Wednesday, 27 September 2017

How To Prepare For IBPS PO English Section? Learn From IBPS PO Question Paper 2016.

IBPS PO Question Paper 2016

Every year, IBPS PO English section is known to be one of the most challenging sections of IBPS PO Exam. The section can be cracked easily if you undertake English Mock Tests daily and learn all the grammar hacks that can help you crack the IBPS PO English Section of the IBPS PO 2017 Exam. 

In this post, we will discuss IBPS PO question paper 2016 to help you understand the IBPS PO English section and the type of questions that will be asked in IBPS PO 2017.


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016: Question 1

Directions: Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E, and F in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A. It is the only country in the world that is carbon negative, which means it produces more oxygen than it consumes.
B. Bhutan, sandwiched between the two most populous nations on earth, suffers for their sins.
C. so far, so good. But then, two things happened.
D. carbon sinks, 70% forest cover, powered almost entirely by mountain streams - Bhutan is a poster child for green living.
E. glaciers are beginning to melt, flash floods and heavy rains and even droughts are common, and temperatures are climbing.
F. one, India and China got richer.


IBPS PO English Question 1: Which of the following should be the first sentence of the given paragraph?
1) e    2) d    3) c    4) b    5) a

Answer: 2) d

IBPS PO English Question 2: Which of the following should be the third sentence of the given paragraph?
1) a    2) b    3) b     4) d     5) e

Answer: 3) c

IBPS PO English Question 3: Which of the following should be the last sentence of the given paragraph?
1) a     2) c     3) b     4) d     5) e

Answer: 5) e

IBPS PO English Question 4: Which of the following should be the fourth sentence of the given paragraph?
1) f     2) c     3) b     4) e     5) d

Answer: 1) f

IBPS PO English Question 5: Which of the following should be the second sentence of the given paragraph?
1) b     2) d     3) a     4) c     5) e

Answer: 3) a


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016Question 2

Directions: Identify the error in the sentences given below, if there is no error, click option (5).

1) The need to set up
2) a good library in the locality
3) has been in the minds of people
4) for some time now
5) no error


Correction: has been in the minds of people

has been in the minds of the people

Answer: 3) has been in the minds of people

IBPS PO Question Paper 2016Question 3

Directions: Identify the error in the sentences given below, if there is no error, click option (5).

1) Most people would have
2) attended the union meeting
3) if they had
4) had longer notice of it.
5) no error


Explanation: had longer notice of it

had a longer notice of it

Answer: 4) had longer notice of it

IBPS PO Question Paper 2016Question 4

Directions: Identify the error in the sentences given below, if there is no error, click option (5).

1) He took to
2) reading Times
3) for better knowledge
4) of the facts.
5) no error


Explanation: reading Times 

reading the Times

 Answer: 2) reading Times

IBPS PO Question Paper 2016Question 5

Directions: Identify the error in the sentences given below, if there is no error, click option (5).

1) When children have difficulty understanding
2) a certain mathematical process, it is often because
3) their teachers do not understand it conceptually
4) themselves and do not present it in a way that children can understand.
5) no error.


Explanation: When children have difficulty understanding

When children have difficulty in understanding

 Answer: 1) When children have difficulty understanding

IBPS PO Question Paper 2016Question 6

Directions: Identify the error in the sentences given below, if there is no error, click option (5).

1) The bridal dress was
2) most unique: the prince
3) designed it and his
4) mother provided the lace fabric.
5) no error


Explanation: most unique: the prince

unique: the prince

 Answer: 2) When children have difficulty understanding

IBPS PO Question Paper 2016

IBPS PO Question Paper 2016: Question 7

IBPS PO English Previous Year Reading Comprehension: 

Governments looking for easy popularity have frequently been tempted into announcing give-a-ways of all sorts; free electricity, virtually free water, subsidised food, cloth at half price. and so on. The subsidy culture has gone to extremes: cooking gas (used mostly by the top 10% of income-earners ) has been sold at barely half its cost. The wealthiest people in the country have had access for years to subsidised sugar. The richest farmers in the country get subsidised fertilizer. University education, typically accessed by the wealthier sections, is charged at a fraction of cost. Postal services are subsidised, and so are railway services. Bus fares cannot be raised to economical levels because there will be violent protests, so bus travel is subsidised too. In the past, price control on a variety of items, from steel to cement, meant that industrial consumers of these items got them at less than actual cost, while the losses of the public sector companies that produced them were borne by the taxpayer! A study done a few years ago came to the conclusion that subsidies in the Indian economy total as much as 14.5% of the gross domestic product. At today's level, that would work out to about Rs.150,000 crore.

And who pays the bill? The theory ---- and the political fiction on the basis of which it is sold to unsuspecting voters --- is that subsidies go to the poor, and are paid for and by the rich. The fact is that most subsidies go to the 'rich' (defined in the Indian context as those who are above the poverty line), and much of the tab goes indirectly to the poor. Because the hefty subsidy bill results in fiscal deficits, which in turn push up rates of inflation--which, as everyone knows, hits the poor the hardest of all. That is why taxmen call inflation the most regressive form of taxation.

