SBI Clerk Exam General English Model Paper

Directions (Q.121-125): Which of- the following phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase I printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. lt the sentence is correct as is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as answer.

121 . I came out ot my house and went for walk.
1) For a walk 2) For the walk
3) For walk over 4) For the walk of
5) No correction required

122. lt was a lone place where I met Rajesh yesterday. -
1) a lonely 2) to a lonely
3) ct a lonely 3) for a lonely
5) No correction required

123. Unless you will not come, that problem will not be solved.
1) Would not come 2) Might not come
3) Have come 4) Come E
5) No correction required

124. I had a lot of work in this otiice, I could not hope of meetmy friend yesterday.
1) cannot meet 2) could not meet .
3) cannotbe ot meet 4) did not be met
5) No correction required

125.As several books in this shops are so expensive for many children are not willing to buy 1) Too expensive of _
2) very expensive
3) More expensive tor
4) To expensive to
5) No correction required E


Directions (O.126—130):
In each of the following sentence there are 2 blank spaces below each sentence there are 5 pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4 and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence mean ingfully complete.

126. Raju’s ……… Performance in the exam ……… appreciated by many.
1) poor, was 2) depolarise, has
3) encouraging, was 4) excellent, was
5) normal, is

127. The practice of ……… should be ………. by all people inthe society.
1) nepotism, condemned
2) neophyte, dared
3) affinity, indispensable
4) agreement, discarded
5) determination, Promise

128. The treasurer ……… the companys
money. ……….. he was suspended.
1) embezzled, so 2) theft, therefore
3) endoused, hence 4) siphoned olf, as
5) misguided, because

129. The ……. of Polyandry was ……. by early Tibetans.
1) custom, practiced 2) habit, followed _-
3) occupation, viewed 4) act, done
5) development, carried out

130. He was too …….. to …….. the- roof ot his
house.
1) Snell, touch 2) mg, handle
3) weak, to 4) well, tackle
5) darling, make

Directions (Q131-135): Read each sentence to find out whether there 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. lf there is no error, the- answer is (5) {ignore the error of punctuation, if any).

31. While Raju was(1)/ running along the road(2)/a speedy lorry(3)/ knocked down to him(4)/ No error(5)

132. Though none of her(Ԥ)f friends forwarding to help(2) helped her by(3)completing her work on time(4) No error(5)

l33. His immoral acts have(1)/ made his a wife(2)/ bent her head(3)/ in shame(4)/ No error(5)

134. Everyone in(1)/ my Institute knows(2)/ that l(3)/ hails from Bangalore(4)/ No error(5)

135. By the time(1)/ l reached the theatre(2)the movie(3)f had begun(4)/ No error(5)

DirectIions (Q.136—150): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words! phrases are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

This happened not so long ago in a remote village in South India. There lived in this village a young man named Venkatesh. He earned a living by exchanging new stainless steel utensils for old clothes, for this he visited the house of the rich peoplein the city. Later he used to sell the clothes to the poor people in the village.

He had considerable income from this business. However, not content with his earning, he used to steal things from the houses he visiited. The stolen items werethen sold-off in the , pan shop. Near Venkates house Iived Naresh had a small grocery shop in the village. Although he did not make large profits in the Naresh had a small grocery shop in the village. Although he did not make large profits in the business he was quite satisfied with what he gained. Venkatesh and Naresh were very good friends. However, Naresh did not approve of Venkatesh’s habit of stealing. He always. advised his friend to lead an honest life. But Venkatesh never paid heed to his friend’s . advice and went on with his activities.

One day Venkatesh went to the house of young woman to ask for old clothes. The woman went inside her house and brought out a heap of old clothes. Seeing this Venkatesh thought that he was in for another good deal. But that was not to be. Just as he owned the housewife were bargaining over the number of sarees to be exchanged for a large utensil, his j eyes stopped at along glittering chain dazzling around the woman’s neck. Without further thought, he grabbed the chain and fled, leaving ` behind his wares. After reaching home, he put the chain under his bed. For. the next few days he stopped going about his work and wasted . away all the money he had saved. When he was desperately in need of money, he took out the chain he had looted and went straight to the jewellry shop in the village. The Jeweller took the chain in his hand and after examining it carefully, declared that it was shiny, but not i made of real gold. lt was worth a few rupees only.

Venkatesh stood dumb-founded on hearing ? the jeweller‘s words. He soon understood his folly and left the shop realizing the merit of the old proverb, “AII that glitters is not goId.” Mean while, at the sudden departure of Venkatesh, the housewife coolly went back to her kitchen amply satisfied at getting a basket ful of utensils for a fake gold chain.

