English Quiz for IBPS CLERK MAINS|2nd JANUARY 2019

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

Q1. Banks in India (1) / cannot open ATMs (2)/ except obtaining (3) / approval from RBI. (4)/ No error (5)

Q2. Today the success of (1) / companies depends on the (2)/ quality of their products and(3) /efficient managing staff. (4) /No error (5) 

Q3. Ashok has managed to (1) / achieve his sales targets (2)/ for the quarter very easily (3) / than we expected. (4)/ No error (5)

Q4. He did not grant (1) / their request for a loan (2)/ although it would (3) / displease his boss. (4) /No error (5)

Q5. At present oil companies (1) / are making a loss of (2)/ rupees five on all (3) / litre of petrol that they sell. (4)/ No error (5)

Directions (6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Q6. The business management institute focuses on a well-rounded development, _________ that it believes cannot be _________ without public engagement.

(a) anything, stopped

(b) everything, possessed

(c) nothing, conveyed

(d) all things, criticized

(e) something, nurtured

Q7. The disproportionate __________ by the Indian forces against firing by the Pakistani forces has shown that Narendra Modi regime will not take truce _________ lightly.

(a) revolution, breach

(b) attack, contravention

(c) ambush, offence

(d) retaliation, violations

(e) counter, infringement

Q8. You never realise that even the most nutritious diet cannot give you the _______ results if your digestive system is not fit enough to digest or absorb its nutrients _________.

(a) aspired, competently

(b) desired, efficiently

(c) considerate, dexterously

(d) wished, comfortably

(e) longed, freely

Q9. It is the old story of an anatomy professor in a medical college asking his students a trick question: which part of the human body can expand _________ times its size _________ excitement?

(a) most, in

(b) many, of

(c) several, under

(d) numerous, for

(e) single, while

Q10. When the CAG offered different figures of _________ loss in 2G spectrum everybody, from Modi to the media, _________ for the highest amount.

(a) notional, jumped

(b) national, dived

(c) conceptual, bounced

(d) fabulous, plummeted

(e) hypothetical, upsurged


Ans. 1.(c)

“except” should be replaced by “without”

Ans.2. (d)

“efficiency of” managing staff

Ans. 3.(c)

“more easily” than expected

 Ans. 4.(e)

No error

 Ans.5. (c)

“each/every” litre instead of “all” litre, because litre is singular. More over in the context each or every litre is right.


‘something, nurtured’ is the correct use.

Nurtured– to help or encourage the development of.


‘retaliation, violations’ is the correct use.

Retaliation- action taken in return for an injury or offense.

Violation- the action of violating someone or something. 


‘desired, efficiently’ is the correct use.

Desired– strongly wish for or want (something).

Efficiently- performing or functioning in the best possible manner.


‘several, under’ is the correct use.


‘notional, jumped’ is the correct use.

Notional– existing as or based on a suggestion, estimate, or theory.

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