English Test for IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 24

Directions(1-4): In the given question, five words are numbered A, B, C, D and E . The positions of some highlighted words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged with another highlighted to make the sentence correct. Find the words that need to be exchanged.

  1. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 is intended to bring safety(A) in the area of road reforms(B) and it intends to do this by citizen corruption,(C) transparency, and reduction of facilitation(D).
    A–C and B–D
    B–C
    A–B and C–D
    C-D
    No exchange required.
    Option C

     


  2. The government of India has household(A) the Jal Jeevan Mission for enabling(B) every rural launched(C) in all states and union territories including Rajasthan to have a functional(D) household tap connection.
    A – C
    A – B
    No exchange required.
    B – C
    C – D
    Option A

     

  3. India’s achievement(A) will go a long way for the world to meet its sustainable(B) development goal of safe(C) coverage to toilets and universal(D) disposal of excreta.
    A – C
    No exchange required
    A – B
    B – C
    C – D
    Option E

     

  4. Often, the reveal(A) histories of places deeper(B) that while some fade away(C) entirely, others get caught(D) in the ebb and flow of time.
    A – C and B – D
    A – B
    A – B and C – D
    C – D
    No exchange required
    Option B

     

  5. Directions(5-8): A sentence divided into three parts I, II and III is given. Determine the part(s) which requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  6. Researchers there were intrigued by findings (I)/ that red wine, in test-tube experiments, (II)/ was found to be an antioxidant. (III)
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Only II
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option A
    “There” is used “wrongly” in part I as it is not clear what “there” is indicating.

     

  7. They are intrigued by the process, interested (I)/ in the machinery and even most impressed (II)/ by the skills of the machines. (III)
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Only II
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    Option D
    “Even” is used to emphasize something surprising or extreme. But it is immediately followed by “most” which is also greatest in amount or degree. These words are similar in meaning and thus, are repetitive. This is a grammatical mistake in part II.
    Skill refers to learned behaviours and is usually used in context of people. Since, we are talking about machines, the more appropriate word would be “ability”. So, part III is also wrong.

     

  8. Literature often has a tendency to portray (I)/ the woman as either the good protagonist or the villain, (II)/ but in reality, women are mostly grey by nature. (III)
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option B
    ‘Woman’ in the second part is a generalization. It is not pointing towards a particular person. Thus, ‘the’ is not needed before it making part II incorrect.

     

  9. Miss Sullivan and others who live constantly with the deaf (I)/ can spell very rapidly – fast enough to get a slow lecture, (II)/ but not very enough to get every word of a rapid speaker. (III)
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    Both I and II
    Option C
    The adverb ‘enough’ cannot be modified by the adverb ‘very’.

     

  10. Directions(9-10): The following question carries a word, which has been used in 3 different sentences given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word has been used correctly.

  11. Fair
    1) Romans were fair skinned with light hair in varying shades of blonde and red.
    2) I think it is fair to say that they are pleased with the latest offer.
    3) His designs are all right, but he lacks artistic fair.
    Only 1
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Option C
    The word ‘fair’ carries several meanings. As an adjective it carries the following meanings:
    a. just or appropriate in the circumstances.
    b. (of hair or complexion) light; blonde.

     

  12. Maze
    1) The fields of Tuscany for the most part bear wheat one year and maze the next, in perpetual interchanges.
    2) The roads here are quite a maze, criss-crossing one another in a fashion that at times defies logic.
    3) The older parts of the city, on the right bank of the river, are a maze of narrow and crooked streets, surrounded by ruined walls and a moat.
    Only 1
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Option D
    The word ‘maze’ means a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way.

     

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