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October 08, 2014

IBPS Clerks IV and SBI Associate Clerks Online Practice Tests : English Language


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If you are preparing for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams, take care of Grammar and Spelling. The best way to learn a language, with it's complex vocabulary, spelling and grammar rules, is to practice it as much as possible. Read paper sand watch TV. Talk to people who are fluent. It helps you alot. Let's have a look at a practice test now.

Directions (1-7) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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. Drastic poll reforms (1)/ are necessary before (2)/ the Lok Sabha election (3)/ due for the year 2014 (4)/ No error (5)
  2. No sooner he had seen his brother (1)/ coming to him (2)/ than he moved forward (3)/ to greet him. (4)/ No error (5)
  3. For all practical purposes, (1)/ political science was the political philosophy (2)/ and was studied such as before (3)/ it was born as a separate, autonomous discipline. (4)/ No error (5)
  4. Machiavelli, more than any other individual (1)/ and despite the fact that he is hardly (2)/ a political theorist, is father (3)/ of modern political theory. (4)/ No error (5)
  5. All the political philosophers have (1)/ began the study of (2)/ the state with (3)/ the study of the man. (4)/ No error (5)
  6. The quarrels that arise over (1)/ private property is due (2)/ not to its begin private but to (3)/ the wickedness of human nature. (4)/ No error (5)
  7. According to Aristotle, Arithmetic, Algebra (1)/ Geometry, Physics and Chemistry (2)/ are par excellent (3)/ Theoretical sciences. (4)/ No error (5)  
Directions (1-4) : In each of these questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five words 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) are suggested. Out of these only one fits both the places in the context of the sentence. The number of that word is the answer.
I) This claim seems to us to be rather _________________
II) Those figures alone are a ____________ basis for such a conclusion.
  1. genuine
  2. perfect
  3. dubious
  4. false
  5. fake
I) It appears that Britain has made a sweeping __________  to China in order to reach a settlement.
II) The government has granted __________ to three private telephone companies.
  1. concession
  2. redemption
  3. stake
  4. more
  5. result
I) There will be no ___________ they promise.
II) Voters are disillusioned with ____________ campaigns run by many candidates in recent years.
  1. excuse
  2. mud-slinging
  3. effect
  4. harm
  5. musing
I) _____________ does not lead to proper understanding. 
II) It would take two or three months of _____________ to prepare for the Bar exam. 
  1. Waiting
  2. Watching
  3. Reading
  4. Studying
  5. Cramming
Directions  (1-4) : In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its part in bold. To make the sentence correct, you have to replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is, give (5) as your answer (i.e., No Correction Required).
  1. Touching the foot of elders, standing up while the national anthem plays, is still appreciated as mark of respect. 
    1. foot of elders standing up when
    2. feet of elders standing up when
    3. feet of elders standing up while
    4. feet of older standing up while
    5. No correction required
  2. All the poetry are written in traditional meters and rhyme schemes. 
    1. All of the poetry is 
    2. All of the poems are
    3. All of the poems is
    4. All of poetries is 
    5. No correction required
  3. The pit is being shut down because it no longer coal has enough that can be mined economically. 
    1. no longer coal has enough that
    2. no longer has enough coal with
    3. no longer has enough coal that 
    4. has no coal longer enough that
    5. No correction required
  4. The bank made it clear that it is no use to try to get a fresh loan without repaying the previous one. 
    1. it is no use trying to
    2. it is no useful try to 
    3. it is use in trying to
    4. it is no use try in
    5. No correction required
Directions (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) Placement agencies provide a nation-wide service in matching personnel's demand and supply
(B) In technical and professional areas, private agencies and professional bodies appear to be doing substantive work.
(C) Such agencies charge fee for recommending suitable names.
(D) These professional recruiters can entice the top executives from other companies by making the right offers. 
(E) These agencies compile bio-data of a large number of candidates and recommend suitable names to their clients. 
(F) They are useful where extensive screening is required. 
  1. Which of the following sentences will come SECOND after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. E
    3. B
    4. D
    5. C
  2. Which of the following sentences will come THIRD after rearrangement ?
    1. F
    2. E
    3. A
    4. B
    5. C
  3. Which of the following sentences will come LAST after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. C
    3. D
    4. B
    5. F
  4. Which of the following sentences will come FIRST after rearrangement ?
    1. C
    2. B
    3. E
    4. F
    5. D
  5. Which of the following sentences will come FIFTH after rearrangement ?
    1. D
    2. B
    3. C
    4. E
    5. F
Correct Order : B A E C F D 

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 blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful. 

