IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 3 Practice Questions

1.
Directions(Q.1 to Q.2 ):

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.


BANISHED


a

Loved

b

Secluded

c

Embraced

d

Included

e

Delivered


2.

UNEXPECTED


a

Pleasant

b

Ordinary

c

Original

d

Noticeable

e

Usual


3.
Directions(Q.3 to Q.7 ):

Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


I ___ your parents that I would take care of you.


a

forced

b

alerted

c

said

d

promised

e

asked


4.

Computers are useless ____ you know how to use them.


a

hence

b

if

c

should

d

therefore

e

unless


5.

We need more information before we can reach a ____.


a

fact

b

design

c

step

d

development

e

decision


6.

The seating arrangement makes it difficult for the students to ____ from each other.


a

complaint

b

relate

c

talk

d

copy

e

train


7.

We must have ____ that these drugs are harmless.


a

intelligence

b

proof

c

signs

d

notes

e

drawings


8.
Directions(Q.8 to Q.12 ):

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) The next day, the priest discovered that one of the servants cut his stick shorter by two inches, fearing that it would grow.

(B) When the priest questioned each of the servants, they denied.

(C) One day a rich merchant’s house was robbed, and he suspected one of his servants.

(D) In this way, the wise old priest caught the thief.

(E) He approached the wise priest in the village and asked for help on the matter.

(F) The priest then gave them each a stick of equal length and said that the stick of the real thief would grow by two inches the next morning.


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


a

A

b

E

c

F

d

B

e

D


9.

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


a

E

b

C

c

B

d

B

e

F


10.

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


a

F

b

C

c

E

d

B

e

D


11.

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


a

A

b

C

c

D

d

F

e

E


12.

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


a

C

b

D

c

A

d

B

e

E


13.
Directions(Q.13 to Q.14 ):

Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.


LURE


a

Scent

b

Reward

c

Happiness

d

Desire

e

Temptation


14.

FIERCE


a

Solid

b

Violent

c

Trained

d

Daring

e

Harsh


15.
Directions(Q.15 to Q.19 ):

In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words/ group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/group of words 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 (27) 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 (28) 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 tap of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the (29) 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 result. 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 irritable as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he (30) that he had a real princess.


Q:26


a

tour

b

saw

c

sent

d

called

e

travelled


16.

Q:29


a

fields

b

dinner

c

morning

d

room

e

dark


17.

Q:30


a

trust

b

assured

c

wanted

d

think

e

knew


18.

Q:27


a

seen

b

made

c

felt

d

heard

e

sounded


19.

Q:28


a

find

b

judge

c

assure

d

mark

e

try


20.
Directions(Q.20 to Q.25 ):

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.

There was once a jackal that lived in a forest by the village along with all the other animals. Now, this particular jackal was adventurous and often strayed into the village in search of cooked food. It was not a particularly easy thing to do as he knew that the villagers would capture him if he were caught. Besides, the village was full of dogs and the jackal was afraid of them. They were sure to kill him or hurt him badly if they ever managed to catch him. But the lure of food proved too strong for him and so the jackal used to visit the village frequently.

One day, just as he was about to enter a big house he heard the sound of barking. To his horror he saw a group of dogs running towards the house. They looked fierce and the jackal was soon trembling with fear. He ran haphazardly and tumbled right inside a tub of blue dye. The dogs didn’t see him and ran the other way. By the time the jackal climbed out of the tub he was dyed blue from head to foot. He looked strange and totally unlike any other animal.

The jackal was very happy. “No one will be able to recognize me now” he said to himself, “I can easily fool everyone in the forest.” When he entered the forest once again everyone was surprised to see such a strange animal. They had never seen any animal of that colour before. “Who are you?” the smaller animals asked him. “Where have you come from? asked the mighty lion with a frown. “Lord Indra, king of heaven, has sent me to look after you” said the blue jackal in a grand voice, “I’ll be your king from now on.” “But I have always been the king of the forest” protested the mighty lion. “All that must change now as I am the king” said the blue Jackal enjoying himself, “all of you must serve me and do exactly as I tell you.” “What if we don’t ?” asked the Tiger. “Then Lord Indra will destroy the entire forest and all of you along with it” said the blue jackal. The animals did not dare to say anything more. “What would you like us to do?” They asked the blue jackal. “Bring me lots of food, to start with” said the blue jackal promptly. “I am hungry and can’t take care of you unless I am properly looked after.

” The animals rushed off in search of food. They took care to bring whatever they could find and offered the best of everything to the blue jackal. The jackal was happy and had his fill. The animals promised to serve him faithfully. He assigned special duties to all the animals but banished the pack of jackals from the forest because he was afraid they might recognize him some day. The blue jackal had a wonderful time after that.

One day something unexpected happened. The banished pack of jackals was roaming just outside the forest and howled together loudly. The blue jackal forgot himself and joined in the howling just as he used to do before. The other animals were present when it happened and stared at him incredulously. Here was their mighty blue king howling just like a jackal ! So he was a jackal after all and not a strange creature sent from heaven ! He had merely been fooling them all these days ! Well, they were not going to be fooled any longer. They fell upon the blue jackal and killed him before he could explain or protest, and that was the end of the blue jackal’s reign as king!


What could be an appropriate title for the story ?


a

The pack of jackals

b

The foolish animals

c

Lord Indra, king of heavens

d

The blue jackal

e

Power of blue


21.

Why did the jackal keep going to the village ?


a

Because he loved the food the humans prepared.

b

Because he was not allowed in the forest.

c

Because he had many friends in the village.

d

Because he wanted to get away from the pack of jackals.

e

Because he wanted to become the king.


22.

How did the jackal change his colour ?


a

He wore a set of blue clothes.

b

He got himself a skin treatment.

c

He prayed to Lord Indra to change his colour.

d

He tumbled inside a tub containing blue dye.

e

None of these


23.

What was the first demand of the blue jackal ?


a

That the animals in the forest worship him.

b

That he be given a grand ceremony as king.

c

That he be served at all times.

d

That the pack of jackals be banished from the forest.

e

That he be excluded from all work in the forest,


24.

Why did the animals in the forest readily accept the blue jackal as their king ?


a

Because he claimed he was sent by Lord Indra to look after them.

b

Because the Lion who was the king of the forest was not doing a good job.

c

Because he was different from all the other animals.

d

Because he had an answer to all their questions.

e

Because the Lion had accepted him as the king.


25.

Why did the jackal banish the pack of jackals from the forest ?


a

He feared they would recognize him.

b

He feared they would tell the Lion, the king of the forest.

c

He feared they would be jealous of him.

d

He feared they would not accept him.

e

None of these


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

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error 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) i.e. ’No error’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)


How people do (1)/ to earn their bread (2)/ is dependent largely on (3)/ the locality where they live. (4)/ No error (5)


a

C

b

A

c

D

d

B

e

E


27.

Both of them genuinely helped (1)/ each other when their (2)/ families were going (3)/ through a bad patch. (4)/ No error (5)


a

B

b

A

c

C

d

D

e

E


28.

He took a sharp knife (1)/ and torn the covering, (2)/ made of cardboard (3)/ but could not open the packet. (4)/ No error (5).


a

B

b

A

c

C

d

D

e

E


29.

Some people have (1)/ generously contributed to the welfare fund (2)/ but they wanted that there names (3)/ should not be published. (4)/ No error (5)


a

C

b

D

c

B

d

A

e

E


30.

All of us are aware that (1)/ Shankar has been suffering (2)/from fever since ten days (3)/ and has been resting. (4)/ No error (5)


a

B

b

A

c

C

d

D

e

E


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IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 3 Practice Questions

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