Important English Questions for IBPS PO/Clerk Mains 2018

Important English Questions for IBPS PO/Clerk Mains 2018

Important English Questions for IBPS PO/Clerk Mains 2018

Directions (Q. 1-5): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required mark 5) as the answer.
1. Ramesh believes in above and board open discussion on every point before taking final decision.
        1) above and open-board
        2) open and above-board
        3) board open and above
        4) open-board and above
        5) No correction required
2. The lathicharge on Lala Lajpat Rai proved the nail of last coffin of British rule in India.
        1) the last nail of the coffin
        2) the last coffin of the nail
        3) the last nail in the coffin
        4) the coffin made of nails
        5) No correction required
3. Rajesh moved earth as well as heaven to pass the exam but he could not.
        1) earth and heaven
        2) both earth and heaven
        3) heaven and earth
        4) not only heaven but also earth
        5) No correction required
4. You really have to toil and moil to get a hundred per cent marks in XII exam.
        1) toil or moil        2) moil or toil
        3) toil moil             4) moil toil
        5) No correction required
5. Our experience says that there are many slips between the lips and the cups.
        1) many who slips between cups and lips
        2) many cups and lips before slips
        3) many slips before the cups and the lips
        4) many slips between the cup and the lips
        5) No correction required
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. Healthy scepticism, a vital ________ for any journalist, has given ________ to credulity, or worse, naivete.
        1) factor, up          2) role, them         3) attribute, way
        4) thing, away      5) task, chance
7. Kejriwal’s ________ about all kinds of people became more and more ________ and even if there was a grain of truth in any of them, there was just no evidence.
        1) statements, attacking
        2) ideas, scathing
        3) pronouncements, outdated
        4) allegations, outlandish
        5) defamations, severe
8. Every time Vidya Balan went about repeating “Entertainment, entertainment, entertanment!” audiences at awards nights went into ________ as if Voltaire had ________ from his grave.
        1) raptures, quipped            2) dark, came
        3) silence, grown                  4) hallucination, risen
        5) enjoy, awaken
9. Whether one believes it or not, there are still some people _______ us who could have become powerful ________ in strength and in financial means.
        1) about, either                     2) surrounding, neither
        3) above, here                      4) over, there
        5) around, both
10. When politicians become _______ and the bureaucracy ________ it is to the media that people turn for some guidance.
        1) corrupt, helpful                2) venal, unresponsive
        3) dishonest, strong             4) careless, dictator
         5) powerful, autocrat


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  2. 3
  3.  3
  4.  5
  5. 4
  6. 3
  7. 4
  8. 1
  9.  5
  10. 2

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