English for IBPS Clerk/SO/Canara Bank 2018: 02 December

English for IBPS Clerk/SO/Canara Bank 2018: 02 December

English for IBPS Clerk/SO/Canara Bank 2018: 02 December

Directions (Q. 1-5): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E and F as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.
1. The chairman of the Press Council of India has ________ the minister to suppress the activities of hooligans or police personnel who violate the fundamental rights of citizens.
        (A) asked                               (B) regulated
        (C) warned                            (D) charged
        (E) approved                        (F) organised
        1) (A) and (B)       2) (B) and (E)       3) (D) and (F)
        4) (A) and (C)       5) (C) and (F)
2. The State Bank of India is evaluating the ________ of utilising the point-of-sale (PoS) terminals to accept remittances towards utility bills.
        (A) rule                                   (B) prospects
        (C) limit                                 (D) extension
        (E) scope                               (F) form
        1) (E) and (F)        2) (B) and (E)       3) (C) and (D)
        4) (B) and (E)       5) (D) and (E)
3. Ashok Leyland has reported a 36 per cent ________ in its commercial vehicles sales.
        (A) less                                   (B) increase
        (C) wane                                (D) diminish
        (E) aid                                    (F) drop
        1) (A) and (B)       2) (B) and (D)       3) (B) and (F)
        4) (C) and (E)       5) (E) and (F)
4. Forex dealers said some capital inflows and a weak dollar overseas helped the rupee make an attempt to ________ its fall.
        (A) prohibit                           (B) arrest
        (C) protect                             (D) inhibit
        (E) continue                          (F) check
        1) (A) and (C)       2) (B) and (D)       3) (D) and (E)
        4) (E) and (F)        5) (B) and (F)
5. The British software engineer who sent the world’s first text message twenty years ago said that he was ________ at how the technology had developed.
        (A) astonished                      (B) ashamed
        (C) mesmerised                    (D) hurt
        (E) amazed                           (F) questioned
        1) (A) and (E)       2) (B) and (F)        3) (C) and (D)
        4) (A) and (C)       5) (D) and (F)
Directions (Q. 6-10): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its parts in bold. To make the sentence correct, you have to replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is, please give 5) as you answer (ie No correction required).
6. This book is as much his handiwork as my, so far as the difficult and delicate task of translation goes.
        1) handwork as I
        2) handiwork as mine
        3) handiwork as me
        4) handworking as our
        5) No correction required
7. The realities of life are idealised by genius and given the form that makes drama, poetry or great prose.
        1) and gives the form
        2) and give the form
        3) and giving the form
        4) and given to the form
        5) No correction required
8. This epic has been an unfailed and perennial source of spiritual strength.
        1) has been an unfailing
        2) had been an unfailed
        3) was an unfailing
        4) is being an unfailed
        5) No correction required
9. The Mahabharat was composed of many thousands of years ago.
        1) of many thousand of
        2) many thousands of
        3) many thousand
        4) of many thousand
        5) No correction required
10. There are beautiful palaces and gardens and the lives laid are cultured and luxurious.
        1) laid are cultures
        2) led are cultural
        3) lied are cultured
        4) led are cultured
        5) No correction required
Answers:
  1. 2
  2. 5
  3. 1
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 4
  7. 2
  8. 3
  9. 5
  10. 1
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