English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 11

Hello Aspirants

State Bank of India (SBI) is going to conduct examination for its recruitment for the post of Probationary Officers (SBI PO 2018) for a total of 2000 vacancies.

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The examination will be held in three phases i.e. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview. The Preliminary Exam is scheduled on 1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018. Details of the exam are as under:

Practice the questions so as to familiarize yourself with the pattern of questions to be asked in the exam. 


Directions: In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

Mumbai is currently in the ____1____ of its second economic cycle. The first cycle began in the mid-19th century with two global developments: the American Civil War that caused cotton prices to spike internationally and the construction of the Suez Canal. The first played to Mumbai’s industrial strength and the second to its being a strategically located port city. The cycle lasted for a century, ending with the collapse of the city’s textile mill heartland in the early 1980s. This triggered a shift in Mumbai’s economic ____2____ . A manufacturing exodus led to a secondary sector decline. The tertiary sector stepped into the ____3____ , particularly after liberalization.
The MDP is based on the assumption that the second cycle will continue as it has. It projects that the primary sector’s share of Mumbai’s gross domestic product will decline from 31% currently to 20% by 2034. Concurrently, the tertiary sector’s share will rise from 68% to 80%. It seems like a safe assumption on the ____4____ of it. But it falls prey to what historian and urban expert Lewis Mumford termed the ____5____ of the first attitude—the assumption that past trend lines will continue indefinitely. This thinking was partly responsible for the urban detritus of the former mills that is central Mumbai today.

  1. uttermost
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. inflection
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.


  3. filth
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. face
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. evasion
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments.


  6. Directions: There is an error in one of the following parts of the sentence. Mark the option as your answer which contains error.

  7. The rupees has lost 4.5 per cent
    against the dollar so far this year, along with
    other emerging market currencies such as the
    Brazilian real, the Philippine
    peso and the Russian rouble.
    Option A
    rupees = rupee


  8. The current turbulence in the global financial market
    could last for a while. After staying in a somnolent range
    through the early part of 2018, the dollar index suddenly
    spiked over 3 per cent last fortnight and there are
    expectations that the dollar would continue to rally.
    Option E
    would = could


  9. The RBI should also not lose sight of the fact that
    a weak rupee is conducive for exporters who have
    been impacted by the incompetitive value of the
    currency; as reflected by the real effective
    exchange rate of the rupee.
    Option C
    incompetitive = uncompetitive


  10. The Indian government has been pushing China to open its market
    for software services and also to pharmaceuticals to restore the balance.
    At a different level, the Chinese are certainly still
    annoyed by India’s blunt refusal
    to take part in the Belt and Road Initiative.
    Option B
    also to = also


  11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a great believer in
    ‘personal’ diplomacy where the leaders of two
    countries get together and strike an mutual
    understanding, the details of which can then be
    worked out by teams of diplomats.
    Option C
    an = a


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