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English Language Problems for Bank Exams

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. You mistake in thinking (1)/ that all people are against you. (2)/ Have optimistic attitude to think that atleast (3)/ a few people are in favour of you.(4)/ No error (5).
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2. Her presence (1)/ at the meeting (2)/ was imperative. Hence she left for Delhi (3)/ on Wednesday arriving there on Friday. (4)/ No error (5).
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3. I insist on (1)/ my brother coming with me to Newyork (2)/ as he is cognizant of (3)/ American culture which helps me carrying out my work unhindered. (4)/ No error (5).
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4. He is a man of honesty (1)/ and rectitude. (2)/ He has never (3)/ and will tell a lie. (4)/ No error (5).
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5. Having been motivated (1)/ by the electrifying utterances of the speaker, (2)/ Mohan has become (3)/ one of those boys who have expressed their willingness to serve the organisation. (4)/ No error (5).
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Directions (Q.6-10): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3), 4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 5 as the answer.
6. The noble man succeeded to complete the task assigned to him before the time-limit.
1) succeeded in completing
2) successful to complete
3) was succeeded in completing
4) succeeds to complete
5) No correction required
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7. He intends to settle in the U.S.A. as his sons are living there.
1) intends for settling
2) intends on settling
3) is intending to settle
4) intends settling
5) No correction required
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8. Hard work and honesty is needed for success.
1) have been needed
2) has been needed
3) need for success
4) are needed
5) No correction required
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9. What is the good of me approaching the director?
1) good about me
2) good of my
3) good on
4) good about
5) No correction required
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10. The teacher told that the Sun and the Moon are lamps of the sky.
1) were
2) have been
3) will be
4) has been
5) No correction required
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Directions (Q.11-15): In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks below each sentence, there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3) 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully correct.

11. A ……. worker will be ……… wherever he goes.
1) dexterous, esteemed
2) forsaken, respected
3) loathsome, proficient
4) detested, liked
5) ceaseless, durable
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12. You must have ……….. faith in yourself to come out ……… in all tasks.
1) abortive, vigilant
2) abiding, victorious
3) lovely, fruitful
4) competent, progressive
5) abhorring, skillful
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13. Unnecessary expenditure is to be ……… to avoid ……….. of funds rapidly.
1) absolved, emptying
2) abridge, restoration
3) curtailed, depletion
4) undone, proliferation
5) hastened, pressure
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14. For the ……….. of process the Government has ………. on meticulous plan.
1) accumulation, praised
2) retarding, postponed
3) prognosis, endorsed
4) acceleration, embarked
5) utility, pardoned
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15. After having a protracted ………, the members have reached an ……….
1) amassing, understanding
2) revival, agreement
3) harmony, commitment
4) adroitness, expansion
5) deliberations, accord
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Directions (Q.16-20): Four words are given in each of the questions of which two are most nearly by the same/ opposite in meaning. Find the number of correct letter combination.
16. (A) Prosperity (B) Intensification (C) Affluence (D) Brevity
1) A-B
2) B-C
3) C-A
4) C-D
5) D-A
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17. (A) Adamant (B) Submissive (C) Protective (D) Acquaint
1) D-C
2) C-A
3) C-B
4) B-A
5) D-A
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18. (A) Agile (B) Alert (C) Lethargic (D) Vigilant
1) B-A
2) C-B
3) D-C
4) D-A
5) A-C
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19. (A) Assuage (B) Quell (C) Allay (D) Nimble
1) A-D
2) B-C
3) C-A
4) B-D
5) C-D
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20. (A) Deteriorate (B) Ameliorate (C) Distict (D) Obedient
1) D-A
2) B-C
3) C-D
4) D-B
5) A-B
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Directions (Q.21-25): Rearrange the following sentences in proper order and then answer the questions given below them.
(A) From a purely nutritional point of view, one is better off drinking beer or even wine than one is drinking the hard stuff.
(B) An excess of anything you eat or drink is bad for you.
(C) Alcohol dulls the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
(D) The danger of drinking in excess amounts is that it has many indirect effects that make you susceptible to a lot of diseases.
(E) Some form of mal-nutrition is common along people who drink heavily.

21. Which is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
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22. Which is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
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23. Which is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
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24. Which is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
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25. Which is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
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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. There was no ..(26).. thing as caste ..(27).. the Aryans when they first came to India. However, gradually, they had to ..(28).. themselves into groups according to their ..(29)… Some of the men going out to fight were known as Kshatriyas, while others who stayed ..(30).. to look after fields were known as Vaishyas or the merchant class who were ..(31).. in goods of every kind. At first there was no ..(32).. class. Any Aryan could act ..(33).. a priest, perform ..(34).. and ..(35).. sacred hymns.

26. 1) powerful          2) such             3) but                 4) much        5) like
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27. 1) in                    2) about            3) among            4) above       5) for
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28. 1) divide              2) survive          3) rise               4) confine     5) demonstrate
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29. 1) cooperation      2) division         3) expectation     4) wealth      5) occupation
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30. 1) in front of        2) behind           3) at                  4) beside       5) besides
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31. 1) carriers            2) developers     3) sellers           4) dealers       5) offenders
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32. 1) priestly            2) costly            3) delightful      4) kingly        5) princely
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33. 1) for                  2) on                 3) upto              4) as              5) since
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34. 1) feats               2) feasts             3) traditions       4) norms       5) ceremonies
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35. 1) recite              2) shout             3) review           4) revoke       5) render
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English Language Problems for Bank Exams

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