English Test for IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 11

Directions(1-5): In the given question, a sentence is divided into four parts. There are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark E, i.e. ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  1. The rational part of our psyche, (A)/ typified until science, began to merge again (B)/ with that other part of us which we has ignored (C)/ because the 1700s, our irrational side. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    In part B, the usage of the preposition ‘until’ is incorrect. ‘Until’ is used to describe a state or situation in the period of time up to a particular moment. The correct preposition here would be ‘by’ which is used to identify the agent performing an action.
    In part C, instead of the present tense ‘has’, we need the past tense ‘had’ to make the sentence correct.
    In part D, instead of the conjunction ‘because’ we need to use the preposition ‘since’ to refer back to a previous point in time.

     

  2. The upheaval into physics (A)/ following the discovering of (B)/ the inadequacies of Newtonian physics (C)/ was all but completed. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    In part A, the preposition ‘into’ which expresses movement of something toward or into something else is incorrect. Not that the difference between in and into is whether or not there is movement. Into is used when something or someone is going or being put into another location. In is used to describe where someone or something already is. So here ‘In”
    In part B, the gerund ‘discovering’ is incorrect. We need the noun ‘discovery’ in its place to provide the subject of the clause.
    Since the sentence is in present tense, in part D it is incorrect to use the past tense form ‘completed’.

     

  3. In nearly all human populations (A)/ a majority of individuals (B)/ can taste the artificially synthesized (C)/ chemical phenylthiocarbonide (PTC). (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  4. The third entry of the (A)/ spy series was based on Robert Ludlum books (B)/ continued to keeps audiences (C)/ in the edge of their seat. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    B- the use of past tense auxiliary verb ‘was’ is incorrect. It needs to be removed to rectify it.
    C- the singular verb ‘keeps’ is incorrect. It should be ‘keep’
    D- the use o f preposition ‘in’ is wrong to justify the location’ edge of the seat’. It should be ‘at’ instead.

     

  5. If things are so gone spare (A)/ in a society that people have to got (B)/ their parent skills from TV ads, (C)/ there’s really no hope for it. (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    In part A, the error lies in using the idiom ‘gone spare’. ‘Gone spare’ means to become extremely angry or distraught which does not fit the context of the sentence.
    In part B ‘got’ which is the past tense form of ‘get’ is incorrect as the sentence is in present tense.
    In part C, the infinitive ‘to parent’ is incorrect as we need a gerund ‘parenting’ in its place for the sentence to be correct.

     

  6. Directions(6-8): In the given question, a statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement.

  7. A) Persian, Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian and Georgian
    B) of the Life of Buddha was well known in the
    C) Judaeo-Persian tradition and early versions in
    D) a religious legend inspired by the narrative
    E) have been discovered
    DBCEA
    DBCAE
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    ABECD
    Option B

     

  8. A) was a conventional story
    B) of an inspiring tale, elevated
    C) the movie The Man who knew Infinity
    D) further by Dev Patel and
    E) Jeremy Irons’ fine performances
    DBCEA
    DBCAE
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    ABECD
    Option C

     

  9. A) the Jalan panel was formed
    B) Urjit Patel, who was
    C) reports of a rift before
    D) then the RBI governor,
    E) had quit in December amid
    ACBDE
    ABCDE
    ACEDB
    BDECA
    CEBAD
    Option D

     

  10. Directions(9-10): In the given question, four words are given of which two are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find that pair of words and indicate your answer by marking the option which represents the correct combination.

  11. A) Recipient
    B) Opponent
    C) Addressee
    D) Rejectionist
    a-c
    b-d
    a-b
    c-d
    b-c
    Option A
    ‘Recipient’ refers to a person or thing that receives or is awarded something. ‘Opponent’ means someone who competes with or opposes another in a contest, game, or
    argument. ‘Addressee’ means the person to whom something is addressed. ‘Rejectionist’ means a person who rejects a proposed policy, in particular a supporter of Palestinian independence who rejects the possibility of a negotiated peace with Israel. Thus, ‘recipient’ and ‘addressee’ are almost similar in their meanings. Options B and D could have been similar but option D deals with the concept of outright rejection while option B deals with opposition.

     

  12. A. Veracity
    B. Laconic
    C. Falsity
    D. Irk
    A-C
    A-D
    A-B
    C-D
    B-C
    Option A
    ‘Veracity’ is a noun which means conformity to facts; accuracy.
    ‘Falsity’ means the fact of being untrue, incorrect or insincere.
    ‘Laconic’ means brief.
    ‘Irk’ means to irritate or annoy.
    Thus, both the words are antonyms to each other.

     

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