SBI Clerk Pre English Questions:8th June

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SBI Clerk Prelims English Questions 

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 (1-5): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A. From the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS. The diagnostic test makes use of a DNA aptamer - a small single-stranded DNA molecule
B. Sputum samples were used for diagnosing pulmonary TB
C. That binds to a specific target molecule - that shows high binding affinity to a TB antigen.
D. A highly sensitive diagnostic test for pulmonary TB and pleural TB has been developed by a multi-institutional team led by Jaya SivaswamiTyagi
E. While pleural fluid was used for diagnosing pleural TB.

Q1. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct paragraph/arrangement of the given sentences is as follows –
A highly sensitive diagnostic test for pulmonary TB and pleural TB has been developed by a multi-institutional team led by Jaya SivaswamiTyagi from the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS. The diagnostic test makes use of a DNA aptamer (a small single-stranded DNA molecule that binds to a specific target molecule) that shows high binding affinity to a TB antigen. Sputum samples were used for diagnosing pulmonary TB while pleural fluid was used for diagnosing pleural TB.
Therefore, the correct sequence would be, DACBE. Hence the correct answer here is option (e).

Q2. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
A
C
E
D
B
Solution:
The correct paragraph/arrangement of the given sentences is as follows –
A highly sensitive diagnostic test for pulmonary TB and pleural TB has been developed by a multi-institutional team led by Jaya SivaswamiTyagi from the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS. The diagnostic test makes use of a DNA aptamer (a small single-stranded DNA molecule that binds to a specific target molecule) that shows high binding affinity to a TB antigen. Sputum samples were used for diagnosing pulmonary TB while pleural fluid was used for diagnosing pleural TB.
Therefore, the correct sequence would be, DACBE. Hence the correct answer here is option (a)..

Q3. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
A
C
E
D
B
Solution:
The correct paragraph/arrangement of the given sentences is as follows –
A highly sensitive diagnostic test for pulmonary TB and pleural TB has been developed by a multi-institutional team led by Jaya SivaswamiTyagi from the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS. The diagnostic test makes use of a DNA aptamer (a small single-stranded DNA molecule that binds to a specific target molecule) that shows high binding affinity to a TB antigen. Sputum samples were used for diagnosing pulmonary TB while pleural fluid was used for diagnosing pleural TB.
Therefore, the correct sequence would be, DACBE. Hence the correct answer here is option (d).

Q4. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct paragraph/arrangement of the given sentences is as follows –
A highly sensitive diagnostic test for pulmonary TB and pleural TB has been developed by a multi-institutional team led by Jaya SivaswamiTyagi from the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS. The diagnostic test makes use of a DNA aptamer (a small single-stranded DNA molecule that binds to a specific target molecule) that shows high binding affinity to a TB antigen. Sputum samples were used for diagnosing pulmonary TB while pleural fluid was used for diagnosing pleural TB.
Therefore, the correct sequence would be, DACBE. Hence the correct answer here is option (b)..

Q5. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
A
C
E
D
B
Solution:
The correct paragraph/arrangement of the given sentences is as follows –
A highly sensitive diagnostic test for pulmonary TB and pleural TB has been developed by a multi-institutional team led by Jaya SivaswamiTyagi from the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS. The diagnostic test makes use of a DNA aptamer (a small single-stranded DNA molecule that binds to a specific target molecule) that shows high binding affinity to a TB antigen. Sputum samples were used for diagnosing pulmonary TB while pleural fluid was used for diagnosing pleural TB.
Therefore, the correct sequence would be, DACBE. Hence the correct answer here is option (b)

Directions (6-10): In each of the following sentence, there are two blank spaces. Below the sentences, there are five options with a pair of words each. Fill up the sentences with the pair of words that make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. 

Q6. Then there is the virtuous NRI Parvinder. He falls in pyaar at _______ sight with Rumi; knows that he doesn’t have a chance in hell yet decides to _______ his luck with her.

One, tries
first, pull
one, pull
first, push
none of these
Solution:
Here only option (d) is grammatically and contextually correct. Hence –
Then there is the virtuous NRI Parvinder. He falls in pyaar at first sight with Rumi; knows that he doesn’t have a chance in hell yet decides to push his luck with her.

