May 13, 2016

English Question Paper SBI PO Preliminary Examination

English Question Paper SBI PO Preliminary Examination

English Question and Answer for State Bank of India PO


Directions (1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer If there is no error, the answer is ‘5’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

1. I live on a top floor (1)/ of an old house. (2)/ When the wind blows (3)/ all the windows rattle. (4)/ No error (5)

2. Had he not reached in time (1)/ he would have missed (2)/ a golden opportunity which comes (3)/ once in a while.(4)/ No error (5)

3. The Ministry of Labour conducts its basic survey (1)/ on trade unions each year (2)/ gathering information with all (3)/ labour unions as of June 30. (4)/ No error (5)

4. Stories have always been used (1 )/ as a powerful tool for (2)/ communicating vital information from (3)/ one generation to another. (4)/ No error(5)

5. We all are indebted to him (1)/ for holding not only high moral values (2)/ but also rendering dedicated service (3)/ for the betterment of human race. (4)/ No error(5)

6. We are trying to (1)/ find out the root cause (2)/ of this recurring problem (3)/ since the last four days. (4)/ No error (5)

7. l told him bluntly (1)/ that he is a lazy fellow (2)/ and that he had done (3)/ his work very badly. (4)/ No error(5)

8. Mumbai is full of tall buildings (1)/ which is at once its (2)/ strength as well as weakness (3)/ depending upon how one look at it. (4)/ No error (5)

9. I am fully aware that (1)/ my boss is one of those (2)/ who is totally dedicated (3)/ to work and proper discipline. (4)/ No error (5)

10. The Director of our Company (1)/ does not believe that (2)/ we are working sincerely (3)/ and with interest for all these years. (4)/ No error (5)

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Directions (11-20): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

11. He has a ____________ knowledge about ancient Indian scriptures.
(1) delectable
(2) profound
(3) enriching
(4) vociferous
(5) lamentable

12. Your allegation should be based on facts and not on ____________.
(1) surmise
(2) proofs
(3) projections
(4) antipathy
(5) records

13. He spent whole of his life in __________________ the miseries of the downtrodden people.
(1) destroying
(2) absorbing
(3) advocating
(4) avoiding
(5) mitigating

14. The ___________ climate of our town will help recover his health.
(1) enchanting
(2) prestigious
(3) salubrious
(4) enriching
(5) proverbial

15. He has the ____________ distinction of losing the election for the sixth consecutive term.
(1) reliable
(2) manifest
(3) lamentable
(4) dubious
(5) refreshing

16. His arguments in the court were so _____________ that he shattered the evidence built by the opposition lawyer.
(1) diagnostic
(2) voluminous
(3) penetrative
(4) worldly
(5) durable

17. Facial expressions and body language, many times, do not display the ________ feelings of a man.
(1) covert
(2) open
(3) outrageous
(4) stringent
(5) popular

18. Dorab is a man of admirable taste and a great political _______________.
(1) appreciation
(2) synthesis
(3) viability
(4) distinction
(5) acumen

19. Countless books ______________ the benefits of clear and accurate communication.
(1) extol
(2) subscribe
(3) contribute
(4) extend
(5) deploy

20. Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. Even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has _____________ it.
(1) projected
(2) explained
(3) developed
(4) illustrated
(5) proposed

Directions (21-30): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately Find out the appropriate word in each case.

A friend in need is a friend indeed. A man who stands ---------- 21 ------------- his friend in -------------- 22 ------------------- is a true friend. Selfless love is the base of true friendship. True friends share each other’s joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure. They do not fall -------------- 23 ------------------ in adversity. They have full confidence in each other. They never --------------- 24 --------------- each other. -------------- 25 ---------------- makes friends, adversity tries them. A selfless friend is a -------------- 26 -------------------; a selfish friend is a curse. The first is an angel and the second is a devil. One makes your career while the other --------------- 27 ----------- it. True friendship means great self-sacrifice on the part of both. A true friend -------------- 28 ------------ pleasure and convenience. He goes out of his way and faces difficulties in his way with joy and even with pride. Joy and sorrow, success and failure, good fortune and misfortune, are equally -------------- 29 ---------------- by a pair of true friends. They --------------- 30 ---------------- the burden of life equally for they feel that they sail in the same boat and that they have to sink and swim together.

21.
(1) to
(2) with
(3) for
(4) by
(5) of

22.
(1) adversity
(2) commotion
(3) change
(4) happiness
(5) growth

23.
(1) By
(2) To
(3) Off
(4) With
(5) through

24.
(1) Postulate
(2) Commit
(3) Danger
(4) Deplete
(5) betray

25.
(1) Wealth
(2) Prosperity
(3) Man
(4) Providence
(5) Well-being

26.
(1) Boon
(2) Force
(3) Blessing
(4) Calamity
(5) message

27.
(1) Throws
(2) Develops
(3) Constructs
(4) Mars
(5) lacks

28.
(1) Foregoes
(2) Mitigates
(3) Evolves
(4) Appraises
(5) prospers

29.
(1) Built
(2) Pleased
(3) Admired
(4) Advocated
(5) shared

30.
(1) Expect
(2) Shoulder
(3) Dislike
(4) Propose
(5) project

Questions Answers
1 1
2 5
3 3
4 5
5 2
6 4
7 2
8 4
9 3
10 3
11 2
12 3
13 5
14 3
15 4
16 3
17 1
18 5
19 1
20 4
21 4
22 1
23 3
24 5
25 2
26 3
27 4
28 1
29 5
30 2

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