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IBPS RRB Mains Examination for Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant will be held on December 11th and December 18th respectively. The competition will be cut throat.

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains

Expected IBPS RRB English Questions

Note: The answers have been marked in red.

Directions (Q.1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the subsequent questions.

Today, emerging markets account for more than half of world GDP on the basis of purchasing
power, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the 1990s, it was about a third. In the late 1990s, 30% of countries in the developing world managed to increase their output per person faster than America did, thus achieving what is called “catch-up growth”. That catching up was somewhat lackadaisical: the gap closed at just 1.5% a year.

Some ofthis was due to slower growth in America; most was not. The most impressive growth was in four ofthe biggest emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs). These economies have grown in different ways and for different reasons. The remarkable growth of emerging markets in general and BRICs in particular transformed the global economy in many ways, some wrenching.
Commodity prices particularly soared and the cost of manufacture and labour sank. A growing and vastly more accessible pool of labour in emerging economies played a part in both wage stagnation and rising income inequality in rich ones. Global poverty rates tumbled. Gaping economic imbalances fuelled an era of financial vulnerability and laid the groundwork for global crisis. The shift towards the emerging economies will continue. But its most tumultuous phase seems to have more or less reached its end. Growth rates have dropped.

The nature of their growth is in the process of changing, too and its new mode will have fewer direct effects on the rest of the world. The likelihood of growth in other emerging economies having an effect in the near future comparable to that of BRICs in the recent past is low. The emerging giants will grow larger, and their ranks will swell but their tread will no longer shake the Earth as once it did.
After the 1990s there followed ‘convergence with a vengeance’. China’s pivot towards liberalisationand global markets came at a propitious time in terms of politics, business and technology. Rich economies were feeling relaxed about globalisation and current account deficits. America, booming and confident, was not troubled by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India. And the technology etc necessary to assemble and maintain complex supply chains were coming into their own, allowing firms to spread their operations between countries and across oceans.

The tumbling costs of shipping and communication sparked globalisation’s “second unbundling” (the first was the simple ability to provide consumers in one place with goods from another). As longer supply chains infiltrated and connected places with large and fast-growing working-age populations, enormous quantities of cheap new labourbecame accessible. Advanced economies added about 160m non-farm jobs between 1980 and 2010. In 2007 China’s economy expanded by an eye-popping 14.2%. India managed 10.1 % growth, Russia 8.5% and Brazil 6.1 %. The IMF now reckons there will be slowdown in growth. China will grow by just 7.8% in 2013, India by 5.6% and Russia and Brazil by 2.5%.
Other countries have impressive growth potential.

The “Next 11” (N11) includes Bangladesh,
Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Turkey. But there are various reasons to think that this N11
cannot have an impact on the same scale as that of the BRICs. The first is that these economies are smaller. The N11 has a population of just over 1.3 billion -less than half that of the BRICs. The second is that the Nil is richer now than the BRICs were back in the day. The third reason that the performance of the BRICs cannot be repeated is the very success of that performance.

The world economy is much larger than it used to be – twice as big in real terms as it was in 1992, according to IMF figures. But whether or not the world can build on a remarkable era of growth will depend in large part on whether the new giants tread a path towards greater global co-operation – or stumble, fall and, in times of tumult and in the worst case, fight.

Q1According to the passage, which of the following is a reason for the author’s prediction regarding N11 countries?
(A) N11 countries are poorer, have less resources than BRIC countries and do not have much
scope to grow.
(B) The size of these countries is too great to fuel a high rate of growth as expected by BRICs countries.
(C) The world economy is so large that the magnitude of growth from these countries will have to be huge to equal the growth of BRICs.
(D) These economies are agricultural and have not opened up their economies yet so their scope of growth is greater than that of BRlCs.
(E) Other than those given as options

Q2. What is the author’s view of globalisation’s “second unbundling”?
(A) It-proved beneficial since it created a large number of jobs and tremendous growth in crossborder trade.
(B) It disturbed the fragile balance of power among BRIC nations and caused internal strife.
(C) It caused untold damage to America’s economy since it restricted the spread of American
farms off-shore.
(D) It proved most beneficial for the agricultural sector, creating huge employment opportunities.
(E) Citizens in advanced countries became much better off than those in emerging economies.

Q3. Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word TUMBLING given in bold as used in the passage.
(A) jumbling
(B) confusing
(C) reducing
(D) dilapidated
(E) hurrying

Q4. What do the comparative statistics of 2007 and 2013 for BRICs countries published by, the IMF as cited in the passage indicate?
(A) BRIC economies will contribute less to global growth.
(B) As the population of these countries grows, its growth rate is filling.
(C) The financial practices followed by these countries will continue to pay rich dividends.
(D) These countries are creating global financial imbalances to the detriment of smaller
developing economies like Africa.
(E) IMF forecasts of growth rate for these countries have not been fulfilled.

Q5. What effect did rising economies of BRICs have on the global economy?
(A) It helped stabilise the global economy and insulate it from the fallout of the global fmancial crisis.
(B) Labour became more highly skilled and wages were alarmingly increased, reducing the offshoring of jobs to developing countries.
(C) Though worldwide poverty rates tumbled, the gap between the rich and the poor in rich
economies increased.
(D) The cost of living and level of inflation in these countries were mantained at low levels.
(E) All the given options are effects of the rise in BRIC economies.

Q6Find out the two words which are the most nearly or same meaning.

