English Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam set – 19

Directions (1-5): In the questions given below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Corresponding to each question two columns are given with three words in each column. Which combination of words from the two columns will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful.

  1. Earlier, newspapers were ………………….. with only news details, but currently they contain news and views about various subjects, covering …………………. everything.
    Column I
    A. published
    B. creation
    C. print
    Column II
    D. since
    E. more
    F. almost
    B-D
    A-F and B-D
    C-E and C-F
    B-E
    A-F
    Option E

     

  2. In this modern time, when people do not have time to ……………… about things other than their job, Newspapers let them know …………… days and dates of the fairs, festival, occasions, cultural events, etc.
    Column I
    A. calculate
    B. know
    C. prediction
    Column II
    D. about
    E. with
    F. among
    A-F
    B-D
    C-E
    C-D
    A-D and B-F
    Option B

     

  3. Private banks have their own call centres that are ……………….. towards answering the queries of the customers, ………………… to their complaints and taking service requests.
    Column I
    A. educates
    B. high lightened
    C. dedicated
    Column II
    D. adhering
    E. ignoring
    F. upholds
    A-E
    A-F
    A-E, A-F, C-E and C-F
    C-D
    C-F
    Option D

     

  4. Scientists have been trying to ……………… evidences to figure out whether life has ever existed on Mars or is it inhabited with people presently or if there is any ……………….. of life on Mars in the future.
    Column I
    A. collate
    B. separation
    C. culminate
    Column II
    D. figure
    E. predict
    F. possibility
    B-D
    A-F and B-D
    C-E and C-F
    B-E
    A-F
    Option E

     

  5. While the scientists keep sending spacecrafts and rovers on Mars to ………………. their research, I often dream about going to the planet to understand if there are any people living there and ……………………. life is actually possible on this planet or not.
    Column I
    A. induces
    B. conduct
    C. curb
    Column II
    D. whether
    E. weather
    F. rather
    A-F
    B-D
    C-E
    C-D
    A-D and B-F
    Option B

     

  6. Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

    A. This climatic condition can cause disastrous impact on the environment as well as the living beings.
    B. Many parts have even witnessed famine leading to the death of several people due to starvation.
    C. Drought which is marked by the absence of or low rain in a particular region for a long period of time occurs because of various reasons including global warming, deforestation and many other human activities.
    D. Some of the effects of drought include failure of crops, financial loss, price rise and soil degradation.
    E. Several Indian states have been hit by drought leading to mass destruction of crops and disruption of the normal functioning of the society.

  7. Which of the following is the PENULTIMATE step after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option E
    The correct order of the sentences after rearrangement is CADEB.

     

  8. Which of the following is the FIRST step after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C

     

  9. Which of the following is the SECOND step after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option A

     

  10. Which of the following is the THIRD step after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D

     

  11. Which of the following is the LAST step after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B

     

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