SBI Clerk 2018: English Quiz for Prelims – 3

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In the following sentences, four words are in bold, you have to find which of them is spelt wrongly.

  1. In simple terms, the signataries agree that society in which a person lives should help them to develop and to make the most of all the advantages (culture, work, social welfare) which are offered to them in the country.

(A) signataries

(B) develop

(C) advantages

(D) offered



Option: A


2. The general term for an action program in support of the well being of poor people in the United States is wellfare program, and the general term for all such programs is simply welfare.

(A) general

(B) program

(C) wellfare

(D) simply



Option: C


3. The costs and loses involved in medical care, sickness leave, invalidity and death of the breadwinner due to an occupational accident or disease (employment injuries).

(A)  loses

(B) invalidity

(C) breadwinner




Option: A


  1. Socialbakers is a cloud-based social media marketing platform for businesses. Its AI-powered social media marketing suit helps brands large and small ensure their investment in social media is delivering measurable business outcomes by giving them the tools to.

(A) marketing

(B) suit

(C) investment

(D) measurable



Option: B


  1. Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, carrier interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

(A) technologies

(B) facilitate

(C) information

(D) carrier



Option: D


The following questions have a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

  1. Ambitious endeavours such as the International Financial Services Centre in Gujarat, although yet to gain the patronage of foreign investors, may also benefit from the crackdown on offshore derivative markets. Foreign bourses, however, will likely find other ways to list derivatives linked to Indian stocks and indices without any help from Indian exchanges soon.

(A)  The present move, thus, is unlikely to rein in the vast offshore market for Indian derivatives. It also leaves a lot to be desired.

(B) Instead, they are happy to guard the home turf against foreign exchanges that do a better job of finding new clients.

(C) The fact that offshore derivatives are denominated in dollars adds to their allure.

(D) This would be a far better response than any knee-jerk response favouring domestic exchanges.



Option: A


  1. According to data mentioned in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, between January 18 and 22, 14 people including seven civilians were killed and over 70 were injured in firing from the Pakistan side along the International Boundary in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts as well as along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts. Thousands of civilians have been forced to flee their border homes. Peace on the border is difficult to achieve at the tactical level by military leaders.

(A) By way of comparison, in 2015 there had been 152 incidents, and in 2016 there were 228.

(B)Restoring the ceasefire requires real statesmanship, not brinkmanship.

(C) Now, as the two countries are caught in a spiral of almost daily exchanges of fire along the border, there is a danger of political rhetoric acquiring its own momentum.

(D) It was the high point of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s premiership, and his successor, Manmohan Singh, heeded the legacy.



Option: B


  1. These include the staggered impact of HRA increases by various State governments that may induce second order effects on prices; the pick-up in global growth, a factor the RBI also cites as a positive for the economy, that may push up crude oil and commodity prices worldwide; the Budget’s proposed changes to the minimum support price norms for crops as well as the proposals to increase customs duty on a range of goods; and the fiscal slippage, which could not only fan inflation but also risks increasing borrowing costs. The normalisation of monetary policy by advanced economies could spell a decisive end to global ‘easy money’ conditions and may trigger some flight of capital from emerging markets including India. The upshot is that the RBI sees CPI inflation hovering in the 5.1-5.6% range in the first six months of the new fiscal before moderating to 4.5-4.6% in the second half, subject to a big assumption: a normal monsoon in 2018.

(A) Extending the time horizon beyond the current fiscal, the inflation scenario gets even more worrying.

(B) Clouding the outlook are multiple uncertainties.

(C) This was probably best exemplified by the reversal in stance of the six-member panel’s hitherto most dovish member, Ravindra H. Dholakia, to vote to stand pat on interest rates.

(D) Under the looming shadow of inflationary risks, the RBI has again reasserted the need for unwavering vigilance on the price stability front.



Option: D


  1. He said his son was not present at the spot. The petitioner asked the Supreme Court to order compensation for the soldiers involved and direct the registration of an FIR against the “mob”.The petition said that the soldiers were made “targets of the unlawful assembly’s rage and lack of basic human morality.” It described the conduct of the mob as “terrorist activity.”

(A) The court issued notice to the Centre and asked Attorney General K. K. Venugopal to represent the government and assist the court.

(B) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to explain why an FIR was registered against Army personnel for opening fire at protesters in Shopian district of the Valley killing three people.

(C) The manner in which the State’s political leadership and administrative higher-ups have projected the FIR against the Army personnel reflected the “extremely hostile atmosphere in the State.”

(D) It recollected the “brutal and senseless mob lynching of JKP DSP, Sh Mohd Ayub Pandith on June 23, 2017 in Srinagar as a sad but true reminder of the nature of uncontrolled mob in these areas.”



Option: C


  1. Although the Congress government has performed well in employment generation, opening up of new educational and health institutions and several development schemes kept it in strong contention. Nevertheless, a good number of foundation stone ceremonies and declarations are still pending in files and people understand the intent behind affecting the current mandate.

(A)This has caused the defeat of the Congress in both the concerned constituencies of Karsog and Jubbal-Kotkhai where Hira Lal and Narender Bragta from the BJP have won.

(B) The poor road conditions, health hazards, water supply and circumstantial caste equations are also the issues at the micro level.

(C) Corruption and crime are the key charges against the incumbent government and the graph of crime and violence has risen up in the last few years.

(D) However, the Nalagarh and Chopal, the erstwhile active families, have been distanced from politics now.



Option: B



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