English Test for IBPS PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 18

Direction (1-5): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.

  1. All the focus before Labour’s Brexit debate today had been on the second referendum. The speculation centred on how Starmer and the party would ________________ the delicate politics of Labour’s conditional ________________ this week of a “people’s vote” on the Brexit outcome this autumn.
    convey, clasp
    elude, encompass
    navigate, embrace
    solidify, clutch
    immobilize, enclose
    Option C


  2. No matter how often ________________ myths like these are busted, they lurk still beneath the surface of our culture and it doesn’t take much to push them back up to the top. In a week where the Family Planning Association reported that half of Britons think a woman can’t withdraw consent to sex once she’s taken her clothes off, it would be ________________ to believe juries weren’t coloured by the same beliefs and perhaps unfair to expect prosecutors to work miracles in the circumstances.
    salubrious, experienced
    beneficial, skeptical
    therapeutic, shrewd
    salutary, suspicious
    pernicious, naive
    Option E


  3. He bestrides this conference like a ________________. Big Mac is the one they want to hear, from Andrew Marr to Mumsnet. Lobbyists for every cause are eager to catch his coat-tails. John McDonnell is the man who matters because what he says goes when it comes to almost everything at this Labour gathering in Liverpool. His ________________ is stamped on every card vote and each frontbench speech; it is as disciplined as in the old New Labour pager-control days.
    severe, authorization
    midget, permission
    colossus, imprimatur
    divine, warrant
    harsh, consent
    Option C


  4. This is the event a young McIlroy once disregarded as “an exhibition”, at which he first encountered his now wife, Erica, amid a crazy car dash to make a Medinah tee time and where he played a match for the ages against Patrick Reed. Over three days at Hazeltine two years ago, and culminating in that epic duel with Reed, McIlroy admitted ________________ galleries and a scene more ________________ to a football match gave him a headache.
    boorish, akin
    coarse, acceded
    vulgar, distinct
    crude, accepted
    churlish, ingrained
    Option A


  5. Jeremy Corbyn’s attitude towards Brexit is not mysterious. He was a critic of the EU before the ________________ , declared himself a tepid supporter of membership during the campaign and showed not a ________________ of sorrow at the result. Despite emotional aversion to Brexit among Labour members, the leader is up for leaving.
    plebiscite, beam
    referendum, flicker
    plumper, camouflage
    ballot, disguise
    suffrage, resolve
    Option B


  6. Directions(6-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  7. As a member of the Cabinet, Aiyar had the opportunity to observe debates and see which they were resolved.
    About they being resolved
    That it was resolved
    To its resolution
    How they were resolved
    No correction required
    Option D


  8. Did the court not intervened the matter many students would have been denied admission.
    Because the court intervened in
    Until the court had intervened
    Had the court not intervened in
    If the court intervened between
    No correction required
    Option C


  9. Many employees are hesitate to volunteer for assignments in a foreign country because of language and cultural issues.
    Hesitated to volunteer
    Hesitant to volunteer
    Hesitating volunteer
    Hesitatingly volunteer
    No correction required
    Option B


  10. Salaries in state owned enterprises today have to be in line on prevailing market rates in order to reduce turnover.
    Been on line with
    To be aligned on
    Been in line for
    To be in line with
    No correction required
    Option D


  11. The Board has inability to provide any proper strategy to outdo the competition.
    Not being able to provide
    Has been unable to provide
    Cannot provide for
    Is being unable to provide
    No correction required
    Option B


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