IBPS - English Test

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






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.





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






Trained employees increase ______ and ______ of their industry and take it to a higher position.






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






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





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.






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





The theory of self-destruction:





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






What do the Asian Development Bank statistics indicate?






The author acknowledges that Mondrian's pieces may have ended up looking like a scrabble board because





The ancient Egyptians believed ______________so that when these objects were magically reanimated through the correct rituals, they would be able to function effectively.





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





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






Which of the following would have been true if biological linkages structured human society?






Let me do this.





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





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






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.





A small piece of wood





Our…………..to understand the process of learning underlying behavior change are……………..by the fact that any given behaviour is determined jointly by many processes.






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





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






The work assigned to me is not…………  though it is very………..






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






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






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





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





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





The meeting was held IN CAMERA




To the embittered ex-philanthropist, all the former recipients of his charity were _________ as stingy with their thanks as they were wasteful of his largesse.





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






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











A person who is skilled in horsemanship





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





We knew there was a crowd, but _____ hallway.





The captious political situation __________ unorthodox remedies.





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





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






The _______ of his interest between music and dance put him in a ______as to which to pursue after completion of school





According to the passage, performance appraisal helps to





This is a group insurance policy, in favour of the workers, _____ accident or injury





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





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





The ideas that these companies used seem so clear with _________ that their rivals will now _______ themselves for not thinking of them first





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






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






Why do certain countries use selective tactics against developing countries?






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





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





They are making the new ball ————a lot this morning.






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






Find the wrongly spelt word in the below





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





Which of the following according to the author is-the most welcome thing?






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






Use suitable alternative He is desirous _____ visiting Delhi.





Many people suggest _____________ and still others would like to convince people not to buy pirated cassettes.





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






Is alive and insatiably curious





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





Once a week Deesa led Moti Guj, the elephant, down to the river. P. After inspection the two would stand up. Q. Then Deesa looked at his feet and examined his whole body for sores. R. The animal knew it was time to return. S. The elephant lay down on his side, while Deesa rubbed him with a coir scrubber. Both the elephant and the trainer would return home.





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





Saussure’s conception of language as a communication between addresser and addressee, according tothe author, is exemplified by the





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





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.





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





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.





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






It is crucially / to obtain the Board's approval / for the terms and conditions /of the merger. //






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





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






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





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






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






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





Sam asked me to keep this secret ________.





I have seen much of the plays of Shakespeare acted.





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






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





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






Bacon believes that the medical profession should be permitted to ease and quicken death where the end would otherwise only delay for a new days and at the cost of great pain:





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





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





The word ‘emulate,’ as used in the passage, can best be replaced by





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






Choose the word that is the same in meaning as the word "aboiind" as used in the passage.






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





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





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





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






To feeding, clothing and housing people, There is, however, no proof that if we had





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.  






Harassment is just plain…………There is never a valid reason or a good……………for it.






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





The world is fast moving into a period of ‘civilization clash’ in which the primary identification of people and countries will not be _________ as during the Cold war , but________





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