136. What did Venkatesh do with the chain soon after stealing it?
1) He hid it under the earth.
2) He sold it to the Jeweller
3) he Kept the below is own bed
4) he had it in his Friends house.
5) He took it to the Jewellry shop in the village.

137. How did Venkatesh earn his living?
1) l-le sold clothes and utensils in the city
2) He bought clothes from the people.
3) He took utensils and gave sarees in return.
4) He sold gold chain in the Jewellry shop
5) None of these.

138. The housewife was not unhappy at losing her chain because.
1) The chain did not belong to her.
2) She was thinking of exchanging it for some utensils
3) It was false.
4) She thought Venkatesh would get money by selling it.
5) Venkatesh was very well known to her.

139. The way Naresh earned his living was.
1) He sold clothes in the class.
2) 1-le sold gold chain in the village.
3) He sold groceries in the village.
4) He sold clothes in exchange of sarees
5) He used to steal in the city.

140. The phrase but that was not to be means that
1) Venkatesh could not make a good bar gain with the young woman.
2) Venkatesh succeeded in the running gain with the young woman.
3) The young woman could not prevent Venkatesh from stealing her chain.
4) The young woman succeeded in getting all the utensils.
5) Venkatesh lost all the things.

141. What can be inferred from the passage regarding the ages of Venkatesh and Naresh ?
1) Both were of the same age.
2) Naresh was younger than Venkatesh.
3) Both were middle aged men ofthe same age
4) Both were tall.
5) No explanation about the age.

142. Which of the following statements is not true’?
1) Venkatesh had the habit of stealing things from the houses he visited.
2) Venkateshlknew that the chain was a fake one while stealing it.
3) Venkatesh understood his mistake only after showing the chain to the jeweller. i
4) He wasted all his money.
5) He used to steal something or the other.

143. What did the ieweller say atler examining the chain?
1) He said that the chain was not made of gold.
2) He said that the chain was made of real gold.
3) He said that the chain was made of silver.
4) He said that the chain was made of peans.
5) He did nct examine the chain.

144. Which of the following statements is true’

1) Naresh made large profits in his business.
2) He used to sell fruits.
3) Naresh was a very good natured man.
4) Naresh was a rude man.
5) None of these.

Directions(O.145-147):
Pick out the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

145. went an
1) Continued .2) Worked
3) Decided 4) Returne
5) Increased

146. Lead-
1) Try 2) Guide 3) Perform
4) Live 5) Earn

147. Paid Heed-
1) Felt Happy 2) Took Notice
3) Gave Change 4) Went Against
5) Sought Help.

Directions (Q.148-150): Pick out this word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word given in bold as used in the pasage .
148. Considerable
1) Large 2) Satisfactory 3) Extra
4) Small 5) Specific

149. Departure-
1) Disappearance 2) Rusting
3) Exist 4) Bringing 5) Coming

150. Content-
1) Satisfied 2) Disagreed _
3) Proved 4) Anxious
5) Displaced

Directions (0.151-160): 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 appropriatety. Find out the appropriate word in each case

With the (151) of Indian economy (152) vari ous reforms initiated banking sector (153) a pivotal role in the process of achieving (154) ecocomic growth and also in (155) the social well being at large The public sector (156) in India have the twin tasks ahead of meeting the social banking (157) and at the same time generating (158) profits to meet the costs associated with the growth. At present, banks have more than ai 76% of their total branch (159) in rural and semiurban (160).

151. 1) nationalization 2) expansion 3) liberalisation 4) computerisation 5) accommodation

152. 1) from 2) over 3) between 4) through 5) though

153. 1) managers 2) occupies 3) facilities 4) naturalize 5) conquers

154. 1) fever 2) ramasuo 3) higher 4) lower 5) lesser

155. 1) increasing 2) enhancing 3) encouraging 4) improving 5) innovating

156. 1) organisations 2) companies 3) corporations 4) banks 5) institutions

157. 1) limitations 2) obligations 3) derivatives 4) facilities 5) liabilities

158. 1) beautiful 2) lumpsum 3) adequate 4) wonderful 5) everlasting

159. 1) map 2) scenario 3) network 4) system 5) graph

160. 1) households 2) residences 3) areas 4) locals 5) suburbs

Answers:

121)1 122)1 123)4 124)2 125)2 126)4 127)1 128)1 129)1 130)1 131)4 132)2 133)3 134)4 135)5 136)3 137)5 138)3 139)3 140)1 141)1 142)2 143)1 144)5 145)1 146)4 147)2 148)4 149)5 150)4 151)3 152)4 153)2 154)3 155)4 156)4 157)2 158)3 159)3 160)3

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