Feb 23, 2017

WB Kolkata Customs Group C Syllabus Question Paper Pattern 2017

WB Kolkata Customs Group C Syllabus Question Paper Pattern 2017

Applications are invited from eligible Indian nationals by the Commissioner of Customs(Preventive), W.B., Kolkata to fill up the following Group "C" Non-Gazetted, Non-ministerial posts in Marine Wing on Direct recruitment/Re-employment basis under the Jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Customs(Preventive),W.B., Kolkata. The details of the posts, Education and other Qualification, Experience, No. of vacancy and Pay Scale are as follows:

1. Name of the post : Skipper Mate
(a) No. of posts & Category : 01(OBC)
(b) Pay Band & Grade Pay . : PB- 2, 9300-34800/- & G.P.  4200/-(7th CPC 1 35400-112400/-)
(c) Age Limit : 18-30 Years.
(d) Educational Qualification & Experience :-
For Re-Employment:
Essential: i) From amongst Petty Officer and above of Seaman branch in the Indian Navy or equivalent
in the Coast Guard and adequate sea going small craft experience.
Desirable: i) Holder of 2nd Hand Certificate of fishing vessels issued by the Marine Mercantile Division.
ii) Undergone leadership course. m) Knowledge of chart-work and Navigation.
iv) Undergone safety and survival/fire fighting/first aid course.
For Direct Recruitment :
Essential: (i) Holder of 2nd hand of fishing vessel certificate by MMD, (ii) X Class or equivalent,
(m) 5 years sea experience.
(i) Certificate of safety and survival at sea/first aid/fire fighting.
Feb 22, 2017

SBI PO Preliminary Up-to-date Quantitative Aptitude Question Paper

SBI PO Preliminary Up-to-date Quantitative Aptitude Question Paper
sbi po 2015 mains question paper

SBI PO Preliminary Up-to-Date English Question Paper

SBI PO Preliminary Up-to-Date English Question Paper

Directions (Q. 1-15): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology running smoothly. The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, organising, staffing, controlling, and problem-solving. Leadership is a set of processes that creates organizations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances. Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires them to make it happen despite the obstacles. This distinction is absolutely crucial for our purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 percent management. Yet for historical reasons, many organizations today don’t have much leadership. And almost everyone thinks about the problems here as one of managing change.
For most of this century, as we created thousands and thousands of large organizations for the first time in human history, we didn’t have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies functioning. So many companies and universities developed management programmes, and hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job. And they did. But, people were taught little about leadership. To some degree, management was emphasized because it’s easier to teach than leadership. But even more so, management was the main item on the twentieth-century agenda because that’s what was needed. For every entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their ever growing enterprises.
Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often been institutionalized in corporate cultures that discourage employees from learning how to lead. Ironically, past success is usually the key ingredient in producing this outcome. The syndrome, as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of market dominance, which in turn produces much growth. After a while keeping the ever larger organization under control becomes the primary challenge. So attention turns inward, and managerial competencies are nurtured. With a strong emphasis on management but not on leadership, bureaucracy and an inward focus take over. But with continued success, the result mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance begins to evolve. All of these characteristics then make any transformation effort much more difficult.
Arrogant-managers can over-evaluate their current performance and competitive position, listen poorly, and learn slowly. Inwardly focused employees can have difficulty seeing the very forces that present threats and opportunities. Bureaucratic cultures can smother those who want to respond to shifting conditions. And the lack of leadership leaves no force inside these organisations to break out of the morass.
1. Why, according to the author, is a distinction between management and leadership crucial?
1) Leaders are reactive whereas managers are proactive.
2) Organisations are facing problems of not getting good managers.
3) Organisations are pursuing the strategy of statusquo.
4) In today’s context, organisations need leaders much more than managers in transforming them.
5) None of these

2. Why did companies and universities develop programmes to prepare managers in such a large number?
1) Companies and universities wanted to generate funds through these programmes.
2) A large number of organisations were created and they needed managers in good number.
3) Organisations did not wants spend their scarce resources in training managers.
4) Organisations wanted to create communication network through trained managers.
5) None of these

3. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE in the context of the passage?
1) Bureaucratic culture can smother those who want to respond to changing conditions.
2) Leadership produces change and has the potential to establish direction.
3) Pressure on managers comes mostly from within.
4) Leadership centres on carrying out important functions such as planning and problem-solving.
5) Managers believe that they are the best and that their idiosyncratic traditions are superior.

