English Questions For RBI Grade B 2017 Exam

English Questions for Dena Bank PO Exam 2017

Dear Students, English Section is a topic quite dreaded by candidates taking the bank exams. Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. Through such quizzes, we will provide you all types of high-level questions to ace the Sentence Correction section of bank exams. In this quiz, you can practice Reading Comprehension and Fill in the blanks questions for RBI Grade B Exam 2017.

Directions (1-15): Four sentences are given with a blank in each. Five words are also given. The blank in each sentence can be filled by one or more of the four words given. Similarly, each word given in the choices can go into any number of sentences. Identify the number of sentences each word can go into and mark as your answer the maximum number of sentences any word can go into.

Q1. A. In the scuffle, the innocent man received a hard __________.
B. It is immodest for a man to __________ his own trumpet.
C. His sudden death came as a hard __________ to his family.
D. The garden was in full __________ during spring.
(a) bloom
(b) shock
(c) blow
(d) jolt
(e) time

Q2. A. The weather being unconducive, we had to __________ the journey.
B. He decided to __________ from his partner and set up his own establishment.
C. Being an early riser, he wakes up at the __________ of dawn.
D. There is a __________ on the bottle.
(a) break 
(b) crack
(c) half
(d) separate
(e) stop

Q3. A. The little girl has a __________ face.
B. It is __________ obvious that he was lying.
C. He was sitting __________ on his illegal earnings, while his colleagues were struggling to make both ends meet.
D. He did not have a __________ idea about the matter.
(a) lovely
(b) clear
(c) fair
(d) faint
(e) pretty

Q4. A. He does not __________ any ill feelings against anyone.
B. A __________ was appointed to take care of his ailing mother.
C. The foster mother tried to __________ the infant with great care.
D. A lot of patience is required to __________ an aged person.
(a) nature
(b) maid
(c) bear
(d) nurse
(e) feed

Q5. A. The policeman on __________ nabbed the thieves.
B. I cannot argue with you any more, I am dead __________.
C. The mother had to __________ the stubborn child.
D. He is so invincible that none can __________ him.
(a) convinced
(b) beat
(c) duty
(d) knock
(e) console

Q6. A. India and Russia __________ an excellent bilateral relationship.
B. Due to a crash in the overseas market, __________ market in India was also badly affected.
C. According to the law, women are also entitled to a __________ in the ancestral property.
D. Every job has its own __________ of problems.
(a) stock
(b) portion
(c) posses
(d) share
(e) claim

Q7. A. The Government has introduced several __________ recovery schemes to make sick industrial units pay.
B. The Indian cricket team has organized an __________ match for earthquake victims.
C. Being located in a backward area the college receives a/an __________ from the Education Department.
D. The Research Scholars received a/an __________ from the University to develop their project.
(a) benefit
(b) aid
(c) grant
(d) loan
(e) help

Q8. A. The innocent lady could not see through his evil __________.
B. The intricate __________ on this fabric, makes it more attractive.
C. He employed a famous architect to __________ his house.
D. The psychologist observed a change in the child’s behaviour __________.
(a) intention
(b) pattern
(c) design
(d) model
(e) build

Q9. A. If the company has made a project, it is entirely __________ to the sincere efforts of the recovery team.
B. The train is __________ to arrive early in the morning.
C. Based on his appraisal, he is __________ for a promotion shortly.
D. The advance, which was __________ to me, was paid well on time.
(a) expected 
(b) due
(c) credited
(d) scheduled
(e) offered

Q10. A. The __________ of interest on Public Provident Fund has been lowered in the recent budget.
B. We can __________ him as a good orator.
C. The __________ of every commodity at the Super Market, is fixed.
D. He had to pay a heavy __________ for his mistake.
(a) price
(b) rate
(c) rank
(d) sum
(e) fine

Q11. A. The rich miser had never any money to __________ for the poor.
B. I like to play badminton during my __________ time.
C. The government has decided to __________ the physically handicapped people from paying tax.
D. You should __________ no effort, in order to achieve your target.
(a) free
(b) offer
(c) exempt
(d) spare
(e) leave

Q12. A. He built a palatial house with his __________ gotten wealth.
B. Many children were taken __________ after consuming adulterated sweets.
C. The __________ feeling, which developed over the years, between the couple, culminated in a divorce.
D. The superstitious villagers considered the poor widow as a/an __________ omen.
(a) bad 
(b) sick
(c) ill
(d) evil
(e) negative

Q13. A. Hunting of __________ animals is prohibited by the forest department.
B. The participating teams were asked to abide by the rules of the __________.
C. The trickster felt snubbed when he was beaten at his own __________.
D. All the actors who enacted the __________ were felicitated by the chief guest.
(a) game
(b) play
(c) wild
(d) performance
(e) trick

