SBI Bank PO/Clerical General Awareness Questions

1. Price of food grains have risen by 10% and of other items of consumption by 15%. If the ratio of an employee’s expenditure on food grains and other items is 2:5, by how much should his salary be increased so that he may maintain the same level of consumption as before, assuming that his present salary is Rs. 3500?a. Rs. 300
b. Rs. 350
c. Rs. 375
d. Rs. 475
Ans: d

2. On selling a certain commodity for Rs. 425, there is as much gain as loss on selling it for Rs. 355. The C.P. of the commodity isa. Rs. 370
b. Rs. 385
c. Rs. 390
d. Rs. 400
Ans: c

3. Of the three numbers, second is twice the first and is also thrice the third. If the average of the three numbers is 44, the largest number isa. 24
b. 36
c. 17
d. 72
Ans: d

4. A sum of Rs. 12,000 doubles in 5 years at C.I. What will be the amount after 20 years?a. Rs. 1,20,000
b. Rs. 1,92,000
c. Rs. 1,24,000
d. Rs. 96,000
Ans: b

5. A certain sum becomes Rs. 5290 in 2 years and Rs. 6083.50 in 3 years at C.I. The rate of interest per annum isa. 10%
b. 12%
c. 15%
d. 16? %
Ans: c

6. Which of the following is not a food crop ?(a) Wheat
(b) Barley
(c) Maize
(d) Cotton

Ans: d

7. A rectangular carpet has an area of 240 sq. cm. If its diagonal and the longer side are together equal to five times the shorter side, the length of the carpet is –a. 10 cm
b. 24 cm
c. 26 cm
d. 27.5 cm
Ans: b

8. The ratio between the curved surface area and the total surface area of a right circular cylinder is 1:2. If the total surface is 616 sq. cm, the volume of the cylinder isa. 1848 cm3
b. 1232 cm3
c. 1078 cm3
d. 980 cm3
Ans: c

9. A sum of Rs. 427 is to be divided among A, B and C in such a way that 3 times A’s share, 4 times B’s share and 7 times C’s share are all equal. The share of C isa. Rs. 84
b. Rs. 147
c. Rs. 196
d. Rs. 240
Ans: a

10. The ratio of income of A and B is 5:4 and their expenditure is as 3:2. If at the end of the year, each saves Rs. 800, then the income of A isa. Rs. 1700
b. Rs. 1800
c. Rs. 2000
d. Rs. 2200
Ans: c

11. The number of prime factors of (6)10×(7)17×(55)27a. 54
b. 64
c. 81
d. 91
Ans: d

12. A car covers a distance of 715 km at a constant speed. If the speed of the car would have been 10 km/hr more, then it would have taken 2 hours less to cover the same distance. What is the original speed of the car?a. 45 km/hr
b. 50 km/hr
c. 55 km/hr
d. 65 km/hr
Ans: c

13. Two taps A and B can fill a tank in 12 minutes and 15 minutes respectively. If both the taps are opened simultaneously and the tap A is closed after 3 minutes, then how much more time will it take to fill the tank by tap B?a. 7 min & 15 sec
b. 7 min & 45 sec
c. 8 min & 5 sec
d. 8 min & 15 sec
Ans: d

14. 0.333 …. × 0.444 …. is equal toa. 0.148148148 ….
b. 0.777 ….
c. 0.121212 ….
d. 1.333 ….
Ans: a

15. Let R = qs—4. When s=8, R=16. When s=10, R is equal toa. 11
b. 14
c. 20
d. 21
Ans: d 

1. As per the reports published in various newspapers/journals etc. the economic map of the world is being redesigned. What is/are the new emerging trends of this new economic map of the world ?
1. With India and Asia at the forefront the centre of economic gravity has shifted to East.
2. Emerging markets, with India among the leaders, are growing faster than old established markets.
3. Central banks of the countries have recognized that case-by-case liquidity solutions are not the answers and a market wide and globally synchronized approach is needed to solve the present crisis.
(A) Only 1 r
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
Ans: (A)

