21 October 2016

English Language Passage Questions for IBPS Clerks, POs, RRBs and Specialist Officers

Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These blanks are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

A step by ..(1).. approach involving a measurable achievement each day is the ..(2).. effective method to get results. Each little success gives you a shot of confidence and a ..(3)..
of accomplishment that will ..(4).. sustain you in sticking to your programme. It also ..(5).. the final goal seem more ..(6).. since all you to do is put ..(7).. the same amount of effort each day. For example, if you were asked to ..(8).. a book of two hundred and fifty pages without having written anything before, this task probably would seem ..(9)... However, if you were asked to write two pages of text each day, you would have to agree that this request would be both reasonable and ..(10)...

1. 1) leap 2) jump 3) run 4) step 5) bring

2. 1) probable 2) only 3) likely 4) various 5) valiant

3. 1) sensation 2) satisfaction 3) sense 4) savour 5) time

4. 1) help 2) ensure 3) enable 4) allow 5) augment

5. 1) mars 2) makes 3) appears 4) provides 5) proves

6. 1) dependable 2) alluring 3) attractive 4) achievable 5) fascinating

7. 1) out 2) forward 3) forth 4) in 5) on

8. 1) read 2) write 3) recite 4) memorise 5) govern

9. 1) insurmountable 2) inescapable 3) intrinsic 4) innate 5) impersonal

10. 1) rational 2) remote 3) realistic 4) impending 5) invigorat

Answers:

1-4
2-2
3-3
4-1
5-2
6-4
7-3
8-2
9-1
10-3.

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