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  1. IRMA Webinar **MBA Test Prep**

  2. Session objectives: • The session is designed to optimize students performance in IRMA entrance exam through GK section. • To make understand the value of GK section and help them to increase score by: • Analysis of the previous year questions. • Understanding the areas of importance. • Practicing new questions based on previous year questions. • To add value to the students General Knowledge.

  3. GK & MBA • GK section is like an ocean without any boundary. • It can been divided in many sections with overlaps. • But every exam has few characteristic sections, which defines most of the questions of that particular examination. • One must be judicious in selecting the key focus areas of any entrance examination.

  4. GK & MBA • Importance of GK: • In 1st level of entrance examination it finds weight ages between 10% - 25%. • A good knowledge of current events also boots once chance in the GD/PI rounds. • Unlike other traditional sections of an exam, this section holds importance throughout the entrance process. • Where QA/Reasoning tests intelligence of the candidate this section touches practical awareness. • To be a good manager this practical awareness helps a lot.

  5. GK & MBA “One mark in Quantitative Ability is equal to one mark in English is equal to one mark in GK.” • Most of the candidates prepare intensively for QA and English but give less time to GK. • Average time taken to solve each GK question is the least. • It takes approximately 30 seconds for each GK question. • So, less effort is needed to score better in GK. • As cut offs are generally low in GK, it helps in improving overall marks.

  6. IRMA & GK • IRMA which stands for the Institute of Rural Management, Anand aims at contributing to the professional management of rural organizations. • Coming to particular areas of IRMA, the key focus areas are in sync with the specialization of the institute. • Unlike other MBA focuses this course make one specialised in working with co-operatives, NGOs, governments, Indian national and international agencies.

  7. IRMA & GK • Key areas of GK questions: • Rural management. • Social programmes. • Schemes for education, healthcare, employment, poverty alleviation etc. • Social movements in India. • Activities in rural areas. • Social problems. • International issues related to agriculture and other rural sectors. • Rural industries. • Other areas which are primarily concerned with the rural areas.

  8. GK trend in IRMA: • Apart from the areas that are important in this exam, there are many visible trends in the GK section of this exam. • Eventually target is to cross 35 score in GK section out of 60 questions. • To achieve this, firstly one must be aware of the questions appearing from various areas of the examination. • This can help in sorting out the areas of strength and areas of weakness which would be an important factor in preparation strategy.

  9. GK trend in IRMA:

  10. GK trend in IRMA: • Few questions are fact based which can be answered by the most. • Along with the questions that are fact based, there are many questions which can be solved by using basic sense. • Some examples: • How relevant is the statement that ‘Labour moves in search of higher rewards’? • What is the meaning of economies of scale? • According to IMF, which of the following countries will achieve maximum GDP growth rate for the year 2010-2011? – So read the questions carefully in this section.

  11. Lets Practice: We will see a total of 80 questions with analysis of 50 questions. This includes are sitters, factual or a where a bit of reasoning can be used. We have a third of questions (~17) from previous year papers and two-third (~33) fresh questions. At the end we have 30 questions from IRMA 2010 and 2011 which can be noted down or checked online for further reference.

  12. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 1: (IRMA 2007) The economic growth of a country is very much influenced by which of the following policies of Govt. of the country? • Forex Management Policy • Trade Policy • Fiscal Policy • Monetary Policy

  13. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer: (4) Monetary Policy

  14. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 2: (IRMA 2005) Late Lok Nayak Jayapraskash Narayan was associated with ..... (1) Total revolution (2) White revolution (3) Blue revolution (4) Green revolution (5) None of these

  15. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer: (1) Total revolution

  16. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 3: (IRMA 2005) Who is considered the pioneer of Green Revolution in India? (1) Dr.V.Kurian (2) Dr.M.S. Swaminathan (3) Dr. J.V. Narikar (4) Dr. Amrita Patel (5) None of these

  17. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer: (2) Dr.M.S. Swaminathan

  18. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 4: (IRMA 2005) Musampally, a village in Andhra Pradesh has more borewells (6000) than people (5000). But only a few (less than 100) yield water. There are several other villages like Musampally where borewells do not yield water. What is/are the probable cause(s) for the same? (A) Boring is not done properly. (B) Water table has started receding in most of the States in India in general. (C) The foodgrain crop which is being sown these days is abnormally high water absorbing. Hence no borewell in those areas yield water. (1) Only (A) (2) Only (B) and (C) (3) Only (B) (4) Only (A) & (C) (5) (A), (B) & (C) all

