English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 59

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”.

Iconoclasts see themselves as revolutionaries, bringing down the old order, and, with it, the symbols of the ___1___. Worshippers of these icons see them as mindless destroyers, unable to let differences of opinion exist in any form. Idle onlookers see this literally ‘materialist’ dialectic of ___2___ and scorn more dispassionately as an oscillating set of actionsreactions. The bringing down of two statues of communist icon Lenin in Tripura, one would then think, is just another ___3___ in the real estate development of ‘victor’s history’. But then, “simple” acts of bust-busting can ___4___ stone, especially with blood rushing to hot heads. Which is why the Prime Minister is right to quickly condemn the acts of vandalism — attacks on Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s and Dravidian movement founder E V Ramasamy ‘Periyar’s statues in Kolkata and Vellore respectively — following the ___5___ of the Russian revolutionary in Agartala.

  1. condition
    ancien régime
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. adoration
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. acquirement
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. transcend
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. destroy
    All are Correct
    Option B


  6. Choose the correct sequence of the mentioned sentences.

  7. A. Tough luck for the banker.
    B. the government desperately needs to wipe runny egg off its face and demonstrate to an increasingly cynical public that
    C. it is cracking down on corporate skulduggery that endangers depositors’, read voters’, money.
    D. If you are a self-proclaimed gangster running operations in Maximum City from a safe haven abroad, you will be the anti-hero of faux film noire.
    E. Many companies have defaulted on loan repayment, some large borrowers have brazenly fled the land and
    F. If you are a hardworking banker, you are likely to go to jail.

    Option D


  8. A. The good news is that countries are gathering forces to resist US unilateralism, in which case, the war could possibly be contained and its damage minimised.
    B. The proposed steep tariff, 25% on a range of Chinese goods, besides the 25% duty on steel and 10% duty on aluminium already announced,
    C. The trade war brewing between the US and practically all others could do serious damage to global growth, if it does actually break out.
    D. is more than 10 times the weighted average American tariff on all merchandise imports of just 2.4%.
    E. To begin with, let us be clear that what will hurt India is not limited to its trade with the US or trade in general.

    Option C


  9. A. let alone establishing a common culture. The world over,
    B. The diseconomies of scale in bank mergers would be huge and synergy, hard to find.
    C. operational complexity and the huge capital requirements.
    D. Simply having common information technology systems would be quite a task,
    E. the economic rationale for mega banks is increasingly suspect given compliance issues,

    Option B


  10. A. Farmers are rational people and will not oppose development, if they are assured of not being shortchanged.
    B. Anyone giving up land must have a stake in the future prosperity that comes up on her erstwhile land.
    C. The particular manner in which this is done is immaterial.
    D. Road projects are harbingers of urbanisation, prosperity and land value.
    E. If farmers are assured of this, they will willingly surrender land for new projects.

    Option D


  11. A. It must make good the deficit in medical manpower, fix the broken healthcare system, especially in rural areas, and make extensive use of tele-medicine to bring down costs.
    B. It makes sense for all large hospitals to have teaching establishments in order widen the doctors’ pool.
    C. Dismissing IMA’s complaint is not the way to make healthcare affordable.
    D. Omitting all these measures will make healthcare expensive.
    E. The need is for a radical change in the government’s approach in both managing and financing healthcare.

    Option C


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