IBPS Clerks – General English Model Questions with Answers

Following are model questions with answers useful for IBPS and SBI Clerks Written Examinations. They practice questions may also be useful for other competitive and recruitment exams which have Articles (General English) as a section.
In the following questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If
there is no error, mark N.E.,

1. As Pradeep renders (1)/ selfless service, (2)/ he is regarded as an honourable man(3)/ by all the members of the organisation (4)/ No
error (5).

2. An university(1)/ is a spring board which (2)/ lifts talented students (3)/ to higher position in life (4)/ No error (5).

3. When he reaches home (1)/ at 6 P.M. every day, (2)/ his wife is ready with (3)/ cup and saucer to offer coffee (4)/ No error (5).

4. According to me (1)/ first chapter (2)/ is more difficult (3)/ than the rest of the chapters (4)/ No error (5).

5. He is a Vivekananda (1)/ of our college. (2)/ He gives (3)/ lucid explanations about lofty things (4)/ No error (5).

6. Congress and B.J.P. (1)/ are the two major parties (2)/ to contest (3)/ the elections (4)/. No error (5).

7. The exhibits (1)/ displayed in (2)/ the museum (3)/ has the remarkable variety of antics. (4)/ No error (5).

8. Many poverty (1)/ alleviation programmes (2)/ are taken up (3)/ by the Ford foundation. (4)/ No error (5).

9. A seminar on (1)/ the preservation (2)/ of ecological balance for happy living (3)/ will be held on the fifth floor. (4)/ No error (5).

10. The more you (1)/ study (2)/ more you (3)/ become wiser. (4)/ No error (5).

11. The teacher knows that (1)/ cleverer (2)/ of the two boys (3)/ is Ravi. (4)/ No error (5).

12. The rich (1)/ must contribute (2)/ their mite (3)/ to the development of poorer sections of society.(4)/ No error (5).

13. It is quarter to nine (1)/ by my watch (2)/ though the clock (3)/ has struck nine (4)/ No error (5).

14. The ministers are arranging (1)/ lunch (2)/ to welcome (3)/ the Chief Minister after successful foreign tour (4)/ No error (5).

15. The apples grown (1)/ in many countries of the world (2)/ are nutritious (3)/ and tasty (4)/ No error (5).

16. Last but not the least (1)/ we came to Japan, (2)/ the only highly industrialised country (3)/ in Asia (4)/ No error (5).

17. The books (1)/ are essential to a student, (2)/ but poor parents (3)/ can not buy the costly ones for their children (4)/ No error (5).

18. I have read (1)/ only the first two chapters (2)/ of the book that (3)/ I borrowed from you yesterday (4)/ No error (5).

19. He did not go (1)/ to the city on foot. (2)/ He went there (3)/ by the train. (4)/ No error (5).

20. Pen is (1)/ mightier (2)/ than (3)/ the sword (4)/ No error (5).

21. I did it (1)/ only for a fun, (2)/ don't take it (3)/ seriously (4)/ No error (5).

22. Kiran is out of the question, (1)/ the best batsman (2)/ in (3)/ our team (4)/ No error (5).

23. During my college days, (1)/ I always (2)/ took the lead in (3)/ the extra curricular activities (4)/ No error (5).

24. If he is busy (1)/ at this time, (2)/ we shall see him (3)/ after the lunch. (4)/ No error (5).

25. Do you know that (1)/ these animals (2)/ are found only (3)/ in tropical Zone? (4)/ No error (5).

26. Nobody has lived (1)/ in that house (2)/ for (3)/ last hundred years (4)/ No error (5).

27. Anitha charges (1)/ Rs. 2000 P.M. (2)/ for (3)/ keeping the house (4)/ No error (5).

28. I have no time (1)/ even to sigh. (2)/ How (3)/ busy life! (4)/ No error (5).

29. All precautions (1)/ must be taken (2)/ for (3)/ the malaria spreads rapidly (4)/ No error (5).

30. I live on a top floor (1)/ of an old house. (2)/ When the wind blows (3)/ all the windows rattle. (4)/ No error (5).

Key / Answers : 1-5; 2-1; 3-4; 4-2; 5-5; 6-1; 7-4; 8-5; 9-5;
10-3; 11-2; 12-5; 13-1; 14-2; 15-1; 16-1; 17-1; 18-5; 19-4; 20-1; 21-2; 22-1; 23-3; 24-4; 25-4; 26-4; 27-4; 28-4; 29-4; 30-1.

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