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July 03, 2014

IBPS POs and Clerks Online Mock Tests - General English


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Dear IBPS PO V and Clerks V aspirants, below is English practice test for upcoming IBPS Online Exams 2015. Try solve this in 20 minutes. All the best.  

Directions (Q.1 to 5) : 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. The number of that part will be the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5.

1. He is nothing else than (1)/ a double-dealer (2)/ who cheats not only strangers (3)/ but also his friends and relatives. (4)/ No error (5)

2. "You have done all this (1)/ of your own" (2)/ shouted his father, (3)/ "now you must face music yourself".(4) / No error (5)

3. The leader exhorted the audience, (1)/ "it is high time that you work hard (2)/ for the betterment (3)/ of the country". (4)/ No error (5)

4. If your assistant (1)/ has gone on one day leave, (2)/ how am I concerned with it ? (3)/ My case must be disposed of immediately. (4)/ No error (5)

5. I shall say (1)/ all this on his face (2)/ whatsoever (3) may be his reaction. (4)/  No error (5)

Directions (Q.6 - 10) : In each of the following sentences, a word or a group of words has been printed in bold. From the five answer choices given below each sentence, pick out one which substitute the bold word or group of words correctly without changing the meaning of the sentence.

6. He resigned to his fate as was left with no choice.
  1. He has resigned to his fate
  2. He resigned to his fate himself
  3. He resigned himself to his fate
  4. He resigned for his fate himself
  5. No correction required

7. Ravi's father went to the school yesterday to know his son's progress.
  1. Father of Ravi went to school
  2. Ravi's father had gone to the school
  3. Ravi's father went to school
  4. Ravi's father had been going to the school
  5. No correction required

8. Mr. Shyamsundar, the secretary of the union is visiting Delhi next week.
  1. Mr. Shyamsundar, secretary of the union
  2. Shyamsundar, a secretary of union
  3. Shyamsundar, only secretary of union
  4. Shyamsundar, the union secretary
  5. No correction required

9. Nothing can be predicted about the result as both the contestants are running neck to neck.
  1. are running neck and neck
  2. are running neck over neck
  3. are running neck on neck
  4. are running neck upon neck
  5. No correction required

10. In these days of rising prices of essential commodities, it is difficult to make both ends meet.
  1. to have both ends meet
  2. to make the both ends meet
  3. to make ends meet
  4. to help both ends meet
  5. No correction required

Directions (Q.11-15) : Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
  • (A) He was sitting in the hope that if a cart passed that way, the cart driver would give him a lift and he would reach his village
  • (B) He had nothing to pay, therefore he could not go.
  • (C) The weather was extremely hot and that lame man was unable to move on because his crutch had broken.
  • (D) In the meanwhile a cart arrived there.
  • (E)  He requested the cart-driver to give him a lift but the cart man demanded fare.
  • (F) For a long time, no other cart arrived, therefore he slept under a tree.
  • (G) Once a lame sailor was sitting on the way which led to a villiage.
11. Which of the following is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. G
  2. B
  3. D
  4. A
  5. C

12. Which of the following is the LAST sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A
  2. F
  3. B
  4. D
  5. G

13. Which of the following is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. B
  2. A
  3. C
  4. D
  5. F

14. Which of the following is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. G
  2. F
  3. E
  4. C
  5. B

15. Which of the following is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. C
  2. D
  3. A
  4. B
  5. E

Directions (Q.16 - 25) In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

An old man was moving along the road with _________ (16) The wind blew his cap __________(17) Tow school boys were passing _____________(18) that way. The old man said tho them, "The wind has _____________(19) my cap. Kindly catch it. Otherwise I shall remain __________(20) a cap". The boys without taking any ___________(21) of what he was saying, enjoying themselves and laughed at him. In the __________ (22) a girl named Leela, who studied in the same school, passed by _______(23) way. She ________(24) run, caught the cap dusted it with her cloth, wiped it and handed it _____________(25) to the old man.

  1. ease
  2. difficulty
  3. happy
  4. speed
  5. trouble

  1. below
  2. above
  3. off
  4. down
  5. at

  1. in
  2. on
  3. away
  4. by
  5. from

  1. blown off
  2. kicked off
  3. taken off
  4. snatched away
  5. thrown away

  1. without
  2. for
  3. out of
  4. aside
  5. besides

  1. attention
  2. need
  3. care
  4. concentration
  5. heed

  1. meantime
  2. meanwhile
  3. moment
  4. way
  5. time

  1. the
  2. a
  3. that
  4. no
  5. some

  1. had
  2. being
  3. starting
  4. having
  5. making

  1. on
  2. over
  3. down
  4. for
  5. in

Directions (Q. 26-35) : In each of the following sentences, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, there are five pairs of words denoted by number 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 it meaningfully complete.

