English Questions For SBI PO and NIACL Assistant Exam

Dear Readers,

Just a few days are left for SBI PO and NIACL Assistant Examination. It is time to pace up your preparation with New Pattern Questions of English section for SBI PO Prelims and NIACL Assistant Prelims 2017. These English questions will also help you in preparing for BOB PO and NIACL AO 2017 recruitment examinationWe have also provided study notes for grammatical part. 

Directions (1-4): In each question, the word at the top is used in four different ways, numbered a-d. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

Q1. Tune
(a) I had just tuned in to a TV show when my sister came back home.
(b) I just love this tune.
(c) He’s tuned out his car for the race.
(d) Make sure you tune in to next week’s show.
(e) None of these

Q2. Blow
(a) My parents blew up when they found me smoking. They were so angry.
(b) I couldn’t light the campfire. The wind kept blowing it up.
(c) The wind blew the smoke back down the chimney into the room.
(d) To blow a balloon, you have to blow hard into it.
(e) None of these

(a) I opted for an endowment mortgage and lost a lot of money.
(b) I opted for tea because I don’t drink coffee.
(c) The US opted out of an arm deal with other countries.
(d) If you want them to notify you of updates, you have to opt out.
(e) None of these

Q4. Ride
(a) Her skirt rode up when she sat down.
(b) They managed to ride off the recession.
(c) They managed to sit through the journey, even though it was a bumpy ride.
(d) She got on her horse and rode off.
(e) None of these

Directions (5-15): In each of the following sentences, parts of the sentence are left blank. Beneath each sentence, five different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the five options.

Q5. As the __________ of manufacturing industries such as chemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals and engineering, Mumbai has been a city of opportunity for the __________.
(a) center, political class
(b) hub, elites
(c) hub, working class
(d) edge, middle class
(e) heart, avant-garde

Q6. Ironically, the conditions of the unorganized class of workers are far __________ in those states that boast __________ per capita incomes and high minimum wages.
(a) worse, high
(b) worse, low
(c) better, high
(d) safer, higher
(e) subhuman, low

Q7. The __________ nature of the food inflation over the last year has brought the acuteness of food __________ in India into political focus.
(a) truculent, scarcity
(b) persistent, insecurity
(c) hostile, shortage
(d) unrelenting, surplus
(e) repugnant, conference

Q8. The food procurement policy of the government had two objectives: __________ regional distribution of food grains at __________ prices and the provision of a fair price to farmers.
(a) restricted, low
(b) limited, fair
(c) just, low
(d) equal, reasonable
(e) equitable, reasonable

Q9. The situation in Kashmir has always been __________, but policymaking in New Delhi, which has remained “one track”, has only helped to __________ it further.
(a) sensitive, alleviate
(b) confounded, exacerbate
(c) fragile, aggravate
(d) violent, assuage
(e) peaceful, spoil

Q10. Being unsure of itself, reform is pursued __________ by a coalition government constantly __________ of voters’ reactions.
(a) vigorously, hopeful
(b) slowly, chary
(c) hesitantly, wary
(d) nervously, circumspect
(e) reluctantly, eager

Q11. Palestinian officials say that there is no use holding talks with Israeli leaders that are nothing more than a photo opportunity intended to create the __________ of a peace process while avoiding any substantive __________.
(a) impression, conflicts
(b) blueprint, problems
(c) proposal, arrangements
(d) impression, commitments
(e) conception, implementation

Q12. We should be wary of hyperbolic predictions; more often than not, what sound like horrific changes in climate and geography actually turn out to be __________ -and in some cases even __________.
(a) beneficial, malignant
(b) destructive, catastrophic
(c) worse, unmanageable
(d) manageable, benign
(e) productive, catastrophic

Q13. Climate science is a subtle and fiendishly convoluted discipline that rarely yields __________ forecasts or __________ prescriptions.
(a) unambiguous, straightforward
(b) ambiguous, unreliable
(c) unreliable, useless
(d) extreme, dubious
(e) ambiguous, reliable

Q14. Despite his long tenure, North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il’s hold on power sometimes has been __________ by a small group of __________.
(a) threatened, dissidents
(b) reinforced, dissidents
(c) reconciled, loyalists
(d) compromised, patriots
(e) endangered, patriots

Q15. The relationship between the International Monetary Fund and the G-20 is __________ but conflicted. Like a long-married couple who habitually bicker and fight, the two can’t seem to live together-but they can’t live __________, either.
(a) certified, together
(b) official, separate
(c) symbiotic, apart
(d) synergistic, apart
(e) harmonious, together


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