May 20, 2017

SBI Special Management Executive (SME) Model Question Answer Paper

SBI Management Executive (SME) Model Question Answer Paper

Directions (Q. 1-15): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
After the "Liberalization", "Globalization" and the consequent change in the new international economic order as well as new information technology order, a new catch phrase is being coined: ‘A New Health Order’. Talking about setting it up is the theme of the WHO-sponsored international conference on primary health and medical care, currently being held at Milan in Italy. While much has been said and written on establishing "new order", little has actually been done. Will the conference at Milan too swear by the "new health order", go home and then forget about it, while the present medical and healthcare set-up in poor countries further entrenches itself? This does not have to be the fate of the radical resolutions that will undoubtedly be passed at Milan. Unlike creating a new world economic or information order, establishing a new health set-up is essentially a matter for individual countries to accomplish. No conflict of international interests is involved. But this advantage is, at least until it begins to take concrete shape, only theoretical. The million-dollar question is whether individual third-world governments are able and willing to muster the will, the resources, the administrative and other infrastructure to carry out what it is entirely within their power to attain and implement.
The dimensions of the problem are known and the solutions broadly agreed on. The present medical and healthcare system is urban-based, closely geared to drugs, hospitals and expensively trained apathetic doctors. The bulk of the population in poor countries, who live in rural areas, are left untouched by all this and must rely on traditional healers. The answer is to turn out medical/health personnel sufficiently, but not expensively, trained to handle routine complaints and to get villagers to pay adequate attention to cleanliness, hygienic sanitation, garbage disposal and other elementary but crucial matters. More complicated ailments can be referred to properly equipped centres in district towns, cities and metropolises. Traditional healers, whom villagers mist, can be among these intermediate personnel. Some third-world countries, including India, have launched or are preparing elaborate schemes of this nature. But the experience is not quite happy. There is resistance from the medical establishment which sees them as little more than licensed quackery but is not prepared either to offer condensed medical courses such as the former licentiate course available in this country and unwisely scrapped. There is the question of how much importance to give to indigenous system of medicine. And there is the difficult matter of striking the right balance between preventive healthcare and curative medical attention. These are complex issues and the Milan conference would perhaps be more fruitful if it were to discuss such specific subjects.

1. The author is doubtful whether
1) an individual country can set up a new health order.
2) the Milan conference would pass radical resolutions.
3) under-developed countries have the capacity to organize their resources.
4) traditional healers could be tained as intermediate health personnel.
5) the problem has been understood at all.
2. The author has reservations about the utility of the Milan Conference because
1) it is expected only to discuss but not decide upon anything.
2) earlier conferences had failed to reach any decisions.
3) the medical profession is opposed to a new health order.
4) while. “new orders" are talked and written about, not much is actually done.
5) None of these

3. The contents of the passage indicate that the author is opposed to
1) traditional healers
2) licentiate practitioners.
3) allopathic system of medicines.
4) hospitals.
5) None of these

4. It can be inferred from the contents of the passage that the author’s approach is
1) Sarcastic
2) Constructive
3) Indifferent
4) fault-finding
5) hostile

5. The author thinks that the solution to the problem of medical/health care lies in
1) opening hospitals is rural areas.
2) conducting inexpensive medical courses.
3) improving the economic condition of the masses.
4) expediting the setting up of a new health order.
5) making cheap drugs available.

6. To make the conference really useful, the author suggests
1) resolving the international conflicts involved
2) that it should address itself to specific issues.
3) it should give importance to indigenous system of medicine.
4) that it should not pass radical resolutions.
5) None of these

7. What does the author suggest for the cure of the cases involving complications?
1) Treating such cases at well-equipped hospitals in district places
2) Training such victims in preliminary hygiene
3) Training semi-skilled doctors to treat such cases
4) Issuing licenses to semi-skilled doctors to treat such cases
5) None of these

8. The medical establishment seems to be reluctant to trust the
1) allopathic medical practitioners
2) traditional healers.
3) urban-based medical practitioners.
4) expensively trained allopathic doctors.
5) None of these

9. For a new health order, the author recommends all of the following EXCEPT
1) motivating villagers to pay attention to cleanliness
2) setting up well equipped centres in district towns
3) discontinuing the present expensive medical courses
4) training traditional healers to function -as medical health personnel
5) striking a balance between preventive healthcare and curative medical attention

Directions (Q. 10-12): Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
10. LAUNCHED
1) Participated
2) Accomplished
3) Elevated
4) Planned
5) started

