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Practice Set 2 for SBI CLERK MAINS 2020 (with solution)

English Practice set 2(Error detection,Cloze test, phrase replacement, fillers, Para jumbles)(New pattern)  (with detailed solution)  for SBI CLERK MAINS 2020   

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Direction (1-3): In the following questions a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence is given with four words given in bold in each. Which of the following words should replace each other to form a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence? The meaning can be different from the one in question.

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1) National development(A) goals, Disasters(B) the newly devised framework for disaster risk reduction and the United Nations Sustainable(C) Development Goals, seek to lessen the impacts of natural including(D) and promote sustainable development.

A) A-D
B) C-D
C) A-C, B-D
D) A-B, C-D
E) B-D

2) The police want unless 1 to go with them to a police station ,you can refuse you 2 they’re arresting 3 you or in special circumstances 4 such as they are investigating a report of family violence
A. 1-2
B. 2-3
C. 3-4
D. 2-4
E. No correction is required

3) Since international capital markets are more likely to have innovative(A) businesses in comparable(B) sectors, the analysts in those markets are better equipped(C) to unlock the valuation potential(D) of these Indian companies.

A) A-D
B) A-B
C) A-C, B-D
D) A-B, C-D
E) B-D

Direction( 4-7): A passage with three blanks, 
followed by five options, each containing 
one word, is given. Choose the word that can fill all the three blanks.

4) In finance, a __________ is an 
instrument of indebtedness of the issuer 
to the holders. The ___________ is a 
debt security, under which the issuer 
owes the holders a debt and is obliged 
to pay them interest (the coupon) or to 
repay the principal at a later date, 
termed the maturity date. Interest is 
usually payable at fixed intervals (semi-
annual, annual, sometimes monthly). 
Very often it is negotiable, that is, the 
ownership of the instrument can be 
transferred in the secondary market. 
This means that once the transfer 
agents at the bank medallion stamp the 
same, it is highly liquid on the secondary 
market. Thus, a __________ is a form 
of loan or IOU.
 A. Brand
 B. Stock
 C. Bond
 D. Barter
E. Bankruptcy

5) Emission ____________ are the legal 
requirements governing air pollutants 
released into the atmosphere. Emission 
___________ set quantitative limits on 
the permissible amount of specific air 
pollutants that may be released from 
specific sources over specific 
time frames. They are generally
designed to achieve air quality 
standards and to protect human life. 
Many emissions ____________ focus on 
regulating pollutants released by 
automobiles (motor cars) and other 
powered vehicles. Others regulate 
emissions from industry, power plants, 
small equipment such as lawn mowers 
and diesel generators, and other sources 
of air pollution. While this have been 
used to dictate limits for conventional 
pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen and 
oxides of sulphur (NOx and SOx), this 
regulatory technique may be used to 
regulate greenhouse gasses, particularly 
carbon dioxide (CO2). In the US, this is 
given in pounds of carbon dioxide per 
megawatt-hour (lbs. CO2/MWhr), and 
kilograms CO2/MWhr elsewhere.
A. Norms 
B. Pollutants
C. Factors
 D. Standards
E. Limits

6) The ability of humans to ___________ 
the landscape and recognize the 
consequences of doing so puts us in a 
peculiar position. There are several 
animals on earth that show this same 
kind of intelligence. Some animals have 
extensions to ___________ their 
environment and some do not. As a 
species we are assigned the duty to 
provide and proliferate. Our goal is to 
achieve stability for ourselves and our 
kin. However, we also have an obligation 
to maintain the environment, as we 
depend on the resources and services it 
provides. The question then becomes: 
what is our role in nature? Do we have 

the right to _________ the land, factory
farm animals, and pollute waterways? 
Or do we have an obligation to reduce 
our numbers and merely subsist? In 
order to answer these questions, we 
must rely on our knowledge of Earth, 
evolution, and our influence on the 

A. Aspects
 B. Pollutants
C. Employ 
D. Operate
E. Manipulate

7) Modern public administration has taken 
a leaf not only from the legislature’s 
book but also from that of the judiciary. 
Administrative _____________ is the 
latest addition to the admin istrative 
techniques. Administrative 
____________ means the 
determination of questions of a judicial 
or quasi-judicial nature by an 
administrative department or agency. 
Like a regular court, administrative 
bodies hear the parties, sift evidence, 
and pronounce a decision in cases where 
legal rights or duties are involved. The 
main point of difference between 
administrative _____________ and 
administration of justice by the courts is 
that administrative justice is 
administered by administrative agencies 
instead of regular courts. The 
administrative courts follow the 
principles of natural justice and common 
good whereas the courts of law follow 
the settled principles of law and 
evidence. The administrative courts are 
manned by officers belonging to the 
executive branch whereas the judges 
are the members of the judiciary 
independent of executive control.
A. Adjudication 
B. Division
C. Hearing 
D. Service

E. Legislation

💠In the following sentences, some parts have errors and some are correct. Find out which part has an error and mark it as your answer.If there is no error, mark ‘No error’.

