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English Language Quiz For SBI Clerk / RBI Assistant | 31-01-2020

Aditi Mahendras

Dear Readers,
Mahendras has started special quizzes for SBI Clerk / RBI Assistant examination so that you can practice more and more to crack the examination. This SBI Clerk / RBI Assistant special quiz series will mold your preparations in the right direction and the regular practice of these quizzes will be really very helpful in scoring good marks in the Examination. Here we are providing you important question of English Language for SBI Clerk / RBI Assistant 2020 Exam.

Read  the following passage and answer the given question.

This development needs to be seen in the context of the Supreme Court judgment in May this year on a petition moved by the Swaraj Abhiyan on a series of issues related to agrarian(1) and in this particular case on the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005. The judgment read: “The Government of India is directed to release to the State Governments adequate funds under the scheme in a timely manner so that the workforce is (2) its wages well in time. It is regrettable that the pending wage bill for 2015-2016 was cleared during the pendency of the petition. The Government of India must shape up in this regard.” The court further indicted the Central government on the count of late wage payments with the (3) comment that it “had thrown social justice to the winds”. It considered delayed wage payments “a constitutional breach”.

The government was (4) to release funds in June, bringing huge relief to the workers whose dues were cleared. In addition, because of the (5) by the Supreme Court, the Central government has had to release funds to the States for projects under the law. As a result, around 85 per cent of the funds (6) for the year have already been released in the first five months. This reflects also the high demand for work. In the background of the (7) drought and widespread agrarian distress, MGNREGA is literally a lifeline for millions who have no other means of survival because of the lack of work in the countryside. The number of person-days generated in the first four months of the year is 89 crore person-days, the highest since 2012-2013. 

But while this is a positive development, it also means that just around 15 per cent funds are available for the remaining seven months. Already, according to information available on the website of the Ministry, nine States have a negative balance, meaning thereby that they do not have the funds either to pay (8) or to plan and implement projects based on the demand. The lean season for agricultural work that sees a (9) in the demand for work under MGNREGA is usually between January to April. What is going to (10) then? Will the funds be made available by the Central government? 

Choose the correct option for (1) 

(1) digress 

(2) deploy 

(3) impore 

(4) distress 

(5) subjugate

Choose the correct option for (2) 

(1) paid 

(2) refund 

(3) compensation 

(4) recompense 

(5) salary

Choose the correct option for (3) 

(1) central 

(2) scathing 

(3) scurrying 

(4) assume 

(5) surplus

Choose the correct option for (4) 

(1) voluntary 

(2) spontaneous 

(3) forced 

(4) non-compulsory 

(5) unforced

Choose the correct option for (5) 

(1) leverage 

(2) monitor 

(3) monitoring 

(4) focus 

(5) cast

Choose the correct option for (6) 

(1) debt 

(2) bulk 

(3) account 

(4) aggregation 

(5) budgeted

Choose the correct option for (7) 

(1) retrenchment 

(2) devastating 

(3) diminution 

(4) curtail 

(5) abatement

Choose the correct option for (8) 

(1) wages 

(2) bills 

(3) debts 

(4) hired 

(5) paid 

Choose the correct option for (9) 

(1) releasing 

(2) spike 

(3) detach 

(4) unfold 

(5) loosen 

Choose the correct option for (10) 

(1) fail 

(2) cease 

(3) precede 

(4) happen 

(5) disappear


1. (4) 

2. (1)

3. (2) 

4. (3)

5. (3) 

6. (5) 

7. (2)

 8. (1)

 9. (2) 

10. (4)`


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