English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam – Set 5

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 A PAIR of four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which pair is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

The origins of the hyperinflation ____1____ in the war, and the readiness of Germany’s legislature to let the authorities suspend the individual’s right to convert banknotes into gold. The central bank was also authorised to use government and commercial paper as part of the reserves it was required to hold against newly issued notes. This freed the government to finance the war by running the printing presses, with the usual effect: prices ____2____. By the end of 1918 the mark had fallen more than 50% against the dollar.
The government continued to run a huge deficit. From 1919 to 1923, taxes never exceeded 35% of expenditure. The gap was covered by ____3____ money-printing. The public finances, bad enough anyway, were worsened by the Allies’ demands for ____4____, enough not just to compensate for damage done but to pay the pensions of Allied combatants. Even ignoring the part due to be paid in some bonds of ____5____ worth, the total was $12.5 billion—a huge amount for the time, about half Britain’s GDP. How could it be found? The Allies did not want to see German exports boom, nor were they united in encouraging payment in labour to rebuild Europe. So—roll the presses. Notes in circulation increased from 29.2 billion marks in November 1918 to 497 quintillion (497 plus 18 noughts) five years later.

  1. place, bung
    lay, stow
    deploy, drop
    deposit, fling
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. risen, soared
    rise, spar
    rose, soared
    arise, advance
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. cheeky, defiant
    crude, cooperative
    shrewd, acute
    heroic, audacious
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. apologies, sacraments
    renovations, reprisals
    reparations, restitutions
    jams, forfeits
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  5. dubious, suspicious
    equivocal, definite
    ambiguous, evident
    cryptic, distinct
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  6. Directions: In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one or more parts of the sentence. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  7. The intense cold wave conditions in higher hills and (A)/ tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh subsidised today, (B)/ even as temperatures rose by a few notches due to mid snowfall (C)/ in high-altitude tribal areas, MeT officials said(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  8. She hopes (A)/to become an (B)/ officer after she will complete (C)/ her higher education(D).
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    will complete- = has completed

     

  9. Disruptive pricing is not new for the telecom sector. In 2003, Reliance (A)/ Infocomm, hungry to get subscribers for its newly launched CDMA network, 9B)/ brought down tariffs for voice calls to just 40 paise a minute from the then existing rate of ₹2 a minute. In 2008, Tata DoCoMo entered the GSM market with 1 paisa per second .C)/ offers at a time when consumers had to pay for calls on a per minute basis even if the calls were of shorter duration(D)/.
    Only A
    All except D
    Both B & C
    Both A & D
    NE
    Option D
    for = to the telecom offers = offer

     

  10. The Baa3 rating means the entity has a medium-grade (A)/ and subject to moderate credit risk and has an acceptable ability to repay short-term obligations. (B)/ “The affirmation of Bharti’s Baa3 rating and negative outlook recognises that the company’s leverage metrics remain elevated as(C)/ profitability continues to be under pressure,” Moody’s vice president and senior credit officer, Annalisa Di Chiara said(D)/.
    Only A
    Both A & B
    All except C
    Only D
    NE
    Option A
    has a = is

     

  11. The only durable solution to the recurring sugar crisis is for the Centre (A)/ to adopt the Rangarajan committee’s (B)/ recommendations on linking the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) (C)/ for sugarcane to yearly realisations from sugar and its by-products, through a fixed formula(D)/.
    All except A
    Only C
    Both A & B
    All except D
    NE
    Option E

     


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