IBPS PO Prelims English Language Mini Mock Test 13 – Practice Set

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Directions (1-5): In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) i.e. ‘All correct’ as your answer.

Q1. Under existing (a) / regulations we are not permitted (b) / to owe (c) / more than a forty percent share (d) / of the family business.  All correct (e).

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Q2. In case of any land dispute (a) / panchayat officials (b) / will determine (c) / how the property is to be dividend (d) / All correct (e).

Q3. The World Bank has consented (a) / to sanction (b) / the necessary (c) / finance (d) / for the project. All correct (e).

Q4. To obtain (a) / a refund you will have to fill (b) / a claim (c) / with the appropriate (d) / authority. All correct (e).

Q5. Experts predict (a) / there will be shortage (b) / of investment (c) / in the infrastructure (d) / sector. All correct (c).

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Directions (6-13) :In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words / phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word / phrase in each case.

20 years ……(6)……. now, nearly 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. The impact of urbanization might not all be positive on India as urban expansion is happening at a much …….(7)……. rate than infrastructure expansion.

Sustainability issues need to be ……..(8)…….. so that economic development is not at the …….(9)……… of public health. Some urban services that ought to be in …….(10)…….. in a city like water, electricity, transport, etc., need special consideration.

TERI has put together a detailed report that ……..(11)……. sustainability in the provision of basic urban services in Indian cities …….(12)……. Public transport is a major reason for the proliferation of private vehicles on the road.

Respiratory illness in children living in urban areas is on the ……..(13)……. With more cases of asthma being reported because of pollution.

Q6. (a) on

(b) till

(c) since

(d) from

(e) after

Q7. (a) quick

(b) faster

(c) slower

(d) changed

(e) speed

Q8. (a) understand

(b) speculated

(c) believed

(d) imagined

(e) considered


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Q9. (a) expense

(b) payment

(c) rate

(d) costs

(e) charge

Q10. (a) location

(b) abundance

(c) large

(d) functional

(e) vicinity

Q11. (a) requests

(b) bring

(c) emphasises

(d) speculates

(e) postulates

Q12. (a) sufficient

(b) good

(c) competent

(d) absence

(e) inadequate

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Q13. (a) grow

(b) multiplication

(c) expansion

(d) rise

(e) inflation

Directions (14 – 15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.

Q14. Being toiled for two hours, he sat down to take some rest.

(a) Have toiled for

(b) Had toiled for

(c) Having to be toiled at

(d) Having toiled for

(e) No correction required

Q15.  He must have behaved impolite and suffer because of that.

(a) impolitely and suffer

(b) impolitely and suffered

(c) impolite and suffered

(d) impolitely and have suffer

(e) No correction required


S1. Ans.(e).

Sol. All the given words are correct.

S2. Ans.(d)

Sol. Use ‘divided’ instead of ‘dividend’.

S3. Ans.(a)

Sol. Use ‘agreed’ properly for ‘consented’.

S4. Ans.(b)

Sol. Use ‘file’ instead of ‘fill’.

S5. Ans.(c)

Sol.  Apply ‘funds’ for ‘investment’.

S6. Ans.(d)

S7. Ans.(b)

S8. Ans.(e)

S9. Ans.(a)

Sol. ‘at the expense’ or ‘at the cost of’.

S10. Ans.(b)

S11. Ans.(c)

S12. Ans.(e)

Sol. Proliferation means multiplication, Proliferation of private vehicles may be the result of inadequate public transport.

S13. Ans.(d)

S14. Ans. (d);

Sol. Replace ‘Being toiled for’ with ‘Having toiled for’

S15. Ans. (b);

Sol. Replace ‘impolite and suffer’ with ‘impolitely and suffered’

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