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These questions were asked in 2015 paper of IBPS PO Specialist Exam. Answers are given in the end. Try solving it and then check the answers and see how much you have scored. 

Ideal Score: 35

151   What is the meaning of the acronym HRM?

1) Human Relations Management  
2) Humane Resource Management  
3) Humanistic Resource Management  
4) Human Resource Management   5) Other than those given as options

152   Which of the following is not a reason for downsizing?
1) To reduce product development time   2) To save labour costs  
3) To speed up decision making   4) To be more responsive to customers  
5) To increase employee morale  

153   What is meant by the acronym CIPD?
1) Chartered Institute of People and Development  
2) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development  
3) Chartered Institute of Performance Development  
4) Chartered Institute of Personnel Directors  
5) Other than those given as options

154   What does Boxall mean by the acronym HCA?
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1   Human Capital Assessment   2   Human Capital Allowance  
3   Human Capital Advantage   4   Human Capital Analysis  
5   Human Capital Appraisal

155   What does Boxall mean by the acronym OPA?
1   Organisational Process Advantage  
2   Organisational Process Appraisal   3   Organisational Process
Assessment  
4   Organisational Procedure Advantage  
5   Organisational Process Analysis  

156   What is meant by RPO?
1   Recruitment Procedure Outsourcing  
2   Recruitment Process Outsourcing  
3   Recruitment Process Output  
4   Retirement Process Outsourcing  
5) Other than those given as options

157   Since which period have management theorists and practitioners been concerned
with emotions in organisations?
1   1930s   2   1950s  
3   1920s   4   1940s   5) Other than those given as options

158   Which of the following refer to a 'tight' labour market? Select all that apply  
1   High turnover of staff  
2   More creative recruitment  
3   Firms offer additional incentives and benefits  
4   Firms have difficulty finding staff  
5   Firms find it easy finding staff  

159   'Best practice' employee selection is usually associated with which model?
1   The psychiatric model   2   The psychometric model  
3   The physiological model   4   The psychological model  
5) Other than those given as options

160   What is meant by WERS?
1   Worker Employer Relations Survey  
2   Workplace Employment Relations Survey  
3   Workplace Employment Relations Statistics  
4   Worker Employee Relations Survey  
5) Other than those given as options

161   Which of the following are cognitive characteristics? Select all that apply  
1   Personality traits   2   Academic achievements  
3   Knowledge   4   Intellectual processes  
5   Motivation  

162   What is meant by the acronym VET?
1   Vocational Expertise and Training  
2   Voluntary Education and Training  
3   Vocational Education and Training  
4   Vocational Experience and Training  

5) Other than those given as options
163   What percentage of employers in England have skills - shortage vacancies?
1   0  7 percent    2   7 percent   
3   17 percent    4   77 percent    5) Other than those given as options

164   Which of the following problems may result due to skill gaps? Select all that
apply  
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1   Poor customer service   2   Increased business  
3   Delays developing new products   4   Quality issues  
5) Other than those given as options

165   What is meant by the acronym VPS?
1   Variable Pay Systems   2   Valuable Pay System  
3   Voluntary Pay System   4   Valuable Pay Scheme  
5) Other than those given as options

166   What is meant by the acronym PRP?
1   Performance Related Pay  
2   Performance Registered Pay  
3   Process Related Pay  
4   Performance Recommended Pay   5) Other than those given as options

167   What is meant by the acronym PBR?
1   Payment By Results   2   Payment By Revision  
3   Payment By Review   4   Payment By Reward  
5) Other than those given as options

168   Which of the following is not one of the main reasons for major changes in performance
appraisal in recent years?
1   Knowledge management initiatives  
2   Changes in payment systems  
3   Government legislation  
4   Total quality management  
5   Team working initiatives  

169   Which of the following statement are correct? Select all that apply  
1   Performance appraisal is not used in the public sector  
2   Performance appraisal now includes previously untouched organisations and
occupational groups  
3   Performance appraisal has become more widespread  
4   Performance appraisal is diminishing in importance  
5) Other than those given as options

170   Which of the following is not a type of performance appraisal?
1   45 degree appraisal   2   Customer appraisals  
3   Appraisal of managers   4   Team based appraisal  
5) Other than those given as options

