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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

IBPS Recruitment of Specialist Officers 2012

The system of Common Written Examination has been approved by each of the 19 participating Public Sector Banks and the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) with the consent of Government of India. The written examination for recruitment of Specialist Officers will be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively on 11 March 2012.
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has been authorised by Indian Banks' Association and has received mandates to conduct these exams.

Name of the Post and Post Code
  • Information Technology Officer (Scale-I)
  • Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I)
  • Rajbhasha (Hindi) Officer (Scale-I)
  • Law Officer (Scale-I)
  • Technical Officer (Scale-I)
  • HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale-I)
  • Information Technology Officer (Scale-II)
  • Law Officer (Scale-II)
Important Dates
  • Opening date for Online Registration: 30 December 2011
  • Last date for Online Registration: 21 January 2012
  • Payment of Application Fees: 29 December 2011 to 20 January 2012 (both days inclusive)
  • Date of Written Examination: 11 March 2012
Eligibility Criteria
Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfil the specified eligibility criteria before applying to various Public Sector Banks for the Common Written Examination (CWE). However merely applying for CWE/ appearing for the examination does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in all or any of the 19 Public Sector Banks as each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria.

How to Apply
Candidates can apply online only from 30 December 2011 to 21 January 2012 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Before applying online, candidates should have the following documents.
  • 1. Candidates can apply online on IBPS's website from 29 December 2011.
  • 2. Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.
  • 3. Candidates should note their Registration Number and Password for future reference.
  • 4. After applying on-line, the candidate should immediately take a printout of the system generated on-line application form, ensure the particulars filled in are accurate, and retain it for future reference. They should not send this print out to the IBPS.
  • 5. No acknowledgment will be given for online registration. However a Registration Number and Password will be generated and an email/ sms intimation will be sent to the candidate's email ID/ Mobile Number specified in the online application form.
  • 6. Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances AFTER THE LAST DATE FOR Editing/ Updating application details specified.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011


1. Recently, Indian President Pratibha Patil has laid the foundation stone for the ‘Asian Textiles Museum‘ in which of the following Southeast Asian countries?
(a) Thailand 
(b) Indonesia 
(c) Vietnam 
(d) Cambodia

2. Which of the following Indian actors has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, India’s leading paint manufacturer?
(a) Abhishek Bachchyan 
(b) Amir Khan 
(c) Shahrukh Khan 
(d) Akshay Kumar

3. Who among the following personalities has been appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes?
(a) Pratyush Sinha 
(b) C P Jain 
(c) K Vasudev 
(d) M C Joshi 

4. Which of the following Indian cricket players won the Polly Umrigar Award 2011 for his performance during 2009-2010?
(a) Rahul Dravid 
(b) Sachin Tendulkar 
(c) Mahendra Singh Dhoni

5. For the first time, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has been appointed as external auditor of two major UN organisations. Identify the organizations.
(a) World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 
(b) UNESCO an d World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) 
(c) Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) 

6. Name the richest country in the world with per capita income of U.S. $ 90,149 in 2010, according to Global Finance, a leading US business magazine, which has released the list recently.
(a) Qatar 
(b) Luxembourg
(c) Norway 
(d) Singapore

7. Name the virus which was responsible for attacking Google’s social networking site, Orkut on September 25, 2010.
(a) FIRE Worm 
(b) Bom Sabado Worm 
(c) BOBBIT Virus 
(d) GALLUP Virus 82. 

8.Which software company has designed “worldwide telescope” a computer programme, which enables you to study even the universe and zoom the outer space?”
(a) IBM 
(b) Oracle
(c) Google 
(d) Microsoft

9. “Your Place In The Sky” is the slogan of:
(a) Air India
(b) atar Airways 
(c) Lufthansa Airlines 
(d) Air France

10. Which animal has been declared as national heritage animal of India in order to set up measures for its protection?
(a) Dolphin 
(b) Rhinoceros 
(c) Elephant 
 (d) Lion

11. Who among the following personalities is the DirectorGeneral of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)?
(a) Yukiya Amano
(b) Yui Kei 
(c) Ali Asgar Soltaniyeh 
(d) Anders Fogh Rasmussen

12. A New York judge slapped a record $92.8 million fine on Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund manager convicted in May, 2011 on 14 counts of insider trading charges. He is from:
(a) India 
(b) Pakistan 
(c) Sri Lanka 
(d) Singapore

13. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), relaxed its earlier decision asking insurance companies to guarantee a minimum return of what percent on unit-linked pension policies?
(a) 3 percent 
(b) 4 percent 
(c) 4.5 percent 
(d) 5 percent

14. Which of the following Indian cricketers has recently pledged to donate his organs?
(a) Virender Sehwag 
(b) Sachin Tendulkar 
(c) Gautam Gambhir 
(d) Yuvraj Singh 

15. An endeavour to ensure that no person in India dies for want of an organ, supported by the Apollo Transplant Institutes has been launched under the name of:
(a) ‘Hand in Hand’ 
(b) ‘Gift a Life’ 
(c) ‘Donate a life’ 
(d) ‘Gift to Nation’

16. National Human Right Commission has issued notice for non-payment of adequate compensation in Kasaragod district to the victims of which of the following chemical poisoning?
(a) MIC 
(b) Endosulfan 
(c) BHC 
(d) Malathion

17. Sree Padmanabhswami temple, a Hindu shrine situated at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala is dedicated to which of the following Hindu deity?
(a) Lord Shiva 
(b) Lord Vishnu 
(c) Lord Brahma
(d) Lord Murugan Swamy

18. AH 4 Apache and CH-47 Chinook are combat and heavy lift helicopters respectively which have been developed by:
(a) Bell 
(b) Lockeed Martin 
(c) Avicopter 
(d) Boeing

19. Name the recently elected Prime Minister of Greece.
(a) Kostas Karamanlis 
(b) Andreas Papandreou 
(c) Konstantinos Mitsotakis 
(d) Lucas Papademos

20. Recently a former President was convicted to sevenyear jail term for rape and other sexual offences. Identify the country to which he belonged?
(a) Italy 
(b) Israel 
(c) Spain 
(d) Portugal 

21. BICRA ‘Group 5’ includes:
(a) China 
(b) Portugal 
(c) Thailand and Turkey 
(d) All of the above 

22. Which one of the following Indian cities would host the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) India Economic Summit for the first time in 26 years of the summit’s history?
(a) New Delhi 
(b) Chennai 
(c) Mumbai 
(d) Bengaluru

23. Honda’s human-shaped robot (Humanoid robot) has been named as:
(a) Sapiens 
(b) I 
(c) Asimo 
(d) AI 

24. Which of the following companies is a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) provider in the U.K.?
(a) Genpact 
(b) Diligenta 
(c) Aegis 
(d) Total Solutions

25. Who among the following has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson?
(a) Johansson Murphy 
(b) Conrad Murray 
(c) John Pitt 
(d) Dr. J Koetji 


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1.Which country's lower house of Parliament is called Wolesi Jirga?
1) Russia
2) Afghanistan
3) Japan
4) Pakistan
5) Bangladesh

2.Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1)The UNESCO-Madanjeet Si-ngh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is a prize awarded every two years by UNESCO.
2)This award has been instituted in memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
3)This prize of US $ 1, 00,000 was made possible by the donation of the Indian diplo-mat Madanjeet Singh who is also the Goodwill Ambas-sador of UNESCO.
4) The 2011 awardees are Afgh-anistan's women's rights cam-paigner Anarkali Honaryar and Palestinian peace activist Khaled Abu Awwad.
5) All the above statements are correct.

