English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 36

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. Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station, named thereafter(a) the freedom fighter, social worker and educationist, is a part(b) of the Pink Line inaugurated in mid-March, and Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh station, is expected(c) to open soon, intends to fortify(d) the legacy of the legendary engineer-scholar
    Only a & b
    Only b
    Only c & a
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option C
    thereafter = after; is expected= expected

     

  2. The government was committed(a) to fighting corruption and its tough rules and laws against black money had sent “shivers down the lanes(b) of many, who have come on one platform”, Modi said, in an oblique(c) reference to opposition parties uniting(d) against his government.
    Only a & b
    Only b
    Only c & a
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option B
    down the spines

     

  3. The government has established(a) a higher education finance authority to reducing(b) the dependence of state-run institutions on government grants(c). It also brings a choice to the table for top institutions when they wish(d) to borrow from the market.
    Only a & b
    Only b
    Only c & a
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option B
    reducing = reduce

     

  4. The BJP is now looking to increase its electoral and social presence in the East and the South, whereas(a) the NDA has marginal presence. Party leaders assume(b) that Modi’s unwavering popularity will eventually help the NDA oust(c) regional heavyweights, such as Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, from their bastions(d), before it can increase its presence beyond the Vindhyas.
    Only a & b
    Only b
    Only c & a
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option A
    whereas = where; assume = believe

     

  5. Though demonetisation and the goods and services tax (GST) led(a) to a short-term disruption in economic activity, positive changes in key metrices of the Indian economy are(b) visible over a period of time. For example, there has been a sharp increase in the number of both direct and indirect taxpayers, which is significant as the tax base and payrolls are usually taken(c) as indicators(d) of the formal nature of an economy.
    Only a & b
    Only b
    Only c & a
    All except d
    No Correction Required
    Option E

     

  6. Directions: In the passage given below there are 10 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”.

    Audits get _____1_____ only when things go wrong. Last week British MPs issued a scathing attack on KPMG, an auditor, for failing to ____2____ the collapse of Carillion, a contracting company. South African authorities are looking into Deloitte’s audit of Steinhoff, a retailer. PwC, another auditor, could face a court-damages ____3____ for hundreds of millions of dollars for not spotting fraud at Colonial Bank, a ____4____ American lender. It is also fighting a $3bn lawsuit in Ukraine and a two-year ban in India.
    Investors are also waking up to audits. They almost never vote against management’s choice of auditor. But last month over a third of shareholders at General Electric, an industrial ____5____, voted against the reappointment of KPMG. Investors in Steinhoff are suing the company and Deloitte for $5bn for their losses.

  7. flouted
    noticed
    mysterious
    surly
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  8. belong
    accept
    avert
    veered
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  9. allegation
    arraign
    inception
    verdict
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  10. failed
    flunked
    busted
    neglected
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  11. segregate
    compute
    dissipate
    conglomerate
    All are Correct
    Option D

     


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