English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 - Set 3


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Directions (Q. 1-5): Following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words as answer choices and from the six choices, you have to pick up two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.


1. We need to define the problem before we can ________ to solve it.
(A) attempt (B) watch (C) try
(D) imagine (E) wait (F) study
1) (A) and (F)
2) (B) and (C)
3) (A) and (C)
4) (D) and (F)
5) (E) and (F)


2. They are very ________ to change.
(A) kind (B) prosperous (C) hostile
(D) cruel (E) weak (F) keen
1) (A) and (B)
2) (C) and (F)
3) (D) and (E)
4) (B) and (F)
5) (A) and (D)


3. Fans of the losing team ________ that the match had been fixed.
(A) suspected (B) believed (C) doubted
(D) expected (E) calculated (F) prompted
1) (A) and (C)
2) (A) and (B)
3) (C) and (D)
4) (D) and (E)
5) (A) and (E)


4. There are millions of people in this country who are living in ________ .
(A) platform (B) poverty (C) schools
(D) villages (E) caves (F) space
1) (A) and (B)
2) (B) and (C)
3) (B) and (F)
4) (C) and (D)
5) (B) and (D)


5. We had ________ weather on holiday.
(A) attractive (B) lousy (C) rainy
(D) pleasant (E) difficult (F) pretty
1) (A) and (E)
2) (E) and (F)
3) (B) and (C)
4) (B) and (D)
5) (B) and (F)


Direction (Q. 6-10): 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). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

6. 1) Present-day parents have / 2) underwent a radical shift in / 3) attitude compared to / 4) their earlier counterparts./ 5) No error





Solutions -  Replace ‘underwent’ with ‘undergone’.


7. 1) He went on attacking her/ 2) when other passengers arrived / 3) and told him/ 4) to lay off. / 5) No error





Solutions - Replace ‘when’ with ‘until’. 


8. 1) Get rid of all cigarettes / 2) and ashtrays and / 3) other paraphernalia / 4) associated to smoking. / 5) No error





Solutions - Replace ‘to’ with ‘with’. 


9. 1) John’s soldiers / 2) were readying/ 3) themselves for / 4) the final assault. / 5) No error


10. 1) There is a perception that / 2) the civilian authority does not / 3) fully appreciate the gravity of / 4) threats of national security. / 5) No error





Solutions - Replace ‘of’ with ‘to’ 




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