English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS PO 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 all types of high-level questions to ace the questions based on new pattern English for IBPS PO.
Directions (1-15): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Often what you call success is judged by others as failure. This was Ghanshyam Das Birla’s philosophical reply to reporters who asked him to comment on his __(1)___ in building one of the largest business houses in the country.
When you look back and attempt to ___(2)____ what you really achieved in life and whether you could call yourself successful, you will find that you are ____(3)_____ to define ‘success’. That’s because with every new ___(4)___ in life, your perception of success ___(5)____. When young, most of us are engaged in ___(6)___ of material comforts and money.
But after a point, when our basic needs are satisfied, money only breeds dissatisfaction. Arrogance, fear, greed and disharmony __(7)__ our mental and physical well-being. As we grow older, we start ___(8)___ more conscious of our other needs in society related to love and belonging, and in building relationships. Finally, we feel the urge for self-actualization.
Opportunities there are aplenty. The __(9)___ is on you to make the most of it while fulfilling the needs through __(10)___ means. Ideally, all material needs can be ___(11)____ with limited time and energy. The rest is up to you to __(12)___ your objectives and create a suitable policy of life.
Periodically, you could take stock and check if your ___(13)___ are balanced in fulfilling your needs in all ___(14)___ of your life. This kind of internal auditing can help take one closer to self-fulfillment and ___(15)_____.