Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bank of Maharashtra Agriculture officers exam 2009 General Awareness

Bank of Maharashtra Agriculture officers exam 2009 General Awareness
Solved Question paper Bank of Maharashtra Agriculture Officers Exam. 2009
Past exams Solved paper
1. Which of the following is not a measure to control inflation adopted by the Government
and / or RBI ?
(A) Monetary Policy
(B) Fiscal Policy
(C) Financial Inclusion
(D) Price Control
(E) Bank Rate Policy
2. As we all know the Wholesale Price Index is divided in five main commodity groups. Which of the following is not considered separately as a group while calculating Wholesale Price Index
(A) Services and/ or Production by Public Sector Units
(B) Agriculture
(C) Import and Exports
(D) Mining
(E) Manufacturing
3. In terms of the economics, the total value of the output (goods and services) produced and
income received in a year by domestic residents of a country put together is called-?
(A) Net National Product
(B) Gross National Product
(C) Gross National Income
(D) National Income
(E) None of these
4. As per the reports in various news papers/ magazines India could not achieve the target of
industrial growth fixed in tenth five year plan. What was the target fixed for the same ?
(A) 12%
(B) 11%
(C) 10%
(D) 8%
(E) None of these
5. Which of the following schemes was launched a few years back to provide wage employment to the rural people in India (The programme is being run successfully in addition to NREGA) ?

(A) Indira Awas Yojana
(B) Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme
(C) Total Sanitation Compaign
(D) Sampoorna GrameenRozgar Yojana
(E) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
6. Which of the following is true about the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission ?
1. To provide safe drinking water in urban slums.
2. To provide sustainable safe drinking water in rural areas.
3. To provide sustainable and safe drinking water in those parts of the country where
ample water is not available like coastal areas and desert areas.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) Only3
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
(E) None of these

7. The minimum support price of which of the following was announced as Rs, 1,080 a quintal
for current year’s Rabi Crops (2008-09) ?
(A) Gram
(B) Paddy
(C) Wheat
(D) Sugarcane
(E) None of these
8. Which of the following is true about the India-USA agreement
on developing gas resources ?
1. Both the nations will cooperate in exploiting gas hydrates in Krishna, Godavari
and Mahanadi basins and deep sea of Andaman.
2. USA will help in establishment of an IIT exclusively for research and training in
the areas of gas technology.
3. India will send its experts to find out more gas reserves in various parts of USA
particularly in deep sea of Alaska as they have special training in the same.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) Only3
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
(E) None of these
9. As per the news reports in various news papers / magazines which of the following sectors of
the Indian economy has slipped into Negative Growth during 2008-O9 ?
(A) Services Sector
(B) Agriculture Sector
(C) Industrial Sector
(D) Energy Sector
(E) None of these
10. Rural sanitation programme of the Central Govt. is a very popular programme in India. Which
of the following was/ were the objectives of the same ?
1. To provide home sanitation.
2. To provide disposal of garbage.
3. To provide wage employment to poor of society in rural areas.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) Only3
(D) Both 1 and 2
(E) All 1, 2 and 3
11. Which of the following is / are true about the economy of China ?
1. China as a country is rich but Chinese are not so.
2. China’s growth strategy has been based mainly on exports.
3. Despite attaining rapid growth and also bringing millions of people out of
poverty, China remains a poor country.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) Only3
(D) Both 1 and 2
(E) All 1, 2 and 3
12. How much growth rate per annum India needs if it has to eradicate its poverty in next 25
years ?
(A) 6%
(B) 9%
(C) 8%
(D) 7%
(E) 10%
13. The energy policy of India says that energy security can be ensured by augmenting the
domestic energy resource base and by maintaining reserves equivalent to the oil imports
sufficient for?
(A) 15 days
(B) 90 days
(C) 60 days
(D) 30 days
(E)1 year
14. Who amongst the following is the author of the book ’What I require from Life' ?
(A) J. B. S. Haldane
(B) Nirupam Sen
(C) Sonal Shah
(D) Sonia Gandhi
(E) None of these

