English Sample Paper-1

English language questions asked in competitive exams are usually basic. Most organizations like UPSC, SSC, IBPS and other banks maintain a difficulty level of Class X standard.
You may go through the following questions on English for competitive exams that cover two important type of questions asked in most written tests.
Directions: (Q. 1 to 5) Which of the phrases (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (v) as the answer.

1. In these circumstances, they will not be able to meet the assign target to them.
(i) targeted assignment
(ii) assigned target
(iii) assigning of target
(iv) target assigned
(v) No correction required

2. Banks must be ensured that 18 per cent of their loans is given to the agricultural sector.
(i) are ensured
(ii) have to ensure
(iii) being ensured
(iv) should be ensured
(v) No correction required

3. The government has announced several initiatives benefiting to factory workers.
(i) beneficial
(ii) for benefiting to
(iii) which will benefit
(iv) benefited to
(v) No correction required

4. A date for the committee meeting to discuss the details of the proposal has yet to be decided.
(i) will be yet decided
(ii) is been decided yet
(iii) have not been still decided
(iv) has not yet been decided
(v) No correction required

5. With the raining heavily the multi-storey office building was badly damaged and collapsed.
(i) Owing to the heavy rains
(ii) Because of raining heavily
(iii) Since heavily it rained
(iv) In raining heavily
(v) No correction required

Directions (Q. 6 to 10) In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are lettered as (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The letter of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (v) i.e. ‘All correct’ as your answer.

21. Since petroleum products are taxed (i) heavily they are a majar (ii) source (iii) of revenue (iv) for the government. All correct (v)

22. Even though the proposal appearrs (i) practical (ii) the committee should discuss (iii) it at length. (iv) All correct (v)

23. The Indian stock market has been one of the well (i) performing (ii) markets globally (iii) during the current (iv) year. All correct (v)

24. Had the scheme been allowed (i) to continue (ii) it would have generated (iii) attracted (iv) returns. All correct (v)

25. People should constantly (i) upgrade their skills (ii) in order to be effective (iii) and efficient. (iv) All correct (v)

1. iv 2. ii 3. i 4. iv 5. I
6. ii 7. i 8. v 9. iv 10. v

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