English Test for IBPS PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 26

Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  1. (A) All foreign secretaries have to learn that things change when they move into that cavernous office of King Charles Street. /(B) As Hunt has found this week, their words are listened to around the world, /(C) and party knockabout can have international consequences. There will now be a question mark in the minds of his foreign minister colleagues about his judgment and seriousness. /(D) That matters, because Britain needs a foreign secretary who commands respect in the world.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    of = in

     

  2. (A) Political wisdom is often little more than sonorous simple-mindedness, and this is a prime example. /(B) Judging by Philip Hammond’s speech to the Tory faithful on Monday, /(C) the chancellor doesn’t buy it, either. Humming through his lines was an anxiety about the threat posed by Jeremy Corbyn. Whatever their press releases say, cabinet ministers are stumbling through the Tory conference in Birmingham worried that Labour’s arguments about Britain’s broken economy are hitting home. /(D) And with good reason.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  3. (A) “Preposterous” and “deranged” are not the kind of words I use. /(B) But your Canada model means long checks at every border, not just in Ireland. It will be the despair of industry. /(C) It will grievously damage the interest of farmers and manufacturers. /(D) Let us know when you invent your unicorn technology to wave all traffic through.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    interest =interests

     

  4. (A) The political bind we find ourselves in is intrinsically linked to the acceptance as doctrine that /(B) housing should be treated as any other tool in a free market system. /(C) Everyone need somewhere safe, dry and stable to live, but thousands of people find themselves without such security, sleeping rough or in temporary accommodation. /(D) While homes are bought and sold for profit, there is no incentive for private developers to build the volume of housing needed to bring prices down.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    needs

     

  5. (A) Developers are in business to make a profit from housing, not to act as a benevolent force for social good. /(B) Building more social housing helps, and the millions that were built after the second world war gave people in slum housing an incredible opportunity to lay down roots in communities, /(C) in well-designed, spacious and totally affordable homes. But Margaret Thatcher’s right-to-buy policy in the 1980s shifted millions of homes from the control of local authorities and bundled them into the private sector, /(D) where the obsession with house prices have grown, and helped fuel today’s crisis.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    have = has

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the passage given below there are 10 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”.

    Since interest rates hit rock-bottom in 2009, the Federal Reserve has repeatedly made optimistic forecasts about when they would start rising, only to delay the big day again and again. If the Fed has been a ___6___ coach, the markets have been trusting fans, continually believing that an increase is imminent, only to have their expectations ___7___. At last, however, the moment seems to have arrived. On December 16th, when the Fed’s rate-setting committee meets, it seems all but certain to raise rates. For that, thank the strength of the labour market. Unemployment, at 5%, is as low as most analysts ___8___ it can sustainably fall. During the recession, America lost 8.7m jobs. It has since ___9___ 13m. In 2010 there were six unemployed workers for every job opening; today there are 1.5. Wages, long ___10___, finally appear to be growing again, too.

  7. desperate
    bullish
    doleful
    drear
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  8. assisted
    languished
    dashed
    massed
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  9. extemporize
    disavow
    ponder
    reckon
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  10. gained
    achieved
    acquired
    procured
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  11. astir
    perceptive
    spirited
    stagnant
    All are Correct
    Option D

     


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