SBI Clerk English Language Online Test Questions Test 1

1.
Directions(Q.1 to Q.8 ):

In the questions given below, there is a sentence in which one part is given in bold. The part given in bold may or may not be grammatically correct. Choose the best alternative among the four given which can replace the part in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the part given in bold is already correct and does not require any replacement, choose option 5 , i.e. “No replacement required” as your answer.


Nobody can deny the fact that Indian economy is very different than American economy.


a

are very different than

b

is so much different than

c

are very different from

d

is very different from

e

No replacement required


2.

Accurate statistics with regards to the area occupied in different forms of cultivation are difficult to obtain.


a

statistic with regards to

b

statistics with regard to

c

statistic with regard to

d

statistics in regards to

e

No replacement required


3.

Seldom if ever was there any training or instructions in such tactics for either the tank crews or the infantry formations.


a

Seldom or never

b

Seldom if never

c

Seldom or ever

d

Seldom has ever

e

No replacement required


4.

As soon as I opened the front door of my house, than I smelled the distinctive aroma of fresh coffee.


a

then I smelled

b

that I smelled

c

I smelled

d

I smell

e

No replacement required


5.

Although he had fewer supporters among the governing class, but he was able to get the popular vote.


a

he was able

b

and he was able

c

else he was able

d

or he was able

e

No replacement required


6.

The party explicitly denies that they are not involved in mainstream politics.


a

denied that they are not

b

denies that they were

c

denied that they are

d

deny that they are not

e

No replacement required


7.

I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of good books to read than a king who did not loved reading.


a

who do not loved

b

who did not love

c

whom did not loved

d

whom did not love

e

No replacement required


8.

The relatively static lattice in a diamond ensures that the scattering is at a minimum and the thermal conductivity is exceptional good.


a

are exceptional

b

was exceptional

c

are exceptionally

d

is exceptionally

e

No replacement required


9.
Directions(Q.9 to Q.13 ):

Select the phrase/connector (it must be at the start) from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.


We see ourselves repeating our ordinary routine. We realize how much wealth surrounds our life.

(i) When we see ourselves ……………

(ii) Our ordinary routine……….

(iii) Realizing how much wealth……………


a

Only (i)

b

Both (ii) and (iii)

c

Only (iii)

d

Only (ii)

e

None of these


10.

There is a growing influence of the Indian Diaspora on Capitol Hill.Trump will certainly see the advantages of doing business with India.

(i) As there is a growing influence of…

(ii) The growing influence of the Indian…

(iii) With the growing influence of the Indian..


a

Only (i) is correct

b

Only (iii) is correct

c

Both (i) and (ii) are correct

d

Both (i) and (iii) are correct

e

All are correct


11.

There was no democracy in British India.The rulers could take bold decisions fearlessly without bothering about repercussions.

(i) As there was no democracy in British India…

(ii) Since there was no democracy in British…

(iii) With the rulers taking bold decisions…


a

Only (i) is correct

b

Only (ii) is correct

c

Both (i) and (ii) are correct

d

Both (ii) and (iii) are correct

e

All are correct


12.

Twelve million youth enter the Indian work force every year. Eighty per cent of these youth are unskilled.

(a) While eighty per cent ………

(b) Since twelve million ……….

(c) Of the twelve million ……….


a

Only (a)

b

Only (c)

c

Only (a) and (c)

d

All (a) , (b) and (c)

e

None of these


13.

Scientists build climate models—computer simulations of the climate system. They are doing this to further explore the causes and effects of global warming

(i) To further explore…

(ii) Scientists are building…

(iii) Predicting effects of global warming…


a

Only (i) is correct

b

Only (ii) is correct

c

Only (iii) is correct

d

Both (i) and (ii) are correct

e

All are correct


14.
Directions(Q.14 to Q.19 ):

Given below the sentences each of which has been divided into five parts out of which the first part has been marked bold. Each of the questions is then followed by the five options which give the sequence of the rearranged parts. You must choose the option which gives the correct sequence of the parts. If the sentence is already arranged or the correct sequence doesn’t match any of the given sequence, mark 5 .i.e. "None of the above" as your answer.


The apex court had ordered that the/ of the biometric scheme and the enabling law(a) / deadline be extended till the five-judge constitution(b) / on petitions challenging the validity(c) / bench delivers its judgment(d).


a

ACDB

b

BCAD

c

BDCA

d

CADB

e

None of the above


15.

