SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 English Language Questions (Day-07)

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Words rearrangement

Direction (1-5): In each of the following questions a grammatically correct sentence is given with four words given in bold in each. This from the following words should replace each other to form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence. The meaning can be different from the one in question.

1) The delayed(A) initial public offering (IPO) of Ant Group on Thursday has been scheduled(B) for now, after its plans of listing on the Shanghai and Hong Kong’s stock exchanges were thwarted(C) by authorities(D).

  1. A-B
  2. A-C
  3. B-C and A-D
  4. A-D
  5. A-B and C-D


2)
In China, lending is a very tightly regulated(A) state subject, with the government and regulators being very driven (B) with the idea of third-party technology uncomfortable (C) apps such as Alipay venturing(D) into the consumer lending business

  1. A-B and C-D
  2. B-C
  3. A-C
  4. A-C and B-D
  5. A-D


3)
The comments are said to have regime (A) top leaders of the Communist irked (B), who have expressed concerns (C) about how banks have tied (D) up with micro-lenders such as Alipay.

  1. A-B and C-D
  2. A-C and B-D
  3. A-C
  4. A-B
  5. B-D


4)
The socialism (A) of India’s version of crucible (B), it initiated policies (C) reservation ambitious (D) as early as the 1970s under Karpoori Thakur and others.

  1. A-B and C-D
  2. A-C and B-D
  3. A-B
  4. C-D
  5. A-D


5)
In fact, in Bihar, political power (A) is with lower castes while economic decisively (B) and bureaucratic (C) rule remain surplus (D) with upper castes.

  1. A-B and C-D
  2. A-C
  3. B-D
  4. C-D
  5. A-D


Phrases Replacement

Directions (6-10): Identify the words that are similar in meaning to the phrase in bold. If none of option conveys the correct meaning, mark (E) as your answer. The options do not necessarily need to be grammatically correct.

6) After investigation, the police found a dime a dozen in both the burglary cases.

  1. Something common
  2. Nothing
  3. Little evidence
  4. Almost everything
  5. None of the above


7)
Sakura was annoyed on Naruto, as he was beating around the bush in the middle of her crucial face off.

  1. Avoid saying what one means
  2. Wasting time
  3. Searching useless items
  4. Showing no preparations
  5. None of the above


8)
They already missed the boat when the delivery of the vessel was done.

  1. Were late
  2. Exhausted out
  3. Started walking
  4. Thought alternative
  5. None of the above


9)
It was the best of both worlds in lab when the scientist performed his experiments and formulated this theorem.

  1. An ideal situation
  2. A worst situation
  3. Change of shift
  4. Artificial situation
  5. None of the above


10)
Rajesh fall under the weather on travelling to Shimla from Delhi.

  1. Sick
  2. Become happy
  3. Covered with snow
  4. Sad
  5. None of the above


Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: A

The mentioning of “on Thursday” resembles a future event which was decided sometime in past. Hence, the word ‘scheduled’ and ‘delayed’ need to be interchanged to match with the context of the sentence.

The correct sentence is “The scheduled initial public offering (IPO) of Ant Group on Thursday has been delayed for now, after its plans of listing on the Shanghai and Hong Kong’s stock exchanges were thwarted by authorities”.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.


2) Answer: B

The words “uncomfortable apps” is meaningless, on the other hand it seems the word ‘driven’ do not fit the place it is put into and do not make a meaningful sentence. Thus, those words positions need to be changed, to make a correct sentence.

The correct sentence is, “In China, lending is a very tightly regulated state subject, with the government and regulators being very uncomfortable with the idea of third-party technology driven apps such as Alipay venturing into the consumer lending business”.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer.


3) Answer: D

The word regime refers a government, especially an authoritarian one and on the other hand the word irked means irritate; annoy. Understanding the meanings it is clear that the words had been misplaced in the above sentence.

The correct sentence is, “The comments are said to have irked top leaders of the Communist regime, who have expressed concerns about how banks have tied up with micro-lenders such as Alipay.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer.


4) Answer: A

The word ‘crucible’ refers to a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new and ‘socialism’ means a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Only interchanging their positions in the above sentence will get meaningful. Again, phrase ‘reservation ambitious’ is meaningless, rather the positions of ‘policies’ and ‘ambitious’ also need to interchange.

The correct sentence is, “The crucible of India’s version of socialism, it initiated ambitious reservation policies as early as the 1970s under Karpoori Thakur and others”.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.


5) Answer: C

The word ‘surplus’ refers an amount of something left over when requirements have been met; an excess of production or supply and ‘decisively’ means in a manner that settles an issue convincingly or produces a definite result. The sentence can only infer meaningful sense when those words are interchanged.

The correct sentence is, “In fact, in Bihar, political power is with lower castes while economic surplus and bureaucratic rule remain decisively with upper castes”.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer.


Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: A

The idiom a dime a dozen means “something common” and is used as a part of sentence. Only option A matches rightly with the meaning, whereas other options seems far from the meaning.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.


7) Answer: A

The idiom beat around the bush means avoid saying what you mean, usually because it is uncomfortable and is generally used as a part of sentence. Amongst all the options only option A stands true to the meaning of the idiom.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.


8) Answer: A

The idiom miss the boat means it’s too late. According to which only option A is correct with the context.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.


9) Answer: A

The idiom best of both worlds means an ideal situation and is generally used as a part of sentence. In that context only option A amongst other available options, is true.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.


10) Answer: A

The idiom under the weather means sick, and is used as a part of sentence. Learning the meaning it is clear that only option A is the right choice.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

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