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December 20, 2015

General English Practice Test for IBPS Clerks Main Exam

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Directions (Q. 1-5): 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 rise (1)/ in interest rates (2)/ sabotaged much chances (3)/ of the firm's recovery. (4)/ No error (5)
  2. People by tickets with numbers on them (1)/ and some of these numbers (2)/ are latter chosen (3)/ to win prizes. (4)/ No error (5)
  3. Many treasures (1)/ were lost (2)/ when the tombs are raided (3)/ in the last century. (4)/ No error (5)
  4. The plans for the development (1)/ of the new capital (2)/ have raised angry protests (3)/ for some loc. residents. (4)/ No error (5)
  5. Estimates of the damage due to heavy rains (1)/  in many parts of Tamilnadu (2)/ and especially A Chennai (3)/ range among Rs. 100 crores to Rs. 200 crores. (4)/ No error (5)
Directions(Q. 6 - 10) : 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.

6. She have had a number of different jobs, ranging from chef to swimming instructor.
  1. have
  2. had
  3. has had
  4. has
  5. No correction required
7. The university is ranked number one in the country at engineering.
  1. on
  2. upon
  3. in to
  4. for
  5. No correction required
8. Overuse of credit cards has ratcheted up consumer debt to unacceptable levels.
  1. rated
  2. reduced
  3. diminished
  4. increase
  5. No correction required
9. Two passengers were injured when their taxi is running from behind by a bus.
  1. was hitting
  2. was running
  3. is hitting
  4. was rammed
  5. No correction required
10. Experts say a lot of corporate crime is staying under the radar.
  1. stay
  2. staying
  3. stay.
  4. stays
  5. No correction required
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. Many __________  were raised as within months she was  __________  to ministerial rank.
  1. questions, promoted
  2. probes, transferred
  3. answered, withheld
  4. eyebrows, elevated
  5. dissent, rank.
12. The kidnappers __________  a ransom of Rs. 5 crores from his family.
  1. resolution
  2. ordered
  3. probed
  4. question.
  5. demanded
13. The government is __________   of ratting on its promises to the __________
  1. agreed, poor
  2. bent, powerful
  3. accused, unemployed
  4. praised, people
  5. appreciated, youth
14. The conflict has now reached a new level of __________
  1. height
  2. volume
  3. course
  4. intensity
  5. modesty
15. In its new __________ , the magazine hopes to attract a much  __________  readership.
  1. topic, broader
  2. avatar, valued
  3. process, largest
  4. format, wider
  5. print, finer
Directions (Q. 16-20) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
  • A) Were you bedridden for a day or so with a mysterious fever - and, if so, what kind of activities had you been engaging in previously? When was the last time you called a doctor and for what?
  • B) This recommendation comes from Dr.H.E.Robertson of the Mayo Foundation. Did you turn yellow after taking that worm medicine a few years ago? There may be a clue to liver injury there.
  • C) Your diary, if you keep the right kind, may be a life saver if you turn it over to your doctor when illness strikes.
  • D) This unromantic information can be very helpful indeed when you need a doctor's services.
  • E) How often have those trouble-some stomach aches been occur-ring - how many days between them? How many colds do you have a year?
  • F) He isn't interested in what Jim said under the moon, but he would like to know the details of your past that can give him important information on health history.
16. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. F
17. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. D
  4. F
  5. E
18. What is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. C
  3. D
  4. E
  5. F

. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
  1. B
  2. A
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
20. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. E
  5. F

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