Repealing the law that safeguards/ the floodgates of poaching(a) / and it would lead to(b) / marginalisation of the indigenous people(c) /the indigenous people would open(d)


a

DCBA

b

DABC

c

ACBD

d

BACD

e

None of the above


16.

My thoughts are with the families/ in this unfortunate accident(a) / recovery of the injured(b) / of those who have lost their loved ones(c) / I pray for the speedy(d) /


a

BCAD

b

DACB

c

ACBD

d

CADB

e

None of the above


17.

Several people became leaders/ remained where they were(a) / and Ministers after that(b) / rally but the people(c) / belonging to the community(d).


a

ABCD

b

BCDA

c

CABD

d

DACB

e

None of the above


18.

He also directed the department/ to develop the new schools as model(a) / completion of construction work(b) / construction technology for early(c) / institutions and engage modern(d).


a

ADCB

b

ABCD

c

DACB

d

CADB

e

None of the above


19.

The U.S. is a/ to its being an open society(a) / nation of immigrants(b) / in the present global order(c) / and owes its predominant position(d) .


a

ADCB

b

ABCD

c

BDCA

d

CADB

e

None of the above


20.
Directions(Q.20 to Q.25 ):

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Have you heard that the economy is like a car? It’s the most popular analogy in financial reporting and political discourse. The American people are repeatedly told by financial pundits and politicians that consumption is an ’engine’ that ’drives’ economic growth because it makes up 70% of GDP. One notable Nobel-winning economics pundit with a penchant for bizarre growth theories even recently noted that an economy can be ’based on purchases of yachts, luxury cars, and the services of personal trainers and celebrity chefs.’ Conversely, other economists including Nobel-winner Joseph Stiglitz claim that our economy is stuck in ’first gear’ due to inequality: too much income is concentrated among too few rich people who tend to save larger share of their income and thus have a lower ’marginal propensity to consume’. The Keynesian message is clear: if you want to put the economic pedal to the metal, get out there and consume!

Not so fast, Speed Racer. The systematic failure by Keynesian economists and pundits to distinguish between consuming and producing value is the single most damaging fallacy in popular economic thinking. If the economy were a car, consumer preferences would surely be the steering wheel, but real savings and investment would be the engine that drives it forward.

Economic growth (booms) and declines (bust) have always been led by changes in business and durable goods investment, while final consumer goods spending has been relatively stable through the business cycle. Booms and busts in financial markets, heavy industry and housing have always been leading indicators of recession and recovery.

As John Stuart Mill put it two centuries ago, ’the demand for commodities is not the demand for labor.’ Consumer demand does not necessarily translate into increased employment. That’s because ’consumers’ don’t employ people. Businesses do. Since new hires are a risky and costly investment with unknown future returns, employers must rely on their expectations about the future and weigh those decision very carefully. As economic historian Robert Higgs’ pioneering work on the Great Depression suggests, increased uncertainty can depress job growth even in the face of booming consumption. As recent years have demonstrated, consumer demand that appears to be driven by temporary or unsustainable policies is unlikely to induce businesses to hire.


Choose the word which is MOST SMILAR to the word given in passage

UNKNOWN


a

Recognize

b

Perceived

c

Unpredictable

d

Unruly

e

Uncanny


21.

Which of the following is the most suitable title for the passage above?


a

Recession and Recovery

b

Consumer: The driving force for Economy

c

Economy: a Distant Dream?

d

Is Consumption necessary for economic Growth?

e

None of the Above


22.

In the statement “consumer preferences would surely be the steering wheel, but real savings and investment would be the engine that drives it forward”, what can we infer from the line “consumer preferences would surely be the steering wheel”?


a

Consumer likings regulate the economy individually.

b

If you want to regulate the economy, consumption is the only force.

c

The Penchant of the consumers controls the economy.

d

The consumer preferences are not at par with savings and economy in driving the economy.

e

None of the Above


23.

Which of the following statements is/are correct in context with the passage?


a

Economists fail to distinguish between consuming and producing value and form a mistaken belief.

b

Economic growth and declines have always been led by changes in business and durable goods investment.

c

Income distribution is evenly distributed among the rich and is compatible with the tendency to consume.

d

Only (a)

e

Both (a) and (b)


24.

