English Quiz for Upcoming IBPS Bank Exams - Set 13 | Mains Level - New Pattern

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for Upcoming Bank Exams 2017.

Ques I. One of the five/six sentences given below do not form the part of the central theme of the paragraph. Which of the following sentences is the odd one out?
1. A) Hawala is the system for transferring money and property in a parallel arrangement avoiding the traditional banking system.
B) Bitcoins are a kind of cryptocurrency, in the sense of them being conceptual.
C) It is a simple way of money laundering and is banned in India.
D) According to the US treasury, Bitcoin is a ‘decentralised virtual currency’.
E) But a new high-tech form of Hawala has appeared: the digital currency, bitcoin.
F) As a result of GoI’s demonetisation initiative, today there is a flood of such digital transactions in the country.

2. A) In a bid to attract young applicants, American fast food chain McDonald’s will hire some US workers this summer through the photo sharing app, Snapchat.
B) The chain started accepting “Snaplications” in Australia last month, allowing potential employees to make video submissions with a special filter that shows them wearing the McDonald’s uniform.
C) The company is also set to use other platforms like Spotify and Hulu to reach potential jobseekers.
D) The video audition could be submitted to McDonald’s snapchat account after which McDonald’s would send back a link of application and digital careers page for a formal application.
E) The world’s largest burger chain said the company will hire about 2,50,000 people across its US restaurants for what is actually one of the busiest seasons of the year.

3. A) On June 17, the National Payments Corporation of India, the nodal agency that handles payments in India is set to introduce yet another digital payment product – contactless cards.
B) This will add to NPCI’s growing portfolio of digital payment options that includes apps like UPI and BHIM.
C) This will help users make micro payments like bus fares, pay for a pen, pencil, water bottle and so on.
D) Such a tilt towards young companies is because they score over their larger counterparts on multiple counts.
E) These are the key to the government’s goal of at least 25 billion digital payments transactions this fiscal.

Ques II. Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences

4. He has to work hard for the exam. He has no other option left.
a) He has to work…
b) Lest he will…
c) No other option…

5. He chose to run away. He could have confessed his crime.
a) He may…
b) He ran away as…
c) He could have…

6. The real deal is how the resolution of these assets will be done. These accounts will be provided for.
a) These accounts…
b) The resolution of assets…
c) Although these accounts…


7. The officials have asked for a detailed report. The officials will take proper action after scrutinizing the reports.
a) The officials will…
b) The detailed reports…
c) After scrutinising the reports…

Ques. III. Find the option which is most similar or most opposite to the given word

8. Empathy
a) Apathy
b) Sympathy
c) Indifferent
d) Disinterest

9. Disenchantment
a) Idealism
b) Disillusionment
c) Disappointment
d) Bitterness

10. Sheer
a) Absolute
b) Indefinite
c) Partial
d) Biased

Answers & Explanations
  1. D (All the other options talk about the entrance of Bitcoin in India but option D talks about what is Bitcoin in US)
  2. C (All the other options talk about recruitment through McDonald’s but option C talk about the future plans of the company)
  3. D (All the other options talk about the digital payment product and its usage but option D talks about how the small start-ups are given preference over the large companies)
  4. A only (He has to work hard for the exam as he has no other option left.)
  5. C only (He could have confessed his crime but he chose to ran away.)
  6. C only (Although these accounts will be provided for but the real deal is how the resolution of these assets will be done.)
  7. Both A and C (The officials will take proper action after scrutinising the detailed reports they have asked for. OR After scrutinising the reports that the officials have asked for, they will take proper action.)
  8. B Sympathy is the synonym of empathy (Empathy means to share each other feelings) Apathy means lack of concern.
  9. A Idealism is the antonym of disenchantment (Disenchantment means disappointment or let down) Disillusionment means discouragement.
  10. A Absolute (Sheer means complete) all the other options are the antonyms of sheer.


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