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Prelims-IAS –ECONOMICS MCQ-25

1..In the parlance of financial investments, the term “bear” denotes:

(a)  An investor who feels that the price of a particular security is going to fall

(b)  An investor who expects the price of particular shares to rise

(c)  A shareholder or a bondholder who has an interest in a company, financial or otherwise

(d)  Any lender whether by making a loan or buying a bond.


2..Consider the following statements: In India, taxes on transactions in Stock Exchanges and Futures Markets are

  1. Levied by the Union
  2. Collected by the State

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2


3..Consider the following statements:

  1. Sensex is based on 50 of the most important stocks available on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
  2. For calculating the Sensex, all the Sensex stocks area assigned proportional weightage.
  3. New York Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in the world.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) None of the above


4..Consider the following statements about Government Securities (G-Secs):

  1. It acknowledges government debt obligation.
  2. They generally offer the highest rate of return.
  3. They are generally risk-free or carry minimum risk.
  4. They are regulated by SEBI in the secondary market.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 4 only


5..In the context of Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI) consider the following statements:

  1. QFIs are allowed to directly invest in Indian equity market from January 2012.
  2. It has been done to widen the class of investors and deepen the Indian Capital Market.
  3. Earlier only FIIs and NRIs were allowed to directly invest in the Indian Equity Market.

Which of the above given statement is/are correct?

(a)  1 and 2 only

(b)  2 and 3 only

(c)  1 and 3 only

(d)  1, 2 and 3


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