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Probationary Officer : General English

Direction (Questions 1 to 5): Pick out word with the Opposite meaning. 1. Though his view is correct his behavior was impertinent (a) healthy (b) respectful (c) inadequate (d) smooth (e) impressive Ans (b)

2. The commission took two years to sift through the massive collection of documents. (a) meager (b) heavy (c) light (d) short (e) ugly Ans (c) 3. The Minister¶s speech precipitated the matter. (a) aggravate (b) create (c) defer (d) push (e) pull Ans (c) 4. The chairman rebuked the accounts officer. (a) received (b) awarded (c) invited (d) strengthened (e) praised Ans (b) 5. The manager is quite tactful and handles the workers union very effectively. (a) disciplined (b) naive (c) strict (d) loose (e) relaxed Ans (b)
Direction (Questions 6 to 10): Pick out the word synonymous with the one in the sentence given below. 6. After the dismal show the caption resigned his job. (a) poor

(b) sorrowful (c) minimum (d) short (e) miser Ans (a)

7. The boy gave a graphic account of the theft. (a) picture (b) drawing (c) vivid (d) broad (e) vague Ans (c) 8. The soldier displayed exceptional courage and saved the members of his platoon. (a) avoidable (b) unusual (c) strange (d) abnormal (e) new Ans (b) 9. The police officer found that the documents recovered were fabricated. (a) prepared (b) forged (c) genuine (d) historical (e) constricted Ans (b) 10. In spite of their efforts, they could not make much headway. (a) progress (b) thinking (c) efforts (d) starts (e) results Ans (a)
Fill up to blanks in the following Questions from 11 to 18 picking out from the choices. 11. Mahesh _____ me coming to his table, he smiled and ___ me a chair (a) looked, gave (b) welcomed, took (c) saw, offered (d) found, signaled (e) met, sat Ans (c)

12. The counter Clerk was very busy and ____ not pay any ___ to Sohan¶s request. (a) did, attention (b) had, cash (c) could, respect (d) can, help (e) Certainly, acceptance Ans (a) 13. We are ___ to have him ____ here to make this function a great success (a) happy, arrive (b) wonderful, again (c) sure, come (d) pleased, over (e) proud, leave Ans (d) 14. Satyam ___ another feather ___ his cap by his performance in one day match. (a) created, by (b) took, in (c) captured, from (d) kept, in (e) added, to Ans (e) 15. The state Govt. staff ___ threatened to launch an indefinite strike from next month to ___ their demands. (a) have, press (b) did, get (c) were, meet (d) nearly, fulfill (e) has, press Ans (a) 16. The speech ___ with subtle threats has resulted in ___ tension. (a) full, escalating (b) started, reduced (c) followed, continuous (d) replete, increased (e) forced, dissolving Ans (d) 17. By long queues and bad weather the voters__ their way to the polling stations ___ a lot. (a) undaunted, made (b) making, suffered (c) encouraged, prepared (d) going, dropped

(e) satisfied, turned Ans (b) 18. The CM ____ the house that ____ action would be taken against all those involved in corruption. (a) instructed, preventive (b) called, stick (c) assured, stringent (d) reiterated, strictly (e) informed, constructive Ans (c)
Direction (Questions 19 to 25):In each of the following questions , a part of sentence is given with underline. Below each sentence, four choices numbered (a), (b), (c), (d) are given which can substitute the part of the sentence printed with underline. Find out the choice which can correctly substitute that part of the sentence. The number of that choice is the answer. If µNo correction needed¶ is your answer, the choice is (e). 19. He has received no other message than an urgent telegram asking him to rush village soon. (a) asked him to rush his village (b) asking him to have to his village (c) asking him to rush to his village (d) asking him rushing at his village (e) No correction required Ans (a)

20. We must take it granted that Anju will not come for today¶s function. (a) take it for granted (b) taking it granted (c) took it as granted (d) have it granted (e) Non correction required Ans (a) 21. I earnestly believes that you will visit our relatives during your trip to Mumbai. (a) had hardly believe that (b) sincerely believe (c) certainly believing that (d) could not believe (e) No correction required Ans (b) 22. The train will leave at 8.30 pm, we have been ready by 7.30 pm so that we can reach the station in time (a) were (b) must be (c) are (d) should have

(e) No correction required Ans (b) 23. Binita unnecessarily picked up a quarrel with Sanjay and left the party. (a) has picked up (b) picked on (c) picked (d) picking up (e) No correction required Ans (e) 24. Raja has the guts to rise from the occasion and come out successfully. (a) in rising from (b) to raise with (c) to rise against (d) to rise to (e) No correction required Ans (d) 25. I need not offer any explanation, my behaviour is speaking itself. (a) will speak to itself (b) speaks for itself (c) has been speaking (d) speaks about itself (e) No correction required Ans (b)

which had existing account . widespread in Africa and µthrift and credit groups¶ in india demonstrate that poor households save. Till now. Savings can also keep them away from the cluthes of mone lenders. Research shows the efficacy of nformal institutions in increasing the savings of the small account holders. A large majority of the poor in India are outside the formal banking system. For the poor household. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.an MFI in the Philippines. For the poor. make them turn to other informal channels or other institutions.poor households want to save and contrary to the common perception. Instead . T present. lack of information on the account holder. low volumes of savings in the accounts. economic costs of going to the bank and the need for flexibility in their accounts. interfacing with the banks with their paper work. the policy o financial inclusion sets out to remedy this by making available a basic banking µno frills¶ account either with nil or very minimum balances as well as charges that would make such accounts accessible to vast sections of the population.State Bank of India Clerk Exam Solved Paper Solved Question paper 2008 : English Language General English Directions ± (questions 41 to 55) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. the mere opening of a bank account in the name of every house hold or adult person may not be enough. as they may invest in slightly more risky activities which have an overall higher rate of return. which lacks access to the formal insurance system and the credit system . Thus. commercial banks do not find it viable to provide services to the poor especially in the rural areas because of huge transaction costs. banks were looking at these accounts from a purely credit perspective. unless these accounts and the financial services offered to them are used by the account holders. savings provide a safety net and help then tide over crisis. However. etc. but lack control . informal mutual saving systems like the rotating savings and the credit associations . do have the funds to save .make formal institutions more favourable to lending them shift to more productive activities. there are constraints on both the supply and the demand side. they should look at this from the point of view of meeting the huge need of the poor for savings.

