English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 15

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. 


Question(1-3).A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.

The snowstorm was getting worse. White flakes whirled around us as we fought our way against the wind. I had almost given up hope of sheltering, when we found an abandoned log cabin in front of us.

I squeezed through the door of the cabin and stepped cautiously inside with Jane close behind me. It was dark and musty-smelling, but at least it was sheltered and dry.

Glad to be out of the storm, we settled down on the dusty floor to wait for a break in the weather.”What’s this?” asked Jane curiously. Her hand closing over something shiny. She held it up to the weak ray of light that pierced the gloom. A gold necklace glittered and shone. Its ruby pendant was a lustrous wine-red in the faint beam. Strangely, there was no dust on the necklace. It was almost as though it had dropped from the throat of its owner moments ago.

We gazed at each other speechlessly. What strange mystery had we accidently stumbled upon?

  1. What was the strange thing about the necklace?
    It was made of marble
    It was pink in colour
    There was no dust in it
    There was a picture on the pendant
    None of these
    Option C


  2. What did Jane find?
    A necklace made of gold
    A necklace made of red ruby
    A red-coloured necklace
    A golden necklace with a pendant on it
    None of these
    Option D


  3. Why did the writer step cautiously inside the cabin?
    Because she was feeling so cold that her legs had become numb
    Because she could not see clearly in the dark
    Because the wind made it difficult for her to enter quickly
    Because the cabin was very dusty
    None of these
    Option B


  4. Questions(4-5) : The questions below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of four options given, select the most logical order of the sentence to form a coherent paragraph.

  5. P – According to various estimtes, between 1942 and 1944 there were approximately 400 victims of the practice daily in Warsaw alone, with numbers on some days reaching several thousands.
    Q – A German practice in occupied Poland was to round up random civilians on the streets of Polish cities.
    R – For example, on 19th September 1942 close to close 3000 men and women were transported by Germany – they had been caught in the massive round-ups all over Warsaw the previous two days.
    S – The term, “lankpa” carried a sardonic connotation from the word’s earlier use for the children’s game in English known as “tag”.

    None of these
    Option D


  6. P – It had been umpteen years since we had seen each other.
    Q – One dull dark day in autumn, I was travelling on horseback through a dreary stretch og countryside.
    R – This was the house of Rorerick Usher, who had been my childhood pal.
    S – At night fall, I came in sight of the house of Usher.

    None of these
    Option C


  7. Questions(6-10) : Choose the most appropriate phrasal verb from the given options.

  8. The rope ________________ while they were hauling up the pillar.
    gave up
    gave in
    gave away
    gave out
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. Julie ________________ us yesterday.
    called on
    called in
    called up
    called at
    All are Correct
    Option A
    to visit someone, usually for a short time


  10. I cannot ________________ his writing.
    make out
    make up
    make for
    make in
    All are Correct
    Option A
    to see, hear, or understand someone or something with difficulty


  11. I can hardly concentrate. I could really ________________ a holiday.
    do away
    do with
    do in
    do out
    All are Correct
    Option B
    used for saying that you want or need something


  12. The car ________________ in the middle of the motorway.
    broke out
    work off
    broke down
    work off
    All are Correct
    Option C
    If a machine or vehicle breaks down, it stops working


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