May 8, 2016

Previous Question Paper SBI PO Preliminary Examination

Previous Question Paper SBI PO Preliminary Examination

SBI PO English Ability Preliminary Question

Directions (1-10): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

1. Vision is usually _________ most effectively when many different ___________ are used.
(1) developed – manifestations
(2) adapted – organizations
(3) communicated – vehicles
(4) exhibited – forms
(5) described - thought

2. People who have been through difficult, painful and not very _________ change efforts often end up _____________ both pessimistic and angry conclusions.
(1) successful – drawing
(2) meaningful – projecting
(3) reliable –evolving
(4) strong .- following
(5) challenging - lamenting

3. The human mind is never_____________ it advances or it ____________.
(1) absolute – diminishes
(2) dynamic – stops
(3) perfect – disintegrates
(4) stationary –retrogrades
(5) happy- decomposes

4. if misery is the effect of ill-fortune, it ought to be pitied if of ___________ to be ___________
(1) virtue- criticized
(2) calamity – reverenced
(3) virtue- protected
(4) vice – reverenced
(5) virtue - reverenced

5. If would be impossible for us to continue living in this world if each of us _______ exactly, what fate had in _______ for him.
(1) follow – plan
(2) appreciate – strategy
(3) design – anticipation
(4) visualise- hidden
(5) knew- store

6. it is the _________, of selfishness for men, who fully _____________ in their own case the great advantages of good education, to deny these advantages to women
(1) parody – demand
(2) height – appreciate
(3) height – assimilate
(4) degree – appreciate
(5) level - advance

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7. The learner should be ________ to take a small first step one that will provide immediate success and __________ the learning.
(1) encouraged – reinforce
(2) forced – organize
(3) directed – reorganize
(4) cautioned – reinforce
(5) encouraged - acknowledge

8. His death ___________ many tributes than have been paid at the __ of any other human being in history.
(1) brought – passing
(2) directed – helm
(3) delivered – description
(4) invited – living
(5) acknowledged - perpetuation

9. Only with executive __________ can the organisation concentrate its energies on ___________; competitive advantage over time.
(1) position – embarking
(2) deployment – directing
(3) contingent – fabricating
(4) commitment – sustaining
(5) satisfaction - moulding

10. All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise or wonder, are _________ of the restless ___________ of perseverance.
(1) manifestations –pronouncement
(2) projections – component
(3) instances - force
(4) proofs – humanity
(5) visions - future

Directions (11-15) : 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)

11. This laboratory of physics is (1)/ not only equipped with (2)/ all state-of-the-art instruments (3)/ but also with outstanding physicists (4)/ No error (5)

12. No method of making (1)/ other people agree to (2)/ your view-point is (3)/ as effective as this method. (4)/ No error (5)

13. I was pretty sure that (1)/ he would support my views (2)/ for changing the age-old (3)/ and static structure of our organisation. (4)/ No error (5)

14. I did not like his (1)/ comments on my paper (2)/ but l had no alternative (3)/ as l had agreed to keep quiet. (4)/ No error (5)

15. The report is candid in admitting (1)/ that the investment by the government (2)/ in health and family planning (3)/ have been eroded considerably (4)/ No error (5)

Directions (16-20): In each of the questions below four sentences are given which are denoted by A, B, C, D. By using all, the four sentences you have to frame meaningful para. The correct order of the sentences is your answer. Choose from the five alternatives the one having the correct order of the sentences.

