Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 125 (IBPS PO Mains Pattern)

Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions one sentence is given with a word in bold, choose the most similar meaning of that word and mark it as your answer.

  1. Arrant : I couldn’t believe she was taken in by such arrant deception.
    None of these
    Option C
    Explanation: arrant = complete, utter.
  2. Advert : Over twenty thousand people viewed the online advert offering a million dollar reward for a missing laptop.
    None of these
    Option B
    Explanation: advert = an advertisement
  3. benign : When the doctor said my tumor was benign, I was so happy.
    None of these
    Option A
    Explanation: benign = gentle and kind.
  4. bruise : After falling down the wooden stairs, the boy had a noticeable dark bruise on his leg when it hit one of the railings.
    None of these
    Option D
    Explanation: bruise = an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels.
  5. Avarice : With avarice, you could have everything in the world and it all still would not be enough.
    None of these
    Option C
    Explanation: avarice = extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

Directions (6-10): In the questions given below few sentences are given which are grammatically correct and meaningful. Connect them by the word given above the statements in the best possible way without changing the intended meaning. Choose the answers accordingly from the options to form a correct and coherent sentence(s). (IBPS PO Mains 2017 Pattern Questions)

  1. Nevertheless
    a. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday approved norms to improve governance in mutual funds and credit rating agencies and deepen the securities markets
    b. War between the two countries had never happened before
    c. the decision will help participants in various markets to be part of a highly regulated, safer, more transparent trading, clearing and settlement framework when implemented fully.
    d. they were headed straight down that path.

    b-d & a-c
    Option E
    Explanation: nevertheless is used “to contrasts a second point with the first point. It has a similar meaning to despite this” a-c combination is not contradictory because the decisioin of sebi is helping the participants.
  2. However
    a. The Union government has given about Rs133 crore so far and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 December said he will consider the requests for more funds, pending an ongoing assessment of the damages.
    b. Last week the Union government moved an amendment to Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s supplementary demand for grants, without including a major central compensation package for Ockhi victims, a move sharply criticised last week in Parliament by Kerala MPs such as Shashi Tharoor.
    c. The next mention of Qatna after the Story of Sinuhe comes from Mari in the 18th century BC, during the reign of Išḫi-Addu of Qatna.
    d. A tablet found in Tuttul, dating to the early reign of the Mariote king Yahdun-Lim in the late 19th century BC, mentions a king named Amut-piʾel, who is most probably the father of Išḫi-Addu; this would make him the first known king of Qatna.

    b-c & d-a
    a-b & c-d
    Option E
    Explanation: You use however when you are adding a comment which is surprising or which contrasts with what has just been said.
  3. Besides
    a. handing out compensation for loss of equipment for affected fishermen, such as boats and nets, apart from promises to address re-employment, education and rehabilitation of the affected families, the package includes awarding Rs20 lakh to the kin of 74 killed so far by the cyclone.
    b. The state’s coffers are severely short of money, as the shock from goods and services tax (GST) continues, according to Kerala finance minister Thomas Issac
    c. When Cyclone Ockhi slammed Kerala’s coast on 30 November, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked the state’s inmates to generously donate to his disaster relief fund to help the victims.
    d. In the face of shortage of money, the Kerala government devised a rehabilitation package that goes far ahead in terms of scope and extent of coverage in the state’s history.

    b-c& a-b
    a-d & b-c
    Option D
    Explanation: Besides= besides means in addition to / moreover. It tells about additional information.
  4. Moreover
    a. The Supreme Court had outlawed instant triple talaq in August and asked the government to frame a law within six months. Ending the controversial divorce practice was also the BJP’s electoral promise.
    b. Trading in non-agri commodity contracts will be launched first on the BSE platform. SEBI’s move is welcome.
    c. BSE is all geared up for action and will provide commodity trading facility to more than 3.71 crore registered investors
    d. E T Mohammed Basheer of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and Asaduddin Owaisi of the AIMIM alleged that through the bill the government was trying to bring in a Uniform Civil Code.

    Option C

  5. Although
    a. it often(and in its better moments)has that quality. Major “literary” historians include Herodotus, Thucydides and Procopius, all of whom count as canonical literary figures
    b. there are many historical prototypes, so-called “novels before the novel”
    c. the writing in these fields often lacks a literary quality
    d. the modern novel form emerges late in cultural history—roughly during the eighteenth century

    a-b & c-d
    a-c & d-b
    Option B
    Explanation: Although = used to show a contrast. After although we use a subject and a verb.


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