Sample Questions of General/Economy Banking Awareness for SBI PO Main Exam 2016-Set 3

SBI is all set to conduct the Mains exam for recruitment of Probationary officer (PO) on 31st July. Here the banking team of jagran josh is providing sample questions of General/Economy Banking Awareness that will be useful for the candidates appearing for SBI PO Main examination 2016.

Created On: Jul 26, 2016 16:29 IST

SBI is all set to conduct the Mains exam for recruitment of Probationary officer (PO) on 31st July. Here the banking team of jagran josh is providing sample questions of General/Economy Banking Awareness that will be useful for the candidates appearing for SBI PO Main examination 2016.

The Main examination would be of objective type and would be of 3 hours duration. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by banks.


Name of Test

No. of Questions



Reasoning and Computer Aptitude




Data Analysis and Interpretation




General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness




English Language







Sample Question of General/Economy Banking Awareness

1. In the Rail Budget 2016-2017, Suresh Prabhu announced three pillars of the strategy. Name the three pillars.

a) Reorganize, Restructure Rejuvenate Indian Railways: ‘Chalo, Milkar Kuch Karen’
b) Chalo, Milkar Kuch Naya Karen: ‘Navinikaran, Sashaktikaran, Shodh aur Vikas’
c) Nav Arjan – New revenues, Nav Manak – New norms, Nav Sanranchna – New structures
d) Reorganize, Restructure Rejuvenate Indian Railways: ‘Nav Arjan, Nav Manak, Nav Sanranchna’

2. Name the 4R that has been suggested in the Economic Survey 2015-16 to resolve the challenge of twin balance sheet problem.

a) Recognition, Recapitalization, Resolution, and Reform
b) Recognize, Reorganise, Revitalise and Reform
c) Recognition, Reorganisation, Resolution and Reformation
d) Recognise, Reconsolidate, Recapitalise and Reform

3. What was the economic growth registered by the Indian economy in the year 2015-16?

a) 7.2%
b) 7.5%
c) 7.6%
d) 7.9%

4. Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to the second bi-monthly monetary policy statement, 2016-17, issued by the RBI on 7th June?

a) Repo rate- 6.50%
b) Reverse repo rate- 6%
c) Cash Reserve Ratio-4.25 %
d) Growth forecast for the current fiscal-7.6%

5. The Asian Development Bank has approved a USD 100-mn loan to strengthen the irrigation system and improve water management in the Vennar sub-basin of Cauvery Delta in-

a) Tamil Nadu
b) Kerala
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Telangana

6. Which of the following is the mascot of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games?

a) Vinicius
b) Soohorang
c) Bandabi
d) Wenlock

7. The Indian American author Akhil Shrama has won the prestigious 2016 Internationa DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel:

a) An Obedient Father
b) Diary of the Fall
c) Outlaws
d) Family Life

8. As per Moody’s Investors Service, the govt will have to infuse what amount into 11 PSU banks 2020 to bolster their balance sheets and make good the losses suffered by them?

a) Rs. 25,000 cr
b) Rs. 45,000 cr
c) Rs. 85,000 cr
d) Rs. 1.2 lakh cr

9. Which Indian bank has launched India’s first internationally-listed certified green bond to finance climate change solutions around the worlds at London Stock Exchange (LSE)?

a) HDFC Bank
b) ICICI Bank
c) Axis Bank
d) Federal Bank

10. Which of the following financial institutions fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks?

a) BIS
c) World Bank
d) IMF

11. The Forbes ‘ 100 Most Powerful Women’ in the world list 2016 is topped by

a) Angela Merkel
b) Indra Nooyi
c) Dilma Rousseff
d) Hillary Clinton

12. CR Sasilkumar took over as Managing Director of which of the following associate banks of the State Bank of India (SBI) group?

a) State Bank of Patiala
b) State Bank of Mysore
c) State Bank of Hyderabad
d) State Bank of Travancore

13. Who won the men’s singles title of the 2016 French Open tennis tournament?

a) Novak Djokovic
b) Roger Federer
c) Kei Nishikori
d) Roger Federer

14. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal to set up India Post Payments Bank recently. The bank will have a corpus of-

a) Rs. 400 cr
b) Rs. 600 cr
c) Rs. 800 cr

d) Rs. 1000 cr

15. This multilateral agency launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility –

a) World Bank
b) IMF
c) WTO
d) Both a and b

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