171   What is the main reason UK employees give for joining unions?
1   Because I believe in trade unions  
2   Free legal advice  
3   Most people at work are members  
4   Improved pay and conditions  
5   Support if I had a problem at work  

172   What percentage of UK workplaces are effectively union free?
1   Around one third   2   Around one half  
3   Around two thirds   4   Around three quarters  
5) Other than those given as options

173   Which parties are generally considered to be the main actors in the employment
relationship? Select all that apply  
1   Academics   2   Unions  
3   Employees   4   The state   5   Managers  

174   Which of the following is not a reason why line managers are used in HRM?
1   Because they occupy a key role in terms of the people management aspects of
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the general management job  
2   Because most line managers are trained in HRM practices  
3   Because they are closest to customers and employees  
4   To free HR specialists to form policies and procedures  
5) Other than those given as options

175   Which of the following are typically referred to as 'line managers'?
1   Those working in finance  
2   Those who work in 'general management' roles, rather than a specific functional
area  
3   Those working in sales  
4   Those working in marketing  
5) Other than those given as options

176   What is meant by the acronym PMA?
1   Performance Management Allowance  
2   Performance Management Appraisal  
3   Performance Management Activity  
4   Performance Management Assessment  
5) Other than those given as options

177   Which of the following statements is false?
1   Culture can be viewed as a social construction and as an implicit feature of
social life  
2   Culture is central to understanding control and resistance in society,
organisations, and social groups  
3   Culture as a concept derives from the fields of organisational and industrial
psychology  
4   Culture is not a well - defined concept  
5) Other than those given as options

178   Which sociologist focused upon the rationalisation of Western society?
1   Durkheim   2   Marx  
3   Comte   4   Weber   5) Other than those given as options

179   Which of the following concepts have been proposed to constitute aspects of
organisational culture? Select all that apply  
1   Beliefs   2   Behaviours  
3   Ways of solving problems   4   Shared values  
5   A by - product of an organisation  

180   What is meant by the term MNC?
1   Multi National Career   2   Multi National Corporation  
3   Multi National Co - operation   4   Multi National Committee  
5) Other than those given as options

181   What is meant by the term TNC?
1   Trans National Co - operation   2   Trans National Career  
3   Trans National Corporation   4   Trans National Consortium  
5   Trans National Committee  

182   What is meant by the acronym EEC?
1   European Employer Community
2   European Economic Community
3   European Employment Company
4   European Employee Community
5) Other than those given as options

183   What is meant by the acronym FDI?
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1   Foreign Direct Indicator 2   Foreign Direct Index
3   Foreign Direct Investment
4   Foreign Developmental Investment  
5) Other than those given as options

184   What is meant by the term LME?
1   Liberal - Market Economy   2   Labour market Economy  
3   Left Market Economy   4   Low Market Economy  
5) Other than those given as options

185   What is meant by the term CME?
1   Collapsed Market Economy   2   Closed Market Economy  
3   Collaborative Market Economy  
4   Common Market Economy   5) Other than those given as options

186   What percentage of the workforce were teleworkers in 2005?
1   8 percent    2   1 percent   
3   22 percent    4   15 percent    5) Other than those given as options

187   What proportion of people were self - employed in 2005?
1   13 percent    2   23 percent   
3   33 percent    4   1 percent    5) Other than those given as options

188   What percentage of women of working age were in employment in 2005?
1   20 percent    2   90 percent   
3   40 percent    4   70 percent    5) Other than those given as options

189   When did diversity research begin to emerge in the management literature?
1   Late 1980s   2   Late 1960s  
3   Late 1990s   4   Late 1970s   5) Other than those given as options

190   Which of the following trends are expected to affect the EU workforce over the
next 30 years?
1   The workforce is becoming on average older  
2   To become more dominated by women  
3   Migration of workers from new EU states  
4   To have more workers working part - time  
5   The workforce is expected on average to become younger  

191   Why might generous Work Life Balance policies not be used? Select all that apply  
1   Lack of supportiveness of managers  
2   Working time expectations  
3   Supportiveness of colleagues  
4   Perceived career consequences  
5   Flexible workers are perceived to have greater employee commitment  

192   When were maternity rights introduced in the UK?
1   2000   2   1960  
3   1975   4   1990   5) Other than those given as options

193   Maslow and Hertzberg were part of which school of thought?
1   Human needs school   2   Human relations school  
3   Human resource school   4   Humane school  
5) Other than those given as options

