IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 6 Practice Questions

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

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, Amarasakti ruled the city-state of Mahilaropyam in the south of India. He had three witless sons who became a matter of endless worry for him. (16) that his sons had no interest in learning, the king summoned his ministers and said, “You know I am not happy with my sons. According to men of learning, an unborn son is better than a son who is a stupid. A son who is stupid will bring dishonour to his father. How can I make my sons fit to be my (17) ? I turn to you for advice.”

One of the ministers suggested the name of Vishnu Sharman, a great scholar enjoying the (18) of hundreds of his disciples. “He is the most competent person to tutor your children. Entrust them to his care and very soon you will see the change.”

The king summoned Vishnu Sharman and pleaded with him “Oh, venerable scholar, take pity on me and please train my sons. Turn them into great scholars and I will be (19) to you all my life.” Vishnu Sharman said “Oh, king, count six months from today. If I do not make your children great scholars, you can ask me to change my name. ”

The king immediately called his sons and handed them over to the care of the learned man. Sharman took them to his monastery where he (20) teaching them. Keeping his word, he finished the task the king entrusted to him in six months. Thus, the king, now, had scholars for sons.


Q:17


a

level

b

self

c

place

d

successors

e

siblings


2.

Q:16


a

Since

b

Fact

c

Realising

d

Belief

e

Being


3.

Q:18


a

attendance

b

glamour

c

rights

d

teachings

e

respect


4.

Q:20


a

embark

b

mustered

c

decided

d

begun

e

started


5.

Q:19


a

indebted

b

beside

c

oblige

d

happy

e

disciple


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

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

(A) During the examination the invigilator noticed the chits and despite Rajesh’s plea for innocence asked him to leave the examination hall.

(B) At this point Ravish realised his mistake and felt guilty, so he immediately confessed his misdeed to the invigilator and left the examination hall;

(C) Rajesh forgave Ravish because Ravish had not only accepted his mistake on time but also had not let Rajesh be punished for the wrong reason.

(D) Ravish and Rajesh were in college and had been friends since childhood. However, Ravish did not trust Rajesh.

(E) Another Student – Satish – who had seen Ravish hiding something in Rajesh’s desk stood up and informed the invigilator of what he had seen.

(F) One day Ravish decided to test Rajesh’s friendship and so during one of the college examinations Ravish went early to class and hid some chits in Rajesh’s desk.

(G) Rajesh did not believe Satish, instead was furious that Satish had falsely blamed his friend and agreed that he would leave his examination only if Ravish was kept out of the matter.

(H) After the examination was over Ravish apologised to Rajesh and promised that he would be a good friend from then onwards.


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


a

C

b

B

c

A

d

D

e

F


7.

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


a

D

b

H

c

G

d

E

e

C


8.

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


a

A

b

G

c

B

d

F

e

E


9.

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


a

A

b

C

c

D

d

B

e

E


10.

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


a

E

b

D

c

F

d

C

e

G


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

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


Daisy loved (1)/ children and so she would distrebute (2)/ sweets in an orphanage (3)/ on her birthday.(4)/ All Correct (5)


a

D

b

C

c

B

d

A

e

E


12.

Ramesh spiled (1)/ juice all over Raj’s new (2)/ clothes and did not even care (3)/ to apologise.(4)/ All Correct (5)


a

D

b

B

c

A

d

C

e

E


13.

The kidnappers (1)/ asked for ransom (2)/ and threatened (3)/ to kill Mr. Gopalan’s son if their demands (4)/ were not met. All Correct (5)


a

D

b

C

c

A

d

B

e

E


14.

Ravi met (1)/ with an accidant (2)/ and broke (3)/ his leg the day he bought (4)/ his new car. All Correct (5)


a

B

b

D

c

A

d

C

e

E


15.

Roshni wanted (1)/ to play (2)/ with her pet dog and so she started (3)/ throwing tantrums. (4)/ All Correct (5)


a

B

b

D

c

A

d

C

e

E


16.
Directions(Q.16 to Q.20 ):

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. Select the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, select ’No error” as your answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.


The reporter was arrested and (1)/ his camera seized by the police, (2)/ after he entered the prohibited (3)/ zone and started taken photos. (4)/ No error (5


a

D

b

C

c

A

d

B

e

E


17.

