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The Start of the new season has flourished and we hope this year will provide you with the best results through your hard word and determination. The previous year ended with the Specialist Officer Exam and since this Clerk notification came in the previous year , this exam pertains to the year 2017, even though the mains exam happen in a different year. English Language being the most difficult section to crack in the recent exams, your preparations should have a dedicated one for this particular section. Also these questions and the topics which are being asked will help you to crack the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017. Today solve some New Pattern Error Spotting Questions which will be useful for your Mains Preparation.

As you all know the difficulty level of the exams that happened in the recent days are in a different level and one needs to constantly prepare to ace the exam and to achieve their dreams. The level of difficulty increases for each exam and there is no turning back for the easier level questions (some of the exams in the lower level cadre had easier questions because, the level of the exam is exactly like that). So to crack the exam and to be the best , you have to study for the exams in an exemplary way and lot of dedication has to be put to achieve this.

We have been providing Exam Planners for various exams and now due to constant feedback to start a new series for the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017 which happens on 21st January, 2018 we have started a Exam study Planner to battle the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017. Since the struggle for the final place in the list of selected needs bigger preparations, we hope this will help you to achieve the same. We have also provided Quantitative Aptitude , Reasoning Ability, English Language , Current Affairs and Static GK in the planner, so that this will be helpful for the candidates who are preparing for the IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM 2017.

IBPS CLERK Mains 2017 Study Planner


Time: 20 Minutes

Topic : Cloze  Test – Old Pattern 

D.1-5): In the following passage, one or two words have been left out in some of the sentences shown by blank spaces, each of which is indicated by a series of numbers. Find the suitable word from the given options marked as (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) against each number and fill up the numbered blanks with the appropriate option to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

The central bank was not expected to tinker with key policy rates in its first monetary policy review of 2017-18 unveiled on Thursday, following its decision to shift from ____ (1) ____ to a neutral monetary policy stance in February. The Monetary Policy Committee chaired by Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel has, in fact, decided to raise the rate at which the central bank borrows funds from banks (the reverse repo rate) by 25 basis points, from 5.75% to 6%, while leaving other policy rates ____ (2) ____. This marginal change is aimed at ___ (3) ___ out from the system excess liquidity that remains a ____ (4) ____ concern, despite coming off its peak in the aftermath of the demonetisation exercise. The RBI has also proposed a new liquidity management tool that awaits government approval, making the draining of surplus liquidity a critical priority all through this year. The efficacies of the RBI’s liquidity management toolkit will _____ (5) ____ another key concern: inflation, which is expected to climb to 5% by the second half of this fiscal. The RBI says achieving the stated target of 4% inflation even next year could be challenging, with no “lucky disinflationary forces” expected, such as benign commodity and oil prices. It has also pointed to a one-time upside risk to inflation with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax.

Q.1) a) a pre-emptive

b) a preventive

c) a defensive

d) an accommodative

e) an aggressive

Q.2) a) affected

b) increased

c) untouched

d) decreased

e) harmed

Q.3) a) sucking

b) knock

c) coming

d) slapping

e) repelled

Q.4) a) major

b) perspective

c) preview

d) fleeting

e) lingering

Q.5) a) exposed to

b) impinge on

c) act on

d) prevail to

e) similar to

D.6-10): In the following passage, one or two words have been left out in some of the sentences shown by blank spaces, each of which is indicated by a series of numbers. Find the suitable word from the given options marked as (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) against each number and fill up the numbered blanks with the appropriate option to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

As leaders at the World Trade Organisation’s 11th biennial Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires seek to define the future ____ (6) ___of multilateral global trade, the challenges the U.S. has mounted on the institution are impossible to ignore. Notable among the proposals trade ministers will consider are those relating to new rules on farm subsidies, the elimination of support for unsustainable fisheries, and the regulation of e-commerce. With the backing of more than 100 countries, a joint proposal from India and China to eliminate the most trade-distorting farm subsidies worth $160 billion in several industrialised economies is arguably the most ___ (7) ____agenda item at the Ministerial. The two countries see this as a prerequisite to address the prevailing imbalance in the Agreement on Agriculture, which unfairly benefits developed countries. But host Argentina has cautioned that the joint proposal could potentially ____ (8) ____ negotiations. Lending credence to such scepticism is the lukewarm stance the U.S. has adopted towards the WTO over the past year, suggesting that the Ministerial meet should serve as a forum for ____ (9) ____rather than to shape substantive agreements. The other major dispute centres on finding a so-called permanent solution to the large subsidies that _____ (10) ____ public stock-holding programmes to bolster food security in the developing world.

