Night Class: English Quiz for RRB PO 2017

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English Questions For IBPS RRB PO Exam 2017

English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS RRB Mains Exam. Through the concept of Night classes, we are providing you all types of high-level questions to ace English Section of banking exams.

Directions (1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in the context of the passage in each case.

In these days of economic liberalization, globalization, etc. materialistic values have assumed ……(1)…… importance, Money, physical comforts and luxuries are the most sought after aspects. There has been ……(2)…… competition. Such competition ……(3)…… undue stress. The stress leads to ……(4)…… of health of the people. Indian culture has ……(5)…… its striking uniqueness, as against the Western culture, in the fact that there is a ……(6)…… place for spiritualism in our value system in all walks of life. The spirituality is a very ……(7)…… force which helps us in maintaining our physical and mental health. It gives us ……(8)…… to cope with the stress. Westerners have now ……(9)…… the importance of spirituality and, therefore, they have started ……(10)…… us in the matter of spirituality.

(a) usual
(b) little
(c) tangible
(d) least
(e) greater

(a) critical
(b) unhealthy
(c) unequalled
(d) no
(e) absolute

(a) releases
(b) deserves
(c) generates
(d) demonstrates
(e) suppresses

(a) neglect
(b) illness
(c) generation
(d) deterioration
(e) encroachment

(a) maintained
(b) illustrated
(c) marginalized
(d) bestowed
(e) forsaken

(a) vast
(b) brief
(c) formal
(d) clean
(e) distinct

(a) dormant
(b) dedicated
(c) vital
(d) common
(e) dynamic


(a) strength
(b) tips
(c) clearance
(d) sermons
(e) ideals

(a) informed
(b) narrated
(c) intensified
(d) realized
(e) invented

(a) encouraging
(b) imitating
(c) blaming
(d) preaching
(e) assuming

S1. Ans.(e)
From the second sentence we can see that the importance of materialistic values have increased. Thus greater is the correct choice.

S2. Ans.(b)
. From the subsequent lines it is clear that competition has had a negative impact overall.So this kind of competition can be described as unhealthy. Hence option B is the right choice.

S3. Ans.(c)
Unhealthy competition would lead to stress. Thus 'generates' is the most suitable word.

S4. Ans.(d)
Increased stress would lead to worsening of our health. Deterioration is the correct choice.

S5. Ans.(a)
'Maintained' is the correct choice.

S6. Ans.(e)
Distinct is a synonym for different and fits into the context well. Although 'vast' seems grammatically correct it doesn't fit into the meaning of the given context. Hence, E is correct choice.

S7. Ans.(c)
Spirituality is very important in maintaining out physical and mental health. Thus vital is the correct choice.

S8. Ans.(a)
From the paragraph it is understood that the positive effects of spirituality would give us the power to reduce stress. Other options do not fit well in the context.

S9. Ans.(d)
westerners have recognized the importance of spirituality in alleviating stress. Option D is hence, the right choice.

S10. Ans.(b)
. Westerners have understood the importance of spirituality and have started copying us . Thus 'imitating' is the suitable word here.

Directions (11-15): In each questions below four words numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d) have been printed, one of which may be either inappropriate in the context or wrongly spelt. The number of that word is the answer. If all the four words are correctly spelt and are appropriate in the context, mark (e) i.e., ‘All correct’ as the answer.

Q11. Kindly note (a) our address (b) and use it in (c) all the farther communication.(d)  All correct (e)

S11. Ans.(d)
See the difference between farther and further:
Farther → more distant in space, direction or time.
For example,
Guwahati is farther from Delhi than Kolkata is.
(generally farther is used in context to distance)
Further → more distant in space, direction or time.
Though farther and further are synonymous but further is more preferred in case of distant or time.
Hence in the given sentence farther will be replaced with further.

Q12. We are already (a) to fight (b) the battle, (c) let the enemy come. (d) All correct (e)

S12. Ans.(a)
Here already will be replaced with ready.

Q13. Many people in India cherish (a) a desire to immigrate (b) to developed (c) countries to make a fortune.(d) All correct (e)

S13. Ans.(b)
Here immigrate will be replaced with migrate.

Q14. He took great pains (a) to save (b) many dyeing (c) folk arts and helped the artists to live an honorable life. (d)  All correct (e)

S14. Ans.(c)
Dyeing comes from the word dye means to color.
Here, dyeing should be replaced with dying.
Dying comes from the word die.
When people, animals and plants die, they stop living.

Q15. Arun did his MBA from a prestigious (a) institute (b) by securing (c) first class in this calendar year. (d) All correct (e)

S15. Ans.(e)
All are correct

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