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English Quiz for SBI CLERK & PO & Other Bank Exams

Directions (Q. 1-5): Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) The government holds the entire capital of the RBI and appoints the Governor and the members of the Central Board and has the power to remove them.

(B) Similarly, there are also provisions for appeal in respect of cancellation of banking licence and refusal of certificate regarding floating charge on assets.

(C)  The Reserve Bank is the primary regulator of banks.

(D) Thus the government can exercise control over banks by influencing decision-making by the Reserve Bank and has also got appellate authority in respect of several matters in which the Reserve Bank has been conferred the power to decide at the first instance.

(E)   The government has also the power to issue directions to the Reserve Bank whenever considered necessary in public interest after consultation with the Governor.

(F)   But the Central Government has also been conferred extensive powers under the RBI Act and Banking Regulation Act either directly or indirectly over the banks.

(G)  Thus, under the Banking Regulation Act appeal lies with the Central Government on removal of managerial personnel.

1. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

1) C

2) G

3) F

4) A

5) D

2. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

1) B

2) A

3) F

4) E

5) C

3. Which of the following should be the LAST (SEVENTH) sentence after rearrangement?

1) D

2) F

3) A

4) G

5) B

4. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?

1) E

2) D

3) B

4) C

5) A

5. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

1) G

2) B

3) D

4) A

5) C

Directions (Q. 6-10): In each question below, two sentences or parts of sentences are given with two blank spaces between them. From the three parts/sentences denoted by (A), (B) and (C) given below each, find out which two can fill up the blanks in proper sequence (ie the order in which these are given in the answer options) to make the sentence/group of sentences meaningfully complete.

6. Almost every metro rail project in the country has overshot the projected cost. Companies often tend (________) (________) would be relatively inexpensive.

(A) to balance subsidy and revenue is understandable, but high prices

(B) to convince funding agencies that travel by metro rail

(C) to underestimate the cost and inflate user-figures

1) Only (A) and (B)

2) Only (C) and (B)

3) Only (B) and (A)

4) Only (B) and (C)

5) Only (A) and (C)

7. The Centre’s decision to allow the Gujarat government to raise the height of the Narmada dam by 17 metres is threatening to snowball (________) (________) proper rehabilitation and resettlement of the families to be displaced.

(A) urging the government to reverse the decision and ensure

(B) into a major controversy with the CPI(M)

(C) criticism over the sudden move; questions are also being asked in several quarters about

1) Only (A) and (C)

2) Only (B) and (C)

3) Only (C) and (A)

4) Only (B) and (A)

5) Either (C) and (A) or (B) and (C)

8. A lobby group representing more than 800 power and electrical equipment makers has requested the new govt (________) (________) to compete with surging imports.

(A) to look into issues that plague the sector

(B) to ensure timely completion of power projects and provide a level playing field

(C) to allow domestic manufacturers

1) Only (A) and (C)

2) Only (A) and (B)

3) Only (B) and (C)

4) Only (C) and (B)

5) Either (A) and (B) or (C) and (B)

9. The finance ministry is scripting (________) (________) out of a prolonged slump.

(A) barring a few strategic ones, as part of plans to stimulate overseas interest and help lift the economy

(B) a liberal foreign investment policy framework that will allow at least 49% investment in all sectors,

(C) without requiring time-consuming govt approval

1) Only (B) and (A)

2) Only (C) and (B)

3) Only (A) and (B)

4) Only (B) and (C)

5) None of these

10. The finance ministry has drawn up a strategy to review the dormant primary markets through a plan to encourage greater retail participation. This entails some tax breaks, a bigger share for retail investors (________) (________) that the Narendra Modi government’s policies will be good for business and growth.

(A) in initial public offerings (IPOs) and moving quickly to sell shares at attractive prices

(B) in three to four large public sector companies to get the scheme rolling amid a stock market boom

(C) that stems from investor optimism

1) Only (C) and (B)

2) Only (A) and (C)

3) Only (B) and (A)

4) Either (A) and (B) or (B) and (C)

5) None of these

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