Jun 16, 2016

Previous Year High Level English Questions SBI PO Preliminary Exam

Previous Year High Level English Questions SBI PO Preliminary Exam

State Bank of India English Question Answer


Directions (1-5) : In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pair of words denoted by numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

1. He objected to the proposal because it was founded on a ____ principle and also was _____________ at time.
1) faulty desirable
2) imperative reasonable
3) wrong inconvenient
4) sound i acceptable
5) unconforming deplorable

2. The criterion for __________ a player should be his recent performance; but unfortunately, the journalists are _________ to be carried away by earlier successes.
(1) condemning satisfying
(2) judging prone
(3) revealing reluctant
(4) eager acclaiming
(5) criticising clean

3. For the last half century he _____ himself to public affairs ___________ taking a holiday.
(1) by committed
(2) after offered
(3) devoted without
(4) sacrified after
(5) prepared before

4. You will see signs of ___________ everywhere, which speak well for the of these people.
(1) decoration senses
(2) clear – debris
(3) beauty – careful
(4) industry- prosperity
(5) repairs - extravaganza

5. The police arrested Ramesh on a __________ of theft but for lack of evidence _______ him.
(1) crime imprisoned
(2) punished complaint
(3) left condition
(4) tip absconding
(5) charge released


State Bank of India (SBI) Probationary Officers Preparation 2016 - Preliminary & Main Examination

Directions (6-15) : In each sentence below, a word/group of words has been printed in bold. From the five answer choices given below each sentence, pick out the one which can substitute the bold word/group of words correctly, without changing the meaning of the sentence.

6. He claims that his proposal is preferable than that of any other employee.
(1) preferable than for
(2) preferable for than
(3) preferably more than that of
(4) preferable to of
(5) No correction required.

7. The social worker has championed the cause from the weak and oppressed for the last four decades.
(1) has been championing the cause of
(2) had championed the cause for
(3) has been championing the cause for
(4) had been championed the cause for
(5) No correction required

8. Initially the hijackers seemed determined not to submit but ultimately they were given in.
(1) were given up
(2) gave in
(3) had been given up
(4) had been given in
(5) No correction required

9. Every one of us must have experienced how people have to put up with a good deal of discomfort while travelling.
(1) have to be put with a good deal of
(2) have been putting up a good deal with
(3) have to put up a good deal with
(4) are putting up with a good deal with
(5) No correction required

10. Disputes are mainly maintained by those who are nothing else to do.
(1) have nothing else to do
(2) are nothing to do else where
(3) had nothing to be done
(4) do not have nothing else to do
(5) No correction required.

11. The judge noticed that the two statements made by the accused were not consistent from each other.
(1) were not being in consistence for
(2) were being inconsistent at
(3) had not been consistent for
(4) were not consistent with
(5) No correction required

12. The economic reforms initiated in 1991 have borne fruit.
(1) have born fruit
(2) have burnt fruit
(3) have been borne fruits
(4) have been bearing the fruits
(5) No correction required

13. Our business firms were full aware of the problems they were going to face on the threshold of the year 2000.
(1) have been full aware of
(2) were fully aware of
(3) had been fully aware at
(4) were fully aware into
(5) No correction required

14. The habit of smoking has been grow upon the youngsters.
(1) is growing up
(2) has been grown up
(3) has been growing upon
(4) has grown up
(5) No correction required

15. To succeed in a difficult task, persistent is needed.
(1) persistent is what one needs
(2) persistence should have needed
(3) one need to be persisted
(4) persistence is needed
(5) No correction required

Directions (15-27): There are two paragraphs followed by questions based on each of them. Read these paragraphs and answer the questions given below them. Some words/phrases are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

PARAGRAPH-I
Recently a study was made on the popularity of T.V. programmes and viewers’ perception about their quality. The study of attitudes towards prime-time television programmes showed that programmes with identical ratings in terms of numbers of people watching received highly divergent ‘marks, for quality from their viewers. This additional piece of information could prove valuable for advertisers who might be well advised to spend their advertising money for programmes that viewers feel are of high quality

16. Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning as the word feel as used in the passage?
(1) Pour
(2) Sympathise
(3) Perceive
(4) Evolve
(5) sensitise

17. Which of the following is most nearly opposite in meaning of the word divergent as used in the passage?
(1) Pointed
(2) Similar
(3) Heterogeneous
(4) Synonymous
(5) focused

18. Which of the following inferences can be drawn from the above paragraph?
(1) The number of viewers decided the quality of the programmes.
(2) The viewer’s perception about the quality of programmes is significant for advertisers.
(3) The poor quality programmes have very few viewers.
(4) Advertisers can derive benefit from the information about viewer’s perception of quality of programmes;
(5) None of these

19. Which of the following is/are the finding (s) of the study?
A. The viewers decide the prime time television programmes‘
B. The attitudes of viewers cannot be reliably assessed
C. The advertisers were benefitted from good quality programmes.
(1) A only
(2) B only
(3) C only
(4) All the three
(5) None of these

20. Which of the following can be inferred from the contents of the paragraph?
A. The advertisement can have some effect on the viewers buying habits.
B. Money spent on advertising with high quality programmes yield more profits.
C. Different programmes with equal number of viewers can be rated differently as far as quality is concerned.
(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only A and B
(4) Only B and C
(5) None of these

PARAGRAPH-II
Economic models like the computable general equilibrium model are mostly valuable in policy formulation as they give some insight into how trade policy changes will affect the sectoral composition of output and employment. They are not in themselves designed to provide direct inputs but really to serve as background as to the sectors that will be most favourably or most unfavourably affected by policy. Besides, they render valuable help in policy matters regarding free trade. Free trader has distinct benefits. These benefits are well accepted all over. However, there is a growing opposition to free trade. There is an increasing perception among certain groups of how international trading systems impact; specially how they affect low wage workers and also have a degrading environmental impact. Yet it is difficult to accept that that is the reason for any kind of protectionist move in the most advanced countries.

21. Most advanced countries are cautious about free trade because —
A. They prefer to have a protectionist approach.
B. They feel degraded in international trading community
C. Their vested interests are thwarted.
(1) A and B only
(2) B and C only
(3) A and C only
(4) All of them
(5) None of these

22. The author of the passage seems to be -
(1) in favour of use of econometric models but against free trade.
(2) in favour of free trade but neutral regarding econometric models.
(3) against both free trade as well as econometric models.
(4) indifferent about both free trade and econometric models.
(5) in favour of both econometric models and free trade.

23. Which of the following statements is definitely true in the context of the passage?
A. Despite the advantages of free trade, it is not whole-heartedly acclaimed by most advanced countries.
B. Policy formulation should be solely dependent on econometric models.
C. Reasons for model -approach by advanced countries are not given in the passage.
(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) A and B only
(5) B and C only

24. What is the contribution of econometric models?
(1) They help develop insight into increasing output through less manpowers.
(2) They help in implementing new policies regarding free trade.
(3) They help develop insight into how changes in policies influence certain sectors.
(4) They ensure that policy changes have only positive impact on the economy
(5) None of these

25. Which of the following is the characteristic of econometric models?
(1) They serve as a backdrop.
(2) They are unfavourable to free trade
(3) Their design is not conducive to increase employment.
(4) They do not serve direct inputs.
(5) Both 1 and 4

26. The changes in economic policy is most likely to have—.
(1) only desirable effect on all the sectors involved.
(2) a mixed influence on all the sectors involved
(3) negative impact unless all the sectors are involved.
(4) unfavourable effect on employment opportunities.
(5) None of these

27. Free trade has been receiving escalating disapproval because —----------
(1) it has a very distinct range of benefits.
(2) it unduly favours low-wage workers.
(3) it leads to protectionist approach among advanced countries.
(4) it affects international trading systems adversely.
(5) None of these

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


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