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Bank Exams - English Language

Comprehension means questions from passage. Read the passage carefully, understand the message and subject behind it. If you correctly read the passage, you can quickly solve it. To answer these type questions better, you should have good command on vocabulary.

Directions (Q.1-5): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words/ phrases for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

1. ....... is China the world's most populous country, with nearly 1.3 billion people, it is also the world's fastest - growing economy, ........ more than fourfold every year.
1) Not only; expanding
2) Merely; developing
3) Hardly; growing
4) Surprisingly; flourishing
5) An example; evolving

2. Bengaluru has ........ beyond recognition into an IT-propelled metropolis from a laidback city that it ........
1) changed; was
2) developed; should be
3) constructed; used to be
4) progressed; claims to be
5) morphed; once was

3. While the agricultural revolution ........ The earth's surface, the industrial revolution is changing the earth's  ........
1) changed; as well
2) suffered; air
3) benefited; condition
4) transformed; atmosphere
5) predicted; circumstances

4. The findings of a recent study to ........ the factors which influence successful primary school completion ........ that extreme poverty is responsible for ninety percent of the school dropout cases.
1) study; proves 2) establish; examine
3) construct; show 4) explore; reveal
5) reveal; object to

5. ........ the concept of environmentally sustainable development ........ a quarter-century ago, there is not a single country today which has a strategy to build an eco-economy.
1) Eventhough; built
2) Although; evolved
3) Besides; took shape
4) After; still
5) Though; created

Directions (Q.6-10): Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) To love God and remain devoted to him is the best antidote to the evils of anger, malice, avarice and  sinful tendencies.

(B) These names thus become useful aids to people in their spiritual effort at meditation.

(C) Earlier, my friend Sheelu had spoken at length on righteousness, morals and ethics that can survive only if people uphold these virtues with commitment against the powerful effects of evil.

(D) She expounds the God's various names that describe his infinite nature as well as his various forms and auspicious qualities.

(E) She now accedes to the God's bidding, knowing this to be God's wish.

(F) The highest religion that can relieve one from the cycle of birth and the only solace in this modern age is to worship God with devotion.

(G) Saluting the God with love and reverence, Sheelu says that by God's grace, she feels inspired to speak on religion that is the basis of universal order.

6. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) F 2) G 3) A 4) C 5) E

7. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) F 2) G 3) A 4) C 5) B

8. Which of the following should be the SIXTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) E 2) D 3) A 4) G 5) B

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

10. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) D 3) G 4) F 5) C

Directions (Q.11-20): 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 meaningfully complete. 

When I stand in ..(11).. of painting or sculpture ..(12).. a long time and ..(13).. my eyes constantly receive the painting. Music, and the perception of abstraction in it, does not work that way. A line of music once sung is ..(14).., but is still alive in my mind. The faculty of hearing completes its work very quickly. The voice is both a natural instrument and the vehicle of this abstraction. There is no external transfer of the mind's abstraction, ..(15).. does the music emanate from an external source. This gives the voice a personal nature that makes it different from any instrument. This may be the reason why, in India's artistic traditions, the voice has been regarded as music's ..(16).. vehicle. The musician or the listener never sees the physical seat of this instrument, the voice box. All ..(17).. sees is the movement of the lips, mouth and tongue. ..(18).., the music that is born from it conveys an emotion that ..(19).. true in the listener's or musician's own being. While music from the voice is very ..(20).., it does not speak automatically to everyone.

11. 1) front 2) lack 3) lieu 4) view 5) avert
12. 1) since 2) from 3) for 4) fix 5) erect
13. 1) let 2) dim 3) tired 4) affluence 5) besiege
14. 1) brutal 2) joyous 3) adjure 4) sweet 5) gone
15. 1) elongate 2) neither 3) impolite 4) hiatus 5) ineffable
16. 1) sedulous 2) prime 3) innocuous 4) insolent 5) uncontrolled
17. 1) in 2) rebellious 3) aloof 4) one 5) sacred
18. 1) even 2) then 3) yet 4) when 5) still
19. 1) preserves 2) feasible 3) rings 4) conceives 5) lacking
20. 1) miraculous 2) obeisance 3) indigenous 4) intimate 5) freakish

Directions (Q.21-25): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. 

