Sample Paper for Bank PO on General English

Direction (Q.51-58): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

In this age, when people’s involvement in day-to-day matters is mounting, it is the electronic system that offers a potential service infrastructure which could, with careful programming, probably take care of a very large element of what we describe as mechanical, procedural governance without all the distortions, corruptions and harassments which constitute the daily misery of the average citizens. Of course, the electronic system will only behave to the extent that they are properly programmed, but this is not a difficult job today.

Once we move our minds beyond the more use of electronic revolution for business efficiency and higher profit abilities and apply it to the task of reducing the routine repetitive activities of governance, we will conserve time and energy for more important and creative-tasks. We can rather say that electronic revaluation can make far better and more effective handling of real everyday problems, additionally providing the basic service of computerized information banks. Even in less developed conditions, the potential of the electronic network to take over a great deal of what is called bureaucratic ‘paper work’ has been vividly demonstrated. Licensing system involving endless form-filling in endless copies; tax matters which baffle millions of citizens, particularly those who have nothing to hide; election systems which require massive supervisory mobilization of referendums based on mini-scale samples which seldom reflect the reality at the social base. At all these points, the electronic advantage is seen and recognized. However, we must proceed further.

It is not a difficult task to foresee a situation where the citizen with his personalized computer entry card, his ‘number’, is able to enter the electronic network for a variety of needs now serviced by regiments of officials, high and low. In fact, it is already happening in a lot of countries. From simple needs, we will move to a more complex servicing, and ultimately into creativity or what is called ‘artificial intelligence’.

51. According to the passage, what is the limitation of the electronic system?

1) It will act only as it is programmed.

2) It needs trained personnel to operate.

3) It is a very costly technology

4) All the above

5) None of these

52. What is meant by ‘artificial intelligence’ in the passage?

1) Ability to think

2) Intelligence of computer

3) Providing information

4) Intelligence of human brain

5) None of these

53. Which of the following is the basic service provided by the electronic system?

1) Taking care of routine activities

2) Defending the administrative structure

3) Reducing the repetitive activities

4) Providing store of information

5) None of these.

54. The author’s main objective seems to be

1) To make a strong case of the electronic system.

2) To visualize the future use of computer.

3) To point out pitfalls in the administrative system.

4) All the above

5) None of these.

55. In his presentation the seems to be

1) Pessimistic

2) Optimistic

3) Worried

4) Contented

5) Critical

Directions (Q.56-57): Choose the word or group of words which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

56. EXTENT

1) Amount

2) Measures

3) Encompass

4) Contented

5) Critical

57. FORESEE

1) Contemplate

2) Visualize

3) Assume

4) Hypothesise

5) Futuristic

Directions (Q.58): Choose the word or group of words, which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word given in bold as used in the passage.

58. ADVANTAGE

1) detriment

2) handicap

3) inferiority

4) impediment

5) Obstruction.

Directions (Q.59-68): Fill up the blanks with the most suitable pair of words from the options given to make a meaningful sentence.

59. We must rest assured that our sorrows, if -------, are short-----

1) comes, time

2) faced, impact

3) any, lived

4) have, period

5) attacks, responding

60. When a period of joy------us, we maintain our -------and mental peace

1) begets, dreams

2) befits, body

3) awaits, equipoise

4) bemoans, skills

5) merits, life

61. When you are living with your--------values, you can be honest, straight-forward and--------.

1) Core, upfront

2) Inherited, distinct

3) Innate, durable

4) Concentrated, believed

5) Inborn, vehement

62. Harassment is just plain-------. There is never a good ------for it.

1) Wrong, excuse

2) Murder, command

3) Torture, remedy

4) Kill, magic

5) Offence, strategy

63. Man is---------. The search for understanding is---- in its own right.

1) Evolving, prophetic

2) Inquisitive, inherent

3) Appreciative, fundamental

4) Curious, philosophical

5) Social, judicious

64. Leadership is one of the world’s oldest-------. The understanding of leadership has figured strongly in the --------for knowledge.

1) Culture, quest

2) Institutions, passion

3) Preoccupations, quest

4) Subjects, findings

5) Undertakings, conviction.

65. Our --------to understand the process of learning is -----by the fact that any given behavior is the result of many processes jointly.

1) Nature, determined

2) Scope, preceded

3) Implications, followed

4) Limitations, moderated

5) Attempt, complicated.

66. The parliamentary system of government suffers from many------and has not proved -------success in India.

1) Shortcomings, remarkable

2) Deficiencies, notable

3) Predilections, desirable

4) Weakness, admired

5) Inefficiencies, grand.

67. He was killed--------a highwayman--------a dagger.

1) By, for

2) By, with

3) With, for

4) Through, with

5) At, by

68. The navy offers exciting career------for the --------people.

1) Perspective, laborious

2) Options, exciting

3) Prospects, adventurous

4) Distinction, deserved

5) None of these.

