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Topic Daily Publishing Time
Daily News Papers & Editorials 8.00 AM
Current Affairs Quiz 9.00 AM
Logical Reasoning 10.00 AM
Quantitative Aptitude “20-20” 11.00 AM
Vocabulary (Based on The Hindu) 12.00 PM
Static GK Quiz 1.00 PM
English Language “20-20” 2.00 PM
Banking Awareness Quiz 3.00 PM
Reasoning Puzzles & Seating 4.00 PM
Daily Current Affairs Updates 5.00 PM
Data Interpretation / Application Sums (Topic Wise) 6.00 PM
Reasoning Ability “20-20” 7.00 PM
English Language (New Pattern Questions) 8.00 PM
General / Financial Awareness Quiz 9.00 PM

 

Direction (1-5): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given which is then divided into five parts out of which last part is correct. There is an error in three part of the sentence and only one part is correct. You have to choose the correct part as your answer.

  1. The decide to (A)/ re-introduce the 2016 Bill (B)/on transgender rights make (C)/ a mockery of democracy (D)/ norms. (E)
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. All correct
  1. In it purest economic form, (A)/globalisation representing free (B)/movement with capital, goods (C)/ and labour across (D)/ national boundaries. (E)
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. All correct
  1. The diametric opposition between (A)/ the US and Indian regulators’ perceptions upon (B)/ net neutrality reflects an reality that (C)/ the internet was different things (D)/ to different people. (E)
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. All correct
  1. Make of fiber-reinforced plastic, (A)/ the five foots tall humanoid is capable (B)/ of face and speech recognition (C)/ and may interact with (D)/human beings smartly. (E)
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. All correct
  1. Automation, a product for (A)/ recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), (B)/ has been recognised to a harbinger (C)/ of a differently era of (D)/ socio-economic relations. (E)
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. All correct

Direction (Q. 6-10): In given sentences phrase is represented in bold which may be incorrect so you have to find the correct phrase in place of that if the phrase is correct in the given sentences than mark no correction required as your answer.

  1. With around four million people employ directly or indirectly by the telecom sector, any major changes in the industry will proportionally impact the country’s economy.

A) Employed directly

B) Employ direct

C) Employed direct

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required
  1. After investing over Rs. 9 lakh crore, the sector is struggling to manage its debt of ~4.5 lakh crore, with are venue of just ~1.8 lakh crore — a figure that is declining — despite servicing most than a billion subscribers.

A) Most than the

B) More than a

C) More than the

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required
  1. Service providers were just recover from the upheavals of the past -expensive spectrum auctions and debilitating tariff wars — when the new phase of hyper-competition hit them.

A) Recover to

B) Recovering from

C) Recovered at

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required
  1. Hyper-competition has had such a adverse impact on the sector that questions have risen about whether some telecom service providers would survive the next few years.

A) Such the

B) Such as

C) Such an

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required
  1. The last phase of hyper-competition that start in 2009 ended with four operators exiting the business five to seven years later.

A) Started in

B) Starting at

C) Start on

  1. only A
  2. only B
  3. Only C
  4. A & B
  5. No correction required

Direction (Q. 11-20): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions. Certain words/ phrases are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Windsor, a community of 6,200 people two hours outside Albany in New York state, offers many of the amenities commonly found in a small town, including a bakery, a car-repair outfit and several restaurants. There is just one thing missing: a bank. The town’s only financial institution, First Niagara Bank, shut its doors in October. Towns like Windsor are becoming ever more common in America. Since the financial crisis, banks have closed over 10,000 branches, an average of three a day. In the first half of 2017 alone, a net 869 brick-and-mortar entities shut their doors, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence, a research firm. Some fret that branch closures risk turning poorer neighbourhoods into “banking deserts”, cut off from current accounts, loans and other basic services. Not long ago, the notion that Americans might lack sufficient access to bank tellers would have seemed absurd. In the years leading up to the crisis, bricks-and-mortar branches grew by about 200 each month. By 2009, according to the World Bank, America had 35 branches for every 100,000 adults, twice as many as Germany. Since then, however, ultra-low interest rates and thickets of new regulations have squeezed bank profits. They have responded by trimming branches from a peak of about 100,000 to roughly 90,000.

