Monday, 20 February 2012

IBPS General Awareness Sample Paper 2012

Sample Paper of General Awareness Section useful for IBPS Exams 2012

Here is the IBPS General Awareness Sample Paper for students prepraing for IBPS Exams 2012.Students must through these questions and try to memorize them

1. According to the provisional data of the 2011 Census of India, the gap in literacy between men and women has been reduced to
(1) 20 percentage points
(2) 18 percentage points
(3) 17 percentage points
(4) 16.5 percentage points

2. The recent earthquake followed by a tsunami in Japan, which brought super-modern Tokyo to a standstill, had a magnitude of
(1) 7.9
(2) 8.3
(3) 8.9
(4) 9.1

3. As per a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute of Sweden released in March 2011, the largest arms importer in the world is

(1) Iran
(2) India
(3) Libya
(4) Pakistan

4. According to reports released in March 2011, China's total military spending in 2011 will be

(1) $91.5 billion    
(2) $92.5 billion
(3) $94.3 billion    
(4) $95 bilkon

5. According to information released by the Ministry of Overseas Affairs of India in March 2011, of the total foreign exchange remittances, North America accounts for

(1) 35 percent
(2) 36 percent
(3) 37 percent      
(4) 38 percent

6. In which one of the following States/UTs is the National Institute of Water Sports situated ? .

(1) Kerala
(2) Goa
(3) Himachal Pradesh
(4) Daman and Diu

7. Which one among the following National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries is located nearer to the National Highway No. 7 between Jabalpur and Nagpur ?

(1) Bandhavgarh
(2) Panna
(3) Pench
(4) Tadoba

8. Which one of the following rivers joins the Ganga river directly while the other three join the Yamuna river ?

(1) Betwa
(2) Ken
(3) Sind
(4) Son

9. The concept of 'Minimum Needs' was an innovation of which one of the following Five-Year Plans ?

(1) Third
(2) Fourth
(3)  Fifth
(4) Sixth

10. In India, the monsoon rainfall is mosdy

(1) Convectional
(2) Cyclonic
(3) Convectional and cyclonic
(4) Orographic

11. Which one of the following is the first State to have been formed on linguistic basis ?

(1) Andhra Pradesh
(2) Gujarat
(3) Karnataka
(4) Punjab

12. Who among the following was an ally of Mir Qasim in the Battle of Buxar ?

(1) Haider Ali
(2) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
(3) Malhar Rao Holkar
(4) Shah Alam II

13. Who destroyed the Empire of Chalukvas of Badami ?

(1) Cholas
(2) Pallavas
(3) Pandyas
(4) Rastrakutas

14. Deficiency of which one of the following causes Xerophthalmia ?

(1) Vitamin B3  
(2) Vitamin B,,
(3) Vitamin A   
(4) Vitamin C

15. During whose reign did Sir Thomas Roe have regular attendance at the Moghul Court to secure commercial privileges ?

(1) Akbar
(2) Jehangir
(3) Shahjahan   
(4) Aurangzeb

16. By which one of the following Acts did the Governor-General of Bengal become the Governor-General of India ?

(1) The Regulating Act
(2) The Pitt's India Act
(3) The Charter Act of 1793
(4) The Charter Act of 1833

17. Who among the following is associated with the introduction of the principle of local self-government in India ?

(1) Lord Mayo
(2) Lord Northbrook
(3) Lord Lytton
(4) Lord Ripon

18. Which one among the following is the sweetest natural sugar ?

(1)  Glucose      
(2) Fructose
(3)  Lactose       
(4) Sucrose

19. India Wins Freedom is the autobiography of

(1) Abul Kalam Azad
(2) Muhammad Ali
(3) Zakir Hussain
(4) Syed Ahmad Khan

20. The Agulhas' water current flows through which one of the following oceans ?

(1) South Atlantic Ocean
(2) North Adantic Ocean
(3) Indian Ocean
(4) North Pacific Ocean

21. Who was the Delhi Sultan when the threat of invasion by Mongols under Changez Khan loomed over India?

(1) Iltutmish
(2) Balban
(3) Jalaluddin Khalji
(4) Alauddin Khalji

22. The book Unto the Last, which influenced Gandhiji, was authored by

(1) Boris Yeltsin
(2) John Ruskin
(3) Pushkin       
(4) Ruskin Bond

23. Who among the following was a founder of the Punjab Naujawan Bharat Sabha in 1926?

(1) Lala Lajpat Rai
(2) Sardar Bhagat Singh
(3) Lala Hardayal
(4) Sohan Singh Bakhna

24. Which of the following Mughal emperors spent a greater part of his reign to overthrow the Deccan Kingdoms ?

(1) Akbar
(2) Jahangir
(3) Shahjahan      
(4) Aurangzeb

25. Who among the following won the Australian Open Women's Singles tide, 2011 ?

(1) Li Na
(2) Gisela Dulko
(3) Flavia Pennetta
(4) Kim Klijsters

26. Kashang Power Project, being set up in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, will have the production capacity of

(1) 100 MW
(2) 110 MW
(3) 120 MW       
(4) 130 MW

27. A leading business school, INSEAD, conferred "Business Leader for the World Award" in June 2011 on

(1) Ratan Tata
(2) Sunil B. Mittal
(3) Azim H. Premji
(4) Adi Godrej

28. According to a data released by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), India's unemployment rate fell in 2009-10 to

(1) 1 percent       
(2) 1.5 percent
(3) 2 percent       
(4) 3 percent

29. As per the rankings released by the magazine, Foreign Policy in June 2011, Pakistan's position among "most failed states" is

(1) 7th
(2) 12th
(3) 25th
(4) 30th

30. According to the recent Statistical Review of World Energy 2011 report released by British Petroleum, between 2009 and 2010, China's energy consumption grew at the highest rate in the world by

(1) 10 percent
(2) 10.2 percent
(3) 11 percent      
(4) 11.2 percent

31. Which one of the following is the tide produced as a consequence of moon and sun pulling the earth in the same direction ?

