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FRIDAY, 18 MAY 2012


Functioning of RRBs
The Government reviews the performance of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) on an ongoing basis. The Committee constituted by Government under the chairmanship of Dr. K.C. Chakrabarty on Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR) has reviewed the performance and the financial position of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). After assessment of financial position of RRBs the Committee in April, 2010 inter-alia recommended recapitalization of 40 RRBs to improve their CRAR. In view of the recommendations of Dr. Chakrabarty Committee, an amount of Rs. 66.49 crore was released to 5 RRBs during 2010-11 and Rs.402.43 crore has been release to 19 RRBs during 2011-12 as the release of Central Government share is subject to the release of proportionate share by concerned State Government and sponsor bank. As per information reported by NABARD, the total loan issued by RRBs have increased from Rs.56,079 crore during 2009-10 to Rs.71,724.19 crore during 2010-11 registering a growth of 27.89%.
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Agricultural Credit
The Government has taken several policy measures from time to time to increase the availability of credit to the rural areas in general and farmers in particular. These inter-alia include the following: In terms of Reserve Banks extant guidelines on lending to priority sector, a target of 40 per cent of Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) or Credit Equivalent amount of Off-Balance Sheet Exposures (OBE), whichever is higher, as on March 31 of the previous year, has been mandated for lending to the priority sector by domestic scheduled commercial banks, both in the public and private sector. Within this, a sub-target of 18 per cent of ANBC of Credit Equivalent amount of OBE, whichever is higher, as on March 31 of the previous year, has been mandated for lending to agriculture sector. The Government has been setting an annual target for the flow of credit to the agriculture sector. The agriculture target for 2012-13 is fixed at Rs.5,75,000 crore against the target of Rs.4,75,000 crore in 2011-12. The Interest Subvention Scheme is being implemented by the Government of India since 2006-07 to make short-term crop loans upto Rs.3 lakh for a period of one year available to farmers at the interest rate of 7 per cent per annum. The Government of India has since 2009-10 been providing additional interest subvention to prompt payee farmers. The additional subvention was 1% in 2009-10, 2% in 2010-11 and 3% in 2011-12. The

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Government has in the Budget speech of 2012-13 announced continuation of the scheme in 2012-13. RBI has also advised banks to waive margin/security requirements for agricultural loans upto Rs.1,00,000. The Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme (ADWDRS), 2008 was implemented by the Government. This Scheme has de-clogged the lines of credit that were clogged due to the debt burden on the farmers and make the farmers eligible for fresh loans. Under the scheme Rs.52,275.55 crore has been released by the Government through RBI and NABARD to give benefit to 3.45 crore farmers. Banks have been advised to issue Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to all eligible farmers and General Credit Cards (GCC) to non-farmers. A new scheme for KCC has been circulated by NABARD which provides for KCC as an ATM card which can be used at ATM/ Point of sale (POS) terminals.
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Important Banking terminologies

Accrued interest: Interest due from issue date or from the last coupon payment date to the settlement date. Accrued interest on bonds must be added to their purchase price. Arbitrage: Buying a financial instrument in one market in order to sell the same instrument at a higher price in another market. Ask Price: The lowest price at which a dealer is willing to sell a given security. Asset-Backed Securities (ABS): A type of security that is backed by a pool of bank loans, leases, and other assets. Most ABS are backed by auto loans and credit cards these issues are very similar to mortgage-backed securities. At-the-money: The exercise price of a derivative that is closest to the market price of the underlying instrument. Basis Point: One hundredth of 1%. A measure normally used in the statement of interest rate e.g., a change from 5.75% to 5.81% is a change of 6 basis points. Bear Markets: Unfavorable markets associated with falling prices and investor pessimism. Bid-ask Spread: The difference between a dealers bid and ask price. Bid Price: The highest price offered by a dealer to purchase a given security. Blue Chips: Blue chips are unsurpassed in quality and have a long and stable record of earnings and dividends. They are issued by large and well-established firms that have impeccable financial credentials. Bond: Publicly traded long-term debt securities, issued by corporations and governments, whereby the issuer agrees to pay a fixed amount of interest over a specified period of time and to repay a fixed amount of principal at maturity. Book Value: The amount of stockholders equity in a firm equals the amount of the firms assets minus the firms liabilities and preferred stock Broker: Individuals licensed by stock exchanges to enable investors to buy and sell securities. Brokerage Fee: The commission charged by a broker. Bull Markets: Favorable markets associated with rising prices and investor optimism. Call Option: The right to buy the underlying securities at a specified exercise price on or before a specified expiration date. Callable Bonds: Bonds that give the issuer the right to redeem the bonds before their stated maturity.

