SBI Clerk Pre English (Day-37)

Dear Aspirants, Our IBPS Guide team is providing a new series of English Language Questions for SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 so the aspirants can practice it on a daily basis. These questions are framed by our skilled experts after understanding your needs thoroughly. Aspirants can practice these new series questions daily to familiarize with the exact exam pattern and make your preparation effective.

Start Quiz

Ensure Your Ability Before the Exam – Take SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Free Mock Test

Sentence Fillers

Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions, a paragraph with a blank is given. From the five choices given below, select the sentence which can go into the blank to make the paragraph logically coherent.

1) There is no denying that the corridor is a deep emotional issue for the Sikh community. In fact, India has been asking for it for the past 20 years. BJP may want to use Kartarpur to win back political popularity in Punjab, which it lost recently to Congress. But Islamabad (and Rawalpindi) could leverage that compulsion to promote its own agenda, especially in light of the so-called Referendum 2020 being promoted by separatist Sikhs for the creation of Khalistan. It is also telling that since the corridor was cleared last year, India and Pakistan have gone through several emergencies sending their _________________. That the Pakistani army has kept the corridor alive despite this, shows the strategic value it holds for that side.

A) countries into recession

B) relationship in a growth trajectory

C) relationship into a steep nosedive

D) countries into economic destruction

E) None of these

2) On the eve of the third anniversary of demonetisation, credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service changed the outlook on the Indian government’s ratings from stable to negative even as it reaffirmed the existing foreign and local currency ratings. Two years ago, Moody’s had upgraded India’s rating. According to Moody’s, there has been an increase in the risk that economic growth will remain materially lower than in the past. This is a dismal conclusion about India’s future trajectory. It’s also one that is in sync with the assessment that the current slowdown is ________________________.

A) structural rather than cyclical in nature

B) due to a proliferation of bad debt

C) global rather than local

D) cyclical rather than structural in nature

E) None of these

3) Shiv Sena and BJP, after running together and coming up trumps in Maharashtra’s assembly elections – together their alliance raked in 161 out of the state’s 288 seats – have effectively divorced. This amounts to a betrayal of their mandate, as logistical issues about the sharing of power should have been worked out beforehand instead of being left for after the elections. Be that as it may Indian politics – certainly not the world’s most principled – is well known for these non-linear turns that stump the electorate. Only recently the JananayakJanata Party joined hands with BJP in Haryana ____________________________. Things being what they are, Maharashtra nevertheless deserves a government. 

A) before things turned sour for BJP

B) after being forced to do so

C) after supporting it during election campaigns

D) after opposing it during electioneering

E) None of these

4) The pink ball will be a completely “_____________” believes India vice-captain AjinkyaRahane. Rahane, along with Test specialists CheteshwarPujara, MayankAgarwal, Mohammad Shami and RavindraJadeja, had a couple of practice sessions with the pink ball under the watchful eyes of National Cricket Academy (NCA) Director Rahul Dravid in Bengaluru. Explaining the lessons learnt Rahane said that there is definitely extra lateral movement compared to the red ball which will force the batsmen to play late and closer to their bodies.

A) legendary move

B) out of the box method

C) different ball game

D) game changer

E) None of these

5) The World Bank is cutting back a USD 50 million project in China’s restive Xinjiang region following ________________________. A statement from the bank dated Monday said it would close a component of the project to support vocational colleges involving partner schools that were the subject of the abuse claims. It said although visits to the partner schools “did not substantiate the allegations,” they were too widely dispersed to be properly monitored for adherence to bank standards.

A) a review prompted by allegations of abuses

B) a routine discussion by the highest decision making body of The World Bank

C) a review of the recommendations of China’s thinktank

D) contradictory documents submitted by the USA

E) None of these

Word Usage

Direction(6-10): In each of the question there are four sentences. In each sentence a pair of words is italicized and highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted words select the most appropriate the word (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set if sentences. From the options given choose the most appropriate one.

6)

A) India’s policies were largely dictated by its (A) deep / (B) dip

B) The Indian Muslim community is at the (A) moment / (B) momentous

C) One wonders how New Delhi intends to (A) integrate / (B) intricate Kashmiri’s without grappling with such concerns.

D) In comparison to 2014, its wins-to-seats-contested ratio has increased (A) quite / (B) quiet satisfactorily for it.

a) AAAA

b) AABA

c) ABAA

d) ABAB

e) None of these

7)

A) Being (A) lynched / (B) launched is among the main concerns of Muslims today.

B) You recently wrote that there has been some voter fatigue with the (A) chasm / (B) charisma factor of Mr. Modi’s leadership.

C) Optimism over the economy that voters that voters had five years ago has (A) vanished / (B) banished.

D) The oil market, too has been (A) increment / (B) inclement.

A) AAAA

B) BABA

C) ABAB

D) BBBB

E) None of these

8)

A) Trade has (A) drifted / (B) drafted downwards largely due to lower crude prices.

B) After the Riyadh summit, hopes have risen for an (A) emphatic / (B) emphasis affirmative answer.

C) Reporters were denied (A) access / (B) excess to their life lines-from phones to the Internet.

D) Restless journalists resorted to new ways and means to (A) tail / (B) tell.

A) AAAA

B) AAAB

C) BBAA

D) BABA

E) None of these

9)

A) There was also (A) generous / (B) generic anti- Pakistan rhetoric dished out from BJP platform.

