English Quiz for IBPS PO Prelim

Directions (Q. 1 -5). The sentence has two blanks,each blank Indicating that something has been omitted.Choose the set of words for the blanks which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

  1. The Governor’s successor will find the economy in a much better …………………..than what it was in when he himself took ……………….three years ego.

1) condition, holding
2) turmml, over .
3) shape, charge
4) characters, reigns
5) position, duty

  1. The government’s…………………..to consolidate public sector banks (PSBs) could create …………….in the current environment where stressed assets aeross banks are high. ‘

1) actions, exposed
2) intend, uncertainty
3) Proposal, secure
4) strategies, havoc ‘
5) plans, risks

  1. The lT firm may be…………….. but as clients shift to‘ . cloud services………………. by rivals.

1) venting, existing
2) losing, offered
3) close, provided
4) locking, promising
5) shutting, delivered .’ .

  1. In spite of……………… social platforms are likely to …………..an ever larger part of marketers’ budget.

1) pitfalls, receive
2) hazards, getting
3) negative, share
4) drawbacks, obtained
5) fallen, have ’

  1. Litigation and hurdles in a potential sale to a Chinese partner have…………… the company to …………….the closing of one of its plants.

1) raised, changing
2) denying, choose
3) forced, defer
4) enable, modify
5) compelled, defeat

Directions (Q. 6-10): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appmpriate word in each case.

There’s been some buzz lately around the not-so-new idea that emerging technology is destroying jobs and will (6) destroy the middle class. Fears about a shrinking job pool are (7) our economy is still recovering from the recession, and jobs have not returned to pre-recession levels. Meanwhile, technology is (8) some low-skilled jobs. Yet, changes to the job landscape, while they may require some. ad j ustments, are not bad news for the middle class. (9), advances in innovation and technology promise to make life better for everyone, both professionally and (10)

  1. 1) not       2) ultimately        3) securely         4) publicly       5) demandingly
  2. 1) understandable  2) weird    3) unjust .           4) remanded      5) wrong
  3. 1) dicing        2) acquiring      3) replacing        4) lifting             5) paying
  4. 1) But          2) Instead        3) Fact                  4) Since              5) However
  5. 1) Workplace 2) shortly ,    3) Personally 4) morosely 5) environmental

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