English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 14

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 each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  1. The global dismay over US President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally walk out of the Iran nuclear deal is perhaps summed up by Washington-based think tank The Brookings Institution, which commented that Trump’s move “opens the door to the unfettered resumption of Iran’s nuclear program and unleashes unpredictable ______________________ in an already volatile Middle East.”
    a. escalatory pressures
    b. increased persuasions
    c. intensified influences

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  2. In keeping with its hardline stance on trade matters, the US continues to press for damages against India on poultry import curbs, despite India having relaxed them in recent months. Citing avian influenza concerns, India had for years _____________________ poultry imports from the US, prompting the latter to move the WTO. In 2015, the WTO ruled against India, saying that its curbs were disproportionate to the threat and constituted a non-tariff barrier.
    a. absolutely strait-laced
    b. virtually banned
    c. nearly proscribed

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  3. The Centre finds itself caught between a rock and a hard place following the sharp rise in international oil prices over the last several weeks. Pump prices of petrol and diesel are ruling higher than what they were in 2014 despite international oil prices being comparatively lower, ____________________ for a cut in duties and taxes to ease the burden on consumers.
    a. flashing requirements
    b. flickering entailments
    c. sparking demands

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  4. Nearly a year since the introduction of GST, the filing of monthly returns ____________________ for some, and a nightmare for others. In an effort to ease the compliance burden of both buyers and sellers, the GST Council last week rightly decided to move to filing a single return each month. The new format will be made available in another six months, till which time the present system of a seller filing GSTR1 and GSTR 3B will continue.
    a. keeps a rubbish
    b. remains a rigmarole
    c. having a claptrap

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  5. There is a ___________________ to the EPFO’s claim, made on Thursday, that there had been no leak of Aadhaar data from its servers. The ‘clarification’ from the state provident fund organisation came in the wake of social media revelations of a letter written by Chief Provident Fund Commissioner VP Joy to Dinesh Tyagi, CEO of the Common Service Centre, the government’s e-governance delivery arm, operating within the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
    a. touch of disingenuousness
    b. glance of insincerity
    c. definition of candor

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  6. Directions(Q.6-10) In each of the following questions, a sentence with four words in bold type is given. One or more than one of these four words may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word(s) which is/are wrongly spelt or inappropriate. If all the words given in bold are incorrectly spelt and also inappropriate in the context of the sentence, mark ‘E’ as your answer.

  7. The President started(a) the world by announcing that he was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. He pulled out(b) of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, destined(c) to give succour to Asian countries worried by China’s growing clout(d). And he’s trying to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    No Correction required
    Option C
    started = startled destined = designed

     

  8. The US palate favours chicken chest(a), while the feet of the bird are sold(b) to China where they find a ready market. Chicken legs are likely to have been frozen for months before they arrive(c) here. Besides, the lower part of the bird is believed to contain high concentrations of antibiotics residue(d).
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    No Correction required
    Option A
    chest = breast sold = exported

     

  9. The bounteous(a) collection of ₹1-lakh crore plus in April seems to indicate(b) that the tax is stabilising, and going forward, could keep the Centre’s cash registers(c) ringing. This should knock off a major source of worried(d) over revenues.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only d
    No Correction required
    Option D
    worried = worry over

     

  10. Learning from the lessons of last year, the GST Council shall(a) ensure better preparedness in moving to the final ‘invoice matching’ face(b). Inconvenience to businesses, particularly MSMEs, which lack the resources(c) to cope with delayed receipt(d) of input tax credit, or an excessive tax payment, should be avoided.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    No Correction required
    Option A
    shall = should; face = phase

     

  11. The sheer diversity of the platforms from which the data has been ripped(a) off — from websites listing beneficiaries of rural jobs programmes to the public distribution system in Gujarat to the Bangaru Talli scheme in Andhra Pradesh to the Indian Oil Corporation’s systems incorporating(b) details of Indane customers — suggests that callous disregard(c) for data protection is a widely shared malaise(d) across States, government departments and other agencies.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    No Correction required
    Option E

     


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