Directions (Q, 69-75): In each of the following sentences, the error, if there is one, will be in the part given in bold and numbered. The number of the part which contains the error is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5). The error, if any, will be of grammar or/and usage. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

69. 1) Murli was too/

2) Good but he is/

3) Not an intelligent/

4) Student of his class/

5) No error.

70. 1) Does he yet want/

2) To form a/

3) Partnership firm or/

4) Has he changed his mind/

5) No error.

71. 1. I don’t like to/

2. Watch vulgar TV/

3. programmes at home/

4. Nor he does/

5. No error.

72. 1) Being a connoisseur he/

2) Is much contented/

3) With what he has/

4) Earned from his experiences/

5) No error.

73. 1) After being sick/

2) Yesterday Harish/

3) Says he is feeling/

4) The first is older than the latter/

5) No error.

74. 1) The Indus valley civilization/

2) And the Greek civilization/

3) Are very old but/

4) The first is older than the latter/

5) No error.

75. 1) Mahatma Gandhi was/

2) One of the greatest/

3) Leaders if not the/

4) Greatest leaders of the world.

5) No error.

Directions (Q. 76-85): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below should replace the phrase highlighted below to make the sentence meaningful and correct? If the sentence is already correct, “No correction required” will be the answer.

76. We must be aware of a right that the constitution of India offers.

1. Aware for rights

2. Aware about right

3. Aware of the rights

4. Aware to rights

5. No correction required.

77. The value of export this year is comparatively higher than the previous year.

1. Comparatively highest

2. Comparing high

3. Comparatively high

4. Compare highly

5. No correction required.

78. I prevailed him to lend him books to me

1. I prevailed at him

2. I prevailed upon him

3. I prevail him

4. I prevailed of him

5. No correction required.

79. The gusts of wind seemed to be plucking them from their steps.

1. Seemed to pluck

2. Seems to pluck

3. Seems to plucking

4. Seemed to plucking

5. No correction required.

80. Before leaving for my office I was waiting for you since long.

1. Was in waiting

2. Had been waiting

3. I waiting

4. Had been waited

5. No correction required

81. If a person wish to remain healthy, he should develop the habit of drinking enough water

1. Wished remaining

2. Wishes to remain

3. Wishes remaining

4. Wish to remaining

5. No correction required

82. Rakesh is enough bold to accept his guilt.

1. Enough bold in accepting

2. Enough bold to accepting

3. Bold enough to accept

4. Bold to accept enough

5. No correction required

83. The judiciary is actively to safeguard the rights of the poor.

1. is active to safeguarding

2. Has been actively safeguarding

3. Has safeguarding actively

4. Have been active for safeguard

5. No correction required

84. Despite of their differences they all agree on substantial hike in salary.

1. Despite their

2. Despite for their

3. Despite at their

4. Despite they

5. No correction required

85. It has always been advisable to refrain from drinking.

1. Has always been’

2. Was always been

3. Is always

4. Is always been

5. No correction required

Directions (Q. 86-90): Rearrange the sentences given below in a way which would make an appropriate and meaningful paragraph. Mark the correct order of sentence and answer the question given below.

· And so did luther, who caught the idea of the Protestant reformation.

· Gravitation in the mind of Newton was just an idea.

· Each of the great productions of mind grew out of a thought.

· He seized it and revolutionized the world’s scientific thinking.

· That very thought may have passed through the minds of hundreds before one person solved it.

86. Rearrange the paragraph and mark the sentence which should be placed ‘FIRST’.

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

87. Rearrange the paragraph and mark the sentence which should be placed ‘SECOND’.

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

88. Rearrange the paragraph and mark the sentence which should be placed ‘THIRD’.

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

89. Rearrange the paragraph and mark the sentence which should be placed ‘FOURTH’.

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

90. Rearrange the paragraph and mark the sentence which should be placed ‘FIFTH’.

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

Directions (Q.91-100): 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.

He would never refuse to assist a neighbor even in 91 toil. Women of the village often 92 him to run the errands and to do 93 jobs for them. In a word, Rip was ready to attend 94 business but his own.

He was 95 one of those men who take the 96 easy. He would eat either 97 bread of fine, whichever could be got with 98 thought or trouble. And he would rather 99 on one penny than work for a pound. If left to himself, rip would have whistled away life in 100 contentment.

91. 1. Lightest

2. Roughest

3. Smoothest

4. Sweat

5. Dry

92. 1. Employed

2. Destroyed

3. Deserted

4. Fired

5. Cajole

93. 1. Sundry

2. Significant

3. Little

4. Odd

5. Rare

94. 1. Nobody’s

2. Each’s

3. Anybody

4. Every

5. Avoid

95. 1. Although

2. Besides

3. Never

4. However

5. Whenever

96. 1. Jobs

2. World

3. Word

4. labour

5. Death

97. 1. Hot

2. Cold

3. Dry

4. Soft

5. Coarse

98. 1. Good

2. Bad

3. Lest

4. Maximum

5. Minimum

99. 1. Bark

2. Were

3. Foolish

4. Starve

5. Donate

100. 1. Active

2. Absolute

3. Sad

4. Without

5. Peaceful