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IBPS clerk 2017-18 | english language Practice Set | Download free

IBPS clerk 2017-18 | english language Practice Set | Download free

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English Language & Comprehension mock test series:
Directions (1-10): 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 are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word for each blank.
PASSAGE-1
Do women (1) leadership different from what men do? And if so, will feminine leadership (2) where (3) leadership does not? A recent study suggests somewhat paradoxically that female managers (4) their male (5) even when the personal characteristics of them are very (6). Of the two schools of thought, the structuralist theory argues that men and women do not receive the same treatment in the workplace and that stamping out (7) bias would stamp out the observed (8). In contrast, the socialization theory contents that men and women experience work differently because men see work as more (9) to their lives. These (10) explanations, apart, today business appears to be undergoing a feminization of leadership.
1.(1)exercise (2)undertake (3)authorize (4)empower (5)tolerate
2. (1)affect (2)charismatic (3)masculine (4)benevolent (5)authoritarian
3. (1)traditional (2)charismatic (3)masculine (4)benevolent (5)authoritarian
4. (1)outlive (2)outcast (3)outwork (4)outstand (5)outdo
5. (1)employees (2)subordinates (3)manages (4)counterparts (5)superiors
6. (1)minimal (2)distinct (3)unique (4)similar (5)constant
7. (1)employment (2)culture (3)gender (4)class (5)category
8. (1)variations (2)discriminations (3)resemblances (4)distortions (5)equalities
9. (1)needy (2)desperate (3)preliminary (4)trivial (5)central
10. (1)contradictory (2)corresponding (3)discriminating (4)analogical (5)identical
PASSAGE-2
A young student teacher was assigned to instruct sixth class students for one week at an outdoor centre. She (11) and painstakingly planned a variety of experiences (12) to share with them her love of the fields and woods. But the week was a complete (13). It rained four of the five days, and the children were rowdy and (14). When at last the youngsters were packing to (15) to town, the student teacher came to me in tears. “I wasn’t (16) before”, she said, “but now I know, I can never work with children. I’m just not (17) out for it”.
Then as the children scrambled aboard the bus, one girl (18) behind and, after a moment, said to the student teacher, “I want to thank you for this week and for the things you taught us. You know, I never listened to the wind in the trees before. It’s a (19) sound, and. I’ll never forget it. Here’s a poem I wrote for you. I almost didn’t give it to you”. She handed over a slip of paper to the teacher, then ran to (20) the others.
11. (1)abruptly (2)grudgingly (3)nervously (4)enthusiastically (5)carelessly
12. (1)hoping (2)looking (3)noting (4)apprehending (5)pleading
13. (1)span (2)joy (3)miracle (4)period (5)disaster
14. (1)unattractive (2)helpful (3)uncooperative (4)forgetful (5)decent
15. (1)write (2)return (3)leave (4)launch (5)communicate
16. (1)ready (2)sure (3)teaching (4)careful (5)optimistic
17. (1)cut (2)worked (3)let (4)looking (5)dragged
18. (1)hid (2)turned (3)followed (4)looked (5)lingered
19. (1)silent (2)healthy (3)lovely (4)harsh (5)noisy
20. (1)teach (2)inform (3)convince (4)join (5)tell
PASSAGE-3
Today it is (21) recognized that the 21st century will be driven by knowledge. To (22) the challenges of this century, India needs to usher I n a knowledge revolution that (23) to bring about systemic changes in education.
While our economy has made significant strides, the education system has not kept (24) with the aspirations of the youth. The vast disparity in the country today is a result of skewed (25) to knowledge. To address this we need a substantial expansion in educational opportunities, with a special (26) on inclusion of the underprivileged.
At the bottom of the pyramid, steps must be take to (27) access to quality education. While the government has taken steps to ensure education to all, where it lacks in its efforts is the quality perspective. Being a spirally upward drive, education cannot be (28) to improve at the higher level lest it improves at the very grass root level. The top of the pyramid, i.e. higher education is also uneven. Students struggle to compete in the exams which (29) a sound knowledge of English. While candidates are expected to travel several kilometers to reach school to obtain any education, the higher education organizations often (30) candidates from vernacular media through State sponsored exams and proudly affirm them as unbiased’.
21. (1)thickly (2)widely (3)ample (4)partly (5)considered
22. (1)adhere to (2)gather (3)cover (4)contact (5)meet
23. (1)sought (2)wanted (3)seeks (4)attempt (5)determined
24. (1)adequate (2)sufficient (3)influence (4)pace (5)ahead
25. (1)access (2)approaching (3)rights (4)infiltration (5)excess
26. (1)aspiration (2)intensity (3)important (4)place (5)emphasis
