English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 - Set 5


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Directions (Q. 1–10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

India’s _____(1) over the past half century since independence has been unique and _____(2) in many ways. Yet the record is _____(3) in relation to what the country set out to achieve and could certainly have been _____(4). It is _____(5) to look at both sides; the alternative is to be _____(6) down by unrelieved gloom or unwarranted _____(7). The fact is that after eight 5-year plans, about 40 per cent of population is _____(8) below the poverty line. The human development indices are _____(9) low, placing India at the 126th position in the world table, far below many countries that came into _____(10) much later than it did.

1. 1) development 2) domination 3) predicament 4) history 5) excellence


2. 1) dubious 2) insignificant 3) desperate 4) special 5) commendable


3. 1) outshining 2) broken 3) disappointing 4) brighter 5) played


4. 1) underplayed 2) accomplished 3) tampered 4) noteworthy 5) exaggerated


5. 1) proposed 2) futile 3) impracticable 4) necessary 5) suggested


6. 1) laid 2) struck 3) cooled 4) weighed 5) brought


7. 1) progress 2) debating 3) meticulousness 4) haste 5) complacency


8. 1) much 2) still 3) obviously 4) found 5) far


9. 1) deplorably 2) admirably 3) surprisingly 4) not 5) amusingly


10. 1) world 2) being 3) independence 4) compete 5) India




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