IBPS Clerk Prelims English Language- 26th September-Miscellaneous

Directions (1-5): Rearrange the six sentences given below to form a coherent paragraph and then, answer the following questions.

 (A) One would first notice one or two bright dots shining in the sky.

(B) The whole sky is filled with tiny shining objects – some are bright, others dim.

(C) How wonderful it is to watch the sky after sunset!

(D) It seems as if the sky is studded with diamonds. They all appear to be twinkling.

(E) Soon you would see the number increasing. You cannot count them anymore.

(F) But if you look at them carefully you will notice that some of them do not twinkle as others do. They simply glow without any flicker just as the moon shines.

Q1. What should be the THIRD sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) D

(b) F

(c) C

(d) E

(e) A

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Q2. What should be the FIFTH sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) A

(b) D

(c) C

(d) B

(e) E

Q3. What should be the FOURTH sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) B

(b) F

(c)  D

(d) A

(e) C

Q4. What should be the FIRST sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Q5. What should be the LAST sentence of the coherent paragraph?
(a) C

(b) A

(c) D

(d) B

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Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with four words given in bold. The word may be mis-spelt or grammatically or contextually incorrect. You have to choose the incorrect word as your answer. If all the words are correct, mark option (e). i.e.  All are Correct as your answer.

Q6.The government also acts on many social issues, for example it has several programmes to help the poor.

(a) acts

(b) social

(c) several

(d) poor

(e) All are correct

Q7. Some celetial bodies do not have their own heat and light. They are lit by the light of the stars. Such bodies are called planets.

(a)celetial

(b) heat

(c) light

(d) bodies

(e) All are correct

Q8.All these different people, who come from all kinds of backs, and belong to all kinds of religions and cultures help to make India quite interesting and diverse.

(a) different

(b) backs

(c) cultures

(d) diverse

(e) All are correct

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Q9. ‘Sol’ in Roman mythollogy is the ‘Sungod’. ‘Solar’ means ‘related to the sun’.

(a) Roman

(b) Mythollogy

(c) Solar

(d) Sun

(e) All are correct

Q10. A Human-made Satellite is an artificial body. It is deleted by scientists to gather information about the universe and for communication.

(a) artificial

(b) deleted

(c) gather

(d) communication

(e) All are correct

Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and  (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) Like Gandhi’s mantra of swarajya, Modi has turned Swachh Bharat into a mass movement, a janandolan that you cannot quarrel with whatever your political stripe.

(B) The smartest thing Prime Minister Narendra Modi did was to hitch the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to the aura of Mahatma Gandhi.

(C) Modi has also been a constant communicator about Swachh Bharat in his speeches.

(D) From its official launch at Raj Ghat on Gandhi Jayanti 2014, the Clean India message has been omnipresent and relentless.

(E) Gandhi spoke and wrote prolifically, using his magazines Navajivan, Harijan and Young India, postcards, letters and telegrams.

(F) He also has the power of social media, and a Swachh Bharat app so you can take pictures of dirt and garbage that are geo-spatially tagged and hopefully cleaned up.

Q11. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Q12. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Q13. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A

(b) E

(c) C

(d) D

(e) F

Q14. Which of the following would be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) F

(e) E

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Q15. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Solutions

S1. Ans. (d)

Sol. The correct sequence is CAEBDF.

D gels well when it immediately precedes F to give us a sub-sequence DF.

Similarly, E gels well when it immediately precedes B to give us the sub-sequence EB.

The sentence (C), which introduces the subject of the coherent passage i.e., Watching sky after sunset, should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (A) extends the information introduced by the sentence (C).

So, the sentence (A) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph.

So, we get the sub-sequence CA.

Now, we have three sub-sequences CA, EB and DF where we know CA as the introductory sub-sequence of the coherent paragraph.

Among EB and DF, EB gels well with the CA upon following the later. So, we get the sub-sequence CAEB.

Now, the sub-sequence DF should form the latter part of the coherent paragraph.

Ultimately, we get the final sequence for the coherent paragraph as CAEBDF.

Hence, the THIRD sentence is the sentence E, and the option (d) is the correct answer.

S2. Ans. (b)

Sol. The correct sequence is CAEBDF.

D gels well when it immediately precedes F to give us a sub-sequence DF.

Similarly, E gels well when it immediately precedes B to give us the sub-sequence EB.

