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) stringent anti-pollution laws, mass awareness levels in India about the need to (2) the environment are low. Which is (3) many people insist that mere laws won’t do; what we (4) need are “environment conscious” citizens. It is in this context that the University’s (5) to introduce environment studies as a compulsory paper at the undergraduate level (6) significance. There was some (7) initially about who would teach the paper because financial (8) make it impossible for colleges to (9) approval for new teaching posts. In fact, in August 1999, the University Grants commission (UGC) imposed a ban on the creation of new teaching posts in colleges. (10) with the problem, authorities at the university have decided that serving teachers belonging to various disciplines will teach the paper. 
1. 
1) Despite
2) Having 
3) Enacting 
4) Adopting 
5) Although


2. 

1) contaminate 
2) clean 
3) filter 
4) protect 
5) pollute 


3.

1) resulting 
2) why 
3) obvious 
4) as 
5) because 


4.

1) seldom 
2) don’t 
3) hardly 
4) perfectly 
5) actually 


5. 

1) inability 
2) deferral 
3) decision 
4) failure 
5) reluctance 


6. 

1) extracts 
2) accord 
3) expects 
4) loses 
5) assumes 


7. 

1) displeasure 
2) antagonism 
3) hurdles 
4) confusion 
5) priority 


8. 

1) losses 
2) constraints 
3) apathy 
4) soundness 
5) independence 


9. 

1) adopt
2) establish 
3) receive 
4) expect 
5) sanction 


10. 

1) Down 
2) Familiar 
3) Faced 
4) Convinced
5) Solution 

Directions: (11- 15) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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.)



11. We were happy that 1)/ the audience responded well 2)/ and gave all the speakers 3)/ a patiently listening. 4)/ No error 5).



12. He received timely support 1)/ from his elder brother 2)/ who is working abroad 3)/ for the last six years. 4)/ No error 5).


13. The notorious gang opened 1)/ the door quietly and 2)/ escaped in the dark with 3)/ whatever they would collect. 4)/ No error 5).


14. One of the security men 1)/ rushed forward and asked 2)/ me whether I 3)/ had anything objectionable. 4)/ No error 5).


15. We could not 1)/ believe that one 2)/ of us was 3)/ responsible with the act. 4)/ No error 5).


Answers :


1. (1)
2. (4)
3. (5)
4. (5)
5. (3)
6. (5)
7. (4)
8. (2)
9. (3)
10. (4)
11. (4) ; Replace ‘patient’ in the place of ‘patiently.’
12. (3) ; Who had been working abroad.
13. (4) ; Whatever they had collected.
14. (5)
15. (4) ; Replace ‘for’ in place of ‘with.’