(Download) IBPS : Recruitment of Specialist Officers Exam Paper Held On 11.03.2012 - English Language

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Recruitment in Specialist Officers

Exam Paper of IBPS Specialist Officers Held On 11.03.2012

Test II (English Language)

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggest one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out
the appropriate word in each case. (51) over the world, rights related to information technology that are already legally  recognized are daily being violated, (52) in the name of economic advancement, political stability or for personal greed and interest. Violates of these rights have (53) new problems in human social systems, such as the digital divide, cybercrime, digital security and privacy concerns, all which above (54) people’s lives
either directly or indirectly. It is important that countries come up with the guidelines for action to (55) the incidence of malicious attacks on the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic data and system, computer-related crimes, content related offenses and violations of intellectual property rights. (56), threats to critical infrastructure and national interest arising from the use of the internet of criminal and terrorist activities are of growing (57). The harm incurred to businesses, governments and individuals in those countries in which the internet is used (58), is gaining in (59) and importance, while in other countries cybercrime threatens the application of information and communication technology for governmental services, health care, trade, and banking. As users start losing (60) in online transactions and business, the opportunity costs may become substantial.

51. (a) Entire
(b) Lot
(c) Great
(d) All
(e) Much

52. (a) scarcely
(b) whether
(c) and
(d) for
(e) hardly

53. (a) created
(b) bent
(c) pressured
(d) risen
(e) stooped

54. (a) distanced
(b) affected
(c) exaggerated
(e) advanced
(e) cropped

55. (a) engage
(b) conflict
(c) war
(d) combat
(e) struggle

56. (a) But
(b) More
(c) Addition
(d) Beside
(e) Further

57. (a) concern
(b) nature
(c) pattern
(d) important
(e) matter

58. (a) really
(b) figuratively
(c) widely
(d) never
(e) tandem

59. (a) fear
(b) days
(c) positivity
(d) width
(e) scope

60. (a) tracks
(b) measure
(c) confidence
(d) mind
(e) grip

Rearrange the following six distance (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(a) It is not wonder that a majority of these excluded and low achievers come from the most deprived sections of society.
(b) They are precisely those who are supposed to empowered through education.
(c) With heightened political consciousness about the plight of these to-be-empowered people, never in the history of India has the demand for inclusive education been as fervent as today.
(d) The either never enroll or they drop out of schools at different stages during these eight years.
(e) On the nearly 200million children in the age group between 6 and 14 years, more than half do not complete eight years of elementary education.
(f) On those who do complete eight years of schooling, the achievement level of a large percentage, in language and mathematics, in unacceptably low.

61. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

62. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

63. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

(a) F
(b) E
(c) D
(d) C
(e) B

64. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

65. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?

(a) F
(b) E
(c) D
(d) B
(e) A

In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.

66. Facts spoke louder than words at the Company meeting where the Direction tired to paint a rosy picture of the Company’s financial health.

(a) Too many facts related to the good financial health of the Company were presented during the meeting.
(b) The Company was not doing well financially despite the Director saying otherwise.
(c) The Director was very loud while presenting the facts about the Company’s financial health during the meeting.
(d) The facts stated in the meeting supported the Director’s claims of good financial health of the Company.
(e) The Company was doing exceptionally well financially, despite the Director saying otherwise.

67. By initialing the fight with Sakshi in office, Kajal had killed the goose that lay the golden egg

(a) By initiating the fight with Sakshi in office, Kajal had left her speechless.
(b) Kajal and ruined her chances of success by picking a fight Sakshi in office.
(c) Kajal had exacted her revenge by picking a fight with Sakshi in office.
(d) Kajal had hurt Sakshi by picking a fight with her in office.
(e) By initiating the fight with Sakshi in office, Kajal hadmissed getting the golden egg.

68. I let the chips fall where they may and do not worry too much about what I want to do next.

(a) I take calculated risks.
(b) I let others dowhat theywant and do not interfere.
(c) I am clumsy.
(d) I do not try to control my destiny.
(e) I prefer chaos to calm.

69. After trying hard to convince Narendra to change his ways, Raman realized that a leopard cannot change its spots.

(a) Raman realized that Narendra would never change his ways.
(b) Raman realized that Narendra was helpless.
(c) Raman realized that he was not good at convincing others.
(d) Raman realized that Narendra would change his ways soon.
(e) Raman realized that someone else was forcing Narendra to act in a certain way.

70. Before starting work on our new project, ourmentor told us to not count our chickens before they hatched.

(a) Our mentor warned us against being over-confident about achieving success.
(b) Our mentor asked us to meticulously count the chicken first and then the eggs.
(c) Out mentor warned us against being over-enthusiastic in implementing the project.
(d) Our mentor warned us about all the challenges that lay ahead of us.
(e) Our mentor informed us about the prizes that would get on succeeding.

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