2. As per the Industrial Development Report 2009 India’s rank in Industrial Development was 54 on the Development Index. Which of the following organizations/agencies compiles Industrial Development Index of the world ?(A) International Labour Organisation
(B) United Nations’ Industrial Development Organisation
(C) World Bank
(D) World Trade Organisation
(E) The Economic and Social Council of UNO
Ans: (B)

3.As per the newly launched ‘Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme’ a monthly pension will be given to the widows. What will be the amount of the pension ?(A) Rs. 200
(B) Rs. 400
(C) Rs. 600
(D) Rs. 800
Ans: (A)

4. The merger of which of the following two Indian companies took place in recent past which is termed as “Largest ever merger in India’s Corporate History” ?(A) Nuclear Power Corporation and National Thermal Power Corporation
(B) State Bank of India and its seven associate banks
(C) Hind Aluminium Company and Century Mills
(D) Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland
(E) Reliance Industries and Reliance Petroleum Ltd. r
Ans: (D)

5. The Prime Minister of India while addressing a meeting of top industrialists of India in March 2009 advised the RBI to further cut interest rates. Which of the following is/are the reasons owing to which the Prime Minister who himself is an economist gave this advise to RBI ?
1. All major economies of the world are passing through a crisis situation. Prime Minister wants RBI to take preventive measures to save Indian economy.
2. In India ample liquidity is available in the market but there are no takers.
3. Inflation is at a comparatively low level at present in the country
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 2 and 3 only
(D) None of these
Ans: (A)

6. As per the recent reports, the per capita Income of the country has gone up during 2008-09. What is the per capita income at present ?
About ……….
(A) Rs. 15,000
(B) Rs. 33,000
(C) Rs. 40,000
(D) Rs. 23,000
Ans: (C)

7. Which of the following countries launched its indigenous Satellite ‘Omid’ in February 2009 ?(A) Spain
(B) Australia
(C) Turkey
(D) Iran r
Ans: (D)

8. While addressing a conference of Bankers and top Industrialists, the Prime Minister made a statement that “Domestic Credit Flow for Productive Needs had to be maintained at a reasonable Cost”. What does it really mean ?
(Pick up the most appropriate statements).
1. Banks should further raise their deposit base and provide very low cost credit to Industry which is badly in need of the same.
2. Banks should neither reduce their lending rates further nor increase the rates on deposits as this may create a critical imbalance in the financial/money market of the country.
3. Banks should see that ample credit is provided to the industries at an affordable cost without diluting the credit norms.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) Both 1 and 2 only
Ans: (C)

9. The annual meeting of the world Economic Forum was organized in January–February 2009 in ……(A) Davos
(B) Brasilia
(C) Washington DC
(D) London
Ans: (A)

10. Which of the following has now became the Third Largest Economy of the World ?(A) Brazil
(B) India
(C) China
(D) Japan
Ans: (C)

11. Govt. of India has decided to set up two more All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) like institutes in near future. These new institutions would be established in ……….(A) West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh
(B) Haryana & Punjab
(C) Punjab & Tamil Nadu
(D) Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
Ans: (A)

12. Who amontst the following is the author of the book “Termites in the Trading system” ?(A) M. S. Swaminathan
(B) Jagdish Bhagwati
(C) Jaswant Singh
(D) M. Chelapati Rao
Ans: (B)

13. Who amongst the following is the highest Wicket taker in the history of cricket ?(Both ODI and Test Cricket)(A) Wasim Akram
(B) Anil Kumble
(C) Stephan Fleming
(D) Muttiah Muralidharan
Ans: (D)

14. Sania Mirza won the Mixed Doubles of which of the following tennis matches alongwith Mahesh Bhupati ?(A) US Open 2009
(B) Australian Open 2009
(C) South Africa Tennis Open 2009
(D) ATP Challenger Tennis Championship 2009
Ans: (B)

15. Which of the following are the instruments of Credit Control in the hands of the RBI ?
1. Lowering or raising the discount and interest rates.
2. Raising the minimum support price of the major agro products.
3. Lowering or raising the minimum cash reserves maintained by the commercial banks.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Only 3
(D) Both 1 and 3 only
Ans: (C)  

1. When cutting and pasting, the item cut is temporarily stored in—(A) ROM
(B) Hard drive
(C) Diskette
(D) Clipboard
Ans: (D)

