English Questions For IBPS PO 2017 Exam

Twisted One English For IBPS PO 2017

Dear Students, English Section is a topic quite dreaded by candidates taking the bank exams. 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 quizzes, we will provide you all types of high-level questions to ace the jumbled paragraph and word usage questions, new pattern English section of bank exams. In this quiz, you can practice jumbled paragraph and word usage questions, For IBPS PO 2017.

Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the question that follows.

A. Smitha seems to have been amazingly self-effacing, not taken in by the trappings of stardom.
B. Actually, I call Smita the pioneer of social work at the zenith of her career – unlike stars like Nargis who became socially active after retiring from films.
C. It has to be innate and also the ethos of strong middle-class values with which she grew up.
D. From childhood, she was actively involved in the Rashtra Seva Dal, inspired by the teachings of Sane Guruji and adhered to Gandhiji’s credo of Sarvo Dharma Sama Bhava.
E. Her father was freedom fighter who was jailed as a teenager and her mother was a nurse who called social work a rog – a disease the family suffered from.

Q1. Which of the following is the first sentence of the paragraph?
(a) B
(b) D
(c) E
(d) A
(e) C

Q2. Which of the following is the third sentence of the paragraph?
(a) C
(b) D
(c) E
(d) B
(e) A

Q3. Which of the following is the fifth sentence of the paragraph?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Q4. Which of the following is the second sentence of the paragraph?
(a) E
(b) D
(c) C
(d) B
(e) A

Q5. Which of the following is the fourth sentence of the paragraph?
(a) E
(b) C
(c) A
(d) B
(e) D

Directions (6-15): For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that is most the appropriate substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.

Q6. Innocuous: Many innocuous works take a totally different meaning when translated literally into another language.
(a) offensive 
(b) inoffensive
(c) high sounding
(d) strong 
(e) prolific

Q7. Cohesiveness: The debate took a toll on the government with the cohesiveness of the coalition eroded.
(a) divisiveness
(b) diversity
(c) plan
(d) amity
(e) unity

Q8. Repercussions: The repercussions for the mistake were borne by innocent people.
(a) consequences
(b) joys
(c) benefits
(d) controversies
(e) pains

Q9. Compendium: This book is an excellent compendium of modern medicine.
(a) exposition
(b) epilogue
(c) composition
(d) elaboration
(e) abstract of essential information

Q10. Loquacious: Under the influence of alcohol he became loquacious.
(a) desolate
(b) audible
(c) talkative
(d) humble
(e) numb

Q11. Perfunctory: In his lectures, he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.
(a) agile
(b) pleasing
(c) useless
(d) superficial
(e) exciting

Q12. Plagiarism: Plagiarism has become the order of the day in pop music.
(a) shaving off
(b) copying
(c) arousing feelings
(d) creativity
(e) mocking

Q13. Pernicious: The Pernicious teachings in the madrasas breed terrorists, according to some people.
(a) motivating
(b) fastidious
(c) enduring
(d) patriotic
(e) destructive

Q14. Convoluted: When she couldn’t win the argument she took recourse to convoluted ways to present her point.
(a) agitated
(b) lively
(c) controversial
(d) complex
(e) concocted

Q15. Conflagration: In Australia, the government has been unable to control the conflagration that has been going on for several days.
(a) agitation
(b) resolution
(c) great and destructive fire
(d) civil war

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