3.Who among the following was chosen for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence in 2002, but was allowed to accept the prize only in November 2011?
1) Taslima Nasreen (Bangladesh)
2) Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar)
3) Francois Houtart (Belgium)
4) Abdul Sattar Edhi (Pakistan)
5) None of these

4.Which of the following days is observed as the International Day for Tolerance?
1) October 2
2) November 16
3) October 24
4) October 16
5) November 14

5.Scientists have found the best evidence yet for water just beneath the surface of Europa. Europa is the icy moon of which of the following planets?
1) Mars
2) Saturn
3) Jupiter
4) Venus
5) Uranus

6.Which of the following countries is not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)?
1) USA
2) Australia
3) Canada
4) India
5) France

7.Metro Cash& Carry is planning to invest Rs. 2400 crore in India on new stores in the next four years. To which country does this retailing giant belong?
1) Germany
2) Indonesia
3) Singapore
4) Malaysia
5) USA

8.The renovated Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Vijay-nagar, a completely air-mainta-ined and strategically located human settlement, was inaugur-ated recently. In which state is this Vijaynagar airfield located?
1) Assam
2) Nagaland
3) Karnataka
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) None

9.A delegation from the Unites States Nuclear Regulatory Com-mission (USNRC) visited the nuclear facilities at Kalpakkam. In which state is Kalpakkam situated?
1) Karnataka
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Maharashtra
5) None of these

10.The United Nations General Ass-embly has re-elected who among the following as a member of the International Law Commission (ILC) for a five- year term?
1) Mota Singh
2) Narinder Singh
3) Swaraj Paul
4) P.Venkat Ram Reddy
5) None

11.What is the disinvestment target for the current financial year i.e. 2011-12?
1) Rs.25, 000 crore
2) Rs.30, 000 crore
3) Rs.40, 000crore
4) Rs.50, 000 crore
5) None

12.Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested for electoral fraud recently. She was the President of which of the following countries from 2001 to 2010?
1) Singapore
2) Philippines
3) Venezuela
4) Honduras
5) Vietnam

13.Sarath Fonseka was sentenced to spend three more years in prison in November 2011. He is the former army chief of which of the following countries?
1) Nepal
2) Mauritius
3) Sri Lanka
4) Pakistan
5) Myanmar

14.Which of the following badmi-nton tournaments was won by Saina Nehwal in the year 2011?
1) Singapore Super Series
2) Indonesia Super Series
3) Hong Kong Super Series
4) All England Badminton Championship
5) None

15.Guru Saidutt excelled in which of the following sports?
1) Table Tennis
2) Badminton
3) Lawn Tennis
4) Volleyball
5) Basketball

16.Which of the following trains covers the largest rail route in the country 4,286 km?
1) Vivek Express (Dibrugarh to Kanya Kumari)
2) Himsagar Express (Jammu Tawi to Kanya Kumari)
3) Dibrugarh-Chennai Express
4) Howrah-Amritsar Express
5) None of these

17.Sukh Ram was sentenced to five years' imprisonment by a special CBI Court in November 2011. He was a Minister of State for Communications in which of the following governments?
1) A.B.Vajpayee
2) P.V.Narasimha Rao
3) Rajiv Gandhi
4) Indira Gandhi
5) None

18.Eurasian Union is an economic body designed to reintegrate the former Soviet economies. Which of the following countries is not a member of this new group?
1) Russia
2) Kazakhstan
3) Belarus
4) Georgia
5) All the above mentioned countries are members

19.Basil D' Oliveira, the South Africa-born English player passed away recently. He was a renowned player in which of the following sports?
1) Football
2) Cricket
3) Rugby
4) Basketball
5) Boxing

20.Which Indian leader was honored by Singapore as a "Friend to our Shores" and a "Visionary" in November 2011?
1) Jawaharlal Nehru
2) Mahatma Gandhi
3) Sardar Vallabhbai Patel
4) Indira Gandhi
5) A.B.Vajpayee

21.Which of the following groups/ organizations has funded a sports centre in Ramallah, Palestine?

22.Which was the first non-Arab state to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1975?
1) India
2) Israel
3) China
4) USA
5) France

23.The Bar Council of India (BCI) was formed in 1961 as a regulatory body for the legal profession governed by the Indian Advocates Act. It is celebrating its golden jubilee. Who is its present Chairman?
1) Satish Abarao Deshmukh
2) Ashok K. Parija
3) S.Prabakaran
4) T.S.Ajith
5) None of theses

24.Tipaimukh Dam is a proposed dam on the river Barak in which state of India? (This project has led to a controversy between India and Bangladesh)
1) Assam
2) Nagaland
3) Manipur
4) Tripura
5) Arunachal Pradesh

25.Which team was crowned overall champions at the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championships in Ranchi in November 2011?
1) Karnataka
2) Maharashtra
3) Railways
4) Kerala
5) Gujarat

26.Which woman swimmer won 5 gold medals in the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championships held in Ranchi in November 2011?
1) Pooja Alva
2) Richa Mishra
3) Bhoomi Motwani
4) Talasha Prabhu
5) Surabhi Tipre

27.Who won the Men's singles title at the Hong Kong Open badminton championships in November 2011?
1) Lin Dan
2) Chen Jin
3)Cai Yun
4)Fu Haifeng

28.Which of the following teams won the Presidents Cup golf tournament in November 2011?
1) Internationals
2) USA
3) Europe
4) Australia
5) None

29.Which of the following teams has won both the men's and wo-men's Kabaddi world cup that was held in Ludhiana in Nove-mber 2011?
1) Canada
2) Pakistan
3) USA
4) India
5) Australia

30.Who has been selected for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011, an award instituted by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust?
1) Sheikh Hasina
2) Ela Bhatt
3) Angela Merkel
4) Hillary Clinton
5) Medha Patkar

31.Which city will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games?
1) Hambantota (Sri Lanka)
2) Glasgow (Scotland)
3) Gold Coast (Australia)
4) Wellington (New Zealand)
5) London (United Kingdom)

32.Mohammad Zillur Rahman is the President of which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Bangladesh
3) Iran
4) Afghanistan
5) Syria

33.Which of the following institut-ions decides the Bank rate?
2) SBI
 3) IRDA
5) RBI

34.Which scientist was conferred with the Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize for 2011 in November 2011? (This prize was instituted by the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. It carries a cash compo-nent of 1,00,000 dollars. It seeks to honor distinguished scientists from developing countries.)
1) Tessy Thomas
2) V.K.Saraswat
3) C.N.R Rao
4) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
5) None of these

35.National Income Accounting, Conduct of Annual Survey of In-dustries, Economic Census and its follow up surveys, compil-ation of index of industrial prod-uction, etc. are some of the activ-ities of which of the following institutions/organizations?
1) Reserve Bank of India
2) Planning Commission
3) Central Statistics Office
4)National Development Council
5)Unique Identification Authority of India

36.The distribution of Teesta river water is a bone of contention between India and which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) Nepal

37.Which of the following organiz-ations/ agencies was set up to boost overall rural development in India?
1) RBI
5) None of these

