IBPS Clerk Prelims English Questions 2021 (Day-02)

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Sentence correction

Directions (1-5) : From the options given below, select the option which states the correct combination of incorrect/correct sentences.


1)

I) Five terrorists were eliminated by security forces in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

II) In Tral area of Awantipora, two terrorists were grounded by the security forces.

III) The operation is still underneath,” news agency ANI quoted the Inspector-General of Police as saying.

IV) The encounter began at around 8am at Nowbugh. The area has been cordoned off by the security officials.

A.Only I and IV are correct

B.Only I and II are correct

C.Only II and III are correct

D.I, II and III – all 3 are incorrect

E.I, II, III and IV – all are correct


2)

I) In Shopian district, where security forces are estranged in a fierce gun battle with terrorists for more than 12 hours now.

II) According to the ANI report, two more are inside a mosque and still firing from inside.

III) Chief of proscribed terrorist outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (JeM) is among the terrorists in the Shopian district.

IV) However, as the identity has not yet been ascertained of deceased terrorists, it is not known if he is still insid.

A.I and IV are incorrect

B.II and III are incorrect

C.Only I is incorrect

D.II and IV are incorrect

E.I, II, III and IV – all are incorrect


3)

I) The encounter between security forces and terrorists started in Shopian on Thursday where terrorists are holed up inside.

II) According to ANI report, the Jammu and Kashmir Police last night sent the brother of one terrorist and a local Imap inside the mosque.

III) Every coastal country’s EEZ extends to 200 nautical miles (370km) from its shoares and the country in question has exclusive rights.

IV) To all resources in the water, including oil, natural gas and fish.

A I and IV are incorrect

B.II and III are incorrect

C.Only I is incorrect

D.II and IV are incorrect

E.I, II, III and IV – all are incorrect


4)

I) In a move that could potentially divert a diplomatic row, the US Navy has announced that it asserted navigational rights and freedoms inside India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

II) This freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognised in international law.

III) challenging India’s excessive maritime claims,” the US 7th fleet said in a statement on April 7.

IV) It said USS John Paul Jones, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, asserted navigational rights and freedoms around 130 nautical

A.I and IV are incorrect

B.II and III are incorrect

C.Only I is incorrect

D.II and IV are incorrect

E.I, II, III and IV – all are incorrect


5)

I) The 7th Fleet is the largest of the US Navy’s forward deployed fleets.

II) The US had sent elements of the 7th Fleet to the Bay of Bengal to pressure India during the 1971 war with Pakistan.

III) If you have to do anything in our EEZ, you have to notify us and take permission,” navy chief Admiral Singh said in 2019.

IV) There was no official reaction from the navy or the ministry of external affairs when this report was filed.

A.I and IV are incorrect

B.II and III are incorrect

C.Only I is incorrect

D.II and IV are incorrect

E.I, II, III and IV – all are correct


error spotting

Directions (6-10): The following sentences have been divided into five parts (A), (B), (C),(D) and (E) with the parts in jumbled format. Read the sentences carefully to find out the correct sequence of parts and check if there is any error in any part of the sentence. The error, if any, will be in any one part of the sentence. Mark that part as your answer.


6)
Wherever international law allows,” the 7th Fleet statement said (A)/ that the United States will fly, sail and operate (B)/ All operations are designated in accordance (C)/ with international law and demonstrate (D)/ US Forces operate in the Indo-Pacific region on a daily basis.(E)/

A.DACBE;A

B.ECDBA;C

C.DCBEA;B

D.EBDCA;C

E.EACDB;B


7)
In the past and will constant to in the future. (A)/ nor are they about making political statements,” it added.(B)/ FONOPs are not about one country, (C)/ We conduct routine and regular FONOPs, as we have done (D)/ The US Navy regularly carries out FONOPs in the disputed South China Sea.(E)/

A.DACBE;A

B.ECDBA;C

C.DCBEA;B

D.EBDCA;C

E.EACDB;B


8)
Admiral Arun Prakash (retd) said in a tweet on Friday.(A)/ EEZ around the artificier SCS islands is an “excessive maritime claim.”(B)/ are meant to convey a message to China that the putative (C)/ FoN ops by USN ships (ineffective as they may be) in South China Sea,(D)/ But what is the 7th Fleet message for India?” former Navy chief (E)/

A.DACBE;A

B.ECDBA;C

C.DCBEA;B

D.EBDCA;C

E.EACDB;B


9)
in violation of our domestic law is bad enough (A)/ While India ratified UN Law of the Seas (B)/ For the 7th Fleet to carry out FoN mishaps in Indian EEZ (C)/ in 1995, the US has failed to do it so far. (D)/ He said in another tweet, “There is irony here. (E)/

A.DACBE;A

B.ECDBA;C

C.DCBEA;B

D.EBDCA;C

E.EACDB;B


10)
Of India and the US have just concluded multilateral drills in the eastern (A)/ IOR to enhance interoperability among there navies from April 5 to April 7 (B)/Indian Ocean Region (IOR). France, India, the US, Japan(C)/ and Australia carried out complex maritime drills in the eastern (D)/ The development comes at a time when the navies (E)/

A.DACBE;A

B.ECDBA; C

C.DCBEA;B

D.EBDCA;C

E.EACDB;B


Answers :

1) Answer: A

Statement I is correct – it is both grammatically and contextually fine.

