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ENGLISH READING COMPREHENSION TEST 10 for All Bank Exams like IBPS PO Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI & LIC

Directions (Q.1- 5): 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.) 

1. He was persuaded 1)/ by his friends 2)/ to end his fast 3)/ because of his condition deteriorated. 4) No error 5) 
2. I know who 1)/ this job should be 2)/ entrusted to 3)/ for smooth handling. 4)/ error 5) 
3. They have the nasty habit of 1)/ looking down upon people 2)/ and criticised them 3)/ for no reason. 4)/ No error 5) 
4. Nowadays, the cost of living 1)/ is so high that 2)/ people find it difficult 3)/ to make both ends meeting. 4)/ No error 5) 
5. Karnavati is 1)/ one of the leading 2)/ business centres 3)/ in our State. 4)/ No error 5) 

Directions (6- 10): Which of the phrase (1), (2), (3), (4) given below each sentences should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) is 'No correction required' as the answer.

6. The parents of greater than half these students have borrowed money to pay for their children's education.
1) above half off  
2) higher than half
3) at least halve  
4) more than half of
5) No correction required

7. He was so tired that he could barely keeping his eyes open while driving.
1) can barely keep  
2) could barely keep
3) can bare keep  
4) could bear to keep
5) No correction required

8. Once you get your postgraduate degree in management get a job will be much easier.
1) getting a job will  
2) to get a job
3) you will get a job 
4) should get a job
5) No correction required

9. He listened to my objections patiently and then explained why he had taken such a decision in my absence. 
1) that he had been  
2) how he has
3) why he was 
4) when having
5) No correction required

10. Many animals had been using for experimentation.
1) have been using  
2) are being used 
3) are using  
4) have being used
5) No correction required

Directions (Q. 11-15) 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 the sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.

11. At the dawn of history India __________on her unending quest and trackless centuries are __________ with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. 
1) started, filled 
2) marched, evolved 
3) proceeded, pulled 
4) started, vanished 
5) marched, filled 

12. It is height of __________for men who fully appreciate in their own case the great advantages of a good education but __________ these advantages to women. 
1) arrogance, abstain 
2) propensity, bestow
3) proliferation, advance 
4) selfishness, deny 
5) stupidity, prohibit 

13. As everybody is __________ attached to his motherland it is difficult to find a man who is __________ of love for his motherland. 
1). constantly, disposed 
2) courageously, suspect 
3) profoundly, deprived 
4) greatly, connected 
5) deeply, devoid 

14. If we study the lives of great men we are __________  that we too can achieve greatness and when we die, we leave behind our __________ 
1) convinced, children
2) reminded, footmarks 
3) conveyed, followers 
4) commended, belongings 
5) proclaimed, memories 

15. The society provides the individual security of life, __________ of thought and sustenance for action.  Every individual who __________ from society is indebted to the society. 
1) serenity, gains 
2) prosperity, benefits 
3) objectivity, profits 
4) seriousness, derives 
5) semblance, evolves

Answers 


1. 4
2. 1
3. 3
4. 4
5. 5
6. 4
7. 2
8. 1
9. 5
10. 2
11. 1
12. 4
13. 5
14. 2
15. 1




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