IBPS PO Mains: English Quiz


Directions (Q.1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical 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.)


1. (a) The far-flung areas in the Delhi-NCR region/(b)now resemble to a ghost town,  unfinished towers of brick and mortar/(c) silently telling of the dashed dreams of /(d)millions of home buyers./(e) No error.

2. (a) In a specific sense, business refers to / (b) any occupation in which people regularly/ (c) engage in an activity/ (d) with a view to earn profit. / (e) No error

3. (a) The Indian philosophical traditions, in particular,/ (b) deals with questions relating to the way/ (c) people behave in the manner/ (d) in which they do./ (e) No error

4. (a) Promotion refers to use of communication/ (b) with the twin objectives/ (c) of informing potential customers about a product/ (d) and persuading them to buy it./ (e) No error

5. (a) Don’t get upset when your sister says/ (b) you are the ugliest member/ (c) in the family; she’s just/ (d) pushing your leg./ (e) No error

Direction (Q.6-7): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) In other words, a market is a set of arrangements where economic agents can freely exchange their endowments or products with each other.
(B) In particular, it has nothing as such to do with the market place as you might tend to think of.
(C) In conclusion, the arrangements which allow people to buy and sell commodities freely are the defining features of a market.
(D) A market, as studied in economics, is an institution which organizes the free interaction of individuals pursuing their respective economic activities.
(E) It is important to note that the term ‘market’ as used in economics is quite different from the common sense understanding of a market.
(F) For buying and selling commodities, individuals may or may not meet each other in an actual physical location.

6. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
(a) B
(b) D
(c) C
(d) A
(e) F

7. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
(a) E
(b) F
(c) D
(d) B
(e) A

8. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
(a) D
(b) A
(c) E
(d) C
(e) B

9. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
(a) F
(b) E
(c) A
(d) B
(e) C

10. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) B
(c) F
(d) E
(e) D

Answers 
1.  b (delete 'to')
2.  e
3.  b (replace 'deals' with 'deal')
4.  a ( add 'the' before use)
5.  d (replace 'pushing' with 'pulling')
6.  b (DAEBFC)
7.  e
8.  c
9.  d
10.a


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