Model English Test For Bank PO Exams

This grammar test is designed for students preparing for various competitive examinations like Bank PO and MBA entrance exam.

Model English Test 2

Questions 1 – 5
Look at the following sentences. Below each sentence are given three possible substitutions for the text given in bold letters. If one of the possible substitutions is better than the text in bold letters, indicate it as your answer. If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your answer.

1. The traveler asked the stranger if he had known the way to the nearest inn.

a) knew
b) has known
c) knows
d) No improvement

2. The dentist suggested me to change my toothpaste.

a) suggested that I should change
b) suggested to change
c) suggested me changing
d) No improvement

3. He was cured of his rheumatism by a specialist.

a) Cured from
b) Cured with
c) Cured after
d) No improvement

4. He threatened that he would shoot me unless I didn’t give him the money.

a) if
b) whether
c) if not
d) No improvement

5. There is no question of denying the fact that she broke it.

a) no denying the fact
b) no denial the fact
c) no way to deny the fact
d) No improvement

Questions 6 – 10

In the following questions, sentences are given with four alternatives. Every sentence contains an idiom/phrase. You are to select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of this idiom/phrase for each of the questions.

6. He told me that my remarks were beside the mark in that matter.

a) my remarks were relevant
b) my remarks were irrelevant
c) my remarks were true
d) my remarks were untrue

7. The two friends fell foul of each other over a silly matter.

a) they quarreled
b) they resolved their differences
c) they confused each other
d) they supported each other

8. By securing a good job he has been able to keep the wolf from the door.

a) he no longer lives in poverty
b) he is able to lead a luxurious life
c) his social standing has improved considerably
d) He has become very proud of his accomplishments

9. The naughty child constantly keeps his mother on tenterhooks.

a) he constantly troubles her
b) he is very obedient
c) he is very adamant
d) none of these

10. Hitler led his party men by the nose.

a) he led them authoritatively
b) he led them gently
c) he was very lenient towards them
d) none of these


1. knew
2. suggested that I should change (The verb suggested cannot be followed by an infinitive.)
3. No improvement
4. if
5. no denying the fact (‘No question of denying’ is an Indianism which should be avoided.)
6. my remarks were irrelevant
7. they quarreled
8. he no longer lives in poverty
9. he constantly troubles her
10. he led them authoritatively

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