English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 42

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 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”.

Three key aspects of the disinvestment seem to have to have ____1_____ prospective buyers. One, AI’s financials are in poor shape with its operating profits consistently falling short of interest costs in the five years to FY17, resulting in net losses of between ₹3,800 crore and ₹6,200 crore. It had _____2_____ prodigious debt of ₹48,781 crore by end-March 2017 of which acquirers are expected to absorb ₹33,392 crore. Both the P&L and the debt position, major concerns for any acquirer, are subject to revisions for FY18, but the Centre hasn’t shared AI’s latest financials. Two, overheads and a large employee base are believed to be key contributors to AI’s low profitability. Any acquirer will need to restructure its operations ____3______ these in. But the disinvestment terms require the acquirer to run the airline on an/a ____4_____ basis, and sign a covenant on safeguarding employee interests. Three, the government plans to retain a 26 per cent stake post-disinvestment, casting doubts on whether the buyer will enjoy a free hand in strategic decisions. While interested parties have requested clarifications on these aspects, the Centre has refused to divulge further details until the Request for Proposal stage. It is thus unsurprising that the many inquiries haven’t translated into even a _____5_____.

  1. put at
    put off
    put in
    put up
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. run in
    run by
    run on
    run up
    All are Correct
    Option D


  3. tack room item
    to rein
    keep lid on
    laisser faire
    All are Correct
    Option B


  4. big tech
    hungry mouth
    at arm’s length
    arm’s length
    All are Correct
    Option D


  5. single phase
    single shot
    single bid
    single flip
    All are Correct
    Option C


  6. Directions: The following sentences are jumbled. One of the sentences contains error. Mark the option as your answer which contain error.

  7. so well as buoyant cement and steel output point to an upturn in the business cycle
    the recapitalisation of public sector banks and smoother implementation of bankruptcy proceedings will go a long way in cleaning up stressed bank balance sheets
    investments in roads and housing seem to have acted as growth drivers
    healthy topline and bottomline growth in the corporate sector
    No Error
    Option A
    so well as = as well as


  8. a constituency in Shamli district, in western UP, this region was communally polarised
    in fact the entire State, winning with 71 seats from UP
    the Kairana loss is significant for a number of reasons
    in the aftermath of the 2013 riots. The BJP swept this region in 2014
    No Error
    Option B


  9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal popularity remains intact
    His extraordinary ability to connect with the masses
    and set the campaign discourse have helped the party win tough contests
    the BJP has a lot going for it
    No Error
    Option E


  10. perhaps owing to weak Indian Ocean Dipole conditions
    while the North-East may receive only 93 per cent
    in spatial terms, peninsular India is expected to get 95 per cent of its LPA
    on the distribution of the rainfall over the monsoon months, the IMD anticipates a slackening in rainfall mid-season
    No Error
    Option D
    omit “the” before rainfall


  11. only high investment-grade firms and setting strict fund-based limits
    retail investors, gave their lack of knowledge and bargaining power
    the RBI has clamped down on NBFCs sourcing funds through public deposits by allowing
    this has prompted high-risk issuers to take the retail NCD route
    No Error
    Option B


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