2. Magnetic tape is not practical for applications where data must be quickly recalled because tape is—(A) A random-access medium
(B) An expensive storage medium
(C) A read-only medium
(D) Fragile and easily damaged
Ans: (B)

3. When you are working on a document on a PC, where is the document temporarily stored ?(A) RAM
(C) The CPU
(D) Flash memory
Ans: (A)

4. Information travels between components on the motherboard through—(A) Flash memory
(C) Bays
(D) Buses
Ans: (D)

5. Computers connected to a LAN (Local Area Network) can—(A) Run faster
(B) Go on line
(C) Share information and/or share peripheral equipment
(D) E-mail
Ans: (C)

6. Which of the following can handle most system functions that aren’t handled directly by the
operating system ?

(A) Vertical-market applications
(B) Utilities
(C) Algorithms
(D) Integrated software
Ans: (A)

7. A set of instructions telling the computer what to do is called—(A) Mentor
(B) Instructor
(C) Compiler
D) Program
Ans: (D)

8. A collection of programs that controls how your computer system runs and processes information is called—(A) Operating system
(B) Computer
(C) Office
(D) Compiler
Ans: (B)

9. Transformation of input into output is performed by—(A) The CPU
(B) Memory
(C) Storage
(D) The Input-Output unit
Ans: (A)

10. Data going into the computer is called—(A) Output
(B) Algorithm
(C) Input
(D) Calculations
Ans: (C)

11. Sales forecasting involves—(A) Sales Planning
(B) Consumer tastes
(C) Distribution Channels
(D) All of these
Ans: (D)

12. Motivation means—(A) Inspiring employees to perform better r
(B) Better Communication Skills
(C) Sales coaching
(D) Market Research
Ans: (A)

13. Find the True statement—(A) Marketing is a waste of the employees’ time
(B) Marketing is not required in India due to its vast population
(C) Marketing involves additional work
(D) Marketing involves team work r
Ans: (D)

14. Market information means—(A) Knowledge of shops and bazaars
(B) Knowledge of shopping malls
(C) Knowledge of customer profile and product mix r
(D) Knowledge of various languages
Ans: (C)

15. Marketing Plan helps in—(A) Better lead generation
(B) Better systems
(C) Better results
(D) Better customer service r
Ans: (D)  

Computer General Knowledge For Bank Examinatio

Paper : Computer General Knowledge For Bank Examination

Computer General Knowledge For Bank PO Exam
1. All of the following are examples of real security and privacy risks EXCEPT:
A. hackers.
B. spam.
C. viruses.
D. identity theft.
Answer: B

2. A process known as ____________ is used by large retailers to study trends.
A. data mining
B. data selection
D. data conversion
Answer: A

3. ____________terminals (formerly known as cash registers) are often connected to complex inventory and sales computer systems.
A. Data
B. Point-of-sale (POS)
C. Sales
D. Query
Answer: B

4. A(n) ____________ system is a small, wireless handheld computer that scans an item’s tag and pulls up the current price (and any special offers) as you shop.
C. inventory
D. data mining
Answer: A

5. The ability to recover and read deleted or damaged files from a criminal’s computer is an example of a law enforcement specialty called:
A. robotics.
B. simulation.
C. computer forensics.
D. animation.
Answer: C

6. Which of the following is NOT one of the four major data processing functions of a computer?
A. gathering data
B. processing data into information
C. analyzing the data or information
D. storing the data or information
Answer: C

7. ____________ tags, when placed on an animal, can be used to record and track in a database all of the animal’s movements.
Answer: B

8. Surgeons can perform delicate operations by manipulating devices through computers instead of manually. This technology is known as:
A. robotics.
B. computer forensics.
C. simulation.
D. forecasting.
Answer: A

9. Technology no longer protected by copyright, available to everyone, is considered to be:
A. proprietary.
B. open.
C. experimental.
D. in the public domain.
Answer: A

10. ____________ is the study of molecules and structures whose size ranges from 1 to 100 nanometers.
A. Nanoscience
B. Microelectrodes
C. Computer forensics
D. Artificial intelligence
Answer: A
11. ____________ is the science that attempts to produce machines that display the same type of intelligence that humans do.
A. Nanoscience
B. Nanotechnology
C. Simulation
D. Artificial intelligence (AI)
Answer: D

