English Questions For IBPS PO and Clerk Exam 2017

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English Questions For IBPS PO and Clerk Exam 2017

English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS PO Exam. Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. Through such English Quizzes for IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO and other upcoming exams, we will provide you all types of high-level questions to ace the questions based on new pattern English for IBPS PO.

Directions (1-5): In each question, there is a pair of words/phrases that highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then, from the options given, choose the best one.

I.  She said sanitary conditions in the emergency room were abhorrent(a)/ aberrant(b).
II. Bronze statute(a)/statue(b) unveiled in tribute to Ronnie Barker.
III. who(a)/whom(b) holds the sea, perforce doth hold the land

S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Abhorrent- inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant.Abhorrent means disgusting or detestable. When you abhor something, you loathe it.
Aberrant- departing from an accepted standard

A statue is a figure of a person, animal, or object that is carved or cast from some material, such as marble or iron. A statue is usually life-sized or larger.
But a statute is a written law, such as that of a particular government or organization.
To Whom It May Concern: who is a subject and whom is an object. Who acts and whom receives.

I.   Surfing students exercise on their boards before hitting the waive(a)/waves(b).
II.  The man looked down at his boy sadly, sorrowfully, regretfully(a)/regrettably (b)
III. They've reduced the number of personnel(a)/personal(b) working on the project.

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol.waive-refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim).
wave-move one's hand to and fro in greeting or as a signal,a long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore.

Regrettably and Regretfully- Both words have the same root: regret, meaning to feel sadness, repentance, or disappointment, but they each have their own way of dealing with it. Regrettably describes something that deserves regret, and is used like the word "unfortunately." Regrettably is like bad luck, and it often kicks off a sentence

Personnel , personal- To remember which word is which, try this: Personnel has two ns, just as a company has to have at least two employees to have personnel. Anything personal (one n) is about one individual.

I.  She said she thinks the euro will fall below parody(a)/parity(b) against the U.S. dollar in the coming year
II. The late-night talk and news Irony(a)/satire(b) is scheduled to return with new episodes in February.
III. A good epigrams(a)/ epigraph(b) should be more than mere adornment.

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol.A parody turns making fun of something into an art form. Imitating the way someone talks or writes is a parody.
parity- the quality or state of being equal or equivalent

Irony describes situations that are strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected. Note the "opposite" here. If an expectation is black, then an ironic outcome would be white, not off-white or gray. Satire means making fun of people by imitating them in ways that expose their stupidity or flaws.As with satire, sarcasm depends on the listener or reader to be in on the joke. Sarcasm is insincere speech.To distinguish irony from satire and sarcasm, remember that irony pertains to situations while satire and sarcasm are forms of expression.

Epigrams -a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way.
Epigraph - an inscription on a building, statue, or coin.

I.  In the realm of amateur fruit growing, on the other hand — a realm now daily widening — dwarf fruit trees are of capital(a)/capitol(b) importance.
II. The bankers who took millions while destroying people's savings: greedy, selfish, and immoral(a)/amoral(b).
III. I assume(a)/presumed(b) that the man had been escorted from the building

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. A state's capital is the primary city and usually the seat of the state government. The most important city is the capital city.Capital is also a financial word.
capitol-a group of buildings in which the functions of state government are carried out

Amoral- lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something.
Immoral- not conforming to accepted standards of morality.Immoral is having no morality, being wicked or evil. If you are immoral, you know what society considers right and wrong, yet you do wrong anyway. If you call someone immoral, you are saying that person knows better. If you call him amoral, you are saying that person does wrong but doesn't understand that it is wrong.

To assume is to suppose or believe something without any proof. It also means to take over, usually responsibilities and duties, such as with a job, or to take on a look or attitude
presumed-suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability.

I.   She had a way of eluding (a)/alluding(b) to Jean but never saying her name"
II. More significantly, he has shown that if such ageing cells are selectively destroyed, these averse(a)/adverse(b) effects go away.
III. Bicycle riders will be pedaling(a)/peddling(b) over hills and through pastures Saturday near Stonewall.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. To allude is to talk around something, give hints, and generally not say what you really want to say. You allude to something when you don't want to say it outright.
To elude, on the other hand, is to get away. Elude does love hiding from the law, but it can also refer to an idea you can't grasp or cheap healthcare

Adverse describes something that works against you, like a tornado or a computer crash, and is usually applied to things. It's often followed by the word effects.
Averse is usually applied to feelings, attitudes, or people. It's a strong feeling of opposition — it's a big "no thanks" and it's often followed by to. Averse also goes with risk to describe people (or banks) who don't like taking them.

pedal- each of a pair of foot-operated levers used for powering a bicycle or other vehicle propelled by the legs.
peddle-try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from place to place.

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following six sentence (A), (B), (C), (D),  and (E)  in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph

A. In this scenario, the demand for up-skilling and relearning, however critical they become painful and taxing.

 B. There is no more scope to allow a specific time or day to learn in our hyper-busy lifestyles.

 C. In other words, what professionals need today is digital learning —the ability to learn anytime, anywhere, on-demand, personalized.

D. Just as digital has shifted the control of businesses to the hands of the users, there is a need to have far greater power and flexibility in the ways and avenues we learn from as well.

E. As power users of digital technologies in our own personal lives, we are now used to an on-demand lifestyle where what we seek comes at the click of a button or a swipe of the screen.

Q6. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

Q7. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement? 

Q8.  Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

Q9. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?

Q10.  Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. EBADC is the correct sequence.

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. EBADC is the correct sequence. Statement C is the concluding sentence. As it wraps up the discussion.

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. EBADC is the correct sequence.

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. EBADC is the correct sequence.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. EBADC is the correct sequence.

Directions (11-15): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentence, the number of that part will be the answer. If there is no error, mark (e) as the answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

Q11. With awareness of the self and understanding of the (a)/  minds of the people you have to deal (b)/  with, you can manage to navigate smooth in (c)/  the serpentine maze of emotional world.(d)no error(e)

S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. Use an Adverb to modify verb. Correct part is -"with, you can manage to navigate 'smoothly' in "

Q12. Give yourself (a)/ time and space (b)/  to be connect (c)/  with nature. .(d)no error(e)

S12. Ans.(c)
Sol.  to be 'connected '

Q13. Only when a (a)/  society becomes (b)/ affluent do religion (c)/  become meaningful. .(d)no error(e)

S13. Ans.(c)
Sol. affluent 'does' religion

Q14. The last two (a)/ decades or so has positioned (b)/ e-Learning as a revolutionary  (c)/  in modern learning. (d)no error(e)

S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. e-Learning as a revolution

Q15. Businesses have no (a)/ option other than to evolve with time and (b)/  embrace these disruptive (c)/  changes if they hope to survive.(d)no error (e)

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol.No error 

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