IBPS Banks PO General Awareness CWE-2011

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Banks Probationary officers Common Written Examination-2011
(IBPS Banks PO CWE-2011)
(General Awareness)
(Solved Sample Questions 2011)

1. As we all know banks publish their quarterly performance to bring transparency in the system and also to give a clear picture of their performance to the public. How were results of Quarter 2 different from the results of Quarter 1 of the listed banks including giants like SBI and ICICI banks?
(A) Performance was subdued in the Quarter 2.
(B) Yields on advances of almost all listed banks have come down.
(C) Advances grew at a slower pace when compared to deposits.
(a) Only A is true
(b) Only B is true
(c) Only C is true
(d) All A B and C are true
(e) None of these
Ans: (a)

2. After the Subprime crisis which of the following problems has hit the global economy/world markets recently?
(a) Dubai debt problem
(b) Change of Government in Japan and its new economic policies.
(c) High rate of inflation in India
(d) Extremely volatile behaviour of the Bombay Stock Exchange and other major Stock Exchanges world wide.
(e) None of these.
Ans: (a)

3. As per the news published in major newspapers in India Banks in India need about 12 lakh business correspondents for rural areas. What will be the role of these correspondents?
(A) They will help rural people in their day to day banking activities.
(B) They will work as a link between banks and the customers.
(C) They will ascertain eligibility of rural people so that relief packages can be provided to them.
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Only C
(d) All A. B and C
(e) None of these
Ans: (d)

4. It is evident that the economic slowdown still continues to weigh on the performance of the banks in India. How is this affecting banks and/or general public?
(a) The number of bank account holders has gone down
(b) The gross Non Performing Assets (NPAs) of the listed banks have increased substantially.
(c) Inflation has reached at a very high level
(d) Relief packages announced by the Government have proved insufficient to improve the situation of agri sector
(e) All of these
Ans: (e)

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