English Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam set – 5

Directions: The following question has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits in the context of the sentence.

  1. The fee received is reasonably sufficient to cater to the _____________ expenses of SEBI, and it does not need to seek _____________ from the government.
    fine, permission
    running, funding
    loan, more
    gradual, approval
    regular, less
    Option B


  2. Provocative content, _____________ information, _____________ videos and pictures are being disseminated through various online and mobile platforms.
    upset, deformed
    inaccurate, doctored
    erroneous, illuminating
    vague, personal
    misleading, gaming
    Option B
    “doctored” means ‘change the content or appearance of (a document or picture) in order to deceive; falsified’


  3. The original sin of nationalization of banks was considered necessary at the time, given the collusion between _____________ and _____________ then.
    employees, employers
    government, people
    companies, consumers
    industry, finance
    marketing, advertising
    Option D


  4. The _____________ of the Plastic Waste Management Rules require manufacturers of compostable bags to get a certificate from the Central Pollution Control Board, but this has not stopped _____________ products from entering the market
    conditions, authentic
    honour, conceding
    provisions, counterfeit
    faucets, prerogative
    choice, gilded
    Option C


  5. _____________ number of news/information portals are being set up as there are few entry _____________ unlike in the traditional media.
    Umpteen, barriers
    Negligible, exits
    Reduced, points
    Gradual, problems
    Definite, channels
    Option A


  6. It is believed that laughter is an _____________ way of reaching wider audiences and engaging people who are less _____________ in the topic.
    ideal, knowledge
    agitation, hooked
    intense, known
    excellent, interested
    optional, good
    Option D


  7. Currently, 11 of 21 listed PSB banks are under RBI’s prompt corrective action framework and _______ consolidating all NPAs would _____ an additional level of complexity.
    knowingly, want
    willingly, try
    simply, create
    quickly, develop
    urgently, help
    Option C


  8. A surprise pick by PM, the new _____________ minister remains a _____________ unknown entity to the financial world.
    finance, relatively
    textiles, important
    resources, very
    law, less
    education, generally
    Option A


  9. Terms of chairpersons should align with the life of the loan, which would allow _____________ to be detected and penalties to be _____________ out as required.
    nonpayment, forced
    defaults, meted
    withdrawals, given
    evasions, taken
    bribery, stroked
    Option B
    ”meted out” means ‘to give or order a punishment or make someone receive cruel or unfair treatment’.


  10. Growth in India’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is _____________ as lower spending in urban centres and slowdown in rural growth _____________ consumption.
    dipping, food
    failing, imaginary
    declining, crimp
    emerging, halt
    eliminating, queue
    Option C


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