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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams English Language Practice Quiz section. Here we have provided Important Practice Cloze Test and Error Spotting Questions for IBPS Exams 2017 with Solutions. Aspirants those who are preparing for the Bank Examination and other Competitive Examination can practice with these questions.
Directions (1 – 5): In the passage given below words are given in bold, each followed by a number given in the brackets. Every word in bold has five alternatives. Find the word which best suits the place. If the given word does not suit the blank, mark “no replacement required” as the answer.
We are now in the middle of the fiscal 2016-17. The main monsoon is also over. This is an convenient (1) time to take a look at the economy and assess where we are headed. Two important questions that spring up are: are there green shoots which show a decisive upheaval (2) of the economy, and have we laid the foundation for a faster rate of growth of the economy in the medium term?
In analysing the trends in the economy, we continue to be thrown (3) by conflicting sets of data. National income data are available only for the first quarter (April-June). These data show that GDP grew by 7.1 per cent and that value added in manufacturing grew by 9.1 per cent. However, according to the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) during this quarter, manufacturing fell by 0.6 per cent. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) now uses IIP data for measuring only a small segment (4) of manufacturing. It uses the corporate data for estimating 75 per cent of the manufacturing sector. While one cannot fault the CSO for the new methodology, it has to carefully cross check the data it relies upon. Analysts need some amount of confidence (5) from the CSO. All the same, an attempt can be made to find out whether the current year will be better than the last year by looking at the performance of different segments.
1. a) suitable b) available c) appropriate d) inadvertent e) No replacement required
2. a) uproar b) revival c) reconstruction d) increase e) No replacement required
3. a) plagued b) infected c) fevered d) monitored e) No replacement required
4. a) area b) target c) need d) fraction e) No replacement required
5. a) supportive b) vow c) confession d) reassurance e) No replacement required
Directions (6 – 10): In the following, there are sentences or parts of sentence labelled A, B, C, D and E. Choose for your answer the fragment that carries an Error. Ignore punctuation error, if any.
6. A. And its equally important to spread the news about companies that treat working parents
B. with fairness and respect, so that we all can try to work at these companies,
C. and send a message to others treating working parents
D. justly is a valuable employee recruitment and retention advantage.
E. No error
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E
7. A. I’ve been in Delhi for four days now
B. and so far the stay had been uneventful,
C. barring a stray incident
D. where I walked into a lamppost and then walked around Connaught Place
E. with a bloody nose.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E
8. A. To be a citizen is to possess the rights
B. enshrined in our constitution,
C. and equally, the obligation of duty.
D. When one citizen upholds an individual right for another,
E. he enacts his duty to himself.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E
9. A. This study takes its place alongside earlier research showing
B. that kids who are allowed to serve their own food
C. take smaller portions that they would typically be served
D. and ate 25 percentage less, and that kids tend to eat more
E. when the portions on their plates have been double.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E
10. A. Sixty years is too small a period to acquire new civilizational traits.
B. and to mould our DNA. When that happens, we will automatically
C. realize the importance of the rule of law, the true meaning of freedom and democracy
D. and then we will behave like citizens who will not allow anyone
E. to sell their votes, and MPs will not be on sold.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E
Answers:
1. C)   2. B)   3. A)   4. E)   5. D)  
6. A) It’s should be used instead of its in the first part of the sentence.
7. D) D should read as ‘in which I walked into …’ or ‘when I walked into …’
8. D) the preposition ‘for’ should be corrected to ‘of’ – ‘right of another’, rather than ‘right for another’
9. D) 25 percentage less is erroneous – 25 percent less is correct usage. Use the word “percent” with number; use “percentage” without using a number.
For example: 50 percent children, and a considerable percentage of children.
10. E) We will not allow anyone to sell their votes has a problem in pronoun agreement, anyone is singular hence he or she should be used rather than the plural their. Sixty years as period is singular, hence the singular verb is correct.