English Quiz for SBI Clerk Mains 2020, 24nd August- Practice Set

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Directions (1-8): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (e) as the answer.

Q1. Ahead of the Bihar Assembly poll, the Election Commission approved guidelines for conduction polls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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(a) guideline for conduction polls

(b)guidelines for conducting polls

(c) guidelines of conduction polls

(d) guidelines for conducing polls

(e) No correction is required

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Q2. Their repeated attempts to share their concerns over the loss of communication and information with the organisers elicited no response.

(a)attempt to share their

(b)attempts to share there

(c) attempt to share there

(d)attempting to share there

(e) No correction is required

Q3. Online registration for the monsoon semester at JNU began with the university allowing students to take provisional registration in view off the prevailing pandemic.

(a)off the prevail pandemic

(b)of the prevailed pandemic

(c) off the prevailed pandemic

(d)of the prevailing pandemic

(e) No correction is required

Q4. Terming the government’s present stance “callous abdication of its responsibility”, DUTA demanded it to resolves the issuance responsibly.

(a)resolved the issue responsibly

(b)resolves the issue responsibly

(c) resolve the issue responsibly

(d)resolve the issuance responsibly

(e) No correction is required

Q5. A Bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan note that the report stated that the “entire police action was not handled very professionally”.

(a)noting that the report

(b) noted that the report

(c) noted that the reports

(d)notes that the report

(e) No correction is required

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Q6. The House wasadjourn thrice amidst an uproar over the Opposition’s charges of negligence and heated arguments with the treasury members.

(a)was adjourned thrice amid

(b)was adjourn thrice amidst

(c) was adjourn thrice amid

(d)was adjourns thrice amidst

(e) No correction is required

Q7. Even as the world is reel from the impact of the pandemic, India is recovering with fresh energy and making bold plans for the future.

(a)the world is reeling of

(b)the world is realizing from

(c) the world is reeled from

(d)the world is reeling from

(e) No correction is required

Q8. The risks extend beyond mortality as the economic consequences of the current pandemic are likely to be more concentrated between the low wage earners.

(a)be most concentrated between

(b)be more concentrating among

(c) be most concentrated among

(d)be most concentrating among

(e) No correction is required

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Directions (9-15): In each of the following questions given below, sentences are given with some bold words which may contain errors. Below each of the sentences, a table is given with two columns in which column ‘A’ contains the list of bold words, and in column ‘B’ the suggested corrections are listed. You have to choose the best alternate among the four given options. If no correction is required against the given bold words, mark (e). i.e. “None of the above” as your answer.

Q9. The crisis of inadequate grants in all the 28 Delhi government-funded and aided colleges of DU has persisted for over a year due to the tackle between the university administration and the Delhi government over the issue of formation of governing bodies.

Column (A) Column (B)
(1)Inadequate (5) Inadequacy
(2) Persisted (6) Perforated
(3) Tackle (7) Tussle
(4) Formation (8) Forming

(a) Both (1) – (5) and (4) – (8)

(b) (1) – (5)

(c) (3) – (7)

(d) Both (b) and (c)

(e) None of the above

Q10. Mr. Lekhi farther stated that the protests at the university were not peaceful, including deduction of private and public property and it was a mask for something far grave and serious.

Column (A) Column (B)
(1)Farther (5) Further
(2) Peaceful (6)Pieceful
(3) Deduction (7) Destruction
(4) Grave (8) Graves

(a) (2) – (6)

(b) (1) – (5)

(c) (3) – (7)

(d) Both (b) and (c)

(e) None of the above

Q11. Focusing on the looser description of the pandemic as a leveller, preliminary data and early indirect evidence from several parts of the world indicate that the incidence of the disease is not class-neutral.

Column (A) Column (B)
(1)Looser (5) Loosened
(2)Leveller (6) Levels
(3) Evidence (7)Evident
(4) Incidence (8) Incidents

(a) Both (1) – (5) and (3) – (7)

(b) (2) – (6)

(c) (1) – (5)

(d) (3) – (7)

(e) None of the above

Q12.  A two-thirds majority in the legislature is indeeda mandate for constitutional change, but the winner ought to decide whether the proposed change would bring about reform or impairment; whether it would strengthen democratic institutions or weakened them.

Column (A) Column (B)
(1) Majority (5) Majorities
(2)Mandate (6) Mandatory
(3) Impairment (7) Impairing
(4) Weakened (8) Weaken

(a) (4) – (8)

(b) (2) – (6)

(c) (1) – (5)

(d) Both (2) – (6) and (3-7)

(e) None of the above

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Q13. After a stringent lockdown for two months and the efforts of the country’s sufficient public health sector, aided by the military, Sri Lanka felt relatively fit to hold the twice-postponed parliamentary elections on August 5.

Column (A) Column (B)
(1)Stringent (5)Stringing
(2) Sufficient (6) Efficient
(3) Relatively (7) Relativity
(4) Parliamentary (8) Parliamentarian

(a) (3) – (7)

(b) (2) – (6)

(c) (1) – (5)

(d) Both (1) – (5) and (4) – (8)

(e) None of the above

Q14. Increasingly, many employers across estates are asking workers to stay at home once every few days, so they don’t have to pay the monthly inventive tied to a minimum number of days’ mandating work, according to labourers.

Column (A) Column (B)
(1) Employers (5)Employers’
(2) Few (6) Other
(3) Inventive (7) Incentive
(4) Mandating (8) Mandatory

(a) (4) – (8)

(b) (2) – (6)

(c) Both (3) – (7) and (4) – (8)

(d) (1) – (5), (4) – (8) and (3) – (7)

(e) None of the above

Q15. If PSBs, which dominate the banking system, fail to function property in the absence of state capital support, India will face a deepen credit crunch, hampering economic recovery.

Column (A) Column (B)
(1)Dominate (5) Dominates
(2) Property (6)Properly
(3) Deepen (7) Deepening
(4) Hampering (8) Hampers

(a) (4) – (8)

(b) (2) – (6)

(c) Both (2) – (6) and (3) – (7)

(d) (1) – (5), (2) – (6) and (3-7)

(e) None of the above

SOLUTIONS

S1. Ans. (b)

Sol. “guidelines for conducting polls” should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S2. Ans. (e)

Sol. The sentence is correct. Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S3. Ans. (d)

Sol.of the prevailing pandemic”should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to  make it grammatically correct. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S4. Ans. (c)

Sol.  “resolve the issue responsibly” should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to  make it grammatically correct. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S5. Ans. (b)

Sol. “noted that the report” should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to  make it grammatically correct. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S6. Ans. (a)

Sol. “was adjourned thrice amid” should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to  make it grammatically correct. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S7. Ans. (d)

Sol. “the world is reeling from” should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to  make it grammatically correct. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S8. Ans. (c)

Sol. “be most concentrated among” should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to  make it grammatically correct. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S9. Ans. (c)

Sol. 3-7 is the ideal replacement to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S10. Ans. (d)

Sol. Both (b) and (c): 1-5 and 3-7 is the ideal replacement to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S11. Ans. (e)

Sol. There is no correction is required against the given bold words. Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S12. Ans. (a)

Sol. 4-8 is the ideal replacement to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S13. Ans. (b)

Sol. 2-6 is the ideal replacement to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S14. Ans. (c)

Sol. Both 3-7 and 4-8 is the ideal replacement to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S15. Ans. (c)

Sol. Both 2-6 and 3-7 is the ideal replacement to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

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