IBPS PO English Questions with Answers

IBPS PO English Questions with Answers

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the official IBPS PO 2019 Notification & the application process has begun. This post will take you through the IBPS PO English Questions with Answers for preparation. The English Language section is present in both Prelims & Mains examination. Test yourself with the IBPS PO English Questions with Answers given below.

 

  • If you are interested in applying for the prestigious Bank PO (Probationary Officer) position, then fill the IBPS PO Application Form before 28th August 2019.
  • Although the English Language section is “Easy to Medium” in the IBPS exam, there are a few sections like Idioms & Phrases and Vocabulary that can get tricky.
  • In-order to prepare for the English section read an English Newspaper every day.
  • Practice General Awareness for Mains with IBPS PO GA Questions & Answers.

IBPS PO English Questions with Answers 2019

The Important Topics in the English Section of the IBPS Bank PO Exam are:

Reading Comprehension Cloze Test Fill in the Blanks
Synonyms/Antonyms Phrases and idioms Spelling
  • Reading Comprehension carries a good amount of marks-weightage. Go through the questions before you read the passage in order to be able to answer effectively.
  • Fill in the Blanks are asked very frequently in the exam. Practice Fill in the Blanks & Reading Comprehension with the IBPS PO English Questions with Answers mentioned below.
  • Synonyms/Antonyms: Learning 1 new word every day is the best way to improve vocabulary overtime. It will make solving Synonyms/Antonyms very easy.
  • Reading editorials in newspapers can really help with knowledge of Phrases & Idioms.

IBPS PO English Questions with Answers mentioned below cover all important topics that can be asked in the exam. Download the IBPS PO Syllabus to know all topics that can be asked in the PO Exam.

IBPS PO English Questions with Answers

IBPS PO English Questions with Answers 2019

Attempt the IBPS PO English Questions with Answers given below. Check your score by downloading the Answer PDF given below.

Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions a sentence is given with a word given in BOLD. Corresponding to each question three sentences are given with the use of the same word. From the options choose the sentences which give a DIFFERENT MEANING for the word used in the sentence above. The meaning used in the sentence(s) should be different from the one used in the main sentence.

Q1. The crane lifted the container off the ship.

A crane had to be used to haul the car out of the

The white crane quivered its wings and flied

The little prefabricated hut was lifted away by a huge crane.

  • Only (I)
  • Only (II)
  • Only (III)
  • Both (I) and (II)
  • Both (II) and (III)

Q2. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.

Education makes a person easy to lead, but difficult to drive ; easy to govern but impossible to

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the

Exposure to lead is known to damage the brains of young

  • Only (I)
  • Only (II)
  • Only (III)
  • Both (I) and (II)
  • Both (II) and (III)

Q3. A tear trickled down the old man’s cheek.

A dog can tear a rabbit apart in

Don’t pull the pages so hard or they will tear.

I had no scissors to open the bag with so I had to tear it open instead, which made a mess when I spilled all the

  • Only (I)
  • Only (II)
  • Only (III)
  • All (I), (II) and (III)
  • None

Q4. Fair words and foul deeds cheat wise men as well as fools.

Fair words will not make the pot

The prince fell in love with a fair young

A fair face may hide a foul

  • Only (I)
  • Only (II)
  • Only (III)
  • Both (I) and (II)
  • Both (II) and (III)

Q5. Though the steak wasn’t perfect, the satisfied customer was content with his meal.

Some employees are content with their pay and others will never be happy until they get a

Julie had learned to be content with her life, preferring peace and happiness over

We should spend our time creating content for our website rather than wasting time worrying about minor cosmetic

  • Only (I)
  • Only (II)
  • Only (III)
  • Both (I) and (II)
  • Both (II) and (III)

Directions (6-20): In the questions given below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Corresponding to each question two columns are given with three words in each column. Which combination of words from the two columns will perfectly fit into the blanks to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful.

Q6. Generation Gap…………. when there is a considerable difference of age (an entire generation)

……………………. two people.

Column I

A.  form

B.  occurs

C.  create

Column II

D.  between

E.  with

F.  inside

  • A-E
  • A-F and C-E
  • A-E, A-F, C-E and C-F
  • B-D
  • C-F and B-E

Q7. While generation gap is usually a …………………. of conflict between the children and their parents, it is…………………. an interesting concept.

Column I

A.  cause

B.  terrible

C.  points

Column II

D.  amaze

E.  more

F.  actually

  • F
  • B-D
  • C-E
  • C-D
  • A-D and B-F

Q8. Money is the most basic requirement of life without which one cannot……………. his basic needs

and requirements of the daily…………………..

Column I

A.  desire

B.  made

C.  fulfil

Column II

D.  routine

E.  present

F.  working

  • B-D
  • A-F and B-D
  • C-E and C-F
  • C-D
  • A-E

Q9. A good leader……………….. to understand the strengths and weaknesses of people in his team as

well as their situation in order to bring…………….. the best in them.

Column I

A.  tries

B.  helped

C.  manage

Column II

D.  in

E.  out

F.  within

  • A-E
  • A-F
  • A-E, A-F, C-E and C-F
  • C-E
  • C-F

Q10.  No  matter  how  close  you  are  to  your  team  and  how  much  you………………….. two-way

communication, those who look up to you often make you sit on a pedestal and this can lead to a

……………… of isolation.

Column I

A.  enthusiasm

B.  encourage

C.  pamper

Column II

D.  sense

E.  freedom

F.  assure

  • A-F
  • B-D
  • C-E
  • C-D
  • A-D and B-F

Q11. Earlier, newspapers were ………………….. with only news details, but currently they contain news and views about various subjects, covering…….. everything.

