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September 30, 2016

English Language Practice Test for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Preliminary Exams

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Directions (Q. No. 1 - 5) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below. 

A) Securities and Banking firms spend 6% to 8% of their total revenues on IT, insurance companies in contrast spend around 3.5 %.
B) Wipro has over a dozen insurance companies as customers, he said, citing Aviva, Friends Provident and Allianz as examples.
C) The story with insurance companies, like their counterparts in the other industries, is the same - pressure to reduce cost and retain customers.
D) Echoing Mr. Ghosh's view, senior executives of software firms also say that disjointed IT systems, created by way of consolidation that swept the insurance industry,
E) Is proving to be opportunistic for Indian companies, for service offerings like consolidation of applications, maintenance and conversion from legacy to newer plat-forms.
F) Regulatory pressure combined with need to introduce new products and services are forcing insurance companies to seek external help to drive their business forward, says Soumitro Ghosh, vice president, BFSI, Wipro Technologies.

1. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
2. Which of the following would be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence aft-er rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
3. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rear-rangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
4. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearra-ngement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
5. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
Directions (Q. No. 6 - 10) : Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them.

A) The history of that system is, however, a warning then a stimulus to reorganise a similar scheme. B) However, we can't resign ourselves merely because there are not data.
C) One of the commonest risk which agricultural life is exposed to in this country is famine or fail-ure of crops.
D) There are, however, no reliable data on which such a scheme of insurance can be based.
E) A kind of Famine Insurance System was attempted by the British Government of India in the last century.
F) Still, the need for such a scheme to cover the losses due to famine, cattle plague, crop pests, etc. can't be undermined.
G) It is obviously because of failure of rain and the consequence is starvation.

6. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
7. Which of the following would be the SIXTH sentence in the para-graph?
  1. E
  2. D
  3. B
  4. C
8. Which of the following would be the THIRD position in the paragraph?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. E
9. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. D
  4. C
10. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
  1. B
  2. G
  3. D
  4. E
  5. F
Directions (Q. No. 11 - 20) : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct, mark (5) as the answer.

11. The modifications made by them in the draft were so drastic that the entire emphasis had been shifted.
  1. shall have been shifted
  2. had shifted
  3. was being shifted
  4. had been shifting
  5. No correction required 

12. It is reliable to learn that there is not substantial evidence to prove his innocence.
  1. is reliably learnt
  2. reliably to learn
  3. was reliable to learn
  4. has been reliable learning
  5. No correction required 
13. He has now succeeded in overwhelming the grief.
  1. successful in overwhelming
  2. successful to overwhelm
  3. succeeded to overwhelm
  4. succeeded in overcoming
  5. No correction required 
14. Despite their best efforts, they could not convince the members by changing their decision.
  1. and changed their
  2. to change their
  3. with changing their
  4. in changing his
  5. No correction required 
15. The novel ideas suggested by the employee were appreciated by the management.
  1. have appreciated by
  2. have been appreciated for
  3. were appreciative of
  4. had appreciated by
  5. No correction required 
16. The two brothers were so much similar in appearance that nobody believed that they were twins.
  1. very much similar in
  2. so much similar at
  3. so different in
  4. so different from
  5. No correction required 
17. The sight of the accident was so frightened that the bystanders could not utter a single word.
  1. so very frightening because
  2. so frightening that
  3. extremely frightening as
  4. extremely frightened
  5. No correction required 

18. The police break-up the trunk and found the looted jewellery.
  1. broke opened
  2. broke open
  3. break opened
  4. breakingly opened 
  5. No correction requried
19. The advertisement offered a reward and for information relating to the activities of the terrorists.
  1. relative to the
  2. as related to the
  3. which relate to
  4. regarding to the
  5. No correction required 

20. He travelled by bus but would have travelled by train to save time.
  1. must have travelled
  2. should be travelling
  3. could be travelling
  4. should have travelled
  5. No correction required
Directions (Q. No. 21- 28) : Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that some-thing has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

21. The statement said that the conference would be ___________ a considerable time ___________  the global economic crisis.
  1. having, thinking
  2. passing, debating
  3. spending, discussing
  4. expending, arguing
  5. exhausting, analyzing 

22. After being taken away from his parents at a ___________   age, the boy had a very ___________  life.
  1. young, difficult
  2. early, leisurely
  3. small, distinction
  4. tender, deterrent
  5. advanced, restrict 

23. Even  ___________ the period of recession, he got a good job ___________  not having much experience.
  1. on, even though
  2. in, instead
  3. while, inspite
  4. during, despite
  5. although, almost
24. After having  ___________   the news of their son's excellent result in exams, they came over as ___________   as possible.
  1. enjoyed, earlier
  2. heard, quickly
  3. surprised, running
  4. shocked, fast
  5. realized, hurriedly 

25. Although unrecognized ___________  his life, his talent was much  ___________ after his death.
  1. entire, adored
  2. all, realized
  3. whole, worth
  4. almost, valued
  5. throughout, appreciated 

26. With large classes, it is difficult for teachers to ___________  regular essay type questions for home work because ___________  long answers would take too much time.

  1. consider, writing
  2. revalue, concise
  3. pursue, feeling
  4. handle, weighing
  5. give, marking 

27. Ours is democracy and any  ___________  or use of force is out of question. Methods of ___________  and education are best suited to a democratic regime.
  1. attempt, coercion
  2. compulsion, persuasion
  3. judgement, prayer
  4. inhuman, apprehension
  5. implied, technology 

28. Despite being the ___________  partner in the relationship, the franchiser doesn't always have all the ___________.
  1. sincere, limitations
  2. vulnerable, powers
  3. active, losses
  4. dominant, advantages
  5. authoritative, legalities

Directions (Q. No. 29 - 33) : Read each sentence to find out whet-her there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

29. Hectic schedules can (1)/ take a toll on anybody and (2)/ the solutions to this is (3)/ a quick holiday to some exotic location. (4)/ No error (5).
30. If Rajeshwari would have come (1)/ to me I would have (2)/ given her the (3)/ help she needed. (4)/ No error (5).
31. The court has asked the authorities (1)/ to take appropriate steps to restore natural water resources (2)/ so that the water shortage problem (3)/ in the state can be solved (4)/ No error (5).
32. District police arrested (1)/ a gang of notorious robbers (2)/ who were planning to strike at (3)/ a house in the vicinity. (4)/ No error (5).
33. Households across the state are either opting for (1)/ a more modest lifestyle or compromising on (2)/ the nutritional value of their food in efforts to negate (3)/ the price rise of essential commodities, cereals, vegetables and fruits. (4)/ No error (5).

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