IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 5 Practice Questions

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

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical 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 the errors of punctuation, if any).


The medias, (1)/especially television, (2)/has a very powerful (3)/ influence on children. (4). No error (5)


a

C

b

D

c

A

d

B

e

E


2.

The dentist stressed (1)/ on the importance (2)/ of brushing one’s teeth (3)/ two time regularly. (4) No Error (5)


a

C

b

D

c

B

d

A

e

E


3.

My friend (1)/gift me two (2)/ cookery books, (3)/ which I find very useful. (4)/ No error (5).


a

B

b

A

c

C

d

D

e

E


4.

Comparing to the other (1)/ states in India (2)/Goa is the (3)/ smallest geographically. (4)/ No Error (5)


a

C

b

A

c

B

d

D

e

E


5.

The courses(1)/ in the field of psychology (2)/should provide more (3)/practical sessions.(4) / No Error (5)


a

B

b

C

c

D

d

A

e

E


6.
Directions(Q.6 to Q.10 ):

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 most appropriate word in each case.

Rabbits are among the most (26) of all animals. The rabbits of a colony, once had a meeting to discuss this (27) of theirs. They came to the conclusion that as their timidity would never leave them, they were condemned to a miserable existence and it would be better to drown themselves and end their (28) once and for all. Accordingly, they began to move towards a large lake. When the frogs in the lake saw a large number of rabbits approaching they were filled with (29) and made for the deepest part of the lake. Seeing this, the Leader of the rabbits stopped and said to his fellow-creatures: “It is true we are timid, but here are animals more timid than us. There is still some (30) for us. Let us all go back to our homes,” and the herd of rabbits headed back to their colony.


Q:30


a

doubt

b

hope

c

solution

d

refuge

e

ray


7.

Q:27


a

sentiment

b

trait

c

virtue

d

gene

e

tradition


8.

Q:29


a

gratitude

b

glee

c

fear

d

empathy

e

sympathy


9.

Q:28


a

species

b

life

c

misery

d

bad luck

e

torture


10.

Q:26


a

generous

b

calm

c

expensive

d

timid

e

skilled


11.
Directions(Q.11 to Q.15 ):

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


It was ______ to everyone that the minister had been drinking.


a

discovered

b

known

c

realised

d

observed

e

unfortunate


12.

The researchers will ___ some of the causes of increasing poverty in the state.


a

investigate

b

circulate

c

fund

d

promote

e

collaborate


13.

I usually perform ______when nobody is watching me.


a

better

b

good

c

alone

d

hard

e

nervously


14.

I would rather stay indoors ______ the rain stops.


a

until

b

so

c

waiting

d

usually

e

then


15.

One requires great____ to teach and handle little children who are restless.


a

determination

b

attitude

c

knowledge

d

patience

e

aptitude


16.
Directions(Q.16 to Q.25 ):

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

Duanji was a magistrate who lived a hundred years ago. He was famed for the fairness of his judgements. One day, while the magistrate was walking through the market, he saw a crowd outside a poultry shop. On inquiring what the matter was, he learnt that a peasant had accidentally dropped a heavy sack on a chicken, crushing it to death. The chicken was small, worthy only about five coins, but the owner of the shop had caught the peasant by his throat and was demanding a hundred. His argument was that the chicken would have grown into a plump bird in another two years and then it would have fetched him the amount he was asking for.

Somebody recognised the magistrate and everybody made way for him. ’Judge our case, My Lord’, said the owner of the chicken, letting go of the peasant and bowing obsequiously to the magistrate. This man, through his carelessness has caused the death of a chicken that would have fetched me a hundred coins in another two years!’ Fest had made the peasant’s speech incoherent. Nobody could understand what he was saying. The price put on the chicken is hundred coins’, said the magistrate, to the peasant. ’I advise you to pay.’ There was a gasp from the crowd. Everybody had expected the magistrate to rule in the peasant’s favour as he was penniless. The owner of the chicken was overjoyed. They said you were fair in your judgements. My Lord,’ he said, nibbling his hands in glee, ’now I can say there is no one fairer than you.

’ The law is always fair’, smiled the magistrate. Tell me, how much grain does a chicken eat in a year. ’About half a sack’, said the poultry shop owner. ’So in two years the chicken who died would have eaten whole sack of grain,’ said Duanji. ’Please give the sack of grain you have saved to this man’. The poultry shop owner turned pale. A sack of grain would cost more than hundred coins. Cowed by the jeers of the crowd, he declared he would not take any money from the peasant, and retreated into the safety of his shop.


Which of the following is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the word ’FAIR’ as used in the story?


a

function

b

expected

c

indecisive

d

unacceptable

e

biased


17.

Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning as the word ’OVERJOYED’ as used in the story ?


a

dreamy

b

depressed

c

overburdened

d

charmed

e

thrilled


18.

As mentioned in the story, the poultry shop owner decided to not take money from the peasant because


a

he decided to forgive the peasant

b

he realised he would be at a loss.

c

he was afraid of the crowd

d

he respected the magistrate’s decision.

e

he decided to take it later on from his relatives


19.

Which of the following can be a suitable title for the story?


a

The Poor Poultry Shop Owner

b

The Peasant Who Lost His Chicken

c

The Final Verdict

d

The Faithful Chicken

e

The Rich Magistrate


20.

Which of the following correctly explains the meaning of the phrase ’made way for him’ as used in the story ?


a

Did not allow him to move ahead

b

Moved carefully

c

Succeeded

d

Gave him his best place to sit

e

Moved aside


21.

Which of the following is/are not TRUE in the context of the story?

(A) The poultry shop owner and the peasant became friends eventually.

(B) Duanji subsequently fulfilled the expectations of the crowd by taking the right decision.

(C) The peasant decided to give half the money to the poultry shop owner.


a

Only B

b

Both A and C

c

Only A

d

Only C

e

All the given options are not true


22.

Which of the following can be said about the poultry shop owner ?


a

He was annoying

b

He was forgiving

c

He was devious

d

He was charming

e

He was patient


23.

Which of the following is most nearly the opposite in meaning to the word ’INCOHERENT’ as used in the story ?


a

clear

b

confused

c

illegible

d

identified

e

loud


24.

Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning as the phrase ’TURNED PALE’ as used in the story ?


a

annoyed

b

was shaken

c

confident

d

haunted

e

feeling rosy


25.

As mentioned in the story, everyone was disappointed when Duanji informed the peasant that he had to pay a price to the poultry shop owner, because __________.

(A) they know the peasant could not afford to pay the fine.

(B) they were expecting him to protect the peasant.

(C) they knew it was not a fair decision.


a

Both A and B

b

Only A

c

Only B

d

Only C

e

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


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

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) “It is possible” said the courtier pensively.

(B) “But I don’t understand how he can be the noblest.”

(C) The Emperor asked one of his courtier’s if it was possible for a man to be the ’lowest’ and the ’noblest’ at the same time.

(D) “He has been given the honour of an audience with the Emperor. That makes him the noblest among all beggars.” said the courtier.

(E) The courtier returned with a beggar. “He is the lowest among your Subjects”he said to the Emperor.

(F) The Emperor then requested that such a person be brought to him.


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


a

F

b

D

c

A

d

C

e

E


27.

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


a

E

b

B

c

F

d

A

e

D


28.

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


a

D

b

A

c

C

d

B

e

E


29.

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


a

C

b

F

c

B

d

E

e

D


30.

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


a

A

b

B

c

C

d

E

e

F


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IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 5 Practice Questions

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