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asset exceed its original purchase price.

Capital Gain: The amount by which the proceeds from the sale of a capital

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Capital Markets: The market in which long-term securities such as stocks and bonds are bought and sold. Certificate of Deposits (CDs): Savings instrument in which funds must remain on deposit for a specified period, and premature withdrawals incur interest penalties. Closed-end (Mutual) Fund: A fund with a fixed number of shares issued, and all trading is done between investors in the open market. The share prices are determined by market prices instead of their net asset value. Collateral: A specific asset pledged against possible default on a bond. Mortgage bonds are backed by claims on property. Collateral trusts bonds are backed by claims on other securities. Equipment obligation bonds are backed by claims on equipment. Commercial Paper: Short-term and unsecured promissory notes issued by corporations with very high credit standings. Common Stock: Equity investment representing ownership in a corporation; each share represents a fractional ownership interest in the firm. Compound Interest: Interest paid not only on the initial deposit but also on any interest accumulated from one period to the next. Contract Note: A note which must accompany every security transaction which contains information such as the dealers name (whether he is acting as principal or agent) and the date of contract. Controlling Shareholder: Any person who is, or group of persons who together are, entitled to exercise or control the exercise of a certain amount of shares in a company at a level (which differs by jurisdiction) that triggers a mandatory general offer, or more of the voting power at general meetings of the issuer, or who is or are in a position to control the composition of a majority of the board of directors of the issuer. Convertible Bond: A bond with an option, allowing the bondholder to exchange the bond for a specified number of shares of common stock in the firm. A conversion price is the specified value of the shares for which the bond may be exchanged. The conversion premium is the excess of the bonds value over the conversion price. Corporate Bond: Long-term debt issued by private corporations. Coupon: The feature on a bond that defines the amount of annual interest income. Coupon Frequency: The number of coupon payments per year. Coupon Rate: The annual rate of interest on the bonds face value that a bonds issuer promises to pay the bondholder. It is the bonds interest payment per dollar of par value. Covered Warrants: Derivative call warrants on shares which have been separately deposited by the issuer so that they are available for delivery upon exercise. Credit Rating: An assessment of the likelihood of an individual or business being able to meet its financial obligations. Credit ratings are provided by credit agencies or rating agencies to verify the financial strength of the issuer for investors. Currency Board: A monetary system in which the monetary base is fully backed by foreign reserves. Any changes in the size of the monetary base has to be fully matched by corresponding changes in the foreign reserves. Current Yield: A return measure that indicates the amount of current income a bond provides relative to its market price. It is shown as: Coupon Rate divided by Price multiplied by 100%. Custody of Securities: Registration of securities in the name of the person to



Head Offices of Nationalised Banks List of non scheduled cooperative banks List of Primary Dealers in Government Securities Market Private-Foreign Banks Private-Indian Banks Regional Rural Banks SBI and its Associate Banks Scheduled Urban Cooperative State Cooperative Banks Non Banking Financial Companies Help Desk of Reserve Bank of India Websites of Banks in India National Federation of State Cooperative Banks Ltd. (NAFSCOB) Draft Vision Document for Urban Cooperative Banks Indian Coinage Act, 1906 Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999




