English Quiz for IBPS Clerk/ RBI Assistant Main

English Quiz for IBPS Clerk/ RBI Assistant Main

English Quiz for IBPS Clerk/ RBI Assistant Main

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) An international team of scientists successfully developed / 2) a new topological insulator which exhibits / 3 / many topological effects that have / 4) not seen experimentally before. / 5) No error
  2. 1) The recent discovery of ancient artifacts / 2) deep in the heart of Sunderban in West Bengal / 3) indicates that the region has human habitation / 4) as early as the third century BCE. / 5) No error    
  3. 1) The very definition of a classic implies the recognition / 2) that it speaks to all ages, despite the complex ways / 3) in which it relates to and reflects / 4) the specific circumstances of the world in which it originates. / 5) No error
  4. 1) Ujjaini was long a centre of learning and intellectual activity; / 2) an observatory had been built fairly early in its history / 3) and the prime meridian passed from the city, / 4) making Ujjaini the Greenwich of ancient India. / 5) No error
  5. 1) Hopes for an end to the conflict in Syria are high / 2) as the Geneva peace talks are announced / 3) and the US decides to abort war plans / 4) after investigations find that the rebels used sarin. / 5) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10): Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
  • (A) If the balance is insufficient to cover the debit, the difference becomes payable immediately or else a service fee is levied.        
  • (B) Debit cards are the same as credit cards.        
  • (C) Quite obviously, a debit card may not be the appropriate card for those who would like to have a credit.        
  • (D) If the amount payable is overdue for a long period, the card may be cancelled.        
  • (E) As the transactions in the debit card are debited to the account instantaneously, they are relatively less risky to banks than credit card.     
  • (F) The only difference in this card is that the amount of dues from the cardholder for each and every transaction is debited to cashholder’s account as soon as each transaction is notified to the issuer.        
  • (G) This, has, however, an advantage in the sense that it replaces the requirement of carrying cash or cheque book, when the transactions are being carried out.

6. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?        
1) G           
2) B           
3) D          
4) C           
5) A

7. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?       
1) A          
2) C           
3) E           
4) F            
5) B
8. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A           
2) B           
3) G           
4) E           
5) C

9. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?        
1) C           
2) E           
3) D           
4) B           
5) F

10. Which of the following would be the LAST (SEVENTH) sentence after rearrangement?   
1) B        
2) A        
3) G        
4) F         
5) E

Answers:
  1.  4; Add ‘been’ after ‘not’
  2. 3; Replace ‘has’ with ‘had’
  3.  4; Replace ‘originates’ with ‘originated’
  4.  3; Replace ‘from’ with ‘through’
  5.  5
  6. 2; B F A D C G E
  7. 4
  8. 1
  9. 3
  10. 5
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