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





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






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





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





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






A very scrumptious fresh pressed cheese from the Auvergne Mountains is ----------- as one of the best cheese in the whole world. Cantal is a cheese that many believe to be very close to an English cottage cheddar or also called as chester






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





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





‘Allah’, he said, rising his face towards the star- spangled black sky, “punish me as much as you like- Mahesh died with thirst on his lips.”






Companies that try to improve employees' performance by _____ rewards encourage negative kinds of behaviour instead of _____ a genuine interest in doing the work well.





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





Health is too important to be _______





A person who is skilled in horsemanship





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






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





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.





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





___________ is lack of hope or confidence in the future.






The WHO has …………..the government for taking prompt……………action






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.






Overall, the recent policy changes by the government only amount to a _________ in the sugar industry. 





When we call others dogmatic, what we really object to is _________ .





Kamala howled at ten, twelve and three at night because





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






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.





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






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





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





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





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





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






It was us who had left before he arrived.





College-going students should………………the spirit of service from the great men of………………..






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





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






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





It is necessary to ascertain that we can do to attract investment to the manufacturing sector.






The ______ terrorist was finally _______ by the police





It is certain that human beings ______ latent power of which they are only ______ aware.






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





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






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






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






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





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






clothes are ________ to make them shine





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





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





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.





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






Synonyms Antonyms for  BRILLIANT





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.





Early _____ of maladjustment to college culture is _ ____ by the tendency to develop friendship networks outside college which mask signals of maladjustment.





Victory is everything in the Indian universe and Tendulkar will be expected to translate his genius in batting into the captaincy. To contemplate other options is to contemplate the risk of failure.





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





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






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





I have seen much of the plays of Shakespeare acted.





find the correctly spelt word.





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





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





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





China has to be prepared to meet many age-related social and financial challenges in the coming years.






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.





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






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






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






How does MECE help in structuring your thinking?





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 is said to be as poor as _____.





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






A growing number of these expert professionals ________ having to train foreigners as the students end up _____ the teachers who have to then unhappily contend with no jobs at all or new jobs with d rastically reduced pay packets.





The primary purpose of the passage is to





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






A friendship founded on business is best than a business founded on friendship






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






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





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





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





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





It is noteworthy to note that India had pioneered the use of non-cash based payment systems.






Quick -breeding and immu ne to most pesticides, cockroaches are so            that even a professional exterminator may fail to_______ them.





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






Find the wrong spelt word in the below





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





A man of odd habits





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





According to the passage, performance appraisal helps to





There is usually _____ all over the world.





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





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.  






Which one of the following parallels between the plow and bereavement counselling is not claimed by theauthor?





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






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





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





High level of anxiety  






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





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






What does the author recommend to ensure that the industrial sector continues to perform better?






Use suitable alternative He is desirous _____ visiting Delhi.





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