IBPS CLERK Mains 2018 – 10 Days Study Planner – English -Day 3

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IBPS CLERK Mains Exam 2018 is coming fast than you think and there are only less days to make your preparation fruitful. The preparation strategy must be fixed in such a way that the actual ones will help to score more marks in the IBPS CLERK mains Exam 2018.

The IBSP CLERK Mains Exam 2018 is scheduled to happen on 20th December 2019.

The key to score more marks lies in scoring in the General Awareness, banking Awareness and English Section. So, one needs to be preparing in such a way that, the aspirant must get maximum marks in the above said section. Practising is the key to score in these topics and aspirants must read at least 6 months Current Affairs to crack the General Awareness Section and Banking Awareness Section.

We have started the IBPS CLERK Mains Exam 2018 – Planner where we are providing practice questions from the above topics which will help the aspirants to increase the solving ability and to learn new questions.

We have also included the New pattern Questions which have been asked in the recent exams like SBI Clerk, IBPS RRB Assistant and others. This will assist the aspirants in analyzing the type of questions and to know the nuances of attending the Different type of questions.

  • Section : English Language
  • Topic: Phrasal Replacement
  • Total Questions: 20
  • Total Timing: 15 Minutes

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D.1-5): Choose the correct meaning of the highlighted idioms /phrases. If the meaning of the idioms/phrases is not represented in any of the options (a, b, c and d) then choose ‘e’ as your answer.

Q.1) The manager has bit off more than he could chew.

a) A good idea or plan or an excellent new invention.

b) Start something all over again.

c) Something that is difficult or dangerous to deal with.

d) Take on a commitment one cannot fulfil.

e) None of the above

Q.2) Children should have the freedom to choose between academics and sports, if not, they might fall between two stools.

a) Interested in either of the two aims.

b) Participating in neither of the two aims.

c) Succeeding in neither of the two aims.

d) Working half-heartedly in both the aims.

e) None of the above.

Q.3) Antony never cuts corners when he plans for a party.

a) Do something perfunctorily so as to save time or money.

b) Being too curious can get you into trouble.

c) To be unhappy about something that cannot be undone.

d) Make plans for something that might not happen.

e) None of the above.

Q.4) When our boss enters our cabin, I feel like walking on eggshells.

a) Be extremely cautious about one’s words or actions.

b) Keep eyes on something or watch carefully.

c) Focus all attention onto one thing.

d) Concentrate on something in an effort to understand.

e) None of the above.

Q.5) Kavitha is a surgeon and she works her fingers to the bone.

a) Dangerous person pretending to be harmless.

b) Pretend to be brave in a scary situation.

c) Succeed in surviving a difficult period of time.

d) Barely able to stand because of emotion, fear or illness.

e) None of the above.

D.6-10): Which of the words/ phrases (A), (B), (C) given below should replace the words/ phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct? More than one option may be suitable, select your answer accordingly. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (e) No correction is required as the answer.

Q.6) His creations came shortly before a judge annihilated the president’s attempt to end protections for immigrants who came to America unwantedly as young children.

A) expectation, closed, legally

B) proposals, choked, ilawfully

C) overtures, blocked, illegally

a) Only A

b) Only B

c) Only C

d) Both B and C.

e) No correction is required.

Q.7) Soldiers in Ivory Coast fired weapons and burned down parts of an army base, continuing a string of revolt over pay that have shocked the country since last year.

A) robbed, rebellions, stunned

B) mugged, people, damaged

C) looted, mutinies, rocked

a) Only A

b) Only B

c) Both A and C.

d) Only C

e) No correction is required.

Q.8) An Indian newspaper exposed that it had gained access to personal data about the 1.2bn Indians who have hire up for the government’s biometric identification scheme.

A) concluded, exposed, wore

B) revealed, obtained, signed

C) showed, got, choked

a) Only A

b) Only B

c) Only C

d) Both A and D.

e) No correction is required.

Q.9) Poland’s new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, dismissed three members of his cabinet, in what was seen as an attempt to reduce boundaries with Brussels.

A) sacked, mend fences

B) admitted, patch barriers

C) appointed, repair blocks

a) Only A

b) Only B

c) Only C

d) Both A and B.

e) No correction is required.

Q.10) The suit, which shows complaints from another former employee, maintains that Google is possessed with diversity and its workplace is aggressive to conservatives.

