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Govt Job Papers - Bank Probationary Officer (Bank PO) Papers
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Andhra Bank PO Paper -2008
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Andhra Bank Probationary Officer’s Exam, 2008

General Awareness Paper (Held on 14-09-2008)

1. Who amongst the following does not belong to political party which is normally referred as left front?

(A) Prakash Karat

(B) A. B. Bardhan

(C) D. Raju

(D) T. J. Chandrachoodan

(E) M. Veerappa Moily

2. Sujat and Balsara villages were in news recently as breach in main Narmada Canal made them flooded. Both these villages are in which of the following States?

(A) Maharashtra

(B) Madhya Pradesh

(C) Gujarat

(D) Rajasthan

(E) None of these

3. As per the estimates given by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) the Indian

Economy will grow at which of the following rates in 2008 ?

(A) 7%

(B) 7.5%

(C) 8%

(D) 8.5%

(E) None of these

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the recommendations of the committee setup on Financial Sector Reforms under the Chairmanship of Raghuram G.Rajan?

(1) Give more freedoms to banks to setup branches and ATMS anywhere

(2) Setup an office of financial ombudsmen

(3) All deposits taking institutions should be free from the supervision of the RBI

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Only 3

(D) All 1, 2 & 3

(E) Only 2 & 3

5. The Govt. of which of the following States has formed a Fisherman Debt Commission and a moratorium has been placed on proceedings relating to all debts incurred by poor fisherman from banks and cooperatives?

(A) West Bengal

(B) Keral

(C) Orissa

(D) Karnataka

(E) None of these

6. Federal Reserves is the Central Bank of—

(A) Britain

(B) U.S.A.

(C) Japan

(D) Canada

(E) China

7. Which of the following was the issue over which one section of the UPA withdrew its support and Union Govt. headed by Dr. Man Mohan Singh was required to prove its majority in the Lok Sabha ?

(1) Inflation, which was on a rise consistently for some time

(2) Reservations of Gurjarrs in Govt. jobs

(3) Nuclear deal with USA

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Only 3

(D) Both 1 & 2

(E) Only 2 & 3

8. As a gesture to promote denuclearization and also to end nuclear arms programme the cooling tower of a nuclear complex situated in "Youngbyon" was demolished recently. This nuclear complex is in which of the following countries?

(A) South Korea

(B) Iran

(C) China

(D) North Korea

(E) None of these

9. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) keeps on modifying various rates / ratios to keep the flow of liquidity in the market in a balanced situation. Which of the following rates/ratios/indexes is NOT directly controlled by the RBI?

(A) Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)

(B) Bank Rate

(C) Repo Rate

(D) Reserve Repo Rate

(E) Wholesale Price Index (WPI)

10. China has signed an agreement with which of the following countries, which will help both the parties to make the East China Sea "a sea of peace, co-operation and friendship”?

(A) North Korea

(B) South Korea

(C) Japan

(D) Russia

(E) All of these

11. The former President of which of the following countries has taken over as the Prime Minister of the nation in May 2008 ?

(A) Venezuela

(B) Russia

(C) Uganda

(D) Tanzania

(E) None of these

12. Which of the following companies of Indian origin has been placed amongst the World's seven Best Firms in Financial Sector ?

(A) IDBI Bank

(B) HDFC Bank

(C) Bajaj Capitals

(D) ICICI Bank

(E) None of these

13. Michel Sleiman has taken over as the president of—

(A) Lebanon

(B) Cuba

(C) Yemen

(D) Zambia

(E) Turkey

14. Which of the following is/are true about the "Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana" to be launched in the near future ?

(1) This scheme is to develop those villages where SC/ST population is in prominence

(2) About 70,000 villages are identified for the same

(3) A special fund of Rs.7,000 Crore is setup for the scheme

(A) Only 1

(B) only 2

(C) Only 3

(D) All 1, 2 & 3

(E) None of these

15. Which of the following countries had decided to come out of the membership of OPEC ?

(A) Iran

(B) Indonesia

(C) Kuwait

(D) Saudi Arabia

(E) None of these