English Practice Questions IBPS Clerk | IBPS RRB | IBPS PO

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English Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, IBPS PO
Directions (1 – 5): In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it as your answer. If none of the alternatives are correct, mark (E), i.e, none as your answer.
1. I cannot put up with that foolish fellow.
a) forgive
b) dictate
c) endure
d) make partnership
e) None
2. The point the leader has raised has no bearing on the issue of autonomy.
a) no relationship with
b) little impact
c) no repercussions
d) no ideological base
e) None
3. His advice to his colleagues fell flat.
a) met with criticism
b) got misunderstood
c) had no effect
d) generated controversy
e) None
4. It was out of place for her to talk on politics in the meeting held for discussion on art and culture.
a) complete ignorance
b) quite insulting
c) tragic
d) inappropriate
e) None
5. It is time both the nations buried the hatchet and worked for promoting peace in the region.
a) stop quarrelling and become friendly
b) give up attacking
c) abandon militancy
d) counter insurgency
e) None
Directions (6 – 10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.
6. Little do we seem to_______ that crime cannot be_______ with by third-degree methods.
a) realise, dealt
b) approve, driven
c) consider, wiped
d) admit, challenged
e) deliberate, forced
7. Social organisations and media should_______calls for_______strikes.
a) ban, regular
b) challenge, illegal
c) oppose, frequent
d) boycott, unusual
e) penalise, abnormal
8. Strike calls_______the normal life and_______the economy as well.
a) derail, attack
b) disturb, breach
c) deviates, dictates
d) haunts, costs
e) disrupt, affect
9. _______ resources should be provided to _______ safety for astronauts on space mission.
a) Required, implement
b) Adequate, ensure
c) Budgetary, avail
d) Enough, manage
e) Basic, claim
10. Though courts permit public interest litigation not all can _______ themselves of it unless they know the _______ of law and jurisprudence.
a) facilitate, basics
b) deserve, minutes
c) practices, factors
d) deliver, limitations
e) avail, rudiments
1. C)   2. A)   3. C)   4. D)   5. A)   6. A)   7. C)   8. E)   9. B)   10. E)