whom a bank is accountable, or in the name of the banks nominee; plus deposition of securities in a designated account with the banks bankers or with any other institution providing custodial services. Default Risk: The possibility that a bond issuer will default ie, fail to repay principal and interest in a timely manner. Derivative Call (Put) Warrants: Warrants issued by a third party which grant the holder the right to buy (sell) the shares of a listed company at a specified price. Derivative Instrument: Financial instrument whose value depends on the value of another asset. Discount Bond: A bond selling below par, as interest in-lieu to the bondholders. Diversification: The inclusion of a number of different investment vehicles in a portfolio in order to increase returns or be exposed to less risk. Duration: A measure of bond price volatility, it captures both price and reinvestment risks to indicate how a bond will react to different interest rate environments. Earnings: The total profits of a company after taxation and interest. Earnings per Share (EPS): The amount of annual earnings available to common stockholders as stated on a per share basis. Earnings Yield: The ratio of earnings to price (E/P). The reciprocal is price earnings ratio (P/E). Equity: Ownership of the company in the form of shares of common stock. Equity Call Warrants: Warrants issued by a company which give the holder the right to acquire new shares in that company at a specified price and for a specified period of time. Ex-dividend (XD): A security which no longer carries the right to the most recently declared dividend or the period of time between the announcement of the dividend and the payment (usually two days before the record date). For transactions during the ex-dividend period, the seller will receive the dividend, not the buyer. Ex-dividend status is usually indicated in newspapers with an (x) next to the stocks or unit trusts name. Face Value/ Nominal Value: The value of a financial instrument as stated on the instrument. Interest is calculated on face/nominal value. Fixed-income Securities: Investment vehicles that offer a fixed periodic return. Fixed Rate Bonds: Bonds bearing fixed interest payments until maturity date. Floating Rate Bonds: Bonds bearing interest payments that are tied to current interest rates. Fundamental Analysis: Research to predict stock value that focuses on such determinants as earnings and dividends prospects, expectations for future interest rates and risk evaluation of the firm. Future Value: The amount to which a current deposit will grow over a period of time when it is placed in an account paying compound interest. Future Value of an Annuity: The amount to which a stream of equal cash flows that occur in equal intervals will grow over a period of time when it is placed in an account paying compound interest. Futures Contract: A commitment to deliver a certain amount of some specified item at some specified date in the future. Hedge: A combination of two or more securities into a single investment position for the purpose of reducing or eliminating risk. Income: The amount of money an individual receives in a particular time period. Index Fund: A mutual fund that holds shares in proportion to their representation in a market index, such as the S&P 500.




Initial Public Offering (IPO): An event where a company sells its shares to the public for the first time. The company can be referred to as an IPO for a period of time after the event. Inside Information: Non-public knowledge about a company possessed by its officers, major owners, or other individuals with privileged access to information. Insider Trading: The illegal use of non-public information about a company to make profitable securities transactions Intrinsic Value: The difference of the exercise price over the market price of the underlying asset. Investment: A vehicle for funds expected to increase its value and/or generate positive returns. Investment Adviser: A person who carries on a business which provides investment advice with respect to securities and is registered with the relevant regulator as an investment adviser. IPO price: The price of share set before being traded on the stock exchange. Once the company has gone Initial Public Offering, the stock price is determined by supply and demand. Junk Bond: High-risk securities that have received low ratings (i.e. Standard & Poors BBB rating or below; or Moodys BBB rating or below) and as such, produce high yields, so long as they do not go into default. Leverage Ratio: Financial ratios that measure the amount of debt being used to support operations and the ability of the firm to service its debt. Libor: The London Interbank Offered Rate (or LIBOR) is a daily reference rate based on the interest rates at which banks offer to lend unsecured funds to other banks in the London wholesale money market (or interbank market). The LIBOR rate is published daily by the British Bankers Association and will be slightly higher than the London Interbank Bid Rate (LIBID), the rate at which banks are prepared to accept deposits. Limit Order: An order to buy (sell) securities which specifies the highest (lowest) price at which the order is to be transacted. Limited Company: The passive investors in a partnership, who supply most of the capital and have liability limited to the amount of their capital contributions. Liquidity: The ability to convert an investment into cash quickly and with little or no loss in value. Listing: Quotation of the Initial Public Offering companys shares on the stock exchange for public trading. Listing Date: The date on which Initial Public Offering stocks are first traded on the stock exchange by the public Margin Call: A notice to a client that it must provide money to satisfy a minimum margin requirement set by an Exchange or by a bank / broking firm. Market Capitalization: The product of the number of the companys outstanding ordinary shares and the market price of each share. Market Maker: A dealer who maintains an inventory in one or more stocks and undertakes to make continuous two-sided quotes. Market Order: An order to buy or an order to sell securities which is to be executed at the prevailing market price. Money Market: Market in which short-term securities are bought and sold. Mutual Fund: A company that invests in and professionally manages a diversified portfolio of securities and sells shares of the portfolio to investors. Net Asset Value: The underlying value of a share of stock in a particular mutual fund; also used with preferred stock. Offer for Sale: An offer to the public by, or on behalf of, the holders of securities already in issue.



or by someone on behalf of the issuer.

