English Questions for IBPS PO/Clerk 2018: 10 November

English Questions for IBPS PO/Clerk 2018: 10 November

Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.
Without collusion by the state machinery, it is difficult to generate or (1) untaxed incomes and wealth. That collusion entails corruption. The elected political executive is supposed to, but does not, manage the civil service to make sure it works for the people. The political class finances the democratic process and builds its own (2) through extortion from the public, loot of the exchequer and sale of (3), all of which require (4) by the civil service. This makes the political leadership incapable of holding the civil service to (5). If political parties are funded (6) and transparently by the public and no (7) require misuse of the state machinery to generate funds, the political leadership would be able to (8) accountability to the civil administration. Governance reforms could follow, so that citizens do not have to pay (9) for the state to perform its (10).
1. 1) maintain 2) sustain 3) confirm
4) halt 5) encounter
2. 1) affluence 2) prosperity 3) hardship
4) doom 5) fortunes
3. 1) patronage 2) grant 3) subsidy
4) trade 5) commerce
4. 1) alliance 2) affiliation 3) collusion
4) concord 5) coherence
5. 1) detail 2) account 3) explanation
4) record 5) ledger
6. 1) brazenly 2) readily 3) secretly
4) openly 5) shamefully
7. 1) longer 2) one 3) way
4) less 5) where
8. 1) reform 2) recover 3) insist
4) recognise 5) restore
9. 1) money 2) bribes 3) rupees
4) graft 5) property
10. 1) activity 2) action 3) obligations
4) play 5) programme
Answers:
  1. 2
  2. 5
  3. 1
  4. 3
  5. 2
  6. 4
  7. 1
  8. 5
  9. 2
  10. 3
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