16. (A) It was with this invincible spirit that Netaji opposed Wavell’s offer.
(B) "Japan‘s surrender is not India's surrender" he said.
(C) The revolutionary spirit of Netaji was never dampened even after the surrender of Japan.
(D) He knew that a war of liberation demanded great spirit, great sacrifice, courage and patience.
(1) BCDA
(2) BCAD
(3) CBAD
(4) DCBA
(5) CBDA

17. (A) But all work is not education.
(B) In India, a majority of our people do hard work, strenuous physical work, but all are not educated.
(C) It aims at concrete and objective realisation of the ideas and is of great educative value.
(D) “Work” is that activity of man which has definite objective.
(1) DCAB
(2) BCDA
(3) BACD
(4) DBCA
(5) CBAD

18. (A) Hari Prasad Nanda is one such person who worked his way to the top from the scratch.
(B) A few of them has a spark of proved adventure and their initiative, dedication and sincerity brought them spectacular success.
(C) The partition of India and Pakistan made a number of migrants to India penniless.
(D) He rose to become a first - generation entrepreneur with the second largest complex to his credit.
(1) ADBC
(2) ADCB
(3) CBAD
(4) CBDA
(5) BCDA

19. (A) They think that India will disintegrate like the Soviet Union or Yugoslavia.
(B) What will be the exact shape of India in 2000 A.D. can only be a matter of surmise.
(C) On the contrary, the blind patriots foresee a very bright future for India.
(D) The prophets of doomsday that the future of India is doomed.
(1) BCDA
(2) BDAC
(3) DABC
(4) DBAC
(5) BCAD

20. (A) I wish l had more time, so that l could visit the odd nooks and corners of India.
(B) And yet I have not seen many parts of the country we love so much and seek to serve.
(C) Our own country is a little world by itself with an infinite variety and places for us to discover.
(D) I have travelled a great deal in this country and I have grown in years.
(1) DCBA
(2) DBCA
(3) ADBC
(4) CDBA
(5) CBAD

Directions (21-30) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. The numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately Find out the appropriate words.
Although John Wisdom’s writings in philosophy show clearly the influence of Wittgenstein, they nevertheless also display a ------------- (21) ------------ originality Despite the ---------- (22) -------------- and difficult of his style, a careful reading of Wisdom is seldom ----------- (23) -------------. He is unique kind of genius in philosophy. This essay is an excellent example of Wisdom’s repeated attempts to ---------- (24) --------------- the ultimate bases of philosophical perplexity. A great deal of the time Wisdom is ---------- (25) ------------ interested in finding out why meta-physicians feel ----------- (26) -------------- to utter such strange sentences (e.g. “Time is unreal", There are no material things", etc). According to Wisdom such sentences are both false (and perhaps meaningless) and yet ------------- (27) -----------------. Even more than Wittgenstein, Wisdom has stressed the “therapeutic” conception of philosophy, a view that comes out clearly in this essay where he emphasises the analogy between philosophical and neurotic distress --------------- (28) ------------ them with other kinds of problems.
The reader who is interested in gaining a fuller --------- (29) ------------ with Wisdom’s thought is referred to his famous article,. “Gods” in philosophy and Psycho-analysis. Other minds in Wisdom’s most --------- (30) --------------- discussion of a single topic and in many his finest work.

21.
(1) Concise
(2) Virtual
(3) Marked
(4) Limited
(5) relative

22.
(1) Individuality
(2) Novelty
(3) Originality
(4) Complexity
(5) creativity

23.
(1) Unprofitable
(2) Useful
(3) Advantageous
(4) Unreliable
(5) durable

24.
(1) Jettison
(2) Delimit
(3) Augment
(4) Fortify
(5) explore

25.
(1) Admirably
(2) Primarily
(3) Advertantly
(4) Reluctantly
(5) Happily

26.
(1) Depressed
(2) Confined
(3) alluded
(4) compelled
(5) adapted

27.
(1) Illuminating
(2) Damaging
(3) Confusing
(4) Critical
(5) unreliable

28.
(1) Compelling
(2) Associating
(3) Contrasting
(4) Describing
(5) advocating

29.
(1) comparison
(2) Analysis
(3) Agreement
(4) Elaboration
(5) acquaintance

30.
(1) Projected
(2) Sustained
(3) prolonged
(4) prolific
(5) attributed

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

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