Malwa Gramin Bank Officers – 2012 (General English)

Malwa Gramin Bank Officers – 2012
General English

Directions—(Q. 1 to 11) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (E) (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)

Directions—(Q. 12–22) In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are lettered as (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these four words printed in bold may either be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The letter of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (E) i.e., ‘All Correct’ as your answer.

Directions—(Q. 23 to 32) In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Parenting is a difficult job. A creative and imaginative …(23)… is a great …(24)… to the …(25)… parent. This is precisely the reason why a repressive society produces few creative and imaginative people. As not so ordinary children, the weaker ones are …(26)…, and the hardier ones often over react in a way that turns them into …(27)… or actual criminals if they happen to live in a squalid environment. As adults, most of us do not care to …(28)… the kinetic qualities of children. Just like we want them to stop wriggling or jumping or sloshing through puddles or dangling from fence posts, in the same way we …(29)… agile minds and mercurial temperaments. We don’t like to …(30)… silly questions, to respond to anxieties that take fantasy form, or to acknowledge the …(31)… life of the child’s …(32)….

Directions—(Q. 33–37) Rearrange the following SIX sentences (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph, and then answer the questions given below :

  1. Given a choice, all these parents would love to see these little slogging children enjoy their childhood at home or at school.
  2. Struck with acute poverty, many poor families almost force their children to work and earn.
  3. Its roots may be traced to the prevailing poverty in these continents.
  4. In these poverty stricken families, every member has to work for his/her own food.
  5. Child Labour is a phenomenon prevalent mostly in developing countries of Asia and Africa.
  6. With the cumulative earnings of all the members of the family, the members of the family are able to make their two ends meet.

Directions—(Q. 38–40) Pick out the most effective word from the given words that describes the people/phenomenon being referred to—

Directions—(Q. 41–50) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

The chasm between India’s flourishing cities and bleak rural hinterland is narrowing. Spread across 6,50,000 villages, with an average population of 1,100, rural villagers were long imagined by city dwellers as primitive, impoverished and irrelevant, something to drive past on the way to something else. A new prosperity is sprouting in rural India, it may be a trickle, but India’s urban prosperity is flowing to the countryside. The transformation of such villages will also add fuel to the debate over democracy’s influence on economic development. India has been faulted for growing more lethargically than China, in part because of its democracy. But the new rural prosperity suggests that the high cost of democracy also has a hidden benefit. By compelling each politician to deliver results to his own narrow constituency, democracy spreads economic change more thinly. In China, a widening income gap between town and country is worrying officials.

In India, what is changing is the nature of the rich-poor divide. That divide was once synonymous with the urban-rural split. The only way to get rich was to live in town, and to reside in the country was to be bound to interminable poverty. Across India, most of the workers are farmers or landless labourers. India’s riches to extend to them, economists say, will require a revolution in farm productivity; drastic improvements in infrastructure like roads, irrigation and lectricity; and the proliferation of labour-intensive factories to absorb surplus labour from the farms. None seems an immediate likelihood. But, being rural is no longer a life sentence of poverty. The government has invested billions of dollars in development, including road building and rural electrification, and has forced banks to lend to farmers. Hearty monsoons have fattened farmers’ profits. For rich and poor farmers alike, education is within closer reach. Ten years ago, the area that had three schools; now has five. And ever more students travel to small towns or cities to pursue higher education after high school. Widening educational access has helped farmers’ children to get city jobs and send money home.

Malwa Gramin Bank Officers – 2012 (General English)

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