24 May

Computer Questions for Bank Exams

Computer Awareness is an important section in bank recruitment’s Examination. Practice with Computer questions for  Bank Exams and SBI PO 2017 Examination.
Q1. Which of the following device used ‘set of beads’ to represent the unit of data? 
(c) Abacus
(d) MARK-I
(e) None of these
Q2. Antikythera mechanism was mainly used to perform which computation?
(a) Astronomical calculation
(b) Logarithm
(c) Trigonometry
(d) Time calculation
(e) All of these
Q3. The first electro-mechanical computer MARK-1 was invented by ___________. 
(a) Charles Pascal
(b) John W Mauchly
(c) Howard Aiken
(d) Clifford Berry
(e) Steve Wozniak
Q4. What was the first electronic computer in the world? 
(e) Z1
Q5. Which of the following is the full-form of ENIAC? 
(a) Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer
(b) Electrical Numerical Integer and Calculator
(c) Electrical Numerical Integer and Computation
(d) Efficient Numerical Integrator and Computer
(e) Electronic numbers Integer and Calculator
Q6. The first computer was programmed using ___________.
(a) Assembly language
(b) Machine language
(c) Source code
(d) Object code
(e) ASCII code
Q7. In which generation did multi-programming start? 
(a) First generation
(b) Second generation
(c) Third generation
(d) Fourth generation
(e) None of these
Q8. Android is a mobile operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.  Which among the following was the first Android Operating System?
(a) Cupcake
(b) Alpha
(c) Gingerbread
(d) Doughnut
(e) Eclair
Q9. Which among the following key combination can be used to search in Windows Explorer?
(a) Ctrl+F
(b) Ctrl+S
(c) Ctrl+G
(d) Alt+S
(e) None of the above
Q10. A router is a networking device that forwards data packets and is connected to two or more data lines from different networks. Which among the following was the earliest device which had almost the same functionality as that of a router? 
(a) Interface Delay Device
(b) Interface Traffic Manager
(c) Interface Routing Processor
(d) Interface Message Processor
(e) Interface Data Manager
Q11. A vacuum tube (also called a VT, electron tube or, in the UK, a valve ) is a device sometimes used to amplify electronic signals.  Vacuum Tubes were used in which generation of Computers?
(a) 1st Generation
(b) 2nd Generation
(c) 3rd Generation
(d) 4th Generation
(e) 5th Generation
Q12. In Computer programming API is set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software and applications. Which among the following is an application programming interface for the programming language Java, which defines how a client may access a database?
(a) J2EE
(b) JDK
(d) JDBC
(e) JSX
Q13. Which of the following error occurs when software tries to access protected memory?
(a) Segmentation Fault
(b) Displaytime Error
(c) IO Error
(d) Runtime Error
(e) Zero Division Error
Q14. Which among the following is a term representing unit of data storage in computer memory?
(a) Pixel
(b) Decimal
(c) Octet
(d) Point
(e) Fragment
Q15. Microsoft PowerPoint is a slide show presentation program for use on both Microsoft and Apple Macintosh operating systems. In MS PowerPoint Broadcast is a feature available in which tab?
(a) File
(b) View
(c) Slide Show
(d) Transitions
(e) Review
S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool with a set of beads for counting.
S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analogue computer and orrery used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads, the cycles of the ancient Olympic Games.
S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. MARK-1 invented was by Howard Aiken.
S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. ENIAC was the first electronic computer in the world.
S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. ENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer
S6. Ans. (b)
Sol. The first computer was programmed using Machine Language.
S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Multi-programming started in third generation.
S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Alpha was android version 1.0 released on 23rd September 2008. Android is continually developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), and has seen a number of updates to its base operating system since the initial release.
S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Ctrl+F is the short cut key combination that can be used to search in Windows Explorer.
S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. The very first device that had fundamentally the same functionality as a router does today was the Interface Message Processor (IMP); IMPs were the devices that made up the ARPANET, the first TCP/IP network.
S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. First Generation computers are characterized by the use of vacuum tubes. These vacuum tubes were used for calculation as well as storage and control. Later, magnetic tapes and magnetic drums were implemented as storage media. The first vacuum tube computer, ENIAC, was developed by US army ordinance to calculate ballistic firing tables in WWII. It had about 17 000 vacuum tubes.
S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) is an application programming interface (API) for the programming language Java, which defines how a client may access a database. It is part of the Java Standard Edition platform, from Oracle Corporation.
S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. A segmentation fault is a common condition that causes programs to crash; they are often associated with a file named core. They are caused by a program trying to read or write an illegal memory location. In other words, this is a memory access violation error.
S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. Octet is another name for a byte=8bits
S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. Broadcast slideshow is a feature available under Slide Show Tab in PowerPoint.
24 May

Frequently asked questions of Static Awareness in Bank Exams

Prepare static awareness for upcoming banking recruitment exams with this questionnaire of most expected and frequently asked static awareness question for bank exams and SBI PO Mains 2017.