27. (1)enjoy (2)help (3)provide (4)diminish (5)deepen
28. (1)awaited (2)judged (3)thought (4)expected (5)said
29. (1)demand (2)has (3)consume (4)expects (5)wants
30. (1)discourages (2)disobey (3)contest (4)assume (5)reject
Directions (31-40): Pick out the most effective word from the words given below each sentence to fill in the blank in the sentence to complete it meaningfully.
31. If you honestly ……….. your fault; others do not take it seriously.
(1)refuse (2)neglect (3)correct (4)warn (5)admit
32. Since we wanted to get an experience, we have ………. Such a tiring journey.
(1)travelled (2)gone (3)fulfilled (4)curtailed (5)undertaken
33. They strongly feels that she should ……… me a camera on my birthday.
(1)photograph (2)give (3)sell (4)borrow (5)snap
34. Man ……….. be happy if his basic needs are not satisfied.
(1)must (2)doesn’t (3)can’t (4)will (5)can
35. You must obtain first class in order to be ………… to apply for this post.
(1)illegible (2)elected (3)forced (4)eligible (5)legible
36. As there was ………..all round, he could not read the book with concentration.
(1)disturb (2)peace (3)troublesome (4)weather (5)noise
37. You really must work hard if you wish to do ……… in the examination.
(1)will (2)badly (3)good (4)well (5)pass
38. ………….. doctor is giving you medical treatment?
(1)who (2)when (3)which (4)how (5)that
39. Attack ………. Said to be the best form of defence.
(1)was (2)is (3)are (4)could (5)can
40. We must _______ our students on subjects like health and sanitation besides usual subjects.
(1)impart (2)insist (3)take (4)educate (5)learn
Directions (41-70): In the following questions you have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE-1
Journalism means several things. First of all, it means the ability to write and convey thoughts in a way that people will understand things quickly. It means being able to turn long articles into shape. It means knowing your grammar and composition rules inside out and upside down. It also means a nose for news and feel for words, respect for truth and a sense of mission. A journalist should be able to size up a situation on the spot. He should also develop a deep insight into human conditions. Nobody can teach you the finer aspects of journalism. No plastic surgeon can give you a nose for news. No teacher can give you a feel for words.
41. The passage is on
(1)the journalists, surgeons and teachers (2)the merits of journalism
(3)what journalism is about (4)the journalists’ feel for words
42. A journalist should be thorough with
(1)all the rules of writing (2)the news
(3)grammar and composition (4)the insight into human conditions
43. One of the main requirements for a journalist is to
(1)edit articles (2)have a good nose for news
(3)respect everyone (4)exploit a situation
44. The ethics of journalism is
(1)respect for truth (2)understanding people
(3)ability to write (4)search for news
45. Which of the following state ments is not true?
(1)A plastic surgeon can help a journalist
(2)A teacher can hardly assist a journalist
(3)Everyone cannot be a journalist
(4)A journalist should be able to convey his thoughts to his readers
PASSAGE-2
The Indians as a group are not cohesive. There is a lack of ‘coordination’ among individuals, groups, institutions and states. This lack of ‘coordination’ may be traced to selfishness, lack of trust and the inability to find joy in working together as a team for a common goal. This leads to divisiveness, asking for criticism, with the result images are tarnished and the main purpose is defeated. This phenomenon is visible among the bureaucrats, the politicians, the intellectuals, the business community and the sports fraternity, all those who matter and who give a poor account of themselves as a group despite individual brilliance. This contrast in human behavior can perhaps be traced to age-old beliefs, religious tolerance, poverty and the diversity in day-to-day living conditions.
46. Why are the Indians not cohesive as a group?
(1)there is a lack of coordination between individuals
(2)There is a lack of coordination among individuals, groups and states
(3)There is a lack of coordination between individuals and states
(4)There is a lack of coordination among individuals, groups, institutions and states
47. What does lack of coordination lead to?
(1)Divisiveness (2)Divisiveness and asking for criticism
(3)Asking for criticism (4)Nothing in particular
48. Which word in the passage means loss of brightness or dull?
(1)Brilliance (2)Phenomenon (3)Visible (4)Tarnish
49. To what can the contrast in human behavior be traced to?
(1)Age-old beliefs and diversity in day-to-day living
(2)Age-old beliefs and religious tolerance
(3)Age-old beliefs, religious tolerance, poverty and diversity in day-to-day living (4)Nothing in particular
50. What does ‘goal’ in this passage mean?
(1)The place where the ball has to pass in the football match
(2)The object of ambition
(3)A point scored by a particular team in a football match
(4)The poles fitted at the end of a football field

 

 

ANSWER KEY
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