English Section is very important to score better in Banking and other competitive exams. Now a day, the pattern of questions asked in this section are very lengthy and thus, time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. Here is another set of Questions to improve your speed and practice. Make most of it.
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) The stupendous mandate in favour of Narendra Modi / 2) is a vote for his identity / 3) as a man of integration and / 4) unflinching commitment to development. / 5) No error
2. 1) A borrower takes a housing loan from a bank or a financial institution / 2) issued against the property intended to bought / 3) on the part of the borrower giving the banker / 4) a conditional ownership over the property. / 5) All correct
3. 1) Former solicitor general of India and noted lawyer / 2) Gopal Subramanium’s name has been suggested / 3) by the Supreme Court collegium for appointment / 4) as judge in the apex court. / 5) All correct
4. 1) By appointing him the principal secretary in PMO, / 2) Modi has signalled that he is not looking for loyalists / 3) but bureaucrats with experience / 4) and a proved track record. / 5) All correct
5. 1) Most of the newcomers, / 2) cutting across party lines, / 3) feels that corruption cannot be weeded out / 4) by mere legislation. / 5) All correct
Directions (Q. 6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each pair of blanks that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
6. The government wants to ________ death by stoning for adulterers and the ________ of limbs for theft in accordance with Sharia law.
1) offer, cleaving 2) recommend, joining
3) suggest, detaching 4) propose, bisecting
5) introduce, severing
7. An agreement to end violence in eastern Ukraine _______ between America, Russia, the European Union and Ukraine failed to ________ off the ground.
1) achieved, pull 2) reached, get
3) finished, lay 4) managed, make
5) attained, take
8. Netflix, which ________ films and TV programmes ________ the internet, became the first big company to oppose the planned mega-merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
1) broadcasts, beside 2) telecasts, in
3) shows, along 4) streams, through
5) displays, over
9. In Pakistan, as in other poor parts of the world, mobile telecoms are vital to the country’s development, bypassing ________ bureaucrats and bringing services ________ to the masses from banking to voter registration.
1) obstructive, directly 2) antithetical, right
3) conflicting, direct 4) contrary, precisely
5) converse, straight
10. When Alexander the Great was 33 years old, legend ________ he wept because he had no world left to ________.
1) says, subdue 2) writer, overthrow
3) goes, conquer 4) marks, control
5) provokes, defeat
- 3; Replace ‘integration’ with ‘integrity’
- 2; Insert ‘be’ after ‘to’
- 4; Replace ‘proved’ with ‘proven’
- 3; Replace ‘feels’ with ‘feel’