B) This is similar to killing a daughter for the (A) shake / (B) sake of family of honor.

C) Akbar has denied the (A) acquisition / (B) accusation.

D) No government minister and no opposition party will have the courage to the (A)oblivious / (B) obvious.

a) BBBB

b) ABBB

c) ABBA

d) BBBA

e) None of these

10)

A) They labour in (A) vein / (B) vain.

B) To (A) ensnare / (B) ensure and trap us into chasing this ephemeral supermom status that no normal human being cum attain.

C) The (A) onus / (B) anus of being a domestic goddess, supermom and perfect professional is all on her.

D) So that are the (A) alternatives / (B) alternate to sweets?

A) ABAB

B) AAAB

C) AAAA

D) BAAA

E) None of these

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: (c)

There is no denying that the corridor is a deep emotional issue for the Sikh community. In fact, India has been asking for it for the past 20 years. BJP may want to use Kartarpur to win back political popularity in Punjab, which it lost recently to Congress. But Islamabad (and Rawalpindi) could leverage that compulsion to promote its own agenda, especially in light of the so-called Referendum 2020 being promoted by separatist Sikhs for the creation of Khalistan. It is also telling that since the corridor was cleared last year, India and Pakistan have gone through several emergencies sending their relationship into a steep nosedive. That the Pakistani army has kept the corridor alive despite this, shows the strategic value it holds for that side.

2) Answer: (a)

On the eve of the third anniversary of demonetisation, credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service changed the outlook on the Indian government’s ratings from stable to negative even as it reaffirmed the existing foreign and local currency ratings. Two years ago, Moody’s had upgraded India’s rating. According to Moody’s, there has been an increase in the risk that economic growth will remain materially lower than in the past. This is a dismal conclusion about India’s future trajectory. It’s also one that is in sync with the assessment that the current slowdown is structural rather than cyclical in nature.

3) Answer: (d)

Shiv Sena and BJP, after running together and coming up trumps in Maharashtra’s assembly elections – together their alliance raked in 161 out of the state’s 288 seats – have effectively divorced. This amounts to a betrayal of their mandate, as logistical issues about the sharing of power should have been worked out beforehand instead of being left for after the elections. Be that as it may Indian politics – certainly not the world’s most principled – is well known for these non-linear turns that stump the electorate. Only recently the JananayakJanata Party joined hands with BJP in Haryana after opposing it during electioneering. Things being what they are, Maharashtra nevertheless deserves a government.

4) Answer: (c)

The pink ball will be a completely “different ball game” believes India vice-captain AjinkyaRahane .Rahane, along with Test specialists CheteshwarPujara, MayankAgarwal, Mohammad Shami and RavindraJadeja, had a couple of practice sessions with the pink ball under the watchful eyes of National Cricket Academy (NCA) Director Rahul Dravid in Bengaluru. Explaining the lessons learnt Rahane said that there is definitely extra lateral movement compared to the red ball which will force the batsmen to play late and closer to their bodies.

5) Answer: (a)

The World Bank is cutting back a USD 50 million project in China’s restive Xinjiang region following a review prompted by allegations of abuses. A statement from the bank dated Monday said it would close a component of the project to support vocational colleges involving partner schools that were the subject of the abuse claims. It said although visits to the partner schools “did not substantiate the allegations,” they were too widely dispersed to be properly monitored for adherence to bank standards.

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: (d)

In (A) “deep” means very intense or extreme.

“dip” means submerge.

In (B) “moment” means a very brief period of time.

“momentous” means important.

In (C) “integrate” means united.

“intricate”  means very complicated or detailed.

In (D) “quite” means completely.

“quiet” means silent.

So, correct answer is D.

7) Answer: (c)

In (A) “lynched” means kill someone for an alleged offence without a legal trial.

“launched” means set in motion.

In (B) “chasm” means a deep fissure on earth’s surface.

“charisma” means attractiveness.

In (C) “vanished” means disappear suddenly or completely.

“banished” means exile.

In (D) “increment” means increase.

“inclement” means unpleasantly cold or wet.

So, correct answer is C.

8) Answer: (b)

In (A) “drifted” means be carried slowly by current of air or water.

“drafted” means prepare a preliminary version of a document.

In (B) “emphatic” means expressing something forcibly or clearly.

“emphasis” means special important or value given to something.

In (C) “access” means entrance.

“excess” means Surplus or extra.

In (D) “tail” means back end.

“tell” means inform.

So, correct answer is B.

9) Answer: (c)

In (A) “generous” means large or more plentiful than usual or necessary.

“generic” means common.

In (B) “shake” means tremble or vibrate.

“sake means Cause or purpose.

In (C) “acquisition” means the learning or developing skill or habit.

“accusation” means allegation.

In (D) “oblivious” means unconscious.

“obvious” means clear.

So, correct answer is C.

10) Answer: (d)

In (A) “vein” means any of the tubes forming part on the blood circulating system of the body.

“vain” means useless.

In (B) “ensnare” means catch or trap.

“ensure” means make sure.

In (C) “onus” means responsibility.

“anus” means the opening at the end of the alimentary canal of the human body. Hence it is out of the context.

In (D) “alternatives” means availability as another possibility or choice.

“alternate” means occur in repeatedly.

So, correct answer is D.

Check Here to View SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 English Language Questions
Day -36 Day -35 Day -34
Click Here for SBI Clerk 2020 – Detailed Exam Notification
0 0 votes
Rating
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments