IBPS PO PRE 2019 Memory Based (Reasoning) (Questions)

Q1. In the word ‘BRISKLY’, how many pairs of the letters have the same number of letters between them in the word as in alphabet?

(a)          Four

(b)          Two

(c)           One

(d)          Three

(e)          More than four

Direction (2-4): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: Seven members are living in the family. Q is the daughter of P. B is the brother of R. G is the mother in law of A. B is married with A. B is the uncle of Q. D is the father of B.

Q2. What is the relation of B with respect to P?

(a)          Brother

(b)          Sister in law

(c)           Brother in law

(d)          Mother

(e)          Aunt

Q3. If C is the brother of B, then What is the relation of C with respect to Q?

(a)          Aunt

(b)          Uncle

(c)           Father

(d)          Mother

(e)          Sister

Q4. If P is the father of Q, then what is the relation of R with respect to P?

(a)          Wife

(b)          Husband

(c)           Father

(d)          Father in law

(e)          Mother

Q5. If ”624739854″ 1 is added to all the even number and 1 is subtract from all the odd number, then what is the sum of the digits M Memory Based Package V which is fifth from the left end and fourth from the right end?

(a)          12

(b)          9

(c)           11

(d)          10

(e) None of these

Direction (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a rectangular table in such a way that four persons sit on each of the four corner of the table and other four persons sit on the middle of each side. The one who sits at the corner of table faces outside the center of table and the one who sits at the middle side of table faces towards the center of table. Persons sitting on opposite sides are exactly opposite to each other.

F sits at one of the middle side of the table. Two persons sit between F and E. Only one person sits between F and C. E does not sit near to C. Either A sits 2nd to the left of H or 2nd right of H. One person sits between A and C. B and G sit opposite to each other. D sits 2nd to the left of B. G doesn’t sit next to F.

Q6. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?

(a) E

(b) G

(c) D

(d) H

(e) B

Q7. Who among the following sits 3rd to the right of D?

(a) E

(b) H

(c) C

(d) A

(e) G

Q8. What is the position of F with respect to G?

(a) 3 rd to the right

(b) 2nd to the right

(c) 2nd to the left

(d) 3rd to the left

(e) None of these

Q9. How many persons sit between D and F when counted to the right of D?

(a) One

(b) None

(c) Two

(d) Three

(e) Four

Q10. Who among the following faces to C?

(a) H

(b) B

(c) G

(d) E

(e) None of these

Direction (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: Ten persons L, M, N, O, P , Q, R, S, T, and U were born on two different dates 15 and 30 of five different months viz. January, March, April, September and November but not necessarily in the same order. L was born on 15 th of the month which has 31 days. Three persons were born between L and P. Four persons were born between P and O. O was born before L. The number of persons were born after O is same as the number of persons born before N. One person was born between P and R. M was born before T but not in the month of January. T was born before P. U was born before S on same date.

Q11. How many persons were born after U?

(a)          None

(b)          Four

(c)           More than five

(d)          Two

(e)          Five

Q12. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?

(a)          Q-L

(b)          R-P

(c)           O-S

(d)          P-N

(e)          M-O

Q13. How many persons were

(a)          Six

(b)          Four

(c)           Two

(d)          Three

(e)          None of these

Q14. The number of persons were born after P is same as the number of persons born before  ?

(a)          M

(b)          R

(c)           Q

(d)          U

(e)          None of these

Q15. Which of the following is odd one?

(a)          Q

(b)          L

(c)           R

(d)          P

(e)          S

Direction (16-20): In each of the questions below are given some statements followed by two conclusions. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

(a)          If only conclusion I follows.

(b)          If only conclusion II follows.

(c)           If either conclusion I or II follows.

(d)          If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

(e)          If both conclusions I and II follow.

