English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 70

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”.

There is a reason why formulaic cinema, formulaic art, formulaic books, formulaic music, not to mention formulaic mass media, work so well in this country. Because anything falling outside the basic parameters of The Formula will be bound to upset someone somewhere to the point of making him go ____1____. Which is why there are people with the ___2___ duty of ensuring that nothing upsets anyone. How do they do that? By blocking things even before they can upset anybody. Ergo, they are the guardians of our public taste. The latest devilish thing ___3___ before it could destroy the nation is the Punjabi film Kaum de Heere (Diamonds of the Community) by Ravinder Ravi. We haven’t seen the movie, obviously. But after reading formulaic news reports, we have learnt two facts: one, the CBI discovered that the Central Board of Film Certification (read, Censor Board) CEO Rakesh Kumar had taken a bribe to ‘clear’ the movie in June. Two, that the film is a biopic of Indira Gandhi’s assassins — whose names we won’t reprint lest it ___4___ communal tension. So, the good folks of the home ministry, after being tipped off by the intelligent folks of the Intelligence Bureau, told the nice folks of the I&B ministry, who, in turn, got those careful folks of the censor board to nip the ___5___ in the bud.

  1. sensitive
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. facile
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. coherent
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. triggers
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. tranquil
    All are Correct
    Option B


  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. With the _____________ on Scotland looming large and the British government upping its efforts for a No vote on separation, the announcement of another ______________ addition to the House of Windsor could not have come at a more opportune moment.
    shelve, distant
    referendum, imminent
    board, faint
    defer, remote
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. Moves are reportedly ________________ to cobble together a government in Delhi. The assembly has been kept in _____________ animation after Aam Aadmi Party chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned, and not dissolved.
    afoot, advanced
    afoot, independent
    afoot, suspended
    afoot, recent
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. A minority government can function, if the Opposition lets it be. In the current scenario, there is no reason for AAP and the Congress to _________________ the BJP. They are guaranteed to vote out the BJP, which _______________ to form a government the first time around.
    impede, agreed
    limit, accepted
    hinder, received
    accommodate, refused
    All are Correct
    Option D


  10. It is a scandal that we need to import huge amounts of steam-making coal, despite having one of the largest proven coal reserves. The reported __________________ now is to double CIL’s output to a billion tonnes per annum in five years. It seems very much like the ________________ of hope over experience.
    unprejudiced, failure
    detached, disaster
    objective, triumph
    equitable, triumph
    All are Correct
    Option C


  11. CIL prices do not seem all that attractive after factoring in the many _________________ in supply, quality and calorific value. Hence the pressing need for thorough overhaul of the coal market. Halfmeasures like out-of-turn supply would merely lead to further ________________, which are eminently avoidable.
    decisions, corrections
    selections, verities
    vagaries, distortions
    judgments, beauties
    All are Correct
    Option C


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