Important Banking Awareness Questions
1. MICR code consists of how many digits?
Ans: 9 digits.
(First three digits denotes city, next three digits
representing the bank and the last three digits
representing the bank branch)
2. What is the minimum limit in RTGS system?
Ans: 2 lakhs (there is no upper limit in RTGS)
3. What is full form of CTS?
Ans: Cheque Truncation System
4. Under which service, customers may access their
bank account and perform basic transactions from
any of the member branch offices.
Ans: Core Banking Solution (CBS)
5. Exchange of cash flow in different currency is
Ans: Currency Swap
6. Assets or loans which stop performing after 90
days is known as:
Ans: Non Performing Asset (NPA)
7. Who controls the Monetary Policy in India?
Ans: RBI (Reserve Bank of India)
8. Which card is
issued by NPCI (National Payments Corporation of
Ans: RuPay Card
9. Definition of Current Account deficit:
Ans: A measurement of a country's trade in which
the value of goods and services it imports exceeds
the value of goods and services it exports.
10. Full form IFSC –
Ans: Indian Financial System Code
11. Commercial paper can be issued for a maximum
Ans: 365 days or 1 year.
12. The Mutual funds in India follow accounting
standards laid by:
Ans: SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India)
13. Minimum amount for Certificate of Deposit has
been fixed at:
Ans: Rs. 1 Lakh
14. AML is a term mainly used in the financial and
legal industries. Expand the term AML:
Ans: Anti Money Laundering
15. PIN is a number allocated to an individual and
used to validate electronic transactions. Expand
Ans: Personal Identification Number
16. What is Repo rate?
Ans: It is the rate is the rate at which RBI lends
money to the commercial banks.
17. What is Stale Cheque?
Ans: A cheque which is presented to a bank after 3
months from date of issue is considered as stale
cheque and will often not be honored for cash or
deposit at a bank.
18. What is Bancassurance?
Ans: The selling of life assurance and other
insurance products and services by banking
19. The objective of KYC guidelines is to prevent
banks from being used, intentionally or
unintentionally, by criminal elements for money
laundering or terrorist financing activities. What is
the full form of KYC?
Ans: Know Your Customer (KYC)
20. Know Your Customer (KYC) guidelines are
Ans: Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act,
21. In BSBDA (Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account)
the credits in a financial year does not exceed
Ans: Rs. 1 lakh
22. In BSBDA (Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account)
the balance at any point of time does not exceed
Ans: Rs. 50,000
23. In BSBDA (Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account)
the withdrawals and transfers in a month does not
Ans: Rs. 10,000
24. At which rate RBI give loans to commercial
Ans: Repo rate
25. Full form of CASA:
Ans: Current Account Saving Account
26. In what denominations Commercial Paper (CP)
can be issued?
Ans: Rs. 5 lakh
27. What is the minimum denomination of Treasury
bills to issue in India?
Ans: Rs. 25,000
28. Who cannot issue Certificate of Deposit (CD)?
Ans: Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Local Area
29. Expand ASBA:
Ans: Application Supported by Blocked Amount
30. Depositor Education and Awareness Fund
(DEAF) is maintained with:
31. Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) is the amount of
funds that the banks have to keep with:
Ans: Central Bank (RBI)
32. What is the maximum amount per transaction
NEFT limit for cash-based remittances to Nepal?
Ans: Rs. 50,000
33. What does CAR stands for?
Ans: Capital Adequacy Ratio
34. IFSC code consists of _____ alpha numeric
Ans: 11 digits
(The IFSC is an 11 digit alpha numeric code, with
the first four digits identifying the bank, fifth is
numeric (kept 0) and the last six digits represent
the bank branch.)
35. When money is lent or borrowed for one day or
on overnight basis it is known as:
Ans: Call Money
36. When money is lent or borrowed for between 2
days and 14 days it is known as:
Ans: Notice money
37. When money is lent or borrowed for a period of
more than 14 days, it is known as:
Ans: Term money
38. Treasury Bills and Certificate of Deposit are
considered as the ____instruments.
Ans: negotiable money market
39. Commercial Paper (CP) is an unsecured money
market instrument issued in the form of a _____.
Ans: Promissory note.
40. What is the upper limit in Public Provident Fund
Ans: Rs. 1.5 lakhs
41. As per RBI guidelines, with effect from April
1, 2012, the validity period of Cheques, Demand
Drafts, Pay Orders and Banker's Cheques is _____.
Ans: 3 months
42. What is the time limit for an asset or loan to
be declared as Non-Performing Asset?
Ans: 90 days
43. Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee
Corporation (DICGC) does not cover:
Ans: Primary co-operative societies
44. RBI measure to liquidate the market:
Ans: Repo rate.
45. Full form of EFT:
Ans: Electronic Fund Transfer
46. Fastest mode of transaction:
47. Alphanumeric code on cheque is known as:
Ans: Indian Financial System Code (IFSC)
48. Bank pays interest on savings account?
Ans: Daily Basis
49. What is the loan limit for education under
priority sector for studies abroad?
Ans: Rs. 20 lakh
(Loans to individuals for educational purposes
including vocational courses upto Rs.10 lakh for
studies in India and Rs. 20 lakh for studies abroad
are included under priority sector.)
50. RuPay Card is an Indian version of credit/
debit card is launched by which organization:
Ans: NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India)
51. Fixed Deposit (FD)Account may be opened for a
minimum period of:
Ans: 7 days
52. What is the minimum amount required to open
a Fixed Deposit (FD)?
53. The Banks has converted all ‘no - frills'
Ans: Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts
54. 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' is a Scheme
Ans: Financial inclusion
55. How much overdraft facility to be provided in
'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' scheme?
Ans: Rs. 5,000
56. In CBS, C stands for:
57. In CRAR, A stands for:
Ans: Assets (Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio)
58. IMPS - Immediate Payment Service is an
interbank electronic instant mobile money transfer
service through mobile phones in India, the facility
is provided by:
Ans: NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India)
59. The Central Bank of India has adopted new
measure of inflation:
Ans: Consumer Price Index (CPI)
60. When a cheque is torn into two or more pieces
and presented for payment, such a cheque is
Ans: mutilated cheque
61. How much fee charged to file a complaint
under Banking Ombudsman? Ans: Banking
Ombudsman does not charge any fee
62. Who is the appellate authority in Banking
Ans Deputy Governor of RBI 63. If any customer is
not satisfied by the decision of Banking
Ombudsman, customer can appeal against the
award before the appellate authority within how
many days from the date of receipt?
Ans 30 days
64. ATMs or Cash Dispensing machine which are
owned and operated by Non-Banking Financial
Companies are called:
Ans: White Label ATMs.
65. RBI gave in-principle for Banking license to:
Ans: IDFC and Bandhan
66. Minimum capital requirement for new banks in
private sector is:
Ans: Rs. 500 crore
67. A Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) is a
company registered under the:
Ans: Companies Act, 1956
68. Minimum capital requirement for Non-Banking
Financial Company (NBFC) is:
Ans: Rs. 500 crore
69. The NBFCs are allowed to accept/renew public
deposits for a minimum period of:
Ans: 12 months ( and maximum period of 60
70. A NBFCs cannot offer interest rates higher
than the ceiling rate prescribed by RBI? What is
the present ceiling?
Ans: 12.5 per cent per annum
71. Minimum capital requirement for Foreign banks
that want to set up operations in India is:
Ans: Rs. 500 crore.
Contributed by : Shri Ananth Narain Somasundram ex DGM, Union Bank of India, GM. Vigilance, SVC Cooperative Ltd.