Q16. Statements: A>M>R=F≥Z<X<C<V>B>N


I: A≥Z


Q17. Statements: Z<X<C≤V;B>C<G<H≤J


I: Z<G


Q18. Statements: Q≥W≥E≥R<T<Y≤U≤I


I: Q≥T

II : R≤I

Q19. Statements: A<S<D=F>G;H>D<Z<X<C


I: A<C


Q20. Statements: C=V>B>N>M<S<D<F<G


I: B>M


Direction (21-25): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below In a certain code language:

“Never talk between others” is coded as “sm nt ro fi”

“Others should be helpful” is coded as “ro el ac jq”

“Never be time specific” is coded as “fi dg el pa”

“Focus between specific hours” is coded as “hy dg nt ks”

Q21.What is the code for “Never together” in the given code language?

(a)          nt ro

(b)          ro fi

(c)           fi uy

(d)          jq nt

(e)          None of these

Q22. What is the code for “specific” in the given code language?

(a)          dg

(b)          ac

(c)           jq

(d)          fi

(e)          None of these

Q23. What is the code for “Others” in the given code language?

(a)          sm

(b)          ro

(c)           el

(d)          pa

(e)          None of these

Q24. The code “el” is coded as which of the following word?

(a)          never

(b)          time

(c)           focus

(d)          be

(e)          None of these

Q25. What may be the possible code for “focus real” in the given code language?

(a)          ks ze

(b)          ro hy

(c)           hy tr

(d)          either (a) or (c)

(e)          nt me

Direction (26-29): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: Six persons are sitting in a row facing to the north and they have different ages but not necessarily in the same order. C sits 3rd from one of the end. The one who is 12 year old sits 2nd to the right of C. The number of persons sit right of the one who 12 year old is same as the number of persons sit to the left of D. O sits 2nd to the right of the one who is 6 year old. Two persons sit between D and B, whose age is twice than D. N sits to the right of P. The one who 36 year old sits 3rd to the left of the one who 15 year old. The age of O is 18 year.

Q26. If P is 3 year older than C, then which of the following is the age of P?

(a)          39 Years

(b)          33 Years

(c)           21 Years

(d)          9 Years

(e)          None of these

Q27. What is the total age of C and B?

(a)          44

(b)          48

(c)           18

(d)          42

(e)          27

Q28. How many persons sit between P and D?

(a)          More than three

(b)          None

(c)           Two

(d)          One

(e)          None of these

Q29. Who among the following sits at the extreme end of the row?

(a)          C

(b)          B

(c)           N

(d)          O

(e)          D

Direction (30-34): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: Seven persons were born in different years i.e. 1953, 1963, 1968, 1976, 1990, 1993, 1998. 2019 is the base year for measuring the age of all persons.

Not more than two persons were born before P. One person was born between V and S and none of them have even numbered age. There are as many persons were born before U as after Q. Difference between the age of T and S is not less than 20 years. T was born before Q and after R. Either P or U have odd numbered age.

Q30. In which of the following year T was born?

(a)          1953

(b)          1968

(c)           1990

(d)          1998

(e)          None of these

Q31. What is the sum of the age of R and S?

(a)          92

(b)          69

(c)           87

(d)          50

(e)          None of these

Q32. Who among the following is the oldest person?

(a)          P

(b)          Q

(c)           R

(d)          T

(e)          None of these

Q33. Which of the following pair of combination is true?

(a)          P- 29

(b)          Q-26
(c)           R-56

(d)          S-43

(e)          None is true

Q34. How many persons are younger than U?

(a)          None

(b)          One

(c)           Two

(d)          Three

(e)          More than three

Q35. In the given word ‘SPLENDOR ‘, in which consonant changed into its previous letter and the vowel into its next letter (according to the alphabetical order) and then all letters are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right then which of the following letter is fifth from the left end?

(a)          R

(b)          O

(c)           K

(d)          M

(e)          C

IBPS PO PRE 2019 Memory Based (Quant) (Questions)

Directions (36-40):- Given table shows the data of population in 5 different parks. Study the data carefully and answer the questions.

Q36. If 20% of total population did not visit on a particular day in park A of which male population was 60% then what percent of total population in park B is male population who visited in park A?

