English Quiz for SBI Clerk 2016 - Set 1

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(Directions Q. 1-5): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in Blue in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.

1. Our auditor had a time of a hell getting through all the necessary paperwork to get the data compiled on time.
1) a hell-time
2) a time to hell
3) a time for a hell
4) a hell of a time
5) No correction required

2. Anyone in his right mind would agree that we need to develop solar-power energy resources as an alternative to consuming coal and oil.
1) Anyone of his sound mind
2) Anyone in his right brain
3) Anyone of his correct mind
4) Anyone in his brain
5) No correction required

3. Just as in boxing it is against the rules and unfair to hit someone under the belt, so in society it is considered to be unfair to mention things about someone that shows his character in a bad light.
1) at the belt
2) inside the belt
3) below the belt
4) on the belt
5) No correction required

4. The Young Master is a chips off the old block and will remain a conservative as his father.
1) chip of the old block
2) chip off the old block
3) old block chip
4) chip in the old block
5) No correction required

5. Because he has a natural talent for words and language and writing, he is cut out to the job of being on editor.
1) cut out for the job
2) cut out on the job
3) out to cut the job
4) out for cutting out job
5) No correction required

Directions (Q. 6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Find out which option can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. Software companies _________ improved their ability last year to earn more revenue while employing fewer people, reflecting the major transformation ________ in a sector that has created a new middle class in India.
1) fiercely, afoot
2) carelessly, ongoing
3) gravely, advancing
4) greatly, undertaken
5) dramatically, underway

7. Banks are financial intermediaries where the ________ of the public are ________ and lent to various sectors of the economy.
1) assets, organised
2) resources, mobilised
3) capital, gathered
4) basics, activated
5) funds, mustered

8. The customer demands have ________ a fierce competition amongst the banks and financial companies for the application of computer and telecommunication technology in their operations to help them offer ________ products and services at reduced costs.
1) generated, original
2) produced, new
3) sparked, inventive
4) triggered, innovative
5) caused, contemporary

9. In a bank’s portfolio losses ________ from outright default due to inability or unwillingness of a customer or counterparty to meet ________ in relation to lending, trading, settlement and other financial transactions.
1) arise, responsibility
2) derive, guarantee
3) stem, commitments
4) come, promise
5) emerge, pledge

10. ________ to enhance bilateral cooperation, Japan promised $35-billion assistance to India for the next five years towards funding next-generation infrastructure projects, smart cities, ________ of the Ganga and introduction of bullet trains.
1) pledging, rejuvenation
2) contracting, revitalisation
3) promising, revival
4) swearing, renewal
5) undertaking, resurgence


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