Target SBI PO :

English New pattern Questions : Day – 18

Direction.1-8) Below there are five sentences, out of which four are related to the same theme/concept. Find out the odd sentence which is irrelevant to the theme.


a) Besides providing inland banking services through its vast network of branches in India, UCO Bank has a vital presence in the financial markets outside India.

b) The government’s ownership of Allahabad Bank shrank in October 2002 after the bank engaged in an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of ₹100 million (US$1.5 million) of shares, each with a face value ₹

c) After Independence United Bank accelerated its growth and by the time the government nationalised it in 1969, it had grown to 240 branches in 28 states.

d) CEO of Bandhan Bank, tells Money control that banking in India is still heavily reliant on personalised touch and digital banking will take time to catch on.

e) The Paschim Banga Gramin Bank is one of the leading regional rural banks formed by amalgamation of three erstwhile Gramin Banks viz. Howrah Bardhaman Gramin Bank and Mayurakshi Gramin Bank as per GOI.

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a) Published in 1609, the Sonnets were the last of Shakespeare’s non-dramatic works to be printed.

b) Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith.

c) Shakespeare’s first plays were written in the conventional style of the day, wrote them in a stylised language that does not always spring naturally from the needs of the characters or the drama.

d) By the time of Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the mid-1590s, Shakespeare had begun to write a more natural poetry. He increasingly tuned his metaphors and images to the needs of the drama itself.

e) After Hamlet, Shakespeare varied his poetic style further, particularly in the more emotional passages of the late tragedies.

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a) Trump has relationships with a number of Christian spiritual leaders, including Florida pastor Paula White, who has been described as his “closest spiritual confidant.

b) Trump married Slovene model Melania Knauss, on January 22, 2005 at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, on the island of Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

c) The Donald J. Trump Foundation is a U.S.-based private foundation established in 1988 for the initial purpose of giving away proceeds from the book Trump: The Art of the Deal by Trump and Tony Schwartz.

d) Trump was listed on the initial Forbes List of wealthy individuals in 1982 as having an estimated $200 million fortune, including a share of his father’s estimated $200 million net worth.

e) Clinton expressed “regret” Saturday for comments in which she said “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters are “deplorables,” meaning people who are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic.

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a) An initial public offering (IPO) is the first time that the stock of a private company is offered to the public.

b) The money markets are used for the raising of short term finance, sometimes for loans that are expected to be paid back as early as overnight.

c) The secondary market, also known as the aftermarket, is the financial market where previously issued securities and financial instruments such as stock, bonds, options, and futures are bought and sold.

d) Stock exchanges may also provide facilities for issue and redemption of securities and other financial instruments, and capital events including the payment of income and dividends.

e) The primary market is that part of the capital markets that deals with the issuance of new securities.

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a) The members of civil service serve at the pleasure of the President of India and Article 311 of the constitution protects them from politically motivated or vindictive action.

b) The civil service system in India is rank-based and does not follow the tenets of the position-based civil services.

c) A member of the civil service in discharge of his/her functions is to be guided by maintaining absolute integrity, allegiance to the constitution and the law of the nation, patriotism, national pride, devotion to duty, honesty, impartiality and transparency.

d) A civil servant is a public employee and works within the framework of a specific government agency or department.

e) Civil servants help government agencies function on a daily basis and are responsible for running all sorts of government programs and services.

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Direction.6-12) In each of the following questions five options are given, of which one word is most nearly the same or opposite in meaning to the given word in the question. Find the correct option having either same or opposite meaning.



a) Reckon

b) Wrath

c) Blatant

d) Malaise

e) annul

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a) Verbosity

b) Sleuth

c) Inimical

d) Avarice

e) Plummet

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a) Hipster

b) Confiscate

c) Prodigious

d) Perilous

e) Bolster

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a) Preponderance

b) Articulate

c) Spurious

d) Whimsical

e) Stanchion

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a) Abysmal

b) Efficacy

c) parapet

d) sequestrate

e) embezzle

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a) Tenacious

b) Spunky

c) Retrospect

d) Reminisce

e) Gasconaded

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a) Recusant

b) recalcitrant

c) rebellious

d) anarchistic

e) Aversion

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