IBPS PO Pre- English Mock test

Dear Readers, we are presenting IBPS PO Preliminary exam- English Mock Test for upcoming IBPS PO preliminary exam.


Directions(Q 1-5): In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Five alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the five alternatives.

1. Nothing is so __________ to a nation as an extreme of self-partiality, and the total want of ___________ of what others will naturally hope or fear.
1. repugnant, sense
2. delusionary, methodly
3. fatal, consideration
4. unethical, discretion
5. detrimental, concern

2. It was through the Second World War that Russia __________ herself increased ___________ in power and wealth and prestige.
1. saw, abundantly
2. noticed, gullibly
3. witnessed, prodigiously
4. declared, demand
5. confessed, influenced

3. The industrial workers ___________ a fair ___________ for their work.
1. request, price
2. sought, salary
3. demanded, wage
4. asked, pay
5. cried, remuneration

4. ___________ diseases spread like wild ___________.
1. contagious, flames
2. contagious, fire
3. fatal, wind
4. minor, breeze
5. serious, air

5. We decided to take the shortest ___________ to our ___________.
1. route, destination
2. root, house
3. route, residence
4. distance, place
5. way, goal

Directions (Q. 6-10): 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).

6. 1) The beliefs I have about myself / 2) often appears to be statements of fact, / 3) although actually they're really / 4) only opinions. / 5) No error.

7. 1) At first, I was unsure about movie, / 2) but I soon came to get ready / 3) so fast as I could to get more time / 4) to enjoy with my colleagues. / 5) No error

8. 1) The way Shikha make me feel / 2) and the feelings I start to remember / 3) when I remind myself / 4) about school days. / 5) No error

9. 1) Spiting the cold drink / 2) out of her mouth / 3) and wiping the water / 4) out of her eyelashes. / 5) No error

10. 1) Arriving at my office, / 2) Prashant heard my story / 3) of agony and pain after which / 4) he told me the following. "god is almighty." / 5) No error

Direction (Q 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) You may visit your home once a year during your vacation.
(B) You will try to make comparisons between both countries and lifestyles.
(C) But when you will think to live and work in your own city after an expatriation, the way you will look at things will be different.
(D) When living in a country or place which is not yours, every day you discover new things.
(E) You will notice all changes that leave a big impression on you.
F) You will happy to be backing home occasionally, meeting your family and friends.

11. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) F
2) A
3) C
4) B
5) E

12. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) E
3) D
4) A
5) F

13. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) E
2) A
3) F
4) C
5) B

14. Which of the following would be the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
1) F
2) C
3) A
4) E
5) B

15. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) D
2) A
3) F
4) E
5) C

Directions (16-18): In each question below, a sentence is given with a part of it printed in bold type. That part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed by phrases (a) (b), (c) and (d). Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold to correct the error, if there is any, and to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required (e) mark as the answer.

16.Fishing and swimming are two different activities, independence of one another.
(a) independent of the other
(b) independence of the other
(c) independent of each other
(d) interdependence on each other
(e) No correction required

17.An early action on our suggestion, preferably before the elections are announced, will be appreciative.
(a) would be appreciate
(b) would have been appreciate
(c) would have been appreciated
(d) will be appreciated
(e) No correction required

18.He is the man whose advice is difficult in following.
(a) advice is not easy in following
(b) advice is difficult to follow
(c) advice has difficult to follow
(d) advice has difficulty to follow
(e) No correction required

Directions (Q. 19-23): 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 are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

At the core of the privatisation debate is the key ...(6)... of labour ...(7).... One of the long-standing demands of industry, both Indian and foreign, has been to ...(8)... labour laws as ...(9)... under the Industrial Disputes Act. These laws do not allow industry to reward merit and punish non-performers. Also, in the ....(10)... of an economic slowdown or shifting marketpreferences, they do not permit a downsizing of the work force. Ideally, industry should be free to contract or expand with changing technology, competition and obsolescence.

19.
1) role
2) emergence
3) reality
4) task
5) issue

20.
1) reforms
2) agenda
3) concerning
4) manpower
5) stigma

21.
1) hold
2) freeze
3) refrain
4) relax
5) challenge

22.
1) defined
2) sentenced
3) generated
4) initiated
5) subjected

23.
1) resurgence
2) event
3) advent
4) aftermath
5) miracle

Directions (24-30): Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Nature is like business. Business sense dictates that we guard our capital and live from the interest. Nature's capital is the enormous diversity of living things. Without it, we cannot feed ourselves, cure ourselves of illness or provide industry with the raw materials of wealth creation. Professor Edward Wilson, of Harvard University says, "The folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us is the ongoing loss of genetic and species diversity. This will take millions of years to correct."

Only 150 plant species have ever been widely cultivated. Yet over 75,000 edible plants are known in the wild. In a hungry world, with a population growing by 90 million each year, so much wasted potential is tragic. Medicines from the wild are worth around 40 billion dollars a year. Over 5000 species are known to yield chemical with cancer fighting potential Scientists currently estimate that the total number of species in the world is between 10-30 million with only around 1.4 million identified.

The web of life is torn when mankind exploits natural resources in short-sighted ways. The trade in tropical hardwoods can destroy whole forests to extract just a few commercially attractive specimens. Bad agricultural practice triggers 24 billion tonnes of top soil erosion a year losing the equivalent of 9 million tonnes of grain output. Cutting this kind of unsuitable exploitation and instituting "sustainable utilisation" will help turn the environmental crisis around.

24. Why does the author compare 'nature' to business?
(a) Because of the capital depletion in nature and business
(b) Because of the similarity with which one should use both
(c) Because of the same interest level yield
(d) Because of the diversity of the various capital inputs
(e) None of These

25. "The folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us." What is the business equivalent of the folly the author is referring to?
(a) Reducing the profit margin
(b) Not pumping some money out of profits into the business.
(c) Eroding the capital lease of the business
(d) Putting interest on capital buck into the business
(e) None of These

26. Which of the following statements is false in context of the given passage?
(a) The diversity of plant life is essential for human existence.
(b) Scientists know the usefulness of most plant species.
(c) Chemicals for cancer treatment are available from plants.
(d) There are around ten times the plant species undiscovered as compared to the discovered ones.
(e) None of These

27. Which of the following correctly reflects the opinion of the author to take care of hunger in the world?
(a) Increase the number of edible plants being cultivates.
(b) Increase cultivation of the 150 species presently under cultivation.
(c) Increase the cultivation of medical plants.
(d) Increase the potential of the uncultivated edible plants
(e) None of These

28. Which of the following is mentioned as the immediate cause for the destruction of plant species?
(a) Soil Erosion 
(b) Destruction of habitat
(c) Cultivation
(d) Agricultural practices
(e) None of These

Directions (29-30): Choose the word which is nearly same in meaning to the given word as used in the passage.

29. WASTED
(a) Consumed   
(b) Squandered      
(c) Unutilised              
(d) Unprofitable          
(e) None of These

30. TRIGGERS
(a) Starts              
(b) Makes     
(c) Results
(d) Causes           

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