English Questions Asked in IBPS SO Pre Exam 30 Dec 2017

English Language Questions Asked in IBPS SO(Pre Exam) 30 December 2017

English Questions Asked in IBPS SO Pre Exam 30 Dec 2017

Directions (1 to 5): In the following question six sentences are given, first sentence is fix and remaining sentences are required to rearrange to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the following questions.
A) One lakh rupees invested in bitcoin in 2010 would be worth a few hundred crore rupees today.
B) In 2017 alone, bitcoin price has increased by over 1000%. In fact, all it took for the currency to reach $11,000 after breaching the $10,000 mark was a single day.
C) Other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum too have shown equally impressive gains and falls, particularly over the last year.
D) That is the kind of extraordinary return the digital currency has given investors as its price has witnessed a meteoric rise, from just a few cents in 2010 to hit a lifetime high of over $11,000 last week.
E) Enthusiasts argue that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are rapidly transforming into mainstream money that will offer serious competition to national currencies issued by central banks.
F) True to its nature, however, soon after hitting $11,000, bitcoin witnessed a sharp drop of 20% before recovering some of its losses to close the day almost flat.
1) Which of the following is the SIXTH sentence after rearrangement?
  • a) A
  • b) B
  • c) C
  • d) D
  • e) E

2) Which of the following is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
  • a) B
  • b) A
  • c) D
  • d) G
  • e) E

3) Which of the following is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
  • a) A
  • b) B
  • c) C
  • d) D
  • e) F

4) Which of the following is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
  • a) A
  • b) B
  • c) C
  • d) D
  • e) F

5) Which of the following is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
  • a) A
  • b) B
  • c) C
  • d) E
  • e) F

Directions (6 to 10): There are three sentences given in each question. Find the sentence(s) which is/are grammatically correct. If all the sentences are correct, choose (E) as your answer.
6)
(A) Simply reacting to the Modi government or being un-Modi will not suffice.
(B) Found guilty on murder, the accused men were sentenced to life imprisonment.
(C) She looked quite different from the photograph I had of her.
  • a) Only (A) is correct
  • b) Only (C) is correct
  • c) Both (A) and (C) are correct
  • d) None is correct
  • e)  All are correct

7)
(A) Those who are suffering from diabetes are advised to substitute saccharine by sugar.
(B) The smuggler yielded for the temptation and fell into the police trap from which escape was impossible.
(C) The poet describes about the beauty of a landscape in a very attractive way.
  • a) Only (A) is correct
  • b) Only (C) is correct
  • c)  Both (A) and (B) are correct
  • d) None is correct
  • e) All are correct

8)
(A) Looking into the situation that prevailed a few years ago he took that decision.
(B) If he would not have confessed it himself, the crime could scarcely have been brought home to him.
(C) Where in the world you will find a taller dog belonging to this breed than our Tomy?
  • a) Only (A) is correct
  • b) Both (A) and (B) are correct
  • c) Both (B) and (C) are correct
  • d) None is correct
  • e) All are correct

9)
(A) Unless you take care of your health, you will continue to suffer.
(B) Sitting under the shade of a tree for a while made us fresh for the further journey.
(C) The few clothes they had were all tattered and useless.
  • a)  Only (A) is correct
  • b) Only (C) is correct
  • c) Both (A) and (C) are correct
  • d) Both (B) and (C) are correct
  • e) All are correct

10)
(A) There is no doubt at all that a reconsideration of the law on adultery is long overdue.
(B) It raises the related question whether there is an implicit subordination of the will of a woman.
(C) It rightly describes this as subordination of a woman and something that “creates a dent on the independent identity of a woman”.
  • a) Only (A) is correct
  • b) Only (B) is correct
  • c) Both (A) and (B) are correct
  • d) Both (B) and (C) are correct
  • e)  All are correct

Directions (11 to 15): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given four words as answer choices you have to pick up incorrect pair in option, which will make the sentence meaningfully incomplete or wrong.
11) Mannering’s personal diary, a record of ____ preoccupations and domestic details, belies the depth of thought for which he was renowned in the academic world.
A. philosophical
B. mundane
C. petty
D. weighty
  • a) AB
  • b) BC
  • c) AD
  • d) BD
  • e) CD

12) Animal welfare charities have found that extensive advertising, especially over the Christmas period, can actually drive down the volume of donations as people who view images of maltreated pets more than a few times rapidly become ____ .
A. inured
B. disgusted
C. hardened
D. overwrought
  • a) BD
  • b) BC
  • c) AD
  • d) AC
  • e) None fits

13) The study’s ____ conclusion is that during the first half of the 20th Century improved standards of personal hygiene reduced the risk of an individual’s contracting poliomyelitis, yet tended to make the disease more lethal to communities.
A. paradoxical
B. unwarranted
C. long-awaited
D. anomalous
  • a) AB
  • b) BC
  • c) BD
  • d) AD
  • e) All of them fits

14) The devotion to the syllabus and testing regime has become so extreme that most school students close their minds to anything ____ to the needs of the examination.
A. related
B. catering
C. extraneous
D. peripheral
  • a) AB
  • b) AC
  • c) AD
  • d) BC
  • e) CD

15) The ____ tone of the biography is entirely unexpected since both the biographer in her previous works and her subject in all that he has written have valued levity over solemnity.
A. lugubrious
B. jocose
C. ironic
D. melancholy
  • a) BD
  • b) AC
  • c) BC
  • d) AB
  • e) CD


Answer Key
Arrangement is ADBFCE.
  • 1) e)
  • 2) c)
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  • 4) c)
  • 5) b)
  • 6) c)
  • 7) d)
  • 8) a)
  • 9) c)
  • 10) e)
  • 11) c)
  • 12) a)
  • 13) b)
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  • 15) c)
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