March 21, 2018

English Questions for SBI Clerk 2018: 21 March

English Questions for SBI Clerk 2018: 21 March

English Questions for SBI Clerk 2018: 21 March

Directions (Q. 1-5) : Rearrange the following eight sentences (A), (B), (C), (D),(E), (F), (G) and (H)in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A) The colours used at one time used to be natural, washable ones but today toxic paints have replaced them in  any 
places.
(B) But, often under the garb of all this being part of the exuberance of the festival, offenders get away with such depredations.
(C) But in real life, Holi is a festival which gives many men a licence to harass women under guise of tradition and gaiety.
(D) Holi is meant to be a joyous occasion awash with colour and happy revellers dancing to the dholak with indulgent elders looking on fondly.
(E) Hopefully, if awareness grows and it should certainly be, we can reclaim these festivals as genuine community- based celebrations, something to look forward to, not to dread and can play safe and spirited Holi! 
(F) It’s upsetting that the beauty of the festival is ruined for many, especially for women by the sight of drunken predators on the streets looking to harass passers-by 
(G) Many environmental and women’s organisations have sought a stringent action against those found harassing people, mainly women.
(H) The harassment starts well in advance of the day with hapless women being forcibly smeared with colour in  public places or being pelted with water balloons (on these reluctant women!).
1. Which of the following would be the ‘FIRST’ sentence after the rearrangement?
1) A        2) B       3) C       4) D       5) E
2. Which of the following would be the ‘THIRD’ sentence after the rearrangement?
1) D       2) E       3) F       4) G       5) H
3. Which of the following would be the ‘EIGHTH (LAST)’ sentence after the rearrangement?
1) D       2) E       3) F       4) G       5) H
4. Which of the following would be the ‘SEVENTH’sentence after the rearrangement?
1) B       2) C       3) D       4) E       5) F
5. Which of the following would be the ‘FIFTH’ sentence after the rearrangement?
1) B       2) A       3) F       4) G       5) H
Directions (Q. 6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the  answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
6. The weapons on display in the capital on January 26 / may have shown how strong the country is in military terms / but the day also offered a glimpse into the increasing fragile nature / of cultural life in the Republic.
1) The weapons on display in the capital on January 26
2) may have shown how strong the country is in military terms
3) but the day also offered a glimpse into the increasing fragile nature
4) of cultural life in the Republic.
5) No error
7. In the north, new storm arose at / the Jaipur Literary Festival with politicians demanding arrest / of one of India’s most famous academicians / for a sweeping statement.
1) In the north, new storm arose at
2) the Jaipur Literary Festival with politicians demanding arrest
3) of one of India’s most famous academicians
4) for a sweeping statement.
5) No error
8. Talking to mediapersons at a marriage ceremony / the singer said that / she deserves the ‘Bharat Ratna’ for having sung / thousands of songs in various languages.
1) Talking to mediapersons at a marriage ceremony
2) the singer said that
3) she deserves the ‘Bharat Ratna’ for having sung
4) thousands of songs in various languages.
5) No error
9. The United Nations has backed / France for providing military aid to Mali / to push back Islamists which are advancing / their control to other parts of the country.
1) The United Nations has backed
2) France for providing military aid to Mali
3) to push back Islamists which are advancing
4) their control to other parts of the country.
5) No error
10. With a view to create a safe / and secure environment for women / an armed battalion of women police / has been formed in Bihar.
1) With a view to create a safe
2) and secure environment for women
3) an armed battalion of women police
4) has been formed in Bihar.
5) No error


Answers:

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 2
  4. 1
  5. 3
  6. 3; Replace ‘increasing’ with ‘increasingly’
  7. 1; Add ‘a’ before ‘new’
  8. 3; Replace ‘deserves’ with ‘deserved’
  9.  3; Replace ‘which’ with ‘who’
  10. 1; Replace ‘create’ with ‘creating’

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