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Explore popular questions for IBPS. This collection includes questions from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness. They're hand picked by top teachers from a vast pool of questions including previous year IBPS questions.

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Q 1. It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument which imparts knowledge and, therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore, ever since the dawn of civilization persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been the hand-maid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society. It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hand of the prince. In other words it became more secular. It was also due to the growth of the nation-state and powerful monarchs who united the country under their rule. Thus, under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like the Divine Right Theory and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of society. Yet education was still confined to the few elite. The philosophy which was in vogue during this period was that of‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the State to a mere keeping of law and order while, on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.
What does the theory of Divine Right of king stipulate?

A

That kings are gods.

B

They have the right to be worshipped like gods by their subjects.

C

That the right of governing is conferred upon kings by god.

D

That the rights ofkings are divine and therefore sacred.

None of these

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Q 2. What did the ruling class in the Christian era think of the poor man?

A

That he is the beloved of god

B

That he deserves all sympathy of the rich

C

That he should be strong

That he is meant for serving the rich

E

None of these

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Q 3. What does the word “infallibility” mean?

A

That every man is open to error

B

That some divine power is responsible for determining the fate of men

The virtue of not making any mistake

D

Sensitivity

E

None of these

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Q 4. Who controlled the institution of education during the Christian era?

The church and the priests

B

The monarchs

C

The secular leaders of society

D

The common people

E

None of these

Explanation

During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education.

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Q 5. Why have persons in power always tried to supervise or control education?

A

Because they wanted to educate the whole public.

B

Because they wanted to deprive the common man of the benefits of education.

C

Because it involved a huge expenditure on the state exchequer.

Because it is an in strument of knowledge and therefore power.

E

None of these

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Q 6. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follows.
Passage- The function of business is to increase the wealth of the country and the value and happiness of life. It does this by supplying the material needs of men and women. When the nation’s business is successfully carried on, it renders public service of the highest value.
The passage best supports the statement that

A

all businesses which render public service are successful.

B

human happiness is enhanced only by the increase of material wants.

C

the value of life is increased only by the increase of wealth.

the material needs of men and women are supplied by well-conducted business.

E

business is the only field of activity which increases happiness.

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Q 7. The passage -2 best supports the statement that true education

A

is focused on the routine problems of life.

prepares one for a full enjoyment of life.

C

deals chiefly with art, literature and science.

D

is not possible for one who docs not enjoy scientific literature.

E

disregards practical ends.

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Q 8. The passage -3 best supports the statement that manufacturers

A

can eliminate the risk of over-production by advertising.

B

completely control buyers’ needs and desires.

must depend upon the final consumers for the success of their undertakings.

D

distribute goods directly to the consumers.

E

can predict with great accuracy the success of any product they put on the market.

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Q 9. The passage -4 best supports the statement that

A

most of the people live in similar conditions.

B

adversity brings the people of differing views together.

C

liking others is the inherent characteristic of people.

D

people always try to rest on their laurels.

birds of a feather flock together.

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Q 10. The Passage -5 best supports the statement that

people of different nations may not consider matters in the same light.

B

it is unusual for many people to share similar ideas.

C

suspicion prevents underst and ing between nations.

D

the chief work of foreign ministries is to guide relations between nations united by a common cause.

E

the people of one nation must sympathise with the viewpoints of the people of other nations.

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Q 11. The Passage-6 best supports the statement that

A

Ethics do not constitute a part of philosophy.

B

One has to accept certain beliefs to find the final truth.

Rationalism is not a set of beliefs which is devoid of verification.

D

Mental attitude is independent of all assumptions.

E

Only RPA can establish philosophy of Rationalism.

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Q 12. Which of the following words is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word unreservedly as used in the passage 6?

A

Conditionally

Fully

C

Partially

D

Collectively

E

Unilaterally

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Q 13. In the passage 7, the author would like the teachers to

A

motivate bright students to enhance their academic achievements.

B

improve their own academic st and ards to motivate students.

