Current Affairs Daily Updates: 14th Dec 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 14th Dec 2017
1. India Becomes 1st Ever Team to Register Hundred 300+ ODI Totals
  • India become the first-ever team to register 300+ totals 100 times in ODIs, after posting 392/4 against Sri Lanka in Mohali.

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 13th Dec 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 13th Dec 2017
1. Union Government sets aside Rs 10000 crores service tax demand notices on IT firms
  • The new portal will help the Ministry and CPSEs to assess their performance in the procurement process according to the Procurement Policy, 2012.
  • The Finance Ministry, as a result, apprehensions about the negative effects on the software industry are without basis.

English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 3

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 3
Directions (1 – 5): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given four words as answer choices you have to pick up incorrect pair in option, which will make the sentence meaningfully incomplete or wrong.
1. Mannering’s personal diary, a record of ____ preoccupations and domestic details, belies the depth of thought for which he was renowned in the academic world.

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 12th Dec 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 12th Dec 2017
1. Union Health Minister J P Nadda launches new initiatives on Universal Health Coverage Day
  • Union Health Minister JP Nadda launched new initiatives including Laqshya-A Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative and safe delivery application at a function in New Delhi on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day.

English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 2

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 2
Directions (1 – 5): In each of the following sentence there are three blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five options and each option consists of three words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 10th and 11th Dec 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 10th and 11th Dec 2017
1. Human Rights Day is observed on 10th December
  • Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 1

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 1
Directions (1 – 5): Sentence given in each question, when properly sequenced, from a coherent paragraph. The first and last sentences are 1 and 6, and the four in between are labelled A, B, C and D. Choose the most logical order of these four sentences for among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph from sentences 1 to 6.

Self Preparation Kit for Bank Exams - Set 9

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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Many of you are preparing for IBPS Clerk 2017. In order to boost your preparation we are introducing Self Preparation Kit covering 35 questions from Quantitative Aptitude Question, 35 questions from Reasoning Ability and 30 questions from English Language in PDF Format.

Weekly Current Affairs 01 December – 07th December 2017

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Dear Aspirants,
Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here we are sharing Weekly Current Affairs 01 December – 07th December 2017. This file of  Weekly Current Affairs is a collection of important news and events that occurred in the  week 01 December –  07 December 2017. These News are highly important for various competitive exams and interviews.

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 09th Dec 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 09th Dec 2017
1. Former supermarket worker Dan Middleton named Worlds richest YouTuber
  • The Forbes Magazine has named former Tesco supermarket worker Dan Middleton as the world's richest YouTuber after he made a fortune of $16.5 million this year.

Self Preparation Kit for Bank Exams - Set 8

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Self Preparation Kit for Bank Exams (Set - 7)

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 23

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 23
Directions (1 – 15): Each sentence below has a blank followed by four words out of which two words can fit in the blank and make it meaningfully complete. Choose the option which has these two words. If all the words fit in the blank correctly, choose option (E) i.e. All are correct.

Self Preparation Kit for Bank Exams - Set 6

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 22

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 22
Directions (1 – 10): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given with one blank. Below each sentence FOUR words are given out of which two can fit the sentence. Five options are given with various combinations of these words. You have to choose the combination with the correct set of words which can fit in the given sentence.

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 06th Dec 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 06th Dec 2017
1. Third DRC-NITI Aayog Dialogue Held in China
  • The 3rd edition of the Dialogue between the NITI Aayog and the Development Research Council of China, the DRC- NITI Aayog Dialogue was held in Beijing.
  • The meeting was co-chaired by Vice Chairman NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, and Mr Li Wei, President (Minister), DRC.

English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 21

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 21
Directions (1 – 5): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given beside.
The oceans are so vast and deep that until fairly recently, it was widely assumed that no matter how much trash and chemicals humans dumped into them, the effects would be negligible. Proponents of dumping in the oceans even had a catchphrase: "The solution to pollution is dilution."

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 05th Dec 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 05th Dec 2017
1. Modi to address India Inc for the first time since GST.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a gathering of top industry leaders at the Ficci annual general meeting with India Inc since the launch of GST five months ago.

Important Data Interpretation Practice Questions PDF for IBPS Clerk 2017

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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. As we all aware that Data Interpretation is the important chapter for Banking examinations.  So here we are providing most important Data Interpretation Questions PDF with Answer Key asked in previous examinations like IBPS-PO, IBPS-CLERK 2017, RRB OFFICER, RRB-ASSISTANT, RBI, SBI, LIC etc..

English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 20

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 20
Directions (1 – 5): In each of the questions below, a sentence is given with a blank. Four words are provided below which may or may not fit in the blank to make the sentence grammatically and meaningfully correct. From the given options, choose the one that provides the combination of correct words that fit in the blank.

