GA Questions asked in SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2019 – August 10

General Awareness Questions asked in SBI Clerk Mains 2019 – August 10 Exam are listed below. If you have any more questions from the exam, then kindly share it in the comment section. General Awareness section was of moderate level and was surprisingly tougher than that of SBI PO Mains. It includes Current Affairs, Static GK, Banking Current Affairs and Static Banking Awareness/Financial Awareness. Most of the GA questions asked from the last six months(February to July). One or two questions asked from 2018.


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Shift I:

Topic-wise Weight-age in General Awareness:

Topic Number of Questions asked
Current Affairs 17
Current Banking Awareness 11
Static Banking Awareness/Financial Awareness 3
Static GK 5

  1. RBI issued guidelines for setting up of an FBAs for administering “significant benchmarks” In FBA “A” stands for-Administrator(Financial Benchmark Administrator) – Covered in AC
  2. 19th August is observed as – World Humanitarian Day (WHD) – Covered in AC
  3. The First Indian State to issue Masala Bond – Kerala – Covered in AC
  4. The 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship held in – Cuttack, Odisha – Covered in AC
  5. Commercial paper, in the global financial market, is an unsecured promissory note with a fixed maturity of not more than – 270 days
  6. Male is the capital city of – The Maldives
  7. Who is the present Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers in the Government of India – DV Sadananda Gowda – Covered in AC
  8. In which of the following sports did Arinjeeta Dey win a silver medal in the World Youth Cup? Martial Art (Karate) – Covered in AC
  9. The 19th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO 2019) held in – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Covered in AC
  10. Who is the author of the book, “War Over Words: Censorship in India, 1930-1960” – Devika Sethi – Covered in AC
  11. The Amrabad Tiger Reserve located in – Telangana – Covered in AC
  12. Damanganga-Pinjal river linking project will fulfill water needs till 2060 in-?, Mumbai, Maharashtra. – Covered in AC
  13. Basant Kumar Birla was passed away in Mumbai recently. He was a – Bussiness man – Covered in AC
  14. Which state government would set up a first-of-its-kind elephant rehabilitation centre at an outlay of Rs 105 crore? – Kerala – Covered in AC
  15. Which of the following bank and Common Services Centres (CSCs) launched a co-branded ‘Small Business Money-Back Credit Card’ for small traders and village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs) – HDFC Bank – Covered in AC
  16. The World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report is published by – United Nations – Covered in AC
  17. How many business firms have withdrawn more than Rs 100 crore in cash, cumulatively withdrawing Rs 5.56 lakh crore during the fiscal year 2017-18? 448
  18. The government will charge a ______ tax if aggregate cash withdrawal from one or more accounts exceeds Rs 1 crore – 2% – Covered in AC
  19. The Stand Up India Scheme has been extended up to ____ – 2025 – Covered in AC
  20. Which of the following space agency is to send Dragonfly drone to explore Titan, Saturn’s largest moon? – NASA – Covered in AC

