English: Theme Detection Questions Set 1 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)

The set contains English questions based on questions asked in SBI PO 2017 Mains Exam.

Direction: In each questions below, a Theme has been given followed by three passage. You have to determine which passage is based on the given theme and mark it as your option. More than one passage can be based on the given theme that is highlighted in bold.

  1. Theme:- Chinese goods vs Indian goods.
    (A) China is upgrading/ manufacturing higher quality products than before but they are asking low prices like before. Today, china is very close to us products in terms quality. But prices still remains low. So, china will beat united states soon selling products. Just ask yourself, what is the Indian alternatives of chinese LED bulbs in diwali? While back in India, politicians are trying hard to win the seats and then how to keep the chair. They dont have any point to worry that India is the next china. Each and every politicians ignore mass job creation agenda form their to do list and all they focus after election is how to stay more time in “kursi” . Thats why India cannot be china. India cannot be neither America.

     
    (B) The human beings want high quality at very low price. Chinese goods do those. I bought earphones from a Chinese website and received it in a perfect condition and it’s working perfectly fine and the price is just ₹40/- and shipping is free and when you buy from an Indian website they don’t even provide you a free shipping for small goods if the product worth is 50/- the shipping charges would be 150/- seems like heavy so he will make profit from shipping. The border tensions between India and China are not hidden from the world and are now on a rise. China has always been breaking the protocols by invading into the Indian territory and claiming the parts of Arunachal Pradesh to be theirs.
     
    (C) Moreover, China has also occupied the parts of East Kashmir and some of the Northern Kashmir. Lately, the bus of the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims has been stopped by Chinese border personnel. China blocked the entry of Indian pilgrims in the Tibet from the Nathu-La .pass. This act by China has enraged the Indian citizens and people have come out with banners displaying “Buycott Made in China”, “Buy Made in India” etc. saying that if Chinese army and govt. is creating trouble for India then they should stop buying Chinese goods.
    A) All of the above
    B) Both A & B
    C) Only A
    D) Both A & C
    E) Both B & C
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    In passage 1 and 2 quality and prices of the Chinese products are being compared with Indian products. but in passage 3 border disputed between China and India is highlighted. So option B is correct.
  2. Theme:- EQ vs IQ
    (A) EQ refers to Emotional Quotient which looks at the parts of emotional intelligence that can be quantified and measured and as such is hard to specify. Researchers have defined emotional intelligence as an ability or a trait or a mixture of the two.  IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, is a measure of cognitive intelligence. IQ becomes fixed and peaks around the age of 17 years of age whilst emotional intelligence is not fixed and rises steadily with age.
     
    (B) Empathy and Intelligence are not necessarily correlated unless dealing with specific neurological conditions. For example people with Asperger syndrome have great difficulty reading social queues but can display high levels of cognitive performance in abstract reasoning. People with high EQs tend to be regarded as very charismatic because they are able respond to non-verbal communication and queues with great efficacy.
     
    (C) Emotional Intelligence, or emotional quotient (EQ), is defined as an individual’s ability to identify, evaluate, control, and express emotions. People with high EQ usually make great leaders and team players because of their ability to Understand, empathize, and connect with the people around them. IQ, or intelligence quotient, is score derived from one of several standardized tests designed to assess an individual’s intelligence. IQ is used to determine academic abilities and identify individuals with off-the-chart intelligence or mental challenges.
    A) Both A & B
    B) Both B & C
    C) Only B
    D) All A, B, C
    E) Both A & C
    View Answer
      Option E
    Explanation:
    Passage 2 elucidates the relationship between EQ and IQ whereas other two passages draws out the difference between the two.
  3. Demonetization
    (A) The government tried to bite something impossibly gargantuan – taking 87% of the currency off in a mere 50 days in a heavily cash centric economy. And it was directly impacting its core voting constituency – small traders. Surely the BJP leaders must have been very, very nervous 7 weeks ago. It no longer looks that scary. In fact, it got off a whole Parliament session fairly easy given the chaos within the opposition with statements like army coup, earthquake and massive loot, distracting a more logical criticism
     
    (B) Getting the cashless payment charges to be at 0%. It is ridiculous that the banks charge for cashless transactions [that require far less handling cost than cash transactions] more than cash transactions. Cashless transactions keep more liquidity in the banks and they must thus waive all charges. Government must bring great regulations to keep it that way.Have a fiscal stimulus in rural India targeted at the poor. This is to compensate for the lower expenditures that the black money holders are doing.
     