Which of the following is/are likely to induce businesses to hire?


a

Consumer Demand

b

Consumer Spending

c

Increased certainty in future returns.

d

Makeshift policies

e

Both (b) and (c)


25.

Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE to the word given in passage

ANALOGY


a

Similarity

b

narrative

c

Contrast

d

Reciprocate

e

Variance


26.
Directions(Q.26 to Q.30 ):

In the following questions two columns are given containing three sentences/phrases each. In first column, sentences/phrases are A, B and C and in the second column the sentences/phrases are D, E and F. A sentence/phrase from the first column may or may not connect with another sentence/phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. Each question has five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the sentences/phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, mark

5, i.e. “None of these” as your answer.


/

a

C-E and B-F

b

A-F

c

B-E

d

A-D

e

None of these


27.
/

a

C-F

b

A-D

c

B-E

d

B-D

e

None of these


28.
/

a

C-E

b

B-F

c

A-D

d

C-F

e

None of these


29.
/

a

A-D

b

B-E

c

C-E

d

A-F

e

None of these


30.
/

a

A-F and B-D

b

B-E and C-F

c

B-F and C-D

d

A-D and C-E

e

None of these


31.
Directions(Q.1 to Q.8 ):

In the questions given below, there is a sentence in which one part is given in bold. The part given in bold may or may not be grammatically correct. Choose the best alternative among the four given which can replace the part in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the part given in bold is already correct and does not require any replacement, choose option 5 , i.e. “No replacement required” as your answer.


Nobody can deny the fact that Indian economy is very different than American economy.


a

are very different than

b

is so much different than

c

are very different from

d

is very different from

e

No replacement required


32.

Accurate statistics with regards to the area occupied in different forms of cultivation are difficult to obtain.


a

statistic with regards to

b

statistics with regard to

c

statistic with regard to

d

statistics in regards to

e

No replacement required


33.

Seldom if ever was there any training or instructions in such tactics for either the tank crews or the infantry formations.


a

Seldom or never

b

Seldom if never

c

Seldom or ever

d

Seldom has ever

e

No replacement required


34.

As soon as I opened the front door of my house, than I smelled the distinctive aroma of fresh coffee.


a

then I smelled

b

that I smelled

c

I smelled

d

I smell

e

No replacement required


35.

Although he had fewer supporters among the governing class, but he was able to get the popular vote.


a

he was able

b

and he was able

c

else he was able

d

or he was able

e

No replacement required


36.

The party explicitly denies that they are not involved in mainstream politics.


a

denied that they are not

b

denies that they were

c

denied that they are

d

deny that they are not

e

No replacement required


37.

I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of good books to read than a king who did not loved reading.


a

who do not loved

b

who did not love

c

whom did not loved

d

whom did not love

e

No replacement required


38.

The relatively static lattice in a diamond ensures that the scattering is at a minimum and the thermal conductivity is exceptional good.


a

are exceptional

b

was exceptional

c

are exceptionally

d

is exceptionally

e

No replacement required


39.
Directions(Q.9 to Q.13 ):

Select the phrase/connector (it must be at the start) from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.


We see ourselves repeating our ordinary routine. We realize how much wealth surrounds our life.

(i) When we see ourselves ……………

(ii) Our ordinary routine……….

(iii) Realizing how much wealth……………


a

Only (i)

b

Both (ii) and (iii)

c

Only (iii)

d

Only (ii)

e

None of these


40.

There is a growing influence of the Indian Diaspora on Capitol Hill.Trump will certainly see the advantages of doing business with India.

(i) As there is a growing influence of…

(ii) The growing influence of the Indian…

(iii) With the growing influence of the Indian..


a

Only (i) is correct

b

Only (iii) is correct

c

Both (i) and (ii) are correct

d

Both (i) and (iii) are correct

e

All are correct


41.

There was no democracy in British India.The rulers could take bold decisions fearlessly without bothering about repercussions.

(i) As there was no democracy in British India…

(ii) Since there was no democracy in British…

(iii) With the rulers taking bold decisions…


a

Only (i) is correct

b

Only (ii) is correct

c

Both (i) and (ii) are correct

d

Both (ii) and (iii) are correct

e

All are correct


42.

Twelve million youth enter the Indian work force every year. Eighty per cent of these youth are unskilled.

(a) While eighty per cent ………

(b) Since twelve million ……….

(c) Of the twelve million ……….


a

Only (a)

b

Only (c)

c

Only (a) and (c)

d

All (a) , (b) and (c)

e

None of these


43.

