English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 17

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. 


Questions(1-5): In the following questions, first and last sentence of the passage are given. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named:- P, Q, R & S. These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the combinations is correct.

  1. Education in India has a glorious beginning.
    P. But after the British rule, it faced many changes.
    Q. It went on centuries with the same glory.
    R. English as the medium of instruction had a very great response.
    S. One of the changes was the introduction of English as the medium of instruction.
    As the Britishers left we had a complexity of opinions regarding English.

    None of these
    Option B


  2. It is easy to criticize the people at the helm, for the slow progress in every field.
    P. We are well aware that the intellectuals are leaving our country for better employment opportunities.
    Q. The question remains unanswered because our country cannot show opportunities to the intellectuals.
    R. Then, what about their obligations to the motherlands?
    S. First, we should ask ourselves as to what is happening to the young intellectuals in India.
    This situation of Brain-drain leads to a variety of problems.

    None of these
    Option D


  3. It is the responsibility of the parents to teach the young moral values in life.
    P. Many children take advantage of their parents’ busy schedule.
    Q. This result in children’s ignorance of social values.
    R. The reason behind it is that parents are quite busy nowadays.
    S. Nowadays parents spend very meagre time with their children.
    As such, the society is going away from the value system.

    None of these
    Option A


  4. The man who does his duty without any selfish desire for fruit may be called a sanyasi as well as yogi.
    P. The man who has achieved much evenness of temper will be serene, because of mere thoughts are changed with the strength of actions.
    Q. He would practice yoga i.e., evenness of temper, and cannot but perform action.
    R. The root of the matter is that one should not allow his mind to flit from an object of desire to another and from that to a third.
    S. But he who abstains from action altogether is only an idler.
    A yogi is one who is not attached to his objects of sense or to action and whose mind has ceased to roam relentlessly.

    None of these
    Option A


  5. This was an important day for Alatook.
    P. It was a cold day, but Alatook would be warm.
    Q. For the first time, he was going to hunt seals alone.
    R. First, he put on his fur-lined jacket.
    S. Then he put on mittens and boots of deerskin to protect his hands and feet from the cold.
    Finally, he picked up the gun he had cleaned so carefully the day before.

    None of these
    Option B


  6. 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”.

    For the markets to experience some kind of sell-off is hardly a surprise. The S&P 500 index had gone more than 100 days without a 1% decline, the longest such ____1____ since 1995. And the setback should not be exaggerated. The S&P 500 remains well above its pre-election level, compared with the dollar, which has given up around half its gains. The ten-year Treasury-bond yield, which hit 2.62% on March 13th, has dropped back to 2.38%.
    The immediate cause of the retreat seemed to be the failure of Mr Trump to repeal his predecessor’s health-care bill. That logic was hardly a great advertisement for capitalism, implying that the fewer Americans had access to health insurance, the happier investors would be. But the broader ____2____ seemed to be that, if the Republicans could not meet this campaign promise, then they also would struggle to push through the tax cuts which investors were counting on to push up corporate profits and improve economic growth. A ____3____ of shares of firms that pay the highest tax rates as a proportion of profits, compiled by Goldman Sachs, an investment bank, is now lower than it was before the election.
    On its own this change of mood made investors look naive. Mr Trump came to office as a political neophyte with a reputation for being ____4____ on policy detail. His differences with the congressional Republican Party were made clear throughout the campaign. No one should have expected a smooth roll-out of policy. Nor is a lower corporate-tax rate a sure route to growth. Britain has cut its marginal rate from 28% to 20% since 2010, without sparking a runaway ____5____.

  7. period
    All are Correct
    Option E


  8. belief
    All are Correct
    Option D


  9. basket
    All are Correct
    Option A


  10. encyclopedic
    All are Correct
    Option D


  11. roar
    All are Correct
    Option D


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