The sentence (C), which introduces the subject of the coherent passage i.e., Watching sky after sunset, should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (A) extends the information introduced by the sentence (C).

So, the sentence (A) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph.

So, we get the sub-sequence CA.

Now, we have three sub-sequences CA, EB and DF where we know CA as the introductory sub-sequence of the coherent paragraph.

Among EB and DF, EB gels well with the CA upon following the later. So, we get the sub-sequence CAEB.

Now, the sub-sequence DF should form the latter part of the coherent paragraph.

Ultimately, we get the final sequence for the coherent paragraph as CAEBDF.

Hence, the FIFTH sentence is the sentence D, and the option (b) is the correct answer.

S3. Ans. (a)

Sol. The correct sequence is CAEBDF.

D gels well when it immediately precedes F to give us a sub-sequence DF.

Similarly, E gels well when it immediately precedes B to give us the sub-sequence EB.

The sentence (C), which introduces the subject of the coherent passage i.e., Watching sky after sunset, should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (A) extends the information introduced by the sentence (C).

So, the sentence (A) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph.

So, we get the sub-sequence CA.

Now, we have three sub-sequences CA, EB and DF where we know CA as the introductory sub-sequence of the coherent paragraph.

Among EB and DF, EB gels well with the CA upon following the later. So, we get the sub-sequence CAEB.

Now, the sub-sequence DF should form the latter part of the coherent paragraph.

Ultimately, we get the final sequence for the coherent paragraph as CAEBDF.

Hence, the FOURTH sentence is the sentence B, and the option (a) is the correct answer.

S4. Ans. (c)

Sol. The correct sequence is CAEBDF.

D gels well when it immediately precedes F to give us a sub-sequence DF.

Similarly, E gels well when it immediately precedes B to give us the sub-sequence EB.

The sentence (C), which introduces the subject of the coherent passage i.e., Watching sky after sunset, should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (A) extends the information introduced by the sentence (C).

So, the sentence (A) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph.

So, we get the sub-sequence CA.

Now, we have three sub-sequences CA, EB and DF where we know CA as the introductory sub-sequence of the coherent paragraph.

Among EB and DF, EB gels well with the CA upon following the later. So, we get the sub-sequence CAEB.

Now, the sub-sequence DF should form the latter part of the coherent paragraph.

Ultimately, we get the final sequence for the coherent paragraph as CAEBDF.

Hence, the FIRST sentence is the sentence C, and the option (c) is the correct answer.

S5. Ans. (e)

Sol. The correct sequence is CAEBDF.

D gels well when it immediately precedes F to give us a sub-sequence DF.

Similarly, E gels well when it immediately precedes B to give us the sub-sequence EB.

The sentence (C), which introduces the subject of the coherent passage i.e., Watching sky after sunset, should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (A) extends the information introduced by the sentence (C).

So, the sentence (A) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph.

So, we get the sub-sequence CA.

Now, we have three sub-sequences CA, EB and DF where we know CA as the introductory sub-sequence of the coherent paragraph.

Among EB and DF, EB gels well with the CA upon following the later. So, we get the sub-sequence CAEB.

Now, the sub-sequence DF should form the latter part of the coherent paragraph.

Ultimately, we get the final sequence for the coherent paragraph as CAEBDF.

Hence, the LAST sentence is the sentence F, and the option (e) is the correct answer.

S6. Ans. (e)

Sol. In the given sentence, all the given words are correct and don’t require any correction. Hence, the correct answer is the option (e).

S7. Ans. (a)

Sol. There is a spelling mistake in the word ‘celetial’. The correct spelling for the word is ‘celestial’.

Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

S8. Ans. (b)

Sol. The usage of the word ‘backs’ is contextually incorrect. The correct word should be ‘backgrounds’.

Hence, the option (b) is the correct answer.

S9. Ans. (b)

Sol. There is a spelling mistake in the word ‘mythollogy’. The correct spelling for the word is ‘mythology’.

Hence, the option (b) is the correct answer.

S10. Ans. (b)

Sol. The usage of the word ‘deleted’ is contextually incorrect. The correct word should be ‘designed’.

Hence, the option (b) is the correct answer.

S11. Ans. (a)

Sol. The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (a) is the most suitable answer choice.

S12. Ans. (d)

Sol. The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

S13. Ans. (b)

Sol. The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

S14. Ans. (d)

Sol. The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

S15. Ans. (b)

Sol. The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

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