General English For SBI Clerk (Mains) 2016

Sbi Clerk Mains 2016


Directions (1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words in the passage have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Awareness is a mirror reflecting the four elements. Beauty is a heart that generates love and a mind that is open. The moments during the day of looking in a mirror can be moments of deep awareness. The mirror can serve as a tool for cultivating mindfulness so that we develop a broad capacity to understand love others.

Anyone who maintains awareness becomes beautiful and emanates peace, joy and happiness. A calm half-smile and a loving heart are refreshing, allowing miracles to unfold. The Buddha’s smile is beautiful as it expresses tolerance, compassion and loving kindness.

In traditional cultures, the four great elements were earth, water, fire and air. The Vietnamese poet True Vu wrote, the flower, whose fragrance is ephemeral, is made if the four elements. Your eyes, shining with love, are also made of the four elements. The poet is saying that the four elements are neither mind nor matter. They are the universe itself revealed to us. When your mind is the clear mirror of meditative awareness, you will know that you are the outward expression of the essence of reality.

So please smile. Smile with your eyes, not just with your lips. Smile with your whole being, reflecting the four elements in the mirror of mindful awareness. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Smile, breathe and go slowly. Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.

Welcome to General English For SBI Clerk (mains) 2016

Q.1 All of the following are the great elements mentioned in the passage except?
Q.2 What is beauty according to the passage?
Q.3 What is the way to become beautiful according to the passage?
Q.4 Which of the following can be a suitable title for the passage?
Q.5 Which of the following is true about Buddha’s smile according to the passage?
Directions (6-7): Which of the following is most similar in meaning to:

Directions (8-10): Which of the following is most opposite in meaning to

Directions (11-15): 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 the part with error as your answer. If there is “No error”, mark (5):

Q.11 RBI has been pushing banks (1)/ to clean up balance sheets (2)/ and making adequate (3)/ provision for bad loans (4)/ No error (5).
Q.12 He has explained that (1)/ he has four months of (2)/ notice period to serve (3)/ after his resignation (4)/ No error (5).
Q.13 It is not a good idea to re-organize (1)/ such an ambitious (2)/ central government initiative (3) midways (4)/ No error (5).
Q.14 The project also plans (1)/ to focus on each (2)/ localities and design (3)/ it in a smart way (4)/ No error (5).
Q.15 “Both leaders are advanced (1)/ a dialogue on how to (2)/ confront violent extremism (3)/ and terrorism across the region (4)/ No error (5).
Directions (16-20): Which of the following will best replace the highlighted part?

Q.16 She said a lower rate than can lead sustainably returning on investment is welcome.
Q.17 This dam has not built by bricks and mortar, but by the faith our friendship and the valour of Afghans and Indians.
Q.18 Though thousands of apps are launched every month, only handfull of them gain consumer traction.
Q.19 It is important for me as it helps me understand our guests and their needs better.
Q.20 When a newspaper is recycling, it takes only seven days for it to become a brand new newspaper.
Directions (21-25): Each of the questions below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Q.21 He said _______ presence of mind, quick thinking, selfless determination and sensitivity _____ fellow human beings in distress were the most important elements of the acts of bravery performed by these children.
Q.22 Surat is ________ as the financial capital of the country _______ it is growing perennial with other smart cities.
Q.23 Indian companies need a ________ manufacturing platform with _________ commercial network.
Q.24 “Fundamentally, I _______ that first we have to create our brand by focussing on _______ rather than online.”
Q.25 What is particularly ________ is that the next level of investors are ________ of Indian as a place that they could do business.
Directions (26-30): The following five sentences have to be arranged in the proper sequence, so as to form a meaningful paragraph. On the basis of your sequencing, answer the questions given below:

(A) We can make money out of it.
(B) We will own the network, they will operate the trains.
(C) Eventually, we have to get more private sector in the operations of the railways.
(D) Today we are not able to get them because there is so much of congestion.
(E) If we create this capacity and availability then private sectors can come in and also give us a lot of money eventually without making any investment.

Q.26 Which of the following will be FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
Q.27 Which of the following will be SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
Q.28 Which of the following will be THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
Q.29 Which of the following will be FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
Q.30 Which of the following will be FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
Directions (31-40): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each numbers five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriate. Find out the appropriate word in each other.

If the additional output generated is (31) than the cost of producing that output, a company would simply wind up. The nation does not (32) that option. Its option is to increase additional output, that is, the rate (33) growth. Of course, growth is not a function of the interest rate (34). But there is every reason, at a time when investment (35) the economy is some eight percentage points of GDP below its historic peak, (36) make sure that the cost of capital does not constrain investment. Inflation, of course, (37) be reined in. But consumer prices, with a huge weightage for food and fuels, are not a good proxy for demand. A drought, a flood or a blight can (38) crops and send food prices shooting up, in our economy with its poor storage and food (39) facilities. To dampen overall economic activity just because supply-side factors have (40) food prices makes no sense. The RBI must rethink the CPI as its monetary policy variable.

Q.31 (a) increase (b) lower (c) sharpen (d) higher (e) more
Q.32 (a) like (b) find (c) has (d) have (e) choose
Q.33 (a) of (b) for (c) by (d) from (e) with
Q.34 (a) simply (b) relation (c) solution (d) sole (e) alone
Q.35 (a) of (b) in (c) from (d) by (e) with
Q.36 (a) by (b) not (c) to (d) you (e) can
Q.37 (a) can (b) must (c) would (d) should (e) could
Q.38 (a) proper (b) deforms (c) flourish (d) wither (e) dwindle
Q.39 (a) store (b) storage (c) recycle (d) recycling (e) processing
Q.40 (a) inflation (b) pump (c) raised (d) jump (e) push

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