English Language For IBPS PO 2016 – 1

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This test consists of 30 questions to be solved in 15 minutes. Each question carries 1 mark. Every question answered wrongly, carries 1/4th negative marking.

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DIRECTIONS: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Think you can do a perfect surya namaskar? You could be up for a medal later this year. International Yoga Day promises to be bigger and better with “Olympic type” competition (1) to be on the cards. Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally led the inaugural Yoga Day celebration that even saw the establishment of a Guinness world record for (2) participation.

International Yoga Day is to be celebrated every year now. But it won’t be done in the (3) way every year – some changes should be done.
The idea (4) having a competition for yoga, which isn’t generally regarded as a competitive sport, is to create a new generation (of yoga practioners). When it (5) a competition the new generation becomes interested.

Q.1
DIRECTIONS: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Think you can do a perfect surya namaskar? You could be up for a medal later this year. International Yoga Day promises to be bigger and better with “Olympic type” competition (1) to be on the cards. Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally led the inaugural Yoga Day celebration that even saw the establishment of a Guinness world record for (2) participation.

International Yoga Day is to be celebrated every year now. But it won’t be done in the (3) way every year – some changes should be done.
The idea (4) having a competition for yoga, which isn’t generally regarded as a competitive sport, is to create a new generation (of yoga practioners). When it (5) a competition the new generation becomes interested.

Q.2
DIRECTIONS: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Think you can do a perfect surya namaskar? You could be up for a medal later this year. International Yoga Day promises to be bigger and better with “Olympic type” competition (1) to be on the cards. Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally led the inaugural Yoga Day celebration that even saw the establishment of a Guinness world record for (2) participation.

International Yoga Day is to be celebrated every year now. But it won’t be done in the (3) way every year – some changes should be done.
The idea (4) having a competition for yoga, which isn’t generally regarded as a competitive sport, is to create a new generation (of yoga practioners). When it (5) a competition the new generation becomes interested.

Q.3
DIRECTIONS: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Think you can do a perfect surya namaskar? You could be up for a medal later this year. International Yoga Day promises to be bigger and better with “Olympic type” competition (1) to be on the cards. Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally led the inaugural Yoga Day celebration that even saw the establishment of a Guinness world record for (2) participation.

International Yoga Day is to be celebrated every year now. But it won’t be done in the (3) way every year – some changes should be done.
The idea (4) having a competition for yoga, which isn’t generally regarded as a competitive sport, is to create a new generation (of yoga practioners). When it (5) a competition the new generation becomes interested.

Q.4
DIRECTIONS: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Think you can do a perfect surya namaskar? You could be up for a medal later this year. International Yoga Day promises to be bigger and better with “Olympic type” competition (1) to be on the cards. Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally led the inaugural Yoga Day celebration that even saw the establishment of a Guinness world record for (2) participation.

International Yoga Day is to be celebrated every year now. But it won’t be done in the (3) way every year – some changes should be done.
The idea (4) having a competition for yoga, which isn’t generally regarded as a competitive sport, is to create a new generation (of yoga practioners). When it (5) a competition the new generation becomes interested.

Q.5
DIRECTIONS: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, the number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5).

Q.6 The government would like (1)/ to know that if a family avails five subsidies (2)/ whether it’s sufficient or (3) its income level has increase. (4)/ No error (5)
DIRECTIONS: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, the number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5).

Q.7 In the new round (1)/ the power producer will (2)/ have to set up facility (3)/ to store the energy in batteries. (4)/ No error (5)
DIRECTIONS: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, the number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5).

Q.8 When the family moves to (1)/ another state, the (2)/ system will assign a (3) new number to them. (4)/ No error (5)
DIRECTIONS: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, the number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5).

Q.9 The downward trend in gold import is (1)/ likely to lessen the government’s worries (2)/ over the current account deficit (3)/ at a time when oil prices have started inch up. (4)/ No error (5)
DIRECTIONS: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, the number of the part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5).

