Sep 12, 2016

Bank of Maharashtra PO | Clerk Previous Year Question Paper

Bank of Maharashtra PO, Clerk Previous Year Question Paper

Bank of Maharashtra PO, Clerk Previous Year Question Paper

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Directions (Q. 1-10): 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.
In the past, it was thought learning knowledge took place in school and for some also in further education. Then it was a matter of --------------- (1) ---------------- practical skills at work at the beginning of a career, and with a bit of luck, that --------------- (2) ---------------- it. Now things have changed. Global competition is --------------- (3) ---------------- the shelf life of products and the knowledge and skills that --------------- (4) ---------------- behind them. The pace of change can be --------------- (5) ----------------. Knowledge that was leading edge at one minute can become --------------- (6) ---------------- the next. Therefore, it is the --------------- (7) ---------------- rather than knowledge that is the key. Successful organizations have to learn, adapt and change continuously as do the --------------- (8) ---------------- within them. This is --------------- (9) ---------------- in the rapid growth of knowledge workers. It is --------------- (10) ---------------- all levels of organisations.

1. 1) fostering 2) projecting 3) acquiring 4) manipulating 5) culminating
2. 1) for 2) was 3) from 4) with 5) may
3. 1) replacing 2) retailing 3) rotating 4) re-regulating 5) reducing
4. 1) lie 2) profess 3) exhibit 4) manifest 5) express
5. 1)analytical 2) absorbing 3) interesting 4) frightening 5) valuable
6. 1) critical 2) obsolete 3) modem 4) devastating 5) lamentable
7. 1) durability 2) reactivity 3) activity 4) proactivity 5) capacity
8. 1) systems 2) managements 3) processes 4) individuals 5) units
9. 1) echoed 2) supported 3) adjusted 4) provided 5) developed
10. 1) directing 2) providing 3) affecting 4) questioning 5) projecting



Directions (Q. 11-15): Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in bold.
11. Palpable
1) Distinct
2) Rueful
3) Pleasant
4) Composed
5) Miserly

12. Abstruse
1) Dispassionate
2) Placid
3) Analogous
4) Concealed
5) Drained

13. Cavalcade
1) Remission
2) Apprehension
3) Procession
4) Division
5) Bargain

14. Hobbling
1) Depressed
2) Insincere
3) Robust
4) Consecrated
5) Crippled

15. Meddle
1) Depose
2) Tamper
3) Rare
4) Extend
5) Gauge

Directions (Q. 16-20): Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word given in bold.
16. Pedantic
1) Exceptional
2) Ignorant
3) Singular
4) Gentle
5) Prophetic

17. Serene
1) Placid
2) Indignant
3) Profound
4) Disturbed
5) Cognizant

18. Torpid
1) Alert
2) Indolent
3) Pitiable
4) Composed
5) Momentary

19. Luminous
1) Delectable
2) Lucid
3) Distasteful
4) Composed
5) Momentary

20. Innate
1) Congenital
2) Culpable
3) Acquired
4) Curious
5) Crazy

Directions (Q. 21-30): Pick out the most effective pair of words from the given pair of words to make the sentence/s meaningfully complete.

21. Professionals focus their _________ on fulfilling their responsibilities and achieving results, not on _________ a particular image.
1) planning, devising
2) leadership, attributing
3) abilities, contributing
4) energies, portraying
5) skills, obtaining

22. “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel,” says Johnson. In the modem world where the cunning selfish people _________ and the hardworking conscientious people ___________ the quotation holds good.
1) dominate, suppress
2) thrive, suffer
3) enjoy, mutilate
4) empower, subjected
5) harass, abdicate

23. We must rest assured that our sorrows, if any, are short-lived and period of joy _________ us. Such thinking will always maintain our __________ and peace of mind.
1) begets, dream
2) befits, body
3) bemoans, skills
4) merits, life
5) awaits, equipoise

24. When you are living with your __________ values and principles, you can be straightforward, honest and ______________.
1) core, upfront
2) inherited, distinct
3) innate, durable
4) cultural, perceptive
5) inborn, vehement

25. In the role of a counsellor, you are an authority figure whose objective is to ________ attentively and sensitively to employees who ___________ you with their feelings.
1) project, focus
2) manage, direct
3) listen, trust
4) concentrate, believe
5) consider, explain

26. If a junior executive neglects his professional development and ________ education, he can easily and quickly become obsolete in a world changing at __________ rates.
1) management, voluminous
2) higher, vulnerable
3) better, supreme
4) continuing, dizzying
5) value, profound

27. Harassment is just ___________ plain . There is never a valid reason or a good for _____ it.
1) wrong, excuse
2) murder, command
3) falsehood, remedy
4) killing, magic
5) offence, strategy

28. Man is ____________. He likes to know how things work. The search for understanding is __________ in its own right.
1) evolving, prophetic
2) inquisitive, legitimate
3) appreciative, fundamental
4) curious, philosophical
5) social, judgemental

29. Leadership is one of the world’s oldest __________. The understanding of leadership has figured strongly in the ____________ for knowledge.
1) cultures, desire
2) institutions, passion
3) pre-occupations, quest
4) subjects, preference
5) undertakings, conviction

30. Our _______ to understand the process of learning underlying behaviour change are ______ by the fact that any given behaviour is determined jointly by many processes.
1) nature, determined
2) scope, preceded
3) implications, followed
4) limitations, moderated
5) a pts, complicated