4. Which of the following is not the characteristic of bureaucratic culture?
1) Managers listen poorly and learn slowly.
2) Managerial competencies are nurtured.
3) Employees clearly see the forces that present threats and opportunities.
4) Prevalence of unhealthy arrogance.
5) Managers tend to stifle initiative and innovation.

5. Which of the following is SIMILAR in meaning to the word SMOTHER as used in the passage?
1) Suppress
2) Encourage
3) Instigate
4) Criticize
5) attack

New Syllabus English Question Paper SBI PO Preliminary Exam

New Syllabus English Question Paper SBI PO Preliminary Exam

Directions (Q. 1-10): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
1. Vision is usually _________ most effectively when many different ________ are used.
1) developed – manifestations
2) adapted – organizations
3) communicated – vehicles
4) exhibited - -forms
5) described - thought

2. People who have been through difficult, painful and not very _______ change efforts often end up _____ both pessimistic and angry conclusions.
1) successful – drawing
2) meaningful – projecting
3) reliable – evolving
4) strong – following
5) challenging - lamenting

3. The human mind is never __________ it advances or it ________.
1) absolute – diminishes
2) dynamic – stops
3) perfect – disintegrates
4) stationary – retrogrades
5) happy - decomposes

4. If misery is the effect of ill fortune, it ought to be pitied, if of _______ to be _________.
1) virtue – criticized
2) calamity – reverenced
3) virtue – protected
4) vice – reverenced
5) virtue - reverenced

5. It would be impossible for us to continue living in this world if each of us ___________ exactly what fate had in ____________ for him.
1) follow – plan
2) appreciate – strategy
3) design – anticipation
4) visualize – hidden
5) knew - store
Feb 20, 2017

South Indian Bank PO Model Question Paper on Reasoning

South Indian Bank PO Model Question Paper on Reasoning

Directions (Q. 1-3): Study the following series I and II comprising letters/digits/symbols and answer the questions given below.
Series I: N P Q * 5 4 B Z $ # 3 7 D 9 A ↑ F 8 G H 1 + D K 6
Series II: 7 4 £ J M 1 © Y P 8 Q R 5 T N 6 2 ↓U A 3 9 @ I S
1. What is the total number of symbols in series I each of which is immediately followed by a digit and immediately preceded by a letter together with the number of letters in series II which are immediately preceded by a symbol and immediately followed by a letter?
1) S
2) 4
3) 1
4) 3
5) None of these

2. If the first ten elements of series I are picked up and written in reverse order followed by last ten elements of series II without changing the order, which of the following pairs of elements will indicate sixteenth element from left and the eighth element to its left respectively?
1) A,Q
2) 3,Q
3) 3,Z
4) A, Z
5) None of these

3. If the letters, the digits and the symbols from each series are counted separately, which of the following is lowest in count?
1) Symbols in series I
2) Letters in series I
3) Digits in series II
4) Symbols in series II
5) None of these

4. How many pairs of letters are there in the word EXPLOSION which have as many letters between them as in the English alphabet?
1) One
2) Two
3) Three
4) Four
5) None of these

5. In a certain code language the word ‘DISPLAY’ is written as ‘BLQSJDW’. How will the word ‘PROJECT’ be written in that language?
5) None of these

South Indian Bank PO Old Reasoning Question Paper

South Indian Bank PO Old Reasoning Question Paper

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question below there three statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
1. Statements:
All books are notes.
Some notes are pencils.
No pencil is paper.
I. Some notes are books.
II. Some pencils are books.
III. Some books are papers.
IV. No book is a paper.
1) Only I follows
2) Only I and either III or IV follow
3) Either III or IV follows
4) Only I and III follow
5) None of these

2. Statements:
Some cups are utensils.
No utensil is a bucket.
All buckets are plates.
I. Some cups are buckets.
II. Some utensils are plates.
III. No utensil is a plate.
IV. Some cups are plates.
1) Only I follows
2) Only III follows
3) Either II or III follows
4) Either III or IV follows
5) None of these

3. Statements:
Some keys are locks.
All locks are doors.
Some doors are windows.
I. Some locks are windows.
II. Some windows are keys.
III. Some windows are doors.
IV. No window is a lock.
1) Either I or IV follows
2) Only II follows
3) Only III and IV follow
4) None follows
5) None of these

