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September 24, 2012

English Practice Questions for Bank Exams


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Directions : Of the four alternatives given under each sentence, find the one that best fits into the blank space.

 1.  A …..thief was caught by the police last night.
            (a)    Famous
            (b)   Popular
            (c)    Renowned
            (d)   Notorious

       2. Despite her pleas, the mistress did not… her request.

          (a)    Accede

          (b)   Convince

          (c)    Favour

          (d)   Approve


3. The bank clerk tried to… from his friend’s account.






4. The figures were barely ….. in the dim light.






5. Giving to his sons the key to success, he slept a (an) ….. sleep.






6. The doctor gave the women a ….. to calm her down.



(c Antiseptic


7. The accused denied having committed the crime but could advance no sound arguments to ….. the charges.





      8. He….. a lot over the pros and cons of the issue but could arrive at no fruitful result.

      (a)    Envisioned

      (b)   Contemplated

      (c)    Embodied

      (d)   Envisaged

9. We did not have the ….. idea of the problems involved in the work.


10. They are refugees in need of …..


     11.   Nobody can say what…..him to commit this crime.
     (a)    Excited
     (b)   Attracted
     (c)    Prompted
     (d)   Roused


12. Every human being in the developed country ….. over five pounds of solid wastes per day in various forms.


13. He wanted to help…..poverty.
(a) Diminish
(c) Dwindle
(d) Deplete

14. The annual…..of industrial products has risen enormously in recent years.


     15. The speaker painted a….. picture of hunger in parts of India.

     (a)    Poignant

     (b)   Passionate

     (c)    Parsimonious

     (d)   Chimerical


16. “Mind your own business”, he said …..






17. Please do not ….. the offer made by the chairman.






18. At one point, it looked as if an area of agreement would ….. specially over the issue of productivity linked Wages.
(d)Come out

      19. Even after a long discussion, the committee could not reach a ….. decision.


20. If our friends are not able to take us in their car, we must make ….. arrangements to go to the airport.


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  1. Replies
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  2. these type of questions so much use full for bank exams
    thank u madam
    i need some information about how to answer easily paragraph questions

  3. First try to improve your Vocabulary Saimurthy (i mean atleast 10 new words per day). Later practice reading English news papers daily for 30 mins. Here reading means, try to read as fast you can read as possible (while understanding the contents). In this way, try to improve your reading ability. This will help your eye to pic more words in single glance. This will help you do better Paragraph Questions. All The Best :)

  4. Hi shivani madam,
    You are doing very good job,I am also banking aspirants,I wanted to know how can I improve my english and what should be strategy for english preparation in bank clerk exams.
    Also I wanted to know what is the minimum numbers for general candidate to score for interview in ibps online exams,
    Thanks a lot

    1. First of all just buy an English grammar book of your mother tongue Friend. Make it a habit to learn 10 new words per day. Just have a look at our English Tutorials above for more details.

      As the competition is lil high this time you should do your best for IBPS Clerks Online Exam. You will be in safezone if you get 150+ marks...

      All The Best.

  5. useful site..really awesome... thank you so muchhhh....


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