Sunday, 9 December 2012

IBPS General Awareness Model Paper for Specialist Officers



1. The full Planning Commission meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in April 2011, agreed on working towards a growth target in the 12th Five-Year Plan. The target is
(1) 8-9 percent
(2) 9-9.5 percent
(3) 9.5-10 percent
(4) 10-10.5 percent
2. The latest Planning Commission data, released in April 2011, shows that poverty in India has come down to
(1) 39 percent
(2) 38 percent
(3) 32 percent      
(4) 37 percent
3. As per the National Security Index, India's rank among the 50 most powerful nations today is
(1) 8th   
(2) 7th
(3) 6th   
(4) 5th
4. According to a data recently released by the World Trade Organisation, global trade in 2011 will grow by
(1) 3 percent       
(2) 5 percent
(3) 6 percent       
(4) 6.5 percent
5. As per the recently released data of the Commerce and Industry Ministry, India's exports, during 2010-11, showed
an impressive jump of 37.55 percent to
(1) 200.56 billion
(2) 205.56 billion
(3) 200.86 billion  
(4) 245.86 billion
6. In which one of the following Ministries the census organisation has been functioning on a permanent footing since 1961 ?
(1) Health and Family Welfare
(2) Home Affairs
(3) Social Justice and Empowerment
(4) Human Resource Development
7. The head of a district (Ahara), the principal coordinator of the revenue and the officer in charge of general and military functions in his jurisdiction during Mauryan Empire, was known as
(1) Krori
(2) Rajuka
(3) Foujdar
(4) Chirastadar
8. Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament ?
(1) The Public Accounts Committee
(2) The Estimates Committee
(3) The   Committee   on   Public Undertakings
(4) The Committee on Petitions
9. What is the percentage of lead in lead pencil ?
(1) 0%   
(2) 25%
(3) 50%   
(4) 100%
10. The plant dye Henna imparts orange-red colour to skin and hairs due to its reaction with which of the following ?
(1) Proteins and amino acids
(2) Lipids
(3) Carbohydrates
(4) Nucleic acids
11. A Forgotten Empire, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell, is about which one of the following Empires ?
(1) Kushan Empire
(2) Mauryan Empire
(3) Vijayanagar Empire
(4) Mughal Empire
12. Which of the following is associated with the manufacture of guided missiles ?
(1) Bharat Earth Movers Limited
(2) Bharat Dynamics Limited
(3) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
(4) Bharat Electronics Limited
13. National Highway No. 3 runs from
(1) Delhi to Chennai
(2) Amritsar to Kolkata
(3) Delhi to Ahmedabad
(4) Agra to Mumbai
14. The French Revolution gave its modern meaning to the term
(1) Nation
(2) Sovereignty
(3) Republic
(4) Capitalism
15. The Alpine races mostly live in the Indian States of
(1) Rajas than and Punjab
(2) Tamil Nadu and Kerala
(3) Karnataka and Maharashtra
(4) Gujarat and West Bengal
16. What is the distance of running in a marathon race ?
(1) 26 miles 385 yards
(2) 26 miles 405 yards
(3) 26 miles 180 yards    i
(4) 26 miles
17. The term 'epicentre' is associated with
(1) Earthquakes
(2) Volcanoes
(3) Cyclones       
(4) Landslides
18. Garba is a dance form of
(1) Gujarat   
(2) Rajasthan
(3) Orissa   
(4) Assam
19. Where are the traces of Portuguese culture found in India ?
(1) Goa   
(2) Kozhikode
(3) Kannur   
(4) Kochi
20. According to Dadabhai Naoroji 'Swaraj' meant
(1) Complete independence
(2) Self government
(3) Economic independence
(4) Political independence
21. Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka's administrative policy ?
