Karnataka Bank Clerical Exam Paper: Sample Questions

Here is a Small Sample Question Paper for Karnataka Bank Clerical Recruitment Exam.

Directions (Q1, 2, 3): Choose the word which most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in CAPITALS as used in the passage.

1. SCALE

1. balance

2. proportion

3. quality

4. steep

5. trace

2. ENVIABLE

1. miserable

2. disappointing

3. insurmountable

4. pessimistic

5. admirable

3. SIPID

1. Flavoured

2. Stupid

3. Beautiful

4. Rude

5. None of these

Directions (Q. 4, 5): Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word given in CAPITALS as used in the passage.

4. DEPENDABLE

1. independent

2. creditable

3. unreliable

4. unapproachable

5. incongruent

5. FRAGILE

1. weak

2. perfect

3. vulnerable

4. robust

5. delicate

Directions (Q. 6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any will be one part of the sentence. The number of that part of the sentence is the answer. If there is no error the answer is (5). (Ignore the error of punctuation, if any.)

6. At present, nearly / all foundries of / the country use coke / as a natural fuel. / No error

7. The Bill ensures that / the chairperson or members / cannot be removed out of office / except by an order of the President / No error

8. The directives in the holy books thus lay / emphasis on the need to / avoid get caught / on the stranglehold of worldly attractions / No error

9. An effective criminal law / is required for / effective implementation of / rules of law / No error

10. Local residents told the Chief Minister / that the building / was unauthorised construction / No error

Directions (Q. 11-15): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

11. A _______ is known for his _______

1. hypocrite, honesty

2. braggart, modesty

3. altruist, truthfulness

4. mercenary, sincerity

5. philanthropist, benevolence

12. One _______ by which we may estimate the character of a man in public office is his _______

1. hyperbole, intuition

2. criterion, integrity

3. amenity, civility

4. unwary, irritable

5. specious, misanthropic

13. Because of his _______ honesty, employers tolerated his _______ outbursts and did not fire him

1. rapacious, amenable

2. unwavering, irascible

3. amiable, regular

4. unwary, irritable

5. specious, misanthropic

14. The _______ law of increase old age pensions was passed to _______ the hardship of the elderly voters in the state.

1. auspicious, mollify

2. expedient, alleviate

3. equivocal, aggravate

4. exemplary, condone

5. notorious, assuage

15. When I listened to his _______ arguments, all my doubts were _______ and I was forced to agree with his point of view.

1. competent, compelled

2. congruent, confirmed

3. cogent, dispelled

4. forceful, repelled

5. fluent, ignored

Directions (Q. 16-20): Which of the following phrases 1, 2, 3, and 4 given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence either correct or phrased in different words?

16. No caring for the family, Dhanraj wanted to gather roses only.

1. wanted to paint a rosy picture of the past

2. make safe investment

3. wanted to start the business of roses

4. wanted to seek all enjoyments of life

5. None of these

17. After the successful performance of the great actor was over, there was thunderstruck applause.

1. fearful

2. cheerful

3. decisive

4. thunderous

5. No correction required

18. We might not be able to change the situation quickly, but we should continue our efforts in that direction.

1. could not be

2. had not been

3. would not

4. did not

5. No correction required

19. The monograph, which was published three years ago, would suggest that by 2001 there will be 73 million TV sets in India.

1. has been suggesting

2. would have suggested

3. will suggest

4. had suggested

5. No correction required

20. Some of the African have been enmeshed in an inescapable debt trap.

1. entangled

2. hit

3. struck

4. ensured

5. None of these

Answers:

1. 2, 2. 5, 3. 1, 4. 3, 5. 4, 6. 2, 7. 3, 8. 3, 9. 4, 10. 4

11. 5, 12. 2, 13. 2, 14. 2, 15. 3, 16. 4, 17. 4, 18. 5, 19. 4, 20. 1


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