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November 18, 2015

English Language Practice Test with Explanations for IBPS Clerks and RBI Exams

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Note : Improving vocabulary is very important to score good marks in bank exams. For that study ten new English words daily. Meaning and example sentences for the words should be noted. Read English newspaper daily. Read English novels and magazines. Note down the unfamiliar words you come across and study their meanings.

Directions (Q 1-5) : 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. Wren received timely support (1)/ from his friend (2)/ who is working abroad (3)/ for the last fifteen years. (4)/ No error (5). 
  2. The speaker was happy that (1)/ the audience were very attentive (2)/ and gave (3)/ patiently listening to all his utterances. (4)/ No error (5). 
  3. After carefully (1)/ checking all the records (2)/ the auditor submitted a detailed report (3)/ to the higher authorities. (4)/ No error (5). 
  4. We could not (1)/ believe that one (2)/ of us was (3)/ responsible with the act. (4)/ No error (5). 
  5. Mumbai is (1)/ one of the leading (2)/ business centre (3)/ in our country. (4)/ No error (5).

Directions (Q 6-10) : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (9), (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it Is mark (5) as the answer. 

6. The leader received the honour he deserves for his self-less service.
  1. gathered the honour he deserves 
  2. pooled up the honour he deserved 
  3. received the fame he deserves 
  4. received the honour he deserved 
  5. No correction required 

7. The manager did not agree since he was totally opposite to the proposal.
  1. absolutely opposite to 
  2. totally opposed for 
  3. completely opposite for 
  4. totally opposed to 
  5. No correction required 

8. The chairman created some more vacancies for accommodate all the selected candidates.
  1. to accommodate all 
  2. to accommodating all 
  3. for accommodate every 
  4. in accommodate every 
  5. No correction required 

9. It is learnt that everyone of them are aware of the fact.
  1. were aware of 
  2. is aware of 
  3. was aware of 
  4. is aware in 
  5. No correction required 

10. They have been venturing into new projects.
  1. They has been venturing into 
  2. They are being venturing into 
  3. They would be venturing on 
  4. They were being ventured on 
  5. No correction required 

Directions (Q 11-15): In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks. Below each sentence, there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4), (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks to make sentence meaningfully correct. 

11. The  __________  playing of loud music has made the angry residents to file a complaint and move court against the organiser's lack of   __________   for the people's need for a peaceful neighbourhood.
  1. peaceful, thought 
  2. abrupt, hope 
  3. incessant, consideration 
  4. fashionable. friendliness 
  5. intermittent, interpretation 

12. More is __________    of conditions on the moon than __________  conditions on any other planet.
  1. understanding, the 
  2. known, of 
  3. aware, of 
  4. informed, those 
  5. uncertain, all 

13. The __________  before the court prayed for the __________  appointment orders issued by the management.
  1. writ, granting 
  2. application, posting 
  3. appeal, removing 
  4. petition, quashing 
  5. jury, dismissing 

14. Every __________  person is careful not to lose his __________
  1. quite, power 
  2. cheerful, grief
  3. balanced, temper 
  4. houghtful, anxiety 
  5. cheerful, nervousness 

15. The iron and Steel factory workers were not  __________  with their low wages and the non-payment of wages for the last three months __________   fuel to flames.
  1. good, put 
  2. satisfied, added 
  3. joyful, poured 
  4. pleased, sprinkle 
  5. unhappy, meant 

Directions (Q. 16-20) : in each of the following questions four words are given of which two words are most nearly the same or opposite In meaning. Find the the two words which are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning and indicate the number of correct letter combination.

16. (A) Appalling (B) Sinister (C) Perturb (D) Threatening
  1. A-B 
  2. B-D 
  3. A-C 
  4. A-D 
  5. D-C 

17. (A) Pertinent (B) Impolite (C) Irrelevant (D) Insecure
  1. A-C 
  2. B-D 
  3. C-D 
  4. A-D 
  5. B-C 

18. (A) Disciple (B) Student (C) Academy (D) Threshold
  1. A-C 
  2. C-D 
  3. B-C 
  4. B-D
  5. A-B 

19. (A) Hectic (B) Terse (C) Concise (D) Immense
  1. A-B 
  2. B-C 
  3. C-D 
  4. A-D
  5. B-D 

20. (A) Ominous (B) Pious (C) Threatening (D) Livid
  1. A-B 
  2. A-D 
  3. A-C 
  4. B-C 
  5. B-D 

Directions (Q21-25) : Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below them.
(A) Thus rapid development is still unable to meet demand.
(B) Surplus funds from hikes in passenger fares and cuts in staff have made this possible.
(C) This demonstrates that it has been trans-formed into a modern high-standard design and high service reliable system.
(D) However, China's railways are not problem free.
(E) China's railways have been able to generate the funds needed for the construction of new railway lines.
(F) For example, at present 2,80,000 cars are requested daily to transport goods but only half the requests can be met.

21. Which is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?

22. Which is the SIXTH sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A
  2. C
  3. D

23. Which is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?

24. Which is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?

25. Which is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. D

Directions (Q 26-35) : In the following pas-sage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case. 

Actually everyday we are engaged In this business of 'reading' people. We do it       (26)     We want to figure others out. So we       (27)         make guesses about what others think, value, want and feel and we do so based on our          (28)           beliefs and understanding about human nature. We do so because if we can figure out ...(29)... and Intentions of others the possibility of them        (30)         or hurting us         (31)           and this will help us to            (32)           a lot of unnecessary pain and trouble. We also make second guesses about what they will do in future, how they will           (33)          if we make this or that response. We do all this second guessing based upon our       (34)           of what we believe about the person's inner nature            (35)            his or her roles and manners.

  1. vehemently 
  2. practically 
  3. actually 
  4. incessantly
  5. virtually 

  1. ably 
  2. constantly 
  3. partly 
  4. largely 
  5. positively 

  1. futuristic 
  2. proactive 
  3. reactive 
  4. decorative 
  5. assumptive 

  1. manifestations
  2. expressions
  3. motives 
  4. hopes 
  5. prospects 

  1. tricking 
  2. blaming 
  3. furthering 
  4. alarming 
  5. criticizing 

  1. lessens
  2. happens
  3. questions
  4. deepens
  5. praises 

  1. approach 
  2. direct 
  3. avoid 
  4. implement 
  5. prepare 
  1. solve 
  2. apply 
  3. plan
  4. approach 
  5. respond 

  1. projection
  2. exhibition 
  3. situation 
  4. prediction 
  5. attribution 

  1. organizing 
  2. underneath 
  3. appreciating 
  4. proposing 
  5. outside 
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