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November 13, 2014

General English Practice Test for IBPS PO V and Clerks V Online Exams


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Directions (1-10) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are printed. Chose the word or phrase which fits appropriately.

Above all, there will be happiness and joy of life, instead of           1      nerves, weariness and dyspepsia. The work exacted will be enough to produce      2          Since men will not be tired in their spare time, they            3          demand only such amusements as are passive and        4         Atleast one percent will probably            5           the time not spent in professional work to pursuits of some public importance and, since they            6              depend upon these pursuits for their      7          originally will be           8           and there will be no need to            9                to the standards              10             by elderly pundits.

    1. broken
    2. excited 
    3. tacit
    4. frayed
    5. loose 
    1. irritation 
    2. frustration 
    3. anxiety 
    4. exhaustion 
    5. difference 
    1. cannot 
    2. would not
    3. should not 
    4. will not 
    5. shall not 
    1. suppressed 
    2. active 
    3. interesting 
    4. rapid 
    5. possessive
    1. devote 
    2. allot 
    3. earmark
    4. occupy 
    5. spent 
    1. do not 
    2. cannot
    3. will not
    4. should not
    5. would not 
    1. happiness 
    2. hobby 
    3. recreation 
    4. amusement 
    5. livelihood 
    1. hampered 
    2. unhampered 
    3. appreciated 
    4. criticized 
    5. admired 
    1. follow
    2. abide 
    3. conform 
    4. adapt 
    5. adopt
    1. left 
    2. set 
    3. setup 
    4. followed 
    5. advised
Directions (1-10) : Each sentence below has a blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
  1. Mr. Rao was given an extension for six months ____________ virtue of his meritorious services. 
    1. for
    2. by
    3. in 
    4. at
    5. on
  2. It is incumbent ________________ all the students to abide by the rules of the institution. 
    1. with
    2. at
    3. on
    4. for 
    5. by
  3. The officer is steadfast _____________ his principles and hence will go out of the way to help you 
    1. in
    2. with
    3. by
    4. to 
    5. on
  4.  You are arguing with him in vain. He is tenacious __________ beliefs.
    1. to 
    2. of
    3. with 
    4. in 
    5. on
  5. As he listened to the musical recital, he was rapt ______________ admiration. 
    1. to
    2. with
    3. in
    4. for
    5. on
  6. _____________ all his money and property, he is not content. 
    1. with
    2. in
    3. for
    4. by
    5. at
  7. Without giving any thought to it, he merely scowled ______________ my proposal.
    1. at
    2. with
    3. on
    4. by 
    5. over
  8. In the morning, the plants were moist ___________ dew.
    1. from
    2. by
    3. for
    4. on
    5. over 
  9. The speaker did not dilate _____________ the topic.
    1. on
    2. at 
    3. through
    4. with
    5. for
  10. If you persevere _____________ your efforts, you will soon get success. 
    1. in
    2. with
    3. on
    4. over
    5. at
Directions (Q.1-5) : 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 is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5.
  1. The gentry of the town (1)/ was very kind (2)/ and generously contributed (3)/ to the cause of poverty alleviation. (4)/ No error (5).
  2. The correspondent announced (1) / that being auspicious (2)/ the students can start (3)/ their work with all the sincerity. (4)/ No error (5).
  3. Though the discussion (1)/ has come to close (2)/ the members of the committee (3)/ have not arrived at any conclusion. (4)/ No error (5).
  4. As it was quarter to nine (1)/ by my watch (2)/ I hurriedly (3)/ ran to enter the hall. (4)/ No error (5).
  5. The train is expected (1)/ to run on time (2)/ the passengers are requested (3)/ to be on platform. (4)/ No error (5).

