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English Language Quiz For Bank Mains Exam 2024-05th January

Directions (1-5): In the following questions, a phrase is given in bold whose meaning can be inferred from one of the highlighted words/phrases of four sentences given below each phrase. Choose the most appropriate meaning of the phrase among the four options that can also be replaced by the given phrase without altering the meaning of the sentence. If none of the sentences conveys the correct meaning, choose “None of the above” as your answer.

Q1. Rule out

(a) Loss is met with at each step, and the great problem is to eliminate this waste.
(b) She was not in harmony with the old man, and would do nothing to defeat my plan.
(c) The combs were broken which gave the bees a setback from which they did not recover.
(d) Worst of all and most fatal is the disease of the marrow, by which the whole course of the body is reversed.
(e) None of the above.

Q2. Over the counter

(a) Improved safety measures in cars can be counterproductive as they encourage people to drive faster.
(b) The words came like a stunning blow where a verbal counter-argument was expected.
(c) They will make a higher bid for the company in the hope of dissuading competing businesses from counter-bidding.
(d) Brokers can use the system to look up prices or enter quotes for the direct trade of securities.
(e) None of the above.

Q3. Work around

(a) The preacher was trying to explain to us the eternal duration of God’s punishment.
(b) Who is there amongst you who cannot or who will not justify when they are accused?
(c) One easy modus operandi is to select Control Panel and to double-click the internet icon.
(d) All the gentlemen in the office showed a desire to serve and advise me.
(e) None of the above.

Q4. Put paid to

(a) The persistent disagreements among team members ultimately stopped the collaborative project, leading to its cancellation.
(b) You are so rich, and so prudent, that the word in capital letters cannot frighten you.
(c) A great French poet says that happy nights make happy days in matrimony.
(d) The sight of a modern monument throws one into melancholy even while an ancient one has not ceased to enrapture.
(e) None of the above.

Q5. Do away with

(a) The only one who walked pretty soberly was the head-master, who had to uphold his dignity.
(b) They will abolish themselves when their work is done, but not before.
(c) How could an enlightened century give birth to so monstrous a delusion?
(d) Your attack is passed over, and there’s no more danger, if you ‘ll keep quiet.
(e) None of the above.


S1. Ans. (a)
Sol. The phrase “rule out” means to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of. Among the four sentences, the most suitable word or phrase that defines its meaning is “to eliminate” and thus the phrase can replace the existing word without altering the meaning of the sentence. However, the other words are not the correct explanation of the given phrase. The word “setback” means a reversal or check in progress.

S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. The idiom “over the counter” is generally used in finance and economics which is used to describe shares that are traded directly between dealers (people and organizations that buy and sell for others), rather than on a stock market. Among the four options, the most appropriate phrase that generates the meaning of the idiom, “the direct trade of”.

S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. The phrase “work around” means a method for overcoming a problem or limitation in a program or system. The word/phrase “modus operandi” means a particular way or method of doing something.
Justify means show or prove to be right or reasonable.

S4. Ans. (a)
Sol. The phrase “put paid to” means stop abruptly; destroy. Among the given four options, only the word mentioned in the first statement defines the correct meaning of it.
Enrapture means give intense pleasure or joy to.

S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. The phrase “Do away with” means to get rid of or destroy something.
Uphold means confirm or support (something which has been questioned).
Keep quiet means refrain or prevent someone from speaking or from disclosing something secret.

English Language Quiz For Bank Mains Exam 2024-05th January |_30.1

English Language Quiz For Bank Mains Exam 2024-05th January |_40.1



When is the IBPS Clerk Mains exam scheduled for?

The IBPS Clerk Mains exam is scheduled for 7 October 2023.