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.
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.
uttermostmidstcontourveneerAll are CorrectOption B
inflectionperspectiveparadigmcategorizationAll are CorrectOption C
a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.
filthabominationtransgrssionbreachAll are CorrectOption D
facecontraryoccasionslewAll are CorrectOption A
evasionabberationfallacyillusionAll are CorrectOption C
a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments.
The rupees has lost 4.5 per centagainst the dollar so far this year, along withother emerging market currencies such as theBrazilian real, the Philippinepeso and the Russian rouble.Option A
rupees = rupee
The current turbulence in the global financial marketcould last for a while. After staying in a somnolent rangethrough the early part of 2018, the dollar index suddenlyspiked over 3 per cent last fortnight and there areexpectations that the dollar would continue to rally.Option E
would = could
The RBI should also not lose sight of the fact thata weak rupee is conducive for exporters who havebeen impacted by the incompetitive value of thecurrency; as reflected by the real effectiveexchange rate of the rupee.Option C
incompetitive = uncompetitive
The Indian government has been pushing China to open its marketfor software services and also to pharmaceuticals to restore the balance.At a different level, the Chinese are certainly stillannoyed by India’s blunt refusalto take part in the Belt and Road Initiative.Option B
also to = also
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a great believer in‘personal’ diplomacy where the leaders of twocountries get together and strike an mutualunderstanding, the details of which can then beworked out by teams of diplomats.Option C
an = a
Directions: There is an error in one of the following parts of the sentence. Mark the option as your answer which contains error.