Offer for Subscription: The offer of new securities to the public by the issuer

Open-end (Mutual) Fund: There is no limit to the number of shares the fund can issue. The fund issues new shares of stock and fills the purchase order with those new shares. Investors buy their shares from, and sell them back to, the mutual fund itself. The share prices are determined by their net asset value. Open Offer: An offer to current holders of securities to subscribe for securities whether or not in proportion to their existing holdings. Option: A security that gives the holder the right to buy or sell a certain amount of an underlying financial asset at a specified price for a specified period of time. Oversubscribed: When an Initial Public Offering has more applications than actual shares available. Investors will often apply for more shares than required in anticipation of only receiving a fraction of the requested number. Investors and underwriters will often look to see if an IPO is oversubscribed as an indication of the publics perception of the business potential of the IPO company. Par Bond: A bond selling at par (i.e. at its face value). Par Value: The face value of a security. Perpetual Bonds: Bonds which have no maturity date. Placing: Obtaining subscriptions for, or the sale of, primary market, where the new securities of issuing companies are initially sold. Portfolio: A collection of investment vehicles assembled to meet one or more investment goals. Preference Shares: A corporate security that pays a fixed dividend each period. It is senior to ordinary shares but junior to bonds in its claims on corporate income and assets in case of bankruptcy. Premium (Warrants): The difference of the market price of a warrant over its intrinsic value. Premium Bond: Bond selling above par. Present Value: The amount to which a future deposit will discount back to present when it is depreciated in an account paying compound interest. Present Value of an Annuity: The amount to which a stream of equal cash flows that occur in equal intervals will discount back to present when it is depreciated in an account paying compound interest. Price/Earnings Ratio (P/E): The measure to determine how the market is pricing the companys common stock. The price/earnings (P/E) ratio relates the companys earnings per share (EPS) to the market price of its stock. Privatization: The sale of government-owned equity in nationalized industry or other commercial enterprises to private investors. Prospectus: A detailed report published by the Initial Public Offering company, which includes all terms and conditions, application procedures, IPO prices etc, for the IPO Put Option: The right to sell the underlying securities at a specified exercise price on of before a specified expiration date. Rate of Return: A percentage showing the amount of investment gain or loss against the initial investment. Real Interest Rate: The net interest rate over the inflation rate. The growth rate of purchasing power derived from an investment. Redemption Value: The value of a bond when redeemed. Reinvestment Value: The rate at which an investor assumes interest payments made on a bond which can be reinvested over the life of that security. Relative Strength Index (RSI): A stocks price that changes over a period of




