English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 57

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.

Click here to know the details of the Examination

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”.

Doggone it, can there be a more ___1___ detective than the shiny black — occasionally pink-stippled — canine ___2___ ? There is no better tail — to use police slang — than a dog, and no one who nose a suspicious smell better either.
And unlike humans, dogs are not known to hound without reason, so alleging ___3___ in canine investigations is difficult. Yet, the judgment of the Supreme Court is awaited on whether sniffer dogs’ findings can be admitted as evidence, after a lower court sentenced a man to death for raping and killing a 10-year-old girl five years ago based on canine olfactics, but the Karnataka High Court acquitted him.
While many of their untrained brethren may be prone to barking up the wrong tree, trained canine cops are obviously of a different ___4___ , just like their police handlers are not the same as lay humans. Unfortunately, as a dog cannot testify (for obvious reasons), its handler’s description of its actions could presumably be called “hearsay”. But cases abound here and abroad in which paw patrols have found trails in seemingly dead-end cases, for which they deserve at least a metaphorical pat on their heads. This week, a ___5___ hound has led the Delhi Police to another suspected murderer. The apex court cannot surely ignore their role in sniffing out crucial leads!

  1. weary
    indefatigable
    idle
    lethargic
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. bill
    body
    projection
    proboscis
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  3. manner
    malfeasance
    demeanour
    guise
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  4. calibre
    eminence
    primacy
    significance
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. stag
    snoop
    sleuth
    eye
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  6. Directions: In each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  7. India crossed a ________________ by reaching electricity cables to its last un-electrified village in Manipur on April 28. So, on paper, all of the 5.97 lakh villages have been electrified; of these, 18,453 were electrified between April 1, 2015, and now.
    a. significant landmark
    b. memorable pinnacle
    c. historic milestone

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  8. Having achieved 100 per cent village electrification (a claim that has, however, been contested by some ground reports), the Centre should __________________ its definition of an electrified village, going beyond providing just 10 per cent of households with power and connecting government institutions.
    a. build up
    b. ramp up
    c. work up

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  9. Four years after it fell due, the Maharashtra government has finally ________________ its 20-year development plan for Mumbai. The idea that a city’s spaces belong to all its residents must be reflected in its long-term plans.
    a. dissuade
    b. come up with
    c. recommend

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  10. In trying to pack more housing into Mumbai, the plan should also take infrastructure needs into account, such as the impact of a higher population on traffic congestion and sanitation. A city situated on the coast, such as Mumbai or Chennai, needs to _______________ exposing itself to extreme weather events and plan well for green cover and drainage.
    a. be wary of
    b. smell a rat
    c. disbelieve

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  11. The Supreme Court needs to be aware of the consequences of cancelling the coal mine allocations since 1993 it has held to be illegal, should it ________________ the example of Justices Singhvi and Ganguli who ordered cancellation of telecom licences en masse in 2012.
    a. want to scorn
    b. choose to follow
    c. itch to precede

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     


Related posts

Leave a Comment