11. MUSTER
1) enlist
2) summon
3) manifest
4) extend
5) enrich

12. ENTRENCH
1) being deteriorating
2) surround completely
3) establish firmly
4) enclose carefully
5) finish radically

Directions (Q. 13-15): Choose the word which is most nearly OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
13. CONDENSED
1) Concentrated
2) envigoured
3) expanded
4) lengthened
5) inexplicable

14. CRUCIAL
1) Trivial
2) Critical
3) Significant
4) Marvelous
5) conspicuous

15. RESISTANCE
1) Opposition
2) agreement
3) repulsion
4) acceptance
5) compliance

Directions (Q. 16-20): In each question below, there are two or three sentences. Those are to be synthesised in one sentence. Such synthesised sentences are denoted by (A), (B) & (C). You have to find out which one or more of these three are most similar in meaning of the original two or three sentences.
16. Petroleum industry is going to face certain challenges. These challenges would be imminent in the next two decades. For success, it must predict these challenges now.
A) In the next two decades, petroleum industry must face the challenges which it has now predicted.
B) If petroleum industry determines to succeed in facing the challenges which are likely to be posed in the next two decades, it must be able to predict them now.
C) If petroleum industry wants to predict the challenges it is likely to face in the next two decades, it must successfully face them.
1) Only A and B
2) Only B and C
3) Only A and C
4) Only A
5) Only B

17. Two men can now do this job. Previously it required sixteen men.
A) Two men can now do a job formerly requiring sixteen.
B) Two men, instead of the previously sixteen, can now do this job.
C) In place of two men who can do this job now, there is a requirement of sixteen men in the past.
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) Only A and C
5) Only B and C

18. They were curious. They asked us a question. They wanted to know why we had left the comfortable hotel and gone to the desert.
A) Out of curiosity they inquired why we had gone to the desert leaving the comfortable hotel.
B) They asked us why we were curious to leave the comfortable hotel and go to the desert.
C) They were curious to know the reason for our leaving the comfortable hotel and going to the desert.
1) Only A and B
2) Only B and C
3) Only A and C
4) All the three
5) None of these

19. They could play exceedingly well. They were defeated in the last round. The captain motivated them to overcome the defeat.
A) The captain’s motivation helped them to overcome the earlier defeat and play exceedingly well.
B) Despite earlier defeat they played exceedingly well due to the captain’s efforts to motivate them.
C) Despite the captain’s motivation, they were defeated earlier but could play exceedingly well now.
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) Only A and B
5) None of these

20. His marriage is at a far-off place. I do not want to undertake such a long journey to attend it. In fact, there is no earthly reason to justify such a long journey.
A) There is no reason to justify such a distant place for his marriage as it would take me a long time to reach it.
B) There is no earthly reason for me to undertake a long journey to attend his marriage.
C) Because his marriage is at a far-off place, I would not be able to undertake such a long journey as it is not justifiable.
1) Only A and B
2) Only B and C
3) Only A and C
4) Only C
5) Only B

Directions (Q. 21-25): In each question below, an incomplete sentence is given which is followed by three possible fillers denoted by (A), (B) and (C). Find out which one, two or three of these fillers can make the sentence meaningfully complete and grammatically correct.
21. ___________ when the audience started throwing rotten eggs towards him.
A) No sooner did he stand up to address
B) No much before he stood up
C) He had hardly stood up
1) Only C
2) Only B
3) Only A or B
4) Only B or C
5) Any one of the three

22. ___________ sacrifice their own self for the welfare of the common man.
A) Not all men devoted to social service
B) Only dedicated men
C) In exceptional cases certain anti-social elements
1) Only C
2) Only A or C
3) Only B or C
4) Only A or B
5) Any one of the three

23. Natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes, etc occur so suddenly and unexpectedly that _________ .
A) people get hardly any time to save themselves
B) man realises his limitations and supremacy of nature
C) devastation cannot be prevented
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only A or B
4) Only A or C
5) Any one of the three

24. __________ the poor students had managed to come out successfully with flying colours.
A) Despite lack of resources
B) Owing to adverse circumstances
C) It was a mere coincidence that
1) Only A
2) Only A or C
3) Only B or C
4) Only A or B
5) Any one of the three

25. They appreciated my act of bravado because the life I saved was __________.
A) insignificant for them
B) extremely precious
C) reverent to them
1) Only B
2) Only C
3) Only A or B
4) Only B or C
5) Any one of the three

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