[RBI Assistants] Previous years Question paper of the exam held in April 2012

[RBI Assistants] Previous years Question paper of the exam held in April 2012

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  1. Section: General Awareness (40Qs)
    1. Economy: Banking related
    2. Economy: theory
    3. Economy: current affairs
    4. Economy related Misc. GK
    5. Government Schemes/projects
    6. International Events/ Affairs
    7. Space, Defense
    8. Misc. GK
      1. Awards
      2. Books Authors
      3. SPORTS
      4. PIN (Persons in News)
      5. GK science related
  2. Section: Computer (40Qs)
    1. Internet email Networking
    2. Database management
    3. Programming
    4. Hardware
    5. Software
    6. OS, Booting, Windows
    7. MS Office related
    8. Security related
  3. Section: English (40Qs)
    1. Comprehension/RC
    2. Vocabulary Qs Based on Passage (5Q)
    3. Questions based on Passage (5Q)
    4. Sentence Arrangement (5Q)
    5. Fill in the blanks (FIB)
    6. Sentence based FIB 5Qs
    7. Paragraph based FIB (10Q)
    8. Sentence Correction (10Qs)
  4. Section: Quantitative Aptitude / Maths (40Qs)
    1. BODMAS, Basic maths
    2. % based (profit-loss, SI/CI)
    3. Ratio Proportion
    4. STD (time-speed-work)
    5. Algebra
    6. Averages
    7. AVP (Area-Volume-Perimeter)
  5. Section: Reasoning (40Qs)
    1. Sequence –series
    2. Inequality (5Q)
    3. Dictionary based arrangements (3Q)
    4. Direction Based Tests (DBT) (1Q)
    5. Coding Decoding (8Q)
    6. Syllogism 4Qs
    7. Data Sufficiency 3Qs
    8. Sitting Arrangement (15Qs)
      1. Set I Circular arrangement (7Qs)
      2. Set II Rectangle (6Qs)
      3. Set III (Candidate vs Score) 2Qs

Section: General Awareness (40Qs)

Economy: Banking related

  1. Which of the following terms is not directly associated with the functioning of RBI?
    1. Open Market Operations
    2. Cash Reserve Ratio
    3. SENSEX
    4. Liquidity Adjustment Facility
    5. Public Debt Office
  2. Which of the following is one of the major activities of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)?
    1. On-site inspection of Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)
    2. Helping Govt of India in preparing Union Budget and presenting it in the cabinet meeting.
    3. Acting as custodian of the foreign exchange reserves of the country.
    4. Deciding rate of interest on Savings Bank Accounts in Public Sector Banks.
    5. Representing India in World Bank and other such agencies.
  3. Coin of which of the following denominations is called Small Coin?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 5
    4. 50 paisa
    5. 10
  4. Which of the following services products of banks is specially designed and launched to help students?
    1. Personal loan
    2. Corporate loan
    3. Business loan
    4. Medical loan
    5. Education loan
  5. What does the letter F denote in ‘NBFCs’, a term seen very frequently in banking world these days?
    1. Formal
    2. Fiscal
    3. Federal
    4. Functional
    5. Financial

Economy: theory

  1. Which of the following terms is used in the field of economics?
    1. Absolute Zero
    2. Molecular Equation
    3. Zero Point Energy
    4. Balance of Payment
    5. Mass Defect
  2. Which of the following is not considered infrastructural sector of the economy?
    1. Electricity
    2. Textile Sector
    3. Telecom
    4. Cement
    5. Road and Railways

Economy: current affairs

  1. Which of the following is not a highlight of the Union Budget?
    1. No change in the rate of Corporate Tax.
    2. All types of loans upto 35 lakh will be given on 6% interest only.
    3. Service Tax raised from 10% to 12%.
    4. Fiscal Deficit is targeted at 5.1% of GDP.
    5. Substantial increase in Defence Budget.
  2. Which of the following is the abbreviated name of the body/ agency set up to boost foreign investments in India?
    1. FORE
    2. FCCB
    3. FIPB
    4. FEMA
    5. AITAF
  3. Standard and Poor’s is a Credit Rating Agency of international repute. Which of the following is one such agency of Indian origin?
    1. IBA
    2. BASEL
    3. SEBI
    4. IRDA
    5. CRISIL

