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English: Sentence Corrections & Cloze Test for SBI Clerk & Other Bank Exams

Directions (Q. 1-5): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its parts in bold. To make the sentence grammatically correct, you have to replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is, give 5) as your answer (ie No correction required).

1. Less than a fortnight before, senior officials who have the last word on claims settled by private life insurance companies, met in Mumbai to discuss a menace they could no longer ignore.

1) Lesser than a fortnight ago

2) A little less than a fortnight

3) A fortnight ago a lesser

4) Less than a fortnight ago

5) No correction required

2. The Central Information Commission has the power to impose a penalty of two hundred and fifty rupees for every day till the informations are furnished subject to a maximum of twenty-five thousand rupees.

1) a day till the informations are furnished

2) each day till the information is furnished

3) every day till the information is furnished

4) one day till the informations are furnished

5) No correction required

3. The collecting bank has to make necessary enquiry before the third party cheques are collected on behalf of its customer.

1) enquiries before the third party’s cheque

2) enquiring before a third party cheque

3) enquiries before third party cheques

4) enquiry before the third party’s cheques

5) No correction required

4. The Telangana government is fully committed to implementing the 10-year common admission rule for higher education institutions.

1) are fully committed to implement

2) is wholly committed for implementing

3) is entirely committed at implementing

4) are wholeheartly committed for implementing

5) No correction required

5. A Chinese blogger known to criticise the ruling communist party was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail.

1) known for criticising the

2) known to criticising the

3) knew how to criticise a

4) known to criticise a

5) No correction required

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Directions (Q. 1-5): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

For a change, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) (1) as market agents (2) it to, and did not change its policy rate from its current level of 8 per cent. Except that it has made its policy rate more of a signalling instrument and less of a means of accessing money from the RBI at that rate. The amount that banks can borrow from the RBI at the repo rate, which is set by the central bank, has been halved while the amount that banks can borrow (3) term repos, where the rate is market-determined via auctions, has (4) been raised. Similar market orientation has been (5) for liquidity as well. The RBI, under governor Raghuram Rajan, would like to act out the distinction between regulator and administrator.

1. 1) behaved

2) conducted

3) convinced

4) approached

5) talked

2. 1) disliked

2) rejected

3) expected

4) familiar

5) habitual

3. 1) by

2) upon

3) with

4) on

5) through

4. 1) either

2) proportionately

3) definitely

4) permanently

5) never

5. 1) promoted

2) objected

3) pushed

4) promised

5) called

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