Dec 8, 2016

IBPS Specialist Officers English Language Sample Question Paper

IBPS Specialist Officers English Language Sample Question Paper

Directions (Q. 1-10): Which of the following phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) would replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer.
1. Despite being tried his best to persuade people to give up smoking, he could not attain success.
1) Despite his best trying
2) Despite of his best
3) Inspite of being tried his best
4) Despite trying his best
5) No correction required

2. His suggestions were so trivial and hence nobody took any cognizance of them
1) so trivial that and have
2) very trivial and hence so
3) too trivial to and hence
4) very trivial and hence
5) No correction required

3. But for your time of helping, we could not have accomplished our goal in such a small time span.
1) But for your timely help
2) Because of your timely helping
3) Despite your time of helping
4) But your time for helping
5) No correction required

4. He failed in his attempt to disperse the mob before the miscreants sets the fire on the bus.
1) set the bus on fire
2) setting fire on the bus
3) set fire to the bus
4) set the fire on to the bus
5) No correction required

5. Even on most critical moments, he is calm, but today he appears very much disturbed.
1) appeared very much disturb
2) appears very much to disturb
3) appeared to be very much disturbing
4) is appearing very much disturbing
5) No correction required

6. Their attempt of rioting was foiled because of the police squad arrived on time.
1) of the police squad being arrived
2) of the arrival of the police squad
3) the police squad arrival
4) of the police squad had arrived
5) No correction required

7. How can one mobilise support from colleagues without being cordially to them?
1) being cordially for
2) been cordially to
3) being cordial to
4) cordially being to
5) No correction required

8. For every citizen it is mandatory to help the civic administration for keep up the city clean.
1) for upkeep clean the city
2) for clean and keep the city
3) for keeping of the city cleanliness
4) to keep the city clean
5) No correction required

9. Any one who known to India’s villages knows the meaning of scarcity.
1) knowing India’s villages knows
2) is known to India’s villages knows
3) knows India’s villages knows
4) knew India’s villages knowing
5) No correction required

10. In our country women have opportunities to rise to top in every walk of life.
1) have been having opportunities
2) have had opportunities for a raise
3) have opportunities to raise
4) having opportunities to rise
5) No correction required

Direction (Q. 11-20) : 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.
Economic backwardness of a region is ………....(11)………..... by the co-existence of unutilized or underutilized …………..(12)…………...on the one hand, and …………...(13)………...natural resources, on the other. Economic development essentially means a process of ………….. (14)………... change whereby the real per capita income of an economy …………...(15)………... over a period of time. Then, a simple but meaningful question arises: what causes economic development? Or what makes a country developed? This question has absorbed the ……………..(16) …………...of scholars of socio-economic change for decades. Going through the ……………..(17)…………....history of developed countries like America, Russia and Japan, man is essentially found as ……………...(18)………….... in the process of economic development. Japan, whose economy was …………...(19)………….. damaged from the ravages of the Second World War, is the clearest example of our time to…………..(20)……………... kingpin role in economic development .
11. 1) developed 2) cured 3) improved 4) enhanced 5) characterized
12. 1) sources 2) finances 3) funds 4) manpower 5) industries
13. 1) exhaustive 2) unexploited 3) abundant 4) indefinite 5) unreliable
14. 1) upward 2) drastic 3) negligible 4) incredible 5) sudden
15. 1) diminishes 2) degenerates 3) increases 4) succumbs 5) stabilizes
16. 1) plans 2) attempts 3) attention 4) resources 5) strategy
17. 1) existing 2) glorious 3) ancient 4) economic 5) discouraging
18. 1) pivotal 2) neutral 3) insignificant 4) enchanted 5) vicious
19. 1) increasingly 2) always 3) gradually 4) deliberately 5) badly
20. 1) enlighten 2) validate 3) negate 4) underestimate 5) belittle

Directions (Q. 21-25) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions given below them.
A. While doing so, we may also correct any distortions that we may discern.
B. With all our experience and insight, we should be able to visualize them well in advance.
C. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence is a historic moment.
D. Also, it is a time to consolidate on the gains that we have made.
E. But, most of all, it is a time to gear up for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
F. It is a time to introspect and evaluate what we have achieved in the last five decades.

21. Which of the following should be the FOURTH statement after rearrangement?
1) E 2) D 3) C 4) B 5) A

22. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) statement after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E

23. Which of the following should be the SECOND statement after rearrangement?
1) F 2) E 3) D 4) C 5) B

24. Which of the following should be the THIRD statement after rearrangement?
1) B 2) C 3) D 4) E 5) F

25. Which of the following should be the FIRST statement after rearrangement?
1) F 2) E 3) D 4) C 5) B

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
4 4 1 1 5 2 3 4 1 5
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
5 4 2 2 3 3 4 1 5 2
21 22 23 24 25
1 1 1 3 4

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