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English Language Quiz For IBPS Clerk Mains 2023-18th September

Directions (1-10): In each of the question given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is then followed by five options which then try to decipher its meaning. Choose the option which gives the correct meaning of the phrases.

Q1. Tip of the iceberg

(a) Beginning of a problem

(b) First most item of any list

(c) The crux of the whole problem that can be seen, with the more serious issues lying beneath

(d) The main part of the situation that is visible as a problem but there is happiness lying inside

(e) Acme of a mountain

Q2. Caught between two stools

(a) To caught between two difficult situations

(b) To find it difficult to choose between two alternatives

(c) To accept the two tasks to be done mandatory at a time

(d) To face two accidents at a time

(e) None of the above

Q3. Devil’s Advocate

(a) To act as a witness of a criminal

(b) To stab/attack from behind

(c) To support someone wrong

(d) To speak something wrong in the greed of getting money

(e) To present a counter argument

Q4. Elvis has left the building

(a) To relocate the residence

(b) To evacuate in order to get safe

(c) To leave the argument

(d) To end the show or to make it over

(e) To quit or to suicide

Q5. Give the benefit of the doubt

(a) To believe someone without getting any proof or evidence

(b) To get the reward of cheating someone

(c) To get the praise of solving or resolving a doubtful situation

(d) To steal someone’s credit

(e) To be hopeful of getting success

Q6. Hit the sack / sheets / hay

(a) To complete the target

(b) To go for a walk and workout

(c) To say good bye to someone

(d) To wake up early

(e) To go to bed

Q7. Kill two birds with one stone
(a) Kill two snakes from a same stick
(b) To complete two tasks
(c) Having two tasks done with the same resource
(d) To hunt two prey with the same gun
(e) To have two achievements at a same time

Q8. Method to my madness

(a) A logistic approach to explain something complex

(b) A dogmatic attitude towards the solution of a problem

(c) A purpose in doing something that is seemingly crazy

(d) An intention that leads to craziness

(e) A solution from the way of madness

Q9. Not a spark of decency

(a) Having a barbarian attitude

(b) No manners

(c) Matter of decency

(d) Lack of specialized skills

(e) Not having a good personality

Q10. Not playing with a full deck

(a) Not completing all the tasks assigned

(b) Not having all the manners required

(c) Lack of attitude

(d) Lacking intelligence

(e) Lack of information


S1. Ans.(c)

Sol. The tip of the iceberg is the part of a problem that can be seen, with far more serious problems lying underneath.

S2. Ans.(b)

Sol. When someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives.

S3. Ans.(e)

Sol. To present a counter argument

S4. Ans.(d)

Sol. The show has come to an end. It’s all over.

S5. Ans.(a)

Sol. Believe someone’s statement, without proof.

S6. Ans.(e)

Sol. To go to bed.

S7. Ans.(c)

Sol. This idiom means, to accomplish two different things at the same time.

S8. Ans.(c)

Sol. An assertion that, despite one’s approach seeming random, there actually is structure to it.

S9. Ans.(b)

Sol. No manners

S10. Ans.(d)

Sol. Someone who lacks intelligence.

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When is the IBPS Clerk Mains exam scheduled for?

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