Economy related Misc. GK

  1. Which of the following is NOT the name of the currency of a country?
    1. Rand
    2. Pound
    3. Dinar
    4. Ecuador
    5. Dollar
  2. Who among the following is the Deputy Governor of the RBI at present?
    1. Sunil Mitra
    2. Azim Premji
    3. HR Khan
    4. Sushma Nath
    5. None of these5

Government Schemes/projects

  1. Which of the following schemes has been launched to make cities of India slumfree?
    1. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
    2. Bharat Nirmal
    3. Rajiv Awas Yojana
    4. Indira Awas Yojana
    5. None of these
  2. Which of the following is the most essential financial service which should be provided to the poor people to bring them into the network of financial inclusion?
  1. Insurance for life
  2. Investment plan for future
  3. Pension for old age
  4. A bank account where he/she can save small amount
  5. Health insurance for minor illnesses and hospitalisation in case of need.
  1. A new nuclear power plant is being set up in which of the following places in India?
    1. Amethi
    2. Firozabad
    3. Jaitapur
    4. Joshi Math
    5. Satna
  2. Which of the following schemes has been launched by the Govt of India to motivate school children to attend school regularly?
    1. Kutir Jyoti
    2. Mid-Day Meal
    3. MGNREGA
    4. RAY
    5. Bharat Nirman
  3. As per the news published in various newspapers, govt is planning to set up a regulatory body in educational field especially for
    1. Higher Education
    2. Medical Education
    3. Elementary Education
    4. Secondary Education
    5. Adult Education

International Events/ Affairs

  1. USA has asked India to reduce its dependence on crude oil supply from which of the following countries which is also a member of OPEC?
    1. Venezuela
    2. Iraq
    3. Libya
    4. Iran
    5. Nigeria
  2. Which of the following countries is a member of BRICs?
    1. Bhutan
    2. Iran
    3. Romania
    4. Sudan
    5. South Africa
  3. Seychelles, where China is going to set up its new military base, is a country in the
    1. Bay of Bengal
    2. China Sea
    3. Indian Ocean
    4. Red Sea
    5. Caspian Sea
  4. Kyoto Protocol, an agreement signed by various countries, is associated with the field of
    1. International trade
    2. Clean environment and climate change.
    3. Currency swap.
    4. Deep sea mining and oil exploration.
    5. Building a common food stock to save mankind in case of any natural calamity.
  5. USA decided to withdraw its army from which of the following countries after a nine-year long stay?
    1. Afghanistan
    2. Libya
    3. Egypt
    4. Iraq
    5. Iran

Space, Defense

  1. Which of the following countries has recently placed its first space lab ‘Tiangong-1’ into orbit?
    1. North Korea
    2. Japan
    3. India
    4. France
    5. China
  2. France has agreed to supply ‘Rafale’ to India. The deal is about the supply of Warships
    1. RADAR system
    2. Fighter Aircrafts
    3. Nuclear Reactors
    4. Submarines

Misc. GK


  1. Who among the following is the recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature given in
    1. Bruce A Beutler
    2. V S Naipaul
    3. Thomas Transtromer
    4. Ralph M Steinman
    5. Chetan Bhagat
  2. The 59th National Film Award for Best Actress was given to
    1. Vidya Balan
    2. Kareena Kapoor
    3. Priyanka Chopra
    4. Lara Dutta
    5. Roopa Ganguly
  3. Who among the following was awarded Padma Vibhushan in
    1. TV Rajeswar
    2. Aruna Irani
    3. AR Rahman
    4. Shabana Azmi
    5. Anup Jalota

Books Authors

  1. Who among the following has written the famous book Malgudi Days?
    1. VS Naipaul
    2. Deepak Chopra
    3. Rabindranath Tagore
    4. Vijay Tendulkar
    5. RK Narayan
  2. Who among the following is a famous author of Indian origin?
    1. Homi K Bhabha
    2. Kiran Desai
    3. Swati A Piramal
    4. Shabana Azmi
    5. Ronen Sen


