IBPS - English Test

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1. The Test is 1hr duration.
2. The Test Paper consists of 30 questions. The maximum marks are 30.
3. All the questions are multiple choice question type with three options for each question.
4. Out of the three options given for each question, only one option is the correct answer.
5. Each question is allotted 1 mark for each correct response.
6. 0.25 will be deducted for incorrect response of each question.
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Companies that try to improve employees' performance by _____ rewards encourage negative kinds of behaviour instead of _____ a genuine interest in doing the work well.





Which of the following is not a likely cause of readiness, shown by people towards adolescents?






Private: -- -- -- -- --






Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage. Banished






A short walk for pleasure or exercise





Find the error, if any, in the underlined portion in BOLD, if none mark 5 as your answer.






Their achievement in the field of literature is described as _________; sometimes it is even called___________.





The dream of flying had _________ inventors since the ancient Greeks and Chinese, though most of those who attempted to create wings for themselves were considered ________





In most developing countries, research and development efforts are _____by their absence.





Poetry is the language of the imagination and the ………………it relates to whatever gives……………pleasure or pain to the human mind






Which of the following trend might be considered as not healthy for Indian economy?






The ______ of the agreement led to ______ results





Dieters who regain weight usually think flattening their fummies means giving up all their favourite fattening foods. In fact most diet winners still eat doughnuts and pizza but they do so with equanimity.





The committee has prescribed A)/ a code of conduct B)/ about the recovery agents C)/ appointed by banks. D)/ No error E)






The branch of Medical science which deal a with the problems of the old





The Vidhan Sabha voted to………the ban ……..drinking.






Like and strong firm, the organisation has a powerful corporate culture based on shared _________ and common ____________





_________ rage is a psychological ______ and should be treated by a psychiatrist





______ curtains of lace not only add grace but also _______ robbers from breaking into houses for fear of being seen





What, according to the author, has always character I zcti the Hindu religion?






Which of the following are some reasons of the scarcity of talented teachers?





Having laid the magazine on the desk, she went out the door.






Hawking asks us to accept that one distinct possibility of the future of the universe is that it will return to its beginning - ten million years back.





Find the wrong spelt word in the below





Astronomers find it difficult to study the Dark Age because





He is said to be as poor as _____.





At the rate at which India’s population is growing, it is destined to be on collision course





What was the duty of the virgins in the Temple of Vesta?






What impact do planning policies have on the development of slums ?






Though the country / has got independent / in 1947,many districts / still have no electricity.






Fill in the blanks with the appropriate given.  As a _______ of the foreign rule the country was ______ into mass poverty.






A.They think that India will disintegrate like the SovletUnion or Yugoslavia. B. What will be the exact shape of India in 2000 A.D can only be a matter of surmise. C On the contrary, the blind patriots for see a very bright future for India. D.The prophets of doom say that the future c doomed.






Somewhat further in the future lies the auspicious possibility of creating geothermal wells where   none naturally exist. This could be accomplished by ________ 





At present, there are about four lac…… in Japan who survived the…… of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.






Victory is everything in the Indian universe and Tendulkar will be expected to translate his genius to that effect. To contemplate any other option is to contemplate the risk of failure





Being ____ of how he wanted his career to progress, he began discussing his ______ with senior colleagues.






The ______ rationale of civilisation is the _____ of fuller, richer and more abundant life





The industry is poised1) for a quantum 2) jump as it has ventured into Indian markets which have excellent 3) growth opportunities 4).All Correct 5)






The art and science of good eating and drinking is now a lost art.





Then he ———–my hand and kissed it repeatedly found it all immensely —————.






The original inhabitants of a country





It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater, but at present this process is prohibitively expensive






I have bought this house in 1970 for Rs.Two lakhs.





The _________ of his crime was a heavy blow as not only did his reputation _________ but the business also declined.






Whom does the author primarily hold responsible for India not being to overcome the obstacles on the path of prosperity?





The …………………violence that our own town is witnessing ha turned it into the most ……..……town of our country.






Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word HASSLE-FREE used in the passage?






His absence at the crucialmeeting cannot be ____ as he ____ the country at important international fora.






How compensation is usually provided?





