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English Practice for Bank PO

Dear Readers It is advisable if you start with the Vocabulary section first as you can get several marks in one go. Also, it is the fastest to get through. Get to the Reading Comprehension section next. After a quick reading make sure to attempt the fact and vocabulary based questions in this topic before you attempt the inference/ theme/ main idea based questions.

Directions (Q.1-5): 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).

1. The peasantry of the village (1)/ has expressed great joy over (2)/ the government’s decision to waive (3)/ loans taken by them at the time of sowing seeds. (4)/ No error (5).

2. The fuels are getting exhausted (1)/ at a faster pace (2)/ because of indiscriminate use. (3)/ Hence, the scientists are trying to find out alternate energy. (4)/ No error (5).

3. Your success is a happy tiding. (1)/ Our joy knows no bounds (2)/ and we congratulate you from (3)/ the bottom of our heart. (4)/ No error (5).

4. For the forthcoming practical examinations, (1)/ the apparatus are properly arranged (2)/ by the management to facilitate (3)/ smooth conduct of examinations. (4)/ No error (5).

5. To prevent thefts, (1)/ the builder is thinking of (2)/ building a ten-feet wall (3)/ round the palace. (4)/ No error (5).

Direction (Q.6-10): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3), 4) given below each sentence should replace phrase in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is mark 
5) as the answer.

6. You, we and they are ready to implement plans proposed by the Government.
1) We, you and they are ready
2) You, we and they have been ready
3) You, they and we are ready
4) They, we and you are ready
5) No correction required

7. Kiran as well as his friends is going on an excursion.
1) were going on
2) was going on
3) is going to
4) are going on
5) No correction required

8. The leader with all his followers have entered the hall.
1) has been entering the hall
2) has entered the hall
3) was entered the hall
4) is entered the hall.
5) No correction required

9. I shall come by my car, he will come by his.
1) he comes by his car.
2) he comes on his car.
3) he will come on his car.
4) came by his.
5) No correction required

10. He is the same person who has accepted our demands.
1) same person that has accepted
2) same person who accepts
3) some person who accepts
4) only person who has accepted
5) No correction required

Directions (Q.11-15): Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully correct.
11. He is …… to studies, …… he faces problems at the time of examinations.
1) apathetic, to
2) apathetic, consequently
3) cheerful, as a result
4) earnest, so
5) apt, clearly

12. The governments …… handling of the problem is …… by many people.
1) caress, accommodated
2) diligent, criticised
3) bizzare, criticised
4) scintillating, abhorred
5) strange, condemned

13. A man who is …… cannot …… in his life.
1) burnished, persuade
2) ardent, maintain
3) judicious, scold
4) bashful, prosper
5) struggling, flourish

14. A …… indulges in unnecessary …….
1) celestial being, confusion
2) sycophant, praise
3) hoarder, collection
4) associate, uninspired
5) celibate, enchantment

15. …… practice is required to ascend the ladder of …….
1) Ingrained, laxity
2) Lethal, greatness
3) Rigorous, eminence
4) Latent, enlightment
5) Innumerable, authenticity

Directions (Q.16-20): Four words are given in each of the questions of which two are most nearly the same/ opposite in meaning. Find the number of correct letter combination.
16. (A) Insolence (B) Arrogance (C) Persistence (D) Prudence
1) A-B
2) B-C
3) C-D
4) D-A
5) A-C

17. (A) Retaliatory (B) Sardonic (C) Serious (D) Refferal
1) B-A
2) C-B
3) D-B
4) D-A
5) C-A

18. (A) Hypocrite (B) Naive (C) Native (D) Loyal
1) D-A
2) B-A
3) B-C
4) C-D
5) C-A

19. (A) Provoke (B) Derisive (C) Spontaneous (D) Instinctive
1) A-B
2) B-C
3) B-D
4) C-D
5) A-C

20. (A) Conclusion (B) Gossip (C) Disposition (D) Temperament
1) D-A
2) B-A
3) D-C
4) B-C
5) B-D

Directions (Q.21-25): Rearrange the following sentences in proper order and then answer the questions given below them.
(A) It employs 60 percent of the labour force and contributes 26 percent to the gross domestic product.
(B) Agriculture dominates change in India through its casual links with factor and product markets.
(C) Theoretically, it is possible to reduce poverty by raising labour productivity in agriculture and spreading its gains among the low income groups.
(D) Low productivity in agriculture has led to the concentration of the poor in this sector.
(E) In the poorer states, its contribution to the domestic product is close to 40 percent.

21. Which is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

22. Which is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

23. Which is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

24. Which is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

25. Which is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

Directions (Q.26-35): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These blanks are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Making India a ..(26).. country by 2020 is not an easy ..(27)… India has to keep in ..(28).. a variety of factors ..(29).. progress ..(30)… The profits gained by India ..(31).. various sectors are to be spent for the development and ..(32).. of the country. India’s ..(33).. for brighter future will come true only by mere words but extra ..(34).. is needed to ..(35).. the pitfalls.

26. 1) developed       2) developing       3) important          4) paramount        5) neighbouring

27. 1) variety             2) problem           3) task                    4) target                5) expertise

28. 1) cross                2) check               3) escalation          4) in order to         5) hurdles

29. 1) making            2) because of       3) in addition to     4) maximising      5) in order to

30. 1) partly               2) diligently        3) solely                 4) rapidly               5) lucidly

31. 1) through            2) for                    3) by                        4) across                5) beyond

32. 1) outsourcing     2) prevelance      3) regress                4) infrastructure    5) welfare

33. 1) span                 2) intention         3) dejection            4) vision                 5) attempt

34. 1) efforts              2) allotment        3) resource             4) time                   5) transformation

35. 1) pinpoint           2) overcome        3) deteriorate         4) eradicate           5) pacify

English Practice for Bank PO


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