12. ____________ is data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion.
A. A process
B. Software
C. Storage
D. Information
Answer: D

13. The name for the way that computers manipulate data into information is called:
A. programming.
B. processing.
C. storing.
D. organizing.
Answer: B

14. Computers gather data, which means that they allow users to ____________ data.
A. present
B. input
C. output
D. store
Answer: B

15. After a picture has been taken with a digital camera and processed appropriately, the actual print of the picture is considered:
A. data.
B. output.
C. input.
D. the process.
Answer: B

16. Computers use the ____________ language to process data.
A. processing
B. kilobyte
C. binary
D. representational
Answer: C

17. Computers process data into information by working exclusively with:
A. multimedia.
B. words.
C. characters.
D. numbers.
Answer: D

18. In the binary language each letter of the alphabet, each number and each special character is made up of a unique combination of:
A. eight bytes.
B. eight kilobytes.
C. eight characters.
D. eight bits.
Answer: D

19. The term bit is short for:
A. megabyte.
B. binary language.
C. binary digit.
D. binary number.
Answer: C

20. A string of eight 0s and 1s is called a:
A. megabyte.
B. byte.
C. kilobyte.
D. gigabyte.
Answer: B

21. A ____________ is approximately one billion bytes.
A. kilobyte
B. bit
C. gigabyte
D. megabyte
Answer: C

22. A ____________ is approximately a million bytes.
A. gigabyte
B. kilobyte
C. megabyte
D. terabyte
Answer: C

23. ____________ is any part of the computer that you can physically touch.
A. Hardware
B. A device
C. A peripheral
D. An application
Answer: A

24. The components that process data are located in the:
A. input devices.
B. output devices.
C. system unit.
D. storage component.
Answer: C

25. All of the following are examples of input devices EXCEPT a:
A. scanner.
B. mouse.
C. keyboard.
D. printer.
Answer: D

26. Which of the following is an example of an input device?
A. scanner
B. speaker
D. printer
Answer: A

27. All of the following are examples of storage devices EXCEPT:
A. hard disk drives.
B. printers.
C. floppy disk drives.
D. CD drives.
Answer: B

28. The ____________, also called the “brains” of the computer, is responsible for processing data.
A. motherboard
B. memory
D. central processing unit (CPU)
Answer: D

29. The CPU and memory are located on the:
A. expansion board.
B. motherboard.
C. storage device.
D. output device.
Answer: B

30. Word processing, spreadsheet, and photo-editing are examples of:
A. application software.
B. system software.
C. operating system software.
D. platform software.
Answer: A

31. ____________ is a set of computer programs used on a computer to help perform tasks.
A. An instruction
B. Software
C. Memory
D. A processor
Answer: B

32. System software is the set of programs that enables your computer’s hardware devices and ____________ software to work together.
A. management
B. processing
C. utility
D. application
Answer: D

33. The PC (personal computer) and the Apple Macintosh are examples of two different:
A. platforms.
B. applications.
C. programs.
D. storage devices.
Answer: A

34. Apple Macintoshes (Macs) and PCs use different ____________ to process data and different operating systems.
A. languages
B. methods
D. storage devices
Answer: C

35. Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a:
A. network.
B. mainframe.
C. supercomputer.
D. client.
Answer: A

36. Smaller and less expensive PC-based servers are replacing ____________ in many businesses.
A. supercomputers
B. clients
C. laptops
D. mainframes
Answer: D

37. ____________ are specially designed computers that perform complex calculations extremely rapidly.
A. Servers
B. Supercomputers
C. Laptops
D. Mainframes
Answer: B

38. DSL is an example of a(n) ____________ connection.
A. network
B. wireless
C. slow
D. broadband
Answer: D

39. The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the:
A. digital divide.
B. Internet divide.
C. Web divide.
D. broadband divide.
Answer: A

40. ____________ is the science revolving around the use of nanostructures to build devices on an extremely small scale.
A. Nanotechnology
B. Micro-technology
C. Computer forensics
D. Artificial intelligence
Answer: A

