IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 2 Practice Questions

1.
Directions(Q.1 to Q.5 ):

Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) He immediately acknowledged Mohan’s good work and invited him to his home for dinner.

(B) One day a wealthy merchant sent his son’s bicycle to the shop for repair.

(C) The next day the merchant came to claim the bicycle and noticed that it was shiny.

(D) After repairing the bicycle, Mohan cleaned it up and made it look new.

(E) Once upon a time, there was a boy named Mohan who worked as an apprentice in a bicycle shop.

(F) Other apprentices in the shop laughed at Mohan for doing unnecessary work.


Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?


a

C

b

D

c

E

d

B

e

F


2.

Which of the following should be the second sentence after rearrangement?


a

B

b

C

c

D

d

A

e

F


3.

Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?


a

D

b

B

c

A

d

C

e

E


4.

Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?


a

B

b

D

c

A

d

C

e

E


5.

Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement ?


a

A

b

E

c

D

d

B

e

F


6.
Directions(Q.6 to Q.11 ):

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Once upon a time, there was a royal elephant which used to reside in the premises of the King’s palace. The elephant was very dear to the king, so he was well-fed and well-treated. There was also a dog who lived near the elephant’s shed. He was very weak and skinny. He was always fascinated by the smell of rich sweet rice being fed to the royal elephant.

One day, the dog could no longer resist the aroma of the rice and somehow managed to sneak into the elephant’s shed. He ate the grains of sweet rice that fell from the elephant’s mouth. He liked the rice so much, that he started going there daily to eat the rice. For days, the huge elephant didn’t notice the small dog as he was busy enjoying the delicious food. Gradually, the dog grew bigger and stronger eating such rich food. Finally the elephant noticed him and allowed him access to the food.

The elephant enjoyed the company of the dog and started sharing his food with him. They also started spending time with each other and soon became good friends. They ate together, slept together and played together. While playing, the elephant would hold the dog in his trunk and swing him back and forth. Soon neither of them was happy without the other. They became great friends and didn’t want to be separated from each other.

Then one day, a man saw the dog and asked the elephant-keeper, “I want to buy this dog. What price do you want for it?” The elephant keeper didn’t own the dog but sold it and extracted a sum of money from this deal. The man took the dog to his home village, which was quite far away. The king’s elephant became very sad after this incident. He missed his friend a lot and started neglecting everything. He didn’t want to do anything without his dear friend, so he stopped eating, drinking and even bathing.

Finally, the elephant-keeper reported this to the king; however he didn’t mention anything about the dog. The king had a wise minister, who was known for his keen understanding of animals. The king ordered the minister, “Go to the elephant’s shed and find out the reason for the elephant’s condition”. The intelligent minister went to the elephant’s shed and found the elephant very sad. He examined the elephant and asked the elephant-keeper, “There is nothing wrong with this elephant’s body, then why does he look so sad ? I think this elephant is grief stricken, possibly due to the loss of a dear friend. Do you know if this elephant shared a close friendship with anyone ?”

The elephant-keeper said, “There was a dog who used to eat, sleep and play with the elephant. He was taken by a stranger three days ago”. The minister went back to the king and said, “Your majesty, in my opinion, the royal elephant is not sick, but he is lonesome without his dear friend, the dog”. The king said, “You’re right, friendship is one of the most wonderful things of life. Do you know where that dog is ?” The Minister replied, “elephant-keeper has informed me that a stranger took him away and he doesn’t know his whereabouts”. The king asked, “How can we bring back my elephant’s friend and make him happy again?”

The Minister suggested, “Your Majesty, make a declaration, that whoever has the dog that used to live at the royal elephant’s shed will be penalized”. The king did the same and the man who had taken the dog, instantly turned him loose when he heard the proclamation.

As soon as he was freed, the dog ran back as fast as he could to the elephant’s shed. The elephant was so delighted to see the dog that he picked his friend up with his trunk and swung him back and forth. The dog wagged his tail, while the elephant’s eyes sparkled with happiness. The king was content to see the elephant happy once again and rewarded the minister for his wise judgement.


Why had the elephant become very sad ?


a

He no longer got his daily bowl of rice

b

He was unhappy with the king for having sold the dog

c

He missed his friend the dog

d

He was sold to an unknown man by his keeper

e

None of these


7.

What did the dog do once he was set free ?


a

He ran away from the kingdom to a place faraway

b

He ate rice to his heart’s content

c

He thanked the king for his kindness

d

He ran back to his friend the elephant

e

None of these


8.

What was the Minister’s diagnosis of the elephant’s condition ?


a

The elephant was starving

b

The elephant hated his keeper

c

The elephant was lonely

d

The elephant had hurt his leg and was in pain

e

None of these


9.

Why was the elephant taken care of?


a

He was a very loyal elephant

b

He was the strongest elephant in the kingdom

c

He was a very special elephant as he could talk to dogs

d

He was weak and the King had a lot of sympathy for him

e

The elephant was very dear to the king


10.

Which of the following would be the most appropriate title for the passage ?


a

Friends and Enemies

b

The Elephant-keeper

c

The King and the Minister

d

The Playful Dog

e

The Bond of Friendship


11.