194   Which of the following aspects is not recognised as Emotional Intelligence?
1   A lack of self motivations  
2   Knowing one's emotions  
3   The effective and 'proper' management of emotions  
4   Controlling one's emotions  
5   Recognising emotions in others  
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195   In which countries are socio - technical ideas often associated?
1   Scandinavia   2   Germany   3   Ireland   4   France   5   Belgium  

196   Which of the following were concerns from the 1950s and onwards?
1   Job rotation   2   Job enlargement  
3   Knowledge management   4   Job enrichment  
5   Employee motivation and satisfaction  

197   Which of the following statements is true?
1   Research into workplace bullying grew out of Scandinavian studies into
schoolyard bullying in the 1950s  
2   Research into workplace bullying grew out of US studies into bullying in the
military in the 1950s  
3   Research into workplace bullying grew out of Scandinavian studies into
schoolyard bullying in the 1970s  
4   Research into workplace bullying grew out of US studies into bullying in the
military in the 1970s  
5) Other than those given as options

198   The term 'mobbing' is often used to refer to bullying in which region?
1   Eastern Europe   2   Latin America  
3   Asia   4   Scandinavia   5) Other than those given as options

199   Which of the following organisational factors have been associated with workplace
bullying?
1   Positive social environment   2   Leadership style  
3   Poor job design   4   Role conflict  
5   Competitive workplaces  

200   Which of the following statements are true?
1   Bullying may have legal costs  
2   A single approach is likely to solve workplace bullying problems  
3   Bullying may have financial costs  
4   Bullying may have reputational costs  
5   Bullying may have emotional costs

 

Answers: 
151  2 152  5 153  2 154  3 155  1 156  2 157  1 158  3 159  2 160  2 161  3 162  3 163  2 164  1 165  1 166  1 167  1 168  3 169  3 170  1 171  5 172  2 173  2 174  2 175  2 176  2 177  3 178  4 179  3 180  2 181  3 182  2 183  3 184  1 185  3 186  1 187  1 188  4 189  1 190  1 191  2 192  3 193  2 194  5 195  1 196  1 197  3 198  4 199  3 200  5

50 आईबीपीएस अतः मानव संसाधन सवाल

ये सवाल आईबीपीएस पीओ विशेषज्ञ परीक्षा के 2015 पत्र में थे

151   What is the meaning of the acronym HRM?

1) Human Relations Management  
2) Humane Resource Management  
3) Humanistic Resource Management  
4) Human Resource Management   5) Other than those given as options

152   Which of the following is not a reason for downsizing?
1) To reduce product development time   2) To save labour costs  
3) To speed up decision making   4) To be more responsive to customers  
5) To increase employee morale  

153   What is meant by the acronym CIPD?
1) Chartered Institute of People and Development  
2) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development  
3) Chartered Institute of Performance Development  
4) Chartered Institute of Personnel Directors  
5) Other than those given as options

154   What does Boxall mean by the acronym HCA?
12
1   Human Capital Assessment   2   Human Capital Allowance  
3   Human Capital Advantage   4   Human Capital Analysis  
5   Human Capital Appraisal

155   What does Boxall mean by the acronym OPA?
1   Organisational Process Advantage  
2   Organisational Process Appraisal   3   Organisational Process
Assessment  
4   Organisational Procedure Advantage  
5   Organisational Process Analysis  

156   What is meant by RPO?
1   Recruitment Procedure Outsourcing  
2   Recruitment Process Outsourcing  
3   Recruitment Process Output  
4   Retirement Process Outsourcing  
5) Other than those given as options

157   Since which period have management theorists and practitioners been concerned
with emotions in organisations?
1   1930s   2   1950s  
3   1920s   4   1940s   5) Other than those given as options

158   Which of the following refer to a 'tight' labour market? Select all that apply  
1   High turnover of staff  
2   More creative recruitment  
3   Firms offer additional incentives and benefits  
4   Firms have difficulty finding staff  
5   Firms find it easy finding staff  

159   'Best practice' employee selection is usually associated with which model?
1   The psychiatric model   2   The psychometric model  
3   The physiological model   4   The psychological model  
5) Other than those given as options

160   What is meant by WERS?
1   Worker Employer Relations Survey  
2   Workplace Employment Relations Survey  
3   Workplace Employment Relations Statistics  
4   Worker Employee Relations Survey  
5) Other than those given as options