15. Which of the following is/ are major reforms the Govt. has introduced in Banking Sector ?
1. Dismantling the complex system of interest rate controls.
2. Eliminating prior approval of the RBI for large loans.
3. Introduction of capital adequacy norms and few other prudential norms.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) On1y3
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
(E) None of these
17. As per the reports in various news papers/ magazines etc. the agricultural productivity in India
is low in comparison to other countries. What are the main reasons of the same ?
1. Lack of credit and marketing facilities.
2. Uneconomic holdings
3. Outdated agricultural tec niques.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) Only3
(D) Both 1 and 3
(E) All 1, 2 and 3
18. An insurance scheme for the agriculture sector was introduced by the Govt, of India. Which of
the following represents the name of the same ?
(E) None of these
19. Which of the following ministries lays down the policies and programmes for the development
and regulation of the country’s water resources ?
(A) Ministry of Rural Development
(B) Ministry of Agriculture
(C) Ministry of Environment and Forests
(D) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
(E) Ministry of Water Resources
20. Which of the following phenomenon is also known as climatic Migration ?
(A) White Revolution
(B) Green Revolution
(C) Global warming
(D) Urbanisation
(E) None of these _
21. The G-20 is grouping of world’s most powerful 20 countries. In terms of economic representation, what percentage of world's economy is represented by G-20 nations ?

(A) 50%
(B) 60%
(C) 85%
(D) 70%
(E) None of these
22. The Prime Minister of which of the following countries of Indian subcontinent had to face a very
serious threat to democracy and to his / her own life by the mutiny staged by the paramilitary forces
and other such organization of the country recently ?
(A) Nepal
(B) Pakistan
(C) Myanmar
(D) Bangladesh
(E) None of these
23. Which of the following countries suffers from chronic food short age and having people on the brink of starvation refused to have food aid from USA as it wants to be a self reliant nation ?
(A) North Korea
(B) Sudan
(C) Uganda
(D) Brazil
(E) India
24. India is a permanent Member of which of the following organizations ?
(B) Non Aligned Movement
(C) G-8
(E) None of these
25. Which of the following organizations has brought a report on
World Development with the theme ’Reshaping Economic Geography’ ?
(A) World Trade Organisation
(B) World Bank
(C) United Nations Organisation
(D) Asian Development Bank
(E) None of these
26. Which of the following commissions is formed in order to guard against predatory and collusive behaviour of the business organizations and protect the interest of business organizations in
order to promote economic efficiency in the country ?
(A) Knowledge Commission
(B) Farmers Commission
(C) Administrative Reforms Commission
(D) Labour Commission
(E) Competition Commission
27. Which of the following is correct about the Rajiv Gandhi Grammen Vidyutikaran Yojana ?
1. The scheme was launched in few backward states only.
2. The aim of the scheme was to provide electricity to all villages having a population of 5000 and above.
3. The scheme achieved its target in less than 10 years time.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) Only3
(D) All 1, 2 and 3
(E) None of these
28. Who amongst the following is the author of the book ’The score of my Life' ?
(A) A. P.J. Abdul Kalam
(B) javed Akhtar
(C) Deepa Narayan
(D) Zubin Mehta
(E) None of these
29. The decade 2001-2010 is being observed as decade of which of
the following by the SAARC ?
(A) Rights of the women
(B) Rights of the children
(C) Rights of the Senior citizens
(D) Rights of the Animals
(E) None of these
30. Which of the following states won the 17th Senior National Women’s Football Champion
ship play in 2009 ?
(A) West Bengal
(B) Orissa
(C) Manipur
(D) Karnataka
(E) Tamil Nadu
31. Players in which of the following games/ sports are taking special training for the Asian Cups 2011 in India as they wish to make it a big success ?
(A) Cricket
(B) Hockey
(C) Football
(D) Badminton
(E) None of these
32. Gigabyte Communications has launched its business in India in a big way by bringing G Smart
touch screen mobile phones Gigabyte is a?
(A) Chinese firm
(B) US firm
(C) British firm
(D) Japanese firm
(E) Taiwanese firm
33. Some agro processing units make an advance agreement with the farmers and decide to purchase the entire production of certain fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants on an agreed upon cost price. This type of arrangement is known as?
(A) Import farming
(B) Crop farming
(C) Adoptive farming
(D) Loan farming
(E) Contract farming
34. Who amongst me following is the winner of the Phalke Ratna Award given away on the occasion of the 140th Birth Anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke ?
(A) Manoj Kumar
(B) Shashi Kapoor
(C) Ashok Kumar (Posthumously)
(D) Amitabh Bachchan
(E) None of these
35. Who amongst the following is the author of the book "lf cricket is a Religion, Sachin is God" ?
(A) Rajdeep Sardesai
(B) RajeevShukla
(C) O. Chinnappa Reddy
(D) Khushwant Singh
(E) None of these
364 General Rookmangud Katawal whose name was in the news is from which of the following countries ?
(A) Ghana
(B) Pakistan
(C) Myanmar
(D) Nepal
(E) None of These
37. Which of the following agree ments have taken place between
Russia and India in recent past ?
1. Both countries conducted joint defence exercises.

