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NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 1

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B1 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 2

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B2 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 3

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B3 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 4

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B4 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 5

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B5 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 6

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B6 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 7

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B7 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 8

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B8 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 9

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B9 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 10

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word . 

In the upper class drawing room in Mumbai, a dozen or so ___B1___ the city’s intelligentsia is ___B2___ on the dregs of what was a live-wire party an hour ago. Poets, editors, writers, filmmakers, all card-carrying members of the rich and powerful, not at this late hour, on their ninth drink, are ___B3___ in what Indians are best known to do: media-bashing, armchair criticism and name-calling.
Inevitably the talk turns to Tehelka, and its managing director and editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, and the party quickly degenerates into an orgy of guilt and shame and that peculiar habit of the Indian intelligentsia : passing the buck, with every one present attacking his neighbor for not supporting Tejpal; more. It is a trait Tejpal is ___B4___ with and has been telling me about in the weeks preceding this interview.
“Often at parties when someone ___B5___ me ‘great job, carry on what you are doing’, and showers with me staggering praise, staggering love, staggering ___B6___ I just smile and let it pass as I don’t want to score a brownie point and say, ‘and what about you boss, what will you do?”
This lightly-tossed sentence with the slightest hint of a dark chuckle is the only time I have seen Tejpal allow for bitterness, though I have been ___B7___ him for weeks for sings of its. Because, for a man who has been the victim of the most ___B8___ government witch-hunts in recent years. Tejpal is astonishingly devoid of ___B9___ you expect him to rage, to spew fire, to heap scorn and anger at his enemies, and instead, what you encounter, is a man in whose eyes you see only compassion and a weary understanding of the nature of the beast.
The abiding irony in all this is that unlike his armchair supporters in the middle class, who rave and rant on his behalf, but do nothing else, Tejpal displays forbearance. “The fact that I am essentially a literary animal and that my entire sensibility has been shaped by literature has helped. I’m not a black-and-white person. I’m a ___B10___ who understands the greys,” he says to me at a coffee shop, over tea.

Q. Appropriate word at B10 is

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 11

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. Which of the following is true in the context of the passage?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 12

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. What should be the ultimate objective of political education?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 13

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. What was the policy of the ruling party regarding political education immediately after independence?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 14

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. How has politics been related to educational institutions after independence?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 15

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. Which is the most opposite in meaning to the word “hamper” as used in the passage?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 16

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. Which is the major pitfall of the present education system?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 17

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. Which word is nearly same in meaning as ‘defile’ as used in the passage?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 18

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. According to the passage, what is the main contribution of Mahatma Gandhi to the field of political education?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 19

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. Which of the following statements is not true?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 20

Political education may be defined as the preparation of a citizen to take well informed, responsible and sustained action for participation in the national struggle for the realization of the socio-economic objectives' of the country. The overriding socio-economic objectives in India are the abolition of poverty and the creation of a modern democratic, secular and socialist society in 'place of the present traditional, feudal, hierarchical and in egalitarian one.
Under the British rule, the Congress leaders argued that political education was an important part of education and 'refused to accept the official view that education and politics should not be mixed with one another. But when they came to power -in 1947 they almost adopted the British policy and began to talk of education being defiled by politics. ‘Hands off education’ was the call to political parties. But inspite of it,' political infiltration into the educational system has greatly increased in the sense that different political parties vie with each other to capture the minds of teachers and students. The wise academicians wanted political support, without political interference. What we have actually received is infinite 'political interference with little genuine political support. This interference with the educational system by political parties for their own ulterior motives is no political education at all; and with the all round growth of elitism, it is hardly a matter for surprise that real political education within the school system (which really means the creation of a commitment to social transformation) has been even weaker than in the pre-independence period. 
At the same time, the freedom struggle came to an end' and the major non-formal agency of political education disappeared. The press could and did provide some political education. But it did not utilize the opportunity to the full and the strangle hold of vested interests continued to dominate it. The same can be said of political parties as well as of other institutions and agencies outside the school system which can be expected to provide political education. All things considered, it appears that we have made no progress in genuine political education in the post-independence period and have even sided back in some respects. For instance, the education system has become even more elite-oriented. Patriotism has become the first casualty. Gandhiji gave us the courage to oppose government when it was wrong, in a disciplined fashion and on basic principles. (he believed the means to be as important as the ends) and taught us to work among the poor people for mobilizing and organizing them. Today, we have even lost the courage to fight on basic issues in a disciplined manner because agitation and anarchic politics for individual, group or party aggrandizement has become common. The education system of today continues to support domination of the privileged groups and domestication of the under-privileged ones. The situation will not change unless we take vigorous
steps to provide genuine political education on an adequate scale. This is one of the major educational reforms we need; and if l it is not carried out, mere linear expansion of the existing system of formal education will only support the status quo and hamper radical social transformation.

