English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 20

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: Complete these sentences with a phrasal verb which means the same as the verb in brackets.

  1. It´s not such a terrible thing! Don´t worry! ________________!
    laugh away
    laugh out
    cheer up
    cheer out
    All are Correct
    Option C
    to become less sad, or to make someone feel less sad


  2. It´s too cold in here. Shall I ________________ the heating?
    put on
    get up
    turn on
    turn up
    All are Correct
    Option D
    to increase the amount of sound, heat, or light produced by a piece of equipment by pressing a button or moving a switch


  3. What does this word mean? I´ll _______ it ______ in the dictionary.
    look out
    look for
    look in
    look up
    All are Correct
    Option D
    to try to find a particular piece of information by looking in a book or on a list, or by using a computer


  4. This horrible weather _______ me ________ .
    puts down
    breaks down
    works down
    gets down
    All are Correct
    Option D
    to make someone feel sad or lose hope


  5. I´ve missed many lessons, so now I´ll have to ________________ the other students.
    catch up with
    learn on
    catch up
    hurry up
    All are Correct
    Option A
    reach the same level, learn the same as the others


  6. Directions: Which of the WORD A, B, C, and D given below DEFINES the phrase printed in bold letters in the sentence. If all defines the phrase then mark E as the answer.

  7. His lung cancer was brought on by years of smoking.
    All are Correct
    Option E
    o cause something to happen, usually something negative. (The two parts of this phrasal verb can be separated by what’s happening.)


  8. I wanted to tell her that I got a new job but the chance never came up.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    To bring up a topic, or when something happens unexpectedly.


  9. When Linda’s cat had kittens, she gave them all away to good homes.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    To hand things out for free. (Can be separated by the item being given away.)


  10. Sally was about to get on the plane, but she turned around when someone called her name.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    To move so that you’re facing the opposite direction.


  11. If you don’t know the meaning of a word, you should look it up in the dictionary.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    To check the meaning of something. (Can be separated by the item being looked up).


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