English Practice Questions for SBI PO 2017

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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here I am giving English Practice Questions for SBI PO 2017, based on previous SBI PO/Clerk, IBPS PO/CLERK, LIC AAO, RRB, SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams. Kindly make use of these!!!

Directions (1 – 5): In each of the following sentences words or phrases have been underlined. Identify the required correction from the options.    
1. The Romanians may be restive under Soviet direction — but they are tied to Moscow by ideological and military links.
a) they are tied to Moscow by ideological and military links
b) they are preparing for a great revolution
c) secretly they rather enjoy the prestige of being protected by the mighty Soviets
d) there is nothing they can so about it
e) they are tied under Moscow to ideological and military links
2. Contemplating whether to exist with an insatiable romantic temperament, he was the author and largely the subject of a number of memorable novels.
a) Contemplating whether to exist
b) Combining realistic details
c) Miscegenation a brilliant mind
d) Aware that he had been born
e) Contemplating under exist
3. In Martin Amis' new novel, the narrator is trapped — and hurtling towards a terrible secret, its resolution and the dreadful revelations it brings, ally to give an excruciating vision of guilt.
a) ally to give an excruciating vision of guilt
b) to us give a vivid picture of guilt
c) is a painful picture of a guilt ridden world
d) does not really solve all the questions in the narrator’s mind
e) ally in giving an excruciate vision of quilt
4. The growing trade in audio-visual content offers common cause for Hollywood and Bollywood, provided India demonstrates the will to enforce protection of intellectual property.
a) trade in audio-visual
b) offers common cause for
c) provided India demonstrates the
d) protection of intellectual property
e)  No correction is required
5. Employment growth of 1.7 per cent a year between 1964 and 2014 is set to drop to just 0.3 per cent a year over the next 50 years in the G-19 country and Nigeria.
a) Employment growth of
b) is set to drop to just
c) 0.3 per cent a year over
d) in the G-19 country
e) No correction is required
6. Parallels exist between these requirements and the initiatives taken to control tobacco consumption, from which important ______________can be learnt, especially with respect to the use of international legal instruments.
a) tutorials
b) lessons
c) practice
d) point
e) habits
7. Dr. Patel will need little time to settle in, given his insider _____________ and experience in working with officials at the Finance Ministry. But as in all such transitions, there will also be ____________ change.
a) beginning, legendary
b) center, imaginary
c) cutting, pretended
d) focus, fictitious
e) credentials, substantive
8. Though one eye is kept firmly on the _________, the company now also promotes _________contemporary art.
a) Present, experimental
b) Future, popular
c) Present, popular
d) Market, popular
e) Past, popular
9. Indian intellectuals may boast, if they are so inclined, of being __________ to the most elitist among the intellectual ____________ of the world.
a) subordinate, traditions
b) heirs, cliques
c) ancestors, societies
d) heir, traditions
e) None of these
10. A cross-section of children were interviewed, and they matter-of-factly ___________ problems, at the same time __________ showed the way to plausible solutions.
a) Noted, painstakingly
b) Created, obviously
c) Pinpointed, painstakingly
d) Marked, Surely
e) Pinpointed, Surely
1. A) No other choice states why they are tied to Moscow. E is grammatically incorrect.
2. B) The best possible and logical answer is (B) combining realsitic details.
3. A) The original phrase is best suited here.
4. E) No correction is required
5. C) it should be in the G-19 countries; Replace “country” with “countries”
6. B)   7. E)   8. B)   9. D)   10. C)