11 September 2017

English Practice Questions for Bank and Insurance Recruitment Exams

Following is the study material for Bank Exams. The model / practice questions are given from General English / English Language useful for IBPS Clerks, POs, RRBs, Specialist Officers (Preliminary Exams) and other relevant exams like Insurance AOs etc. Answers are given at the end of the questions.

Directions (Q 1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic 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. If there is (1)/ one person I care (2)/ for, it is (3)/ my mother. (4)/ No error (5).

2. It will also (1)/ take your mind (2)/ from your failure (3)/ and encourage you. (4)/ No error (5).

3. Independence of the (1)/ judiciary is another (2)/ special characteristic in (3)/ the Indian constitution. (4)/ No error (5).

4. The federal system imply (1)/ existence of dual governments (2)/ and division of powers between (3)/ the union and the state (4)/ No error (5).

5. The objective is (1)/ not only to identify (2)/ the error but (3)/ also to rectify it. (4)/ No error (5).

6. The longest railway (1)/ tunnel in India (2)/ is complete and (3)/ ready for commission. (4)/ No error (5).

7. Bureaucracy plays an (1)/ important role in (2)/ the economic development (3)/ in the country. (4)/ No error (5).

8. In contrast with materialism (1)/ idealism denies (2)/ the objective (3)/ character of categories. (4)/ No error (5).

9. He has the habit (1)/ of landing him (2)/ in trouble at (3)/ every possible opportunity. (4)/ No error (5).

10. Partymen are confident that he will revive (1)/ the organization, which is struggling (2)/ to come to terms (3)/ with successive election debacles. (4)/ No error (5).

Directions (Q. 11 - 20): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark 5) as the answer.

11. It is not a good thing that only high officials have access to the Governor.
1) are accessible to 2) have acceded to
3) have accede to 4) have accessibility for
5) No correction required

12. A dam was proposed to be build at that site.
1) built at that sight 2) build at that sight
3) built at that site 4) built at that cite
5) No correction required

13. He had accused of various offences by his colleagues.
1) was being accused for 2) accused of
3) accused for 4) was accused of
5) No correction required

14. You should not lie the blame for the accident upon the driver.
1) lay the blame for 2) lie the blame of
3) impose the blame with
4) laid the blame for
5) No correction required

15. The innocence and playfulness of a child exists in all human beings.
1) a child exist in
2) the child existence in
3) child does exist in 4) a child exist with
5) No correction required

16. I had never had any serious injury or ailment in my life.
1) did never had 2) have never been
3) was never have
4) have never been having
5) No correction required

17. I was touching with pity when I heard that he had died.
1) I was touched by
2) I was touched with
3) I had been touching with
4) I had been touching by
5) No correction required

18. I would accept the offer if I were you.
1) even if I were you
2) if I had in your place
3) had I being you
4) had been I in your place
5) No correction required

19. The explorers had frozen to death due to extremely low temperature.
1) had become freezed to death
2) had been frozen for death
3) had frozen and died
4) had been frozen to death
5) No correction required

20. He found the torch there where he had left it.
1) where there he had left
2) there he had left
3) where he had left
4) there where he left it.
5) No correction required

Answers:

1-3; Substitute she for it
2-3; It will also take your mind off your failure and encourage you.
3-3; Independence of the judiciary is an other special characteristic of the Indian constitution.
4-1; The federal system implies existence of dual governments and division of powers between the union and the state.
5-5;
6-4; The longest railway tunnel in India is complete and ready for commissioning.
7-4; Bureaucracy plays an important role in the economic development of the country.
8-1; In contrast to materialism idealism denies the objective character of categories.
9-2; He has the habit of landing himself in trouble at every possible opportunity.
10-4; Replace election with electoral.
11-5
12-3
13-4
14-1
15-3
16-5
17-2
18-5
19-4
20-3.

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