161   Which of the following are cognitive characteristics? Select all that apply  
1   Personality traits   2   Academic achievements  
3   Knowledge   4   Intellectual processes  
5   Motivation  

162   What is meant by the acronym VET?
1   Vocational Expertise and Training  
2   Voluntary Education and Training  
3   Vocational Education and Training  
4   Vocational Experience and Training  

5) Other than those given as options
163   What percentage of employers in England have skills - shortage vacancies?
1   0  7 percent    2   7 percent   
3   17 percent    4   77 percent    5) Other than those given as options

164   Which of the following problems may result due to skill gaps? Select all that
apply  
13
1   Poor customer service   2   Increased business  
3   Delays developing new products   4   Quality issues  
5) Other than those given as options

165   What is meant by the acronym VPS?
1   Variable Pay Systems   2   Valuable Pay System  
3   Voluntary Pay System   4   Valuable Pay Scheme  
5) Other than those given as options

166   What is meant by the acronym PRP?
1   Performance Related Pay  
2   Performance Registered Pay  
3   Process Related Pay  
4   Performance Recommended Pay   5) Other than those given as options

167   What is meant by the acronym PBR?
1   Payment By Results   2   Payment By Revision  
3   Payment By Review   4   Payment By Reward  
5) Other than those given as options

168   Which of the following is not one of the main reasons for major changes in performance
appraisal in recent years?
1   Knowledge management initiatives  
2   Changes in payment systems  
3   Government legislation  
4   Total quality management  
5   Team working initiatives  

169   Which of the following statement are correct? Select all that apply  
1   Performance appraisal is not used in the public sector  
2   Performance appraisal now includes previously untouched organisations and
occupational groups  
3   Performance appraisal has become more widespread  
4   Performance appraisal is diminishing in importance  
5) Other than those given as options

170   Which of the following is not a type of performance appraisal?
1   45 degree appraisal   2   Customer appraisals  
3   Appraisal of managers   4   Team based appraisal  
5) Other than those given as options

171   What is the main reason UK employees give for joining unions?
1   Because I believe in trade unions  
2   Free legal advice  
3   Most people at work are members  
4   Improved pay and conditions  
5   Support if I had a problem at work  

172   What percentage of UK workplaces are effectively union free?
1   Around one third   2   Around one half  
3   Around two thirds   4   Around three quarters  
5) Other than those given as options

173   Which parties are generally considered to be the main actors in the employment
relationship? Select all that apply  
1   Academics   2   Unions  
3   Employees   4   The state   5   Managers  

174   Which of the following is not a reason why line managers are used in HRM?
1   Because they occupy a key role in terms of the people management aspects of
14
the general management job  
2   Because most line managers are trained in HRM practices  
3   Because they are closest to customers and employees  
4   To free HR specialists to form policies and procedures  
5) Other than those given as options

175   Which of the following are typically referred to as 'line managers'?
1   Those working in finance  
2   Those who work in 'general management' roles, rather than a specific functional
area  
3   Those working in sales  
4   Those working in marketing  
5) Other than those given as options

176   What is meant by the acronym PMA?
1   Performance Management Allowance  
2   Performance Management Appraisal  
3   Performance Management Activity  
4   Performance Management Assessment  
5) Other than those given as options

177   Which of the following statements is false?
1   Culture can be viewed as a social construction and as an implicit feature of
social life  
2   Culture is central to understanding control and resistance in society,
organisations, and social groups  
3   Culture as a concept derives from the fields of organisational and industrial
psychology  
4   Culture is not a well - defined concept  
5) Other than those given as options

178   Which sociologist focused upon the rationalisation of Western society?
1   Durkheim   2   Marx  
3   Comte   4   Weber   5) Other than those given as options

179   Which of the following concepts have been proposed to constitute aspects of
organisational culture? Select all that apply  
1   Beliefs   2   Behaviours  
3   Ways of solving problems   4   Shared values  
5   A by - product of an organisation  

180   What is meant by the term MNC?
1   Multi National Career   2   Multi National Corporation  
3   Multi National Co - operation   4   Multi National Committee  
5) Other than those given as options

181   What is meant by the term TNC?
1   Trans National Co - operation   2   Trans National Career  
3   Trans National Corporation   4   Trans National Consortium  
5   Trans National Committee  

