Dear Banking Aspirant,

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 – New Pattern 

D.1-10): In the following passages there are words highlighted, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five options marked (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e)-for no replacement needed- are suggested. Find out the appropriate option in each case to give appropriate meaning to the paragraph.

The International Monetary Fund has added to the 1) limited economic gloom by cutting the global growth forecast. It now expects the world economy to expand by 3.4 per cent in 2016. This is 0.2 percentage points below its forecast of October last year. The revision has come just as Beijing released numbers that showed China posting the slowest growth yet in 25 years. Though it reported a growth of 6.9 per cent in 2015, the year saw 2) decrease in the Chinese economy, with heavy capital outflows and stock market volatility. The IMF has kept its growth forecast for China unchanged at 6.3 per cent in 2016, and the fear is that China’s economic slowdown could have a 3) failure effect on others. Reading the China factor in 4) coordinate with weak commodity prices, the Fund has chosen to pare its global growth forecast. The latest IMF growth numbers no doubt reflect the unfavourable ground conditions around the globe. Yet, they also underscore a sense of urgency in putting in place an action plan that would catalyse and 5) move the economic recovery process. Not surprisingly, the IMF has 6) reported the need for supportive measures in the near term to assist a recovery. While ringing the slowdown alarm, the IMF, however, finds India better-placed vis-à-vis other large economies. It has kept its growth forecast for India in 2016-17 unchanged at 7.5 per cent. Coming as it does at a time when global political and business leaders make a beeline for Davos, the IMF’s prediction could be seen to be a shot in the arm for Indian leaders to hard sell the country at the World Economic Forum. At best, it could give India a psychological edge over others. But that alone may not be sufficient to pull India to a higher growth orbit. In an inter-connected environment, global headwinds cannot be wished away. Oftentimes, there have been comparisons between India and China in the global 7) divest community. Managing the ‘China factor’ is very crucial for India to stay its course on the growth path. Containing the spillover effects of volatility in Beijing could, however, prove a big challenge for monetary and fiscal planners in India in the coming days. Given that Indian exports have been 8) contracting month after month, the developments on the Chinese currency front are bound to pose fresh worries for the economy. Though India is relatively better-placed, the economic slowdown is as much a concern for the country as it is for others. Even as the IMF forecast provides India a comparative edge in wooing the global investor community, it is essential for the government to coherently address the growing 9) economic among domestic consumers and stem, if not fully reverse, the demand slump. The budget will provide the NDA government an opportunity to announce a plan to 10) implement economic distress, especially in the farm sector, and show the political will to push job-creation as a central objective. It is a task the government must not dodge.

Q.1) a) restricted

b) peculiar

c) prevailing

d) narrow

e) No replacement needed.

Q.2) a) turbulence

b) order

c) stillness

d) placidity

e) No replacement needed.

Q.3) a) destitute

b) peculiar

c) activated

d) trigger

e) No replacement needed.

Q.4) a) maintain

b) increase

c) combined

d) tandem

e) No replacement needed.

Q.5) a) improve

b) fallen

c) hasten

d) strengthen

e) No replacement needed.

Q.6) a) understate

b) emphasised

c) measured

d) estimated

e) No replacement needed.

Q.7) a) deprived

b) denudate

c) bankrupt

d) investing

e) No replacement needed.

Q.8) a) evaporated

b) ignored

c) performing

d) shrinking

e) No replacement needed.

Q.9) a) anxiety

b) clench

c) dilate

d) prologue

e) No replacement needed.

Q.10) a) improve

b) irritate

c) mitigate

d) aggravate

e) No replacement needed.

D.11-20): In the following passages there are words highlighted, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five options marked (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e)-for no replacement needed- are suggested. Find out the correct option in each case to give appropriate meaning to the paragraph.

Fourteen years ago, at the watershed of the two centuries, the world witnessed the (11) rescinding in of a new era, a new environment, which was a far cry from what had been experienced earlier. Although, by then, people had become alive to the (12) vestige and inevitability of change, the process of actual and physical changeover was not easy and simple. Moving from the known to the unknown was a different ball game altogether. Looking at the reality behind the (13) tantalize, and in order to derive the (14) propitiate advantage, it was essential to (15) piquant and espouse the (16) itinerant norms, wholly and willingly. Innovation is a critical component in improving individual and (17) delicacy performance. Real innovation is not easy to come by. More often, establishments (18) obligate compensation systems; (19) grotesque with organisational structures; or make marginal improvements in some functions. Innovation is more radical and transformational than an improvement. Innovation is content-oriented, whereas improvement is process-oriented. It is not possible to (20) lenience a high and increasing standard of living merely by long-in-the-tooth tools of development. Every now and then, organisations confront situations that warrant radical changes, which call for out-of-the-box thinking.

Q.11) a) overbearing

b) ushering

c) grafting

d) luring

e) No replacement needed.

Q.12) a) transcribe

b) semblance

c) reanimate

d) imperative

e) No replacement needed.

Q.13) a) rhetoric

b) transverse

c) wiggle

d) vivacity

e) No replacement needed.

Q.14) a) quail

b) reticent

c) surmount

d) optimum

e) No replacement needed.

Q.15) a) liege

b) subrogate

c) moribund

d) embrace

e) No replacement needed.

Q.16) a) evolving

b) squelch

c) fringe

d) emulating

e) No replacement needed.

Q.17) a) attuned

b) spur

c) institutional

d) unbent

e) No replacement needed.

Q.18) a) monition

b) pulverise

c) accrete

d) tweak

e) No replacement needed.

Q.19) a) martinet

b) tinker

c) portend

d) potentate

e) No replacement needed.

Q.20) a) countenance

b) sedative

c) retaliate

d) sabotage

e) No replacement needed.

Aspirants ca check the answers for the above questions from the links given  below. New pattern questions are the trend now and if you prepare these new pattern questions, you can be sure that , these questions when asked in the Mains Exam will be a cake walk for them.

Answer Key:

1) c) Prevailing- existing at a particular time; current.

2) a) Turbulence- a state of conflict or confusion.

3) d) Trigger- cause (an event or situation) to happen or exist.

4) d) Tandem- having two things arranged one in front of the other.

5) c) Hasten- be quick to do something.

6) b) Emphasised- give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.

7) d) Investing- devote (one’s time, effort, or energy) to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.

8) e) Contracting- decrease in size, number, or range.

9) a) Anxiety- strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen.

10) c) Mitigate- make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.

11) b) ushering  – cause or mark the start of something new.

12) d) imperative – of vital importance; crucial.

13) a) rhetoric – the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.

14) d) optimum – most conducive to a favourable outcome; the best.

15) d) embrace – accept (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically.

16) a) evolving – develop gradually.

17) c) institutional – established as a convention or norm in an organization or culture.

18) d) tweak – a fine adjustment to a mechanism or system.

19) b) tinker – attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.

20) a) countenance – support or approval.

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