(1) Spring tide     
(2) Neap tide
(3) High tide       
(4) Low tide

32. The Tied Data Book' containing information on all wild plants and animals in danger of extinction has been published by which one of the following ?

(1) International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
(2) World Wildlife Fund
(3) World Conservation Union
(4) United Nations Environment Programme

33. Who was the first recipient of Nehru Award for International Understanding ?

(1) Martin Luther King
(2) Mother Teresa
(3) U. Thant
(4) Dr. Jonas Salk

34. Who has been appointed the Governor of RBI after the retirement of Shri Y.V. Reddy ?

(1) Dr. Indra Rangarajan
(2) Dr. Dilip Sanghvi
(3) Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar
(4) Mr. D. Subbarao

35. Who is the first Indian sports-person to win an individual Gold medal in the Olympic Games ?

(1) Leander Paes
(2) Vijender Kumar
(3) Abhinav Bindra
(4) Vikram Rathore

36. Who among the following was the author of Tarikh-i-Alai, which contains the details of the first few years of Sultan Alauddin Khilji ?

(1) Ziauddin Barani
(2) Shams Siraj Afif
(3) Amir Khusrau
(4) Yahiya bin Ahmad

37. Who among the following was a contemporary of Gautam Buddha ?

(1) Nagarjuna      
(2) Kanishka
(3) Kautilya
(4) Mahavir

38. The Instrument of Instructions contained in the Government of India Act 1935 had been incorporated in the Constitution of India in the year 1950 as

(1) Fundamental Rights
(2) Directive Principles of State Policy
(3) Fundamental Duties
(4) Emergency Provisions

39. Which of the following Constitutional Amendments has added Article 15 (5) in the Constitution of India providing for reservation in educational institutions in the private sector also ?

(1) 81st Amendment
(2) 86th Amendment
(3) 91st Amendment
(4) 93rd Amendment

40. The idea of including the Emergency provisions in the Constitution of India has been borrowed from the

(1) Constitution of Canada
(2) Weimar Constitution of Germany
(3) Constitution of Ireland
(4) Constitution of the USA

41. The sportsperson to win the most number of Olympic Gold medals is

(1) Daley Thomson
(2) Mark Spitz
(3) Carl Lewis
(4) Michael Phelps

42. Who wrote the line : A thing of beauty is a joy for ever' ?

(1) P. B. Shelley
(2) William Wordsworth
(3) John Keats (4) Robert Browning

43. The classical dance form Kathakali originated in which Indian State ?

(1) Orissa
(2) Tamil Nadu
(3) West Bengal   
(4) Kerala

44. Who among the following Gandhian followers was a teacher by profession ?

(1) A.N. Sinha
(2) Braj Kishore Prasad
(3) J.B. Kriplani
(4) Rajendra Prasad

45. Which one of the following was a journal brought out by Abut Kalam Azad ?

(1) Al-Hilal
(2) Comrade
(3) The Indian Sociologist
(4) Zamindar

46. In India, how many States share the coastline ?

(1) 7     
(2) 8     
(3) 9     
(4) 10

47. Who was the First Speaker of Independent India's Lok Sabha ?

(1) G.V. Mavalankar
(2) Rabi Ray
(3) Hukam Singh
(4) Bali Ram Bhagat

48. The currency of Bhutan is

(1) Lote
(2) Rupiah
(3) Ngultrum       
(4) Shekel

49. Who presented the first Union Budget of Independent India ?

(1) Rajendra Prasad - 1949
(2) John Mathai - 1950
(3) R.K. Shanmukham Chetty - 1947
(4) CD Deshmukh - 1952

50. The capital of Austria is

(1) Canberra
(2) Vienna
(3) Jakarta
(4) Tokyo

ANSWERS

01.    (4)    02.    (3)    3.      (2)     04.   (1)
05.    (4)    06.    (2)    7.      (3)     08.   (4)
09.    (3)    10.    (3)    11.    (1)    12.    (4)
13.    (4)    14.    (3)    15.    (2)    16.    (4)
17.    (4)    18.    (2)    19.    (1)    20.    (3)
21.    (1)    22.    (2)    23.    (2)    24.    (3)
25.    (4)    26.    (4)    27.    (2)    28.    (3)
29.    (2)    30.    (4)    31.    (1)    32.    (1)
33.    (1)    34.    (4)    35.    (3)    36.    (3)
37.    (4)    38.    (2)    39.    (4)    40.    (2)
41.    (4)    42.    (3)    43.    (4)    44.    (1)
45.    (1)    46.    (3)    47.    (1)    48.    (3)
49.    (3)    50.    (2)                


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