English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 27

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 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”.

American workers without college degrees have suffered financially for decades—as has been known for decades. More recent is the discovery that their ____1____ might be deadly. In 2015 Anne Case and Angus Deaton, two (married) scholars, reported that in the 20 years to 1998, the mortality rate of middle-aged white Americans ____2____ about 2% a year. But between 1999 and 2013, deaths rose. The reversal was all the more striking because, in Europe, overall middle-age mortality continued to fall at the same 2% pace. By 2013 middle-aged white Americans were dying at twice the rate of similarly aged Swedes of all races. Suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol abuse ____3____ .
Ms Case and Mr Deaton have now updated their work on these so-called “deaths of despair”. The results, presented this week at the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, are no happier. White middle-age mortality continued to rise in 2014 and 2015, contributing to a fall in life expectancy among the population as a whole. The trend ____4____ geography. It is found in almost every state, and in both cities and rural areas. The problem seems to be getting worse over time. Deaths from drugs, suicide and alcohol have risen in every five-year ____5____ of whites born since the 1940s. And in each group, ageing seems to have worse effects.

  1. injuries
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. fell with
    fallen by
    fell by
    dropped in
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. are blamed
    were blamed
    were to be blamed
    were to blame
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. transcends
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. enmity
    All are Correct
    Option C


  6. Directions: Choose the most appropriate option among all.

  7. The police are ________________ the robbery of a famous painting.
    looking on
    looking into
    finding out
    finding in
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. Once I got two threatening letters from his lawyer, I had to _______________ or accept the possibility of being sued in court.
    back into
    back down
    back onto
    back up
    All are Correct
    Option B


  9. This report is very thin, Melanie. We need to __________________ (it) with some juicy stats, perhaps a pie chart or two.
    beef off
    beef up
    beef at
    beef for
    All are Correct
    Option B


  10. The wet clay fell into the sink and ___________________ in the water. The pot was ruined and she had to start again.
    fall by
    fall in
    fell apart
    fall behind
    All are Correct
    Option C


  11. I had a lisp when I was younger and some of the other kids would _____________________ me at school.
    pick out
    pick at
    pick up
    pick on
    All are Correct
    Option D


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