SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz – 4

SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz

English Language is a part of almost all major competitive exams in the country and is perhaps the most scoring section also. Aspirants who regularly practice questions have a good chance of scoring well in the English Language Section. So here we are providing you with the SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz to help you prepare better. This SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz includes all of the most recent pattern-based questions, as well as Previous Year Questions. This SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz is available to you at no cost. Candidates will be provided with a detailed explanation of each question in this IBPS PO Pre English Language Quiz. Candidates must practice this SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz to achieve a good score in the English Language Section.

 Directions (1–5): Which of the words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below should replace the words/phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (e) as the answer.

  1. The rapid digital transformation and technological cessationin modern organisations demand the development of people-centric security outfit, whereby the employees can build up their security sensitivityand obligation for their actions via participation in the organisation’s social networks.

(a)Break, system, recognition, affliction

(b)Mishap, set up, sentience, obedience

(c)Debacle, proletariat, analysis, responsibility

(d)Disruption, workplaces, awareness, accountability

(e)No correction required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. Workplace means a place where people work, such as an office or factory.

Proletariat means working-class people regarded collectively (often used with reference to Marxism).

Affliction means the state of being in pain.

Sentience means the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.

  1. Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are networked systems of cyber (computation and communication) and physical (sensors and actuators) components that interact in a squelchloop with the possible help of human influence, interaction and disposition. These systems will empower our critical infrastructure and have the potential to relativelyimpact our daily lives as they form the basis for emerging and future smart services.

(a)Feedback, intervention, utilization, significantly

(b)Rebuttal, mediation, discharge, extremely

(c)Recoil, onslaught, idleness, positively

(d)Follow up, intrusion, dispersion, automatically

(e)No correction required.

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp. Squelch means a soft sucking sound made when pressure is applied to liquid or mud.

Rebuttal means an instance of rebutting evidence or an accusation.

Mediation means intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration.

  1. Urbanisation drives the financial systemin both countries, but Chinese and Indian cities are experiencing importantgrowing pains. Dangerous levels of air pollution impose a significant burden on health and GDP and have led to higher citizen understanding and action. Traffic hindrance has also become a large-scale challenge.

(a) wealth, trivial, cognizance, blockage
(b) prodigality, substantial, knowledge, surfeit
(c) financial condition, considerable, alertness, alacrity
(d) economy, significant, awareness, congestion
(e) No improvement required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d
Exp. Prodigality means excessive or extravagant spending. Surfeit means an excessive amount of something.

  1. Since speeding is a leading causeof accidents and deaths, limiting the speeds or acceleration capabilityof vehicles manufactured for use in India must be set by the law. Drunken driving is a serious offence and must be effectively stamped out. The government must consider allowing random sobriety tests and reducing allowable blood alcohol levels for young and novice drivers to 20 mg per 100 ml of blood.

(a) source, inability, severity, neophyte
(b) effect, capacity, solemnity, beginner

(c) agent, competence, frivolity, learner
(d) consequence, ineptitude, dignity, amateur
(e) No improvement required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e
Exp. Frivolity means lack of seriousness. Solemnity means state or quality of being serious.

 5.Public faith and trust in the electoral system is of paramountimportance. It must not be allowed to be shaken. The people and political parties have a rightto question and the EC a duty to give convincing answers. It must become more vocal.

(a) belief, chief, authority, unpersuasive
(b) skepticism, leading, privilege, impressive
(c) interest, extreme, reason, proper
(d) certitude, dominant, power, implausible
(e) No improvement required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Exp. Skepticism means doubt. Certitude means certainty, confidence or conviction. Implausible means doubtful or questionable.

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following sentences in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) While Karnataka and Kerala are studying the prospects to make the provisions less stringent others are proceeding with caution.

(B) They are also upset with State governments pursuing enforcement without upgrading road infrastructure

(C) Also, motorists have reacted with outrage at the imposition of fines by the police.

 (D) The steep penalties for violation of road rules under the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019 have produced a backlash.

(E) Gujarat has announced a substantial reduction in the fines, West Bengal has refused to adopt the higher penalties.

(F) Several State governments opted to reduce the quantum of fines, or even to reject the new provisions.

  1. If the statement (E) “Gujarat has announced a substantial reduction in the fines, West Bengal has refused to adopt the higher penalties.” is the third sentence after rearrangement, which one of them is formed with two consecutive statements after the rearrangement?

