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Volume-52, 24-30 March, 2018

सामान्य ज्ञान की परीक्षा

(आईबीपीएस (लिपिक एवं अधिकारी)/भा.स्टे.बैं./क.च.आ./सं.लो.से.आ. परीक्षाओं के लिए उपयोगी)

 

Q1.      Which bank  has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds initially at its 4 Authorised Branches ?  Give details.

A.         State Bank of India (SBI)

B.         The first issue of the Scheme will be opened in March 2018 in place of January 2018 for the first quarter of 2018.

C.         Accordingly, the first sale of Electoral Bonds will commence from 01st March 2018 for a period of 10 days i.e. up to 10th March 2018.

d.         All the above

Q2. ' Electoral Bond' (issued in India) shall be valid for how many days ? Give details.

A.         fifteen days from the date of issue and no payment shall be made to any payee Political Party if the Bond is deposited after expiry of the validity period.

B.         The bond deposited by any eligible political party to its account shall be credited on the same day.

C.         Both (a) & (b)

D.         None of these

Q3.      The Fifteenth Finance Commission as constituted in pursuance of clause (1) of Article 280 of the Constitution, w.e.f. 27th November, 2017 shall make its report available by 30th October, 2019, covering a period of five years commencing from which date ?

A. 1st April, 2020. (The Commission shall use the population data of 2011 while making its recommendations.)

B.         2015

C.         2011

D.         2022

Q4.      In the abbreviation LIBOR, the letter L stands for what?

A.         Labour

B.         London (LIBOR : London Inter Bank Offered Rate)

C.         Luck

D.         Left

Q5.      As a consequence of which of the following in India , there has been a sharp rise in FDI in the past three years - from US$ 36 billion in 2013-14 to US$ 60 billion in 2016-17 ?

A.         Filing of taxes under GST has been made progressively smoother.

B.         The switch from cash to digital payments has been notable and has created new opportunities. The simplification of procedures for tax payers, business-persons and investors has led to India making significant advances in Ease of Doing Business.

C.         The opening of more and more sectors to greater private and global investment has also drawn appreciation.

D.         All the above

Q6.      Defence Corridor in UP will leverage the existing ordnance factories and defence PSU establishments in UP. The proposed  stretch covers which of the following ?

A. Aligarh, Agra, Jhansi, Chitrakoot

B.         It also includes Kanpur and Lucknow.

C.         Both (a) & (b)

D.         None of these

Q7.      NDA government is inspired by the ideology of "inclusiveness" which was postulated half a century ago by whom ?

A.         Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay, who defined the concept of "Antyoday"

B.         Man Mohan Singh

C.         Morarjee Desai

D.         L.K.Advani

Q8.      The  fact is that over 70% of population of India today is below the age of 40 years and schemes like which of the following are meant to ensure their "inclusiveness" ?

A.         "Start-up India",

B.         "Stand-up India"

C.         "Mudra Yojana"

D.         All the above

Q9.      Where the  India's first test-bed for next generation, efficient, compact, waterless super critical carbon-dioxide Brayton cycle test loop for power generation. India's first S-CO2 Brayton Cycle based solar thermal test loop at the laboratory scale is established ?

A.         BARC, Mumbai

B.         at the IISc campus in Bengaluru

C.         IGCAR, Kalpakkam

D.         Ahmedabad

Q10.    What is the  theme of the latest edition of 'Theatre Olympics' being held in India, 2018 ?

A.         "Flag of Friendship"

B.         Clean India

C.         Food for all

D.         Health for all

Q11.    Which word will best complete the relationship given below?

            BUCKET : ACTVBDJLDFSU : : BONUS : ?

A.         ACMNMOTVRT

B.         SUNOB

C.         ACNPMOTVRT

D.         ACMNMOTURT

Q12.    Complete the following series by choosing the right answer from the options given.

            ACFG : ZXUQ :: DFIM : ?

A.         WURN

B.         WURP

C.         WUQO

D.         WTQP

Q13.    Which number will best complete the relationship given below ?

            14 : 9 :: 26 : ?

A.         12

B.         13

C.         15

D.         31

Q14.    Choose the pair which shows the same relationship as in the given pair.

            Fragile : Crack

A.         Cemetery : Death

B.         Pliable : Bend

C.         Hydro : Water

D.         Irreducible : Reduction

Q15.    Find the ODD one out.

A.         Plassey

B.         Haldighati

C.         Panipat

D.         Sarnath

Q16.    Choose the pair which is different from the rest.

A.         1975-1579

B.         3152-5321

C.         4283-8432

D.         7319-9731

Q17.    If in a certain code, GO = 32, SHE = 49, then SOME will be equal to.

A.         56

B.         58

C.         62

D.         64

Q18.    In a row of girls, Ramya is fifth from the left and Priya is sixth from the right. When they exchange their positions, then Ramya becomes thirteenth from the left. What will be Priya's position from the right?

