IBPS - English Test

Test Instructions :

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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The two candidates share/ a reputation for/ competency as well as/ for good communication skills.

  

  

  

  

  

Foreign businesses in developing countries have usually problems with lack of infrastructure and rigid laws.

  

  

  

  

  

For taking retirement, he has made _____ his business to his two son

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

Every …………………step man takes in any field of life, is first taken along the dreamy…………..of imagination.

  

  

  

  

  

four words or phrases are underlined. You should choose the one word or phrase which would be not appropriate in standard written English. She nearly blushed until she waspink.  

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

These stories are just a few of the _______, sometimes extraordinary ones in this volume, in which people face unbelievable odds and __________

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

Complete and constant openness is a notion that can be…………………..to absurdity. Am I……………..to stop everyone on the street and tell them my reaction to their appearance?

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

The soldiers deployed in the town were instructed to exercising restraint and handle the situation peacefully.

  

  

  

  

  

If misery is the effect of ill fortune, it ought to be pitied, if of…………….to be…………

  

  

  

  

  

The secretary ship has been _________for a long time as nobody is _________ to undertake duties of the post.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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 ________

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

Which of the following statements reflects or captures the author's view on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence?

  

  

  

  

Anticipate that rates of growth and levels of economic activity will remain low.In all the has been written about world

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

The panorama of the incredibly high Himalayas viewed from ‘Tiger Tops’ impels us to acloser look. Rewritten: One feels .... The next word in the rewritten sentence is -

  

  

  

  

clothes are ________ to make them shine

  

  

  

  

In Martin Amis’ new novel, the narrator is trapped -- and hurtling towards a terrible secret. Its resolution, and the dreadful revelations it brings, ally to give an excruciating vision of guilt

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

The Internet is a medium where users have nearly __________ choices and ______ constraints about where to go and what to do

  

  

  

  

Unable to contain their _______ and amazement at the end of the performance, the audience burst into _______, and showed no signs of stopping

  

  

  

  

This government may promise autonomy to the navaratnas but there is no telling what the subsequent one will do.

  

  

  

  

 Which of the following may be the closest in meaning to the statement "restored India to Indian history"?

  

  

  

  

Attracted by the rich pickings, expensive private schools are blooming all over the place.

  

  

  

  

University training enables a graduate to see things as they are, to go right to the point, to disentangle a _________ of thought

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

  

  

  

  

  

As public resources are _________ there is a need for _____ of the private sector in development.

  

  

  

  

  

Which of the following will be the LAST sentence?

  

  

  

  

  

When somebody talks or acts ______, we say he is mentally ______

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

Is alive and insatiably curious

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

According to the first paragraph of the passage, which of the following statements is NOT false

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

The post-monsoon season routinely               such storms at least twice a month.

  

  

  

  

You can try to escape from this trap only _____ of death.

  

  

  

  

In the first half of the twentieth century intellectual generally assumed  that economic  and sociological modernization was leading  to the decay of religion as a determinant in human existence 

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

A species does not lose the right to exist _______ because it does not provide eco-system service that is useful to humans.

  

  

  

  

The original inhabitants of a country

  

  

  

  

A man of odd habits

  

  

  

  

Which of the following are behavioral economists not studying?

  

  

  

  

We wanted to portray a sense of normalcy

  

  

  

Equal in rank, merit or quality

  

  

  

  

Physical courage is associated with:

  

  

  

  

The underlying physica1 principles that control the midair gyrations of divers and gymnasts are the same as the body orientation controlling astronauts in a weightless environment

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

In the question below, there are two blanks provide Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order to complete the sentence meaningfully.  Some plans may give ________ results ________  few other plans may give exponential results.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

The revized (A) rates (B) of interest will be effective (C) immediately. (D) All correct (E)

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

Giving unfair ………….to one’s relatives in the matter of appointments and such other benefits is……..

  

  

  

  

  

Open rebellion of soldiers and sailors against lawful authority

  

  

  

  

RC question: 1/5 We can infer, from the use of the phrase "... rapid democratisation of the world", in the first para, that:

  

  

  

  

The Chairman had to quickly refute the allegation that his country was trying to _______ the starving people of Zambia with weapons of war _____ their crying need for food and medicine.

  

  

  

  

Akbar, one of the ______ and ______ emperors of India who made a name for himself is acknowledged even today.

  

  

  

  

  

Each of the following is cited in the passage as an accomplishment of the Women's Trade Union League EXCEPT

  

  

  

  

 Success in business requires two  things; a winning competitive…………. And superb organizational…………

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

Biotic disturbances in the context means

  

  

  

  

I think Mukesh had something very useful to say however, he was unable to communicate his viewpoint to skeptical audience.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

The Company has decided (A)/ to allott (B)/ a substantial (C)/ portion (D)/of its profits to research and development. All correct (E).

  

  

  

  

  

Why is Sony cross about the VGS developed by Connectix?

  

  

  

  

I have seen much of the plays of Shakespeare acted.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

She was overcome with a wave of ______ whenever she thought of her childhood in Bihar

  

  

  

  

What did the trustee ask during the selection process?

  

  

  

  

  

Sunil was buying tickets at the counter when suddenly he noticed a lady's purse lying on the floor.

  

  

  

  

British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.

  

  

  

  

Before his marriage the Duke had led an austere existence and now regarded the affectionate, somewhat ____ behavior of his young wife as simply ____ .

  

  

  

  

  

Fill in the blank with the appropriate word from the five alternatives provided.  __________ will help you to search for meaning, answers, possibilities and alternatives and will help you to learn.

  

  

  

  

  

Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence aftff rearrangement?  

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

Drawing inferences from real life can be quite erogenous.

  

  

  

  

A———of guides surrounded me, all offering their services to ———me around the temple.

  

  

  

  

  

A short walk for pleasure or exercise

  

  

  

  

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate given. Fortunately no one was hurt _______ the accident being ______

  

  

  

  

  

Neutrons stars are believed to be the highly compressed remnants of exploding stars (supernovas) and thus _______ of one of the most _______ processes in nature.

  

  

  

  

The marriage of the princess with the commoner caused a furore among the royalty

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

An ideal title for the passage would be

  

  

  

  

Kamala howled at ten, twelve and three at night because

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

The participants then __________ any relevant ideas they have, one idea per note, and hand them over to the leader.

  

  

  

  

The ______ of the agreement led to ______ results

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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