English Practice Questions For IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

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English Practice Questions For IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

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

Directions (1-10): Which of the words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below is most similar in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in the passage and make it meaningful and coherent. Words in option can be modified according to the tense of the sentence keeping the meaning of root word intact. If none of the options is correct mark (e) as the answer.

Q1. In spite of government’s efforts to curb the growth of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain in India, the people of India and the Indian market for cryptocurrencies appear to love them all the more. The year 2017 has been particularly interesting for the growth of cryptocurrencies in India, mainly due to the ‘to the moon’ journey of the Bitcoin missile. Digital currency’s rapid price appreciation has sparked a nationwide interest, with the mainstream Indian media going haywire on cryptocurrency reporting. Media routinely gives both ‘investment’ advice and reiterates ‘cautionary’ warnings from the Indian government at the same time. 
(a) limitation, rein, relating
(b) grapple, wrestle, plugging
(c) stop, light, bring
(d) check, enkindle, erratic
(e) None is correct
Q2. The country has been at the forefront of massive cryptocurrency adoption this year and the government has struggled to keep up with developments and trading in the industry, where arbitrage between exchanges is commonplace.
(a) head, deal, asset
(b) front, grappled, trade
(c) violent, scuffle, determined
(d) vanguard, congested, trade
(e) None is correct
Q3. Judges of the constitutional courts are often those who have left lucrative careers in the legal profession to follow the path of justice administration. This means a big cut in their income and a limited social life, leave aside transfers out of their parent State High Court.
(a) profitable, restricted, carry 
(b) lofty, engage, selling
(c) trade, terms, purely
(d) expensive, strained, view
(e) None is correct
Q4. Urban planning is a mechanistic process that pays little heed to evolving urban landscapes. Taken together, this means band-aid solutions to congestion, i.e. building more roads. That is what the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission did, as it allocated 80% of the budget to building roads and flyovers.
(a) customers, buttress, roads
(b) technician, overcrowding, fly-past
(c) rear, further, maps
(d) emit, trade, lift
(e) None is correct
Q5. India is known for many wonderful things. On the international stage, it is recognized as the fastest-growing economy in the world, and is well-known for its culture, exquisite cuisine and sense of community and family, among many other qualities. One thing it is less known for is the discovery and development of new medicines.
(a) bridge, public, search
(b) beautiful, process, felt
(c) lovely, standard, finding
(d) classic, back, findings
(e) None is correct
Q6. Energy, in the form of electricity, was used in ancient India, which was called as vaidyutaagni. The same energy was also used as atom bomb in ancient India, which was called as Brahmaastra. In the Mahabharata war, the atom bomb (Brahmaastra) was used and its full description along with all the posterior effects (as observed in Hiroshima) were clearly explained. 
(a) former, illustration, rear
(b) new, terms, determined 
(c) formation, brawl, spar
(d) latest, asset, forms
(e) None is correct
Q7. When you go to a bank, the manager will do many adjustments in the basic pattern of rules of administration in order to help the customer. Without violating the fundamental set-up of the administration, some talented ways may be applied by the manager so that the customers feel happy and the bank is maintained with many customers supporting it.
(a) fight, grapple, finite
(b) consumer, breaching, aiding
(c) extent, few, convey
(d) people, limiting, product
(e) None is correct
Q8. No figures are available about India, but every year we are enacting new criminal statutes both at the Centre as well as in the states. The triple divorce bill is yet another instance of over criminalization. Even the Supreme Court had noted that incidence of triple divorce is insignificant. 
(a) scuffle, trade, free
(b) erratic, limit, restraint 
(c) validating, example, meaningless 
(d) example, van, spread
(e) None is correct

Q9. India is stuck in a collective action problem: It’s not rational for anyone to switch to public transport until everyone else also follows. An individual will stop using his car if the bus is faster, but that is possible only if others also get their cars off the road. Unfortunately, city-development plans have failed to create the right incentives, as is borne out by the preference for private transport.
(a) sadly, inducement, priority
(b) greatly, bear, plug
(c) flight, lovely, kind
(d) stuffing, terms, determined 
(e) None is correct
Q10. Over the last two decades, several areas of the economy have been deemed sunrise sectors. This billing meant broad recognition of the sector’s potential to generate vast amounts of jobs and revenue. Policymakers put in place measures such as tax breaks to encourage these sectors. In the past, information technology (IT) and biotechnology (BT) were the two most prominent holders of the sunrise-sector tag.
(a) breach, trivial, whip
(b) influence, pass, comply
(c) seen, view, replace
(d) regarded as, uplift, important
(e) None is correct

Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following Seven sentence (A), (B), (C), (D),(E) (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph.
A.  Education, viable opportunities, affordable health facilities and proper accommodation should be made available to everyone so that they can start their careers in their homeland. 
B. The government should be at the forefront of providing them opportunities to prevent a brain drain.

C. In this regard, sound policies are required to ensure good governance, rule of law and access to justice; safeguard human rights; and prevent violence, conflict, and extremism.
D. International Migrants Day is observed on December 18 every year.
E. According to a UN report from 2015, there are about 244 million migrants living in other countries.
F. Our young generation needs to be given suitable opportunities so that they can utilise their talent to fuel development in their own country. 
G. As we gear up to commemorate this occasion, we must guarantee conditions whereby migration takes place as a matter of choice instead of being prompted by need or force.
Q11. If G is the THIRD sentence of the paragraph, which of the following should be the Fourth sentence after rearrangement?
(a) B
(b) D
(c) F
(d) A
(e) C
Q12. If G is the THIRD sentence of the paragraph, which of the following should be the First sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) C
(c) E
(d) D
(e) B
Q13. If G is the THIRD sentence of the paragraph, which of the following should be the Last sentence after rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) B
(c) G
(d) F
(e) A

Q14. If G is the THIRD sentence of the paragraph, which of the following should be the Fifth sentence after rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) F
(d) B
(e) D

Q15. If G is the THIRD sentence of the paragraph, which of the following should be the Second sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) D
(c) E
(d) B
(e) C
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