“20-20” English Question | Crack SBI Clerk / IDBI Executive 2018 Day-47

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Topic Daily Publishing Time
Daily News Papers & Editorials 8.00 AM
Current Affairs Quiz 9.00 AM
Logical Reasoning 10.00 AM
Quantitative Aptitude “20-20” 11.00 AM
Vocabulary (Based on The Hindu) 12.00 PM
Static GK Quiz 1.00 PM
English Language “20-20” 2.00 PM
Banking Awareness Quiz 3.00 PM
Reasoning Puzzles & Seating 4.00 PM
Daily Current Affairs Updates 5.00 PM
Data Interpretation / Application Sums (Topic Wise) 6.00 PM
Reasoning Ability “20-20” 7.00 PM
English Language (New Pattern Questions) 8.00 PM
General / Financial Awareness Quiz 9.00 PM


Directions (1-10): In a passage given below there are 10 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit to the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the word given in the bold after the blank is your answer i.e. “No change requires“.

Much like the pioneering India-France strategic partnership of 1998, the agreements signed during President Emmanuel Macron’s visit are set to _(1)_[develop ] bilateral cooperation at a time of global flux. The Joint Vision Statement on the Indian Ocean Region is clearly aimed at _ (2) _ [tooking off] China’s growing presence in the region. And the International Solar Alliance, recommitment to starting the Jaitapur nuclear power plant, and joint ventures on climate change cooperation are reactions to the U.S. _(3)_[vacate]its role by announcing its pullout from the Paris accord. The “reciprocal logistics support” agreement, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a “golden step” in defence cooperation, is a signal to Russia and to the U.S.-led _(4)_[support] that partnered in the “Quadrilateral”, that both New Delhi and Paris feel the need to diversify strategic postures beyond their current choices. Finally, by bringing 61 countries into the ISA, India and France are proposing an alternative leadership model for the less developed world, challenging the geopolitical power structure _ (5)_[design]around fossil-fuel energy resources. Notably, Mr. Modi and Mr. Macron declared they would ensure cheaper solar energy and increase avenues for financing, something that has created heat at the WTO.

There are other contradictions that New Delhi and Paris must _ (6) _ [relate] with. For example, India’s solar power tariffs stand at about ₹2.40 a unit and there is _(7)_[stunted] scope to make the domestic industry profitable, as Mr. Modi wants, unless the cost of solar panels and other components are brought down _(8)_[completely]. At the same time, more thermal power, for which tariffs are higher but which is less fickle than solar or wind power, is being produced than the demand. While the two countries have committed to start construction by end-2018, they have missed deadlines multiple times. Bilateral cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region too is more symbolic than substantive today, and much will depend on how closely the Indian and French navies and intelligence work together in the future. As two pluralistic democracies with a _ (9) _ [stiffed] belief in a multipolar world order and in the future of Eurasia, India and France have numerous strategic convergences. But common ambitions to cooperate on the world stage, as projected by Mr. Macron and Mr. Modi, must be _(10)_[acquaint] in some hard realities as well.


  1. Enlarged
  2. Confirm
  3. Strengthen
  4. Protect
  5. Intensified


  1. Countering
  2. Beating
  3. Facilitating
  4. Separating
  5. Hinder


  1. Repudiate
  2. Abandon
  3. Abdicating
  4. Retaining
  5. Claiming


  1. Hostility
  2. Joint
  3. Friendship
  4. Alliance
  5. Division


  1. Compose
  2. Dispersed
  3. Arrange
  4. Scattered
  5. Configured


  1. Clashed
  2. Contend
  3. Opposed
  4. Surrender
  5. Jostled


  1. Much
  2. Undersized
  3. Little
  4. Scant
  5. Substantial


  1. Drastically
  2. Awful
  3. Excessive
  4. Moderately
  5. Mildly


  1. Hardened
  2. Substantially
  3. Firm
  4. Rigidly
  5. Flexible


  1. Stay
  2. Predicate
  3. Concealed
  4. Liberated
  5. Grounded


Directions (Q11-15): below ten sentences have been given. Each sentence has been divided in five part denoted by a, b, c, d, and e. read the sentence and find out the grammatical error in it. The code of that part of sentence will be your answer. If you find no error in sentence then mark e as your answer.

 11. It upheld the practice of passive euthanasia the removal of a)/ life-support mechanisms from persons who, for the most part b)/ have slipped in a persistent vegetative state in order c)/ to allow them to die in the natural course of thingsd)/ no error e)/.

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e

12. To allow the Pakistani military to decimate a)/the Bengali elite would have been viewed as b)/a serious breach of trust by the Awami League c)/leadership, potentially turned it into India’s bitter enemy d)/no error e)/.

