RBI English Language Paper

August 4, 2013

RBI Previous years Solved Question Paper of Test - II: English
Directions (Q. 1-5):


Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

1.The government is planning to set ..... family welfare centres for slums in cities.

1) another 
2) with 
3) for
4) in 
5) up-Answer

2. Economic independence and education have women more assertive.

1) prepared 
2) made -Answer
3) marked
4) resulted 
5) adjusted

3.In the modern world, the ......... of change and scientific innovation is unusually rapid.

1) supplies 
2) context 
3) pace-Answer
4) fantasy
5) requirement

4.The unprecedented economic growth of china has ......... world wide attention.

1) perceived 
2) proposed 
3) neither
4) astonished 
5) attracted-Answer

5.Each business activity ........... employment to people who would otherwise be unemployed.

1) taking 
2) finds 
3) creates
4) provides -Answer
5) given

Directions (Q. 6-10):
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate while answering some of the questions.


The importance of communication skills cannot be underestimated, especially so,in the teaching - learning process. Teaching is generally considered as only fifty percent knowledge and fifty percent interpersonal or communication skills. For a teacher, it is not just important to give a lecture rich in content that provides abundant information about the subject or topic in question, but a successful teacher develops an affinity with, an understanding of, and a harmonious interrelationship with her pupils. Building rapport becomes her primary task in the classroom. But what exactly is rapport? Rapport is a sympathetic relationship or understanding that allows you to look at the world from someone else's perspective. Making other people feel that you understand them creates a strong bond. Building rapport is the first step to better communication - the primary goal of all true ducators. Communication skills for teachers are thus as important as their in-depth knowledge of the particular subject which they teach. To a surprising degree , how one communicates determines one's effectiveness as a teacher. A study on communication styles suggests that 7% of communication takes place through words, 38% through voice intonation and 55% through body language. Much of teaching is about sending and receiving
messages. The process of communication is composed of three elements : the source (sender, speaker, transmitter or instructor), the symbol used in composing and transmitting of the message (words or signs), and the receiver (listener, reader or student). The three elements are dynamically interrelated since each element is dependent on the others for effective communication to take place. Effective communication is all about conveying your message to the other people clearly and unambiguously. It's also about receiving information the others are sending to you,with as little distortion as possible. Doing this involves effort from both the sender and the receiver. And it's a process that can be fraught with error, with messages muddled by the sender, or misinterpreted by the reciepent. When this isn't detected it can cause tremendous confusion, wasted effort and missed opportunity.

Good communication skills are a prerequisite for those in the teaching profession. Carefully planned and skillfully delivered messages can issue invitations to students that school is a place to share ideas, investigate and collaborate with others. Effective communication is essential for a wellrun classroom. A teacher who is able to communicate well with students can inspire them to learn and participate in class and encourage them to come forth with their views, thus creating a proper rapport. Although this sounds simple and obvious, it requires much more than a teacher saying something out loud to a student. They must also realise that all students have different levels of strengths and weaknesses.

Directions (Q. 6-7):Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

6. Abundant

1) Small 
2) Little -Answer
3) False
4) Sufficient 
5) Rare

7. Muddled

1) Skillfully organised 
2) Strongly controlled
3) Clearly conveyed -Answer
4) Isolated 
5) Complicated

Directions (Q. 8-10):Choose the word which is most SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

8. Sounds

1) Seems -Answer
2) Corrects 
3) Noises
4) Takes 
5) Silences.

9. Affinity

1) Partnership 
2) Partiality 
3) Weakness
4) Compatibility-Answer
5) Discord

10. Degree

1) Extent -Answer
2) Goal 
3) Affect
4) Situation 
5) Direction

11.Which of the following is/are essential for effective communication?

(A) Conveying the message clearly
(B) Not to waste effort and opportunity
(C) Receiving the information with as little distortion as possible.
1) Only (A) and (C)-Answer 
2) Only (B) 
3) Only (A)
4) Only (C) 
5) Only (B) and (C)

12.Which of the following is true about 'rapport' as per the passage?

(A) It is a sympathetic relationship.
(B) It is based on understanding of other people's frame of reference.
(C) It helps in creating a strong bond.
(D) It is important for teachers to build rapport with students.
1) Only (A) and (B) 
2) Only (B) and (D) 
3) Only (A), (B) and (D)
4) Only (A), (B) and (C) 
5) All are true-Answer

13.Which of the following must the teachers keep in mind to facilitate learning in student as per the passage?

1) To control the students such that they do not share ideas with others within thelecture hours.
2) To maintain rapport with students and compromise on the course content.
3) To realise hat all students have different levels of strengths and weaknesses.-Answer
4) Only to keep the lecture rich in course content.
5) To ensure that students adhere to her views only.