(a)          45%

(b)          40.4%

(c)           39.2%

(d)          48.6%

(e)          None of these

Q37. What is average of male population in park B, C and D?

(a)          343.33

(b)          313.33

(c)           323.33

(d)          333.33

(e)          353.33

Q38. By what percent female population in park D is more or less than the male population in park E?

(a)          15%

(b)          9.09%

(c)           11.11%

(d)          14.28%

(e)          12.5%

Q39. What is ratio of male population in park A & D together to female population in park B & E together?

(a)          6

(b)          1

(c)           7

(d)          5

(e)          5

Q40. If 30 females from each park are above 80 years age then find the average of no. of females who are below or equal to the age of 80 years from all the parks.

(a)          295

(b)          285

(c)           300

(d)          280 (e) 290

Q41. The ratio of ages of A and B 4 years ago was 5 : 3. The sum of present ages of A, B and C is 80 years. If present age of C is equal to sum of present ages of A and B. find the present age of A.

(a)          17 years

(b)          24 years

(c)           20 years

(d)          22 years

(e)          18 years

Q42. The ratio of speed of boat in still water to speed of stream is 8 : 1. It takes 4 hours by boat to cover 54 km in downstream & 42 km in upstream. Find the downstream speed of boat.

(a)          25 kmph

(b)          24 kmph

(c)           21 kmph

(d)          2 7 kmph

(e)          23 kmph

Q43. Manoj gave 60% of his salary to his wife and invested rest amount in mutual funds. His wife spends 30% amount on grocery and 20% on rent. From remaining amount, she purchased gold worth Rs. 18000. Find salary of Manoj.

(a)          Rs 60000

(b)          Rs 54000

(c)           Rs 64000

(d)          Rs 58000

(e)          Rs 66000

Q44. the length & breadth of a rectangle is in ratio 4 : 7. If perimeter is 88 cm. find area of rectangle.

(a)          414 cm2

(b)          336 cm2

(c)           448cm2

(d)          524 cm2

(e)          396 cm2

Q45. the radius of a circle is 14 cm. what is area of another circle having radius 1.5 times the actual circle?

(a)          1296 cm2

(b)          1386 cm2

(c)           1352 cm2

(d)          1485 cm2

(e)          1276 cm2

Directions (46-50): In the following two equations questions numbered (I) and (II) are given. You have to solve both equations and Give answer

(a)          If x > y

(b)          If x ≥ y

(c)           If y > x

(d)          If y ≥ x

(e)          If x = y or no relation can be established


  1. x2 – 7x + 12 = 0
  2. y2 – 8y + 12 = 0


  1. 2×2 + x – 28 = 0
  2. 2y2 – 23y + 56 = 0


  1. 2×2 – 7x – 60 = 0
  2. 3y2 + 13y + 4 = 0


  1. x2 – 17x – 84 = 0
  2. y2 + 4y – 117 = 0


  1. x2 = 81
  2. (y-9)2 = 0

Directions (51-55):- Given line graph shows the data of male & female population in 5 different cities. Read the data carefully and answer the questions.

Q51. By what percent total population of city A is more or less than that of city D?

(a)          45%

(b)          35%

(c)           70%

(d)          30%

(e)          60%

Q52. If in city A, the ratio of male graduates to female graduates is 3 : 4 and total graduates in the city are 70% of total population. Find population of females who are not graduate.

(a)          120

(b)          50

(c)           90

(d)          70

(e)          135

Q53. What is average of male population in all cities?

(a)          465

(b)          455

(c)           440

(d)          460

(e)          430

Q54. What percent of Female population in city C is male population in city E?

(a)          90.2%

(c)           84.5%

(d)          85.5%

(e)          114.2%

(b)          87.5%

Q55. In city B & C, ratio of postgraduates is 7 : 8. Total population who is postgraduate in city B is equal to total population of city A. find ratio of non-postgraduate population in city B to that of city C.

(a)          7 : 3

(b)          8 : 3

(c)           7 : 1

(d)          3 : 1

(e)          8 : 1

Q56. X liters of milk is taken out and replaced with water from a container having 240 liters milk. Now, 20% of the mixture is taken out and replaced with water. In final mixture, the difference in quantity of milk & water is 128 liters. Find X.

