English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 30

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(Q.1-5) In each of the following questions, a sentence with four words in bold type is given. One or more than one of these four words may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word(s) which is/are wrongly spelt or inappropriate. If all the words given in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark ‘E’ as your answer.

  1. It is notable that merchandise trade in Asia (in value terms) grew(a) at an average of 17.5% between 2002 and 2008 before the global financial crisis struck(b). Since 2010, the annual growth in the value of merchandise(c) trade plummeted significantly, with the sharpest contraction (-13%) observed(d) in 2015.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    All except c
    Only d
    No Correction Required
    Option E

     

  2. The government is expecting(a) to announce the first set of support prices under the new policy in the coming weeks, just before the kharif sowing season begins(b). The second phase, to be rolled out in October, will(c) ensure that MSP benefits the farmers of 23 notified crops. The details are being worked out by(d) NITI Aayog.
    Only a & b
    Only b
    Only c & a
    All except c
    No Correction Required
    Option C
    a. expecting = expected c. will = would

     

  3. We have longly(a) believed that the easiest way to ensure that autonomous weapons are safe is to put a human in the lot(b). This is why we have designed our autonomous systems so that no matter how sophisticated(c) the technology might be in identifying the target and delivering the payload within its vicinity, that final judgement call as to whether or not the strike(d) should take place is left to a human being.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    All except c
    Only d
    No Correction Required
    Option A
    a. longly = long b. lot = loop

     

  4. Almost all macro(a) indicators have moved in the wrong direction over the past few months; they are flashing ombre(b). Core inflation has gone up. So did(c) the headline inflation number. The current account gap is widening. The rupee is slipping. Bond yields have(d) increased once again.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    All except c
    Only d
    No Correction Required
    Option B
    b. ombre = amber c. did = has

     

  5. Man has always pondered upon(a) nature and made endeavours to learn from its principles. Aeroplanes were inspired by birds, bullet trains by the kingfisher, sonar by dolphins, and robots were designing(b) to mimic humans themselves. We often tend to look up to nature to find solutions(c) for simple and(d) complex problems.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    No Correction Required
    Only d
    All except c
    Option E
    a. upon = on b. designing = design d. and = yet

     

  6. Directions(Q.6-10) In each of the following questions, two sentences are given. Either one of these sentences or both the sentences contain error. Find out the sentence(s) which contain error. mark Option accordingly.

  7. i. It can act as a foundation stone with the potential to disrupt the existing industry ecosystem.
    ii. The technology provides a data management without the risk of manipulation or unauthorized access.

    if there is an error only in the first sentence
    if there is an error only in the second sentence
    if there are errors in both sentences
    if there is no error in either of the sentences
    if there are more than two errors in either of the sentence
    Option B
    Omli “a) before data

     

  8. i. Indian policymakers are likely to having a tricky journey in the coming months.
    ii. The RBI is unlikely to have space to increase its forex reserves in the coming months.

    if there is an error only in the first sentence
    if there is an error only in the second sentence
    if there are errors in both sentences
    if there is no error in either of the sentences
    if there are more than two errors in either of the sentence
    Option A
    i. Indian policymakers are likely to have a tricky journey in the coming months.

     

  9. i. It is impossible to have humans in the loop of this sort of a war.
    ii. There are many shades of grey within the broad construct.

    if there is an error only in the first sentence
    if there is an error only in the second sentence
    if there are errors in both sentences
    if there is no error in either of the sentences
    if there are more than two errors in either of the sentence
    Option D

     

  10. i. India needs to question the foundation of the entire subsidy regime defined by WTO.
    ii. The US has also launched case against India’s export promotion schemes.

    if there is an error only in the first sentence
    if there is an error only in the second sentence
    if there are errors in both sentences
    if there is no error in either of the sentences
    if there are more than two errors in either of the sentence
    Option C
    i. The WTO ii. a case

     

  11. i. A Trans-Pacific trade war would not be to anyone’s benefit.
    ii. It must eschew some of its own mercantilist and predatory behaviour and begin to better respect intellectual property rights.

    if there is an error only in the first sentence
    if there is an error only in the second sentence
    if there are errors in both sentences
    if there is no error in either of the sentences
    if there are more than two errors in either of the sentence
    Option D

     



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