Directions (Q. 31-35): Reach each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

31. As l reached the hospital (1)/ I had found, a great rush of visitors (2)/ whose relatives had been admitted there (3)/ for one or the other ailment. (4)/ No error (5)

32. One should study the history (1)/ of his country because it alone can satisfy (2)/ one’s natural curiosity to know (3)/ what happened in the past. (4)/ No error (5)

33. It is interesting to note (1)/ that the greatest lines in poetry are simple (2)/ and yet there is with them some quality (3)/ which makes them outstandingly great. (4)/ No error (5)

34. In order to make human life happy, (1)/ man should live (2)/ as far as possible (3)/ in perfect harmony with nature. (4)/ No error (5)

35. You have heard (1)/ of Socrates, I suppose. (2)/ Undoubtedly he was one (3)/ of the greatest man of the world. (4)/ No error (5)

Directions (Q. 36-40): Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) It takes its recourse to progressive march towards perfection.
(B) But, one may conclude, while science is inclined towards reason, spiritualism is the essence of religion.
(C) In religion deviation from the set course is permissible, though some more rationalistic religious leaders also allow questioning and their satisfactory answers.
(D) Many people believe that science and religion are contrary to each other.
(E) The tools of religion, on the other hand, are faith, intuition, and the spoken word of the enlightened.
(F) The method of science is observation, experiment and experience.
(G) There is no doubt that the methods of science and religion are different.

36. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence?
1) F 2) E 3) D 4) B 5) G
37. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence?
1) B 2) A 3) D 4) F 5) C
38. Which of the following will be the LAST sentence?
1) C 2) A 3) D 4) B 5) E
39. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence?
1)C 2) B 3) D 4) F 5) A
40. Which of the following will be the SIXTH sentence?
1) C 2) F 3) A 4) G 5) D

Directions (Q. 41-50): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words / expressions are printed in BOLD in the passage to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Now the question arises: what is the secret of the longevity and imperishability of Indian culture? Why is it that such great empires and nations as Babylon, Assyria, Greece, Rome and Persia could not last more than the footprints of a camel on the shifting sands of the deserts while India, which faces the same ups and downs, the same mighty and cruel hand of time, is still alive and with the same halo of glory and splendour? The answer is given by Prof J B Pratt of America.
According to him, Hindu religion is “self-perpetuating and self-renewing.” Unlike other religions, “not death, but development” has been the fate of Hinduism. Not only Hindu religion but the whole culture of the Hindus has been growing, changing, and developing in accordance with the needs of times and circumstances without losing its essentially imperishable spirit. The culture of the Vedic ages, of the ages of the Upanishads, the various philosophical systems, the Mahabharata, the Smritis, the Puranas, various scholarly commentators, the medieval saints, and the age of modern reformers is the same in spirit and yet very different in form. Its basic principles are so broad-based that they can be adapted to almost any environment of development.
41. In what respect is India implied to be superior to all other nations and empires?
1) Democratic traditions
2) Territorial expansion
3) Cultural development
4) Archaeological reserves
5) Diverse wild life

42. Which of the following combinations of periods of Indian culture is incorrect as mentioned in the passage?
1) The Puranas, the Mahabharata, the medieval saints
2) The Smritis, the modem reformers, the Vedas
3) The Upanishads, the philosophical system, the Smritis
4) The Puranas, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata
5) The modern reformers, the Vedas, the medieval saints

43. What changes has the spirit of Indian culture undergone during the long period of history right from the Vedic age down to the present time?
1) The prevalence of moral values was eclipsed at certain periods of time.
2) The spirit of Indian culture has remained unchanged from the ancient times down to the present.
3) Materialism was the hallmark of Indian culture during certain periods of time
4) There is no such thing as any spirit of Indian culture.
5) During certain periods authoritarian values dominated over democratic values.

44. Choose the word which is SIMILAR in meaning as the word perpetuating as used in the passage.
1) Continuing
2) Appreciating
3) Enjoying
4) Languishing
5) Confirming

45. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE in the context of the passage?
1) Mighty and cruel hand of time spares none.
2) Assyria was a great empire and nation.
3) The culture of the Vedic ages and the ages of the Upanishads is different in form.
4) Hindu religion is growing and changing.
5) Indian culture is transient and ephemeral.

46. “…………... could not last more than the footprints of a camel on the shifting sands of the deserts”. What does this expression mean as used in the passage?
1) It lost itself in desert.
2) It was transient.
3) It lacked solidity.
4) It was limited only to desert area.
5) It lacked cohesion.

47. What is the characteristic quality of the basic principles of Indian culture?
1) They are static.
2) They derive their strength from the genius of people.
3) They believe in the purity of Indian culture.
4) They can be adapted to almost any environment.
5) They project the glimpses of ancient civilisation.

48. What, according to the author, has always characterized the Hindu religion?
1) Spirituality and reactivity
2) Proactivity and individual dignity
3) Dynamism and growth
4) Morality and stagnation
5) Collective wisdom and democracy

49. Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word ‘last’ as used in the passage.
1) Grow
2) Diminish
3) Force
4) Respond
5) end

50. What, according to J B Pratt, is the secret of the longevity and imperishability of Indian culture?
1) It has its origin in the remote past.
2) It stems from the minds and hearts of its sages.
3) It is founded on religion.
4) It is founded on universal moral values.
5) It is self-perpetuating and self-renewing.

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