IBPS CWE – V PO/MT Main Exam 2015 (English Section) Held on October 31 2015

IBPS CWE – V PO/MT Main Exam 2015 (English Section) Held on October 31 2015

Directions (Q Nos. 51-55)  In the given sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence five pairs of words have been given. Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in each sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

51. The incident has …………….severe damage to the …………..of employees.

a. resulted, optimism

b. Despite, gradual

c. produced, conduct

d. contributed, integrity

e. caused, morale


52. …………….investing in technology, the company has been ………..to compete globally.

a. For, trying

b. Despite , gradual

c. white , clear

d. Since, enable

e. By, able


53. The  root……………….of slow reduction in poverty is……………… of investment in agriculture.

a. purpose, increase

b. reason, hike

c. cause, lack

d. effect, incidence

e. consequence, plunge


54. You have unfairly …………………..his success to the fact that he is well…………………

a. reduced, behaved

b. doubted,  adjusted

c. accused, educated

d. attributed, connected

e. rated, known.


55. To…………………………….the problems of the region it is ………………to interact with the local people.

a. discover, necessity

b. understand, essential

c. research, advice

d. manage, needful

e. focus, better


Directions (Q Nos. 56-60)  Read each  sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one  part of the sentence. That part of the sentence is the answer. If there is no error, mark ‘No error’ as the answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)


56. Santosh succeed/(1) due to the encouragement/ (2) of friends,relatives/ (3) and well wishers (4) No error (5).

57.One of the foremost/(1)challenges faced by/ (2) the company is that of/(3) and well-wishers./(4) No error (5).

58.We aren’t bothered/(1) as long as / (2)they don’t interfere/ (3) with ours freedom(4) No error (5).

59. The two-part documentary /(1) is a critique of the education system/ (2) and its impacting (3) on upliftment of women./(4) No error (5).

60.All the Airlines is/ (1)using the increased awareness / (2) about security to impose a new/ (3) code of  conduct among passengers.(4) No error (5).



Directions  (61 – 65 ) : In the given sentences, one word has been given in bold. Below the sentences, five words are suggested, one of which can replace the word given in bold without changing the meaning of the sentences. Find out the  appropriate word in the given sentences.      

61. The content of this passage relates to the Mughal period.

(1) depicts

(2) shows

(3) seems

(4) happens

(5) pertains

62.  Nilima’s  husband compelled her to give up her job.

(1) cautioned

(2) forced

(3) protected

(4) restricted

(5) continued

63.  Rahul played well to third rank in  the competition.

(1) finish

(2) find

(3) number

(4) establish

(5) get

64.  It was evident that the gold ring was stolen by the domestic servant.

(1) unknown

(2) reveal

(3) agreed

(4) clear

(5) proof


65.  The sad tale narrated by the distressed woman affected everyone.

 (1) contacted

(2) realised

(3) touched

(4) surprised

(5) cautioned


Directions  (66 – 75 ) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below. Certain words are given in bold the passage to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

By the mid-nineteenth century, the educated Indian had become sufficiently aware of both his rich historical heritage and the abject state of his current existence, Nostalgia and a sense of racial identity grew as Indians gradually perceived the oppressiveness of alien rule. In the early nineteenth century, Orientalist scholars associated with the Fort William college, Kolkata helped considerably to unearth several obscure Indian texts and traditions, thereby also creating a new awareness and sensitivity among Indians about their cultural heritage.

In the first half of the nineteenth century, particular in some parts of the country, patriotism was not grossly inconsistent with an undisguised support for the continuation of British rule. Writers of this period from this part of the country made repeated references to how the British had ‘rescued’ India from many centuries of ‘tyrannical’ and ‘unprogressive’ governance  of earlier rulers. Many people of this time, in fact, made an important distinction between the pragmatic gains to be made from a short-term tutelage under British rule and a long-term objective of securing independence from it.Through such thoughts ultimately proved to be naive  and over-optimistic. In the 1820s and 1830s, the advantages of British rule seemed to outweigh its disadvantages. In a letter written in 1823 to Governor General Lord Amherst, an Indian social reformer Raja  Rammohan Roy (1774-1833) opposed an official move to open a Sanskrit college on the ground that it would produce no positive or progressive influence on the educated Hindu. He felt rather than indulge in abstract metaphysical speculation as was likely to be the result of a purely Sanskritik education, Indians would profit far more by imbibing the  best of modern European civilization — pragmatism and a rational, scientific outlook. Social  usefuleness more than anything else was now to be the true measure of things. In fact, his emphasis on rationality and a commonsense approach to religion led some of his friends and admirers to call him a ‘religious utilitarian’.

