IBPS CLERK Mains 2018 – 10 Days Study Planner – English -Day 6

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirants,

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
  • Total Questions: 20
  • Total Timing: 15 Minutes

D.1-5): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by options (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blank spaces in the sentences in the same sequence to make the sentences meaningfully complete and mark your answer accordingly.

Q.1) In some government offices, people are __________ to ‘high tea’ and given a _________ samosa, a couple of biscuits and a cup of tea.

a) oasis, roved

b) opaque, delightful

c) interested, creeping

d) invited, stale

e) promoted, tasty

Q.2) The ________ is that the new Constitution provides for 33% representation in Parliament for women, with any _________ being made up in the PR lists.

a) legend, envisage

b) jargon, legacy

c) decamp, deviation

d) stitch, clearance

e) glitch, shortfall

Q.3) The city fared ________ in last year’s Swachh Bharat campaign with the ranking ___________ to 210 from the previous 38.

a) memento, obtaining

b) manual, required

c) dismally, plummeting

d) carnal, higher

e) convivial,  over

Q.4) Legend also has it that Bangalore’s founder, Kempe Gowda, after hearing of the incident, turned up in _________ at Basavanagudi and asked the farmers who they were ____________.

a) disguise, propitiating

b) faceting, invidious

c) exposed,  averaged

d) revealed,  clotted

e) openings, farmed

Q.5) The 17th century genius’ other career ________ and sometimes surpassed in intensity his devotion to _________ mechanics.

a) growth, oblige

b) development, imposing

c) rivalled, celestial

d) opening, altruist

e) hierarchy, receive

D.6-10): In each of the following sentences there are three blank spaces. Below each sentence there are several words denoted by options (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Any two words out of the three (in the same sequence (i.e. 1-2,2-3 or 1-3)) will fit in the blank spaces,Find out the pair of words that can be filled up in the blank spaces in the sentences in the same sequence to make the sentences meaningfully complete and mark your answer accordingly.

Q.6) Japanese scientists say that silicon is likely the ________ element in the Earth’s inner core, _________ progress on solving one of the planet’s deepest secrets.

a) rare, slothful, perplexing

b) mystery, claiming, shorten

c) amateur, received, conceited

d) objective, declared, acrid

e) suspicious,  allegory, slow

Q.7) This year, three of four new technology start-ups that focus on the global market and plan to ________ seed or venture capital are getting __________ outside the country.

a) sowing, dependency, from

b) spread, up, egregious

c) protect, into, reverence

d) keep, through, loyalty

e) raise, tangibility,domiciled

Q.8) The Malabar pit viper, one of India’s many snakes found only in the Western Ghats may be responding to _________ monsoons and _________ of water scarcity with a reduction in size.

a) primary, cavity, getting

b) sudden, declining, arising

c) plentiful, erratic, spells

d) uncertain, notabile, lack

e) severity, increasing, scarcity

Q.9) A pillar of France’s literary establishment has caused a storm by saying Norway __________ Anders Breivik’s __________ act for allowing immigration and multiculturalism.

a) ashamed, informed, righties

b) requested, ridiculous, fundamental

c) deserved, murderous, moorish

d) fairly, foretelling, intellectual

e) manifesto, courageous, threatening

Q.10) Students in corporate colleges are made to work ________ hard to score high, else they face _________.

a) after, hurdles, contributions

b) something, success, oppositions

c) refined, carriages, parties

d) doubly, brickbats, nominatives

e) primitively, adversary, normalities

D.11-15): In each of the following sentences there are three blank spaces. Below each sentence there are several words denoted by options (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find out the words that can be filled up in the blank spaces in the sentences in the same sequence to make the sentences meaningfully complete and mark your answer accordingly.

Q.11) The post-election ‘chalphal’ currently underway in Kathmandu, unless ___________ with maturity, will lead to _________ polarisation in a society that has been in __________ of political stability for nearly three decades.

a) occurrence, mercy, hampering

b) excel, scarcely, inferring

c) resolved, heightened, search

d) ejected, hesitate, insidious

e) attested, reliable, haywire

Q.12) Manufacturing growth was at a __________ in 2014, as China ___________ the flow of unprofitable cheap exports and the eurozone __________ with the Greek debt crisis.

a) reference, controlled, revered

b) haughtily, stopped, relished

c) top, increased, imported

d) standstill, stemmed, wrestled

e) critical, caused, created

Q.13) Tyrannosaurus rex is ________ the most famous extinct animal, but thanks to Hollywood and various out-of-date books, there are a lot of _____________ out there about this __________ dinosaur.

