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September 12, 2015

English Language Practice Test for IBPS Bank Exams - Set 8

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Directions (Q.No. 1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been in bold Italic to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
              Climate change poses potentially devastating effects on India's agriculture. While the overall parameters of climate change are increasingly accepted - a 1 °C average temperature in-crease over the next 30 years, sea level rise of less than 10 cm in the same period, and regional monsoon variations and corresponding droughts-the impacts in India are likely to be quite site and crop specific. Some crops may respond favorably to the changing conditions, others may not. This emphasizes the need to promote agricultural research and create maximum flexibility in the system to permit adaptations.

The key ingredient for "drought proofing" is the managed recharge of aquifers. To ensure continued yields of important staple crops, it may also be necessary to shift the locations where these crops are grown, in response to temperature changes as well to water availability. The latter will be a key factor in making long term investment decisions.
            For example, water runoff from the Himalayas is predicted to increase over the next 30 years as glaziers melt, but then decline substantially thereafter. It will be critical to provide incentives to plan for these late-scale shifts in agro ecological conditions.
            India needs to make long term investment in research and development in agriculture. India is likely to experience changed weather patterns in future.

1. Consider the following statements:
Climate change may force the shifting of locations of the existing crops due to
a) Melting of glaciers
b) Water availability and temperature suitability at other locations
c) Poor productivity of crops
d) Wider adaptability of crop plants
Which of the statements given above are correct?
  1.  a, b, & c
  2.  b & c only
  3.  a & d only
  4.  a & c
  5.  a, b, c, & d

2. To promote agricultural research in India is important because:
  1.  To predict variations in monsoon patterns and to manage water resources.
  2.  To make long term investment decisions for economic growth.
  3.  To facilitate wider adaptability of crops.
  4.  To predict drought conditions and to recharge aquifers.
  5.  Changed weather patterns in future.

3. The spill over from the Himalayas is due to
  1.  large-scale shifts in agro-ecological conditions.
  2.  changed weather patterns in future
  3.  productivity of crops
  4.  melting of glaciers
  5.  adaptability of crop plants

4. The antonym of Critical is
  1.  waver
  2.  steady
  3.  unsure
  4.  insecure
  5.  fasten

5. The synonym of promote is
  1.  encompass
  2.  encourage
  3.  entangle
  4.  entrust
  5.  encode

Directions (Q.No. 6-10): Each question below has a blank/ two blanks, each blank indicating that some-thing has been omitted. Choose the word/ set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. There is a gap between rich and poor.
  1.  vary
  2.  variety
  3.  similar
  4.  reported
  5.  yawning

7. She to escape from her office job.
  1.  earned
  2.  yelled
  3.  yearned
  4.  yielded
  5.  learn

8. The seriousness of the situation is to appreciate in its
  1.  easy; complete
  2.  different; wholesome
  3.  difficult; totality
  4.  hard; completeness
  5.  tough; compliment

9. The new policy was adopted in the of fierce
  1.  wake; opponent
  2.  show; postponement
  3.  teeth; criticism
  4.  course; outcome
  5.  reality; injustice

10. The computer is now an tool for the family doctor.
  1.  value
  2.  valid
  3.  price
  4.  worth
  5.  invaluable

Directions: (Q.No. 11-15): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4)
given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) No correction required as your answer.

11. The magazine is issued year two times.
  1.  year twice
  2.  twice yearly
  3.  yearly two
  4.  two yearly
  5.  no correction required

12. She yelled at the child to getting down from the wall.
  1.  got down
  2.  get down
  3.  getting away
  4.  get upon
  5.  no correction required

13. All her yesterday’s has vanished without a trace.
  1.  Have
  2.  had
  3.  has been
  4.  have being
  5.  no correction required

14. My son's 13 but he's younger for his age.
  1.  Youngest
  2.  youth
  3.  older
  4.  young
  5.  no correction required

15. When the needle enters the red zone the engine is indicator hot.
  1.  Too
  2.  much
  3.  becomes
  4.  left
  5.  no correction required

Directions (Q.No. 16-25): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is No error', mark (5) as your answer.

16. Exam results (1)1 are not the only (2)1 yard stick of a (3)/ school performance. (4)1 no error (5)
17. I have always (1)1 had a yen (2)1 to travel (3)1 around the world. (4)1 no error (5)
18. Because of the rapid progress (1)1 that science has made (2)1 the universe is slow yielding (3)1 up its secrets. (4)1 no error (5)
19. She brings to the job (1)1 a rare combination (2)1 of youth and (3)/ experiences. (4)1 no error (5)
20. The group was made up of (1)/ people with a range of age, (2)1 professions, incomes and (3)1 computer expertise. (4)1 no error (5)
21. Between 1957 and 2007 expenditures (1)1 in all 5 categories changed to some extent (2)1 but the most marked change (3)1 was in the food category. (4)1 no error (5)
22. It seems that the man (1)/ who is dropping (2)1 off his own water bottle in the recycling bin (3)1 drove there in his car . (4)/ no error (5)
23. Reality TV shows involve real people perform (1)1 ridiculous and often dangerous acts (2)1 and generally behaving horribly (3)1 to-wards each other. (4)1 no error (5)
24. It is a legal requirement (1)1 for airline operators to provide (2)1 suitable refreshment (3)1 in the event of a long delay . (4)/ no error (5)
25. For some people, the huge increase in public surveillance (1)1 is a threat to the individual' s social
Liberties (2)1 and was a sign that society (3)/ is becoming increasingly authoritarian. (4)1 no error (5)
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