Statistics in an…………. Tool for researchers that…………..them to make inferences or generalizations about populations from their observations of the characteristics of samples






The primary purpose of the passage is to





Artistes usually look for established companies that will promote them not as singers, but as a __________.





He has asked for the names of those employees involved in the project






Genuine Italian stilettos are still manufactured by a very well master craftsman in together Maniago and the Campobasso area. While the contemporary alloys ----------- in many of the blades permit for more sturdy edges; much of the grinding and edge modification is always done by hand.






Her face buries itself on his rough shirt and he could feel the fragrance of her hair and the warmth of her as she sobbed against his breast






Why is Sony cross about the VGS developed by Connectix?





i. The rains were in time, the harvest was bountiful and the children knew no ______. ii. After dinner, he went for a stroll, as was his _________ . iii. I am sure he ________ compromise on his ideals. iv. Waste not, _______ not.





Amorphousness is to Definition as Lassitude is to…………?





The ______ rationale of civilisation is the _____ of fuller, richer and more abundant life





A man of odd habits





Contemplating whether to exist with an insatiable romantic temperament, he was the author and largely the subject of a number of memorable novels





The author is of the view that civilized behavior is a function of





And it was Clive who was given the job of ——-the ——–that was to become known as the black hole of Calcutta.






His irresponsible and ________ behaviour invited ______ observations on his mental ability





Whatever be the experience of the other funds, the Unit Trust of India decision will put pressure on them to convert their closed schemes into open ones. Investors must evaluate future offerings from the other funds on that basis.





He is said to be as poor as _____





Interested in and clever at many things





Choose the correct alternative to fill in the blanks appropriately.





A country, tribe or family ruled by a man or male heirs is called______





Edward was understandably upset that he had lost the position, but he was ____ by the conviction that he had done nothing to ____ the dismissal.






Which of the following will be the LAST sentence?






He objected to the proposal  because it was founded on a………………… principle and also was……….. at times.






Despite taking steps to / encourage foreign investment / there has been any / substantial improvement in our economy.






Which of the following is the correct order in which the Hindu religion texts came into being  (in increasing order of antiquity)?





Leadership is one of the world’s oldest……………..The understanding of leadership has figured strongly in the ………………..for knowledge






His mother made great sacrifices to educate him, moving house or three occasions, and severing the  thread on her loom's shuttle whenever Mencius  neglected his lesson to make him understand the need to persevere.





Physical courage is associated with:





The salaries and the perks of the employees in this institution are not in according with the rest of the industry.






It was a _____ worth celebrating with a bonfire 1] bonanza 2] disaster 3] carnival 4] affair





Which of the following arguments of Ms Aung Suu Kyi is not true?





Use of resources that should have





Rahul Bajaj did a great job by taking his company to a dominant position but it is time he let go of the reins.





In order to remain relevant, which of the following should be the focus of employment exchanges?






I. The report ended on a --- note. II. They must take --- steps to deal with the problem.






It has been universally ………. that widespread destruction must be necessary….. with modern warfare.





One who believes that everything is pre-destined





British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.





clothes are ________ to make them shine





We have in America a ______ speech that is neither American, Oxford English, nor colloquial English, but ______ of all three.





How does MECE help in structuring your thinking?





You may wonder how the expert on fossils remain is able to trace descent through teeth, which seem ________ pegs upon which to hang whole ancestries.





Power to expression has the ability to overcome, neutralise, change or strengthen the transient impression formed on others by one’s initial facial appearance.






i. Faced with news that his illness was _______, the man decided to enjoy each day to the fullest possible extent. ii. My mind is made up, and my decision is ________. iii. The current stalemate between France and Britain cannot _______ long in view of the common economic considerations. iv. She stood at the departure _________, a forlorn and lost figure in the hurrying crowds.





_________ is necessary to distinction and uniformity in education tends to produce _________ in adult life.





Although the fire was very small everyone _______ and reshed out of the cinema hall ______ complete chaos.






Trisha could not solve the problem at all and was at her wit’s ending.






Kamala howled at ten, twelve and three at night because





According to the passage, the two-wheeler industry is not adequately concerned about  






Is alive and insatiably curious





However,activity based……that makes learning a joy needs more time……per topic.






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