182   What is meant by the acronym EEC?
1   European Employer Community
2   European Economic Community
3   European Employment Company
4   European Employee Community
5) Other than those given as options

183   What is meant by the acronym FDI?
15
1   Foreign Direct Indicator 2   Foreign Direct Index
3   Foreign Direct Investment
4   Foreign Developmental Investment  
5) Other than those given as options

184   What is meant by the term LME?
1   Liberal - Market Economy   2   Labour market Economy  
3   Left Market Economy   4   Low Market Economy  
5) Other than those given as options

185   What is meant by the term CME?
1   Collapsed Market Economy   2   Closed Market Economy  
3   Collaborative Market Economy  
4   Common Market Economy   5) Other than those given as options

186   What percentage of the workforce were teleworkers in 2005?
1   8 percent    2   1 percent   
3   22 percent    4   15 percent    5) Other than those given as options

187   What proportion of people were self - employed in 2005?
1   13 percent    2   23 percent   
3   33 percent    4   1 percent    5) Other than those given as options

188   What percentage of women of working age were in employment in 2005?
1   20 percent    2   90 percent   
3   40 percent    4   70 percent    5) Other than those given as options

189   When did diversity research begin to emerge in the management literature?
1   Late 1980s   2   Late 1960s  
3   Late 1990s   4   Late 1970s   5) Other than those given as options

190   Which of the following trends are expected to affect the EU workforce over the
next 30 years?
1   The workforce is becoming on average older  
2   To become more dominated by women  
3   Migration of workers from new EU states  
4   To have more workers working part - time  
5   The workforce is expected on average to become younger  

191   Why might generous Work Life Balance policies not be used? Select all that apply  
1   Lack of supportiveness of managers  
2   Working time expectations  
3   Supportiveness of colleagues  
4   Perceived career consequences  
5   Flexible workers are perceived to have greater employee commitment  

192   When were maternity rights introduced in the UK?
1   2000   2   1960  
3   1975   4   1990   5) Other than those given as options

193   Maslow and Hertzberg were part of which school of thought?
1   Human needs school   2   Human relations school  
3   Human resource school   4   Humane school  
5) Other than those given as options

194   Which of the following aspects is not recognised as Emotional Intelligence?
1   A lack of self motivations  
2   Knowing one's emotions  
3   The effective and 'proper' management of emotions  
4   Controlling one's emotions  
5   Recognising emotions in others  
16

195   In which countries are socio - technical ideas often associated?
1   Scandinavia   2   Germany   3   Ireland   4   France   5   Belgium  

196   Which of the following were concerns from the 1950s and onwards?
1   Job rotation   2   Job enlargement  
3   Knowledge management   4   Job enrichment  
5   Employee motivation and satisfaction  

197   Which of the following statements is true?
1   Research into workplace bullying grew out of Scandinavian studies into
schoolyard bullying in the 1950s  
2   Research into workplace bullying grew out of US studies into bullying in the
military in the 1950s  
3   Research into workplace bullying grew out of Scandinavian studies into
schoolyard bullying in the 1970s  
4   Research into workplace bullying grew out of US studies into bullying in the
military in the 1970s  
5) Other than those given as options

198   The term 'mobbing' is often used to refer to bullying in which region?
1   Eastern Europe   2   Latin America  
3   Asia   4   Scandinavia   5) Other than those given as options

199   Which of the following organisational factors have been associated with workplace
bullying?
1   Positive social environment   2   Leadership style  
3   Poor job design   4   Role conflict  
5   Competitive workplaces  

200   Which of the following statements are true?
1   Bullying may have legal costs  
2   A single approach is likely to solve workplace bullying problems  
3   Bullying may have financial costs  
4   Bullying may have reputational costs  
5   Bullying may have emotional costs

 

Answers: 
151  2 152  5 153  2 154  3 155  1 156  2 157  1 158  3 159  2 160  2 161  3 162  3 163  2 164  1 165  1 166  1 167  1 168  3 169  3 170  1 171  5 172  2 173  2 174  2 175  2 176  2 177  3 178  4 179  3 180  2 181  3 182  2 183  3 184  1 185  3 186  1 187  1 188  4 189  1 190  1 191  2 192  3 193  2 194  5 195  1 196  1 197  3 198  4 199  3 200  5

 


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