SBI PO 2015 : English Quiz

Hello Readers,
                         SBI has released the admit cards today and we hope that all of you have planned your studies accordingly. This English quiz consists of Fillers and Para Jumbles.It is important for the upcomin preliminary examination.


Directions (Q.1-5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each statement should be placed in the blank space provided so as to make a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence? If one of the sentences is appropriate, mark (5) as the answer.

Q.1. The third plan was largely devoted ________.
1) for nearly three years when the economy fluctuated.
2) to a very low growth in industrial production of 3.9 per cent against the targeted rate of 5-10 per cent.
3) on the development of capital-and producer-goods industries.
4) to long - run benefits and was in line with the objectives of increase in the national output and income generating huge employment.
5) None of these

Q.2. After the wake-up call of economic reforms and trade liberalisation ________.
1) reveals the fact that the increase in GDP growth has not turned into increasing exports.
2) indicates that the exports are not responding as fast as compared to imports.
3) the role of external sector became crucial in determining the fate of Indian economy.
4) agriculture and allied sector being close to Hindu growth rate means more need of the God’s blessing.
5) None of these

Q.3. Like our indigenous seeds are becoming extinct ________.
1) we will have to return to the wisdom of our traditions, our own desi seeds, plough-bullocks and cow-dung fertiliser-based farming if we want to save our tradition.
2) so also are we losing agriculture-related vocabulary.
3) entire culture around our farming activities and life system is being hampered.
4) people would be involved at every step, every procedure of farming, right from the day it was planted to the day it was harvested.
5) None of these

Q.4. ________ a large capital flow helped making varieties of quality goods and services, cheap telephone services, internet and computers, airline services, etc available offering choices in the free market.
1) As a result of economic reforms
2) This rising menace of unethical and misleading advertisements by
3) Moreover, there is a growing dissatisfaction and serious concern raised by
4) The rate of growth of consumerist culture is expected to increase
5) None of these

Q.5. Media play significant role in bringing ________
1) assets in spreading consumer awareness.
2) regularly the free-market wrongdoings.
3) underweight, undermeasurement, substandard quality of products and materials.
4) the trader bodies and associations can be roped in by giving them confidence that the consumer rights protection is for the benefit of all stakeholders.
5) None of these

Directions (Q.6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Find out which option can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

Q.6. The domain name system (DNS) is ________ to make internet ________ to human beings.
1) devised, handy
2) drafted, open
3) cast, usable
4) designed, accessible
5) delineated, approachable

Q.7. The RBI has said, the primary responsibility to ________ grievances of customers related to ________ ATM transaction shall be with issuing bank.
1) redress, failed
2) amend, fizzled
3) remedy, fallen
4) ease, aborted
5) aid, futile

Q.8. While quantitative ________ of rates of return to investment in education are unavailable, in view of the ________ youth population of India the social rate of return is likely to be higher.
1) appraisal, prospering
2) assessment, diminishing
3) estimates, burgeoning
4) conclusion, growing
5) evaluation, expanding

Q.9. The time has come for Indian planners to view education _______ as an essential investment for ________ economic growth.
1) cost, ceased
2) disbursement, delayed
3) outlay, quickening
4) expense, running
5) expenditure, speeding

Q.10. In fact, except for duration of compulsory education and hours of _______ for pupils aged 9, India’s performance is ________.
1) direction, dead
2) instruction, lacklustre
3) coaching, nothing
4) lesson, zero
5) training, sombre


Directions (11 – 15) Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them

(A) As the name signifies there is no cash payment involved.
(B) With the increasing use of credit cards, debit cards and ATM cards, the society is moving towards cashless transactions.
(C) Banks run the credit risk on the holders as and when the credit cards are issued whereas debit cards are free of such risk on banks because the risk is limited to available balance in the holder’s account.
(D) In India, however, the use of credit cards is restricted mostly to personal transactions.
(E) Credit cards are available at a certain charge and overdue rate of interest varies from 18 per cent to 36 per cent per annum whereas the debit cards are issued free to user bank’s customer or holder.
(F) Credit and debit cards’ popularly also known as plastic money, are used to make payments for purchase of goods and services by the holder from the member establishments.

Q.11. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) C
2) B
3) A
4) E
5) D

Q.12. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) A
3) C
4) D
5) F

Q.13. Which of the following would be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
1) F
2) D
3) B
4) C
5) A

Q.14. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) D
2) E
3) B
4) A
5) C

Q.15. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) F
2) C
3) E
4) D
5) B

1. 4
2. 3
3. 2
4. 1
5. 5
6. 4
7. 1
8. 3
9. 5
10. 2
(11-15): BDFAEC
11. 5
12. 2
13. 4
14. 3
15. 1


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