Mixed English Questions for IBPS and IPPB Exam— Set 131

Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions a passage is given in which there is a blank. Choose the most logical and appropriate option from the five options given that can be filled in the blank.

  1. A company statement, accompanied by a shadowy outline sketch of the new car, said the #ConceptFutureS design comes with an upright stance, ________________giving it a unique, aggressive posture—features seen in many popular compact SUVs such as the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Creta.
    higher seating and ground clearance and a horizontal hood
    airbags and anti-lock braking systems, and installing diesel particulate filters
    compact cars are shaped and designed in India
    an important component of the passenger vehicle industry
    All are correct
    Option A
    b = braaking-system and diesel filters are internal features hence not helpful for posture-fetures. C & d are not coherent with the statement. A = higher seating and horizontal hood are physical features hence in accordance with the statement

     

  2. Worsening rural distress holds serious political implications. Not just because it is an election year, with eight state assemblies going to the polls, including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh which are plagued by farm distress. The Gujarat election results showed that________________________ only because it made up the rural vote deficit in urban areas.
    has manifested in the continuous protests by farmers over the past year
    remunerate the prices for farm produce and loan waivers, following a collapse in prices of most pulse varieties and oilseeds
    increased its vote share by almost 2%
    the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bore the brunt of farmer angst and was able to scrape together a win
    All are correct
    Option D
    the opening lines says that rural distress is worsening & Statement “d” says about the angst of farmers. Which is quite coherent and makes the statement meaningful.

     

  3. Indian equity investors are pricing in a V-shaped recovery after the vicissitudes of demonetisation and the introduction of the goods and services tax, with their hopes_______________. Threats posed by rising crude oil prices, a ballooning fiscal deficit and higher interest rates are being airily dismissed.
    expectations of improved corporate earnings in the third quarter
    pinned on higher exports, higher consumption and even a comeback in capex
    has seen a sharp increase in yields
    taking cues from the robust up-move seen in US equities last week
    All are correct
    Option B
    the recovery is v-shaped; the threats are dismissed and consequences of demonetization are over. So investors should be lokking forward to higher returns which could only be possible thru’ higher exports and inceased consumption

     

  4. Over the years, the government of India has been infusing “need-based” capital in public sector banks (PSBs) __________________(both Tier I and Tier II capital under Basel II norms) while meeting the credit growth expectations. The capital infusion has so far generally been through preferential allotment of equity shares by the banks to their majority owner—the government.
    to enable them to maintain capital adequacy
    to be understood in the broader perspective
    to infuse various amounts of capital into PSBs
    to follow independent assessment by DFS
    All are correct
    Option A
    If it is infusing capital, it is trying to maintain the capital requirement of PSUs. Hence “a” is correct.

     

  5. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A.M. Khanwilkar, in response to a plea by representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, agreed that there was a need to consider the implication of the privacy judgement on the issue and take another look at the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), __________________and between adults.
    held that a “minuscule fraction of population cannot claim fundamental rights”
    confines of law cannot tamper or curtail the inherent right embedded in an individual
    which criminalizes same sex intercourse, even when it is consensual
    must have the acceptability of the Constitutional parameters
    All are correct
    Option C

     

Direction (6-10): In each questions below, a Theme has been given followed by two passage. You have to determine which passage is based on the given theme and mark it as your option. More than one passage can be based or not based on the given theme that is highlighted in bold.

  1. Is the boarding school system beneficial to children?
    a. Children start their education when they are very young, say about 4 or 5 years of age. At that age they need the safety and protection of their homes. and supervision of their parents. This is the major reason they should educated in the day school as the balance between home and school is necessary for the growing individuals.
    b. In a boarding school, the number of students per class is less compared to a day school hence every student gets more attention of the teacher.
    c. The number of nuclear families is rising and both parents are working they are not able to devote much time and attention to the child therefore it is better that he is sent o boarding school for overall attention and care.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are correct
    Option B
    statement “a” says day schooling is better for students and do not say anything about the theme. Statement “b” says “every student gets more attention of the teacher” which is a positive aspect of it. Statement “c” says ” it is better ” hence follows.

