SBI Clerk 2018: English Quiz for Prelims – 34

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI Clerk 2018 Prelims examination based on cloze test & error correction.

Directions (Q. 1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer.

The model code of conduct places ___barricades__ (1) on the government initiating welfare schemes and development projects in a constituency going to the polls. But voters __object _ (2) they would be rewarded later if they vote for the ruling party. However, there is no guarantee that the __distress___ (3) in a by-election would hold in a general election. When voters sense an opportunity to throw out a ruling party in a general election, and not just embarrass it as in a by-election, they vote in a very ____symptomatic___ (4) manner. While these by-elections are thus cause for some celebration for those in power in the respective States, they are by no means pointers to what ___could___ (5) follow in a general election.


1. (a) restrictions (b) hurdle (c) obstacle (d) impediment (e) no correction required



2. (a) aware (b) know (c) welfare (d) benefit (e) no correction required



3. (a) outcast (b) formality (c) results (d) affect (e) no correction required



4. (a) new (b) creation (c) innovate (d) different (e) no correction required



5. (a) must (b) may (c) have (d) shall (e) no correction required




Directions (Q. 6 -10): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c), and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase given in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (e) No correction required as your answer.



  1. The union minister said that all the States had been instructed to have a contingency plan ready in the wake of a drought forecast this season.

(a) has being instructed

(b) were been instructed

(c) will been instructed

(d) has been instructed

(e) No correction required



  1. The attendance for the movie release yesterday was sparse and reviews were negative.

(a) releasing

(b) will release

(c) released

(d) was released

(e) No correction required



  1. Singles and albums will be released on Friday upon.

(a) from now on

(b) together

(c) from know

(d) from within

(e) No correction required



  1. Millions of people across the world could affect by cyber attack.

(a) will affect

(b) would effect

(c) can effect

(d) were affected

(e) No correction required



  1. In the heaviest commercial launch of it’s formation, the Indian Space Research Organization’s PSLVon Friday launched five satellites.

(a) since its inception

(b) from it beginning

(c) with an initiation

(d) at the starting

(e) No correction required




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