01 February 2016

General English for Constables, Banks, RRB and TSPSC Groups Exams - Model Questions

Directions (Q.No. 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. Recent research on deaf children (1)/ has produced (2)/ some interesting finding (3)/ about their
speech. (4)/ No error (5)

2. The officers were severe (1)/ reprimanded (2)/ for their (3)/ unprofessional behavior. (4)/ No error (5)

3. The government is pressing (1)/ an early (2)/ resolution (3)/ of the dispute. (4)/ No error (5)

4. The fire spread (1)/ through the building (2)/ quickly but everybody (3)/ could escape. (4)/ No error (5)

5. The cost of all the repairs (1)/ we could make (2)/ were more than (3)/ we could afford. (4)/ No error (5)

6. Good planning (1)/ and careful execution (2)/ is necessary (3)/ for success. (4)/ No error (5)

7. A group of yachts (1)/ with brightly coloured banners (2)/ flying in the wind (3)/ were entering the harbor. (4)/ No error (5)

8. The number of accidents (1)/ caused by drunk drivers (2)/ dramatically increase (3)/ at night. (4)/ No error (5)

9. In our last three games, (1)/ the average margin of (2)/ our losses (3)/ have been two points. (4)/ No error (5)

10. I didn't like the ending (1)/ because there was (2)/ far too many loose ends (3)/ that were not tied up. (4)/ No error (5)

Directions: (Q.No. 11 -15): 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.

11. The Prime Minister evidently decided against reshuffling the cabinet.
1) eventually
2) eventfully
3) everlastingly
4) evenly
5) no correction required

12. Their phone was busy for half an hour before I got through.
1) has been 2) had been
3) is 4) was being
5) no correction required

13. He would either campaign for the president or the governor.
1) campaign either for the president or the governor.
2) campaign either the president or for the governor.
3) campaign either for the president nor the governor.
4) campaign for either the president or the governor.
5) no correction required

14. You may rest assured that we will do all we can to find him.
1) may be rest 2) might rest
3) could rest be 4) can be
5) no correction required

15. There are no matches tomorrow, which is a rest day, but the tournament remained on Monday.
1) remains 2) is remaining
3) will remaining 4) was remained
5) no correction required

Directions (Q.No. 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) Ignorance is the mother of evil and of all the misery we see.
B) The miseries of the world cannot be cured by physical help only.
C) We may convert every house in the country into a charitable asylum; we may fill the land with hospitals, but human misery will continue until man's character changes.
D) The only solution to the problem is to make mankind pure.
E) Until man's nature changes, his physical needs will always arise, and miseries will always be felt, and no amount of physical help will remove them completely.
F) Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated; then alone will misery cease in the world.

16. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E

17. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) D 4) F 5) E

18. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) D 4) E 5) F

19. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) A 3) C 4) D 5) E

20. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) F

Answers:

1) 3; 2) 1; 3) 2; 4) 4; 5) 3; 6) 3; 7) 4; 8) 3; 9) 4; 10) 2; 11) 1; 12) 2; 13) 4; 14) 1; 15) 1; 16) 1; 17) 3; 18) 4; 19) 1; 20) 3.
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