English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Main Exam Set – 21

Direction (1-5): In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts a, b and c. For each part a correction statement is also given. You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  1. Some Tory MPs wanted a no-deal Brexit because they have rightwing dreams of imperial revival or libertarian utopia –/ let’s say hello to the monocultural European Research Group. Others simply want May to fail spectacularly so they can claim they would have done better – / the famously principled former mayor of London comes to mind. They are not going to responsive to Theresa May’s threats because for them no deal is better than her bad deal.
    a. Some Tory MPs want a no-deal Brexit because they have rightwing dreams of imperial revival or libertarian utopia –
    b. let’s say hello to the monocultural European Research Group. Others simply want May to fail spectacularly so they could claim they would have done better –
    c. the famously principled former mayor of London comes to mind. They are not going to be responsive to Theresa May’s threats because for them no deal is better than her bad deal.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option C
    Some Tory MPs want a no-deal Brexit because they have rightwing dreams of imperial revival or libertarian utopia – let’s say hello to the monocultural European Research Group. Others simply want May to fail spectacularly so they can claim they would have done better – the famously principled former mayor of London comes to mind. They are not going to be responsive to Theresa May’s threats because for them no deal is better than her bad deal.

     

  2. I was diagnosed with HIV positive nearly 20 years ago, and living with the virus has changed a great deal. / It’s not a death sentence and we’re living much longer. The panic that once held us at acute fear has thankfully dissipated. / Infection rates are reducing and we hear proclamations that “Aids is over” in this country – but thousands of us are still living with HIV, its complications, stigma and prejudice.
    a. I was diagnosed HIV positive nearly 20 years ago, and living with the virus has changed a great deal.
    b. It’s not a death sentence and we’re living much longer. The panic that once held us in acute fear has thankfully dissipated.
    c. Infection rates are reducing and we hear proclamations that “Aids is over” in this country – but thousands of us were still living with HIV, its complications, stigma and prejudice.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option A
    I was diagnosed HIV positive nearly 20 years ago, and living with the virus has changed a great deal. It’s not a death sentence and we’re living much longer. The panic that once held us in acute fear has thankfully dissipated. Infection rates are reducing and we hear proclamations that “Aids is over” in this country – but thousands of us are still living with HIV, its complications, stigma and prejudice.

     

  3. Seventy years now, it turned out that Chris Grayling does actually serve a useful purpose, as a measure of the extent / to which the resignation threshold has been raised. Maybe the transport secretary should lend his name to this political trend: the Grayling principle, perhaps. / Come now, you protest, which government has offered the British public such a varied smörgåsbord of ministerial resignations?
    a. Seventy years on, it turns out that Chris Grayling does actually serve a useful purpose, as a measure of the extent
    b. for which the resignation threshold has raised. Maybe the transport secretary should lend his name to this political trend: the Grayling principle, perhaps.
    c. Come on, you protested, which government has offered the British public such a varied smörgåsbord of ministerial resignations?

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option D
    Seventy years on, it turns out that Chris Grayling does actually serve a useful purpose, as a measure of the extent to which the resignation threshold has been raised. Maybe the transport secretary should lend his name to this political trend: the Grayling principle, perhaps. Come now, you protest, which government has offered the British public such a varied smörgåsbord of ministerial resignations?

     

  4. In August 2001, the captain of the Norwegian freighter Tampa defied Canberra’s instruction to stay outside / Australian watered with his cargo of 433 asylum seekers who have been rescued from a sinking Indonesian boat, and headed for Australian waters. / SAS troops seize control of the ship, and Howard introducing legislation to remove the Tampa and future unwelcome vessels.
    a. In August 2001, the captain of the Norwegian freighter Tampa defy Canberra’s instruction to stay outside
    b. Australian waters with his cargo of 433 asylum seekers who had been rescued from a sinking Indonesian boat, and headed for Australian waters.
    c. SAS troops seized control of the ship, and Howard introduced legislation to remove the Tampa and future unwelcome vessels.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option B
    In August 2001, the captain of the Norwegian freighter Tampa defied Canberra’s instruction to stay outside Australian waters with his cargo of 433 asylum seekers who had been rescued from a sinking Indonesian boat, and headed for Australian waters. SAS troops seized control of the ship, and Howard introduced legislation to remove the Tampa and future unwelcome vessels. The opposition Labor leader Kim Beazley, having initially supported the government, opposed the new law and accused Howard of “wedge politics”. The bill was defeated.

