Jul 30, 2016

IBPS Clerk Exam Previous Papers CWE Preliminary English

IBPS Clerk Exam Previous Papers

IBPS Clerk Exam Previous Papers


Directions (1-5) : In each of the questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence blank in it. Five words (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits at both places in the context of each sentence. Number of that word is answer.

1. I. Our office decided to organize a party for the ___________ couple.
    II. She _____________ him in conversation to while away some time.
(1) New
(2) Engaged
(3) Pledged
(4) Held
(5) encountered

2. I. It is required that you fill out these two _______________ to register for the job.
    II. This subject has many practical ______ in day to day life.
(1) Forms
(2) Applications
(3) Relevance
(4) Statements
(5) views

3. I. The next __________ of this case is after two months.
    II. After the accident her ______ has been affected.
(1) Dates
(2) Balance
(3) Evidence
(4) Health
(5) hearing

4. I. As a last __________ we had to accept these terms and conditions.
    II. This place has become a good tourist ________ now.
(1) Resort
(2) Step
(3) Attraction
(4) Spot
(5) means

5. I. The organization decided on an hourly minimum __________ of Rs. 35.
    II. Will he _________ a war on these fronts to improve things?
(1) Pay
(2) Declare
(3) Pose
(4) Wage
(5) campaign

IBPS Clerical CWE Preliminary and Main Examination Preparation


Directions (6-10) : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (5) as the answer.

6. One of the factor for her failure is the lack of concern for others.
(1) The mainly factor
(2) One off factor
(3) One of the factors
(4) Among of the actor
(5) No correction required

7. In reality, this policy will only lead to more corruption in an already corrupt environment.
(1) a already corrupt
(2) already an corrupt
(3) among already corrupt
(4) overly corrupt already
(5) No correction required

8. At currently estimates, the cost of modernizing the airport would be more than double the earlier estimate.
(1) By currently estimates
(2) On current estimates
(3) With estimates currently
(4) At current estimates
(5) No correction required

9. No of these moves brought credit to the management.
(1) Any of these
(2) Some off these
(3) None of these
(4) These of all
(5) No correction required

10. India has always been primarily an agricultural country.
(1) always be
(2) been towards
(3) become always
(4) always become
(5) No correction required

Directions (11-15) : In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word, which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence. Mark (5) i.e. ‘A11 Correct’ as your answer.

11. Bye (1)/ the summer of 1939, Hitler was ready (2) / to unleash (3) / his army on Europe.(4)/ All correct (5).

12. The two national (1)/ emblems (2) / of India are of (3)/ Buddhist origin.(4)/ All correct (5)

13. Political (1)/ desicions (2) / ought (3)/ to have a rationale.(4)/ All correct (5)

14. Traditionalli (1) / sales get a boost (2) / in the festival (3) season.(4)/ All correct (5)

15. Fifteen (1) percent of India’s land is still (2) / covered (3)/ by forrests. (4) / All correct (5)

Directions (16-30): Read the following passage to answer the given questions based on it. Some words / phrases are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Organized retail has fuelled new growth categories-like liquid hand wash, breakfast cereals and pet foods in the consumer goods industry, accounting for almost 50% of their sales, said data from market search firm Nielsen. The figures showed some of these new categories got more than 40% of their business from modem retail outlets. The data also suggests how products in these categories reach the neighbourhood kirana stores after they have established themselves in modem trade.
While grocers continue to be an important channel, for the new and evolving categories we saw an increased presence of high-end products in modern trade. For example, premium products in laundry detergents, dishwashing, car air fresheners and surface care increased in availability through this format as these products are aimed at affluent consumers who are more likely to shop in supermarket / hypermarket outlets and who are willing to pay more for specialized products. Some other categories that have grown exceptionally and now account for bulk of the sales from modern retail are frozen and ready-to-eat foods, pet food, diapers, pre and post-wash products, hair conditioners, and high-end shaving products, besides others. “With the revolution of modern trade, our growth in this channel has been healthy as it is for several other categories. Modern retail is an important part of our business" said managing director, Kellogg India.
What modern retail offers to companies experimenting with new categories is the chance to educate customers which was not the case with a general trade store. “Category creation and market development starts with modern trade but as more consumers start consuming this category, they penetrate into other channels," said president food & FMCG category, Future Group - the country’s largest retailer which operates stores like Big Bazaar.
But a point to note here is that modern retailers themselves push their own private brands in these very categories and can emerge as a big threat for the consumers goods and foods companies.
For instance, Big Bazaar's private label Clean Mate is hugely popular and sells more than a brand like Harpic in its own stores. “So there is a certain amount of conflict and competition that will play out over the next few years which the FMCG companies will have to watch out for," said, KPMG‘s executive director (retail).
In the past there have beer instances of retailers boycotting products from big FMCG players on the issue of margins; but as modern retail becomes increasingly significant for pushing new categories experts say we could see more partnerships being forged between retailers and FMCG companies. “Market development for new categories takes time so brand wars for leadership and consumer franchise will be fought on the modern retail platform. A new brand can overnight compete with established companies by tying up with few retailers in these categories," President of Future Group added.

