English Questions for SBI Clerk Pre 2018: 18 April

English Questions for SBI Clerk Pre 2018: 18 April

English Questions for SBI Clerk Pre 2018: 18 April

Directions (Q 1-5): In each question below, there are two or three sentences. Those are to be synthesized in one sentence. Such synthesised sentences are denoted by (A), ((B) & (C). You have to find out which one or more of these three are most similar in meaning of the original two or three sentences.

1. Petroleum industry is going to face certain challenges. These challenges would be imminent in the next two decades. For success, it must predict these challenges now.
(A) In the next two decades, petroleum industry must face the challenges which it has now predicted.
(B) If petroleum industry determines to succeed in facing the challenges which are likely to he posed in the next two decades, it must be able to predict them now.
(C)  If petroleum industry wants to predict the challenges it is likely to face in the next two decades, it must successfully face them.
1) Only A and B
2) Only B and C
3) Only A and C
4) Only A
5) Only B

2. Two men can now do this job. Previously it required sixteen men.
(A) Two men can now do a job formerly requiring sixteen.
(B) Two men, instead of the previously sixteen, can now do this job.
(C) In place of two men Who can do this job now, there is a requirement of sixteen men in the past.
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) Only A and C
5) Only B and C

3. They were curious. They asked us a question. They wanted to know why we had left the comfortable hotel and gone to the desert.
(A) Out of curiosity they inquired why we had gone to the desert leaving the comfortable hotel.
(B) They asked us why we were curious to leave the comfortable hotel and go to the desert.
(C) They were curious to know the reason for our leaving the comfortable hotel and going to the desert.
1) Only A and B
2) Only B and C
3) Only A and C
4) All the three
5) None of these

4. They could play exceedingly well. They were defeated in the last round. The captain motivated them to overcome the defeat.
(A) The captain’s motivation helped them to overcome the earlier defeat and play exceedingly well.
(B) Despite earlier defeat they played exceedingly well . due to the captain’s efforts to motivate them.
(C) Despite the captain’s motivation, they were defeated earlier but could play exceedingly well now.
l) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) Only A and B
5) None of these

5. His marriage is at a far-off place. I do not want to undertake such a long journey to attend it. In fact, there is no earthly reason to justify such a long journey.
(A) There is no reason to justify such a distant place for his marriage as it would take me a long time to reach it.
(B) There is no earthly reason for me to undertake a long journey to attend his marriage.
(C) Because his marriage is at a far-off place, I would not be able to undertake such a long journey as it is not justifiable.
1) Only A and B
2) Only B and C
3) Only A and C
4) Only C
5) Only B

Directions (Q. 6-10): In each question below, an incomplete sentence is given which is followed by three possible fillers denoted by (A), ((B) and (C). Find out which One, two or three of these fillers can make the sentence meaningfully complete and grammatically correct.
6. ______when the audience started throwing rotten eggs towards him.
(A) No sooner did he stand up to address
(B) No much before he stood up
(C) He had hardly stood up
I) Only C
2) Only B
3) Only A or B
4) Only B or C
5) Any one of the three

7. ________ sacrifice their own self for the welfare of the common man.
(A) Not all men devoted to social service
(B) Only dedicated men
(C) In exceptional cases certain anti-social elements
1) Only C
2) Only A or C
3) Only B or C
4) Only A or B
5) Any one of the three

8. Natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes, etc occur so suddenly and unexpectedly that ______.
(A) people get hardly any time to save themselves
(B) man realises his limitations and supremacy-of nature
(C)  devastation cannot be prevented
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only A or B
4) Only A or C
5) Any one of the three

9. ______the poor students had managed to come out successfully with flying colours.
(A) Despite lack of resources
(B) Owing to adverse circumstances
(C) It was a mere coincidence that
1) Only A
2) Only A or C
3) Only B or C
4) Only A or B
5) Any one of the three

10. They appreciated my act of bravado because the life I saved was_______
(A) insignificant for them
(B) extremely precious
(C) reverent to them
1) Only B
2) Only C
3)Only A or B
4) Only B or C
5) Any one of the three

Answers:
  1. 5
  2. 1
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 2
  6. 1
  7. 5
  8. 4
  9. 1
  10. 4
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