(a)          12

(b)          10

(c)           9

(d)          11

(e)          8

Q57. A can do a work in 36 days while B can do the same in 48 days. If A work for ‘x’ days while B work for ‘x+2’ days then one-third of the work is complete. Find the value of x.

(a)          4

(b)          8

(c)           6

(d)          7

(e)          5

Q58. A shopkeeper marked the price of an article by 40% above cost price and gave discount of Rs. 224. On the final amount, he charged 10% tax. In the whole transaction, he earned Rs. 158.6. Find cost price of the article.

(a)          Rs 750

(b)          Rs 760

(c)           Rs 744

(d)          Rs 757

(e)          Rs 748

Q59. Two friends Pinki and Rinki entered into a partnership by investing an amount of Rs 6000 and Rs 9000 respectively and ratio of their period of investment is 2: 3. Find the profit share of Pinki if profit share of Rinki is Rs 45,000.

(a)          Rs 24,000

(b)          Rs 20,000

(c)           Rs 18,000

(d)          Rs 28,000

(e)          Rs 25,000

Q60.Time taken to travel a certain distance of ‘x’ km at speed of 40 km/h is 2 hours more than the time taken to travel (x+20) km at speed of 60km/h. Find the time taken to travel (x+40) km at the speed of 40 km/h?

(a)          9 hours

(b)          5 hours

(c)           8 hours

(d)          6 hours

(e)          7.5 hours

Directions (61-65): What approximate value should come in place of question mark (?) in the following question?

Note:- (you are not expected to calculate the exact value.)

Q61. 111. 01 + 41. 23 + (4. 96)2 + (2. 09)2 =?

(a)          195

(b)          162

(c)           181

(d)          170

(e)          189

Q62. 109. 07√?   -61/21.02 x? = 47.96√?

(a)          441

(b)          169

(c)           250

(d)          121

(e)          324

Q63. 1332.89 + 171.928 + 17.01 + ?2 = 1690.87

(a)          27

(b)          17

(c)           9

(d)          13

(e)          19

Q64. 150.09% of 20 + 322.9/17.02+ √? = (8. 96)

(a)          984

(b)          1024

(c)           1360

(d)          1225

(e)          674

Q65. 56.08% of 149.92 + √28.02 x 6.98 – 11 1/9% o/ 998. 9 = ?

(a)          17

(b)          -13

(c)           8

(d)          -16

(e)          22

Directions (66-70):- Read the given information carefully and answer the following questions.

There are four hostels i.e. A, B, C and D.

In hostel A: Number of boys are 120 and number of girls are 30% more than that of number of girls in hostel B.

In hostel B: Number of boys are double than that of number of girls.

In hostel C: Number of boys are 100 more than that of boys in hostel A and total boys and girls in C is 1000. In hostel D: Number of boys is 182 more than the number of boys in hostel A. Average of number of girls of hostel A and that of hostel D is 223.Number of boys in hostel D is 98 less that of boys in hostel B.

Q66. Difference between number of boys and girls in hostel D is what percent of difference between boys and girls in hostel B?

(a)          53%

(b)          58%

(c)           63%

(d)          60%

(e)          57.5%

Q67. Find difference between total number of boys and girls together in hostel A and that in hostel D?

(a)          108

(b)          118

(c)           112

(d)          98

(e)          128

Q68. Find ratio of total number of boys and girls together in hostel B to that of in hostel C?

(a)          3: 5

(b)          2: 5

(c)           3: 4

(d)          4: 5

(e)          6: 5

Q69. If 20 boys from each hostel left their hostel then find the average of remaining number of boys in all the hostels?

(a)          239.5

(b)          235

(c)           250.5

(d)          240.5

(e)          245.5

Q70. Total number of boys in hostel A and that of girls in hostel C is what percent more than number of boys in hostel B?

