SBI PO 2015- English Quiz

Hello  Readers,

Here is a list of few questions on English we are providing for the upcoming Banking and Insurance Exams i.e. SBI PO Mains 2015 and NICL Assistant 2015. 

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 10):
In the following passage there are blank spaces with numbers filled in it,These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.


The Indian Meteorological Department has sought permission to (1) a Doppler weather radar system – used for long-range weather-forecasting. The Government had (2) the equipment in the wake of 26/7 and (3) to find a suitable location have been on (4) then. The key factor is that the radar’s antenna is to be installed in an (5) area of a few square kilometres far from highrises, (6) at an altitude. The radar would also need to be (7) near the coast as it would be used to (8) high-intensity storms or cyclones. MHCC has hinted it is willing to (9) clearance for the Colaba site, but only after (10) the location. It was after scouting for locations across the city that the office proposed to locate the radar near the observatory. But the problem of finding a suitable site within area still remains. The area is very congested. We will have to locate a site not only from the heritage point of view but also the radar needs to be at a height which is higher than all the buildings in the area. The naval residential buildings which are in the area are 13-14 storeys high. If at all it is to be set up at Colaba then it must be above the existing structures so that signals reaching the antenna are not blocked.

1.1) detach    
2) install    
3) launch    
4) fix    
5) attach

2.1) granted    
2) realised    
3) abstained    
4) seen    
5) sanctioned

3.1) try    
2) project    
3) commission    
4) efforts    
5) worked

4.1) since    
2) until    
3) already    
4) at    
5) for

5.1) inseparable    
2) encumbered    
3) unencumbered    
4) unpossessed    
5) occupied

6.1) hopelessly    
2) hoping    
3) enacting    
4) preferably    
5) undesirably

7.1) erected    
2) located    
3) stalled    
4) tied    
5) build

8.1) deduct    
2) examine    
3) feel    
4) evaluate    
5) detect

9.1) advocate    
2) launch    
3) pass    
4) grant    
5) grand

10.1) examining    
2) study    
3) scanning    
4) combing    
5) watching

For ques (11-15): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, the letter of that part will be the answer. If there is no error, mark (E) as the answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.

11. The merchant counted (1) / the number of pearls (2) / to make sure that (3) / none of them were missing. (4) / No error (5)

12. When deep sea diving, (1) / one should always take care (2) / that oxygen cylinder is (3) / tied to the back tightly.(4)/  No error (5)

13. As the salary (1) / did not match (2) / his expectations, he did not (3) / accept the job. (4)/  No error (5)

14. The reason behind his success (1) / in the recent past (2) / is due to hard-work (3) / and presence of mind. (4)/  No error (5)

15. No sooner did the students (1) / seen the principal approach (2) / than they ran (3) / from the playground. (4)/  No error (5)


Answers:

1. 2            
2. 5                 
3. 4             
4. 1        
5. 3
6. 4            
7. 2                
8. 5             
9. 4        
10. 1
11. 4
12. 1
13. 2
14. 3

15. 2

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