English Quiz based on IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016

Hello Students, As you all have witnessed drastic change in the pattern of IBPS PO Mains, now It’s high time when you started preparing for the upcoming exams in the same pattern and with much more variation in format. All of you have been preparing and were expecting the same type of questions as asked in the previous exams, but it was an eye opener and quite shocking for all of us. 

In SBI PO Mains 2016, The pattern of English was quite different from usual. At that time, we already warned and suggested to our students to be cautious and prepare different pattern questions as well.  
Now Onward, we’ll provide you all type of questions and possible patterns that are asked in all competitive exams. This way YOU can be better prepared for the worst. 

Here we are providing you the Quiz based on the best possible combination of IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016 questions. 
Directions (1-10): In each of the following questions five
options are given, of which one word is most nearly the same or opposite in
meaning to the given word in the question. Find the correct option having
either same or opposite meaning.

Q.1 Ludicrous

Q.2 Vituperation
Q.3 Apocryphal
(a) apocalypse
(d) braggart
(e) bellow
Q.4 Immanent
(a) amiable
(b) transcendent
Q.5 Prevaricate
(a) indenture
(b) diffidence
(c) truth
(d) consanguinity
(e) oblivion

Q.6 Apportionment
Q.7 Contumacious
(a) willful
(b) mercurial
(c) pliable
(d) pernicious
(e) jingoistic
Q.8 Sagacious
(b) sage
(c) simpleton
(d) sonorous
(e) asperse
Q.9 listless
(e) perfunctory
Q.10 Lassitude
Directions (11-15): Five statements are given below. Among
these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent
paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit
into the theme of the passage.

(a) Businessmen
who visit China have been advised to arm themselves with four P’s – patience,
perseverance, persistence and prayer. Only then they can be successful.
(b) The same
suits all candidates preparing for various competitive exams.
(c) They are
all positive qualities.
(d) Businessmen
are indifferent to the lot of the common man.
(e) These
qualities help them to earn money, power and respect in society.
(a) Happiness
consists in activity, Action is invigorating like a tonic.
(b) Beggars
are idle.
(c) There is
no happiness like the one which stems from the use of faculties – physical or
(d) Action
is the glorious principle of life.
(e) People
who enjoy work get a satisfaction out of it.
(a) Karnataka
has taken giant strides in responsive governance,The proactive nature of the
chief minister and his government makes Karnataka click.
(b) Bangalore
is fast becoming a hi-tech city.
(c) Long
before e-governance and transparency became buzzwords. Karnataka had already
logged on to these innovative ways.
(d) The
fund-based accounting system is another innovative concept developed in
(e) Bangalore
is called the garden city.

(a) As
illegal prawn farms run by Orissa’s elite eat into the mangroves, their
extinction seems imminent, The mangroves that appear lush and dense form only a
narrow strip.
(b) The
disappearance of the mangroves would be mankind’s loss.
(c) Mangroves
are natural barriers against cyclone.
(d) The area
under the mangrove is shrinking at an alarming rate.
(e) Prawns
are fetching the elites high profit.
(a) There
seems to be more hype than truth in the reports of hunger-related deaths from
The high
mortality rate is not entirely due to hunger.
(b) In the
absence of health care facilities hundreds of people succumb to malaria,
diarrhea and dysentery.
(c) Inaccurate
reporting and sensationalist journalism are the culprits to a large extent.
(d) A
reporter ‘claimed’ he had bought two children.
(e) Lack of
foot is just one of the reasons for the high mortality rate in Orissa.

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