General Awareness Model Paper IBPS CWE V – 1

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The Latest MODEL PAPER on GENERAL AWARENESS for upcoming IBPS Bank Clerk CWE-V. This Model paper has been made by Nirdeshak team after thorough research of pattern of IBPS Clerk CWEs. The paper also incorporates the latest Current events and hence tests your ability to gauge latest happenings around yourselves. The paper comprises of 40 questions as is the pattern of IBPS CWE Clerk. Solutions have been given at the end of the questions.


1. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has its headquarters at –
(1) Geneva
(2) New York
(3) Paris
(4) Rome
(5) Vienna

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2. Deepika Pallikal is associated with the game of …………
(1) Golf
(2) Squash
(3) Gymnastics
(4) Tennis
(5) Table Tennis

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3. Bandhan Bank, which started its operations during 2015, has its headquarters in which city?
(1) Kolkata
(2) Delhi
(3) Chennai
(4) Lucknow
(5) Patna

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4. Who amongst the following is the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Govt. of India?
(1) Bibek Debroy
(2) Jagdish Bhagwati
(3) Raghuram Rajan
(4) Arvind Subramaniam
(5) Rajiv Mehrishi

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5. The ELSS provides an option for investment that is eligible for tax benefits under section BOC of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The alphabet ‘E’ in the acronym ELSS stands for …………
(1) Exchange
(2) Equity
(3) Economic
(4) Exclusive
(5) Essential

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6. During June 2015 India signed a historic land boundary agreement with ………..
(1) Bhutan
(2) Bangladesh
(3) Nepal
(4) Myanmar
(5) China

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7. The 5-nation BRICS signed an agreement to create $100 billion of foreign exchange reserves to help each other in case of any problems with dollar liquidity. India’s contribution to this pool is –
(1) $18 billion
(2) $41 billion
(3) $10 billion
(4) $20 billion
(5) $25 billion

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8. Lira is the official currency of which of the following country?
(1) Italy
(2) Portugal
(3) Japan
(4) Spain
(5) Brazil

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9. In Indian banking sector, an unclaimed deposit is the one that has not been claimed for a period of at least ………..years.
(1) Three
(2) Five
(3) Ten
(4) Two
(5) Four

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10. Which of the following national programme aims to create skilled manpower of grassroot level by providing them vocational, technical and skill-development education?
(1) PMKVY
(2) PMJDY
(3) UDAY
(4) PMSBY
(5) PMMY

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11. The UN Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) was held at –
(1) Rio
(2) Paris
(3) Tokyo
(4) Kyoto
(5) New York

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12. Which country won tennis’ Davis Cup title for 2015 in November 2015?
(1) Belgium
(2) Switzerland
(3) USA
(4) Great Britain
(5) Croatia

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13. Indian Air Force’s old Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Walong was restored and put into operations from October 2015. This ALG is situated in which state? –
(1) Himachal Pradesh
(2) Nagaland
(3) Arunachal Pradesh
(4) Mizoram
(5) Manipur

……………………………………………………………………..

14. What is the name of the upcoming new capital of Andhra Pradesh?
(1) Amarpuram
(2) Amaravati
(3) Andhranagaram
(4) Amrapalli
(5) Ananthapur

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15. During October 2015 Justin Trudeau became the new Prime Minister of which country?
(1) Canada
(2) Australia
(3) New Zealand
(4) Britain
(5) Scotland

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16. As per the current provisions of the Coinage Act, 2011 coins can be issued by the RBI in India up to the denominations of …………
(1) Rs. 500
(2) Rs. 100
(3) Rs. 50
(4) Rs. 20
(5) Rs. 1000

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17. What is the main objective of Pradhan Mantri Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) that was launched in 2015?
(1) To encourage big infrastructure projects
(2) To encourage small and medium enterprises
(3) To encourage small banks
(4) To encourage social and cultural activities
(5) None of the above

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18. Which of the following is NOT a Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)? –
(1) Germany
(2) China
(3) France
(4) Russia
(5) Great Britain

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19. Rajinder Puri, who passed away during 2015, was associated with which field? –
(1) Films
(2) Literature
(3) Politics
(4) Science and Technology
(5) Cartooning

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20. The term ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ (TTIP) came to news during 2015. It is a proposed ambitious trade agreement primarily between …………..
(1) Developing and developed countries
(2) The US and the European Union (EU)
(3) The Pacific Rim countries
(4) EU and ASEAN
(5) None of the above

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21. The final stage of the FIH Hockey World League 2014-15 was hosted in which Indian city from 28 November to 6 December 2015?
(1) Ranchi
(2) Raipur
(3) Hyderabad
(4) Gurgaon
(5) Gandhinagar

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22. During August 2015, Union Finance Ministry announced ‘Indradhanush’, a 7-pronged strategy. This initiative is meant for –
(1) Revamp of PSU enterprises
(2) Comprehensive revamp of public sector banks
(3) Providing 7-step support for start-ups
(4) For single-window clearance for 7 strategic sectors
(5) None of the above

