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English Reading Comprehension and Phrase Replacement– SBI Clerk Exam New Pattern

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Directions (1-5):  Read the following phrase carefully and choose the correct sentence which suits for the phrase

1) Bank upon

I) I bank upon Meera and I have handed over the parcel to her, you can take it from her as she is coming to your office.

II) I had to bank upon him so I gave the keys to him as I was in hurry and didn’t have any other option.

III) She waited for you at bank upon for more than three hours.

IV) On the basis of his past performances, we can’t bank upon him.

  1. Only II
  2. Only II & III
  3. Only I, II & IV
  4. All except IV
  5. All are correct

2) Account for

I) We are the executives of the finance department and we account for the funds that come from the different branches.

II) These books are good as they account for all the important topics of my subject.

III) His hard work and intelligence account for his success as he has been nominated for the position of vice principal of the school.

IV) Can you please settle my account for me?

  1. Only II
  2. Only II & III
  3. Only I, II & IV
  4. All except IV
  5. All are correct

3) Come off

I) He is very relaxed and happy because his first presentation has come off as he was very nervous before the presentation.

II) He could not explain the points mentioned in the plan, therefore it did not come off.

III) May I request you to come off early today as we have to go for some urgent work.

IV) The scientists and researchers had been experimenting for two years on this theory, eventually it has come off.

  1. Only III
  2. Only III & IV
  3. Only I, II & IV
  4. All except IV
  5. All are correct

4) Abide by

I) You will have to abide by the promise and should study at least for two hours.

II) I can assure you that I will abide by the rules mentioned in the agreement.

III) He will have to abide by the decision of coach, if he wants to play the final match.

IV) He was very tired so he decided to abide by the car.

  1. Only III & IV
  2. Only I & II
  3. Only IV
  4. All except IV
  5. All are correct

5) Look up to

I) They are very sincere students and they always look up to their teachers.

II) He and his brother got scolded yesterday as they did not look up to the guests.

III) The senior manager in his office manages everything very properly and all the staff members look up to him.

IV) Please look up to the clock, you are late by half an hour.

  1. Only III & IV
  2. Only II
  3. Only I, II, & III
  4. Only IV
  5. All are correct

Directions (6-10): A set of seven sentences is given below. The sentences are labeled as A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Rearrange the following sentences to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follow.

  1. Some chemicals are synthetic, and are used in every day products from medicines to computers to fabrics and fuels.
  2. Many chemicals are used for making medicine and improve the quality of our lives and are not harmful to the environment or human health.
  3. However, some chemicals have the potential to cause harm, in certain amounts, and should only be used when the potential risks are appropriately managed.
  4. Many chemicals occur naturally in the environment, and may be found in our air, water, food, and homes.
  5. Chemicals are the basic building blocks that make up all living and non-living things on Earth.
  6. Some people like children, women and seniors may be more sensitive to chemical exposure as a result of their physiology, behavior, geographical location or their living and working environments.
  7. The impact of the harmful chemical on the environment is determined by the amount of the chemical that is released, the type and concentration of the chemical.
  1. Which sentence should be the SECOND in the paragraph?
  1. A
  2. D
  3. F
  4. G
  5. B
  1. Which sentence should be the THIRD in the paragraph?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. F
  4. A
  5. G
  1. Which sentence should be the FIFTH in the paragraph?
  1. E
  2. A
  3. G
  4. D
  5. C
  1. Which sentence should be the LAST in the paragraph?
  1. F
  2. B
  3. D
  4. A
  5. G
  1. Which sentence should be the FOURTH in the paragraph?
  1. A
  2. C
  3. B
  4. F
  5. E

Answers with Explanations:

Directions (1-5): 

  1. Correct Answer is: c)

Explanation: The meaning of the phrase “bank upon” is “rely on / depend on” and it is properly used in I, II and IV sentences.

2) Correct Answer is: d)

Explanation: The phrase “account for” has more than one meaning. These are “to keep the record of money” / “to explain” / “to be the reason or explanation of something” and the phrase has been applied properly in I, II and III sentences.

3) Correct Answer is: c)

Explanation: The meaning of the phrase “come off” is “succeed or be successful” and it is properly applied on I, II and IV sentences.

4) Correct Answer is: d)

Explanation: The meaning of the phrase “abide by” is ” to follow/ obey ”  and the phrase has been applied properly on I, II, and III sentences.

5) Correct Answer is: c)

Explanation: The meaning of the phrase “look up to” is “to respect someone or to show respect” and it is properly used in I, II and III sentences.

Directions (6-10):

The correct order of the sentences after rearrangement is EDABCGF

E. Chemicals are the basic building blocks that make up all living and non-living things on Earth.

D. Many chemicals occur naturally in the environment, and may be found in our air, water, food, and homes.

A. Some chemicals are synthetic, and are used in every day products from medicines to computers to fabrics and fuels.

B. Many chemicals are used for making medicine and improve the quality of our lives and are not harmful to the environment or human health.

C. However, some chemicals have the potential to cause harm, in certain amounts, and should only be used when the potential risks are appropriately managed.

G. The impact of the harmful chemical on the environment is determined by the amount of the chemical that is released, the type and concentration of the chemical.

F. Some people like children, women and seniors may be more sensitive to chemical exposure as a result of their physiology, behavior, geographical location or their living and working environments.

Explanation: This passage is based on the usage of chemicals and its positive and negative impacts on the environment and on humans. According to the passage chemicals are the vital elements that make all living and non living things on the earth. Some chemicals are found naturally in the environment like in air, water soil etc and some synthetic chemical are made by the men and are used in every day products. Many chemicals are used for the medicine and are not harmful for human health and for environment. On the other hand some chemicals are harmful and should be used under proper guidelines. The impact of the harmful chemical is determined by the amount of chemical used and type of its concentration. Some people may more responsive to the harmful chemical in comparison to others.

  1. Correct Answer is: b)
  2. Correct Answer is: d)
  3. Correct Answer is: e)
  4. Correct Answer is: a)
  5. Correct Answer is: c)

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