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English Language For Canara Bank PO: 2018

Directions (1-5): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement.

Q1. It is a little ......(1).......... that two of the most ‘significant developments’ ~ to be politically correct ~ around the very keystone of Indian’s financial architecture have been subject to public derision and ...........(2)..........., which amounts to stating that the Reserve Bank of India is being de-backboned. That two economists of international eminence have found it impossible to serve as its governors under the current dispensation is self-revealing of the narrow …….....(3).......... into which India’s central bank is being forced into, which is far from edifying. That a former bureaucrat should be chosen to guide the bank currently navigating extremely choppy waters need not be so disturbing per se, considering that the bank has been well …….....(4)......... by former bureaucrats; one of whom won the University of Cambridge’s Adam Smith Prize (even as a callow youth) and went on to ..........(5)........ much more.

 reassure
 disconcerting
 pacifying
 assist
 clarification

Q2. It is a little ......(1).......... that two of the most ‘significant developments’ ~ to be politically correct ~ around the very keystone of Indian’s financial architecture have been subject to public derision and ...........(2)..........., which amounts to stating that the Reserve Bank of India is being de-backboned. That two economists of international eminence have found it impossible to serve as its governors under the current dispensation is self-revealing of the narrow …….....(3).......... into which India’s central bank is being forced into, which is far from edifying. That a former bureaucrat should be chosen to guide the bank currently navigating extremely choppy waters need not be so disturbing per se, considering that the bank has been well …….....(4)......... by former bureaucrats; one of whom won the University of Cambridge’s Adam Smith Prize (even as a callow youth) and went on to ..........(5)........ much more.
 applauding
 supporting
 mitigating
 lampooning
 caricature

Q3. It is a little ......(1).......... that two of the most ‘significant developments’ ~ to be politically correct ~ around the very keystone of Indian’s financial architecture have been subject to public derision and ...........(2)..........., which amounts to stating that the Reserve Bank of India is being de-backboned. That two economists of international eminence have found it impossible to serve as its governors under the current dispensation is self-revealing of the narrow …….....(3).......... into which India’s central bank is being forced into, which is far from edifying. That a former bureaucrat should be chosen to guide the bank currently navigating extremely choppy waters need not be so disturbing per se, considering that the bank has been well …….....(4)......... by former bureaucrats; one of whom won the University of Cambridge’s Adam Smith Prize (even as a callow youth) and went on to ..........(5)........ much more.
 silts
 deep
 depths
 miracle
 straits

Q4. It is a little ......(1).......... that two of the most ‘significant developments’ ~ to be politically correct ~ around the very keystone of Indian’s financial architecture have been subject to public derision and ...........(2)..........., which amounts to stating that the Reserve Bank of India is being de-backboned. That two economists of international eminence have found it impossible to serve as its governors under the current dispensation is self-revealing of the narrow …….....(3).......... into which India’s central bank is being forced into, which is far from edifying. That a former bureaucrat should be chosen to guide the bank currently navigating extremely choppy waters need not be so disturbing per se, considering that the bank has been well …….....(4)......... by former bureaucrats; one of whom won the University of Cambridge’s Adam Smith Prize (even as a callow youth) and went on to ..........(5)........ much more.
 served
 reserve
 blend
 immerse
 struggle

Q5. It is a little ......(1).......... that two of the most ‘significant developments’ ~ to be politically correct ~ around the very keystone of Indian’s financial architecture have been subject to public derision and ...........(2)..........., which amounts to stating that the Reserve Bank of India is being de-backboned. That two economists of international eminence have found it impossible to serve as its governors under the current dispensation is self-revealing of the narrow …….....(3).......... into which India’s central bank is being forced into, which is far from edifying. That a former bureaucrat should be chosen to guide the bank currently navigating extremely choppy waters need not be so disturbing per se, considering that the bank has been well …….....(4)......... by former bureaucrats; one of whom won the University of Cambridge’s Adam Smith Prize (even as a callow youth) and went on to ..........(5)........ much more.
 deceive
 reducing
 achieve
 availing
 endures

Directions (6-10): In each of the question given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is then followed by five options which then try to decipher its meaning. Choose the option which gives the correct meaning of the phrases.

Q6. Zip your lip

 To hide a secret
 To put make up on lips
 To stop talking
 To make a loud noise
 None of the Above

Q7. Miss the boat
 Miss a beautiful memory of the past
 Miss a boat ride
 Miss the chance
 Miss the first spot in a queue
 None of the Above

Q8. Fine-tooth comb
 To comb one’s hair properly.
 Examining something carefully to not miss out any details.
 Clever enough to hide something easily
 To perform an assigned task responsibly
 None of the Above

Q9. Think on your feet
 To think while walking
 Not be able to take decisions by oneself
 Adjusting quickly to changes and making fast decisions.
 To get worried about something
 None of the Above

Q10. Whole bag of tricks
 Trying a lot to achieve something but failing every time
 Tricking or duping someone
 Avoid saying what you mean, usually because it is uncomfortable
 Trying all the clever means to achieve something
 None of the Above

Directions (11-15): In each of the questions given below an incomplete sentence which must be filled/completed with one of the sentences/phrases given below .i.e. one of the sentences/phrases can be fit into the given blanks. Choose the correct option and complete the given sentences.

Q11. We live in a world where the anxiety to achieve economic growth has resulted in over-exploitation and unethical .....................

 serving of natural resources.
 protection of environment.
 conservation of ecosystem.
 plundering of natural resources.
 None of the Above

Q12. Unless we begin to use our natural resources rationally, and fairly, the world would face an environmental catastrophe as complete and irreversible .............
 as any propaganda.
 as any nuclear holocaust.
 as they really are.
 for the whole of mankind.
 None of the Above

Q13.A man driven by greed and envy loses the power of seeing things .................
 and hurt sentiments of others.
 as they really are.
 for the betterment of human.
 implicitly, slowness and smallness.
 None of the Above

Q14. Mahatma Gandhi firmly believed that the ‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not for ......................’
 every man’s fame
 all the needs
 every man’s greed.
 other ill causes.
 None of the Above

Q15. Mere birth as a human being and the amassing of wealth by committing wanton destruction upon the environment does not entitle one to be called .....................
 a goalkeeper of the game.
 a passionate champion of a life.
 profound and visionary environment.
 a civilized human being in the real sense of the term.
 None of the Above










 SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.D
3.E
4.A
5.C
6.C
7.C
8.B
9.C
10.D
11.D
12.B
13.B
14.C
15.D

5 Banking and SSC : English Language For Canara Bank PO: 2018 Directions (1-5): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate...

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