English Quiz for RBI Grade B & NICL AO Mains 2017 - 3

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Directions (Q. 1-10): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Education is perhaps the most vital requirement for inclusive growth, empowering individuals and society, opening up opportunities and promoting true public participation in the development process. It is an important factor that fuels both social change and economic growth. India is actively pushing forward with its agenda for revamping and restructuring education in the country. Thanks to schemes like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Midday Meal Schemes, enrolment rates in schools have gone up, as have the number of schools. Right to Education is now a Fundamental Right for all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years. In simple words, it means that the Government will be responsible for providing education to every child up to eighth standard free of cost, irrespective of class and gender. It has, thus, paved the way for building a strong, literate and empowered society in this country.

However, the realisation of this objective is not going to be very easy—not when the school system in the country, especially the schools in rural areas, continues to be plagued by problems of poor infrastructure, shortage of teachers, their lack of training and motivation, besides poverty and livelihood issues that are responsible for the huge drop-out rates. It is estimated that there is a shortage of nearly five lakh teachers, while about three lakh of them are untrained at the elementary school stage. Over 53 per cent of schools have a student-teacher ratio much poorer than the 1:30 as prescribed under the Act. About 46 per cent schools do not have toilets for girls, which is another reason why parents do not send girl children to schools.

However, if our track records in literacy is an indication, we can be quite hopeful of achieving the target of providing school education to all our children. A 65 per cent literacy rate in 2001 from a mere 14 per cent in 1947 is a record established with a lot of vision and hard work—a record we can be justifiably proud of. India’s commitment to provide compulsory education to nearly 22 crore children between the age of 6 and 14 is evident in schemes like those providing rural children with stipends, free uniforms and text books, mid-day meals and special attention to education of the girl child. While issues of equity, quality and access remain areas of concern, particularly in rural schools, rapid efforts are being made to address these effectively and in a sustained manner.

By enacting the Right to Education, India now joins a select few countries in the world where education is a Fundamental Right. Education is the surest route to development; it will transform the whole society and the gains of such a development will be inclusive and widespread.

1. According to the passage, the term ‘Inclusive Growth’ refers to
1) True public participation in the development process
2) Opening up of opportunities
3) Economic growth coupled with educational development
4) Social change with economic growth
5) None of these

2. What has triggered the increase in enrolment rate in schools, according to the passage?
1) Economic growth
2) Poverty eradication programmes
3) Schemes like ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ and ‘Midday Meal Schemes’
4) All the above
5) None of these

3. “Right to Education is now a Fundament Right for all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years.” It means
1) All the parents/guardians of children of the said age group will have to get their children enrolled in schools.
2) All the children of 6-14 years will compulsorily get education.
3) All the children referred to will have to enrol themselves in Govt schools.
4) Now, it is the responsibility of the Govt to ensure that each and every child of the concerned age group is provided education at least up to class VIII free of cost.
5) None of these

4. Consider the following statements:
1) The educational institutions in India severely lack quality teachers.
2) The objective of education to all is not easy to achieve for our school system is plagued by serious problems like poor infrastructure and shortage of teachers.
Which of the above two statements are correct?
1) Only  1) is true
2) Only  2) is true
3) Both are true
4) Both are not related to the passage
5) None of these

5. What is the per cent rate of growth in literacy from 1947 to 2001?
1) 65%
2) 14%
3) 56%
4) 51%
5) 51%

6. What, in your view, should be the title of the passage?
1) Right to Education – A road to 100%
2) Education for All – A distant goal
3) Educational Infrastructure – the biggest setback
4) Sarva Shiksha – A prolonged dream
5) None of these

Direction (Q. 7-8): Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage?

7. Fuel
1) Encourage 2) Force 3) Empower 4) Flourish 5) Drive

8. Drop-out
1) Leave 2) Go away 3) Discourage 4) Go down 5) Discontinue

Direction (Q. 9-10): Which of the following is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage?

9. Pushing forward
1) Going away 2) Going ahead 3) Dancing back 4) Drawing back 5) None of these

10. Motivation

1) Discouragement 2) Induction 3) Derailment 4) Guidance 5) Demotion

1. 1
2. 3
3. 4
4. 2
5. 4
6. 1
7. 1
8. 5
9. 4
10. 1



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