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RBI Assistant Exam 2012 Question Paper: General Awareness Section

1. USA has asked India to reduce its dependence on crude oil supply from which of the following countries which is also a member of OPEC?
  1. Venezuela
  2. Iraq
  3. Libya
  4. Iran
  5. Nigeria
2. Which of the following is the most essential financial service which should be provided to the poor people to bring them into the network of financial inclusion?
  1. Insurance for life
  2. Investment plan for future
  3. Pension for old age
  4. A bank account where he/she can save small amount
  5. Health insurance for minor illnesses and hospitalisation in case of need
3. Who among the following is the president of a country at present?
  1. Rupert Murdoch
  2. Ban ki-moon
  3. Yoshihiko Noda
  4. Nicolas Sarkozy
  5. None of these
4. What does the letter F denote in ‘NBFCs’, a term seen very frequently in banking world these days?
  1. Formal
  2. Fiscal
  3. Federal
  4. Functional
  5. Financial
5. Who among the following is the Deputy Governor of the RBI at present?
  1. Sunil Mitra
  2. Azim Premji
  3. HR Khan
  4. Sushma Nath
  5. None of these
6. Standard and Poor’s is a Credit Rating Agency of international repute. Which of the following is one such agency of Indian of Indian origin?
  1. IBA
  2. BASEL
  3. SEBI
  4. IRDA
7. Who among the following is the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh at present?
  1. Akhilesh Yadav
  2. Mulayam Singh Yadav
  3. Mayawati
  4. Amar Singh
  5. None of these
8. Coin of which of the following denominations is called Small Coin?
  1. Rs.1
  2. Rs.2
  3. Rs.5
  4. 50 paise
  5. Rs.10
9. Which of the following is not a highlight of the Union Budget 2012-13?
  1. No change in the rate of Corporate Tax
  2. All types of loans upto Rs.35 lakh will be given on 6% interest only.
  3. Service Tax raised from 10% to 12%
  4. Fiscal Deficit is targeted at 5.1% of GDP
  5. Substantial increase in Defence Budget
10. Which of the following services/products of banks is specially designed and launched to help students?
  1. Personal loan
  2. Corporate loan
  3. Business loan
  4. Medical loan
  5. Education loan
11. Which of the following terms is not directly associated with the functioning of RBI?
  1. Open Market operations
  2. Cash Reserve Ratio
  4. Liquidity Adjustment Facility
  5. Public Debt Office
12. Which of the following is one of the major activities of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)?
  1. On site inspection of Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)
  2. Helping Govt of India in preparing Union Budget and presenting it in the cabinet meeting
  3. Acting as custodian of the foreign exchange reserves of the country
  4. Deciding rate of interest on Savings Bank Accounts in Public Sector Banks
  5. Representing India in World Bank and other such agencies
13. Dipika, who won Crocodile Challenge Cup Finals, in December 2011, is a famous
  1. Badminton player
  2. Table Tennis player
  3. Lawn Tennis player
  4. Chess player
  5. Squash player
14. Who among the following is the recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature given in 2011?
  1. Bruce A Beutler
  2. V S Naipaul
  3. Tomas Transtomer
  4. Raplh M Steinman
  5. Chetan Bhagat
15. The 59th National Film Award for Best Actress was given to
  1. Vidya Balan
  2. Kareena Kapoor
  3. Priyanka Chopra
  4. Lara Dutta
  5. Roopa Ganguly
16. Which of the following is the abbreviated name of the body/agency set up to boost foreign investments in India?
  1. FOREX
  2. FCCB
  3. FIPB
  4. FEMA
  5. AITAF
17. Which of the following is not considered infrastructural sector of the economy?
  1. Electricity
  2. Textile Sector
  3. Telecom
  4. Cement
  5. Road and Railways
18. Sachin Tendulkar made his 100th century in the match played between India and
  1. Pakistan
  2. England
  3. Australia
