English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 19

Directions(1-5): Four statements are given below at A, B, C and D. There may be some errors in the given statements. Mark the incorrect statement as the answer. If all the statements are incorrect, mark option E, i.e., “All are incorrect” as the answer.

  1. India will have to undertake major political, administrative, and judicial reforms if it wants to tap its NRI network as China did.
    India must undertake major political, administrative, and judicial reforms if it wants to tap its NRI network as China did.
    If India want to tap its NRI network as China did, it will have to undertake major political, administrative, and judicial reforms.
    To tap its NRI network as China did, India will have to undertake major political, administrative, and judicial reforms.
    All are incorrect
    Option C
    Since India is a proper noun and is taken singular, we need to use “wants” instead of “want” to avoid errors of subject verb agreement.

     

  2. One of the main reasons that people choose to consume caffeine in the form of coffee, tea or energy drinks is to boost concentration.
    People choose to consume caffeine in the form of coffee, tea or energy drinks to boost concentration.
    Of the many choices available to them, people opt for caffeine in the form of coffee, tea or energy drinks to boost concentration.
    To boost concentration, people prefer caffeine in the form of coffee, tea or energy drinks against other sources.
    All are incorrect
    Option D
    The correct preposition that comes with prefer is “over” and not “against”.

     

  3. India’s passenger vehicle industry suffered its worst-ever monthly sales performance in August due to diminished demand.
    Since there was a sharp drop in demand, India’s passenger vehicle industry suffered its worst-ever monthly sales performance in August.
    The diminished demand led to worse-ever monthly sales performance of India’s passenger vehicle industry in August.
    The sales performance of India’s passenger vehicle industry was worst in August due to steep drop in demand.
    All are incorrect
    Option C
    Since we are comparing the sales performance with all the other sales performance till date, we should superlative form of adjective
    i.e. worst and not worse, which is used while comparing only 2 things.

     

  4. Japan’s industrial success is attributed to its tradition of group effort and cooperation, as opposed to emphasis on personal achievement.
    Japan’s industrial success originates from its tradition of group effort and cooperation, as opposed to emphasis on personal achievement.
    Japan has a successful industry as it focuses on group effort and cooperation, rather than personal achievement.
    Japan’s industrial success is due to it’s focus on group effort and cooperation, as opposed to emphasis on personal achievement.
    All are incorrect
    Option D
    In option D, it’s is used in place of “its” . Since we need to use a possessive pronoun here to show Japan’s focus, we need to use its and not it’s.

     

  5. According to a study, risk perception remained low for some investors as they witnessed lowering restriction and growing market.
    A study shows that risk perception for some investors is low as they saw decreasing restrictions and promising market
    According to a study, some investors perceive risk to be low as they witnessed reduced restrictions accompanied for promising market.
    Some investors, as per a study, perceive risk to be low as they saw restrictions reducing and markets growing.
    All are incorrect
    Option C
    The correct preposition to be used with accompanied is “with/by”. Thus, C which uses for is wrong.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, four words are printed in bold and are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the two words which need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  7. The dairy industry(1) was a sticking point in the contentious(2) renegotiations of the free trade deal between(3) the U.S., Canada and Mexico that concluded (4) last month.
    1-3
    2-4
    3-4
    1-2
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  8. India, last year put restrictions(1) on the use of petroleum coke, or petcoke, a fuel(2) polluting fuel derived from processing highly(3) oil into fuels at oil refineries(4).
    2-3
    1-2
    3-4
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  9. The government(1) said last month that it was confident of meeting(2) its fiscal deficit target of 3.3 percent of ending(3) domestic product for the fiscal year gross(4) in March 2019.
    1-2
    2-4
    3-4
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  10. Apart from uplifting(1) your mood instantly(2), being in a several(3) relationship with music can help you in serious(4) other ways.
    1-2
    3-4
    1-3
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  11. Our core service is utilizing our pragmatic(1) and business expertise(2) to provide accountancy(3), technically correct and honest advice(4).
    1-2
    1-3
    3-4
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

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