# Banking Awareness for Upcoming Exams Set 11 (T-bills)

This set contains banking awareness questions for various upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk and insurance exams. This set contains questions from the topic:Â Treasury bills(T-bills)Â

1. What does T stands for in T-Bills?
A) Trust
B) Transfer
C) Treasury
Option C
Explanation
: Treasury bills
2. Who issues Treasury bills(T-bills) in India?
A) RBI
B) Central Governemnt
C) State Governemnt
D) Both B and C
Option B
Explanation
: Treasury bills are issued by the Government of India.Reserve Bank of India manages and services these securities through its public debt offices. There are no treasury bills issued by State Governments.
3. What is the maximum tenure of T-Bills in India?
A) 91 days
B) 182 days
C) 364 days
D) 728 days
Option C
Explanation
: At present, the Government of India issues three types of treasury bills through auctions, namely, 91-day, 182-day and 364-day.
4. What is the minimum amount for which T-Bills are issued in India?
A) Rs 10,000
B) Rs 25,000
C) Rs 50,000
D) Rs 1,00,000
Option B
Explanation
: Minimum Amount: Rs 25,000 and multiples of Rs 25,000
5. What is the maximum amount for which T-bills are issued in India?
A) Rs 1,00,000
B) Rs 5,00,000
C) Rs 10,00,000
D) No Such Limit
Option D
Explanation
: There is no ceiling limit on T-Bills.
6. T-bills auctions are held on NDS platform. What is the full form of NDS?
A) Negotiated Dealing System
B) Non Deduction System
C) Non Differentiated System
D) Networked Dealing System
Option A
Explanation
: T-bills auctions are held on the Negotiated Dealing System (NDS) and the members electronically submit their bids on the system.
7. Identify the correct statement.
A) T-Bills are issued at face value and redeemed at discount at maturity.
B) T-Bills are issued at face value and redeemed at negotiated value at maturity.
C) T-bills are issued at a discount and redeemed at the face value at maturity
D) All are correct
Option C
Explanation
: T-biils are issued at a discount and redeemed at the face value at maturity.
Example : A T-Bill with a value of Ss 100(Face Value) will be sold in the market at Rs 9.50(discount of Rs 1.50) Then upon maturity it will be redeemed (buy back) at Rs 100(Full Face Value)
8. Identify the false statement
A) T-bills are money market instrument.
B) T-bills are issued by Government of India
C) T-bills are zero coupon securities.
D) All are true
Option D
Explanation
: All are true. A zero-coupon security is one which makes no periodic interest payments and is sold at a deep discount from face value.
9. Identity the false statement.
A) Banks can use T-bills for fulfilling their SLR requirements
B) RBI auctions T-bills everyday on its website
C) T-bills have zero risk associated with them.
D) All are true
Option B
Explanation
: The Reserve Bank of India conducts auctions usually every Wednesday to issue T-bills.
10. Treasury bills are also issued under the MSS. What is the full form of MSS?
A) Market Security Scheme
B) Market Securitization Scheme
C) Market Security Structure
D) Market Stabilization Scheme
Option D
Explanation
: MSS : Market Stabilization Scheme Â – These are the security issued to extract excess liquidity in the system rather than providing the government with funds.

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