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Practice set 1 of the ENGLISH SERIES for IBPS PO 2020

Practice set 1 of the ENGLISH SERIES (Error detection, phrase replacement, fillers, Para jumbles, Cloze tests)(new pattern) for IBPS PO 2020: New pattern English questions for IBPS PO 2020

 

As we know how important role English language section plays when it comes to SBI, IBPS CLERK/PO exam.
Tackling English section with wits can give you an edge over other students. And English is all about practice, so to make your job easier, we have come up with a series of ” TOPIC-WISE PRACTICE SETS” comprising ‘200 New pattern QUESTIONS with detailed solutions’ for IBPS/RRB PO 2020 (based on new pattern).

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How to score 28+ marks in English in bank exams (strategy shared by the one who scored 30 marks in English in IBPS PO 2019)

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Q1. The proposals would call for a radical __B__ of the governance architecture in banking, in favour of the bank board, so that the balance of power between the board and the chief executive officer (CEO) duly shifts in favour of the former. 
Select the word that can be filled in the blank B. 
a) applaud
b) overhaul
c) proclamation
d) acclaim
e) impression
 

Directions (2-6): In the following sentences, One or two parts have errors and the rest are correct. Find out which parts have an error and mark it as your answer. If there is no error, mark ‘No error’.

Q2. The objective of the act was to laid down strategies (A)/ for the development of comprehensive (B) / programs and service and the equalization (C)/  of opportunities for disabled persons.(D)


1) A-B

2) B-C
3) C-D
4) A-C
5) No error 

Q3. The recent Reserve Bank of India (RBI) discussion(a) / paper on ‘Governance in commercial banks in India’ seek(b) / to bring about path-break reform in private (c) /sector, nationalised and regional banks(d).
 
1) ac
2) ab
3) bc
4) cd
5) No error
 
Q4. Further, the paper suggests that(a) / the chief risk officer and the chief compliance(b) / office reports to the risk (c) /management committee of the board(d). 
 
1) a
2) b
3) c
4) d
5) No error
 

5) Only a free society wherein individuals feel (A)/ dignify, enjoy basic rights (B)/ can insure the all round and (C)/ quick progress of its members. (D)/ No error 

1) A-B

2) B-C
3) C-D
4) A-C
5) No error 

 

 6) In a fast-changing world accelerated  by new(A)/ advanced in electronic technology ,only(B)/ an dynamic exuberant (C)/  generation can put India on a strong footing.(D)/ No error 

1) A-B

2) B-C
3) C-D
4) A-C
5) No error 

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Directions (7-10): In each of the questions given below four or five words are given in bold. These words may or may not be in their correct position. The sentence is then followed by options with the correct combination of words that should interchange with each other in order to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Find the correct combination of the words that replace each other. If the sentence is correct as it then select option (e) as your choice.

Q7. The (A) academician did a (B) commendable job in (C) highlighting the (D)dangers of the so called lethal weapon (E)systems.

(a) (A) – (E)

(b) (B) – (C)

(c) (B) – (E)

(d) (A) – (D) and (B) and (E)

(e) No interchange required

Q8. Skills are a (A) asset (B) vital in today’s globalised economy where (C) threat jobs are under (D) unskilled of (E) automation.

(a) (A) – (E)

(b) (B) – (C)

(c) (A) – (B) and (C) and (D)

(d) (B) – (E)

(e) No interchange required

9) asserted 1  by protests ,home minister and BJP president Amit Shah unfazed 2 that the government was determined 3 to implement the citizenship 4 amendment act.

A. 1-2

B. 2-3
C. 3-4
D. 2-4
E. No correction is required 

10) The scientists genetically 1 started talking of designer babies, which make it theoretically 2 possible to have 3 engineer our children with added height or intelligence 4.

A. 1-2

B. 2-3
C. 3-4
D. 1-3
E. No correction is required 

 

SOLUTION

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How to score 28+ marks in English in bank exams (strategy shared by the one who scored 30 marks in English in IBPS PO 2019)

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1) Overhaul, meaning- a major renovation or repair, fits into the context appropriately as we need a filler that can be used as a noun and can impart a meaning similar to that of ‘repair or renovation’.The sentence talks about a radical overhaul of the governance architecture in banking. Rest of the options don’t fit into the context.

2) The errors are in a and c parts.
Use ‘lay down’ in place of ‘laid down’ as V1 will be used here to make the sentence grammatically correct. Use ‘services’ in place of ‘service’ as programs (plural) has been used, parallelism will be maintained here to make the sentence grammatically correct.
‘Parallelism’ is one of the 20 frequently asked grammar rules in BANK (IBPS, SBI) exams. 
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3) The errors are in b and c parts.
Replace ‘seek’ with ‘seeks’ to make the sentence grammatically correct.
‘RBI’s discussion paper’ is a singular subject. Hence, it will take singular form of verb.
In the c part, replace path-break with path-breaking as we need an adjective to qualify the noun ‘reform’.
 

4) The error is in c part.

Replace ‘reports’ with ‘report’ to make the sentence grammatically  correct.
The subject is plural. Hence, plural form of the verb will be used.

5) The errors are in b and c parts.
Use ‘dignified’ in place of ‘dignify’ and ‘assure’ in place of ‘insure’.
Assure – to make sure and secure, to give someone confidence in the trust worthiness of something. 

6) The errors are in b and c parts.
Use ‘advances’ in place of ‘advanced’ as we need a noun here to make the sentence grammatically correct. Use ‘a’ in place of ‘an’.

 

7) The given sentence is grammatically and contextually correct. The positions of all the words are correct 

and hence no interchange is required. Therefore, option (e) is the most suitable answer choice.

 

8) c

In the given statement, position of the word automation is correct. However, the words (A)-(B) and (C)-(D) need to be interchanged to frame a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. The sentence thus formed is “Skills are a vital asset in today’s globalised economy where unskilled jobs are under threat of automation.” Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

9)A
 ‘unfazed’ should be used in place of ‘asserted’ as we need a word that imparts a meaning similar to ‘not frightened or hesitant’ and ‘asserted will be used in place of the word ‘unfazed’ to make the sentence correct contextually and grammatically. 

10) D
‘have’ should be used in place of ‘genetically’ and ”genetically ” will be used in  place of  ‘have’ to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

 

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