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English Questions for IBPS RRB/NABARD exams — Set 103

Directions: In each of the following questions a passage is given in which there is a blank. Choose the most logical and appropriate option from the five options given that can be filled in the blank.

  1. When the brain is affected by hypnosis — a trance-like state with focussed attention and reduced peripheral awareness — it faces an extreme reduction in its activities, although simple perception still takes place, according to a new study._______________________.
    A)They were also told to imagine that there was a wooden board in front of their eyes. As a result of the suggested obstruction, the number of counting errors rose significantly, the researchers said.  
    B)When we look at the neural processes that take place in the brain while processing the symbols, we see that around 400 milliseconds after the presentation of the to-be-counted symbol, there is an extreme reduction in brain activity.
    C)The findings showed that the hypnosis influences specific regions of the brain while it receives a visual stimulus and greatly impairs the brain’s deeper processing operations, such as counting.
    D) Although simple perception still takes place, deeper processing operations, such as counting, are greatly impaired, the professor  said.
    E) None of these.
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  2. Central banks have a problem: Growth in much of the world is accelerating, but inflation has failed to take off. Of course, for most people, growth without inflation is the ideal combination. But central banks have set the goal of achieving an inflation rate of “below, but close to 2 per cent,” as the European Central Bank (ECB) puts it.And, at this point, it is hard to see how that can be achieved.
    Central banks never pretended that they could steer inflation directly._______________.
    A)But it would clearly be more comfortable if the competitive imbalances that arose during the boom years were corrected more quickly. 
    B)But they thought that by providing rock-bottom interest rates and generous liquidity conditions in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, they could push investment and consumption upward.  
    C)That was a mistake.
    D)But this mechanism, the socalled Phillips curve, seems to have broken down.
    E)None of these.
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  3. Older adults who live with a purpose in life are more likely to have a good night sleep and less sleep apnoea as well as restless leg syndrome, a study has showed.
    Individuals have more sleep disturbances and insomnia as they get older.
    But, the findings demonstrated that people who felt their lives had meaning were 63 per cent less likely to have sleep apnoea — shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep, several times per hour. ____________________________________.
    A)Helping people cultivate a purpose in life could be an effective drug-free strategy to improve sleep quality, particularly for a population that is facing more insomnia and restless leg syndrome as well.
    B)Further, they were 52 per cent less likely to have restless leg syndrome — uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. 
    C)Researchers said the findings were likely to be applicable to the broader public.
    D)But sleep quality is related to having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and feeling sleepy during the day.
    E) None of these.
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  4. India is investigating whether last week’s outage of Airtel network in Delhi, alleged data breach of users of Reliance Jio Infocomm on Sunday and the technical glitch at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday were part of a “possible cyberattack.”
    The government’s senior cybersecurity officials are looking into both the Airtel and Jio incidents to see if they were possible attacks,” a senior government official told The Hindu,____________________________.
    A) also the measures it plans to take to avoid such recurrences.
    B) adding that the glitch was not related to any kind of cyberattack.
    C)when the exchange is in the midst of a regulatory probe related to co-location and algorithmic trading.
    D)adding they expected to know more about the cases in the next few days. Another official said the attacks could have emanated from a neighbouring country.
    E) None of these.
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  5. In Bangalore, tech giants and startups typically spend their days fiercely battling each other for customers. Now they are turning their attention to a common enemy: the city’s infernal traffic congestion.Cross-town commutes that can take hours has inspired Gridlock Hackathon, a contest initiated by Flipkart Online Services for technology workers to find solutions to the snarled roads that cost the economy billions of dollars__________________.
    A) While the prize totals a mere $5,500, it’s attracting teams from global giants Microsoft Corp, Google and Amazon.com to local startups including Ola.
    B) The technology industry began booming decades ago and with its base of talent, it continues to attract companies
    C)The ideas put forward at the hackathon range from using artificial intelligence and big data on traffic flows to true moonshots, such as flying cars.
    D)Using artificial intelligence and big data on traffic flows to true moonshots, such as flying cars, have been proposed
    E) None of these.
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Directions: In each of the following questions one sentence is given with a word in bold , choose the most similar meaning of that word and mark it as your answer.

  1. Capacious : She holds a capacious bag.
    A) sophisticated
    B) extra large
    C) ugly
    D) pretty
    E) None of these.
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  2. Condescending: He tends to adopt a condescending manner when talking to young women.
    A) polite
    B) aggressive
    C) haughty
    D) appreciating  
    E) None of these.
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  3. Brazen : The brazen woman laughed loudly at the judge who sentenced her.
    A) culprit  
    B) dumb
    C) shocked
    D)shameless
    E) None of these.
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  4. Anachronistic: English public schools are anachronistic.
    A) unreliable  
    B) superior 
    C) expensive
    D)old fashioned  
    E) None of these.
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  5. Deleterious:  Petty crime is having a deleterious effect on community life.
    A) negligible 
    B) appreciable  
    C) harmful
    D) unknown
    E) None of these.
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  • SRIVASTAVA SBI IN NABARD P

    The above 5 are very nyc questions raked up…ty az..

  • jocund21

    thanks az:) , very nice .