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October 25, 2017

IBPS PO VII & Clerks VII Special : English Language Practice Test


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Directions (Q. 1-5) : 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. 

  1. If you are interested in learning more details (1)/ of chemical reactions, (2)/ one should consult (3)/ an advanced textbook. (4)/ No error (5) 
  2. I do not wish to make a formal complaint, (1)/ but I would have been better pleased (2)/ if you gave (3)/ the award to the person who best deserved it. No error(5) 
  3. With skill and surprising (1)/ gentleness the fireman managed to (2)/ lower the injured cat down (3)/ from the top of the tree. (4)/ No error (5)
  4. Was the woman who (1)/ you think you saw (2)/ leaving the building wearing (3)/ a nurse's uniform? (4)/ No error (5) 
  5. Determination of the long-term effects of aerosols (1)/ on the upper atmosphere (2)/ is currently (3)/ one of the more challenging problems in climate research. (4)/ No error (5)
Directions (Q. 6-10) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below. 

A) The roles of military police include policing the cantonment and army establishments, prevent breach of rules and regulations by soldiers.

B) Very few countries including Germany, Australia, Canada, the US, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Israel have allowed women in combat roles.

C) The Indian Air Force has also inducted three women officers as fighter pilots and would be joining an MiG 21 squadron in near future.

D) Army is going to induct women as jawans also as it plans to hire 850 of them in the military police branch where they would help the troops to handle situations where women are involved like females pelting stones at forces carrying out operations.

E) Maintaining movement of soldiers as well as logistics during peace and war, handling prisoners of war and extending aid to civil police whenever required.

F) After having 850 of them initially, their numbers would be increased gradually in the lower ranks as females are till now limited only in officer cadre.

  1. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ? 
    1. E
  2. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ? 
    1. C
  3. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ? 
  4. What is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ? 
    1. C
  5. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement ? 
    1. F
Directions (Q. 11-15) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions. 

Seeking to open new avenues for women officers in the force, the Indian Army is planning to deploy them as cyber warriors to deal with the threats in the domain. The proposal has been discussed by the army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, with his senior commanders and would be implemented in the near future as the force wants to utilize the women officers "more advantageously". "The force has plans of utilizing the women officers more effectively in new cadres such as cyber which is a fast emerging trade in the armed forces as they face major cyber security threat from both state and non-state actors," army sources told here.

The women officers would also be included in the field of language training to the army personnel and architecture as permanent commission officers, they said. Cyber war-fare is fast developing as one of most important fields of concern for the forces as their networks and computers are continuously under the threat from adversaries such as China and Pakistan.

The three services are coming up with a cyber warfare agency under the integrated defense staff to tackle the attacks as well as to create an offensive capability to deal the issue. Recently, the Shekatkar Committee also recommended that officers of the army education corps could also be used as cyber warriors as the branch is getting disbanded.
  1. Which of the following is true ? 
    1. The Indian Army organized new avenues for women officers 
    2. Women officers would work more effectively in new cadres 
    3. Cyber security is already a well established and obsolete area 
    4. Cyber warfare has become the order of the day 
    5. Both state and non-state actors are tackling cyber attacks with ease 
  2. Which of the following is false ? 
      • a) Opponents are intimidating us incessantly through cyber attacks 
      • b) All the three defense services are included to handle the issue 
    1. Only a 
    2. Only b 
    3. Both a & b 
    4. Neither a nor b 
    5. Either a or b 
  3. What is the synonym of deploy ? 
    1. Position 
    2. Set 
    3. Array 
    4. Group 
    5. Assign 
  4. The antonym of adversary
    1. Antagonist 
    2. Vice 
    3. Devotee
    4. Contender 
    5. Competitor 
  5. The antonym of tackle : 
    1. Embark 
    2. Engage 
    3. Deal 
    4. Gear 
    5. Evade
Directions: (Questions 16-20) Which of the phrases (I), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase under-lined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) No correction required as your answer. 

  1. Ice cream, which is devoured by some people with a sweet tooth
    1. Some people with a sweet tooth devour Ice cream 
    2. Ice cream that is devoured by some people with a sweet tooth
    3. Some people devour, with a sweet tooth, Ice cream 
    4. With a sweet tooth, Ice cream some people devour
    5. No correction required
  2. She was at the top of the roller-coaster looking down and she was made to feel sick.  
    1. Watching down made her feel sick at the top of the roller-coaster 
    2. The rollercoaster, looking down from the top, made her feel sick
    3. Looking down from the top of the rollercoaster made her feel sick 
    4. The top of the rollercoaster, looking down, made her feel sick 
    5. No correction required
  3. The rebels saw the huge statue of the dictator as a symbol of the totalitarian and swift to toppled a monument.  
    1. swift toppled the monument 
    2. swiftly toppled the monument 
    3. toppled swiftly the monument 
    4. toppled the monument swift 
    5. No correction required
  4. Residents of the isolated island were forced to master the art of the navigation, becoming the most adept sailors.  
    1.  in spite of becoming the most adept sailors 
    2. irrespective of becoming the most adept sailors
    3. to becoming the most adept sailors 
    4. to became the most adept sailors 
    5. No correction required
  5. Several months of training, the boisterous young spaniel was finally docile enough to be walked safely without a leash. 
    1. after months off training 
    2. after several months for training 
    3. after several months training 
    4. after several months of training 
    5. No correction required
Directions (Q. 21-30) : In the following passage 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 its the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case and mark your answer.

Almost eleven months after the Supreme Court made it _____________ (21) for cinema halls to play National Anthem before screening of films, the court on Monday strongly  _____________  (22) at modifying its _____________  (23), saying it is for the Centre to _____________ (24) a call on framing appropriate rules and regulations. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud  _____________ (25) the Centre's plea not to tinker with its earlier order and instead asked it to take a call on playing of the national anthem in cinema halls and at other events. It said the issue falls in the executive  _____________ (26) and the government should not ask the court to pronounce on functions that are in the Centre's _____________   (27). The court said it was the fundamental _____________  (28) of every citizen to respect the national anthem and national flag and it was _____________   (29) that the anthem be played in public events but judiciary should not _____________   (30) in to make it mandatory in cinema halls. It granted the Centre time till January 9 to "take a call one way or the other" on framing of rules on playing of national anthem in theatres and other public events.

    1. required 
    2. mandatory 
    3. optional 
    4. voluntary 
    5. elective
    1. hinted 
    2. oblique 
    3. implicit 
    4. veiled 
    5. tilted 
    1. theme 
    2. practice
    3. verdict 
    4. judgment 
    5. order 
    1. make 
    2. put 
    3. take 
    4. pull 
    5. suggest 
    1. turned 
    2. turned up 
    3. turned of 
    4. turned down 
    5. turned along 
    1. domain 
    2. premises 
    3. grounds 
    4. locations 
    5. basis 
    1. field 
    2. sway 
    3. jurisdiction 
    4. power 
    5. control 
    1. role 
    2. duty 
    3. job 
    4. task
    5. mission
    1. desire 
    2. desires
    3. decision 
    4. desirable 
    5. desirous 
    1. pop 
    2. crop 
    3. peep 
    4. poke 
    5. step
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