the author¶s main objective in writing the passage is to² (A) criticize the concept of financial inclusion (B) point out the problems of financial inclusion (C) discuss ways of making the financial inclusion policy successful (D) compare financial inclusion policies of different countries (E) cite research in support of role of MFIs in achieving financial inclusion . The products with commitment features should be optional. these products were popular even though these had restrictions. He could not dip into savings even if he wanted to. The other type was deposit options. (E) to regulate the rate at which moneylenders lend to the poor 42. Results showed that those who opted for these accounts with restrictions had substantially greater saving rates than those who did not. was studied. 41.the policy of financial inclusioncan be a success if financial inclusion focuses on both saving needs and credit needs. by making innovative use of technology available and offering mobile vans with ATM and deposit collection features which could visit villages periodically. Furthermore transactions costs for the poor could be cut down. One type had withdrawal restrictions in the sense that it required individuals to restrict their own accounts until the reached a self-specified and documented goal. having a diversified product portfolio for the poor but recognizing that self control problems need to be addressed by having commitment devices. (D) to make formal basic banking services available to the poor. What is the aim of the financial inclusion policy? (A) A focus on savings needs rather than credit need of the poor (B) minimizing utilization of technology in banks so as to reduce transaction costs for the poor (C)to boost low savings volumes in banks by encouraging savings among the rural poor. They offered new products with¶commitment features¶. Clients could purchase a locked box for a small fee. Surprisingly. These accounts did not pay any extra money and were illiquid. The key was with the bank and the client has to bring the box to the bank to make a deposit.holders.

. 2. Demand for such products was high. Why do the poor not utilize banking services? 1. 2. They were an effective means of increasing the savings of small account holders. Costs of reaching banks have to be borne by the poor. (A) only 2 (B) both 1 and 2 (C) both 2 and 3 (D) all 1. (A) All 1. Informal institutions offer higher rates of interest than those in banks. 3. 3. Bank personnel do not treat the poor respectfully because their savings amounts are minimal. Such facilities can only be offered by informal institutions like MFIs. (B) Only 2 (C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Both 1 and 3 (E) None of these 44. Which of the following is a recommendation made by the author regarding financial inclusion? (A) Reduce the paper work involved by seeking less information about the account holder.2and 3 (E) none of these 45. Which of the following can be inferred about products with commitment features? 1.43. 2 and 3.

(3) Lack of self control. Which of the following is true in the context of the passage? (A) There are no informal means for the poor to save in India . (C) Make commitment features compulsory for all savings accounts. (D) Entrust the responsibility of financial inclusion solely to MFIs (E) Provide credit facilities even to those without savings accounts 46.(B) Lower transaction costs by utilizing latest technology. What do the results of the study conducted in Philippines indicate? (A) Account holders in MFIs have higher savings rates than banks. Which of the following factors affects µsavings¶ behavior among the poor? (1) Threats from moneylenders if they avail of banking services. (B) Many of the poor have to turn to moneylenders because of strict restrictions in MFLs (C) Having accounts with restriction on withdrawal requires the bank to offer a higher rate of interest (D) There should be strong security measures for deposit option accounts for the poor (E) None of these 48. (2) Documentation required before availing of banking services. 2 and 3 (C) Only 3 (D) Both 2 and 3 (E) None of these 47. (A) Only 1 (B) All 1.

What is/are the outcome(s) of encouraging savings for the poor? 1. Banks are more willing to disburse loans to those who save. What was the view of banks regarding the bank accounts of the poor in the past? (A) They were considered a problem since account holders information needed to be updated constantly (B) Focus should be more on providing savings facilities not credit (C) Moneylenders should be regulated so that they share responsibility of disbursing loans to the poor (D) Products with commitment features will not be successful (E) None of these Directions² (Q 51-53) choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage. It frees them from the exploitation of moneylenders. They should invest in risky but high return ventures. (A) Only 1 (B) Both 1 and 2 (C) Only 3 (D) All 1.(B) Having savings encourages the poor to invest only I low risk ventures (C) There is a huge demand for savings facilities among poor house holds (D) Presently commercial banks feel that it is feasible to provide banking services to the poor in rural areas (E) There are many official innovative savings like ROSCAs in Africa 49. . 2 and 3 (E) None of these 50. 2. 3.

54. Remedy: (A) Medicine (B) Solve (C) Restore (D) Therapy (E) Heal Directions² (Q54-55) choose the word which is the most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.51. Optional: (A) voluntary (B) Compromise . Demonstrate: (A) Protest (B) Occur (C) Estimate (D) Appear (E) Prove 53. Purely: (A) Morally (B) Honestly (C) Completely (D) Perfectly (E) Cleanly 52.

(D) (E) No error 57. the answer is (E). Real estate prices in the / business district of the city / are expected to (A) (B) (C) rise / at 155 this year. The scheme failed because / some states could not / manage not to (A) (B) (C) raise/ the necessary funds. The letter of that part is the answer. if any. (Ignore errors of punctuation. 56. If there is no error. if any). The error. By so early as next year /that leading investment bank/ has plans to . (D) (E) No error 58. will be in one part of the sentence. Accessible: (A) Convenient (B) Unavailable (C) Unfavorable (D) Unpleasant (E) formal Directions² (Q 56-65) read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it.(C) Pressure (D) mandatory (E) Free 55.

(D) (E) No error 62. (C) (D) (E) No error 61. the crucial point to / be discussed at the /meetings is how to / well (A) (B) (C) implement the policy. . (D) (E) no error 60. Experts have recommended that/ the government reconsidered/ (A) (B) restrictions imposed o foreign / investment in real estate. (D) (E) No error 59. He wants to / set up a laboratory / to undertake research / into a (A) (B) (C) vaccine for cancer.(A) (B) (C) open / an office in new Delhi. There is lots of / supports from the employees / for the proposal to / (A) (B) (C) merge with the parent company.

(D) (E) No error 64. (A) Led to (B) Will lead towards (C) And has led in (D) which has led to .70) which of the phrases (A). According to him/ two factors which are /needy for success / are (A) (B) (C) discipline and diligence. (D) (E) No error 65.(D) (E) No error 63.(C)and (D)given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the followings sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and µno correction is required¶ mark (E) as the answer.(B). The bank is overstaffed. It is truth / that India is / the largest consumer of / gold in the world. has led to low productivity. 66. Because of the pace at / which the company is growing/ I believe it will (A) (B) easily / achieve their target. (A) (B) (C) (D) (C) (E) No error Directions² (Q 66.