Scientists build climate models—computer simulations of the climate system. They are doing this to further explore the causes and effects of global warming

(i) To further explore…

(ii) Scientists are building…

(iii) Predicting effects of global warming…


a

Only (i) is correct

b

Only (ii) is correct

c

Only (iii) is correct

d

Both (i) and (ii) are correct

e

All are correct


44.
Directions(Q.14 to Q.19 ):

Given below the sentences each of which has been divided into five parts out of which the first part has been marked bold. Each of the questions is then followed by the five options which give the sequence of the rearranged parts. You must choose the option which gives the correct sequence of the parts. If the sentence is already arranged or the correct sequence doesn’t match any of the given sequence, mark 5 .i.e. "None of the above" as your answer.


The apex court had ordered that the/ of the biometric scheme and the enabling law(a) / deadline be extended till the five-judge constitution(b) / on petitions challenging the validity(c) / bench delivers its judgment(d).


a

ACDB

b

BCAD

c

BDCA

d

CADB

e

None of the above


45.

Repealing the law that safeguards/ the floodgates of poaching(a) / and it would lead to(b) / marginalisation of the indigenous people(c) /the indigenous people would open(d)


a

DCBA

b

DABC

c

ACBD

d

BACD

e

None of the above


46.

My thoughts are with the families/ in this unfortunate accident(a) / recovery of the injured(b) / of those who have lost their loved ones(c) / I pray for the speedy(d) /


a

BCAD

b

DACB

c

ACBD

d

CADB

e

None of the above


47.

Several people became leaders/ remained where they were(a) / and Ministers after that(b) / rally but the people(c) / belonging to the community(d).


a

ABCD

b

BCDA

c

CABD

d

DACB

e

None of the above


48.

He also directed the department/ to develop the new schools as model(a) / completion of construction work(b) / construction technology for early(c) / institutions and engage modern(d).


a

ADCB

b

ABCD

c

DACB

d

CADB

e

None of the above


49.

The U.S. is a/ to its being an open society(a) / nation of immigrants(b) / in the present global order(c) / and owes its predominant position(d) .


a

ADCB

b

ABCD

c

BDCA

d

CADB

e

None of the above


50.
Directions(Q.20 to Q.25 ):

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Have you heard that the economy is like a car? It’s the most popular analogy in financial reporting and political discourse. The American people are repeatedly told by financial pundits and politicians that consumption is an ’engine’ that ’drives’ economic growth because it makes up 70% of GDP. One notable Nobel-winning economics pundit with a penchant for bizarre growth theories even recently noted that an economy can be ’based on purchases of yachts, luxury cars, and the services of personal trainers and celebrity chefs.’ Conversely, other economists including Nobel-winner Joseph Stiglitz claim that our economy is stuck in ’first gear’ due to inequality: too much income is concentrated among too few rich people who tend to save larger share of their income and thus have a lower ’marginal propensity to consume’. The Keynesian message is clear: if you want to put the economic pedal to the metal, get out there and consume!

Not so fast, Speed Racer. The systematic failure by Keynesian economists and pundits to distinguish between consuming and producing value is the single most damaging fallacy in popular economic thinking. If the economy were a car, consumer preferences would surely be the steering wheel, but real savings and investment would be the engine that drives it forward.

Economic growth (booms) and declines (bust) have always been led by changes in business and durable goods investment, while final consumer goods spending has been relatively stable through the business cycle. Booms and busts in financial markets, heavy industry and housing have always been leading indicators of recession and recovery.

As John Stuart Mill put it two centuries ago, ’the demand for commodities is not the demand for labor.’ Consumer demand does not necessarily translate into increased employment. That’s because ’consumers’ don’t employ people. Businesses do. Since new hires are a risky and costly investment with unknown future returns, employers must rely on their expectations about the future and weigh those decision very carefully. As economic historian Robert Higgs’ pioneering work on the Great Depression suggests, increased uncertainty can depress job growth even in the face of booming consumption. As recent years have demonstrated, consumer demand that appears to be driven by temporary or unsustainable policies is unlikely to induce businesses to hire.


Choose the word which is MOST SMILAR to the word given in passage

UNKNOWN


a

Recognize

b

Perceived

c

Unpredictable

d

Unruly

e

Uncanny


51.