     

  2. Should libraries have a list of books that are banned?
    a. If a book is banned in order to avoid offense it is the worst kind of censorship. Would I like it if my library had a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf (as an example, I don’t know if it is banned or not)? No. Would I want it banned? Of course not. That book, though authored by one of the worst examples of humanity ever, still has value. It hardly made good sense when the Vatican censured Galileo, right? (I’m not saying Hitler may eventually be proven right as Galileo was, I’m simply pointing out that without the ability to access all viewpoints, we limit our ability to weigh an issue.
    b. Kids can read what they think is fit for them to read. It’s all about the reading levels a child has acquired for themselves. Though I understand if they’re was a big variety of books that for children to obtain would be inappropriate, they should consult with the readers before banning it themselves.
    c. It is OK to have all subject matters covered in print. You can always point out the flaws or down sides of any book. We can learn tolerance and emphathy from seeing different points of views. If you find something offensive, put the book down and move onto something else.

    Only a
    Only b
    Only a & b
    Only a & c
    All are correct
    Option A
    Statement “b” & “c” are ambiguous.

     

  3. Is torture justified when used for national security?
    a. Torture is necessary under a so-called “ticking time-bomb scenario.”, says Charles Krauthammer, a graduate from Harvard Medical School and contributor to the Washington Post and Time Magazine. He for example wrote, “Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent’s life is at stake. The person you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge.” “It is a knowledge-based approach. It is about outwitting the detainee by using a combination of interpersonal, cognitive, and emotional strategies to get the information needed. If done correctly it’s an approach that works quickly and effectively because it outwits the detainee using a method that he is not trained, or able, to resist.”
    b. As laid down in treaties such as the Geneva Conventions, the UN Convention against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the ban on torture or any cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment is absolute, even in times of war. Along with genocide, torture is the only crime that every state must punish, no matter who commits it or where.
    c. Most civilised people squirm at the thought of putting suspected terrorists on the rack or pulling off toenails. What if that prisoner knew the whereabouts of a ticking bomb—maybe a biological, chemical or even nuclear one? Wouldn’t a little sleep deprivation, sexual humiliation or even water-dunking be justified to save hundreds and perhaps thousands of lives?

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are correct
    Option D
    Statement “a” is very conditional And cannot be implicated in all the cases. So it would be absurd to follow it with the theme. Hence discarded. In Statement “b” The governing bodies have banned torture. It is an absolute statement. It follows with the theme. Statement “c” Is an interrogative statement. it is not absolute. Hence cannot be chosen as a correct option.

     

  4. Did God create the universe or did it just occur naturally?
    a. I went to a convention recentky where the religous lecturer attepmted to prove god existed by making him appear. Mind you, it was a huge audience, something in the hundreds. Of course, god didn’t show up and the talker was very embarrased
    b. Since the philosophy of naturalism does not allow for anything beyond nature, a naturalist would insist that the universe was created by the kinds of processes currently operating within it. The big bang is based on this critical assumption; that is, the big bang model attempts to describe the formation of the entire universe by processes currently operating within the universe. Stars, planets, and galaxies are all said to have formed “naturalistically”—by the laws of nature currently in operation today.
    c. Ironically, the one thing the big bang does not explain is the origin of the universe. It is only a story about what supposedly happened afterwards.

    Only a & b
    Only b
    Only b & c
    None of these
    All are correct
    Option B
    Statement “a” tells only about religion and god and nothing relevant to the topic. So, discarded. Statement “b” says the universe it being made naturally. it does not say if god created it nor not. Hence follows the theme. Statement “c” says big bang tells the story of creation and not about how it is created. Nothing is being told about the theme. So, discarded

     

  5. Which is better: daydreaming or night dreaming?
    a. I don’t daydream much. I love a good night dream that leaves you all warm & fuzzy when you wake up, but then the nightmares or even just icky dreams that stick with you all day are horrid.
    b. Even though I had a terrible dream last night, I still prefer night dreaming. There’s really no comparison. They feel so real it’s like you’re actually experiencing everything instead of just thinking it.
    c. I like daydreaming that continues to nightdreaming. That way I can get the best of both worlds: having control in the beginning and making it feel more real in the end. It’s what I like about night dreams, for a certain period of time you are in a world that seems real (it happens without you trying to put an effort to imagine stuff) until the point you realise that it’s just a dream.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only a
    Only b
    All are correct
    Option D
    Statement “a” says that it likes day dreaming but the nightmares are a worst part of it. This is not an absolute conclusion hence discarded. Statement “b” says despite the horrifying impacts, it still like night dreaming. Hence, follows the theme. Statement “c” says about the transition of day dream into night dream. The statement is ambiguous. So, discarded.

     




 

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5 Thoughts to “Mixed English Questions for IBPS and IPPB Exam— Set 131”

  1. PR@D$$P

    7/10 ty,last 5 bamboozled my mind to some extent.

  2. Sushant Raj

    7/10 ! Need to work hard.

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