English Test for SBI PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 71

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. 


Direction (1-5): 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.

  1. Sometimes, these instincts can remain passive, in what has been __________________ the onlooker syndrome. A little nudge can break this passivity and persuade people to act constructively, denying trolls the approval they crave. Discussing the issues trolls condemn can __________________ their ground even more.
    incognito, construct
    baptized, assemble
    dubbed, erode
    untitled, improve
    All are Correct
    Option C


  2. Attackers are able to _________________ the best of cyber defences. For offensive cyber _________________ , it is necessary to identify the attacker with pinpointed accuracy. But attribution is the Achilles heel of offensive cyber deterrence.
    scrutinize, incentive
    intervene, impetus
    attend, inducement
    bypass, deterrence
    All are Correct
    Option D


  3. The Indian military needs to make aproper ________________ of an offensive cyber doctrine adopted by many countries and undertake action that goes beyond simply the building of ________________ capabilities. Offensive cyber response is not limited to states alone.
    assessment, defensive
    gripe, assaultive
    criticize, aggressive
    contempt, belligerent
    All are Correct
    Option A


  4. In this nightmare scenario, five more years for Modi would reward a government that’s both _________________ and ________________ . As the argument goes, this could end up fatally undermining India’s still immature democratic norms and institutions.
    benevolent, superior
    malignant, mediocre
    benignant, good
    humane, elegant
    All are Correct
    Option B


  5. On the economic front, it once looked like Modi would use his finely _________________ communication skills to sell politically painful but necessary policies. Instead, he has used his megaphone to talk up relatively _______________ achievements, or to package harebrained ideas like demonetisation as bold reform.
    rounded, arrogant
    blunt, slut
    honed, modest
    obtuse, vain
    All are Correct
    Option C


  6. 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”.

    You can tell when an election campaign has begun by the proliferation of ___6___ allegations and name-calling. The next general election is over 10 months away, but the excesses of campaign sloganeering are already evident in the BJP equating Indira Gandhi with Hitler, and the Congress responding that Narendra Modi is crueller than Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. I was among the ___7___ critics of Indira Gandhi when she was alive. Without doubt, she smashed democratic institutions, including the judiciary, bureaucracy and media, to stay in power after the Allahabad High Court struck down her election. She ___8___ misused the Constitutional provision for an Emergency by claiming, falsely, that Opposition politicians were inciting armed rebellion and making governance impossible. After throwing them into jail, she amended the Constitution to make her election proof against judicial scrutiny. Yet, like many dictators, she miscalculated. First, by throwing all Opposition politicians into jail she created a unity among Opposition that had never existed earlier. Second, her press ___9___ was so effective that she had no idea how great public resentment was against Emergency excesses, especially forced sterilisation. Therefore, she ___10___ for a fresh election, expecting to win easily, but being trounced instead.

  7. intelligent
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. sternest
    All are Correct
    Option A


  9. aggressively
    All are Correct
    Option C


  10. censorship
    All are Correct
    Option A


  11. wished
    All are Correct
    Option C


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