Which of the following is the most suitable title for the passage above?


a

Recession and Recovery

b

Consumer: The driving force for Economy

c

Economy: a Distant Dream?

d

Is Consumption necessary for economic Growth?

e

None of the Above


52.

In the statement “consumer preferences would surely be the steering wheel, but real savings and investment would be the engine that drives it forward”, what can we infer from the line “consumer preferences would surely be the steering wheel”?


a

Consumer likings regulate the economy individually.

b

If you want to regulate the economy, consumption is the only force.

c

The Penchant of the consumers controls the economy.

d

The consumer preferences are not at par with savings and economy in driving the economy.

e

None of the Above


53.

Which of the following statements is/are correct in context with the passage?


a

Economists fail to distinguish between consuming and producing value and form a mistaken belief.

b

Economic growth and declines have always been led by changes in business and durable goods investment.

c

Income distribution is evenly distributed among the rich and is compatible with the tendency to consume.

d

Only (a)

e

Both (a) and (b)


54.

Which of the following is/are likely to induce businesses to hire?


a

Consumer Demand

b

Consumer Spending

c

Increased certainty in future returns.

d

Makeshift policies

e

Both (b) and (c)


55.

Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE to the word given in passage

ANALOGY


a

Similarity

b

narrative

c

Contrast

d

Reciprocate

e

Variance


56.
Directions(Q.26 to Q.30 ):

In the following questions two columns are given containing three sentences/phrases each. In first column, sentences/phrases are A, B and C and in the second column the sentences/phrases are D, E and F. A sentence/phrase from the first column may or may not connect with another sentence/phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. Each question has five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the sentences/phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, mark

5, i.e. “None of these” as your answer.


/

a

C-E and B-F

b

A-F

c

B-E

d

A-D

e

None of these


57.
/

a

C-F

b

A-D

c

B-E

d

B-D

e

None of these


58.
/

a

C-E

b

B-F

c

A-D

d

C-F

e

None of these


59.
/

a

A-D

b

B-E

c

C-E

d

A-F

e

None of these


60.
/

a

A-F and B-D

b

B-E and C-F

c

B-F and C-D

d

A-D and C-E

e

None of these


61.
Directions(Q.1 to Q.5 ):

Rearrange the following six sentences [A], [B], [C], [D], [E] and [F] in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A. The evidence on the benefits of the interlinking scheme is mixed. On the one hand the project is built on hopes that it will boost per capita water availability for 220mn water-hungry Indians.

B. The initial plan to interlink India’s rivers came in 1858 from a British irrigation engineer, Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton.

C. The scheme also envisions an area more than twice the size of Andhra Pradesh receiving additional water for irrigation and to eventually even out the precarious swings between floods and droughts.

D. And concerns surrounding escalating cost projections, which have reportedly jumped to something closer to Rs. 11 lakh crore.

E. Yet even as the project moves forward it must consider the risks at hand, which include the possibility that it could displace nearly 1.5 million people due to the submergence of 27.66 lakh hectares of land;

F. Since late last year, the scheme has been implemented by the Central government in several segments such as the Godavari-Krishna interlink in Andhra Pradesh, and the Ken-Betwa interlink in Madhya Pradesh.


Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?


a

A

b

B

c

C

d

D

e

F


62.

Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?


a

A

b

B

c

C

d

D

e

F


63.

Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?


a

A

b

B

c

C

d

D

e

F


64.

Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?


a

A

b

B

c

C

d

D

e

E


65.

Which of the following should be the SIXTH (last) sentence after rearrangement?


a

A

b

B

c

C

d

D

e

E


66.
Directions(Q.6 to Q.15 ):

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Today emerging markets account for more than half of world GDP on the basis of purchasing power according to the international Monetary Fund (IMF). In the 1990s, it was about a third and in the late 1990s 30% of countries in the developing world managed to increase their output per person faster than America did, thus achieving what is called ’Catch-up growth’. That catching up was somewhat lackadaisical. The closed at just 1.5% a year.