41. Which of the following is the correct order of the four major functions of a computer?
A. Process à Output à Input à Storage
B. Input à Outputà Process à Storage
C. Process à Storage à Input à Output
D. Input à Process à Output à Storage
Answer: D

42. ____________ bits equal one byte.
A. Eight
B. Two
C. One thousand
D. One million
Answer: A

43. The binary language consists of ____________ digit(s).
A. 8
B. 2
C. 1,000
D. 1
Answer: B

44. A byte can hold one ____________ of data.
A. bit
B. binary digit
C. character
D. kilobyte
Answer: C

45. ____________ controls the way in which the computer system functions and provides a means by which users can interact with the computer.
A. The platform
B. The operating system
C. Application software
D. The motherboard
Answer: B

46. The operating system is the most common type of ____________ software.
A. communication
B. application
C. system
D. word-processing software
Answer: C

47. ____________ are specially designed computer chips that reside inside other devices, such as your car or your electronic thermostat.
A. Servers
B. Embedded computers
C. Robotic computers
D. Mainframes
Answer: B

48. The steps and tasks needed to process data, such as responses to questions or clicking an icon, are called:
A. instructions.
B. the operating system.
C. application software.
D. the system unit.
Answer: A

49. The two broad categories of software are:
A. word processing and spreadsheet.
B. transaction and application.
C. Windows and Mac OS.
D. system and application.
Answer: D

50. The metal or plastic case that holds all the physical parts of the computer is the:
A. system unit.
C. mainframe.
D. platform.
Answer: A

Fill in the Blank:

51. Between PCs and Macs, the ____________ is the platform of choice for graphic design and animation.
Answer: Mac

52. The ____________ is the program that manages the hardware of the computer system, including the CPU, memory, storage devices, and input/output devices.
Answer: operating system

53. The type of operating system software you use depends on your computer’s ____________.
Answer: platform

54. ____________software helps you carry out tasks, such as typing a document or creating a spreadsheet.
Answer: Application

55. ____________are the fastest and most expensive computers.
Answer: Supercomputers

56. A ____________ is approximately 1,000 bytes.
Answer: kilobyte

57. Input devices are used to provide the steps and tasks the computer needs to process data, and these steps and tasks are called ____________.
Answer: instructions

58. A computer gathers data, processes it, outputs the data or information, and ____________ the data or information.
Answer: stores

59. The binary language consists of two digits: ____________ and ____________.
Answer: 0 and 1

60. A string of ____________ 0s and 1s is called a byte.
Answer: eight (8)

61. The devices you use to enter data into a computer system are known as ____________ devices.
Answer: input

62. The devices on a computer system that let you see the processed information are known as ____________ devices.
Answer: output

63. ____________ is the set of computer instructions or programs that enables the hardware to perform different tasks.
Answer: Software

64. When you connect to the ____________, your computer is communicating with a server at your Internet service provider (ISP).
Answer: Internet

65. ____________ are computers that excel at executing many different computer programs at the same time.
Answer: Mainframes

66. ____________is the application of computer systems and techniques to gather legal evidence.
Answer: Computer forensics

67. ____________ is the science that attempts to create machines that will emulate the human thought process.
Answer: Artificial intelligence (AI)

68. Macintosh computers use the Macintosh operating system (Mac OS), whereas PCs generally run ____________ as an operating system.
Answer: Microsoft Windows

69. A process known as ____________ tracks trends and allows retailers to respond to consumer buying patterns.
Answer: data mining

70. Hard disk drives and CD drives are examples of ____________ devices.
Answer: storage

71. You would use ____________ software to create spreadsheets, type documents, and edit photos.
Answer: application

72. ____________ are computers that support hundreds or thousands of users simultaneously.
Answer: Mainframes

73. ____________ is the term given to the act of stealing someone’s identity and ruining their credit rating.
Answer: Identity theft

74. Surgeons are using ____________ to guide robots to perform delicate surgery.
Answer: computers

75. Patient ____________ are life-sized mannequins that have a pulse and a heartbeat and respond to procedures just like humans.
Answer: simulators