38.BR Act controls banking activities in India. What does the letter 'R' denote?
1) Reformation
2) Regulation
3) Reporting
4) Ranking
5) None of these

39.Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
1) Meira Kumar
2) Mohammad Hamid Ansari
3) Karia Munda
4) K.Rahman Khan
5) Manmohan Singh


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


1.Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawathi has proposed to split Uttar Pradesh into four states. Which of the following is not one of them?
1) Purvanchal
2) Bundelkhand
3) Gorkhaland
4) Awadh Pradesh
5) Paschim Pradesh

2.Which of the following days is celebrated as the National Press Day? (The Press Council of India started functioning on this day in 1966)
1) October 16
2) November 16
3) September 16
4) May 11
5) November 11

3. Binita Soren and Sheelarani Mahato have become the first women mountaineers to climb Mount Saser Kangri in the Eastern Karakoram Range of Himalayas in Ladakh. To which state do they belong?
1) Assam
2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Jharkhand
4) Manipur
5) Tripura

4.KB Kookmin Bank has its headquarters in which of the following countries?
1) Japan 2) Singapore 3) South Korea
4) Philippines
5) North Korea

5.Who has been honored as the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) player of the year for 2011?
1)CarolineWozniacki (Denmark)
2) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
3)Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)
4) Maria Sharapova (Russia)
5) Vera Zvonareva (Russia)

6.Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee released a Rs.150 coin to mark 150 years of which of the following institutions in November 2011?
1) Reserve Bank of India 2) State Bank of India
3) Election Commission
4)Union Public Service Commission
5)Comptroller & Auditor General

7.The United States of America signed a security agreement with which of the following countries in November 2011? (Under this agreement 250 U.S. Marines would be stationed in that country)
1) Australia
2) Indonesia
3) Singapore
4) Malaysia
5) China

8.Global energy, healthcare, technological and industrial products major Siemens is plan-ning to invest about Rs.1700 crore in India. Siemens belongs to which of the following countries?
1) Canada
2) Germany
3) Sweden
4) Norway
5) USA

9.The Union Cabinet has agreed for what per cent of Foreign Direct Investment in the pension sector?
1) 20%
2) 49%
3) 26%
4) 100%
5) None of these

10.The Presidents Cup is held once in every two years. It is related to which of the following sports/ games?
1) Cricket
2) Horse Racing
3) Golf
4) Soccer
5) None of these

11.Who is the author of the book 'Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance'?
1) Barack Obama
2) Nelson Mandela
3) Abraham Lincoln
4) Martin Luther King Jr
5) None of these

12.Which of the following cups/trophies is associated with the game of Hockey?
1) Duleep Trophy
2) Merdeka Cup
3) Ranji Trophy
4) Aga Khan Cup
5) Vijay Hazare Trophy

13.Which of the following books is written by V.S.Naipaul?
1) Midnight's Children
2) In a Free State
3) The God of Small Things
4) Inheritance of Loss
5) The White Tiger

14.Who among the following is not a banker?
1) Shika Sharma
2) Renu Challu
3) Chanda Kochhar
4) Kiran Majumdar Shaw
5) Nainalal Kidwai

15.Which of the following organizations/institutions has its headquarters in Manila?
1) Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
2) Association of South East Asian Nations
3) Asian Development Bank
4) South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
5) North Atlantic Treaty Organization

16. Which of the following indust-ries is/are owned by the Hinduja Group?
1) Ashok Leyland
2) Hindalco
3) Suzlon Energy
4) Wipro
5) All the above

17. Who is the author of the books 'The Structure of the Universe' and 'Current Issues in Cosmology'?
1) Stephen Hawking
2) Jayant Narlikar
3) Albert Einstein
4) S.Chandrasekar
5) None of these

18. Which of the following terms is not associated with Global Warming?
1) CFCs
2) Carbon di Oxide emission
3) Sub prime crisis
4) Ozone depletion
5) Greenhouse effect

19.Who is the author of the book 'The Golden Gate'?
1) Anita Desai
2) Amitav Ghosh
3) Kiran Desai
4) Vikram Seth
5) None of these

20. Which of the following is not associated with the financial/ banking sector in India?
1) NSE

21. Who was honored with this year's Confucius Peace Prize given by China?
1) Angela Merkel
2) Barack Obama
3) Vladimir Putin
4) Manmohan Singh
5) None of these

22.Who headed the committee on Tax Reforms?
1) Vijay Kelkar
2) Raja Chellaiah
3) Y.V.Reddy
4) Usha Thorat
5) None of these

23. Rohan Bopanna excelled in which of the following sports/ games?
1) Chess
2) Squash
3) Golf
4) Lawn Tennis
5) Table tennis

24. Which of the following is a food crop?
1) Cotton
2) Jute
3) Maize
4) Castor
5) Sun hemp

25.Vedanta Resources is related to which of the following areas?
1) Banking
2) Mining
3) Textiles
4) Cement
5) None of these

26. Which of the following terms is used in Banking?
1) Zero Hour
2) Equinox
3) Epicenter
4) Interest Rate Swap
5) Privilege Motion

27.Who is the author of the book 'Half a Life'?
1) V.S.Naipaul
2) Ved Mehta
3) Ved Marwah
4) Mark Tully
5) None of these

28.Which is the largest producer of power in India?
1) Adani Power
2) Tata Power
4) Reliance Power
5) None of these

29.Parupalli Kashyap is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Athletics
2) Badminton
3) Chess
4) Squash
5) None of these

30.Golden Globe Awards are associated with which of the following fields?
1) Literature
2) Journalism
3) Films
4) Sports
5) None of these

31.Who is the author of the book 'Goodbye Shahzadi', a biography of Benazir Bhutto?
1) Asif Ali Zardari
2) Shyam Bhatia
3) Fatima Bhutto
4) Javier Moro
5) None of these

32.Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is bestowed on an individ-ual in the movie industry whose humanitarian efforts have brou-ght credit to show business. Who was given this award for the year 2011?
1) Shakira
2) Angelina Jolie
3) Oprah Winfrey
4) Jennifer Lopez
5) Julia Roberts

33.Which of the following is considered as the world's largest social security programme?
3) IAY
5) MMS

34.PAKSAT-1R, Pakistan's first communication satellite, was put into orbit by which of the following countries in August 2011?
1) USA
2) Iran
3) Russia
4) China
5) None of these

35.Who was appointed the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India in August 2011?
1) Alok Misra
2) Rajiv Takru
3) Rohit Nandan
4) M.D.Mallya
5) None of these

36.Amar Kant is a renowned writer in which of the following languages?
1) Hindi
2) Kannada
3) Tamil
4) Oriya
5) None

37.J.Harinarayana is the chairman of which of the following institutions?
3) CCI
4) CII
5) None of these

38.Vijender Singh is associated with which of the following sports/ games?
1) Athletics
2) Shooting
3) Basketball
4) Archery
5) None of these

39.Which of the following is not a public sector bank?
1) Allahabad Bank
2) Bank of India
3) Bank of Maharashtra
4) South Indian Bank
5) Indian Bank

40.Who among the following is not a politician?
1) Omar Abdullah
2) Sachin Pilot
3) Kamal Nath
4) Kapil Sibal
5) K.C.Chakraborty

41.Somdev Devvarman is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Cricket
2) Hockey
3) Tennis
4) Football
 5) None of these

