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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SBI POs Main Exam Model Paper


Directions : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is “No error”, mark (5) as your answer

1. In a move to check the trend of rising cut-off percentages in colleges, (1)/ the CBSE had decided to do at (2)/ with its moderation policy after a meeting it conducted (3)/ with representatives of other state boards. (4)/ No error (5)
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2. For a country obsessed for cricket, (1)/ Sachin Tendulkar is a name (2)/ that echoes through (3)/ the length and breadth of India. (4)/ No error (5)
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3. A recently published study has found (1)/ an increased risk of sideways (2)/ curvature of spine due to carrying (3)/ off heavy school bags on one shoulder. (4)/ No error (5)
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4. The life you probably want to create, (1)/ one of beauty and fulfillment, (2)/ depending on what (3)/ your dreams hold. (4)/ No error (5)
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5. According to the latest rules, (1)/ under no circumstances (2)/ is over-writing nor striking out (3)/ admissible in a cheque. (4)/ No error (5)
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Directions: : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) No correction required as your answer.

6. The Board of Directors will hold it’s next meeting in August.
1) shall hold its next meeting
2) will hold the next meeting
3) shall hold it’s next meeting
4) will hold its next meeting
5) No correction required
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7. There is Ms. Sen, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
1) There’s Ms.Sen, whom they say
2) There’s Ms.Sen, who they say
3) There is Ms.Sen, they say
4) There is Ms.Sen who they say
5) No correction required
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8. The state of his affairs such as to cause anxiety to his creditors.
1) Are such as to cause
2) Are causing
3) Were such as to
4) Was such as to
5) No correction required
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9. None of us was comfortable with what was happening.
1) None of us is comfortable with what was happening.
2) None of us was comfortable with what is happening.
3) None of us were comfortable with what was happening.
4) None among us were comfortable with what was happening.
5) No correction required
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10. She is a beautiful Indian slim supermodel.
1) Indian beautiful slim
2) slim beautiful Indian
3) beautiful slim Indian
4) Indian slim beautiful
5) No correction required
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Directions : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below

A) He need not use his brains at all.
B) Now he sits luxuriously before a crib, two commentaries and a book of lecture notes which have been slowly dictated in class.
C) Education, except where the pupils are encouraged to make things with their own hands, is mainly spoon feeding.
D) Fifty years ago the editions of the classics were so bad that the student had to puzzle out difficulties for himself.
E) The same process of making things easy is discernible in games.
F) Half a century ago the cricket coaches at Eton and Harrow used to bowl to the elevens down a slope, to teach them how to stop the famous Lord’s shooters

11. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) F
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12. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) F
5) E
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13. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) D
4) E
5) F
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14. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) B
2) A
3) D
4) C
5) E
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15. What is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
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Directions : Each question below has a blank/ two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word/ set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole

16. The assumption that chlorofluorocarbons would be ______in the environment because they were chemically inert, was challenged by the demonstration of a potential threat to the ozone layer.
1) deleterious
2) innocuous
3) persistent
4) noxious
5) durable
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17. Even after a century of ______ investigation, the relation of the solar cycle to terrestrial weather remains ______.
1) meticulous – apparent
2) cursory; clear
3) sedulous; pertinent
4) extensive; enigmatic
5) scientific; unobscured
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18. After an initially warm reception by most reviewers and continued ______ by conservative thinkers, Bloom’s work came under heavy fire.
1) criticism
2) endorsement
3) denigration
4) counterattack
5) refutation
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19. The parliamentary session degenerated into _____ with politicians hurling ______ at each other and refusing to come to order.
1) mayhem; banter
2) disarray; pleasantries
3) tranquillity; invectives
4) chaos; aphorisms
5) anarchy; insults
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20. Bullock carts and hand pumps seem ________ in a village whose skyline is dominated by telephone cables and satellite dishes.
1) anachronisms
2) exigencies
3) diversions
4) provocations
5) portents
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Directions :  Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in colored  to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Nature will make us pay for it. Nature takes away any faculty that is not used. She is taking away our natural defences, and has probably added nothing, since the beginning of the historical period, to our mental powers. The power of grappling with difficulties and finding our way out of labyrinths, will soon be lost if we no longer need it. And after any derangement of our social order we might come to need it very badly. Besides can we look with satisfaction at the completed product of civilization, a creature unable to masticate, to write, or to walk, a mere parasite on the machines that enable him to live? Many would prefer to be savages if they could have the magnificent physique of the Zulus or some South Sea Islanders.

21. The tone of the writer in this passage is:
1) Cynical
2) Nostalgic
3) Satirical
4) Didactic
5) Sarcastic
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22. Identify the statement which is false according to the passage.
1) Civilization made man a mere parasite on the machines.
2) The Zulus have an enormous build.
3) Nature uses the theory of use and disuse.
4) Our natural defences were preserved over civilizations.
5) We are gradually losing the power to tackle the problems.
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23. The antonym of the word savage is:
1) Lupine
2) Bestial
3) Archaic
4) Feral
5) Sophisticated
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24. The synonym of magnificent is:
1) Splendid
2) Ignoble
3) Modest
4) Humble
5) Weird
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25. The synonym of grapple is:
1) Dodge
2) Retreat
3) Yield
4) Grasp
5) Immune
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SBI POs Main Exam Model Paper

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