2. India has sent around 3000bio/ agri engineers to redevelop a 300 sq km desert area in Russia.
3. Russia is supplying nuclear fuel for India’s Koodankoolam nuclear plant.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) Only 3
(D) Both 1 and 3 only
(E) Both 1 and 2 only
38. U5 President Barack Obama has made an appeal to the people of which of the following countries asking them to shift away from decades of confrontation and start a new era of friendship ?
(A) Iran
(B) Pakistan
(C) Russia
(D) China
(E) None of these
394 lndia’s first fully dedicated university for Humanities is established in ?
(A) Lucknow
(B) Delhi
(D) Mumbai
(E) Hyderabad
40. Thousands of Indians were migrated to which of the following countries under its Highly
Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) which was in news recently ?
(A) Britain
(B) Australia
(C) New Zealand
(D) Canada
(E) None of these
41. Who amongst the following won the Barcelona Open Tennis Title
the finals of which were held in April 2009 7
(A) Leyton Hewitt
(B) Novak Djokovic
(C) Rafael Nadal
(D) David Ferrer
(E) None of these
42. Which of the following countries won the Azlan Shah Hockey Cup
after a gap of 13 years ?
(A) India
(B) Malaysia
(C) South Korea
(D) Iran
(E) Pakistan

43. National Food Security Management scheme was launched by the Govt. of India to achieve which of the following ?
1. Demonstration of improved production technology.
2. Distribution of high yield variety seeds.
3. To distribute fertilizer subsidy to farmers directly in cash.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only2
(C) Only3
(D) Both 1 and 2
(E) All 1, 2 and 3
i 44. What is the full form of CFSA as used in financial sectors ?
(A) Corporation of Farmers and Subsidiary Allocation
(B) Committee on Financial Sector Assessment
(C) Committee on Farming Sector and Agronomy
(D) Commission to Float Scientific Agriculture
(E) None of these
45. Govt. of India is planning to impose safeguard duty on the goods imported from-
(A) China
(C) Brazil
(D) Pakistan
46. DCM Trophy is associated with the game of ?
(A) Hockey
{B) Cricket
(C) Badminton
(D) Golf
(E) Football
47. Which of the following terms is not used in cricket?
(A) Hoops
(B) Maiden over
(Cl Stumped
(D) Hattrick
(E) Gulleys
48. Who is the author of the book ’To a Hunger Free World' ?
(A) A. P. I. Abdul Kalam
(B) Sonia Gandhi
(C) L. K. Advani
(D) M. S, Swaminathan
(E) None of these
49. China’s efforts to divert which of the following rivers have created
an atmosphere of concern in India and Bangladesh ?
(A) Padma
(B) Brahrnaputra
(C) Ravi
(D) Sutlej
(E) None of these
50. lndia recently signed an agreement in the field of energy with a country, which is considered
world leader in the field of ”renewable energy". Which is that country 7
(A) Britain
(B) China
(D) Italy
(E) Spain
1 D
2 A
3 B
4 C
5 D
6 B
7 C
8 A
9 B
10 E
11 C
12 B
13 B
14 A
15 C
17 E
18 A
19 E
20 C
21 C
22 D
23 A
24 B
25 B
26 E
27 E
28 D
29 B
30 C
31 C
32 E
33 E
34 A
35 E
36 D
37 D
38 A
39 B
40 A
41 C
42 A
43 D
44 B
45 A
46 A
47 A
48 D
49 B
50 E

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