English Practice Test for SBI Clerk 2018- 1

Two sentences are provided, in each of the sentences there are two blanks. You are suggested five options in which pairs of words are given that can make the sentence complete and coherent. Choose the correct option and mark accordingly:

Question 1

1. Banks and credit unions can use machine learning across the front, middle and back office, in functions ______ from customer service to sales and marketing to fraud ________ to securities settlement.
The government said $130,000 would be provided to buy two handheld X-ray devices that can be used in situations _______ from crowd control and screening through to drug _________.

a. Aligning, extraction
b. Indulging, recognition
c. Ranging, detection
d. Increasing, discernment
e. Varying, refinement

Question 2

Three sentences are provided below. Identify the sentence/sentences which are grammatically incorrect and mark the option accordingly:
A. Deep learning is leveraging a hierarchy of artificial neural networks, similar to those in the human brain, to do its job.
B. The Principles imposed obligations on Reuters and its employees to act at all times with integrity, independence, and freedom from bias and fortify them in carrying out the difficult and delicate tasks with which they were faced.
C. They shall supply unbiased and reliable news services to newspapers, news agencies, broadcasters, and other media subscribers and to businesses, governments, institutions, individuals, and others with whom Thomson Reuters has or may have contracts.

a. Only C
b. Only B
c. Only A
d. A and B
e. A and C

Question 3

Three sentences are provided below. Identify the sentence/sentences which are grammatically incorrect and mark the option accordingly:
A. Trump blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad for the attack and called on the international community to join him in trying to end the bloodshed.
B. Obama says the use of chemical weapons would be a “red line” that would change his calculus on intervening in the civil war and have “enormous consequences.”
C. In response to the unrelenting crackdown around the country, US President Barack Obama calls on Assad to resign and orders all Syrian government assets in the US to be frozen.

a. Only C
b. Only B
c. Only A
d. A and B
e. A and C

Below a sentence is divided into five parts. One part is bold, consider it grammatically correct. Out of the remaining four parts, three are grammatically incorrect and one is error free. Identify the part that has no grammatical error and mark the answer accordingly. If all parts are grammatically correct the mark ‘no error’ as your answer.

Question 4

The Russian air force carries out A)/ relentless bombing attacks on B)/ Assad opponents and is also C)/ accused with deliberately bombing D)/ civilian targets, including hospitals.E)
a. A
b. C
c. D
d. B
e. No error

Question 5

The joint OPCW-UN panel determines A)/ that the Syrian military used chlorine B)/ gas in three separate attacks against C)/ its opponents - two of those attacks D)/ were carried out by helicopter. E)
a. B
b. D
c. E
d. C
e. No error

Question 6

Throughout the more than six-year conflict, A)/ there have been multiple attempts B)/ at countrywide peace talks C)/- most backing by the UN but some backed D)/ by Russia - but all of them have failed. E)
a. D
b. A
c. E
d. C
e. No error

Question 7

A ceasefire will take place A)/ along a line of contact agreed B)/ upon between the Syrian government C)/ forces and associated troops on D)/ one side and rebels on the one another. E)
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. E
e. No error

Answers

  1. Solution: c ranging and detection fulfil the sentence correctly as ranging means to vary from and in both the sentences the things are varying as in a) it is varying from customer service to sales and marketing to fraud and in b) it is varying from crowd control and screening through to drug so the varying option in V part is also correct but we cannot refine the fraud we can detect it so detection is the correct choice for second part.
  2. Solution: I only c in a sentence should be in simple present instead of present continuous so it should be leverages.
  3. Solution: In b fortified will be used because the sentence is in past indefinite as imposed us used in the first part of the sentence
  4. Solution: d in C across will be used instead of around
  5. Solution: b in a carries ‘out’ will be used instead of ‘off’. In b we should use against with attacks here. In D accused of is the right usage. Hence only option C) is grammatically correct.
  6. Solution: e the given sentence is grammatically correct.
  7. Solution: a  In D backed will be used instead of backing because of passive voice
  8. Solution: E other will be used instead of one another as according to the sentence the word one another is irrelevant.

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