    (C) Across India things have been quite orderly in the banks and elsewhere. This is the fundamental test for chaos. Of course, there are huge crowds as 15 lakh crore rupees had to be exchanged in a mere 40 long days.There have been no major riots, strikes or bandhs. This the fundamental test to gauge people’s anger.
    A) Only A
    B) Only C
    C) Only B
    D) Both A & C
    E) None of these
    View Answer
      Option E
    Explanation:
    Nowhere in the passage, demonetization is talked about. Hence theme cannot be detected from the given passages.
  4. Youth in Politics
    (A) The educated youth don’t like to try their carrier in politics because for them its not a job opportunity for them. There is such amount of negativity spread about politics that no one likes it. As a student of political science I don’t relate myself with politics as I don’t find interest in it and it doesn’t mean that if you are a student of political science you should be interested in politics and always talk about it.
     (B) The challenge of encouraging people to participate in a democratic political process is like any other large challenge – it must be broken into its parts.  For people, the parts are individuals. Many individuals will only participate the serious discussion of their political views if they are placed in an atmosphere where they can do so without trepidation.  As shown by the work of noted political theorists, that is best done in small groups.
     
    (C) Students are the best category of people to cleanse the bad political system because, the age is very good. But the peers are not mature enough to guide them properly. You appreciate a food upon eating only. Indian people are yet to receive good governance for a full term. Say 5 years. Written 500 years back by Makkiyavelli that people get their leader as they deserve. See the hue and cry for demonetizing. Had it happened in Japan? There wouldn’t have been a murmur.
    A)  Only A
    B)  Only B
    C) Only C
    D) Both A & B
    E)  Both C & D
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Passage B and C talk about Students and people in general. hence option A is the right answer.
  5. Theme:- Do we really need smart cities?
    (A) To equalize urban problems is the rise of the “Smart City” concept. Around the world old cities have been retrofitted and some brand new cities are being built from greenfield, 100% planned and oriented to be smart since their first drafts plans. Developing vibrant economies such as China and India are heavily investing in cities that are forged to be models of sustainable urban life, combining the latest high-end information and communication technologies with state-of-the-art architectural design fully integrated in ubiquitous urban environments. These thrilling and dynamic projects are getting global attention and attracting talented professionals, outstanding corporations and massive investments. So, we need Smart Cities and India can deeply benefit from it.
     
    (B) What India currently needs is cities which are clean ,have at least better network of drainage system(the case of major cities like Mumbai in Rainy seasons), safe and efficient transport system. Make better residential areas and if not possible improve them. Therefore first cities should be made better before making them smart.
     (C) India is a developing country and the Modi government is trying its best to develop India into a powerful nation. Introducing the concept of smart cities in India is a great idea but due to increasing poverty rate, lack of infrastructure and basic amenities, the cities might have to face a lot of challenges. Before initiating the project, the government should try to attend to the basic issues of the nation such as implementing a proper drainage system, providing good water, sanitation and health care facilities etc.
    A)  only A
    B)  Only B
    C) Both B&C
    D) Both A&C
    E) Only C
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Passage B says about improvement in the prevailing conditions whereas passage 3 did not provide us with any specific conclusion. hence Option A is Correct.
                  
  6. Theme:- Relation between Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    (A) Companies and enterprises keep innovation as part of their organization. Innovations contribute to the success of the company. Entrepreneur, as innovators, see not just one solution to a need. They keep coming up with ideas and do not settle until they come up with multiple solutions. Innovation is extremely important that companies often see their employees’ creativity as a solution. They come up with seminars and trainings to keep their employees stimulated to create something useful for others and in turn, financial gain for the company
     
    (B) Entrepreneurship covers down a lot more meaning than innovation, and innovating something requires typical knowledge and depth about a particular field. When it comes to Entrepreneurship we need to indulge our depth about the subject, shaping in a way so that common people would be helpful or would understand, hence implementing an innovation to a practical zone and giving this an impact to the society around us is partially called entrepreneurship. It does not necessarily mean what we display in our product has to be innovated rather it has to be new, unique and efficient.
     