(a) D – F

(b) C – D

(c) E – D

(d) C – E

(e) A – B

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp. Going through the given sentence it can be clearly seen that only sentence (D) will be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the starter of the remaining sentences which prohibit them to be first sentence in the arrangement. Now next in the arrangement will be sentence (F) as can be seen from the sentence (D) in which it is mentioned that the steep penalties have produced a backlash and the result of which is being discussed in sentence (F) in which several state government have opted to reduce the scale of fines. Position of sentence (E) is already fixed. To keep the continuity of the discussion, next sentence in the arrangement will be (A) which is providing further information about the stance taken by different state governments. Now from the remaining two sentences first will be (C) which then be followed by (B) because of the use of pronoun ‘They’ in sentence (B) which is referring to the motorists who have reacted with outrage at the imposition of fines. So, the correct arrangement will be DFEACB. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (a).

  1. If the statement (E) “Gujarat has announced a substantial reduction in the fines, West Bengal has refused to adopt the higher penalties.” is the third sentence after rearrangement, which one of the following is fourth statement after the rearrangement?

(a) C
(b) F
(c) A
(d) D
(e) B

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Exp. Going through the given sentence it can be clearly seen that only sentence (D) will be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the starter of the remaining sentences which prohibit them to be first sentence in the arrangement. Now next in the arrangement will be sentence (F) as can be seen from the sentence (D) in which it is mentioned that the steep penalties have produced a backlash and the result of which is being discussed in sentence (F) in which several state government have opted to reduce the scale of fines. Position of sentence (E) is already fixed. To keep the continuity of the discussion, next sentence in the arrangement will be (A) which is providing further information about the stance taken by different state governments. Now from the remaining two sentences first will be (C) which then be followed by (B) because of the use of pronoun ‘They’ in sentence (B) which is referring to the motorists who have reacted with outrage at the imposition of fines. So, the correct arrangement will be DFEACB. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (c).

  1. If the statement (E) “Gujarat has announced a substantial reduction in the fines, West Bengal has refused to adopt the higher penalties.” is the third sentence after rearrangement, which one of the following is penultimate statement after the rearrangement?

(a) C
(b) F
(c) A
(d) D
(e) B

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp. Going through the given sentence it can be clearly seen that only sentence (D) will be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the starter of the remaining sentences which prohibit them to be first sentence in the arrangement. Now next in the arrangement will be sentence (F) as can be seen from the sentence (D) in which it is mentioned that the steep penalties have produced a backlash and the result of which is being discussed in sentence (F) in which several state government have opted to reduce the scale of fines. Position of sentence (E) is already fixed. To keep the continuity of the discussion, next sentence in the arrangement will be (A) which is providing further information about the stance taken by different state governments. Now from the remaining two sentences first will be (C) which then be followed by (B) because of the use of pronoun ‘They’ in sentence (B) which is referring to the motorists who have reacted with outrage at the imposition of fines. So, the correct arrangement will be DFEACB. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (a).

  1. If the statement (E) “Gujarat has announced a substantial reduction in the fines, West Bengal has refused to adopt the higher penalties.” is the third sentence after rearrangement, which one of the following is second statement after the rearrangement?

(a) C
(b) F
(c) A
(d) D
(e) B

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp. Going through the given sentence it can be clearly seen that only sentence (D) will be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the starter of the remaining sentences which prohibit them to be first sentence in the arrangement. Now next in the arrangement will be sentence (F) as can be seen from the sentence (D) in which it is mentioned that the steep penalties have produced a backlash and the result of which is being discussed in sentence (F) in which several state government have opted to reduce the scale of fines. Position of sentence (E) is already fixed. To keep the continuity of the discussion, next sentence in the arrangement will be (A) which is providing further information about the stance taken by different state governments. Now from the remaining two sentences first will be (C) which then be followed by (B) because of the use of pronoun ‘They’ in sentence (B) which is referring to the motorists who have reacted with outrage at the imposition of fines. So, the correct arrangement will be DFEACB. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (b).

  1. If the statement (E) “Gujarat has announced a substantial reduction in the fines, West Bengal has refused to adopt the higher penalties.” is the third sentence after rearrangement, which one of the following is first statement after the rearrangement?

(a) C
(b) F
(c) A
(d) D
(e) B

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. Going through the given sentence it can be clearly seen that only sentence (D) will be the first sentence in the arrangement because of the starter of the remaining sentences which prohibit them to be first sentence in the arrangement. Now next in the arrangement will be sentence (F) as can be seen from the sentence (D) in which it is mentioned that the steep penalties have produced a backlash and the result of which is being discussed in sentence (F) in which several state government have opted to reduce the scale of fines. Position of sentence (E) is already fixed. To keep the continuity of the discussion, next sentence in the arrangement will be (A) which is providing further information about the stance taken by different state governments. Now from the remaining two sentences first will be (C) which then be followed by (B) because of the use of pronoun ‘They’ in sentence (B) which is referring to the motorists who have reacted with outrage at the imposition of fines. So, the correct arrangement will be DFEACB. Hence, the correct answer choice would be option (d).

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