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e

13. Regular high-profile bilateral visits have brought with a)/them a smorgasbord of memoranda of understanding, some big-ticket projects b)/, notably Japanese investing in India’s first bullet train, and c)/ political avowals to grow the economic relationship exponentially d)/no error./

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e

14. The gap cannot wholly be explained by the usual suspects a)/ that plague foreign investors in India such as inadequate b)/ infrastructure, complex tax regulations and land acquisition problems c)/ although this remain substantial challenges d)/no error./

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e

15. The firms run by him had seen a meteoric rise and an IPO was a)/in the offing after buyouts of global players and a ramp-on of retail presence in India and abroad b)/ It appears that the bank employees who assisted in the fraud routed large transactions c)/for the borrowers by circumventing the core banking solution d)/no error/

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e


Directions (16-20) – In each of the following questions on phrase have been given and it has been followed by four sentences. You have to find out on which sentences phrase has been used properly according to its meaning and mark your answer from the options denoted a),b),c),d)Mark e) as your answer of you find that the phrase has been applied properly in all sentences

16. Turn away

  1. Hard times are forcing community colleges to turn away students.
  2. Dozens ofgirl were turned away from the
  3. She turned away the questions she didn’t want to
  4. The project turned away to be a damp squib.
  1. i and ii
  2. iii and iv
  3. i and iv
  4. ii and iii
  5. all are correct

17. Stay up

  1. Their Christmas tree stayed up until
  2. I’ll be late home so don’t stay up waiting for me.
  3. I used to stay up late with my mom and watch movies.
  4. The veins in his neck stay up.
  1. ii and iii
  2. only iii
  3. i and ii
  4. all except iv
  5. all are correct

18. Rule out

  1. Tombad temper rules him out for the
  2. The rainy weather ruled out a picnic for the
  3. The Prime Minister is believed to have ruled out cuts in child benefit or pensions.
  4. They ruled Jack out when they considered a replacement manager due to his tendency to show up late.
  1. Only iii
  2. i and ii
  3. iii and iv
  4. i and iv
  5. all are correct

19. Set about

  1. That coat set me about $1,000.
  2. We set about studying whether this helped or hindered his team
  3. It just happened that Tisa got access to this rare book and then they set about thinking about how to cash
  4. Frequent changes in government set the project about by couple of years.
  1. Only iii
  2. i and iii
  3. iii and iv
  4. ii and iii
  5. all are correct

20). Pull through

  1. He is still in critical condition, but the doctors should be able to pull him
  2. He pulled through a chair behind her and put his chin on her shoulder.
  3. She recognized at the same instant ileum’s presence. It pulled her through short.
  4. It is only our determination to fight that has pulled us through.
  1. i and ii
  2. ii and iv
  3. i and iv
  4. i iii and iv
  5. all are correct


Directions (1-10):

1)Answer – c) according to the sentence Strengthen will be used as it means to make or become stronger.

2) Answer – a) according to the sentence countering will be used as it means to speak or act in opposition to.

3) Answer – c) according to the sentence abdicating will be used as it meansto resign or step down.

4) Answer – d) according to the sentence alliance will be used as it means a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims.

5) Answer – e) according to the sentence configured will be used as it meansto arrange or put together in a particular form.

6) Answer – b) according to the sentence contend will be used as it meansstruggle to surmount or to deal with.

7) Answer – c) according to the sentence little will be used as it means limited or small scale.

8) Answer – a) according to the sentence drastically will be used as it means extremely or exceedingly.

9) Answer – c) according to the sentence firm will be used as it meanssolid or resilient.

10) Answer – e) according to the sentence grounded will be used as it meansto establish or introduce.

Directions (Q11-15):

11). correct answer – c

Explanation- into will be used instead of in because into is used to indicate movement toward the inside of a place.

12). correct answer – d

Explanation- turning will be used in place of turned

13). correct answer – c

Explanation- investment will be used in place of investing.

14). correct answer – d

Explanation- these will be used in place of this as complex tax regulations and land acquisition problems is in plural form

15). correct answer – b

Explanation- ramp up will be used in place of ramp on as Ramp up is a term used in economics and business to describe an increase in firm production ahead of anticipated increases in product demand.

Directions (16-20)

16). Correct Answer is: a)

Explanation: the meaning of “turn away” is to move or cause to move in a different direction, to refuse admittance or acceptance to and the phrase has been applied properly in i and ii sentences.

17).  Correct Answer is: d)

Explanation: the meaning of “stay up” is to To remain awake or To remain on display and the phrase has been applied properly in i,ii and iii sentences.

18). Correct Answer is: e)

Explanation: the meaning of “rule out” is to eliminate or exclude something from consideration and the phrase has been applied properly in all sentences.

19). Correct Answer is: d)

Explanation: the meaning of set about” is start doing something or begin and the phrase has been applied properly in ii and iii sentences.

20). Correct Answer is: c)

Explanation: the meaning of pull through” is get through an illness or other dangerous or difficult situation.And the phrase has been applied properly in i and iv sentences.

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