    (C) Innovation is one of the main quality for entrepreneurship. Person engaged in same business over the years means that this person have no entrepreneurship qualities. Bringing innovation add values to his/her business. Innovation means doing something new or doing same thing in different way. Yes, innovation is the ultimate instrument for entrepreneurs.
    A)  Only A
    B)  Both B & C
    C) Only B
    D) All A, B & C
    E) Both A & C
    View Answer
      Option E
    Explanation:
    Passage A talks about the importance of innovation in Entrepreneurship. Hence E is correct.
  1. Theme:- Love or Money
    (A) On one hand, money gives more opportunities in life as well as stability (and a heightened chance in meeting your love given the option to travel is easier, assuming you mean the romantic kind of love). Plus it allows you to give a comfortable life for family (and other loved ones) especially when they end up in a condition that leaves them too frail to fend for themselves. But if you mean choosing between having a lonely sad life with loads money or a life full of love without much money, I’d definitely choose love. By love I mean encompassing familial love, friendship and romantic. While I do know that if the money situation is so bad, it’ll be extremely difficult to live… I still cannot imagine wanting to live life in the 1st place without love
     
    (B) Love is what we all need.Humans are social animals – we cannot stay without being loved and cared for. Love can solve and resolve all the hate in the world and all the discrimination which happens between people.
     
    (C) Love can not survive on empty stomachs. Have you ever seen a girl saying, “mere sapno ka majdoor aayega”. It is always “Mere sapno ka RAJKUMAR aayega”.Besides, I think love is a 20th century phenomenon for masses built on the heavy dose of literature, movies and TV.
    A) Both A &B
    B) Only C
    C) Only A
    D) Both B&C
    E) None of these
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Passage B clearly concludes love is everything – but doesn’t talk about money. In passage A we are unable to draw out any conclusion. In passage C, the tone of the passage can be concluded from the opening lines.
  1. Theme:- Congress vs BJP
    (A) Congress is Family Based, BJP is Organisation and party based. Congress has Rahul Gandhi, BJP had Modi.
     
    (B) In congress qualified people can take decisions for example they wasted the quality of Manmohan Singh in 10 years that every file has to go to Congress head quarter Sonia which has no constitutional right to even look into those files, In case of BJP qualified people are set free to perform Suresh Prabhu, Manohar parikar, Sushma Swaraj, Piush goyel and others many examples exists.
     
    (C) Both parties do good work for the progress of the nation and lose track along the way and this is only human. So we need to keep them in check without any bias towards any party.
    A) Only C
    B) Both A &B
    C) Both A&C
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
    View Answer
      Option B
  1. Theme:- Romans vs Greeks
    (A) Roman mythology has its roots and origins in the Greek pantheon of gods. Zeus became Jupiter, Hades became Pluto, and Poseidon became Neptune. Along with giving these Pagan Gods Latin names, the inherent characteristics of the gods remained the same. The myths were adapted to a more Roman setting etc. When a particular empire is conquered, the culture is conquered as well. This is what most scholars call cultural appropriation. However, the Pagan system went out of vogue, when Constantine I decided to convert the Roman Empire to the Holy Roman Empire, essentially signalling the adoption of Christianity as the Official religion
     
    (B) Greeks worshiped the 12 Gods. When Christianity spread to Greece and the Eastern Roman Empire, around 350AD, it became punishable by death to practice the ancient religion. Hence to avoided persecution Greeks stopped calling themselves “Hellenes” as it had pagan connotations and began using the term Romanoi (citizens of the (Byzantine/Roman Empire). The Greek Orthodox Church continued to reject the word Hellene and fear the legacy of ancient Greece until the 1700
     
    (C) Legions were more flexible because rather than fighting as a single homogenous unit -like we suppose the hoplites did- they were divided in subgroups (maniples, cohorts, centuries) which enjoyed a certain degree of tactical/strategic autonomy. So one group of legionaries would engage the hoplites from the front while another would attack on of their flanks, to give an example.
    A) Only A
    B) Only B
    C) Only C
    D) both A & B
    E)  both B & C
    View Answer
      Option A 
  1. Theme:- Are engineers better than doctors?
    (A) Engineers are smarter. Not only do they have to know the computer science and engineering aspect, they have to know the aspect in which they work in.
     
