English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 12

Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  1. (A) Something, at last, has changed. For nearly an year, Brexit has been characterised by a weird combination of turbulence and stagnation. /(B) The outline of an EU withdrawal agreement was agreed last December. /(C) The obstacle to its completion was apparent then, too. It was impossible for the UK to leave the European customs union /(D) while also retaining frictionless trade and without sabotaging the Good Friday agreement.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    an = a

     

  2. (A) A young woman called Lizia Woolf stepped forward. She hadn’t spoken before, but the passion, grief and fury of her response was utterly compelling. /(B) “What is it that you are asking me as a 20-year-old to /(C) face and to accept about my future and my life? … This is an emergency. We are facing extinction. /(D) When you ask questions like that, what is it you want me to feel?” We had no answer.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  3. (A) The room is packed, people spilling out of the doors. The atmosphere crackles. So it should, /(B) for this is what it feels like when an entire society is held for account. Over 12 days, the United Nations’ special /(C) rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights is touring not Bangladesh nor Sudan but the UK. And what Philip Alston has discovered in the fifth-richest country on Earth should shame us all. From Newcastle to Jaywick, /(D) he has uncovered stories of families facing homelessness, of people too scared to eat, of those on benefits contemplating suicide.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    for = to

     

  4. (A) There have been 12 government papers on paying for social care in England in the past 20 years. /(B) Some of them were proposals for more discussion. One or two held out with hope of legislation. There have also been five independent commissions – and as for thinktank reports, /(C) they are beyond number. Another green paper is in preparation, although its publication date, originally last summer, is becoming uncertain. /(D) This is one of the hallmarks of our age: the greater the political complexity of a policy reform and the less the courage of government to confront it, the more words there are, and the less action.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    with = omit with

     

  5. (A) For his book Mimesis, the German-Jewish literary critic Erich Auerbach undertook a grand survey of western literature from /(B) his wartime exile is in Istanbul. He wanted to show that literature /(C) was becoming ever more democratic in its representation of reality, ever more attentive to the human individual. /(D) From Homer’s gods and monsters, we had moved through Shakespeare’s warriors and kings, to Austen’s ladies, Dickens’s merchants and Zola’s workers, down into Woolfian streams of consciousness.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    is = omit “is”

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  7. We are happy to recommend that his son to be considered for the post.
    considers for
    be considered with
    be considered for
    may consider for
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  8. A majority of the students believes that the examinations are unnecessary.
    have been not necessary
    have unnecessary
    are being unnecessary
    were being unnecessary
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  9. No sooner the advertisement appeared in the newspapers than there was a rush on the booking window.
    No sooner had the advertisement appear
    The advertisement appear no sooner
    The advertisement no sooner having appeared
    No sooner did the advertisement appear
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  10. May I know whom I am talking to?
    who I am talking
    to whom I am talking
    whom I talk
    who I have talked
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  11. I am working on this job since last Monday.
    was working
    have been working
    being worked
    were to have worked
    No correction required
    Option A

     


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