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November 25, 2015

General English Practice Test for IBPS Clerks V Preliminary Online Exam

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Directions (1-10): In the following pas-sage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/ phrases are suggested. One of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phase in each case. 

A mobile phone is no [1] a simple device to make calls. It has [2] the hub for all your activities, from e-learning to paying bills and transferring money. Banks may have been the first to [3] their feet into this technological pool, but Telecom companies have [4] to catch up. The RBI's step to remove the 50,000 cap that it had [5] earlier on daily mobile transactions has also provided the much needed [6] to mobile banking.

Mobile banking [7] you to conduct financial transactions on your phone just as you would at a bank branch or through Net banking. Banks are now evolving this facility as they launch innovative products. For [8] a Bank's cash-to-mobile service [9] customers to transfer money to anybody including those who do not have a bank account. A bank customer can download the bank's application on his phone and then put in the phone number of the person to whom he wants to send the money along with the transaction amount. The bank will send a message to the remitter and the beneficiary along with PINs to each. The remitter will have manage his PIN to the beneficiary, who can then use both PINs and his mobile number to withdraw cash from the respective bank ATM. The service is [10] but operator charges will apply. Also the sender will need a Java enabled handset.

1. (1) longer (2) much (3) anymore (4) doubt (5) sooner

2. (1) become (2) been (3) changed (4) made (5) transformed

3. (1) dip (2) stand (3) wash (4) touch (5) pick

4. (1) try (2) not (3) begun (4) made (5) soon

5. (1) sanctioned (2) festered (3) imposed (4) cooked (5) built

6. (1) breaking (2) fact (3) pushed (4) drop (5) boost

7. (1) forces (2) places (3) remits (4) allows (5) makes

8. (1) examples (2) instance (3) together (4) now (5) today

9. (1) permit (2) suggests (3) facilitated (4) attempts (5) enables

10. (1) expensive (2) three (3) costly (4) free (5) inaccessible

Directions (11-15) : Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

11. For the last three months, the Dengue ____________ has put southern districts on high alert and has been keeping local administrators and the health department on their  ____________
  1. outbreak - toes
  2. fever - hinges 
  3. epidemic - feet 
  4. mosquito - ground 
  5. disease - beds 
12. The new-age scooter is perfect ____________   just as a commute option for women, but is functional enough for men ____________  .
(1) vehicle - also (2) not - also (3) for - well (4) neither - nor (5) either - additionally
13. The police ____________   a gang  ____________ in duping telebanking customers and arrested 10 persons. 
(1) told - mastering (2) busted - specializing (3) seized - innovating (4) caught - dealing (5) arrested - setting

14. The arrested persons were ____________   in court and ____________  judicial custody. 
(1) demanded - persuaded (2) questioned - sentenced (3) taken - left (4) produced - remanded (5) sent- kept

15. All the school students ____________  the vicinity will be taken to the nearby theaters ____________  the festival. 
(1) in- during (2) on - for (3) at - in (4) among - at (5) around - on

Directions (16-25): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The Number of the part is the answer. If there is NO error the answer is (5). (ignore errors of punctuation if any.) 

16. Although a doctor said that the best results (1)/ of five person conformed the disease hospital authorities(2)/ did not give an official statement said (3)/ they were still awaiting results of the rest of the patients (4)/ No Error (5).

17. Light weight and (1)/ easy to handle, (2)/ automatic scooters have been (3)/ a godsend for women customers (4)/ No Error (5).

18. The gang members has (1)/ confessed that they had been (2)/ obtaining bank account details (3)/ of their victims from a source based in Nigeria.(4)/ No Error (5).

19. Weather officials said that (1)/ there is likely to be (2)/ wide spread rainfall all over the region(3)/ over the next few weeks(4)/ No Error (5).

20. Police said that (1)/ the seized counterfeit currency notes looked(2)/ so genuine that (3)/ anyone could have been misled(4)/ No Error (5).

21. The committee has(1)/ asked for more information and(2)/ will again consider (3)/ the enters on the next meeting (4)./ No Error (5).

