English Test for IBPS PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 34

Directions(1-5): 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”.

Who is right depends on how the economy reacts to the first rise. That is hard to predict, because the ___1___ through which monetary policy works are mysterious. Take ___2___, which has driven America’s recent growth. The impact of rates on consumer spending is ___3___ by the fact that, unlike in much of Europe, most American mortgages come with fixed interest rates, shielding many Americans from ___4___ in monetary policy. The first rate rise will ___5___ the cost of borrowing, but only very slightly.

  1. holds
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. accrue
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. clamorous
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. swings
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. push up
    nudge up
    prod up
    poke up
    All are Correct
    Option E


  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. Occupying by many meetings, he did not reach home till late.
    By occupying
    While occupied
    Occupation of
    Occupied with
    No correction required
    Option D


  8. We were nervous while the auditor was going by the accounts.
    had gone through
    was going over
    gone through
    went by
    No correction required
    Option B


  9. Parents have to take some of this precaution while allowing their children to use the internet.
    each of these precaution
    every precautions
    all these precautions
    any of this precaution
    No correction required
    Option C


  10. An employee will get the incentive, only if he deserves it.
    he himself deserves
    they deserving it
    he deserved for it
    he was deserving
    No correction required
    Option E


  11. Sunita has been posted in Chennai, where is her birthplace.
    which is her
    that is her
    that she has
    there is her
    No correction required
    Option A


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