English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 23

Directions(1-5): A sentence with a blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that can be filled in the blank to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful.

  1. It is a shame that many people in the world have to live _______ basic necessities such as food and shelter.
    Along
    Including
    Despite
    Without
    Short
    Option D

     

  2. Everyone knows drinking poison is an act that will put your life in ____________.
    Safe
    Secure
    Fenced
    Perils
    Fleeting
    Option D
    ‘Fenced’ means surround or protect with a fence.
    ‘Fleeting’ means lasting for a very short time.
    ‘Peril’ means grave and imminent danger.

     

  3. The medicine is __________ in its effects and will cause you no harm.
    Benign
    Reprise
    Ensile
    Decency
    Rubric
    Option A
    The meaning of the following words are:
    Rubric-a heading on a document
    Reprise- repeat
    Ensile- put (grass or another crop) into a silo or silage clamp in order to preserve it as silage
    Decency- behaviour that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability
    Benign – having no significant effect

     

  4. With the April approaching swiftly, Bharat Inc. is ____________________ on the passage of GST Bill.
    Delighted
    Epistle
    Souvenir
    Despondent
    appropriacy
    Option D
    The meaning of the following words are:
    Delight- feeling or showing great pleasure.
    Epistle- a letter.
    Souvenir- a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event
    Despondent – in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
    appropriacy- the extent to which something is suitable or proper in the circumstances

     

  5. Rather than ___________ his poor luck, Josh decided to look on the positive side of things.
    Succumb
    Foment
    Bemoan
    Befuddled
    None of these
    Option C
    Bemoan – express discontent or sorrow over
    Succumb – fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force
    Foment – instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
    Befuddled – cause to become unable to think clearly.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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 and needs no improvement, your answer is (E).

  7. The quality of performance and other (factors are) more important than mere higher qualification in case of internal promotion.
    Factors on
    Factor was
    Factors were
    Factors will
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  8. Poor children who are forced to perform unskilled repetitive tasks (fails to learn anything else), which erodes their future employability and puts them on a path towards continued hardship in adulthood.
    of fail to learn anything else
    with fail to learn anyone else
    fail to learn anything all
    fail to learn anything else
    No correction required
    Option D
    The sentence talks about poor children. ‘Children’ is plural. Hence, ‘task fail to learn anything else’ should be used to make the sentence correct.

     

  9. Developing countries must not succumb (to temptation to the try to boost demand) through unsustainable means, such as the accumulation of excess debt.

    to the temptation to try to boost demands
    to the temptation to try to boost demand
    to the temptation to try boost demand
    to temptation to try to boost demand
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  10. Divisive and disruptive (tendency include the) misuse of religion and caste in the process of political mobilization of group identities on non-ideological lines.
    Tendency in includes the
    Tendencies include the
    Tendency including the
    Tendencies on includes the
    No correction required
    Option B
    We must use the word “tendencies” instead of the word “tendency”. This is because two types of tendencies are being talked about here. This will make the sentence grammatically correct.

     

  11. The basis of the (regulatory was not in) dispute, and the impossibility of an exact fit is also not in dispute.
    Regulation is not on
    Regulatory is not in
    Regulation is not in
    Regulation will not in
    No correction required
    Option C

     

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