English Questions for SBI and Dena Bank PO Exam 2017

Just a few days are left for SBI PO Examination. It is time to pace up your preparation with New Pattern Questions of English section for SBI PO Prelims 2017. These English questions will also help you in preparing for DENA BANK PO recruitment examination. We have also provided study notes for the grammatical part. You can practice New pattern English and Old pattern Questions as well.

Directions (1-10): In each question below, the word at the top of the question is used in four different ways. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

(a) The writer complained that the credit at the end of the film did not mention his name.
(b) A long term credit has more to do with trust than with greed.
(c) He is such a noble character that he never takes any credit for his kindly acts.
(d) The boss’s assistant was quite willing to accept undeserved credit for the deal’s success.
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) The stores in this town close around 9 p.m. every day.
(b) The ship was closing with the island.
(c) In the final moments of the race she closed the distance to the lead racer.
(d) The nation closed the door to immigrants.
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) The sun’s heat forced the hikers to move into the shade.
(b) He believes an MBA would help him in moving on the executive ladder.
(c) One cannot be too rigid in one’s views; must learn to move with the times.
(d) She was deeply moved by his acts of kindness.
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) He decided to marry his daughter to his business partner’s son.
(b) Her parents agreed to marry her with the man of her choice.
(c) The girl got married into a prominent family.
(d) The priest will marry the boy and the girl in a proper ceremony.
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) They all hoped that at the end of all their struggles justice would prevail.
(b) The winds that prevail in the mountains are believed to be good for health.
(c) His courage and strength helped him prevail upon the enemy with ease.
(d) Can I prevail on you to stay for dinner?
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) The legislature has the duty to effect the will of the citizens.
(b) The family has tried hard to effect a settlement of the property dispute among its members.
(c) He had issued a statement to the effect that he would resign from the post.
(d) Though he was deeply hurt, he effected an indifference as long as he was there.
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) “You appear sad and depressed. What has come on you?”
(b) All his efforts to win her love came a cropper.
(c) Word has come down that the strike is over.
(d) When she heard the news of her sister’s death she fainted and took hours to come to.
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) He has been trying hard to get a position in a brokerage firm.
(b) The speech was meant to make his position clear on the issue of alleged misconduct.
(c) The audience rose to a standing position when the chief guest entered the room.
(d) Nobody seems to be at a position to decide on this matter.
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) A crowd gathered about the man who had slipped and fallen.
(b) The store was the other way about my house on the same street.
(c) Though young, there was a mature wisdom about him.
(d) We are not about to negotiate with terrorists.
(e) None of the above is correct.

(a) Though appealing to many the theory was difficult to put to practice.
(b) The teacher carefully practised his students in handwriting.
(c) The company engages in unethical business practices.
(d) He is a practiced lawyer.
(e) None of the above is correct.

Directions (11-15): In the following Questions, there are four sentences. Each sentence has pairs of words/phrases that are italicized and highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.

Q11. (i) Having to work unsociable [A]/antisocial [B] hours in the call center has had an effect on his health.
(ii) Most cosmetics claim to be hypoallergenic [A]/nonallergenic [B].
(iii) The finger that was caught in the door became turbid [A]/turgid [B] and discoloured.
(iv) The qualification, e.g., [A]/i.e., [B] Master of Business Administration, is essential for the job.
(a) AABB
(b) ABAB
(c) BABA
(d) BAAB
(e) BBBB

Q12. (i) Dumping waste into rivers and streams is flagrant [A]/blatant [B] abuse of environmental norms.
(ii) I will introduce you to her, but you are on your own from their [A]/there [B] on.
(iii) When her turn came, she lay [A]/laid [B] her papers on the table.
(iv) When his controversial paintings were banned, the artist emigrated [A]/immigrated [B] as a result.
(a) ABBA
(b) BBBA
(c) ABAB
(d) BBAB
(e) AAAA 

Q13. (i) An actor’s performance depends on his ability to memorize the lines and cues [A]/ queues [B].
(ii) The project failed because of the shortcomings innate [A]/inherent [B] in our approach.
(iii) No wonder he is a doctor, his entire linear [A]/lineage [B] has been associated with medical science.
(iv) Evolutionary science established between human beings and simians, especially monkeys [A]/apes [B].
(a) AABB
(b) ABAB
(c) BABA
(d) ABBB
(e) AAAA

Q14. (i) The school affected [A]/effected [B] a new policy on extracurricular activities.
(ii) The rationale [A]/rational [B] behind current curricula is that students need to learn language and thinking skills, not specific information.
(iii) All the bickering and noise we witness in the legislature over petty politics is pure bathos [A]/pathos [B].
(iv) He has been recumbent [A]/incumbent [B] on the job; he must be fired.
(a) BAAA
(b) BBAA
(c) ABAB
(d) AAAB
(e) BBBB

Q15. (i) First, it is too expensive; second, it doesn’t fit well and thirdly [A]/third, [B] I don’t like it.
(ii) The festival offers a truly eclectic [A]/esoteric [B] program of events, including the opportunity to dance your socks off every evening.
(iii) In a monotonous [A]/monotonic [B] arrangement each set is contained completely within the other.
(iv) After the accident the victim went into comma [A]/coma [B] for several days.
(a) AABB
(b) BBAB
(c) BABB
(d) BBBB
(e) AAAA

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