SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 English Language Questions (Day-05)

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Sentence rearrangement

Directions (1-5): In the questions given below, a sentence has been broken down into four fragments labeled (A), (B), (C) and (D) and arranged, not necessarily in the correct order. You have to find the correct order of arrangement from the options given below. In case, the sentence is correct in its original form, please select (E) as your answer.

1) The retail unit of MukeshAmbani’s RIL empire (A)/ for Rs 37,710 crore. PIF had earlier this year invested Rs 11,400 crore (B)/ has so far sold 8.22% equity stake to eight other investors, excluding PIF (C)/, in the digital services arm of RIL, Jio Platforms for a 2.32% equity stake (D).

  1. ACBD
  2. BDCA
  3. ACBD
  4. DACB
  5. No changes required

2) A subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), today announced that (A)/ The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia will invest (B)/ Rs 9,555 crore in the company for an equity stake of 2.04% (C)/ MukeshAmbani’s Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL)(D).

  1. ACBD
  2. DABC
  3. BACD
  4. ADCB
  5. No changes required

3) On Wednesday, a proposal has been approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (A)/ chaired Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) to invest an (B)/ on river Satluj, located in the districts of Shimla and Kullu in the state of Himachal Pradesh (C)/ amount of Rs 1,810 crore for 210 MW Luhri Stage-I hydropower project (D).

  1. ABDC
  2. BADC
  3. ACBD
  4. ADCB
  5. No changes required

4) More revenue streams for service providers, (A)/ industry think tank BIF has said (B)/ will offer scope for sharing of resources, including networks, leading to its optimum utilisation and  (C)/ unbundling of various layers in telecom like infrastructure, network and services (D)

  1. ACDB
  2. BDAC
  3. DCAB
  4. CDAB
  5. No changes required

5) In other words, for certain types of properties, (A)/ which was not possible even a year before, (B)/ the rental amount can pay for the interest part of the loan, (C)/in addition to that some state government provided discounts on stamp duty and registration. (D)

  1. ACDB
  2. BCAD
  3. DCAB
  4. ACBD
  5. No changes required


Error spotting

Directions (6-10): In this question, a sentence has been divided into four parts marked as I, II, III and IV. You need to find which part/parts does not/do not have an error in terms of its grammatical or contextual usage. If the sentence is absolutely correct, mark (E) as your answer.

6) I) The lack in a charismatic leader may be a handicap for marginal communities

II) in their fight to attain social dignity and acquire share in the democratic power,

III) but sometimes it may work as a blessing,

IV) which might help them to democratise their own politics.

  1. Only I
  2. Only IV
  3. Both I and III
  4. Both II and III
  5. No error

7) I) The need for a dignified survival is

II) the main ideological element of their

III) democratic desires and may take them

IV) beyond there caste bias, at least at some moments.

  1. Only III
  2. Only I
  3. Both II and III
  4. All I, II and III
  5. No errors

8) I) This is a time when the world needs to once again reaffirm its commitment

II) to pluralism and the ideals of liberal democracy,

III) challenged as they are by the rise of authoritarian and

IV) totalitarian ideologies and leaders for various hues across the world.

  1. Both II and III
  2. Both I and IV
  3. All I, III and IV
  4. Only II
  5. No errors

9)  I) Apart from the sheer vulgarity of Trump’s persona and politics,

II) the racism, bigotry and white supremacist ideology of the political support

III) base has not merely divided America and eroded its democratic credentials at home,

IV) but has deeply wound the global stature of the United States

  1. Both I and III
  2. Both II and IV
  3. All I, II and III
  4. Only I
  5. No errors

10) I) At the First Cold War, the choice offered by the West was

II) between the values for liberty, equality and fraternity,

III) on the one hand, and those of authoritarianism and

IV) totalitarianism, on the other.

  1. Both III and IV
  2. All, I, III and IV
  3. All II, III and IV
  4. Both I and II
  5. No errors

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: C

Let understand the sentence fragmentally

A-C

A: The retail unit of MukeshAmbani’s RIL empire

C: has so far sold 8.22% equity stake to eight other investors, excluding PIF

C-B

C: has so far sold 8.22% equity stake to eight other investors, excluding PIF

B: for Rs 37,710 crore. PIF had earlier this year invested Rs 11,400 crore

B-D

B: for Rs 37,710 crore. PIF had earlier this year invested Rs 11,400 crore

D: in the digital services arm of RIL, Jio Platforms for a 2.32% equity stake

Only logical and meaningful sentence is made from these combinations.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

 

2) Answer: B

Let understand the sentence fragmentally

D-A

D: MukeshAmbani’s Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL)

A: a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), today announced that

A-B

A: a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), today announced that

B: The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia will invest

B-C

B: The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia will invest

C: Rs 9,555 crore in the company for an equity stake of 2.04%

Only logical and meaningful sentence is made from these combinations.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer.

 

3) Answer: A

Let understand the sentence fragmentally

A: On Wednesday, a proposal has been approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

B: chaired Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) to invest an

B-D

B: chaired Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) to invest an

D: amount of Rs 1,810 crore for 210 MW Luhri Stage-I hydropower project

D-C

D: amount of Rs 1,810 crore for 210 MW Luhri Stage-I hydropower project

C: on river Satluj, located in the districts of Shimla and Kullu in the state of Himachal Pradesh

Only logical and meaningful sentence is made from these combinations.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

 

4) Answer: C

Let understand the sentence fragmentally

D-C

D: Unbundling of various layers in telecom like infrastructure, network and services

C: will offer scope for sharing of resources, including networks, leading to its optimum utilisation and

C-A

C: will offer scope for sharing of resources, including networks, leading to its optimum utilisation and

A: more revenue streams for service providers,

A-B

A: more revenue streams for service providers,

B: industry think tank BIF has said.

Only logical and meaningful sentence is made from these combinations.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

 

5) Answer: D

Let understand the sentence fragmentally

A-C

A: In other words, for certain types of properties,

C: the rental amount can pay for the interest part of the loan,

C-B

C: the rental amount can pay for the interest part of the loan,

B: which was not possible even a year before,

B-D

B: which was not possible even a year before

D: in addition to that some state government provided discounts on stamp duty and registration.

Only logical and meaningful sentence is made from these combinations.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer.

 

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: D

Fragment I is erroneous as, in a charismatic is incorrect due to improper preposition, and should be replaced with of to resemble possessiveness.

Fragment IV is erroneous as, might is incorrect tense used in context to the sentence and should be replaced with may.

Both fragment II and III are error free

Therefore, option D is the correct answer.

 

7) Answer: D

Fragment IV is erroneous as, there is the incorrect homonyms used and should be replaced with their to resemble belonging or association.

All other fragments are error free.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer.

 

8) Answer: A

Fragment I is erroneous as, is a time seems incorrect for the improper use of is the verb at conjugation, rather it requires a correct preposition at expressing the time when an event takes place.

Fragment IV is also erroneous as, for is incorrect preposition and should be replaced with of expressing the relationship between a part and a whole.

Fragments II and III are error free

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

 

9) Answer: A

Fragment II is erroneous as, the political support is incorrect as it uses the improper preposition, it should be replaced with pronoun his to match with the context.

Fragment IV is erroneous as, woundhere is in improper tense and should be replaced as wounded for matching with the context.

Fragments I and III are error free.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

 

10) Answer: A

Fragment I is erroneous as, at in the beginning of the sentence is incorrect preposition and should be replaced with in expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else.

Fragment II is incorrect as, for liberty… is again incorrect use of preposition and should be replaced with ofexpressing the relationship between a part and a whole.

Fragments III and IV are error free.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

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