26. When a party comes to _______ in a state, it should be an occasion for the leadership to __________
  1. failure, dance
  2. power, rejoice
  3. halt, push
  4. success, rebuke
  5. end, enjoy

27. Prashant Bhushan _________ jain, saying that the _______ object of the editorial was to awaken the government.
  1. defended, sole
  2. exclaimed, whole
  3. reiterated, last
  4. offended, entire
  5. excused, full

28. Tagore ________ the timeless and beautiful _________ called Shantiniketan.
  1. formed, palace
  2. made, college
  3. performed, building
  4. caused,  creation
  5. created, institution

29. China has given the go-ahead for __________ of three new hydro power dams on the middle reaches of Brahmaputra river, _____________ a two year halt in approving new projects on the river.
  1. making, for
  2. repair, in
  3. formation, during
  4. building, removing
  5. construction, ending

30. Repo rate is the rate at ________ banks borrow ________ from the central bank.
  1. whom, cash
  2. which, items
  3. which, funds
  4. what, loan
  5. how, presents

31. The RBI has_________ down the _______ for GDP growth from 5.8 percent to 5.5 percent.
  1. Scaled, projection
  2. targeted, mission
  3. lowered, target
  4. taken, aim
  5. brought, goal

32. No one ___________ the meeting except _____________
  1. visit, him
  2. attend, he
  3. disturb, she
  4. left, he
  5. none of these

33. __________ of his two assists is ________
  1. None, capable
  2. Neither, efficient
  3. Neither, trusty
  4. No, serious
  5. None of these

34. The results of a ______ showed that 58 percent of voters ________ constitutional reform.
  1. report, agreed
  2. referendum, approved
  3. reference, consented
  4. agreement, declined
  5. election, antagonized

35. Julia Gillard stays at the _______ with ____________ from three independents.
  1. helm, support
  2. top, lower
  3. summit, pride
  4. soared, poll
  5. roots, proposal

Directions (Q. 36-40) : Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning

36. Fierce :
  1. Daring 
  2. Solid
  3. Violent
  4. Trained
  5. Harsh

37. Protested :
  1. Objected
  2. Said
  3. Affirmed
  4. Fought
  5. Thought

38. Lure :
  1. Reward
  2. Desire
  3. Happines
  4. Scent
  5. Temptation

39. Implore :
  1. Message
  2. Say forcefully
  3. Say respectfully
  4. Implement
  5. Denounce

40. Clamour :
  1. Appeal
  2. Racket
  3. Request
  4. Outcry
  5. Applaud

That's all for now friends. We will post more online tests soon. Keep visiting for regular updates. Happy Reading :)

Uma Madala

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  1. thank you soooo much man you are really awesome!!!we expect a lot from you!!!your material are very useful simply rocking mam!!!

  2. 32/40 in 12minutes.
    Thank u soo much for the post. Plzzz keep posting more tests with allotted time so that we can practice and keep chk on our speed as well.


    1. Great ! plz help me
      how can i improve my section

  3. Great work team:)
    plz provide us ibps rrb, cwe po daily study plan.... it wil b helpful for all of us....

    Thanks in advance:):)

  4. plz provide some books list important for ibps , rrb and sbi espetially for english and maths

  5. plz make this test in pdf form also so that v can download this test

  6. Hello Ma'am

    Please explain the concept of the 3rd question . How can we use "worked" when the quoted statement is itself in the present form.

    1. I have also a same question how worked?

  7. Avg of four consecutive even no is one forth of the sum of these no,wt is diff bw first and last no,ans and explanation

    1. ans 6..take any set of 4 consecutive even numbers..the ans will be same...
      eg: 2,4,6,8
      avg=2+4+6+8/4,which gives us 20/4 i.e., 5...1/4th of 20 is also 5...therefore diff between 1st and last is 8-2=6
      another example
      avg=4+6+8+10/4, which gives us 28/4 i.e.,7 1/4th of 28 is also 7...therefore diff between 1st and last 10-4=6

  8. Thank you. It was very helpful. I expect a lot like this from you.

  9. 8 ques.sahi huye bus paper n rule dono padhe..but practice set n exam me pura blank ho jata samjh hi nai ata kya rite kya wrng..bht mood kharab ho gaya ..shivani didi koi tips do :( :(

    1. It happens ..don't be stressed ...try to complete practice set by taking tym first ..let d answers correct first ..after that try to manage tym...

  10. Thnk u soo much. ...

  11. Q NO 37 : protest means objected also can be correct no???

  12. Thanks you very much .............

  13. Thanks you so much

  14. charu, in 3rd question it s high time used is a idiom.It is commonly used to refer that the action done in the past..i in google u ll get some examples...

    1. Hey Arthy, Thank you so much. I didn't know this concept. Thank you atleast somebody replied to the query.

  15. pls upload some more english sample questions..tnx


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