English Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam set – 32

Directions(1-5): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  1. Plant life, as well as animal life, (was developing) in harmony with the strict requirements of the land.
    were developing
    have been developing
    became developing
    were been developing
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  2. Maybe (there’s some) ways to have both; eat the pie and not worry about those bad cholesterol.
    There may be some
    There must be some
    There be some
    There are some
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  3. She laughed, but ended the conversation. It was the closest they’d ever come (to a honest) discussion.
    along a honest
    close an honest
    to an honest
    by a honest
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  4. “His master gives him food. (Their) gives me fine clothes and plenty of money to spend,” said the stranger about his master.
    There
    Ours
    They
    Mine
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  5. The President of the organisation thanked the investors (to funding the company) to dive into a new business venture.
    to fund the company
    for funding
    for funding the company
    in funding the company
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In this question, two columns I and II and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer.

  7. I.
    A) Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that
    B) According to reports, three Indian astronauts
    C) Reports also add that the three astronauts’ journey
    II.
    D) will be the fourth nation to send humans to space after USA, Russia and China.
    E) will be embarking on a journey to space for seven days in the year 2022.
    F) will take off from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option A

     

  8. I.
    A) Andhadhun had us sitting on the edge of our seats gifted us
    B) Andhadhun, is a film that forced us to throw
    C) Right around the end of the year, director Sriram Raghavan and giddy
    II.
    D) with nervous excitement at what was unfolding on the screen
    E) with Ayushmann Khurana and Tabu in the lead
    F) our pre-conceived notions about Bollywood and thrillers out of the window.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option D

     

  9. I.
    A) Late start to schooling is one of the central features
    B) Each floating school in the country has
    C) They believe that children under seven are not ready to start school,
    II.
    D) rather they need time to play and be physically active.
    E) educated separately till the time they reach college.
    F) that puts Finland’s school system among the top-ranking ones in Europe.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option C

     

  10. I.
    A) Almost two weeks ago, a mine in Meghalaya suddenly
    B) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma issued
    C) It’s believed that the miners accidentally
    II.
    D) appropriate action will be taken at appropriate time against people who are involved in it.
    E) got heavily flooded, trapping 15 miners inside.
    F) breached an old, flooded mine, leading to the disaster.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option E

     

  11. I.
    A) The trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister released today and it looks like
    B) Starring Anupam Kher in the lead role, as the ex PMO of India, Dr Manmohan Singh,
    C) Akshaye Khanna is playing the role of the author, and political commentator Sanjay Baru,
    II.
    D) who was also the media advisor during Dr Singh’s time as PMO.
    E) a promising portrayal of the tenure of India’s former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.
    F) the movie is based on a memoir of the same name written by Sanjaya Baru.
    BE and CF
    AE, BF and CD
    AF and CD
    BF
    AE and CF
    Option B

     

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