Reading Comprehension (RC) for SSC CGL Tier-01 2018

Q1. - A passage is given with 1 question following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Band, Bajaa, Boys! breaks clichés in Indian writing in English. The story is set in a small town. The smart 20-year-old Binny Bajpai wants to choose her match from a range of quirky characters. It is peppered with the language we speak, i.e. Hinglish. And the book is packed with humour, something of a rarity in India. Rachna Singh says this book is closest to her heart.
"When I started writing humour, it was mostly anecdotal. I had initially started to write a serious book with a lot of psychological undertones to it. But then Shinie Anthony called to meet me. She said 'why would you want to write something so serious? If you are good at humour, stick to it.' The other advice she gave was not to give myself away in small pieces. I took up the challenge and wrote one chapter and from there the story flowed." The journey of writing the book was, however, marked by a difficult period in Rachna's life. She was diagnosed with cancer. But that did not deter her.
What is 'Band, Bajaa, Boys!'?             
Options:
1) A book by an Indian writer written in English
2) A Bollywood movie
3) A bilingual play
4) An autobiograp hy of a girl looking for a suitable boy
Correct Answer: A book by an Indian writer written in English


Q2. - A passage is given with 1 question following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Band, Bajaa, Boys! breaks clichés in Indian writing in English. The story is set in a small town. The smart 20-year-old Binny Bajpai wants to choose her match from a range of quirky characters. It is peppered with the language we speak, i.e. Hinglish. And the book is packed with humour, something of a rarity in India. Rachna Singh says this book is closest to her heart.
"When I started writing humour, it was mostly anecdotal. I had initially started to write a serious book with a lot of psychological undertones to it. But then Shinie Anthony called to meet me. She said 'why would you want to write something so serious? If you are good at humour, stick to it.' The other advice she gave was not to give myself away in small pieces. I took up the challenge and wrote one chapter and from there the story flowed." The journey of writing the book was, however, marked by a difficult period in Rachna's life. She was diagnosed with cancer. But that did not deter her.
Who is Binny Bajpai?
Options:
1) The au thor of the book
2) The writer of this passa ge
3) A book publisher
4) A character in the book
Correct Answer: A character in the book

Q3. - A passage is given with 1 question following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Band, Bajaa, Boys! breaks clichés in Indian writing in English. The story is set in a small town. The smart 20-year-old Binny Bajpai wants to choose her match from a range of quirky characters. It is peppered with the language we speak, i.e. Hinglish. And the book is packed with humour, something of a rarity in India. Rachna Singh says this book is closest to her heart.
"When I started writing humour, it was mostly anecdotal. I had initially started to write a serious book with a lot of psychological undertones to it. But then Shinie Anthony called to meet me. She said 'why would you want to write something so serious? If you are good at humour, stick to it.' The other advice she gave was not to give myself away in small pieces. I took up the challenge and wrote one chapter and from there the story flowed." The journey of writing the book was, however, marked by a difficult period in Rachna's life. She was diagnosed with cancer. But that did not deter her.
The writer is good in which genre?
Options:
1) Hinglish
2) Wedding s
3) Romance
4) Humour
Correct Answer: Humour

Q4. - A passage is given with 1 question following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Band, Bajaa, Boys! breaks clichés in Indian writing in English. The story is set in a small town. The smart 20-year-old Binny Bajpai wants to choose her match from a range of quirky characters. It is peppered with the language we speak, i.e. Hinglish. And the book is packed with humour, something of a rarity in India. Rachna Singh says this book is closest to her heart.
"When I started writing humour, it was mostly anecdotal. I had initially started to write a serious book with a lot of psychological undertones to it. But then Shinie Anthony called to meet me. She said 'why would you want to write something so serious? If you are good at humour, stick to it.' The other advice she gave was not to give myself away in small pieces. I took up the challenge and wrote one chapter and from there the story flowed." The journey of writing the book was, however, marked by a difficult period in Rachna's life. She was diagnosed with cancer. But that did not deter her.
What best describes the language that, 'we speak'?
Options:
1) Bollywo od
2) Mother ton gue
3) Hinglish
4) English
Correct Answer: Hinglish

Q5. - A passage is given with 1 question following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Band, Bajaa, Boys! breaks clichés in Indian writing in English. The story is set in a small town. The smart 20-year-old Binny Bajpai wants to choose her match from a range of quirky characters. It is peppered with the language we speak, i.e. Hinglish. And the book is packed with humour, something of a rarity in India. Rachna Singh says this book is closest to her heart.
"When I started writing humour, it was mostly anecdotal. I had initially started to write a serious book with a lot of psychological undertones to it. But then Shinie Anthony called to meet me. She said 'why would you want to write something so serious? If you are good at humour, stick to it.' The other advice she gave was not to give myself away in small pieces. I took up the challenge and wrote one chapter and from there the story flowed." The journey of writing the book was, however, marked by a difficult period in Rachna's life. She was diagnosed with cancer. But that did not deter her.
Who was diagnosed with cancer?
Options:
1) Ms Baj pai
2) Ms Singh
3) Mrs Antho ny
4) A character i n the book

Correct Answer: Ms Singh

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