A. tractable
B. diligence
C. stubborn
D. recluse
A) B – A
B) C – A
C) C – B
D) B – D
E) D – C

Q7. The word ‘Abdicate’ is most dissimilar to which of the following words ?
A) argue
B) placate
C) asurp
D) destroy E) None of the following

Directions (Q.8-10): Solve the following Cloze passage –

India got its law on “scandalising the court” from England. One of the earliest such cases decided there was R v. Almon (1765). A publisher in Piccadilly, London, had printed a (1)which accused Chief Justice Mansfield of acting “officiously, arbitrarily, and illegally”. He was (2) up for contempt of court. Justice Wilmot held that courts would lose all their authority if people were told that “Judges at their Chambers make Orders or Rules corruptly”. The purpose of the law of contempt, said Justice Wilmot, was “to keep a (3) of glory” around judges.



A) voicing
B) vocalizing
C) pamphlet
D) prattle
E) prose



A) elocution
B) locution
C) idiom
D) lingo
E) hauled



A) cool
B) extinguish
C) blaze
D) quench
E) smother

IPS RRB Office Assistant Mains

Expected IBPS RRB English Questions

Note: The answers have been marked in red.

Directions(Q.1-5): Rearrange the following sentences in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph then answer the following questions.

A. Assuming the same incidence of black money held as cash will come into the banking system to be replaced, government has an opportunity to utilise the resultant trail to boost its tax collections.
B. The size of the parallel economy can be brought down.
C. Demonetisation will affect about 86% of total currency in circulation, amounting to Rs 14.6 trillion.
D. According to a World Bank estimate the parallel economy makes up about one-fourth of the total.
E. It is not merely a one-time gain as a trail can bring hitherto unaccounted economic activity into the system.

Q1.Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement ?
a) A
b) B
c) D
d) E
e) C

Q2. Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement ?
a) A
b) E
c) D
d) B
e) C

Q3. Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement ?
a) B
b) D
c) A
d) E
e) A

Q4. Which of the following sentences should be the FOURTH after rearrangement ?
a) C
b) A
c) D
d) B
e) E

Q5. Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) E
Directions (Q.6-10): Read the following questions carefully and answer the subsequent questions.
The great recession hasn’t been great for free trade. As unemployment has risen throughout the world, governments have become more focused on protecting their own industries than on promoting international commerce. The US, though typically an enthusiastic supporter of open markets, included flailing “buy American” clauses in its stimulus package and propped up its failing auto industry with handouts.
But according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in the part of the world that was hit hardest by the trade crash – Asia – the number of Free-Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed by Asian countries has grown from just three in 2000 to 56 by the end of August 2009. Nineteen of those FTAs are among 16 Asian economies, a trend that could help the region become a powerful trading bloc.
The drive to lower trade barriers has taken on fresh urgency amid the recession. As Asian manufacturing networks become more intertwined — and as Asian consumers become wealthier — regional commerce is becoming critical to future economic expansion. Intraregional trade last year made up 57% of total Asian trade, up from 37% in 1980. In the past Asia produced for America and Europe, now Asia is producing for Asia. Of course, Asia is still dependent on sales to the West. But FTAs could reduce the region’s exposure to the United States by giving Asian companies preferential treatment in selling to Asian companies and consumers. These benefits could come with downsides,
According to experts, FTAs create a “non-level playing field with advantages for Asian countries”. If the most dynamically growing part of the global economy gives the US restricted access it will impact global balance. Companies in countries like the United States left out of the trade pacts could face disadvantages when trying to tap fast-growing Asian markets. This, in turn, could have a negative impact on efforts to rebalance excessive debt in the US and excessive savings in Asia. Still, the benefits of greater regional integration could prove powerful enough to overcome the roadblocks. In Asia, the only thing everyone agrees upon is business. If it does, the world economy may never be the same.
Q6. What do the Asian Development Bank statistics indicate?
a) Asian economies are financially more sound than those of the developed world.
b) The financial crisis impacted the West far more than it did Asia.
c) Asian countries have aligned themselves on lines similar to the European Union.
d) Western countries are sceptical about trading with developing countries.
e) Asian countries have been actively opening their markets to one another.
Q7. What has given rise to the large number of trade agreements between Asian countries?
a) The need to insulate Asian economies from over- exposure to the American economy
b) Angry reaction among Asian countries owing to America’s protectionist policy
c) The aim of empowering the poorer Asian economies and bring them on par with Western economies
d) The desire to achieve conditions conducive to global consensus on trade regulations and tariffs
e) Widespread panic in Europe and Asia as Asian economies are yet to recover from the recession
Q8. Which of the following is/are NOT TRUE in the context of the passage?
(A) Political and economic rivalries between Asian countries are non-existent today.

(B) Asian countries hold America responsible for the recession and have imposed economic sanctions against the US.
(C) America has adopted a protectionist strategy after the recession.
a) Only (A)
b) Only (B) and (C)
c) Only (A) and (B)
d) Only (C)
e) None of these
Q9.Which of the following describes expert predictions about trade pacts between Asian countries?
a) These will be beneficial and are likely to give rise to a common Asian currency.
b) Tariffs will be lowered and bureaucratic regulations, will become transparent.
c) Widening of differences between participant and non- participant countries will hamper global stability.
d) Regional conflicts will increase as competition and inequities between Asian nations will intensify.
e) They are likely to be shortlived as it will be difficult to get participating nations to arrive at a consensus.
Q10.Which of the following has/have not been (an) impact(s) of the recession ?
(A) Various trade agreements signed between developed and Asian countries have not been honoured.
(B) The US government has restructured the automobile industry.
(C) Regional conflicts in Asia have substantially reduced.
a) Only (C)
b) Only (A)
c) Only (A) and (B)
d) All (A), (B) and (C)
e) None of these

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