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03 December 2015

English for IBPS Clerks - Choosing Appropriate Words and Finding Errors

Directions (Q. 1-4): In each question below a sentence with four words
printed in BOLD type is given. These are numbered as 1), 2), 3) and
4). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly
spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the
word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of
that word is your
answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also
appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark 5), i.e., 'All
as your answer.

1. Today governance is a buzzword (1)/ used freely in most publication
emanating (2)/ from government departments, donor (3)/ agencies and
academics. (4)/ All correct. (5).

2. Back-to-back meetings of the UPA Cordination (1)/ Committee and the
Congress Working Committee (2)/ gave their stamp of approval
unanimously (3)/ to partitioning (4)/ Andhra Pradesh, India's fifth
largest State both in area and population. All correct. (5)

3. A larger democratic consensus (1)/ needs to emerge on pertinent
(2)/ questions such as weather (3)/ smaller states are economically
more viable and sustainable. (4)/ All correct. 5)

4. The incident in the (1)/ Bihar school has exposed not only the
cavaliar (2)/ attitude of the Central and some State governments as
far as the monitoring of the scheme is concerned, but also the free
hand given to private operators which allows them to flout (3)/ the
guidliness of the scheme. (4)/ All correct. 5)

Directions (Q. 5-9): In the following passage, some of the words have
been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the
suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up
the blanks
with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
Students may soon be able to select engineering institute's best
..(5).. to their stream of choice based on a global ranking system.

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are bracing for a ranking
system which will ..(6).. them against engineering institutes
worldwide, and also rate them on the basis of their ..(7).. on various

"The move will help students identify institutes that have the best
..(8).. for specific courses, especially in niche areas", said
Narayanan Ramaswamy, Partner, Education Practice, KPMG. For instance,
if a student is keen to ..(9).. bio-sciences, the ranking will help
him/her identify the IIT that has the best lab facilities and faculty
for the course.

The parameters on which the assessment of the institutes will be done
include the courses they offer, proficiency of faculty, lab and
research facilities, placements and constitution of batches, among
others. The ranking system will be based on the comprehensive data
collected from IITs by independent agencies. The move comes in the
backdrop of a widespread demand that Indian educational institutes
need to make mark in the
global education scenario.

5. 1) appropriate 2) dreamt 3) thought 4) available 5) suited

6. 1) take 2) benchmark 3) gauge 4) carry 5) define

7. 1) achievement 2) role 3) result 4) performance 5) activities

8. 1) resources 2) seats 3) basics 4) budget 5) means

9. 1) attend 2) seek 3) pursue 4) track 5) peruse


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

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