Q7. The ______ for HIV testing as a pre-requisite for obtaining employment or _______ health care or education is also prohibited under the HIV/AIDS Act, 2017.
Demand, needing
Requirement, accessing
Pre-requisite, availing
Task, availing
Rule, excessing
Solution:
The correct statement here is, ‘The requirement for HIV testing as a pre-requisite for obtaining employment or accessing health care or education is also prohibited under the HIV/AIDS Act, 2017’. No other pair of words makes the given sentence grammatically correct as well as meaningful.

Q8. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said talks in the _______ circumstances would be futile and also cited stamps issued by Pakistan in July in _______ of Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani as a reason for the cancellation.
Capital, remember
Ongoing, remembrance
Both (b) & (d)
Current, memory
All of these
Solution:
For the given sentence both, option (b) & (c) make it grammatically as well as contextually correct. Hence, ‘The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said talks in the current/ongoing circumstances would be futile and also cited stamps issued by Pakistan in July in memory/remembrance of Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani as a reason for the cancellation’ is the correct statement.

Q9. In 1998, after being _______ of the charges, Mr. Sharma approached the City Civil Court ________ compensation of Rs. 55 lakh for the torture he had to undergo.
Cleared, seeing
Framed, demanding
Released, demeaning
Acquitted, seeking
None of these
Solution:
Only option (d) makes contextually correct and meaningful.
Hence - In 1998, after being acquitted of the charges, Mr. Sharma approached the City Civil Court seeking compensation of Rs. 55 lakh for the torture he had to undergo.

Q10. We have a plan in _______, but we are not going to reveal it to the world. We do not want others to know about it. Everything has been given _______ to the Government, including our target events.
Place, full
Readiness, complete
Place, confidentially
Order, back
None of these
Solution:
The sentence talks about not revealing something to the world and ‘confidentially’ means something secret. Hence –
We have a plan in place, but we are not going to reveal it to the world. We do not want others to know about it. Everything has been given confidentially to the Government, including our target events.

Direction (11-15): Read each of the following sentences to find out if there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number (A, B, C or D) of this part is your answer. If there is no error in the statement, then mark option (e) as your answer choice. 

Q11. Harish raised his hand and said, (A)/ “It is I who is responsible, Sir”, (B)/ when the principal asked the whole (C)/ class who was guilty for the mischief. (D)/ No Error (E)

A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
Part B is incorrect. The subject here is ‘I’ and hence, instead of ‘is’, the correct helping verb to be used here is ‘am’.

Q12. Three Indian students are made it to the (A)/ finals of the prestigious annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge, (B)/ a global science competition for teenagers to share (C)/ their passion for mathematics and science. (D)/ No Error (E)
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The given sentence has an error in part A. The sentence is in reported speech and hence, usage of ‘are’ here makes no sense; instead, the correct sentence would be as follows –
Three Indian students have made it to the finals of the prestigious annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global science competition for teenagers to share their passion for mathematics and science.

Q13. A study of patterns of leopard attacks (A)/ of humans here reveal that some areas are high-risk (B)/ zones requiring urgent conservation (C)/ measuring for the safety of both man and beast. (D)/ No Error (E)
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
Very clearly the given sentence has an error in part D. Instead of ‘measuring’, ‘measures’ will make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct and meaningful.

Q14. In a move that might seriously impasse Indo-Lanka relations, (A)/ Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday accused (B)/ India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) (C)/ of plotting his assassination. (D)/ No Error (E)
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
Part A here is incorrect as usage of ‘impasse’ is contextually incorrect here. It means a situation in which no progress is possible; a deadlock
The sentence talks about the damage caused to Indo-Lanka relations by the allegations made by the SriLankan President. One of the words that could fit in contextually and grammatically in place of ‘impasse’ is, ‘impair’, which means weaken or damage (something)

Q15. Three Assam-based Muslim men, one of them in the Army Medical (A)/ Corps (AMC), have wrote to the Taj Group of Hotels (B)/ accusing their four-star establishment in (C)/ Guwahati of racial profiling and harassment. (D)/ No Error (E)
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The error is in part B here. With the helping verb ‘have’ past participle form of the verb should be used instead of the past form. Hence, the correct statement will be –
Three Assam-based Muslim men, one of them in the Army Medical Corps (AMC), have written to the Taj Group of Hotels accusing their four-star establishment in Guwahati of racial profiling and harassment.

               





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