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English Language Quiz For SBI Clerk Prelims 2021- 12th May

Directions (1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.

There is a considerable amount of research about the factors that make a company innovate. So is it possible to create an environment (1) to innovation? This is a particularly pertinent (2) for India today. Massive problems in health, education etc. (3) be solved using a conventional approach but (4) creative and innovative solutions that can ensure radical change and (5). There are several factors in India’s (6). Few countries have the rich diversity that India or its large, young population (7). While these (8) innovation policy interventions certain additional steps are also required. These include (9) investment in research and development by (10) the government and the private sector, easy transfer of technology from the academic world etc. To fulfill its promise of being prosperous and to be at the forefront, India must be innovative.

(a) stimuli
(b) conducive
(c) incentive
(d) facilitated
(e) impetus

(a) objective
(b) controversy
(c) doubt
(d) question
(e) inference

(a) cannot
(b) possibly
(c) should
(d) never
(e) must

(a) necessary
(b) apply
(c) need
(d) consider
(e) requires

(a) quantity
(b) advantages
(c) increase
(d) chaos
(e) growth

(a) challenges
(b) praises
(c) favour
(d) leverage
(e) esteem

(a) blessed
(b) enjoys
(c) endows
(d) prevails
(e) occurs

(a) aid .
(b) jeopardise
(c) promotes
(d) endure
(e) cater

(a) acute
(b) utilising
(c) restricting
(d) inspiring
(e) increased

(a) both
(b) besides
(c) combining
(d) participating
(e) aid

Directions (11-15): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e), i.e. ‘No Error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation. If any)

Q11. In financial matters (a)/it is important to (b)/get disinterested advice(c)/ or no advice (d) /No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

Q12. Among the many (a)/ challenges facing the country (b)/ in the next decade (c)/is poverty and unemployment (d) /No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

Q13. He was aware (a)/ of the belief (b)/ that the evening news (c)/ are worth watching (d)/. No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

Q14. Many believe that (a)/ nothing could have (b)/ avoided the war (c)/ between America and Iraq. (d)/. No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

Q15. He is one of (a)/ those persons (b)/ who is never satisfied (c)/ with any achievements (d)/. No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

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S1. Ans. (b)

S2. Ans. (d)

S3. Ans. (a)

S4. Ans. (e)

S5. Ans. (e)

S6. Ans. (c)

S7. Ans. (c)

S8. Ans. (c)

S9. Ans. (e)

S10. Ans. (a)

S11. Ans. (e)
Sol. No error

S12. Ans. (d)
Sol. Substitute ‘are’ with ‘is’. Poverty and unemployment are two different things hence plural verb ‘are’ should be used.

S13. Ans. (d)
Sol. Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’ because ‘news’ is singular noun.

S14. Ans. (c)
Sol. Substitute ‘averted’ for ‘avoided’. ‘Avoid’ means ‘refrain from doing something’ with ‘avert’ means ‘to prevent something unpleasant’

S15. Ans. (c)
Sol. Change ‘is’ to ‘are’. If a subject and the verb are joined by a relative pronoun, the verb will agree with the antecedent to the relative pronoun.

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