English Practice Questions For IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

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This section can be easy as pie if your basics are clear. Sometimes, even those who can communicate very well in English, fail to perform to the best of their ability in the banking exams. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions.

DAY-19 Practice Set-II

Directions (1-5): Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which a sentence has been deleted. Three statements are given, from which any number of statements can fit and provide coherent meaning to the paragraph.  From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

Q1. The Ministry of Home Affairs is set to launch a web portal where people who have faced online abuse and victims of cybercrimes like financial frauds can register complaints on a real-time basis. The Centre also plans to give access rights to banks on the portal to address __________________ .

(I)cases of fraudulent transactions online.
(II)If money been fraudulently withdrawn through someone’s credit or debit card, the person can log into the portal and register a complaint
(III)The Supreme Court gave the order after NGO Prajwala moved a plea highlighting the availability of child porn and rape videos online.

Select the most appropriate option
(a)Only III
(b)Only I
(c)Only II
(d)Both (II),(I)
(e)Both (I),(III)

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the Most Appropriate Choice. The centre plans to give access rights to banks to deal dishonest, illicit transactions. Option B complete the paragraph.
Statement II is grammatically incorrect hence ruled out. Statement III is not in continuation with the passage.

Q2. _______________  and private entities. India does not have a legal definition of what constitutes personal information and lacks a robust and comprehensive data protection law. We need to have both quickly in place if the Supreme Court’s judgment according to privacy the status of a fundamental right is to have any meaning.

(I)In this digital age, a growing pool of personal information that can be easily shared has become available to government
(II)So it would have been a travesty of justice if The Tribune and the reporter who broke the story were treated as accused in the case where the charges include cheating under impersonation.
(III)The investigation was written up in the best journalistic tradition — it focussed on how the data were being mined for money,

Select the most appropriate option
(a)Only III
(b)Only II
(c)Only I
(d)Both (II),(I)
(e)Both (I),(III)

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. The Correct Choice is Option C. Statement II can be logically ruled out cannot be the initiating statement.

Q3.The manufacturing and the purchase of warships and submarines is just one step in a complex process. ___________  important as the first stage as such equipment has to always be in a fit and ready condition for deployment at short notice. One can only call it sheer carelessness in being unable to look after such an important submarine.
 (I)How can we forget that the neighbourhood around India is increasingly becoming threatening?
(II)Simple stage is over now and purchase of warships is left and
(III)Proper maintenance by technically trained staff is as, if not more,

Select the most appropriate option
(a)Only III
(b)Only I
(c)Only II
(d)Both (II),(I)
(e)Both (I),(III)

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Correct Choice is Option A.

Q4.Latest figures show that the amount of people seeking help for their mental health is rising, while funding for the sector continues to be cut. The most common treatments are talking therapies and psychiatric medication. __________________ , while medication can have many unpleasant side effects.Psychological problems tend to stem from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Neurochemicals such as serotonin and dopamine regulate the body and transmit signals between nerve cells. The former is responsible for managing emotions and overall physical health, while the latter regulates eating habits and contributes to learning. If a person’s neurotransmitters are hindered in any way, however, problems can arise.
(I) “The symptoms of mental ‘diseases’ show signs of nervous disorders, not actual illnesses,” he says.
(II) Stress at work, however, eventually led to him having daily panic attacks, sometimes even two a day.
(III)However, both options take a considerable amount of time before they become effective

Select the most appropriate option
(a)Only III
(b)Only I
(c)Only II
(d)Both (II),(I)
(e)Both (I),(III)

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Correct Choice is Option A

Q5.  Knowingly inflicting severe harm on human beings for the purpose of research is one of the most serious human rights abuses possible. Cases of exploitation in research have been used to illustrate unacceptable practices since the mid-20th century. Medical students all over the world have learned how not to conduct research by discussing the horrendous Nazi experiments and the more recent US Tuskegee trials.
In both cases, highly vulnerable populations were exploited: German medical doctors undertook their experiments on concentration camp detainees, while _______________________ .
(I) the indigenous and important platform within India’s nuclear triad
(II)US medical doctors exploited Black US citizens by studying the natural progression of syphilis without providing available cures.
(III) they would enable the portal for victims of online abuse, cyber frauds and other financial frauds.

Select the most appropriate option
(a)Only III
(b)Only I
(c)Only II
(d)Both (II),(I)
(e)Both (I),(III)

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Correct Choice is Option C. Statement (I) is incomplete with reference to the given passage.

Direction (6-10): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence, as specified in bold in each part. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternatives to replace those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (e), i.e., “No correction required” as your answer.