42.Which of the following banks headquarters is located in Kolkata?
1) UCO Bank
2) Syndicate Bank
3) Vijaya Bank
4) Canara Bank
5) Corporation Bank

43.Which of the following organizations is working for the welfare of women?
1) CRY
5) None of these

44. Which of the following countries is not a member of SAARC?
1) India
2) China
3) Pakistan
4) Sri Lanka
5) Nepal

45.Which of the following terms is used in Banking?
1) Cold chain
2) Atomic Number
3) Current Account
4) Derby
5) None of these

46.Which of the following schemes provides good healthcare servi-ces in rural areas?
2) IAY
4) Kutir Jyothi
5) None of these

47.Which of the following is manufactured by POSCO?
1) Cement
2) Nuclear power
3) Steel
4) Textiles
5) None of these

48. Lee Myung-bak is the President of which of the following countries?
1) South Korea
2) Singapore
3) Philippines
4) North Korea
5) None of these

49.Who is the Railway Minister of India?
1) Jaipal Reddy
 2) Dinesh Trivedi
3) Mamata Banerjee
4) Ambika Soni
5) None of these

50.Which of the following books is written by Maxim Gorky?
1) The Mother
2) War and Peace
3) As You Like It
4) Hamlet
5) Othello


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Corporation Bank Clerk Exam., 2011

English Language 
(Exam Held on 12-6-2011) 

Directions– (Q. 1–10) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

In a village by the Ganges, there once lived a Brahmin. He was a religious and God-fearing man. He earned his living by performing prayers in other people's home. One day the Brahmin was called to the neighbouring village to perform some ceremony. In return for his services, he received a goat as a present.

The Brahmin was very pleased and he set off for home with a goat on his shoulders, he thought to himself, "this was a generous family, to have given me a goat. My wife and children will be very pleased. As he walked down the path to his village he did not notice that he was being followed by three thieves. "We have to get that plump goat" said the first thief. It will make a great dinner for us," said the second thief. "We need to think of a plan fast," said the third. The three thieves then decided to fool the Brahmin.

The first thief approached the Brahmin saying "Dear Brahmin, you are a holy man, Why are you carrying a dirty dog on your shoulders ?" "A dirty dog," can't you see that it is a poor little goat. Are you blind ?" said the Brahmin angrily. The first thief laughed and walked away.

The Brahmin looked at the goat, indeed it was a goat, and so he resumed his journey homeward. A little further down the path, the Brahmin came across the second thief. The second thief said in astonishment, "You are a holy man, why are you carrying a dead calf on your shoulders”? The Brahmin was furious, "This is a live goat and not a dead calf."

The Brahmin had barely walked some distance when the third thief came running waving his arm towards the Brahmin "Drop that donkey at once, If people see you carrying a donkey on your shoulders, what will they think of you ?" By now the Brahmin was very confused. Three different people had told him that he was carrying an animal other than a goat. Something must be wrong he thought. "This is not a goat; this must be some monster that keeps changing its form." The terrified Brahmin threw the goat and ran home as fast as he could.

The three thieves had a great laugh. They had succeeded in their plan. They picked up the goat and left. How foolish the Brahmin had been to have believed them.

1. Why did the Brahmin let go off the goat ?
(A) He believed the first thief
(B) He believed the second thief
(C) He believed the third thief
(D) He thought the goat was a monster
(E) He did not want the goat
Ans : (D)

2. How did the Brahmin get the goat ?
(A) He bought it from the market
(B) He stole it from the three thieves
(C) It was given to him as a present
(D) He found the lost goat while on his way home
(E) He took it on loan
Ans : (C)

3. The thieves were following the Brahmin because-
(A) he was carrying a nice plump goat
(B) they wanted his blessings
(C) they did not know the way to the village
(D) he was a rich man
(E) he was unknown to them
Ans : (A)

4. How did the Brahmin earn his living ?
(A) By selling goats
(B) By performing prayer's
(C) By making sacrifices
(D) By donations
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

5. The various forms taken by the goat were-
(A) Form of a dirty dog
(B) Form of a dead calf
(C) Form of a donkey
(D) All (A), (B) and (C)
(E) Only (A) and (B)
Ans : (D)

6. Why was the Brahmin confused ?
(A) He noticed three different people following him to his village
(B) His wife was upset to see him with the plump goat
(C) He was surprised that the goat could take so many different forms
(D) Three different people told him he was carrying an animal other than a goat
(E) He lost his way to the village after performing the ceremony
Ans : (D)

Directions–(Q. 7 and 8) Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

7. Resumed
(A) Started
(B) Commenced
(C) Continued
(D) Changed
(E) Directed
Ans : (C)

8. Generous
(A) Kind
(B) Rich
(C) Selfish
(D) Liberal
(E) Fortunate
Ans : (A)

Directions– (Q.9 and 10) Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

9. Plump
(A) Hungry
(B) Thin
(C) Stout
(D) Pampered
(E) Innocent
Ans : (C)

10. Terrified
(A) Baffled
(B) Alarmed
(C) Confused
(D) Scared
(E) Fearless
Ans : (D)

Directions–(Q. 11–15) Read each sentence to find out whether 1here is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (E) i.e., 'No Error'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

11. The bus waiting (A) / for all the passengers (B) / to enter (C) / before it took off. (D) No Error (E)
Ans : (A)

12. Daily prayer and meditation (A) / is the keys (B) / to a peaceful (C) / and happy life. (D) No Error (E)
Ans : (B)

13. The fruit vendor (A) / would rather (B) / let the fruit get spoiling than (C) / sell them for a lesser price. (D) No Error (E)
Ans : (C)

14. The police making (A) / everyone leave (B) / the building premises (C) / immediately. (D) No Error (E)
Ans : (A)

15. Mother and I (A) / generally go to the store (B) / and pick up food items (C) / for the charitable. (D) No Error (E)
Ans : (D)

Directions–(Q. 16–20) Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

16. You will have to undergo a ………………….of tests before the interview.
(A) large
(B) series
(C) design
(D) booklet
(E) delegation
Ans : (B)

17. If you………………….fast, we will reach on time.
(A) journey
(B) travel
(C) walk
(D) talk
(E) react
Ans : (C)

18. The boy was curious to know what was ………………….the parcel.
(A) into
(B) with
(C) in
(D) beyond
(E) within
Ans : (C)

19. For every school going child, studying is a………………….
(A) skill
(B) success
(C) achievement
(D) luxury
(E) priority
Ans : (E)

20. The Board members could not arrive at a ………………….regarding the employee.
(A) judgement
(B) progress
(C) policy
(D) consensus
(E) action
Ans : (D)

Directions–(Q. 21–25) In each question below four words which are lettered (A), (B), (C) and (D) have been printed, of which, one word may be wrongly spelt. The letter of that word is the answer. If all the four words are correctly spelt, mark (E) i.e. "All Correct" as the answer.

