SBI PO Prelims English (Day-03)

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Match the Column

Direction (1-5): In the following questions two columns are given containing three Sentences/phrases each. In first column, sentences/phrases are A, B and C and in the second column the sentences/phrases are D, E and F. A sentence/phrase from the first column may or may not connect with another sentence/phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. Each question has five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the sentences/phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, mark (e), i.e. “None of these” as your answer.

1)

A) A-D, B-F

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) None of these

2)

A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) None of these

3)

A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) None of these

4)

A) A-D, B-F

B) B-E, C-D

C) A-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) None of these

5)

A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-D, C-F

D) A-F, B-E

E) None of these

Words Replacement

Direction (6-10): In the sentences given below, four words have been highlighted and placed in the sentence. Also, one of the given words needs to be replaced. Identify the correct sequence and correct replacement and mark that option as your answer.

6) The country is again dogmatic(A) to become an alternative investment hedge(B) for big global businesses in the hope that the COVID-19 pandemic would destination(C) them to pitching(D) their China-dependent supply chains.

A) CBAD; C- disdain

B) BADC; B- conflate

C) DCAB; A- prompt

D) BCAD; D- exonerate

E) No arrangement required

7) But the interfering(A) took a nosedive(B) in 2015 when India first got blamed for braid(C) in the Constitution-drafting in Nepal and then for an “unofficial blockade” that generated widespread resentment(D) against the country.

A) CBAD; C- relationship

B) BADC; B- coerce

C) DCAB; A- holistic

D) BCAD; D- shoddy

E) No arrangement required

8) You are in a consumption(A) where you have to support the cupidity(B) of essentials for 800 million people, boost capacity for collapsing(C), boost the capacity of hospitals, and prevent businesses from testing(D).

A) CBAD; C- stipulate

B) BADC; B- situation

C) DCAB; A- abound

D) BCAD; D- rescind

E) No arrangement required

9) The current intensification(A) of tension between China and India following the escalation(B) of Chinese troop build-up in Ladakh is but one sign that Beijing is increasingly(C) feeling beleaguered(D).

A) CBAD; C- blandishment

B) BADC; B- befuddle

C) DCAB; A- trifle

D) BCAD; D- incense

E) No arrangement required

10) Simultaneously, it can act as a spread(A) measure to escape international diversionary(B), similar to what China is facing currently because of Beijing’s attempt to cover up the opprobrium(C) of the coronavirus during the crucial early weeks when it could have been more easily disdain(D).

A) CBAD; C- sordid

B) BADC; B- relinquish

C) DCAB; A- pandemonium

D) BCAD; D- contained

E) No arrangement required

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: (c)

From the given options only B-E, C-F is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(B-E): The first comment, last week, by a then senior State Department official, accusing China of being an aggressor on several fronts and posing a “threat” to its neighbours, was followed by President Donald Trump’s offer, this week, to mediate between Delhi and Beijing.

(C-F): The government’s first priority now must be to end the current stand-off, and then for its senior officials to enter serious talks on LAC demarcation.

2) Answer: (d)

From the given options only A-F, B-D is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(A-F): A former High Court judge even said the ghost of ADM Jabalpur was lingering, in an unflattering reference to an Emergency-era judgment, now mercifully overruled, that held that personal liberty was not absolute during a state of emergency.

(B-D): Whether it was shamed into taking cognisance of the issue or it felt that the situation is ripe for intervention, one should now expect the Court to take a more critical look at the government’s lapses, and emulate the stellar role that High Courts are playing in holding administrations accountable.

3) Answer: (b)

From the given options only B-F, C-D is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(B-F): The traumatic months of the national lockdown lay bare many troubling truths about the profound estrangement of people of privilege from the working poor.

(C-D): They reveal a society in which the privileged are extraordinarily comfortable with inequality, and wanting in elementary empathy and solidarity.

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