• Practice Test: Verbal Ability – 39


      Directions (Questions:  1- 5):
      In each of these questions, two sentences (i) and (ii) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five words (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one first at both the places in the context of each sentence. Number of that word is the answer.
    1 I. Boats take more time going against the ________ of the river.

    II. She keeps herself abreast of ________ events.

      (1) flow
      (2) latest
      (3) water
      (4) all
      (5) current
    2 I. While trying to open the door, the ______ broke.
      II. It is not difficult to ________ tricky situations.
      (1) handle
      (2) knob
      (3) bracket
      (4) overcome
      (5) win
    3 I. This course teaches you not to _______ to temptations.
      II. We hope to increase our ________ of rice this year.
      (1) succumb
      (2) produce
      (3) yield
      (4) share
      (5) submit
    4 I. When you play your radio at high _______, it disturbs others.
      II. We have just received a latest ______ of this encyclopedia.
      (1) edition
      (2) volume
      (3) channel
      (4) frequency
      (5) pitch
    5 I. It helps to rinse one’s mouth early morning with a _______ of salt and water.
      II. You can always refer to this reference material to find the _________ to these problems.
      (1) mixture
      (2) answers
      (3) liquid
      (4) fix
      (5) solution
      Directions (Questions: 6- 10):

    In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). 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 number 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 (5) i.e., ‘All Correct’ as your answer.

    6 Solving the energy challenge (1) requires behaviour (2) change and new technological (3) approaches (4). All correct. (5)
    7 The first thing that catches your eye (1) is this building (2) is the flour (3) with laser lights (4). All correct. (5)
    8 The services (1) sector has contributed (2) significantly (3) to the economic grow (4). All correct. (5)
    9 IT Companies have (1)been allotted landing (2) in this area to develop (3) and start their operations (4). All correct (5)
    10 Other then (1) the regular incentives (2), the government (3) is offering land sites at concessional (4) rates. All correct (5)
      Directions (Questions: 11- 15):

    Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (5) as the answer.

    11 In terms with seating capacity, it is the third largest stadium in India.
      (1) On terms with
      (2) As far as
      (3) In respective to terms with
      (4) In terms of
      (5) No correction required
    12 The actor can double for the star if needed be.
      (1) if need
      (2) if need be
      (3) while it is needed
      (4) whenever needed be
      (5) No correction required
    13 The 1982 Asian Games brought about a major change in India.
      (1) brought after
      (2) bring after
      (3) best resulted
      (4) bring around
      (5) No correction required
    14 Tourism, surely has suffered given the huge social unrest in the country.
      (1) giving the huge
      (2) because to
      (3) as the huge
      (4) taken the huge
      (5) No correction required
    15 Combining the ongoing crisis in Europe, the data make a case for a pause in rate hike.
      (1) Together
      (2) Apart with
      (3) Combined with
      (4) Combination of
      (5) No correction required
      Directions (Questions: 16- 25):

    Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error if any, will be one part of sentence. Mark the number of the part with errors as your answer. If there is ‘No error’, mark (5).

    16 If you have made a mistake (1)/while filling up the form (2)/you should be informed (3)/the Income Tax department immediately (4). No error (5)
    17 Reading newspapers will(1)/help you (2)/ in understand banking (3)/and business concepts (4). No error
    18 Government departments should(1)/ share information with (2)/one another so that (3)/they records are up-to-date (4). No error (5)
    19 The bank will decide (1)/unless Ashok is (2)/eligible for a loan (3)/based on his monthly salary (4). No error (5)
    20 The power supplying in (1)/many states has been (2)/badly affected because (3)/of the shortage of coal (4). No error (5)
    21 The government has many (1)/new schemes for people (2)/who want to start (3)/business in rural areas (4). No error. (5)
    22 The rate of interest (1)/offered by banks to (2)/customers who had savings bank accounts (3)/was decided by RBI early (4). No error (5)
    23 The provide more such facility (1)/to its workers, the company (2)/is planning to build (3)/schools and parks in the township (4). No error (5)
    24 Every year this IT company (1)/conducts training programmes (2)/for employees so that (3)/they learn new skills (4). No error (5)
    25 According to newspaper reports (1)/ there is more internet users (2)/in small towns (3)/than in metros (4). No error (5)


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