(a)          100%

(b)          125%

(c)           150%

(d)          137.5%

(e)          175%

IBPS PO PRE 2019 Memory Based Set-1 (English) (Questions)

Directions (71-75): In each of the questions given below five words are given in bold. These five words may or may not be in their correct position. The sentence is then followed by options with the correct combination of words that should interchange with each other in order to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Find the correct combination of the words that replace each other. If the sentence is correct as it then select option (e) as your choice.

Q71. The (A] academician did a (B) commendable job in (C) highlighting the (D)dangers of the so called lethal weapon (E)systems.

(a)          (A) – (E)

(b)          (B) – (C)

(c)           (B) – (E)

(d)          (A) – (D) and (B) and (E)

(e)          No interchange required

Q72. Skills are a (A] asset (B) vital in today’s globalised economy where (C) threat jobs are under (D) unskilled of (E) automation.

(a)          (A) – (E)

(b)          (B) – (C)

(c)           (A) – (B) and (C) and (D)

(d)          (B) – (E)

(e)          No interchange required

Q73. (A) corruption employees (B) facing criminal or (C) government cases are under a (D)scanner of the Modi (E) administration.

(a)          (D) – (E)

(b)          (A) – (C)

(c)           (A) – (B) and (C) and (D)

(d)          (B) – (E)

(e)          No interchange required

Q74. If the (A) obliged are (B) alternative, the (C) authorities are (D) flights to provide compensation or an (E) cancelled.

(a)          (A) – (E)

(b)          (B) – (C)

(c)           (B) – (E)

(d)          (A) – (D) and (B) and (E)

(e)          No interchange required

Q75. The revenue (A)department has asked customs (B)officials to ensure strict (C)implementation of (D) import on (E) prohibition of e- cigarettes.

(a)          (A) – (E)

(b)          (D) – (E)

(c)           (B) – (E)

(d)          (A) – (D) and (B) and (E)

(e)          No interchange required

Directions (76-81): Read the following passage and answer the following questions. Some words are highlighted to help you answer some of the questions.

A golden age for Western schools In China may be coming to an end in the face of a new government clampdown. China has been a happy hunting ground for Western schools in recent years, as a burgeoning middle class looks to equip their children with the qualifications to get into a Western university, as well as the skills to join a global workforce. The last five years has seen a 64% increase in the number of students enrolled in international schools in China, which now account for 372,000 children in 857 schools.

But from next year, schools will have to select their students via a lottery, rather than being able to pick and choose from among the applicants. The crackdown has been prompted by fears that foreign-owned schools are poaching the brightest children, according to Richard Gaskell, director of international education analysts ISC Research. The move follows changes introduced last years requiring international schools to teach the Chinese curriculum alongside other national programs.

There Is a backlash against the rapid Increase In International schools In China, where It’s perceived that they have been simply creaming off the best students. International schools should put expansion plans on hold until the full effect of the changes becomes apparent next spring, he told the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference of leading fee-paying schools in the U.K.

The international schools market has exploded in China in recent years, after the authorities relaxed regulations Chinese children attending foreign-owned schools. Until then, international schools almost entirely served the children of foreign nationals, but opening them up to Chinese children revealed a massive and previously untapped demand.

For the growing Chinese middle class, the schools provided a more reliable route that Chinese national schools for getting into highly-regarded universities in the West, particularly those in the U.S. and U.K. These students, in turn, represent a lucrative source of income, for both the schools themselves and for Western universities. The annual fee for a leading international school is around 280,000 yuan, or $39,000.

China is the largest source of international students at U.K. universities, for more than one in five at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Some of the most prestigious private schools have sought to capitalise on their brand by opening branches in China in recent years. A record 14 British international schools have opened or are due to open in China this year, including outposts of the King’s School, Canterbury, and Shrewsbury School, which counts Charles Darwin among its alumni.

But despite the increased scrutiny, there are still opportunities for international schools to open in China, given the “massive demand” among Chinese families. There is a deep desire amongst the wealthy, middle class and young Chinese parents for a Western style of education. Parents want an international education but also want their children to retain their culture and identity, he added, as well as excellent exam results and “places at the top universities.”