Statement II is incorrect due to the use of the word ‘grounded’ which means well balanced and sensible. The correct term to use here is ‘gunned’ meaning to shoot (someone) with a gun.

Statement III is incorrect due to the use of the word ‘underneath’ which means situated directly below. The correct term to use here is ‘underway’ meaning having started and in progress.

Statement IV is correct both grammatically as well as contextually.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer to this question.


2) Answer: C

Statement I is incorrect. The word ‘estranged’ which means no longer close or affectionate is irrelevant in the given context. The correct term to use here is ‘engaged’ meaning busy; occupied.

Remaining 3 statements are all correct both grammatically and contextually.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer to this question.


3) Answer: B

Statement I is correct – it is both grammatically and contextually fine.

Statement II is incorrect due to the use of the word ‘Imap’ which means Internet Message Access Protocol.  The correct term to use here is ‘Imam’ meaning one who leads Muslim worshippers in prayer.

Statement III is incorrect due to improper comparison. The comparative form of ‘shoares’

used is incorrect since it is a comparison between two objects. The correct term to use here is the word i.e. ‘shores’.

Statement IV is correct both grammatically as well as contextually.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer to this question.


4) Answer: C

Statement I is incorrect. The word ‘divert’ which means cause (someone or something) to change course is irrelevant in the given context. The correct term to use here is ‘trigger’ meaning to cause a strong emotional reaction of fear. Remaining 3 statements are all correct both grammatically and contextually.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer to this question.


5) Answer: E

All the four statements are correct both grammatically and contextually.

Therefore, option E is the correct answer to this question.


6) Answer: B

There is an error in part C. Here, the word designated means `appoint (someone) to a specified office’ renders the statement meaningless. Correct usage will be: ‘designed’. Now if we look at the sequence of parts we can easily eliminate options A and C as the sentence cannot start with part D. Now after going through options B,D and E we can see that after part E only part C can come. Hence we are left with option B.

The correct sequence of the sentence after rearrangement is:-

US Forces operate in the Indo-Pacific region on a daily basis.(E)/ All operations are designated in accordance (C)/ with international law and demonstrate (D)/ that the United States will fly, sail and operate (B)/ Wherever international law allows,” the 7th Fleet statement said (A)/

Therefore option B is the correct answer choice.


7) Answer: A

There is an error in part A. Here, the word constant means `occurring continuously over a period of time’ and renders the statement meaningless. Correct usage will be: `continue’ Now if we look at the sequence of parts we can easily eliminate options A and B as the sentence cannot start with part C. Now after going through options C,D and E we can see that after part B only part E can come.

Hence we are left with option A.

The correct sequence of the sentence after rearrangement is:-

We conduct routine and regular FONOPs, as we have done (D)/ In the past and will constant to in the future. (A)/FONOPs are not about one country, (C)/ nor are they about making political statements,” it added.(B)/ The US Navy regularly carries out FONOPs in the disputed South China Sea.(E)/

Therefore option A is the correct answer choice to this question.


8) Answer: C

There is an error in part B. Here, the word ` artificier’ means ` a skilled mechanic in the armed forces.’ and renders the statement meaningless. Correct usage will be: `artificial’. Now if we look at the sequence of parts we can easily eliminate options A and B as the sentence cannot start with part C. Now after going through options C,D and E we can see that after part E only part A can come.

Hence we are left with option C.

The correct sequence of the sentence after rearrangement is:-

FoN ops by USN ships (ineffective as they may be) in South China Sea,(D)/ are meant to convey a message to China that the putative (C)/ EEZ around the artificier SCS islands is an “excessive maritime claim.”(B)/ But what is the 7th Fleet message for India?” former Navy chief (E)/ Admiral Arun Prakash (retd) said in a tweet on Friday.(A)/

Therefore option C is the correct answer choice to this question.


9) Answer: D

There is an error in part C. Here, the word ` mishaps’ means `an unlucky accident.’ and renders the statement meaningless. Correct usage will be: ` missions’. Now if we look at the sequence of parts we can easily eliminate options B and D as the sentence cannot start with part C. Now after going through options A,C and E we can see that after part C only part A can come.

Hence we are left with option D.

The correct sequence of the sentence after rearrangement is:-

He said in another tweet, “There is irony here. (E)/ While India ratified UN Law of the Seas (B)/ in 1995, the US has failed to do it so far. (D)/ For the 7th Fleet to carry out FoN mishaps in Indian EEZ (C)/ in violation of our domestic law is bad enough (A)/

Therefore option D is the correct answer choice to this question.


10) Answer: E

There is an error in part B. Here, the word ` there’ means ` to that place.’ and renders the statement meaningless. Correct usage will be: ` among their navies’. Now if we look at the sequence of parts we can easily eliminate options A and C as the sentence cannot start with part D. Now after going through options B,D and E we can see that after part C only part D can come.

Hence we are left with option E.

The correct sequence of the sentence after rearrangement is:-

The development comes at a time when the navies (E)/ Of India and the US have just concluded multilateral drills in the eastern (A)/ Indian Ocean Region (IOR). France, India, the US, Japan(C)/ and Australia carried out complex maritime drills in the eastern (D)/ IOR to enhance interoperability among there navies from April 5 to April 7 (B)/

Therefore option E is the correct answer choice to this question.

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