    (B) Engineers are more creative. Things that they’re working on are changing all the time whereas doctors only work on a human body which have not been changing for hundreds if not thousands years. He said that we hadn’t had more bones and our body parts hadn’t changed their functions, so that the body was like a fix object for doctors to study and work on. But in the technical world, everything was changing from time to time which was stuffer for engineers. So you should be proud to be/will be an engineer!
     
    (C) Initially a doctor’s  earning will be lesser than an engineer.Once the doctor gets fame, he is unbeatable.Engineers cannot work after a certain age.But a doctor has no such constraints. As many answers rightly point out, doctors get a hefty amount for consultation and they own the medical shops too.Hence doctor will definitely earn more than an engineer in the long run
    A) Only A
    B) Only B
    C) Only C
    D) Both A&B
    E) Both B&C
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Passage A doesn’t mention about doctor and Passage 3 talks about earning of Doctor and engineer.

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37 Thoughts to “English: Theme Detection Questions Set 1 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)”

  1. LIC AAO 2017

    wow ! thank you

  2. yuvi

    thanku mam..bt mam look at the question no 7 nd 10..where in question no 7,option B doesnt talk about MONEY..it only says love is everything..bt it is right…nd in question no 10 option no A doesnt talk about doctor..bt on the basis of this u said this is wrong..,how is it possible…IN question no 7 , B should also nt be followed…

    1. Yes right.
      In 7th, Passages A and B got interchanged I think
      I will confirm

      1. yuvi

        thanku mam…plzz bataiyega..

  3. Sachin Shukla

    8/10 thanks
    is tarah qsn kisme aate h mam/sir?

    1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

      sbi m nhi dhekhe ese questions ??? puche to thee 5 question ese

      1. Sachin Shukla

        pta nai yar dhyan to nai h k aise qsn the?

        1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

          theee mne dhekhhe thee

    2. Yes they were in SBI mains this year

      1. Sachin Shukla

        hahaha..mai mains de k bhi bhul gaya…:(

        1. Hehe
          Hum hai yaad krane ke liye

          1. Sachin Shukla

            kya bat h mamji sadar naman aap ko…;)

      2. Shubham Gupta

        great work thanks a lot

  4. matt_tuck

    @Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus mam, in question no.1 passage B differentiates between two websites rather than goods. isn’t it?

    1. Srishti

      Passage B , opening lines:- human beings want high quality at very low price.

      Website is mentioned because most of the Chinese goods are made available to public thru e-commerce.

  5. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

    7/10
    ty,,,ty,,, same like sbi mains :))

  6. MAYANK BHARADWAJ100%

    thks

  7. Jellyfish

    5/10 ty az

  8. Divaker

    Pattern change hogya

  9. Divaker

    Please post new question based on machine input and output

    1. Already posting

      Check input output section

  10. Jeetesh Chandra

    7/10..ty @Shubhra mam..

  11. jaga

    q7 option c kyun nahi hoga?

    1. Srishti

      Passage 1 is a comparison between two, without any definite conclusion.
      Hope it helps.

  12. jaga

    mam…q10 samjh mai nahi arha rha…b n c both kyun nahi hoga??

    1. Srishti

      Here in the passages, abilities of doctor and engineer are the main concern. So, c is discarded.

  13. KING KONG

    @@disqus_PiSRYmLY5L:disqus mam 5th question me 3rd options ku nai hua… question he kar raha h and c option uska ans de he rah ah

    1. Srishti

      Read again.
      Is it really answering the question???
      It’s main focus is on challenges posed by impediments for making a city smart.

      And the statement also includes “Before initiating the project, the government should try to attend”.

      Try to find this kind of clue in the statement to match it with the theme.

      1. KING KONG

        thanku so much mam

  14. KING KONG

    @@disqus_PiSRYmLY5L:disqus 7h question ka first part
    ..confusion creat ho rahi h we want love or money?
    according to theme

    1. Srishti

      Yes. It is confusing. We will edit it. 🙂

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