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October 03, 2014

English Language Practice Tests for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams


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Directions (Q. 21 - 25): Below is given a single word with its meaning in different contexts as options. You have to select all those options which are synonyms of the word when the context is changed. Select the correct alternative from 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5) which represents all those synonyms.

  1. Indication:
    • (A) Cue
    • (B) Exemption
    • (C) Omen
    • (D) Vacillation
      1. Only (B)
      2. Both (A) and (C)
      3. Both (B) and (D)
      4. Only (D)
      5. All (A), (B), (C) and (D)
  2. Colossus:
    • (A) Obscure
    • (B) Cloister
    • (C) Haven
    • (D) Giant
      1. Only (D)
      2. Both (A) and (C)
      3. Both (B) and (D)
      4. Both (A) and (B)
      5. All (A), (B), (C) and (D) 
  3. Paragon:
    1. (A) Pander
    2. (B) Behemoth
    3. (C) Apotheosis
    4. (D) Epitome
      1. Only (D)
      2. Both (A) and (C)
      3. Both (C) and (D)
      4. Only (B)
      5. Both (B) and (C)
  4. Propitiate:
    • (A) Pacify
    • (B) Talent
    • (C) Assuage
    • (D) Atone
      1. Only (B)
      2. Only (D)
      3. (A), (C) and (D)
      4. Both (B) and (D)
      5. Both (B) and (C)
  5. Splendid:
    • (A) Glorious
    • (B) Magnificent
    • (C) Despicable
    • (D) Shyness
  1. Only (C) 
  2. Both (A) and (B)
  3. Only (D)
  4. Both (C) and (A)
  5. Both (C) and (D)
Directions (Q. 1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
  • (A) It remained the prototype of the three other communities or ashrams he founded later in his life - the Tolstoy Farm outside Johannesburg, the Sabarmati Ashram outside Ahmedabad and Sevagram outside Wardha.
  • (B) Gandhi gave it the title Sarvodaya for the sake of 'Indians who do not know English'.
  • (C) And the second was to serialise a nine-part paraphrase of Ruskin's book in 'Indian Opinion' and later to publish it as a pamphlet under the title Sarvodaya.
  • (D) The reading of 'Unto This Last' produced two immediate results.
  • (E) It was a community of friends who shared in his newly discovered convictions.
  • (F) The first was Gandhi's decision to establish the Phoenix settlement.
  1. Which of the following is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
    1. A
    2. D
    3. C
    4. B
    5. F
  2. Which of the following is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
    1. E
    2. C
    3. D
    4. F
    5. B
  3. Which of the following is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
  4. Which of the following is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
    1. E
    2. D
    3. C
    4. A
    5. B
  5. Which of the following is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
    1. C
    2. D
    3. E
    4. F
    5. A
Correct Order : D F E A C B

Directions (1 - 10): 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 blank with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

Mastering new skills is not optional in today's business environment. When working on a new skill or competency, you need to ask yourself two things. First is your       1        attainable? There are certain limits to what you can learn. For example, you may want to be a brain surgeon, but not the       2       required. Second, how much time and energy can you       3        to the project? Recognize that learning a new skill takes extreme commitment.       4       your goal is attainable and you are prepared to work hard, you won't get very far. You also make sure the skill is        5        to your career, your organisation or both. Gaining a new skill is an investment and you need to know upfront what the       6       will be. Self-improvement can feel overwhelming. Choose one or two skills to focus on at a time, and break that skill down into manageable goals. For example, if you're trying to become more assertive, you might       7       on speaking up more often in meetings by pushing      8       to talk within the first five minutes. One of the       9        ways to learn something new, and to practise it, is to teach others how to do it. So       10        what you learn with your team, your manager or your co-workers.
    1. system
    2. goal
    3. steps
    4. zenith
    5. height
    1. combination
    2. practice
    3. co-ordination
    4. cooperation
    5. function
    1. give
    2. receive
    3. exhaust
    4. take
    5. share
    1. Till
    2. Until
    3. When
    4. Otherwise
    5. Unless
    1. proportional
    2. different
    3. relevant
    4. need
    5. wish
    1. performance
    2. return
    3. aftermath
    4. back
    5. amount
    1. attentive
    2. practice
    3. consider
    4. focus
    5. try
    1. him
    2. her
    3. your
    4. our
    5. yourself
    1. better
    2. quickest
    3. establish
    4. observed
    5. last
    1. distribute
    2. debenture
    3. share
    4. check
    5. give
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  1. There's been an error, in the sentence rearrangement, both 1st and 2nd question are displaying their answer as 'D'. Please correct the second one as 'F'

  2. the second sentence after rearrangement should be F

  3. I think the answer of rearrangement has to be DFCBAE, requesting the admin to respond if there's been any error or not? Thanks

  4. i think the 4th missing word should be UNLESS. correct me if wrong

  5. Plz post Quick Reference Guide for IBPS PO

  6. i think the re arrangement has to be in the order DFCBAE is the best suitable arranagement

  7. DFCBAE... Admin plz reply if im wrong

  8. ibps capsule when?

  9. Fill in d blanks d answer ri8?OTHERWISE?

  10. ans 4 and 6 in fill in the blanks

  11. I think it should be when

  12. please TAX ASSISTANCE ke liye papers and materials provide kare....

  13. pls upload gk capsule for po plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  14. ans 6 should be aftermath in close test

  15. sentence rearrangement is ryt in all forms it should be this only dfeacb

  16. plz check ques 4th????CLOSE TEST

  17. guys ssc cgl admit card AA gye kya sach me???

  18. what will be come that question ans yar

  19. Haan bt fr only northeast.. central n southern region k...

  20. No it isnt... aftermath denotes a consequence (negative) bt return denotes a result after investment... here skill invested which tend to gain something... so answer shud b return.

  21. thanx.................

  22. waiting for shruti mam's reply... :(

  23. Thank you For the english Exercise and teaching very important lesson how to develop new skills :))

  24. Not as per PO standard .

  25. I got 14/20 :) one cheating 15

  26. Rituparna Das GuptaOctober 4, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    i also think so

  27. The answer for rearrangement is wrong the answer should be DFCBAE pls check

  28. thanks a ton team @Gr8AmbitionZ :)


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