SBI PO PRELIMS ENGLISH QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS
Instructions (1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The mistake, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Choose the part with the error as your answer. If there is no mistake, select ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)
- Such manufacturing industries will (1)/generated employment for (2) over 1,000 skilled professionals (3)/ over the next ten years. (4)/ No error (5)
- On account of the falling in (1)/ its income and profitability (2)/ the organization has received (3)/ a lower credit rating this year. (4)/ No error (5)
- The board appointed by (1)/ the government has recommended (2)/ the elimination of these ambiguity (3)/ in the draft of the taxation law. (4)/ No error (5)
- With the Reserve Bank of India handing out (1)/ licenses for new banks as well as (2)/ new types of banks such as Payment banks, (3)/ Public Sector Banks will face many tests. (4)/ No error (5)
- When the Emperor heard of (1)/ the saga’s wit and intellect (2)/ he sent to a messenger to (3)/ invite him to the high court. (4)/ No error (5)
Instructions (6-16): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Once an old Women lost her eyesight and became blind. She called a Physician and agreed to pay him a very big amount if he cured her. But she had a condition that she would not give a single rupee if she were not cured. The Physician came to her house daily for treatment. Day after day he started stealing the Women’s furniture and other valuable things from the house. Every day he took away one thing from the Women’s house.
In order to do this, he delayed curing the Women. He finally cured the Women after he had removed all the furniture and valuable articles from the Women’s house. Now he demanded his fee from the Women. But the Women refused to pay the fees and said that she was not fully cured. The Physician registered a case against her. On being asked by the judge in the court as to why she was not paying the fee, the sharp Women told the court that her eyesight had not completely reestablished as she could not see her furniture and other articles in the house. The judge was very clever. He gathered what was going on and punished the Physician.
6. Which of the following can be said about the Physician?
(A) He spent the rest of his life in prison.
(B) He was outwitted by the old Women.
(C) He thought he could get away with his sham.
(1) Only (A)
(2) Only (A) and (B)
(3) Only (C)
(4) Only (B) and (C)
(5) All (A), (B) and (C)
7. Which of the following is true according to the story?
(1) The Women was still partially blind, hence refused to pay the Physician.
(2) The judge in the court was not smart
(3) The Physician’s deception, in fact, was not successful.
(4) The Women had taken advantage of the Physician’s naivete.
(5) All the given statements are true.
8. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word REGISTERED given in bold as used in the passage.
(1) lodged (2) withdrew
(3) dislocated (4) uncalculated
9. Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word given in bold as used in the passage.
(1) Collected (2) Accumulated
(3) Rounded (4) Amassed
10, Which of the following can be the most appropriate title for the story?
(1) The Skilled Physician
(2) The blind One Who Saw All
(3) The Rich Women’s House
(4) The Court of Mercy and Justice
(5) The Iron Women
11. Which of the following can be said about old Women?
(A) She was dumb.
(B) She fought for justice.
(C) She was a cheat.
(1) Only (A) (2) Only (B)
(3) Only (A) and (C) (4) Only (C)
(5) All (A), (B) and (C)
12. Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word given in bold as used in the passage. Cured
(1) healed (2) rested
(3) stationed (4) lifted
13. Which one of the following. aspects of the Physician’s personality comes across very strongly in the story?
(1) He was arrogant.
(2) He was empathetic.
(3) He was rich.
(4) He was a cheat.
(5) He was gullible.
14. Why did the Women not complain when her furniture was being stolen?
(1) She had no use for it.
(2) She had no idea that it was happening even after she was cured.
(3) She always wanted to pay the Physician in kind and not cash.
(4) She intended to sell it anyway and thought the Physician was doing her a favor.
(5) Other than those given as options.
15. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word given in bold as used in the passage.
(1) slowed (2) patented
(3) protected (4) absolved
16. The gentleman came to know that the village was in _____ of money.
(1) dire (2) desire
(3) demand (4) wish
1. (2) 2. (1) 3. (3) 4. (2) 5. (3)
6. (4) 7. (3) 8. (2) 9.. (1) 10. (2)
11. (2) 12.. (1) 13. (4) 14.. (5) 15.. (5)