SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz
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, then you must speed up your preparation as the Main exam which is the final step towards selection will soon be announced. So, students should utilize this time intelligently.
The English Language is one of the subjects you’ll need to deal with and to help you keep your preparation up to the mark, here we provide you with a questionnaire of English Language to crack SBI Clerk Main. For other subjects, you can check the SBI Clerk Mains Study Plan.
Directions (1-8): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate phrase in each case to make the sentence contextually meaningful and grammatically correct.
For some years now, the so-called JAM trinity (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) has been __________ (1) __________ infrastructure for India. The term “trinity” itself gives a sense of the faith and fervor this project sought to inspire. It was born in chapter 3 of the Economic Survey 2015, titled “Wiping every tear from every eye: The JAM number trinity solution”. This early JAM promo humbly concluded that “nirvana today seems within reach”. JAM’s virtues were praised again in the following year’s Economic Survey.
What JAM really means, in practical terms, is conveniently vague. The original formulation, in 2015, mentioned __________ (2) __________ mobile banking and post office payments. The second option never made much headway, perhaps because __________ (3) __________ for private profit. So Aadhaar-enabled mobile banking became the supreme goal. In 2017, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant predicted __________ (4) __________ other than mobiles: “… in the next two-and-a-half years, India will make all its debit cards, credit cards, all ATM machines all POS machines totally irrelevant… because every Indian will be doing his transaction just by using his thumb in thirty seconds …” This utopia was happily embraced by a familiar bandwagon of Aadhaar champions, fintech companies and embedded economists.
The intoxication reached new heights as __________ (5) __________ flourishing narrative— universal basic income (UBI). If you want to make cash transfers to everyone, what better platform can you have than Aadhaar, India’s unique biometric ID, doubling up as a financial address? An illusion emerged that India had developed an ideal infrastructure for UBI, __________ (6) __________.
It took the novel coronavirus crisis for the bubble to burst. In the early days of the crisis, JAM was often invoked __________ (7) __________. But when the time actually came to make cash transfers to the poor, JAM turned out to be of little use. For all the excitement it had generated, JAM had not gone beyond some fancy digital-payment systems for the privileged. Poor people, far from using the “thumb in thirty seconds” method to cash in, __________ (8) __________ to collect their meagre benefits from old-fashioned bank accounts (some also use the services of “business correspondents”, but those have little to do with JAM). Sure enough, long bank queues have started emerging, especially in rural areas where the density of banks is relatively low. The crowds are all set to swell further as and when the lockdown is lifted.
(a) consisted of monthly transfers of Rs. 500
(b) JDY approached to fare poorly on several
(c) propounded as a dream cash-transfer
(d) the lead cash-relief measure in the national
(e) is far more transparent and well-organized
(a) two possible incarnations of the trinity
(b) banks opened accounts en masse to meet
(c) that the subsidies reach only to those who need them
(d) the changes lives and future of millions
(e) its major role in stopping corruption
(a) it needed databases of eligible individuals
(b) the constraint were significantly eased
(c) mobiles cannot only transfer money quickly
(d) it did not have enough scope
(e) it improved the quality of service delivery
(a) the total number of accounts in which the cash was transferred
(b) the imminent demise of all cash-transfer paraphernalia
(c) and provided the government with more fiscal bandwidth
(d) the prevention of leakage in the payment system
(e) an integrated approach to bring about comprehensive financial
(a) it helped the citizens with universal access
(b) it also provides RuPay debit cards to the beneficiaries
(c) the program has issued 1 billion Adhaar cards
(d) it has increased the direct cash transfer
(e) the JAM project latched on to another
(a) which started remitting cash per month
(b) a relief package for the poor and affected
(c) ready to be deployed at any time
(d) enabling direct cash transfer to the beneficiary account
(e) giving financial assistance to the needy people
(a) as a rumor on social media without any proof
(b) as a possible tool of emergency relief
(c) leading to serpentine queues outside banks
(d) as many of 20.5 crore women having accounts
(e) the relief measure for the needy was inadequate
(a) were so ineffectual and limited to the lockdown
(b) harnessing digital identity in this manner
(c) were currently being housed in government run shelters
(d) were still running from pillar to post
(e) were leaving their villages or cross stare boundaries
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