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

  

  

  

  

  

The judge ruled that the evidence was inadmissible on the grounds that it was not___to the issue at hand

  

  

  

  

In the context of the passage, according to the author, a life in the military develops arrogance inman and deforms him because

  

  

  

  

The body of Macedonian infantry drawn up in close order was like a formidable castle of steel

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

If I won a crore in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ I would have probably bought a yacht.

  

  

  

  

Drawing inferences from real life can be quite erogenous.

  

  

  

  

"— their sterile purity jealously protected from the seductive advances of private enterprise" the author here is referring to

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

The ______ of the agreement led to ______ results

  

  

  

  

The government's policy asking banks offering no frills accounts has encouraged many villagers to open bank accounts.  

  

  

  

  

  

I have trouble _____.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

Bureaucrats may also be well advised to deal with Service Headquarters as representatives of the government and not behave as their bosses

  

  

  

  

Which of the following are behavioral economists not studying?

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

One who believes that everything is pre-destined

  

  

  

  

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?

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

hubris sauves demure weird

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

His face was not made up of ………. and ……… but by the sheer force of thinking.

  

  

  

  

The internet represents that awkward _______ in all communication systems; while it _______ to bring us together, it keeps us apart. 

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

The__________ of the country should take a greater interest in promoting the indigenous works that are rooted in the deep traditions of scholarship across the world.

  

  

  

  

A. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is that it is not always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price. B. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, it is the monopolist who has the power to deide who is charged what price. C. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price. D. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the power to decide who is charged what price.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

A controversial plan to build an immense dam in Brazil's rainforest was stalled when it........ a formidable bloc of in ecologists and indigenous tribes alike.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

Radar is ______ for 'Radio Detection and Ranging'

  

  

  

  

Which of the following will be the LAST sentence?

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

The victim’s involuntary response to stimulus proved that he was still living.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

 In our country, the challenges are to raise ________ incomes to reduce poverty, and to ______ inefficient public sector enterprises.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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 

  

  

  

  

High level of anxiety  

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

The ______ terrorist was finally _______ by the police

  

  

  

  

Customer __________ and service ___________ ensure that you always reach your destination on time when you fly by Indian Airlines.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

In the following question, some sentences are given which are on the same themDecide which sentence is the most preferable with respect to grammar, meaning and usage, suitable for a formal writing in English.

  

  

  

  

The sentence which concludes the first paragraph, "Now they knew better", implies that

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

The thrilling narrative caused the hair on the skin to stand erect.

  

  

  

  

Rearange the following sentences. A. whether explicitly or implicitly, B. it helps to have some basis by which C. Once you've conducted assessments of your organization, D. To analyse the results.

  

  

  

  

He postponed making a decision until he been given complete information.

  

  

  

  

  

Among the litany of threats that many Israelis face, the potential for a nuclear-armed Iran is perhaps the more scary as this scenario could engulf the region in a violent war. This would likely result in historically unseen amounts of destruction, even for a region whose history is marred by perennial violence.

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

He is said to be as poor as _____

  

  

  

  

When the mob turned…………. The police opened fire to control the………… situation.

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

How many times have I asked myself: when is the world going to start to make sense? There is a monster out there, and it is rushing towards me over the uneven ground of consciousness.

  

  

  

  

 Shivalal ……. classical music. He always prefers Bhimsen Joshi to Asha Bhonsale, and Pandit Jasraj to Kumar Sanu.

  

  

  

  

A man of odd habits

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

Enraptured by space. Critics have often said that space flight has been an

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

__________ that in this apparent mess , two things not be interfered with.

  

  

  

  

The best general characterization of the European philosophical tradition as it has developed upto now, with all its variety, is that it consists of a ________ Plato

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

We can …… a good world by keeping a truly scientific mind which……precise, clear and unprejudiced.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

After board examination students are _______ up for the various entrance examinations _________ for next month

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

The columnist was almost__________ when he mentioned his friends but he was unpleasant and even ____ when he discussed people who irritated him

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

If you are on a three-month software design project and in two weeks you've put together a programme that solves Part of the problem, show it to your boss without delay.

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

Inquest

  

  

  

  

A small piece of wood

  

  

  

  

If you are trying to make a strong impression on your audience, you can not do so by being understated, tentative, or __________.

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

Indian intellectuals may boast, if they are so inclined, of being __________ to the most elitist among the intellectual ___________ of the world

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

The novel moves from exotic charm_______ the little people swept up in larger events which inevitably crush them

  

  

  

  

The article is a continuation of the series on mew projects under planning and implementation in India

  

  

  

  

Health is too important to be _______

  

  

  

  

What was the old priests definition of a human being?

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

For the last half century he ……………himself to public affairs……………. Taking a holiday

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

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