12 January 2020 SBI Clerk Prelims English Daily Mock Practice Set

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Direction (1-5): Which of the following phrases (I), (II), and (III) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (e) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

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Q1. If you will disobey the Lord, your God and do not faithfully keep all the commands and laws that the priest is giving you today, all these evil things will happen to you.
[I] If you disobey the Lord
[II] Have you disobeying the Lord
[III] If you keep disobeying the Lord
(a) Only (I) is correct
(b) Only (II) is correct
(c) Only (III) is correct
(d) Both (I) and (III) are correct
(e) No correction required

Q2. People who do not bother for the welfare of others should not entrusted with any social activity.
[I] not be entrusted with
[II] be entrust not with
[III] not be entrust with
(a) Only (I) is correct
(b) Only (II) is correct
(c) Only (III) is correct
(d) All are correct
(e) No correction required

Q3. They have estimated that transportation fees was increased by 10-20 per cent due to the sharp increase in petrol prices.
[I] could be increased by
[II] might be increased by
[III] were increased by
(a) Only (I) is correct
(b) Only (II) is correct
(c) Only (III) is correct
(d) All are correct
(e) No correction required

Q4. What is I do not understand is how he failed in the examination, even after burning the midnight oil.
[I] is that I don’t understand is
[II] I do not understand is
[III] is I don’t understand
(a) Only (I) is correct
(b) Only (II) is correct
(c) Only (III) is correct
(d) All are correct
(e) No correction required

Q5. We were aware of certain frailties that were exposed in the course of Parliament’s approval of the Barroso II Commission.
[I] had aware of
[II] were aware for
[III] are aware for
(a) Only (I) is correct
(b) Only (II) is correct
(c) Only (III) is correct
(d) All are correct
(e) No correction required

Directions (6-10): For the questions given below 7 (SEVEN) sentences are given which may or may not be jumbled. These sentences form a coherent paragraph (not every sentence). Read each question carefully and then answer accordingly.
(A) The Supreme Court’s message is that the Centre should get down to creating a legal and technical framework to implement the Tribunal’s award, as modified by the judgment.
(B) By upholding the approach of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal, while slightly modifying its award, the Supreme Court has boosted the prospects of a viable water-sharing arrangement among the riparian States.
(C) This is a significant recognition of the principle of equitable distribution of inter-State rivers.
(D) That it has reduced the Tribunal’s allocation for Tamil Nadu and raised Karnataka’s share does detract from the fairness of the decision.
(E) It has underscored that no single State has primacy in accessing water resources and that rivers are national assets.
(F) This is the strongest affirmation so far of a basin State’s right to its share of water on a regular basis without having to rush to the court for ad hoc orders to open the sluices of reservoirs during monsoon-deficit years.
(G) In August 1998 The Cauvery River Authority (CRA) constituted by the centre for the implementation of the interim award of the CWDT.

Q6. If the first statement after the rearrangement is statement (B) “By upholding the approach of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal, while slightly modifying its award, the Supreme Court has boosted the prospects of a viable water-sharing arrangement among the riparian States.” then which among the above statements fails to provide the coherent meaning to the paragraph?
(a) A
(b) D
(c) G
(d) C
(e) E

Q7. If the statement (F), “This is the strongest affirmation so far of a basin State’s right to its share of water on a regular basis without having to rush to the court for ad hoc orders to open the sluices of reservoirs during monsoon-deficit years” is the last statement of the paragraph so formed after the rearrangement of other statements eliminating the incoherent statement, which of the following statements can follow the statement (F) eloquently?
(a) It may be possible for either side to cavil at the judgment, questioning the reduction in quantum or the obligation to adhere to specified monthly release targets, but these would be exercised in political partisanship rather than legitimate grievances warranting legal redress
(b) Tamil Nadu files petition in the Supreme Court, seeking direction to the state of Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu.
(c) CWDT passes the final award and allotted 30 tmc to Kerala, 270 tmc to Karnataka, 419 tmc to Tamil Nadu and 7 tmc to Puducherry.
(d) The centre notifies the final award of the CWDT, on the direction of the Supreme Court.
(e) Based on inflow Karnataka is demanding its due share of water from the river. It states that the pre-independence agreements are invalid and are skewed heavily in the favour of the Madras Presidency, and has demanded a renegotiated settlement based on “equitable sharing of the waters”

Q8. Considering statement (B), “By upholding the approach of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal, while slightly modifying its award, the Supreme Court has boosted the prospects of a viable water-sharing arrangement among the riparian States.” as the first statement of the rearranged paragraph excluding the incoherent one, then which among the following combinations denotes the pair of consecutive statements i.e., the first sentence would be immediately followed by the second one?
(a) A-D
(b) E-C
(c) B-E
(d) D-A
(e) E-F

