English Questions for SBI Clerk/NABARD

English Questions for SBI Clerk/NABARD


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) No state in India is free of its share / 2) of problems but the misfortune / 3) of UP is that its travails / 4) got compounded. / 5) No error

2. 1) An influential section in the Congress / 2) is of the view that the NCP chief is talking tough / 3) this time on seat-sharing as he is very much / 4) inclined to the BJP. / 5) No error

3. 1) The civil service aspirants argue that / 2) the analytical and quantitative questions in the CSAT favour / 3) science students, disadvantage those / 4) from humanities and social sciences. / 5) No error

4. 1) The weatherman has forecast / 2) a generally cloudy sky / 3) with possibility of rain or thunderstorm / 4) in some parts of the city. / 5) No error

5. 1) Cheetahs, famous as the world’s fastest land animals, / 2) has lost about 90 per cent of their population / 3) over the last century as their huge ranges / 4) in Africa and Asia have been taken over by farmland. / 5) No error

Directions (Q.6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
  • (A) The accounts have to be audited by duly qualified auditors as stipulated in the Act.
  • (B) The board of financial supervision has been set up for this purpose.
  • (C) Banking companies have to prepare their balance sheet and accounts annually as provided in the Banking Regulation Act.
  • (D) Banking companies have to file many other returns to the Reserve Bank.
  • (E) The audited balance sheet and accounts have to be submitted as returns to the Reserve Bank and copies thereof have to be submitted to the Registrar of companies.
  • (F) The Banking Regulation Act also provides for inspection and scrutiny of the books and accounts of banking companies.

6. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
        1) A           2) D           3) E           4) C           5) B

7. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
        1) B           2) F            3) A           4) D           5) C

8. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
        1) C           2) D           3) F            4) B           5) E

9. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
        1) D           2) A           3) B           4) E           5) F

10. Which of the following would be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
       1) E           2) B             3) C           4) F           5) Aa


Answers:
  1. 1; Replace ‘of’ with ‘from’
  2. 4; Replace ‘to’ with ‘towards’
  3. 3; Replace ‘disadvantage’ with ‘disadvantaging’
  4. 5
  5. 2; Replace ‘has’ with ‘have’
  6. 4; CAEDFB
  7. 3
  8. 5
  9.  1
  10.  2
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