14.Which of the following are the three elements of communication as per the passage?

1) Source, Signs and Students-Answer
2) Source, Sender and Speaker
3) Signs, Words and Students
4) Instructor, Listener and Reader
5) Transmitter, Students and Receiver

15.Which of the following is the finding of the study on communication styles?

1) The body language and gestures account for 38% of communication and outweighs the voice intonation.
2) Only 9% communication is about content whereas the rest is about our tone and body language.
3) The tone of our voice accounts for 55% of what we communicate and outweighsthe body language.
4) More than 90% of our communication is not about content but about our toneand body language.-Answer
5) Teaching is fifty percent knowledge and fifty per cent interpersonal forcommunication skills.

Directions (Q. 16-):
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 number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error', the answer is (5). (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)


16.The economic disparity1)/ has grown rapid in 2)-Answer/ the era of globalisation 3)/ and free market forces4/ No error) 5)

17.Research shows that people1/ is more sensitive to perceiving 2-Answer/ messages that areconsistent-3/ with their opinions and attitudes.4 / No error-5

18.Many poverty alleviation schemes1/ are not applicable of-2-Answer/ slum dwellers inmetro cities-3/ as they are above the poverty line-4/ No error-5

19.Rather than considering its-1/ human capital as a drain on-2/ resources, India needsto-3/ resource develop its into a huge opportunity.-4-Answer/ No error-5

20.The European nations have 1/ become one of the 2/ favourite destinations of the Indian students-3/ seek specialised Knowledge and training.-4-Answer/ No error-5

21.If a credit card bill-1/ is paid in full and-2 / on time, none finance-3-Answer/ charges are levied.-4/ No error-5

22.Training have a1 / positive effect on-2 / development of various-3/ skills and abilities.-4 / No error-5-Answer

23.Lack of ability to -1/ read or write is just one of -2/ the all barriers that keep-3-Answer/ the poor people under developed.-4 / No error-5

24.Science and technology have-1/ become dominant factors-2/ affecting our economic, cultural-3/ and spiritual development.-4/ No error-5-Answer

25.A social business sells products-1/ at prices that make it Self- sustaining, pays -2/no dividends and reinvestment-3 -Answer/ the profits in the business-4./ No error-5

Directions (Q.26-):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.


26 The latest technology (26) put to use or about to arrive in market must be (27) to all entrepreneurs. The reason is that it may have an (28) effect on business. Valve radio's gave way to transistor radios and with micro chips, technology is giving way to digital equipment. Business has (29) the same but the technology has kept changing.A notable feature is that the size of the receivers decreased (30) so did the use of its material and onsequently its price. The traditional flour mills are losing business(31) customers now buy flour (32) from the market. As a result of this, the business is (33) Following the same lines as technology, the social trends also go on changing

and influence the market. The Indian sarees are being taken (34) by readymade stitched clothes. Every entrepreneur must note such changes in the environment and also the technology and plan in (35) with these to ensure the success of his endeavour.

26) to 
2) needed 
3) decided
4) besides 
5) being-Answer

27.
1) hoped 
2) welcome 
3) released
4) Known -Answer
5) aware

28.
1) approximate 
2) huge 
3) uniform
4) excellence 
5) enormous-Answer

29.
1) maintained 
2) remained -Answer
3) often
4) mentioned 
5) become

30.
1) mainly 
2) and -Answer
3) how
4) also 
5) some

31.
1) reason 
2) due 
3) young
4) as -Answer
5) old

32.
1) knowingly 
2) ease 
3) cheap
4) directly -Answer
5) forcefully

33.
1) shrinking -Answer
2) blooming 
3) returned
4) same 
5) small

34.
1) against 
2) to 
3) over-Answer
4) up 
5) for

35.
1) lines 
2) relativity
3) accordance-Answer
4) proper 
5) toning

Directions (Q. 36-40):
Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in a proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph,and then answer the questions given below.


(A) Understandably, the newly married woman herself wants to spend more time with the family.
(B) They also worry that she might not be able to defend herself in case of trouble.
(C) Once married, the in-law exert a lot of pressure for similar cause of security.
(D) Initially, the family does not want the "decent" girl going all around.
(E) Retaining female workers at door-to-door sales jobs is just as hard as ever.

36.Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

1) E 
2) B 
3) D-Answer
4) C 
5) A

37.Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?

1) A 
2) C -Answer
3) D
4) B 
5) E

38.Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

1) D 
2) B 
3) C
4) E -Answer
5) A

39. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) C 
2) A 
3) E
4) D 
5) B-Answer

40.Which of the following should be the LAST (FIFTH) sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) D 
3) C
4) A -Answer
5) E



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