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August 05, 2014

IBPS Clerks 2014 Online Practice Tests : English Language

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Friends, here is the English Practice Test for upcoming IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams. Try to solve it on your own and later check with the answers given below the questions. Refer to the Meanings to difficult words if you have any doubts. Keep visiting us for more practice sets of IBPS PO 2014. Happy Reading :)

Directions : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. 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, the answer is (5).
  1. The book was so popular (1)/ in the students that (2)/ the new edition(3)/ was sold in a week. (4)/ No error (5). 

  2. Leisure should be utilized (1)/ not in idling away the time saved (2)/ but in engaging (3)/ in some useful activity. (4)/ No error (5). 

  3. If you had read (1)/ the relevant literature carefully (2)/  you would have answered (3)/ most of the questions (4)/ No error (5). 

  4. Ravi, who is living (1)/ in this town since 1995, (2)/ is a well known scholar of history (3)/ and distinguished teacher. (4)/ No error (5). 

  5. He can withdraw (1)/ all his money (2)/ unless he don't give (3)/ advance notice. (4)/No error (5). 

  6. Taken into consideration (1)/ the advice of his (2)/ colleagues he decided (3)/ to stay in the institute. (4)/ No error (5). 

  7. I answered (1)/ the questions (2)/ as best as (3)/ I could. (4)/ No error (5). 

Directions : Each question below has two blanks. There are five pairs of words below each sentence. Each pair is numbered. Choose the pair of words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same order so as to complete the sentence meaningfully.
  1.  Our constitution was based on the belief that the free __________ of ideas, people and cultures is essential to the _________ of a democratic society.
    1. selection, concurrence
    2. interchange, preservation
    3. reversal, upholding
    4. dissemination, congruence
    5. distinction, design

  2. Lack of _________ is basic to good team work, our ability to work with others depends on our _________
    1. rigidity, compatibility
    2. value, thwarting
    3. motivation, dogmatism
    4. professionalism, vulnerability
    5. positivism, flexibility

  3. The fear ___________ with feeling incompetent is the fear of being humiliated, embarrassed and _______
    1. endowed, criticized 
    2. afflicted, downtrodden
    3. consistent, damaged
    4. associated, vulnerable
    5. imbued, exposed

  4. The captain of our team was ___________ because of the __________ performance of our opponents. 
    1. upset, poor
    2. nervous, uneventful
    3. happy, excellent
    4. elated, bad
    5. annoyed, through

Directions : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as your answer.
  1. He was quite sure that none of them were aware of the truth
    1. were aware from
    2. was aware of 
    3. were beware of
    4. had aware of
    5. No correction required

  2. No sooner dis he reach the station than the train had started moving 
    1. had started movement
    2. had been moving
    3. had been started movement
    4. started moving
    5. No correction required

  3. The congestion on streets must be seen to believe
    1. have been to believe
    2. have been seen for believing
    3. have been seen for belief
    4. be seen to be believed
    5. No correction required

  4. He had begun to develop qualities that he was going to need in later years.
    1. he was going to be needed
    2. had gone to need
    3. was later to need
    4. had been gone to need
    5. No correction required

Directions : Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions below them. 

A) The reasons for formal education getting nullified are that we teachers have limited vision, our judgements about students are hasty and we are more knowledge-centered than student centered.

B) Life educates as nothing else does. 

C) Churchil rose to dizzy heights despite his teacher's prophesies to the contrary. And there are many more such examples. 

D) Life's teachings sometimes supplement the education received in the classroom and at other times nullify it. 

E) Education received in the classroom is insignificant as compared to what life teaches us. 

Questions :
  1. Which of the following will be the second sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

  2. Which of the following will be third sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

  3. Which of the following will be the first sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

  4. Which of the following will be the fourth sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

  5. Which of the following will be the last sentence after re-arrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E

Check the Correct Sequence

Directions : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each sentence. 

In the past, it was thought getting knowledge took place in school and also in further education. Then it was a matter of 1 practical skills at work at the beginning of a career,  and with a bit of luck, that 2 it. Now things have changed. Global competition is 3 the shelf life of products and the knowledge and skills that 4 behind them. The pace of change can be 5. Knowledge that was leading edge at one minute can become 6 the next. Therefore, it is the 7 rather than knowledge that is the key. Successful organizations have to learn, adapt and change continuously as do the 8 within them. This is 9 in the rapid growth of knowledgeable workers. It is 10 all the levels of organizations. 
  1.  
    1. fostering
    2. projecting
    3. acquiring
    4. manipulating
    5. culminating

  2.  
    1. for
    2. was
    3. from
    4. with
    5. may

  3.  
    1. replacing
    2. retailing
    3. rotating
    4. re-regulating
    5. reducing

  4.  
    1. lie
    2. profess
    3. exhibit
    4. manifest
    5. express

  5.  
    1. analytical
    2. absorbing
    3. interesting
    4. frightening
    5. valuable

  6.  
    1. critical
    2. obsolete
    3. modern
    4. devastating
    5. lamentable

  7.  
    1. durability
    2. reactivity
    3. activity
    4. proactivity
    5. capacity

  8.  
    1. systems
    2. managements
    3. processes
    4. individuals
    5. units

  9.  
    1. echoed
    2. supported
    3. adjusted
    4. provided
    5. developed

  10.  
    1. directing
    2. providing
    3. affecting
    4. questioning
    5. projecting

Meaning to Difficult Words :
  • Relevant = Appropriate
  • Distinguished = Famous
  • Concurrence = Agreement, Cooperation
  • Dissemination = Diffusion, Dispersion
  • Congruence = Consistence
  • Distinction = Fame, Difference
  • Preservation = Saving, Protecting
  • Rigidity = Harshness, Strictness
  • Compatibility = Consistence
  • Thwart = Obstruct
  • Dogmatism = Arrogance, Dictatorial Attitude
  • Vulnerability = Tendency of being easily affected
  • Endowed = Enriched, Furnished
  • Afflict = (V) trouble, hurt
  • Downtrodden = People who are treated without respect
  • Imbue = colour (V), infuse
  • Elated = Cheered, Joyed
  • Uneventful = Unimportant
  • Annoyed = Bothered, Troubled
  • Aware of = get informed, known
  • Dizzy = Careless, thoughtless, unimportant
  • Prophesy = Predict, Expect
  • Contrary = Adverse, Opposite
  • Nullify = Cancel
  • Adapt = Adjust ,Accommodate
  • Rapid = Speed
  • Fostering = Cultivating, Supporting
  • Acquiring = Getting
  • Manipulating = Handling
  • Culminating = Completing, Reaching top
  • Manifest = Clear, Open, Obvious
  • Obsolete = Ancient, Old
  • Profess = Declare
  • Devastating = Spoiling
  • Proactivity = Ability to change events
  • Echoed = Idea or opinion getting repeated
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13 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your support

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  2. Tnx for the updation of this kind of test for PO But I request to you PLEASE also Upload the Test of SBI CLERK English section as well as Reasoning

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  3. i answered 11 correctly 19 wrongly
    could i clear the english section individually

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  4. thnk u very much

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  5. may too please post some test for sbi clerk

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  6. Pls upload more English tests ....this r really helping to get perfection thnkq

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  7. thank u very much.....

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  8. sir/madam, in the second section (choosing correct pair of words ) for the 3rd question answer pair will be endowed , criticized as of my knowledge , if am wrong please correct me.....

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  9. mam exam pattern of bank of baroda exam willbe same or different??

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  10. Ton... thanks.. :-)

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  11. Best practice set for English and difficult y level is also very good. Kudos to you n keep doing this guy work!!!!!

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