English for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 14 May

English for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 14 May

English for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 14 May

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. The government should 1)/not intervene in 2)/equity markets, but must 3)/ensured that the foundation becomes stronger. 4)/ No error 5)
  2. Chinese rulers have 1)/ demonstrated their 2)/ disregard in 3)/respecting human rights from their citizens. 4)/ No error 5)
  3. Tamil offers the earliest 1)/ inspiration of Indian culture 2)/ and from this language came 3)/ much of the original thoughts of modern Hinduism. 4)/ No error 5)
  4. Many people were 1)/ brought to safety 2)/ by the army helicopters 3)/ from the flood hit area. 4)/ No error 5)
  5. India is at the cusp of a powerful 1)/ digital revolution, with 2)/ rapidly growing smartphone usage and strategic government policies 3)/ that promotes a vibrant economy. 4)/ No error 5)
Directions (Q. 6-10): Each question 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. Online e-contracts are _________ the only way to ________ transactions on the internet.
          1) primarily, let up                                          2) additionally, way out                                               
          3) predominantly, take off                           4) starkly, start off                                                        
          5) increasingly, carry out
7. He gifted him a car but _________ him to drive it ____________.
          1) insulated, fundamentally                         2) cautioned, safely  
          3) wreaked, devastatingly                             4) swapped, subsequently                     5) inflated, ghastly
8. The student did not pay _______ to the instructions that were ______ to them in the class.
          1) attention, given                                           2) attribute, breached                
          3) viability, infused                                         4) incentive, posited
         5) competence, surged
9. I told my friend that he could not _______ a big fish with a small rod like the one he was  ________, but he insisted on trying.
          1) basket, trafficking                                      2) allocate, implying                                 3) catch, carrying
          4) cap, garnering                                             5) propel, manifesting
10. I have ________ myself until the end of September to _______ my research.
          1) dubbed, queer                        2) cease, carve                              3) abated, dub
                4) given, finish                      5) exemplified, erode


Answers:

  1. 4; The government should 1)/not intervene in 2)/equity markets, but must 3)/ensure that the foundation becomes stronger. 4)/ No error 5)
  2. 4; Chinese rulers have 1)/ demonstrated their 2)/ disregard in 3)/respecting human rights of their citizens. 4)/ No error 5)
  3. 4; Tamil offers the earliest 1)/ inspiration of Indian culture 2)/ and from this language came 3)/ many of the original thoughts (used as a countable noun) of modern Hinduism. 4)/ No error 5)
  4. 5; Many people were 1)/ brought to safety 2)/ by the army helicopters 3)/ from the flood hit area. 4)/ No error 5) Hence, The sentence is correct!
  5. 4; India is at the cusp of a powerful 1)/ digital revolution, with 2)/ rapidly growing smartphone usage and strategic government policies (plural subject) 3)/ that promote a vibrant economy. 4)/ No error 5)
  6. 5; Online e-contracts are predominantly/ increasingly the only way to perform/carry out/engage in transactions on the internet. 
  7. 2; He gifted him a car but reminded/cautioned him to drive it safely.
  8. 1; The student did not pay heed/attention to the instructions that were given to them in the class. As we see, He gave me strict instructions to get there by eight o’clock/ The course gives you basic instruction in car maintenance.
  9. 3; I told my friend that he could not catch a big fish with a small rod like the one he was carrying, but he insisted on trying.
  10. 4; I have given myself (putting my all effort) until the end of September to complete/finish my research.
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