66. According to the passage, what was the contribution of early nineteenth century orientalist scholars?

1. Pointing out deficiencies in the study of Sanskrit.

2. Criticising the study of Indian texts and traditions.

3. Encouraging students to get admission in For William College.

4. Creating awareness and sensitivity about Indian culture.

5. Making Indians  adequately nostalgic.


67. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word ‘NAIVE’ as used in the passage.

1. Abstract

2. Speculative

3. Hypothetical

4. Wise

5. Lasting


68. In the first half of the nineteenth century, writers from some parts of the century………

1. started appreciating the work of Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

2. appreciated the British rule from rescuing India from the way it was ruled by previous              rulers.

3. proclaimed themselves as patriotic writers who could save India from cultural aggression.

4. realised the importance of careful  and systematic study of ancient Indian texts.

5. provided tacit but strong support to the liberation movement.

69.  Which awareness had dawned on Indians by the mid-nineteenth century ?

1. The long term advantages of British rule.

2. Rationalistic attitude towards living.

3. Rich historical heritage.


(1.) only 1

(2.)only 2

(3.) 1 & 2

(4) 2 & 3

( 5.) only 3


70. According to the passage, what did Raja Rammohan Roy feel about pure Sanskrit                     education?

1. It would imbibe the best of spiritual Indian civilization.

2. It would create awareness of our true cultural heritage.

3. It would generate nostalgia and strong racial identity.

4. It would help enhance patriotism among people.

5. It would spread abstract metaphysical education.


71. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word “ABJECT” as used in         the passage.

1. Negative

2. Exalted

3. Absolute

4. Scarce

5. Virtual


72. Which thoughts, according to the passage, proved imprudent and over optimistic?

1. It was better for India to have British rule in the short-term?

2. Making a distinction between short-term and long-term objectives.

3. The ideal of patriotism and independence among Indians.

4. Indians would profit more by Sanskrit education.

5. Racial identity is crucial for political independence.

73. According to the passage, which of the following was opposed Raja Ram Mohan Roy?

1. The tradition of ‘Sati’ and ‘Child marriage’.

2. Intolerance of Indians in governance.

3. Official move to open a Sanskrit college.

4. Orientalist scholars joining Fort William College.

5. Rapid growth of English as a principal medium of instruction.


74. According to the passage , which factor brought a sense of racial identity among the                 Indians?

1. Increasing understanding of the Indian education system.

2. Economic equality among the people.

3. Growing harshness of the British rule.

4. Regional imbalance between India and its neighbour.

5. Growing religious fundamentalism among the people.


75.Choose the word which is  similar in meaning  as the word “TUTELAGE” as used in            the passage.

1. Protection

2. Measure

3. Planning

4. Contribution

5. Strategy

Directions  (76 – 80 ) : Which of  the phrases given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the given sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark “No correction required” as your answer. 

76. According to our analysis, allocation for the agriculture sector being high from last year.

1. as high as

2. is higher than

3. was higher to

4.  can be high

5. No correction required.


77. He did not invest wisely and has lost his entirely life savings.

1. entire life savings

2. life savings entirely

3. savings for entire life

4. entire lifetime of savings

5, No correction required.


78. It would be worthwhile to educate teenagers about the consequences of drinking to drive.

1. drunk for driving

2. drunk and driving

3. drunk to drive

4. drinking and driving

5. No correction required.


79. Hearing rumours of a fraud, investors begun to pull out their money in panic.

1. beginning pulling out

2. began putting in

3. will begin by putting

4. began to pull out

5. No correction required.


80. There is a large number of employees whom took the option of voluntary retirement.

1. who is taken

2. which taken

3. who took

4. that will be taken

5, No correction required.


