English Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2016

Directions (1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

The Madras Literary Society, now busy trying to …(1)… itself, is offering a series of monthly talks on historical and literary …(2)…. The most recent one was on three persons who, starting out from Madras, …(3)…  significantly to our knowledge of India — namely, Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, William Lambton and Colin Mackenzie. I call them …(4)…  ‘surveyors’ because their work …(5)…  to the Botanical and Zoological Surveys of India, the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India and the Survey of India. …(6)…  from the talk, a story or two about each of the ‘surveyors’ found its way to me.

Dr. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, generally known as Buchanan, began his assignment in South India after the final Mysore War with the mandate to gather botanical, agricultural and zoological information as …(7)…  as knowledge about the soil and natural resources …(8)…  in the area of his first survey. One of the things he ‘discovered’, I was told, was laterite in what is now Kerala. Buchanan called it “indurate clay” or “iron clay” and said this soft red soil which hardened …(9)…  exposure to air and heat was ideal for building purposes, something long known in the area but first recorded for a wider …(10)…, and given a name by him.

(Source-The Hindu)

(a) revive
(b) survive
(c) resize
(d) magnify
(e) generalise

(a) pamphlets
(b) handouts
(c) magnitude
(d) objects
(e) subjects

(a) confined
(b) contributed
(c) selected
(d) managed
(e) provided

(a) pioneering
(b) draconian
(c) adhering
(d) looking
(e) ragingly

(a) created
(b) showed
(c) led
(d) made
(e) fought

(a) Abstracting
(b) Observing
(c) Taking
(d) Leading
(e) Heeding

(a) wail
(b) in
(c) well
(d) on
(e) along

(a) at
(b) of
(c) seek
(d) find
(e) found

(a) on
(c) at

(a) masses
(b) mass
(c) audience
(d) people
(e) group

Directions(11-15): Rearrange the following six in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. 
(A) Branded disposable diapers are available at many supermarkets and drug stores. 
(B) If one supermarket sets a higher price for a diaper, customers may buy that brand elsewhere
(C) By contrast, the demand for private-label products may be less price-sensitive since it is available only at a corresponding supermarket chain. 
(D) So the demand for branded diapers at any particular store may be quite price sensitive
(E) For instance, only SavOn Drugs stores sell SavOn Drugs diapers. 
(F) Then stores should set a higher incremental

Q11. Which of the following sentences should be the FOURTH after rearrangement?

Q12. Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?  

Q13. Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement? 

Q14. Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH(LAST) after rearrangement? 

Q15. Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?

About Course:

"Did you Know? In this pack you will get All new content we launch in the next 1 months"

This is the most recommended and NRA-CET ready Pack!
Use Code 'DREAM' to avail at the best price today

This package Includes IBPS PO Study Material -  Subscribe Now

About Bank Mahapack
If you are preparing for more than 1 Banking & Insurance exams then this is the pack we recommend you buy.

It is most cost-effective and you get access to 100% digital content for Bank & Insurance exams on Adda247.

Banking & Insurance Exams Covered in this Pack

Additionally, you can crack any private bank job exam with content in this pack.


Bank & Insurance Mahapack Highlights 

  • Structured course content
  • Recorded classes available if you miss any live class
  • Previous Years’ Papers of all upcoming exams.
  • Full Length Mocks based on the latest pattern with detailed solutions (video solutions for certain topics)
  • Topic level knowledge tests
  • Strategy sessions, time management & Preparation tips from the experts


Validity: 1 Month

Bank Maha Pack
  1. Unlimited Live Classes & Recorded Video Courses
  2. Unlimited Tests and eBooks
  3. 1 Lakh+ Selections
  1. 15 Months
  2. 9 Months
  3. 3 Months
  4. 27 Months
  5. 1 Month
6799 453/month