English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Main Exam Set – 10

Direction (1-5): In each question below a sentence is given with three blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with three words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill the blanks of the sentence.

  1. Labour ___________ over Brexit is another chemical element in the embalming fluid. Jeremy Corbyn’s motion to ___________ the prime minister, tabled on Monday night, was a deliberately futile gesture. It avoided the specific wording required by law for a no-confidence vote to count as a trigger for bringing down a government. That meant May could ignore it. Corbyn is not ready to pull the proper no-confidence trigger because he expects the ___________ would misfire.
    aphorism, rebuke, contrivance
    ambivalence, censure, mechanism
    consistency, criticize, organic
    certainty, condemn, sloth
    None of these
    Option B

     

  2. Accounts I have heard of the meeting sound a lot more ___________ than that. May’s lieutenants are far from enthusiastic about a ___________. But they also need a sense of where the numbers in parliament are on various plan B ideas, and how well thought-through those plans are. As one pro-referendum MP puts it: “They have this Brexit mess ___________ around their legs, and they just want to be free of it.
    circumspect, plebiscite, tangled
    impetuous, ballot, facile
    sassy, franchise, snarled
    prudent, enactment, convoluted
    None of these
    Option A

     

  3. I have never attempted to justify or play down the magnitude of these crimes. I have on several occasions ___________ it. However, these articles cause me to live in fear that someone may seek ___________ on me or my family due to these “apparent links” – despite my being completely oblivious to, and disassociated from, all aspects of these cases and those involved. One paper even created a chart, which ___________ past stories with which they chose to associate me.
    enshrined, acceptance, gulped
    acquitted, acquiescence, assimilated
    convicted, retaliation, puked
    condemned, revenge, regurgitated
    None of these
    Option D

     

  4. Nobody will ever know exactly what that vote meant – but thank God, nobody will have to. This grim Tory Narnia (always winter, never Christmas) will be ___________ , the green shoots of renewal will grow and the whole episode will be lost in the more important business of Labour rebuilding the social ___________ after a decade of what they called __________ _, but was actually cruelty. Except for one small thing: I don’t think anyone is going to forget how long MPs’ holidays are.
    conquered, obliteration, abundance
    surmounted, elimination, benevolence
    vanquished, fabric, austerity
    oppressed, devastation, indulgence
    None of these
    Option C

     

  5. “Women: if you ___________ men, they will rebel and fail and you will have to jail or enslave them.” What counts as usurping? Is it when we take their jobs, or can we do it just by talking? How does he know their ___________ will fail? This sounds like low self-esteem. I worry, now, that we’ve usurped them already. Wait, maybe they have rebelled and failed already, and we’re at the imprisonment stage. Would it be OK to ___________ them at home? Because there’s useful work they wouldn’t be able to do from prison.
    relinquish, insurrection, confine
    usurp, rebellion, enslave
    capitulate, defiance, restrain
    annex, resistance, coerce
    None of these
    Option B

     

  6. Direction (6-10): In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts a, b and c. For each part, a correction statement is also given. You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  7. Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has exceeded expectations of emerging from Wednesday’s election within touching distance of a majority./ The previous cricketer will become the Prime Minister’s office at the end of a bitter year, and his first test will be to assert a legitimate claim to power. / The campaign for these federal and provincial elections in Pakistan has been called the “dirtiest” in its history, and the announcement of the results is already tainted by allegations of rigging and military interference.
    a. Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has exceeded expectations in emerging from Wednesday’s election within touching distance of a majority.
    b. The previous cricketer will become the Prime Minister’s office at the end of a bitter year, and his first test will be to assert a legitimate claim to power.
    c. The campaign of these federal and provincial elections in Pakistan had been called the “dirtiest” in its history, and the announcement of the results is already tainted by allegations of rigging and military interference.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option A

     