  1. Dipika, who won Crocodile Challenge Cup Finals, in December  is a famous
    1. Badminton player
    2. Table Tennis player
    3. Lawn Tennis player
    4. Chess player
    5. Squash player
  2. Which of the following countries has been selected as the host of Commonwealth Games
    1. India
    2. Australia
    3. Pakistan
    4. South Africa
    5. Sri Lanka
  3. Which of the following cups/trophies is associated with the game of Lawn Tennis?
    1. FIFA Cup
    2. Champions Trophy
    3. Ranji Trophy
    4. Subroto Cup
    5. Davis Cup
  4. Which award is given to the coaches of sportspersons?
    1. Dronacharya Award
    2. Arjun Award
    3. Kalidas Samman
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
    5. Saraswati Samman
  5. Which of the following terms is used in the game of Cricket?
    1. Heave
    2. Silly point
    3. Tee
    4. Smash
    5. Grand Slam
  6. Sachin Tendulkar made his  century in the match played between India and
    1. Pakistan
    2. England
    3. Australia
    4. Bangladesh
    5. Sri Lanka

PIN (Persons in News)

  1. Who among the following is the Solicitor General of India at present?
    1. Jacob Mathew
    2. Rohinton Nariman
    3. Gopal Subramaniam
    4. Ashok Chawla
    5. None of these
  2. Who among the following is the president of a country at present?
    1. Rupert Murdoch
    2. Ban ki-moon
    3. Yoshihiko Noda
    4. Nicolas Sarkozy
    5. None of these
  3. Who among the following is the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh at present?
    1. Akhilesh Yadav
    2. Mulayam Singh Yadav
    3. Mayawati
    4. Amar Singh
    5. None of these

GK science related

  1. World AIDS Day is observed on which of the following days?
    1. 1st December
    2. 1st March
    3. 1st April
    4. 1st May
    5. 1st January
  2. Which of the following is the unit of heat?
  1. Joule
  2. Ohm
  3. Ampere
  4. Volt
  5. Newton

Section: Computer (40Qs)

Internet email Networking

  1. A device that connects to a network without the use of cable is said to be
    1. distributed
    2. non-wired
    3. centralised
    4. open source
    5. wireless
  2. What type of computers are client computers (most of the time) in a client-server system?
    1. Mainframe
    2. Mini-computer
    3. Microcomputer
    4. PDA
    5. None of these
  3. To view information on the Web you must have a
    1. cable modem
    2. Web browser
    3. domain name server
    4. hypertext viewer
    5. None of these
  4. What is an e-mail attachment?
    1. A receipt sent by the recipient.
    2. A separate document from another program sent along with an e-mail.
    3. A malicious parasite that feeds on your messages and destroys and contents.
    4. A list of CC or BCC recipients.
    5. A friend to whom e-mail is sent regularly.
  5. Specialised programs that assist users in locating information on the Web are called.
    1. information engines
    2. locator engines
    3. web browsers
    4. resource locators
    5. search engines

Database management

  1. A collection of interrelated records is called a
    1. utility file
    2. management information system
    3. database
    4. spreadsheet
    5. datasheet
  2. What is Backup?
    1. Adding more components to your network.
    2. Protecting data by copying it from the original source to a different destination.
    3. Filtering old data from the new data.
    4. Accessing data on tape
    5. Using earlier data.
  3. When data changes in multiple lists and all lists are not updated, this causes.
    1. data redundancy
    2. information overload
    3. duplicate data
    4. data consistency
    5. data inconsistency
  4. What is the main folder on a storage device called?
    1. Root directory
    2. interface
    3. Device driver
    4. Platform
    5. Main directory
  5. A file is often referred to as a
    1. Wizard
    2. document
    3. pane
    4. device
    5. documentation
  6. You organise files by storing them in
    1. archives
    2. lists
    3. indexes
    4. folders
    5. None of these


  1. Compiling creates a(n)
    1. error-free program
    2. program specification
    3. subroutine
    4. algorithm
    5. executable program


