Banking Awareness MCQ Set-1

June 13, 2014

1.The tenth Five-Year Plan period is :

a) 2000-05 

b) 2001-06  

c) 2002-07  

d)  2004-2009  

2.Indian corporates can now invest in joint ventures and subsidiaries abroad to the extent of ______% of their net worth.

a)  200  

b)  150  

c)  100  

d)  75

3.Minimum period of a Certificate of Deposit is :

a)  15 days 

b)  30 days 

c)  10 days  

d)  7 days

4.To accelerate growth of services exports from India and to create a unique brand, a new scheme called ‘_____’ has been introduced in the New Foreign Trade Policy.

a)  India Service  

b)  India Calling  

c)  Incredible India  

d)  Served from India


5.The New Foreign Trade Policy envisages India’s share in merchandise trade to ________  within the period 2004-09.

a)  double  

b)  treble  

c)  rise by 50%  

d)  rise by 80%

6.Hybrid capital instruments (debt / equity) form part of ______ capital.

a)  Tier II  

b)  Tier I  

c)  Paid up  

d) Preference share

7. A customer has been defined in : 

a)  Banking Regulation Act  

b)  Negotiable Instruments Act  

c)  Anti-Money Laundering Act  

d)  KYC guidelines

8.A Medium Enterprise is defined as one in which investment in plant and machinery is over the SSI limit, but less than Rs.  _____.

a)  5 cr.  

b)  10 cr.  

c)  25 cr.  

d)  50 cr

9.The BSE Sensex consists of a basket of ___ stocks.

a)  50  

b)  100  

c)  30  

d)  66

10.The Government of India has recently announced a scheme for providing short term loans to farmers at concessional rate of ____% p.a. up to an amount of Rs.___ lac.

a) 7, 1 

b)  7, 3   

c)  5,  1  

d)  5, 3

11.The provision to be made on Standard assets for the current year is :

a) 0.25%  

b)  0.40%  

c)  0.40% for all loans except loans to Priority Sector  

d) 0.40% on all loans, except loans to direct Agri & SME segments, for which the provision is 0.25%


12.Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement of SEBI refers to :

a) announcing of quarterly results of listed companies

b) restriction of FDI in public sector banks

c) corporate governance and financial penalties including delisting for companies who do not appoint the required number of independent directors on their board

d) None of these

13.Which bank in India ranks number one in India in terms of market capitalization?

a)  SBI  

b)  ICICI  Bank  

c)  UTI Bank  

d)  IDBI Bank 

14.Which is the first mutual fund in the country to offer redemption of its units through ATMs of HDFC Bank and VISA ?

a)  Reliance MF  

b)  UTI MF  

c)  SBI MF  



15.The stake of SBI in its joint venture with TCS, C-Edge, is :

a)  51%  

b) 40%  

c)  60%  

d)  49%

16.A Bank’s aggregate capital market exposure has been capped at ___% of its net worth.

a)  5   

b) 10  

c) 40  

d)  25


17.Financial Intelligence Unit is set up by ___________ for tightening anti-money laundering measures.

a) RBI  

b)  Central Vigilance Commission  

c)  Income Tax Department   

d)  Finance Ministry, GOI

18.Credit limits to dealers in agricultural machinery up to Rs.___ lacs are classified as priority sector advances.

a)  25  

b)  30  

c)  40  

d)  20


19.The minimum maturity period  for Commercial Paper (CP) is _____  days.

a)  14  

b)  30  

c)  45  

d)  7


20.The first SEZ promoted by a corporate is :

a)  Reliance SEZ, Haryana  

b)  SEEPZ, Mumbai

c)  Mahindra SEZ, Pune  

d)  None of the above

21.Value added tax (VAT) is a type of tax levied on value added by any economic activity, and covers :

a) commodities at the manufacturing  level 

b) commodities at the manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing level 

c) commodities at the manufacturing and wholesaling level

d) commodities and services at the manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing levels


22.The Sarbanes Oxley Act of USA concerns  :

a) aims at improving investor confidence in American corporates

b) improving quality of corporate disclosures and reporting, and increasing the responsibility of officers and directors of companies in these disclosures

c) strengthen the independence of accounting firms

d) all the above

23.The Information Technology Act, 2000 is concerned with :

a) legal recognition of digital signatures

b) definition of various types of computer crimes and penalties for the same

c) appointment of certifying authorities for issuing digital signatures

d) recognition of digital records and their admissibility as evidence in courts

e) all of the above


24.As per RBI benchmark for allocation of bank credit, women beneficiaries should receive at least ____% of net bank credit.

a)  5  

b)  10  

c)  15  

d)  1

25.Export credit should be a minimum of ___% of net bank credit for scheduled commercial banks.

a)     12            

b)     15            

c)     10      

d)     3

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