English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 – 6

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The following set has 10 questions with 8 minutes in time.

The following set of quiz is created as per the standards of upcoming IBPS Clerk Prelims exam.

Quiz Name: English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims

Time: 8 Minutes

Difficulty Level: Difficult

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English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 – New Pattern Cloze Test

Though the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is described as Good and Simple Tax, the consumer is unlikely to get any relief from the new consumption-driven tax dispensation.  It may not actually fuel official inflation rate due to the way it is calculated. But, the consumer should feel the pinch as GST rolls out.  Food and fuel create (1) significant part of the inflation basket. As the GST exempts both food and fuel, the expected (2) impact of the new tax regime on the rate of inflation is perhaps ruled out.

But, the GST has increased the rate of tax on services by three percentage points. This shall squeeze (3) the middle-class budget. The national accounts data shows that a sizable amount (4) of the private final consumption expenditure in the domestic market is of services. But, services that account for almost half of the total consumption basket in the economy has a small share in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

This makes any official assessment on inflationary impact of GST an optical picture (5).  As the economy grows and modernises and the incomes rise, the share of the services in the total consumption expenditure increases at the household level. Thus, the GST impact on price rise will continue to upturn (6).

Besides, the many commodities and services that form a significant part of the average middle-class expenditure are going to be inexpensive (7) due to higher levels of taxation in the GST regime. For instance, insurance premiums are set to rise on car, health etc.

Transaction fee on various financial services are expected to go up. Stay in hotels and a visit to restaurant are to become costlier. Your mobile and internet bills are expected to rise. Your health bill may vaguely (8) go up. For instance, the prices of diabetic drugs may also increase.

Similarly, chewing gums, white chocolate, chocolates containing cocoa, wafers coated with chocolate, instant coffee, custard powder, students’ colours, paints, varnishes, perfumes, beauty products, sunscreen, shampoos, hair dyes, after-shave lotions and deodorants will become costlier. Visits to theme parks and sporting events like IPL will be more than the current rates.

However, the middle class may get some relief in other areas. Cab fares could get marginally cheaper. The prices of SUVs are expected to come down. Economy class air travel will become cheaper. Your electricity bill may come down as the tax on coal is reduced.

A comparative study of GST tax rates and the patterns of middle class expenditure reveal that the net impact of GST will be higher expenditure costs. Meanwhile, the market behaviour is such that the higher tax burden is automatically escalated (9) to the consumer while the lower tax benefits may hardly percolate. Gold constitutes the major part of middle class savings in India. Gold is set to become costlier under GST.

The cyclic relationship among demand, production and investment is critical for generate (10) economic growth. Higher cost of consumption may dampen demand which can show a decelerating impact on the demand generation in the economy.

(1) (A) organise

 (B) constitute

 (C) create

 (D) compose

 (E) None of these

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Option: B

 

(2) (A) likely

 (B) possible

 (C) prospective

 (D) Probable

 (E) None of these

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Option: A

(3) (A) ruin

 (B) imbalance

 (C) crush

 (D) surge

 (E) None of these

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Option: E

(4) (A) proportion

(B) ratio

(C) share

(D) quantity

(E) None of these

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Option: A

(5) (A) delusion

 (B) impression

 (C) snap

 (D) illusion

 (E) None of these

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Option: D

(6)  (A) upsurge

 (B) mount

 (C) build-up

 (D) spread

 (E) None of these

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Option: B

(7)  (A) overprice

 (B) steep

 (C) exorbitant

 (D) costlier

 (E) None of these

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Option: D

(8) (A) faintly

 (B) indistinctly

 (C) marginally

 (D) quietly

 (E) None of these

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Option: C

(9) (A) transmitted

 (B) transported

 (C) transferred

 (D) transfused

 (E) None of these

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Option: C

(10) (A) cause

 (B) triggering

 (C) prompt

 (D) elicit

 (E) None of these

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Option: B

 

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