English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 14

Directions(1-5): 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.

  1. All round is emptiness and silence, the silence, it seems, of a land that man has not yet set foot upon.
    around is emptiness and silence
    round is empty and silent
    round are emptiness and silence
    around are empty and silence
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  2. No sooner did he reach the station than the train had started moving.
    had started movement
    had been moving
    had been started movement
    started moving
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  3. Shocked of finding an unknown person, the army officer briskly caught hold of him.
    Shockingly found
    Shocked at finding
    Shocked by finding
    Finding as a shock
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  4. I was too overwhelmed to make any decision.
    too much overwhelm to
    so overwhelmed to
    extremely overwhelmed about
    quite overwhelming to
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  5. He was quite sure that none of them were aware of the truth.
    were aware from
    was aware of
    were beware of
    had aware of
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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.

  7. (A) The immigration rules are now weighted heavily in favour of deporting a person after a criminal sentence. /(B) If you are sentenced for more than four years’ imprisonment, Home Office guidance says /(C) you will need to have “very compelling circumstances” for a deportation order not to be made. /(D) For Adoboli, spending the majority of his life in the UK was not deemed “compelling” enough.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    for = to

     

  8. (A) Iran will remain basically stable despite the surge in inflation and tough recession that the IMF says are coming down the line. /(B) Discontent, and maybe protests, will significantly increase. /(C) Iran’s leaders will nevertheless try to weather the storm. The 2020 US election will be crucial for them. /(D) They could not live with a four-year extension of the crisis if Trump were win again. Their aim will be to hunker down until then.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    were win = were to

     

  9. (A) Bibi’s persecution may hasten an end to Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, and arguably Khashoggi’s death /(B) may help to end the Yemen bombardments. Kristallnacht was different: /(C) it brought out the worst in Germans and Austrians. The wanton destruction of Jewish shops and the degradation of the /(D) Jewish population and all that was Jewish did not happen simply because people were obeying Hitler’s orders, but also because it allowed many ordinary citizens to express their antisemitism through violence.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  10. (A) There is no support from most prison staff: you’re just another face, another number, and they don’t think of your unborn baby. /(B) They don’t get that. You don’t get extra food or fresh fruit and veg for your growing child, /(C) even though you’re meant to be entitled to it. The staff either don’t know or they don’t care enough to make sure you get it. /(D) You just get a pint of full-fat milk.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    of = about

     

  11. (A) Societies generally understand we have a collective responsibility for children – that’s why we have child protection, /(B) juvenile courts and care homes. We are not only failing in those responsibilities. /(C) In some regards the levels of wilful negligence amount to abuse, for which we all pay the price, morally, societally and literally, /(D) since it cost more to deal with the mistakes we know we are making than it would be to fund solutions.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    cost = costs

     


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