Q.6) a) stimulations

b) exhilaration

c) contours

d) expeditions

e) methods

Q.7) a) contentious

b) appropriate

c) fitting

d) decent

e) civilized

Q.8) a) ignored

b) accepting

c) transferring

d) unravel

e) desolate

Q.9) a) advertise

b) login

c) announce

d) promote

e) reflection

Q.10) a) maintained

b) underpin

c) analysing

d) looking

e) locks

D.11-20): In the following passage, one or two words have been left out in some of the sentences shown by blank spaces, each of which is indicated by a series of numbers. Find the suitable word from the given options marked as (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) against each number and fill up the numbered blanks with the appropriate option to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

No other term but ‘dismay’ can describe one’s response to New Delhi’s ____ (11) ___ reply to Nepal’s democratic ___ (12) ____ of a Constitution through a Constituent Assembly. The Ministry of External Affairs merely ‘took note’ of the document, and followed that up a day later with a _____ (13) ____ threat of economic blockade, which Nepal has already experienced in 1988. According to reports, this was followed up the next day with a list of demands from New Delhi as to what should go into Nepal’s Constitution in amendment, including the kind of provinces to be ____ (14) ____ exclusively in the Tarai-Madhes plains. This overt interventionism, meant to impress Kathmandu’s recalcitrant political class, has left the observer _____ (15) _____. The ‘Constitution of Nepal 202’ was the culmination of seven years of effort, including a failed first Constituent Assembly (CA) _____ (16) ____ into the second CA. This process began with the 12-Point Agreement of 2005, negotiated between the underground Maoists and Nepal’s democratic parties, facilitated by New Delhi, with the promise to hold elections for a Constituent Assembly. The constitution-writing had been ______ (17) _____ painstaking, even suffocating, and it was hoped that India, more than any other country, would recognise the need of Nepal to move on with its social agenda and economic revival. _____ (18) ____ to write a modernist Constitution in ‘post-modernist’ times, there are many holes and loopholes in the statute. This is a rights-based document that makes promises to all, rather than the spare, basic law we have been taught to be the ideal, and it makes many promises conditional upon the _____ (19) ____ of laws. The ____ (20) ____ starts with ‘we the Nepali people’ rather than the ‘people of Nepal’, forgetting that there are those who self-identify as ‘Nepali’ elsewhere in South Asia.

11) a) alienate

b) tarnish

c) wreck

d) ungenerous

e) ameliorate

12) a) embittering

b) souring

c) drafting

d) constituting

e) mantling

13) a) veiled

b) forge

c) constructed

d) concoct

e) fabricate

14) a) generate

b) mould

c) establish

d) created

e) organize

15) a) undermine

b) aghast

c) suckle

d) victual

e) augment

16) a) feeding

b) striving

c) undertaking

d) assuming

e) performing

17) a) virtually

b) radiantly

c) frustratingly

d) reliantly

e) typically

18) a) Implementing

b) Endorsing

c) Passing

d) Attempting

e) Ordering

19) a) preface

b) overture

c) enactment

d) prologue

e) prolusion

Q.20) a) portrayal

b) preamble

c) ratification

d) appliance

e) depiction

Aspirants can check the answers for the above questions from the link provided below. Also aspirants can comment the scores of the quiz in the comments section and also know the scores of their competitors. So score high as this will be useful for your preparations.

Answer Key:

1) d) accommodative- to give what is needed to someone.

2) c) untouched- not changed or spoiled in any way.

3) a) sucking- If someone or something sucks, that person or thing is bad or unpleasant.

4) e) lingering- lasting a long time.

5) b) impinge on- to have an effect on something, often by limiting it in some way.

6) c) contours- An outline representing or bounding the shape or form of


7) a) contentious- Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

8) d) unravel- Investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or


9) e) reflection- serious thought or consideration.

10) b) underpin- Support, justify, or form the basis for.

11) d) ungenerous- not generous; mean.

12) c) drafting- prepare a preliminary version of (a document).

13) a) veiled- partially conceal, disguise, or obscure.

14) d) created- bring (something) into existence.

15) b) aghast- filled with horror or shock.

16) a) feeding- encourage the growth of.

17) c) frustratingly- in a way that causes irritation or frustration.

18) d) Attempting- make an effort to achieve or complete (something difficult).

19) c) enactment- the process of passing legislation.

20) b) preamble- a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction.

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