English Test for SBI PO Prelims Exam Set – 03

Directions(1-5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

The case of a BJP Yuva Morcha functionary being arrested in West Bengal for sharing a ___1___ image of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demonstrates how wrong and needlessly oppressive legal processes can turn out to be. The police in Howrah registered a case and arrested Priyanka Sharma under irrelevant and non-existent provisions, a magistrate showed little application of mind while remanding her to judicial custody, and even the Supreme Court, while ordering her immediate release, did not recognise sufficiently the ___2___ manner in which the law was being used. It is a matter of some consolation that the apex court observed a day later that the arrest was arbitraryand ___3___ the West Bengal government for delaying Ms. Sharma’s release for technical reasons. The police, apparently realising that there was no offence in the first place, has filed a closure report terming the complaint a ‘mistake of fact’. It is a reflection of the level of ___4___ between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the midst of a violence-marred, multi-phase election that the police entertained a complaint from a Trinamool Congress activist and booked Ms. Sharma for criminal defamation and offences under the provisions of the Information Technology Act. It is possible that some considered the morphed image — in which Ms. Banerjee’s face was appended to an actor’s photograph at a museum event in New York — defamatory. But it is unclear how the police could arrest someone for ___5___ based on a third party’s complaint.

  1. worsened
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. amenable
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. embedded
    pushed away
    pulled up
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. acrimony
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. praise
    All are Correct
    Option B


  6. Directions(6-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  7. Few had expected the socially conservative politician to last out the remainder of Parliament’s term when he took over as Prime Minister in August following a coup within the ruling Liberal party.
    Few were expecting
    Few expected
    A few had expected
    Few has expected
    No Correction required
    Option E


  8. An amount of data collectively and individually point to one worrying conclusion: economic momentum across sectors is slowing in the widening absence of that key ingredient, demand.
    An organised data
    A folk of data
    A bunch of data
    A welter of data
    No Correction required
    Option D


  9. Cyril Ramaphosa, victor in South Africa’s recent presidential election and head of the African National Congress, is celebrating his win and the peaceful transfer of power to his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
    transition of power to
    deviation of power from
    transference of power to
    transition of power from
    No Correction required
    Option D


  10. A reasonably good voter turnout did nothing to dull the effects of a nasty campaign by the leaders of many parties, but especially of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
    by leaders of many parties
    by the leaders of the most parties
    by leaders of most parties
    by leaders of the parties
    No Correction required
    Option C


  11. The batting was a concern throughout, and if not for the efforts of bowlers Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, and Ravindra Jadeja, and the astute leadership of M.S. Dhoni, the team might not even have been qualified for the playoffs.
    the team would not have qualified
    the team may not even have qualified
    team might not even have qualified
    the team may not have been qualified
    No Correction required
    Option B


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