English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 32

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 (1-5): 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. Watching the current eruptions and flowing lava in Hawaii is strangely similar to observing the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. In both cases, the situations are _______________ , unpredictable and very, very dangerous. And both seem to be moving in slow motion, but manage to convey a sense of a true disaster _______________ ahead.
    fiery, looming
    passionate, looming
    ardent, looming
    fervent, looming
    All are Correct
    Option A


  2. The ladder of economic mobility has several broken rungs in countries such as India. One clear solution is better _______________ to quality education. There is a tight correlation between education mobility and income mobility, which is quite _______________ .
    departure, esoteric
    issuance, viable
    egress, audible
    access, understandable
    All are Correct
    Option D


  3. As the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government completes four years in office, the effects of _______________ such as demonetization are fading, and the benefits of the goods and services tax (GST) are _______________ in ever so slowly.
    facilities, kicking
    amenities, kicking
    disruptions, kicking
    politesse, kicking
    All are Correct
    Option C


  4. Retail inflation has _______________ through the past four years, aided by soft food inflation and proactive steps from government and the Reserve Bank of India’s cautious stance. Improving twin deficit is another _______________ of the Modi regime, though some of the gains were reversed last fiscal, with 30 basis points slippage in fiscal deficit to GDP and the surge in the current account deficit.
    decayed, pierce
    declined, hallmark
    dropped, penetrate
    boomed, screwed
    All are Correct
    Option B


  5. Sometimes in life, it is clear that the direct _______________ isn’t the best one. This is true in many areas, even when it comes to policymaking. Take, as an example, the area of extreme poverty. It seems logical, at first, that the most effective response should be head-on: giving money and _______________ to protect people from income shocks.
    approach, assets
    mode, liabilities
    approximate, obligations
    means, debts
    All are Correct
    Option A


  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 2005 and 2006, in northern Pakistan, some 900 pregnant women took part in an unusual experiment. All were in their third ____1____ and suffering from depression. Most families in the area rely on ____2____ farming. Almost none of the women worked outside the home. This kind of life is hard. Perinatal depression (depression around the time of giving birth) is more common in poor countries than in rich ones.
    As part of one of the largest psychotherapy ____3____ ever run, the women were ____4____ randomly into two groups. Those in one received weekly visits from a health worker for the month before the birth, and less frequent visits during the ten months after. The rest received the same number of visits, but from health workers who had been trained to ____5____ cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) during the visits, too.

  7. delta
    All are Correct
    Option C


  8. excute
    All are Correct
    Option D


  9. assays
    All are Correct
    Option B


  10. split
    All are Correct
    Option A


  11. free
    All are Correct
    Option C


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