(Paper) SBI Clerk ( ASSISTNAT ) ONLINE EXAM Paper - 2015 "Held On 08-02-2015" (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

(Paper) SBI Clerk ( ASSISTNAT ) ONLINE EXAM Paper - 2015 "Held On 08-02-2015"


Directions (1-5) : Rearrange the following six sentences/groups of words in a proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below them.

(A) Basic human needs also include a sense of belongingness, a feeling of control over one’s life.
(B) Motivation and inspiration energize people into action.
(C) Ability to live up to one’s ideals besides all these is also a fundamental need.
(D) This is done not by pushing them in the right direction as control mechanisms.
(E) Such feelings touch us deeply and elicit powerful response.
(F) But it is done by satisfying basic human needs for achievement.

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

(1) A
(2) C
(3) D
(4) E
(5) B

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

(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) F

3. Which of the following should be the sixth (last) sentence after rearrangement

(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

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

(1) A
(2) B
(3) D
(4) E
(5) C

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

(1) A
(2) B
(3) D
(4) E
(5) C

Directions (6-10) : In the following questions each sentence has a blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. It is hard to believe the……………. of operations involved in this activity.

(1) magnitude
(2) size
(3) scale
(4) preparation
(5) significance

7. He appeared on stage…………………… a narrator of the drama.

(1) as
(2) what
(3) about
(4) whatever
(5) always

8. It is required that you fill out these two………………… to register for the job.

(1) forms
(2) applications
(3) relevance
(4) statements
(5) views

9. As a last…………………. we had to accept these terms and conditions.

(1) resort
(2) step
(3) attraction
(4) spot
(5) means

10. Even ……………..the book doesn’t draw from political characters; the possible coincidence is not missing.

(1) while
(2) though
(3) until
(4) when
(5) if

Directions (11-20) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions.

There is no field of human endeavour that has been so misunderstood as health, while health which connotes well-being and the absence of illness has a low profile; it is illness representing the failure of health which virtually monopolizes attention because of the fear of pain, disability and death. Even Sushruta has warned that this provides the medical practitioner power over the patient which could be misused. Till recently, patients had implicit faith in their physician that they loved and respected, not only for his knowledge but also in the total belief that practitioners of this noble profession, guided by ethics, always place the patient’s interest above all other considerations. This rich interpersonal relationship between the physician; patient and family has barred a few expectations prevailed till the recent past, for caring was considered as important as curing. Our indigenous system of medicine like ayurveda and yoga have been more concerned with the promotion of the health of both the body and mind and with maintaining a harmonious relationship not just with fellow being but with nature itself, of which man is an integral part. Health practices like cleanliness proper diet exercise and meditation are part of our culture which sustains people in the prevailing conditions of poverty in rural India and in the unhygienic urban slums. These systems consider disease as an aberration resulting from disturbance of the
equilibrium of health which must be corrected by gentle restoration of this balance through proper diet, medicines and the establishment of mental peace. They also teach the graceful acceptance of old age with its infirmities resulting from the normal degenerative process as well as if death which is inevitable. This is in marked contrast to the western concept of life as a constant struggle against disease aging and death which must be fought and conquered with the knowledge and technology derived from their science; a science which with its narrow dissective and quantifying approach has provided us the understanding of the
microbial causes of the communicable disease and provided highly effective technology for their prevention, treatment and control. This can rightly be claimed as the greatest contribution of western medicine and justifiably termed as ‘high technology. And yet the contribution of this science in the field of noncommunicable disease is remarkably poor despite the far greater inputs in
research and treatment for the problem of aging like cancer, heart disesase, paralytic strokes and arthritis which are the major problems of affluent societies today.

11. Which of the following has been described as the most outstanding benefit of modern medicine ?

(A) The real course and ways of control of communicable diseases.
(B) Evolution of the concept of harmony between man and nature.
(C) Special techniques for fighting aging.

(1) Only B and C
(2) Only A and B
(3) Only A
(4) Only B
(5) All A, B and C

12. Which of the following is most nearly the opposite in meaning to the word ‘ENDEAVOUR’ given in bold as used in the passage.

(1) idleness
(2) aim
(3) effort
(4) exertion
(5) peace

13. In India traditionally the doctors were being guided mainly by which of the following ?

(1) High technology
(2) Good knowledge
(3) Professional ethics
(4) Power of patient
(5) other than those given as options

14. Which of the following can be inferred about the position of the author in writing the passage ?

(A) Ardent supporter of western system in present context.
(B) Supremacy of ancient Indian system in today’s world.
(C) Critical and objective assessment of the present situation.