(A) You delay to take (B) If you delay taking (C) Your delay in taking (D) To delay by taking (E) No correction required 68.(E) no correction required 67. without the development of rural people in the country can no claim to be developed. (A) can never claim . absence off any guidelines. Today management student itself are opted to work for NGOs even though the salaries offered to them are low. (A) absent of (B) in the absence of (C) because of the absence (D) without being absent (E) no correction required 70. (A) student itself is (B) students themselves are (C) students have (D) student himself has (E) no correction required 69. they are unwilling to take up the project. You delay in taking a decision conveys a negative impression.

(D) (E) all correct 73.which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate.(C) and (D) . mark (E) i.if any.(B). In our opinion the exicting assessment system requires immediate (A) (B) revision. (C) (D) (E) all correct 72. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence. In responds to the advertisement a sizeable number of candidates (A) (B) have submitted their applications (C) (D) (C) . the organization preferred to hire locale population as they (A) (B) understood the language and customer preferences.e ³all correct´ a your answer. Find out the word.(B) being claimed (C) not able to claim (D) have not any claim (E) no correction required Directions²(Q 71-75) in each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given.these are lettered as (A). 71. one of these words prined in bold may either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context o the sentence.the numberof that word is your answer.

despite (D) approved . (A) according . (E) all correct 75..because (E) decided . (E) all correct Directions² (Q 76-80) in each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. The retirement of his father. to become chairman of the group ««««. Mr. Srinivasan is ««««.following (B) voted .urgent . «««««« to your error the «««««.important (B) duly .(D) and (E).(B). Consignment has been delayed by a week.below each five pairs of words have been denoted by letters (A). (A) set .(E) all correct 74. 76. there is no guarantee that I this model is adopted the entire sector (A) (B) (C) (D) will prosper.subsequent (C) selected .find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete . with the unique initiative the company hopes to sustain its currant (A) (B) (C) (D) growth rate.after 77.(C).

open (E) around .crucial (E) admitting . in sales the software firm has achieved an eight percent «««««« in net profit. (A) surge .entire (D) added .special 78..(C) owig .risks (D) sanction .rise (C) decline . on account of the «««««. held (B) nearly . (A) approximate.skills (E) provided. how .loss (E) growth .operated 80.maintain (D) above .fall (B) increase .authorized (C) over . we are proud to say that today«««««« 26 percent of our total accounts are ««««.course (C) imparted . by women and senior citizens. advance 79.. to trade online. Special training to employees on ««««. the company has «««««..benefits (B) offered . (A) announced .slope (D) hike .

(E) 53. (C) 43. (E) 51. (C) 52. (B) 54. (A) 60. (C) 57. (C) 49. (D) . (B) 50. (B) 61. (A) 45. (D) 42.Key 41. (D) 55. (B) 56. (A) 48. (E) 58. (A) 59. (D) 47. (D) 44. (B) 46.

(A) 71. (3). (D) 76.2008 Directions²(Q. (D) 65. (4). (2). . then answer the questions given below them² 1. by Henri Desgrange. (B) 79. a magazine editor in Paris. (C) 78. (B) 70. (E) 80. (5) and (6) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph.62. (E) 75. (C) 68. (E) Union Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam . (A) 66. (A) 74. 1±5) Rearrange the following six sentences (1). (E) 63. (B) 72. (D) 67. (C) 69. (C) 64. (A) 77. (A) 73. It was a cycling race launched in 1903.

The Tour de France is a test of human endurance. 4. Which of the following should be the second sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 3. His idea worked and the magazine boomed. 3. Till today the race remains more popular than he could ever have dreamed. Which of the following should be the first sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 2. 5. 3.500 kilometre long cycling race.2. He wanted to achieve this by covering every stage of the three week long. His aim was to boost the circulation of his magazine. 1. Which of the following should be the third sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 . 6.

(E) .4. (E) 10. If there is no error. Which of the following should be the fifth sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 6 5. (D) No error. The error. (E) 9. On account of the rising (A)/costs many people are (B)/finding it difficult (C)/ to feed their families. It is unlikely that you will (A)/find a more qualified and experience (B)/candidate than Mr. if any. Since the US economy experiences (A)/a recession many Asian countries (B)/are likely to have (C)/reduced growth rates this year. (D) No error. By marketing agriculture (A)/products well. (Ignore errors of punctuation. (E) 7. (D) No error. (D) No error. Which of the following should be the sixth (Last) sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 (E) 6 Directions²(Q. The letters of that part is the answer. will be in one part of the sentence. (E) 8. Prasad (C)/for the post of President. the answer is (E). (E) 11. Oil is now so expensive that (A)/India will have to cut subsidies (B)/instead face running out (C)/of funds to import oil. if any.) 6. 6±15) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. we (B)/can ensure that (C)/farmers make a good profit. On account of the week (A)/long strike the factory (B)/was forced to close and (C)/next month¶s shipment will delay. (D) No error. (D) No error.

I «(21)« his leadership first hand. will «(16)« his ninetieth birthday. each of which has been numbered. Mandela on his autobiography ³Long Walk to Freedom´. The promotion means (A)/that you may be (B)/post in Chennai (C)/from next month. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each. but he has remained «(17)«. He has also set up a scholarship programme whose «(19)« was to promote leadership among young Africans. The plane landed safely and when we got into the car taking us to the hotel he «(24)« to me. The foundation has launched an Aids awareness campaign. who was reading his paper as if he was a passenger on a morning train to work. When our company was (A)/faced financial difficulties (B)/the training budget was (C)/the first to be cut. Find out the appropriate word in each case. Twenty minutes «(22)« to landing the engine failed. (D) No error. During the 1990s. During his election campaign we were on board a plane discussing his book. (D) No error. (A) tribute (B) remember (C) honour (D) celebrate (E) rejoice 17. (D) No error. one of which fits the blank appropriately. This project is (A)/too big to (B)/undertake successfully at (C)/such short of notice. ³I was terrified on the plane !´ As a leader he realized he was a model for others and this gave him the strength to «(25)« over his own fear. 46664. (D) No error. 16. five words are suggested. (A) resigned (B) active (C) influenced .(E) 13. named «(18)« Mandela¶s prison number. «(20)« I worked with Mr. Conservationists believe that (A)/better management of national parks (B)/is the only way to save (C)/India¶s tiger population from extinction. one of the most inspiring leaders of our times. continuing his work through the Nelson Mandela Foundation. (E) Directions²(Q. Nelson Mandela retired from politics in 1999.12. (E) 14. Many began to panic. 16±25) In the following passage there are blanks. The only thing that «(23)« them was looking at Mandela. In July 2008. (E) 15.

(A) wish (B) pursuit (C) result (D) plot (E) aim 20. (A) by (B) with (C) after (D) as (E) thereafter 19. (A) before . (A) when (B) that (C) period (D) later (E) alongside 21.(D) participant (E) reserved 18. (A) felt (B) acquainted (C) experienced (D) underwent (E) learned 22.