True and False

76. Currently, the performance of tasks by robots is based on preprogrammed algorithms.
Answer: True

77. Data can be a number, a word, a picture, or a sound.
Answer: True

78. Strictly defined, a computer is a data processing device.
Answer: True

79. The discrepancy between the “haves” and “have-nots” with regard to computer technology is commonly referred to as the digital society.
Answer: False (digital divide)

80. One of the benefits of becoming computer fluent is being a savvy computer user and consumer and knowing how to avoid viruses, the programs that pose threats to computer security.
Answer: True

81. Trend-spotting programs, developed for business, have been used to predict criminal activity.
Answer: True

82. Employers do not have the right to monitor e-mail and network traffic on employee systems used at work.
Answer: False

83. Clicking on an icon with the mouse is a form of giving an instruction to the computer.
Answer: True

84. Output devices store instructions or data that the CPU processes.
Answer: False (memory)

85. The CPU and memory are located on a special circuit board in the system unit called the motherboard.
Answer: True

86. Nanostructures represent the smallest human-made structures that can be built.
Answer: True

87. The main difference between a supercomputer and a mainframe is that supercomputers are designed to execute a few programs as quickly as possible, whereas mainframes are designed to handle many programs running at the same time (but at a slower pace).
Answer: True

88. Being computer fluent means that you should be able to build a computer yourself.
Answer: False

89. Embedded computers are self-contained computer devices that have their own programming and do not receive input.
Answer: True

90. A Web browser is a special device that is installed in your computer that allows it to communicate with other devices on a network.
Answer: False (network adapter)

91. With a wireless network, it is easier to relocate devices.
Answer: True

92. The most common type of memory that the computer uses to process data is ROM.
Answer: False (RAM)


93. Match the following terms with their approximate size:
I. kilobyte A. one million bytes
II. byte B. eight bits
III. gigabyte C. one thousand bytes
IV. megabyte D. one billion bytes
V. terabyte E. one trillion bytes
Answer: C, B, D, A, E

94. Match the following terms with their meanings:
I. printer A. storage device
II. scanner B. output device
III. RAM C. input device
IV. CPU D. a type of memory
V. CD drive E. processor
Answer: B, C, D, E, A

95. Match the following terms with their meanings:
I. mainframe A. the most expensive computers that perform complex calculations extremely rapidly
II. supercomputer B. a computer that provides resources to other computers connected to a network
III. embedded computer C. a large, expensive computer that supports hundreds or thousands of users simultaneously
IV. PDA D. a self-contained computer device that usually performs preprogrammed functions such as temperature control
V. server E. a small mobile computing device
Answer: C, A, D, E, B

96. Match the following terms with their meanings:
I. software A. transforming data into information
II. hardware B. data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion
III. operating system C. any part of the computer that you can physically touch
IV. processing D. a set of computer programs that enables hardware to perform different tasks
V. information E. the most common type of system software, it controls the way in which the computer system functions
Answer: D, C, E, A, B

97. Match the following terms with their meanings:
I. system software A. the set of programs that enables computer hardware devices and application software to work together
II. application software B. the kind of operating system software you will use depends on this
III. platform C. operating system software generally used on PCs
IV. Microsoft Windows D. a set of programs used to accomplish a specific task
V. Mac OS E. operating system software used on the Apple Macintosh
Answer: A, D, B, C, E

98. Match the following terms with their meanings:
I. data A. the main circuit board in the system unit
II. memory B. the representation of a fact or idea (unprocessed information)
III. output C. processed data or information
IV. storage D. holds instructions or data that the CPU processes
V. motherboard E. data or information that can be accessed again
Answer: B, D, C, E, A

99. Match the following terms with their meanings:
I. bit A. the science revolving around the use of nanostructures to build devices on an extremely small scale
II. binary language B. the case that contains the system components
III. instructions C. consists of 0s and 1s
IV. system unit D. short for binary digit
V. nanotechnology E. steps and tasks necessary to process data into usable information
Answer: D, C, E, B, A

100. Match the following fields to the related computer technology:
I. medicine A. Internet research and virtual tours
II. business B. data mining
III. law enforcement C. robotics and simulation
IV. education D. computer forensics
V. archeology E. digital recreations of ruins
Answer: C, B, D, A, E