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Sri Lanka
19. Who among the following was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2012?
  1. TV Rajeswar
  2. Aruna Irani
  3. AR Rahman
  4. Shabana Azmi
  5. Anup Jalota
20. Which of the following countries is a member of BRICS?
  1. Bhutan
  2. Iran
  3. Romania
  4. Sudan
  5. South Africa
21. Which of the following countries has recently placed its first Space lab ‘Tiangong – 1′ into orbit?
  1. North Korea
  2. Japan
  3. India
  4. France
  5. China
22. Who among the following is the Solicitor General of India at present?
  1. Jacob Mathew
  2. Rohinton Nariman
  3. Gopal Subramaniam
  4. Ashok Chawla
  5. None of these
23. Which of the following schemes has been launched by the Govt of India to motivate school children to attend school regularly?
  1. Kutir Jyoti
  2. Mid-Day Meal
  4. RAY
  5. Bharat Nirman
24. As per the news published in various newspapers, govt is planning to set up a regulatory body in educational field especially for
  1. Higher Education
  2. Medical Education
  3. Elementary Education
  4. Secondary Education
  5. Adult Education
25. Which of the following countries has been selected as the host of commonwealth Games 2018?
  1. India
  2. Australia
  3. Pakistan
  4. South Africa
  5. Sri Lanka
26. France has agreed to supply ‘Rafale’ to India. The deal is about the supply of
  1. Warships
  2. RADAR system
  3. Fighter Aircrafts
  4. Nuclear Reactors
  5. Submarines
27. Seychelles, where China is going to set up its new military base, is a country in the
  1. Bay of Bengal
  2. China Sea
  3. Indian Ocean
  4. Red Sea
  5. Caspian Sea
28. Which of the following terms is used in the field of economics?
  1. Absolute Zero
  2. Molecular Equation
  3. Zero Point Energy
  4. Balance of Payments
  5. Mass Defect
29. ‘Kyoto Protocol’, an agreement signed by various countries, is associated with the field of
  1. International trade
  2. Clean environment and climate change
  3. Currency swap
  4. Deep sea mining and oil exploration
  5. Building a common food stock to save mankind in case of any natural calamity
30. World AIDS Day is observed on which of the following days?
  1. 1 st December
  2. 1 st March
  3. 1 st April
  4. 1 st May
  5. 1 st January
31. USA decided to withdraw its army from which of the following countries after a nine-year long stay?
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Libya
  3. Egypt
  4. Iraq
  5. Iran
32. Which of the following cups/trophies is associated with the game of Lawn Tennis?
  1. FIFA Cup
  2. Champions Trophy
  3. Ranji Trophy
  4. Subroto Cup
  5. Davis Cup
33. Which award is given to the coaches of sportspersons?
  1. Dronacharya Award
  2. Arjuna Award
  3. Kalidas Samman
  4. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
  5. Saraswati Samman
34. Which of the following term is used in the game of Cricket?
  1. Heave
  2. Silly Point
  3. Tee
  4. Smash
  5. Grand Slam
35. A new nuclear power plant is being set up in which of the following places in India?
  1. Amethi
  2. Firozabad
  3. Jaitapur
  4. Joshi Math
  5. Satna
36. Which of the following schemes has been launched to make cities of India slum-free?
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
  2. Bharat Nirman
  3. Rajiv Awas Yojana
  4. Indira Awas Yojana
  5. None of these
37. Who among the following is a famous author of Indian origin?
  1. Homi K Bhabha
  2. Kiran Desai
  3. Swati A Piramal
  4. Shabana Azmi
  5. Ronen Sen
38. Who among the following has written the famous book Malgudi Days?
  1. VS Naipaul
  2. Deepak Chopra
  3. Rabindranath Tagore
  4. Vijay Tendulkar
  5. RK Narayan
39. Which of the following is NOT the name of the currency of a country?
  1. Rand
  2. Pound
  3. Dinar
  4. Ecuador
  5. Dollar
40. Which of the following is the unit of heat?
  1. Joule
  2. Ohm
  3. Ampere
  4. Volt
  5. Newton

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