  19. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 4: (3) Only (B)

  20. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 5: Before the WTO came into being which agency/ organisation details with International trade issues? • FAO • ITC • GATT • UPOV • None of these

  21. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 5: (3) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade(GATT)

  22. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 6: (IRMA 2007) Which of the following is the women upliftmentprogramme run by Indian Govt.? • TRYSEM • SwaShakti • TREAD • SGSY • STEP

  23. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 6: (2) Swa Shakti

  24. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 7: (IRMA 2004) Under Indira Awaas Yojana, grants-ln-aid is provided for house construction to help ..... (1) people below poverty line (2) SCs and STs only (3) rural people below poverty line (4) SCs, STs and QBCs (5) None of these

  25. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 7: (3) rural people below poverty line

  26. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 8: (IRMA 2001) Largest producer of Rice in the world. • India • China • Indonesia • None of these

  27. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 8: (2) China

  28. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 9: (IRMA 2004) Occupancy rights were granted to farmers in India under the Provisions of ..... (1) Abolition of Zamindari Act (2) Consolidation of Landholding Act (3) Tenancy Reforms Act (4) Land Ceiling Act (5) All of these

  29. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 9: (5) All of these

  30. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 10: (IRMA 2004) National Commission of Women was constituted in: 1990 1991 1992 1993

  31. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 10: (3) 1992

  32. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 11: (IRMA 2005) 'Gyandoot' is concerned with the ..... (1) use of literacy mission for the benefit of rural people. (2) use of information technology for the benefit of rural masses in Maharashtra. (3) uses of information technology for the benefit of rural masses in Madhya Pradesh. (4) Decentralization project in Kerala. (5) None of these

  33. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 11: (3) uses of information technology for the benefit of rural masses in Madhya Pradesh.

  34. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 12: (IRMA 2007) The most obvious indicator of a prosperous village is: Male-Female ratio Effective Water Management Soil Health Women Empowerment All of these

  35. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 12: (1) Male-Female ratio

  36. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 13: (IRMA 2007) UNO classified countries amongst the developed and undeveloped on the basis of: Population Education Facilities Per Capita Income Change in the index of GDP in last three years None of these

  37. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 13: (3) Per Capita Income

  38. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 14: (IRMA 2008) Which of the following is not green house gas? Methane Carbon Dioxide Carbon Monoxide Nitrogen Dioxide Hydro-chloro-dioxide

  39. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 14: (5) Hydro-chloro-dioxide

  40. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 15: (IRMA 2008) Which of the following diseases is not under surveillance target of government of India? Tuberculosis Typhoid Cholera Cancer Measles

  41. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 15: (4) Cancer

  42. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 16: (IRMA 2008) What is the GDP growth for Agriculture of India for the year 2006-2007? 4.55% 5% 3.5% 3% None of these

  43. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 16: (<>) <blank>

  44. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Question 17: (IRMA 2009) This Indian state has the largest forest cover in India. Can you name it from the given options? Arunachal Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Chattisgarh Orissa

  45. Few questions of various types in IRMA examination? Answer 17: (2) Madhya Pradesh

  46. More questions for IRMA Question 1: Which of the following is the nodal Department for the overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for the development of the Scheduled Castes, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Denotified Tribes? a) The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment b) Department of Consumer Affairs c) Department of Family Welfare d) Department of Rural Development

  47. More questions for IRMA Answer 1: a) The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment

  48. More questions for IRMA Question 2: The Government of India has launched Pradhan mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) for the integrated development of : a) Scheduled castes dominated (above 50 per cent population) villages of India. b) Scheduled Tribe dominated (above 50 per cent population) villages of India. c) Other Backward Class dominated(above 50 per cent population) villages of India d) the villages where above 50 per cent people are illiterate

  49. More questions for IRMA Answer 2: a) Scheduled castes dominated (above 50 per cent population) villages of India.

  50. More questions for IRMA Question 3: Who is the current director of National Institute of Social Defences? a) Chaitanya Murty b) Sanjay Kumar Das c) Neeradha Chandra Mohan d) T. C. Sivakumar