English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 62

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”.

Stock prices in India have been ___1___ for months, with the markets ___2___ a turnaround in growth. Yet, public participation in the capital market remains low. To change this, we need proactive policy to ___3___ transaction costs, and make share ownership an attractive proposition for small investors, particularly in the market for new issues. The disinvestment target is an ___4___ Rs 63,425 crore, with about Rs 43,000 crore expected to be raised by way of sale of shares of state enterprises. Clearly, the way ahead is to plan for wide retail participation, and to keep the costs of public offerings ___5___.

  1. aggrieved
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. awaiting
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. slash
    All are Correct
    Option A


  4. facile
    All are Correct
    Option D


  5. opportunistic
    All are Correct
    Option C


  6. Direction (6-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.

  7. US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un met and held consecutive meetings that ___________________ for four hours, immediately lowers temperatures in the Korean Peninsula and gives a lasting peace a ___________________ at some point in the future.
    stretched, chance
    continued, will
    listed, scheme
    extended, aim
    All are Correct
    Option A


  8. Trump and his team were singing a very different tune from the one they’d been ___________________ in the summit run-up. A day before the talks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo firmly declared that any agreement ___________________ require a “robust verification” programme.
    cantillate, might
    lining out, should
    belting out, would
    vocalize, could
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. Six agreements were signed between India and Seychelles after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Danny Faure. Modi and Faure ___________________ about the cooperation in the key areas such as defence and security ___________________ the two nations at the Hyderabad House.
    mentioned, among
    talked, between
    argued, among
    discussed, between
    All are Correct
    Option D


  10. The league, which is the___________________ of India’s international car racers Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel, is scheduled to be held in the first quarter of calendar year 2019. It is backed and ___________________ by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, the governing body of motorsports in the country.
    brainchild, censored
    brainchild, obnoxious
    brainchild, illicited
    brainchild, sanctioned
    All are Correct
    Option D


  11. The ongoing FIFA World Cup has the nation donning yellow, green, red and white as Indian supporters cheer for their favourite teams in the team jerseys. Sales of team jerseys, as well as of footballs and other ___________________, have seen strong growth on various e-commerce ___________________ in India over the last two weeks with Argentina, Germany and Brazil emerging as the top favourites.
    effect, arrena
    rig, podium
    gear, platforms
    kit, wharves
    All are Correct
    Option C


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