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English Language For SBI Clerk/PO Mains | 26- 07 - 18

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English Language For SBI Clerk/PO Mains | 26- 07 - 18
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Q1-10. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. 

India's education system is breeding more and more frustration among both students and teachers. And yet, no one sees what can be done to make it more meaningful. Many reforms have been discussed at lth but have come to nothing for one reason or another. The authorities are now peddling the idea of autonomous colleges as a means of toning of teaching standards. They argue that by allowing certain colleges to introduce their own courses, hold seminars, and above all evolve their own method of assessing students, students will get a far better deal. Indeed, they make out that such colleges will have free hand in nearly everything except granting degrees. In theory, all this sounds attractive enough. But there is little to show that the managements concerned are keen on such reforms. Even today, nothing prevents a college from inviting guest speakers on the specialized subjects or holding courses in lish for vernacular students. But not single one of those who are now clamouring for autonomy has bothered to do so. It is no secret that colleges which may be freed to an extent from university control are highly elitist. In Mumbai, for example, there is a big cultural gulf between city colleges and suburban colleges. If some of the former are now given a degree of autonomy, it will only heighten this disparity. 

The answer to the vexing problem of declining standard in higher education does not lie in encouraging the growth of ‘model’ institutions but in improving overall standards. This is, of course, easier said than done. Since more and more young people are seeking degrees, the only solution, however unpalatable it may sound, is drastically to reduce the number of those who are admitted to colleges. Even though there is political pressure on many state governments to build new colleges and to reserve more seats for backward classes, it will be sheer folly to expand such facilities recklessly without giving any thought to the quality of education imparted. If admissions are made very selective, it will automatically reduce the number of entrants. This should apply particularly to new colleges, many of which are little more than degree factories. Only then can the authorities hope to bring down the teacher –student ratio to manageable proportions. What is more, teacher should be given refresher courses every summer vacation to brush up their knowledge. Besides, if college managements increase the library budget it will help both staff and students a great deal. At the same time, however, it will be unfair to deny college education to thousands of young men and women unless employers stop insisting on degrees even for clerical jobs. For a start, why can’t the Government disqualify graduates from securing certain jobs, say. Class III and IV posts ? Once the degrees are declined from jobs, at least in some important departments, it will make many young people think twice before joining college. 

Q1. What according to the passage, would be the result of granting autonomy to some colleges? 

1. The ratio of teacher students will come down 

2. Disparity between city and suburban colleges will increase 

3. Some colleges will stop selling degrees 

4. Both (1) and (2) 

5. All of these 

Q2. What is the author's chief concern in the passage? 

1. frustration among people 

2. standard of education 

3. autonomy to colleges 

4. selling of degrees 

5. None of these 

Q3. What is the author's attitude in the passage? 

1. cynical 

2. optimistic 

3. critical 

4. conservative 

5. constructive 

Q4. The most significant feature of the scheme of autonomous college is __________. 

1. They can evolve their method of assessment. 

2. They can sell degrees. 

3. They can award degree to students who perform well. 

4. Both 1 and 2 

5. None of these 

Q5. Which of the following could be the opposite of 'Heighten' according to the passage? 

1. Widen 

2. Decrease 

3. Strengthen 

4. Dissolve 

5. Disappear 

Q6. What is the main difficulty in the way of improving standards? 

1. Paucity of funds 

2. Paucity of library funds 

3. Absence of refresher courses 

4. Both 1 and 2 

5. None of these 

Q7. Which of the following could be the synonyms of the word 'evolve' used in the passage? 

1. introduce 

2. start 

3. develop 

4. abandon 

5. establish 

Q8. The author does not believe that _________. 

1. colleges have the capacity to develop courses 

2. colleges have the expertise for assessment 

3. some colleges are only degree factories 

4. college managements are really keen on reforms 

5. None of these 

Q9. Which of the following could be the opposite of 'folly' ? 

1. right 

2. exact 

3. help 

4. make 

5. None of these 

Q10. Why do many people go to college according to the passage? 

1. because many colleges have been opened 

2. because there are reserved seats for the poor 

3. because employees insist on degrees 

4. because many facilities are made available. 

5. None of these 


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Q2. (2) 

Q3. (5) 

Q4. (1) 

Q5. (2) 

Q6. (5) 

Q7. (3) 

Q8. (4) 

Q9. (5) 

Q10. (3)

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