Over the past few decades. (A) speaks (B) confided (C) confidentially (D) entrusted (E) assured 25. Asian economies expanded at an average annual rate of 8·1%. inflation in Asia averaged only about 3·5%. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions. In May. (A) success (B) overcame (C) dominate (D) victory (E) triumph Directions²(Q. (A) calmed (B) soothing (C) composed (D) restraint (E) discipline 24. many Asian nations transformed from poverty into global competitors. 26±40) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. triple that of advanced economies.(B) sooner (C) close (D) prior (E) advance 23. Over the same period. But Asia could be facing turbulent economic times. From 2003 to 2007. the average inflation rate .

For now. In the Philippines. The growth rate of Asian countries was facilitated by growth in advanced countries. so Asian governments are on their own. Developing nations need to grow quickly to create jobs and increase incomes for their large populations. led by spikes in oil and food prices. which individual governments can do little to control. unable to afford fuel for tractors. 3. 26. So they cannot overreact to the inflation threat and scale down economic growth in the process. 2. Policymakers and central bankers are forced to raise interest rates and limit credit to get inflation under control. With prices soaring. Inflation stirs up the middle classes because it can quickly erase years of hardwon personal gains. But to avoid unrest. The Reserve Bank of India increased its benchmark rate twice last month to a six year high of 8·5%. Most central banks in Asia have started raising interest rates. But these same measures suppress the investment and consumption that generates growth. World Bank President Robert Zoellick called rising food and oil prices a man-made µcatastrophe¶ that could quickly reverse the gains made in overcoming poverty over the past seven years. Asian policymakers have learned their lessons and are more alert. Even though inflation throughout the region is likely to continue to rise in coming months. and so are far better prepared to absorb external shocks than they were during the region¶s last recession ten years ago. because families have to spend a larger share of their meagre incomes on necessities. farmers. Inflation is cruel to the poor. doing nothing is not an option. the highest in 13 years.throughout the region reached nearly 7%. no one is expecting an economic calamity. though. In India. The combination of slowing growth and soaring inflation makes economic policymaking tricky. Which of the following can be said about Asian economies during the period from 20032007 ? 1. Prices are being driven higher by a global surge in oil and food prices. (A) All 1. and 3 (B) Only 1 (C) Only 2 . leaders cannot blindly adopt rigid anti-inflation measures. Of course. inflation jumped to an 11·6% annual rate in June. use water buffaloes to plough their fields. 2. inflation is not of domestic origin. Many of the poor countries were able to compete internationally. there is more talk than action on the international front. Though inflation was rising at the time politicians did not pay much attention. inflation is not just a problem in Asia. Voters won¶t hesitate to remove from office any politician who doesn¶t deliver the goods. According to the Asian Development Bank Asian countries have large hard currency reserves and relatively healthy banks. according to the latest government figures. The challenge is especially difficult because currently.

2. 3. (A) Only 1 (B) Both 1 and 3 . Checks on lending. The condition of Asian banks is currently both stable and strong. What makes it difficult for Asian countries to control inflation ? (A) Restrictions by organizations like the Asian Development Bank (B) Governments are indecisive and adopt counterproductive measures (C) The problem is global in nature. 2. not restricted to their individual countries (D) Countries have never faced a financial crisis (E) Economic growth rate cannot occur in the absence of inflation 29. Which of the following is not an anti-inflation measure being used by Asian countries ? 1.(D) Both 1 and 2 (E) None of these 27. Asian countries have not maintained substantial hard currency reserves. 3. Subsidising fuel for farmers. Increase in benchmark interest rate by a central bank. The Asian Development Bank will bail them out of any trouble. Why are experts not very concerned about the impact of inflation on Asian economies ? 1. (A) Only 3 (B) Both 1 and 2 (C) Both 2 and 3 (D) Only 2 (E) None of these 28.

What could the impact of stringent inflation measures be ? (A) Increased consumption as families spend a larger part of their income on essential goods (B) Politicians may be voted out of power (C) Economic growth rate remains constant (D) Oil prices within the country remain stable despite high global prices (E) None of these 32. What is the author¶s advice to politicians regarding the handling of inflation ? (A) They should focus on preventing agitations among their citizens not implementing antiinflation measures (B) They ought to implement anti-inflation measures even at the cost of losing office (C) They must focus on maintaining high economic growth rate as inflation will taper off on its own (D) Countries should handle the problem independently and not collectively (E) None of these 31. Why has inflation been referred to as a µcatastrophe¶ ? .(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Only 2 (E) None of these 30. Why is high economic growth necessary for developing countries ? (A) To catch up with the growth rate of the advanced countries (B) To sustain their economies despite the ill effects of inflation (C) To provide better educational opportunities to their citizens (D) To create employment opportunities for citizens (E) None of these 33.

Growth rate in advanced countries was low so the effects of inflation were not felt.(A) Prices of essential commodities are unaffordable for all (B) Our past efforts to reduce poverty will be nullified (C) Governments are unstable and do not take stringent decisions (D) It has divided countries rather than ensuring co-operation among them (E) None of these 34. Closing the economy to global markets will reduce inflation. Which of the following factors was responsible for inflation in India ? (A) Reserve Bank India raising the interest rates very frequently (B) High population growth (C) Sudden rise in prices of oil worldwide (D) Reckless competition with China (E) None of these Directions²(Q. 2 and 3 35. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage ? 1. 36±38) Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage. India has been the most severely affected by inflation. 3. 36. 2. stirs (A) trembles . (A) None (B) Only 1 (C) Only 2 (D) Both 2 and 3 (E) All 1.

39±40) Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage. 39. scale (A) descent (B) climb (C) hindrance (D) cut (E) measure 38.(B) moves (C) mixes (D) inspires (E) agitates 37. origin (A) ancestry (B) source (C) inauguration (D) down (E) heritage Directions²(Q. turbulent (A) quiet (B) rest (C) soothes (D) stormy (E) lawful .

