English Questions for IBPS Clerk/SO

English Questions for IBPS Clerk/SO

English Questions for IBPS Clerk/SO

Directions  (Q.1-5): The following questions consists of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick up two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.

1. Government’s popularity in India has ________ to its lowest level.
        (A) increased        (B) slumped          (C) refurbished
        (D) declined          (E) went                 (F) tarnished
        1) (A) and (E)       2) (B) and (D)       3) (E) and (F)
        4) (C) and (F)        5) (A) and (F)

2. This book ________ falls into the category of fictionalised autobiography.
        (A) never               (B) always             (C) clearly
        (D) often                (E) probably         (F) reader
        1) (A) and (F)        2) (B) and (F)        3) (D) and (E)
        4) (C) and (E)       5) (C) and (F)

3. The flight ________ got away four hours late.
        (A) how                  (B) eventually      (C) ever
        (D) moreover        (E) ultimately       (F) then
        1) (B) and (E)       2) (A) and (D)       3) (D) and (E)
        4) (A) and (C)       5) (C) and (D)

4. If you want to become an IAS officer, you must read ________ history.
        (A) modern           (B) old                    (C) ancient
        (D) recently           (E) latest                (F) current
        1) (A) and (B)       2) (C) and (D)       3) (D) and (A)
        4) (A) and (C)       5) (A) and (F)

5. Many equipments become ________ almost as soon as they are made.
        (A) frugal               (B) imported         (C) obsolete
        (D) dull                   (E) vein                  (F) useless
        1) (A) and (E)       2) (E) and (F)        3) (C) and (F)
        4) (B) and (E)       5) (A) and (B)

Directions (Q. 6-10): Below is given a single word with its meaning in different contexts as options. You have to select all those options which are synonyms of the word when the context is changed. Select the correct alternative from 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5) which represents all those synonyms.

6. Indication
        (A) Cue                                  (B) exemption
        (C) Omen                               (D) vacillation
        1) Only (B)                            2) Both (A) and (C)
        3) Both (B) and (D)               4) Only (D)
        5) All (A), (B), (C) and (D)

7. Colossus
        (A) Obscure                           (B) Cloister
        (C) Haven                              (D) Giant
        1) Only (D)                            2) Both (A) and (C)
        3) Both (B) and (D)               4) Both (A) and (B)
        5) All (A), (B), (C) and (D)

8. Paragon
        (A) Pander                            (B) Behemoth
        (C) Apotheosis                     (D) Epitome
        1) Only (D)                           2) Both (A) and (C)
        3) Both (C) and (D)              4) Only (B)
        5) Both (B) and (C)

9. Propitiate
        (A) Pacify                              (B) Talent
        (C) Assuage                          (D) Atone
        1) Only (B)                            2) Only (D)
        3) Both (A), (C) and (D)       4) Both (B) and (D)
        5) Both (B) and (C)

10. Splendid
        (A) Glorious                          (B) Magnificent
        (C) Despicable                      (D) Synod
        1) Only (C)                            2) Both (A) and (B)
        3) Only (D)                            4) Both (C) and (A)
        5) Both (C) and (D)

Answers:

  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 1
  4. 4
  5. 3
  6. 2
  7. 1
  8. 1
  9. 3
  10. 2
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