English Questions For IBPS RRB PO Exam 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. Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. Through such English Quizzes, we will provide you all types of high-level questions to ace the, word usage, new pattern 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 each case.

……(1)…… stringent anti-pollution laws, mass awareness levels in India about the need to ……(2)…… the environment are low. Which is ……(3)…… many people insist that mere laws won’t do: what we ……(4)…… need are “environment conscious” citizens. It is in this context that the University’s ……(5)…… to introduce environment studies as a compulsory paper at the undergraduate level ……(6)…… significance. There was some ……(7)…… initially about who would teach the paper because of financial ……(8)…… make it impossible for colleges to ……(9)…… approval for new teaching posts. In fact, in August 1999, the University Grants Commission (UGC) imposed a ban on the creation of new teaching posts in colleges. ……(10)…… with this problem, authorities at the university have decided that serving teachers belonging to various disciplines will teach the paper.

(a) Despite
(b) Having
(c) Enacting
(d) Adopting
(e) Although

(a) Contaminate
(b) clear
(c) filter
(d) protect
(e) pollute

(a) resulting
(b) why
(c) obvious
(d) as
(e) because

(a) seldom
(b) don’t
(c) hardly
(d) perfectly
(e) actually

(a) inability
(b) deferral
(c) decision
(d) failure
(e) reluctance

(a) extracts
(b) trivalent 
(c) expects
(d) loses
(e) assumes

(a) displeasure
(b) antagonism
(c) hurdles
(d) confusion
(e) priority

(a) losses
(b) constraints
(c) apathy
(d) soundness
(e) independence

(a) receive 
(b) establish
(c) emphasize
(d) expect
(e) sanction

(a) Down
(b) Familiarity
(c) Faced
(d) Convinced
(e) Solution

S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. The passage should start with a negative conjunction as the succeeding phrases denote that 'mass awareness levels are low even though we have strict laws'. Hence, Option A is correct.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Option E and A are eliminated because from the sentence this is understood that there are stringent pollution laws and even though we have laws, we couldn't secure the environment. Option D is correct as the sentence can be read as 'need t protect the environment are low'.

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the correct choice. Between 'why' and 'because', because can be eliminated as it is used as a negative conjunction. Hence option B is the correct choice.

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. A, B, C can be eliminated as those mean negative when substitute in the given context. Between D and E, 'E' actually fits right into the sentence and can be read as 'what we actually need are environment conscious citizens. Hence, E.

S5. Ans.(e)
Sol. Option E is the correct choice.

S6. Ans.(e)
Sol. Option E is the correct choice.

S7. Ans.(D)
Sol. Confusion is the correct choice

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. option B

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Receive is the right option.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is the correct answer

Directions: (11- 15) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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 (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

Q11. We were happy that 1)/ the audience responded well 2)/ and gave all the speakers 3)/ a patiently listening. 4)/ No error 5).

S11. Ans.(4) 
Sol. Replace 'patient' in the place of 'patiently.'

Q12. He received timely support 1)/ from his elder brother 2)/ who is working abroad 3)/ for the last six years. 4)/ No error 5).

S12. Ans(3) 
Sol. ' Who had been working abroad' should be used instead of 'who is working', as the sentence is in past tense.

Q13. The notorious gang opened 1)/ the door quietly and 2)/ escaped in the dark with 3)/ whatever they would collect. 4)/ No error 5).

S13. Ans(4) 
Sol. Whatever they had collected. ‘Past perfect tense’ is needed here.

Q14. One of the security men 1)/ rushed forward and asked 2)/ me whether I3)/ had anything objectionable. 4)/ No error 5).

S14.Ans (5)
Sol. No error

Q15. We could not 1)/ believe that one 2)/ of us was 3)/ responsible with the act. 4)/ No error 5).

S15. Ans(4) 
Sol. Replace 'for' in place of 'with.'


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