22. Looking for (1)/ a house on rent (2)/ in the city has(3)/ never easy job (4)/ No Error (5).

23. One could not ( 1)/ imagine striking (2)/ this kind of a bargain (3)/ last year or the year early(4)/ No Error (5).

24. The monsoon showers and (l)/ the fell in temperature(2)/ have brought a smile(3)/ in many faces(4)/ No Error (5).

25. School children in the city (1)/ were in for a surprise as they were (2)/ treated to a feast of some childcare's films(3)/ being screen in local theaters(4)/ No Error (5).

Directions (26-30): Rearrange the fol-lowing sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph. then answer the questions given below them. 

(A) If China is the world's factory, India has become the world's outsourcing center-keeping in line with this image.
(B) But India's future depends crucially on its ability to compere fully in the creative economy - not jut in tech and software, but across design and entrepreneurship; arts, culture and entertainment; and the knowledge based professions of medicine, finance and law.
(C) While its creative assets outstrip- those of other emerging competitors, India must address several challenges to increase its international competitiveness as the world is in the midst of a sweeping transformation.
(D) This transformation is evident in the fact that the world is moving from an industrial economy to a creative economy that generates wealth by harnessing intellectual labor, intangible goods and human creative capabilities.
(E) Its software industry is the world's second largest, its tech outsourcing accounts for more than half of the $ 300 billion global industry, according to a technology expert.
(F) If the meeting of world leaders at Davos is any indication, India is rapidly becoming an economic "rock star".

26. Which of the following should be the SIXTH(LAST) sentence after the rearrangement ?
(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D (5) E

27. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement ?
(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D (5) E

28. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement ?
(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) F (5) E

29. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement ?
(1) F (2) B (3) C (4) A (5) E

30. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement ?
(1) F (2) B (3) C (4) A (5) F

Directions (31-35) : The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E and F as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete. 

31. ____________ before the clock struck 8 on standby night, India Gate was swamped with people wearing black T-shirts and holding candles. 
(A) minutes (B) Time (C) later (D) quickly (E) since (F) seconds
(1) B and E (2) A and C (3) A and F (4) B and D (5) C and E

32. The state should take steps to ____________   the process of teachers appointments as the center has already sanctioned six lakh posts.
(A) fasten (B) move (C) hasten (D) speed (E) early (F) quicken
(1) D and F (2) A and C (3) A and F (4) B and D (5) C and E

33. A senior citizen's son  ____________ threatened her every day and physically harmed her, forcing her to trans-fer her property to him. 
(A) superficially (B) mistakenly (C) allegedly (D) miserably (E) doubtfully (F) purportedly
(1) C and F (2) A and E (3) C and E (4) D and F (5) A and D

34. Medial teachers said that the management had continued to remain ____________ to their cause leading to the stretching of their strike. 
(A) unmoved (B) lethargic (C) unconcerned (D) apathetic (E) indifferent (F) bored
(1) B and C (2) C and F (3) A and E (4) A and D (5) D and E

35. The parents had approached the high court to ____________   the Government order after their children, who passed UKG, were denied admission by a school. 
(A) void (B) quash (C) annul (D) stay (E) lift (F) post
(1) A and D (2) B and C (3) C and E (4) E and F (5) C and D

Directions (36-40) : Which of the phrases (1), (2) (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/ phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given, and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

36. US Secretary of state made it clear that time running out for diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme and said that talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in April.
(1) runs out (2) was running out (3) ran out (4) run (5) No correction required

37. While the war of the generals rage on, somewhere in small-town, India, wonderful things are happening, quietly and minus fanfare.
(1) rage (2) raging (3) rages on (4) raged on (5) No correction required

38. According to the WWF, the small island nation of Samoa was the first in switch off its lights for Earth-hour
(1) first to switch off (2) the first to switch of (3) the first to switch off (4) first in switch of (5) No correction required

39. The Campaign is significant because not just the youths are directly appealing to the world but because their efforts challenge the chimera of normally in the area.
(1) not just because (2) just not because (3) not just (4) because just (5) No correction required

40. The doctor's association has threatened to go on indefinite strike support of their teachers.
(1) on supporting to (2) to supporting (3) for support (4) in support of (5) No correction required 

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