – notebook computer
37. The main circuit board of the system unit is the – mother board
38. The billionth of a second is called as – nanosecond
39. Online marketing is the function of – I T department
40. Customisation is useful for – designing customer specific products
41. The key challenge to market driven strategy is – delivering superior value to customers
42. Effective selling skills depends on – knowledge level of the sales team
43. Generation of sales leads can be improved by – increasing personal and professional contacts
44. A market plan is – documented marketing strategies
45. Marketing channels mean – delivery outlets
46. Social marketing means – marketing for a social cause
47. Service marketing is the same as – relationship marketing
48. Market driven strategies include – positioning the organization and its brands in the market place
49. Innovation in marketing is same as – creativity
50. Personal loans can be canvassed among – salaried persons

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