Q6. Recent history of the Indian Science Congress Association (I) suggest that it most often making news for the matters else then science. Like the British Association for the Advancement of Science, now (II) known as the British Science Association, it was meant to be a forum for scientists to present topical research, (III) get funds and served as an platform for science to reach out to the broader public.
(I) suggests that it most often makes news for matters other than
(II) knowing as  British Science Association
(III) get funds and serve as a platform for science to reach out
(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (III)
(c)  Both (I) and (III)
(d) Both (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. There is an error in I and III. Both I and III are grammatically incorrect. In I replace "else then" with "other than" and making with Makes. Similarly, III Option statement is more appropriate and grammatically coherent than the bold part in passage.

Q7. The navy and the coast guard braved the rough weather to rescue others adrift on(I) the choppy waters but coastal communities are angry(II) that the state government, which seems to have been surprised(III) by the freak weather condition, was slow to react.
(I) whether to rescue other’s adrift upon
(II) waters but coastal communities is angry
(III) who seemingly to have been surprising
(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (III)
(c)  Both (I) and (III)
(d) Both (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

S7. Ans.(e)
Sol. No correction required.

Q8. The World Inequality Report 2018 released by the World Inequality Lab last week says that income inequality in India has increased since economic(I) liberalisation. This, it notes, is in contrast to the earlier decades when inequality dropped under socialist policies. As expected, the finding has been used by many to argue(II) that the rich should be taxed more to help the poor. The logic is that the rich get rich over the expenses of the poor,(III) so taxes that redistribute wealth are only a rational response to inequality.
(I) inequality in India have increased for economic
(II) the finding has been used by much for argue
(III) The logic is that the rich get richer at the expense of the poor
(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (III)
(c)  Both (I) and (III)
(d) Both (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Rich get richer is the correct expression. Hence correct choice is option B.

Q9. India needs for quick frame the appropriate and updation of cybersecurity policies,(I) create adequate infrastructure, and foster closer collaboration between all those involved to ensure a safe cyberspace. Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha said at the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2017 that there must be enhanced cooperation among nations and reaffirmed(II) a global call to action for all United Nations member nations to not attack the core of the Internet even when in a state of war. This also clearly emphasizes the fact that more than ever before, there is a need(III) for a Geneva-like Convention to agree on some high-level recommendations among nations to keep the Internet safe, open, universal and interoperable.
(I) India needs to quickly frame an appropriate and updated cybersecurity policy,
(II) that their must be enhancement cooperation between nations and reaffirmed
(III) emphasizes the fact that more then ever before, there is need
(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (III)
(c)  Both (I) and (III)
(d) Both (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. There is an error in I bold part of the paragraph. I part given in option is the appropriate expression.

Q10. The government’s decision to increase import duties on a(I) variety of products, including phones and TV sets, is not a good idea. This has been done in the name of promoting Make in India, but experience, of India’s own past and of Asia’s tiger economies,(II) shows that forcing import substitution behind high tariff walls is a bad way to promote manufacture.(III)
(I) The government’s decision at increasing import duties over an
(II) of India’s own past and of Asia’s tiger economies, shows
(III) walls is a bad way for promoting the manufactured
(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (III)
(c)  Both (I) and (III)
(d) Both (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

S10. Ans.(e)
Sol.  No correction required.

Direction (11-15): In Question given below, there are two statements, each statement consists of a blank. You have to choose the option which provides the correct set of words that fits in the blanks in both the statements appropriately making them meaningful and grammatically correct.

Q11. A. He had a ____impression of rain pounding on the packed earth.
B. The judges determined that the law was too ____ to be fairly enforced.
(a)exasperate
(b)clear
(c)vague
(d)difficult
(e)tenet

S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. vague-of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.

Q12. A. Failure to wrestle teenagers out of bed before a viewing will also ____potential buyers
B. Further police activity may _____ victims from being candid with police and in court for fear of future investigation.
(a)help
(b)support
(c)create
(d)deter
(e)conspire

S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. deter-discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences. Hence the most appropriate word is deter.

Q13. A. In our culture, girls are brought up to____ to the needs of others.
B. New York is a pragmatic place, where people _____ to think more about the how than the why.
(a) young
(b) entrust
(c) conduct
(d) incite
(e) tend

S13. Ans.(e)
Sol. Tend- regularly or frequently behave in a particular way or have a certain characteristic.

Q14. A. When price becomes so _____ in consumer thinking, the system gets distorted.
B. Britain is on course for stronger growth in the final quarter after a surge in activity in the _____ services sector.
(a)present
(b)precious
(c)rise
(d)dominant
(e)running

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. Hence the most appropriate choice is option D.
Dominant-having power and influence over others; a dominant trait or gene.

Q15. A. The only difference was this time we didn't ____ four goals.
B. He had to ___at the end of his term that he had failed to deliver it.
(a)think
(b)concede
(c)revise
(d)appropriate
(e)assure

S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. concede- admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it. Hence the most appropriate choice is option B.

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