English Test for SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 Exam set – 9

Directions(1-5): In the following question, a part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part among the sentences has an error and click the option corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, click option E i.e. ‘No error’.

  1. Forbes drew attention to a certain community (A) / amongst birds and other vertebrates, invertebrates, (B) / and amongst plants, on all the lands (C) / stretching towards a
    south pole (D) / No error.

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D
    The’ as an article is mainly used before the names of ‘directions’ especially when these nouns are preceded by prepositions like as, to, on, at, etc.
    In this sentence, the direction mentioned is ‘South.’ The phrase ‘a South’ is incorrect. ‘The South’ is the correct phrase.

     

  2. We went there (A) with a view (B) to help (C) the train accident victims. (D) No error. (E)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C
    Replace ‘with a view to help’ with ‘with a view to helping’. This is standard expression.

     

  3. Though the Indian government maintains that / (A)personal and location data is deleted after a while, the/ (B) critics argue that in the absence of data protection law,/ (C)
    the app exposes millions of its users to a potential privacy breach./ (D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    No error
    Option B
    In part B of the sentence, the usage of ‘is’ incorrect instead, use ‘are’
    ‘Data’ is a plural noun. The singular form of ‘Data’ is ‘datum’ Hence, if the plural noun is used as a subject then, use a plural verb.

     

  4. Ricket is a skeletal disorder that’s (a)/ caused due to a lack of vitamin D, calcium, (b)/ or phosphate which are important for (c)/ the development of strong, healthy bones.
    (d)/ no error
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option A
    In part, a ‘ricket’ should be replaced by ‘rickets’.
    Some nouns look plural but have a singular meaning. A singular verb is used with them.
    Eg- rickets, economics, mathematics, etc.

     

  5. The search for a new president (a)/ of the University of Wisconsin System (b)/ is in shamble after the (c)/ finalist withdrew from consideration. (d)/ no error
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C
    In part c, ‘shamble’ should be replaced with ‘shambles’.
    Some nouns are always in the plural form. We need to use plural verbs with such nouns.
    Eg- shambles, trousers, assets etc.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A passage is given below with five blanks labelled (A)-(E). Below the passage, five options are given for each blank. Choose the word that fits each blank most appropriately in the context of the passage, and mark the corresponding answer.

  7. The idea of militarizing the Andaman Islands isn’t new. Since the 1980s, Indian commentators have advocated ___(6)___ strategic muscle at the ANI. What has often
    seemed like a straightforward choice for Indian policymakers, however, has never been an easy ___(7)___ to make. On the matter of the strategic development of the
    Andamans, India’s defence and foreign policy ___(8)___ have not always been on the same page. A section of India’s diplomatic community has opposed militarising the
    ANI, arguing that turning the islands into a strategic-military garrison would militarise the littorals — an outcome that would not ___(9)___ with countries in South and
    Southeast Asia. When India first began ___(10)___ the ANI in the mid-1980s, observers say Malaysia and Indonesia had been wary.

    Which of the following words would most appropriately fit in the blank (6)?

    Manufacturing
    Building
    Cooking
    Uplifting
    None of the above
    Option B

     

  8. Which of the following words would most appropriately fit in the blank (7)?
    Decision
    Fault
    Panacea
    Compilation
    Blunder
    Option A

     

  9. Which of the following words would most appropriately fit in the blank (8)?
    Eulogy
    Memorial
    Pilgrimage
    Establishments
    Periphery
    Option D

     

  10. Which of the following words would most appropriately fit in the blank (9)?
    Turn up
    Come clean
    Sit well
    Go beyond
    None of the above
    Option C

     

  11. Which of the following words would most appropriately fit in the blank (10)?
    Terrifying
    Developing
    Pacifying
    Jolting
    None of the above
    Option B

     

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