English Quiz for IBPS CLERK Mains and Canara Bank PO | 16th December 2018

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Directions (1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

Q1. I am extremely tired and (a)/ I cannot talk to you now (b)/ because I was just (c)/ returned from office. (d)/ No error (e)

Q2. Roopa very much resembles to (a)/ Laxmi in looks (b)/ as well as figure although (c)/ she is Laxmi’s step-daughter. (d)/ No error (e)

Q3. I am afraid (a)/ neither of them are coming (b)/ to attend the marriage reception (c)/ of my younger sister. (d)/ No error (e)

Q4. All of us are aware that (a)/ Shankar has been suffering (b) from fever since ten days (c)/ and has been resting. (d)/ No error (e)

Q5. Both of them genuinely helped (a)/ each other when their (b)/ families were going (c)/ through a bad patch. (d)/ No error (e)

Directions (6-15): 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.

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which came (6) effect in April this year, is meant to transform the education sector and take India closer to the goal of universal schooling. But with admissions to the new academic session just (7) the corner, it is fast becoming clear that (8) well intentioned ideas into (9) will take some doing. For a start, the guidelines for admissions under the RTE prohibit schools from conducting any sort of student profiling. The stress on a random yet justifiable admission process means that schools will have to resort to something as quirky as a lottery system. However, leaving admission to a good school to pure (10) will only incentivise

manipulations, defeating the very essence of RTE. The main problem facing the education sector is that of a resource crunch. The provisions for ensuring universal access to education are all very well, (11) we have the infrastructure in place first. Brick and mortar schools need to precede open admission

and not the (12) way around. In that sense, legislators’ assessment of ground realities is (13) target when they endorse the closure of tens of thousands of low-cost private schools for not meeting the minimum standards of land plot, building specifications and playground area as laid out in the RTE Act. Instead of bearing down (14) on private schools for failing to conform to abstract bureaucratic criteria, efforts to bring about universal education should focus on upgrading and expanding the existing government school infrastructure to accommodate all. Only then can we ensure the much needed supply-demand (15) in the education sector.

Q6. (a) with       

(b) for                  

(c) on                    

(d) into

(e) in

Q7. (a) around  

(b) near               

(c) into                 

(d) about            

(e) reaching

Q8. (a) forming

(b) translating  

(c) having           

(d) taking           

(e) framing

Q9. (a) affect     

(b) ideas             

(c) practice        

(d) concept        

(e) procedure

Q10. (a) benefit               

(b) merit             

(c) chance           

(d) basis              

(e) method

Q11. (a) unless 

(b) until              

(c) executed      

(d) provided      

(e) exercised

Q12. (a) other   

(b) any                 

(c) two                 

(d) differ             

(e) after

Q13. (a) on         

(b) of                    

(c) often              

(d) taken             

(e) off

Q14. (a) soft      

(b) more             

(c) less                 

(d) only               

(e) hard

Q15. (a) need    

(b) equilibrium

(c) expectation 

(d) attempt        

(e) aspects


  1. Ans. (c)

 Past tense verb should not be used; ‘have’ should replace ‘was’ for verb uniformity (present form).

  1. Ans. (a)

One person simply ‘resembles’ another. ‘Resembles’ means ‘looks like’. Some verbs like ‘resembles’ do not take ‘to’ after them.

  1. Ans. (b)

With ‘neither’, meaning ‘none of the tow’, only a singular verb should be used. So, ‘is’ coming. Not ‘are’ coming.

  1. Ans. (c)

Use ‘for’, not ‘since’

  1. Ans. (e)

No error.

  1. Ans. (d)


  1. Ans. (a)


  1. Ans. (b)


  1. Ans. (c)


  1. Ans. (c)


  1. Ans. (d)


  1. Ans. (a)


  1. Ans. (e)


  1. Ans. (e)


  1. Ans. (b)


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