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Thursday, August 25, 2011

CWE PO/Clerk English sample paper: Part 1

In our series of English sample paper for Common Written exam for bank POs and clerks. This is the first part of that we will be posting 2, 3 model paper per week. Hope these papers which have explanation as well will help you in your preparation. In fact these papers will be help ful for other similar exam like SSC CPO, UPSC CPO, SSC grade C and D.

Direction: 1-7: Pick the similar meaning to the given phrases

1. Ever since I met her, I have been on the horns of a dilemma.
(A) of the first quality (B) to be very confused (C) to be very busy (D) to have a choice between two equal evils

2. Please do not act as a turn coat, we don't appreciate it.
(A) a wet coat (B) a useful person (C) a multi-purpose person (D) None of the above

3. You alone can afford to play ducks and drakes with your family.
(A) to be on the sly (B) to ftght back (C) to squander money (D) to save money

4. Why can't he see the wood for the trees?
(A) a fool (B) unable to see the main point (C) silly person (D) to encourage

5. I am sure you are not taking a fancy to her charms.
(A) dreaming of (B) becoming fond of (C) refusing to see (D) falling in a trap

6. Management schools must keep abreast of the negative developments in management education.
(A) welcome (B) become hostile (C) become defensive (D) to be informed about

7. Both the companies are tarred with the same brush.
(A) birds of the same feather (B) act promptly (C) treated similarly (D) act in the same manner

Directions (Qs. 8-13) : In each of these questions, a sentence has been divided into four parts, marked (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these parts contains an error. You are to mark that part which contains an error.

8 (A) This is an important difference in
B) that it marks the first move towards
(C) professionalizing the sport and turning it into
(D) an institution money-earning proposition.

9.
(A) The foreign funds are cheaper than those
(B) available in the domestic market and
(C) the company is competent that
(D) it will soon touch its earlier annual turnover.

10.
(A) Whether this happens, and whether the BIFR will
(B) once again reconsider the Sirmour package
(C) are questions those will be
(D) answered in the coming months.

11.
(A) There he stood on the dais,
(B) debunked the manner in which the company was run
(C) by the former chairman and managing director,
(D) and promising higher growth and industry.

12.
(A) This has forced them to focus at (B) how to reach and serve their customers,
(C) rather than, say, pumplng money (D) into fancy graphics that look good in management meetings.

13.
(A) All three products help wean smokers
(B) from cigarettes by providing small doses
(C) of nicotine designed to replace the basic level
(D) of average smoker's day's nicotine consumption.

Directions (Qs. 14 to 37) : In each of these questions, a sentence with one or more blanks has been given. From the given alternatives you are to select the most appropriate alternative to fill up these blanks.

14. You could eat your breakfast___ the floor.
(A) from
(B) at
(C) off
(D) on

15. Information overload in ads is a common problem __ drug companies marketing their products.
(A) at (B) for (C) of (D) from

16. Shoppers used to surly clerks behind retail counters elsewhere in China are in for a___
(A) gift
(B) shock
(C) treat
(D) None of the above

17. Small-company funds have beaten heir large company__every year since 1991.
(A) friends
(B) managers
(C) brethren
(D) sisters

18. A meeting of power couples in Delhi made__some lost ground preceding the visit.
(A) up, by
(B) for, up
(C) up, for
(D) at, for

Directions (Qs. 19 to 21) : In each of these questions, a word given in CAPITALS is followed by four alternative words. You have to select that word which is nearest in meaning the given word.

38. OBLOQUY (A) vulgar joke (B) verbal abuse (C) burial service (D) lethargy
39. BIZARRE (A) colourful (B) exotic (C) comical (D) strange
40. FRICASSEE (A) grill (B) decorate (C) stew (D)to baste


1. (D) 2. (D) 3. (C)  4. (B) 5. (B) 6. (D) 7. (C)
8. (D) : Part 'D' should be : 'an institution of money earning proposition.'
9. (B) : Part 'B' should be : 'which are available in the domestic market and'.
10. (C) : Part 'C' should be : 'are questions which will be'.
11. (D) : Part 'D' should be : 'and promised higher growth and industry.'
12. (C) : Part 'C' should be : 'rather than, say, pump money'.
13. (D) :Part 'D' should be : 'of average smoker's daily nicotine consumption'.
14. (D) 15. (C) 16. (C) 17. (B) 18. (C) 19. (B) 20. (D) 21. (C)

2013 CWE PO and MT exam will have 50 English questions.

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