English Test for IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 23

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

  1. Some countries are (A)/ excluded deposits of the purview (B)/ of bail-in provisions, making (C)/ it easier in build a case for (D)/ jettisoning the clause.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    Part(A): Replace ‘are’ with ‘have’. There should be correct use of verb as per the meaning of the context as the word succeeding ‘are’, in the second part of the sentence is ‘excluded’ which is a verb in its third form.
    Part(B): Replace ‘of’ with ‘from’. ‘Exclusion’ is done from something not ‘of’.
    Part(C): Grammatically correct
    Part(D): Replace ‘build’ with ‘building’ as the preposition it is preceded with preposition ‘in’ indicating the presence of a noun after it.

     

  2. Policies designed to prevent (A)/ people from reaching Europe at all costs (B)/ are resulting in more suffering and even (C)/ riskier journeys to safety for people (D)/ who are already highly vulnerable. (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  3. The question is weather (A)/ the mixed results about the (B)/ one-child policy (C)/can be undoned by state (D)/ propaganda and
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    Part (A): Replace ‘weather’ with ‘whether’. The context is about asking a question about the one-child policy. There is nothing that correlates the concept of weather with it.
    Part (B): Replace ‘about’ with ‘of’. There should be correct use of preposition.
    Part (C): Grammatically correct.
    Part (D): Replace ‘undoned’ with ‘undone’. Word like ‘undoned’ doesn’t exist.

     

  4. In contrast, China (A)/ have been successful in judiciously (B)/ investing in the regional (C)/ and also doing it (D)/ into a political capital.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    Part(A): Grammatically correct
    Part (B): Replace ‘have’ with ‘has’. Subject is ‘singular’
    Part (C): Replace ‘regional’ with ‘region’. The given context calls for the use of an adjective rather than a noun.
    Part (D): Replace ‘doing it’ with ‘turning it’. As the context talks about the China’s success in investing judiciously in a region and also turning into a political capital.

     

  5. The rising China, however, (A)/ did begun to eclipse American (B)/ commerce domination and (C)/ challenging US military primacy (D)/ in the region.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    Part (A): Grammatically correct
    Part (B): Replace ‘did begun’ with either ‘did begin’ or ‘has begun’. ‘Did’ will always be followed with the first form of the verb. Also, ‘has’ will always be followed by the third form of the verb.
    Part (C): Replace ‘commerce’ with ‘commercial’. The context calls for the use of an adjective rather than a noun.
    Part (D): Replace ‘challenging’ with ‘challenge’ as it is the followed part of the in

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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.

  7. As a consequence
    I) Ranjit is a bright student.
    II) Ranjit has skipped school on many occasions.
    III) Ranjit has failed in maths.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    Only I and III
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option D
    New Sentence: Ranjit is a bright student but he has skipped school on many occasions, as a consequence of which he failed in maths.

     

  8. To illustrate
    I) Ashwin is a well-known artist.
    II) His art is well-known all over the world.
    III) He sold his last piece for a hefty sum.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    Only I and III
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option E
    We use “to illustrate” to provide an example.
    All three given sentences are related to each other as their main topic or subject is an artist. But none of them act as an example to another. So, they cannot be joined by the given connector.

     

  9. Lest
    I. The traders have become increasingly reluctant to invest in the stock market.
    II. The resources allocated for the railways have shot up, meanwhile the government has decided to accept more people in the education sector.
    III. The latest budget and the changes introduced by the government might completely change the economic structure of the nation.
    Only I and III
    Only II and III
    Only I and II
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option A
    ‘Lest’ is a conjunction used to mention a condition. It means ‘in case’. Using it in the sentence would imply that in case the mentioned event took place, the concerned people were to follow a given path.

    New statement:
    Lest the latest budget and the changes introduced by the government should completely change the economic structure of the nation, the traders will become increasingly reluctant to invest in the stock market.

     

  10. Albeit
    I. The star player of the team was sitting in the pavilion as he was suffering from a hamstring injury.
    II. The team decided to bat first and went on to win the match by the huge margin of 38 runs.
    III. With a batting average of 48 runs and exceptional fielding skills, he is ranked number 6 in the tournament.
    Only I and III
    All I, II and III
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    None of these
    Option C
    ‘Albeit’ is a conjunction which is similar to ‘though’. When used in a sentence, it usually implies that a certain event occurred ‘though’ conditions were not favorable.

    New statement:
    Albeit the star player of the team was sitting in the pavilion as he was suffering from a hamstring injury, the team decided to bat first and went on to win the match by a huge margin of 38 runs.

     

  11. Since
    I. United States of America was reluctant to participate in World War – II.
    II. The Great Economic Depression after World War – I had crumbled USA’s economy and economically pushed it around decade back.
    III. Hitler committed a historical blunder by invading Russia that eventually cost him his life, pride and ultimately, the war.
    Only II and I
    Only II and III
    All I, II and III
    Only I and III
    None of these
    Option A
    New statement: Since the Great Economic Depression after World War – I had crumbled USA’s economy and economically pushed it around decade back, USA was reluctant to participate in World War – II.

     

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