English Quiz for IBPS PO Mains – Set 12

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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/
phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the
appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on
Saturday ______ (1) a Budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms,
slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put – ______ (2) and
foreign capital to work. In his first full-year Budget since Prime Minister
Narendra Modi’s landslide election victory ______ (3) May, Jaitley said India’s
economy was about to take off. Modi tweeted that the Budget would “further
reignite our growth engine”. Billed as a test of the nationalist premier’s
willingness to ____ (4) a $2 trillion economy with a bloated public sector and
weak private investment, the Budget was short on structural reforms and contained
revenue targets some called unrealistic. It drew a__ (5) reception from
economists, with some calling it a path to an investor friendly India, but
______ (6) seeing a missed opportunity to tackle deep-seated structural
problems. Jaitley promised higher investment in India’s decrepit roads and
railways, offered the ______ (7) of tax cuts to global companies and the stick
of tighter______(8) to get Indian tycoons to invest at home rather than stash
wealth abroad. Tax evaders face ______ (9) sentences of up to 10 years, he
warned. The tax changes and tougher enforcement would raise $2.5 billion next
year, he said. Tax receipts overall would rise 15 percent and government asset
sales would raise $11 billion – goals that past experience ______ (10) may be
hard to meet.
1. 1) announced 2) proclaimed 3) decree 4) stated 5)

2. 1) family 2) domestic 3) familial 4) household 5)
3. 1) most recent 2) very last 3) last 4) end 5) final
4. 1) improvement 2) restructuring 3) reorganization 4)
reform 5) development

5. 1) uniform 2) assertive 3) minor 4) magical 5) mixed

6. 1) others 2) extra 3) further 4) supplementary 5) spare

7. 1) bribe 2) carrot 3) lure 4) candy 5) bite

8. 1) system 2) convention 3) rules 4) laws 5) policy

9. 1) penitent 2) dungeon 3) confined 4) jail 5) detaining

10. 1) showing 2) showed 3) shown 4) show 5) shows
Directions (Q. 11-15):
Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a
sequence to form a meaningful
paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A) We only remember learning
history on war, not of other types of historical subjects.
B) History, to some degree is
important, but it is typically taught in a memorization manner.
C) But the reality is that
history is so universal because nearly every country is interconnected whether
it is through economics, culture, business, finances, goods and services, and
ecological perspectives.
D) This is where we go wrong with
learning history. There is no process of looking at it from a productive
E) Furthermore, we typically only
learn history of our own country.
F) Never in any educational
background was a student challenged to reflect or re-evaluate how history
works, but rather how much one could retain.
11. What is the LAST
tence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) E 5) F
12. What is the THIRD
sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) D 4) F 5) E
13. What is the FOURTH
sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) C 3) D 4) E 5) F
14. What is the FIRST
sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) A 3) C 4) E 5) F
15. What is the
SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) D 4) E 5) F


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