Thursday, 30 June 2016

English Quiz for SBI exam 2016



Directions (Q.1-5). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error', the answer is 'E'. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any). 

 Q.1 Between other initiatives we took for strengthening panchayat empowerment was the Index of Devolution prepared by independent experts and geared towards rewarding States that over the previous year had made the most incremental progress towards more effective devolution in terms of the Constitution and their own State legislation.
Between other initiatives we took for strengthening panchayat empowerment was
the Index of Devolution prepared by independent experts and geared towards rewarding States
that over the previous year had made the most incremental progress
towards more effective devolution in terms of the Constitution and their own State legislation.
No error
Solution:
( use 'Among' in place of 'between'. among is used for more than two persons or things)

Q.2 This de-democratisation of local self-government will be aggravate if a Cabinet Minister for Panchayati Raj is not available to advocate and promote the cause with Chief Ministers and his counterparts in the States.
This de-democratisation of local self-government
will be aggravate if a Cabinet Minister for Panchayati Raj is not available
to advocate and promote the cause with
Chief Ministers and his counterparts in the States.
No error
Solution:
(use 'will be aggravated'. In passive form, we use past participle form of the verb)

Q.3 Notwithstanding the hurdles, real and imagined, thrown in the way of such empowerment, virtually the whole country are moving forward, at different speeds and with considerable diversity but, nevertheless, in the desired direction.
Notwithstanding the hurdles, real and imagined, thrown in the way of such empowerment,
virtually the whole country are moving forward,
at different speeds and with considerable diversity but,
nevertheless, in the desired direction.
No error
Solution:
(use 'the whole country is moving forward'. collective Noun takes singular verbs when they are used as a single entity or gives/expresses a single idea )

Q.4 Tuesday night’s suicide attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 41 people is yet another reminder of the dangerous times Turkey is living through.
Tuesday night’s suicide attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport
that killed 41 people
is yet another reminder of the dangerous
times Turkey is living through
No error
Solution:
(use 'attack on'. correct preposition would be 'on')

Q.5 Despite of all this, no action was taken and the ordnance factory at Chanda, which manufactured the anti-tank mines, kept insisting on finding a repair solution.
Despite of all this, no action was taken
and the ordnance factory at Chanda, which
manufactured the anti-tank mines, kept
insisting on finding a repair solution.
No error
Solution:
(the use of preposition 'of' after despite is not required. despite do not take any preposition after it)

Directions (Q.6-10). Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
 (A) But by then it was too late to correct things.
 (B) It is impossible to steer such a large project to success without planning. 
(C) He had to stand by and watch helplessly.
 (D) The whole scheme was destined to fail from the beginning.
 (E) Bhasker started realising this only towards the end. 

6.Which sentence should come second in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
(the correct order of the sentences of this paragraph would be 'DBEAC')

7.Which sentence should come fourth in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
(the correct order of the sentences of this paragraph would be ' DBEAC ')

8.Which sentence should come first in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
(the correct order of the sentences of this  paragraph would be ' DBEAC ')

9.Which sentence should come last in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
(the correct order of the sentences of this paragraph would be ' DBEAC ')

10.Which sentence should come third in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
(the correct order of the sentences of this  paragraph would be DBEAC ')

               





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