English Questions for SBI PO/Clerk/IBPS RRBs

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English Questions for SBI PO/Clerk/IBPS RRBs

Directions (Q. 1-5): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. In early March, Pakistani Minister ________ the National Assembly that Islamabad will take its objections on four Indian hydel power projects to the Permanent Indus Commission, reportedly ________ to meet in April.

        1) advised, coming              2) cautioned, stipulated

        3) educated, anticipated    4) apprised, seemly

        5) informed, scheduled

2. Instead of healthy discussion about issues of national _______ we have lies, scandals, mockery, nepotism, and candidates ________ denying their criminal past.

        1) concern, candidly           2) importance, blatantly

        3) effect, simply                   4) attention, honestly

        5) value, publicly

3. Over the last eight years, as treasurer, secretary and then president of BCCI and simultaneously as owner of the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, Srinivasan ________ support for himself by finessing the ________ of largesse and patronage into an art form.

        1) harnessed, modus operandi

        2) mobilised, proceeding

        3) exploited, procedure

        4) tackled, modus vivendi

        5) tamed, system

4. Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have come ________ with a little pen-shaped device (injection) that can ________ the ‘ouch’ out of jabs.

        1) out, cause         2) in, throw            3) up, take

        4) on, send            5) for, cut

5. A trust is an obligation ________ to the ownership of a property, arising out of confidence ________ in and accepted by the person for the benefit of another or of another owner.

        1) connected, placed           2) appended, shown

        3) associated, expressed     4) annexed, reposed

        5) made, laid down

Directions (Q. 6-10): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction’ is required mark 5) as the answer.

6. The manifesto is a formal document that serves little practical purpose, except to justifying some stand later on during the running of the government.

        1) justify a few stand later in

        2) justify some stand latter on in

        3) justifying little stand later on during

        4) justify some stand later on during

        5) No correction required

7. The Bill has made it tougher also for foreign companies to escape paying taxes in India on deals where the underlying assets are in India.

        1) made it as tough as

        2) also made it tougher against

        3) to make it tougher also for

        4) has also made it tougher for

        5) No correction required

8. At the time that is same to babies begin to recognise their own reflection, they start becoming aware of the thoughts and feelings of others – for instance by showing embarrassment or trying to help a mother in distress.

        1) At about the same time that

        2) At the same time that is about

        3) About the same time that

        4) The time that is same about

        5) No correction required

9. German scientists have developed a new X-ray technique that can help locate diamonds hidden deep in rocks.

        1) which can help to locate

        2) which can help to detect

        3) who can help ascertain

        4) that could be helped in locating

        5) No correction required

10. Of course, there is nothing that says you have to stay within the Microsoft ecosystem at all, if you don’t mind to learn a new operating system.

        1) din’t mind how should be learning

        2) don’t mind to learning

        3) don’t mind learning

        4) don’t mind to be learnt

        5) No correction required

Answers:

  1. 5
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 4
  7. 4
  8. 1
  9. 5
  10. 3

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