  21. AIFF -Men’s footballer of the year title won by – Sunil Chhetri – Covered in AC
  22. Kaziranga National Park is located in – Assam – Covered in AC
  23. Which organization developed a model blockchain platform in India?-IDRBT, (Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology)   
  24. RBI implemented an ‘Ombudsman Scheme’ for – Digital Transactions Covered in AC
  25. One woman in every Self Help Group(SHG) with a Jan Dhan Bank Account to get an overdraft of – Rs.5,000 – Covered in AC
  26. Which of the following is to regulate housing finance firms – RBI – Covered in AC
  27. In dPCR, C stands for  – Credit, digital Public Credit Registry – Covered in AC
  28. India’s First Film Museum opened in – Mumbai – Covered in AC
  29. An Internal Working Group of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the Foreign Exchange Market hours from 9 AM to 9 PM. The inter-bank call money market, which now operates between 9 AM and 5 PM, is proposed to be closed at – 6 PM – Covered in AC
  30. Which city was recently declared the World Heritage site in India – Jaipur(Pink City) – Covered in AC
  31. The International Cooperative Trade fair will be held in – 2019 (It will be held in New Delhi from 11th till 13th October 2019) – Covered in AC
  32. Which of the following Union Minister attended the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy –  Piyush Goyal (Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry) – Covered in AC
  33. ______ summarizes the chances a company faces in the course of conducting its daily business activities, procedures, and systems – Operational risk 
  34. The 2019 State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities, was launched at an event organized by ______ New Delhi – UNESCO – Covered in AC
  35. Working on a Warmer Planet – The Impact of Heat Stress on Labour Productivity and Decent Work  was launched by the International Labour Organization(ILO) – Covered in AC
  36. Which of the following bank saw the highest number of wilful defaults at Rs 46158 crore? – SBI – Covered in AC
  37. Garuda VI, an Indo-French joint air exercise hosted at Mont-de-Marsan, France – Covered in AC
  38. Which of the following has formed a committee headed by Tapan Ray to review regulatory guidelines and supervisory framework applicable to Core Investment Companies(CIC) – RBI – Covered in AC
  39. The Headquarters of National Institute of panchayat raj located at – Hyderabad
  40. NASA’s PUNCH mission for the purpose of – a New Mission to Study the Sun – Covered in AC
  41. According to the National annual rural sanitation survey 2018-19, what % of households in rural India accessed toilets – 93%
  42. Which of the following is a money market instrument? – Certificate of Deposit (CD) – Covered in AC
  43. Which type of fund is a diversified portfolio of stocks that has a capital appreciation as its primary goal, with little or no dividend payout? – Growth fund
  44. What is the name of the account in which the broker lends cash to an investor for purchasing stocks/other financial products? – Margin Account
  45. A bond with no maturity date is known as – Perpetual bond
  46. According to the Insurance regulator, IRDAI data, as on March 31, 2018, the total unclaimed money of policyholders lying with insurers was – Rs 15,166.47 crore
  47. The government has allocated loans up to Rs 350 crore for 2019-20 for ____ interest subvention to GST-registered MSMEs on fresh and or on incremental loans under the interest subvention scheme for MSMEs. – 2% – Covered in AC
  48. The Reserve Bank of India has allowed Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) to buy financial assets from other ARCs. The transactions must be settled on what basis between the 2 ARCs?  – Cash

Shift II:

Topic-wise Weight-age in General Awareness:

Topic Number of Questions asked
Current Affairs 23
Current Banking Awareness 14
Static Banking Awareness/Financial Awareness 6
Static GK 7

  1. September 5 is observed as – International Day of Charity – Covered in AC
  2. Hanoi is the capital of – Vietnam – Covered in AC
  3. A new scheme, to promote processing in the fisheries and allocated an estimated Rs 3,737 crore for the newly carved out Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying  is – PMMSY – Covered in AC

  4. Hemis Festival is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of Guru Padamsambhav in which of the following state – J & K – Covered in AC
  5. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed the former Indian captain Rahul Dravid as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The headquarters of National Cricket Academy located in Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  6. The 2019 Cricket World Cup Final was played at Lord’s in London – Covered in AC
  7. The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the 13th edition of the men’s Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India
  8. Nokrek National Park is located in – Meghalaya – Covered in AC
  9. Kawal Tiger Reserve is located  in – Telangana – Covered in AC
  10. Vijaya Nirmala who passed away recently was a Telugu film actress, producer, and director  – Covered in AC
  11. The winner of Wimbledon 2019 –Novak Djokovic – Covered in AC
  12. India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (MSDC) was launched at Chandigarh Covered in AC
  13. The Lok Sabha constituency of Arjun Munda – Khunti, Jharkhand – Covered in AC
  14. AIFF – Women’s footballer of the year title won by – Ashalata Devi – Covered in AC
  15. The venue of BRICS Summit 2019 – Brazil – Covered in AC
  16. One woman in every Self Help Group(SHG) will be made eligible for a loan up to____ under the MUDRA scheme – Rs 1 lakh – Covered in AC
  17. In PCR, P stands for – Public Credit Registry – Covered in AC
  18. Anshula Kant MD and CFO of – World Bank – Covered in AC
  19. A type of risk that is not under your control and affects a large number of assets is – Systematic Risk
  20. Which of the following space agency has successfully launched its Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a hydrometeorological satellite and 32 small satellites? – Russia – Covered in AC
  21. Under Solar Charkha Mission, the Government will disburse subsidy of Rs 550 crore to thousands of artisans, generating employment in rural areas. It will cover 50 clusters across the country including in the Northeast and each cluster will employ 400 to 2,000 artisans. The Solar Charkha Mission is launched by which of the following ministry? – the Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises – Covered in AC
  22. Dutee Chand, the Indian sprinter won gold medal in women’s 100m in World Universiade, 30th Summer University Games held in – Naples, Italy. – Covered in AC
  23. Which bank becomes the first foreign bank to operate from GIFT City – Standard Chartered Bank – Covered in AC
  24. Which of the following has launched STRIDE scheme aimed at strengthening research culture and innovation in universities – UGC – Covered in AC
  25. Which of the following bank to set up €50bn ‘bad bank’ as part of the overhaul – Deutsche Bank

