Gateway to SBI Mains: English (Mix Quiz)

Dear Readers,
                     Today we are providing you quiz on English which is one of the most important sections of banking exams, in which you can score maximum with ease if you are practising on very regular basis, It is crucial for all the upcoming banking exams, IBPS/SBI/RRB etc.

Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

(1) late there is an unusual enthusiasm in creating a research culture in many institutions of higher learning in India. This is (2) due to the growing awareness that to be on (3). Added to this awareness are the strict directions from MHRD and UGC to strengthen the research outputs in the deemed to be universities. Many reputetd institutions have embarked on programmes like research linked incentives. Recently a top- notch University has introduced a performance measurement system in which research will be given as much weightage as teaching in annual (4) of its faculty. Most IIMs in India have recognised the importance of research and want their faculty to (5) as much time to research as the do to teaching. Research should be at the core and must be (6) in generating a measure interface with the academic and business world. It must provide a new  theoretical framework that (7) reassessment and refinement  of current practices and thinking. Research is used to establish or (8) facts reaffirm the result of previous work , solve now or existing problems support theorems or (9) new theorems. It empowers the faculty for an in depth approach in teaching. It has the (10) to enhance the consultancy capabilities of new researcher. 
1) since 
2) now 
3) by
4) at 
5) of 

1) flatly 
2) mainly 
3) compulsory 
4) absolutely 
5) primary

3. 1) toes 
2) ahead 
3) top 
4) front 
5) guard

1) appraisals 
2) pays 
3) functions 
4) salaries 
5) records 

1) limit 
2) establish 
3) dedicate 
4) donate 
5) allow 

1) contributed 
2) instrumental 
3) caused 
4) capable 
5) done 

1) possesses 
2) takes 
3) exists 
4) enables 
5) creates 

1) deactivate 
2) confirm 
3) place 
4) design 
5) deviate 

9. 1) develop 
2) enlarge 
3) built 
4) fluctuate 
5) revolve 

1) dream 
2) limitation 
3) encouragement 
4) courage 
5) potential 

DIRECTIONS (Q. 11-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.

11.He did not take up the project because he was fearful to fail. 
1) fearing of failure  
2) afraid of failing 
3) feared to fail
4) afraid in failing 
5) No correction required

12.Stocks worthy of rupees one lac were destroyed in the fire which occurred last night.
1) Stocks worth of
2) Stock worthy  
3) Stocks worth
4) Stock, off worth 
5) No correction required

13.The government's focus on achieving growth not to control inflation.
1) focus is to achieve 
2) focus of achieving 
3) being focused on achieving
4) focusing on achievement 
5) No correction required

14.The manager produced evidence to bear out his case against Shyam.
1) in bearing
2) to bear with 
3) to bear up
4) while bearing
5) No correction required

15.Our hotel is near the venue that the conference took place.
1) nearby the venue of 
2) next to the venue 
3) near to the venue which
4) near the venue where 
5) No correction require


1. (5)
2. (2)
3. (3)
4. (1)
5. (3)
6. (2)
7. (4)
8. (4)
9. (1)
10. (5)
11. (2)
12. (1)
13. (1)
14. (5)
15. (4)

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