Some of this was due to slower growth in America, most was not. The most impressive growth was in four of the biggest emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India and China BRICs. These economies have grown in different way and for different reasons. The remarkable growth of emerging markets in general and the BRICs in particular transformed the global economy in many ways. Some wrenching commodity prices soared and the cost of manufactures and labour sank. A growing and vastly more accessible pool of labour in emerging economies played a part in both wage stagnation and rising income inequality in each ones. Global poverty rates tumbled. Gaping economic imbalances fuelled an era of financial vulnerability and laid the ground work for global crisis. The shift towards the emerging economies will continue. But its most tumultuous phase seems to have more or less reached its end. Growth rates have dropped, the nature of their growth is in the process of changing too and its new mode will have lesser direct effects on the rest of the world. The likelihood of growth in other emerging economies having an effect in the near future comparable to that of the BRICs in the recent past is low. The emerging giants will grow larger and their ranks will swell, but their tread will no longer shake the Earth as it once did. After the 1990s, there followed ’convergence with a vengeance’. China’s pivot towards liberalization and global markets came at a propitious time in terms of politics, business and technology. Rich economies were feeling relatively relaxed about globalization and current account deficits. America’s booming and confidence was little troubled by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India. And the technology, etc., necessary to assemble and maintain complex supply chains were coming into their own, allowing firms to spread their operations between countries and across oceans. The tumbling costs of shipping and communication sparked ’globalisation’s second unbounding’ (the first was the simple ability to provide consumers in one place with goods from another). As longer supply chains infiltrated and connected places with large and fast growing working-age populations, enormous quantities of cheap new labour became accessible.

In 2007, China’s economy expanded by an eye-popping 14.2%. India managed 10.1% growth, Russia 8.5 % and Brazil 6.1%. The IMF now reckons there will be a slow down in growth. China will grow by just 7.6% in 2013 India by 5.6% and Russia and Brazil by 2.5%. Other countries have impressive growth potential. ’Next 11’ (N 11) which includes Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Turkey. But there are various reasons to think that this N11 cannot have an impact on the same scale as that of the BRICs.The first is that these economies smaller. The N11 has population of just over 1.3 billion, less than half that of the BRICs. The second is that the N11 is richer now than the BRICs were back in the day.

The third reason that the performance of the BRICs cannot be repeated is the very success of that performance. The world economy is much larger than it used to be twice as in real terms as it was in 1992 according to IMF figures. But whether or not the world can build remarkable era of growth will depend in large part on whether new giants tread a path towards greater global co-operation or stumble in times of tumult and in the worst case fight.


According to the passage which of the following is a reason for the author’s prediction regarding N11 countries?


a

N11 countries are poorer, have less resources than BRICs countries and do not have much scope to grow

b

The size of these countries is too great to fuel a high rate of growth as expected by BRICs countries

c

The world economy is so large that the magnitude of growth from these countries will have to be huge to equal the growth of BRICs

d

These economies are agricultural and have not opened up their economies yet so their scope of growth of BRICs

e

Other than those given as options


67.

What is the author’s view of globalisation’s second unbounding?


a

It proved beneficial since it created a large number of jobs and tremendous growth in cross-border trade

b

It disturbed the fragile balance of power anong BRICs nations and caused internal strife.

c

It cased untold damage to America’s economy since it restricted the spread of American firms off-shore

d

It proved most beneficial for the agricultural sector creating huge employment opportunities

e

Citizens in advanced countries became much better off than those in emerging economies.


68.

What effect did rise in economies of BRICS have on the global economy?


a

It helped stabilize the global economy and insulate it from the fall out of the global financial crisis

b

Labour became more highly skilled and wages rose alarmingly reducing the off-shoring of jobs to developing countries

c

Though worldwide poverty rates tumbled, the gap between the rich and the poor in rich economies increased

d

The cost of living and level of inflation in these countries were maintained at low levels.

e

All the given options are effects of the rise in BRICs economies.


69.

What does the phrase ’their ranks will swell but their tread will no longer shake the Earth as it once did’ convey in the context of the passage?


a

While many countries will try and achieve the same rate of growth as BRICS they will not succeed

b

The growth of BRICs countries had change the world’s economy in ways that any further growth will not have such a disruptive effect on the world economy

c

Developing countries have strengthened their fiscal systems in such a way that they will not be shaken to such an extent again

d

Poverty may increase as the gap between the rich the poor increase but it will never reach the same levels as prior to the crisis.

e

Citizens in advanced countries become much better off than those in emerging economies


70.

Which of the following can be said about ’convergence with a vengeance?

A. After the 1990s advanced economies like America were open to the idea of free trade and globalization.

B. There were huge technological advances which were conducive to allowing business to spread their area of operations.

C. Rich economies felt threatened by the competition from china.


a

Only A

b

Only B

c

Only C

d

A and B

e

B and C


71.

