Gateway To SBI Mains: English 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 pivotal for all the upcoming banking exams, IBPS/SBI/RRB etc.
Directions (Q.1-8): 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/phrases are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case:
India's (1) over the past half century since independence has been unique and (2) in many ways. Yet the record is (3) in relation to what the country set out to achieve and could certainly have been (4). It is (5) to look at both sides; the alternative is to be (6) down by unrelieved gloom or unwarranted (7). The fact is that after eight 5-year plans, about 40 per cent of population is (8) below the poverty line. The human development indices are deplorably low, placing India at the 126th position in the world table, far below many countries that came into being much later than it did.

1)     
1) development         
2) domination     
3) predicament                                 
4) history            
5) excellence

2)    
1) dubious                   
2) insignificant   
3) desperate                      
4) special             
5) commendable

3)     
1) outshining              
2) broken             
3) disappointing               
4) brighter          
5) played

4)     
1) underplayed          
2) accomplished 
3) tampered                      
4) noteworthy   
5) exaggerated

5)     
1) proposed                
2) futile                
3) impracticable               
4) necessary       
5) suggested

6)     
1) laid                           
2) struck              
3) cooled                              
4) weighed         
5) brought

7)     
1) progress                 
2) debating         
3) meticulousness           
4) haste                
5) complacency

8)     
1) much                       
2) still                   
3) Obviously                       
4) found               
5) far

Directions (Q.9-15). 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'. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

9)  No sooner did 1)/ I reach 2) Delhi railway station than 3)/ the train departed. 4)/ No error 5)
10) As soon as I will 1) reach Patna I will 2)/ send you the books 3)/ you have asked for. 4)/ No error 5)
11) One of my good quality 1)/ is that I do not 2)/ take things like 3)/ this very seriously. 4)/ No error 5)
12) Our housing Society comprises of 1)/ eight blocks and 2)/ forty-eight flats in an 3)/ area of about thousand square meters 4)/ No error 5)
13) It being a 1)/ pleasant morning I 2) decided to go out   3)/ on walking in the garden. 4)/ No error 5)
14) He is certainly a man 1)/ whom I know very well 2)/ is trustworthy beyond doubt 3)/ and meticulous in his habits. 4)/ No error 5)
15) I am sure about it, 1)/ nobody has lived 2)/ in that house 3)/ for a hundred years. 4)/ No error 5)

Answers

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


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