State Bank India (SBI) Examination -Clerical Cadre (English Section ) Duly Solved

Sample Question Paper of State Bank India (SBI) Examination -Clerical Cadre (English Section ) Duly Solved & Answers with Explanations


 

SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER OF STATE BANK INDIA (SBI) EXAMINATION -CLERICAL CADRE (ENGLISH SECTION ) SET -ONE

DIRECTIONS (Q. NOS. 51 – 55 ) : IN THE GIVEN QUESTIONS, THERE ARE PHRASES IN ITALICS FOLLOWED BY OPTIONS, (A) TO (D). ONE OF THESE OPTIONS SHOULD REPLACE THE PHRASE TO MAKE THE SENTENCE MEANINGFUL AND GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT. CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION. IF THE GIVEN PHRASE IS CORRECT MARK (E) AS ANSWER.

51. Whatever may be the reason of his failure, his integrity cannot be called into question.

a) his integrity cannot be called in question.
b) his integrity cannot be put in question.
c) his integrity cannot be made into question.

d) his integrity cannot be brought in question.

(e) No error

52. But for the support of members of my family, I should not have achieved success in my work.

a) I shall not have achieved success in my work.
b) I would not have achieved success in my work.
c) I would not achieve success in my work.
d) I shall not have achieved success in my work.
(e) No error

53. If one endeavours persistently in the right direction , one is sure to triumph over the odds of life successfully.

(a) triumph against the odds of life successfully.
(b) triumph upon the odds of life successfully.
(c) triumph by the odds of life successfully.
(d) make triumph with odds of life successfully.
(e) No error

54. Had you accompanied us on picnic , you too could have enjoyed yourself .

(a) you too should have enjoyed yourself.
(b) you too might have enjoyed yourself.
(c) you too would have enjoyed yourself.
(d) you too will have enjoyed yourself.

55. What to speak of food, drinking water was not available there.

(a) What to speak about food,
(b) What to speak for food,
(c) Not to speak about food,
(d) Not to speak of food,
(e) No error.

Answers (Q. NOS. 51 - 55 ) :

51. To call into question means to have doubt. The given sentence is correct.
52. ‘But for’ means without. Without one action the other would not have happened. But for …. I would not have achieved success. (b) is correct.
53. ‘triumph over’ is correct. The given sentence is correct.
54. In such sentence no action has taken place in the past nor will it take place in future. It is only supposed that if such an action had taken place the other action would have taken place. So ……’you too would have also enjoyed yourself’ is correct. (b) is correct.
55. Not to speak of ….is correct. (d) is correct.

DIRECTIONS (Q. NOS. 56 – 60 ) : READ THE GIVEN SENTENCES CAREFULLY TO FIND OUT IF THERE IS ANY GRAMMATICAL ERROR IN ANY OF THESE. IF THERE IS ANY, IT WILL BE IN ONE PART OF THE SENTENCE. MARK THE ALPHABET FOLLOWING THAT PART AS YOUR ANSWER. IF NO ERROR IS FOUND MARK (E) AS YOUR ANSWER.

56. Little she knew that (a) the person whom (b)she trusts upon will deceive her (c) and deprive her of her wealth(d) No error (e)

57. Supposing if I do not (a) succeed in the examination (b) I have already decided (c) that I shall start working with my father in his factory.(d) No error (e)

58. Have you ever seen a girl (a) as young as she is (b)and who sings so beautiful (c) and enchants the audience like this?(d) No error (e)

59. I do not know (a) when does she intends (b) to leave for her office but it is certain (c) that she is to reach there before evening.(d) No error (e)

60. Who do you think (a) the committee will (b) select a candidate (c) for awarding a prize ?(d) No error (e)

Answers (Q. NO. 56 - 60 ) :

56. To put emphasis adverb is used in the beginning of the sentence.For that verb is also used with it and it separated in the interrogative formation like goes = does+go or went = did +go etc. Little did she know that …….(a) is incorrect.

57. Supposing and if have the same meaning. Supposing is redundant here. Remove superfluous ‘supposing’. (a) is incorrect.

58. beautiful is adjective but with verb ‘ sings’ adverb beautifully is to be used. (c) is incorrect.

59. This is a simple sentence and not an interrogative sentence. ‘Does she intends’ gives impression of an interrogative sentence. It should be’ ….. when she intends to’ (b) is incorrect.

60. This is an interrogative sentence. It is explained by taking reply of this sentence. It will be……. The committee will select him a candidate… Here him is in object case. Similarly in interrogative sentence ‘whom’ is in object case and ‘who’ is in subject case. So it should be ‘whom’ and not ‘who’. (a) is incorrect.

DIRECTIONS (Q. NOS. 61 – 65 ) : IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES, THERE ARE FOUR WORDS WRITTEN IN BOLD AND MARKED (A) (B) (C) (D) WHICH MAY BE MISSPELT OR INAPPROPRIATE IN CONTEXT TO THE SENTENCE. FIND OUT THE MISSPELT OR INAPPROPRIATE WORD AND MARK ITS ALPHABET AS ANSWER. IF ALL ARE CORRECT AND APPROPRIATE MARK (E) AS ANSWER.

61. Military systems have been doing this “jamming” (a) – flooding an area with a signal at the GPS frequently (b) in a bid to frustrate (c) navigation system (d) of the enemy. All are correct. (e)

62. It is presumed that (a) with hike in the price of oil the produce of (b) vehicles in the country is sure to decline (c) and there will be a dire need (d) to develop a strong public transport network. All are correct)(e)

63. The president of the committee enquired from (a) members that if more funds (b) are pumped into (c) the project it will be beneficial (d) for it. All are correct (e).

