English Quiz For IBPS Exam 2016

Directions
(1-15): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given
below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate
them while answering some of the questions.

For a business,
still in a burgeoning state of development the performance of the gem and jewelry
sector in exports is gratifying. On top of an over 50 percent growth during
2004-05, these exports are poised to grow at a similar rate during the current
year, if the trend in the first half of the year is an indication. Data
released by the Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council show that Gems
exports at Rs. 2,363 crores during April-September 2005 were 51 percent higher
than during the corresponding period of 2004. Since there is a greater
acceleration in the tempo of exports in the second half of the year, it appears
that the target of gems and jewelry exports, pegged at Rs. 5,000 crores are
well within reach. Even more heartening is the fact that the export flow has
been broad based, though the pace has been set by better showing in both jewelry
and gem exports. This successful incursion is the outcome of a conscious
strategy to build export infrastructure which includes the setting up of Gems
and Jewelry Export Zones, technology missions and a liberal policy under which
virtually the entire industry is thrown open to foreign direct investment. Some
incentives like access to domestic market for these export-oriented units,
based on the net value addition, also have helped the export drive. Besides,
the industry had made helped the export drive. Besides, the industry had made
efforts to capture new markets, laid stress on quality of the product and
became alive to customer needs.
However, in
the case of jewelry exports, the actual performance is behind the potential.
With its endowment in terms of jewelry designers, low costs and high
productivity, India can emerge as a major force in global jewelry exports by
emphasizing on customizing jewelry rather than relying on standard products. At
the same time, gems exports should not suffer by default. The recent data given
lie to the claim that we have a leeway in jewelry designing. Over a period,
this success on global marketing of our gems should facilitate system
integration, and to exports of value-added gems with jewelry. As of now, what
is significant is that we have carved a small niche in the global market in an
industry that is the cutting edge of designing.
Q1. Which of
the following are responsible for substantial growth in exports in gems and jewelry
sector?
(A)
Conscious strategy to build export infrastructure
(B) Liberal
policy
(C)
Government subsidy
(a) All (A),
(B) and (C)
(b) Only (B)
and (C)
(c) Only (A)
and (C)
(d) Only (A)
and (B)
(e) None of
these
Q2. Setting
up of gems and jewelry exports zones has resulted into which of the following?
(a)
Production of gems has increased
(b) Increase
in gems exports
(c) Increase
in jewelry exports
(d)
Abundance of gems and jewelry in the domestic market
(e) None of
these
Q3. Which of
the following words has the SAME meaning as the word ‘heartening’ as used in the passage?
(a)
Saddening
(b)
Encouraging
(c)
Illuminating
(d)
Satisfying
(e)
Worsening
Q4. Which of
the following have helped in the growth of exports in gem and jewelry sector?
(A) Value
addition
(B) Quality
control
(C) Customer
friendly
(D) Access
to domestic market
(a) All (A),
(B), (C) and (D)
(b) Only
(A), (B) and (C)
(c) Only
(B), (C) and (D)
(d) Only
(A), (C) and (D)
(e) None of
these
Q5. Which of
the following statements is true in the context of the passage?
(a) The
growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector is expected to be 100 percent
during 2005-2006 to that of 2004-05.
(b) The
growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector in 2005-2006 is expected to be
more than that in 2004-05.
(c) The
growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector is expected to be 50 percent in
2005-2006.
(d) The
growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector is expected to be 25 percent in
2005-2006.
(e) None of
these
Q6. Which of
the following factors have not helped in the export promotion?
(A) Building
an infrastructure for export
(B)
Encouraging foreign direct investment
(a) Only (A)
(b) Only (B)
(c) Either
(A) or (B)
(d) Both (A)
and (B)
(e) None of
these
Q7. How much
export was realized in the first half of the year 2005-2006?
(a) Less
than half the targeted amount.
(b) More
than half the targeted amount.
(c) Almost
half of the amount projected for the purpose.
(d) The
exact amount is not mentioned.
(e) None of
these
Q8. Which of
the following words/group of words has the SAME meaning as the word ‘customizing’
as used in the passage?
(a)
Need-based
(b)
Supportive
(c)
Appropriate
(d) Quality
(e) Traditional
Q9. Which of
the following words has the SAME meanings as the word ‘alive’ as used in the
passage?
(a) Awake
(b) Open
(c)
Conducive
(d) Active
(e) Brisk
Q10. Which
of the following statements is not true according to the passage?
(a) India’s
performance in exports of jewelry is better than that of gems.
(b) India’s
performance in exports of gems is better than that of jewelry.
(c) India’s
performance in value added exports has grown in the recent past.
(d) India
has made considerable effort in exporting value added products in the
international market.
(e)
Performance in global marketing has helped in developing an edge in designing.
Q11. What
according to the passage, is the basis for the expectation of the exports in
Gem and jewelry sector reaching the targeted amount?
(a) Growth
in exports in the earlier year.
(b) Domestic
demand in the sector.
(c) India’s
performance in jewelry designing.
(d) Trend
observed during the first half of the year.
(e) None of
these
Directions
(12-13): Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed
in bold used in the passage.
Q12. Emerge
(a) Drawn
(b) Evolve
(c) Shine
(d) Grow
(e) Submerge
Q13.
Conscious
(a)
Desirable
(b)
Deliberate
(c) Planned
(d)
Unconscious
(e) Wanted
Directions
(14-15): Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed
in bold as used in the passage.
Q14.
Virtually
(a)
Artificially
(b) Lately
(c) Really
(d)
Imaginary
(e)
Realistically
Q15.
Burgeoning
(a) Emerging
(b)
Established
(c) Dying
(d) Sneaking
(e) Middle


Solutions
S1. Ans.(d) 
Sol. Only (A) and (B)

S2. Ans.(b) 
Sol. Increase in gems exports

S3. Ans.(b) 
Sol. Encouraging.

S4. Ans.(a) 
Sol. All (A), (B), (C) and (D)

S5. Ans.(b) 
Sol. The growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector in 2005-2006 is expected
to be more than that in 2004-05.

S6. Ans.(e) 
Sol. None of these

S7. Ans.(c) 
Sol. Almost half of the amount projected for the purpose.
S8. Ans.(a) 


Sol. Need-based.
S9. Ans.(b) 
Sol. Open.

S10. Ans.(a) 
Sol.  India’s performance in exports of
jewelry is better than that of gems.
S11. Ans.(d) 


Sol.  Trend observed during the first
half of the year.
S12. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  Grow.

S13. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  Planned

S14. Ans.(e) 
Sol.  Realistically

S15. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  Dying