What is the author’s main objective in writing this passage?

A. To urge emerging economies to deal with growth which can be disruptive maturely and without conflict.

B. To point out that while the period of growth of BRICs was disruptive this disruption has almost come to a close.

C. To criticise advanced economies for their handling of growth and promoting competition and conflict in certain regions.


a

A and B

b

Only A

c

Only C

d

B and C

e

all of these


72.

Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word ’Tumbling’ as used in the passage?


a

Jumbling

b

Confusing

c

Reducing

d

Dilapidated

e

Hurrying


73.

Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word ’Propitious’ as used in the passage?


a

Forlorn

b

Felicitous

c

Baleful

d

Portent

e

Augury


74.

Which of the following is most OPPOSITE in meaning to the word ’expanded’ as used in the passage?


a

Widened

b

Pressured

c

Delayed

d

Shrunk

e

Frightened


75.

Which of the following is most OPPOSITE in meaning to the word ’tumult’ as used in the passage?


a

Ferment

b

Tranquility

c

Upheaval

d

Mayhem

e

Turmoil


76.
Directions(Q.16 to Q.20 ):

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ’No error’, the answer is 5 (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)


Q


a

The protestors went on a rampaging

b

and set ablaze three shops

c

resulting in injuries to 30 people

d

including women and children.

e

No error


77.

Q


a

It is evident that

b

the banking sector has underwent

c

tremendous change during

d

the past two decades.

e

No error


78.

Q


a

The reports prompted the chairman of

b

the organizing committee to address a hurried press conference

c

where he reprimanded the media

d

for conducting a “prejudiced campaign”.

e

No error


79.

Q


a

The merchant counted

b

the number of pearls

c

to make sure that

d

none of them were missing.

e

No error


80.

Q


a

How is it that

b

neither your friend Mahesh

c

nor his brother Ramesh have protested

d

against this injustice?

e

No error


81.
Directions(Q.21 to Q.25 ):

The Following questions have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


As this country has become more ………… industrial and internationalised, it has, like all Western democracies, experienced a necessary increase in the …………. of the executive.


a

urbanised; role

b

objective; wealth

c

synthesised; efficiency

d

civilised; convenience

e

concretised; vision


82.

When interpersonal problems …………… but are not dealt with, the organisation’s productivity inevitably ……….


a

surface; develops

b

focus; increases

c

establish; projects

d

develop; exhibits

e

exist; diminishes


83.

Participative management, in which everyone has ……….. into a decision that a leader then makes, is a mechanism for……………employees.


a

share; protecting

b

value; thwarting

c

motivation; involving

d

reward; stimulating

e

input; empowering


84.

Lack of ………… is basic to good teamwork, but our ability to work with others depends on our ………


a

rigidity; compatibility

b

dogmatism; motivation

c

professionalism; vulnerability

d

positivism; flexibility

e

consideration; acumen


85.

Complete the constant openness is a notion that can be …………. to absurdity . Am I…………. to stop everyone on the street and tell them my reaction to their appearance?


a

consigned; communicated

b

reduced; required

c

attributed; requested

d

projected; destined

e

subjected; confined


86.
Directions(Q.26 to Q.30 ):

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful

Adult tigers will meet socially only during courtship, when a male and female stay together for several days. After successful mating, the tigress will (26) away the male to (27) the cubs by herself. Cubs are born blind after a gestation period between 96 and 104 days. If their eyes open after two weeks, they do not begin to eat well until the second month. At this stage, they are most (28) to predators like jackals and hyenas as they are left alone for long periods when the tigress is away hunting. Infant mortality is therefore high; a tigress (29) raises more than one cub per litter successfully. She will keep her (30) with her for almost two years, teaching them everything necessary to perfect their survival skills. At the end of this time, she will gently push them away so that she is free to search out a new mate and begin the breeding cycle anew.


Q


a

Run

b

Give

c

Throw

d

Drive

e

Make


87.

Q


a

Rear

b

Grow

c

Lift

d

Develop

e

Produce


88.

Q


a

Averse

b

Vulnerable

c

Subject

d

Inclined

e

Prone


89.

Q


a

Seldom

b

Usually

c

That

d

Only

e

Sometimes


90.

Q


a

Newborn

b

Offspring

c

Descendent

d

Cub

e

Child


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