English Quiz for Upcoming IBPS Bank Exams - Set 47 | New Pattern

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Language Quiz for the upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1-5) : In each question below, two sentences or parts of sentences are given with two blank spaces ( ____ ) ( _____ ) between them. From among the three parts / sentences denoted by (A), (B) and (C) given below each, find out which two can fill up the blanks in proper sequence (i.e. the order in which these are given in the answer options) to make the sentence/ group of sentences meaningfully complete.

1. Four years ago, I had a major surgery. (____) . (____) . I was too ill.
(A) It left me disabled.
(B) My attempts to go back to work could not succeed.
(C) I had fully recovered except for some minor weakness.
(a) (B) and (A) only
(b) (C) and (A) only
(c) (B) and (C) only
(d) (A) and (B) only
(e) (A) and (C) only

2. Based on scientific research, scientists conclude that (___) (____), they will live even more than a hundred years.
(A) keep themselves active all through
(B) exercise more, ensure proper vitamin intake,
(C) human species, if regulate their diet,
(a) Only (A) and (B)
(b) Only (A) and (C)
(c) Only (C) and (A)
(d) Only (C) and (B)
(e) Either C and (A) or (C) and (B)

3. The Central Government’s plans to (_____) (_____) despite the fact that the opposition parties’ united front had mobilized support of general public at the outskirts of Mumbai.
(A) defy the curfew imposed to prevent the proposed rally from protesting against the hike in petrol prices
(B) curb the rally called for by the opposition succeeded due to ruling party’s announcement to
(C) cancel all the trains entering Mumbai,
(a) (A) and (B) only (b) (B) and (A) only
(c) (B) and (C) only (d) (A) and (C) only
(e) Either (B) and (C) or (A) and (C)

4. The economic gloom was exacerbated yesterday by Greek Prime Minister’s surprise announcement (_____)(____), and vote might put the torturously conceived package in jeopardy.
(A) that was struck last week
(B) that he would recommend the Parliament to strike down the obnoxious deal
(C) that his country would hold a referendum on the European debt deal
(a) (C) and (A) only
(b) (B) and (A) only
(c) (A) and (C) only
(d) Either (C) and (A) or (B) and (A)
(e) None of these

5. The world’s most powerful nations were warned (____) (___) and trigger mass social unrest.
(A) that could cost millions of jobs around the globe
(B) that international economy was on the brink of a deep new economic crisis
(C) that the only solution was pumping a huge amount of money In the economy
(a) (C) and (A) only
(b) (B) and (A) only
(c) (B) and (C) only
(d) (C) and (B) only
(e) None of these


DIRECTIONS (Qs. 6-10): Read each sentence given below and find out whether there is an error in it. The error if any will be one of the sentence which are marked as A, B, C and D. If there is no error, the answer will be (E) i.e. No error. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)

6. The low learnings levels is due to the fact (a)/ that the state spends 87% of its budget (b)/ on salaries of its teachers (c)/ and not on infrastructure development for students (e)/ No error (e).

7. Recent incidents of tigers straying have brought to focus (a)/ the lack of proper regulatory mechanism and powers with the forest department (b)/ to take action against the resorts (c)/ mushroom in forest fringes (d)/ No error (e).

8. The beauty of the palace comes alive (a)/ When over a lakh bulbs (b)/ is switched on between 7pm and 7.45pm (c)/ on specific days (d)/ No error (e)

9. In view of the rising complaints (a)/ of unscrupulous financial institutes duping people with luring them (b)/ with handsome returns on their investment, the police have appealed (c)/ to the citizens to stay away from such companies (d)/ No error (e)

10. More and more cab drivers are approaching the regional transport office (RTO) (a)/ to obtain identity cards (b)/ after the transport office intensified action against errant drivers (c)/ in the last couple of months (d)/ No error (e).

1. (d)
2. (e)
3. (c)
4. (a)
5. (b)
6. (e)
7. (d) ‘Mushrooming’ should be used-which would serve as an adjective.
8. (c) ‘Are’ should replace ‘is’- verb should agree with ‘bulbs’
9. (b) ‘By’ should replace ‘with’ - which means ‘by the way of’
10. (e)



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