time relative to that of a market index such as the Standard & Poors 500, usually measured on a scale from 1 to 100, 1 being the worst and 100 being the best. Repurchase Agreement: An arrangement in which a security is sold and later bought back at an agreed price and time. Resistance Level: A price at which sellers consistently outnumber buyers, preventing further price rises. Return: Amount of investment gain or loss. Rights Issue: An offer by way of rights to current holders of securities that allows them to subscribe for securities in proportion to their existing holdings. Risk-Averse, Risk-Neutral, Risk-Taking: Risk-averse describes an investor who requires greater return in exchange for greater risk. Risk-neutral describes an investor who does not require greater return in exchange for greater risk. Risk-taking describes an investor who will accept a lower return in exchange for greater risk. Senior Bond: A bond that has priority over other bonds in claiming assets and dividends. Short Hedge: A transaction that protects the value of an asset held by taking a short position in a futures contract. Settlement: Conclusion of a securities transaction when a customer pays a broker/dealer for securities purchased or delivered, securities sold, and receives from the broker the proceeds of a sale. Short Position: Investors sell securities in the hope that they will decrease in value and can be bought at a later date for profit. Short Selling: The sale of borrowed securities, their eventual repurchase by the short seller at a lower price and their return to the lender. Speculation: The process of buying investment vehicles in which the future value and level of expected earnings are highly uncertain. Stock Splits: Wholesale changes in the number of shares. For example, a two for one split doubles the number of shares but does not change the share capital. Subordinated Bond: An issue that ranks after secured debt, debenture, and other bonds, and after some general creditors in its claim on assets and earnings. Owners of this kind of bond stand last in line among creditors, but before equity holders, when an issuer fails financially. Substantial Shareholder: A person acquires an interest in relevant share capital equal to, or exceeding, 10% of the share capital. Support Level: A price at which buyers consistently outnumber sellers, preventing further price falls. Technical Analysis: A method of evaluating securities by relying on the assumption that market data, such as charts of price, volume, and open interest, can help predict future (usually short-term) market trends. Contrasted with fundamental analysis which involves the study of financial accounts and other information about the company. (It is an attempt to predict movements in security prices from their trading volume history.) Time Horizon: The duration of time an investment is intended for. Trading Rules: Stipulation of parameters for opening and intra-day quotations, permissible spreads according to the prices of securities available for trading and board lot sizes for each security. Trust Deed: A formal document that creates a trust. It states the purpose and terms of the name of the trustees and beneficiaries. Underlying Security: The security subject to being purchased or sold upon exercise of the option contract.



using risk and return concept.

Valuation: Process by which an investor determines the worth of a security

Warrant: An option for a longer period of time giving the buyer the right to buy a number of shares of common stock in company at a specified price for a specified period of time. Window Dressing: Financial adjustments made solely for the purpose of accounting presentation, normally at the time of auditing of company accounts. Yield (Internal rate of Return): The compound annual rate of return earned by an investment Yield to Maturity: The rate of return yield by a bond held to maturity when both compound interest payments and the investors capital gain or loss on the security are taken into account. Zero Coupon Bond: A bond with no coupon that is sold at a deep discount from par value.
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ATM System
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to permit non-bank entities to set up, own and operate ATMs. Such ATMs will be called White Label ATM. The draft guidelines on deployment of White Label ATMs were placed on RBI website for Public Comments. Various issues related to deployment of White Label ATMs were also discussed with the stakeholders. The following benefits are likely to accrue to the rural/ urban areas of all over the country (including Madhya Pradesh): 1. ATM penetration on a per capita basis in the country is expected to improve considerably. 2. There is less presence of ATMs in Tier III to VI unbanked/ underbanked areas of the country. ATM penetration in Tier III to VI unbanked/ underbanked areas will increase. 3. This initiative is expected to boost the Financial Inclusion process.
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Connection of Banks with EPS

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated action to expand the membership of Centralized Electronic Payment System (CEPS) making more banks eligible to connect to these systems. RBI issued instructions in September, 2011 by which the access criteria to Centralised Electronic Payment Systems has been rationalized by bringing down the net worth requirement to Rs. 25 crore from Rs.50 crore, thus making more banks eligible for membership of CEPS. Since April 2012, submembership route to Centralised EPS has also been opened to all licenced banks who were not participating in these systems on account of either not meeting the access criteria or because of cost considerations.
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National Policy on Microfinance

Planning Commission had constituted a High Level Committee on financial sector reforms under the Chairmanship of Shri Raghuram G. Rajan, Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago in August, 2007. The Committee submitted the report in September, 2008. The Committee observed that, despite its success, the future growth of microfinance is constrained by a number of factors. An important issue is the ability of MFIs to raise financing. Given the large estimated demand for microcredit, MFIs need multiple sources of financing, apart from the traditional loan financing from banks. Other constraints include an unclear regulatory environment and the lack of well-developed management information systems and an adequate supply of trained management talent to facilitate sustainable scaling up. To provide a formal statutory framework for the promotion, development, regulation and orderly growth of the micro finance sector and thereby to facilitate universal access to integrated financial services for the unbanked population, the Department of Financial Services is formulating Micro Finance Institutions (Development and Regulation) Bill 2012.



