SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 English Language Questions (Day-50)

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Sentence rearrangement

Directions (1-5): In the questions the sentences are divided into parts with a blank in one of the parts. You need to figure out the correct sequence of the parts and answer accordingly.


1)
The government ____ steep cuts (A)/ including the PPF and NSC, on Wednesday (B)/in interest rates of small saving schemes, (C)/ That order has been withdrawn, finance minister (D)/Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Thursday morning (E)/

A.ACBD-announced

B.CBAD- declared

C.BDAC- called

D.ACDB- processed

E.No arrangement required


2)
The government on Thursday (A)/ The announcement was ____by (B)/ withdrew the order slashing (C)/ Union rates for small saving schemes (D)/finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Twitter (E)/

A.ACBD- called

B.CBAD- talked

C.BDAC- insisted

D.ACDB- made

E.No arrangement required


3)
 Which existed in the last quarter of 2020-2021, (A)/ of GoI shall continue to be at the rates (B) Interest rates of small ____ schemes (C)/ie, rates that prevailed as of March 2021(D)/No arrangement required (E)/

A.ACBD- deposit

B.CDAB- interest

C.BDAC- finance

D.CBAD- savings

E.No arrangement required


4)
By up to 1.1 per cent for the first quarter of 2021-22 (A)/ The government on Wednesday cut interest rates (B)/
and Public Provident Fund (PPF), (C)/ on small savings schemes, ____ National Savings Certificate (NSC) (D)/in line with falling fixed deposit rates of banks (E)/

A.ACBD-within

B.CBAD-along

C.BDAC-including

D.ACDB- taking

E.No arrangement required


5)
After the move, the new interestrate on PPF went down to its lowest (A)/  level since 1974, news agency PTI reported It said that the PPF (B)/ interest rate was7 per cent ____ between (C)/ August 1974 and March 1975 (D)/No arrangement required(E)/

A.ACBD-shared

B.CBAD- adjusted

C.BDAC- given

D.ACDB- divided

E.No arrangement required


Phrase replacement

Directions (6-10): In this question, a part of the sentence is made bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no replacement is needed, mark (E) as your answer.


6)
MobiKwik has faced growing criticism these week for denial a leak many customers and digital rights activists say is linked to the company’s database.

A.these week for denial a leak

B.this week for denying a leak

C.that week for denial a leak

D.this week to deny a leak

E.no correction required


7)  
India’s central bank has ordered digital payments firm MobiKwik to probe allegations that data of its 110 million users was breached.

A.MobiKwik into probe allegations

B.MobiKwik to probe allegations

C.MobiKwik unto probe allegations

D.MobiKwik is to probe allegations

E.no correction required


8)
Warned the company it will face fines if lapse is found, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

A.if lapse is found

B.if lapses were found

C.if lapse would be found

D.if lapses are found

E.no correction required


9)
MobiKwik, which is backed by Sequoia Capital and India’s Bajaj Finance, had faced growing critics this week for denying a leak.

A.had faced growing critics

B.have faced growing critics

C.has faced growing criticism

D.had faced growing criticism

E.no correction required


10)
The RBI has given MobiKwik an ultimatum and ordered them towards retaining an external auditor to conduct a forensic audit.

A.ordered them towards retaining

B.ordering them towards retaining

C.ordered them to retain

D.ordered towards retaining

E.no correction required


Answers :

1) Answer: A

Here, if we look closely we can see that neither part B nor part C can be used as the

starting of the sentence. Also, we can understand that after part A part C will be there. Again we can

understand by the linking keywords that after part D part E will come.

Now if we check option A we can understand that it makes proper sense. On the other hand only

‘announced’ will fit the given blank.

Therefore option A is the correct answer choice to this question.


2) Answer: D

Here, if we look closely we can see that neither part B nor part C can be used as the

starting of the sentence. Also, we can understand that after part A part C will be there. Again we can

understand by the linking keywords that after part D part B will come.

Now if we check option D we can understand that it makes proper sense. On the other hand only

‘made’ will fit the given blank.

Therefore option D is the correct answer choice to this question.


3) Answer: D

Here, if we look closely we can see that neither part A nor part B can be used as the

starting of the sentence. Also, we can understand that after part A part D will be there. Again we can

understand by the linking keywords that after part D part E will come.

Now if we check option D we can understand that it makes proper sense. On the other hand only

‘savings’ will fit the given blank.

Therefore option D is the correct answer choice to this question.


4) Answer: C

Here, if we look closely we can see that neither part A nor part C can be used as the

starting of the sentence. Also, we can understand that after part A part C will be there. Again we can

understand by the linking keywords that after part D part A will come.

Now if we check option C we can understand that it makes proper sense. On the other hand only

‘including’ will fit the given blank.

Therefore option C is the correct answer choice to this question.


6) Answer: B

The original sentence is incorrect.

Reason: There are two errors in the bold phrase.

1st. Instead of ‘these’ pronoun ‘this’ should be used here.

2nd. In the sentence, the writer refers to the subject ‘denial’. Therefore, ‘denial’ should be replaced by ‘denying’ to make it a meaningful sentence.

Therefore, among the given choices option B replaces the bold part most appropriately.

The sentence after replacement becomes:

MobiKwik has faced growing criticism this week for denying a leakmany customers and digital rights activists say is linked to the company’s database.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer choice to this question.


7) Answer: E

The original sentence is absolutely correct and needs no correction.

Therefore, option E or B is the correct answer choice to this question.


8) Answer: D

The original sentence is incorrect.
Reason: 

1st. As we can observe that the sentence is made in past tense, usage of present form ‘lapse’ is erroneous here. Instead of ‘lapse’, ‘lapses’ (because the subject is plural) should be used here.

2nd. ‘is found’ means ‘past and past participle of find’ and the word doesn’t make any sense in the context of the sentence. Instead ‘are found’ which means ‘where it is expected/supposed’ should be used here.

Therefore, among the given choices option D replaces the bold part most appropriately.

The sentence after replacement becomes:

Warned the company it will face fines, if lapses are found a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
Option D is hence the correct answer.


9) Answer: C

The original sentence is incorrect.

Reason:

1st. The word ‘criticism’ and not ‘critics’ is used to denote`the act of expressing disapproval’. Therefore, ‘critics’ must be replaced by ‘criticism’ here.

2nd. As the verb ‘had faced’ is used in its past participleform, it’s clear that the subject has to be the same. Therefore, the verb ‘had faced’ must be replaced by ‘has faced’ in singular form here.

Therefore, among the given choices option C replaces the bold part most appropriately.

The sentence after replacement becomes:

MobiKwik, which is backed by Sequoia Capital and India’s Bajaj Finance, has faced growing criticism this week for denying a leak.

Option C is hence the correct answer.


10) Answer: C

The original sentence is erroneous.
Reason: The sentence implies a contradiction of thoughts and therefore usage of ‘towards’ as a preposition is absurd here. Instead, that implies the same context `to’ should be used.

Among the given choices, only option C replaces the given bold part most appropriately.

The sentence after replacement becomes:

The RBI has given MobiKwik an ultimatum and ordered them to retainan external auditor to conduct a forensic audit.

Option C is hence the correct answer.

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