Word Based English Questions For IBPS PO Mains 2017

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English Questions For IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Exam 2017

English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS PO and Clerk Exam. 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 English Quizzes for IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO and other upcoming exams, we will provide you with all types of high-level questions to ace the questions based on new pattern English for IBPS PO.

Directions (1-5): For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that are most the appropriate substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.

Q1. Contumacious: His refusal to make child support payments was contumacious.
(a) decorous
(b) amenable
(c) tractable
(d) subservient
(e) disobedient

Q2. Truculent: He was truculent and difficult to deal with.
(a) scrummy
(b) aggressive
(c) sample
(d) cooperative
(e) tame

Q3. Footloose: When she was 20, she was footloose and fancy-free, with no family or serious career to tie her down.
(a) pledged
(b) immured
(c) easygoing
(d) manacled
(e) attached

Q4. Enervate: A lifetime of working in dreary jobs had enervated his very soul
(a) assist
(b) weary
(c) refresh
(d) animate
(e) mobilize

Q5. Quaint: The writer talks about the quaint customs of the natives.
(a) prosaic
(b) grave
(c) attractive
(d) predictable
(e) standard

Directions (6-10): In each question, there is a pair of words/phrases that highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then, from the options given, choose the best one.

I.  Use the colander(a)/Calendar(b) to drain the noodles.
II. Lost in the woods, we were happy to find a Cash(a)/cache(b) of food belonging to some hunters
III.Many people in that country are adherence(a)/adherents(b) of the concept of free speech.
(a) bab
(b) aaa
(c) aab
(d) baa
(e) abb

I.  Be sure to have your passport when you cross the boarder(a)/border(b).
II. The coach was loaded with hundreds of bars of gold bouillon(a)/bullion(b).
III.The winning team went to the restaurant to exult(a)/exalt(b) in their victory
(a) baa
(b) bab
(c) bba
(d) aba
(e) abb

I.  My next door neighbor is an American immigrate(a)/emigrated(b).
II. My friend and I will have two pints of ale(a)/ail(b), bartender.
III.She devoted her life to charity to try to expiate(a)/ expatiate(b) the wrongs of her youth.
(a) aab
(b) aaa
(c) aba
(d) baa
(e) bba

I.  The antecedents (a)/antecedence(b)of parents to their own children is a fact of life.
II. The embezzlers celebrated their delusion(a)/ elusion (b) of the police a little too soon.
III.I advice(a)/advise(b) you to validate the code on your Web page before you release it to the general public.
(a) aab
(b) abb
(c) bbb
(d) bba
(e) bab

I.  The ancient Romans awarded laurel wreathe(a)/wreaths(b) to winners of athletic contests.
II. Because they neglected to expend(a)/expand(b) any money or time on marketing their business, they soon went bankrupt.
III.When the flood waters go down, we can excess(a)/assess(b) the damage.
(a) bbb
(b) abb
(c) aab
(d) bab
(e) baa

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