21. (A) Dimention
(B) Enlighten
(C) Canvass
(D) Unfortunate
(E) All Correct
Ans : (A)

22. (A) Raging
(B) Extensive
(C) Priviledge
(D) Exorbitant
(E) All Correct
Ans : (C)

23. (A) Respectable
(B) Excessive
(C) Lament
(D) Manupilate
(E) All Correct
Ans : (D)

24. (A) Presentable
(B) Commodity
(C) Exept
(D) Rebate
(E) All Correct
Ans : (C)

25. (A) Continuos
(B) Mourn
(C) Leisure
(D) Rampant
(E) All Correct
Ans : (A)

Directions–(Q. 26–30) Rearrange the following six sentences (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(a) So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow hard upon the traveller.
(b) The Sun and the Wind were disputing who was stronger amongst them.
(c) But the harder he blew the more closely the traveller wrapped his coat around him.
(d) Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his coat on.
(e) Suddenly they saw a traveller walking down the road, and the Sun said, "I see a way to settle our dispute"
(f) Whichever of us can cause the traveller below to take off his coat shall be regarded as the stronger one.

26. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement ?
(A) (f)
(B) (e)
(C) (d)
(D) (c)
(E) (b)
Ans : (C)

27. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement ?
(A) (d)
(B) (b)
(C) (e)
(D) (c)
(E) (a)
Ans : (E)

28. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement ?
(A) (b)
(B) (c)
(C) (a)
(D) (e)
(E) (f)
Ans : (B)

29. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement ?
(A) (b)
(B) (e)
(C) (c)
(D) (d)
(E) (a)
Ans : (A)

30. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement ?
(A) (b)
(B) (a)
(C) (f)
(D) (e)
(E) (c)
Ans : (D)

Directions–(Q. 31–40) In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Once upon a time, there lived a pair of geese and a tortoise and the three were the best of friends. One day they were faced by a huge drought and the lake in which they lived was ...(31)... up. They ...(32)... to leave the lake and look for new lake, but the tortoise could not ...(33)... So, the geese thought of a ...(34)..., whereby, the tortoise would have to hold a piece of stick by its mouth which would be ...(35)... by the two geese. The only condition was that the tortoise should not. speak or it would ...(36) ...from the stick to his death.
The tortoise agreed to be ...(37) ….

But on seeing this strange ...(38)..., people on the way started laughing at the tortoise. Unable to control his ...(39)..., he spoke aloud "What are they ...(40)... about ?" and so he fell to his death.

31. (A) rising
(B) vaporising
(C) soaring
(D) soaking
(E) drying
Ans : (E)

32. (A) advised
(B) confided
(C) decided
(D) thought
(E) suggested
Ans : (C)

33. (A) understand
(B) swim
(C) fly
(D) talk
(E) think
Ans : (C)

34. (A) magic
(B) plan
(C) game
(D) plot
(E) trick
Ans : (E)

35. (A) agreed
(B) manufactured
(C) designed
(D) carried
(E) produced
Ans : (D)

36. (A) balance
(B) choke
(C) fall
(D) slipped
(E) hang
Ans : (C)

37. (A) disciplined
(B) rescued
(C) flew
(D) good
(E) silent
Ans : (B)

38. (A) bargain
(B) arrangement
(C) friendship
(D) matrix
(E) object
Ans : (B)

39. (A) excitement
(B) grip
(C) curiosity
(D) destiny
(E) devotion
Ans : (C)

40. (A) looking
(B) talking
(C) thinking
(D) pointing
(E) laughing
Ans : (E)

IBPS Probationary Officers Written Exam., 2011

Computer Knowledge
(Held on 18-9-2011) 

1. Computer uses the……….number system to store data and perform calculations.
(A) binary
(B) octal
(C) decimal
(D) hexadecimal
(E) None of these
Ans : (A)

2. A disk's content that is recorded at the time of manufacture and that cannot be changed or erased by the user is–
(A) Memory-only
(B) Write-only
(C) Once-only
(D) Run-only
(E) Read-only
Ans : (E)

3. Which of the following can be used to select the entire document ?
(B) ALT+F5
Ans : (A)

4. ……….are 'attempts by individuals to obtain confidential information from you by falsifying their identity.
(A) Phishing
(B) Computer viruses
(C) Spyware scams
(D) Viruses
(E) None of the above
Ans : (A)

5. Part number, part description, and number of parts ordered are examples of–
(A) control
(B) output
(C) processing
(D) feedback
(E) input
Ans : (E)

6. A Web site's main page is called its–
(A) Home Page
(B) Browser Page
(C) Search Page
(D) Bookmark
(E) None of these
Ans : (A)

7. The simultaneous processing of two or more programs by multiple processors is–
(A) multiprogramming
(B) multitasking
(C) time-sharing
(D) multiprocessing
(E) None of these
Ans : (D)

8. Codes consisting of lines of varying widths or lengths that are computer-readable are known as–
(A) an ASCII code
(B) a magnetic tape
(C) an OCR scanner
(D) a bar code
(E) None of these
Ans : (D)

9. To instruct Word to fit the width of a column to the contents of a table automatically, click the button and then point to AutoFit Contents.
(A) Fit to Form
(B) Format
(C) Autosize
(D) Contents
(E) AutoFit
Ans : (E)

10. Why is it unethical to share copyrighted files with your friends ?
(A) It is not unethical, because it is legal.
(B) It is unethical because the files are being given for free.
(C) Sharing copyrighted files without permission breaks copyright laws.
(D) It is not unethical because the files are being given for free.
(E) It is not unethical-anyone can access a computer
Ans : (C)

11. Reusable optical storage will typica1ly have the acronym–
(A) CO
(D) RW
Ans : (D)

12. The most common type of storage devices are–
(A) persistent
(B) optical
(C) magnetic
(D) flash
(E) steel
Ans : (D)

13. A device that connects to a network without the use of cables is said to be–
(A) distributed
(B) free
(C) centralized
(D) open source
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

14. A person who used his or her expertise to gain access to other people's computers to get information illegally or do damage is a–
(A) hacker
(B) analyst
(C) instant messenger
(D) programmer
(E) spammer
Ans : (A)

15. To access properties of an object, the mouse technique to use is–
(A) dragging
(B) dropping
(C) right-clicking
(D) shift-clicking
(E) None of these
Ans : (C)

16. To change selected text to all capital letters, click the change case button, then click–
(D) Lock Upper
(E) Large Size
Ans : (A)

17. The basic unit of a worksheet into which you enter data in Excel is called a–
(A) tab
(B) cell
(C) box
(D) range
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

18. You can keep your personal files / folders in–
(A) My folder
(B) My Documents
(C) My Files
(D) My Text
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

19. In Word you can force a page break–
(A) By positioning your cursor at the appropriate place and pressing the F1 key
(B) By positioning your cursor at the appropriate place and pressing Ctrl+Enter
(C) By using the Insert/Section Break
(D) By changing the font size of your document
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

20. A DVD is an example of a(n) –
(A) hard disk
(B) optical disc
(C) output device
(D) solid-state storage device
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

21. The default view in Excel is……….view.
(A) Work
(B) Auto
(C) Normal
(D) Roman
(E) None of these
Ans : (C)

22. The process of transferring files from a computer on the Internet to your computer is called–
(A) downloading
(B) uploading
(E) downsizing
Ans : (A)

23. ……….is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors.
(A) Tracking
(B) Formatting
(C) Crashing
(D) Allotting
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

24. Help Menu is available at which button ?
(A) End
(B) Staft
(C) Turnoff
(D) Restart
(E) Reboot
Ans : (B)

25. The contents of……….are lost when the computer turns off.
(A) storage
(B) input
(C) output
(D) memory
(E) None of these
Ans : (D)