Q.10 The tech giant looking to take (1)/ its Mac computers to several (2)/ smaller towns through (3)/ neighborhood electronics stores. (4)/ No error (5)
DIRECTIONS: In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Q.11 While Amazon India has started a pilot programme to _____ its carbon footprint by delivering orders by bicycle, Flipkart has tied up with dPronto to ______ its delivery system with skilled delivery boys.
DIRECTIONS: In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Q. 12 As per the _______ regulations, no food article shall be cleared from the customs _____ it has 60% shelf life at the time of its clearance.
DIRECTIONS: In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Q.13 This is a good idea _____ make production efficient, and ____ to curb tax evasion.
DIRECTIONS: In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Q.14 Higher imports, fuelled by ______, will once again put _____ on India’s current account deficit.
DIRECTIONS: In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Q.15 Reliance Jio ____ recommended a list of about 25 smartphones across vendors that support ______ VoLTE service.
DIRECTIONS: Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.

(A) The government is planning to develop Toosa Maidan and Bungus Valley as eco-tourism destinations, where local population would also be involved to create infrastructure, without disturbing the environment.

(B) Some of the new tourist destinations proposed to be brought on the tourist map, include Sinthan, Mazmooh, Apple Town Chiniwooder, Dudhal, Shrunz, Mantalai, among others.

(C) Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to develop around 14 new tourist destinations across the state, including Toosa Maidan firing range, recently vacated by the army and Bungus Valley in north Kashmir.

(D) Officials of the tourism department stated that the population living in the meadows or mountains would not be relocated but trained professionally to host the tourists.

(E) They would also be provided monetary help to redevelop their mud hutments into guest lodges.

Q.16 Which of the following will be FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
DIRECTIONS: Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.

(A) The government is planning to develop Toosa Maidan and Bungus Valley as eco-tourism destinations, where local population would also be involved to create infrastructure, without disturbing the environment.

(B) Some of the new tourist destinations proposed to be brought on the tourist map, include Sinthan, Mazmooh, Apple Town Chiniwooder, Dudhal, Shrunz, Mantalai, among others.

(C) Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to develop around 14 new tourist destinations across the state, including Toosa Maidan firing range, recently vacated by the army and Bungus Valley in north Kashmir.

(D) Officials of the tourism department stated that the population living in the meadows or mountains would not be relocated but trained professionally to host the tourists.

(E) They would also be provided monetary help to redevelop their mud hutments into guest lodges.

Q.17 Which of the following will be
SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
DIRECTIONS: Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.

(A) The government is planning to develop Toosa Maidan and Bungus Valley as eco-tourism destinations, where local population would also be involved to create infrastructure, without disturbing the environment.

(B) Some of the new tourist destinations proposed to be brought on the tourist map, include Sinthan, Mazmooh, Apple Town Chiniwooder, Dudhal, Shrunz, Mantalai, among others.

(C) Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to develop around 14 new tourist destinations across the state, including Toosa Maidan firing range, recently vacated by the army and Bungus Valley in north Kashmir.

(D) Officials of the tourism department stated that the population living in the meadows or mountains would not be relocated but trained professionally to host the tourists.

(E) They would also be provided monetary help to redevelop their mud hutments into guest lodges.

Q.18 Which of the following will be THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
DIRECTIONS: Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.

(A) The government is planning to develop Toosa Maidan and Bungus Valley as eco-tourism destinations, where local population would also be involved to create infrastructure, without disturbing the environment.

(B) Some of the new tourist destinations proposed to be brought on the tourist map, include Sinthan, Mazmooh, Apple Town Chiniwooder, Dudhal, Shrunz, Mantalai, among others.

(C) Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to develop around 14 new tourist destinations across the state, including Toosa Maidan firing range, recently vacated by the army and Bungus Valley in north Kashmir.

(D) Officials of the tourism department stated that the population living in the meadows or mountains would not be relocated but trained professionally to host the tourists.

(E) They would also be provided monetary help to redevelop their mud hutments into guest lodges.

Q.19 Which of the following will be FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
DIRECTIONS: Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.

(A) The government is planning to develop Toosa Maidan and Bungus Valley as eco-tourism destinations, where local population would also be involved to create infrastructure, without disturbing the environment.

