English Quiz for SBI Clerk/Canara Bank

English Quiz for SBI Clerk/Canara Bank

English Quiz for SBI Clerk/Canara Bank

Directions (Q. 01 – 05): In the following passage some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

Let’s think of Jinnah in terms of the history of the subcontinent. Also, once you start to look at him, you see what an ambivalent and complicated figure (21). Even just to discover his liking for theatre and drama. He (22) with  Shakespeare; he wanted to become an actor; he imitated his hero Chamberlain by wearing a monocle. Sometimes, with his speeches, you don’t know if he believes what he’s saying or if he’s acting. There is a way in which he just took (23) a role.  So did he really want what he created? Did he know what he was doing, or was it almost like a lawyer arguing a brief? I wanted again to bring him into a human dimension and to show him in relationship to Gandhi, (24) other figures like Tilak. He was a great friend of Tilak’s. Now, that’s a curious friendship. We think of Tilak as a kind of rightist Hindu; Jinnah defended Tilak in court against the British. His anger at Gandhi was because Gandhi (25) religious! So there are all sorts of twists in Jinnah’s story.

1. 1) he was                         2) he has been                   3) he had been                   4) have been                   5) as he was

2. 1) had liked                    2) was in awe                     3) was obsessed                 4) related                        5) was incorrigible

3. 1) at                                2) on                                 3) in                                   4) for                                5) kind of

4. 1) at par                         2) in relation to                 3) with                               4) as in                            5) as of

5. 1) was being                 2) had been                         3) has been                          4) could have been        5) would be

Directions (Q. 6–10): 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). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

6. The move surprised many 1)/as the corporation has launched 2)/a similar, but unsuccessful, project 3)/ ahead to the games. 4)/ No error 5)/

7. Residents had raised objections 1)/upon the terms and conditions of the contract, 2)/which gave real estate rights 3)/to a private company for a pittance.4)/ No error 5)/

8. The design of the facilities 1)/are like that the differently abled 2)/will also be able 3)/to use them easily. 4)/ No error 5)/ 

9. The land for the construction 1)/ of the toilets will be provided by the government 2)/for the concessionaire will bear 3)/ the cost of developing these toilets. 4)/ No error 5)/

10. The civic body has identified many sites 1)/ for the project, the proposal for which 2)/will be placed 3/ at the standing committee meeting. 4)/ No error 5)/


  1. 1
  2. 3
  3. 2
  4. 2
  5. 1
  6. 4; Replace ‘ahead to’ with ‘of’
  7. 2; Replace ‘upon’ with ‘over’
  8. 2; Replace ‘like’ with ‘such’
  9. 3; Replace ‘for’ with ‘while’
  10. 4; Replace ‘at’ with ‘in’

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