26. When you save to this, your data will remain intact even when the computer is turned off–
(B) Motherboard
(C) Secondary storage device
(D) Primary storage device
(E) None of these
Ans : (C)

27. A central computer that holds collections of data and programs for many PCs, workstations, and other computers is a(n) –
(A) supercomputer
(B) minicomputer
(C) laptop
(D) server
(E) None of these
Ans : (D)

28. The……….folder retains copies of messages that you have started but are not yet ready to send.
(A) Drafts
(B) Outbox
(C) Address Book
(D) Sent Items
(E) Inbox
Ans : (B)

29. Grouping and processing all of a firm's transactions at one time is called–
(A) a database management system
(B) batch processing
(C) a real-time system
(D) an on-line system
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

30. The……….enables you to simultaneously keep multiple Web pages open in one browser window.
(A) tab box
(B) pop-up helper
(C) tab row
(D) address bar
(E) Esc key
Ans : (C)

31. Which ports connect special types of music instruments to sound cards ?
Ans : (C)

32. You can……….a search by providing more information the search engine can use to select a smaller, more useful set of results.
(A) refine
(B) expand
(C) load
(D) query
(E) slowdown
Ans : (A)

33. What is the permanent memory built into your computer called ?
(B) Floppy
Ans : (E)

34. What displays the contents of the active cell in Excel ?
(A) Name box
(B) Row Headings
(C) Formula bar
(D) Task pane
(E) None of these
Ans : (A)

35. The piece of hardware that converts your computer's digital signal to an analog signal that can travel over telephone lines is called a–
(A) red wire
(B) blue cord
(C) tower
(D) modem
(E) None of these
Ans : (D)

36. Video processors consist of……….and………., which store and process images.
(A) CPU and VGA
(B) CPU and memory
(C) VGA and memory
(D) VGI and DVI
(E) None of these
Ans : (C)

37. If you want to connect to your own computer through the Internet from another location, you can use–
(A) e-mail
(C) instant message
(D) Telnet
(E) None of these
Ans : (D)

38. To reload a Web page, press the……….button.
(A) Redo
(B) Reload
(C) Restore
(D) Ctrl
(E) Refresh
Ans : (E)

39. This first step in the transaction processing cycle captures business data through various modes such as optical scanning or at an electronic commerce website–
(A) Document and report generation
(B) Database maintenance
(C) Transaction processing startup
(D) Data Entry
(E) None of these
Ans : (D)

40. A(n) ……….is a special visual and audio effect applied in Power-point to text or content.
(A) animation
(B) flash
(C) wipe
(D) dissolve
(E) None of these
Ans : (A)

41. When the pointer is positioned on a……….it is shaped like a hand.
(A) grammar error
(B) Formatting error
(C) Screen Tip
(D) Spelling error
(E) hyperlink
Ans : (E)

42. Personal computers can be connected together to form a–
(A) server
(B) supercomputer
(C) network
(D) enterprise
(E) None of these
Ans : (C)

43. A……….is the term used when a search engine returns a Web page that matches the search criteria.
(A) blog
(B) hit
(C) link
(D) view
(E) success
Ans : (E)

44. ……….are words that a programming language has set aside for its own use.
(A) Control words
(B) Control structures
(C) Reserved words
(D) Reserved keys
(E) None of these
Ans : (C)

45. Mobile Commerce is best described as–
(A) The use of Kiosks in marketing
(B) Transporting products
(C) Buying and selling goods/services through wireless handheld devices
(D) Using notebook PC's in marketing
(E) None of the above
Ans : (C)

46. Which of, the following is a storage device that uses rigid, permanently installed magnetic disks to store data/information–
(A) floppy diskette
(B) hard disk
(C) permanent disk
(D) optical disk
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

47. The computer abbreviation KB usually means–
(A) Key Block
(B) Kernel Boot
(C) Key Byte
(D) Kit Bit
(E) Kilo Byte
Ans : (E)

48. What is the process of copying software programs from secondary storage media to the hard disk called?
(A) Configuration
(B) Download
(C) Storage
(D) Upload
(E) Installation
Ans : (D)

49. In Excel……….allows users to bring together copies of work-books that other users have worked on independently.
(A) Copying
(B) Merging
(C) Pasting
(D) Compiling
(E) None of these
Ans : (B)

50. Which of the following are advantages of CD-ROM as a storage media?
(A) CD-ROM is an inexpensive way to store large, amount of data and information
(B) CD-ROM disks retrieve data and information more quickly than magnetic disks do
(C) CD-ROMs make less errors than magnetic media
(D) An of the above
(E) None of these
Ans : (D)

Saturday, December 3, 2011


1. One megabyte equals approximately
1) 1,000 bits
2) 1,000 bytes
3) 1 million bytes
4) 1 million bits
5) 2,000 bytes

2. Data going into the computer is called?
1) Output
2) Algorithm
3) Input
4) Calculations
5) Flowchart

3. Which of the following refers to the memory in your computer?
1) RAM
2) DSL
3) USB
4) LAN
5) CPU

4. When you are working on a document on PC, where is the document temporarily stored?
1) RAM
2) ROM
3) The CPU
4) Flash memory
5) The CD-Rom

5. Information travels between components on the mother board through-
1) Flash memory
4) Buses
5) Peripherals

6. How are data organised in a spreadsheet?
1) Lines and spaces
2) Layers and planes
3) Height and width
4) Rows and columns
5) None of these

7. Which of the following is true?
1) Byte is a single digit in a binary number
2) Bit represents a grouping of digital numbers
3) Eight-digit binary number is called a byte
4) Eight-digit binary number is called a bit
5) None of these

8. Transformation of input into output is performed by?
1) Peripherals
2) Memory
3) Storage
4) The Input-Output unit
5) The CPU

9. How many options does a binary choice offer?
1) None
2) One
3) Two
4) It depends on the amount of memory in the computer
5) It depends on the speed of the computer's processor

10. collection of web pages and the very first page that we see on opening of a web-site
1) Home-page, Web-page
2) Web-site, Home-page
3) Web-page, Home-page
4) Web-page, Web-site
5) None of these

11. When the pointer is positioned on a _____ it is shaped like a hand.
1) Grammar error
2) Hyperlink
3) Screen tip
4) Spelling error
5) Formatting error

12. The _____ of a system includes the programs or instructions.
1) Hardware
2) Icon
3) Information
4) Software
5) None of these

13. 'www' stands for _____
1) World Word Web
2) World Wide Web
3) World White Web
4) World Work Web
5) None of these

14. What menu is selected to cut, copy, and paste?
1) File
2) Tools
3) Special
4) Edit
5) None

15. You can use the tab key to
1) Move a cursor across the screen
2) Indent a paragraph
3) Move the cursor down the screen
4) Only (1) and (2)
5) None of these

16. The most important or powerful computer in a typical network is _____
1) Desktop
2) Network client
3) Network server
4) Network station
5) None of these

17. Which of the following is an example of connectivity?
1) Internet
2) Floppy disk
3) Power cord
4) Data
5) None of these

18. The ability to find an individual item in a file immediately _____ is used.
1) File allocation table
2) Directory
3) Sequential access
4) Direct access
5) None of these

19. The primary purpose of software is to turn data into _____
1) Web sites
2) Information
3) Programs
4) Objects
5) None of these

