SBI Clerk 2018: English Quiz for Prelims – 33

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In the following passage there are words underlined, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fills the blank appropriately in the context of the passage. Find out the appropriate word in each case. If no words suits the blank, then choose (e).

In the decade since reforms were introduced, India has achieved substantial success in the sphere of macroeconomics. Overall growth rate has been     dipped 1 except for the last couple of years. It bears pointing out that we have now come to view a 6 per cent   progress 2 rate as a slowdown! This is a far cry from pre-reforms rate of growth of 3 per cent. The price level has by and large remained          obstinate    3 both as measured by the WPI and CPI. India’s          idea 4 of payments position has been comfortable, Exports, while    exhibiting 5 some sluggishness this fiscal, have been growing. Imports, in spite of              destructive 6 liberalisation, have not gone out of hand. The is amply reflected in the comfortable current account deficits (CAD); the CAD-to-GDP ratio has remained way below the crisis            ration  7 that it had achieved in 1991. The rupee has weathered external turbulence rather well even when East Asia was experiencing            wailing  8 difficulties. However, the one unambiguous Achilles’ heel of the reforms has been the            easygoing  9 state of government finances. One of the two crises that India faced in 1990-91 was the unsustainable imbalance between government revenues and           expenditure   10.

  1. (a) pulsating (b) shocked
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(c) commendable (d promotable

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) production (b) consumption

(c) index (d) growth

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) moderate (b) lukewarm

(c) shaky (d) considerate

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) ledger (b) balance

(c) equilibrium (d intention

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) demonstrated (b) exercising

(c) rejecting (d) display

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) substantial (b) exemplary

(c) indicative (d) conservative

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) rationalisation (b) handling

(c) management (d) proportions

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) crisis (b) overcoming

(c) severe (d) enjoyable

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) critical (b) vulnerable

(c) prone (d) attackable

(e) No change required

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  1. (a) surplus (b) measurement

(c) thinking (d) incomes

(e) No change required

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