Why did the dog start going to the elephant’s shed everyday ?


a

He was being fed by the King everyday

b

He liked the elephant a lot and wanted to become friend with him

c

He was fond of the elephant’s shed

d

He liked the taste of the rice being fed to the elephant.

e

None of these


12.
Directions(Q.12 to Q.16 ):

In each of the following questions a sentence is given with three words/ group of words in bold type. One or more of them may have a certain error. Below the sentence are given three combinations of words/ group of words i.e. (A), (B) and (C). You have to find out the correct word/group of words from among (A), (B) and (C) given below each sentence to replace the incorrect words/ and make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful. One, two, all three or none of them may be correct. Decide upon which is/are correct, if any and select the correct option which denotes your answer. If the sentence is correct as it is, select ’No correction required’ as your answer.


In 2015, two years after Hurricane Sandy hit his city, the mayor announced to set up a $3 billion restoration fund, partly was intended to pay for sea walls that would help city from storms ahead.

(A) he was setting up-which-any storms in the future

(B) the setting up of-that-storms

(C) the creation of-part of which future storms


a

Only (A)

b

Only (A) and (B)

c

All (A), (B) and (C)

d

Only (C)

e

No correction required


13.

Since ancient times, medics have relied on their sense of smell to help them work out what is wrong with their patients- fruity odours on the breath, for example, let them monitor the condition of diabetics, while foul odours assist in the diagnosis of respiratory-tract infections.

(A) relying-to work out anything diagnosing

(B) were reliant-work out whether anything-how to diagnose

(C) had to rely-in working out anything-any diagnosis


a

Only (A)

b

Only (C)

c

Only (A) and (B)

d

All (A), (B) and (C)

e

No correction required


14.

There is a government survey, about 12.6 million Japanese aged 60 or older now opting working , up from 8.7 million in 2000 and two-thirds of Japan’s over-65s want to stay gainfully employed.

(A) In- have an option-and gain employment

(B) As revealed by-are opting-gains from employment

(C) According to- opt to keep gainfully employed


a

Only (C)

b

All (A), (B) and (C)

c

Only (B)

d

Only (A) and (B)

e

No correction required


15.

The hope is that the torrents of data which generate will contain some crucial nuggets that let neuroscientists get more understanding how exactly the brain does all it does.

(A) these schemes-closer to-what it does

(B) which will-able to-function

(C) that these studies-a better work


a

Only (A) and (B)

b

Other than those given as

options

c

All (A), (B) and (C)

d

Only (C)

e

None


16.

Thailand’s performing dismally is not drastically out of step with countries of similar incomes, not strange given its unusually generous spending on education.

(A) dismal performance- but it is expenditure on

(B) having a dismal performance being-budget

(C) dismally performing- is not amount spent on


a

Only (C)

b

All (A), (B) and (C)

c

Only (A) and (B)

d

Only (A)

e

No correction required


17.
Directions(Q.17 to Q.21 ):

In each question below, a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5), i.e., ’All correct’ as your answer.


We are so busy looking at modiocrity (1)/ that when a truly outstanding achievement (2)/ stares us in the face we resort (3)/ to the same terms of praise. (4)/ All correct (5)


a

B

b

D

c

C

d

A

e

E


18.

The unlikely migration (1)/ was officially (2)/ explained as a move to meet expanding (3)/ business oportunities. (4)/ All correct (5)


a

C

b

D

c

B

d

A

e

E


19.

On two consecutive (1)/ nights the two greatest icones (2)/ of showbusiness were honoured with unprecedented (3)/ affection. (4)/ All correct (5)


a

A

b

C

c

B

d

D

e

E


20.

For a growing number of coupals, (1)/ adoption is not a helpless compulsion (2)/ but a deliberate (3)/ and often noble (4)/ choice. All correct (5)


a

B

b

A

c

C

d

D

e

E


21.

People went crazy (1)/ when the musician along with his friend, (2)/ took to the staging (3)/ and belted out popular (4)/tracks. All correct (5)


a

C

b

A

c

D

d

B

e

E


22.
Directions(Q.22 to Q.23 ):

Choose the word/group of words which is most similar in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.


EXTRACTED


a

inserted

b

wring

c

pulled

d

dug out

e

received.


23.

KEEN


a

deep

b

concentrated

c

shallow

d

urgent

e

eager


24.
Directions(Q.24 to Q.25 ):

Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.


RESIST


a

please

b

try out

c

struggle

d

give in

e

defy.


25.

SEPARATED


a

stuck

b

united

c

estranged

d

bound

e

joined


26.
Directions(Q.26 to Q.30 ):

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers 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.

Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He (26) all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. One evening during a terrible storm; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the palace door, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there. But, good gracious! What a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down her hair and clothes; into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she insisted that she was a real princess. Well, we’ll soon (27) out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bedroom, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and placed a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty quilts on (28) of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept. “Oh, very badly !” said she. “I scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, as a (29) I am black and blue all over my body. It’s horrible!” Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty quilts. Nobody but a real princess could be as (30) as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a real princess.


Q:29


a

cause

b

price

c

vengeance

d

result

e

time


27.

Q:27


a

mark

b

assure

c

judge

d

find

e

try.


28.

Q:30


a

rough

b

sensitive

c

worried

d

irritable

e

pretty


29.

Q:28


a

head

b

bottom

c

top

d

between

e

middle


30.

Q:26


a

sent

b

saw

c

tour

d

called

e

travelled.


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IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 2 Practice Questions

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