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English Language Quiz For Bank Mains Exam 2024-28th February

Directions (1-5): Read the following passage and attempt the questions as directed.

Almost every willing household in India now has a legitimate electricity connection. The household electrification scheme, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya, has been implemented at an (A)………………….. pace. More than 45,000 households were electrified every day over the last 18 months. Against such an achievement, it is important to ask these questions: what did it take for India to achieve this target? Why is electricity access not only about provision of connections? And, how can we ensure 24×7 power for all?

The efforts under Saubhagya have come after (B)……………………………………… The enactment of the Electricity Act, in 2003, and the introduction of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, in 2005, expanded electrification infrastructure to most villages in the following decade. (C) But the rollout of the Saubhagya scheme, in 2017, gave the required impetus to electrifies each willing household in the country.

(D) However, over the last year, several engineers and managing directors in electricity distribution companies (discoms), their contractors, State- and Central-level bureaucrats, and possibly pitch ministers have been working at fever energy. Discom engineers have evolved in their attitude, as we saw during our on-ground research — from one of (E) scepticism to that of determination. Their efforts to meet targets even included crossing streams in Bihar on foot with electricity poles, and reaching far-flung areas in Manipur, through Myanmar, to electrify remote habitations with solar home systems.

Q1. Which of the following words given in the options should come at the place marked as (A) in the above paragraph to make it grammatically correct and meaningful. Also, the word should fill in the blanks given in the two sentences given below to make them contextually correct and meaningful.
(I) Since Mrs. Johnson did not have high expectations for Hank, she was shocked by his …………………………. interest in his math grade.
(II) The damage caused by the hurricane is …………………………….and has never been experienced before in this country.
(a) circulate
(b) unprecedented
(c) tutelary
(d) remarkably
(e) standard

Q2. Which of the following phrases should fill the blank (B) in the passage to make it contextually correct and meaningful?
(a) decades of hard work precede it
(b) decades off hard work preceding it
(c) decades in hard work preceding it
(d) decades of hard work preceding it
(e) None of the Above

Q3. In the passage given, a sentence (C) is given in BOLD. There may or may not be an error in one part of the sentence. Choose the part which has an error in it as your answer. If there is no error then choose option “No error” as your answer.
(a) But the rollout of the Saubhagya scheme,
(b) in 2017, gave the required impetus
(c) to electrifies each willing
(d) household in the country.
(e) No Error

Q4. The sentence given as (D) has four words given in BOLD. Amongst the given BOLD words which of the following must replace each other to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful.
(a) companies-energy
(b) contractors-pitch
(c) companies-pitch
(d) pitch-energy
(e) No change required

Q5. A word is given in bold as (E). Choose the word which is similar in meaning to the word given in bold in the passage.
(a) Conviction
(b) Doubtfulness
(c) Belief
(d) Embrace
(e) Both (a) and (b)


S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘Unprecedented’ means never done or known before. It is the appropriate word for all blanks.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. “decades of hard work preceding it ” is the correct phrase for the blank.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘electrifies’ is incorrect here’ ‘To’ will take first form of verb and so ‘electrify’ must be used.

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. Replace ‘pitch-energy’ with each other to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful. ‘Fever pitch’ means a state of extreme excitement.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Scepticism: a sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something.

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The IBPS Clerk Mains exam is scheduled for 7 October 2023.