  1. A ………. is used to read hand written or printed text to make a digital image that is stored in memory.
    1. printer
    2. laser beam
    3. scanner
    4. touchpad
    5. None of these
  2. A complete electronic circuit with transistors and other electronic components on a small silicon chip is called a(n)
    1. workstation
    2. CPU
    3. magnetic disk
    4. integrated circuit
    5. complex circuit
  3. Removing and replacing devices without turning off your computer is referred to as
    1. Hot swapping
    2. Plug-n-Play
    3. Bay swap
    4. USB swapping
    5. None of these.
  4. Expansion cards are inserted into
    1. slots
    2. peripheral devices
    3. the CPU
    4. the back of the computer
    5. None of these


  1. Which of the following is the type of software that controls the internal operations in the computer and controls how the computer works with all its parts?
    1. Shareware
    2. Public domain software
    3. Application software
    4. Operating system software
    5. None of these.
  2. The legal right to use software based on specific restrictions is granted via a
    1. software privacy policy
    2. software license
    3. software password manager
    4. software log
    5. None of these
  3. The _____ manual tells you how to use a software program.
    1. Documentation
    2. programming
    3. user
    4. Technical
    5. designer

OS, Booting, Windows

  1. Linux is an example of
    1. freeware
    2. open source software
    3. shareware
    4. complimentary
    5. None of these
  2. What happens when you boot up a PC?
    1. Portions of the operating system are copied from disk into memory.
    2. Portions of the operating system are copied from memory onto disk.
    3. Portions of the operating system are compiled.
    4. Portions of the operating system are emulated.
    5. The PC gets switched off.
  3. ____ shows the files, folders, and drives on your computer, making it easy to navigate from one location to another within the file hierarchy.
    1. Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    2. Windows Explorer
    3. My Computer
    4. Folders Manager
    5. Windows Locator
  4. What happens when operating system is loaded in RAM ?
    1. Copying
    2. Device driving
    3. Booting
    4. Multitasking
    5. None of these
  5. Files deleted from hard disc are sent to
    1. Dustbin
    2. Floppy Disc
    3. Clip board
    4. Mother board
    5. Recycle bin
  6. When you will start, your computer Boot routine will perform
    1. RAM Test
    2. Disk drive test
    3. Memory Test
    4. Power-on-self Test
    5. Whether power supply is on or off
  7. File extension is used
    1. For naming the file.
    2. To ascertain that file name is not lost
    3. To identify file
    4. To identify file type
    5. To make items complex

MS Office related

  1. What is Gutter margin ?
    1. Margin added to left margin while printing
    2. Margin added to right margin while printing
    3. Margin added to binding side of the page while printing
    4. Margin added to outside of page while printing
    5. None of these
  1. ALU of CPU has
    1. RAM space
    2. Register
    3. Byte space
    4. Secondary storage space
    5. None of these
  2. Full form of CD-RW is
    1. Compact Drum. Read. Write
    2. Compact Diskette. Read. Write
    3. Compact Disc, Read-only then Write
    4. Compact Diskette with Random Write Capability
    5. Compact Disc-Rewritable
  3. Machine language uses
    1. Numeric code
    2. English Language code
    3. Java Language
    4. CPU Processing code
    5. None of these
  1. What is the keyboard short-cut for new slide ?
    1. Ctrl + M
    2. Ctrl + N
    3. Ctrl + Shift + N
    4. Ctrl + S
    5. None of these
  2. A _____ is pre-designed document that already has coordinating fonts, a layout, and a background.
    1. guide
    2. model
    3. ruler
    4. template
    5. design-plate
  3. What is the default file extension for all Word documents?
    1. WRD
    2. TXT
    3. DOC
    4. FIL
    5. WD
  4. Which of the following software applications would be the most appropriate for performing numerical and statistical calculations?
    1. Database
    2. Document processor
    3. Graphics package
    4. Spreadsheet
    5. Power Point
  5. Vertical space between lines of text in document is called
    1. Double space
    2. Line gap
    3. Single space
    4. Vertical spacing
    5. Line spacing
  6. In page preview mode
  1. You can see all the pages of your document
  2. You can see only that page on which your are currently working
  3. You can see only that page which have no graphics
  4. You can see only title page of your document
  5. You can see only the last page of your document

