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November 15, 2015

General English Model Practice Test for IBPS Clerks and RBI Exams

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Hi friends, I am Shravan again. Here I am sharing English Language practice test for upcoming IBPS and other competitive exams, taken from news papers.  Happy Reading :)

Directions (Q. No. 1-10) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. Mark (5) as your answer , if there is No error'. 

1. This chapter briefly survey (1)/ the current (2)/ state of (3)/ Euro-pean politics. (4)/ No error (5) 

2. We surveyed 3000 smokers (1)/ and find that over (2)/ three quarters (3)/ would like to give up. (4)/ No error (5)

3. The police officer (1)/ was suspended (2)/ while the complaint (3)/ was investigating. (4)/ No error (5) 

4. A number of doctors (1)/ came under (2)/ suspicion of (3)/ unethical behaviors. (4) No error (5) 

5. Our staff will done (1)/ their best to make (2)/ sure you (3)/ enjoy your visit. (4) No error (5) 

6. She longed to find somebody (1)/ who understand her problems, (2)/ and in him (3)/ she had found such a person. (4)/ No error (5) 

7. Her version of events (1)/ is subtly different (2)/ for what (3)/ actually happened. (4) No error (5)

8. I tried to discuss it (1)/ with her but succeeded only (2)/ in maki-ng (3)/ her angry. (4)/ No error (5) 

9. He's been hit (1)/ by a succession (2)/ of injuries (3)/ from he joined the team. (4) No error (5) 

10. Developments (1)/ on. this issue (2)/ will be dealing within (3)/ a subsequent report. (4)/ No error (5) 

Directions (Q. No. 11 - 15) : Each question below has a blank / two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word / set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

11. He suffered a ____________ defeat in the election. 
  1. thunder 
  2. applaud  
  3. stunning 
  4. super  
  5. blast 
12. The new manager has strengthened the ____________ by bringing in several ____________ players. 
  1. coach; youngest 
  2. players; young 
  3. match; youth 
  4. team; promise 
  5. side; younger 
13. The author ____________ the different strands of the plot together in the  ____________  chapter. 
  1. knits; late 
  2. stitch; conclusion 
  3. draws; final 
  4. put; terminal 
  5. makes; end 
14. I wanted to ____________  in India on the way to Australia. 
  1. steps 
  2. stop of 
  3. stop over 
  4. stop on 
  5. stop out 
15. I have lost my key and I haven't got a  ____________ 
  1. space 
  2. room 
  3. place 
  4. spare 
  5. scope 
Directions (Q. No. 16-20) : Rear-range the following six sentences 010, (3), (C), (D), and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below. 

A. Dry ice was manufactured in 1925. 
B. Since it evaporates instead of melting, it is cleaner to use. 
C. Dry ice is made by freezing a gas called carbon dioxide. 
D. Can you imagine ice that does not melt and is not wet ? Then you can imagine dry ice. 
E. It is more practical than ordinary ice because it takes up less space and is 142 degrees colder. 
F. Dry ice is quite dif ferent from ordinary ice, which is simply frozen water. 

16. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement ? 
  1.  F
17. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement? 
18. What is the FOUR TH sentence after rearrangement ? 
  1. E 5
19. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ? 
20. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ? 
Directions (Q. No. 21-25) : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should re-place the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically cor-rect? If there is no error mark (5) No correction required as your answer. 

21. This smart washing machine will dispense an larger part of water for the load. 
  1. great load 
  2. maximum portion 
  3.  optimal amount 
  4. major part 
  5. No correction required 
22. How many countries have signing to the Kyoto protocol on climate change ? 
  1. sign for 
  2. signed up 
  3. signed for 
  4. signed at 
  5. No correction required 
23. This mark is signifying  that the products conform to an approved standard. 
  1. was signifying 
  2. is significant 
  3. signifies 
  4. significantly 
  5. No correction required 
24. More than 70,000 shopkeepers have been forced to put upon  the shutter in the past year. 
  1. put on 
  2. put of 
  3. put in 
  4. put up 
  5. No correction required 
25. The movie is now shown  at all major movie theatres.
  1. is showing 
  2. is being showing 
  3. is now showing 
  4. was showing 
  5. No correction required 
Directions (Q. No. 26-35): 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/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer. 

Over one hundred years ago, the news that gold (26) discovered in California electrified the (27) nation. Immediately, thousands of men (28) West with but one concern- to get to California before the next fellow . Everyone was (29) that he would find gold and become  (30).   (31) did the travelers know about the hardships and inconveniences they would have to  (32): desert heat, mountain cold, miles of mud, raging rivers.   (33), they would be menaced by hostile Indians, ferocious beasts, starvation and disease. How many people (34) in the gold rush nobody knows; what is known is that thousands of the more self-reliant travelers did get to their  (35), did find gold, and did become wealthy. In five years, the population of California rose from 5000 to 100000. 

26. 1) had been 2) has been 3) have been 4) will be 5) would be 

27. 1) complete 2) entire 3) pure 4) colossal 5) absolute 

28. 1) run 2) flow 3) rushed 4) flown 5) fly 

29. 1) secure 2) in no doubt 3) unsure 4) confident 5) safe 

30. 1) well 2) rolling 3) steep 4) flush 5) wealthy 

31. 1) Little 2) Few 3) Many 4) Much 5) Modest 

32. 1) continue 2) endure 3) last 4) carry 5) go 

33. 1) Also 2) Beside 3) Besides 4) Above 5) Beyond 

34. 1) die 2) dye 3) dying 4) died 5) will die 

35. 1) end 2) target 3) purpose 4) intention 5) destination 

Directions (Q. No. 36 - 45): 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/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer. 

Sedimentation is the tendency for particles in suspension to settle out of the fluid in which they are entrained, and come to rest against a barrier . This is due to their (36) through the fluid in response to the forces acting on them: these forces can be (37) to gravity , centrifugal acceleration or electromagnetism. In geology sedimentation is (38) used as the polar opposite of erosion, i.e., the terminal end of sediment transport. In that (39) it includes the termination of transport by saltation or true bed load transport. Sett-ling is the falling of suspended particles through the liquid, whereas sedimentation is the (40) of the settling process. Sedimentation (41) pertain to objects of various sizes, ranging from large rocks in flowing water to suspensions of dust and pollen particles to cellular suspensions to solutions of single molecules such (42) proteins and peptides. Even (43) molecules supply a suFficiently strong force to produce significant sedimentation. The term is typically used in geology, to describe the deposition of sediment which (44) in the formation of sedimentary rock, and in various chemical and environmental fields to describe the motions  (45) often-smaller particles and molecules.

36.  
  1. motion 
  2. PROPOSAL'
  3. SUGGESTION
  4. SUBMISSION
  5. IMPLY
37.
  1. for
  2. due
  3. from
  4. according
  5. along
38
  1. frequent
  2. rare
  3. often
  4. usual
  5. lot
39
  1. ideally
  2. normally
  3. direction
  4. sense
  5. mean
40
  1. accumulate
  2. equip
  3. develop
  4. perpetuate
  5. termination
41. 
  1. may
  2. must
  3. will
  4. might
  5. should
42.
  1. like
  2. as
  3. so
  4. that
  5. are
43. 
  1. normal
  2. usually
  3. small
  4. major
  5. close
44.
  1. outcome
  2. comes
  3. produces 
  4. results
  5. impacts
45.
  1. off
  2. with
  3. about
  4. among
  5. of
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