English Quiz (New Pattern) for SBI Clerk, NABARD Grade A, RBI Assistant

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Notification of SBI Clerk, RBI Assistant and NABARD Grade A has been released and the exams of the same are scheduled for the month of February. Candidates must be preparing for the above exams in full swing. English is one of the sections that is asked in banking exams( Prelims and Mains). With increasing competition, the level of the questions asked in the exams is also soaring high. Below are the questions based on New Pattern for English section, these will surely help candidates in boosting their score.

Directions (1-10): In the questions below a statement is given with two blanks in it. For each blank three alternatives are provided in the columns. Choose the alternative from the corresponding column that would fit the give blanks to make the given sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful.

1.  Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after __________I___________  the main door and setting fire to a reception area, __________II___________  tear gas and sounds of gunfire.

I II
(A) assessment (D) evacuated
(B) smashing (E) retaliation
(C) urged (F) prompting

1) A-D

2) C-E

3) C-D

4) B-F

5) B-D

2. China apart, all major countries have at least __________I__________ considered the step of converting the state into two Union territories and how this was done within the domestic ___________II__________ of India.

I II
(A) implicitly (D) haunting
(B) protesting (E) sphere
(C) deployed (F) firmament

1) A-E

2) C-F

3) B-E

4) A-D

5) C-D

3. Poor economic policy making coupled with __________I________ decision making at the level of the executive has often been identified as a _________II________ on India’s economic performance.

I II
(A) turmoil (D) muster
(B) arbitrary (E) drag
(C) explicit (F) rhetoric

1) A-D

2) C-E

3) A-F

4) B-E

5) B-D

4. While Tata Sons has some ___________I__________ because it has been given four weeks to appeal to the Supreme Court, the decision is a big _________II________ when the group is in the midst of massive restructuring.

I II
(A) leeway (D) enticing
(B) forge (E) inspecting
(C) triturate (F) distraction

1) C-E

2) B-D

3) A-E

4) C-F

5) A-F

5. After six consecutive quarters of a slowdown in economic growth, it is time to replace an ad hoc policy ____________I__________ with one where clarity on how to enhance ___________II_________ is evident.

I II
(A) inscrutable (D) competitiveness
(B) perplexity (E) contentious
(C) regime (F) salvage

1) C-E

2) A-F

3) B-E

4) C-D

5) B-F

6.  Tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Alphabet’s Google might be _________I_________ in cash from their _____________II___________ businesses, but they aren’t always successful in everything they try to do.

I II
(A) raking in (D) forging
(B) raking up  (E) core
(C) raking out (F) shuttered

1) B-F

2) C-D

3) A-E

4) A-D

5) C-E

7. There have been several instances in the past few days where trains were ___________I__________ and tracks blocked, thus __________II__________ the train services by angry demonstrators.

I II
(A) vitreous (D) exhilarating
(B) vandalized (E) quashed
(C) fragile (F) disrupting

1) A-D

2) B-F

3) C-E

4) B-E

5) A-F

8. President Donald Trump on Saturday __________I_________ the House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for ___________II________ on sending the articles of impeachment against him to the Senate.

I II
(A) criticised (D) holding with
(B) vile (E) holding off
(C) wretched (F) holding to

1) C-D

2) A-F

3) B-D

4) C-F

5) A-E

9. While Libra’s launch has been met with political _________I_________ in the Europe, in the US Senate, lawmakers have ___________II________ a hearing next month to question Facebook over Libra.

I II
(A) scepticism (D) scheduled
(B) nasty (E) stumped
(C) odious (F) pulverized

1) B-F

2) A-D

3) B-F

4) A-E

5) C-E

10. While farmers __________I_________ massive losses, the news did not trigger much ___________II__________ among the middle class.

I II
(A) orchestrating  (D) stemming
(B) incurred (E) outrage
(C) assail (F) profanation

1) A-E

2) C-D

3) B-E

4) A-F

5) B-D

Solutions:

Ans1:-4

Assessment- evaluation

Smashing- breaking into pieces

Urged-supported

Evacuated- clear an area

Retaliation-revenge

Prompting- to move or induce to action

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is definitely B. The alternatives that come with B are F & D among which F fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 4 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 4 the correct answer.

Ans 2:-1

Implicitly-essentially

Protesting- to give manifest expression to objection or disapproval

Deployed- redistribute, station troops or weapons

Haunted- preoccupied, as with an emotion, memory, or idea; obsessed

Sphere-domain of influence

Firmament-the vault of heaven 

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is  A. The alternatives that come with A are E & D among which E fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 1 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 1 the correct answer.

Ans 3 :-4

Turmoil- a state of great commotion

Arbitrary- subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one’s discretion

Explicit- specific or accurate

Muster-gathering

Drag- something that retards progress.

Rhetoric- the undue use of exaggeration or display.

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is B. The alternatives that come with B are E & D among which E fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 4 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 4 the correct answer.

Ans 4 :-5

Leeway-extra time, space, materials, or the like, within which to operate; 

Forge- make something from scratch

Triturate-crush

Enticing-attractive

Inspecting-examining or checking

Distraction- having one’s attention drawn away

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is A. The alternatives that come with A are E & F among which F fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 5 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 5 the correct answer.

Ans 5 :-4

inscrutable-not easily understood

Perplexity-mystery

Regime-system

Competitiveness- an aggressive willingness to compete

Contentious- quarrelsome

Salvage-save or rescue

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is definitely C. The alternatives that come with C are E & D among which D fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 4 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 4 the correct answer.

Ans 6 :-3

Raking in- earning a lot of money or earning money easily:

Raking up- To revive or bring to light 

raking out- nagging, criticizing, or berating one, especially at length.

Forging-producing

Core-basic or fundamental

Shuttered-closed

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is definitely A. The alternatives that come with A are E & D among which E fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 3 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 3 the correct answer.

Ans 7:- 2

Vandalized-destroyed

Fragile-delicate

Vitreous-glasslike or clear

Exhilarating-making very happy

Quashed-defeat

Disrupting-interrupting the progress of

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is definitely B. The alternatives that come with B are F & E among which F fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 2 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 2 the correct answer.

Ans 8 :-5

Criticised-disapproved or blamed

Vile-offensive

Wretched-terrible

Holding with-supporting

Holding off-delaying doing something

Holding to-to remain loyal or faithful to

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is definitely A. The alternatives that come with A are F & E among which E fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 5 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 5 the correct answer.

Ans 9 :- 2

Scepticism- doubt or distrust

Nasty-offensive

Odious-hateful

Scheduled- planned for a certain date

Stumped-puzzled

Pulverized-crumbled

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is definitely A. The alternatives that come with A are D & E among which D fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 2 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 2 the correct answer.

Ans 10 :- 3

Orchestrating-organize

Incurred- acquired or come into (something usually undesirable) 

Assail-to attack violently

Stemming-preventing

Outrage-anger

Profanation-mockery

The correct word that can fill first blank meaningfully and contextually is B. The alternatives that come with B are E & D among which E fills the second blank correctly.  Hence, option 3 can fill the blanks both grammatically and contextually correct making option 3 the correct answer.

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