English for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 17 May

English for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 17 May

English for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 17 May

Directions (Q. 1–5) : 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) It has, for instance, the highest literacy rate among all states, and was declared the first fully literate state about a decade back.
(B) Probably as a side-effect of economic and social development, suicide rates and alcoholism are also very high.
(C) Other parameters such as fertility rate, infant and child mortality are among the best in the country, if not the  best.
(D) The state of Kerala, a small state in the South Western coast of India, has been different from the rest of the country in many ways for the last few decades.
(E) Life expectancy of, both males and females, is also very high, close to that of the developed world.
(F) The total fertility rate has been below the replacement rate of 2.1 for the last two decades.
1. Which of the following would be the ‘SECOND’ sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) D
3) C
4) E
5) A
2. Which of the following would be the ‘LAST (SIXTH)’ sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) F
3) B
4) C
5) E
3. Which of the following would be the ‘THIRD’ sentence after rearrangement?
1) E
2) C
3) A
4) F
5) B
4. Which of the following would be the ‘FOURTH’ sentence after rearrangement?
1) F
2) B
3) D
4) C
5) E
5. Which of the following would be the ‘FIRST’ sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) D
3) E
4) F
5) C
Directions (Q. 6–10): In the following passage some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
It may not be a windfall gain but definitely signals an increase in (6) business opportunity. The rise in e-commerce and e-commerce (7) transactions has meant a significant jump in banking transactions. Numbers clearly (8) this story. Industrywide data provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) website suggests that outstanding credit card loans stood at Rs 30,300 crore as on 31 December 2014, up 24% from Rs 24,400 crore a year ago. This scenario means that banks now have to deal with much more data than ever before and a (9) and scalable IT infrastructure is the (10) of the day.
6. 1) potential         2) upgrading               3) approach       4) leading              5) pace
7. 1) retry                2) recommending       3) driven             4) connected        5) geared
8. 1) expected        2) role                            3) view                4) consult              5) validate
9. 1) ultimately      2) robust                       3) recent             4) realised             5) little
10. 1) client            2) decision                    3) link                 4) order                  5) pleasure


Answers:
(1-5) D A E C F B
  1. 5
  2. 3
  3. 1
  4. 4
  5. 2
  6. 1
  7. 3
  8. 5
  9. 2
  10.  4
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