A) expects, permitted, unfriendly

B) collects, exposed, unreceptive

C) incorporates, obsessed, hostile

a) Only A

b) Only C

c) Only B

d) All the above.

e) No correction is required.

D.11-15): Idioms and Phrases of the sentence are highlighted. Five alternatives (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e) are given to the highlighted part which will improve the sentence. Choose the suitable option.

Q.11) Liberals who saw little place for the church in political life were at daggers drawn with conservative ultramontanes.

a) In a state of extreme unfriendliness.

b) Being earnest.

c) To disclose a secret.

d) To take a difficult risk

e) Someone who lacks intelligence.

Q.12) Why a dark horse candidate could be good for Uber?

a) General view.

b) Be complacent.

c) Someone who has a surprising ability or skill.

d) Life full of quarrels.

e) To pass a point of no return.

Q.13) Madhan is on cloud nine!” since his girlfriend accepted his proposal.

a) To learn through friends.

b) To achieve two aims or goals with one action.

c) Close to discovering.

d) Extremely happy.

e) Doing badly and likely to fail.

Q.14) Why does God demand that one should stop crying over spilled milk? The first reason ought to be self-explanatory.

a) Evade from hazards.

b) Help somebody from peril.

c) A state of total confusion.

d) To act before the proper or correct time.

e) To express regret about something that has already happened.

Q.15) When it comes to money you cannot beat around the bush.

a) Don’t delay in getting something done.

b) To avoid talking about what is important.

c) Putting up a plan or idea into action.

d) Someone understands the situation well.

e) Expert way of doing something.

D.16-20): In the following questions, a statement with a phrase highlighted is given along with four alternatives (a, b, c, d). Choose the phrase which would fit in appropriately in the given sentence. If the given is correct as it is, then choose e- No improvement is required.

Q.16) The kolus will be judged on the basis of theme, description of the kolu which should dole out the arrangement and creativity.

a) doze off

b) draw down

c) dwell on

d) double as

e) No improvement is required.

Q.17) “No drill down from du Plessis,” said the Sydney Morning Herald, with cricket writer Malcolm Knox saying the match had everything bar a winner.

a) ease off

b) drop back

c) drop around

d) faffing about

e) No improvement is required.

Q.18) We need to have joint investigations in South Asia to fend off the perils of competitive chauvinism and narrow definitions of nationalism.

a) fasten around

b) fart about

c) fall off

d) face off

e) No improvement is required.

Q.19) One reason for the broadcast (conspiracy theories aside) was that the footage, while horrific, involved no blood or limbs being turned off.

a) finished off

b) lopped off

c) flounce off

d) feed up

e) No improvement is required.

Q.20) Most States have freeze up the requirement by giving “additional” responsibility to existing functionaries.

a) get off

b) get about

c) fobbed off

d) geek out

e) No improvement is required.

Answers for the above questions are given below. 

Q.1) d

Q.2) c

Q.3) a

Q.4) a

Q.5) e- to work extremely hard, especially for a long time.

Q.6) c

Overtures- an approach made to someone in order to discuss or establish something.

Blocked- put an obstacle in the way of (something proposed or attempted).

Illegally- in a way that is contrary to or forbidden by law.

Q.7) c

Looted- steal (something) from someone.,

Mutinies- an open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers.,

Rocked- cause great shock or distress to (someone or something), especially so as to weaken or destabilize.

Q.8) b)

Revealed- make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.,

Obtained- get, acquire, or secure (something).,

Signed- to agree to become involved in an organized activity.

Q.9) a

Sacked- dismiss from employment.

Mend- improve (an unpleasant situation).

Fences- conduct a discussion or argument in an evasive way.

Q.10) b

Incorporates- to include something within something else,

Obsessed- unable to stop thinking about something; too interested in or worried about something,

Hostile- showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.

Q.11) a

Q.12) c

Q.13) d

Q.14) e

Q.15) b

Q.16) c) dwell on – to keep thinking or talking about something,

Q.17) d) faffing about – to spend your time doing a lot of things that are not important instead of the thing that you should be doing.

Q.18) e) fend off – to defend yourself successfully against an attack, criticism, or some other unwanted thing.

Q.19) b) lopped off – to reduce a price or the amount of time taken to do something by a particular amount.

Q.20) c) fobbed off – to persuade someone to accept something that is of a low quality or different from what they really wanted.

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