After been caught drinking (1)/ in their hostel room, the (2)/ students were suspended from (3)/the college for a week. (4)/ No error (5)


a

B

b

A

c

C

d

D

e

E


18.

Once the party ended, we (1)/ realised that it was (2)/ midnight and that there was (3)/ no way we could return home. (4)/ No error (5)


a

D

b

C

c

B

d

A

e

E


19.

All coastal villages have (1)/ been evacuated to prevent (2)/ any losses of life due (3)/to the incoming cyclone. (4)/ No error (5)


a

B

b

A

c

D

d

C

e

E


20.

This company has been (1)/ served a legal notice for (2)/ using banned substances in (3)/the manufacture of its products. (4)/ No error (5)


a

B

b

A

c

C

d

D

e

E


21.
Directions(Q.21 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.


RATHER


a

regular

b

but

c

instead

d

quite

e

known


22.

REVERENCE


a

hope

b

respect

c

detail

d

astonishment

e

remembrance


23.

RELEASE


a

let expire

b

vacate

c

vent

d

free

e

make public


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.


RELUCTANT


a

averse

b

hesitant

c

clever

d

true

e

keen


25.

SKILFULLY


a

cheaply

b

angrily

c

haphazardly

d

highly

e

deftly


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

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.

A long time ago, on a big tree in the lap of the mountain, lived a bird named Sindhuka. It was a rather special bird because its droppings turned into gold as soon as they hit the ground.

One day, a hunter came to the tree in search of prey and he saw Sindhuka’s droppings hit the ground and turn into gold. The hunter was struck with wonder. He thought, “I have been hunting birds and small animals since I was a boy, but in all my 80 years, I have never seen such a miraculous creature. He decided that he had to catch the bird somehow. He climbed the tree and skilfully set a trap for the bird. The bird, quite unaware of the danger it was in, stayed on the tree and sang merrily. But it was soon caught in the hunter’s trap. The hunter immediately seized it and shoved it into a cage

The hunter took the bird home joyfully. But as he had time to think over his good fortune later, he suddenly realised, “If the king comes to know of this wonder, he will certainly take away the bird from me and he might even punish me for keeping such a rare treasure all to myself. So it would be safer and more honourable if I were to go to the king and present the unique bird to him.”

The next day, the hunter took the bird to the king and presented it to him in court with great reverence. The king was delighted to receive such an unusual and rare gift. He told his courtiers to keep the bird safe and feed it with the best bird food available.

The king’s prime minister though, was reluctant to accept the bird. He said “O Rajah, how can you believe the word of a foolish hunter and accept this bird ? Has anyone in our kingdom ever seen a bird dropping gold ? The hunter must be either crazy or telling lies. I think it is best that you release the bird from the cage.”

After a little thought, the king felt that his prime minister’s words were correct. So he ordered the bird to be released. But as soon as the door of the cage was thrown open, the bird flew out, perched itself on a nearby doorway and defecated. To everyone’s surprise, the dropping immediately turned into gold. The king mourned his loss.


Which of the following is TRUE according to the story ?


a

Sindhuka was unaware of the trap laid by the hunter

b

Sindhuka remained caged for the rest of its life.

c

The king, when told to not accept the bird, did not listen to his prime minister.

d

Birds like Sindhuka were very common in the area near the mountain.

e

All are true


27.

Which of the following emotions made the hunter gift the bird to the king ?


a

Joy

b

Pride

c

Respect

d

Fear

e

Awe


28.

Why was the king’s prime minister reluctant to accept the bird?


a

He believed that the bird would die if caged

b

He believed that the bird would bring bad luck to the king

c

His sources had informed him that the hunter was crazy

d

He knew about the hunter’s habit of lying

e

None of these


29.

Which of the following is possibly the most appropriate title for the story ?


a

The Skilled Hunter

b

The King’s Prime Minister

c

The King’s Defeat

d

The Bird With The Gold Dropping

e

The Trials And Tribulations Of The Foolish Bird Sindhuka


30.

How did the hunter find Sindhuka ?


a

People from the city had informed him about the bird’s whereabouts.

b

He followed the bird’s droppings.

c

He had read stories about the bird and had set traps at various locations in the city.

d

He was on the lookout for a prey when he chanced upon it.

e

He was attracted by the bird’s calls.


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IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 6 Practice Questions

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