Security related

  1. Password makes users capable
    1. To enter into system quickly
    2. To use time efficiently
    3. To retain the secrecy of files
    4. To make file structure simple
    5. To feel special
  2. To protect yourself from computer hacker intrusions you should install a
    1. firewall
    2. mailer
    3. macro
    4. script
    5. None of these
  3. Junk e-mail is also called
    1. crap
    2. spoof
    3. sniffer script
    4. spool
    5. spam
  4. A program designed to destroy data on your computer which can travel to “infect” other computers is called a
    1. disease
    2. torpedo
    3. hurricane
    4. virus
    5. infector

Section: English (40Qs)


The importance of communication skills cannot be underestimated, especially so, in the teaching – learning process. Teaching is generally considered as only fifty percent knowledge and fifty percent interpersonal or communication skills. For a teacher, it is not just important to give a lecture rich in content that provides abundant information about the subject or topic in question, but a successful teacher develops an affinity with, an understanding of, and a harmonious interrelationship with her pupils. Building rapport becomes her primary task in the classroom. But what exactly is rapport? Rapport is a sympathetic relationship or understanding that allows you to look at the world from someone else’s perspective. Making other people feel that you understand them creates a strong bond. Building rapport is the first step to better communication- the primary goal of all true educators. Communication skills for teachers are thus as important as their in-depth knowledge of the particular subject which they teach. To a surprising degree, how one communicates determines one’s effectiveness as a teacher. A study on communication styles suggests that 7% of communication takes place through words, 38% through voice intonation and 55% through body language. Much of teaching is about sending and receiving messages. The process of communication is composed of three elements: the source (sender, speaker, transmitter or instructor), the symbol used in composing and transmitting of the message (words or signs), and the receiver (listener, reader or student). The three elements are dynamically interrelated since each element is dependent on the others for effective communication to take place. Effective communication is all about conveying your message to the other people clearly and unambiguously. It’s also about receiving information the others are sending to you, with as little distortion as possible. Doing this involves effort from both the sender and the receiver. And it’s a process that can be fraught with error, with messages muddled by the sender, or misinterpreted by the recipient. When this isn’t detected it can cause tremendous confusion, wasted effort and missed opportunity. Good communication skills are a prerequisite for those in the teaching profession. Carefully planned and skillfully delivered messages can issue invitations to students that school is a place to share ideas, investigate and collaborate with others. Effective communication is essential for a well-run classroom. A teacher who is able to communicate well with students can inspire them to learn and participate in class and encourage them to come forth with their views, thus creating a proper rapport. Although this sounds simple and obvious, it requires much more than a teacher saying something out loud to a student. They must also realize that all students have different levels of strengths and weaknesses.

Vocabulary Qs Based on Passage (5Q)

Find antonym

Find synonym

  1. Abundant
    1. Small
    2. Little
    3. False
    4. Sufficient
    5. Rare
  2. Muddled
    1. Skillfully organized
    2. Strongly controlled
    3. Clearly conveyed
    4. Isolated
    5. Complicated
  1. Sounds
    1. Seems
    2. Corrects
    3. Noises
    4. Takes
    5. Silences.
  2. Affinity
    1. Partnership
    2. Partiality
    3. Weakness
    4. Compatibility
    5. Discord
  3. Degree
    1. Extent
    2. Goal
    3. Affect
    4. Situation
    5. Direction

Questions based on Passage (5Q)

  1. Which of the following must the teachers keep in mind to facilitate learning in student as per the passage?
    1. To control the students such that they do not share ideas with others within the lecture hours.
    2. To maintain rapport with students and compromise on the course content.
    3. To realise hat all students have different levels of strengths and weaknesses.
    4. Only to keep the lecture rich in course content.
    5. To ensure that students adhere to her views only.
  2. Which of the following are the three elements of communication as per the passage?
    1. Source, Signs and Students
    2. Source, Sender and Speaker
    3. Signs, Words and Students
    4. Instructor, Listener and Reader
    5. Transmitter, Students and Receiver
  3. Which of the following is the finding of the study on communication styles?
    1. The body language and gestures account for of communication and outweighs the voice intonation.
    2. Only 9% communication is about content whereas the rest is about our tone and body language.
    3. The tone of our voice accounts for of what we communicate and outweighs the body language.
    4. More than of our communication is not about content but about our tone and body language.
    5. Teaching is fifty percent knowledge and fifty per cent interpersonal for communication skills.

4. Which of the following is/are essential for effective communication?

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