The main objective of the workshop has made children aware of Western classical music. Sunita arrived an hour early at the station. (A) but later for (B) and been late to (C) after being late (D) and being late for (E) No correction required 43. (A) rarely to subjects . As a famous historian he has travelled around the world giving lectures on rare subjects. 41±45) Which of the phrases (A). 41. (B).40. If the sentence is correct as it is and µNo correction is required¶. Afraid of missing her train and was late for the meeting. mark (E) as the answer. (C) and (D) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. (A) will make children aware (B) is to make children aware (C) is making aware children (D) awareness of children (E) No correction required 42. gains (A) decreases (B) fails (C) deprives (D) frauds (E) losses Directions²(Q.

to««««..(B) of rare subject (C) with rarest of subject (D) in subjects rarely (E) No correction required 44. evaluate . convert (B) appointed. in recent years.. (D) and (E). (A) constituted. (A) in the opening ceremony (B) which the ceremony will open (C) where the opening ceremony (D) that the opening ceremony (E) No correction required 45.the transformation of the city into an international finance centre. The stadium wherever the opening ceremony will be held next month. is equipped with the latest facilities. (B). Below each five pairs of words have been denoted by letters (A). (C). 46±50) In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. A committee has been««««. Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete. (A) There has been (B) It has been (C) There is being (D) It may have been (E) No correction required Directions²(Q. 46. There will be a trend of unseasonal rainfall in April. oversee (C) converged.

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(B) 25. his forehead was anointed with red sandal paste. (D) 23. (C) 5. (E) 16. (A) 40. (B) 18. The King of Kanchi set off to conquer Karnat. (D) 50. (B) 42. (C) 31. (C) 9. (B) 2. (D) 4. (C) 45. (C) 14. ensure (B) improving. (E) 6. (A) 12. (E) 11. (C) 13. (D) 38. They would be a part of the victory parade for his subjects. Certain words/phrases are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions. (A) Bank of India Clerk Exam Solved Paper Solved Question paper 2008 Directions(Q. display Answers : 1. (C) 29.(A) relying. Around his neck was a garland of scarlet hibiscus and as was the custom for all. (D) 17. (B) 39. (A) 46. gold and precious stones taken from the conquered kingdom of Karnat. (E) 48. (C) 19. (A) 3. The elephants were laden with sandalwood. His Minister and the court jester were his only companions. (C) 22. 1to15) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. (B) 49. (E) 44. secure (C) advocating. finished his prayers to the goddess and turned to leave. necessitate (E) focusing. He was victorious in batttle. (E) 20. (C) 28. (A) 21. (E) 27. ivory. (D) 35. (B) 32. (D) 43. (B) 33. (B) 10. (D) 30. (E) 41. On his way back home he stopped at a temple. (B) 34. in a . (A) 8. (B) 47. (E) 26. (C) 36. (A) 24. (B) 15. (D) 7. (E) 37. confirm (D) debating. At one spot.

³Your Majesty. ³Karnat is at battle with Kanchi.´ The jester said. He bowed low in shame and said. µBut why ?´ The jester said. â¼ Let me go and see what they are playing. I can only laugh at God¶s gift of life. Why were the elephants carrying loads of gold and other valuables ? (A) This was what the king had looted from Karnat to distribute among his soldiers as a reward (B) This was the king¶s offering to the deity out of gratitude for making him victorious (C) It was what the king had plundered from Karnat to display to the people of his kingdom as a sign of victory (D) So that the people of the kingdom of Karnat acknowledged him as their new ruler (E) None of these 2.´ The children¶s parents came running from the nearby village and said. The King asked. (A) Both 1 and 3 (B) Only 1 (C) Both 1 and 2 . all lie silent in the village. please grant them pardon. He was not a loyal subject of the king. ³Teach these children and the village a lesson so that they never forget the King of Kanchi.´ 1. 2. please grant me leave to go now. ³They are naive. The King was soon joined by his troops and the children were still immersed in their game. ³His Majesty¶s honour has been saved. 3. Why did the king anoint his head with red sandal paste ? (A) As a mark of celebration to show he had been victorious (B) It was the usual practice for all devotees at the temple (C) To show other devotees that he was king (D) The priest requested him to do so (E) To show his soldiers that he had visited the temple 3. they spied some children play.´ The King asked.´ He went back to his camp. Which of the following cannot be said about the jester ? 1.´ The King asked.´ Trembling in the face of the king¶s anger he bravely continued.´ The Minister said. I shall become like you and I shall forget how to laugh.´ The King called his commander and ordered. ³Your Highness. He was afraid of the king¶s temper. ³If I stay in your Majesty¶s court. ³Cane them hard. He did not support the king¶s war against Karnat. The children had lined up two rows of clay dolls and were playing warriors and battles. ³Who is winning and who is the loser ?´ The children puffed their chests up and said.mango grove by the wayside. it was just a game. ³Who is fighting whom ?´ They said. ³The goddess has blessed our King. with the exception of hyenas and vultures.´ The Minister froze in disbelief. ³I cannot kill.´ The priest said. The King said. ³Karnat will win and Kanchi will lose. the King was furious and the jester burst into laughter. The King commanded. That evening the Commander stood before the King. I cannot maim.

(A) Only 1 (B) Both 1 and 2 (C) Only 3 (D) Both 2 and 3 (E) None of these 6. What excuse was given for the childrens¶ behaviour ? (A) They were disobedient to their parent¶s wishes (B) They were unaware of the true facts of the battle (C) They were upset that their army had lost (D) They were in the habit of lying (E) None of these 5. He was the king¶s most valuable advisor. Which of the following describes the Minister ? 1. Which of the following was/were the outcome(s) of the soldiers beating the children ? 1. 2.(D) All 1. Why did the jester laugh at the children¶s reply to the king ? 1. 2 and 3 (E) None of these 4. He did not have a good sense of humour. Which of the following is true in the context of the passage ? (A) The king stopped at the temple to see what else could be plundered (B) The people of the village to which the children belonged developed great respect for the king (C) The Commander was ashamed at having obeyed the king¶s orders to cane the children (D) The jester was unhappy that the king had defeated the army of Karnat (E) The children had shown disrespect to the goddess by playing so close to the temple 7. He wanted to show that their reply was a joke to save them from being punished by the king. He was jealous of the jester. . 2. Why did the jester resign from his post ? (A) He felt that the king was too influenced by the Minister (B) To show that he disapproved of the king¶s action of punishing the children (C) He did not want to accompany the king on his war campaign (D) He was no longer able to make the king laugh (E) None of these 8. (A) Only 1 (B) Only 3 (C) Both 1 and 3 (D) Both 1 and 2 (E) None of these 9. 3. Their reply was cheeky because they knew he was the king. 3. The animals began to howl and wanted to attack the soldiers. They correctly predicted the outcome of the battle.

spied (A) noticed (B) keep watch (C) followed (D) spot (E) caught Directions(Q.15) Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage. The children¶s parents went to the king to beg for mercy. 2 and 3 (C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Only 2 (E) None of these 10. 11. immersed in (A) safe from (B) distracted from (C) boring . 14.2. The priest offered prayers to the goddess of the temple. froze (A) cold (B) numb (C) shivered (D) stood still (E) chill 12. Why was the king angry with the children ? (A) Because the game they were playing was dangerous (B) They had lied to him (C) They did not recognize him as king (D) They had unknowingly insulted him (E) They were rude to him Directions(Q. leave (A) holiday (B) transfer (C) exit (D) permission (E) farewell 13. 11 -13) Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage. (A) Only 1 (B) All 1. 3. 14 .

