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November 23, 2015

General English Practice Test for IBPS Clerks V Online Exam

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Directions (Q. 1-10) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is No error', mark (5) as your answer. 

1. The number of people (1)/ who fail each year (2)/ is now in (3)/ single figure. (4)/ no error (5)

2. The experiments (1)/ were carried out (2)/ under simulation (3)/ examination conditions. (4)/ no error (5)

3. The game will be (1)/ broadcasted (2)/ simultaneously (3)/ on TV and radio. (4)/ no error (5)

4. He seemed sincere (1)/ enough when (2)/ he said he (3)/ wants to help. (4)/ no error (5)

5. My teaching style (1)/ is similar (2)/ to that of most (3)/ other teacher. (4)/ no error (5)
6. A report showing (1)/ the company's current situation shows (2)/ how people are influenced by (3)/ TV advertisements. (4)/ no error (5)

7. Market research has shown (1)1 us people want quality, (2)1 not just (3)1 low prices. (4)1 no error (5)

8. Candidates which are (1)/ shortlisted for interview (2)/ will be contacted by the end (3)/ of the week. (4)/ no error (5)

9. If I was asked (1)/ to work (2)/ on Sundays, (3)/ I should resign. (4)/ no error (5)

10. Though many companies know the fact (1)/ that it is quality not price that sells their products, (2)/ they also know the facts (3)/ that advertising sells. (4)/ no error (5)

Directions (Q. 11-15): Each question below has a blank / two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word / set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

11. In order that training should be __________ it must be planned __________
  1. affected... thoroughly 
  2. affective...periodically
  3. executed...properly
  4. effective... systematically
  5. complete...beforehand 
12. Terrorist groups __________  responsibility for the shootings and bomb  __________ 
  1. charged...blasts 
  2. levied...plants 
  3. claimed... attacks 
  4. withdraw...pits 
  5. involved...calls
13. She is very __________  to other people's feelings.
  1. sensible 
  2. sensibility 
  3. sensation
  4. sensitive 
  5. sensitize 
14. Paying children too much __________ when they misbehave can be self __________ 
  1. pampering...appealing 
  2. negligence... destruction 
  3. attention... defeating 
  4. care...appease 
  5. love...developing 
15. Market researches often segment the population on the __________  of age and __________ class. 
  1. grade...economy 
  2.  rate...affluent 
  4. track...wealthy 
  5. Directions 
(Q. 16-20) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful para-graph and then answer the questions given below. A) If you knew the improved card deal is better than other cards you have, you may want to consider keeping it and cancelling the other card instead. Otherwise, cancel the card that you had decided to give up.
B) The first step in cancelling a card is to contact the card issuer Some issuers let you cancel an account by phone. You may be transferred to a customer care officer who will try to convince you to keep the card.
C) Be sure to ask your issuer to record that the account was "closed at customer's request."
D) Make a note of the day and time you called and the person you talked to for your records. A written confirmation that an account has been closed should be sent to you from the card issuer.
E) Go ahead and listen. They may be willing to lower your interest rate, waive an annual fee or up-grade your card. Some issues have been known to offer plane tickets or travel vouchers to customers who want to cancel a card.
F) Keep this notice carefully for your records. If anything goes wrong with the account at a later date, you've got proof that you closed it.

16. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
  1. C
  2. E
17. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. D
  4. F
18. What is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. C
  3. D
  4. E
19. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. B
  2. A
  3. C
  4. D
20. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

Directions: (Q. 21- 25) : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) No correction required as your answer.

21. We are concrete  seeking new ways of expanding our membership.
  1. evidence 
  2. fastly 
  3. purposely 
  4. currently 
  5. no correction required 

22. Rumours that he have flown from the country were promptly scotched by his wife.
  1. had to flow 
  2. had been flew 
  3. had fled 
  4. had been flowing 
  5. no correction required 
23. Coal is a natural resource, which constitutes approximately 85% of the total fossil fuel reservation  in the world.
  1. reserves 
  2. reserved 
  3. reserve 
  4. reserving 
  5. no correction required 
24. Even among the native  users of English, plain and direct language is regarded as a virtue in communication.
  1. between a native 
  2. between an native 
  3. among a native 
  4. among nativity 
  5. no correction required 

25. Professional person at the work place frequently dealing in material which he must understand an-d also remember for future use.
  1. dealt with material 
  2. deal in material 
  3. deals with materials 
  4. deal among materials 
  5. no correction required 

Directions (Q. 26 - 30) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

The first commercial SMS message was sent over the Vodafone GSM network in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1992, from Neil Papworth of Sema Group to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. The text of the message was "Merry Christmas." The first SMS typed on a GSM phone is claimed to have been sent by Riku Pihkonen, an engineer student at Nokia in 1993.

Initial growth was slow, with customers in 1995 sending on an ave-rage only 0.4 messages per GSM customer per month. By the end of 2000, the average number of mess-ages per user reached 35.

Short message services are developing very rapidly throughout the world. In 2000, just 17 billion SMS messages were sent; in 2001 the number was up to 250 billion and 500 billion SMS messages in 2004. At an average cost of USD 0.10 per mess-age, this generates revenues in excess of $50 billion for mobile telephone operators and represents close to 100 text messages for every person in the world. 

SMS is particularly popular in Europe, Asia - excluding Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Popularity has grown to a sufficient extent that the term texting has entered the common lexicon. In China, SMS is very popular, and has brought service providers significant profit; it is also a very influential and powerful tool in the Philippines, where the average user sends 10-12 text messages a day The Philippines alone sends on the average 400 million text messages a day, more than the annual average SMS volume of countries in Europe, and even China. SMS is hugely popular in India, where youngsters oft-en exchange lots of text messages, and companies provide alerts, infotainment, news, cricket scores, rail-way/airline booking, mobile billing and banking services on SMS. In India, metropolitan media outlets oft-en take real-time polls and audience opinion through SMS, via reserved 4-digit numbers that redirect the information to the respective afore-mentioned outlets based on designated prefix codes.

26. The Asian country where SMS is not very popular is
  1. Philippines 
  2. Japan 
  3. Australia 
  4. China 
  5. Europe 

27. The number of messages that an average user sends in the Philippines is
  1. more than the annual average SMS volume of countries in Europe, and even China 
  2. more than the annual average SMS volume of countries in India, and even China
  3. more than the annual average SMS volume of countries in Europe, Australia and even China 
  4. more than or equal to the an-nual average SMS volume of countries in Europe, and even China 
  5. less than the annual average SMS volume of countries in Europe, and even China 

28. Services provided by SMS to Indian users include
  1. emergency services 
  2. fire services 
  3. mobile billing 
  4. 108 services 
  5. counseling 
29. Average number of messages used per person
  1. 10-12 messages a day 
  2. 400 million text messages a day 
  3. 100 text messages 
  4. 500 messages 
  5. 2000 messages per day 

30. Lexicon means
  1. glossary 
  2. glossy 
  3. lustrous 
  4. inventory 
  5. catalog


  1. 4
  2. 3
  3. 2
  4. 4
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 2
  8. 1
  9. 1
  10. 3
  11. 4
  12. 3
  13. 4
  14. 3
  15. 5
  16. 5
  17. 5
  18. 2
  19. 1
  20. 1
  21. 4
  22. 3
  23. 1
  24. 5
  25. 3
  26. 2
  27. 1
  28. 3
  29. 1
  30. 1
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