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Agriculture Development Bank

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was established on 12 July 1982 by an Act of the Parliament for providing and regulating credit and other facilities for the promotion and development of agriculture, small scale industries, cottage and village industries, handicrafts and other rural crafts and other allied economic activities in rural areas with a view to promoting integrated rural development and securing prosperity of rural areas, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. NABARD provides refinance assistance under Sec.21 (i) of NABARD Act, 1981 for Short Term Seasonal Agricultural Operations (STSAO) purposes for a period not exceeding 8 months to Cooperatives, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and any other financial institutions approved by Reserve Bank of India. Further, in terms of Govt. of Indias instruction the Short Term refinance to Cooperative Banks, RRBs is being provided by NABARD at concessional rate of interest in order to enable them to provide crop loans upto Rs. 3 lakh for a period of one year to farmers at 7% p.a.
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Banks in Rural Areas

There are 93,659 branches of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) functioning in the country as on 31st March, 2012, out of which 34,671 branches are in rural areas and 24,133 are in semi-urban areas, which together constitute about 63% of the total bank branches. During 2010-11, the SCBs opened 3,294 branches in rural/ semi-urban areas against 1,795 branches opened in urban/ Metropolitan areas of the country. As per the extant Branch Authorization Policy of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), general permission has been granted to domestic SCBs (other than Regional Rural Banks) to open branches in centres with a population upto 99,999 and in all centres of the North-Eastern States and Sikkim, subject to reporting. In order to further expand the banking network, RBI has advised that while preparing their Annual Branch Expansion Plan, the Banks should allocate at least 25 percent of the branches proposed to be opened during a year in unbanked rural centres with population upto 9999. Further, under the Swabhimaan financial inclusion campaign, banking facilities have been provided to over 74,000 villages having population over 2000.
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(With Special Reference to Banking Industry) (Exam Held on : 27-11-11) 1. Which of the following organisation / agencies is specifically set up to boost overall rural development in India ? 1)RBI 2) SIDBI 3) NABARD 4) SEBI 5) EXIM 2. Which of the following States has expressed its unhappiness over the agreement on sharing of Testa water between India and Bangladesh? (Agreement was not signed because of the objection) 1) Jharkhand 2) Assam 3) Manipur 4) Bihar 5) West Bengal 3. Banks in India are regulated under .......... 1) Companies Act, 1956 2) Banking Regulation Act, 1949 3) Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 4) Special powers conferred on the RBI 5) None of these 4. Which of the following countries is a major producer of Jute 1) Pakistan 2) Afghanistan 3) South Africa 4) Bangladesh




5) Sri Lanka 5. Compilation of data on industrial production in India is done y which of the following agencies / organizations ? 1) National Testing Lab 2) Reserve Bank of India 3) Census Commission of India 4) Planning Commission of India 5) Central Statistics Office 6. The President of India visited which of the following countries in July 2011 and held discussions with Mr. Lee Myung-bak, the President of the country ? 1) South Korea 2) Mongolia 3) China 4) North Korea 5) Thailand 7. India is providing financial help to which of the following countries for building a large harbour there named as Kankasanthurai Harbour ? 1) Nepal 2) Myanmar 3) Bangladesh 4) Sri Lanka 5) Vietnam 8. A Savings Bank Account opened with a commercial bank with zero balance or very minimal balance is known as : 1) Savings Bank - Ordinary Account 2) Student Savings Bank Account 3) No Frill Account 4) Current Account 5) Call Deposit 9. What does the letter 'R' denote in the abbreviation 'BR Act' which controls banking acitivities in the country ? 1) Reformation 2) Regulation 3) Reporting 4) Resolution 5) Ranking 10. 'Base Rate' in banks is : 1) Rate of interest payable on demand deposits 2) Rate of interest payable on fixed deposits 3) Rate of interest charged by RBI on long term borrowings of Public Sector Banks 4) Minimum lending rate decided by RBI which shall be adopted by all Public Sector Banks 5) The minimum interest rate fied by individual banks, below which they cannot lend funds, except cases like Govt, sponsored scheme 11. Banking Sector will fall under which of the following ? 1) Agricultural Sector 2) Service Sector 3) Manufacturing Sector 4) Industrial Sector 5) Small Scale Sector 12. THe Govt, of India has recently added the following currency for allowing Indian companies to raise debts through External Commercial Borrowings 1) EURO 2) Dinar 3) Great Britain Pound 4) Chinese Yuan 5) Japanese Yen 13. A Saving Bank Deposit Account is one where: 1) The deposits are made only once in a year 2) Amounts are deposited and are withdrawn as per requirement of the customers 3) Periodical Fixed amount are deposited monthwie and withdrawal are allowed after a fixed period 4) The deposits are made once in every month 5) None of these 14. ASBA scheme is related to Purchase of : 1) IPO 2) CP 3) CD 4) TCs 5) None of these 15. Who among the following is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha at present ? 1) Mrs. Pratibha Patil 2) Sri Mohammad Hamid Ansari 3) Dr. Manmohan Singh 4) Ms. Miera Kumar 5) Sri L.K. Advani 16. WHich of the following States at the instance of the Supreme Court of India, has decided to conduct electronic auction of Iron Ore stocks to be allotted to Iron and Steel producers ? 1) Gujarat 2) Bihar 3) Madhya Pradesh 4) Uttar Pradesh 5) Karnataka 17. Mobile banking requires : 1) account with a bank with mobile phone linked to interbank mobile payment service 2) account with mobile post office 3) account with bank along with mobile phone linked to international mobile payment service 4) account with bank and mobile phone linked to interstate mobile payment service 5) account with bank along with mobile phone linked to interdistrict mobile payment service