a) surely, works, standing

b) preceding, mystery, olden

c) possibly, struggling, precedent

d) usually, grappling, ancient

e) probably, misconceptions, incredible

Q.14) Customers who ________ reusable cups to Pret a Manger will be given a 50p discount on hot drinks after the company _________ the measure and said it was __________ to change people’s habits and reduce waste.

a) bring, introduced, hoping

b) get, unveiled, recurring

c) watched, checking, fearful

d) presented, uncertain, stature

e) showed, negligee, supposed

Q.15) Preston finds it ____________ and a little ________ that the one Indian chef that most ____________ know in the world is Gaggan Anand, who doesn’t even own a restaurant in the country.

a) appointed, offered, indeed

b) oldie, eminent, gratitude

c) conventional, powerful, famously

d) normal, iconic, professional

e) weird, ironic, people

D.16-20): In each of the following questions there are two blank spaces followed by five words denoted by a), b), c), d) and e). Find out ONE word that fits appropriately in both the sentences I and II to make it meaningfully complete.

Q.16) I) As per the order, the 40 DSPs ___________ as Inspectors were mostly from Hyderabad city and Hyderabad range.

II) The Government had __________ 12 Deputy Superintendents of Police to the rank of inspectors, following revision of seniority list and promoted 70 inspectors as DSPs.

a) populated

b) improved

c) reverted

d) enhanced

e) feigned

Q.17) I) Multi-sensory consumption of both products and services, fantasy appeals and emotional aspects of consumption are also associated with __________.

II) __________ is a route to reconnecting with direct experience, returning us to touching, tasting and feeling the world.

a) heroism

b) hedonism

c) impasse

d) demoralised

e) multitude

Q.18) I) For years people thought Raja had turned into ghost and ___________ the peepul tree that still grows outside the Gate.

II) After a late-night horror movie, a group of college students went to de Monte Colony to see if the place was indeed __________.

a) formidable

b) accrued

c) wanted

d) untroubled

e) haunted

Q.19) I) Taking note of the nuisance __________ people on-board could cause fellow passengers, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited has banned drunken commuters from travelling in metro trains.

II) The police have arrested two persons who allegedly created a ruckus in an/a _____________ state, and attacked and bit a constable when he tried to apprehend them, in Kodigehalli on Saturday night.

a) viable

b) atrocious

c) populous

d) inebriated

e) preeminent

Q.20) I) “To follow the whole sourcing-chain,” they continued to __________ with him, and finally asked him to bring his entire collection to a place in the Bandra-Kurla complex.

II) Instead of respecting the best in religious groups, political parties __________ with those least deserving of respect.

a) confine

b) flamboyant

c) hobnob

d) larceny

e) ornery

Q.1) d

Invited- make a polite, formal, or friendly request to (someone) to go somewhere or to do something

Stale- (of food) no longer fresh and pleasant to eat; hard, musty, or dry.

Q.2) e

Glitch- an unexpected setback

Shortfall- a deficit of something required or expected.

Q.3) c

Dismally- in a gloomy or depressed manner.

Plummeting- fall or drop straight down at high speed.

Q.4) a

Disguise- give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one’s identity.

Propitiating- win or regain the favour of (a god, spirit, or person) by doing something that pleases them.

Q.5) c

Rivalled- be or seem to be equal or comparable to.

Celestial- positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy.

Q.6) b

Mystery- something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain.

Claiming- assert that one has gained or achieved (something)

Q.7) e (1-3)

Raise- increase the amount, level, or strength of.

Domiciled -treat a specified country as a permanent home.

Q.8) c (2-3)

Erratic- not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.

Spells- a period spent in an activity.

Q.9) c

Deserved- rightfully earned because of something done or qualities shown; merited

Murderous- extremely arduous or unpleasant.

Q.10) d

Doubly -to twice the normal extent or degree; especially.

Brickbats- a critical remark or comment.

Q.11) c

Resolved- settle or find a solution to (a problem or contentious matter).

Heightened- make or become more intense.

Search- try to find something by looking or otherwise seeking carefully and thoroughly.

Q.12) d

Standstill- a situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all.

Stemmed- stop or restrict (the flow of something).

Wrestled- struggle with a difficulty or problem.

Q.13) e

Probably- almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.

Misconceptions- a view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding.

Incredible- very good; wonderful.

Q.14) a

Q.15) e

Weird- very strange and unusual, unexpected, or not natural

Ironic- happening in a way contrary to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this.

Q.16) c

Reverted- return to (a previous state, practice, topic, etc.).

Q.17) b

Hedonism- the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence.

Q.18) e

Haunted- (of a place) frequented by a ghost.

Q.19) d

Inebriated- make (someone) drunk; intoxicate.

Q.20) c

Hobnob- mix socially, especially with those of perceived higher social status.