NICL AO 2017 - English Quiz based on SBI PO Prelims 2017 Format - Set 1


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Directions (Q. 1-5): Which of the phrases given against the sentence should replace the word/phrase given 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 'No correction required' as the answer.



1. With a vast geographic spread and a huge population, anything that works in India, will surely work anywhere.
1) nowhere else
2) anywhere else
3) anyhow
4) somewhere
5) No correction required




2. Were me a bird, I would fly to her.
1) Was me
2) Was I
3) Were I
4) Would I
5) No correction required




3. He is afraid to me.
1) for
2) of
3) from
4) with
5) No correction required




4. This lack of a clear strategy have spooked rightly investors.
1) have been rightly spooked
2) has been rightly spooked
3) has rightly spooked
4) have rightly spooked
5) No correction required





5. Using mobile phones for banking operations would cut cost by branchless banking.
1) will be cutting cost
2) are cut costs
3) will be cost cutting
4) will cut costs
5) No correction required





Directions (Q. 6-10): In the following passage there are words, each of which has been numbered. The numbers are printed below the passage and against each four words are suggested one of which can replace the numbered word appropriately. Find out the appropriate words. If no replacement is needed then mark 5).


The newspaper of today is a huge financial undertaking with the same outlook as any other limited company. The editorial staff have to make circulation, and if they do not they will soon be supplanted by those who can. Their independence therefore suffers a grave limitation. It is further aggravated (6) by the fact that a newspaper is as much an advertising medium as a vehicle for patients (7). It is said that the fee (8) which the public pays for its newspaper covers only one-third of the cost (9) of production, the other two-thirds is accounted with (10) by advertisement revenue.



6. 1) destroyed 2) deepened 3) curtailed 4) failed 5) no correction required





7. 1) news 2) epidemics 3) training 4) business 5) no correction required




8. 1) value 2) tax 3) price 4) cost 5) no correction required




9. 1) expenses 2) sale 3) amount 4) price 5) no correction required




10. 1) into 2) in 3) from 4) for 5) no correction required









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