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English Language Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims - 2018

Directions (1-5): In each of the following sentences, there is a blank space. Below each such sentence, there are five options with one word each. Fill up the blanks with the word that makes the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

Q1. ---------- solutions must be found for stubble-burning and the use of solid fuels in households, the two major sources of pollution, and State governments must be made accountable for tackling air pollution.

 Temporary
 Sustainable
 Mundane
 Tiring
 Brief

Q2. A mechanism for -------- collection of farm residues has to be instituted.
 Renewable
 Slow
 Tedious
 Fast
 Rapid

Q3. Such measures should be ---------- by strong control over urban sources of pollution.
 Support
 Complemented
 Integrate
 Commence
 Accomplish

Q4. Fuels may be relatively cleaner today and vehicles better ----------- to cut emissions, but traffic densities in cities have led to a rise in pollution.
 Angle
 Operate
 Engineered
 Disorganized
 Finagle

Q5. ---------- legislation by Parliament, the Supreme Court has asked States to implement a scheme framed by the Centre to protect witnesses in criminal trials from threat, intimidation and undue influence.
 Late
 Hanging
 Unlikely
 Pending
 Fastidious

Directions (6-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 11 to 15. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. . If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice.

The NDA government’s scheme to ----6----- health cover of Rs. 5 lakh per year to 10 crore poor and ----7----- families through the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission has taken a step forward with the Union Cabinet approving the modalities of its implementation. Considering the small window, just over a year, available before the term of the present government ends, ---8--- action is needed to roll out such an ambitious scheme. For a start, the apex council that will steer the program and the governing board to operationalize it in -----9----- with the States need to be set up. The States, which have a statutory responsibility for -----10----- of health care, have to act quickly and form dedicated agencies to run the scheme.

Q6.
 Given
 Neglect
 Provide
 Loose
 Cut

Q7.
 Malnutrition
 Vulnerable
 Sensitivity
 Guarded
 Secure

Q8.
 Slow
 Compelling
 Voluntary
 Secondary
 Urgently

Q9.
 Companions
 According
 Partnership
 Instant
 Sympathy

Q10.
 Available
 Busy
 Demand
 Provision
 Vacant

Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A. However, the most effective method to deal with stress is not one of these modern methods but rather a 5,000 year-old idea: Meditation.
B. People have tried various methods to help cope with stress, everything from exercise and diet to alternative methods like biofeedback.
C. Meditation allows us to step outside the situation, seeing ourselves as the observer rather than the victim, and opens us up to other points of view.
D. In this modern day and age, the negative effects of stress are unavoidable.
E. Meditation not only helps reduce the negative effects of stress, but also leads to a better sense of well-being by uniting mind and body.

Q11. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
 A
 E
 D
 C
 B

Q12. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
 B
 C
 A
 E
 D

Q13. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
 E
 D
 C
 A
 B

Q14. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
 C
 E
 B
 A
 D

Q15. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
 C
 B
 E
 A
 D










SOLUTIONS

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

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