SBI PO 2015: English Quiz

Directions—(Q1 – 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 are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Delinking of jobs from degrees is one of the ..(1)..  features of our educations ..(2).. .There has been a ..(3).. fall in ..(4).. in the academic field in recent years. There is a ..(5).. of degree holders in the country.As a result university degrees have ..(6).. their values and charm while the number of students in colleges and universities of the country has been ..(7).. rising.Consequently thousand of graduates and post graduates come out of these institutions and stand in queues waiting to get some ..(8).. jobs ..(9).. in the country.Moreover, These degree holders do not have any technical and vocational knowledge needed for a particular job. As a result the number of educated unemployed has been rising ..(10).. it has created a very serious problem.

(1).1.minor 
2.trivial
3.unachievable
4.irrelevant
5.Salient
(2).1.process
2.policy
3.development
4.guideline 
5.procedures
(3).1.expected
2.Sheer
3.rough
4.steep
5.gentle
(4).1.assessment
2.evelution
3.competence
4.fees
5.value
(5).1.floode
2.glass
3.party
4.mob
5.rabble
(6).1.mislad
2.lost
3.increase
4.found
5.establish
(7).1.slowly
2.hastily
3.deeply
4.gradually
5.steadily
(8).1.prestigious
2.trivial
3.menial
4.academic
5.managerial
(9).1.occurring
2.posted
3.created
4.available
5.advertised
(10).1.exponentially
2.awfully
3.terriblly
4.fast
5.incalculably
Directions: (11-15) Rearrange the following sentences in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
A. In fact according to mainstream economist, it is inevitable and a necessary evil in any economy.

B. It is thus important for every nation to maintain this reserve of labour force to maintain an optimal level of unemployment.

C. Unemployment is popularly believed to be an index which measures the economic condition of a nation.

D. This is because it helps avert inflation by providing a reserve army of labour which keeps wages in check.

E. The problem, however, only emerges when governments indirectly facilitate unemployment in order to curb inflation through various policies and frameworks, depriving a large population of its fundamental rights.

F. But contrary to popular belief unemployment is not always disadvantageous to the economy of a state.
11. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement? 
(1) A 
(2) B 
(3) D 
(4) E 
(5) C
12. Which of the following should be the LAST sentence after rearrangement? 
(1) B 
(2) E 
(3) C 
(4) A 
(5) D
13. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement? 
(1) D 
(2) B 
(3) C 
(4) E 
(5) A
14. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement? 
(1) C 
(2) A 
(3) D 
(4) E 
(5) B
15. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement? 
(1) E 
(2) C 
(3) B 
(4) D 
(5) A 
Answers:


1. (5)
2. (2)
3. (4)
4. (3)
5. (1)
6. (2)
7. (5)
8. (1)
9. (4)
10. (4)
11. (5)
12. (1)
13. (4)
14. (3)
15. (5)