English Questions for IBPS Clerk/SO

English Questions for IBPS Clerk/SO

English Questions for IBPS Clerk/SO

Directions (Q. 1-5): 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). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
  1. 1) There is a growing buzz that Vahanvati is / 2) seeking a suitable diplomatic assignment in abroad / 3) or a berth in / 4) the Rajya Sabha in good time. / 5) No error
  2. 1) The Indian Space Research Organisation mission to / 2) the mysterious red planet is an ambitious attempt / 3) to demonstrate its technological capability / 4) to conduct a deep space mission. / 5) No error
  3. 1) The most remarkable thing about the recent cyclone, Phailin, / 2) which striked Gopalpur in Odisha on October 12 / 3) and caused widespread destruction in the coastal areas, / 4) was the minimal loss of human lives. / 5) No error
  4. 1) The growing number of clashes between officers and Jawans indicates / 2) a serious crisis in the Indian Army / 3) which has resulted from the prolong apathy / 4) of the military and political leadership. / 5) No error
  5. 1) China and Japan are locked in / 2) an acrimonious dispute over a group of small islands / 3) in East China Sea known as / 4) Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. / 5) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Find out which option can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. Royal Bank of Scotland says it is ________ 1400 jobs from its retail banking ________ over the next two years.        
1) cutting, operations          
2) sacking, deals        
3) reducing, affairs              
4) dismissing, enterprises        
5) lowering, proceedings

7. State-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce ________ fixed deposit rate ________ up to 1 per cent on select maturities.        
1) has, aside                          
2) abridged, below        
3) slashed, by                       
4) cut, about        
5) hiked, above

8. In an acknowledgement of the ________ dissatisfaction among private developers carrying out infrastructure projects, the government is planning to set up a dedicated institution for dispute ________ in public contracts.        
1) grown, analysis                
2) amplified, solving        
3) augmenting, breakdown        
4) budding, removal        
5) growing, resolution

9. Notice is ________ given that in ________ of the listing agreement, meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday.        
1) thus, pursuit                     
2) hereby, persuance        
3) heresy, view                     
4) here, proceedings        
5) therefore, contract

10. Like the hen that laid the ________ egg, the T20 league has only made the players more _______.
1) costly, courageous         
2) diamond, corrupt        
3) silver, enthusiastic           
4) golden, greedy        
5) platinum, vulnerable

Answers:

  1. 2; Delete ‘in’
  2. 1; Replace ‘organisation’ with ‘organisation’s’
  3. 2; Replace ‘stricked’ with ‘struck’
  4. 3; Replace ‘prolong’ with ‘prolonged’
  5. 3; Place ‘the’ before ‘East’
  6. 1
  7. 3
  8. 5
  9. 2
  10. 4
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