English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 13

Directions(1-5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

Even people of a less protectionist ___1___ are unimpressed, complaining that TPP’s short-term benefits will be indetectably ___2___. One estimate suggests that in its first ten years it will cause its members’ exports of goods and services to rise by just $308 billion in total. In 2003-13 global trade in goods and services grew by more than $1 trillion a year on average. A ten-year ___3___ misses the point, however. TPP’s real promise lies in the liberalisation of trade in services. Just as it took decades for supply-chain integration to flower into the ___4___ goods-trade growth of the 1990s and 2000s, the ___5___ from TPP, and deals like it, is further off.

  1. nasty
    bent
    foul
    severe
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. sassy
    proud
    modest
    smug
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. restriction
    hindrance
    impediment
    horizon
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. rapid
    laggard
    slack
    languid
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. deficit
    pay-off
    arrearage
    charge
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): The following five sentences have to be arranged in the proper sequence, so as to form a meaningful paragraph. On the basis of your sequencing, answer the questions that follow

    A. Provisions within the TPP deal to work toward mutual recognition of some professional certifications still need to be seen through.

    B. Adding China, which is currently excluded, would greatly help.

    C. TPP in its present form is just one element of several which must fall into place.

    D. So would completion of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a mooted trade pact between America and Europe which is also preoccupied with services, and a multilateral Trade In Services Agreement being negotiated at the World Trade Organisation.

    E. Barriers to trading services remain prohibitively high, equivalent to an average tariff of 15-17% in Canada, Australia and Japan and 44% in Mexico, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a think-tank.

  7. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the second sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option E
    C-E-A-B-D

     

  8. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the fourth sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    C-E-A-B-D

     

  9. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the first sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C
    C-E-A-B-D

     

  10. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the Last sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D
    C-E-A-B-D

     

  11. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the Third sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option A
    C-E-A-B-D

     


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