English Quiz for Banking entrance exams

Dear readers,

This quiz consists of questions from
various Banking entrance exams held during the last few years. Leave your
answers/ responses in the comments section below and we’ll soon let you know
the correct answers!

Directions (Q. 1-5) 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 meaningful and grammatically
correct.  If the sentence is correct as
it is and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer

1. If the complaint is not addressed within
thirty days bring the matter to notice the RBI customer services department.

(a) before noticing

(b) will be noticed by

(c) through its notice of

(d) to the notice of

(e) No correction required

2. Although microfinance initiatives are a
very recent phenomena in India, these have
significantly impact
on millions of households across the country.

(a) are significant in impact

(b) have had a significant impact

(c) had significantly impacted

(d) were a significant impact

(e) No correction required

3. Of the 21 crore households in need of financial inclusion banks reach out to around
5 crore households through self help groups.

(a) households
needy of

(b) households

(c) household
that needs

(d) households
with needs

(e) No correction required

4. Increasing
investing in
technology will certainly help to reduce costs in the long

(a) Increased investment in

(b) An increase investment in

(c) With increase invested in 

(d) By increasing investment of

(e) No correction required

5. The prices of pulses have risen because
production were low compared demand.

(a) lower compared to

(b) is lower comparable

(c) will be lower for

(d) is lower than

(e) No correction required

Directions (Q. 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 boldly printed
words 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 boldly printed words are correctly spelt and also appropriate
in the context of the sentence, mark (5) i.e, “All correct” as your answer”.

6.  In
order to curtale the substantial export of iron ore recently the government has imposed an export tax.  All correct

(a) curtale

(b) substantial

(c) recently

(d) imposed

(e) All correct

7.  Several medium and small sized companies successfully survived the global financial crisis of
2008.  All correct

(a) Several

(b) medium

(c) sized

(d) survived

(e) All correct

8.  One
of the tangible benefits of appearing for a loan under this scheme
is the interest rate concessions.  All correct

(a) tangible

(b) benefits

(c) appearing

(d) concessions

(e) All correct

9.  With effect from April, non banking
finance companies with good performances
may be granted licences to convert into banks.  All correct

(a) effect

(b) performances

(c) granted

(d) convert

(e) All correct

10.  In
2009, the largest remittances sent
to India were from overseas Indians living in North-America.  All correct

(a) largest

(b) remittances

(c) overses

(d) living

(e) All correct


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