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.

A friend in need is a friend indeed. A man who stands (1) is friend in (2) is a true friend. Selfless love is the base of true friendship. True friends share each other’s joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure. They do not fall (3) in adversity. They have full confidence in each other. They never (4) each other. (5) makes friends, adversity tries them. A selfless friend is (6); a selfish friend is a curse. The first is an angel and the second is a devil. One makes your career while the other (7) it.
True friendship means great self-sacrifice on the part of both. A true friend (8) pleasure and convenience. He goes out of his way and faces difficulties in his way with joy and even with pride. Joy and sorrow, success and failure, good fortune and misfortune, are equally (9) by a pair of true friends. They (10) the burden of life equally for they feel that they sail in the same boat and that they have to sink and swim together.

1) to
2) with
3) for
4) by
5) of

1) adversity
2) commotion
3) change
4) happiness
5) growth

1) by
2) to
3) off
4) with
5) through

1) postulate
2) commit
3) danger
4) deplete
5) betray

1) Wealth
2) Prosperity
3) Man
4) Providence
5) Well-bring

1) boon
2) force
3) blessing
4) calamity
5) message

1) throws
2) develops
3) constructs
4) mars
5) lacks

1) foregoes
2) mitigates
3) evolves
4) appraises
5) prospers

1) built
2) pleased
3) admired
4) advocated
5) shared

1) expect
2) shoulder
3) dislike
4) propose

5) project

DIRECTIONS (Q. 11-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.

11.Anyone with a little interest in sports is bound to familiar with Sachin Tendulkar’s name.
1) binding to familiar
2) bound to be familiar
3) binding to be familiar
4) bound to have familiar
5) No correction required

12. He asked me if I will accept his conditions if he helped me.
1) that if 1 will accept
2) that if I would accept
3) if I would accept
4) if would I be accepting
5) No correction required

13.The ship was not fit to survive another storm as the damage was beyond repair.
1) fitted to survive
2) fit to be surviving
3) fitting for survival
4) fit with survival
5) No correction required

14.His changed attitudes did not go well within his family.
1) had not gone well within
2) went not well within
3) could not go well into
4) did not go well with
5) No correction required.

15.What all this mean, is that the disciples are more powerful than their teacher.
1) all this means
2) does all this mean
3) all the meaning
4) does this all mean
5) No correction required


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