If the sentence is correct as it is and No correction is required. He did not ask for a raise since he had fear to lose his job. The organizers agreed to shift the conference at some place convenience to all participants. Your bonus will dependent the quality of your work. 16. (B). (A) is dependable (B) depends on (C) being dependent (D) going to depend (E) No correction required 17. mark (E) as the answer.20) Which of the phrases (A). pardon (A) punishment (B) excuse (C) convict (D) intolerance (E) imprison Directions(Q.(D) drowning in (E) entertained by 15. 16 . (A) was fearful of (B) was feared to (C) was afraid to (D) had been afraid to (E) No correction required 18. (A) were required to submit (B) required for submission . (A) sharper rise of (B) as sharp a rise (C) sharp rises in (D) sharply rising (E) No correction required 20. (A) any of the place convenient (B) at places convenient (C) from a place of convenience (D) to a place convenient (E) No correction required 19. In the 1970s banks required to submit their detailed plans of expansion to RBI. As compared to last year there has been a sharp rise in interest rates. (C) and (D) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct.

Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 . I had paid a lot of attention during training and could easily answer the questions till I came to the last one. (5) and (6) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph. 21.25) Rearrange the following Six sentences (1). (2). 5.(C) are required to submit (D) requirement of submitting (E) No correction required Directions(Q. then answer the questions given below themâ¼´ 1. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 24. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 22. During my internship we were given a quiz to see how much we had learnt. I thought the question was a joke. (3).´ 3. What is the name of the lady who cleans your floor ? 2. 6. 21 . (4). I had seen her but how would I know her name ? 4. he replied. I have never forgotten this lesson. I submitted my paper leaving the last question blank and asked the manager if it would count for assessment. Which of the following will be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 6 (E) 5 23. ³Yes´. ³In your career you will meet many people all of whom are significant even if all you do is greet them.

e. This is a company which believes (A) in transparency (B) and appointment is done strictly (C) on merit (D). No error. 31 . The letter of that word is the answer. To promote India as (A) / a tourist destination (B)/ the government has organized (C) / many cultural programmes. All correct (E) 29. He was convinced (A) that discipline (B) and hard work would result (C) in dividents (D) in the long run.The error. 26. will be in one part of the sentence.) 31. â¼×All correct⼌. All correct (E) 27. There will be a decline (A) in the probability (B) of oil companies because of the hike (C) in oil prices (D). All correct (E) Directions(Q. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 Directions(Q. Find out the wrongly spelt or inappropriate word. (D) No error (E) 32.30) In each sentence below four words have been printed in bold which are lettered (A). The refusal (A) of the Ministry to clear pending (B) dues is a course (C) for concern (D) . If all the words are correctly spelt and are appropriate the answer is (E). I do not know (A) / who of the (B) /new trainees should (C) / be confirmed. If there is no error. (D) No error (E) . (B). The revised government⼌s (A) /guidelines have reduced (B)/ the number of mergers (C) / taking place among banks. i.40) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. if any. One of these words may be wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. All correct (E) 28. My gole (A) is to acquire (B) a position (C) of authority (D) and respect within the organization. if any.(B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 25. (D) No error (E) 33. The letter of that part is the answer. All correct (E) 30.e. the answer is (E) i. (Ignore the errors of punctuation. 26 . (C) and (D).

41. He did not grant (A) / their request for a loan (B)/ although it would (C) / displease his boss. Since I was doing (A) / my MBA I initially (B)/ chose to specialize (C) / in marketing management. ¦(43)¦ to everyone¶s expectations he sanctioned an additional plant in ¦(44)¦ time. (D) No error (E) 36. by the time the plant was ¦(46)¦ the market would have improved. It is the ⼦(50)⼦ of the Institute¶s success. (D) No error (E) 35. I have seen a similar example at the Asian Institute of Management. He was ¦(45)¦ that since the cement industry was cyclic in nature. (D) No error (E) 39. (D) No error (E) 37. Banks in India (A) / cannot open ATMs (B)/ except obtaining (C) / approval from RBI. one of which fits the blank appropriately. (D) No error (E) 38. It did happen and the decision brought rich ¦(47)¦ when the plant was commissioned.34. which allows its professors to ⼦(49)⼦ their own business. The manager¶s belief that (A) / Ramesh is (B)/ incompetent is not (C) / necessary true. he ¦(41)¦ the company¶s growth plan in a dedicated manner and he never ¦(42)¦ focus. Not only was he a great entrepreneur but he also ⼦(48)⼦ all his senior people to be â¼×practising entrepreneurs⼌. This made their lectures more practical and less theoretical. As a leader. (D) No error (E) 40. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each. (A) moved (B) shifts (C) missed . an entrepreneur and a highly effective manager all rolled into one. He was a charismatic leader. Today the success of (A) / companies depends on the (B)/ quality of their products and(C) /efficient managing staff.50) In the following passage there are blanks. At present oil companies (A) / are making a loss of (B)/ rupees five on all (C) / litre of petrol that they sell. five words are suggested. (D) No error (E) Directions(Q. Find out the appropriate word in each case. 41 . each of which has been numbered. The cement industry in those days was doing badly. (A) achieved (B) implemented (C) visualised (D) persevered (E) aimed 42. Ashok has managed to (A) / achieve his sales targets (B)/ for the quarter very easily (C) / than we expected.

(A) any (B) mean (C) short (D) no (E) less 45. (A) Contrary (B) Opposite (C) Yet (D) Obedient (E) Different 44. (A) supply (B) diversity (C) rewards (D) pay (E) knowledge 48. (A) operational (B) install (C) use (D) produced (E) new 47.(D) changes (E) lost 43. (A) known (B) calculating (C) certain (D) dreamt (E) surely 46. (A) thought (B) tried (C) wished (D) encourage (E) wanted 49. (A) expand (B) function (C) chose (D) run (E) risk .

