IBPS Clerk 2015- Practice English Questions (Mixed Questions )

Dear IBPS Clerk 2015 Aspirants practice English questions set Mixed Questions for  IBPS Clerk Exam. Try to solve these Mixed Questions and share time taken to solve these Mixed Questions and share your attempt.

English Questions- phrase replacement

In English section for IBPS Clerk 2015- Comprehension, Cloze test, Fill in the Blanks , rearrangement, spotting errors play important role in preliminary exam.

Directions: In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

1. Today, globalisation has brought the world closer by ________ distance and minimizing other ________.
1) covering, areas
2) scaling, avenues
3) reducing, barriers
4) curbing, routes
5) inching, hassles

2. Our traditional art and handicrafts have to be ________ and ________.
1) protected, promoted
2) served, respected
3) saved, materialised
4) explored, derived
5) envisioned, evaluated

3. Every branch and centre finds ________ ways to ________ the people of their areas.
1) distant, assemble
2) typical, endeavour
3) own, motivating
4) innovative, serve
5) glorious, aware

4. Today our artisans are ________ the competition of low-priced imported goods, which are ________ the market.
1) feeling, dictating
2) facing, invading
3) sensing, penetrating
4) witnessing, selling
5) fearing, spreading

5. With the overwhelming majority ________ in rural areas and making a living, concern for those at the ________ end should stir us time and again.
1) languishing, far
2) panic-stricken, slender
3) trapped, other
4) clotted, fag
5) residing, receiving

Directions: (6- 10) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

6. We were happy that 1)/ the audience responded well 2)/ and gave all the speakers 3)/ a patiently listening. 4)/ No error 5).

7. He received timely support 1)/ from his elder brother 2)/ who is working abroad 3)/ for the last six years. 4)/ No error 5).

8. The notorious gang opened 1)/ the door quietly and 2)/ escaped in the dark with 3)/ whatever they would collect. 4)/ No error 5).

9. One of the security men 1)/ rushed forward and asked 2)/ me whether I 3)/ had anything objectionable. 4)/ No error 5).

10. We could not 1)/ believe that one 2)/ of us was 3)/ responsible with the act. 4)/ No error 5).

DIRECTIONS (Q. 11-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.

11. If sense permits, it is safe to use short sentences than long ones.  
1) is safe using 
2) is safe for using
3) is safer to use 
4) has to be safe to use 
5) No correction required 

12.He was absolute ruining by that unlucky business.
1) was absolutely ruined 
2) had absolute in ruining 
3) had been absolutely ruining
4) was absolute in ruining
5) No correction required

13.He told the police that he had been robbed of all his money by a stranger.
1) had been robbed off
2) had to be robbed from 
3) had robbed of 
4) had been rob off 
5) No correction required

14.If the accused was guilty for the crime, he should be punished. 
1) was guilty in 
2) has been guilty for
3) was in guilt of 
4) is guilty of
5) No correction required 

15.Nothing will do him so much good as a change of air.
1) as good as 
2) as much good as 
3) so good as much 
4) so much good for 
5) No correction required

1. 3
2. 1
3. 4
4. 2
5. 5
6. (4) ; Replace 'patient' in the place of 'patiently.'
7. (3) ; Who had been working abroad.
8. (4) ; Whatever they had collected.
9. (5)
10. (4) ; Replace 'for' in place of 'with.'
11. (3)
12. (1)
13. (5)
14. (4)
15. (1)

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