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English Language Quiz For IBPS & SBI Exam | 13-10-2021

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Dear Readers,

Mahendras has started special quizzes for IBPS & SBI Exam so that you can practice more and more to crack the examination. This IBPS & SBI Exam 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 the important question of reasoning ability for the IBPS & SBI Exam.

Q1-10 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some questions.

The Aadhaar scheme of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is to provide India’s billion-plus people with a unique identification number. Enrolment is not mandatory, though it was mentioned that it would be difficult for people to access public services if not done. The scheme requires individuals to provide their photograph, fingerprints and iris scan along with documentary personal information for data capture by outsourced operators. It is meant to bypass the corrupt bureaucratic system and deliver government subsidies and grants to the poor, and bring them into the banking system. Sceptics argue that it is an effort to capture the funds of hundreds of millions of micro- and nano-investors who are today outside the banking system, to bring them into the credit economy.

The scheme was introduced as a pilot project in Karnataka’s Mysore district. The poor and those who survive on daily wages were not enthusiastic about enrolment, because it meant losing four or five days wages, to stand in queues, to fill up forms, to produce documents, to provide biometrics, etc., and, later, to open bank accounts. The UIDAI overcame the initial reluctance by wide advertisement of the benefits of enrolment. When this too did not achieve the target set, the local administration informed the public that PDS ration and LPG supply would not be available without the Aadhaar number. This resulted in serpentine queues right through the day at enrolment centres, at the end of which the UIDAI could claim that 95 per cent of Mysore district’s population had enrolled itself into the scheme.

Media reports indicate that commencing January 1, 2013, MGNREGA, the Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana (RGAY), the Ashraya housing scheme, Bhagyalakshmi and the social security and pension scheme will be linked with Aadhaar in Mysore district. This linking, with rights like salary and pension, and important entitled benefits and services, has raised some hackles because enrolment is not mandatory.

It has led to questions on whether salary and pension rights, and benefits like PDS ration and LPG supply can be denied just because an individual does not possess a unique Aadhaar number. Today, teachers in Maharashtra and government employees in Jharkhand cannot draw their salaries. Apart from pro-poor projects like MGNREGA and RGAY, even jobs, housing, provident funds and registering a marriage now require enrolment. From being not mandatory, the “poor-inclusive” .Aadhaar scheme appears to have quietly metamorphosed into becoming exclusionary and non-optional.

The UIDAI’s own Biometrics Standards Committee stated that retaining biometric efficiency for a database of more than one billion people “has not been adequately analysed” and the problem of fingerprint quality in India “has not been studied in depth.” Thus the technological basis of the project remains doubtful.

Q1 Which of the following are required for enrolment for ‘Aadhar scheme’?

A. Personal information

B. Iris scan

C. Photograph

D. Fingerprints

01. Only A and C

02. Only B and D

03. Only B and C

04. All except A

05. All of the above

Q2 Why, according to the author, are the poor not interested in ‘Aadhar scheme’?

01. They are not willing to provide their biometric measures

02. They do not possess the required documents which are needed to be produced at the time of enrolment

03. They do not perceive it as a benefit to them

04. It involves a number of procedures which are to be completed and they will have to sacrifice their daily work schedule.

05. The poor are interested in enrolling into ‘Aadhar scheme’

Q3 What is meant by ‘Biometric efficiency’ as mentioned in the passage?

01. Correct biometric measurement

02. Biometric analysis

03. Personal efficiency

04. Biometric system

05. Biological specifications

Q4 Which scheme is NOT linked with Aadhar scheme in Mysore district?

01. Rajiv Gandhi Swarna Jayanti Swarojgar Yojna

02. Ashraya Housing Scheme

03. Social Security and Pension Scheme


05. All of the above

Q5 Elucidate the prelominary declaration concerned with the scheme related to Aadhar.

01. One can get enrolled into ‘Aadhar’ online and Aadhar card would be uploaded on the website

02. One can draw pension or salary only when one has Aadhar card

03. Aadhar card would serve to prove one’s identity and is nontransferable

04. One would not get access to public services if he does not get enrolled into ‘Aadhar scheme’

05. Not mentioned in the passage

Q6 What led UIDAI to claim that 95 per cent of Mysore district’s population had enrolled itself into the scheme?

01. When teachers and government employees could not draw their salaries

02. When benefits of Aadhar were publicized widely

03. When it was declared that PDS ration and LPG supply would be available to only Aadhar card holders

04. When the queues at enrolment centres became longer

05. All of the above

Q7 Choose the word most similar in meaning to the word given in bold, as used in the passage.


01. Indirect

02. Cunning

03. Long

04. Complex

05. Distorted

Q8 Choose the word most similar in meaning to the word given in bold, as used in the passage.


01. Control

02. Maintain

03. Grab

04. Allure

05. Have

Q9 Choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.


01. Objection

02. Pity

03. Enthusiasm

04. Questioning

05. Hatred

Q10 Choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.


01. Unquestionable

02. Hazardous

03. Debatable

04. Unstable

05. Cryptic


Q.1 (5)

Q.2 (4)

Q.3 (1)

Q.4 (4)

Q.5 (4)

Q.6 (3)

Q.7 (3)

Q.8 (5)

Q.9 (3)

Q.10 (1)


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