Q76. Which of the following statements is not true as per the information given in the passage above?

(I)           Many international universities are cancelling their plans to build universities in China owing to increasing restriction by Chinese government.

(II)          Although there is huge demand for UK universities in China, the number of UK universities is coming down.

(III)         Parents want their children to be more inclined towards the Western education for stronger workforce instead of retaining their culture and identity.

(a)          Only A

(b)          Both A & C

(c)           All A, B, C

(d)          Both B & C

(e)          Only C

Q77. Which of the following words means the SAME as RELAXED, as highlighted in the passage?

(a)          associated

(b)          reached

(c)           dressed

(d)          eased

(e)          stressed

Q78. Which of the following words can fit in “_____”, as given in the passage?

(a)          intertwining

(b)          briefing

(c)           accounting

(d)          spending

(e)          bettering

Q79. Which of the following phrases can replace the phrase “in the face of’, as given in the passage?

(a)          because of

(b)          against of

(c)           in lieu of

(d)          emerging

(e)          in terms of

Q80. What are the probable reasons for adoption of new rules by the Chinese government regarding coming of Western Schools in China?

(a)          International students in China have suddenly increased manifold

(b)          Chinese government endorsees to attract the International schools to invest in schooling infrastructure in China

(c)           Most of the international schools only pick the intelligent students

(d)          Most of the international organizations do not invest in Chinese schooling system

(e)          None of the given options is true

Q81. Which of the following is/ are the reasons for parents in China to prefer international schools for their children?

(I)           The syllabus in Chinese schools in complex and therefore should be avoided.

(II)          There is lack of local teachers within Chinese schools

(III)         International schools open up more opportunities for the students to admissions to foreign universities and better jobs.

(a)          Only (III)

(b)          Both (II) & (III)

(c)           Only (II)

(d)          All (I), (II), (III)

(e)          None of these

Directions (82-83): In the following question a sentence is given following with three words. Choose among the following words which reflect its meaning in the sentence correctly.

Q82. The minister was____  by the authorities for not paying the taxes.

(A)          Hounded

(B)          Moved

(C)          Pursued

(a)          Only       (A)

(b)          Only       (B)

(c)           Only       (C)

(d)          Only       (A) and (B)

(e)          Only       (A) and (C)

Q83. Police said the case_____ huge amounts of public money which have been diverted fraudulently

and that interrogation is needed to track the funds.

(A)          hours

(B)          involves

(C)          conduct

(a)          Only       (A)

(b)          Only       (B)

(c)           Only       (C)

(d)          Only       (A) and (B)

(e)          All           (A), (B) and (C)

Directions (84-89): In the following questions each sentence is divided in five parts. Read each sentence to find out if there is any error in any of the parts . The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer if there is no error, the answer is (e).

Q84. The farmer finds (A)/ it difficult to find (B)/ buyers to sell their (C)/ fresh organic produce (D).

(a)          (A)

(b)          (B)

(c)           (C)

(d)          (D)

(e)          No error

Q85. It were not Mr. Kejriwal’s fault (A) /that the BJP Mayors are “incompetent” (B)/ and “corrupt” that they were not (C)/ invited, said Sanjay Singh (D).

(a)          (A)

(b)          (B)

(c)           (C)

(d)          (D)

(e)          No error

Q86. The Supreme Court says Canadian (A)/judges has been too soft on (B)/ punishment for 30 years in giving (C)/offenders the lowest possible sentence (D)/.

(a)          (A)

(b)          (B)

(c)           (C)

(d)          (D)

(e)          No error

Q87. The government is (A)/ expected to issue a statement (B) /regarding the investigation (C)/ to the press (D).

(a)          (A)

(b)          (B)

(c)           (C)

(d)          (D)

(e)          No error

Q88. The company, Maruti Suzuki, (A) / has been producing ten million (B) / units since it was (C)/ established in 1982 (D).

