Practice Important English Language Questions for IBPS SO Prelims and IBPS CLERK Mains Exam

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The IBPS SO Prelims Exam and IBPS Clerk Mains Exam are fast approaching and you might now have an idea about how tough the questions will be, based on the exams that are over now. Intense Preparation along with smart preparing ways will help you to crack the exams.

We have been providing questions for the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017 and also for the IBPS SO Prelims Exam from the important topics of all the sections which would enhance your preparations for those exams. Solve the questions below which are asked in the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam, so that this will improve your preparations for the exams.

Solve these questions, so that you don’t need to fear for the English section in the forthcoming exams. This question set is a mix of Reading Comprehension and Filler Type questions which are asked in the recent examinations, attend these questions and conquer the section of English language.

D.1-5): In the following questions, a sentence is given with a blank space. Below each sentence FOUR words are given, out of which two fit appropriately in the sentence. Five options are given with various combinations of these words. You have to choose the combination with the correct set of words which CANNOT fit in the given sentence.

Q.1) Imagine if Steve Jobs were _____ of people not liking his product, there would be no iPhone.

A) afraid

B) scary

C) nervy

D) horrify

a) A-C

b) B-D

c) C-D

d) A-D

e) B-D

Q.2) U.S. policies in Afghanistan had _____ Mr. Obama’s original decision to pull out U.S. soldiers by end-2014.

A) applauded

B) commended

C) accuse

D) entrusted

a) B-C

b) B-D

c) A-B

d) C-D

e) A-D

Q.3) The heavy winds had made him ____his head against the wall.

A) averse

B) hit

C) resisting

D) bang

a) A-B

b) B-C

c) C-D

d) B-D

e) A-C

Q.4) The real crisis of Syria is that its regime is acting with a ___of impunity

A) Jingoism

B) patriarchy

C) sense

D) perception

a) A-B

b) B-C

c) A-D

d) A-C

e) C-D

Q.5) We _____ the public for help in the forest camp.

A) asked

B) craved

C) yearned

D) sought

a) A-D

b) A-B

c) B-C

d) A-C

e) B-D

You can also check the article which extensively guides the aspirants on how to approach the various types of filler questions asked in the recent exams. Check them now. 


D.6-10: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

There’s an old saying that many attribute to Warren Buffett: “The more you learn, the more you earn.”And there’s some truth to that. An Ohio State University study found that the difference in having an average IQ of 100 and an above-average score of 130 translates into earning between $6,000 and $18,500 more a year.There’s little evidence, for instance, that higher intelligence correlates to better financial behavior, such as not running up credit card balances.

Yet there’s some evidence that people with higher IQ’s may not be saving as much as other folks.In its latest installment of the annual Brain Concentration Index, Bloomberg found that the cities with the highest concentration of businesses with a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) background and workers with advanced degrees and education in science and engineering are primarily in the West.

But there’s little overlap between cities attracting the smart crowd and cities where residents are successful savers.If the smart crowd is earning more but lives in cities not known for terrific savings, what does that say about the intelligentsias’ financial skills?It says that intelligence doesn’t have a whole lot to do with savings over the course of a lifetime, once you reach a certain level of financial literacy.

To be sure, researchers Shawn Cole and Gauri Kartini Shastry linked education level to higher rates of participation in the financial markets, which means the money is in some form of stocks, bonds or mutual funds.While that doesn’t guarantee wise investment choices, having funds in the market is an initial necessity to raise the amount needed to support your retirement goals.And other studies have also found that having some financial literacy education early in life does help instill solid financial values later.But so many other factors play a role in ensuring one takes the proper steps to grow a retirement portfolio, like the willingness to hold off short-term wants from long term goals, your choice of career, and cost of living, among others.

We have already posted a mammoth collection of Reading Comprehension question in BANKERSDAILY and you can practice them daily to score more in the English Section in the forthcoming Exams. 

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6) Suggest a suitable title for the passage:

(a) Gaining knowledge about the bright folks

(b) Gains and pains of elites

(c) Wisdom and Knowledge

(d) Intelligence and wealth

(e) Savings of the smart


7) Which among the following can’t be inferred from the passage?

(a) A few smart people don’t keep their pockets full all the time

(b) A number of people are inclined to the advice of Warren buffett

(c) Learning and earning are inversely proportional to each other

(d)  Some sacrifices have to be made in order to achieve long term goals

(e) None of the above


8) Which among the following exemplify that higher intelligence correlates to better financial behavior?

(i) Not running up credit card balances

(ii) Not maintaining a proper portfolio of investments

(iii) Not saving the hard earned money

(iv) Not concentrating on business

(a) Both (i) and (iii)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)

(c) Both (iii) and (iv)

(d) All (i),(iii) and (iv)

(e) None of the above


9) Which among the following is/are not true?

(i) There lies not more than a marginal difference between cities attracting the smart crowd and cities where residents are successful savers

(ii) Financial literacy has very little influence over intelligence related to savings

(iii)People who concentrate more on businesses related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) background have lucrative pockets.

(a) Both (i) and (iii)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)

(c) Only (iii)

(d) All of the above

(e) None of the above


10) Which among the following is/are not the opinion(s) of the author,according to the passage?

(i) When it comes to the game of coins , the brainy ones are bad players

(ii) Intelligent people invest in stocks, bonds or mutual funds since it is a wise move

(iii) Financial literacy education early in life solely contributes to financial well being.

(a) Both (i) and (iii)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)

(c) Only (iii)

(d) All of the above

(e) None of the above

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1) b

2) d

3) e

4) a

5) c






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