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1. Which is the oldest stock exchange in India?
A Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
B Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE)
C Madras Stock Exchange (MSE)
D National Stock Exchange (NSE)

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There are more than 20 stock exchanges in India. BSE is the oldest one not just in India but in Asia also. BSE took shape as "The Native Share & Stock Broker's Association" on July 9, 1875.
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2. What are SENSEX and NIFTY?
A Stock markets
B Value of stock markets
C Virtual companies listed in stock exchanges
D Indexes

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SENSEX (BSE) and NIFTY (NSE) are equity indexes of their corresponding stock exchanges. They are used to indicate if the prices of stocks of most of the major companies listed in its stock exchange have gone up or come down w.r.t. to a value taken as base. The base value is calculated when the index is created and never changed thereafter. There are hundreds of other indices like these used in stock markets to indicate the direction of movement of stocks and shares.
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3. A market in which stock prices are rising is called:
A Bear Market
B Bull Market

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SENSEX was in a bull market trend from April 2003 to January 2008 as it increased from 2,900 points to 21,000 points!
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4. A market in which stock prices are falling is called:
A Bull Market
B Bear Market

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Two notable bear markets that occurred in the 21st century were between March 2000 and October 2002 (dot-com burst) and between October 2007 and March 2009 (U.S. housing market crash).
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5. SENSEX and NFTY are calculated based on the performance of shares of __ and __ chosen companies respectively.
A 10, 10
B 100, 100
C 50, 30
D 30, 50

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The 30 companies that make up the SENSEX are mostly the ones with the largest market capitalization. The selection of these companies is not be permanent and they may be excluded if their market capitalization drops below the minimum required level. Likewise, NIFTY is an index of 50 major stocks weighted by market capitalization.
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