IBPS PO Prelims English Language Mini Mock Test 17- Miscellaneous

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Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence so as to form meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below them.

(A) What is important is sincerity and good faith.

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(B)One is sure that people in general are fed up with strife and want an end to this.

(C)The Centre will have to be prepared to take harsh steps too.

(D)The steps the Centre is taking to try to bring peace to the troubled Kashmir Valley are to be welcomed.

(E)There have to be attempts to create a cordial atmosphere among different factions, political or otherwise, in Jammu and Kashmir and between the Centre and the State.

(F)The ball must be kept rolling and there are bound to be positive results if efforts are made in right earnest.

Q1. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (last) sentence?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) F

(e) E

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Q2. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence?       

(a) A

(b) E

(c) C

(d) D

(e) F

Q3. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence?

(a) A

(b)E

(c) C

(d) D

(e) F

Q4. Which of the following should be THIRD sentence?   

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) F

Q5. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) F

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Directions (6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

Q6. He is so lazy (A)/ that he takes a (B)/ large number of time (C)/ to complete such a small piece of work. (D)/ No error. (E)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Q7. Dileep has spend (A)/ six years in Calcutta (B)/ but still he does not know (C)/ many parts of the city. (D)/ No error. (E)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Q8. Last week when (A)/ I reach Viru’shouse  (B)/ he had already (C)/ left for Mumbai. (D)/ No error. (E)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

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Q9. The number of foreign tourists (A)/ visiting India are increasing (B)/ day by day during (C)/ this tourist season. (D)/ No error. (E)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Q10. He came very close to me (A) / and asked me that if (B) / I would lend (C) / him some money. (D) / No Error (E)

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Directions (11-15): 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.

Mass migration has produced a huge world wide economy of its own which has ..(11)… so fast during the past few years that the figures have astonished experts. Last year remittances sent home by migrants were expected to ..(12).. $232 billion according to the World Bank which ..(13)... these figures.  Vital though the flow of remittances is to alleviate the plight of the migrant’s family it can’t on its own lift entire nation out of poverty. Those who study the impact of remittances argue that the money allows poor countries to put off basic decisions of economic management like reforming their tax collection systems and building schools. Remittances to poor countries can also hide the fact that they do not produce much at home. The   challenge is now to find programmes that ….(14).. the benefits of remitted cash while..(15)… some of its downside.

Q11.

 [a] accelerated

 [b] increase

 [c]  expand

 [d]  grew

 [e] escalating

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Q12.

(a)  rise

 (b) represent

 (c)  project

 (d) exceed

 (e)  recover

Q13.

(a) record

(b) tracks

 (c) estimate

(d)report

 (e) surveys

Q14.

 (a) launch

(b) predict

(c) optimum

(d) appreciate

 (e) maximize

Q15.

(a) augmenting

[b] avoiding

[c] suspend

(d)  projects

(e) detracting

Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)

Sol. The correct sequence is DEFACB.

(D)The steps the Centre is taking to try to bring peace to the troubled Kashmir Valley are to be welcomed.

(E)There have to be attempts to create a cordial atmosphere among different factions, political or otherwise, in Jammu and Kashmir and between the Centre and the State.

(F)The ball must be kept rolling and there are bound to be positive results if efforts are made in right earnest.

(A)What is important is sincerity and good faith.

(C)The Centre will have to be prepared to take harsh steps too.

(B)One is sure that people in general are fed up with strife and want an end to this.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S2. Ans.(b)

Sol. The correct sequence is DEFACB.

(D)The steps the Centre is taking to try to bring peace to the troubled Kashmir Valley are to be welcomed.

(E)There have to be attempts to create a cordial atmosphere among different factions, political or otherwise, in Jammu and Kashmir and between the Centre and the State.

(F)The ball must be kept rolling and there are bound to be positive results if efforts are made in right earnest.

(A)What is important is sincerity and good faith.

(C)The Centre will have to be prepared to take harsh steps too.

(B)One is sure that people in general are fed up with strife and want an end to this.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S3. Ans.(d)

Sol. The correct sequence is DEFACB.

(D)The steps the Centre is taking to try to bring peace to the troubled Kashmir Valley are to be welcomed.

(E)There have to be attempts to create a cordial atmosphere among different factions, political or otherwise, in Jammu and Kashmir and between the Centre and the State.

(F)The ball must be kept rolling and there are bound to be positive results if efforts are made in right earnest.

(A)What is important is sincerity and good faith.

(C)The Centre will have to be prepared to take harsh steps too.

(B)One is sure that people in general are fed up with strife and want an end to this.

Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S4. Ans.(e)

Sol. The correct sequence is DEFACB.

(D)The steps the Centre is taking to try to bring peace to the troubled Kashmir Valley are to be welcomed.

(E)There have to be attempts to create a cordial atmosphere among different factions, political or otherwise, in Jammu and Kashmir and between the Centre and the State.

(F)The ball must be kept rolling and there are bound to be positive results if efforts are made in right earnest.

(A)What is important is sincerity and good faith.

(C)The Centre will have to be prepared to take harsh steps too.

(B)One is sure that people in general are fed up with strife and want an end to this.

Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S5. Ans.(c)

Sol. The correct sequence is DEFACB.

(D)The steps the Centre is taking to try to bring peace to the troubled Kashmir Valley are to be welcomed.

(E)There have to be attempts to create a cordial atmosphere among different factions, political or otherwise, in Jammu and Kashmir and between the Centre and the State.

(F)The ball must be kept rolling and there are bound to be positive results if efforts are made in right earnest.

(A)What is important is sincerity and good faith.

(C)The Centre will have to be prepared to take harsh steps too.

(B)One is sure that people in general are fed up with strife and want an end to this.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S6. Ans. (c)

Sol. Use ‘lot’ in place of ‘large number’ as ‘a large number of/ a number of’ is not used with uncountable noun ‘time’.

S7. Ans. (a)

Sol. ‘spent’ will be used in place of ‘spend’ as ‘have/ has/ had/ having+ V3’ is used.

S8. Ans. (b)

Sol. ‘reached’ will be used in place of ‘reach’ as the sentence is in past tense.

S9. Ans. (b)

Sol. ‘is’ will be used in place of ‘are’ as singular verb is used after ‘The number of’.

S10. Ans. (b)

Sol. ‘asked me if’ will be used in place of ‘asked me that if’ because in Indirect question, ‘that’ or ‘as to’ is not used after ‘if/ whether/ who/ which/ what/ where/ whose/ whom’.

Ex. She asked me why I was angry.

S11. Ans.(a)

Sol. “Accelerated’ will fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S12. Ans.(d)

Sol. “Exceed” will fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S13. Ans.(b)

Sol. “Tracks” will fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S14. Ans.(e)

Sol. “Maximize” will fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete. Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S15. Ans.(b)

Sol. “Avoiding” will fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

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