English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 20

Directions(1-3): Read the sentence to find out whether there is an error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as option E, i.e., ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.

  1. I suppose it is unwise of me (1)/ to make this confession now, (2)/ lest our insurance (3)/ company reads this article. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option E

     

  2. Priya is only one (1)/ of the students (2)/ who like (3)/ playing chess. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option C
    The error is in the third part of the sentence. The use of modifier adjective ‘only’ emphasizes on fact of Priya being the sole person, indicating singular subject.
    In the given sentence, plural verb i.e. ‘like’ is used, which is erroneous. It should be replaced with ‘likes’ to form a grammatically correct sentence.

     

  3. At the age of eight, Rowell (1)/ started to mesmerise the village (2)/ with the melodious sound of his four-stringed (3)/ guitar and his soul singing. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option D
    The error is in the fourth part of the sentence.
    We need to replace ‘soul’ with ‘soulful’. We need an adjective to modify the gerund/noun ‘singing’. ‘Soul’ being a noun is incorrect and must be replaced by ‘soulful’ which is an adjective.

     

  4. Directions(4-9): In the given question, a statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement.

  5. A) with Australia’s average summer temperatures increasing,
    B) there has been an increase in the frequency and intensity
    C) for three years with declining average rainfall levels
    D) of heat waves and droughts and
    E) vast parts of the country were reeling under a drought
    DBCEA
    DBCEA
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    ABDEC
    Option E

     

  6. A) and global coordination
    B) vigilance, preparedness,
    C) speed, transparency
    D) from becoming a global emergency
    E) are now crucial to stopping a new infectious disease
    DBCEA
    BCAED
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    ABDEC
    Option B

     

  7. A) more than 10 million hectares of forestland
    B) have burnt down across the country,
    C) leading to mass evacuations and
    D) thousands of people stranded at seashores,
    E) considering it safer
    DBCEA
    BCAED
    CABDE
    ABCDE
    ABDEC
    Option D

     

  8. A) and screen travellers from Wuhan in central China
    B) have mounted an enormous operation to track
    C) authorities in the country and around the world
    D) railway and skies to be with their families for the new year holidays,
    E) as hundreds of millions of people in China take to the roads,
    EDCAB
    BCAED
    EDCBA
    ABCDE
    ABDEC
    Option C

     

  9. A. track and will meet the
    B. the government’s capital
    C. expenditure is on
    D. budgeted target by
    E. the end of the year
    BEADC
    EADBC
    BCEAD
    CDEAB
    BCADE
    Option E

     

  10. A. the UN and several Western
    B. concern over the promotion
    C. of Major General Silva last
    D. month despite the allegations against him
    E. nations expressed
    EBCDA
    AEBCD
    ABCDE
    BCDEA
    CDBAE
    Option B

     

  11. Direction: In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

    I (have not seen) him since we acted together at the Rumyantsovs’ theatricals.

    Had not seen
    Had not been seen
    Did not see
    Had not being seen
    No correction required
    Option E

     

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