Q9. Which one of the following given sentences can replace statement (D) “That it has reduced the Tribunal’s allocation for Tamil Nadu and raised Karnataka’s share does detract from the fairness of the decision.” of the paragraph after the rearrangement?
(a) Eventually an agreement was arrived at in 1924 and a couple of minor agreements were also signed in 1929 and 1933
(b) In the first stage a capacity of 11 TMC was envisioned, while in the second stage the full capacity was set to be realized
(c) After hearing arguments of all the parties involved for the next 16 years, the tribunal delivered its final verdict.
(d) Supreme Court has reduced Tamil Nadu’s share of Cauvery water, while increased that for Karnataka.
(e) The sharing of waters of the Kaveri River has been the source of a serious conflict between the two states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Q10. If statement (B) and statement (F) are the first and the last sentence of the paragraph respectively then what is the correct sequence of the paragraph after rearrangement excluding the incoherent sentence?
(a) BGDAEF
(b) BEDACF
(c) BAGEDF
(d) BCDEAF
(e) BDECAF

Direction (11-15): Which of the following phrases (I), (II), and (III) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (e) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

Q11. In the current knowledge-driven economy, the higher education system playing a major role in social development and national economic competitiveness.
(I)plays a major role
(II)has played a major role
(III)may play a major role
(a)Only (I) is correct
(b)Both (I) and (II) are correct
(c)Both (II) and (III) are correct
(d)All are correct
(e)No correction required

Q12. India is in transition towards a knowledge-based economy and its competitive edge determined from the abilities of its people to create, share and use knowledge more effectively.
(I)will be determined by the abilities
(II)can be determined by the abilities
(III)have to be determined from the abilities
(a)Only (I) is correct
(b)Both (I) and (II) are correct
(c)Both (I) and (III) are correct
(d)All are correct
(e)No correction required

Q13. Man is the highest point of evolutionary ascent with the infinite probability and certitude of rising higher still.
(I)Man has been at highest point of evolutionary
(II)The evolution of man at the highest point of
(III)Man could be higher in evolution
(a)Only (I) is correct
(b)Only (II) is correct
(c)Only (III) is correct
(d)Both (I) and (III) are correct
(e)No correction required

Q14. The unprecedented political crisis that gripped South Africa, and of a kind that few countries in the world have countenanced, appear to be ended after the swearing-in of Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s president.
(I)appears to have ended with the swearing-in
(II)appeared to end after the swearing-in
(III)appear to be ending with the swearing-in
(a)Only (I) is correct
(b)Only (II) is correct
(c)Only (III) is correct
(d)Both (I) and (III) are correct
(e)No correction required

Q15. The success of the cadets from the Boys Sports Company of the Army Sports Institute, Pune, at the recent ‘Khelo India’ school games has indeed a welcome.
(I)will be indeed a welcome
(II)is indeed welcome
(III)should be welcomed
(a)Only (I) is correct
(b)Both (I) and (II) are correct
(c)Both (II) and (III) are correct
(d)All are correct
(e)No correction required

Solutions

S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. Only first and the third expression can be used to replace the phrase given in bold so as to make the sentence grammatically correct and comprehensible. If the sentence is in future tense the main clause of the sentence which is “all these evil things will happen to you” should consist the verb “will”. However, the subordinate clause of the sentence which is “If you will disobey the Lord” containing the grammatical error as when two events of future are described in a single sentence only the main clause shall be in future tense, while the subordinate clause shall be in simple present tense. Hence, option (d) is the correct choice.

S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. The correct phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct is “not to be entrusted with”. It should be noted that in the given sentence before “not entrusted” “should” has been mentioned. If a sentence is in active voice, the first form of verb (V1) is used after “should”. However, if a sentence is in the passive voice, after “should” be+V3 (third form of verb) is used to make the sentence grammatically correct. Here, the sentence is in the passive voice therefore the appropriate grammatical syntax required is “be+V3” form. Thus, the correct answer choice is option (a).

S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. All three expressions can be used to substitute the phrase given in bold. It is to be noted that the phrase given in bold comprise of an error of subject verb agreement. As the subject “transportation fees” is in plural form the verb associated to it should also be plural i.e., instead of “was”, “were” should be used. In addition to “were increased by” other two expressions also make the sentence grammatically correct. Hence, option (d) is the correct choice.