Directions  (81 – 90 ) : In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each number, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. find out the appropriate word in each case.

Schools all over India……81………’Children’s Day’ on 14th November every year. It was this day that our…….82……. first Prime Minister was …….83………His …….84…….had come down from Kashmir to rich plains below. Kaul had been his…..85……..name. this changed to Kaul Nehru , and in …….86………years. Kaul was……87………and he became simple Nehru. Jawahar Lal Nehru was the…..88……son of his prosperous parents. And so he grew up and spent his early years as a …….89…..child with no …..90…….of his age.

81.  (1) consider (2)regard  (3) celebrate  (4) enjoy  (5)respect

82.  (1) great (2)only   (3) formerly  (4) importantly  (5) arrogant

83.  (1)chose  (2) rejected(3) decided  (4) selected  (5) born

84.  (1) descendant  (2) ancestors (3) following(4)colleague (5) off-spring

85.  (1)false  (2) nick(3)family  (4) oldest (5) first

86.  (1)many  (2) after  (3) later  (4) starting(5) subsequently

87.  (1)forgot (2)dropped (3) overlook (4) special(5) fallen

88.  (1)only  (2)spoil  (3) old (4) troubling(5) famous

89.  (1) feared(2) protective(3) lovely (4)lonely (5)pamper

90.  (1) competitions(2) associating (3)play (4)partnership (5)companion



ANSWERS  (51 – 55 ) :

51. (5)  1.2 & 4 words resulted, led and contributed require a preposition to connect with the remaining part of the sentence.Out of 3 & 5, 5 is the correct option to be used here.

 52. (5) 1 & 2 For and despite do not give correct meaning in the sentence. 3 &4 clear and enable are correct words according to the sentence. 5 is correct option.

53. (3) Out of all the given words, cause is the correct word to be used with root. Lack is  also correct.

54. (4) 1 &3 By using reduced and excused correct meaning is not inferred. 2.adjusted also does not fit here.out of 4 & 5 , 4 is the correct option.

55. (2) 1 & 3 words discover and research do not fit here.4. needful is also incorrect. 5. with focus a preposition is required. Understand and essential fit well here.

56. (1) Santosh is singular & sentence is  in present tense, so  it should be ‘succeeds’and in                   past tense it should be ‘succeeded’.As the action has already taken place so ‘succeeded’             is correct.

57. (2) Here error is of verb with subject.

58. (4) Instead of ours it should be our.

59. (3) Instead of impacting it should be impact.

60. (1) With ‘all’ it should be ‘are’ instead of ‘is’.

61.(5) Relates has the same meaning as pertains.

62(2)Compelled means forced.

63(3) Rank has the same meaning as number grade or position.

64. (4) evident means ‘is visible’ or ‘it seems’ Clear is the correct word here.

65. (3)Affected means  ‘had effect on mind’ or ‘touched the heart’.

66. (4) Oriental scholars……unearth ..obscure Indian texts and traditions……creating new awareness…..about their cultural heritage.

67. (4) naïve means inexperienced..opposite is wise.

68. (2) Writers…..how the British..rescued India from…..

69. (4) …the ..Indian…aware of….rich historical heritage….abject…state

of  existence.

70. (5)  …..felt rather ….indulge in abstract metaphysical speculation…..

71. (2) Abject means unpleasant, not dignified …opposite -exalted meaning high, lofty or dignified.

72. (2)….gains….from..short term…..British rule ….long term objective of securing independence……

73. (3)….Raja Ram Mohan Roy …opposed ……..move..open a Sanskrit college……

74. (3)..a sense of racial identity grew…..perceived oppressiveness of alien rule.

75. (1) Tutelage means protection.

76. (2) For comparison of this year to last year, comparative degree of high, higher is required.

77. (1) meaning… all savings made during his life…..

78. (4) As both actions are simultaneous…both verbs in same forms are required.

79. (4) Past tense of verb is required…began to pull out….

80. (3) ‘employees’ is in Subject case so who instead of whom is correct.


82 (1)

83 (5)

84 (2)

85 (3)

86 (3)

87 (2)

88 (1)

89 (4)

90 (5)




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