SBI Clerk English Previous Year 2018 Questions (With Video Explanations PDF)

SBI Clerk English Previous Year Questions With Video Explanation
SBI Clerk English Previous Year Questions With Video Explanation

SBI Clerk English Previous year 2018 asked Questions With Video Explanations PDF

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Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of the part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark e:.

Question 1: All companies must (a) / send its annual report to (b)/ its shareholders twenty one days (c)/ before the Annual General Body Meeting,(d)/ No error (e)

a) All companies must

b) send its annual report to

c) its shareholders twenty one days

d) before the Annual General Body Meeting

e) No error

Question 2: To be an effective manager (a)/ it is vital to (b)/ know the goals and vision (c)/ of your organisation (d)/ No error (e).

a) To be an effective manager

b) it is vital to

c) know the goals and vision

d) of your organisation

e) No error

Question 3: Bank notes have (a)/ many special features so (b)/ that bank staff can (c)/ easier identify’ fake notes.(d)/ No error (e)

a) Bank notes have

b) many special features so

c) that bank staff can

d) easier identify’ fake notes

e) No error

Question 4: According to the Census Bureau. (a)/ India will have (b)/ a more population (c)/ than China by 2025.(d)/ No error (e).

a) According to the Census Bureau

b) India will have

c) a more population

d) than China by 2025

e) No error

Question 5: The state government has (a)/ issued licences to farmers (b)/ allowing them to sell (c)/ its vegetables to hotels. (d)/ No error (e)

a) The state government has

b) issued licences to larmers

c) allowing them to sell

d) its vegetables to hotels

e) No error

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Question 6: The Reserve Bank of India is (a)/ the only central bank in (b)/Asia which have (c)/ raised interest rates in September.(d) No error (e)

a) The Reserve Bank of India is

b) the only central bank in

c) Asia which have

d) raised interest rates in September

e) No error

Question 7: Under this scheme. (a)/ insurance companies will reimburse (b)/ any expenditure on medicines(c)/ if you submitting the original bills.(d)/ No error(e)

a) Under this scheme

b) insurance companies will reimburse

c) any expenditure on medicines

d) if you submitting the original bills

e) No error

Question 8: His aim is (a)/ provided cheap and (b)/ reliable internet facilities (c)/ to every village within five years. (d)/ No error (e).

a) His aim is

b) provided cheap and

c) reliable internet facilities

d) to every village within five years

e) No error

Question 9: Many people decide (a)/ not to buy a car. (b)/last diwali because of (c) / the high price of petrol last year. (d) No error (e)

a) Many people decide

b) not to buy a car

c) last diwali because of

d) the high price of petrol last year

e) No error


Each sentence below has a blank each blank indicates that something has been omitted. Choose the word / group of words that best fit/s the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Question 10: When I was training for the marathon, I……. run over 100 kilometres a week.

a) Have to

b) Would

c) Will

d) Destined

e) Use to

Question 11: My colleague is one of the kindest people……

a) That I knows

b) I know

c) Who I know

d) Which I know

e) I had known

Question 12: The lawyer’s…….. led to the resolution of the problem.

a) Behaviour

b) Fees

c) Advice

d) Impact

e) Approval

Question 13: The government claims that….. in the telecommunications industry will mean lower price for customers

a) Budget

b) Finance

c) Instalments

d) Decrease

e) Competition

Question 14: Sarah was walking along the street….. she tripped over.

a) When

b) As

c) While

d) Then

e) However


Which of the phrases A, B, C and D given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and there is no correction required mark e: i.e. ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

Question 15: It is difficult to work with him because he is one of those persons who think he is always right.

a) think they are always

b) always thinks he is

c) is always thinking they are

d) always think his

e) No correction required

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Answers & Solutions:

1) Answer (A)

2) Answer (C)

3) Answer (D)

4) Answer (D)

5) Answer (D)

6) Answer (C)

7) Answer (D)

8) Answer (B)

9) Answer (A)

10) Answer (B)

The gramatically correct choice is option B i.e ‘would’.

When I was training for the marathon, I would run over 100 kilometres a week.

11) Answer (B)

The correcct choice among the options is option B.

My colleague is one of the kindest people I know.

12) Answer (C)

No other option matches the context of sentence.

The lawyers ‘advice’ led to the resolution of problem.

13) Answer (E)

The word ‘competition’ matches the context of the statement.

Hence, the correct option is option E.

14) Answer (A)

The gramatically sensible sentence would read as: Sarah was walking when she tripped over.

Hence, correct option is option A.

15) Answer (A)

The subject here is ‘one of those persons’, hence the pronoun ‘his’ is incorrectly used. It should be ‘they’ instead of ‘his’
Hence the correct answer is option A

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