(B) Some of the new tourist destinations proposed to be brought on the tourist map, include Sinthan, Mazmooh, Apple Town Chiniwooder, Dudhal, Shrunz, Mantalai, among others.

(C) Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to develop around 14 new tourist destinations across the state, including Toosa Maidan firing range, recently vacated by the army and Bungus Valley in north Kashmir.

(D) Officials of the tourism department stated that the population living in the meadows or mountains would not be relocated but trained professionally to host the tourists.

(E) They would also be provided monetary help to redevelop their mud hutments into guest lodges.

Q.20 Which of the following will be FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
DIRECTIONS: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

New-age startups are making waves. Flipkart has redefined retail. Ola is changing how we travel by taxis. PayTm is at the threshold of disrupting banks. Forus Health is attacking blindness with gusto. Eko is bringing financial inclusion to millions. Team Indus is on its way to land a rover on the moon. Nowfloats is bringing lakhs of businesses online. Pick any sector, even agriculture, and you’ll find a new-age startup gamely trying to bring about change.

These new-age startups are not like our traditional small businesses. They are peculiar in many respects. For one, they don’t play safe. They take on incumbents that are many times their size. They seek out David versus Goliath battles. They have a ‘panga’ mindset where our traditional small businessman was all about ‘dhanda’. This craziness in their DNA makes them wonderful change agents. No wonder, these new startups are transforming India from within. They are scalable and that too rapidly. They can attract lots of capital globally and that makes them disruptive.

We are blessed to have these new-age startups. It turns out that this new species of small businesses thrives only in a few places in the world. The most famous locale is, of course, Silicon Valley. Europe, unfortunately, is a veritable desert. South America has only Chile as a small oasis. Asia, however looks really promising. Israel became a startup hub first, then China and now India. We are now the third largest startup ecosystem in the world and well on the way to becoming the second largest.

But there is something dark about India’s startup boom. Six of the eight Unicorns have domiciled themselves outside India – in Singapore or US. In 2014, 54% of all new-age startups raising money chose to domicile outside India. Last year this number grew. It is estimated to have crossed 75%! This points to a big problem. India is driving away her best and brightest again!

You might wonder why it matters where Flipkart is domiciled. For starters, when Flipkart has its IPO, Indian citizens won’t get a chance to participate in it. Worse, the intellectual property of these re-domiciled companies moves to their new home. But the worst is that the money that the founders and investors make at the time of an IPO or an M & A goes to their foreign bank accounts and tends to stay there. It stymies the creation of rupee risk-capital system in India. It makes our startups almost fully dependent on foreign capital leaving most of them starved and under-capitalized in their early years. It also inhibits Indian capital earning superior returns.

Q.21 Which of the following best describes ‘David versus Goliath battles’ as used in the passage

(A) The new generation startups are huge risk takers.
(B) The new-age startups win over the existing business giants.
(C) The new-age startups make a big mistake by competing the existing business groups.
DIRECTIONS: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

New-age startups are making waves. Flipkart has redefined retail. Ola is changing how we travel by taxis. PayTm is at the threshold of disrupting banks. Forus Health is attacking blindness with gusto. Eko is bringing financial inclusion to millions. Team Indus is on its way to land a rover on the moon. Nowfloats is bringing lakhs of businesses online. Pick any sector, even agriculture, and you’ll find a new-age startup gamely trying to bring about change.

These new-age startups are not like our traditional small businesses. They are peculiar in many respects. For one, they don’t play safe. They take on incumbents that are many times their size. They seek out David versus Goliath battles. They have a ‘panga’ mindset where our traditional small businessman was all about ‘dhanda’. This craziness in their DNA makes them wonderful change agents. No wonder, these new startups are transforming India from within. They are scalable and that too rapidly. They can attract lots of capital globally and that makes them disruptive.

We are blessed to have these new-age startups. It turns out that this new species of small businesses thrives only in a few places in the world. The most famous locale is, of course, Silicon Valley. Europe, unfortunately, is a veritable desert. South America has only Chile as a small oasis. Asia, however looks really promising. Israel became a startup hub first, then China and now India. We are now the third largest startup ecosystem in the world and well on the way to becoming the second largest.

