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August 26, 2015

English Language Practice Test for IBPS Bank Exams

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Directions (Q. 1-5) : Read each sentence care-fully to and out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic 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. According to the (1)/ recent discovery (2)/ there has been human habitation in the heart of Sunderban (3)/ as early as the third century BC. (4)/ No error (5). 
  2. An observatory had been built in Ujjain (1)/ fairly early in its history (2)/ and the prime meridian passed in the city, making it (3)/ greenwich of ancient India. (4)/ No error (5). 
  3. A new topological insulator which displays (1)/ many topological effects (2)/ that have not seen before (3)/ has been developed by scientists. (4)/ No error (5). 
  4. Any party whether Congress or BJP (1)/ must work with determination and commitment (2)/ to take India (3)/ to glorious heights. (4)/ No error (5). 
  5. A country which aims at (1)/ making long and rapid strides (2)/ to attain economic goals (3)/ must observe thrift in expenditure. (4)/ No error (5). 
Directions (Q. 6-10): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its parts in bold. To make the sentence correct, you have to replace the bold part with correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is your answer is 5).
6. The Candidates are looking forward for results.
  1. are looking forward to 
  2. have looked forward for
  3. have been looking forward at 
  4. should look forward with 
  5. No correction required 
7. Every writer gives voice to his expressions through his writings.
  1. voiced to give 
  2. gives voice for 
  3. gave voice against 
  4. voiced at giving 
  5. No correction required 
8. We are looking forward to approach the Minister
  1. are looking forward for approach 
  2. look forward to approach 
  3. have looked forward for 
  4. are looking forward to approaching 
  5. No correction required 
9. Had he knew about the ill-effects, he would not have done it.
  1. Had he known about 
  2. He had known for 
  3. He had known about 
  4. Had he !mew for 
  5. No correction required 
10. Market research and market communication is so far being confined to a handful of consumer goods.
  1. is thus for being confined 
  2. have so far been confined to 
  3. are so far being confined to 
  4. have so far been confined with 
  5. No correction required 
Directions (Q. 11-15) : In each of the following sentences, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentences Mere are tee points 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 grammatically correct and meaningfully complete. 

11. By  _____________  of their athletic activities, a few sportsmen are able to escape the pressure that living in __________ can create.
  1. knowledge, affluence 
  2. way, prosperity 
  3. order, vicinity 
  4. virtue, poverty
  5. contrast, adversity 
12. Most people are too ________ in their own ________  much about the agonies of others. 
  1. absorbed, care
  2. concerned, think 
  3. indulged, eradicate 
  4. involved, console
  5. entangling, worry 
13. Several plots ________   in various episodes  ________  
  1. screen, concurrently 
  2. televised, consequently 
  3. occur, repeatedly 
  4. exhibit, frequently 
  5. demonstrate, violently 
14. Doctors and Lawyers ________    that advertising will certainly ________  profession adversely.
  1. trust, damage 
  2. believe, affect 
  3. contemplate, boost 
  4. argue, effect 
  5. plead, escalate 
15. Because the  ________ leading to cancellation of flight were murky, the Minister appointed a commission to ________ and report the matter. 
  1. staff members, undertake 
  2. decision, decide 
  3. facts, underplay 
  4. events, camouflage
  5. circumstances, investigate 
Directions (Q. 16-20) : In each item two of the words are related to someway, i.e., they are similar or opposite. Pick out the option which represents the pair. 
(A) Genuine 
(B) Proof 
(C) True 
(D) Fundamental 
  1. A-B 
  2. B-C 
  3. A-C 
  4. C-D 
  5. B-D 
(A) Permit 
(B) Corrupt 
(C) Convince 
(D) Sanction 
  1. A-B 
  2. B-D 
  3. A-D 
  4. B-C 
  5. A-C 
(A) Sentiment 
(B) Tranquil 
(C) Serious 
(D) Solemn 
  1. A-B 
  2. B-C 
  3. B-D
  4. C-D 
  5. A-D 
(A) Minute 
(B) Tight 
(C) Reduce 
(D) Exact 
  1. A-B 
  2. A-D 
  3. B-C 
  4. C-D 
  5. A-C 
(A) Relevant 
(B) Explicit 
(C) Apt 
(D) Willing 
  1. A-D 
  2. A-C 
  3. C-D 
  4. B-C 
  5. B-D 

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