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. Read the sentence carefully, it can be well verified that the given sentence is grammatically incorrect as there is an error in the highlighted part of the sentence which needs to be replaced by a correct and meaningful expression. Among the given three expressions only second expression provides the correct contextual and grammatical meaning to the sentence. “is I don’t understand is” should be replaced with “I don’t understand is” because the verb for “what” here is “understand” and the “is” present after “understand” is auxiliary verb. Therefore, the “is” present after “what” is superfluous and thus creating an error in the syntax of the sentence. Hence, option (b) is the correct choice.

S5. Ans. (e)
Sol. The given phrase in bold is already correct and doesn’t require any further corrections. The phrase perfectly fits into the grammatical syntax of the sentence. However, all the given expressions fail to make the sentence correct. Therefore, option (e) is the most suitable choice.

S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. Option (c) is the correct choice. Statement (B) being the first statement clearly depicting the theme of the paragraph after rearrangement which articulates about the award given by Supreme Court on the controversy of the distribution of the Cauvery tribunal between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. However, All the statements are completely comprehending with the theme of the paragraph except for statement (G).  is simply describing an event in the sequence of the controversy occurred in 1988. Nonetheless, it fails to connect logically with the paragraph. Therefore, option (c) becomes a viable answer choice.

S7. Ans. (a)
Sol. Option (a) is the correct choice. Being statement (F) the last one, its mentioning about the supreme court’s verdict to both the states about the dispute on the distribution of Cauvery water. Thus, the next statement should include the opinions and reactions of both the states regarding the verdict. Such information is only provided in option (a). All the other options do not logically follow the last statement i.e., statement (F) as they all are either describing a previous event of the verdict or fail to be interlinked with the theme of the paragraph. Hence, only option (a) is a viable choice.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Option (b) is the correct choice. The correct sequence of the paragraph after rearrangement is BDECAF. Only statements (E) and (C) can be logically and meaningfully interlinked with each other. As, statement (E) is describing about the rivers being the national assets, whereas, statement (C) is describing about the principle which should be used for equitable distribution of inter-state rivers. Thus, together both the statements provide a coherence to the paragraph. Although, all the other statements belong to the same theme of the paragraph, the given combinations fail to be the consecutive statements. Thus, option (b) is the most suitable choice.

S9. Ans. (d)
Sol. Option (d) is the correct choice. Here, statement (D) is providing the information on the verdict given by the Supreme Court. Only option (d) is providing the similar information on the supreme court’s decision. All the other options are giving a further detailed information on the verdict. Hence, the only sentence that can replace statement (D) is option (d) making it a feasible choice.

S10. Ans. (e)
Sol. Option (e) is the correct choice. If statement (B) is the first and statement (F) is the last statement, the statements in the sequence BDECAF form a coherent paragraph which is about the supreme court’s verdict on the controversy of the distribution of Cauvery water between the states Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Therefore, option (e) becomes the most appropriate answer choice.

S11. Ans. (d)
Sol. All the above expressions can be used to replace the existing phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct and logically meaningful. It is to be noted that the expression “playing a major role” misses a helping verb to complement the sentence grammatically. If we consider the grammatical aspect of the sentence, all the three expressions given as alternatives follow the correct grammar syntax that make the sentence contextually meaningful as well. Hence option (d) is the correct choice.

S12. Ans. (b)
Sol. Read the sentence carefully, it can be well verified that the given sentence is grammatically incorrect as there is an error in the highlighted part of the sentence which needs to be replaced by a correct and meaningful expression. Among the three options, the first and the second expressions provide a contextual meaning to the sentence. They both make sure that the sentence follows the correct grammar structure and the intended meaning of the sentence remains intact. However, the third expression is not befitting to the sentence as the plural verb “have” cannot be used for the singular subject [India] in this case. Hence option (b) is the correct choice.

S13. Ans. (e)
Sol. The expression “Man is the highest point of evolutionary” is the correct expression and it also adds a meaningful sense to the sentence. It is to be noted that the word “evolutionary” which means “relating to the gradual development of something” is used as an adjective for the noun ‘ascent”. The expressions given as options do not fit into the sentence as they are both grammatically incorrect and contextually meaningless. Hence option (e) is the correct choice.

S14. Ans. (a)
Sol. The correct phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct is “appears to have ended with the swearing-in”. It is to be noted that the subject is in singular form [The unprecedented political crisis], so the verb that follows the subject should also be in the similar form. Among the three options, only the first expression provides the correct structure that fits perfectly into the sentence. The other two cannot be used as they are not fitting to the correct grammar syntax. Hence option (a) is the correct choice.

S15. Ans. (c)
Sol. The use of the article “a” in the highlighted portion makes the sentence incomplete as the expression suggests no proper meaning. Among the given options, both the expressions (II) and (III) can be used to replace the existing phrase to make the sentence grammatically viable. Hence option (c) is the correct choice.

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