The entire subsidy system is built on the thesis that people cannot help themselves, therefore governments must do so. That people cannot afford to pay for the variety of goods and services, and therefore the government must step in. This thesis has been applied not just in the poor countries, but in the rich ones as well; hence the birth of the Welfare State in the West, and an almost Utopian social security system; free medical care, food aid, old age security, et.al. But with the passage of time, most of the wealthy nations have discovered that their economies cannot sustain this social safety net, which in fact reduces the desire among people to pay their own way, and takes away some of the incentive to work. In short, the bill was unaffordable, and their societies were simply not willing to pay. To the regret of many, but because of the law of economies are harsh, most Western societies have been busy pruning the welfare bill.

In India, the lessons of this experience over several decades, and in many countries do not seem to have been learnt or they are simply ignored in the pursuit of immediate votes. People who are promised cheap food or clothing do not in most cases look beyond the gift horses-to the question of who picks up the tab. The uproar over higher petrol, diesel and cooking gas prices ignored this basic question; if the user of cooking gas does not want to pay for its cost, who should pay? Diesel in the country is subsidised, and if the trucker or owner of a diesel generator does not want to pay for its full cost, who does he or she think should pay the balance of the cost? It is a simple question, nevertheless, it remains unasked.

The Deva Gowda government has shown some courage in biting the bullet when it comes to the price of petroleum products. But it has been bitten by a much bigger subsidy bug. It wants to offer food at half its cost to everyone below the poverty line, supposedly estimated at some 380 million people. What will be the cost? And of course, who will pick up the tab? The Andhra Pradesh government has been bankrupted by selling rice as Rs. 2 per kg. Should the Central government be bankrupted too, before facing up to the question of what is affordable and what is not? Already, India is perennially short of power because the subsidy on electricity has bankrupted most electricity boards, and made private investment wary unless it gets all manner of State guarantees. 

Delhi's subsidised bus fares have bankrupted the Delhi Transport Corporation, whose buses have slowly disappeared from the capital's streets. It is easy to be soft and sentimental, by looking at programmes that will be popular. After all, who does' not like a free lunch? But the evidence is surely-mounting that the lunch isn't free at all. Somebody is paying the bill. And if you want to know who, take a look at the country's poor economic performance over the years.


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016:

Reading Comprehension Question 1:  Which of the following should not be subsidised over the years?
1) University education  2) Postal services  3) Steel  4) Other than those given as options  5) All of the above options

Answer: 5) All of the above options


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016

Reading Comprehension Question 2: The statement that 'subsidies are paid by the rich and go to the poor' is       
1) fiction  2) fact  3) fact, according to the author  4) fiction, according to the author  5) Other than those given as options

Answer:  4) fiction, according to the author


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016

Reading Comprehension Question 3: Why do you think that the author calls the western social security system Utopian?
1) The countries believe in the efficacy of the system was bound to turn out to be false.
2) The system followed by these countries is the best available in the present context.
3) Everything under this system was supposed to be free, but people were charging money for them.
4) The theory of system followed by these countries was devised by Dr. Utopia.
5) All the options are responsible.

Answer: 1) The countries believe in the efficacy of the system was bound to turn out to be false.


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016

Reading Comprehension Question 4: It can be inferred from the passage that the author

1) believes that people can help themselves and do not need the government.
2) believes that the theory of helping with subsidy is very destructive.
3) believes in democracy and free speech.
4) is not a successful politician.
5) believes that subsidies are the best way to help poor.

Answer: 2) believes that the theory of helping with subsidy is very destructive.


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016

Reading Comprehension Question 5: Which of the following is not a victim of extreme subsidies?
1) The poor  2) The Delhi-Transport Corporation  3) The Andhra Pradesh government  4) Other than those given as options  5) The rich

Answer:  4) Other than those given as options


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016

Reading Comprehension Question 6: Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage?

1) Where subsidies are concerned, the poor ultimately pay the tab.
2) Inflation is caused by too many subsidies.
3) Experts call subsidies the most regressive form of taxation.
4) Fiscal deficits are caused due to heavy subsidy bills.
5) None of the following is true in the context of the passage.

Answer: 3) Experts call subsidies the most regressive form of taxation.


IBPS PO Question Paper 2016

Reading Comprehension Question 7: A suitable title to the passage would be:

1) There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
2) The Economic Overview
3) Deva Gowda's Government and its Follies
4) It takes Two to Tango
5) The Rich and The Poor: Extreme Partiality

Answer: 1) There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Watch our expert faculty explain you in detail these questions and English concepts which will help you understand English hacks to crack IBPS PO English Section easily.


Whatsapp Share Share on whatsapp

0 comments:

Post a Comment