English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 24

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 of the questions below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is followed by five options. Choose the option which describes its meaning, as your answer.

  1. The new program is aimed at helping struggling students get the tutoring they need to succeed in class.
    to position
    deviate for a particular effect
    hit a target with a pistol
    a satire at snobbery
    All are Correct
    Option A
    To point or guide an object, such as a weapon, at a target.


  2. Now, don’t get your dander up. I insulted him and really got his hackles up. Bob had his Irish up all day yesterday. I don’t know what was wrong. Now, now, don’t get your back up. I didn’t mean any harm.
    open to doubt
    went after opponent
    to become aroused for action
    fermentation of yeast
    All are Correct
    Option C
    to make someone get angry.


  3. Of course, it’s often true that familiarity breeds contempt, that we’re attracted to those who seem so different from those we know at home.
    not respectful to close associates
    extensive knowledge of something
    knowing someone very well
    Both a & b
    All are Correct
    Option A
    If you say that familiarity breeds contempt, you mean that if you know someone or something very well, you can easily become bored with them and stop treating them with respect.


  4. Do you guys need any help in the kitchen? Uncle Stu has been bending my ear about the stock market for the past hour!
    keep talking
    staying cool
    moved back
    talk annoyingly
    All are Correct
    Option D
    To talk to someone for a long time, usually causing the listener to become bored or annoyed


  5. Because our worldly desires are a reflection of our sins, we should shun them if we wish to receive God’s light.
    ordinary activities of life
    Desires for tangible things
    experience life
    posses something
    All are Correct
    Option B
    Desires for tangible things


  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”.

    In the early 20th century the future seemed bright for horse employment. Within 50 years cars and tractors made short work of ____1____ livelihoods. Some futurists see a cautionary tale for humanity in the fate of the horse: it was economically indispensable until it wasn’t. The common ____2____ to such concerns is that humans are far more cognitively adaptable than beasts of burden. Yet as robots grow more ____3____ , humans look increasingly vulnerable. A new working paper concludes that, between 1990 and 2007, each industrial robot added per thousand workers ____4____ employment in America by nearly six workers. Humanity may not be sent out to pasture, but the ____5____ with horses is still uncomfortably close.

  7. meager
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. acknowledgement
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. adroit
    All are Correct
    Option E


  10. distraught
    All are Correct
    Option B


  11. parallel
    All are Correct
    Option A


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