Bank bosses maintain that they are “optimising” their branch networks to fit changing customer habits. But the cuts have not been made evenly. Data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) show that the top fifth of all postal codes by household income lost around 3% of their branches between 2009 and 2016. During this period, the bottom fifth saw their branch numbers decline by 10%. Community organisations worry that if branches continue to close in poor areas, many neighbourhoods could become reliant on payday lenders and cheque-cashing stores. In June the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis estimated that there are now more than 1,100 banking deserts—defined as census areas at least ten miles from a bank—in America. That figure could easily double if small community banks continue to close. In May the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a non-profit group, published a report showing that the number of banking deserts in rural areas has increased by 86 since the crisis. The situation may be less dire than it seems. An analysis of FDIC data by The Economist shows that banking deserts, using the Fed’s definition, are home to just 1.7% of the population. For most of the country, banks are still within easy reach—typically just two miles away. Nine out of ten Americans live within five miles of a bank; half live within one mile.

Even if banks remain accessible to most, branch closures can take a heavy toll. “The loss of a bank has a significant impact on communities,” says James Chessen of the American Bankers Association. The cost is greatest for small businesses, which often lack audited financial statements and other information that can be analysed remotely. “At the local community level, so much of that business is driven by relationships,” says Chris Vanderpool of S&P Global Market Intelligence. “The farther out you are, the harder it is to manage those relationships.” A study in 2014 by Hoai-Luu Nguyen, now at the University of California, Berkeley, estimates that when branches close, new small-business lending falls by 13% in the surrounding area. In low-income neighbourhoods, such lending contracts by nearly 40%. Even if financial regulation loosens and interest rates rise, branches are likely to thin further. JLL, a property firm, reckons that by 2027 the number of bricks-and-mortar branches could have declined by another 20%. The risk of widespread banking deserts may be a mirage. But small-business lending could still suffer.

  1. According to author what is the main problem of Windsor community?
  1. They are living very far from New York.
  2. They don’t have basic amenities.
  3. They don’t have any financial institution.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only  3
  4. 1 & 2
  5. All of the above
  1. What is true regarding the passage?
  1. There is financial crisis in America.
  2. Banks have closed over 10,000 branches.
  3. Closure of the branches started since financial crisis.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. 2 &  3
  4. 1 & 2
  5. All of the above
  1. Why nobody had imagined that Americans will lack sufficient access to banks?
  1. Because till 2009 America had 35 branches for every 100,000 adults.
  2. There were growth of 200 branches every month before crisis.
  3. Because American were totally depend on the banking system.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only  3
  4. 1 & 2
  5. All of the above
  1. What can be the effects of closing of the bank branches according to community organisation?
  1. Many can start relying on payday lenders.
  2. Many can also rely on cheque cashing store.
  3. Many can start trading through cash only.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only  3
  4. 1 & 2
  5. All of the above
  1. What can be true regarding banking desert?
  1. Currently there are more than 1100 banking desert.
  2. Closure of the bank branches in small community will increase the number of banking desert.
  3. According to passage banking desert is a kind of desert with no bank branches.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only  3
  4. 1 & 2
  5. All of the above
  1. What is true regarding FDIC data?
  1. Lack of accessibility of banks to the Americans is very poor.
  2. Mostly population of America are suffering from banking desert.
  3. Still mostly Americans have easy access to bank.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only  3
  4. 1 & 2
  5. All of the above

Direction (Q. 17-18)Choose the word/group of words which is most similar in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in passage.

  1. Amenities
  1. Convenience
  2. Availability
  3. Places
  4. Institution
  5. None of the above
  1. Thickets
  1. Corrigendum
  2. Lack
  3. Files
  4. Clump
  5. None of the above

Direction (Q. 19-20) Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in passage

  1. Absurd
  1. Logical
  2. Definite
  3. Dream
  4. Ludicrous
  5. None of the above
  1. Fret
  1. Calm
  2. Feel
  3. Worry
  4. Forecast
  5. None of the above

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