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
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
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
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
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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