  8. A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) wears good news for the global war against the syndrome. Between 2010 and 2017, / several countries made rapid progress in reducing HIV incidence and getting antiretroviral therapy to patients. Today, three out of four people with HIV know their status, and 21.7 million get treatment. While the largest reduction in incidence came from eastern and southern Africa, Asia also made gains. India, in particular, / bring down the number of new cases and deaths by 27% and 56%, respectively, between 2010 and 2017. As the UNAIDS report says, some satisfaction is warranted. This applies also to India, which has done a few things right.
    a. A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) bears good news for the global war against the syndrome. Between 2010 and 2017,
    b. several countries made rapid progress in reducing HIV incidence and getting antiretroviral therapy to patients. Today, three out of four people with HIV know their status, and 21.7 million get treatment. While the largest reduction in incidence came from eastern and southern Africa, Asia also make gains. India, in particular,
    c. brought down the number of new cases and deaths by 27% and 56%, respectively, between 2010 and 2017. As the UNAIDS report says, some satisfaction is warranted. This applies also to India, which has done a few things right.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option C

     

  9. The legislation to amend the Right to Education Act to give States the power to detain students who fail an examination in Class 5 or 8 is a negative measure. / Although many States want such a change, the amendment passed by the Lok Sabha goes against the view of many educationists, who argue that it would weaken one of the progressive features of the RTE Act, / which is to guarantee the continued presence of the child in school during the formative learning phase. The proposed change will allow State Boards to declare a student failed and detain her on the basis of an examination, although Section 30(1) of the RTE Act holds out the assurance that no child shall be required to face any Board examination till completion of elementary education.
    a. The legislation of amending the Right to Education Act to give States the power to detain students who fail an examination in Class 5 or 8 is a negative measure.
    b. Although many States wanted such a change, the amendment passed by the Lok Sabha goes against the view of many educationists, who argued that it would weaken one of the progressive features of the RTE Act,
    c. which is to guarantee the continued presence of the child in school during the formative learning phase. The proposed change will allow State Boards to declare a student failed and detained her for the basis of an examination, although Section 30(1) of the RTE Act holds out the assurance that no child shall be required to face any Board examination till completion of elementary education.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option E

     

  10. The U.S. Congress’s report allowing the introductory of a presidential waiver of its controversial Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) / would greeted with a sense of relief in both New Delhi and Washington. The two governments have been working hard to averting a stand-off over the issue. / The matter was particularly heated with India making it clear it would go ahead with the S-400 Triumf missile system deal with Russia regardless of the U.S. law and the threat of sanctions. CAATSA, signed reluctantly by President Donald Trump last August would have forced his administration to impose sanctions on any country carrying out significant defence and energy trade with sanctioned entities in Russia, Iran and North Korea.
    a. The U.S. Congress’s report allowing the introduction of a presidential waiver of its controversial Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) / will be greeted with a sense of relief in both New Delhi and Washington. The two governments have been working hard to avert a stand-off over the issue.
    b. will be greeted with a sense of relief in both New Delhi and Washington. The two governments have been working hard to avert a stand-off over the issue.
    c. The matter was particularly heated with India making it clear it would gone ahead with the S-400 Triumf missile system deal with Russia regardless of the U.S. law and the threatening of sanctions. CAATSA, signed reluctantly by President Donald Trump last August would have forced his administration to impose sanctions on any country carrying out significant defence and energy trade with sanctioned entities in Russia, Iran and North Korea.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option A

     

  11. Mesut Özil’s withdrawal from the German football team on Sunday came as a shocked to many. One of the most gift midfielders of his generation, / Özil had been a mainstay of the Die Mannschaft — as the national squad is called — for almost a decade, as his 23 goals and 40 assists from 92 appearances attest. But when he release an explosive statement, with a declaration that he could no longer wore the German shirt with “pride and excitement” because of “racism and disrespect”, / it caused many a football fan to shudder. The turn of events has its roots in Özil and fellow footballer İlkay Gündoğan meeting Turkish President Recep Erdoğan in London and presenting him with shirts just before the World Cup.
    a. Mesut Özil’s withdrawal from the German football team on Sunday came as a shock to many. One of the most gifted midfielders of his generation,
    b. Özil has been a mainstay of the Die Mannschaft — as the national squad is called — for almost a decade, as his 23 goals and 40 assists from 92 appearances attest. But when he released an explosive statement, with a declaration that he could no longer wear the German shirt with “pride and excitement” because of “racism and disrespect”,
    c. it caused much a football fan to shudder. The turn of events had its roots in Özil and fellow footballer İlkay Gündoğan meeting Turkish President Recep Erdoğan in London and presenting him with shirts just before the World Cup.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option A

     


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