English Quiz (Sentence Improvements) For IBPS Exam 2016

Directions (1-15): Improve the bold part in each of the following sentences, if needed.

Q1. Everything we have so far looked at gives inconclusive evidence about the change in the living conditions of the masses.
(a) had looked at for giving
(b) had been looking for giving
(c) have so far been looked at gives
(d) had so far been looked for given
(e) No correction required

Q2. People who enjoy these kind of activities can be very useful for your company.
(a) these kind of activity
(b) these of kind activity
(c) these kinds of activities
(d) the kind activiities like these
(e) No correction required

Q3. The population question in China has been the subject of heated and frequently changing controversy.
(a) heating and frequently changed
(b) heated and frequent changed
(c) heated and frequently changed
(d) heat and frequent changes in
(e) No correction required

Q4. Your suggestion is no different from the other employees.
(a) not different from
(b) not different than the
(c) not different from that of the
(d) not differing from the
(e) No correction required

Q5. If you would have succumbed to his pressure, we would have lost faith in you.
(a) Had you been
(b) If you would be 
(c) If you had
(d) If you would have been
(e) No correction required

Q6. If India’s demographic transition is to be speeded up, it will have to be by a special process.
(a) should have been speeded up
(b) is to be speed up
(c) is to speed up
(d) is to be speed faster
(e) No correction required

Q7. Though his actions were severe criticized, he didn’t lose his temper.
(a) were severe criticism
(b) were being of severe criticism
(c) had severe criticise
(d) were severely criticised
(e) No correction required

Q8. It was he, not me, who put forth the remarkable position.
(a) he, not I
(b) him, not me
(c) he, not mine
(d) he not I
(e) No correction required

Q9. India has none of the advantages possess by the rich countries during industrialization.
(a) from the advantages possess by
(b) with the advantages possess by
(c) of the advanages possess with
(d) of the advantages possessed by
(e) No correction required

Q10. People, who are indecisive, can be readily persuading to change their minds again.
(a) can be readily persuading
(b) can be readily persuaded 
(c) should be ready to persuade
(d) can be ready to persuade
(e) No correction required

Q11. Despite of having required ability, he could not succeed.
(a) Despite of being
(b) Despite having
(c) Despite having of
(d)In spite of being
(e) No correction required

Q12. Although he has received many awards, I could not find his performance satisfactorily.
(a) performing satisfactorily
(b) performing satisfaction
(c) satisfactorily performance
(d) performance satisfactory
(e) No correction required

Q13. Indirect taxes effect the common man and increase the cost of living.
(a) tax effects
(b) taxes are effective
(c) taxing efforts
(d) taxes affect
(e) No correction required

Q14. A budget should have to mould by the needs of a nation.
(a) should be moulded
(b) should have mould
(c) should mould
(d) should be moulding
(e) No correction required

Q15. He was untiring in his efforts to eliminate unnecessary controls.
(a) untired in
(b) untired of
(c) untiring into
(d) tired not of
(e) No correction required

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