34. ³Tell me why you are so eager to die ?´ Pretending to be reluctant to reveal the reason the Prime . (C) 7. (C) Change ³very easily´to ³more easily´. (D) 45. Directions²(Q. 35. (B) 24. ³I should be the one to die first !´ each of them said. (E) 23. (B) Delete ³my´. (E) 20. 1 to 15) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. 40. (D) 25.Oriental Bank of Commerce . In pursuit of their prey they mistakenly rode into the neighbouring kingdom. (B) Clerk Exam .English The below questions was asked for the post of clerk Oriental Bank of Commerce. (A) Correct spelling is ³goal´. (C) 18. As they were strangers and had weapons they were arrested as spies by the soldiers there and were certain to be sentenced to death by the ruler. (C) 48. (D) Write ³necessarily true´. (B) 46. The two of them then began arguing. 36. (A) 22. (B) 17. (C) Write ³even though it would´. King Amir. (B) 9. The courtier was petrified and bowed his head in prayer. (B) 4. 38. why don¶t you appoint one of us as Prime Minister ? Subject us to a test to see who is truly the right person to be Prime Minister. 27. (D) Correct spelling is ³dividends´. (C) 2. Jealous of the Emperor¶s brother-inlaw the courtiers once said. Those present were astonished to hear their argument. 37. (B) 5.´ At the time the Prime Minister was out hunting with another courtier. (D) Write ³efficient managerial staff´. He was astonished to hear of their strange behaviour. (C) Write ³the government is organizing´. (A) 44. (E) 8. 32. (C) Correct spelling is´cause´. (B) 14. (A) 47. The Prime Minister pretending to be praying whispered something in his ear. (D) 19. The Emperor¶s brother-in-law was also his Prime Minister and his avourite courtier. (E) 6. 39. (A) 16. (C) 43. ³Your Majesty. (A) responsibility (B) secret (C) guarantee (D) prize (E) value Answers with Hints:1. (B) 31. The soldiers brought the two before King Amir. (A) 21. 28.50. (B) Write ³which of the´. He was not liked by the other courtiers as a result. (A) Write ³the government¶s revised´. (E) 30. (B) 42. (B) 3. (D) 13. (C) Write ³each´ in place of ³all´. 29. (D) 11. 33. (C) Write ³without obtaining´. (E) 49. (D) 50. (C) 26. (B) 15. (B) 12. (D) 10. 41.

He was confident that he would be rescued. He had prayed fervently asking God to save them. They realised the Emperor had made a wise choice in selecting his Prime Minister. our Emperor has a secret wish of annexing your kingdom. 2. Why did the two courtiers begin to argue with each other ? (A) They wanted to distract the soldiers so they could escape (B) It was a delaying tactics till they were rescued (C) They blamed each other for the predicament they were in (D) The Prime Minister wanted to stop the other courtier from divulging the Emperor¶s plan to . Why did the Emperor¶s two courtiers enter the neighbouring kingdom ? (A) The Emperor had asked them to deliver a message to its king (B) They wanted to spy on the neighbouring kingdom (C) They had accidentally wandered into neighbouring territory (D) The other courtiers had set a trap for them (E) Their curiosity about the kingdom led them to enter it 3. He felt that if he told King Amir the truth his life would be spared. 1. We felt that in case you changed your mind and set one of us free to return home he would not get the reward. Which of the following can be said about the Emperor ? (A) He reserved important posts for his family members (B) He had chosen a worthy Prime Minister (C) He was ruthless and wanted to conquer the neighbouring kingdom (D) He treated all his courtiers shabbily except his brother-inlaw (E) He deliberately endangered the lives of his courtiers in order to test them 5. (A) None (B) Only 1 (C) Only 2 (D) Both 2 and 3 (E) Only 3 4. King Amir refused to kill either of the two and sent them home.Minister bowed respectfully and said.´ King Amir was worried when he heard this. If you kill us the Emperor can attack your kingdom on the pretext of avenging our deaths. Why were the courtiers not on good terms with the Emperor¶s brother-in-law ? (A) The Emperor used to only heed his brother-in-law¶s advice (B) He was cleverer than they were and he would remind them of it (C) He was empowered to take decisions on behalf of the Emperor (D) He had more power and prestige and earned more than they did (E) None of these 2. When they heard about the incident the Emperor¶s courtiers bowed their heads. They were ashamed. 3. Concerned that the lives of his subjects would be lost in war. The Emperor has also promised us a great reward for our sacrifice. Why was the Emperor¶s brotherin-law not afraid when faced with death ? 1. ³Sir.

Which of the following does not describe the Emperor¶s reaction to the courtiers¶ request to appoint one of them as Prime Minister ? 1. 3. They were very respectful to him although he had condemned them to death. (A) Only 1 (B) Both 1 and 2 (C) Only 3 (D) Only 2 (E) None of these 7. They had managed to convince the soldiers to set them free. 2. Which of the following is NOT true in the context of the passage ? (A) King Amir was concerned about the welfare of his people (B) The Emperor¶s brother-inlaw had enemies at court (C) King Amir set the Emperor¶s brother-in-law free on account of his bravery (D) The Emperor¶s brother-inlaw was deserving of the post of Prime Minister (E) The Prime Minister was a quick thinker 10. 2 and 3 (E) None of these 9. Why did King Amir set the two courtiers free ? (A) He believed their story that the Emperor was planning to attack (B) He had great respect for their courage (C) He had ascertained they were not spies so he set them free (D) He was impressed by the wisdom of the Emperor¶s courtiers (E) None of these 8. What was the courtiers¶ reaction when they heard about the Prime Minister¶s safe return ? (A) They were disappointed because their plan had failed (B) They were ashamed of their plot to kill him (C) They were upset to hear about his bad experience (D) They bowed in respect and praised his wisdom (E) None of these . He disregarded it completely and punished the courtiers. Each was volunteering to be killed first. He thought about asking his brother-in-law to resign.the enemy (E) None of these 6. 3. What surprised King Amir about the courtiers¶ behaviour ? 1. (A) Only 1 (B) Only 3 (C) Both 1 and 3 (D) All 1. 2. He tested his brother-in-law to prove he was best suited for the post of Prime Minister.

If the sentence is correct as it is and µNo correction is required¶. 11 to 13) Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage. pretext (A) excuse (B) guess (C) crime (D) example (E) fraud 13. (B). 14 and 15) Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage. (C) and (D) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. mark (E) as the answer. petrified (A) panic (B) scared (C) feared (D) alarming (E) terror Directions²(Q. 14. 11. . subject (A) topic (B) undergo (C) expose (D) citizen (E) accountable 12. right (A) immoral (B) unsuitable (C) inaccurate (D) inconvenient (E) error 15.Directions±(Q. 16 to 20) Which of the phrases (A). reveal (A) secret (B) darken (C) disclose (D) hide (E) invisible Directions²(Q.