  26. India has signed Rs.200 crore deal with ______ for acquiring Strum Ataka anti-tank missile – Russia – Covered in AC
  27. In SFIO, F stands for – Serious Fraud Investigation Office – Covered in AC
  28. RBI constituted a committee led by the central bank’s former Governor Bimal Jalan to looking into its Economic Capital Framework. – Covered in AC
  29. Ajay Singh is associated with which of the following sports – Weightlifting – Covered in AC
  30. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). – Covered in AC
  31. In RIDF, I stands for -Rural Infrastructure Development Fund
  32. A high level government-appointed committee on trade and industry has suggested it to issue ‘Elephant Bonds’ to people for declaring undisclosed income to mandatorily invest 50%, reduce corporate tax rate, drop tit for tat approach on tariff wars with other countries, and set a target to double the exports (goods and services) to $1,000 billion by 2025.  The fund, made from these bonds, will be utilized only for infrastructure projects. – Covered in AC
  33. During an official visit to India, which of the following country’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah met with the External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar – UAE
  34. Under the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana scheme, pension benefits will be extended to 3 crore retail traders and shopkeepers whose annual turnover is less than – Rs. 1.5 crore. – Covered in AC
  35. The government will charge a two percent tax if aggregate cash withdrawal from one or more accounts exceeds Rs 1 crore. – Covered in AC
  36. Corporate tax reduced to 25% for companies with Rs 400 crore turnover. – Covered in AC
  37. Which of the following is to regulate housing finance firms? – RBI – Covered in AC

  38. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana – PMMVY is a maternity benefit program offered by the government of India under which a cash incentive of ____ in three installments is provided to pregnant women and lactating mothers.- Rs.5000
  39. Modi unveils Lal Bahadur Shashtri’s statue at Varanasi airport – Covered in AC
  40. CH-47F (I) Chinooks arrived for the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Mundra port in Gujarat. They are manufactured by – Boeing – Covered in AC
  41. The government will set up a _______ to fund, coordinate and promote research in the country – National Research Foundation (NRF)
  42. Which of the following is a pooled investment fund that invests in other types of funds? – Fund of Funds (FOF)
  43. The initial money required to start a new business is – Seed Capital
  44. The chance that an unexpected change in interest rates will negatively affect the value of an investment is known as – Interest rate risk
  45. IndusInd Bank Merges with Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited (BFIL). The Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited(BFIL) is a – Microfinance Lender – Covered in AC
  46. Residential Asset Price Monitoring Survey conducted by which of the following organization? – RBI
  47. Which constitutes task force on the secondary market for corporate loans headed by T.N.Manoharan? – RBI – Covered in AC

  48. A person buys or sells stock based on information that is not available to the public is known as – Insider trading – Covered in AC
  49. Which of the following is a situation where the future price of a commodity is higher than the spot price? – Contango
  50. The earlier limit for registering NBFCs with RBI extended to those who had net owned funds of Rs 25 lakhs to Rs 2 crore. The upper limit has been increased to ____. Rs 100 crore

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