English Questions for for SBI Clerk 2018: 10 April

English Questions for for SBI Clerk 2018: 10 April

English Questions for for SBI Clerk 2018: 10 April

Directions (Q. 1-5): 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.)

1. 1) The communities that are in the margin / 2) of society will have to / 3) struggle hard by displaying their / 4) politics of the presence. / 5) No error

2. 1) The transgender community / 2) has been remaining / 3) a part of Indian society / 4) from historic time. / 5) No error

3. 1) Often described as an engineering marvel, / 2) the 11.21-kilometre-long Qazigund-Banihal tunnel / 3) is Asia’s second longest, / 4) piercing in the Pir Panjal range. / 5) No error

4. 1) One of the major problems / 2) with representative democracy is that / 3) the business of government has become / 4) the privilege of the few. / 5) No error

5. 1) Paradoxically, economic paradigm founded on the logic of market sentiments / 2) that drove the Western economies to the brink of disaster / 3) has now become the economic rationale / 4) for the basis of economic recovery. / 5) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10): Each sentence below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. Now that the apex court has issued a diktat to ________ transgenders as the third gender, society would do well to be ________ and ensure that they get the benefits of schooling and employment.
        1) admit, merciful               
        2) recognise, compassionate
        3) place, sympathetic
        4) wake, humane
        5) see, benevolent
7. The concept of inclusiveness ________ at multiple levels which are deeply ________ with each other.
        1) functions, entangled       2) acts, entrapped
        3) does, hooked                   4) behaves, engrossed
        5) works, enmeshed
8. Environment protection and the struggle ________ natural resources have long been of major ________ for indigenous peoples all over Latin America.
        1) for, matter                        2) about, interest         
        3) against, worry                  4) over, concern
        5) with, thing
9. The middle class with some surplus money is ________ satisfied with its wants and would not ________ the same to be curbed.
        1) seldom, like                      2) hardly, prefer
        3) rarely, think                      4) sometimes, hesitate
        5) scarcely, seek
10. The famous ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech by India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, recognised that freedom and power bring ________ and that it would be necessary to strive to fulfil the ________ made.
        1) obligation, oath               2) responsibility, pledges
        3) duty, vow                         4) burden, promise
        5) liability, word



Answers:

  1. 1; Replace ‘in the margin’ with ‘on the margins’
  2. 2; Replace ‘has been remaining’ with ‘has remained’
  3. 4; Replace ‘in’ with ‘through’
  4. 5
  5. 1; Insert ‘the’ before ‘economic’
  6. 2
  7. 5
  8. 4
  9. 1
  10. 2
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