English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 55

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: Fill in the blanks with the suitable option.

  1. One can add another disturbing aspect: often, the media going hell for leather in cases involving terrorism, based on charges framed by investigating agencies, perverts justice. Many cases have __________________ falsely accused of terror activities — which charges were played up hoarsely by sections of the media — turning out to be innocent.
    obtained from people
    emerged of people
    popped out of people
    emerged from people
    popped up of people
    Option B


  2. The debate is old, and suggestions favouring a watchdog body __________________ as well as more media self-regulation without such a watchdog have been made. The former argues that bodies like the Press Council of India are ineffectual and a body with adequate legal powers is required.
    having enough capacity
    with full power
    with fuller powers
    with fuller’s power
    None of these
    Option C


  3. We can be fairly sure that Union minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah meant well when she stated that there’s nothing wrong in all Indians being called ‘Hindus’. She ___________________ that what she meant was that all Indians are called ‘Hindis’ in many countries.
    hereby stripped
    previously accounted
    antecedently explicated
    subsequently clarified
    fundamentally elucidated
    Option D


  4. If Ms Heptullah’s intentions were to ________________________ the identity markers of, say, RSS cadre members with those of, say, Darul Uloom Deoband students, it was a laudable attempt. But she missed out on the far more acceptable — and far less confusing — tag that already connects us all: Bharatiya, or Indian.
    come what may ruffle
    casually accrete
    anywise blend
    somehow conflate
    by some means combine
    Option D


  5. As Indian agriculture integrates, in _______________________ but inexorably, into the global market, the FCI cannot be allowed to become a major source of market distortion.
    starts again
    motion of progress
    consistent, and regular
    fits and starts
    regular bursts of activity
    Option D


  6. 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”.

    The government’s move to revamp the Food Corporation of India (FCI) makes sense. The problem is not just that FCI has become synonymous with inefficiency and mismanagement, converting itself into the world’s largest ___6___ of grain and a primary driver of food inflation in the country. The problem is that the agency, in its present shape, has become a/an ___7___ to achieving food security, jacking up the cost of stored grain and, therefore, of food subsidy, to unsustainable levels. A thorough ___8___ is imperative.
    The government should procure only to maintain the minimum ___9___ norm, and allow private trade to procure, store and distribute grain. This means keeping the minimum support price below the procurement price. Consumption subsidy should be transferred to consumers as cash, which they can use to buy grain from any number of public and private outlets that compete for custom and so keep costs down. This will excise inefficiencies such as FCI’s loader salaries of . Rs 1 lakh a month and insufficient and inferior storage of grain. FCI must stop paying for ___10___ state levies on grain purchase. A 14.5% mandi tax in Punjab or 10.5% levy in Haryana on the procurement price only drives private trade out and distorts the market. Why should the Centre devolve funds to select states in the guise of food subsidy? The MSP should subsume all taxes in it.

  7. squanderer
    All are Correct
    Option C


  8. goad
    All are Correct
    Option D


  9. splintering
    All are Correct
    Option B


  10. buffer
    All are Correct
    Option A


  11. reasonable
    All are Correct
    Option C


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