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23. Which state has been allocated highest number of 13 cities in the list of 98 cities and towns selected under Union Government’s ‘Smart Cities Mission’?
(1) Gujarat
(2) Maharashtra
(3) Tamil Nadu
(4) Madhya Pradesh
(5) Uttar Pradesh

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24. The ‘Desert National Park’ known for hatching of the near extinct Great Indian Bustard is situated in which Indian state?
(1) Rajasthan
(2) Gujarat
(3) Uttar Pradesh
(4) Haryana
(5) Madhya Pradesh

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25. Green Park Stadium is situated in –
(1) Jamshedpur
(2) Ranchi
(3) Kanpur
(4) Dharmashala
(5) Vadodara

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26. During November 2015 which currency was admitted into IMF’s benchmark Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket to get the recognition of reserve currency along with the dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen?
(1) Indian Rupee
(2) Italian Lira
(3) Australian Dollar
(4) Chinese Yuan
(5) Singapore Dollar

……………………………………………………………………..

27. The United Nations Organisation (UNO) completed how many years of its establishment during October 2015?
(1) 50
(2) 60
(3) 70
(4) 75
(5) 65

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28. Which of the following is the newest entrant in the Indian banking sector?
(1) FCI Bank
(2) SIDBI Bank
(3) IDFC Bank
(4) IFCI Bank
(5) FICCI Bank

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29. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding RBI’s Repo Rate announcements during 2015?
(1) During 2015 the RBI reduced the Repo Rate more than twice
(2) The RBI made one reduction of 50 basis points in Repo Rate during 2015
(3) The RBI made two reductions of 50 basis points in Repo Rate during 2015
(4) The RBI did not announced any increase in Repo Rate during 2015
(5) All the above statements are correct

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30. What is the name of India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite that was launched successfully in the space by ISRO during September 2015?
(1) ASTROSAT
(2) ASTRONOMER
(3) ASTRONOMER-1
(4) CASTROSAT
(5) CARTOSAT

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31. The “Digital India” dinner in the honour of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hosted at which US city during his visit of the United States?
(1) Texas
(2) New York
(3) Boston
(4) San Jose
(5) Chicago

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32. Flavia Pennetta of Italy won which tennis Grand Slam women’s singles title during 2015? –
(1) US Open
(2) Wimbledon Open
(3) French Open
(4) Australian Open
(5) She didn’t won any title

33. Which country won the Copa America football tournament for 2015 to win this coveted title for the first time ever?
(1) Paraguay
(2) Colombia
(3) Chile
(4) Peru
(5) Ecuador

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34. Who headed the committee on revamping the public-private-partnership (PPP) model in India which recently submitted its report to the Union Govt.?
(1) Bimal Jalan
(2) Nachiket Mor
(3) Rajiv Mehrishi
(4) S. Gokarn
(5) Vijay Kelkar

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35. The 27th ASEAN Summit (2015) was held recently at which place where member countries agreed for establishment of an EU-style regional economic bloc? –
(1) Kuala Lumpur
(2) Jakarta
(3) Manila
(4) Bangkok
(5) Singapore

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36. Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature for her literary works in Russian language, as announced by the Nobel Prize Committee during October 2015. She is a citizen of which country?
(1) Latvia
(2) Russia
(3) Belarus
(4) Lithuania
(5) Ukraine

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37. Who headed the committee set up by the Narendra Modi government to give recommendations for overhaul of the operations of the Indian Railways, which recommended the entry of private companies in operation and maintenance of railways, and pitched for attracting talent from outside?
(1) V K Saraswat
(2) Bibek Debroy
(3) Prof. Ramesh Chand
(4) Suresh Prabhu
(5) Prof. YK Alagh

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38. Which of the following statements CORRECTLY defines the term ‘Financial Inclusion’?
(1) Making available banking services at an affordable cost
(2) Opening Savings Accounts in rural areas without any deposit
(3) Opening any type of bank account without any introduction
(4) Distributing money through rural branches
(5) Distributing wages through bank accounts

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39. In India the term “Deficit Financing” means that the Government can borrow from the…….
(1) IMF
(2) Local bodies
(3) RBI
(4) Large Corporates
(5) Public at large

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40. ‘Carbon credit’ is concerned with which one of these internationally sensitive issues?
(1) Deforestation
(2) Contract farmings
(3) Rural infrastructure
(4) Credit ratings of financial entities
(5) Protection of environment


 

Solutions:

1.(4) 2.(2) 3.(1) 4.(4)
5.(2) 6.(2) 7.(1) 8.(1)
9.(3) 10. (1) 11. (2) 12. (4)
13. (3) 14. (2) 15. (1) 16. (5)
17. (2) 18. (1) 19. (5) 20.(2)
21. (2) 22.(2) 23.(5) 24.(1)
25.(3) 26.(4) 27. (3) 28.(3)
29.(3) 30.(1) 31. (4) 32. (1)
33.(3) 34.(5) 35.(1) 36.(3)
37. (2) 38.(1) 39.(3) 40.(5)

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