Sample Bank PO Examination Question Paper on General English


Are you preparing for Bank PO Exam? Here are the 50 most important questions on General English.

Directions (Q.51-57): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Along with the majority community, religious minorities are given the right to maintain religious and charitable institutions and to manage their affairs in religious matters. Without state interference, linguistic and cultural minorities have the right to conserve their language, script and culture.


Religious and linguistic minorities shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice which will not be discriminated against by the state in the matter of grant in aid.

Only minority institutions are protected constitutionally in the matter of compulsory acquisition. The amount paid for acquisition of their property should be such as not to interfere with this right. Provision for recognition of a minority language in a state as one of the official languages for communication—the President may issue a directive in this regard.

Each state shall make provisions for linguistic minorities’ children to have instructions in their mother tongues as the primary stage of education—the President shall issue directive for this purpose.

Special officer for linguistic minorities appointed by the President—his reports shall be laid before the parliament and sent to state governments. No reservation of seats in educational institutions of the government and jobs for minorities unless they belong to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes or backward classes.


51. The most suitable title of the passage should be—

1. Protection to minorities

2. Secular nature of Indian polity

3. Indian Constitution


4. The condition of minorities

5. None of these

52. Minorities can avail reservation if they belong to

1. A minor section of the society


2. A poor section of the society

3. Scheduled castes tribes or backward classes

4. Illiterate families

5. None of these


53. What facility has been given to religious minorities?

1. They can take the help of the state

2. They deal with religious matters without state interference

3. They decide anything within community

4. They can take help from outside

5. None of these

54. The primary state of education may be in mother tongue. This may be confirmed by the —

1. Central Government

2. Minorities

3. Linguistic minorities

4. Provisions of the state

5. None of these

55. Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage?

1. Religious minorities are given rights

2. Linguistic minorities are given rights

3. Cultural minorities are given rights

4. Poor people are given rights

5. None of these

Directions (Q.56-57): Choose the word which is nearly the SAME in meaning as used in the passage




3. ACT




1. Intervention

2. Protrude

3. Prostrate

4. Prolong

5. Plump

Directions (Q.58-67): Fill up the blanks with the most suitable word or pair of words from the options given to make a meaningful sentence.

58. When I am autocratic, I am——-in the extreme. My direct method is to——power and control

1. Technical, explore

2. Objective, develop

3. Dominant, impose

4. Possessive, reject

5. Autocratic, engulf

59. I am not a ———-who easily—–under pressure conditions.

1. Being, looks

2. Pessimist, shatters

3. Manager, getting

4. Force, stimulate

5. Discouraging, surrenders

60. Books———-the dark clouds of gloom and—–our happiness

1. Disappear, multiply

2. Fight, make

3. Dispel, increase

4. Hit, instill

5. Looks, find

61. Coercion sometimes leads to the —–but its drawbacks—–its advantages.

1. Appreciation, magnify

2. Accomplishment, crumble

3. Route, cost

4. Advantage, short

5. Destination, limit

62. Forests play a very important part in _____ soil.

1. Enhancing

2. Augmenting

3. Calibrating

4. Preserving

5. Fabricating

63. Professionals focus their ______ on fulfilling their responsibilities and achieving results, not on _____ particular image.

1. Planning, devising

2. Leadership, attributing

3. Abilities, contributing

4. Forces, framing

5. Skills, obtaining

64. Building castles in the air means _____ in daydreams.

1. Indulging

2. Developing

3. Bringing

4. Following

5. Absconding

65. A sound _____ is the most _____ treasure man can cherish.

1. Habit, healthy

2. Health, appropriate

3. Body, perishable

4. Action, important

5. Approach, Demanding

66. Strangely enough, the _____ of labour of months is _____ just in three hours in our examination.

1. Durability, found

2. Efficacy, tested

3. Clash, analysed

4. Result, decided

5. Evaluation, looked at

67. At every stoppage there was a ____ between those who wanted to alight and those who wanted to ___ the train.

1. Rush, in

2. Clash, entering

3. Clash, board

4. Controversy, deboard

5. Riot, ride

Directions (Q. 68-74): Read each sentence carefully and detect the error which may be in any one of the parts 1, 2, 3 or 4. In case of ‘No error’, 5 will be the answer.