(A) Owing to the heavy rains (B) Because of raining heavily (C) Since heavily it rained (D) In raining heavily (E) No correction required Directions²(Q. (B). (C) and (D). These are lettered as (A).16. A date for the committee meeting to discuss the details of the proposal has yet to be decided.e. (A) targeted assignment (B) assigned target (C) assigning of target (D) target assigned (E) No correction required 17. mark (E) i. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. (A) are ensured (B) have to ensure (C) being ensured (D) should be ensured (E) No correction required 18. (A) will be yet decided (B) is been decided yet (C) have not been still decided (D) is not yet been decided (E) No correction required 20. Since petroleum products are taxed (A) heavily they are a majar (B) source (C) of revenue (D) for the government. Banks must be ensured that 18 per cent of their loans is given to the agricultural sector. With the raining heavily the multi-storey office building was badly damaged and collapsed. they will not be able to meet the assign target to them. The letter of that word is your answer. One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. All correct (E) . µAll correct¶ as your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence. The government has announced several initiatives benefiting to factory workers. (A) beneficial (B) for benefiting to (C) which will benefit (D) benefited to (E) No correction required 19. In these circumstances. 21. 21 to 25) In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given.

5. All correct (E) 24. We thus owe the miracle of light as much to his perseverance as to his genius. 2. Even though the proposal appearrs (A) practical (B) the committee should discuss (C) it at length. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 (E) 6 28. (2). 1. His friends too travelled all over the world from South America to India in search of a suitable fibre. (D) All correct (E) 23. then answer the questions given below them. Edison invented the long lasting electric light bulb. (4). (3). To find a fibre to burn inside a bulb he experimented with over two thousand items. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 27. 4. However he did not invent it overnight. All correct (E) 25. The Indian stock market has been one of the well (A) performing (B) markets globally (C) during the current (D) year. 26 to 30) Rearrange the following six sentences (1). 6. (5) and (6) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph. (D) All correct (E) Directions²(Q.22. 3. With all this experimentation he incurred an expenditure of over a million dollars before success smiled on him. People should constantly (A) upgrade their skills (B) in order to be effective (C) and efficient. Had the scheme been allowed (A) to continue (B) it would have generated (C) attracted (D) returns. 26. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 .

(D) No error (E) . (D) No error (E) 35. (D) No error (E) 33. (D) No error (E) 38. (D) No error (E) 32. After graduating from college (A) / having an engineering degree (B) / he received a job offer (C) / from a reputed American firm. (D) No error (E) 37. In order for (A) / the scheme to be (B) / successful we require as (C) / much as twenty investors. (D) No error (E) 39. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 (E) 6 Directions²(Q. One of the important lesson (A) / he taught me was to save (B) / at least thirty per cent (C) / of my gross income. We shall be calling a meeting (A) / next week to assess (B) / the causes of frequently (C) / delays in infrastructure projects. if any. the answer is (E). Although it has received (A) / clearance from RBI the bank (B) / has decided not to open (C) / their office in Hongkong. Most of the tribals (A) / in the region (B) / are depended on the forest (C) / to earn their livelihoods. if any. (D) No error (E) 36. 31 to 40) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The insurance company has plans (A) / to hire 30. Senior citizens prefer (A) / banks which (B) / branches are located (C) / near their homes.) 31. The letter of that part is the answer.000 agents (B) / at a time when (C) / most companies are cutting jobs. In the latest statistics (A) / China supplies more than (B) / ninety per cent of the (C) / steel imported by India. will be in one part of the sentence. The error.29. If there is no error. (D) No error (E) 34. (Ignore errors of punctuation. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ? (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 (E) 6 30.

³The truth is if you don¶t fit in the rocks which symbolize the «(50)« things in your life like your family and your dreams first. He asked the group once more. µNo¶ said the professor. ³What was the point of this exercise ?´ he asked. one of which fits the blank appropriately. he asked. Due to the financial crisis (A) / the price of foodgrains (B) / has risen sharply (C) / over the past few months.´ 41. He then «(47)« under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. Find out the appropriate word in each case. (A) addressing (B) conveying (C) speaking (D) discussing (E) expressing 42.40.¶ some answered. (D) No error (E) Directions²(Q. He also «(44)« a dozen fist sized rocks and carefully placed them one at a time into the jar. ³Is the jar full ?´ Everyone in the class «(46)« said µYes!¶ The professor said nothing. ³Okay it¶s «(43)« for a quiz.´ replied one student. As he stood in front of a group of brilliant students he said. 41 to 50) In the following passage there are blanks. (A) imagination (B) impression (C) expression (D) emblem (E) illustration 43. (A) made (B) produced (C) dug . each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each.´ He then pulled out a one gallon jar and set it on the table in front of him. (A) ready (B) usual (C) opportunity (D) time (E) scheduled 44. ³Is the jar full ?´ µProbably not. He also poured water into the jar. ³The point is that no matter how busy your schedule is you can always manage to fit something in. five words are suggested. He dumped some gravel into the jar and shook it «(48)« pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks. When the jar was filled to the top and «(45)« more rocks would fit inside. One day an expert in time management was «(41)« to a group of business management students and to drive home a point he used and «(42)« they will never forget. µGood !¶ he said and began «(49)« sand to the contents in the jar. you¶ll never have time for them. The sand fitted into the spaces between the rocks and gravel.

(B) 27. (A) 4. (A) 40. (B) 32. (A) . (A) 48. (A) 41. (D) 38. (D) 25. (A) important (B) necessarily (C) vitally (D) ideal (E) expensive Answers : 1. (E) 24. (B) 37.(D) constructed (E) ploughed 45. (D) 11. (A) 8. (D) 16. (E) 26. (D) 28. (B) 12. (C) 49. (A) 23. (E) 47. (A) definite (B) forcibly (C) convince (D) positive (E) emphatically 47. (E) 30. (C) 10. (A) 19. (D) 35. (D) 44. (B) 45. (A) filling (B) pushing (C) substituting (D) adding (E) stuffing 50. (B) 14. (E) 20. (A) any (B) no (C) few (D) some (E) much 46. (B) 17. (D) 50. (B) 18. (B) 7. (D) 39. (C) 29. (E) 6. (A) reached (B) hid (C) gone (D) searching (E) found 48. (B) 5. (A) 13. (E) 43. (E) 9. (C) 42. (C) 34. (B) 22. (B) 46. (A) making (B) until (C) causing (D) while (E) resulting 49. (C) 3. (C) 36. (A) 21. (E) 2. (A) 33. (B) 15. (C) 31.