# IBM Placement Paper | Verbal Reasoning Set – 1

• Difficulty Level : Basic
• Last Updated : 21 May, 2019

This is an IBM model paper for Verbal Aptitude. This placement paper will cover aptitude that is asked in IBM placements and also strictly follows the pattern of questions asked in IBM papers. It is recommended to solve each one of the following questions to increase your chances of clearing the IBM placement.

Directions to solve Question 1 and 2: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. If there is no error, the answer is ‘D’. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.

1. Solve as per the direction given above
1. How many times
2. was you frustrated while looking out
3. for a good collection of x
4. programming/algorithm/interview questions?

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b
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Explanation:

were you frustrated while looking out

2. Solve as per the direction given above
1. What did you expected
2. and what did you get?
3. No error

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A
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Explanation:

What did you expect

Directions to solve Question 3 and 4: Choose the word from the options that can best express the meaning of the given word

3. Short
1. Limited
2. Small
3. Little
4. Brief

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D
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4. Clever
1. Obstinate
2. Handsome
3. Canny
4. Stout

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C
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Directions to solve Question 5 and 6: Choose the word from the options that can best complete the sentence meaningfully.

5. GFG portal ________ created to provide well written, well thought and well-explained solutions for selected questions.
1. is
2. was
3. has been
4. have been

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D
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6. He loves to solve programming problems _____ most efficient ways.
1. in
2. on
3. over
4. with

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A
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Directions to solve Question 7 and 8: Choose the word from the options that can best express the opposite of the given word

7. Tiny
1. Soft
2. Average
3. Enormous
4. Weak

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C
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8. Top
1. Important
2. Base
3. Height
4. Roof

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B
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Directions to solve Question 9 and 10: Choose the word from the options that can be substituted for the given phrase/sentence

9. A name adopted by an author in his writings
1. Nickname
2. Pseudonym
3. Nomenclature
4. Title

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B
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10. Study of birds
1. Orology
2. Optology
3. Ophthalmology
4. Ornithology

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D
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11. Re-arrange the parts of the sentence so as to make a meaningful sentence.
A) The prime minister
B) with the guards
C) along
D) has arrived
1. ABCD
2. ACBD

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Explanation:

The prime minister has arrived along with the guards

12. Re-arrange the parts of the paragraph so as to make a meaningful passage.
A) Infact, his belief was that customers are the origin, the source of money any company has.
B) The owner of Walmart, Sam Walton, built his empire on one principle – Customer is the God.
C) So it is not the company which pays, the customer does.
D) The customer thus has the right to fire anybody in the company, from a salesman to the chairman.
1. ABCD
2. BACD
4. ACBD

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BACD
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Explanation:

The owner of Walmart, Sam Walton, built his empire on one principle – Customer is the God.
Infact, his belief was that customers are the origin, the source of money any company has.
So it is not the company which pays, the customer does.
The customer thus has the right to fire anybody in the company, from a salesman to the chairman.

13. Find the part of the sentence that is incorrect in usage :
A) Agitated over the delay in getting arrears,
B) factory workers protested against the president
C) when he reaches the factory.
D) No Error
1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. No Error

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C
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Explanation:

Correct: when he reached the factory

14. Select the option that replaces the error (underlined) most appropriately
Sentence – It has been found by the researchers that children with high blood sugar are at increase risk for developing heart problems.
A) were at increased risk
B) have high risk
C) are increasing riskly
D) No correction required
1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. No Error

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A
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15. Select a word from the given options that fit the blank most appropriately.

Statement: Drugs and Alcohol ____ together to ____ the risk of cancer in both men and women.

1. result, aggravate
2. act, increase
3. mix, lower
4. put, arrest

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B
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16. Select a word from the given options that fit the blank most appropriately.

Statement: Absence makes ____ heart grow fonder

1. a
2. an
3. the

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C
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17. Select a word from the given options that fit the blank most appropriately.

Statement: A journey ____ a thousand miles begins with a single step

1. with
2. of
3. in
4. at

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B
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18. In his first public speech, the newly elected defence minister said that leaks in defence matters could potentially ____ military operations.
1. disturb
2. strengthen
3. jeopardize
4. promote

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C
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19. Select the most suitable word that can be replaced with the highlighted word to keep the meaning of the statement the same.

Statement: Many times in history, humans have changed their mode of communication in the society.

1. Evolved
2. Destroyed
3. Altered
4. Pledged

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C
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20. Select the correct SYNONYM for:
Together
1. Common
2. Obstinate
3. Same
4. Jointly

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D
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21. Select the correct SYNONYM for:
Almost
1. Crafty
2. Nearly
3. Relevant
4. Summary

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B
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22. Select the correct ANTONYM for:
Arise
1. Appear
2. Dive
3. Occur
4. Emerge

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