English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 28

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. 


Direction : In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.

  1. In the theatre of the ___________ staged in Karnataka, there are no towering heroes to celebrate. In complete violation of the people’s mandate in the Assembly elections, the Congress _____________ before the Janata Dal (Secular) to try and conquer what is left of its political relevance nationally. The JD(S), on its part, seized the chance and is on its way to install HD Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister despite having dropped to the lowest ever vote share since its creation.
    foolish, sraped
    silly, arced
    ridiculous, crooked
    absurd, bowed
    All are Correct
    Option D
    theater of absurd = dramatic works of certain European and American dramatists of the 1950s and early ’60s


  2. The Karnataka saga offers a ______________ glimpse of the already changed political alignments which present the only plausible challenge to the thus far _______________ duo of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. That challenge is the nature of alliance formed in Karnataka, where the Congress plays second fiddle to the regional chieftains and is more than willing to cede space to them.
    alluring, lethargic
    tempting, indolent
    witching, weary
    tantalising, indefatigable
    All are Correct
    Option D


  3. Start-up activity has already ____________ up in India’s ₹2,000 crore-plus drone market, with over a dozen companies developing cutting-edge unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drone-based solutions, which have attracted _____________ investor interest. According to a study by Goldman Sachs, globally, drones offer a $100 billion business opportunity by 2020.
    got, fatuous
    taken, silly
    picked, keen
    nabbed, apathetic
    All are Correct
    Option C


  4. Drones have ____________ popular imagination thanks to their extensive use in photography, fire-fighting, aerial surveys, weather forecasting and construction. Nearly 50,000 drones fly in India’s skies now. India accounts for the highest share of import of UAVs — over 22 per cent. The new policy should ____________ this momentum, not disrupt it.
    grabbed, abate
    captured, enhance
    acquired, debase
    reaped, decease
    All are Correct
    Option B


  5. Procedures with respect to starting a business, obtaining construction permits and protecting minority investors were simplified. The introduction of GST last July _____________ a plethora of State and Central rates and levies into just a ____________ of rates. While GST is not free of implementation issues, all stakeholders stand to gain from a fair, transparent tax system that pulls a larger share of the economy into the formal sector.
    crunched, clutch
    chewed, abdicate
    masticated, avulsion
    munched, affront
    All are Correct
    Option A


  6. In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

    Modern man is imprisoned by his time-table and his routine. His life is all care and _____. He does not have _____ for anything but his duties and occupation for _____ money. Men, in all _____ may have been prone to this disease and; indeed, we in India may not have been _____ by it to the extent that people in western countries have been.

  7. wisdom
    All are Correct
    Option C


  8. resources
    All are Correct
    Option B


  9. making
    All are Correct
    Option A


  10. spheres
    All are Correct
    Option D


  11. infected
    All are Correct
    Option B


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