21 October 2016

English Language for IBPS Clerks POs, RRBs and Specialist Officers - Fill in the Blanks and Sentence Rearrangement

Directions (Q.1-5): In each of the following sentences there are two blanks. Below each sentence, there are five pairs of words denoted by the numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully correct.

1. It would be the height of ......... to say that all ......... are morally strong.
1) history, advanced
2) absurdity, erudites
3) pessimism, men
4) commitment, developed
5) nobility, sluggard

2. It is ......... upon all the employees to ......... by the rules of the institution.
1) incumbent, abide
2) based, stand
3) prevail, declare
4) emphasised, follow
5) imperative, elevate

3. The reasoning in this article is so ......... that the readers could not ......... anything.
1) tedious, make
2) monotonous, persuade
3) irrelevant, comprehend
4) incoherent, refine
5) ignominious, understand

4. Every scientist must have a sense of human ......... and ..........
1) approval, eulogy
2) dubiousness, adulation
3) initiation, incitement
4) fulfilment, dignity
5) vision, expansion

5. People are seeking a ......... that remedies all ..........
1) panacea, ailments
2) ingenuity, diseases
3) implementation, benefits
4) protocol, resolutions
5) retreat, benedictions

Directions (Q:6-10): Four words are given in each of the questions of which two are most nearly the same / opposite in mean ing. Find out the number of the correct letter combination.

6. (A) Profuse
(B) Scanty
(C) Retribution
(D) Scorn
1) B-D
2) C-A
3) C-B
4) C-D
5) A-B

7. (A) Outrage
(B) Reward
(C) Affront
(D) Risk
1) A-B
2) A-C
3) C-B
4) B-D
5) D-A

8. (A) Rejoice
(B) Resent
(C) Rival
(D) Mirth
1) C-A
2) A-B
3) C-B
4) D-B
5) D-A

9. (A) Fleeting
(B) Genial
(C) Pacify
(D) Provoke
1) D-A
2) A-C
3) C-D
4) B-A
5) B-D

10. (A) Extensive
(B) Frail
(C) Valiant
(D) Feeble
1) A-D
2) B-A
3) C-B
4) C-A
5) B-D

Directions (Q.11-15): Rearrange the following sentences in proper order and answer the questions given below them:

(A) In addition, you are likely to identify consequences you had not even thought of before.
(B) Try before you buy.
(C) By experiencing the consequences first hand, they become more meaningful.
(D) We use this memorable saying to urge you to experience the consequences of an alternative before you choose it, whenever this is feasible.
(E) If you are considering buying a van after having always owned sedans, rent one for a week or borrow a friend's.

11. Which is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E

12. Which is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) A 3) D 4) C 5) E

13. Which is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) D 2) A 3) B 4) E 5) C

14. Which is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) A 3) C 4) D 5) E

15. Which is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5

Answers:

1-2
2-1
3-3
4-4
5-1
6-5: opp
7-2: same
8-5: same
9-3: opp
10-5: same
(Q.11-15): B D E C A
11-2
12-3
13-4
14-3
15-1.

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