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GENERAL AWARENESS QUESTIONS FOR XAT – 2012
(Paper-I)
Directions for questions 1 to 35: Select the correct alternative from the given choices. 1. Who is the Author of book “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten The World Economy”? (A) Amartya Sen (B) Raghuram Rajan (C) Kaushik Basu (D) C. Ranga Rajan (E) None of these Guru Vempati China Satyam, Padma Bhushan passed away in July 2012. He is an exponent of which Indian classical dance form? (A) Bharata Natyam (B) Kathak (C) Kathakali (D) Kuchipudi (E) Manipuri As per National Dairy Development Board, while India is in the top position in the world in respect of milk production with 127.3 million tonnes in 2010-11, which state occupies the first position in milk production? (A) Rajasthan (B) Andhra Pradesh (C) Punjab (D) Gujarat (E) Maharashtra Forbes magazine released “Forbes list of 100 most powerful women of 2012” on 22nd August 2012. While Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, occupies the 1st rank in the list, who among the following is the frontrunner indian women in the rankings? (A) Indra Nooyi, CEO, Pepsi Co (B) Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, CISCO Systems (C) Chanda Kochchar, MD, and CEO, ICICI Bank (D) Kiran Muzumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon (E) Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian NationalCongress Which Public Sector Bank in India is the first bank to launch on 22nd August, 2012 floating rate deposit product FRTD (Floating Rate Interest on Retail Term Deposit)? (A) State Bank of India (B) IDBI Bank (C) Canara Bank (D) Punjab National Bank (E) Bank of Baroda With the increase of India’s contribution becomes the 8th largest shareholder in respectively. (A) Brazil and Russia (D) UK and Germany to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2.44% to 2.75%. India IMF, while _____ and _____ occupy the 1st and the 2nd positions (B) China and France (E) None of these (C) USA and Japan

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While Pranab Mukherjee is the 13th President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari is the ______ Vice-President of India. (A) 14th (B) 13th (C) 12th (D) 15th (E) None of these Which state on April 24th 2012, won the “Best State award for strengthening Panchayati Raj Institution” and “Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme Award” for the year 2011-12? (A) Assam (B) Arunachal Pradesh (C) Sikkim (D) Nagaland (E) Tripura Which of the following major ports in India that are not located in West coast? (A) Ennore (B) Tuiticorin (C) New Mangalore (D) (A) and (B)

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(E) Kandla

10. PURA, Provision of Urban Amenities for Rural Areas, was launched in June 2012, aiming at bringing basic facilities to the newly designated towns. The scheme will be implemented in six states. Which of the following states is not figured in the scheme? (A) Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu (B) West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh (C) Kerala and Maharashtra (D) Odisha and Madhya Pradesh (E) None of these 11. Norman Borlaug (pictured below) is associated with the (A) Rainbow Revolution. (B) Green Revolution. (D) Blue Revolution. (E) Pink Revolution 12. Where was India’s first shipyard built by Walchand Hirachand in the early 1940s? (A) Tuticorin (B) Mumbai (C) Visakhapatnam (D) Kolkata

(C) White Revolution.

(E) Kochin

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13. What is the name of the Plan for economic development of India published in 1944 by technocrats and businessmen? (A) Avadi Plan (B) Bombay Plan (C) Swadeshi Plan (D) Gandhian Manifesto (E) Peoples Plan 14. The Saffir-Simpson Scale is used to measure the intensity...
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