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 3rd and 4th Dec 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 3rd and 4th Dec 2017
1. Shared Value Summit 2017 was held in New Delhi.
  • The summit is organised by Shared Value Initiative India, Institute for Competitiveness (India), and SoulAce & India Council on Competitiveness.
  • It aims to provide a platform to identify and address the barriers that exist to equality and empowerment in the Indian society.

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 02nd DEC 2017

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 02nd DEC 2017
1. Cabinet approval for setting up National Nutrition Mission:
  • The Union Cabinet has given approval for establishing National Nutrition Mission (NNM) for improving the nutritional status of children (0-6 years), pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • The Mission, under the Ministry of Women and Child Development will monitor various schemes which have been framed for reducing malnutrition.

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 01st DEC 2017

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1. Dia Mirza appointed as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India.
  • Former Miss Asia Pacific, actor, producer, entrepreneur and environmentalist, Dia Mirza, was appointed UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India.
  • A long-standing supporter of environmental conservation, Dia will take up the role to add more weight to her work on raising awareness of and seeking solutions to the environmental issue.

English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 19

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 19
Directions (1 – 10): Below, a passage is given with five blanks labelled (1)-(10). Below the passage, five options are given for each blank. Choose the word that fits each blank most appropriately in the context of the passage, and mark the corresponding answer.

English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 18

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 18
Directions (1 – 10): The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. For every question, choose from among the options the question type that best represents that question.
The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It borders the Atlantic and Indian oceans and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho, an independent enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The South African economy is the largest in Africa and 24th largest in the world. Due to this it is the most socially, economically and infrastructurally developed country on the continent.

English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 17

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English Language Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 17
Directions (1 – 6): Read the sentence given below to find whether there is an error in it or not. 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 in the bold parts, mark (5) i.e. ‘No error’ as your answer. Ignore errors of punctuation, if any. 
1. Several termites have an intricate social composition (1) in which a few members reproduce (2) and the others serves by tending juveniles (3), gathering food, building the nest, or battling the intruders.(4) No error (5).
2. Overwhelmed by the (1) reported profit of the first quarter of the fiscal year, (2) the general manager is been deciding to give her staff (3) a raise along with a one-time bonus. (4) No error (5)
3. The most delicate work of literary imagination (1) manifests (2) a certain crudeness and harshness (3) and we turn to it for peace and beauty. (4) No error (5)
4. Gautam couldn't wait for me; (1) as I already know the place (2) to his home (3) I could have found the way all right. (4) No error (5)
5. The Union Finance Ministry have (1) agreed to contribute partially to a newly dedicated railway safety fund (2) named as ‘Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh’ (3) in the upcoming Union Budget 2017-18. (4) No error (5).
6. After an hour-long discussion (1) on the GST system in India, (2) being exhausted Shifa gave up the argument (3) and exclaimed 'I concede! You win!' (4) No error (5).
Directions (7 – 10): The following question consists of a single sentence with a blank. You are given five words as answer choice and you have to pick one correct answer, which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.
7. "I hope you are able to account ______ your unavailability during the busiest time of the month.", said the boss to one of her employees.
a) In
b) Upon
c) Into
d) For
e) Of
8. The topper of our class applied _______ a fully-funded scholarship for the next semester.
a) To
b) In
c) For
d) On
e) Through
9. The random reading of literary works _____ quite beneficial for students oriented towards academics.
a) Is
b) Have been
c) Are
d) Was
e) Were
10. Giving up the wrong pleasure is not self-sacrifice _____self-culture.
a) And
b) Yet
c) Besides
d) Or
e) But


Directions (11 – 15): A passage is given below with five blanks labelled (1) - (5). Below the passage, five alternatives are given for each blank. Out of those five alternatives, choose the best one which fills up the blank appropriately and makes the sentence grammatically complete.
Madhubani, practised in the Mithila region of India, is a famous form of folk art. It is done with the help of natural ___(11)___and dyes. The equipment for painting is also usually handcrafted. Geometrical figures with lively and ___(12)___ use of color are the most striking features of Madhubani paintings. The paintings were initially made on the freshly-plastered mud walls but now have been using different ___(13)___ like cloth, handmade paper, and canvas. The most common subject of Madhubani paintings concerns itself with the depiction of Ardhnarishwar (the creator); the practitioners of Hinduism believe that the world was formed because of the ___(14)___of the female and male powers of Parvati and Shiva. This is the reason that artists working in Madhubani art do not draw a single line but always draw double lines symbolizing the ___(15)___between the opposites. Other themes include the depiction of birth, marriage, festivities, natural phenomenon (sunrise, rain, sunset) and pujas. Some of the award-winning and well-known practitioners of Madhubani art are Mahasundari Devi, Sita Devi, Godavari Dutt, Bharti Dayal and Bua Devi.
11. a) images  b) arts  c) patterns  d) motifs  e) pigments 
12. a) vibrant  b) dull  c) moist  d) shabby  e) enchanting 
13. a) agencies  b) mechanisms  c) tools  d) mediums  e) factors 
14. a) seperation  b) union  c) diversity  d) distance  e) digression 
15. a) dissonance  b) symphony  c) harmony  d) polyphony  e) incongruity 


