English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 5

Directions(1-5):In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

With torrential rains __ (1) __ the plains and the hills of the State for the past few days, the water level of Ganga and its tributaries, which has been on the rise, reached close to the danger mark. In view of the Ganga and other rivers flowing full __ (2) __, the Haridwar district administration has sounded alert in villages under the Laksar tehsil located in the vicinity of Ganga and Solani rivers. Besides, the flood chowkis have also been directed to be alert. After around 25 mm rain was recorded over the past 24 hours, the level of Ganga reached 292.30 metre-just below __ (3) __ mark. The city roads reeled under traffic snarls after many of the important areas remained waterlogged. Subsequently, the __ (4) __ had faced a tough time. The hilly regions of the State have been receiving heavy rainfall since the beginning of July. For the last three days, the plains have been receiving heavy shower, resulting in Ganga and the seasonal rivers __ (5) __ dangerously for the villages located in their vicinity.

  1. Find the appropriate word.
    Arising
    Flowing
    Destroy
    Lashing
    Bash
    Option D
    Lashing – striking / thrashing / hitting.

     

  2. Attack
    Spate
    Flowing
    Bursting
    Manner
    Option B
    Spate – a sudden rush / outpouring.

     

  3. Expected
    Managed
    Warning
    Probable
    Exact
    Option C

     

  4. Customers
    Vehicles
    Commuters
    Management
    Routes
    Option C
    Commuters are people who travel on a daily basis,usually for work.Therefore, with flooding roads, they will be the ones facing most of the problems.

     

  5. Gulping
    Removing
    Ranging
    Swelling
    Floating
    Option D
    Swelling – to well up or rise in level or size.

     


  6. Directions(6-10)Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence to form a meaningful/coherent paragraph and answer the questions that follow.

    A.More than three dozen people have died and an estimated ₹8,316 crore worth of economic assets have been lost in the seasonal rain, particularly over the past week.

    B. The gates of reservoirs in the Idukki system, a giant hydroelectric project, and several other dams have been opened, inundating riverside habitations downstream.

    C. At the peak of the havoc, about 60,000 people whose dwellings suffered damage were lodged in relief camps.

    D. The catastrophic impact of monsoon rainfall on several districts of Kerala has come as a grim reminder that the vigil against unpredictable natural disasters must never be relaxed.

    E. In the northern districts, damage to houses, roads and other structures has occurred owing to landslips caused by incessant showers.

  7. Which of the following will be the SECOND statement after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option A
    Correct Sequence : DABCE

     

  8. Which of the following will be the FOURTH statement after rearrangement?
    D
    E
    C
    B
    A
    Option
    Correct Sequence : DABCE

     

  9. Which of the following will be the FIRST statement after rearrangement?
    E
    C
    A
    D
    B
    Option D
    Correct Sequence : DABCE

     

  10. Which of the following will be the FIFTH statement after rearrangement?
    C
    A
    B
    D
    E
    Option E
    Correct Sequence : DABCE

     

  11. Which of the following will be the THIRD statement after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    D
    C
    E
    Option B
    Correct Sequence : DABCE

     

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