Column I

A.  published

B.  creation

C.  print

Column II

D.  since

E.  more

F.  almost

  • C-E and C-F
  • B-E
  • A-F

Q12. In this modern time, when people do not have time to…………… about things other than their

job, Newspapers let  them know…………… days  and  dates  of  the fairs, festival, occasions, cultural

events, etc.

Column I

A.  calculate

B.  know

C.  prediction

Column II

D.  about

E.  with

F.  among

  • A-F
  • B-D
  • C-E
  • C-D
  • A-D and B-F

Q13. Private banks have their own call centres that are……………… towards answering the queries

of the customers,…………………. to their complaints and taking service requests.

Column I

A.  educates

B.  high lightened

C.  dedicated

Column II

D.  adhering

E.  ignoring

F.  upholds

  • A-E
  • A-F
  • A-E, A-F, C-E and C-F
  • C-D
  • C-F

Q14. Scientists have been trying to……………… evidences to figure out whether life has ever existed

on Mars or is it inhabited with people presently or if there is any

……………….. of life on Mars in the future.

Column I

A.  collate

B.  separation

C.  culminate

Column II

D.  figure

E.  predict

F.  possibility

  • B-D
  • A-F and B-D
  • C-E and C-F
  • B-E
  • A-F

Q15. While the scientists keep sending spacecrafts and rovers on Mars to……………… their research,

I  often dream  about going  to  the  planet to  understand  if  there are any  people  living there and

……………………. life is actually possible on this planet or not.

Column I

A.  induces

B.  conduct

C.  curb

Column II

D.  whether

E.  weather

F.  rather

  • A-F
  • B-D
  • C-E
  • C-D
  • A-D and B-F

Q16. A perceptible process of transformation has ………………. in education, away from a lecture-based…………………. approach and towards adaptable, flexible modes of learning and teaching.

Column I

A.  develop

B.  introduce

C.  begun

Column II

D.  didactic

E.  information

F.  improving

  • A-E
  • A-F
  • A-E, A-F, C-E, and C-F
  • C-D
  • C-F

Q17. Educational reforms can play an important role in………………….. violence against women  by

increasing school safety, by empowering women through education, and by………………… better

attitudes and practices among students about women’s human rights.

Column I

A.  intercepting

B.  preventing

C.  endangering

Column II

D.  promoting

E.  revise

F.  editing

  • B-D
  • A-F and B-D
  • C-E and C-F
  • B-E
  • A-E

Q18.   Violence   against   women   and   girls   is   related   to their

………………. of power and control, as well as to the social norms

that prescribe men and women’s roles in society and …………….

abuse.

Column I

A.  lack

B.  hinder

C.  ability

Column II

D.  condone

E.  overlook

F.  regret

  • A-E
  • B-D
  • C-E
  • C-F
  • A-D and A-E

Q19. Women Education is necessary because if a woman is educated she would be able to ……………

herself  for  her  rights,  fight  against  discrimination,  able  to  take  decision  concerning  herself,

…………….. to economic growth of nation, will be able to face all scientific and technological changes

and will participate in world politics.

Column I

A.  introduce

B.  empower

C.  encouraged

Column II

D.  contribute

E.  distribute

F.  produce

  • A-E
  • B-F
  • A-E, A-F, C-E and C-F
  • B-D
  • C-F

Q20. Globalization and the Internet ……………. changed every aspect of the tourism and leisure

industry – from marketing and communication channels…………. booking and hospitality services.

Column I

A.  have

B.  has

C.  had

Column II

D.  in

E.  to

F.  for

  • B-D
  • A-F and B-D
  • C-E and C-F
  • B-E
  • A-E

Direction (21-25): Which of the following phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence meaningfully correct. Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of

phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the

sentence is correct as it is, mark “No Error” as your answer.

Q21. Several instances of toxic alcohol poisoning in India, including the Malvani hooch tragedy in Mumbai in 2015 that killed 106 people, have been attributed for the lack of affordable liquor for the poor.

  • have been attributed to the lack of
  • have been attribute to the lack of
  • have been attributed to the lacking of
  • has been attributed to the lack of
  • No Error

Q22. Toxicity often comes from drinking methanol, which resulting in blindness, tissue damage or death.

  • which results in blind
  • which results in blindness
  • who results in blindness
  • whose results in blindness
  • No Error

Q23. The death of more than 100 people to toxic alcohol in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has expose the thriving sale of illicit liquor in the region.

  • has exposing the thriving sale of
  • has exposed the thrive sale of
  • has exposed the thriving sale of
  • has been exposed the thriving sale of
  • No Error

Q24. Despite it’s ambitious targets, NDA’s ‘Make in India’ has failed to improve investment, employment, and exports in India’s manufacturing sector.

  • Despite its ambition targets
  • Despite its ambitious targeted
  • Inspite its ambitious targets
  • Despite its ambitious targets
  • No Error

Q25. When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept into power in 2014, one of its first acts was to launch the ‘Make in India’ initiative with the ambitious vow of converting India into a global manufacturing hub.

  • vow of convert India into a global manufacturing
  • vow of converting India into a global manufacture
  • vow of converting India into a global manufactured
  • vow of converted India into a global manufacturing
  • No Error

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IBPS PO Exam Highlights

Conducting Body IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Official Website www.ibps.in
Exam Location PAN India
Eligibility Criteria Qualification: Graduate from a recognized University
Age Limit: 20 years – 30 years
IBPS PO 2019 Vacancy 4336
IBPS PO Online Application Form Dates 7th August to 28th August 2019
IBPS Prelims Exam Dates 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 30th November 2019
IBPS PO Salary Rs 37,360 to Rs 38,700 (starting in-hand pay)

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