4. Statements:
All pins are staplers.
Some staplers are sharpeners.
Some sharpeners are stands.
I. Some staplers are stands.
II. Some sharpeners are pins.
III. Some pins are stands.
IV. Some stands are sharpeners.
1) Only I and II follow
2) Only II and IV follow
3) Only III follows
4) Only IV follows
5) None of these

5. Statements:
Some oranges are apples.
All apples are guavas.
No guava is a banana.
I. Some guavas are oranges.
II. No apple is a banana.
III. Some oranges are bananas.
IV. Some apples are bananas.
1) Only I and II follow
2) Only I and either II or IV follow
3) Only I, II and IV follow
4) Only III and either II or IV follow
5) None of these
Feb 13, 2017

South Indian Bank PO Old Question Answer Paper - English

South Indian Bank PO Old Question Answer Paper
Directions (Q. 1-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
1. How people would ____ in a particular situation cannot be ___ with perfect accuracy.
1) think, observed
2) act, expected
3) behave, predicted
4) react, analyzed
5) feel, resolved

2. When the mob turned _____, the police opened fire to control the ___ situation.
1) away, burning
2) up, untoward
3) around, devastating
4) quietly, aggravate
5) hostile, rioting

3. The Government ____ down the opposition ___ for a joint parliamentary committee probe.
1) boiled, proposal
2) shot, demand
3) put, leaders
4) whipped, portfolio
5) struck, party

4. The handwriting on the letter was very ___, none could __________ it.
1) legible, write
2) illegible, read
3) original, recognize
4) faint, notice
5) shabby, identify

5. The delay in completing the task ___ can be attributed to their ____
1) expeditiously, lethargy
2) fully, punctuality
3) economically, rigidity
4) religiously, strictness
5) carefully, perfectionism

South Indian Bank PO Model Question Answer Paper - English

South Indian Bank PO Model Question Answer Paper
Directions (Q. 1-15): Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
We have inherited the tradition of secrecy about the budget from Britain where also the system has been strongly attacked by eminent economists and political scientists including Peter Jay. Sir Richard Clarke, who was the originating genius of nearly every important development in the British budgeting techniques during the last two decades, has spoken out about the abuse of budget secrecy: "The problems of long-term tax policy should surely be debated openly with the facts on the table. In my opinion, all governments should have just the same duty to publish their expenditure policy.
Indeed, this obligation to publish taxation policy is really essential for the control of public expenditure in order to get realistic taxation implications." Realising that democracy flourishes best on the principles of open government, more and more democracies are having an open public debate on budget proposals before introducing the appropriate Bill in the legislature. In the United States the budget is conveyed in a message by the President to the Congress, which comes well in advance of the date when the Bill is introduced in the Congress. In Finland the Parliament and the people are already discussing in June the tentative budget proposals which are to be introduced in the Finnish Parliament in September. Every budget contains a cartload of figures in black and white - but the dark figures represent the myriad lights and shades of India’s life, the contrasting tones of poverty and wealth, and of bread so dear and flesh and blood so cheap, the deep tints of adventure and enterprise and man’s ageless struggle for a brighter morning. The Union budget should not be an annual scourge but a part of presentation of annual accounts of a partnership between the Government and the people. That partnership would work much better when the nonsensical secrecy is replaced by openness and public consultations, resulting in fair laws and the people’s acceptance of their moral duty to pay.
1. How do the British economists and political scientists react to budget secrecy? They are
1) in favour of having a mix of secrecy and openness.
2) indifferent to the budgeting techniques and taxation policies.
3) very critical about maintenance of budget secrecy.
4) advocates of not disclosing in advance the budget contents.
5) None of these

2. The author thinks that openness in budget is essential as it leads to
1) prevention of tax implications
2) people’s reluctance to accept their moral duties
3) exaggerated revelation of the strengths and weaknesses of economy
4) making our country on par with Finland
5) None of these

3. The author seems to be in favour of
1) maintaining secrecy of budget
2) judicious blend of secrecy and openness
3) transparency in budget proposals
4) replacement of public constitution by secrecy
5) None of these

4. The secrecy of the budget is maintained by all of the following countries except
A) Finland
B) India
C) United States
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) A and C
5) B and C

5. Which of the following statements is definitely TRUE in the context of the passage?
1) The British Government has been religiously maintaining budget secrecy.
2) Budget secrecy is likely to lead to corrupt practices.
3) Consulting unjustifiable taxes with public helps make them accept those taxes.
4) There should be no control on public expenditure in democratic condition.
5) None of these