68. 1) The Hindi which one/

2) Hears in Bihar in quite different/

3) From the Hindi which/

4) He hears in Rajasthan/

5) No error

69. 1) Avail of/

2) Every opportunity if/

3) You want to/

4) Have a good education/

5) No error

70. 1) Him not agreeing/

2) To accept the proposal/

3) Offered by the govt./

4) Is of course baffling/

5) No error

71. 1) Villages after village was/

2) Swept away in/

3) The recent flood/

4) That occurred in our district/

5) No error

72. 1) Hari’s son is/

2) More intelligent/

3) And more labourious/

4) Than Om/

5) No error

73. 1) He is very/

2) Drunk so/

3) He can not tell/

4) You even his name/

5) No error

74. 1) I am really/

2) Shocked to know/

3) That a reasonable person like him/

4) Has lain to me/

5) No error

Descriptions (Q. 75-84): Replace the word given in bold by one of the given options to make the sentence correct and meaningful. In case of ‘no correction required’, 5 will be the answer.

75. If one prays honestly and sincerely, God will listen to one’s prayer.

1. If one pray

2. One if prays

3. If one will praying

4. If one prayed

5. No correction required

76. Not only I but also my parents are looking forward to see you soon.

1. am looking forward to seeing

2. are looking to see forward

3. are looking forward seeing

4. are looking forward to seeing

5. No correction required

77. They are waiting for her since morning.

1. are waiting

2. are waiting to

3. have been a waiting

4. have been waiting for

5. No correction required

78. If he had asked me, I would have helped him.

1. If he ask

2. Had he asked

3. He had asked

4. If he asked

5. No correction required.

79. I am sure that scientists must discover a cure for AIDS by the end of next decade.

1. Will have discovered

2. might discover

3. have discovered

4. must discover

5. No correction required.

80. Having drank the coffee he washed up the cup.

1. On his drinking coffee, he washed up the cup.

2. After he drunk coffee

3. Having drunk the coffee

4. Drunken the coffee

5. No correction required.

81. I had been working in this company since 2001.

1. Waked

2. Had worked

3. Was working

4. Was been working

5. No correction required

82. Unless you do not live here you can’t feel the intensity of problems.

1. You live

2. You will not live

3. You had not lived

4. You do live

5. No correction required

83. Scarcely he had entered the room when the phone rang.

1. Scarcely had he entered

2. Scarcely did he entered

3. He had scarcely entered

4. Had he entered scarcely

5. No correction required.

84. You had better to leave this place now.

1. Had better leaving

2. Better leave

3. Would better to leaving

4. Had better left

5. No correction required.

Directions (Q.85-90): Rearrange the sentences given below in a way, which would make an appropriate and meaningful paragraph. Mark the correct order of sentences and answer the questions given below.

A. On my way back home from school, I saw a crowd of people in front of a house

B. The women of the families were also taking part in the quarrel.

C. However, I soon found that it was a quarrel between a landlord and his tenant.

D. At first I could not make out as to what was happening

E. Even the children didn’t lag behind an were throwing pots and pans

F. Both were shouting at the top of their voices

85. After rearrangement which of the following sentences will come ‘FIRST’?

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

86. After rearrangement which of the following sentences will come ‘ LAST’

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

87. After rearrangement which of the following sentences will come ‘SECOND’?

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

88. After rearrangement which of the following sentences will come ‘THIRD’ ?

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

89. After rearrangement which of the following sentences will come ‘FOURTH’?

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

90. After rearrangement which of the following sentences will come ‘FIFTH’?

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

Directions (Q.91-100) : In the following passage some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

Man has been tampering 91 ecosphere for a very 92 time and is forced to 93 that the environmental resources are 94. Environmental problems are 95 social problems. They begin with people as 96 and end with people as victims. Unplanned uses of resource 97 in the depletion of fossil fuels and 98 of air and water, Deforestation has led to 99 imbalance and draining away of national wealth 100 heavy expenditure on oil and power generation.

91. 1 To

2. In

3. With

4. For

5. From

92. 1. Short

2. Long

3. Small

4. Tall

5. High

93. 1. See

2. Look

3. Do

4. Recognize

5. Realize

94. 1. Plenty

2. Scarce

3. Minute

4. Enough

5. Minimum

95. 1. Really

2. Coldly

3. Badly

4. Happily

5. Seriously

96. 1. Effect

2. Result

3. Cause

4. Wisdom

5. Affect

97. 1. Cause

2. Rest

3. Consequence

4. Result

5. Get

98. 1. Revolution

2. Pollution

3. Resolution

4. Evolution

5. Solution

99. 1. Ecological

2. Biological

3. Logical

4. Chronological

5. Geographical

100. 1. By

2. In

3. Out

4. Through

5. From

, , ,

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