English Questions for SBI PO/ CLERK Mains 2018

English Questions for SBI PO/ CLERK Mains 2018

English Questions for SBI PO/ CLERK Mains 2018

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question below, sentences or parts of sentences are given with two blank spaces between them. From the three parts/sentences denoted by (A), (B) and (C) given below each, find out which two can fill up the blanks in proper sequence (ie, the order in which these are given in the answer options) to make the sentence/group of sentences meaningfully complete.
1. This laboratory of physics is (_____) (_____) but also with outstanding physicists.
(A) not only equipped with
(B) all state-of-the-art instruments
(C) a lot of knowledgeable  books
(D) equipped not only with
  1. A and B
  2. A and C
  3. D and B
  4. Either D and C or A and C   
  5. Either D and B or A and B 
2. (____) of making other people agree (____) is as effective as this method. 
(A) no other method
(B) no method
(C) to your view-point
(D) with your view-point
  1. C and A
  2. B and C
  3. A and D
  4. B and D
  5. A and C
3. I was pretty sure that (____) changing the (____) our organisation.
(A) he would support my view for
(B) old-age and poor structure of 
(C) age-old and static structure of
(D) he would support my views on
  1. D and C
  2. A and B
  3. D and B
  4. A and C
  5. None of these
4. I (____) on my paper but (___) as I had agreed to keep quiet.
(A) I had no alternative so 
(B) don’t like his comment
(C) didn’t like his comments
(D) had no alternative
  1. C and A
  2. B and D
  3. C and D
  4. B and A
  5. Either C and A or C and D
5. The report is candid in admitting that the (______) health and family planning (______) considerably.
(A) have been eroded
(B) investment by the government in  
(C) investment of the government in
(D) investment by the government for 
  1. B and A
  2. C and A
  3. D and A
  4. Either B and A or C and A
  5. None of these
Directions (6-10): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
6. Vision is usually _____ most effectively when many different _____ are used.
  1. developed, manifestations
  2. adapted, organisations
  3. communicated, vehicles
  4. exhibited, forms
  5. described, thought
7. People who have been through difficult, painful and not very______change efforts often end up ______ both pessimistic and angry conclusions.
  1. successful, drawing
  2. meaningful, projecting
  3. reliable, evolving
  4. strong, following
  5. challenging, lamenting
8. The human mind is never _______; it advances or it _______.
  1. absolute, diminishes
  2. dynamic, stops
  3. perfect, disintegrates
  4. stationary, retrogrades
  5. happy, decomposes
9. If misery is the effect of ill fortune, it ought to be pitied, if of _____ to be _____.
  1. virtue, criticised
  2. calamity, reverenced
  3. virtue, protected
  4. vice, reverenced
  5. virtue, reverenced
10. It would be impossible for us to continue living in this world if each of us _______ exactly what fate had in ______ for him.
  1. follow, plan
  2. appreciate, strategy
  3. design, anticipation
  4. visualise, hidden
  5. knew, store


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

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