A.         9

B.         12

C.         14

D.         17

Q19.    If South-east becomes North, North-east becomes West and so on, then what will West become?

A.         South

B.         South-east

C.         North-east

D.         South-west

Q20.    Village Chimur is 20 km to the North of village Rewa. Village Rahate is 18 km to the East of village Rewa. Village Angne is 12 km to the West of Chimur. If Sanjay starts from village Rahate and goes to village Angne, in which direction is he from his starting point?

A.         North

B.         North-west

C.         South

D.         South-east

Q21.    At dusk, Sharma started walking facing the Sun. After a while, he met his friend and both turned to their left. They halted for a while and started moving by turning again to their right. Finally Sharma waved 'good bye' to his friend and took a left turn at a corner. In which direction is Sharma moving now?

A.         South

B.         West

C.         North

D.         East

Q22.    Find the wrong number in the series. 7, 28, 63, 124, 215, 342, 511

A.         7

B.         28

C.         124

D.         215

Q23.    Complete the following series by choosing the right answer from the options given.

            LXF, MTJ, NPN, OLR, (…)

A.         PHV

B.         PIU

C.         PJW

D.         PKX

Q24.    In this question, five statements are given followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the option which contains logically related statements and the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements.

            P) Apples are not laddus.

            Q) Some apples are laddus.

            R) All laddus are tasty.

            S) Some apples are not tasty.

            T) No apple is tasty.

A.         TPR

B.         RTP

C.         QSR

D.         RQS

Q25.    In this question, a statement is given followed by two conclusions. Choose the conclusion which best fits logically.

            Statement :

            Fortune favours the brave.

            Conclusions :

            I) Risks are necessary for success.

            II) Cowards die many times before their death.

A.         Only conclusion I follows

B.         Only conclusion II follows

C.         Neither I nor II follows

D.         Both I and II follow

Q26.    Arrange the following words in a logical order.

            1) Hecto 2) Centi 3) Deca 4) Kilo 5) Deci

A.         1, 3, 4, 5, 2

B.         1, 5, 3, 4, 2

C.         2, 5, 3, 1, 4

D.         5, 2, 1, 4, 3

Q27.    In the following question, each sentence has four parts marked P, Q, R and S. Choose the part of sentence with the error and mark as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error (S)' as your answer.

            A code of ethics is a set of principles and rules used by companies, professional organi-zations and individuals(P) / to govern there decision making(Q)/ in choosing between right and wrong.(R)/ No error (S)

A.         P

B.         Q

C.         R

D.         S

Q28.    In the following question, each sentence has four parts marked P, Q, R and S. Choose the part of sentence with the error and mark as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error (S)' as your answer.

            The forum's goal is to make intercultural learn opportunities(P)/ and global citizenship education more accessible,(Q)/ relevant and actionable.(R) / No error (S)

A.         P

B.         Q

C.         R

D.         S

Q29.    The following question has four parts marked P, Q, R and S. Choose the part of sentence with the error and mark as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error (S)' as your answer.

            To build self-confidence (P)/ your must be true to yourself, (Q)/ no one can give you self-confidence. (R)/ No error (S)

A.         P

B.         Q

C.         R

D.         S

Q30.    Complete the sentence with the most appropriate word. The discovery of the new element was ______; the scientist was looking for something else.

A.         Intentional

B.         Intrepid

C.         Eloquent

D.         Inadvertent

Q31.    Complete the sentence with the most appropriate word. The army fired on the crowd when they ___.

A.         Fizzled out

B.         Became quiescent

C.         Turned noisy

D.         Turned violent

Q32.    Complete the sentence with the most appropriate word. Due to cyclone Vardah, water had _____ in the low-lying areas of Chennai.

A.         Reinforced

B.         Strengthened

C.         Stagnated

D.         Changed

Q33.    Choose the best synonym of the given word from the options given below.

            DORMANT

A.         Neglected

B.         Indifferent

C.         Inherent

D.         Undeveloped

Q34.    Choose the best antonym of the given word from the options given below.

            PLETHORA

A.         Plenty

B.         Current

C.         Scarcity

D.         Balance

Q35.    Choose the option which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/ phrase given below:

             "To have an axe to grind"

A.         To work for both sides

B.         To have selfish interest to serve

C.         To criticize someone

D.         To fail to arouse interest

Q36.    Choose the option which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/ phrase given below:

            "The gift of the gab"

A.         Fluency of speech

B.         An unexpected gain

C.         To be very happy

D.         An Xmas gift

 The compilation of Q’s & A’s has been done by Mr Praturi Potayya Sarma. However, such a compilation is only indicative in nature and readers are advised to consult multiple sources/forums for building a sound knowledge of current affairs.  (Answer Key shall be published in the Next Issue)