(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) All A, B and C
(5) Only B and C

15. Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning to the word ‘DISABILITY’ given in bold as used in the passage.

(1) impairment
(2) ability
(3) fitness
(4) strength
(5) health

16. Which of the following is most nearly the opposite in meaning to the word ‘INDIGENOUS’ given in bold as used in the passage.

(1) domestic
(2) primitive
(3) alien
(4) connote
(5) inbred

17. Which of the following is most nearly the opposite in meaning to the word ‘DEGENERATIVE’ given in bold as used in the passage.

(1) improving
(2) expanding
(3) progressive
(4) deteriorating
(5) growing

18. What has the field of health not been understood properly ?

(1) Difficulty in understanding distinction between health and illness.
(2) Confusion between views of indigenous and western system.
(3) Highly advanced technology being used by the professionals.
(4) Other than those given as options.
(5) Use of Indian traditions in health problems.

19. Which of the following pairs are mentioned as ‘contrast’ in the passage ?

(1) Western concept of life and science.
(2) Technology and science
(3) Western physician and western educated Indian physician.
(4) Indian and western concept of treatment
(5) None of these

20. What caution components of indigenous system have sounded against medical practitioners ?

(1) Their undue concern for the health of the person.
(2) Their emphasis on research on non-communicable diseases.
(3) Their emphasis on curing illness rather than preventive health.
(4) Their emphasis on restoring health for affluent member of the society.
(5) Other than those given as options.

Directions (21-25): Read each of the following sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of the part with the error is your answer. If there is no error, mark `No Error’ as your answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.

21. If you breaks the law, (1)/ you must be prepared (2)/ to suffer (3)/ the consequences (4)/ No error (5)

22. The Government has (1)/ promised to revise (2)/ the pension scheme for bank (3)/ staff since next year (4)/ No error (5).

23. As per RBI guidelines (1)/ a bank account in which (2)/ there is no transactions for (3)/ two years is a dormant account (4)/ No error (5).

24. Reading newspapers will (1)/ help you (2)/ in understand banking (3)/ and business concepts (4)/ No error (5).

25. The power supplying in (1)/ many states has been (2)/ badly affected because (3)/ of the shortage of coal (4)/ No error (5).

Directions (26 – 30): In the following questions, a sentence with four words in bold type is given. One of these four words given in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. That word is your answer. If all the words given in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark ‘All correct’ as your answer.

26. Solving the energy challange (1)/ requires behaviour (2)/ change and new technological (3)/ approaches (4)/ All correct (5).

27. Political (1)/ decisions (2)/ ought (3)/ to have a rationale. (4)/ All correct (5).

28. The accomodation (1)/ though (2)/ was in a good locality (3)/ the construction (4)/ work was not good. All correct (5).

29. We also gained (1)/ ample (2)/ expereince (3)/ in the banking sector. (4)/ All correct (5)

30. I have lived (1) / happili (2) / in my village (3)/ for several years now. (4)/ All correct (5).

Directions (31- 4O): In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case. We are in the first decade of the last millennium. In the first decade of the last century, sanitation was a dif icult af air in villages. The people were not (31) to do anything themselves (32) the field labourers were not ready to do their own scavenging. But our people did not (33) heart easily. They (34)their energies on (35) a village ideally clean. They (36) the roads and the courtyards, cleared out the wells, filled up the pools nearby and lovingly (37) the villagers to raise volunteers from (38) themselves. Our team succeeded in their mission so much
that in some villages people were so (39) that they even prepared roads to (40) our cars to go from place to place.

31. (1) prepared
(2) asked
(3) tempted
(4) engaged
(5) reluctant

32. (1) exceptionally
(2) only
(3) because
(4) even
(5) although

33. (1) lend
(2) console
(3) lose
(4) give
(5) treat

34. (1) developed
(2) conserved
(3) dispensed
(4) wasted
(5) concentrated

35. (1) washing
(2) making
(3) disinfecting
(4) demonstrating
(5) spotting

36. (1) concreted
(2) dug
(3) swept
(4) constructed
(5) paved

37. (1) prevented
(2) compelled
(3) resisted
(4) persuaded
(5) declined

38. (1) amongst
(2) convincing
(3) relying
(4) enrolling
(5) preparing

39. (1) courteous
(2) lethargic
(3) generous
(4) clean
(5) enthusiastic

40. (1) push
(2) enable
(3) feel
(4) drive
(5) accompany

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