Answers with Explanation:
1. C) The phrase '..and the others serves by tending juveniles..' is grammatically incorrect. The verb after a plural subject will always be plural. The sentence must follow the subject-verb agreement.
Hence, the correct construction would be 'the others serve by tending juveniles'.
2. C) The phrase 'the general manager is been deciding' is grammatically incorrect.
It is grammatically wrong to put 'been' after a 'be'-verb i.e 'is'. Since the sentence suggests that the general manager wants to give a raise and a bonus to all her staff, the correct sentence would be 'the general manager has decided'.
3. D) The sentence indicates that even after encountering the crudity of literary arts, we get attracted towards it for its inherent beauty.
There are clearly two simple sentences joined by the conjunction 'and' whereas the sentence indicates a contrasting relationship between both the sentences.
4. A) The sentence indicates that it was not necessary for Gautam to wait as the other person already knew the route.
However, the use of 'couldn't wait' in part 1 of the sentence problematises the intended meaning. The correct grammar would have been 'Gautam did not need to wait for me'.
5. A) The sentence suggests that a new dedicated fund has been established by the Union Finance Ministry.
The Union Finance Ministry is a singular term acting as a unit. Hence, the verb in A should be singular present perfect i.e 'has' should be in the place of 'have'.
6. E)
7. D) 'Account for' means to explain.
Out of the other options, if we separately put 'into' and 'of' beside 'account', both create two individual phrasal verbs, which respectively mean paying attention and to consider.
However, since in the sentence the boss expects an explanation from her employee, the correct answer would be (D), i.e 'account for'. 
8. C) The correct answer is (C) because the phrasal verb 'apply for' means to make a formal request for something official.
We often confuse it with 'apply to' or 'apply in'. But the grammatically correct phrase is 'apply for'
9. A) The sentence is a general statement. Hence, the tense should be present tense. And the subject is the act of 'random reading' and not 'literary works. Therefore the verb used should be a singular present tense verb which makes (A) the correct option.
10. E) The correct preposition to fill the blank with would be 'but'. 
11. E)   12. A)   13. D)   14. B)   15. C)  



IBPS SO Agriculture Officer Practice Questions – Set 3

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IBPS SO Agriculture Officer Practice Questions – Set 3
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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. IBPS SO (Agriculture - Officer) Exam 2017 is going to be conducted, we hope you all have been preparing well for this exam. To brush up your preparation at this stage, here are some most important questions from previous papers for IBPS SO (Agriculture Officer) exam. All the best!!!

IBPS SO Marketing Officer Practice Questions – Set 3

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IBPS SO Marketing Officer Practice Questions – Set 3
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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. IBPS SO (Marketing - Officer) Exam 2017 is going to be conducted, we hope you all have been preparing well for this exam. To brush up your preparation at this stage, here are some most important questions from previous papers for IBPS SO (Marketing Officer) exam. All the best!!!

IBPS SO IT Officer Practice Questions – Set 3 (DBMS)

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IBPS SO IT Officer Practice Questions – Set 3 (DBMS)
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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. IBPS SO (IT- Officer) Exam 2017 is going to be conducted, we hope you all have been preparing well for this exam. To brush up your preparation at this stage, here are some most important questions for IBPS SO (IT) exam. As we Know that the DBMS is an important chapter for IBPS SO (IT), so we have collected most repeatedly asked questions from previous papers. All the best!!!

English Language Practice Questions IBPS Clerk – Set 16

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English Language Practice Questions IBPS Clerk – Set 16
Directions (1 – 5): Please select the most appropriate option out of the five options given for each of the following sentences, which in your view should be grammatically and structurally correct. Please note that the meaning and context of the sentence must not change.
1.
a) Solar manufacturers are getting desperate as they say they have marginalised in the country’s ambitious solar energy programme.
b) Solar manufacturers are getting in desperated as they say they have marginalised in the country’s ambitious solar energy programme.
c) Solar manufacturers are getting desperate as they say they have been marginalised in the country’s ambitious solar energy programme.
d) Solar manufacturers are getting desperated as they say they have been marginalised in the country’s ambitious solar energy program.
e) None is correct

General Awareness Questions Asked in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2017

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General Awareness GA Asked in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2017
1. Which is the “taxable event” in GST regime?
2. Amnesty international HQ? – London, UK
3. Dudhwa national park across which river? – Mahanadi River
4. Acc to “world in 2050” report, two largest economies by 2050? – China & India

IBPS SO Marketing Officer Practice Questions – Set 1

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IBPS SO Marketing Officer Practice Questions – Set 1
1. Marketing is:                             
(a) Only selling        
(b) meeting human & social need while earning profits       
(c) focus on customer       
(d) focus on producing goods/service  
(e) Both b and c

Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS PO Mains – Set 5

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS PO Mains – Set 5
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of Input and rearrangement.