16. Which of the following is being referred to as new growth category?
(1) Soap cake
(2) Fresh fruits
(3) Fresh vegetables
(4) Liquid Hand wash
(5) Usual groceries

17. Which of the following is being referred to as modern retail outlet?
(1) Kirana Store
(2) On-line Store
(3) Door-to-door Selling
(4) Road-side Hawkers
(5) Supermarket

18. Which of the following best conveys the meaning of the phrase, “watch out for" as used in the passage?
(1) demand justice
(2) avoid conflict
(3) be on the alert
(4) passively accept
(5) open for competition

19. Which of the following is being referred to as ‘certain amount of conflict‘?
(1) Retailers selling their own products with products of companies
(2) Retailers selling similar products of different consumer companies
(3) Offering differential rate of margin for different products
(4) New products killing the old products
(5) Different retailers selling same category of products

20. The new growth category products ___________________
(1) reach first the neighbourhood Kirana shop and then the modem retail outlets
(2) account for less than 20% of sales in organized retail
(3) reach all the outlets almost at the same time
(4) first become popular in modem trade outlets before reaching Kirana shops
(5) are aimed at the poor section of the society

21. Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage?
(1) Clean Mate is a product of an organized retailers
(2) Some retailers don't keep some products if the profit margin is not good
(3) A new brand can never quickly displace an established brand
(4) Kirana store still remains an important channel
(5) In future there will be more partnerships between retailers and FMCG Companies

22. Which of the following categories has become very popular through sales from modern retail outlets ?
(1) Frozen foods
(2) Computers
(3) Cell phones
(4) Fresh fruits
(5) Soft-drinks

23. Which class/ section of people are more likely to shop in Hypermarket outlets?
(1) Senior citizens
(2) Younger generation
(3) Rich consumers
(4) Poor section
(5) Women

24. Which of the following advantages do modern retail outlets provide for new categories of products as compared to general trade stores?
(1) Higher profit margins
(2) Experimenting with new products
(3) Competition with similar products
(4) Better packing of the product
(5) Products at much lower price

25. “ ........... .. penetrate into other Channels.” Which of the following is being referred to as Channels?
(1) Products
(2) Companies
(3) New products
(4) Existing products
(5) None of these

Directions (26-28) : Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning to the word printed in bold, as used in the passage.

26. fuelled
(1) killed
(2) conflicted
(3) stimulated
(4) contained
(5) retained

27. pushing
(1) stalling
(2) introducing
(3) depressing
(4) segregating
(5) suggesting

28. premium
(1) superior
(2) bonus
(3) payable
(4) promotional
(5) indistinguished

Directions (29-30): Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold, as used in the passage.
29. established
(1) small
(2) new
(3) orthodox
(4) modern
(5) remaining

30. affluent
(1) affected
(2) rural
(3) uneducated
(4) poor
(5) younger

Questions Answers
1 2
2 2
3 5
4 1
5 4
6 3
7 5
8 4
9 3
10 5
11 1
12 5
13 2
14 1
15 4
16 4
17 5
18 3
19 1
20 4
21 3
22 1
23 3
24 2
25 1
26 3
27 5
28 1
29 2
30 4

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