But there is something dark about India’s startup boom. Six of the eight Unicorns have domiciled themselves outside India – in Singapore or US. In 2014, 54% of all new-age startups raising money chose to domicile outside India. Last year this number grew. It is estimated to have crossed 75%! This points to a big problem. India is driving away her best and brightest again!

You might wonder why it matters where Flipkart is domiciled. For starters, when Flipkart has its IPO, Indian citizens won’t get a chance to participate in it. Worse, the intellectual property of these re-domiciled companies moves to their new home. But the worst is that the money that the founders and investors make at the time of an IPO or an M & A goes to their foreign bank accounts and tends to stay there. It stymies the creation of rupee risk-capital system in India. It makes our startups almost fully dependent on foreign capital leaving most of them starved and under-capitalized in their early years. It also inhibits Indian capital earning superior returns.

Q.22 Which of the following is the biggest drawback of new startups being domiciled outside India, as per the passage

(A) The money raised by them through IPO or M & A will not belong to India.
(B) Singapore will earn the maximum amount of money through Indian startups.
(C) The new upcoming startups will be motivated to domicile themselves outside India.
DIRECTIONS: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

New-age startups are making waves. Flipkart has redefined retail. Ola is changing how we travel by taxis. PayTm is at the threshold of disrupting banks. Forus Health is attacking blindness with gusto. Eko is bringing financial inclusion to millions. Team Indus is on its way to land a rover on the moon. Nowfloats is bringing lakhs of businesses online. Pick any sector, even agriculture, and you’ll find a new-age startup gamely trying to bring about change.

These new-age startups are not like our traditional small businesses. They are peculiar in many respects. For one, they don’t play safe. They take on incumbents that are many times their size. They seek out David versus Goliath battles. They have a ‘panga’ mindset where our traditional small businessman was all about ‘dhanda’. This craziness in their DNA makes them wonderful change agents. No wonder, these new startups are transforming India from within. They are scalable and that too rapidly. They can attract lots of capital globally and that makes them disruptive.

We are blessed to have these new-age startups. It turns out that this new species of small businesses thrives only in a few places in the world. The most famous locale is, of course, Silicon Valley. Europe, unfortunately, is a veritable desert. South America has only Chile as a small oasis. Asia, however looks really promising. Israel became a startup hub first, then China and now India. We are now the third largest startup ecosystem in the world and well on the way to becoming the second largest.

But there is something dark about India’s startup boom. Six of the eight Unicorns have domiciled themselves outside India – in Singapore or US. In 2014, 54% of all new-age startups raising money chose to domicile outside India. Last year this number grew. It is estimated to have crossed 75%! This points to a big problem. India is driving away her best and brightest again!

You might wonder why it matters where Flipkart is domiciled. For starters, when Flipkart has its IPO, Indian citizens won’t get a chance to participate in it. Worse, the intellectual property of these re-domiciled companies moves to their new home. But the worst is that the money that the founders and investors make at the time of an IPO or an M & A goes to their foreign bank accounts and tends to stay there. It stymies the creation of rupee risk-capital system in India. It makes our startups almost fully dependent on foreign capital leaving most of them starved and under-capitalized in their early years. It also inhibits Indian capital earning superior returns.

Q.23 Which of the following is/are not a startup hub outside India?
DIRECTIONS: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

New-age startups are making waves. Flipkart has redefined retail. Ola is changing how we travel by taxis. PayTm is at the threshold of disrupting banks. Forus Health is attacking blindness with gusto. Eko is bringing financial inclusion to millions. Team Indus is on its way to land a rover on the moon. Nowfloats is bringing lakhs of businesses online. Pick any sector, even agriculture, and you’ll find a new-age startup gamely trying to bring about change.

These new-age startups are not like our traditional small businesses. They are peculiar in many respects. For one, they don’t play safe. They take on incumbents that are many times their size. They seek out David versus Goliath battles. They have a ‘panga’ mindset where our traditional small businessman was all about ‘dhanda’. This craziness in their DNA makes them wonderful change agents. No wonder, these new startups are transforming India from within. They are scalable and that too rapidly. They can attract lots of capital globally and that makes them disruptive.