20. To what temporary area can you store text and other data, and later paste them to another location?
1) The clipboard
2) ROM
4) The hard disk
5) None of these

21. Storage that retains its data after the power is tuned off is referred to as
1) volatile storage
2) non-volatile storage
3) sequential storage
4) direct storage
5) None of these

22. _____is the science that attempts to produce machines that display the same type of intelligence that humans do.
1) Nano science
2) Nanotechnology
3) Simulation
4) Artificial intelligence (AI)
5) None of these

23. Changing an existing document is called _____ the document.
1) Creating
2) Editing
3) Modifying
4) Adjusting
5) None of these

24. Computers use the _____ number system to store data and perform calculations.
1) Decimal
2) Hexadecimal
3) Octal
4) Binary
5) None of these

25. Which of the following is the largest unit of storage?
1) GB
2) KB
3) MB
4) TB
5) None of these

26. The _____ key will launch the start buttons.
1) Esc
2) Shift
3) Windows
4) Shortcut
5) None of these

27. _____is the process of finding errors in software code.
1) Compiling
2) Testing
3) Running
4) Debugging
5) None of these

28. To move to the beginning of a line of text, press the _____ key.
1) Home
2) A
3) Page-up
4) Enter
5) None of these

29. Virtual memory is
1) Memory on the hard disk that the CPU uses as an extended RAM
2) RAM
3) Only necessary if you do not have any RAM in your computer
4) A back up device for floppy disks
5) None of these

30. A _____ contains specific rules and words that express the logical steps of an algorithm.
1) Syntax
2) Programming structure
3) Programming language
4) Logic chart
5) None of these

31. When sending an e-mail, the _____ line describes the contents of the message.
1) to
2) subject
3) contents
4) CC
5) None of these

32. The _____ tells the computer how to use its components.
1) Utility
2) Network
3) Operating system
4) Application program
5) None of these

33. Which grouping do you work with when formatting text in word?
1) Tables, paragraphs and indexes
2) Paragraphs, indexes and sections
3) Characters, sections and paragraphs
4) Indexes, characters and tables
5) None of these

34. What is backup?
1) Adding more components to your network
2) Protecting data by copying it from the original source to a different destination
3) Filtering old data from the new data
4) Accessing data on tape
5) None of these

35. Network components are connected to the same cable in the _____ topology.
1) Star
2) Ring
3) Bus
4) Mesh
5) Mixed

36. This component is required to process data into information and consists of integrated circuits.
1) Hard disk
2) RAM
3) CPU
4) ROM
5) None of these

37. One advantage of dial-up-internet access is ___
1) It utilises broadband technology
2) It utilizes existing telephone service
3) It uses a router for security
4) Modem speeds are very fast
5) None of these

38. What is the term for unsolicited e-mail?
1) News group
2) Use net
3) Backbone
4) Flaming
5) Spam

39. Two or more computers connected to each other of sharing information form a _____
1) Network
2) Router
3) Server
4) Tunnel
5) Pipeline

40. Computers that are portable and convenient for users who travel are known as _____
1) Super computers
2) Lap tops
3) Mini computers
4) File servers
5) None of these

41. A computer checks the _____ of user names and passwords for a match before granting access.
1) Website
2) Network
3) Backup file
4) Data base
5) None of these

42. Office LANs that are spread geographically apart on a large scale can be connected using a corporate _____
1) CAN
2) LAN
3) DAN
4) WAN
5) TAN

43. The code for a Web page is written using _____
1) A fifth generation language
2) Win Zip
3) Peripherals
4) Hypertext Markup Language
5) URL

44. What is the process of copying software programs from secondary storage media to the hard disk called?
1) Configuration
2) Download
3) Storage
4) Upload
5) Installation

45. Small application programs that run on a web page and may ensure a form is completed properly or provide animation are known as _____
1) Flash
2) Spiders
3) Cookies
4) Applets
5) Sparks

46. The first computers were programmed using _____
1) Assembly language
2) Machine language
3) Source code
4) Object code
5) Spaghetti code

47. Which process checks to ensure the components of the computer and operating are connected properly?
1) Booting
2) Processing
3) Saving
4) Editing
5) None of these

48. In a relational database, this is a data structure that organizes the information about a single topic into rows and columns.
1) Block
2) Record
3) Tuple
4) Table
5) Command line interface

49. How can the user determine what programs are available on a computer?
1) Checking the hard disk properties
2) Viewing the installed programs during the booting process
3) Checking the operating system for a list of installed programs.
4) Checking the existing files saved on the disk
5) None of these

50. When we run a program in HTML coding _____ is used as backend and ____ works as front-end.
1) Notepad - Internet-Explorer
2) Notepad - Msn-messenger
3) MS-Word - Internet Explorer
4) Both (1) and (2)
5) None of these


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Directions (1- 9): Read the following passagecarefully and answer the questions given below it. Some words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Kannappan was a tribal chief who lived in the hilly region. He was a cruel man who rejoiced in killing cows, and he believed that the tribals were protected by an invisible force and it was necessary to sacrifice a cow every day to please the force. So he stole cows from the houses of people living in the areas near his house and killed them and those who tried to stop him were also brutally killed.
Kannappan was a widower and lived with his only daughter, Thevi, whom he loved very much. Thevi disliked the brutality of her father, but never dared to tell him about it. Instead she always prayed that her father would become a good man.
Once Kannapan stole a cow and a calf. The cow was sacrificed and the calf was kept in the cow shed. Thevi took an instant liking for it and brought it up as her pet. The calf grew up into a full-grown cow. One day kannappan could not find any cow for the sacrifice and decided to take Thevi's beloved cow. Before Thevi woke up in the morning he took the cow to the wild bushes and menacingly approached it with his knife. The frightened cow broke away and ran deep into the forest with Kannappan in hot pursuit.
Thevi woke up hearing the commotion. She ran outside the house sobbing bitterly and called out for the cow.
On hearing her voice, it ran back to her and lay at her feet. Kannapan ran upto her and asked her to give up the cow. She gathered all her courage and said, 'What good fortune will come to us if you kill this innocent cow? If you love me, you should spare its life. If you still insist on killing it, kill me first'. Seeing the tearful face of his daughter, he threw away his knife. something touched kannappan deep in his heart and this was a turning point in his life, after which he never killed a cow or any other animal.
Years passed and one night Thevi died of high fever, Kannapan found happiness in looking after the cow. A year after Thevi's death kannappan saw a dream in which a holy man stood near the cow and the entire place was lit by a divine light. The next day when he went to the cow shed he was surprised to see that the cow had turned into a stone. Kannappan started worshipping the stone and also built a shrine around it in the memory of Thevi. Kannappan soon became a saint and people gathered around him to seek his blessings. He also built some other shrines around the main one. In course if time, Kannapan died and other tribals also left the place to live elsewhere. Once again the region was deserted and a thick forest grew up obscuring the shrines.

1. How did the cow come back from deep forest?
1) Kannapan forced the cow to reach the cow shed.
2) The cow got attracted toward Thevi's voice.
3) The invisible force blessed the cow to turn to stone.
4) The commotion confused the cow and she retreated.
5) None of these.

2. How did Kannapan arrange these cows?
1) He used to hunt them in forest.
2) He had his own farm where these were kept in the cow shed..
3) He used to steal from houses located far away from his house.
4) His daughter Thevi helped him in arranging calves.
5) None of these.

