English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 43

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. China is constantly affirming its ________________ in the South China Sea to its neighbours’ annoyance and both India and Indonesia are keen to ensure this assertiveness doesn’t ________________ beyond the Straits of Malacca.
    supremacy, avulse
    control, influx
    predominance, spill
    influence, drip
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  2. Modi walked a delicate tightrope while delivering the Shangri-La Dialogue keynote address, evidently keen not to raise China’s ________________ overly. US Defence Secretary James Mattis ________________ India as the “fulcrum” of regional security against Chinese expansionism.
    piles, considered
    hackles, saluted
    haggles, asked
    plumages, espied
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  3. Contemporary eco-restoration projects are everywhere dislodging ecologies of low-income settlement and urban livelihoods, whether on the Yamuna in Delhi, the Sabarmati in Ahmedabad or the Musi in Hyderabad. River rejuvenation has ________________ as among the most exclusionary interventions in our urban development landscape, sparking large-scale human ________________ .
    emerged, tragedy
    sprouted, welfare
    occurred, windfall
    originated, boon
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  4. The immediate benefits of crying likely lie in the way that crying “________________ ” the environment. When people cry, others become more comforting and empathetic. Thus by crying, we are able to ________________ personal needs and desires.
    softens, contort
    softens, confiscate
    softens, admit
    softens, convey
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  5. The right to food is a well ________________ principle of international human rights law. It has evolved to include an ________________ for state parties to respect, protect, and fulfil their citizens’ right to food security. Our current understanding of food security includes the four dimensions of access, availability, utilisation and stability.
    certified, concession
    established, obligation
    verified, emancipation
    approved, persuasion
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

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

  7. The Indo-Pacific as a geopolitical construct is here to stay(a). That is one major takeaway(b) from this year’s Shangri La Dialogue, the annual Asian security conclave in Singapore organised(c) by the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    No Correction Required
    Option E

     

  8. The National Security Strategy issued(a) by the Trump administration last December fleshed out the concept in little(b) more detail. Mattis is now suggesting that the region may(c) come to terms with the notion of Indo-Pacific.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    No Correction Required
    Option B
    may = must; little = a little

     

  9. China’s 2015 Military Strategy was(a) unequivocally declared the necessity for the country to “…develop a modern(b) maritime force commensurate with its national security needs; to safeguard its national sovereignty and maritime interests, and… for building itself into(c) a maritime power”.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    No Correction Required
    Option D
    was = had

     

  10. Having tasted success in warship-building, the navy moved(a) its attention to the field of aeronautics. In the early 1990s, finding(b) the DRDO’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme in the doldrums, the Indian Navy (IN) decided to explore the feasibility(c) of a carrier-borne version.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    No Correction Required
    Option D
    moved = turned

     

  11. A higher civil service, which maintained(a) law and order and, therefore, an understanding of a very general kind(b) which required testing of general knowledge and Macaulay’s English, should give way to a more focussed(c) approach to the problems of the 21st century.
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    No Correction Required
    Option E

     


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