Previous Year Questions of English for IBPS/BOM Exam

Direction (1-15): Which of the phrases given below should replace the phrase
given in BOLD in the following sentences to make the sentences grammatically
meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is
required, mark (E) as the answer.
Q1. It is
now well known that the world response to the Asian tsunami disaster
with an outpouring of generosity.
(a) world
responded to
(b) world’s
response to
(c) world
has a response
(d) world
responding for
(e) No
correction required

Q2. The most
important quality a chief executive candidate should have a noble
(a) must
have a
(b) should
have to be
(c) should
(d) should
have is a
(e) No
correction required
Q3. What is
needed now is not mere declarations or promises, but actions—— actions to
fulfill the promises already made.
(a) promises
were, already made
(b) already
made promises
(c) promises
that we make
(d) promises
which already made
(e) No
correction required
Q4. What we have
done is
from humanity point of view.
(a) have
been doing was
(b) had done
(c) have
done were
(d) have
been doing were
(e) No
correction required
Q5. Despite
considerable achievements in other areas, humans still cannot control weather
and probably never be able to do so.
(a) probably
not be able
(b) perhaps
the never have ability
(c) probably
will never be able
(d) probably
never be enabled
(e) No
correction required
Q6. The
newly-wed couple was shocked when it was observed that many people who had
been invited
, missing.
(a) were
(b) had been
invited were
(c) had
invited were
(d) had been
invited had been
(e) No
correction required
Q7. All men should
be right to protest,
it should not be by upsetting the livelihood of
(a) should
be righteous in protesting
(b) should
have right to protest
(c) would be
right in protest
(d) should
have been right to protest
(e) No
correction required
Q8. They
have made a futile attempt of suppressing the truth and suggest falsehood.
(a) for
suggestion of falsehood
(b) after
suggesting falsity
(c) and
suggesting falsehood
(d) in
suggestion of false hood
(e) No
correction required
Q9. Because
his work as a painter requires that he use products containing strong
chemicals, he has developed skin allergy.
(a) required
to use
(b) requires
that he should use
(c) required
that he uses
(d) requires
that he uses
(e) No
correction required
Q10. From
time to time, there have been reports of how children had tried to
imitate their favourite hero and landed in trouble.
(a) has been
(b) were
(c) often
(d) had been
(e) No
correction required
Q11. We are
happy to note that the use of emission controls was created to reduce
air pollution.
(a) emission
controls were
(b) the uses
of emission controls were
(c) emission
controls had
(d) emission
controls had to be
(e) No
correction required
Although he was seen with a drug-peddler, he is not necessarily himself a
(a) it is not
necessary that he be himself a drug-peddler
(b) he is
not necessary to be a drug-peddler himself
(c) he was
not necessary to be himself a drug-peddler
(d) he is
not necessarily a drug-peddler himself
(e) No
correction required
Optimism coupled with faith in and hopes of future is the key to
faithfulness in and hopes of
(b) faith in
and helping of
(c) faith in
and hopes for
(d) faith
and hope of
(e) No
correction required
Q14. We have
already identified areas where landslides are possible and start evacuation
of residents to safer locations.
(a) starting
(b) started
(c) have
started evacuate
(d) start
(e) No
correction required
Q15. The law
that now stands abolished was a flawed and discriminatory peace of legislation.
(a) flaw and
discrimination of peace of
(b) flawed
and discriminating peace for
(c) flawing
and discriminating peace of
(d) flawed
and discriminatory piece of
(e) No
correction required
S1. Ans.(a) 
Sol. “world responded to”. Use past
tense verb.

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S2. Ans.(d) 
Sol. ‘should have is a’ is correct verb

S3. Ans.(e) 
Sol. No correction required. The given
sentence is grammatically correct.

S4. Ans.(a) 
Sol. have been doing was- is correct
verb form. 

S5. Ans.(c) 
Sol. ‘probably will never be able’ is
correct use of words and fits in the context of the sentence correctly.

S6. Ans.(b) 
Sol. ‘had been invited were’ is correct
verb form. 

S7. Ans.(b) 
Sol. should have right to protest- is
correct use of words and fits in the context of the sentence correctly.

S8. Ans.(c) 
Sol. ‘and suggesting falsehood’ is
correct use of words and fits in the context of the sentence correctly.

S9. Ans.(b) 
Sol. ‘requires that he should use’ is
correct use of words and fits in the context of the sentence correctly.

S10. Ans.(e) 
Sol.  No
correction required. The given sentence is grammatically correct.

S11. Ans.(a) 
Sol.  emission
controls were- is correct verb form. 

S12. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  ‘he is not
necessarily a drug-peddler himself’ is correct use of words and fits in the
context of the sentence correctly.

S13. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  faith in and
hopes for- is correct usage of preposition. 

S14. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  started
evacuation- past tense verb will be used.

S15. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  flawed and
discriminatory piece of – is correct use of words and fits in the context of
the sentence correctly.