(1) The third Buddhist Council
(2) The Kalinga War
(3) His embracing of Buddhism
(4) His sending of missionary to Ceylon
22.    Who amongst die following is the author of the book The Exile ?
(1) B. G. Verghese
(2) Philip Roth
(3) Aravind Adiga
(4) Navtej Saran
23. Dronacharya Award is given for excellence in
(1) Literary work
(2) Social service
(3) Coaching in sports
(4) Journalism
24. World Ozone Day is observed on
(1) 16th September
(2) 16th October
(3) 16th November
(4) 26th September
25. Which of the following is not a Government-sponsored organisation ?
(1) Small Industries Development Bank of India
(2) NABARD
(3) National Housing Bank
(4) ICICI Bank
26. The Central Government in June 2011 declared the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh a tiger reserve. It is
(1) 32nd tiger reserve
(2) 34th tiger reserve
(3) 40th tiger reserve
(4) 42nd tiger reserve
27. The premier rating agency, "Standard & Poor's", downgraded the US credit ratings from AAA in August 2011, which had been enjoyed by the US since
(1) 1910   
(2) 1917
(3) 1927   
(4) 1942
28. As per figures presented by National Rural Health Mission in August 2011, to meet the UN Infant Mortality Rate targets for 2012, India will need another
(1) 4 years   
(2) 8 years
(3) 12 years   
(4) 15 years
29. The Government of India gave in- principle approval to strengthening of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) demarcating China-India border. The LAC is
(1) 2,000-km long
(2) 2,057-km long
(3) 3,057-km long
(4) 4,057-km long
30. "India : A Portrait" has been written by
(1) Khuswant Singh
(2) Kuldip Nayar
(3) Patrick French
(4) J.M. Keynes
31. In which one of the following is a great dark plain called "Maria" found ?
(1) Earth   
(2) Mars
(3) Jupiter   
(4) Moon
32. Which among the following elements (metals) pollutes the air of a city having large number of automobiles ?
(1) Cadmium      
(2) Lead
(3) Chromium     
(4) Nickel
33. The international airport in Tamil Nadu is
(1)    Palam
(2)    Dum Dum
(3)    Santa Cruz
(4)    Meenambakkam
34. The 'Cannes Award' is given for excellence in which of the following fields ?
(1) Literature    
(2) Films
(3) Journalism  
(4) Economics
35. The term Tee' is connected with
(1) Polo   
(2) Golf
(3) Bridge   
(4) Billiards
36. Norman Ernest Borlaug, who is regarded as the father of the Green Revolution in India, is from which country ?
(1) USA   
(2) Mexico
(3) Australia       
(4) New Zealand
37. Which one of the following cities is nearest to the equator ?
(1) Colombo
(2) Jakarta
(3) Manila
(4) Singapore
38. Who among the following rejected the title of Knighthood and refused to accept a position in the Council of the Secretary of State for India ?
(1) Morilal Nehru
(2) M.G. Ranade
(3) G. K. Gokhale
(4) B. G. Tilak
39. During the rime of which Mughal Emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factor}' in India ?
(1)    Akbar
(2)    Jahangir
(3)    Shahjahan
(4)    Aurangzeb
40. Which one of the following suggested the reconstitution of the Viceroy's Executive Council in which all the portfolios including that of War Members were to be held by the Indian leaders ?
(1) Simon Commission
(2) Simla Conference
(3) Cripps Proposal
(4) Cabinet Mission
41. Which one of the following is a spacecraft ?
(1) Apophis   
(2) Cassini
(3) Spitzer   
(4) TecSar
42. Which one of the following is also called Stranger Gas ?
(1) Argon   
(2) Neon
(3) Xenon   
(4) Nitrous oxide
43. In the context of the Indian defence, what is 'Dhruv' ?
(1) Aircraft-carrying warship
(2) Missile-carrying submarine
(3) Advanced light helicopter
(4) Intercontinental ballistic missile
44. Elizabeth Hawley is well-known for her writings relating to which one of the following ?
(1) Historical monuments in India
(2) Regional dances in India
(3) Himalayan expeditions
(4) Wildlife in India
45. The name of the first cloned sheep was
(1) Jolly   
(2) Dolly
(3) Roly   
(4) Molly
46. Which of the following is not a Public Sector Unit/Undertaking/ Agency ?
(1) ECGC
(2) SEBI
(3) SIDBI
(4) Axis Bank
47. Which of the following awards is given for excellence in the field of sports ?
(1) Kalidas Samman
(2) Dhyanchand Award
(3) Shram Vir Award
(4) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
48. Heavy Water is normally used by which of the following industries ?
(1) Nuclear Power generation plants
(2) Pharma Industry
(3) Paper Industry
(4) Sugar plants
49. Which one of the following sites of the Indus Valley Civilisation had an ancient dockyard ?
(1) Kalibangan    
(2) Lothal
(3) Rangpur   
(4) Harappa
50. Who amongst the following is the author of the book 'Namesake' ?
(1) Vikram Seth
(2) Jhumpa Lahiri
(3) Kiran Desai
(4) Shobha De
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