Q14. A. The mango tree did not __________ any fruit this year.
B. The students were asked to __________ in mind the instructions given by the examiner.
C. The two sisters, do not __________ any resemblance to each other.
D. Unable to __________ the stress and strain involved in his profession, he decided to take a long holiday. 
(a) endure
(b) keep
(c) yield
(d) bear
(e) withstand

Q15. A. West Indies is one of the few cricketing nations which was able to __________ genuine fast bowlers.
B. The farmer made a lot of profit by selling his __________ at the market.
C. Apart from all his other talents, he could also __________ a few documentaries pertaining to Indian Culture.
D. The traffic Police asked him to __________ his driving license.
(a) yield
(b) produce
(c) make
(d) procure
(e) show


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. blow -fits in the all the sentences correctly and explain the idea completely. In sentence B, it is used as idiomatic expression ‘blow one's own trumpet” which means ‘to talk about oneself or one's achievements especially in a way that shows that one is proud or too proud.’

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. ‘break ‘fits in the all the sentences correctly and explain the idea completely. break the journey means 'to stop the journey'. 'to break from his partner' is correct expression. 
"at the break of dawn" is correct idiomatic expression which means ' at the earliest light of the day'.

S3. Ans.(e)
Sol. ‘pretty’ fits in the all the sentences correctly except D. and explain the idea completely. Hence ‘pretty’ is correct answer. 

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. nurse- a person trained to care for the sick or infirm, especially in a hospital., In sentence B, nurse fits correctly, In C also fits corrects as foster mother nursed the baby with great care. In D also ‘nurse’ the meaning correctly.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. In A, beat means ‘The area regularly covered by a reporter, a police officer, or a sentry’. Which is correct usage. In C, beat means ‘to punish by hitting or whipping’. Hence, correct usage. In D, beat means ‘to defeat’. Hence, ‘beat’ fits in three sentences hence the answer. 

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. In A, share fits correctly, in B, share market is correct usage. In C, share is used in the sense of ‘a part in the ancestral property.’ Which is correct usage. In D, ‘share of problems’ is correct usage. Hence, Share is the correct word. 

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. aid-help or support (someone or something) in the achievement of something.
In C and D, ‘aid’ is correct usage, which means financial help. In B, an aid match means to play to collect money for the charity. Hence correct usage in B. in A, loan fits correctly. Hence, ‘aid’ fits correctly in three sentences out of four, hence is the answer. 

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. In A, intention fits correctly. In B, (the intricate ‘design’ on this fabric) is corrects usage. In C, ‘to design his house’. Is correct usage. In D, behavior pattern is correct usage. So, the word ‘design’ fits maximum two times in the B and C.  hence, design is correct word.  

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘due ‘ fits in the all the sentences correctly and explain the idea completely. In A, ‘due to the sincere efforts’ here due to is used in the sense of ‘because’. Hence correct usage. In B also, “due” correctly fits which means ‘train is scheduled to arrive early in the morning’.  In C, also the word ‘due’ is correctly used. 

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. In the first sentence, the word ‘rate’ is correct usage, in the B, the rating is given to him (judgement). In C, the word ‘rate’ is used in the sense of ‘price’.  In D, the word ‘price’ fits correctly. Hence, as you can see, the word ‘rate’ is used three maximum times correctly, hence the officially answer. 

S11. Ans.(d)
Sol. In B, spare time means free time. In C, the government has spared (exempted) the physically handicapped people from paying tax.  The word ‘spare’ can fit correctly in B and C, hence it is correct choice. 

S12. Ans.(c)
Sol. In A, ill-gotten wealth is correct usage which implies ‘money obtained from false means’. In B, children got ‘ill’ by taking adulterated sweets. Which is correct usage. In C also, ill feeling led to the divorce. In D, ‘bad omen’ is correct expression. Hence, the word ‘ill’ fits correctly in A, B, C maximum times, hence correct answer choice.  

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. In A, ‘wild animals’ is correct usage, in B, “rules of the game” is correct usage. In C, at his own game is correct usage of the word ‘game’. In D, performance fits correctly. So overall, the word ‘game’ fits correctly in the 3 maximum sentences, hence the obvious choice. 

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. In A, yield any fruit means didn’t produce any fruit. In B, ‘to bear in mind’ is to keep in mind, in C, bear any resemblance means ‘do not look same’. In D, ‘unable to bear the stress means ‘not able to face the difficult times’. Hence the word, ‘bear’ fits correctly in B, C , D. and maximum times. Hence, the word ‘bear’ is correct answer choice. 

S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. In A, produce fits correctly. In B also produce fits correctly, in D, the word ‘show’ fits correctly. Produce is the answer choice.