English Test for IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 19

Directions(1-3): In the given question, a connector is given for the statements I, II and III. Choose the pair of sentences which can be combined using the given connector, when used in the beginning of the new sentence.

  1. Primarily
    I) Indian economy earns mostly from agricultural activities.
    II) Indian economy earns from industrial activities.
    III) Indian economy is dependent on the agricultural sector.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    Only I and III
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option D
    New Sentence: Indian economy is dependent on the agricultural sector as it primarily earns from agricultural activities than industrial activities.

     

  2. In addition to
    I) The members of the board cannot complain.
    II) The board members earn from their shareholdings.
    III) A small allowance is paid to the board members beyond their shareholdings.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    Only I and III
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option B
    New Sentence: The board members earn from their shareholdings and in addition a small allowance is also paid to the them.

     

  3. Firstly
    I) The results of the experiment can be of numerous types.
    II) The success is defined by the failure.
    III) We need to consider those results that are free of bias.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    Only I and III
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option C
    New Sentence: The results of the experiments can be of numerous types, firstly we need to concentrate on those that are free of bias.

     

  4. Directions(4-6): In the following question, a word is given, which has been used in the three statements given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.

  5. Inculpate
    1) The man was declared innocent after the DA’s investigation found no evidence to inculpate him.
    2) The lack of statistical analysis has caused a rife among many parties with doubt on the pure intention of the government to inculpate a healthy competition.
    3) With little knowledge on the evaluation process and criteria, parents were quick to inculpate the Ministry which facilitated the selection process.
    Only 1
    Only 2
    Both 1 and 3
    Both 2 and 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Option C
    The word inculpate is a verb which means ‘accuse or blame’.

     

  6. Rebel
    1) This chief is responsible to the people for his breaches of the law, and in serious cases they can rebel him to death.
    2) Louis was readily induced to rebel; but the country was saved from a serious civil war by the energy of the king’s officers.
    3) The civil power, further, stepped in to aid the ecclesiastical, and denounced him as a rebel, imprisoning his person and confiscating his goods.
    Both 1 and 2
    Only 2
    Only 3
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Both 2 and 3
    Option E
    The meanings of the word ‘rebel’ are as follows:
    a. a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or leader. [Noun]b. show or feel repugnance for or resistance to something. [Verb]

     

  7. Brave
    1) Their mental and social standard is high among Pacific people; they are simple, honourable, generous and hospitable, but brave fighters.
    2) A massacre took place, and Antiochus braved the anger of Yahweh by entering and pillaging the Temple with impunity.
    3) For building purposes stones were got out, dressed, carved and sculptured with stone hammers and chisels made of hard and brave rock.
    Only 1
    Only 2
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 1 and 3
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Option C
    The meanings of the word ‘brave’ are as follows:
    a. ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage. [Adjective]b. endure or face (unpleasant conditions or behaviour) without showing fear. [Verb]

     

  8. Directions(7-8): In the given question, a part of the sentence is given in brackets. Below the sentence alternatives to the bracketed part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. ‘No correction required’.

  9. Nothing can (call on) his attention from the project he is now working at.
    Call for
    Call away
    Call out
    Call down
    No correction required.
    Option B
    The given sentence clearly depicts the idea that nothing can diverge his attention. Thus, the correct phrasal verb in this case is “call away” which means to cause to depart.
    The meanings of the other phrasal verbs are:
    Call on: Request or ask something of (a person); to select for a task
    Call for: Shout out in order to summon (a person)
    Call out: Order into service; to summon into service
    Call down: Pray for; to request from God

     

  10. We’d be stuck if your sister hadn’t offered to (come through with) and look after the children tonight.
    Come upon
    Come under
    Come round
    Come together
    No correction required.
    Option C
    The context of the sentence makes it clear that if she did not come that night they will have to remain at home. Hence, the most
    appropriate phrasal verb to depict this idea is “come round” which means to visit someone’s home or other regular place.
    The meanings of the other phrasal verbs are:
    Come upon: Come across; to encounter; to stumble upon; to discover or find
    Come under: Be subjected to, be under the auspices of
    Come together: Arrive at a destination with someone after having travelled there with each other
    Come through with: Provide something needed

     

  11. Directions(9-10): 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.

  12. A) carried out murder, abductions and rape
    B) particularly felt in Punjab as armed
    C) vigilante groups, organised on the basis
    D) the impact of the Separation of India was
    E) of religion and incited by local politicians,
    DBCEA
    DBCAE
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    ABECD
    Option A

     

  13. A) a blow to the people of the state
    B) Amnesty International India, on Tuesday,
    C) to pass any orders on lifting the restrictions
    D) said that the Supreme Court’s refusal
    E) placed in Jammu and Kashmir was
    ABCDE
    CDABE
    DCABE
    BDCEA
    AEBCD
    Option D

     

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