IBPS PO Mains: English Quiz


Directions: Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

1.Since the deadline has been changed from next week to this thursday you should give this work priority.
1)be given this work priority
2)not give priority this work
3)prioritized this work
4)priority this work
5)No correction required

2.The grim job market has taken its toll on students, many of those had hoped for a much better future.
1)Much of whom
2)Many of whom
3)Several of those
4)Many of which
5)No correction required

3.The ban was imposed by the state’s commercial taxes department last Friday after protests by a certain community, which had threat to burn cinema halls screening the controversial movie.
1)Had threats of burning
2)Had threated to burn
3)Had threatened to burn
4)Had threatened to burning
5)No correction required

4.Many students waits anxiously at the college gate to know their results.
1)Student waited anxiously
2)students waiting anxiously
3)students waited anxiously
4)students waited anxious
5)No correction required

5.The salaries and the perks of the employees in this institution are not in according with the rest of the industry.
1)are not in accordance
2)is not in accordance
3)are not according
4)is not on accordance
5)No correction required

Directions (Q.6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. Few professions can _________ the sheer variety and constant _________ of being a doctor.
1) like, struggle
2) share, enthusiast
3) match, challenge
4) draw, workload
5) justify, exception

7. Many teachers _________ the lack of professional freedom as the _________ for leaving the job.
1) cited, reason
2) explained, force
3) claimed. understanding
4) argued, culprit
5) believe, ground

8. A public servant who is guilty will not _________ punishment and no _________ person will be punished.
1) be, sincere
2) flee, guilty
3) defend, common
4) avoid, uninformed
5) escape, innocent

9. Skeptics would not _________ that the earth actually moves, let alone that it _________ around the sun.
1) permit, orbits
2) accept, revolves
3) experience, circles
4) assume, went
5) challenge, spins

10. Unpredictable _________ of the child could not lead the consultants to any _________
1) performance, setting
2) belief, judgment
3) operation, purpose
4) behaviour, conclusion
5) react, decision

Answers
1. 5
2. 2
3. 3
4. 3
5. 1
6. 3
7. 1
8. 5
9. 2
10.4


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