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Reading Comprehension for SBI PO PDF
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A majority of Indians prefer to use internet for accessing banking and other financial services than shopping online, show a new survey.
Almost 57% of Indians respondents using the internet prefer to bank online and use other financial services due to hassle-free access and time saving feature of online banking according to the survey.

Checking the information on products and services online comes a close second at 53% while 50% shop for products online. The fourth on the list-around 42% of respondents in India surfed online to look for jobs, the survey said.

Online banking has made things much easier for the people and it saves a lot of time.

It has eliminated the problems associated with traditional way of banking where one has to stand in a queue and fill up several forms. Most of the banks in India have introduced customer – friendly online banking facility with advanced security features to protect customers against cybe rcrime.

The easy registration process for net banking has improved customer’ access to several banking products increased customer loyalty, facilitated money transfer to any bank across India and has helped banks-attract new customers. The Indian results closely track the global trends as well conducted among 19216 people from 24 countries, the survey showed that banking and keeping track of finances and searching for jobs are the main tasks of internet users around the globe.

Overall, 60% of people surveyed used the web to check their bank account and other financial assets in the past 90 days, making it the most popular use of the internet globality, shopping was not too far behind at 48%, the survey showed and 41% went online in search of a job in terms of country preferences, almost 90% of respondents in Sweden use e-banking.

Online banking has also caught on in a big way in nations like France, Canada, Australia, Poland, South Africa and Belgium, the survey showed. The Germans and British come on top for using online shopping with 74% of respondents in both countries having bought something online in the past three months. They are followed by 68% respondents in Sweden. 65% in US and 62% in South Korea.

Question 1:

If the given sentences were to be arranged in their order of their popularity(from most popular to least popular ), which one of the following would represent the correct sequences as given in the passage ?
A: Use internet to gain information about products and services.
B: Use internet to search for jobs
C: Use internet for online banking

a) B, A, C
b) C, B, A
c) C, A, B
d) A, B, C
e)A, C, B

Question 2:

Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage?

a) Internet users across the globe are mainly interested in looking for jobs and keeping track of finances.
b) Germany and Great Britain are the top countries where online shopping is quite popular
c) Many people in Sweden use e-banking to maintain their finances
d) A majority of Indians prefer shopping online as compared to other online activities
e)All the given statements are true

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Question 3:

According to the passage, banks are successful in attracting more customers due to
A. better training to sales staff
B. Opening more branches at various locations
C. Easy registration process for net banking

a) Only B
b) B and C
c) A and B
d) A and C
e)Only C

Question 4:

How many of the Indians using the internet shop online?

a) Between 40% and 50%
b) One-fourth of them
c) One-third of them
d) Half of them
e)All of them

Question 5:

Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning as the word hassle-free used in the passage?

a) unskilled
b) Not annoying
c) Subtle
d) Unsaddle
e) Notable

Solutions 1 to 5

1) Answer (c)

“Almost 57% of Indians respondents using the internet prefer to bank online”.
“Checking the information on products and services online comes a close second at 53% .”
“The fourth on the list-around 42% of respondents in India surfed online to look for jobs”.
Through these statements, we can say that C – A – B is the answer.

2) Answer (d)

“Checking the information on products and services online comes a close second at 53% while 50% shop for products online.”
This statement disproves option D.
Hence, D is the answer.

3) Answer (e)

“The easy registration process for net banking has improved customer’ access to several banking products increased customer loyalty, facilitated money transfer to any bank across India and has helped banks-attract new customers.”
From the above statement we can say that only C is true.
Hence, option E is the answer.

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4) Answer (d)

“Checking the information on products and services online comes a close second at 53% while 50% shop for products online.”
From this information, we can say that 50% or half of the people in India shop online.

5) Answer (b)

“Almost 57% of Indians respondents using the internet prefer to bank online and use other financial services due to hassle-free access and time saving feature of online banking according to the survey.”
“hassle-free” means problem-free.
Among the given options, not-annoying fits the best.

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