(a)          (A)

(b)          (B)

(c)           (C)

(d)          (D)

(e)          No error

Q89. Under no circumstances (A)/you would be allowed to remain (B)/ out of home after ten o’clock ,

(C)          /said Radhika to her son (D).

(a)          (A)

(b)          (B)

(c)           (C)

(d)          (D)

(e)          No error

Directions (90-94): In the following questions five sentences are given with a phrase highlighted. These phrases may or may not be correct. Following the sentences are four phrases, from which one phrase will replace the incorrect phrase. The number of that correct phrase will be your answer. If the phrase is correct then option (e) i.e. “No replacement required” will be your answer.

Q90. Although of the praise, Mr. Trump never formally nominated Mr. McAleenan to run the agency

(a)          Despite of the praise

(b)          Whether the praise

(c)           Despite the praise

(d)          Although the praised

(e)          No replacement required

Q91. Yesterday, ahead of Diwali, the Union government announce the Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc) equivalent to 30 days of emoluments for the accounting year 2018-19.

(a)          government announces the

(b)          government have announced the

(c)           government announced the

(d)          government is announced the

(e)          No replacement required

Q92. The two playwrights worked in close collaborating with each other on the script.

(a)          in close collaborate

(b)          on close collaborating

(c)           on close collaborate

(d)          in close collaboration

(e)          No replacement required

Q93. If UK will agree to the provisions on e-commerce, it will mean it won’t be allowed to impose data privatisation rules on industries looking to do business in UK.

(a)          agree to the

(b)          agrees to the

(c)           shall agrees to the

(d)          will agrees to the

(e)          No replacement required

Q94. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said this week that arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border fall in September for the fourth month in the row.

(a)          border fell in

(b)          border falled in

(c)           border falling in

(d)          border has fell in

(e)          No replacement required

Directions (95-100): 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 suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

For decades, there has been evidence that classroom techniques designed to get students to  (95) in the learning process produces better educational outcomes at virtually all levels.

And a new Harvard study suggests it may be important to let students know it.

The study shows that, though students felt as if they learned more through (96) lectures, they actually learned more when taking part in classrooms that employed so-called active-learning strategies. Lead author Louis Deslauriers. the director of science teaching and learning and senior physics preceptor, knew that students would learn more from active learning. But many students and faculty remained hesitant to switch to it.

“Often, students seemed genuinely to prefer smooth-as-silk traditional lectures,” Deslauriers said. “We wanted to take them at their word. Perhaps they actually felt like they learned more from lectures than they did from  (97) learning.”

The question of whether students’ perceptions of their learning               (98) with how well they’re actually learning is particularly important, Deslauriers said, because while students eventually see the value of active learning, initially it can feel (99).

“Deep learning is hard work. The effort involved in active learning can be misinterpreted as a sign of poor learning,” he said. “On the other hand, a superstar lecturer can explain things in such a way as to make students feel like they are learning more than they actually are.”

To understand that dichotomy, Deslauriers and his co-authors designed an experiment that would expose students in an introductory physics class to both traditional lectures and active learning.

When the results were tallied, the authors found that students felt as if they learned more from the lectures, but in fact scored higher on tests following the active learning sessions.

Ultimately, Deslauriers said, the study shows that it’s important to ensure that neither instructors nor students are (100) into thinking that lectures are the best learning option. “Students might give fabulous evaluations to an amazing lecturer based on this feeling of learning, even though their actual learning isn’t optimal,” he said. “This could help to explain why study after study shows that student evaluations seem to be completely uncorrelated with actual learning.”


(a)          deadly

(b)          incurable

(c)           participate

(d)          take

(e)          look


(a)          unusual

(b)          traditional

(c)           duration

(d)          intolerable

(e)          Myriad


(a)          active

(b)          result

(c)           recent

(d)          Counter

(e)          cluster


(a)          matches

(b)          aims

(c)           tells

(d)          fails

(e)          harmony


(a)          kindle

(b)          registered

(c)           turning

(d)          frustrating

(e)          courage


(a)          tied

(b)          consent

(c)           fooled

(d)          needs

(e)          emptied