Q. According to the passage, political education in the real sense should

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 21

Fill in the blank with appropriate word. 
Every individual wishes to lead a........life

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 22

Fill in the blank with appropriate word. 
By this time next year Rajesh will ....... his University Degree in Marketing Management.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 23

Fill in the blank with appropriate word. 
I suggest that the meeting ........ postponed.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 24

Fill in the blank with appropriate word. 
The improvement made by changes in the system was......and did not warrant the large expenses.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 25

Fill in the blank with appropriate word. 
She ........... from the crowd because of her height and flaming red hair.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 26

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it. 
(P) Assuming that all these reasons are true, the fact remains that there is an urgent need to check the accelerated costs and initiate suitable measures. 
(Q) Some people attribute it to the increasing greediness among the medicos. 
(R) The impact of these measures will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(S) Health cares will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(T) The measures include yoga classes with emphasis on physical and mental exercises and also change in food habits. 
(U) Certain others feel that it is because of drastic changes in peoples lifestyle and eating habits.

Q. Which of the following would be the FIRST statement after rearrangement?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 27

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it. 
(P) Assuming that all these reasons are true, the fact remains that there is an urgent need to check the accelerated costs and initiate suitable measures. 
(Q) Some people attribute it to the increasing greediness among the medicos. 
(R) The impact of these measures will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(S) Health cares will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(T) The measures include yoga classes with emphasis on physical and mental exercises and also change in food habits. 
(U) Certain others feel that it is because of drastic changes in peoples lifestyle and eating habits.

Q. Which of the following would be the SECOND statement after rearrangement?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 28

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it. 
(P) Assuming that all these reasons are true, the fact remains that there is an urgent need to check the accelerated costs and initiate suitable measures. 
(Q) Some people attribute it to the increasing greediness among the medicos. 
(R) The impact of these measures will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(S) Health cares will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(T) The measures include yoga classes with emphasis on physical and mental exercises and also change in food habits. 
(U) Certain others feel that it is because of drastic changes in peoples lifestyle and eating habits.

Q. Which of the following would be that FOURTH statement after rearrangement ?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 29

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it. 
(P) Assuming that all these reasons are true, the fact remains that there is an urgent need to check the accelerated costs and initiate suitable measures. 
(Q) Some people attribute it to the increasing greediness among the medicos. 
(R) The impact of these measures will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(S) Health cares will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(T) The measures include yoga classes with emphasis on physical and mental exercises and also change in food habits. 
(U) Certain others feel that it is because of drastic changes in peoples lifestyle and eating habits.

Q. Which of the following would be the FIFTH statement after rearrangement ?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 30

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it. 
(P) Assuming that all these reasons are true, the fact remains that there is an urgent need to check the accelerated costs and initiate suitable measures. 
(Q) Some people attribute it to the increasing greediness among the medicos. 
(R) The impact of these measures will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(S) Health cares will be visible only after a considerable passage of time. 
(T) The measures include yoga classes with emphasis on physical and mental exercises and also change in food habits. 
(U) Certain others feel that it is because of drastic changes in peoples lifestyle and eating habits.

Q. Which of the following would be the SIXTH(LAST) statement after rearrangement?

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 31

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. If you WOULD HAVE REMEMBERDED to bring the map, we would not have lost our way.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 32

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. You must CARRY ON my order.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 33

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. The boat WAS DROWNED.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 34

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. Now I must BEG LEAVE OF YOU.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 35

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. WHEN DESCRIBING the accident, he was in tears.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 36

Spot the error.

Detailed Solution for NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 36

The correct statement is 'that the press in India had followed since years'

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 37

Spot the error.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 38

Spot the error.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 39

Spot the error.

NABARD Manager English Mock Test 1 - Question 40

Spot the error.

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