There are a number of substances (toxic as well as non-toxic) which are being 1 to the environment by 2, events and human 3. These are, in fact, the 4 consequences of 5 civilization, increased use of natural 6, increasing population, advancement in industries, increase in the number of vehicles, etc. These substances, which are continuously going into air, water, and soil, bring 7 undesirable 8  in physical, chemical and biological 9 of our environment and adversely 10 the life processes of animals and plants. 
    1. held
    2. added
    3. needed
    4. absorbed
    5. removed
    1. natural
    2. man-made
    3. organized 
    4. artificial
    5. unwanted 
    1. actions
    2. behavior
    3. activities
    4. thinking
    5. movements
    1. natural
    2. required
    3. requisite
    4. sought
    5. undesirable
    1. ancient
    2. present
    3. medieval
    4. modern
    5. old
    1. means
    2. resources
    3. matters 
    4. substances
    5. things
    1. up
    2. into
    3. in
    4. about
    5. out
    1. changes
    2. metamorphosis
    3. transformations 
    4. alterations
    5. mutations
    1. traits
    2. marks
    3. characteristics
    4. features
    5. distinctions
    1. effect
    2. change
    3. cause
    4. harm
    5. affect
Meanings for Difficult Words 
  • Set 1
    • Drastic = powerful, strong
    • Autonomous = independent
    • Discipline = control, govern
    • Par excellence = the very best
  • Set 2 :
    • genuine = real
    • dubious = doubtful, ucertain, wavering
    • fake = false
    • concession = grant, allowance
    • redemption = salvation, free
    • stake = risk, venture
    • mud-slinging = mud-throwing
    • musing = thinking, preoccupied
    • cramming = crowding, filling, packing, stuffing
  • Set 3 :
    • Substantive work = Real / continuing work
    • entice = attractive
    • extensive = through
  • Set 4 :
    • toxic = harmful
    • adversely = badly
    • requisite = required thing
    • sought = asked, searched
    • undesirable = unwanted
    • medieval = connected with middle age (AD 1100-1500)
    • metamorphosis = change
    • transformation = change
    • mutation = alternation, change
    • trait = characteristics, feature
    • distinction = credit, difference, fame
    • affect = (V) to do something that produces an effect / change
    • effect = (N) change

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  1. ssc cgl 2014 eastern region admit card aa gya h

  2. Thanx team gr8ambitionz

  3. Attempted- 22

  4. Hall ticket of SSC CGL 2014 of eastern region is available now.

  5. only 17/30:(.....pls post some questions related to statement and assumptions mam...pls

  6. Hi i just want to share this with you....
    Index / Reports Issued by different organisations
    1. World Economic Outlook is published by : International Monetary Fund (IMF).
    2. Global Hunger Index is issued by : International Food Policy Research Institute
    3. Global Peace Index is issued by : Institute for Economics and Peace
    4. Global Corruption Index is issued by : Transparency International
    5. Global Competitiveness Index is issued by : World Economic Forum
    6. Human Development Report is issued by : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    7. Gender Inequality Index is issued by : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  7. what was last year cutoff for ibps po out of 200
    those who are allotted bank in final merit list

  8. plz sir.... post some questions related to course of action, assumption.
    exam on 11 oct
    plzz plzz plzz

  9. Mam post practice test on quant n high level reasoning pls

  10. good quiz...keep posting such quiz...

  11. Thank u so much.........ur doing a gr8 job.......

  12. actually West bengals famous and biggest festival is "Durga Puja"..that name suits best..

  13. Hai frnds, is final application form is necessary for interview?

  14. am just an aspirant like you:)

  15. thank u so much... its very helpful to me
    plz give the maths short cuts as pdf file...
    plz plz plz

  16. thanks dear bro or sis...

  17. Vamsi Krishna SettipalliOctober 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    thank you sir

  18. 7th correction of sentence is confusing, can anybody explain it?

  19. Sushmita RoyChoudhuryOctober 8, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    thnk u......

  20. Hi aishwarya thanks
    tell me frm where r u and what is ur qualification............

  21. i'm sorry ....:) my exam is on 11th morning shift and yours plzzzz

  22. aristotle ke anusar physics bla bla are very best theoritical sciences.

  23. i think for first question answer is DUE FOR not DUE TO anybody please clarify

  24. Aishwarya good effort yar, i have seen several useful posts of your's.Its pleasure to have you in this Gr8 site.All the best for your exams.

  25. for going to interview weather we should carry our resume or not

  26. Mam kindly share some interview experience of candidates from Odisha.

  27. sorry to say.. but all those who have commented have u been paid for it or really u ppl get so simple questions at apti...


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