Directions (Q.1-5) : In each of the following questions, an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. If you do not find any correct answer, mark 5, i.e, none of these as your answer.
  1. To shake the dust off one's feet:
    1. To wash feet
    2. To walk fast
    3. To leave a place with a sense of resentment
    4. To rest after a long journey
    5. None of these
  2. To let the cat out of the bag:
    1. To play tricks
    2. To lead quarrelsome life
    3. To keep a secret
    4. To reveal a secret 
    5. None of these
  3. To worm oneself into favour:
    1. To win favour by flattery
    2. To win favour by bribery
    3. To win favour slowly and gradually
    4. To win favour fast
    5. None of these
  4. Thanks to :
    1. Be grateful
    2. As a result of
    3. Ceremonially
    4. To thank the benefactor
    5. None of these
  5. Halcyon Days :
    1. Long days
    2. Short days
    3. Happy and peaceful days
    4. Great days
    5. None of these
Directions (Q.1-5) : 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 some correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is, give (5) as your answer, i.e. No correction required.
  1. In olden days it was the size of the infantry that decided the battle.
    1. it were the size of the infantry
    2. it has been the size of the infantry
    3. it is the size of the infantry
    4. it should be the size of infantry
    5. No correction required
  2. He was happy at his brother coming home to participate in Diwali celebrations.
    1. at his brother's coming
    2. on his brother coming
    3. over his brother's coming
    4. for his brother's coming
    5. No correction required
  3. I do not know, why he replied in negative, especially when the proposal was beneficial to him.
    1. why he was replied in negative
    2. why he replied in the negative
    3. why he replied for the negative
    4. why he is replied on the negative
    5. No correction required
  4. Kranthi refused to move out because it was bitter cold and he was not well.
    1. it was bitterly cold
    2. it has been bitter cold
    3. it is bitterly cold
    4. it has been bitterly cold
    5. No correction required
  5. He considers it as his duty to extend help and cooperation to the humble and poor.
    1. considers on it as his duty
    2. considers for it his duty
    3. considers at it as his duty
    4. considers it his duty
    5. No correction required
Directions (1-5) : Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) The following represents a condensed statement of what we think we now know about the relationship between education and employment.
(B) Although the linkages between education and employment are complex and, in the past often analyzed with simplistic notions of casualty recent research results have yielded new insights about the nature of these linkages. 
(C) In the interests of brevity, the argument is put forward as a series of major propositions and derivative strategies relating to the education employment nexus.
(D) Intensive research efforts are currently being supported throughout the developing world both by national governments and international donor agencies in the hope of improving understanding of the nature and causes of rising unemployment. 
(E) The massive problems of wide spread and chronic unemployment in less developed nations will remain among the most serious challenges to development policy during the next several decades. 
  1. Which of the following is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  2. Which of the following is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  3. Which of the following is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  4. Which of the following is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  5. Which of the following is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
Correct Order : A D B C E   

Meanings for Difficult Words :
  • Weariness = tiredness
  • Dyspepsia = indigestion
  • Pursuits = Occupation, employments 
  • Tacit = Silent
  • Frayed = to cause a strain
  • Rapid = Speed
  • Hampered = Stopped the progress
  • By virtue of = with th ehelp of
  • Incumbent on = obligatory
  • Steadfast to = Stick to
  • In vain = unsuccessfully 
  • Tenacious = Sticking / holding fast
  • Rapt = thrilled 
  • Scowled = to look threateningly 
  • Dilate = explain
  • Preserve = to keep on working hard
  • Gentry = gentlemen of an area
  • Alleviation = to mitigate / make light
  • Infantry = Ground Armed Forces 
  • Condensed = brief
  • Notion = Idea 
  • Nexus = Connection 
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  1. oh great mam, thanks a lot

  2. it is really very helpful, plz post some more english practice test...thanks admin

  3. well..! the best way of giving questions.. best platform of day to day practice..good work admin.. am very happy to find such a site..:)

  4. Facing very difficulty in english .. how to improve..? please suggest me

  5. @shiv mam please provide some more problem sums in maths also

  6. help full.. please upload some more

  7. Pointing to a picture a lady said, “She is the only sister of the son of the son-in-law of the father of brother of my mother.” How is that lady related to person in this picture?

    i am getting option 2 but the answer is option 3..

  8. Sushmita RoyChoudhuryNovember 13, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    thnk u vry much........

  9. I think you have confirmed that son-in-law is your father...but son-in-law may be your mother's sister's husband also

  10. helpful and thank u sir/mam

  11. thanks GA
    please post more english quiz


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