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8) Increasingly ,research is demonstrating that treatment for drug-addict (a) / offenders during and after incarceration can have (b)/  a significant beneficial effect upon future drug (c) / use,criminal behaviour and social functioning.(d)/ No error 

1) a
2) bc
3) c
4) db
5) No error 

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9) Yet,it must not be forgotten that(a) / this experiment in local self- government is (b) /being undertaken in a society (c)/ that is predominant illiterate.(d)/ No error 

1) a
2) b
3) c
4) d
5) No error 

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10) But in spite of all the weaknesses of journalism, newspapers, (a) / it can well be concluded, that if honestly run, (b) / they are the most useful and effective tools to enlight the people,to (c) / check the wrongs done by the government.(d) / No error 

1) a
2) b
3) c
4) d
5) No error 

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1)  e
After rearrangement correct sentence will be “National development goals, including the newly devised framework for disaster risk reduction and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, seek to lessen the impacts of natural disasters and promote sustainable development.”

2) A
‘you’ should be used in place of ‘unless’ as ‘to go’ will need an object,and ‘unless’ will be used in  place of  ‘you’ to make the sentence correct contextually and grammatically. 

3) b
After rearrangement correct sentence will be “Since international capital markets are more likely to have comparable businesses in innovative sectors, the analysts in those markets are better equipped to unlock the valuation potential of these Indian companies.”

4) C
‘Brand’ refers to a particular identity or image regarded as an asset. ‘Stock’ refers to the capital raised by a company or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares. ‘Bond’ is an interest-bearing security issued by governments, companies and some other organisations. ‘Barter’ refers to exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money. ‘Bankruptcy’ means the state of being bankrupt. The given blanks can either use ‘bond’ or ‘stock’ as both are similar in meaning. Bonds and stocks are both securities, but the major difference between the two is that (capital) stockholders have an equity stake in a company (that is, they are owners), whereas bondholders have a creditor stake in the company (that is, they are lenders). Being a creditor, bondholders have priority over stockholders. Thus, ‘bond’ is the best fit word for the given blanks as it is clearly stated that it is a form of loan. This 
makes option C the correct answer.

5) D
From the given passage it is evident that we 
have to take the word filling the blanks in 
relation to the word ‘emission’ which 
means the production and discharge of 
something, especially gas or radiation. 
‘Norms’ refer to a standard or pattern, 
especially of social behaviour, that is typical or 
expected. Thus ‘emission norms’ cannot be a 
correct term as it is not related social 
behaviour. ‘Pollutants’ mean a substance that 
pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere. If this word is used in the given first blank it does not provide the correct term being defined. ‘Factors’ refer to a circumstance, fact, or influence that 
contributes to a result. ‘Standards’ refer to a required or agreed level of quality or attainment. ‘Limits’ means a restriction on the size or amount of something permissible or possible. Of all the given options ‘factors’ and ‘standards’ can be seen as the most appropriate words for the given blanks. But an emission factor is a representative value that attempts to relate the quantity of a pollutant released to the atmosphere with an activity associated with the release of that pollutant. Thus, option D is the best fit answer for the given blanks.

6) E
‘Aspects’ mean a particular part or feature of something. ‘Pollutants’ mean a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere. ‘Employ’ means give work to (someone) and pay them for it. ‘Operate’ means (of a person) control the functioning of (a machine, process, or system). ‘Manipulate’ means control or influence (a person or situation) cleverly or unscrupulously. The passage hints towards unscrupulous usage of the environment for our own betterment. Thus, option E is the best fit answer for the given blanks.

7) E
The given blank is to be taken in consideration 
with the word ‘administrative’. ‘Administrative 
Adjudication’ means a decision or sentence 
imposed by a judge. ‘Administrative Division’ 
refers to is a portion of a country or other 
region delineated for the purpose of 
administration. ‘Administrative hearing’ refers 
to an informal way of resolving disputes 
between agencies and citizens without the 
strict procedural rules of a court. 
‘Administrative Service’ refer to managing, planning, directing, and coordinating supportive services of an organization. ‘Administrative legislation’ is the body of law and legal work that deals with government agencies. Thus, option A fits all three blanks correctly.

8) a
The error is in (a) part of the sentence.
Drug-addicted is the correct usage.
‘Drug -addict’ is used as noun but here it’s used as an adjective to modify the noun ‘offenders’.Hence ,drug-addicted will be used.
‘Incarceration’ means imprisonment. 
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9) (d)
The error is in (d) part of the sentence.
Use ‘predominantly ‘ in place of predominant.

10) (c)
The error is in (c) part of the sentence.
Use ‘enlighten ‘ in place of ‘enlight’.
Enlighten(v) means ‘to make clear to someone’. 

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