     

  5. In December I travelled to Minsk for a seminar with a group of European historians. A few miles outside the capital of Belarus, / we visited places where both the Nazis and Stalin’s secret police had committed some of the worst crimes of the 20th century. / During those few days, I also spoke with some young locals who offered glimmers of hope as to what a truly united Europe could one day look like.
    a. In December I had travelled to Minsk for a seminar with a group of European historians. A few miles outside the capital of Belarus,
    b. we visited places where both the Nazis and Stalin’s secret police committed some of the worst crimes of the 20th century.
    c. In those few days, I also speak with some young locals who offered glimmers of hope as to what a truly united Europe could one day look like.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only
    None of these
    Option E
    In December I travelled to Minsk for a seminar with a group of European historians. A few miles outside the capital of Belarus, we visited places where both the Nazis and Stalin’s secret police had committed some of the worst crimes of the 20th century. During those few days, I also spoke with some young locals who offered glimmers of hope as to what a truly united Europe could one day look like.

     

  6. Directions (Q.6-10): Read each of the sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any , will be in THREE PARTS of the sentence. The part which is Error Free will be the Answer. If no part in the sentence has an error, then select ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)

  7. (A) The ‘mahagathbandhan’, which occasionally appeared as a multi-hands-joined entity on a dais, /(B) is yet to find an adhesive after wanting to bring BJP down. /(C) But if wishes were horses.… The Congress victories have, however, incentivised anti-BJP parties to gather around a winner —/(D) a too better incentive then doing the same with a forever potential challenger.
    The ‘mahagathbandhan’, which occasionally appeared as a multi-hands-joined entity on a dais,
    is yet to find an adhesive after wanting to bring BJP down.
    But if wishes were horses.… The Congress victories have, however, incentivised anti-BJP parties to gather around a winner —
    a too better incentive then doing the same with a forever potential challenger.
    No Error
    Option C

     

  8. (A) Hours before Opec+ announced its cuts, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released current account deficit figures /(B) pegging the gap at its highest in four years. For the full year, RBI scale down this gap to 2.3% of GDP /(C) based on sharp lower oil prices, but the quick end of the oil glut /(D) will require an upward revision of the deficit — perhaps to 2.9% of GDP.
    Hours before Opec+ announced its cuts, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released current account deficit figures
    pegging the gap at its highest in four years. For the full year, RBI scale down this gap to 2.3% of GDP
    based on sharp lower oil prices, but the quick end of the oil glut
    will require an upward revision of the deficit — perhaps to 2.9% of GDP.
    No Error
    Option D

     

  9. (A) The conclusion is unescapable that he had resigned in protest against being asked to work against his own judgement. /(B) To exit was the honourable course, despite than to bite his tongue and follow instructions that he believes pose harm to the institution and the economy. /(C) One man’s exit should not matter for an economy racing to $3 trillion in size, it may be argued. /(D) It is not one man’s removal but the institutional imbalance that reflected in his exit that is a cause for concern. The government must address this.
    The conclusion is unescapable that he had resigned in protest against being asked to work against his own judgement.
    To exit was the honourable course, despite than to bite his tongue and follow instructions that he believes pose harm to the institution and the economy.
    One man’s exit should not matter for an economy racing to $3 trillion in size, it may be argued.
    It is not one man’s removal but the institutional imbalance that reflected in his exit that is a cause for concern. The government must address this.
    No Error
    Option C

     

  10. (A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electoral magic failed in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, three states with entrenched BJP party machinery. /(B) While voters in state and Lok Sabha elections march to different drums, and defeat in assembly elections does not automatically /(C) translate into a threat to re-election at the Centre, the state elections results have /(D) brought in vulnerability to the regime at the Centre that it had not shown earlier.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electoral magic failed in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, three states with entrenched BJP party machinery.
    While voters in state and Lok Sabha elections march to different drums, and defeat in assembly elections does not automatically
    translate into a threat to re-election at the Centre, the state elections results have
    brought in vulnerability to the regime at the Centre that it had not shown earlier.
    No Error
    Option E

     

  11. (A) Appointing a civil servant to the vacancy left behind by Urjit Patel’s sudden exit would add to /(B) the expectations that the government seek to have its way on liquidity for NBFCs, the size of RBI’s reserves, easing the prompt and corrective framework /(C) for bank and other bones of contention between the central bank and the government. /(D) Urjit Patel has opposed the government on many of these fronts.
    Appointing a civil servant to the vacancy left behind by Urjit Patel’s sudden exit would add to
    the expectations that the government seek to have its way on liquidity for NBFCs, the size of RBI’s reserves, easing the prompt and corrective framework
    for bank and other bones of contention between the central bank and the government.
    Urjit Patel has opposed the government on many of these fronts.
    No Error
    Option A

     


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