English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 67

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”.

Minister Piyush Goyal is absolutely right to ___1___ fears over the rupee. It is true that the rupee has declined some 5% since the end of March. However, this corrects for the rise of the real effective exchange rate of the rupee over the last few years. A rupee that traded higher than it ought to ___2___ exports and encouraged imports, widening the current account deficit as well. It is good to see the positive side of an exchange rate correction from a macroeconomic ___3___ . For businesses that have to ___4___ in dollars, or have to decide when to bring in their export proceeds, what is key is the likely direction of further exchange rate movement. There are no definitive answers, except to say that those with dollar exposure are well-___5___ to take advantage of the liberalisation the RBI and Sebi have brought to the market for hedging foreign exchange risk.

  1. provoke
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. hurted
    have hurt
    has hurt
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. stand
    All are Correct
    Option E


  4. make payment
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. advice
    All are Correct
    Option D


  6. Directions: Fill in the blanks.

  7. Outgoing chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian says that to simplify India’s goods and services tax (GST), the 28% tax slab should go. We concur. The multiple tax rates in the GST regime _____________ rationalised, and the peak 28% rate dropped for good.
    should be
    ought to be
    need to be
    will be
    All are Correct
    Option C


  8. When _____________ is the time to stand one’s ground. India’s minister for external affairs told her Iranian counterpart that India will honour UN sanctions, not unilateral ones imposed by any one country.
    the time has come for action
    push comes to shove
    the situation is critical
    the pressure is on
    All are Correct
    Option E


  9. The US decision to pull out from the Iran nuclear deal, signed between Iran on one side and the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany on the other, and to slap sanctions on Iran and on those who deal with Iran is the worst form of unilateralism that the rest of the world _____________ .
    need to resist
    must resist
    have to resist
    must fend
    All are Correct
    Option E


  10. The government reportedly wants to set up an independent regulator for skills training in the country. The notion that the creation of a new authority is the remedy to improving outcomes in developing skills among the country’s youth ___________________.
    is completely flawsome
    is completely flawed
    has completely flawed
    has completely flawsome
    All are Correct
    Option B


  11. _______________ Beijing last month, I knew I would not be able to access Google, Facebook or Uber. As strange as it was to go without these staples of online life in the West, it was even stranger to find that local Chinese didn’t seem to feel deprived at all.
    Arriving at
    Arriving in
    Arrived in
    Arrived at
    All are Correct
    Option B


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