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
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
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
which the public pays for its newspaper covers only one-third of the cost
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
9. 1) expenses 2) sale 3) amount 4) price 5) no correction
10. 1) into 2) in 3) from 4) for 5) no correction required


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