English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 18

Directions(1-5): In the given question, a statement divided into different segments is given. The first segment is fixed : rearrange the other segments to form a coherent statement. If the given statement is already arranged or the correct sequence does not match any of the given sequence, mark (e). i.e., “None of the above” as your answer.

  1. In a nation of billion-plus/ is often seen as a sure-fire way to prosperity (P)/and an acute shortage of qualified doctors, (Q)/ getting a seat at a medical college (R)/ people with woefully inadequate access to healthcare (S).
    SPQR
    SRPQ
    SQRP
    SPRQ
    None of the above
    Option C

     

  2. Managing the electricity/ needs of a country (P)/that is already dealing (Q)/ with water scarcity (R)/ will be a challenge (S).
    QPRS
    SPRQ
    QRPS
    SRPQ
    None of the above
    Option E

     

  3. Disqualification from contest / to keep those convicted by criminal courts (P)/ is a civil disability (Q)/ created by electoral law (R)/from entering elected offices(S).

    SPRQ
    QRPS
    QPSR
    RSPQ
    None of the above
    Option B

     

  4. While there is no denying that/, it is important that you (P)/ recognize the signs of stress in your behaviour (Q)/ the world loves a winner (R)/ and be healthy enough to enjoy your success. (S)
    RPQS
    QRPS
    PQSR
    QSPR
    None of the above
    Option A

     

  5. Governments subsidise / in the expectation of (P) / in the new hotels and restaurants (Q) / tourism projects (R) / increasing employment opportunities (S).
    PRSQ
    PRQS
    RPSQ
    QPRS
    None of the above
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence with two blanks is given, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the pair of words that best fits in the sentence.

  7. To protect his interest, the producer must have very clearly _______ in the agreement that the film should be an exact _______ of the original with minor variations.
    figured, facsimile
    states, imitated
    outlined, remake
    underlined, miniature
    None of these
    Option C
    To highlight something or to give summary of something is to outline. Here, the producer clearly summarised in the agreement that the film should be an exact “remake” of the original one with minute changes.

     

  8. It’s all about playing patiently in the first hour as the wicket is ________ to ________ fast bowlers. But thereafter as the sun comes out shining, so do the batsmen.
    evolved, help
    expected, assist
    found, move
    remained, push
    None of these
    Option B

     

  9. If we have a data of the faecal metabolites, we can compare how it changes during some metabolic _________ and this can serve as simple _________.
    arrangements, symbols
    changes, examples
    alterations, blueprints
    disorders, signatures
    None of these
    Option D
    Out of the four alternatives, Option B and option D seem to be confusing because both seem to fit into the blanks. However, option B will get eliminated as it will lead to the repetition because of the use of word “changes” in the preceding part of the blank.

     

  10. Hafiz says that it told a _________ story of how although mermaids are present in stories and spoken of with ________, they actually don’t exist.
    poignant, wonder
    concocted, pondered
    short, thought
    bogus, manner
    None of these
    Option A
    The word “poignant” means ‘evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret’. By reading the context following the first blank, it can be inferred that Hafiz is trying others to know the reality that mermaids actually don’t exist.
    Since it’s all about the story, all the words that have been suggested can fit into the blank grammatically but not contextually. Thus, option C and D can be eliminated. Also, the second blank calls for the use of a noun rather than a verb. Hence, option A is the best suited response.

     

  11. The government’s _________ to privatise the national carrier came a cropper last summer when no private player came forward to ________ interest after the government floated a tender for AI’s disinvestment.
    confirm, indication
    raise, real
    hear, smart
    attempt, evince
    none of these
    Option D
    Since the word “government’s” easily indicates that the word that fill up the first blank should be a noun, option A, B and C can be easily eliminated. Thus, option D will be the correct alternative since the word for first blank .i.e. ‘attempt’ makes contextual sense here.

     

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