64. If the authorities delay (a) in according their sanction or they deny the same (b) in either case (c) there will be an adverse affect (d) on smooth working of the project. All are correct (e)

65. The president asked (a) the members who they (b) considered a suitable candidate (c) for the post of secretary of (d) the club. All are correct (e)

Answers (Q. NO. 61 - 65 ) :

61. In this sentence all the options are correct. (e) is the answer.
62. Instead of verb ‘produce’ noun ‘production’ is required here. (b) is incorrect.
63.  After ‘enquired’ or ‘asked’  ‘if’ is used and not ‘that’. That is superfluous here. (b) is incorrect.
64. Instead of ‘affect’ ‘effect’ is the correct word here. (d) is incorrect.
65. Here instead ‘who’ , ‘whom’ is the correct word. (b) is incorrect.

DIRECTIONS (Q. NOS. 66 – 75 ) : IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH THERE ARE BLANKS WHICH ARE NUMBERED. AT THE END OF THE PARAGRAPH FIVE WORDS ARE GIVEN AS OPTIONS. ONE OF THESE WORDS IS APPROPRIATE TO FILL EACH OF THESE BLANKS. FIND THE APPROPRIATE WORD TO FILL IN THE BLANK AND MARK IT AS ANSWER.

Human life 1. ………………………………. of small events each of which has its own 2………………………… however small or trivial it may be. Success of a man depends 3. …………………… how he or she 4…………………these events. The factor of 5. ………………… importance in this regard is the attention one 6. ……………………. to these. The comfort of a household is the result of small things well 7. ………………… . Good governance can only be accomplished by well regulated provision of doing of little things. These carefully treasured up result in 8. …………………….. of knowledge and experience in life. These if neglected lead to 9. ………………………. in life and one accumulates nothing and learns nothing in life. These bring with them conviction and thereby diligence in the working of a person. Success in the life of a person is proportionate to his efforts, his commitment to the cause that 10…………………. from attention to these little things.

1. contains, comprises, includes, brings, lies.
2. effect, joy, role, play, significance.
3. over, with, upon, under, by.
4. deals with, controls, rules, makes, puts.
5. large, great, prime, huge, various.
6. shows, attributes, lays, gives, makes.
7. planned, undertaken, displayed,arranged, provided.
8. accumulation, joining, bringing, taking, formation.
9. downfall, anguish, failures,wrath, gloom.
10. flows, emerges, pays, moves, sticks.

Answers (Q. NO. 66 - 75 ) :

(66-75)
1. In this sentence lies and brings do not fit. With includes and contains the preposition ‘of’ is not used.Comprises of is the correct word here.

2. The words joy and play are incorrect here. Play also does not fit here.Out of role and significance , significance is the appropriate word because sense of the sentence is of an effect and not a role.

3. With the word ‘depend’ preposition ‘upon’ is used. Other prepositions are not correct.

4. Makes , puts and rules are not suitable words here. Control also does not give any meaning. However deals with means how a person manages or faces the circumstances.

5. Various is not the correct word. out of large great and huge, great gives a little sense here. But out of great and prime, prime is a better word to be used here.

6. The words shows, lays and makes are not correct words here. Out of attributes and gives, attributes is the appropriate word.

7. Provided and undertaken do not make any sense in this sentence. Displayed also does not fit with household. The things of household planned or arranged, arranged things give comfort. Arranged is the correct word.

8. Joining, taking and bringing of knowledge does not give any meaning. However formation of knowledge also does not give any meaning. Accumulation meaning to treasure or store is the correct word.

9. anguish, wrath and gloom do not give any meaning in the sentence. Anguish also does not fit here. Out of downfall and failure, failure is the correct word here.

10. Pays, moves and sticks do not fit here. Out of flows from attention and emerges from attention, emerges is the correct word.

DIRECTIONS (Q. NOS. 76 – 80 ) : REARRANGE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IN A PROPER SEQUENCE TO FORM A MEANINGFUL PARAGRAPH. ALSO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS FOLLOWING THESE SENTENCES.

A. Feedback, hence, is very crucial especially from important people and needless to say that from ‘those in immediate contact with one, if one is in employment.’

B. This is actually an act of ignorance as they don’t realise that this strategy will eventually hurt more and sometimes beyond repair.

C. But the problem is that a majority of people never solicit feedback as the word “feedback” carries a notorious tag of being negative only.

D. However there exists a different category of people who believe in giving only sugar-coated feedback as fear hurting others through a negative one.

E. A champion thrives on challenging his or her weaknesses and converting those into strengths.

F. The foundation of a great performance is continuous learning, overcoming weaknesses and enhancing strengths.


76. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (Last) sentence after the rearrangement ?

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

77. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement ?

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

78. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement ?

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

79. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement ?

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

80. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement ?

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

 

Answers (Q. NO. 76 - 80 ) :

The sentence F describes the basic subject matter that how performance of a person is governed by various acts. E tells about how a person behaves while doing these acts. Further for all this there is a tool which helps in shaping that behaviour and it is feedback. This is described in A. But this has its shortcoming and it is described in C. This is further elaborated in D. Finally the sentence B gives the conclusion of all of this.

Thus the sequence becomes F E A C D B

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