SBI Clerk Pre English Quiz | 12th May

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SBI Clerk Prelims English Questions (Day-7)

Dear students, The State Bank of India conducts a two-tier examination to recruit Clerks (Junior Associates) at regular intervals. Thus, the English Language plays a crucial role in sailing through all the stages of SBI Clerk exam. Here is a quiz on the English Language to let you practice the latest pattern English Questions for SBI Clerk 2019-20.


Directions (1-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 10. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. 

Q1. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
decline
lower
lessen
rise
issued
Solution:
'decline' is the correct fit for the blank as the former sentence describes about fall in labour participation rate.

Q2. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
tries
tried
trying
cause
consider
Solution:
'tried' is grammatically and contextually correct fit for the blank.

Q3. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
whole
caused
factors
prospect
aiding
Solution:
'factors' is grammatically and contextually correct fit for the blank.

Q4. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
dangerous
protect
defend
secure
cultures
Solution:
'secure' means certain to remain safe and unthreatened and it is grammatically and contextually correct fit for the blank.

Q5. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
rare
lacking
scarce
abundant
dearth
Solution:
Dearth: a scarcity or lack of something.

Q6. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
petty
great
majorly
less
base
Solution:
Petty: of little importance; trivial.

Q7. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
linked
relationship
oppose
different
affiliate
Solution:
'relationship' is grammatically and contextually correct fit for the blank.

Q8. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
Both (C) and (E)
overlook
perceived
consider
apprehend
Solution:
'Perceived' means interpret or regard (someone or something) in a particular way.

Q9. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
limit
lessen
hid
limited
abundance
Solution:
'limited' is grammatically and contextually correct fit for the blank.

Q10. Currently, the participation of women in the workforce in India is one of the lowest globally. The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in India fell from 31.2% in 2011-2012 to 23.3% in 2017-2018. This (1)……………. has been sharper in rural areas, where the female LFPR fell by more than 11 percentage points in 2017-2018. Social scientists have long (2)…………… to explain this phenomenon, more so in the context of rising levels of education for women. 

The answers can be found in a complex set of (3)…………. including low social acceptability of women working outside the household, lack of access to safe and (4)……………… workspaces, widespread prevalence of poor and unequal wages, and a (5)…………………. of decent and suitable jobs. Most women in India are engaged in subsistence-level work in agriculture in rural areas, and in low-paying jobs such as domestic service and (6)………………. home-based manufacturing in urban areas. But with better education, women are refusing to do casual wage labour or work in family farms and enterprises. 

A recent study observed a strong negative (7)…………………… between a woman’s education level and her participation in agricultural and non-agricultural wage work and in family farms. Essentially, women with moderately high levels of education do not want to do manual labour outside the household which would be (8)…………………. to be below their educational qualifications. The study also showed a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely (9)……………… for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, (10)……………… the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012).
about
since
because
rather
while
Solution:
'while' is grammatically and contextually correct fit for the blank.

Directions (11-15): In each of the questions given below, a sentence is given which is divided into FOUR parts such that the parts are jumbled and they do not make a meaningful sentence. Rearrange the following parts to form a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence and choose the correct rearrangement from the options given below each question. 

Q11. (A) is that human beings have so rapaciously exploited nature, and that species belonging to 
(B) a quarter of all studied animal and plant groups on earth are gravely threatened 
(C) Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) 
(D) the overwhelming message from the global assessment report of the
ADBC
CDBA
BDCA
BADC
DCAB
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is DCAB.

Q12. (A) could go extinct, many in a matter of decades 
(B) in environmental costs, one million species 
(C) if the world continues to pursue the current 
(D) model of economic growth without factoring
ADBC
CDBA
BDCA
BADC
DCAB
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is CDBA.

Q13. (A) alien plants and animals in new habitats 
(B) catastrophic erosion of ecosystems is being driven by 
(C) of species, climate change, pollution and release of 
(D) unsustainable use of land and water, direct harvesting
ADBC
CDBA
BDCA
BADC
DCAB
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is BDCA.

Q14. (A) there is particular worry over the devastation occurring in tropical areas, which are 
(B) while ecosystem losses have accelerated over the past five decades universally, 
(C) now retains its ecological and evolutionary integrity, largely spared of human impact 
(D) endowed with greater biodiversity than others; only a quarter of the land worldwide
ADBC
CDBA
BDCA
BADC
DCAB
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is BADC.

Q15. (A) when the news broke that PepsiCo was suing 
(B) variety that is used in its Lay’s chips, popular 
(C) sympathies immediately went, of course, to the farmers 
(D) small farmers in India for growing a potato
ADBC
CDBA
BDCA
BADC
DCAB
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is ADBC.

               




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