English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 40

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 five blanks are given. Every blank has five 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”.

Banks (1) some relief lately: since Donald Trump’s election in November, the yield curve has steepened slightly—and share prices (2) —as American interest rates have risen and the yen has tumbled. But on December 20th the BoJ kept policy on hold. For Japan’s biggest lenders, negative rates are “an/a (3) , not a catastrophe”, says Brian Waterhouse of CLSA, a broker. Every tenth of a percentage point below zero, he estimates, (4) 5% from the earnings of the three “megabanks”: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Mizuho Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. For smaller (5) , sub-zero rates are more painful.

  1. have
    have had
    has had
    has
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. were leapt
    are leaping
    have leapt
    had leapt
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. spoiled
    pathetic
    hectic
    irritant
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. shaves
    decripts
    demarcates
    ebbs
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. funds
    fry
    benefits
    earnings
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): The following questions on Phrasal Verbs have three parts i, ii & iii. One or more than one part is grammatically or syntactically Wrong. Mark the option as your answer which is grammatically or syntactically correct.

  7. i. My car broke down here and I had to take it to the mechanic.
    ii. My car broke down there and I had to take it to the mechanic.
    iii. My car broke down and I had to take it to the mechanic.

    Only i & ii
    Only ii
    Only iii
    Only ii & iii
    All are Correct
    Option C
    Intransitive phrasal verbs have no direct object. (A direct object is “acted upon” by the verb).

     

  8. i. We were going to spend the holiday at the beach, but our plans fell through stairs because we couldn’t find a place to stay.
    ii. We were going to spend the holiday at the beach, but our plans fell through because we couldn’t find a place to stay.
    iii. We were going to spend the holiday at the beach, but our plans fell through so we were distraught.

    Only i & ii
    Only ii & iii
    Only iii
    Only ii
    All are Correct
    Option B
    Intransitive phrasal verbs have no direct object. (A direct object is “acted upon” by the verb).

     

  9. i. The tour company will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel.
    ii. The tour company will pick up you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
    iii. The tour company will pick up at the airport and take you to your hotel.

    Only i
    Only ii & iii
    Only ii
    Only iii
    All are Correct
    Option A
    If a phrasal verb is separable, it means you can separate the two words and put the direct object in the middle.

     

  10. i. Check out that website – it’s really great!
    ii. Check out the hotel – it’s amazing!
    iii. Check out the library – it’s amazing collection!

    Only i & iii
    Only i
    Only iii
    Only ii & iii
    All are Correct
    Option E
    Transitive phrasal verbs have a direct object.

     

  11. i. Before the test, let’s go over it.
    ii. Before the test, let’s go it over the topic of phrasal verbs.
    iii. Before the test, let’s go over the topic of phrasal verbs.

    Only i & iii
    Only i
    Only iii
    Only ii & iii
    All are Correct
    Option C

     


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