The Constitution of India (Article 19) gives the right to all citizens to 'to move freely throughout the territory of India'. Which leads two main types of migration: first, internal migration, i.e. migration within one country, and secondly international migration, which means the movement from one country to another. The reasons for migration can be divided into two main aspects, the so-called 'push' and 'pull' factors. Push factors are those in their old place which force people to move. Pull factors are factors in the target country which encourage people to move, these include peace and safety, a chance of a better job, better education, social security, a better standard of living in general as well as political and religious freedom. Since the 1830s, international migration from India under British rule comprised largely of unskilled workers from poorer socio-economic groups who went to other colonized countries. Between 1834 and 1937, nearly 30 million people left India and nearly four-fifths returned. Post - independence, migrants came from richer socio-economic groups, from wealthier parts of the country and, with the exception of the large migration to the Middle East, went industrialized. The migrant stream to the United States in particular has been the most highly educated, both compared to other immigrants into US as well as to other Indian migrant streams abroad. Since the 1990s, increasing numbers of skilled emigrants  from India have also been moving to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore. Migration of persons within national borders is far greater in magnitude than migration across international borders and has enormous potential to contribute to economic prosperity, social cohesion and urban diversity. Internal migration is an essential and inevitable component of the economic  and social life of the country, given regional imbalances and labour shortages, and safe migration should be promoted to maximize its benefits. However, in the absence of a coherent policy framework and strategy, migration imposes heavy costs on human development through poor labour arrangements and working conditions of migrants, and obstacles in their access to shelter, education, healthcare and food. Migrants constitute a 'floating' and invisible population, alternating between source and destination areas and remaining on the periphery of society. In India, internal migration has been accorded very low priority the government, and policies of the Indian state have largely failed in providing any form of legal or social protection to this vulnerable group.

21. What's the main difference between push and pull factors of migration?

  1. Push factors are conditions that drives people to leave their homes, while pull factors attracts people to a new area.
  2. Push or pull factors that made your family happy.
  3. Push means a new home in a different state, while pull means influence people to shift in new home. 
  4. Push and pull factors are closely interrelated.
  5. None of these

22. Most of the highly educated group of India has been migrated in which of the following country as given in the passage?
  1. China and U.S.A
  2. Australia and Singapore
  3. Canada and Newzealand
  4. Both 2 and 3 
  5. None of these
23. As given in the passage which type of migration does occur frequently?
  1. Internal migration
  2. International migration
  3. Step migration
  4. Impelled migration 
  5. None of these
24. What is the main reason behind internal migration?
  1. Various social, economic or political reasons.
  2. This may be due to marriage for work and moved with household.
  3. For higher education
  4. For expansion of business
  5. None of these
25. Which of the following is true in the context of the passage?
  1. The maximum migration takes place in the eastern countries.
  2. International migration is far greater than internal migration.
  3. Government of India is against brain drain.
  4. Migrants only came from richer socio-economic groups.
  5. None of these
Directions (Q. 26-28): Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage. 

26. Inevitable
1) Sure 2) Escapable 3) Fortuitous4) Unavoidable 5) Settled

27. Floating
1) Volatile 2) Fickle 3) Sunk 4) Submerged 5) Flighty

28. Enormous
1) Ordinary 2) Common 3) Massive 4) Escapable 5) Irrational

Directions (Q.29-30): Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as given below:

29. Vulnerable
1) Exposed 2) Accessible 3) Sensitive 4) Buoyant 5) Safe

30. Coherent
1) Obscure 2) Comprehensible 3) Guarded 4) Disorderly 5) Logical