18. Saina Nehwala famous player associated with the game of : 1) Hockey 2) Badminton 3) Golf 4) Lawn Tennis 5) Table Tennis 19. Who among the following is the Prime Miniter of Japan at present ? 1) Mr. Yoshihiko Noda 2) Mr. Naoto Kan 3) Mr. Abe Shinzo 4) Mr. Yasuo Fukuda 5) None of these 20. Central Drug Research Institute is located in which of the following cities in India ? 1) Jamshedpui 2) New Delhi 3) Jaipur 4) Lucknow 5) Dhanbad 21. Which of the following books is written by the Classic Russian author Maxim Gorky ? 1) As You Like It 2) Lolita 3) The Mother 4) War and Peace 5) Alice in Wonderland 22. Summer Olympic of 2016 will be organized is a city in : 1) China 2) India 3) Brazil 4) Denmark 5) South Africa 23. WHich of the following terms is NOT used in the game of Hockey ? 1) Bully 2) Follow-on 3) Penalty corner 4) Center pass 5) Scoop 24. In a bank the following are the usual types of deposit accounts 1) Savings accounts, electricity accounts and insurance premium accounts 20 Fixed deposits, Post office savings bank accounts and current deposit accounts 3) Current accounts, savings bank accounts and term deposit accounts 4) Loan accounts, savings bank accounts and term deposit accounts 5) Current bill accounts and term deposit accounts 25. When a bank dishonours a cheque 1) it is called settlement of the cheque 2) it is called withdrawing of the cheque 3) it is called nullifying of the cheque 4) it is called trancating of the cheque 5) it is called return of the cheque unpaid 26. The latest merger of bank with State bank of India is : 1) State Bank of Hyderabad 2) State bank of Indore 3) State Bank of Saurashtra 4) State Bank of Travancore 5) None of these 27. Mr. Salva Kur Mayardit has taken over as the President of : 1) Republic of South Sudan 2) Vietnam 3) Myanmar 4) Libya 5) Iraq 28. The most powerful tool used by the Reserve Bank of India to control inflatin is 1) Raise interest rates 2) Reduce interest rates 3) Raise Currency Supply 4) Reduce Currency Supply 5) Raise interest rates and reduce currency supply 29. Sub Prime Lending which was the root cause for global meltdown in banks during 2008 means : 1) Bank finance for non-productive activities 2) Bank finance not properly disclosed in its Balance Sheet 3) Bank finance in violation to the directives of the Central Bank 4) Bank finance to fictitious entities 5) Bank finance who do not qualify for the best market interest rates 30. Which of the following represents female literacy rate in India (As per provisional figures of Census 2011) 1) 60% 2) 62% 3) 65% 4) 70% 5) None of these 31. Corssing of cheques makes them 1) Invali document 2) Inteligible to endorse to a person other than the payee 3) Remain the same in all respect, it is only a practice 4) Eligible for payment irrespective of sufficient balance in the account 5) Ineligible to get cash across the bank counter 32. NEFT and RTGS in banking terminology speaks of




