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IBPS 2017 Examinations: English Language




 IBPS 2017 Examinations: English Language
Direction 1-5: Please select the most appropriate option, out of the five options given for each of the following sentences, which, in your view, should be grammatically and structurally correct. Please note that the meaning & context of the sentence must not change.
1. a) Naturalization is the process by which an emigrant became a citizen of his new country.
b) Naturalization is the process by which an immigrant becomes a citizen of his new country.
c) Naturalization is the process by which a immigrant becomes an citizen of his new country.
d) Naturalization is the process by which a immigrant becomes a citizen of his new country.
e) None is true.
2. a) He was so tired that he could not cross the street even within the help of porter.
b) He was too tired that he could not cross the street even with the help of porter.
c) He was too tired that he could not cross the street also with the help of a porter.
d) He was so tired that he could not cross the street even with the help of a porter.
e) None is true.
3. a) The solutions are to avoid the impasse altogether, by taken a slightly different routes.
b) The solutions is to avoid the impasse altogether, by taking a slightly different route.
c) The solutions are to avoid the impasse altogether, by taking a slightly different route.
d) The solutions is to avoid the impasse altogether, by taking a slight different route.
e) None is true.
4. a) As Arundhati Roy in her foreword writes john offers untold stories of people.
b) As Arundhati Roy in her foreword written john offered untold stories of people.
c) As Arundhati Roy on her foreword wrote john offers untold stories for people.
d) As Arundhati Roy in her foreword write john offers untold stories of people.
e) None is true.
5. a) Responsibilities has include working with the editors on all aspects of the editorial processes.
b) Responsibilities include working with the editors on all aspects of the editorial process.
c) Responsibilities includes working with the editors on all aspects of the editorial process.
d) Responsibilities included working with the editor of all aspect of the editorial processes.
e) None is true.
Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions five options are given, of which one word is most nearly the same or opposite in meaning to the given word in the question. Find the correct option having either same or opposite meaning.
6. Collate a) Choleric   b) Disperse   c) Succumb   d) Boor    e) None of these
7. Staid a) Marsupial   b) Skeptical    c) Stand    d) Sedate   e) None of these
8. Vertigo a) Verisimilar   b) Meretricious   c) Disequilibrium   d) Vituperate   e) None of these
9. Purloin a) Lugubrious    b) Give   c) Noneplussed   d) Pedagogy   e) None of these
10. Prostration a) Paean   b) Tutelary   c) Reproof   d) Enervation   e) None of these
Directions (11-15): In each question, there is pair of words/phrases that highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/ phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then, from the options given, choose the best one.
11. A) We now precede (1)/proceed (2) to consider the properties, syntheses, decompositions and constitution of the benzene complex.
B) She was completely transformed and from a plane (1)/plain (2) girl again become what she had been at the ball.
C) A breath of almost spring-like whether (1)/weather (2) assailed him.
a) 221   b) 222   c) 121   d) 212   e) 112
12. A) toads are said to return to the pond of the birth to breed (1)/bread (2).
B) Jems was born (1)/borne (2) in London.
C) M.L.A. canvas (1)/canvassed (2) for the candidate in the election.
a) 221   b) 121   c) 111   d) 112   e) 211
13. A) There was a boulder (1)/bolder (2) blocking the path.
B) He tried to brake (1)/break (2) the fused bulb.
C) The opposition parties grate (1)/great (2) the ruling party.
a) 212   b) 121   c) 111   d) 211   e) 222
14. A) Don’t have cash (1)/case (2) in the pocket while you are in the bus.
B) She had to altar (1)/alter (2) her clothes after losing weight.
C) The boy was hurt in the dual (1)/ duel (2).
a) 211   b) 121   c) 111   d) 122   e) 212
15. A) Please send me one carton (1)/carton (2) of printer cartridges.
B) If someone violates your copyright, send them a Cease (1)/seize (2) and Desist letter immediately.
C) The villain falling off the cliff was the climatic (1)/climatic scene of the movie.
a) 221   b) 111   c) 121   d) 211   e) 122
SOLUTIONS
1. b) Use ‘an’ in place of ‘a’. Hence B is the correct sentence. Option C is incorrect due to mismatch of articles.
2. d) Use of ‘so’ is correct. Because ‘so’ is followed by ‘that clause’ and ‘too’ is followed by ‘to+V’ e.g. ‘It is too hot to touch ‘and’ it is so hot that I cannot be touched’. Hence option D.
3. c) Option C is the correct choice.
4. a) Option A is the correct option. Singular subject takes plural verb.
5. b) keeping subject verb agreement in mind, option B is the correct choice.
6. b) Collate-collect and combine (texts, information, or data). Disperse is the antonym of Collate. Hence is the right option. Other options are unrelated. Succumb-fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force. Choleric-easily angered
7. d) Staid-sedate, respectable, and unadventurous. Skeptical-doubting; not gullible Marsupial-pouched mammal (like a kangaroo) Meretricious-falsely attractive; tawdry
8. c) Vertigo –a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height, or caused by disease affecting the inner ear or the vestibular nerve; giddiness. Hence option C is the correct option. Verisimilar-true to life; giving the appearance of reality Vituperate – attack bitterly
9. b) Steal (something). Lugubrious-sad; gloomy, Nonplussed-confused, Pedagogy-science of education; teaching
10. d) Prostration-a complete depletion of energy or strength. Enervation is the synonym. Paean-praise; tribute (esp. in song), Tutelary-serving as a guardian (tutelage (n)), Reproof-scolding; criticism (reprove (v))
11. b) precede: “to come before” proceed: “to go forward”
12. d) Bred: manner of upbringing – the past tense of breed; produce or lead to (something) over a period of time; rear and train (someone) to behave in a particular way.
Bread: Food made of flour, water and yeast, mixed together and baked; (informal) Money.
Born: Come to life, Borne: Carried, Canvas: Rough cloth, Canvas: Asking for vote
13. b) Bolder: More courageous, Boulder: A large smooth rock, Brake: stop, Break: make into piece, Great: famous
14. d) Cash: money, Case: box/enclose, Altar: Platform for worship, Alter: to change, Duel: fight, Dual: double

15. b) Carton: Lightweight container or box, Cartoon: Drawing, often humorous, Seize: Grab, Cease: Stop, Climatic: Having to do with the climax of something, Climatic: Having to do with climate

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