C

keep their schedule busy by carrying out various duties.

encourage and give planned learning experiences to all students.

E

encourage good students to help poor students.

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Q 14. In the passage 7, according to the author, why are teachers not in a position to perform their expected role?

A

Majority of the students neglect classroom teaching.

B

The students are very busy and have less time to learn.

C

Intelligent students are after the teacher, seeking their help in studies.

D

They are forced to spend more time in motivating good students.

None of these

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Q 15. In the passage 8 according to the author, which of the following is one of the outcomes of the present crisis of our time?

Inability of parents and teachers to develop value base of children

B

More than expected growth of science and technology

C

Increasing social cohesiveness IN SPITE OF violence and disturbances

D

Emergence of new social norms which obstruct growth of individualism

E

None of these

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Q 16. In the passage 9, which of the following supports the statement “the prediction ... borne out by history”?

A

Capitalism has just survived but not taken firm roots.

The salaries of the employees have gone up in advanced countries.

C

Technological development has not taken place in capitalist countries.

D

The salaries of all the employees have gone down in all the countries.

E

There is no increase in the productivity of workers.

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Q 17. In the passage 10, why does the author consider write-ups ‘that deal with a moral issue’ more important in literature?
(A) They are open for rethinking by coming generations.
(B) They are written with a specific approach.
(C) They help the reader in forming or consolidating his values and approaches.

A

Only A

B

Both A and B

Both A and C

D

Only C

E

None of these

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Q 18. In the passage 10, the first sentence of the paragraph implies...

A

literature is not one of the best media of expression for a society.

B

society does not observe the same st and ard for all its members.

C

only literature allows individuals to express their different views.

D

society can change its value system after it reinterprets literature.

None of these

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Q 19. In the passage 11, according to the paragraph, abolishing child labour through legal means is most likely to result into...

dragging/pushing the family of the child in acute economic stress.

B

shortage of labour in other areas of work.

C

regulation of services of adult workers.

D

betterment of working conditions of adult labourers.

E

better underst and ing of reality.

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Q 20. In the passage 11, what can be inferred about the policy being followed about child labour in India?
(A) Giving economic benefits to the families of child labourers.
(B) Reducing/controlling child labour in unhealthy areas of work.
(C) Monitoring and improving working conditions for children.

A

Only A and B

Only B and C

C

Only A and B

D

Only B

E

None of these

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Q 21. In the passage 12, which of the following is not a likely cause of readiness shown by people towards adolescents?

A

Increase in crime

B

Growing violence

Equality of opportunity

D

Physical presence of youth

E

Increased social unrest

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Q 22. In the passage 13, which of the following inferences can best be drawn from the above paragraph?

A

The number of viewers decided the quality of the programmes.

B

The viewers’ perception about the quality of programmes is significant for advertisers.

C

The poor quality programmes have very few viewers.

Advertisers can derive benefit from the information about viewers’ perception of quality of programmes.

E

None of these

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Q 23. In the passage 13, which of the following can be inferred from the contents of the paragraph?
A. Advertisement can have some effect on the viewers’ buying habits.
B. Money spent on advertising with high quality programmes yields more profits.
C. Different programmes with equal number of viewers can be rated differently as far as quality is concerned.

A

Only A

B

Only B

C

Only A and B

Only B and C

E

None of these

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Q 24. In the passage 14, the author of the passage seems to be

A

in favour of use of econometric models but against free trade.

B

in favour of free trade but neutral regarding econometric models.

C

against both free trade as well as econometric models.

D

indifferent about both free trade and econometric models.

in favour of both econometric models and free trade.

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Q 25. In the passage 14, which of the following statements is definitely true in the context of the passage? A Despite the advantages of free trade, it is not wholeheartedly acclaimed by most advanced countries.
B. Policy formulation should be solely dependent on econometric models.
C. Reasons for model protectionist approach by advanced countries are not given in the passage.

Only A

B

Only B

C

Only C

D

A and B only

E

B and C only