1) Various deposit products 2) Various loan products 3) Electronic Payment Products within a bank 4) Electronic Fund Transfer from bank to bank 5) Cheque Truncation Process 33. The Head Quarters of the World Bank is located in 1) London 2) Paris 3) New York 4) Tokyo 5) None of these 34. Which of the following schemes is lanuched by the Govt. of India only for school children? 1) Kutir Jyoti 2) Kishor Jeevan 3) Aadhaar 4) SEWA 5) None of these 35. Which of the following days is observed as 'World Ozone Day'? 1) 10th August 2) 16th October 3) 16th September 4) 10th December 5) 19th January 36. Which of the following Awards is given by the Govt of Mdhya Pradesh for eexcellence in the field of classical music / dance etc. ? 1) Saraswati Samman 2) Kalidas Samman 3) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 4) Sahitya Akademi Award 5) None of these 37. The ownership of Public sector banks rests 1) Wholly with Government of India 2) Jointly with Government of India and State Bank of India 3) Wholly with shareholders from the public 4) Jointly with Government of India and Reserve Bank of India 5) Jointly with Government of India and shareholders from the public 38. Which of the Cups / Trophies is associated with the game of Cricket ? 1) Azlan Shah Cup 2) Davis Cup 3) Nehru Gold Cup 4) Ranji Trophy 5) Wimbledon Trophy 39. Which of the following is the currency of South Korea ? 1) Yen 2) Kyat 3) Won 4) Rupee 5) Ringit 40. Who among the following is the Railway Minister of India at present ? 1) Sri Sharad Pawar 2) Sri Virbhadra Singh 3) Smt. Ambika Soni 4) Sri Dinesh Trivedi 5) None of these 41. WHo among the following was a famour Scientist and is known as the, 'Father of India's Nuclear Programme ? 1) Dr. Homi J. Bhabha 2) Dr. Satyendra Nath Bose 3) Dr. Vikram Sarabhai 4) Dr. Satish Dhawan 5) Dr. C.V. Raman 42. Which of the following Awards was given to Dr. M. S. Ahluwalia in 2011 by the Govt. of India? 1) Padma Vibhushan 2) Padmashree 3) Bharat Ratna 4) Man of the Year 5) Man of the Decade 43. Which of the following awards is given to Dr. Harish Hande and Ms. Nileema Mishra recently ? 1) Ramon Magsaysay 2) Booker Prize 3) Golden Pen Award 4) Mercy Ravi Award 5) Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 44. Which of the following pacts / agreement will allow agfhanistan to sell its goods in India without paying any tax ? 1) SAFTA 2) Free Market Agreement 3) Most Favoured Nation Pact 4) Agreement for Direct Foreign Investment 4) Agreement to help Least Developed Countries 45. Non performing assets mean ................. 1) the assets have stopped giving losses to a bank 2) the assets have stopped giving capital to a bank 3) the assets have stopped giving income to a bank 4) the assets have stopped giving income and expenses to a bank 5) the assets have stopped giving expenses to a bank 46. Which of the following banks in India has maximum number of branches and ATMs in India ?




1) IDBI Bank 2) Bank of India 3) Punjab National Bank 4) ICICI Bank 5) State Bank of India 47. EFT means : 1) Effective Funds Transfer 2) Efficient FUnds Transfer 3) Easy Funds Transfer 4) Elecronic Funds Transfer 5) Electric FUnds Transfer 48. UNESCO is an organization working in the field of 1) Social Welfare 2) Protecting interest of prisoners of war 3) Framing international laws 4) International Collaboration through education, culture and science 5) Protecting children's right 49. If a cheque is post dated 1) bank on whom it is drawn will not honour the cheque before the date of the cheque 2) bank on whom it is drawn has to honour the cheque before the date of the cheque 3) bank on whom it is drawnhas the option to honour the cheque before the date of the cheque or not 4) bank on whom it is drawn has to refer to RBI to bonour the cheque before the date of the cheque 5) bank on whom it is drawn has to reer to the court to honour the cheque before the date fo the cheuqe 50. Which of the following countries is a Member of G-8? 1) Iran 2) Turkey 3) France 4) Brazil 5) China

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