English Quiz for IBPS PO Prelims – Set 1

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Directions (Q. 1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Filing and Processing an RTI application in India gives us the
authority to ask our questions for the government. We may file different types
of applications such as Passport delays, PF related, Life insurance, Land and
Property, State and Central examinations, Defense Forces, State and Central
banks, amongst others. In fact The Right to Information Act (RTI) is an Act of
the Parliament of India “to provide for setting out the practical regime of
right to information for citizens” and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The Act applies to all
States and Union Territories of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request information from a
“public authority” (a body of Government or “instrumentality of State”) which
is required to reply expeditiously
or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to
computerize their records for wide dissemination
and to pro-actively publish certain categories of information so that the citizens
need minimum recourse to request for information formally. This law was passed
by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 13 October 2005.
Information disclosure in India was restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923
and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act relaxes. Any citizen of
India can submit a written application to the Public Information Officer (PIO)
for information. Public Information Officer (PIO) is appointed by each
authority, comes under The Right to Information Act (RTI). And it is the PIO’s
obligation to provide information to citizens of India who request information
under the Act. If the request pertains to another public authority (in whole or
part), it is the PIO’s responsibility to transfer/forward the concerned
portions of the request to a PIO of the other authority within 5 working days.
In addition, every public authority is required to designate Assistant Public
Information Officers (APIOs) to receive RTI requests and appeals for forwarding
to the PIOs of their public authority. The applicant is required to disclose
his name and contact particulars but not any other reasons or justification for
seeking information. The free flow of information is must for a democratic
society as it helps the society to grow and to retain a continuous debate and
discussion among the people. But the access to information held by a public
authority was not possible until 2005. Before that the common people did not
have any legal right to know about the public policies and expenditures. It was
quite ironical that people who voted
the persons responsible for policy formation to power and contributed towards
the financing of huge costs of public activities were denied access to the
relevant information. Private bodies are also not within the Act’s ambit directly. Thus Right to
Information Act is a standard or scale of measurement. It is also the
democratic need of especially in a country like India which happens to be the
largest democracy in the world.
1. Which of the
following duration is required to reply an RTI application by a body of
(a) Within five working days.
(b) Within a month
(c) It takes at least two weeks.
(d) Both (a) and (b)
(e) None of these
2. Any citizen of
India may request information in which of the following mode?
(a) Electronic mail
(b) Verbal
(c) Through a written application
(d) Either by A or C
(e) All of the above
3. Which of the
following organization doesn’t come under RTI as given in the above passage?
(a) State and central Banks.
(b) All private organization, which are substantially funded
by Government.
(c) Special protection group.
(d) A request information from LIC.
(e) None of these
4. Which of the
following is NOT true in the context of the passage?
(a) The Act applies to all the states of India except the
state of Jammu and Kashmir.
(b) The RTI act was implemented 2005.
(c) Those private organizations are substantially funded by
the government come under the RTI Act.
(d) Both A & C
(e) None of these
5. Which of the
following is a suitable example of the Right of Information Act (RTI)?
(a) Appeal against neighbour countries.
(b) Ask for reducing expenses of any organization
(c) Lodge a FIR against the organization
(d) Provide prior information for an agitation.
(e) None of these
Direction (Q. 6-8):
Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in

bold in the passage.

6. Erstwhile
(a) Retarded (b) Quondam (c) Diligent (d) Dynasty (e) Former
7. Ironical
(a) Promulgation (b) Cynical (c) Administrative (d)
Eradication (e) Admitted
8. Ambit
(a) Misanthropic (b) Valued (c) Conferred (d) Sphere (e)
None of these
Direction (9-10):
Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold
used in the passage.

9. Expeditiously
(a) Remainder (b) Sensitive (c) Retarded (d) Abiding (e)
10. Dissemination
(a) Collection (b) Scope (c) Distribution (d) By gone (e)


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