We are blessed to have these new-age startups. It turns out that this new species of small businesses thrives only in a few places in the world. The most famous locale is, of course, Silicon Valley. Europe, unfortunately, is a veritable desert. South America has only Chile as a small oasis. Asia, however looks really promising. Israel became a startup hub first, then China and now India. We are now the third largest startup ecosystem in the world and well on the way to becoming the second largest.

But there is something dark about India’s startup boom. Six of the eight Unicorns have domiciled themselves outside India – in Singapore or US. In 2014, 54% of all new-age startups raising money chose to domicile outside India. Last year this number grew. It is estimated to have crossed 75%! This points to a big problem. India is driving away her best and brightest again!

You might wonder why it matters where Flipkart is domiciled. For starters, when Flipkart has its IPO, Indian citizens won’t get a chance to participate in it. Worse, the intellectual property of these re-domiciled companies moves to their new home. But the worst is that the money that the founders and investors make at the time of an IPO or an M & A goes to their foreign bank accounts and tends to stay there. It stymies the creation of rupee risk-capital system in India. It makes our startups almost fully dependent on foreign capital leaving most of them starved and under-capitalized in their early years. It also inhibits Indian capital earning superior returns.

Q.24 Which of the following can be a suitable title to the passage?
DIRECTIONS: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

New-age startups are making waves. Flipkart has redefined retail. Ola is changing how we travel by taxis. PayTm is at the threshold of disrupting banks. Forus Health is attacking blindness with gusto. Eko is bringing financial inclusion to millions. Team Indus is on its way to land a rover on the moon. Nowfloats is bringing lakhs of businesses online. Pick any sector, even agriculture, and you’ll find a new-age startup gamely trying to bring about change.

These new-age startups are not like our traditional small businesses. They are peculiar in many respects. For one, they don’t play safe. They take on incumbents that are many times their size. They seek out David versus Goliath battles. They have a ‘panga’ mindset where our traditional small businessman was all about ‘dhanda’. This craziness in their DNA makes them wonderful change agents. No wonder, these new startups are transforming India from within. They are scalable and that too rapidly. They can attract lots of capital globally and that makes them disruptive.

We are blessed to have these new-age startups. It turns out that this new species of small businesses thrives only in a few places in the world. The most famous locale is, of course, Silicon Valley. Europe, unfortunately, is a veritable desert. South America has only Chile as a small oasis. Asia, however looks really promising. Israel became a startup hub first, then China and now India. We are now the third largest startup ecosystem in the world and well on the way to becoming the second largest.

But there is something dark about India’s startup boom. Six of the eight Unicorns have domiciled themselves outside India – in Singapore or US. In 2014, 54% of all new-age startups raising money chose to domicile outside India. Last year this number grew. It is estimated to have crossed 75%! This points to a big problem. India is driving away her best and brightest again!

You might wonder why it matters where Flipkart is domiciled. For starters, when Flipkart has its IPO, Indian citizens won’t get a chance to participate in it. Worse, the intellectual property of these re-domiciled companies moves to their new home. But the worst is that the money that the founders and investors make at the time of an IPO or an M & A goes to their foreign bank accounts and tends to stay there. It stymies the creation of rupee risk-capital system in India. It makes our startups almost fully dependent on foreign capital leaving most of them starved and under-capitalized in their early years. It also inhibits Indian capital earning superior returns.

Q.25 Which of the following is not true according to the passage?

(A) 21% more startups got domiciled outside India in 2016.
(B) The traditional businessmen were comparatively weak risk takers.
(C) New age startups are starving because they are fully dependent on foreign capital.
Which of the following is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to?

Q.26 REDEFINED
Which of the following is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to?

Q.27 
DISRUPTIVE
Which of the following is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning to?

Q.28 THRESHOLD
Which of the following is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning to?

Q.29 INHIBITS
Which of the following is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning to?

Q.30 
SCALABLE

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