English Quiz for IBPS PO/RRB Mains 2018: 04 Sep

English Quiz for IBPS PO/RRB Mains 2018: 04 Sep

English Quiz for IBPS PO/RRB Mains 2018: 04 Sep

Directions (Q. 1-5): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
1. In the ______ public market yard at Jangaon, Yellavva was the ______ cotton farmer who had come to sell her produce.
1) trailing, specific
2) flopping, solo
3) extending, isolated
4) sprawling, lone
5) spreading, lovely

2. While the yard wears a ______ look, farmers make a ______ to private ginning mills that give them quick service.
1) barren, objective
2) deserted, beeline
3) violated, standpoint
4) populous, viewpoint
5) stable, straight line

3. Forecasters are eagerly watching a ______ over Malay Peninsula, which the India Met Department (IMD) expects to cross into south Andaman Sea to ______ as a low-pressure area.
1) disturbance, convert
2) commotion, form
3) calm, make
4) peace, assume
5) clamour, exchange

4. Tremendous uncertainty now ______ the grain market as overseas supplies and Indian importers do not know what will ______ them next.
1) diffuses, check
2) percolates, come
3) pervades, hit
4) charges, intimate
5) transfuses, effect

5. No one in the policy-making circles seems to be concerned about ______ the basic issues that ______ the input and the output sides of agriculture.
1) writing, defeat
2) elaborating, ails
3) raising, puzzle
4) discussing, helps
5) addressing, stymie

Directions (Q. 6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A)  However, this call for an innovative approach matched with connected efforts for implementation.
(B)  It is a great enabler to bridge the divide between the educated and uneducated and, more so, between urban and rural areas.
(C)  Technology plays an important role in bringing about significant changes in the way education, skill, health and other public services are delivered and in enabling businesses to expand their reach across continents.
(D)  To understand the impact of digital revolution on rural India, particularly on skill and employment, it is necessary to understand the rural labour market.
(E)   The unprecedented growth in digital technology penetrating rural areas has paved the way for unlocking the potential for rural transformation.
(F)   The understanding of rural market will help devise strategies to leverage technology to improve education, skill and employability of the youth and existing workforce.

6. Which of the following sentences will come FIRST after rearrangement?
1) A             2) B             3) C             4) D             5) E

7. Which of the following sentences will come second after rearrangement?
1) E              2) F              3) A             4) B             5) C

8. Which of the following sentences will come THIRD after rearrangement?
1) C             2) D             3) E              4) F              5) A

9. Which of the following sentences will come FOURTH after rearrangement?
1) D             2) A             3) F              4) C             5) B

10. Which of the following sentences will come Last (SIXTH) after rearrangement?
1) F             2) D              3) B              4) C             5) A

Answers:
  1. 4
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. 3
  5. 5
  6. 3; CBEADF
  7. 4
  8. 3
  9. 2
  10. 1
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