Q1. Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of?
(a) Assam
(b) West Bengal
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Odisha
(e) Tripura

Q2. Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on?
(a) 24th October
(b) 10th December
(c) 21st June
(d) 22nd April
(e) 5th October

Q3. Edson Arantes do Nascimento known as “Pele” is a retired Brazilian _____________.
(a) Tennis Player
(b) Cricket Player
(c) Football Player
(d) Chess Player
(e) None of the above

Q4. Green Park Stadium is a 33,000 capacity floodlit multi-purpose stadium located in which of the following city?
(a) Kolkata
(b) Cuttack
(c) Ranchi
(d) Dharamsala
(e) Kanpur

Q5. David Rasquinha has been appointed by the Government of India as Managing Director of?
(a) SBI
(d) EXIM Bank
(e) SEBI

Q6. Which of the following country is not a member of BRICS? 
(a) Britain
(b) China
(c) India
(d) Russia
(e) South Africa

Q7. Pinki Jangra is related to which of the following sports?
(a) Tennis
(b) Chess
(c) Shooting
(d) Boxing
(e) Archery

Q8. Who is present President of Algeria?
(a) Ilham Aliyev
(b) John Howard
(c) Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(d) Freundel Stuart
(e) Serzh Sargsyan

Q9. Girna Dam is in which of the following state? 
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Kerala
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Karnataka

Q10. Headquarter of Indian Space Research Organisation is in which of the following city? 
(a) Mumbai
(b) New Delhi
(c) Bangalore
(d) Dehradun
(e) Chennai

Q11. In which year did the UN General-Assembly adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?  
(a) 1945
(b) 1950
(c) 1952
(d) 1955
(e) 1948

Q12. Where is the headquarters of Botanical Survey of India located? 
(a) Lucknow
(b) Darjeeling
(c) Kolkata
(d) Ootacmund
(e) New Delhi

Q13. Who among the following was the 14th Prime Minister on India?  
(a) Manmohan Singh
(b) Narendra Modi
(c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(d) Inder Kumar Gujral
(e) None of these

Q14. Which Institution is known as ‘soft loan window’ of the World Bank?  
(a) International Finance Corporation
(b) International Development Agency
(c) International Monetary Fund
(d) Indian Development Forum
(e) None of these

Q15. Telangana State is the bifurcation of  
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Seemandhra
(d) Odisha
(e) Karnataka


S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Kaziranga National Park – a world heritage site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros. Kaziranga also boasts the highest density of tigers among the protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Edson Arantes do Nascimento known as Pele is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time. Pele has also been known for connecting the phrase “The Beautiful Game” with football.

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. Green Park Stadium is a 33,000 capacity floodlit multi-purpose stadium located in Kanpur, India, and the home of the Uttar Pradesh cricket team. The stadium is under the control of the Sports Department Uttar Pradesh. It is the only international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh that has regularly hosted international cricket matches in both Test and One Day format.

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Mr. David Rasquinha has been appointed by the Government of India as Managing Director (Interim) of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). Prior to this appointment, he was Deputy Managing Director of Exim Bank.

S6.  Ans.(a)
Sol. BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Originally the first four were grouped as “BRIC”, before the induction of South Africa in 2010. The BRICS members are all leading developing or newly industrialized countries

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Pinki Rani Jangra is an Indian woman boxer from Haryana. She won a bronze medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the President’s Cup International Boxing in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2015. She won gold medals at the 2011 National Games of India and the 2012 and 2014 national championships in the flyweight (51 kg) division.

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Abdelaziz Bouteflika is an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1979. As President, he presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002.

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Girna Dam, is an earthfill dam on Girna river near Malegaon, Nashik district in state of Maharashtra in India.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. The Indian Space Research Organisation, is the space agency of the Indian government headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development”, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.

S11.  Ans.(e)
Sol. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of what many people believe to be the rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.

Sol. The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) is an institution set up by the Government of India in 1890 to survey the plant resources of the Indian empire. The Botanical Survey was formally instituted on 13 February 1890 under the direction of Sir George King, who had been superintendent of Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta since 1871.

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. The first Sikh in office, Singh was also the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. The International Development Association (IDA) is an international financial institution which offers concessional loans and grants to the world’s poorest developing countries. The IDA is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States.

S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 is an Act of Indian Parliament that bifurcated the state of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and the residuary Andhra Pradesh state. The Act defined the boundaries of the two states, determined how the assets and liabilities were to be divided, and laid out the status of Hyderabad as the permanent capital of Telangana and temporary capital of the new Andhra Pradesh state.

24 May

SSC MTS 2016 Examination Cancelled

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced that the SSC MTS Examination has been cancelled owing to leakage of papers. The orgnization is now going to conduct online exam during September / October 2017. Here is the notice released by Staff Selection Commission regarding the cancellation of SSC MTS Exam.

“The Commission has taken a decision to cancel the Multi-Tasking Staff (Non-Technical) Examination,2016 in the OMR based mode for all 5 days (viz. the examinations already conducted on 30.4.2017 and 14.5.2017, and to be conducted on 28.5.2017, 4.6.2017 and 11.6.2017). The said examination would now be conducted by the Commission afresh in the computer based mode, tentatively during the month of September-October, 2017. The details in this regard would be hosted on the website of the Commission in due course.”

Kannan Raghupathy – Kudos to Ms Neetu Singh for exposing leak of Question Papers of MTS Examination 2017 of SSC taking huge personal risk. It is solely because of this exposure that SSC has now decided to cancel the OMR mode of this examination and conduct computer based examination.
But, who is responsible for wasteful expenditure of Rs 50 crores app on the cancelled examination? I do not find the Annual Reports of SSC on its website. It will be interesting to see how the expenditure of SSC has gone up since 2012-13 and whether it is proportionate to increase in the number of candidates.