IBPS RRB (Group A Officers) Exam 2012 Question Paper: English Language

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IBPS RRB (Group A Officers) Exam 2012 Question Paper: English Language

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  • 1. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      Performed

    • B. 

      Displayed

    • C. 

      Furthered

    • D. 

      Characterized

    • E. 

      Made

  • 2. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      Stopped

    • B. 

      Met

    • C. 

      Elevated

    • D. 

      Discussed

    • E. 

      Set

  • 3. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      Also

    • B. 

      Nor

    • C. 

      But

    • D. 

      Or

    • E. 

      And

  • 4. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      End

    • B. 

      Give

    • C. 

      Fed

    • D. 

      Start

    • E. 

      Set

  • 5. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      Couple

    • B. 

      Combined

    • C. 

      Mentioning

    • D. 

      Engaged

    • E. 

      Resulting

  • 6. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      Become

    • B. 

      Happening

    • C. 

      Being

    • D. 

      Exists

    • E. 

      Is

  • 7. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Makes

    • C. 

      So

    • D. 

      Ceasing

    • E. 

      Prevents

  • 8. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      Generates

    • B. 

      Supplies

    • C. 

      Lists

    • D. 

      Turns

    • E. 

      Serves

  • 9. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      Gap

    • B. 

      Truth

    • C. 

      Progress

    • D. 

      Catastrophes

    • E. 

      Divides

  • 10. 
    Direction: 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/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmers. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor it is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10).
    • A. 

      Fills

    • B. 

      Access

    • C. 

      Plug

    • D. 

      Form

    • E. 

      Distance

  • 11. 
    Directions: Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and 'No correction is required" mark (5) as the answer A freezing morning accompanied by a dense cover of fog set the toning for the coming weekend.
    • A. 

      Keeping tone

    • B. 

      Started the toning

    • C. 

      Kept the tone

    • D. 

      Set the tone

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 12. 
    Directions: Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and 'No correction is required" mark (5) as the answer The jail is in the news again with the finding of a pistol and some bullets.
    • A. 

      To finding

    • B. 

      With find

    • C. 

      Finding

    • D. 

      On found

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 13. 
    Directions: Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and 'No correction is required" mark (5) as the answer The space-crunched city throws up several stories of struggle that schools have had put up with to win playgrounds for their students.
    • A. 

      Have had to put up to

    • B. 

      Had put up on

    • C. 

      Have had to put up with

    • D. 

      Had to put up to

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 14. 
    Directions: Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and 'No correction is required" mark (5) as the answer Emotions ran high as both families were taken to the police station last night.
    • A. 

      Emotions went higher

    • B. 

      Emotion became high

    • C. 

      Emotionally high

    • D. 

      Emotions ran high

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 15. 
    Directions: Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and 'No correction is required" mark (5) as the answer Work at all the court complexes was paralyzed as lawyers went on a day-long strike as a mark of protest.
    • A. 

      For a one day strike

    • B. 

      For a strike

    • C. 

      On a day's long strike

    • D. 

      On a day-long striking

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 16. 
    Directions: Rearrange the following five sentences (A); (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. (1) The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognize this importance and have been implementing a host of programmers and measures to achieve rural development objectives. (2) While some of these countries have achieved impressive results from those programmers and measures, others have failed to make a significant dent in the problem of persistent rural underdevelopment. (3) The socio-economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies. (4) These factors; among many others, tend to highlight the importance of rural development. (5) Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many. Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 17. 
    Directions: Rearrange the following five sentences (A); (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. (1) The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognize this importance and have been implementing a host of programmers and measures to achieve rural development objectives. (2) While some of these countries have achieved impressive results from those programmers and measures, others have failed to make a significant dent in the problem of persistent rural underdevelopment. (3) The socio-economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies. (4) These factors; among many others, tend to highlight the importance of rural development. (5) Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many. Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty. Which of the following should be the LAST (FIFTH) sentence after rearrangement?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 18. 
    Directions: Rearrange the following five sentences (A); (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. (1) The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognize this importance and have been implementing a host of programmers and measures to achieve rural development objectives. (2) While some of these countries have achieved impressive results from those programmers and measures, others have failed to make a significant dent in the problem of persistent rural underdevelopment. (3) The socio-economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies. (4) These factors; among many others, tend to highlight the importance of rural development. (5) Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many. Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 19. 
    Directions: Rearrange the following five sentences (A); (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. (1) The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognize this importance and have been implementing a host of programmers and measures to achieve rural development objectives. (2) While some of these countries have achieved impressive results from those programmers and measures, others have failed to make a significant dent in the problem of persistent rural underdevelopment. (3) The socio-economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies. (4) These factors; among many others, tend to highlight the importance of rural development. (5) Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many. Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 20. 
    Directions: Rearrange the following five sentences (A); (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them. (1) The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognize this importance and have been implementing a host of programmers and measures to achieve rural development objectives. (2) While some of these countries have achieved impressive results from those programmers and measures, others have failed to make a significant dent in the problem of persistent rural underdevelopment. (3) The socio-economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies. (4) These factors; among many others, tend to highlight the importance of rural development. (5) Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many. Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
    • A. 

      D

    • B. 

      E

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      B

    • E. 

      A

  • 21. 
    Directions: Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. Forest department officials said that when the elephants were made to __________ from their trucks, they went straight to the spot where they had been ________during the camp.
    • A. 

      Jump, killed

    • B. 

      Alight, tied

    • C. 

      Step, played

    • D. 

      Enter, hurt

    • E. 

      Exit, enjoyed

  • 22. 
    Directions: Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. Excise officials seized pouches of whisky _________ a bus travelling __________ Maharashtra.
    • A. 

      From, to

    • B. 

      In, for

    • C. 

      For, towards

    • D. 

      Inside, on

    • E. 

      Through, till

  • 23. 
    Directions: Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. Organizations __________ for the victims ___________the inhuman and unjust attitude of the government.
    • A. 

      Fighting, applauded

    • B. 

      Lobbying, supported

    • C. 

      Working, condemned

    • D. 

      Stand, opposed

    • E. 

      Trying, spoke

  • 24. 
    Directions: Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. A collision between two buses ________six people dead, __________ the driver of one of the buses.
    • A. 

      Made, also

    • B. 

      Left, including

    • C. 

      Caused, combined

    • D. 

      Resulted, except

    • E. 

      Got, surpassing

  • 25. 
    Directions: Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. The court ________ revenue authorities and PCB officials to __________ teams and visit pharma units.
    • A. 

      Directed, form

    • B. 

      Announced, arrange

    • C. 

      Commanded, display

    • D. 

      Ruled, make

    • E. 

      Told, carve