English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 66

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”.

The West has a ___1___ tradition of holidays, come what may, and that applies even to their heads of government. It takes something really serious for them to cut short their ___2___ . Of late, however, events in West Asia and North Africa — and occasionally in their own backyards — have made western VIP vacations increasingly ___3___ . Even if the presidents and prime ministers fly home to deal swiftly with whatever party-pooper crisis ___4___ , that hiatus interruptus probably makes a return to their Mediterranean idyll or even Martha’s Vineyard somewhat deflating. It might be argued that technology could ensure that they save the world without budging from their beach towels or basketball courts but that may not ___5___ well with their electorates, who expect a hands-on rather than hologram approach.

  1. juvenile
    hoary
    inexperienced
    modish
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. timely
    retort
    off-time
    in-time
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. substantial
    gargantuan
    aggrandize
    tenuous
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. has erupted
    erupted
    being erupted
    has been erupted
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. float
    go along
    go down
    bloom
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

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

  7. (A) Although India supposedly undertook a great leap in gender sensitivity and encouraging /(B) women to stay in workforce after childbirth by implementing Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, /(C) it now seems that at least in the short term, /(D) it is counter-productive.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    undertook = took As verbs the difference between undertake and take is that undertake is to take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc) while take is to grasp with the hands.

     

  8. (A) A smart young individual interrupted the thrashing I was receiving from my phone’s chess /(B) application and asked: “Are you Mr Patel?” I confessed I was, and rose in anticipation of the request /(C) for selfie and/or rude questions. /(D) The individual instead handed me a piece of paper and said: “You have dropped your boarding pass.”
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    have dropped = dropped

     

  9. (A) India is no longer the country with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, /(B) that is, those who sustain on less than $1.90 a day, as per the latest World Poverty Clock study compiled by /(C) Brookings Institute. The dislodging of India from the ignominious /(D) number one position is a feat that took over fifty years to achieve.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  10. (A) In an example of callous urban planning, around 14,000 to 16,000 trees are being felled down in Delhi /(B) to make way for government complexes and redevelopment projects. This has sparked outrage among residents, /(C) many of whom are protesting the tree felling exercise /(D) in the manner of the famous Chipko movement of the 1970s.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    felled down = felled

     

  11. (A) Work on the integrated transit corridor in and around Pragati Maidan has begun with many trees /(B) being chopped down near Sundar Nagar to clear the area for the construction of an underpass. The Rs 777-crore plan, which includes /(C) cut and covered tunnels, foot overbridges, loops, ramps and landscaping, /(D) will eventually require the felling of nearly 1,500 trees, according to project officials.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     


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