ENGLISH TEST 31 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 grammatical or idiomatic 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. 1) Decentralization has become a very fashionable term / 2) and all countries, whatever the mode of government,/ 3) are vying with each other/ 4) in experimenting with it./ 5) No error

2. 1) The international law of human rights comprises of more than/ 2) eighty universal and regional conventions, which have/ 3) binding force of state parties and therefore/ 4) form so-called hard law./ 5) No error

3. 1) Like in health, government performance / 2) in providing education/ 3) for all has/ 4) charges on him./ 5) No error

4. 1) The white House claimed Russia had a 'clear legal basis' / 2) to extradite Snowden after the US revoked/ 3) his passport and brought espionage/ 4) charges on him./ 5) No error

5. 1) The values of dignity and equality of all members of/ 2) the human race, like many/ 3) other basic principle, is found/ 4) in virtually every culture and civilization, religion and philosophical tradition./ 5) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10) : In each of the following sentences there are certain blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five options denoted by the numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which option can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. With elections around, politicians could be forgiven for making promises they cannot keep. But when a minister pushes a provocative idea at a public forum, it's ________.
(1) start to bound alarm bells ringing
(2) alarm bells ringing bound to be started
(3) bound to start the bells ringing
(4) bound to start alarm bells ringing
(5) None of these

7. Ramesh is _______ than all the members of his family.
(1) as good if not better
(2) as better if not more better
(3) as good as if not better
(4) as much good as better
(5) so much better if not less better

8. "It's only when the ride goes out that you learn who's been swimming naked." That statement from investment guru Warren Buffett ______________ describes the current _______ of the Indian economy.
(1) badly, attitude
(2) aptly, state
(3) certainly contingency
(4) formally, estate
(5) clearly, occurrence

9. There is a joke that ________ the rest of the world has four seasons, Britain has five, including the August Silly season _______ the entire Westminster village – ministers, MPs – goes on summer holiday ______ newspaper desks struggling to fill pages.
(1) as, when, putting
(2) while, when, leaving
(3) like, while, setting
(4) unlike, following, allowing
(5) why, like, ceding

10. Imagine, if Pakistan and India had been together, the Taliban would have spread its poison all across India. Partition is probably one of the best things _______.
(1) that has to happen
(2) that had happened
(3) which had to happen
(4) that should have happened
(5) to have happened

Directions (Q.11-15) : In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its parts in bold. To make sentence grammatically correct, you have to replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is, give 5) as you answer (ie No correction required).

11. Justice Markandey Katju, Chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI), has spoken of minimum qualifications for journalists whom he thinks doesn't understand much of what they write about.
(1) who he thinks do not
(2) who he thinks doesn't
(3) whom he don't thinks
(4) whom he doesn't thinks
(5) No correction required

12. Law and order in West Bengal today have reached a trouble depth, the economy is wrapped in inertia, and the goons of the ruling party are playing havoc.
(1) have reached troublesome
(2) has reached a troubled
(3) had reached a terrible
(4) has reached a terrible
(5) No correction required

13. Most people see the RBI's measures as to little, to late, and largely ineffective, arguing that it shouldn't try and defend the rupee.
(1) too little, to late
(2) too little, too late
(3) to little, too late
(4) neither little nor late
(5) No correction required

14. A higher exchange rate will cause Indians to choose locally made goods because the foreign ones are now more expensive, and make our exports cheaper.
(1) locally made goods because the foreign
(2) local made goods because the foreign one
(3) local made good because the foreign one
(4) locally made good because the foreign one 
(5) No correction required

15. I have read these news yesterday.
(1) have read this news
(2) read these news
(3) read this news
(4) have read that news
(5) No correction required.

1) 3; replace ' each other' with ' one another'
2) 1; delete ' of ' used after ' comprise '
3) 5 
4) 4; replace 'on ' with ' against '
5) 3; replace ' is ' with ' are '
6) 4
7) 3
8) 2
9) 2


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