3. Which incident turned the entire life pattern of the tribal chief?
1) Leaving of the tribals to settle elsewhere.
2) Death of his wife.
3) Killing of the calf.
4) Death of his beloved daughter Thevi.
5) None of these

4. Which activity pleased Kannapan the most?
1) Loving his only daughter.
2) Giving hot pursuit to wild animals.
3) Acting as chief foe the tribals.
4) Sacrificing cows to please an invisible force.
5) None of these.

5. What was the desire of Thevi?
1) Her father may leave brutality and become a good man.
2) Kannappan should make a shrine in the cow shed.
3) In place of watching cow slaughter, she wanted to die.
4) The tribals living there should leave the place
5) None of these.

6. How did the cow turn into a stone?
1) The force cursed it to become so.
2) Someone made the cow so.
3) The holy-man turned the cow into stone.
4) It was a trick played by Kannappan in order to steal real cow.
5) Not clearly mentioned in the passage.

7. Which of the following is true in the context of the passage?
1) The incidence of Thevi's protection of cow kept Kannappan unchanged.
2) The cow turned into stone owing to the curse of Thevi
3) Kannappan used to kill cow in order to please an imaginary force.
4) Thevi was killed in an accident
5) Thevi saw a holy-man standing near the cow.

8. Kannappan decided to sacrifice Thevi's cow because
1) It was the holy of the holiest cow.
2) It was reared from the stage of calf.
3) He wanted Thevi not to get too much attracted to it.
4) He could not arrange any cow that day.
5) None of these.

9. Which of the following is NOT TRUE in the context of the passage?
1) The tribal chief lived in the hilly region.
2) Kannappan's cow shed turned into a shrine.
3) Kannappan always hoped for a good fortune in killing a cow.
4) The wife of kannappan died of high fever and he become a widower.
5) Kannappan saw a dream after the death of Thevi.

Directions(10-12): Which of the following words is the same in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
10. Brutally
1) Sympathetically
2) Likely
3) Mercilessly
4) Indefinitely
5) Threateningly

11. Menacingly
1) Crazily
2) Bravely
3) Cowardly
4) Sweetly
5) Boldly

12. Rejoiced
1) Detested
2) Loved
3) Enjoyed
4) Earned
5) Stopped

Directions (13-15): Which of the following words is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
13. Commotion
1) Competition
2) Hesitation
3) Repetition
4) Tranquillity
5) Nuisance

14. Instant
1) Immediate
2) Delayed
3) Sacred
4) Wholesome
5) Prudent

15. Pursuit
1) Chase
2) Follow
3) Lead
4) Search
5) Neglect

Directions(16-25): In each of the following sentences there is a blank space. Below each sentence there are five words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4), (5). Choose the word that suits the best in each blank.
16. The _________ details of the murder made me show interest in that serial.
1) bizarre
2) garish
3) ridiculous
4) lurid
5) fickle

17. Several people _________ from voting in the last Parliamentary elections.
1) abstained
2) abandoned
3) declines
4) refused
5) made

18. The police have tightened the security at _________ places.
1) vulnerable
2) austere
3) extraordinary
4) difficult
5) terrible

19. This drug seems _________ but I am sure that it will prove poisonous.
1) innocuous
2) inadvertent
3) insane
4) inflammable
5) inanimate

20. Buddha _________ his throne and went to the forest in search of God
1) renunciated
2) gained
3) profited
4) let
5) assumed.

21. He _________ us with an account of his school days.
1) narrated
2) described
3) remarked
4) regaled
5) mocked

22. He is a _________ speaker. So nobody liked his speech.
1) benevolent
2) affirmative
3) effective
4) efficient
 5) prolix

23. He is not able to walk because his leg was _________ in the first World War.
1) risked
2) destroyed
3) maimed
4) cut
5) dashed.

24. The library expects you to return each and every book that you have _________ .
1) handed
2) right
3) gave
4) lent
5) taken

25. Please don't _________ money to an unknown person. You may lose it permanently.
1) lend
2) write
3) borrow
4) rated
5) counted

Direction(26-30): Rearrange the following sentence (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph then answer the questions given below them.
A) The ruler of Mysore was a puppet.
B) It was under their protection that Hyder rose to power.
C) The real power rested with the two brothers Nanjaraja and Devraj, who were his Ministers.
D) As a result he was given an independent command of 50 houses and 200 foot.
E) In 1749, he had distinguished himself in the siege of Devanhalli.
F) This was his position -- the position of a minor commander in 1750---- When Tipu was born.

26. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

27. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after arrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

28. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after arrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

29. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after arrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

30. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after arrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

Directions(31-40): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These
numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. One of them fills the
blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
The Maharashtra government has decided to (31) Special squads outside colleges, railway stations and
other places (32) the city to keep a (33) on the (34) of eve-teasing and other forms of sexual
harassment. The move comes in the wake of the recent murder of the 2 youths in the suburbs by a group of men after the (35) protested against the (36) comments some men passed at their women friends. 'Those found (37) will be dealt with and inquiry letters of the action taken against them would be sent over to
their home 'Sate' Patil, Home Minister, told The Hindu over telephone on Monday. The helpline number 103 already (38) for women in Maharashtra, where they can call and (39) complaints. In (40) the Govt. is planning to start a short messaging service.

31. 1) Employ
2) Deploy
3) Recruit
4) form
5) raise

32. 1) with
2) within
3) throughout
4) entire
5) whole

33. 1) drive
2) check
3) look
4) glance
5) gaze

34. 1) menace
2) problem
3) difficulty
4) danger
5) issue

35. 1) bi
2) duo
3) bilateral
4) trilateral
5) three

36. 1) favourable.
2) beneficial
3) lewd
4) destructive
5) low

37. 1) innocent
2) honest
3) treacherous
4) guilty
5) honourary

38. 1) be
2) are
3) exists
4) abode
5) remain

39. 1) make
2) supervise
3) address
4) lodge
5) manage

40. 1) advance
2) besides
3) addition
4) and
5) as well as

Directions(41-50): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in
it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentence.
The number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5, i.e.,'No Error'. (Ignore the error of punctuation, if any)

41. Raju (1)/ is (2)/accustomed with (3)/ drinking (4)/ None of these.(5)

42. My brother (1)/ and sister (2)/ congratulated me for (3)/ my getting state First rank in the S.S.C exam (4)/None of these.(5)

43. I always (1)/ prefer staying (2)/at home that working (3)/ in a school (4)/ None of these.(5)

44. Scarcely (1) / we had come out of (2)/ the bus stand (3)/when it began to rain (4)/ None of these(5)

45. When I (1)/ saw him (2)/ he was been played (3)/ for hours (4)/ None of these.(5)

46. As (1)/ he had five (2)/ years experience (3)/ he was promotion (4)/ None of these.(5)

47. I cannot (1)/ understand (2)/why she did not agree to (3)/my proposal of marriage (4)/None of these.(5)

48. If (1) / you will help (2)/ me I shall (3)/ be grateful to you (4)/ None of these.(5)

49. Even though the (1)/ students had been (2)/ making a lot of noise the teacher (3)/did not rebuked them (4)/None of these.(5)

50. Rajesh (1)/ is having  beautiful (2)/cars but he would not (3)/ show them to anyone (4)/ None of these.(5)


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