IIFT Entrance Test
November 23, 2014
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IIFT Entrance Test
November 23, 2014
General Awareness

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Key C A C D C B B B A C A C A
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Key A D D A A D D D C D B A D

1. (C) Just recall the latest facts about the Games, and that’s it!

2. (A) China – Its service sector has now overtaken its manufacturing sector. “India has the second fastest growing services sector with CAGR at 9 per cent, just below China's 10.9 per cent, during the last 11-year period from 2001 to 2012," the survey said.

3. (C) Read the question carefully. It is Belgium that did not reach the SEMI FINALS.

Brazil did reach there – it was a complete washout thereafter at the hands of Germany in the semifinals when the 7 – 1 destroyer washed out all hopes, on the 8th of July

4. (D) Lifebuoy is an iconic brand of Unilever

5. (C) Eliminate options. India is not at the top.

India is ranked at 135, among the ‘medium development’ countries like Egypt, South Africa, Mongolia, Philippines and Indonesia. Among India’s neighbours, Bhutan and Bangladesh too figure in this category. Pakistan (ranked 146) and Nepal (145) are in the ‘low development’ category, while Sri Lanka (73) is in the ‘high development’ category.

6. (B) Indians have been lead players in the US management academia scene since past 20 years.

7. (B) The Ebola River, also commonly known by its indigenous name Legbala, is the headstream of the Mongala River, a tributary of the Congo River, in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

8. (B) Future Group owns the Bengal Warriors.

9. (A) Commonsense dictates that PLC refers to UK. Only Goldman Sachs is HQ is US, rest all are in UK.

10. (C) The strongest link is “Zindagi ke sath bhi Zindagi ke baad bhi”. Only a life insurance company can say this. So 3 must go with either c or d. Check that. Only options (C) and (D)  fit. So two options are eliminated. Now HDFC Std Life ran that campaign “Jiyo sar utha ke”. So c-2 is the link. Final answer is (C).

11. (A) The name is self-explanatory – gram jyoti – rural power supply to be augmented by feeder separation . Options (B), (C), and (D) are obviously wrong.

12. (C) A sitter! Gulzar sahib is the winner! (Sampooran Singh Kalra)

13. (A) Tennis star Sania Mirza was appointed the brand ambassador by the CM Chandrasekhar Rao in July 2014.

14. (A) Yemen became the 160th member of WTO in 2014.

15. (D) Shri Pranab Mukjerjee is the 13th President of India, sworn-in in 2012. Mr Modi  is the 15th PM of India.

16. (D) Taj Hotels was founded in 1903 and Tata Steel in 1907.

17. (A) Tarjani Vakil, former chairperson of the Exim Bank, who rose to the top spot in 1996, was perhaps the first of her kind. She was followed by Ranjana Kumar who became CMD of Indian Bank in 2000. Ms Chanda Kochar headed the ICICI Bank in 2009 and Ms Arundhati Bhhatacharya headed SBI in 2013.

18. (A) Rest all have. Arundhati Roy for The God of Small Things in 1997, Kiran Desai for The Inheritance of Loss in 2006, Aravind Adiga for The White Tiger in 2009

19. (D) Child’s play, this one! Japan – Shinza Abe (a-iii) – hence options (A) and (C) are wrong. China – Xi Jinping (b-iv) hence final answer is D.

20. (D) Jabong is an Indian brand. Rest all are Chinese.

21. (D) A famous name – Mittu Chandliya

22. (C) CJI SC is Justice H L Dattu who replaced CJI R M Lodha in 2014.

23. (D) Novak Djokovic won the final, defeating Roger Federer in five sets to claim his second Wimbledon title, and his seventh grand slam title.

24. (B) It is Bihar. The density is 1,102/km2 (2,850/sq mi) and the population is 103,804,637
(8.58% of India).

25. (A) PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Rs 4000 crore port based SEZ (Special Economic Zone) at JNPT (Jawarhar Lal Nehru Port Trust) at Navi Mumbai in August 2014. 

26. (D) An obvious answer!

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