SBI Clerk 29 May 2016


For the following questions answer them individually

Question 1

Select the word that has been used incorrectly in the given sentence:

The Asian Development Bank has supported the government's latest efforts to deliver quality health services to all sections of society.

Question 2

On the basis of the forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department the government ordered district collectors to visit districts, which are expected to receive heavy rainfal.

Question 3

The economy is on the partto recovery and slowly, but surely the banking sector will perform well.

Question 4

During the course of the day many meetings were held but the agenda was not shared with us.

Question 5

Meazures to increase both Ă—nancial inclusion and investmentin infrastructure will result in gains for the country.


Read the following story carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Once there was a king who had been trying really hard to capture an elephant, but that prize had proved elusive. All the hunters in the kingdom had tried but their efforts were 'in vain'. So the king announced that anyone who could capture the elephant would get half his kingdom. The tortoise heard about this and went to the king to accept the challenge. The king was very amused. 'All my hunters have failed to capture the elephant and you think you can succeed ?', asked the king. The tortoise insisted that he was up to the task and promised to deliver that elephant to the king within forty eight hours. The tortoise then dug a big hole, big enough to hold the elephant along a path leading to the village. Then he covered the hole with sticks and leaves so that it was not visible unless inspected closely. When this was done, the tortoise went in search of the elephant. When the tortoise met the elephant, he told him, 'You know you are the largest animal in the forest and you should be a king ?' The elephant had never considered this before but he thought it was not a bad idea. The tortoise told the elephant that the villagers had decided to make the largest animal their king and were all expecting the elephant to come to the village and be crowned as their king. The more the elephant heard, the more excited he became. The tortoise adorned the elephant with colourful beads and beating a gong, he sang songs praising the elephant while he led the way to the village. Soon they approached the trap and the tortoise being lighter and smaller walked over the trap. The elephant who was following him fell through the sticks and leaves into the deep hole and thus helped the tortoise in achieving his goal well within the time limit.

Question 6

As mentioned in the story, despite the king doubting his ability, the tortoise accepted the challenge .
A. he was forced to do so by the villagers.
B. to prove to the king that only a tortoise and his family could complete the challenge.
C. he wanted the entire kingdom to himself.

Question 7

Which of the following correctly explains the meaning of the phrase, 'in vain' as used in the story ?

Question 8

Which of the following could be a suitable title of the story ?

Question 9

Which of the following is most nearly the opposite in meaning as the word 'Excited' as used in the story ?

Question 10

Which of the following statements is true in the context of the story ?

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