English Questions For NICL AO Mains Exam 2017

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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 Sentence Correction, new pattern English section of bank exams. In this quiz, you can practice paragraph completion and out of the context sentence questions NICL AO Mains 2017.

Directions (1-10): In the passage given below there are 10 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Each blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the word given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e. “No change required”.

The symbol of the World Wide Fund for Nature is a giant panda. The panda’s black-and-white pelage certainly (1)________ (envelop) for a striking logo. But, though pandas are an (2)________ (protected) species, the cause of their endangerment is (3) a_________(exhilarating) quotidian: a loss of (4)_______(surrounding) as Earth’s human population increases. A better icon might be an elephant, particularly an African elephant, for elephants are not mere collateral (5)_______(damage) in humanity’s relentless (6)_________(expansion). Often, rather, they are deliberate targets, shot by (7)________(killers), who want their ivory; by farmers, because of the damage they do to crops; and by cattle herders, who see (8)________(it) as competitors for forage.

In August 2016 the result of the Great Elephant Census, the most extensive count of a wild species ever attempted, suggested that about 350,000 African savannah elephants remain alive. This is down by 140,000 since 2007. The census, (9)________(took off) by a team led by Mike Chase, an ecologist based in Botswana, and paid for by Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, undertook almost 500,000km of aerial surveys to come to its (10)_________(result) though the team were unable to include forest elephants, a smaller, more reclusive type that live in west and central Africa, and which many biologists think a separate species.

(a) creates
(b) piled  
(c) makes   
(d) try
(e) no change

(a) sheltered 
(b) warded  
(c) endangered  
(d) killed 
(e) no change

(a) thrilling 
(b) pleasing  
(c) depressingly  
(d) touching 
(e) no change

(a) grounds  
(b) habitat  
(c) zone  
(d) area  
(e) no change

(a) mend  
(b) reconstruction  
(c) hurt
(d) damage
(e) no change

(a) suspend  
(b) spreading  
(c) coherent 
(d) expansion  
(e) no change

(a) poachers 
(b) spoilers 
(c) draggers 
(d) viewers 
(e) no change

(a) their
(b) them 
(c) killers 
(d) those 
(e) no change 

(a) disseminate
(b) conducted
(c) skimp
(d) took off
(e) no change

(a) end
(b) result
(c) halt
(d) conclusion
(e) no change

Directions (11-15): In each of the following sentence, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, there are five options and each option consists of two words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Q11. In the fight against water _______and desertification, the Acacias for All project is working to raise awareness amongst farmers of new and _________ways of improving soil quality.
(a) dearth, beneficent 
(b) Scarcity, profitable
(c) copiousness, glooming
(d) absence, damaging
(e) none of these

Q12. The ________ for Gorkhaland stems from the linguistic and cultural differences between the Bengalis’ and the people of Indian Gorkha ethnic ________ inhabiting the Northern part of West Bengal.
(a) disgust, belonging
(b) plight, posterity
(c) need, successor
(d) demand, origin
(e) none of these

Q13. Paris Agreement 2015 on Climate Change was a landmark summit to reach an international consensus on emission control by the polluting world nations. Now the dramatic  _________ of United States from the Paris Summit, _________by President Trump, had sent shockwaves among world nations reeling under the bad effects of climate change.
(a) withdrawal, engineered 
(b) advance, handled 
(c) action, hampered 
(d) call, given off
(e) none f these

Q14. Qatar holds the world’s fourth-largest oil and natural gas reserves and ________ the world’s highest per-capita income. This________ wealth is distributed amongst a very small population of 2.2 million people, most of whom are the foreign expat.
(a) keep, monolithic
(b) tells, titanic
(c) promotes, little
(d) enjoys, enormous
(e) none of these

Q15. Some 1,800 primary schools in New Delhi, have been ordered to ________down temporarily , as the national capital grapples with some of the __________ pollution in recent years.
(a) call off, best
(b) initiate, degrading
(c) shut, worst 
(d) open, steady
(e) none of these


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